East Meets West (RZ)

14 Day Tour from Dubrovnik to Vienna

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Spectacular scenery, historical sights, and special experiences await you on this fantastic tour through Eastern Europe, including Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, and Austria. Along the way, you’ll overnight in Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice, and Zagreb in Croatia; Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina; Ljubljana in Slovenia; and Vienna in Austria.

If you’re interested in historical sights and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’ll be thrilled on this Eastern Europe tour. Visit Dubrovnik’s Rector's Palace, a gothic-renaissance palace dating to the 15th century; the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace in Split, a well-preserved fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site; the majestic cathedral in Zagreb, housed within a medieval fort; Mostar’s Old Bridge, built in the 16th century; and Predjama Castle, a picturesque castle spectacularly built on a 360-foot-high cliff and probably dating back to the 12th century. You'll also visit stunning Kotor on the northern coast of Montenegro. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is nestled into the Bay of Kotor, also known as Europe's southernmost fjord, and has been protected by an impressive wall since the early Middle Ages. You'll enjoy a walking tour along its cobblestone streets—a unique experience offered by Globus.

If you’re interested in beautiful scenery, this Eastern Europe tour will delight. In Croatia, you'll visit Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. You'll drive through the loveliest part of Austria and along the Adriatic coast to the pretty coastal city of Zadar. You'll experience Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, with a beautiful coastline and dramatic limestone cliffs. You'll also visit the Postojna Caves, with its web of tunnels and stalactites, via mini-train—another special experience offered by Globus!

These are just a few of the many highlights included on this magnificent tour through Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, and Austria. It’s an once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

DUBROVNIK
Welcome dinner; guided walking tour, visit Rector’s Palace
MONTENEGRO
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided walking tour of Kotor; see Budva
MOSTAR
Admire the Old Bridge
SARAJEVO
Guided sightseeing, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the Sarajevo Tunnel
SPLIT
Guided walking tour, visit Diocletian’s Palace; a special dinner with wine at a local restaurant
ZADAR
Guided sightseeing
PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK
Walking tour
ZAGREB
Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
LJUBLJANA
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Nicholas’ Cathedral; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite excursion to Postojna to visit the caves, and to Predjama to visit the castle
VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, visit Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral; farewell dinner with Heurigen wine at a local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; mini-train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Dubrovnik and special dinners in Split and Vienna

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Welcome in Dubrovnik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 Dubrovnik

Beautifully situated on a promontory jutting into the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik was once an independent maritime republic rivaling Venice. Enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide and see the impressive ramparts, erected during the Crusades to protect the town against land attacks, and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. You will also visit the 15th-century RECTOR’S PALACE. Afternoon and evening at leisure; an optional boat cruise is available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Dubrovnik. Excursion to Montenegro

A real treat today: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite first, visit stunning Kotor on the northern part of the Montenegrin coastline. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is fringed by mountains and nestled into the Bay of Kotor, also known as Europe’s southernmost fjord. Protected by an impressive wall since the early Middle Ages, the city has one of the best preserved medieval Old Towns in the Adriatic. Enjoy a guided walking tour along its winding, cobblestone streets and marvel at the picturesque squares and Romanesque churches. Later, continue to Budva, dating back to the 5th-century BC and considered one of the Adriatic’s oldest settlements.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Dubrovnik–Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina–Sarajevo

Enter Bosnia-Herzegovina and stop in the city of Mostar. Admire the OLD BRIDGE, the city’s symbol, ordered by Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman ruler in 1566, replacing the older wooden bridge. Continue to Sarajevo, where the Olympics took place in 1984, and which is the second city in the world (after California) that owned an electric tram network.

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Day 5 Sarajevo

Hear about the assassination of the Archduke of Austria in 1914, the recent Bosnian War, and see the main sights with a Local Guide. Then, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the SARAJEVO TUNNEL, built between 1992 and 1995 during the Bosnian War.

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Day 6 Sarajevo–Split, Croatia

Enter Croatia and travel south to the Dalmatian Coast and Split, the ancient Spalato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your guided walking tour, learn about the history of this captivating resort and visit the labyrinth of 4th-century DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE, a well-preserved fortress and a living part of the Old Town. This evening, enjoy a special dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

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Day 7 Split–Zadar–Plitvice

Stay along the Adriatic coast and stop in the pretty coastal city of Zadar. Your Local Guide will tell you about the turbulent history of this city, fighting off the Venetians, crusaders, and Turks over the centuries. Turn inland and arrive in peaceful Plitvice for your overnight stay.

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Day 8 Plitvice–Zagreb

Time to soak in the pure beauty of the NATIONAL PARK, famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and forests. Then, head for Zagreb, capital of Croatia.

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Day 9 Zagreb

Meet your Local Guide and start your morning sightseeing, which features all important landmarks of the Lower and medieval Upper Town, such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop’s Palace, and more, plus a visit to the majestic CATHEDRAL. Exciting optional excursions are available to make the most of your stay, like an excursion to Kumrovec or to try out traditional dishes in one of Zagreb’s fine restaurants.

