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Eastern Europe Explorer

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Eastern Europe Explorer

Be mesmerised by the magic of Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria on this explorer tour through the best and most beautiful regions of Eastern Europe. Explore the captivating cities of Budapest, Bucharest and Sofia. 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. 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
  • Plovdiv - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Bansko - Belitsa Bear Sanctuary
  • Pirin Mountains - Hike & Chairlift
  • Rila - Monastery Visit
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, allowing you to see the many sides of Eastern Europe
  • 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
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
About Intrepid Travel
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We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

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Jul 16, 2022 through
Aug 13, 2022
17 Nights from
$3,210.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7311257
Aug 27, 2022 through
Sep 13, 2022
17 Nights from
$3,335.00 (USD)
Per Person
6744287
Sep 03, 2022 through
Sep 17, 2022
17 Nights from
$3,465.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
6804006
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Budapest
2 Budapest
3 Eger
4 Debrecen / Maramures
5 Maramures
6 Viscri
7 Viscri
8 Brasov
9 Bucharest
10 Bucharest
11 Veliko Tarnovo
12 Veliko Tarnovo
13 Plovdiv
14 Plovdiv
15 Bansko
16 Pirin Mountains / Gorno Draglishte
17 Rila / Sofia
18 Sofia
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.