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Eastern Europe Explorer

From £2255 for 18 days
Trip Overview
Be mesmerised by the magic of Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria on this explorer tour through the best and most beautiful regions of Eastern Europe. Explore the captivating cities of Budapest, Bucharest and Sofia. Sample culinary delights with local folk in Viscri, be inspired by the traditional craft workshops in Plovdiv, hear enthralling myths from Transylvania and visit the quaint town of Bansko, snug at the foot of the Pirin Mountains. This is a journey full of culture and history, of monuments, markets and museums, tantalising towns and charming cities.
Essential Info
Starts: Budapest
Ends: Sofia
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IWMSEC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania
What's Included

Meals

15 Breakfasts included
4 Dinners included

Transport

Train,Public bus,Private vehicle,Metro,Tram,Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (12 nights),Pension (3 nights),Homestay (2 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Rich in history, art, architecture, cuisine and nightlife, Budapest is a hot European destination. The Museum of Fine Arts offers free English tours that reveal the famous artwork of Monet, Manet and Goya, just to name a few

•   A home-stay with a family in the Saxon village of Viscri in Romania offers insight into local life and the chance to sample some delicious home-cooked food

•   This trip takes you to a mix of exciting capital cities and quaint mountain villages, allowing you to see the many sides of Eastern Europe

•   Transylvania is drenched in history and myth. Discover the medieval city of Sighisoara, the birthplace of one of Romania's most infamous figures, Vlad the Impaler - better known as the inspiration for Count Dracula

•   Journey deep into the forested valley of Rila to find the Monastery of Saint Ivan. Over 1,000 years old, this spectacular building is one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments

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Departing: 3rd Oct 2020
Returning: 20th Oct 2020
£2,255pp
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Departing: 10th Oct 2020
Returning: 27th Oct 2020
£2,295pp
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Departing: 10th Apr 2021
Returning: 27th Apr 2021
£2,255pp
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Departing: 17th Apr 2021
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Departing: 24th Apr 2021
Returning: 11th May 2021
£2,255pp
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Departing: 1st May 2021
Returning: 18th May 2021
£2,345pp
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Departing: 8th May 2021
Returning: 25th May 2021
£2,345pp
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Departing: 15th May 2021
Returning: 1st Jun 2021
£2,345pp
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Departing: 22nd May 2021
Returning: 8th Jun 2021
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Itinerary & Notes
Szia! Welcome to Hungary. Since the collapse of communism, Budapest has experienced something of a renaissance. The grand architecture and boulevards evoke a time gone by, while glamorous stores and restaurants make this one of the truly great cities of Europe. After the welcome meeting at 6 pm, you might like to head out to explore the city by night. Perhaps visit the Jewish Quarter for dinner and explore the many options for a nightcap.
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HIGHLIGHTS

- Stunning mountain landscapes with deep gorges, spectacular caves, ancient forests and flowering meadows
- Unique flora rich in orchids and endemic species
- Outstanding fauna, including brown bear, wallcreeper and an exceptional variety of rare butterflies
- Unique opportunities to experience daily life in a traditional Bulgarian village
- Delicious home-produced local cuisine
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