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Luxury

Croatia & Balkan Peninsula with Voyage Through the Balkans

Dubrovnik to Budapest
26 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUVCC26
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Feast at a Local Farm

Enjoy lunch at a local farm near Dubrokvnik that has been family-owned for over 400 years.

Discover Eltz Manor in Vukovar

Damaged during the Croatian War of Independence, explore Eltz Manor in its now completely restored pre-war appearance.

Discover Plitvice Lakes

Immerse yourself in World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park during an incredible guided tour.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 24 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in nine locations
  • Luxury Dining - a total of 61 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • 11 nights luxury land accommodation
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe map EUVCC26 2021
Dubrovnik to Budapest

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Welcome to the walled city of Dubrovnik. We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception.

Stay: Two Nights, Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to the Konavle Valley and enjoy a welcome lunch at a family-owned farm. Meet the family that have lived in the region for more than 400 years, and learn about daily life on the farm.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps spend the day exploring the major sights of the Old Town and see its well-preserved baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture. Or you may prefer to embark on a tour of the city’s walls, completed in the 16th century.


Today you have a choice as to how you would like to experience Dubrovnik with your Freedom of Choice activity. Afterwards, enjoy lunch on your Signature Experience. The evening is free for you to check out the local dining scene independently.

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Visit the Maritime Museum of Montenegro, then continue to your luxurious hotel, situated in an unrivalled waterfront position at Porto Montenegro’s super-yacht haven. Here, you’ll have some time to soak up the atmosphere or head out and explore before dinner tonight.

Stay: Regent Porto Montenegro

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Travel to Mostar and learn about the city’s history on a tour. Here, delight in seeing Stari Most. This beautiful bridge was destroyed during the Croat–Bosniak War in 1993 and was re-built in 2004.

Stay: Two Nights, Mostar, Hotel Mepas

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View across an old city overlooking a stone bridge across a river, Bosnia

Sarajevo was nearly destroyed during the war of the 1990s. A local expert who lived through the war will show you the poignant sights, including the Sarajevo War Tunnel. You’ll also see Sarajevo’s old town, including the Baščaršija, the city’s old bazaar and historic city centre dating back to the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isaković founded the town. An array of diverse architecture is also on display at the Gazi Husref Bey’s mosque complex.

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On your way to Split, stop to visit a traditional mill to sample some of the local produce, followed by lunch in this exquisite setting. Afterwards in Split, enjoy some leisure time.

Stay: Two Nights, Split, Hotel Park

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Tonight, choose to dine at your hotel or at a local restaurant, the Adriatic Graso, which overlooks the marina.


Embark on a guided discovery that takes you to the Diocletian’s Palace, the Roman Square as well as Cardo and Decumanus streets.

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Explore what appears to be endless waterfalls and gorges that rush into the turquoise pools of Krka National Park. The park extends kilometres along the Krka River, running from the Adriatic all the way to the Croatian inland mountains. Later, arrive at Plitvice and perhaps try the local suckling pig for dinner.

Stay: Plitvice, Hotel Lyra

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Stone building beside Krka River, Krka National Park, Croatia

Discover the magic of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Tour the incredible turquoise lakes, before a relaxing cruise within the idyllic surrounds. Afterwards, call in at the tiny village of Rastoke, known for its well-preserved mills, before arriving in Zagreb.

Stay: Three Nights, Esplanade Zagreb Hotel

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Enjoy a guided city discovery of Zagreb, known for its vibrant culture intertwined within its Austro-Hungarian architecture. Tonight, you may like to try the local dining scene for dinner, or relax and unwind at your hotel.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Savour a wine tasting and lunch at one of Croatia’s top vineyards found along the famed Plešivica Wine Road.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose between a bike ride or a gentle walk through the region’s verdant hills and valleys.


Start your day with a drive along the Plešivica Wine Road with about 40 different wineries found along the trail. Arrive in the town of Jastrebarsko, a prominent wine region, where you can enjoy your Signature Experience. Back in Zagreb, enjoy a farewell dinner.

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Arrive in Budapest today. Embark your ship and get ready for an unforgettable river cruise.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, including Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore. This evening, set sail as Budapest’s monuments put on a twinkling show around you.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

History buffs can venture to the ancient city of Pécs. Or perhaps travel to Hungary’s renowned wine region in Villány for a tasting at a local winery. Otherwise, get active on a guided bike ride along the Danube River to an ancient water mill.


You have the choice as to how you spend your day.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Eltz Manor, a castle that houses the Vukovar City Museum. Wander through the complex then be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, accompanied by classical music.


Bearing battle scars from the Croatian War of Independence, Vukovar has risen strong and offers a rich history to discover. Today, enjoy a Signature Experience.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps see the Belgrade Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava. If you’re feeling more physical, embark on a kayak tour along the Danube. Or gourmet lovers can partake in a cooking class.


In Serbia’s capital, select your inclusion.

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Traditional orthodox church in major sity, Belgrade

Cruise through the Iron Gates and experience one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will encounter on this cruise. Your ship will ribbon its way through the series of gorges between Serbia and Romania.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You might choose to explore the incredible World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo. Alternatively, set out on a walking tour and discover Rousse, one of Bulgaria’s most elegant cities.


Select your inclusion today.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit the Palace of the Parliament, which is the second-largest administrative building in the world, or wander the open-air Village Museum and gain an insight into traditional Romanian life.


With an entire day in Bucharest, take in the wide tree-lined boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings, then walk through the Old City centre to the Royal Court, Stavropoleos Church and the Lipscani district. After lunch, the choice is yours.

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In Veliko Târnovo, a local expert will guide you through this medieval city. Uncover its rich history as you wander through the city’s cobbled lanes and fortified walls. Its centrepiece is the spectacular restored Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Empire.

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Explore Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin. Raised upon the remains of the ancient town of Bononia, the medieval castle dates back to the 10th century. Afterwards, venture to Belogradchik to uncover its ancient fortress on the northern slope of the Balkan mountains. You’ll also see the town’s unique rock formations.

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The day is yours to relax on board, sleep in and take it easy, or awake early and take in stunning views from the Sun Deck.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Get out and explore Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city. Otherwise, call in on a local farmstead for a real dose of Vojvodinian culture – featuring traditional breakfast, music and freshly-made doughnuts.


After your choice of sightseeing, the afternoon has been set aside for you to further explore Novi Sad at leisure.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Experience a cultural cavalcade in Kalocsa, set right on the Danube. Local handicrafts are on show at the Folk Art House, then visit a producer of one of Hungary’s spiciest exports, paprika. Afterwards, a farm in Puszta is the perfect setting for a stellar horse show and authentic Hungarian lunch.


Uncover all things Hungarian today with your Signature Experience.

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Today unfolds as you please. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner.

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Be transferred to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Incredible Cuisine

Savour the finest dining in amazing venues throughout your journey.

Luxurious accommodation

No matter which destination, you will stay in luxurious accommodation throughout your journey.

Delve deeper into Europe

With an average group size of 30 on your land journey you can be sure you'll enjoy an immersive experience of Europe.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary