9 or 11 days
Dubrovnik, Mostar, Split, Plitvice, and Ljubljana with extension to Budapest

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 Croatia

  • Day 2: Dubrovnik

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Dubrovnik

    Take a walking tour of the ancient city walls

    Take a guided tour of Dubrovnik

    Enjoy a cable car ride

  • Day 4: Dubrovnik • Mostar • Split

    Travel via Mostar to Split

    Visit the Mostar Ottoman Mosque

    Take a guided tour of Mostar

  • Day 5: Split

    Take a guided tour of Split

    Visit the Diocletian Palace

    Explore Split on your own

  • Day 6: Split • Plitvice Lakes region

    Travel to Plitvice

    Explore Plitvice National Park

    Enjoy a Croatian farm dinner

  • Day 7: Plitvice Lakes region • Ljubljana

    Travel via the Postojna Caves to Ljubljana

    Visit the Postojna Caves

  • Day 8: Ljubljana

    Visit Ljubljana Castle

    Take a guided tour of Ljubljana 

    Take a guided hike to Bled Castle and Lake

    Enjoy a traditional Slovenian dinner and cultural performance

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 9: Ljubljana • Tihany • Budapest

    Travel via Lake Balaton and board a ferry to Tihany 

    Enjoy a ferry ride across Lake Balaton

    Visit the Tihany Abbey

    Visit Memento Park

  • Day 10: Budapest

    Take a guided tour of Budapest

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Heroes' Square
    • Castle Hill
    • Gellért Hill

    Visit Matthias Church

    Visit the Budapest baths

    Enjoy a Danube River cruise

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Croatia

  • Day 2: Dubrovnik

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Dubrovnik

    Take a walking tour of the ancient city walls

    Take a guided tour of Dubrovnik

    Enjoy a cable car ride

  • Day 4: Dubrovnik • Mostar • Split

    Travel via Mostar to Split

    Visit the Mostar Ottoman Mosque

    Take a guided tour of Mostar

  • Day 5: Split

    Take a guided tour of Split

    Visit the Diocletian Palace

    Explore Split on your own

  • Day 6: Split • Plitvice Lakes region

    Travel to Plitvice

    Explore Plitvice National Park

    Enjoy a Croatian farm dinner

  • Day 7: Plitvice Lakes region • Ljubljana

    Travel via the Postojna Caves to Ljubljana

    Visit the Postojna Caves

  • Day 8: Ljubljana

    Visit Ljubljana Castle

    Take a guided tour of Ljubljana 

    Take a guided hike to Bled Castle and Lake

    Enjoy a traditional Slovenian dinner and cultural performance

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Ljubljana • Tihany • Budapest

    Travel via Lake Balaton and board a ferry to Tihany 

    Enjoy a ferry ride across Lake Balaton

    Visit the Tihany Abbey

    Visit Memento Park

  • Day 10: Budapest

    Take a guided tour of Budapest

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Heroes' Square
    • Castle Hill
    • Gellért Hill

    Visit Matthias Church

    Visit the Budapest baths

    Enjoy a Danube River cruise

  • 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

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    4 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (6 with extension); 1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director; 3 walking tours (4 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Mostar Ottoman Mosque; Diocletian Palace; Plitvice Lakes National Park; Postojna Cave; funicular to Ljubljana Castle; Bled Castle; Bohinj Valley hike (with extension: Tihany Abbey; Memento Park; Matthias Church; Budapest Baths; Danube evening cruise)

  • 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.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    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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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director, and more.
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