Eastern Europe Explorer

02/26/2020 through 09/29/2021
02/26/2020 through 10/02/2021
Intrepid Travel

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 – Fortified Church
  • Viscri – Sock Project
  • Viscri – Local Home Cooked Dinner
  • 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

Itinerary

Day 1 Budapest
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Day 2 Budapest
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Day 3 Eger
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Day 4 Debrecen / Maramures
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Day 5 Maramures
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Day 6 Sighisoara
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Day 7 Viscri
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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 Plovdiv
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Day 14 Plovdiv
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Day 15 Bansko
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Day 16 Pirin Mountains / Gorno Draglishte
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Day 17 Rila / Sofia
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Day 18 Sofia
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