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  • Church of human bones in UNESCO-listed town Kutna Hora
  • Infamous Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • Krakow’s happening nightlife
  • Stunning Tatra Mountains, Zakopane
  • Budapest – take a thermal bath under the stars
  • Budapest’s night cruise and nightlife
  • Great value food and drink
  • Plitvice National Park, an aqua wonderland
  • The scenic drive to Split, Croatia

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Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary & Croatia

The ultimate Eastern European experience, from the Bohemian capital to the Croatian coastline. This trip has everything – history, culture, bustling iconic cities, national parks, mountains and the most beautiful coast in Europe. The contrast between the different landscapes and people is amazing. Enjoy classic off the beaten track destinations, great local food and revel in some of the top clubs in Europe. Learn about local cultures and most importantly, meet future friends aboard this adventure.

What's Included

  • Your fantastic Busabout Guide and Driver
  • 8 nights accommodation, 8 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Orientation walks of Olomouc, Krakow, Zakopane and Split
  • Entrance to the Plitvice National Park
  • Entrance to the Bone Church, Kutna Hora
  • BBQ at the Plitvice lakes

Free Time

Take time out with one of our optional extras. Full details from your Busabout Guide.

  • Ride a tank in Slovakia
  • Bike tour in Krakow
  • Salt mines in Krakow
  • Krakow pub crawl
  • Budapest night cruise, and dinner
  • Auschwitz and Birkenau guided tours

H: Included Highlights

F: Free Time Option

Day 1: Prague to Olomouc

Today you'll learn that the Czech Republic is a treasure trove of hidden wonders. Our first stop is UNESCO listed Kutna Hora, home to a unique church that has an interior decorated by thousands of bones. Next is the Movarian capital, Olomouc. This city has the potential to become a tourist hot spot. It has the perfect recipe; cheap prices, buzzing nightlife, an ancient university, and plenty of stunning architecture.

H: Explore the church of human bones in UNESCO-listed town Kutna Hora

Day 2: Olomouc to Krakow

Our next destination is Krakow. Part magical fairy tale town, part markets and party town. There’s a lot to do so feel free to join our optional afternoon bike tour to help make the most out of your time here. This night is a good one; you get an optional pub crawl before heading to one of the best club scenes in the east. (B)

H: Enjoy Krakow’s happening nightlife

F: Krakow pub crawl

F: Bike tour of Krakow

Day 3: Krakow

Explore Krakow at your leisure today. The infamous Auschwitz Birkeanau camp where so many tragically lost their lives in WW2 is an option, there is a salt mines trip to do, a major castle to visit and a Jewish Quarter to explore. (B)

F: Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau

F: Krakow salt mine tour

Day 4: Krakow to Zakopane

Today is about Zakopane and the surrounding Tatra Mountains. We get to Zakopane early, so you have plenty of time. You can hike to the top of Eastern Europe or just chill in the village and enjoy the sights. The culture here is pretty captivating, with many taverns to party in and plenty of delicious local produce to pig out on. (B)

H: Stunning Tatra Mountains, Zakopane

Day 5: Zakopne to Budapest

The destination today is Budapest. On the way you can take a tank ride in the Slovakian mountains! We arrive at Budapest in the afternoon so you get a chance to familiarise yourself with the town before properly experiencing the party capital. This evening there’ll be the option of a traditional Hungarian meal and a night cruise on the Danube. After this it’s time to hit some of the unique Budapest "ruin" bars. (B)

F: Cruise along the Danube at night

F: Ride in a tank in Slovakia

Day 6: Budapest

More Budapest. You'll never be short of stuff to do in this city, there's thermal baths, shopping, beautiful boulevards, it has it all. Your guide will give you all the information you need so you can decide how to best spend your time. Some like to hang at the markets, others like to check out the castle district. It's really up to you. (B)

F: Take a thermal bath under the stars in Budapest

Day 7: Budapest to Plitvice

We leave Budapest and head south to the Plitvice National park. It’s a stunning journey, and on the way we go for a swim in the largest lake in Central Europe, Lake Balaton. After this, we visit the Balkan Open Air War Museum; this exhibition is highly engaging and delivers an emotional appraisal of the Balkan War of the early 90s. Next, it’s on to our final stop of the day, the indisputably marvellous UNESCO listed Plitvice National Park. Your accommodation is in the park so you really get to breathe in the natural splendour of the Balkans. It should come as no surprise that we have a barbeque this evening! (B, D)

H: Plitvice National Park, an aqua wonderland

H: Savour a BBQ in Plitvice National Park

Day 8: Plitvice to Split

We get up early in the morning. This means that not only do you get more time in the park, but you also get to enjoy the aquatic wonderland without the crowds. After this feast for the eyes, it’s time to head to the famous Croatian coast. You land in Split today where you’ll get to enjoy the delights of a city again, while also experiencing more of the Balkan culture. We have a few friends in Split, so we really do know how to have a good night here! (B)

H: The scenic drive to Split, Croatia

Day 9: Split

Our adventure finishes after breakfast. Feel free to travel on. Check out our Croatia Sailing trips, Bohemian Trek or the Ottoman Trek. (B)



An unforgettable experience!"

Sinead, Scotland

Go East!