East Meets West (RZ) - 2014 / 2015

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14 Day Tour from Dubrovnik to Vienna

East Meets West
A church on an Austrian mountaintop
A church on an Austrian mountaintop
The Austrian countryside
The Belvedere gardens in Vienna, Austria
Belvedere Palace in Vienna
The Museum of Natural History in Vienna is one of the important museums of the world
The Vienna City Hall
The beautiful Austrian landscape
View the Romanesque and Gothic architecture of St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Adriatic Sunset Cruise and Dinner Watch the sun set as you cruise along the Adriatic coast in your private boat. This 2 1/2-hour cruise includes a tasty dinner with drinks. Later, return to Dubrovnik and stroll through its captivating historical center.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

Dinner in Sarajevo Like the country's storied past, Bosnian food is rich with its own East-meets-West culinary culture. National dishes draw influence from the Ottoman Empire, Central Europe and the Mediterranean. Why not take a dip into this melting pot of cultures and join your tour director for a traditional dinner with coffee and 2 drinks included? Relax with your travelling companions and enjoy the typical musician who will perform while you will taste regional dishes prepared with the finest ingredients.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

Kumrovec and Lunch A short scenic drive takes you to the small village of Kumrovec. Situated on the banks of the Sutla River, it was the birthplace of Josip Broz Tito, former president of Yugoslavia. Visit the Ethnological Museum Staro Selo, exhibiting well-preserved original houses and decor related to the life and work of Zagorje peasants in the 19th and 20th centuries. Later, drive through the Zagorje Hills to a farmhouse for an authentic meal of regional specialties and music.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person

Alpine Bled and Dinner Drive to Slovenia's picture-perfect Bled. Situated on its own lake and surrounded by the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park, the village affords unforgettable scenery. Stroll around its narrow streets and, later, stop in Radovljica, where you will be served a typical 3-course Slovenian dinner including drinks.

Approximate value: €63 EUR per person

Postojna Caves Part of UNESCO's World Heritage, discover the magnificent underground world of these famous caves. During a 90-minute guided tour, ride the electric mini-bus through the amazing corridors and see the impressive limestone formations.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person

Classical Austrian Dinner Enjoy a delicious Austrian dinner with drinks at a typical local restaurant.

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person

Excursion to Bratislava Drive to Bratislava, the economic and political center of the Slovakian Republic, and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view from the castle. Also, walk with a local expert through the streets of the medieval Old Town and visit gothic St. Martin's Cathedral or the Primate's Palace. Time at leisure to shop on the main square.

Approximate value: €54 EUR per person

Excursion to Vienna Woods Today, enjoy the fabulous natural scenery of the Vienna Woods. Drive south to Baden, famous for its thermal springs since Roman times. Visit the mystical Cistercian Holy Cross Abbey in the village of Heiligenkreuz, founded in 1133 by St. Leopold III of Babenberg. Also admire Mayerling, a former royal hunting lodge, famous for the commemorative chapel dedicated to the only son of Emperor Franz Joseph, Crown Prince Rudolph, who died there tragically in 1889.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

Schoenbrunn Palace One of Europe's most impressive baroque palace complexes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and former summer residence of the imperial family, Schonbrunn was originally built in 1642 and later redesigned from the ground up by Empress Maria Theresa. The dazzling residential apartments and state rooms with their original furnishings and decorations, and the impressive park and gardens surrounding the palace, convey an authentic impression of the imperial lifestyle.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person

Waltz and Operetta Concert An opera house orchestra and soloists perform famous works by Johann Strauss, Lehar, Mozart, and more in one of the city's elegant concert halls.

Approximate value: €52 EUR per person