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Eastern Europe Self Drive Tour

Eastern Europe Self Drive Tour

Discover Eastern Europe: 11 Days/10 Nights from Vienna to Vienna


Day 1 | Vienna, Austria: Pick up your rental car
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Welcome to romantic Vienna, a city of great diversity of art, architecture and culinary delights. The former home of the Habsburg court, the city still has the trappings of the imperial capital it once was and its downtown historic center is like an open-air museum with its many famous buildings. You will find many fine shopping streets. Visit the Danube Tower for breathtaking views of the city.

Tourist Class Hotel Alexander or similar (2 nights)

Day 2 | Vienna
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Vienna is also a dynamic city, famous for its electronic music scene and, of course, its coffee culture with its many beautiful traditional coffee bars offering delicious coffee and delectable pastries. The Viennese take their food quite seriously and throughout the day you will find superb food and fine wines.

Day 3 | Vienna – Graz – Slovenia – Ljubljana
02 km*

From Vienna your journey today takes you to the historic old town of Graz . See the Glockenspiel, which comes to life with song and rotating dance figures daily.
Continue across Austria to Slovenia, a charming country renowned for its rich history and scenic landscapes with churches, castles, roadside shrines, and farmsteads. Arrive at the capital Ljubljana, where we have arranged your overnight stay. Ljubljana is a city full of galleries, museums and artists whose narrow streets are surrounded by medieval houses and interesting squares. The fashionable venues of the riverside offer indoor/outdoor dining at bars and cafes.

Tourist Class Ahotel or similar

Day 4 | Ljubljana – Croatia – Zagreb
143.23 km*

From Ljubljana enjoy the beautiful countryside with its picturesque little towns and villages as you cross the border into Croatia and to Zagreb, where we have arranged your overnight stay. Zagreb is a city with a rich history serving as cultural and political focus of Croatia since the Middle Ages, and after the dissolution of Yugoslavia becoming the capital. For your evening meal try the local cuisine of hearty soups, local fresh-water fish, spit roasted pork or lamb, homemade cheeses and polenta accompanied by the local zinfandel wine.

Tourist & First Class Antonovic Zagreb or similar

Day 5 | Zagreb – Lake Balaton – Hungary – Budapest
350.84 km*

Today’s drive from Croatia to Hungary takes you through beautiful countryside of hills, castles and old rural houses. Pass Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe and a popular resort. Stay for lunch as the hills north of Balaton are known for their vineyards and so you will find a fine selection of the local wines, and try the special Lake Balaton fish called fogas (similar to pike or perch) served roasted.

From Lake Balaton continue your drive to Budapest, where we have arranged your overnight stay, truly one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Visit the spectacular Royal Palace which sits atop Castle Hill where it towers above the city overlooking the Danube. Stroll the embankment of the River Danube. Walk down Andrassy Avenue, flanked by palaces and houses featuring fine facades and recognized as a World Heritage Site. The avenue is also home to such upscale boutiques as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, etc. The classic coffee shops in the city serve delicious cakes for the sweet-toothed, and there is no problem in finding a café or restaurant for fine dining to fast food.

Tourist Class Hotel Erzsebet City Center or similar

Day 6 | Budapest – Slovakia – Poland – Krakow
394.29 km*

Leave Hungary to drive through the country of Slovakia. Typical souvenirs are dolls dressed in folk costumes, ceramics, crystal and carved wooden figures. Slovaks have a very rich folk culture of songs, dances and fairytales. Stop for lunch, which in Slovakia is traditionally the main meal of the day. The national Slovak dish is potato dumplings with sheep’s milk, though the cuisine varies from region to region as it’s influenced by the cuisine of its neighbors. Soup of sauerkraut with sausage, fried potato pancakes and poppy seed rolls are all popular. Leave Slovakia and cross into Poland.

Continue on to historical Krakow, where we have arranged your overnight stay. On the Vistula River in a valley at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, Krakow’s history encompasses over a thousand years, and is one of the largest and oldest cities in Poland. A mecca of art, culture and nightlife, it is a popular tourist location. Its historic center is a World Heritage Site. For those that like to shop there are individual stores with real character as well as the shopping malls. At the end of the day unwind in one of the city’s many cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs.

