Gorgeous villages, thrilling excursions, and the amazing wonders of Europe await. This once in a lifetime adventure, specially created for younger tour groups, offers a spectacular way to spend your holiday. Created for thrill-seekers, sightseers and cultural enthusiasts, this fantastic tour will encourage you to step out of your shell and set out on a truly grand adventure.
Day 1: Welcome to Berlin
Welcome to the vibrant, dynamic city of Berlin, a city famous for its diversity and exciting culture. Your tour guide will meet you at the airport, where you will begin your adventure with a private tour of Berlin. As you traverse the illustrious Unter den Linden Avenue, marvel at the many historical sites of importance, such as the imposing Brandenburg Gate and the brilliant Museum Island.
After checking in to your hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner with your tour group.
Overnight in Berlin.
Day 2: Bouncing through Berlin
This morning, a visit to The Wall Museum catapults visitors back to the time of the Berlin Wall. This intriguing, poignant exhibit educates on the history and causes of the Berlin Wall's construction, and finally, its destruction.
A visit to the fantastic Jump House will have you leaping for joy. Enjoy jumping, somersaulting, leaping and flipping as you enjoy this indoor trampoline park.
Dinner at a local restaurant followed by overnight in Berlin.
Day 3: Intrigue and Mystery in Berlin
This morning, visit the Berlin Espionage Museum, a unique, hands-on museum where you have the opportunity to be the spy. Channel your inner James Bond as you discover the top-secret world of espionage.
The eclectic culture of Berlin is reflected in its food. For lunch, indulge in one of the favourite street foods of Berlin, the delicious and unique currywurst.
Discover the legends and history of the old Tempelhof Airport this afternoon. Learn more about this iconic site, and even dare to get lost in the labyrinth of underground tunnels.
Dinner and overnight in Berlin.
Day 4: Palatial Potsdam
This morning, a combination coach and walking tour will immerse you in the beauty of the amazing Hollandaise Quarter of Potsdam with its lovely red brick houses dating back to the 1700s.
This afternoon, enjoy a café lunch in Potsdam with your friends, perhaps in one of the many local parks or courtyards.
The vast and wonderful Park of Sanssouci Castle continues to amaze visitors as they have for centuries. A guided tour of these gorgeous grounds will delight and surprise.
After continuing onward to Dresden, check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Dresden.
Day 5: Daring Dresden
Begin your adventure with a city tour of Dresden, once known as the “Jewel Box” of Germany, due to its architecturally stunning city centre. A combination walking and coach tour will give you the opportunity to admire the inspiring sights of this elegant metropolis.
Lunch with your tour companions in this beautiful city.
This afternoon, test your nerves at one of Dresden’s thrilling ropes courses. This tree-top obstacle course will be certain to entertain.
Dinner at a local restaurant, then overnight in Dresden.
Day 6: Sublime Saxon Switzerland
Set off on a scenic hiking journey this morning as you visit the dazzling Saxon Switzerland region. The Painter’s Way hike has inspired countless artist to put their brush to canvas.
Enjoy your packed lunch provided by the hotel as you explore the stunning rock formations of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, perhaps even crossing the iconic Bastei Bridge.
Dinner and overnight in Dresden.
Day 7: Puppetry in Prague
This morning, continue your journey in the fantastic city of Prague. Aptly nicknamed "The City of 100 Spires", Prague is a masterpiece of architectural splendour and historical wealth.
After lunch, a guided city tour will help orientate you with this gorgeous metropolis. Stroll through the ancient streets of this charming yet cosmopolitan city, rich in history and vibrant culture.
Check in to the hotel and then pay a visit to the National Marionette Theatre, enjoying a classic puppet show.
Dinner at a local restaurant, then overnight in Prague.
Day 8: Perfect Prague
Revel in a visit the Prague Castle, a colossal structure of great historical significance, dating back to the 9th century. With its many soaring towers, ornate churches, exquisite gardens and historical grandeur, the Prague Castle makes for a fantastic afternoon.
After lunch, journey up Petrin Hill allows you to explore a vast labyrinth of mirrors, which has entertained and delighted countless visitors throughout the years. Enjoy a visit to the on-site observatory, learning more about our amazing solar system.
Dinner then overnight in Prague.
Day 9: Floating down the Vltava
This morning, you will journey onward to Vienna with a stop at Cesky Krumlov for river rafting. Climb aboard your very own mini-boat and float your way down the beautiful Vltava River. Navigate your way through the mini rapids while enjoying the view of this glorious riverside town.
Lunch en route to Vienna.
Hotel check-in, dinner and overnight in Vienna.
Day 10: Fast times in Vienna
Wake up to the wonders of Vienna, enjoying a morning sightseeing tour of this gorgeous and historical city. A walking tour will enable to you see the most iconic sights of Vienna, while learning about its colourful and sometimes turbulent history.
Explore this elegant city during your lunch hour, perhaps trying some delicious regional cuisine in one of the many cafes.
This afternoon, burn off your Viennese lunch by enjoying some inline skating at Danube Island. This beautiful island, which is 21 km long, offers a perfect environment in which to hone your skating skills.
Dinner and overnight in Vienna.
Day 11: Vivacious Vienna
Begin your day with a visit of the opulent Weiner Staatsoper, Vienna’s brilliant opera house. Get an insider’s view of the various state-rooms, and learn more about the extravagant world of opera.
The Schönbrunn Palace, one of the most venerated buildings of Vienna, dazzles visitors with its imperial wealth and lavish décor. A guided tour will introduce you to the over 1400 rooms, vast gardens, and richly splendid history.
