9 or 11 days
Budapest, Tihany, Ljubljana, Lake Platvice Area, Split, Dubrovnik, extension to the Dalmatian Coast and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Previously hidden behind the Iron Curtain, Eastern Europe is a gem that you’re bound to recognize from some of your favorite movies and TV shows.

In fact, the entire region is bursting with photogenic natural wonders and a varied history you can’t help but feel. Relax alongside pristine blue lakes, then enjoy countrysides filled with towering castles, impressive cave systems, and towns filled with terra-cotta Adriatic charm.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Hungary

  • Day 2: Budapest

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Visit Memento Park

  • Day 3: Budapest

    Take a guided tour of Budapest

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Heroes' Square
    • Castle Hill
    • Gellért Hill

    Visit Matthias Church
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Budapest baths

    Budapest baths

    Budapest’s Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the largest of its kind in Europe. This sprawling spa surrounds you in romantic Neo-baroque architecture. Relax in the indoor thermal baths or venture to the outdoor swimming pool, where you can play chess with locals on oversized boards. Later, explore nearby Heroes’ Square and City Park’s Vajdahunyad Castle, which features replicas of famous Hungarian landmarks.

    Enjoy an evening river cruise on the Danube

  • Day 4: Budapest • Tihany • Ljubljana

    Travel via Lake Balaton to Ljubljana

    Enjoy free time for lunch in Tihany

    Visit the Tihany Abbey

    Enjoy a ferry ride across Lake Balaton

  • Day 5: Ljubljana

    Take a guided tour of Ljubljana

    Visit Ljubljana Castle

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Bled Castle and Bohinj Valley hike

    Bled Castle and Bohinj Valley hike

    Put on your walking shoes as you hike through some of Slovenia’s most incredible countryside. On this half-day trip, hike through the forest that shields Bled Castle, then enter the fortified walls for a stunning view of Lake Bled’s cerulean waters. 

    Time to explore Ljubljana

    Enjoy a traditional Slovenian dinner and cultural performance

  • Day 6: Ljubljana • Lake Plitvice area

    Visit the Postojna Caves

    Travel to the Lake Plitvice area

  • Day 7: Lake Plitvice area • Split

    Visit the Plitvice Lake National Park

    Travel to Split

  • Day 8: Split

    Take a guided tour of Split

    Visit the Diocletian Palace

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Brac Island

    Brac Island

    Board a boat and journey to Brac Island off the coast of Croatia. Feel a wave of relaxing calm as the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea lap the seashore. Now is your time to grab some sun, build a sand castle, and recline on what may be the most beautiful beach in all of Croatia.  

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Split • Dubrovnik

    Travel to Dubrovnik

    Take a guided tour of Dubrovnik

    Take a walking tour of the ancient city walls

    Enjoy a cable car ride

  • Day 10: Dubrovnik • Mostar • Split

    Visit the Mostar Ottoman Mosque

    Take a guided tour of Mostar

    Visit the Turkish House

    Return to Split

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Hungary

  • Day 2: Budapest

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Visit Memento Park

  • Day 3: Budapest

    Take a guided tour of Budapest

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Heroes' Square
    • Castle Hill
    • Gellért Hill

    Visit Matthias Church
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Budapest baths

    Budapest baths

    Budapest’s Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the largest of its kind in Europe. This sprawling spa surrounds you in romantic Neo-baroque architecture. Relax in the indoor thermal baths or venture to the outdoor swimming pool, where you can play chess with locals on oversized boards. Later, explore nearby Heroes’ Square and City Park’s Vajdahunyad Castle, which features replicas of famous Hungarian landmarks.

    Enjoy an evening river cruise on the Danube

  • Day 4: Budapest • Tihany • Ljubljana

    Travel via Lake Balaton to Ljubljana

    Enjoy free time for lunch in Tihany

    Visit the Tihany Abbey

    Enjoy a ferry ride across Lake Balaton

  • Day 5: Ljubljana

    Take a guided tour of Ljubljana

    Visit Ljubljana Castle

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Bled Castle and Bohinj Valley hike

    Bled Castle and Bohinj Valley hike

    Put on your walking shoes as you hike through some of Slovenia’s most incredible countryside. On this half-day trip, hike through the forest that shields Bled Castle, then enter the fortified walls for a stunning view of Lake Bled’s cerulean waters. 

    Time to explore Ljubljana

    Enjoy a traditional Slovenian dinner and cultural performance

  • Day 6: Ljubljana • Lake Plitvice area

    Visit the Postojna Caves

    Travel to the Lake Plitvice area

  • Day 7: Lake Plitvice area • Split

    Visit the Plitvice Lake National Park

    Travel to Split

  • Day 8: Split

    Take a guided tour of Split

    Visit the Diocletian Palace

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Brac Island

    Brac Island

    Board a boat and journey to Brac Island off the coast of Croatia. Feel a wave of relaxing calm as the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea lap the seashore. Now is your time to grab some sun, build a sand castle, and recline on what may be the most beautiful beach in all of Croatia.  

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Split • Dubrovnik

    Travel to Dubrovnik

    Take a guided tour of Dubrovnik

    Take a walking tour of the ancient city walls

    Enjoy a cable car ride

  • Day 10: Dubrovnik • Mostar • Split

    Visit the Mostar Ottoman Mosque

    Take a guided tour of Mostar

    Visit the Turkish House

    Return to Split

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (4 with extension); 1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director; 3 walking tours (4 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Memento Park; Matthias Church; Danube Evening Cruise; Tihany Abbey; Funicular to Ljubljana Castle; Postojna Cave; Plitvice Lake National Park; Diocletian Palace; with extension: Mostar Ottoman Mosque; Turkish House

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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