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Road to Croatia tour
Amsterdam Berlin Road to Croatia Trip

Road to Croatia

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
15 days
From: $ 3,090 $ 206 / day
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Overview

Short Description

The road to Croatia is paved with gold. It's also paved with majestic monuments, edgy coffee shops and a whole lotta beautiful culture just waiting to be devoured. This 14 day adventure is the trip that packs a punch; where we'll glide through the too cool for school cities of Berlin and Amsterdam, and unearth the mystic charm of the Balkans before living it up, Game of Thrones style, in sun-kissed Croatia.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City London
End City Split
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive London

Check in to your hotel after 2:00pm and head out into the humming capital of Britain for a sneak peek at what’s to come. At 4:00pm meet up with your Trip Manager and get to know your fellow travellers.

Day 2: London to Amsterdam

The adventure of a lifetime kicks off today. Meet up with your new Contiki family in London town before hitting the road to Amsterdam.Shortly before we find our ferry for Europe, we’ll be taking in the English coastline beauty of the White Cliffs of Dover. They owe their gorgeousness to their composition of chalk - you’re learning and we haven’t even left the UK!Off the ferry we arrive in the port town of Calais - French soil! We travel north via Belgium before reaching Amsterdam.Cross another country off your list as you cruise through Belgium on route..Tonight, famous for fun Amsterdam is ours to explore. The infamous Red Light District & plenty of bars are there for the curious.

Day 3: Amsterdam including Edam

Amsterdam is cute as a button & sure to win your heart with its canals, obscure museums & a cafe culture like no other. We’ll get a taste for Dutch hospitality today as Amsterdam welcomes us with open arms.You know the cheese, and now you're going to know the place that pioneered it. This morning we'll head into the beautiful countryside for a taste of tradition, as we visit a local clog and cheese makers house.This afternoon use your time to get local, bar hop, museum crawl, and see what other tastes take your fancy. This town is famous for pancakes, frites, and so much more.

Day 4: Amsterdam to Berlin

Today's agenda? Out of Amsterdam, onto the autobahn and on the fast-track to uber-cool Berlin.Willkommen to Berlin! The city full of cool culture, edgy fashion, and irresistible street food. Once we arrive, your Trip Manager can point you in the right direction to go and see the sights, including the Berlin Wall and the Brandenburg Gate.

Day 5: Berlin

It’ll be hard not to leap out of bed today knowing Berlin is ready and waiting to be explored. Today, we’ll learn more about the city’s fascinating history with a chance to do a Historical city walk. Not your jam? Why not opt for an alternative Berlin tour, showing you another side of the city. Tonight, we’ll get a taste of the city’s famed nightlife as we turn it up, Berlin-style.

Day 6: Berlin to Prague via Dresden

Still not done with the city vibes, we'll head out of Berlin and onto Prague.A drive from Berlin to Prague would not be complete without stopping in Dresden. Destroyed by World War II, the rebuilt town is now a symbol of resilience, soaked in the rebirth beauty of an Opera house, the domes Frauenkirche, & the Royal Residence.On arrival in the compact & lovable city of Prague, we’ll get orientated with a walking tour, being blown away by beautiful bridges, rivers and gothic architecture. The night is yours to amble around the Old Town Square and find a few haunts to let the hours slip away in.

Day 7: Prague

Today is the day we get to know the real Prague. If you’re looking to give your feet a rest, hop on a bike to whirl through the city with ease, stopping off for chimney cakes to keep energy levels high. The evening will see us immerse ourselves in Czech culture with an optional Traditional Czech evening, featuring a folklore show and dinner.

Day 8: Prague to Budapest

Prague, you’ve been nothing short of an Eastern fairytale setting but today we’ll scoot off to Hungary, heading for Budapest.A quick lunch stop in Bratislava, this is your chance to culture up your Instagram feed with shots of this beautiful capital, sitting on the border of 3 different countries, and tick another country off your list!Arriving in Budapest, we’ll barely be able to contain our excitement. With an appetite for Goulash, we’ll tuck into our included hotel dinner before hitting the streets to uncover the city’s famous ‘ruin bars’ as we discover Budapest after dark.

Day 9: Budapest

Those still keen to explore can jump on the Budapest Past and Present Tour and continue learning about this incredible city. The House of Terror, the Parliament Building and more- we will take you on a journey of old and new. After all the beauty and knowledge you soaked up yesterday at the church of St Matthias, the Royal Palace and the Chain Bridge, you’ll probably be feeling like a day soaking in the city's famous outdoor thermal pools, set amongst Art Nouveau architecture while getting a bargain-priced massage - because why not. Blissed out in Budapest - there’s an insta caption for you.