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Day 10 Zagreb–Ljubljana, Slovenia

Enter Slovenia and arrive in its elegant capital, Ljubljana. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, and a visit to magnificent ST. NICHOLAS’ CATHEDRAL.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 Ljubljana. Excursion to Postojna and Predjama

Enjoy an unforgettable experience: first, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the impressive POSTOJNA CAVES by MINI-TRAIN. The caves were discovered in the 17th century and opened to the public in 1819. Continue to nearby Predjama to visit magnificent PREDJAMA CASTLE, spectacularly built on a 360-feet-high cliff in the entrance of a cave and probably dating back to the 12th century. Hear about the knight Erazem Lueger, the “robber-baron” and most famous inhabitant of the castle at the end of the 15th century. Marvel at the renovated castle rooms, and see how well the castle was built in this unusual setting. The castle was featured in the movie Armour of God with Jackie Chan.

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Day 12 Ljubljana–Vienna, Austria

Leave Slovenia and the Alps behind you and drive through the loveliest part of Austria. Cross Semmering Pass and arrive in the capital, Vienna. Meet your Local Guide and start your sightseeing, including vistas of Prater park with its giant Ferris wheel and a drive along the elegant Ringstrasse. Pass the impressive State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous Heldenplatz, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL. Tonight, you may join an optional evening out for dinner and a concert in one of Vienna’s many concert halls.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13 At Leisure in Vienna

Today is your chance to join an exciting optional excursion to Bratislava in Slovakia, or to just explore this magnificent city on your own. Enjoy a farewell dinner with Heurigen wine, the best way to say auf Wiedersehen, Wien!

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Day 14 Vienna

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

MARTINA SELJAK

Years of Experience: 10

See the most vibrant part of Europe and let me show you the "other side" of the Old Continent-where the borders are still shifting, where history has been rewritten, and the "bad boys" turned good overnight after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain.

Tour Director - MARTINA SELJAK

 Accommodations

Dubrovnik
Sarajevo
Split
Plitvice
Zagreb
Ljubljana
Vienna

Dubrovnik

Valamar Lacroma Resort

Superior First-Class

Valamar Lacroma Resort Ulica Iva Dulcica 34, Dubrovnik,  Croatia

Ulica Iva Dulcica 34
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Renowned for its fusion of nature and state of the art facilities, the hotel offers ultra modern rooms, the largest MICE facilities in the area, memorable gastronomic experiences in its gourmet restaurant.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Hot Tub

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Window Opens

Sarajevo

Europe

First-Class

Europe Vladislava Skarica 5, Sarajevo,  Bosnia And Herzegovina

Vladislava Skarica 5
Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Positioned in the heart of the Sarajevo city, just a few steps away from the tourist Old Town core, this Austro-Hungarian building with its external splendor alone will have you captivated.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Desk
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer

Split

President

Superior First-Class

President Starceviceva 1, Split,   Croatia

Starceviceva 1
Split, Croatia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Comfortable, urban hotel President.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk

Plitvice

Jezero

First-Class

Jezero National Park Plitvice, Plitvicka Jezera,   Croatia

National Park Plitvice
Plitvicka Jezera, Croatia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Large Group-oriented Hotel situated beside lake in national park famous for cascading streams & numerous waterfalls.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone

Zagreb

The Westin Zagreb

Superior First-Class

The Westin Zagreb Krsnjavoga 1, Zagreb,   Croatia

Krsnjavoga 1
Zagreb, Croatia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Seventeen-story Hotel situated downtown, adjacent to commercial center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Voicemail

Ljubljana

Austria Trend

First-Class

Austria Trend Dunajska Cesta, 154, Ljubljana,  Slovenia

Dunajska Cesta, 154
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Hotel Austria Trend Ljubljana is known as the prime address for elegant lodging in Ljubljana! The hotel awaits with all the amenities expected from a modern high-end hotel: an inspiring atmosphere, exclusive comfort, state-of-the-art facilities, stunning design, elegant details, professional service, international flair and the most spacious hotel rooms in Ljubljana (measuring from 30 m² minimum to 160 m²)! And don't forget about the spacious wellness area and highly professional conference service.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Television

Vienna

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen

First-Class

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Rennweg 16, Vienna,   Austria

Rennweg 16
Vienna, Austria

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

An elegant 309 room hotel, dedicated to Prince Eugene of Savoy and housed in the former State Austrian Printing House with a modern, glassy atrium. Amenities include a fitness area, sauna and steam room, two restaurants and a jazzy bar.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Pay Movies
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Voicemail
  • Coffee Maker
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Phone

 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.

Dubrovnik
Sarajevo
Zagreb
Ljubljana
Vienna

Dubrovnik

Adriatic Sunset Cruise and Dinner

Adriatic Sunset Cruise and Dinner

Watch the sun set as you cruise along the Adriatic coast in your private boat. This 2½-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

Sarajevo

Bosnian Dinner

Bosnian Dinner

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

Zagreb

Kumrovec and Lunch

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

Ljubljana

Alpine Bled and Dinner

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

Vienna

Classical Austrian Dinner

Classical Austrian Dinner

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

Approximate value: €57 EUR per person

Excursion to Bratislava

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

Waltz and Operetta Concert

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: €54 EUR per person

 Know Before You Go

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