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Eastern & Central European Trips

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An Epic (and favorite) Route!

Bulgaria – “Crossroads of History” #VBT-1185

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An ECLECTIC circuit journey around Bulgaria—includes; vibrant & historically rich cities; remarkable monasteries & churches; Thracian Beehive Tombs; the mighty Tsarevets Fortress; Nicopolis ad Istrum, an incredible (& little known) ancient Roman city; authentically-intact Villages; a jewel of an ancient seaside town (on the Black Sea); Authentic (& delicious!) Balkan Cuisine; along with two of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities (Plovdiv & Sofia) in Europe; the experience of “living it” WILL BE unforgettable!

TRIP DATES:  T.B.D.    < Request YOUR Dates >

Total Trip (ground) Cost – INQUIRE  

Single Supplement-Level 2 – add $550. USD  (only applies to solo travelers who opt for a separate/private room)

Suggested for Moderately Active & (minimally) Adventurous Participants
Min. Participants-4  :   Max. Participants-6


Itinerary – 15 days

Day 1 – Flight
Day 2 – a.m. arrival in Sofia, Bulgaria – Transport to Center / Check in City Center Accommodations / City Orientation Tour / Welcome Dinner
Day 3 – Sofia – Rila Monastery + Boyana Church Day Trip
Day 4 – Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo via Coach / Check in Old Town Accommodations / Old Town Orientation Welcome Dinner
Day 5 – Veliko Tarnovo – Nikopolis Ad Istrum Day Visit
Day 6 – Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanasi– (optional) Hike/Bus
Day 7 – Veliko Tarnovo – Tsarevets Fortress
Day 8 – Veliko Tarnovo to Burgas via Coach / Transfer-Burgas to Nessebar / Old Town Guesthouse check in Welcome Dinner
Day 9 – Nessebar – Black Sea Coast / Explore/Soak in Old Town
Day 10 – Nessebar – Pomorie Thracian Tomb day visit
Day 11 – Nessebar – Burgas – Plovdiv / Check in Old Town Guesthouse / Orientation Walk / Welcome Dinner
Day 12 – Plovdiv – Explore/Enjoy
Day 13 – Plovdiv – Assen’s Fortress/Bachkovo Monastery Day Trip
Day 14 – Plovdiv to Sofia via Coach / Check in City Center Hotel / Farewell Dinner
Day 15 – a.m. flight departures-Sofia / Transport to airport

Inquiry About; 5 Day TRIP EXTENSION Option – Total 20 Day Itinerary – including Istanbul visit/trip + terminus/departure airport.   Route Change – Sofia-Veliko Tarnovo-Plovdiv-Nessebar-Istanbul

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What’s Included:

  • Full time guide/travel skills tutor – “teaching the ART of independent travel”
  • VERY small group – 6 or fewer participants
  • Hand-picked accommodations
  • All Breakfasts / Special dinners – as indicated
  • all ground transportation: between points + local excursions
  • tours & side trips – as outlined on itinerary
  • entry fees – selected attractions & sites
  • great flexibility – opt in or out of any activity

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare (glad to assist in finding a good fare!)
  • Travel Insurance (trip cancellation/medical/baggage,etc..)
  • Personal discretionary spending

Reserve your spot on any scheduled trip HERE

 

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A Classic Trip!

Czech Republic – “Of Grandeur & Quaintness”  #VBT-0870

Castles / Gardens / Stunningly-Picturesque Towns & Villages / Grand & Stately Capital / Renowned Food & Drink / Incredible Pastoral & Mountain Scenery

TRIP DATES:   T.B.D.   < Request YOUR Dates >

Total Trip (ground) Cost – INQUIRE

Single Supplement-Level 2 – add $625. USD  (only applies to solo travelers who opt for a separate/private room)

Suggested for Moderately Active & (minimally) Adventurous Participants
Min. Participants-4  :   Max. Participants-6

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ITINERARY – 14 days

Day 1 – Flight

Day 2 – a.m. flight arrival in Prague, Czech Republic ; Hotel check in ; Welcome Dinner/Orientation ; Explore Old Town