Tourist Class Hotel David or similar

Day 7 | Krakow – Warsaw
296.12 km*

From Krakow drive to Poland’s capital city of Warsaw, situated on the River Vistula, where we have arranged your overnight stay. Warsaw has been known as the “phoenix” city as it was completely destroyed during World War II and rebuilt with the heroic efforts of Polish citizens. With over 80 city parks there is plenty of greenery and the Saxon Garden, once a royal garden, with its avenues and many species of trees is a nice place to sit and relax. It is not difficult here to find unique dining experiences.

Tourist Class Hetman Hotel or similar

Day 8 | Warsaw – Wroclaw
344.4 km*

From Warsaw continue your road trip through southwestern Poland to the undiscovered gem of a city, Wroclaw, where we have arranged your overnight stay. Perched on the Odra River in the historic region of Silesia, Wroclaw is a city of many rivers and bridges and fascinating architecture, often referred to as “The Venice of Poland”. A thousand years of history has given the city a lively and cultural ambience. Visit the Medieval market square of Old Town. Bursting at the seams with cozy cafes and excellent restaurants, after a day of sightseeing you can enjoy the typical cuisine, a mixture of traditional Polish and Silesian dishes, unique to this city.

Tourist & First Class TheMonopol Hotel or similar

Day 9 | Wroclaw – Czech Republic – Prague
278.42 km*

Leave Wroclaw and continue on into the Czech Republic and to its capital city of Prague, which is situated on the River Vltava in central Bohemia and where we have arranged your overnight stay. As Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than other major cities in the region it contains one of the world’s most varied collections of architecture in style from Art Nouveau to Baroque, Renaissance, Cubist, Gothic and Neo-Classical, as well as ultra modern. Prague has a thriving nightlife with many bars, cafes, clubs and restaurants.

Tourist Class Hotel Popelka or similar

Day 10 | Prague – Brno – Austria – Vienna
415.21 km*

Today’s journey takes you through the historical region of Moravia and to the city of Brno, the second-largest city in the Czech Republic. Its city center is full of historical buildings, fountains, sculptures and restaurants and is very compact so it is very easy to walk around and see most of the places of interest.

Continue on back to Austria and its romantic capital, Vienna, for your overnight stay. See the famous Lipizzaner horse show, an equestrian tradition that dates from the 16th century. Music has a great impact to this city, home to such famous composers as Johann Strauss. Hear great operas with world star guests, the Viennese Philharmonic Orchestra and the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir. This evening dine on some of Vienna’s world famous cuisine of Wiener Schnitzel, apple strudel and Sachertorte.

Tourist Class Hotel Alexander or similar

Day 11 | Vienna
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Continue to airport, Drop-off Rental Car for your return flight home.

No Of Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax
Adult in Twin/Double13751194110310491096105810841057
Adult in Triple13091128103798310309921018991
Child with bed in Triple 1126103598110289901016988
Child No Bed495403349397358385357


Vienna, Carniola, Greater Zagreb, Greater Budapest, Voivodeship, Greater Warsaw, Lower Silesia, Bohemia, Moravia, Vienna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Prague, Brno.

Your Tour Package Includes

10 Nights Hotel Accommodation as detailed in the Day by Day Itinerary as described below. Breakfast Daily, all Hotel Taxes and Service Charges. 11 Days Hertz CDMR Compact Manual VW Golf VI or similar Including Unlimited Mileage (UM), Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection (TP) and Taxes. Maps, Information, and Detailed Directions to your Hotels. Emergency telephone numbers accessible 24/7 in the unlikely event you have a problem with a hotel or the Hertz rental car.

Entrance Tickets Included

  • The Royal Palace
  • Lipizzaner horse show

Vehicle Type

  • Upto 5 Pax: Citroen C4 or Similar
  • 6-7 Pax: Renault Espace or similar
  • 8-9 Pax: Renault Traffic or similar
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning

Not Included

Fuel and Parking Charges. Admissions to Attractions unless otherwise stated.

Terms & Conditions

The Terms and Conditions will form the contract between European Voyages and the person making/paying for the booking. No contract exists until European Voyages has received payment and issued its confirmation invoice. Rates are subject to currency fluctuation and Government taxes and may be changed without notice. Rates are guaranteed upon acceptance of full payment.

Payment with a credit card is required to make a reservation. If a booking is made 60 or more days before departure, a non-refundable deposit is payable by Visa or MasterCard. The remaining balance will be collected approximately eight weeks prior to departure. For reservations made less than 60 days before departure, full payment will be due when hotels are confirmed.