Explore the vast and varied uses of the Prater this afternoon, lunching with your tour companions along the way. Whether you seek the peaceful sanctuary of a park, nostalgic and fun amusement rides, or even a scenic view of Vienna from a giant Ferris wheel, the Prater offers visitors endless opportunities for entertainment.
Dinner and overnight in Vienna.
Day 12: Amphibious Fun in Budapest
This morning, your adventure continues in the dazzling city of Budapest. After enjoying lunch en route, you will find yourself whisked away on a grand tour of this historically rich city. Admire the beauty of Budapest as you travel by land and by water on an amphibious bus.
Dinner and overnight in Budapest.
Day 13: The Splendid Horses of Puszta
Today, experience the colourful tradition of Hungary with a visit to the Puszta region for a special show at the Puszta Equestrian Centre. Watch in awe as the horsemen and their horses perform amazing feats of skill and strength, all while sipping on apricot schnapps and a salty scone.
After the show, indulge in delicious Hungarian goulash while enjoying traditional folk music of the region.
Free time in Budapest, followed by dinner and overnight.
Day 14: Searching for Treasure in Ljubljana
This morning, set off to the gorgeous town of Ljubljana, where a thrilling treasure hunt awaits. Explore this fabulous city while working together to accomplish various challenges. This exciting activity offers a unique way to learn more about Ljubljana while having fun with your tour companions.
Dinner and overnight in the Ljubljana region.
Day 15: The Underworld of the Postojna Caves
An excursion to the fascinating underground world of the Postojna Caves will be certain to enthral. This underground paradise, brimming with natural wonders and beauty, offers visitors a beautiful glimpse into an untouched realm. Learn more about the formation of this breath-taking labyrinth, while discovering more about the unique and amazing creatures that live here.
This afternoon, visit the Lipica Stud Farm to learn more about the ancient and venerated breed of horses, the Lipizzan. This historic farm allows visitors to fully explore the history and tradition of horse breeding of the region, and also offers a carriage museum on site.
Continue on to Croatia, where you will enjoy dinner and overnight in the Opatija region.
Day 16: A Splendid Day in Istria
Today begins with a special walking tour of Poreč, a breezy summer resort town with an ancient Old Town. Meander through the many historic laneways while you learn more about this fantastic city.
Continuing onward to the beautiful and fascinating Baredine Cave, you will delve into a magical underground world of natural rock formations.
This afternoon, a visit to the Traktor Story and Konobon Gallery will be certain to intrigue. Learn more about the ancient art of olive oil harvesting and production, and end your tour with a delicious tasting.
A stop at Groznjan offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore an artist colony. The eclectic atmosphere of this town will be certain to inspire. Afterwards, a visit to Motovun will allow you to discover the Celtic heritage of the area, as well as enjoy the scenic vistas and natural beauty of the region.
Dinner and overnight in the Opatija region.
Day 17: Thrills in Pula
This morning, journey to the gorgeous seaside city of Pula will delight and inspire. This historic port town, famous for its glittering beach and Roman ruins, has been admired by tourists for centuries. The colossal Pula Arena, was completed in 68AD and is absolute marvel of engineering and architecture.
After lunch, you’ll either have the opportunity to visit Glavani, a high-flying adventure park for intrepid travelers of all ages, or a serene kayaking tour of Kamanjak, which offers visitors a mesmerizing perspective of the stunning coastline.
Dinner and overnight in Opatija region.
Day 18: Dolphin Watching at Krk Island
Journey across the serene sea as you make your way to Krk Island, the biggest island in the Adriatic Sea. This gorgeous island is home to charming towns, ancient architecture, fine beaches, and a diverse café and restaurant culture. A stop at a local winery will offer you the opportunity to try the famous Vrbnička žlahtina, a dry white wine which is hugely popular in the area.
After enjoying lunch at one of the many cafes, a wonderful dolphin watching expedition awaits. Spot some of the playful local dolphins, then dive into the blue Adriatic for a cool swim.
Dinner and overnight in Opatija region.
Day 19: Hiking to Plitvice Lakes
Today, a visit to the Plitvice Lakes allows you to thoroughly explore this naturally scenic area. A hiking tour will allow you to discover the hidden secrets of the lakes as you learn about the turbulent and rich history of this beautiful region.
Dinner and overnight in the Sibenik/Split/Makarska region.
Day 20: Spectacular Split and Cycling through Dubrovnik
A walking tour of the dazzling city of Split makes for a wonderful way to spend the morning. Discover this ancient and palatial city, along with its opulent and glittering Diocletian’s Palace, which encompasses much of the Old Town. Admire the ancient architecture of this picturesque town as you visit the important monuments and sites.
Continue onward to Dubrovnik, enjoying lunch en route.
Burn off the calories from your delicious lunch by participating in a bike tour of Dubrovnik. Crossing both country roads and narrow winding streets, this comprehensive tour offers visitors an up-close and unique perspective of the city.
Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 21: Dazzling Dubrovnik Beach Day
Spend today exploring at your leisure as you enjoy free time at one of Dubrovnik’s many gorgeous beaches. Relax the day away, drink in hand as you take in the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea.
Enjoy lunch with your tour companions at one of the many beach clubs or restaurants, perhaps enjoying the delicious sea food which this region is famous for.
Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 22: Farewell
Being your journey home, taking with you the memories of your amazing, once in a lifetime adventure.
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