The Eastern Discovery (Summer 2018)

Tour Type: Regional Journey
Brochure Type: Europe 2018

From the Schonbrunn Palace to the mighty Parthenon in Athens, learn the stories of an area steeped in history.

Additional Included Highlights
  • Maribor: Take a moment to appreciate the blend of old and new architecture.
  • Trogir: See the Cipiko Palace and Romanesque cathedral.
  • Tirana: Enjoy guided sightseeing with your Local Expert.
  • Corfu: Sail from the mainland to this idyllic island to relax or explore as you wish.
  • Scenic Drives: Styria, Drava River, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Montenegro, Albania.
Authentic Dining
  • Athens: Toast the culmination of your vacation with a lively Celebration Dinner in true Greek style at a local restaurant.
  • Dubrovnik: Inside the mighty defensive walls of the Old Town, you will be offered a varied selection of charming restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Dining Summary: 13 Buffet Breakfasts (BB) and 6 Dinners with Wine (DW), all with tea or coffee.
Insight Experiences
  • Athens: Ascend the Sacred Rock, better known as the Acropolis, to admire the Parthenon built in fifth century B.C. as well as the smaller Temple of Athena Nike and the Porch of the Maidens.
  • Delphi: Ascend the Sacred Way, once lined with offertory temples. See the reconstructed Athenian Treasury and pass the superb Polygonal Wall to reach the Temple of Apollo, where the people would seek divine wisdom from the mysterious Oracle.
Stay at the Best Addresses
  • Vienna: Set in the heart of Vienna and featuring contemporary decor, the award-winning Hilton Vienna hotel is one of Austria's premier hotels.
  • Split: The modern Hotel President Solin is conveniently located just a few minutes from the ancient city of Split and the famous Diocletian's Palace.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Vienna: Let the sheer opulence of Schonbrunn Palace indulge your senses! Stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames where Mozart performed as a six-year-old prodigy.
  • Vienna: Tour the Ring Road passing the Hofburg Imperial Palace, Austrian Parliament Building, Opera House and Karlskirche.
  • Zagreb: Your Local Expert guides you this two-tiered capital. Explore Donji Grad, the Lower Town, and see the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square, Ban Josip Jelacic Square and the cathedral. Ride the funicular to Gornji Grad, the medieval Upper Town, to view the Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotr?cak Tower.
  • Zagreb: Ride the funicular to Gornji Grad, the medieval Upper Town, to view the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotr?cak Tower.
  • Plitvice Lakes: Marvel at the water wonderland, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as you walk with your Local Expert along stunning cascades.
  • Split: Join a Local Expert to explore within the walls of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace, now the heart of modern day Split.
  • Dubrovnik: Explore the Pearl of the Adriatic with your Local Expert. Walk the stone-paved streets of the old town to see Onofrio's Fountain, Rector's Palace and the medieval city walls. Admire the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries.
  • Kotor: Visit the old town situated on a beautiful bay and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Corfu: Escape to this idyllic island, enjoying leisure time on the beach or insightful exploration.
Included Insight Services
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