Day 3 – Prague – breakfast ; Explore/Enjoy Old Town ; City Tour

Day 4 – Prague – breakfast ; Terezin Concentration Camp day trip/tour

Day 5 – Prague – breakfast ; Kutna Hora day trip ; p.m. enjoy Prague

Day 6 – Prague – breakfast ; Explore/Enjoy/Soak it in…

Day 7 – breakfast – Prague to Cesky Krumlov bus ; Pension check in ; Orientation/Welcome Dinner

Day 8 – Cesky Krumlov* – breakfast ; Castle/Gardens/Theater

[ * = Daytrips from Cesky Krumlov: České Budějovice /  Trebon – specific days TBD ]

Day 9 – Cesky Krumlov* – breakfast ; (optional) hike to hilltop pilgrimage church

Day 10 – Cesky Krumlov* – breakfast ; Explore/Enjoy/Relax ; Daytrip

Day 11 – Cesky Krumlov* – breakfast ; Explore/Enjoy/Relax ; Dinner

Day 12 – breakfast – Cesky Krumlov to Prague (bus & train) ; via visit/tour of Konopiště castle ; Hotel check in

Day 13 – Prague – breakfast ; Open time ; Farewell Dinner

Day 14 – breakfast ; transport to airport ; Departure flight

TRIP EXTENSION Option – Total 20 Day Itinerary – including Moravian Region (Brno, Olomouc, Telc) + Vienna (terminus) – Please Inquire


Average High/Low Temp Graph for Prague – Good reference for this trip

VBT-Prague Climate Graph


What’s Included:

  • Full time guide/travel skills tutor – “teaching the ART of independent travel”
  • VERY small group – 6 or fewer participants
  • Hand-picked accommodations
  • All Breakfasts / Special dinners – as indicated
  • all ground transportation: between points + local excursions
  • tours & side trips – as outlined on itinerary
  • entry fees – selected attractions & sites
  • great flexibility – opt in or out of any activity

What’s Not Included:

    • Airfare (glad to assist in finding a good fare!)
    • Travel Insurance (trip cancellation/medical/baggage,etc..)
    • Personal discretionary spending

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Request a future date for any of these trips HERE

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Balkan Experience – Journey Across Empires – #VBT-1914

Literally……
Straddling the Line of the Eastern & Western Roman Empire!!

An eclectic and immersive journey through the Balkans-spanning the historical divide between the Western & Eastern Roman Empires – Highlights; vibrant, historically rich, Danube River-perched Belgrade; indescribably picturesque & dramatically situated Bay of Kotor—often referred to as “the southernmost fjord in Europe!”, Dubrovnik, quite appropriately called “The Pearl of the Adriatic”; Atmospheric Sarajevo-steeped in history, charm & beauty; Mostar, a cultural jewel; two spectacular between point journeys—via train & bus—which will leave you breathlessly in awe.


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Total Trip (ground) Cost – INQUIRE 

Single Supplement: add $550. USD  (only applies to solo travelers who opt for a separate/private room)

Suggested for Moderately Active & (minimally) Adventurous Participants
Min. Participants-4  :   Max. Participants-6


Itinerary – 14 days

Day 1: Flight

Day 2: Flight Arrival Belgrade, Serbia / Transport to City Center – Check in Bohemian District-city center accommodations / Orientation/Walking Tour / Reception Dinner – Authentic Serbian Cuisine (a VB Top 5 Restaurant!)
Day 3: Belgrade – Explore Key Sights-incl. Fortress + Nikola Tesla Museum
Day 4: Belgrade to Kotor, Montenegro via a spectacular train journey / Evening arrival Kotor / Check in Old Town Accommodations / Town Orientation Tour / Welcome Dinner
Day 5: Kotor – Town, Fortress & Bay of Kotor – Explore/Enjoy!
Day 6: Kotor – Explore/Relax – or join an incredible high mountain hike
Day 7: Kotor – Dubrovnik Day Trip via Coach
Day 8: Kotor – Soak in another day in this beautiful place!
Day 9: Kotor to Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovina via bus trip thru dramatic terrain / Afternoon arrival Check in Old Town Accommodations / Dinner-Authentic Serbian Cuisine
Day 10: Sarajevo – Orientation/Walking Tour / Explore & Enjoy!
Day 11: Sarajevo –Day Trip to Mostar, Bosnia/Herzegovina-Bus
Day 12: Sarajevo – Day Visits-1984 Winter Olympics Sites/Airport Tunnel
Day 13: Sarajevo to Belgrade via Bus / Check in Bohemian District-city center accommodations / Farewell Dinner
Day 14: Belgrade – Bus Transport to airport / Flight Departures-Nickola Tesla Airport

