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European Treasures

Uncover Europe on a 9 day adventure from Venice to Budapest. Enjoy a gondola ride and glide under ancient bridges within the incredible city of Venice.

9 Day
From (AUD)
$ 4,945
  • 2019 Venice > Budapest

    Hidden gems

    Be enchanted by the romance of Venice and marvel at the natural wonders of Plitvice National Park before arriving in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Budapest. Explore a hidden part of Europe that has many wonders to share.

    Visit the World Heritage-listed Plitvice National Park and wander along meandering pathways past emerald green lakes and impressive waterfalls. In Slovenia, step back in time and visit charming Lake Bled. While the sights of Budapest, the ‘Pearl of the Danube’ will leave you spellbound, from the splendid Parliament House to the beautiful Chain Bridge.

    Tour Code:

    OMIH

    Duration:

    9 Days

    Departure City:

    Venice

    Return City:

    Budapest

  • 9 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Venice

      A world of wonder awaits you. Start your journey with a two night Special Stay in Venice. Tonight join your fellow guests for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.

    • Day 2 - Venice

      Appreciate the wealth and power that pervaded this maritime city state in times past during your walking tour of the city. Enjoy the bustling cafés in the square, see the spectacular Doge’s Palace and visit the majestic Basilica of San Marco. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure.

      Enrich

      Ensconced in the romance of this city, enjoy a gondola ride and glide under ancient bridges amongst magnificently beautiful canals. Marvel at the colourful Grand Canal, explore the winding canals past ancient mansions and public buildings. Following your gondola ride enjoy a sumptuous dinner at a
      local restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Venice > Ljubljana

      As you leave Italy behind you’ll journey to Slovenia and visit its greatest tourist site – the Karst Caves at Postojna. Your next stop is Slovenia’s lively capital Ljubljana, where you’ll enjoy two nights .

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Ljubljana

      Start your day with a guided tour of Ljubljana, seeing the National Museum, Franciscan Church and St. Nicholas Cathedral. Journey to nearby Lake Bled, one of Europe’s most picturesque and iconic settings, formed after a glacier retreat and overlooked by the famous Bled Castle. This alpine lake with the only island in Slovenia has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries, impressing travellers with its natural beauty, wealth of legend, and special powers to restore well-being.

      Enrich

      Step back in time and take a traditional Pletna boat to the beautiful island sitting in the middle of Lake Bled. You’ll get to visit the historic Church of St Mary with its famous wishing well, and you can even ring the bell for good luck.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Ljubljana > Zagreb

      This morning journey to Zagreb, and take in the sights of the city, whose most noteworthy buildings were constructed during Croatia’s golden age in the 19th century. Enjoy the architecture of the Archbishop’s Palace, Opera House, Cathedral and St Mark’s Church. Enjoy two nights at your Special Stay hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Plitvice National Park

      Travel to Plitvice National Park, and take the opportunity to wander along meandering pathways that pass emerald green lakes, stepped and linked by magnificent waterfalls. Like a dream created in front of you, you will be amazed by the unspoiled beauty of this World Heritage-listed national park.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Zagreb > Budapest

      This morning journey to your final destination, majestic Budapest. For over a thousand years a unique language and folklore have thrived in Hungary. The capital city, Budapest, is known as “the Pearl of the Danube” and has been declared a World Heritage-listed Site due to its incomparable cityscape. Enjoy a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Budapest

      This morning take a guided tour of Budapest and discover the highlights of one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities. The river Danube cuts through the heart of Budapest, separating the historic hills of Buda with the more bustling boulevards of Pest. You’ll have an opportunity to discover the city’s many historic sites, such as the Hero’s Square situated in front of the city park featuring the millennial monument. Marvel at the many elegant buildings and grandiose sights from the prestigious splendid Parliament House, unanimously crowned the most beautiful legislature in Europe, to the Chain Bridge, a miracle of engineering.
      The Chain Bridge was the first permanent stone-bridge connecting Pest and Buda, and it is still one of the most iconic structures of Budapest.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 9 - Budapest

      Depart after breakfast this morning. It’s the end of your tour, but the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • The intimacy of small group fully escorted touring
    • 2 memorable Special Stays
    • 2 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Explore nature at its most spectacular at Plitvice National Park
    • 12 meals – 8 breakfasts and 4 dinners
    • And all tipping and gratuities