Eastern Europe Explorer

01/12/2023 through 10/04/2023
01/12/2023 through 10/24/2023
Intrepid Travel

Eastern Europe Explorer

Be mesmerised on this explorer tour through the best and most beautiful regions from Eastern Europe to Turkey. Explore the captivating cities of Budapest, Bucharest and Sofia and Istanbul. Sample culinary delights with local folk in Viscri, be inspired by the traditional craft workshops in Plovdiv, hear enthralling myths from Transylvania and visit the quaint town of Bansko, snug at the foot of the Pirin Mountains and bask in the transcontinental glory of Istanbul. This is a journey full of culture and history, of monuments, markets and museums, tantalising towns and charming cities.

Activities

  • Eger – Wine Tasting
  • Maramures – Day Tour with Local Guide
  • Maramures – Sapanta Merry Cemetery
  • Maramures – Barsana Monastery
  • Viscri – Local Home Cooked Dinner
  • Viscri – Sock Project
  • Viscri – Fortified Church
  • Bucharest – Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Veliko Tarnovo – Tsarevets Fortress
  • Rila – Monastery Visit
  • Pirin Mountains – Hike & Chairlift
  • Plovdiv – Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Edirne – Selimiye Mosque

Highlights

  • Rich in history, art, architecture, cuisine and nightlife, Budapest is a hot European destination. The Museum of Fine Arts offers free English tours that reveal the famous artwork of Monet, Manet and Goya, just to name a few
  • A homestay with a family in the Saxon village of Viscri in Romania offers insight into local life and the chance to sample some delicious home-cooked food
  • This trip takes you to a mix of exciting capital cities and quaint mountain villages through Eastern Europe all the way to the transcontinental Istanbul.
  • Transylvania is drenched in history and myth. Discover the medieval city of Sighisoara, the birthplace of one of Romania’s most infamous figures, Vlad the Impaler – better known as the inspiration for Count Dracula
  • Journey deep into the forested valley of Rila to find the Monastery of Saint Ivan. Over 1,000 years old, this spectacular building is one of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments

Itinerary

Day 1 Budapest
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Day 2 Eger
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Day 3 Maramures
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Day 4 Maramures
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Day 5 Sighisoara
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Day 6 Viscri
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Day 7 Brasov
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Day 8 Brasov
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Day 9 Bucharest
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Day 10 Bucharest
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Day 11 Veliko Tarnovo
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Day 12 Veliko Tarnovo
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Day 13 Sofia
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Day 14 Bansko
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Day 15 Plovdiv
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Day 16 Plovdiv
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Day 17 Istanbul
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Day 18 Istanbul
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