This epic cross-European adventure offers an intriguing combination of Central Europe's castles and romantic squares with the Balkan's own historic towns and wondrous landscapes. But this trip isn't a cobweb enshrouded history tour—you'll connect with village life, immerse yourself in urban centres and get active with outdoor pursuits—kayaking in Montenegro and hiking through diverse country. With 29 days devoted to this journey, this is your chance to discover what still feels like a well-kept secret.
Highlights: Wandering beautiful medieval cities, hiking in the Carpathian Mountains, sipping beer in Prague, kayaking the Bay of Kotor, exploring world-class museums, hiking to an undersea winery on the Dalmatian island of Hvar, marvelling at the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian in Split.
Croatia and the Balkans (EJBT)
The Balkans rarely come up in conversations about great European travel destinations. We can’t imagine why. Situated on the balmy shores of the Adriatic and home to some of the most wondrous landscapes, monuments and villages you’ll ever see, this part of the world still feels like a well-kept secret. This adventure, geared towards visitors eager to add a little exercise to their travels, showcases the region’s compelling history and scenery by way of outdoor pursuits like kayaking and hiking. You may not know much about Croatia and the Balkans now, but once you’ve been, you’ll be hard pressed to stop talking about them.
Highlights: Picnicking at the source of the River Bosna, Watching locals dive gracefully from the Novy Most bridge, Kayaking to tiny islands in the crystal waters of the Bay of Kotor, Wandering the medieval streets of old Dubrovnik, Hiking to an undersea winery on the Dalmatian island of Hvar, Exploring the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian on a guided tour.