Vienna to Athens

About this Adventure



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Duration: 43 days
Price: £3,910 GBP




Take part in the ultimate tour of Austria, Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Prague, Croatia and Montenegro.

Visit Austria and explore the cultural history of Vienna, cycle the Czech Republic’s countryside around Cesky Krumlov, get a taste of Bohemia in Prague, conquer the slopes of the Tatra Mountains through Poland and Slovakia, visit Hungary and cross the Chain Bridge in Budapest, and stay overnight in a mountain monastery. Then travel to Croatia and discover the medieval heritage of Dubrovnik, enjoy the pristine beaches of Montenegro, admire exquisite frescoes in Albania’s Et’hem Bey Mosque, be captivated by charming Corfu, and visit Greece and lose yourself in ancient Athens.

Days 1-3 Vienna/ Bratislava
Travel to Austria and soak up Vienna’s rich culture. 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 Bohemia crystal or head out to enjoy some of the best nightlife in Central Europe. Later, take the opportunity to check out the unique sculptures at the World Heritage listed Sedlec Ossuary, or ‘Bone Church’.

Day 9 Teplice nad Metuji
Enjoy hiking among the region’s bizarre rock formations at a village hideaway.

Days 10-11 Krakow
Arrive in Poland and try to comprehend the horrors of the Holocaust at Auschwitz before travelling 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 trekking the breathtaking Tatras.

Days 14-16 Budapest
Visit Hungary and 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
Journey to fascinating Osijek. Take a stroll along the Drava River, inspect the enchanting medieval citadel or perhaps explore the provincial town of Dakovo, famous for its Lipizzaner horses.

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. Visit a unique honey museum and sample the sweet produce.

Days 20-21 Belgrade
Discover history in one of Europe’s oldest cities. Visit the impressive Kalemegdan Citadel or get a taste of the local cuisine and entertainment on an evening visit to Skadarska Street.

Days 22-24 Sarajevo/ Mostar

Explore a city that is shrugging off memories of war and emerging as one of Europe’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 a popular destination for pilgrims. Pay respects to Saint Vasilije, the miracle worker.

Days 26-27 Kotor
Montenegro’s well-preserved medieval town, Kotor, is packed with castle ruins, crooked streets and atmospheric harbourside bars.

Days 28-30 Dubrovnik
Visit Croatia and walk along the city walls of Dubrovnik for exceptional coastal views. Stroll along the marble streets to soak up the charming atmosphere of the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’.

Day 31 Ulcinj

The sands of Velika Plaza are believed to hold potent healing powers – a great excuse to lie back on these Montenegrin shores and relax.

Days 32-33 Tirana
Albania’s compact capital, Tirana, is best explored on foot. Turkish and Italian influences are apparent in the architecture and the Et’hem Bey Mosque is a must-see for its intricate frescoes.

Days 34-35 Berat
Thought to be one of the oldest cities in the country, charming Berat is better known to Albanians as the ‘City of a Thousand Windows’. With an incredible concentration of historical buildings – including a crumbling castle – there’s much to explore.

Days 36-37 Gjirokastra
Step back in time and explore this perfectly preserved Ottoman town. Get a taste of the region’s tumultuous past at its magnificent citadel and be sure to visit the 18th-century bazaar.

Days 38-39 Saranda
Gateway to the beautiful Albanian Riviera, Saranda is a lively seaside town full of Mediterranean-flavoured cafes and bars. Travel out of town to explore the ruins of Butrint and stop by the Blue Eye Spring.

Days 40-41 Corfu
Sickle-shaped Corfu offers a World Heritage-listed Old Town and miles of scenic coastline. Delve into the myths of ancient Greece with a trip to the Archaeological Museum and perhaps take a stroll along the elegant Liston.

Days 42-43 Athens
The journey ends in Greece’s sprawling 3,400-year-old metropolis. Be sure to sample scrumptious Greek souvlaki and visit the Parthenon for impressive panoramas of the city.

For more information visit Intrepid Travel at the link below.

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