Join us for an Adriatic adventure that explores one of Europe's top tourist destinations. We'll meander from pristine hill towns to sun-soaked islands, lacing together the best destinations in this diverse corner of Europe.
We'll take a tour through the land of the Magyars, focusing on the dynamic capital city, Budapest, with its opulent late-19th-century architecture, fascinating museums, relaxing thermal baths, bohemian nightlife, and top-notch cafés and restaurants. In the countryside, we'll ogle Esztergom's gigantic basilica, taste wines, and learn about Hungarian history in Eger, gaze at colorful tile roofs and ponder Ottoman history in Pécs, and relax in sleepy Sopron.
Bulgaria is a land of intriguing contrasts, where east flirts with west. In this class, we'll marvel at Bulgaria's beautiful and diverse topography, from rustic mountain villages to rugged farmland to sleek seaside resorts.
The Adriatic is emerging as one of Europe's top destinations. We'll focus primarily on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: the Roman villa-turned-bustling-city, Split, Dubrovnik — the "Pearl of the Adriatic," and some charming seafront villages. We'll also dip into neighboring Slovenia, combining breathtaking Alpine scenery with a breezy Adriatic café culture.
Together we'll travel through a trio of Eastern Europe's most accessible and enjoyable countries: the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary. Along the way, we'll stop off in bohemian Prague, charming Krakow, gorgeous Gdańsk, and bustling Budapest.
We'll introduce you to bohemian Prague, known for the best beer and Art Nouveau in Europe, a year-round music-festival atmosphere, and an abundance of beautifully preserved facades from every architectural era.