Europe to the Black Sea



Eastern Europe to the Black Sea

Dan & Jean Wheeler


Dajana Jakovac

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Optional Tours

Day 6

  Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi - $95/person

Today, you'll travel by motorcoach to Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of Bulgaria from 1186 until 1394. This cultural center rewards visitors with views of the fortification wall atop Zarevez Hill, the cobblestoned old city, ancient ruins, and a steep ravine plunging down from two towering promontories. Continue on to Arbanassi, a historical village of Bulgarian heritage. Its 80 houses, five churches, and two monasteries reflect a unique, fortress-like architectural style of the 17th and 18th centuries, when the village flourished. Enjoy free time to make your own discoveries, and savor typical Bulgarian fare at a local restaurant.

Day 10

Sremski Karlovci - $60/person

Explore Sremski Karlovci, a history- and culture-rich town rich Serbian town considered a political and spiritual capital. Between 1848 and 1849, it was designated the capital of Vojvodina - a self-proclaimed Serbian province - and between 1848 and 1920, it served as the official seat of the Patriarchate of Karlovci - an office of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Today, Sremski Karlovci is renowned for its Baroque architecture and wine production. During a guided tour, you'll discover a handful of Serbian landmarks, including the Patriarch's Palace and the oldest Serbian grammar school. You'll also visit a beekeeping museum - which also doubles as a wine cellar - where you'll savor samples of locally made wine and honey. 

Day 13

Hungarian Jewish Heritage - $55/person

Join us for an optional tour exploring Hungarian Jewish Heritage. The journey begins at the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe, with its Moorish design further enhanced by Byzantine, Romantic, and Gothic elements. You'll also visit the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue, the Emanuel Memorial Tree, and the Jewish Museum. 






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