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2 Weeks in Budapest, Prague & Croatia

This sample 15-day (14 nights) itinerary covers Budapest, Prague, Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik. You'll be exploring some of the most vibrant cities in Europe, with stops in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Croatia. The unique differences and underlying similarities of these marvellous destinations will astound you. From the castles of Prague to the beaches of Croatia, your holiday will have surprising variety, with adventure and relaxation. The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, transfers and city tours. In addition to the tours included we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. There is also an option to travel between cities by private car or van transfers at an extra cost. Our Destination Manager in the region will provide assistance before and during your travels. They will be available to you leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will be provided with information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, restaurants, entertainment and other insider tips. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our Destination Manager throughout your trip. In all of our destinations we offer a variety of accommodation options, including boutique-style hotels, charming B&Bs and spacious apartments ranging from a three to five-star level. From our first-hand experience we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable and centrally located. We generally discourage chain hotels but provide accommodations with unique features or an authentic feel.

Itinerary


3 Nights in Budapest

Day 1

After arriving at Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt Airport, a private driver will greet you and take you to your centrally located accommodation.
Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Optional: Evening Sightseeing Cruise

You're invited for a panoramic boat ride at night, when the city will be beautifully lit up for your pleasure. Glass in hand, you will be able to experience how the legends of Budapest come alive. Look behind the walls of the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the bridges, and other splendid sights all bathed in light. It's a wonderful way to experience the special ambience of the city at night. See everything from a new point of view and just sit back and relax as the sights all float your way.

Evening Sightseeing Cruise
Evening Sightseeing Cruise
Duration : 1 hour
Activity level : Easy

Included : Budapest Airport Transfer

Day 2

See Budapest with an Expert Guide, Get Educated and Oriented
Your private guide will meet you at your accommodation, then take you on a three-hour walking (and metro) tour to show you the highlights of both the Buda and Pest sides of the city. You'll start by hopping on the metro to the Opera House, Heroes' Square and City Park at the far end of Andrassy Blvd. Then you'll return to the center, where St. Stephen’s Basilica awaits. From there you'll get a closer look at the Buda side of the city, where your guide will point out Gellert Hill, the Citadel and the Royal Palace before leading you up through the old cobblestone streets to Fisherman’s Bastion and St. Matthias Church, where your tour will conclude.

Budapest Private Walking Tour
Budapest Private Walking Tour
Duration : 3 hours
Activity level : Moderate
Included in your
vacation package
Suggestion to explore on your own: Mix with the Locals
Is there anything more quintessentially Budapest than a visit to one of the legendary baths? With more hot springs than any other capital, the city lets you take your pick of various styles, from the old school Turkish Rudas Baths to the Art Nouveau Gellert Baths on the Buda side of the city, or even the Neo-Baroque Szechenyi Baths with a large outdoor pool in Pest’s City Park.

Included : Budapest Private Walking Tour

Day 3

Optional: Sample Hungarian Food and Wine with an Expert, or on Your Own
The Hungarians have always placed a lot of importance on food, and their cuisine is probably the most interesting in Central Europe. Get familiar with the aromas and flavors of Hungarian cuisine on our Gastro-Budapest Tour, which will introduce you to classic local dishes, wines and spirits as well as show you some of the best places to shop, eat and drink in the city. You can follow in the footsteps of Anthony Bourdain, with lunch in the same butcher's shop, before finishing the tour with a Hungarian wine tasting.

Budapest Food & Wine Tasting Experience - Small Group Tour
Budapest Food & Wine Tasting Experience - Small Group Tour
Duration : 4 hours
Activity level : Light
Optional: Get out of the Big City and Take Your Pick of Hungary’s Highlights
There are plenty of day-tripping options from Budapest so you have a choice to make. Wine-lovers should head straight for Eger, with a hilltop castle, a picturesque town and 10,000 acres of surrounding vineyards. Sampling the hearty local reds is a must. South of Budapest lies Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. All the rage with vacationers in communist times, it still draws crowds from nearby cities on the weekend. The Tihany peninsula with its Benedictine Abbey is a highlight of the area. On the way, a stop at the renowned Herend porcelain factory is an option. Closer to Budapest, a trip out to the Danube Bend area offers four towns to explore: Szentendre, with a rich artistic heritage and an ethnographic museum; Esztergom, with its domed Basilica perched on a hilltop; Visegrad, with its medieval castle; and lesser-known Vac, a Baroque summer resort popular with Budapesters. It has a basilica modelled on St Peter’s in Rome.