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Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2018
Duration
15 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Your Journey BeginsYour Journey Begins: Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).
Day 2ViennaWelcome to Vienna.: Leave Vienna airport for your hotel with transfers provided at 10:00, 13:00 or 15:00. Vienna is famous for its delicious coffees and pastries so why not stroll to a local cafe after checking in? At 17:30, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Dinner served with wine at a local restaurant. (Dinner with Wine)
Hilton Vienna.
Day 3ViennaStately Vienna and the Habsburgs.: Join a Local Expert for a private tour of Maria Theresa's Schonbrunn Palace and its formal gardens. Continue sightseeing around the famous Ring Road, built parallel to the old city walls. After seeing the Opera House, the Hofburg Imperial Residence, Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche, the afternoon is at your leisure to explore. (Buffet Breakfast)
Hilton Vienna.
Day 4ZagrebZagreb's Twin Towns.: Head through Styria's forested mountains, past Graz and over the Slovenian border to reach the 700-year-old university town of Maribor. Follow the Drava River through Croatia before heading for its capital, Zagreb, to explore with your Local Expert. Donji Grad, the Lower Town, is devoted to business, art and spacious parks, where streets are wide and airy and the layout is designed to give a sense of grandeur. See the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square and continue to Ban Josip Jelacic Square en route to the cathedral. Board the city's funicular to Gornji Grad, the medieval Upper Town. It's a network of little streets, stretching between the Kaptol and Gradec hills. View the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotr?cak Tower. (Buffet Breakfast)
Sheraton Zagreb Hotel.
Day 5Plitvice LakesThe Crystal blue-green Lakes of Plitvice.: (Relaxed Start) Take this morning to relax and enjoy the hotel's facilities. In the afternoon depart for your next hotel, located inside the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Hotel Jezero, Plitvice Lakes.
Day 6SplitPlitvice Lakes, Ancient Trogir and Split.: With a Local Expert, explore the Plitvice Lakes, a scenic wonderland of 16 lakes flanked by thundering waterfalls and primeval forest. Visit Korana Canyon's 70-metre-high falls and Tomicevo Pogledalo for views over the park. Travel along the coast and visit Trogir, which was founded by the Greeks in 400 B.C. and is renowned for its beautiful cathedral and Renaissance Cipiko Palace. Continue to the historic port of Split. (Buffet Breakfast)
Hotel President Solin.
Day 7DubrovnikDiocletian's Palace and Dine-Around in Dubrovnik.: Your Local Expert will lead you through the labyrinthine streets and arcaded squares. See St. Duje's, which was originally Diocletian's Mausoleum and the Temple of Jupiter, which today is a baptistery, as well as the Golden Gate. Venture into the basement rooms, thought to have housed the Emperor's slaves. Travel alongside sparkling deep blue seas and the rocky islands of the Dalmatian coast to Dubrovnik. For dinner, choose from a selection of hand-picked, local restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik.
Day 8DubrovnikDubrovnik, Pearl of the Adriatic.: (Relaxed Start) Join a Local Expert to explore the stone-paved streets inside the 16th century bastions. See the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain, the city walls, as well as the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. The remainder of your stay is yours to explore as you wish. Perhaps soak up the sun by your hotel's pool, relax at a cafe or embark on an optional cruise? (Buffet Breakfast)
Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik.
Day 9TiranaScenic Drive to Kotor and Tirana.: Just over the border, visit the old town of Kotor. Admire the bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its still azure waters lapping at the edge of the medieval towns, dotted between the surrounding mountains. Then travel through the spectacular scenery of Montenegro and Albania. Continue to the warmhearted capital of Tirana, for sightseeing with your Local Expert. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
The Plaza Tirana.
Day 10CorfuAcross the cobalt-blue waters to Corfu.: Journey across Albania to Greece where you set sail for the cobalt-blue waters of Corfu. Renowned since Odysseus for its untamed beauty and strategic position in the Mediterranean, Corfu remains an island where it is easy to escape the crowds and relax. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Corfu Holiday Palace/Cavalieri Hotel Corfu.
Day 11CorfuRelax in Corfu.: (Relaxed Start) Enjoy a full day at leisure to relax and enjoy the beautiful island of Corfu. Perhaps explore the Old Town, head to one of the island's incredible beaches, or take a cruise around the island? (Buffet Breakfast)
Corfu Holiday Palace/Cavalieri Hotel Corfu.
Day 12DelphiDelphi, Centre of the Ancient World.: Set off from your island paradise for Delphi, a spectacular cliff-side amphitheatre and worthy of its status as the centre of the ancient world. (Buffet Breakfast)
Amalia Hotel Delphi/Aegli Arachova.
Day 13AthensDelphi sightseeing and on to Athens.: Ascend the Sacred Way of Delphi with your Local Expert. Pass the Parian marble Treasury of the Athenians and Polygonal Wall with its interlocking stones still perfectly intact after thousands of years. You'll approach the Temple of Apollo, where for 14 centuries the mysterious Oracle of Delphi breathed her enigmatic 'words.' Then, it's on to Athens! In the evening, enjoy a hearty Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant in true Greek style, complete with wine and good cheer. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens/Divani Caravel Hotel.
Day 14AthensThe Glory of Athens.: (Relaxed Start) Join a Local Expert for a morning of city sightseeing. Enjoy the glory of ancient Greece from the Parthenon and Acropolis to the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of the Wingless Victory and Hadrian's Arch. This afternoon is yours to explore at your own pace. (Buffet Breakfast)
Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens/Divani Caravel Hotel.
Day 15Depart AthensDepart Athens.: Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to Athens airport. (Buffet Breakfast)
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05/19/2018$4,195.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
06/02/2018$4,195.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/16/2018$4,195.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/30/2018$4,275.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
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07/28/2018$4,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/11/2018$4,350.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
08/25/2018$4,295.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/08/2018$4,275.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/22/2018$4,275.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
10/06/2018$4,150.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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