Serbia, Hungary and Croatia 10 day tour
We would be delighted if you could join us on our 10 day escorted tour of Serbia, Hungary and Croatia. Contact us now if you wish to make a reservation.
Led by Frank Mackin
01 April 2105
26 October 2015
- Return direct scheduled flights from Dublin to Budapest
- All airport taxes and charges & fees
- 1 checked bag, 20 kg 1 hand luggage 10kg
- Return airport coach transfers
- Coach transfer from Budapest to Novi Sad in Serbia
- 2 nights Bed and Breakfast in a 4 star central Hotel in Budapest
- 7 nights’ Bed and Breakfast in a 4 star Hotel in Novi Sad, Serbia.
- Day trip to Fruska Gora National Park in Serbia
- City coach tour of Budapest, the capital city of Hungary.
- City coach tour of Novi Sad and the Petrovaridan fortress.
- Day tour to Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia
- Day tour to Osijek, the magnificent Baroque city of Eastern Croatia
- Assistance of our local Hungarian and Serbian tour guides
- Assistance of our tour escort Frank Mackin
- Single room supplement: €13.00 per night, €120.00 in total.
- Travel insurance
We are delighted to offer a 10 day tour to Serbia, Hungary and Croatia. Our first two nights are in Budapest, the beautiful capital city of Hungary where the majestic river Danube flows through. The next 7 nights we will be staying in one of Europe’s undiscovered gems, the medieval city of Novi Sad in Serbia also on the banks of the river Danube and facing the slopes of the Fruska Gora mountains. It is dominated by the magnificent Petrovaridan fortress which proudly stands 125 metres above the river. Novi Sad is truly one of the historical treasures of Europe where Serbs, Croats, Hungarians and Jews live in complete safety and harmony. You will be delighted at the very warm welcome Irish guests receive in this simply amazing city. The cost of living in Serbia is a fraction of that in Ireland and is one of the cheapest countries in Europe. This tour will appeal to those who want to sample something completely different from the usual mass tourist destinations. Visit it now before it is discovered.
We depart Dublin airport for our direct scheduled Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Budapest. On arrival we are met by Frank Mackin and our local tour guide. We will be then be transferred to our central 4 star Hotel, the Leonardo Hotel, for more information on the hotel visit their webside www.leonardo-hotels.com where we will be staying for the next two nights.
After breakfast we take a city tour by coach to admire some of the many attractions of Budapest. Often described as the “Little Paris of Middle Europe”, Budapest is famous not only for the monuments reflecting its own 1,000 year old history, but also for the relics of others who settled here. The city has two sides, Buda and Pest, divided by the mighty Danube River. Pest boasts the largest parliament building in Europe which will remind you of a bigger and grander version of London’s Houses of Parliament. Buda has its historic castle and medieval streets and houses. The afternoon is free for you to explore Budapest and enjoy its riverside promenade, flea markets, bookstores, antique shops and excellent restaurants and café houses.
After breakfast we travel south of Budapest and through the Hungarian countryside and over the border into Serbia and the medieval city of Novi Sad on the banks of the River Danube. We will be staying for 7 nights in the central 4 star Novi Sad Hotel. where the Irish always receive a warm welcome. For more information on the hotel visit their website www.hotelnovisad.co.rs
After breakfast our we take a coach tour of Novi Sad with our local tour guide and we visit the major attractions. We will take a short walking tour of the old city and in the afternoon we visit the Petrovaridan fortess located on the right bank of the river Danube. It is known as "the Gibraltar of the Danube" due to its strategic location. This is a truly impressive fortress and despite its may attractions there are very few tourists. Frank reckons that it is only a matter of time before the Danube cruise liners include it on their itineraries.
We have a free day to relax and soak up the many delights of Novi Sad.
After breakfast we travel to Belgrade the capital city of Serbia and the former capital of Yugoslavia.. It lies on the confluence of two great rivers, the Danube and Sava and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It was founded by Celtic tribes in the 4th century and is a very friendly and energetic city re-discovering its tourism potential. We return to our hotel in the late afternoon giving us ample time to enjoy this historic city.
Today we spend a full day travelling around the Fruska Gora National Park, This will remind a lot of mature clients when they travelled around the Irish countryside in their youth.
After breakfast we travel to Osijek, one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia, on the banks of the river Drava. Its friendly inhabitants are notoriously laid-back and welcoming. The city is dominated by the 90 metre spire of the cathedral of St Peter and Paul. You will have free time to ramble around the Tvrda (Citadel), an 18th century complex of cobbled streets, grandiose buildings and open squares with the best preserved baroque buildings in Croatia. We return to our hotel in the late afternoon.
We have a free day to relax and perhaps do some last minute shopping.
We depart our hotel and travel back to Budapest for our return flight to Dublin.
The average temperature in Novi Sad is 17 celsius in April and October.
Please note that this is our planned itinerary but sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control we have to alter it slightly.
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