Eger Wine Tasting Private Tour
Eger Wine Tasting Private Tour
Duration : 10 hours
Activity level : Light
Herend and Lake Balaton Tour

Danube Bend Group Tour
Danube Bend Group Tour
Duration : 9 hours
Activity level : Moderate

Day 4

A very different city awaits you today. You'll depart Budapest by train to the Czech capital of Prague. We will arrange a driver to take you to Budapest 's Keleti train station, where you will have seats reserved in second class. Notice the changing scenery as you ride through Hungary, into Slovakia and then spend the majority of the journey in the Czech Republic. The trip takes about 7 hours, and we can also arrange first class tickets for an additional fee. If you have the time and would like to do a little sightseeing along the way, why not book our private car option? For an additional fee, we will arrange for a driver to pick you up at your accommodation in Budapest and deliver you to your Prague accommodation. Along the way though, you'll stop for a bit to take in a few sights in glorious Vienna.
Included : Budapest - Prague Train Tickets, Budapest Train Station Transfer
Budapest

A little about Budapest

The Paris of Central Europe, Budapest is the Queen of the Danube, a sprawling, regal city split in two halves by the mighty river. The city’s two UNESCO-listed halves, ancient Buda and modern Pest both have their charms and are linked by numerous picturesque bridges. From the Buda Castle to the Danube Embankment and the sprawling Andrassy Avenue, with its impressive architecture, there is plenty to keep you busy here, exploring and discovering this atmospheric city. It’s a little too big to explore only on foot, but the Pest side of the city is well laid out with broad avenues of the Parisian system, so it’s hard to get lost, and there is also comprehensive public transport. Budapest has all the charm of Western Europe at a fraction of the price. Here you can taste excellent wines produced throughout the region, and even enjoy Michelin-star dining. We can offer you more than enough exciting activities in the city, from a visit to the incredible Parliament building to a boat cruise with dinner, or an exploration of Budapest’s communist past. The city also has a rich Jewish heritage, so you’ll find the perfect balance of history and modern culture here. Voted Best City in Europe in 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler readers and a regular in their top 3, Budapest really is a special city with activities to cater to every interest.

3 Nights in Prague

Day 1

When you arrive at Prague's train station, we will have a driver there to meet you and take you to your accommodation.

Included : Prague Train Station Transfer

Day 2

Get to Know Prague on a City Walking Tour
Prague's main historic sights are situated on the so-called Royal Route between the Old Town and Prague Castle, crossing the river on the Charles Bridge. To make the most of your visit, we will book a private walking tour to put you in touch with all the history and romanticism of this wonderful city. As the tour ends in the courtyard of Prague Castle, you might want to continue the day by following one of the tour routes in the castle.

Prague Private Walking Tour
Prague Private Walking Tour
Duration : 3 Hours
Activity level : Light
Included in your
vacation package
Optional: Taste Prague's Exciting Food Scene
Since 2008 or so the foodie scene in Prague has developed at a rapid pace. There are farmer's markets on most days and the city's large expat population has provided both customers and restauranteurs to create a cosmopolitan restaurant scene that most cities would envy if only they knew about it. As well as a massive influx of foreign cuisines the standard of Czech gastronomy has been on the increase too and the best way to find out just how things have changed is to take a food tour. We've tried a few of them and weren't too impressed so we designed one ourselves. Your guide will lead you through your choice of either the city center or a less touristy neighborhood, depending on your preferences, helping you discover the tastiest dishes and specialties of Czech cuisine and telling you some interesting and off-beat facts along the way.

Private Food Tour
Private Food Tour
Duration : 3-4 Hours
Activity level : Light
Included : Prague Private Walking Tour

Day 3

Optional: Explore Bohemia on a Day Trip from Prague
Take a break from the city and get out into the Bohemian countryside. Head east or west on your pick of two very different day trips. Two hours to the north, close to the German border is the ornate spa town of Karlovy Vary, or Carlsbad to its neighbors. With elegant colonnades, luxury and medicinal spas, a local herbal liquor distillery and a crystal factory, there's plenty to fill your day here! If you'd prefer a shorter journey and a more traditional Bohemian town then we'd recommend UNESCO-listed Kutna Hora. It's best-known for its "bone church," the Sedlec Ossuary, but is actually listed for its beautiful historic Old Town, St. Barbara's cathedral and the Italian court, once the royal mint, due to the now-exhausted silver mines in the area.