Inquire About; (Optional Extension in Belgrade – or, 5 day extension into Macedonia; Ohrid & Skopje)


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What’s Included:

  • Full time guide/travel skills tutor – “teaching the ART of independent travel”
  • VERY small group – 6 or fewer participants
  • Hand-picked accommodations
  • All Breakfasts / Special dinners – as indicated
  • all ground transportation: between points + local excursions
  • tours & side trips – as outlined on itinerary
  • entry fees – selected attractions & sites
  • great flexibility – opt in or out of any activity

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare (glad to assist in finding a good fare!)
  • Travel Insurance (trip cancellation/medical/baggage,etc..)
  • Personal discretionary spending

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If interested in any of these incredible journeys;

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Transylvanian Sampler – #VBT-1431

A scenic triangular circuit route through the Heart of Romania – an unforgettable Cultural Experience!

TRIP DATES:    < Request YOUR Dates >

Total Trip (ground) Cost – INQUIRE

Single Supplement-Level 1 – add $550. USD  (only applies to solo travelers who opt for a separate/private room)

Suggested for Moderately Active & (minimally) Adventurous Participants
Min. Participants-4  :   Max. Participants-6

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ITINERARY – 14 days:

Day 1 – Flight

Day 2 – a.m. Flight Arrival in Bucharest, Romania ; Scenic Train Journey to Brasov-Southern Transylvania ; Guesthouse check in ; Orientation/Welcome Dinner

Day 3 – Brasov – breakfast ; Explore Old Town Brasov 

Day 4 – Brasov – breakfast ; day trip visits to Bran Castle + Rasnov Fortress

Day 5 – Brasov – breakfast ; side trip to Prejmer + Harman Fortified Churches ; Explore Old Town Brasov

Day 6 – breakfast ; Brasov to Sighisoara Train – Pension check in ; Orientation/Welcome Dinner

Day 7 – Sighisoara – breakfast ; explore Citadel/Old Town

Day 8 – Sighisoara – breakfast ; (optional) hike to an incredible plateau ; explore Old Town

Day 9 – Sighisoara – breakfast ; day trip to nearby Saxon Fortified Church/Villages

Day 10 – breakfast – Sighisoara to Sibiu Train ; Guesthouse check in ; Orientation/Welcome Dinner

Day 11 – Sibiu – breakfast ; explore upper & lower Old Town

Day 12 – Sibiu – breakfast ; explore/relax/enjoy

Day 13 – breakfast ; scenic train to Bucharest ; Hotel check in ; Farewell Dinner

Day 14 – breakfast ; transport to airport ; Departure flight

Trip Extension Option – (Total 19 day itinerary) – including Bulgaria – from Bucharest Day 14 (end of above trip) – Travel would continue to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria (2-1/2 days) – then onward to Sofia, Bulgaria (2 days) – terminus of trip + departure airport – Please Inquire

Average High/Low Temp Graph for Brasov – Good reference for this trip

VBT-Brasov Climate Graph


What’s Included:

  • Full time guide/travel skills tutor – “teaching the ART of independent travel”
  • VERY small group – 6 or fewer participants
  • Hand-picked accommodations
  • All Breakfasts / Special dinners – as indicated
  • all ground transportation: between points + local excursions
  • tours & side trips – as outlined on itinerary
  • entry fees – selected attractions & sites
  • great flexibility – opt in or out of any activity

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare (glad to assist in finding a good fare!)
  • Travel Insurance (trip cancellation/medical/baggage,etc..)
  • Personal discretionary spending

 

IF interested in any of these great VagaBob Journeys;

VBT-Contact Us-hyperlink