Day 10: Budapest to Sarajevo

Bye bye Budapest, your soothing spas and unique charm will remain in our hearts forever. We’ll journey south through Hungary on our way Bosnia.Touchdown in Sarajevo, Bosnia’s eclectic capital city. With a full day of discovering this Eastern gem on the cards tomorrow, we’ll turn in for an early night after our included hotel dinner.

Day 11: Sarajevo

The only way to uncover the town of Sarajevo is with the wisdom shared on a guided walking tour. We’ll help you tap into history & understand the magnitude of our destination before leaving you to lighten the mood with an evening of bars and nightlife, should you so choose.

Day 12: Sarajevo to Dubrovnik

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll depart Sarajevo and head to the famous town of Mostar for a spot of lunch.After being wowed and enthralled by Mostar’s medieval charm, we’ll make our way to Croatia and roll up to Dubrovnik, where we’ll be greeted by limestone walls, an Old Town filled with Hollywood sights, and a mountain meets sea situation. Tonight, after dinner with the crew, we’ll paint the town red.

Day 13: Dubrovnik

The city of Dubrovnik is so much more than just a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Game of Thrones location - not that either of those claims to fame are even mildly mediocre. After you’ve been guided around the city with intricate detail with our local guide, you’ll be armed with the knowledge to pick out a waterside rock bar where you can swim and play to your heart's content. Tonight, why not opt for a dinner cruise with the crew?

Day 14: Dubrovnik to Split

We’ll set off from sunny Dubrovnik today and head north, bound for the sensational seaside delights of Split.Upon arrival into majestic Split, we’ll get outside, grab a delicious dinner and spend a few hours on the dance floor. The nightlife here goes off, and your Trip Manager knows all the best placed to head. Tonight is our last, so make the most of it...

Day 15: Split

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Fantastic organisation, got to see the world with no stress and with awe

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Sophie was amazing and did her best to give my group all the information she had and made sure everyone had options and ideas of what was happening throughout the whole trip. Making sure everyone felt included and safe. Would definitely recommend this trip for travellers who want a slow pace trip but still with all the contiki fun.
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This trip is amazing if you want to get a taste for everything NZ has to offer! Perfect for adrenaline junkies. Even on days with poor weather our Tour Manager Bryce and Driver Louis made sure we still had amazing activities planned, our trip never skipped a beat thanks to these two!
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An awesome trip

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Its an awesome trip with awe inspiring sights, amazing cities and crazy fun adventures all round. And The activities are well worth doing as they provide an experience you won’t ever forget.
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European whirl was incredible and the activities were the best.

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European whirl was incredible and the activities were the best. The bus driver was great and helped keep the bus in great condition. The trip manager was definitely a highlight. He knew somthing about everywhere we went including little things such as where to find ATM's or great places to eat. He also came out at night to make sure we all made it back to our accommodation.
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The trip was amazing

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The trip was amazing. Ish is the best manager, such a nice guy, and always helped out where he could. The activities were great, including the optional add on ones. The only downside was the hotel In cancun which was a bit average, but that didn’t stop us doing anything or enjoying ourselves!
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A heartless tour company!!

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Let me start by saying that I did not even get the chance to go on this trip. A week prior to my trip to Spain, an immediate family member of mine become ill with imminent death. I was unable under the circumstances to travel and wanted to cancel my trip and was willing to reschedule for a later date or get a credit. This was a very expensive trip for both my sister and I, taking us years to save up for it. The response we received from our agent is that Contiki is not willing to postpone the travel, even after we were willing to pay an extra fee. This tells me that this company is GREEDY and HEARTLESS. My family member has since passed away, 3 days before my departure date which was supposed to be on July 2nd. I even went to check the Contiki website and was shocked to see that my trip which was previously full, has now opened up spots to fill our place. Now, not only are they keeping the money of 2 young hardworking people, but also making money off filling our spots!! I've never experienced such injustice and mistreatment from a company in my entire life! This company has no sympathy and ZERO understanding for a situation as devastating as death. My sister and I were so excited to go on this trip and were very upset by the timing of our situation... but how can you control when a loved one will pass??????? SHAME ON YOU CONTIKI. If nothing is done to resolve this unfair policy, I will make sure not to recommend your tours to anyone.
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    • 19 meals: Sample Dutch croquettes and Hungarian goulash as we meander through the culinary heaven that is Europe. All your breakfasts will be taken care of, as well as 6 dinners.
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