Karlovy Vary Private Day Trip
Karlovy Vary Private Day Trip
Duration : 9 Hours
Activity level : Light
Kutna Hora Private Day Trip
Kutna Hora Private Day Trip
Duration : 5 Hours
Activity level : Moderate
Optional: Cesky Krumlov & Hluboka Castle Private Day Trip
Cesky Krumlov is a medieval town in Southern Bohemia that has kept its almost fairy-tale charm until today and is registered on the UNESCO heritage list. The historical center is made up of narrow winding streets with a number of gothic, renaissance and baroque houses that originated as the mansions of noblemen's families.Heading south out of Prague, the first stop of the day is at the impressive castle of Hluboka nad Vltavou, modeled on England's Windsor Castle and once the property of the wealthy Schwarzenberg family, who were also the owners of Cesky Krumlov castle. Here you can walk in the gardens or optionally stop a little longer to take a guided tour of the interior of the castle. Once you reach Cesky Krumlov if you opt to take a private walking tour, you will be in the hands of our local expert guide, who will show you around the town's narrow lanes and tell the history of this beautifully preserved living museum.
Cesky Krumlov & Hluboka Castle Private Day Trip
Cesky Krumlov & Hluboka Castle Private Day Trip
Duration : 8 Hours
Activity level : Moderate

Day 4

The most practical way to get from Prague to Split is by direct flight. Based on flight schedules, we will arrange for tickets for this flight which takes under 2 hours to transport you from magical Prague in the heart of Central Europe to historic Split on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. We will have a driver take you to Prague airport in plenty of time for your flight.
Included : Prague Airport Transfer, Prague - Split Flight
Prague

A little about Prague

“The Golden City,” “The City of 100 Spires,” “The Mother of Cities”... Prague has no shortage of nicknames, and they all pay homage to the city’s charm and beauty. Prague’s winding cobblestone streets, its gorgeous architecture and its atmospheric bridges are fabled, and with good reason: this is a city like no other. From exploring the history and modern culture on foot, to traveling farther afield to take in the picturesque countryside and fairytale villages, you’ll have an itinerary full of adventure and relaxation. This is a very walkable city surrounded by easy-to-reach destinations in the surrounding regions. Besides the city’s history, which is evident on every street, including the beautifully preserved former Jewish Quarter, a rich program awaits. There will be plenty of time to sample the famous Bohemian beer, as we can offer several delightful gastronomic experiences, including a romantic dinner cruise on the Vltava river, and a relaxing afternoon at an actual beer spa! Day-trip destinations include scenic castles, the perfect spa town, and the Renaissance village of Cesky Krumlov. Prague is a city of history that comes to life for every visitor. No matter what your interests, you’ll find yourself intrigued by the inviting magic of the Czech capital in the heart of Europe.

2 Nights in Split

Day 1

When you arrive, we'll arrange for a driver to greet you and take you to your centrally located Split accommodation.

Included : Split Airport Transfer

Day 2

Optional: Plitvice group excursion
The most popular day trip from Split is to the UNESCO-listed Plitvice lakes, truly one of the most beautiful natural settings in the world and taking a group trip out there is the most cost-effective way to visit it. You will be driven to this string of 16 beautiful lakes, all of which are an incredible blue-green color, complete with waterfalls of all sizes. Your guided tour of the National Park includes a boat ride, a tourist train and a walking tour.

Plitvice Lakes Group Tour
Plitvice Lakes Group Tour
Duration : 12 hours
Activity level : Strenuous
Optional: Explore Diocletian's Palace With an Expert Guide
Split has a history that goes back to the Romans. Today we recommend you meet with an experienced local guide to see what the city has to offer. This 1.5-hour tour will show you the city’s most fascinating sites and give you a sense of how Split is laid out. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and show you the UNESCO-listed 1,700 year old Diocletian’s palace, the Cathedral of Saint Duje with its amazing cellars, the famous Golden Gate, Roman temples, and much more. The city will come alive for you like never before.

Split Private Walking Tour
Split Private Walking Tour
Duration : 1.5 hours
Activity level : Easy

Day 3

Time to visit the fantastic island of Hvar. The ferry port is within easy walking distance from your accommodation and we'll provide tickets to the ferry based on your time preference. We will arrange for assistance with your luggage.
Included : Split - Hvar Ferry, Luggage Assistance in Split
Split

A little about Split

The Roman Emperor Diocletian made Split his home in the 4th Century AD and built a vast palace complex on the waterfront that stands to this day. In fact several of the accommodation options we offer in Split are nestled inside the walls. These days there is an embankment in front of the palace but the water used to go right up to the wall. It's on this man-made strip of land that you'll find the Riva, a pedestrian promenade bustling with life. Split's UNESCO listed Old Town is contained within these old walls and it's a pedestrian-only maze that it is quie easy, but fun, to get lost in. Who know what romantic hidden cafés you might find in one of the narrow streets and alleyways. To get the best out of your time in Split however, we recommend taking a tour with a local guide. Split is very well connected for flights, with an international airport a half hour drive away and is a popular stopping point for our guests on their way between Dubrovnik and the islands of Hvar, Vis or Korcula, all easily reached by a ferry from Split port. If you base yourself in Split for a few daysyou will find it is also well located for visits to some of Croatia's stunning national parks.

