Travel from VIenna to Dubrovnik and discover a region where the past continues to weave its spell. Through alpine towns and green valleys, to medieval castles and austere monasteries, sense the hidden magic of Central Europe. Traversing nine countries, there is much to see and plenty of opportunities to experience the culture and the people of this enchanting pocket of Europe - better yet, there's loads of flexibility for you to do it your own way.
Days 1-3 Vienna/Bratislava
Soak up ViennaÂ’s rich culture, then discover the castles, cathedrals and medieval towers of Bratislava.
Days 4-5 Cesky Krumlov
Cycle through the Czech countryside. Afterwards, consider visiting the impressive Krumlov Castle or enjoy a pilsner or two with the locals.
Days 6-8 Prague
Stroll the Charles Bridge, shop for Bohemian crystal or head out to enjoy some of the best nightlife in Europe. Later, perhaps check out the unique sculptures at the World Heritage-listed Sedlec Ossuary, or Â‘Bone ChurchÂ’.
Day 9 Teplice
Enjoy hiking among the regionÂ’s bizarre rock formations.
Days 10-11 Krakow
Try to comprehend the horrors of the Holocaust at Auschwitz, then travel to Krakow. This former home to Polish kings still retains a regal air, courtesy of the magnificent Wawel Castle.
Days 12-13 Tatra Mountains
Head to the alpine town of Tatranska Lomnica and enjoy stunning vistas while hiking the breathtaking Tatras.
Days 14-16 Budapest
Peruse masterpieces at the Museum of Fine Arts, wander across the impressive Chain Bridge from Buda to Pest or spend the afternoon soaking in a thermal bath.
Days 17-18 Osijek
Take a stroll along the Drava River, inspect the enchanting medieval citadel or explore the Kopacki Rit Nature Park by bike, foot or boat.
Day 19 Novi Sad
Nestled on the banks of the Danube, surrounded by vineyards and steeped in rich traditions, this historic Serbian town is a delightful stop.
Days 20-21 Belgrade
Discover history in one of EuropeÂ’s oldest cities, visit the impressive Kalemegdan Citadel or get a taste of the local nightlife on a visit to Skadarska Street.
Days 22-24 Sarajevo/Mostar
Explore a city that is shrugging off a tragic past and emerging as one of EuropeÂ’s most beguiling capitals. Take a day trip to Mostar to see the town and bridge that were rebuilt after being reduced to rubble during the Yugoslav wars.
Day 25 Ostrog Monastery
Set into a rocky cliff face, the stunning Ostrog Monastery is an important destination for pilgrims. Pay respects to Saint Vasilije, the miracle worker.
Day 26-27 Kotor
One of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Adriatic, Kotor is packed with castle ruins, crooked streets and harbourside bars.
Days 28-29 Dubrovnik
Walk the walls for coastal views or stroll the marble streets to soak up the atmosphere of the Â‘Pearl of the AdriaticÂ’.