Tour Deposit

DurationPrice Per Person
5 to 7 DaysEURO 125.00
8 to 10 DaysEURO 150.00
11 to 13 DaysEURO 175.00
14 to 16 DaysEURO 200.00
17 to 20 DaysEURO 250
21 Days & OverEURO 300.00

Travel Insurance
We highly recommend the purchase of a Travel Insurance protection plan.

Notice of cancellation must be made by e-mail directly to the Company

DurationCharge Per Person
60+ DaysDeposit Only
59-45 Days25%
44-30 Days50%
29-22 Days75%
21 to Day of Departure100%

Once the booking is confirmed, changes incur the following amendment fees: 60 + days — €50 per person, 59 days to day of departure — changes are treated as a cancellation and rebooking and cancellation charges as above apply. It is not possible to make refunds after departure date for any services not used including but not limited to hotels, and car rental.

It is your responsibility to thoroughly check your documents upon receipt and to inform European Voyages immediately if there is an error so that it can be corrected prior to departure. If European Voyages is not advised accordingly no liability on its part will be accepted. Also, it is your responsibility to ensure that you take all of the travel documents sent to you, including but not limited to Hotel, and Car Vouchers, explorer kit, etc. If you do not have your documents you will be expected to pay for service and will not be reimbursed by European Voyages.

Changes by the Company
On occasion it may be necessary to amend certain arrangements of your holiday, which we reserve the right to do at any time. If a major change occurs we will inform you as soon as possible. Major change is one that involves a change in location or offering a lower category hotel. In these instances we will offer an alternative subject to your acceptance and if the hotel originally booked is of a superior category and is substituted with a standard category, we will issue a refund to you Upon acceptance of the change no further claims for compensation or additional expenses will be accepted. In no case we will pay compensation or accept liability if change is due to force majeure; risk/threat of war; industrial disputes; riot; civil strife; terrorist activity; natural/nuclear disasters; fire or adverse weather conditions; technical problems to transport; closure or congestion of airports or ports; cancellations or changes of scheduled airlines and similar events beyond our control.

Driving Licenses
Renters must present a valid driving license, an International Driving Permit is strongly recommended. This is required for translation purposes to confirm the validity of the driver’s license for the safety of our renters and for Hertz. Note: A current valid foreign driving license must always be presented at the rental counter.

Travel Documents/Proof of Citizenship
It is your responsibility to be in possession of a valid machine readable passport and/or visa if required.

European Voyages strives to ensure accuracy of descriptions and information, however we are not able to control all holiday components and advertised facilities may bed withdrawn or changed. We cannot accept liability for loss of an advertised facility or withdrawal of free or discounted offers. Such offers are add value and are non-refundable if not provided or used. Prices specified herein do not reflect Value Added offers unless noted otherwise.

Responsibility and Limitations of Liability
European Voyages as the operator, is solely responsible for selecting the suppliers that provide the component parts (e.g. hotel accommodations, transfers, and car rental firms) for the vacations described on this website. These suppliers are independent contractors. European Voyages does not own, control, operate, nor is it an agent for any suppliers furnishing tour component parts, and therefore in the absence of its negligence, European Voyages cannot be held liable for loss or damage to property or injury to person, caused by reason of any act or omission, intentional negligence or otherwise by such third party supplier. European Voyages makes no implied or expressed warranties in the offering of any tour described on this website. European Voyages reserves the right to cancel or alter any itinerary at its sole discretion. The information and rates are accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change without notice.

By making final payment for any of the vacations, customer acknowledges and agrees to all of the terms and conditions, in particular, to the limitations of liability set forth above.

Should you or any member of your party suffer illness, personal injury or death through any misadventure arising out of an activity which does not form part of your holiday arrangements, we shall offer assistance such as we are able. Such assistance shall take the form of guidance and advice only without accepting any liability whatsoever.

Hotel Accommodation
European Voyages reserves the right to substitute alternative hotels to those featured, provided they are of comparable category or better. All properties are contracted on a ‘Run of House’ basis, which means you have a standard room from any part of the property unless otherwise advertised. Special accommodation requests, such as adjoining rooms, or twin beds are subject to the hotel availability and cannot be guaranteed. We cannot accept any booking that is conditional upon special requests being met

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