3 Nights in Hvar

Day 1

Upon arriving in the port of Hvar, you will be met and brought to your accommodation.

Included : Hvar Port Transfer

Day 2

Optional: Vis Blue Cave Group Excursion
One of the best-known characteristics of Croatia is the deep blue water off the coast. We recommend getting more in-depth, literally, with an eight-hour blue cave group excursion. After a brisk trip by speedboat you’ll arrive at the islet of Bisevo, the location of the Blue Cave, a natural phenomenon that can be entered only by small boats. Here you’ll admire the play of light off the water, before continuing on to the fishing village of Komiza, where you’ll have free time to swim and explore before returning to Hvar, with the possibility of a stop at the Pakleni archipelago if time allows.

Vis Blue Cave Group Speedboat Tour
Vis Blue Cave Group Speedboat Tour
Duration : 8 Hours
Activity level : Moderate
Optional: Private Pakleni Islands tour
Today is a great day to charter your own boat and skipper to explore the Pakleni archipelago, with white sand beaches and quiet villages with delicious local restaurants. With your own boat, you’ll be able to make your own itinerary, exploring the many hidden coves and the picturesque coastline at your leisure.

Pakleni Islands Private Speedboat Tour
Pakleni Islands Private Speedboat Tour
Duration : 8 hours
Activity level : Moderate

Day 3

Optional: Off Road Tour Excursion
Hvar is Europe’s sunniest island, a gorgeous combination of beaches and olive groves, fisherman and grape growers. There’s plenty to see, and a full-day off-road excursion is the perfect way to see it. You’ll be treated to an off-road tour through typical old villages, combining amazing scenery with authentic local charm. The unspoiled nature, panoramic views, and luscious groves are a sight to behold. You’ll enjoy the tour with your own local guide, stopping for a delicious lunch of Croatian delicacies along the way.

Hvar Off-road Island Group Tour
Hvar Off-road Island Group Tour
Duration : 8 hours
Activity level : Light
Optional: Wine Tasting Tour
There are numerous vineyards and a long history of winemaking in Hvar. Today we recommend getting a taste of the local vinous culture, with a fully guided four-hour wine tasting tour. You’ll stop at two wineries, where you’ll taste six different wines, along with two dessert wines. The tour is designed to be informative, and above all, fun.

Hvar Wine Tasting Group Tour
Hvar Wine Tasting Group Tour
Duration : 4 hours
Activity level : Easy

Day 4

It's an early start today for the only departure of the day to Dubrovnik, the city on the sea that you've heard so much about. Skipping a length ferry ride to Split and then a bus ride down the coast, instead you will speed along above the waves on a catamaran ferry. You will reach Dubrovnik around midday, so you'll have plenty of time to explore in the afternoon. Alternatively, if you would prefer taking the opportunity to sight see along the way, we recommend our private transfer option. For an additional fee, we can arrange for a private driver to pick you up in Hvar and bring you straight to Dubrovnik. If you choose, you can stop along the way, perhaps to explore Ston, the oyster capital of Croatia, on the Peljesac peninsula.
Included : Hvar Port Transfer, Hvar - Dubrovnik Ferry
Hvar

A little about Hvar

One of the gems of the Adriatic, Hvar is more than a beautiful coastal town. It’s also an ancient epicenter of culture, boasting the oldest communal theater in Europe, the largest square on the Croatian coast and a stunning medieval fortress dating back to the 7th century. There’s a little bit of everything here, from history and architecture to modern culture, outdoor adventures and isolated beaches. Whether you want a vacation that’s action-packed or something more relaxing, Hvar -- named one of the top 10 world summer party spots by MSN -- will offer more than enough variety to please you. The longest of the Adriatic islands, Hvar’s fertile landscape makes it perfect for growing grapes, giving you several local vineyards to visit. Be sure to sample the local cuisine, which emphasizes freshly caught fish, baked bread and vegetables grown on the island. We can offer a tasting tour at the finest local vineyards. Those seeking an active vacation will not be disappointed either, as there are several possibilities for sailing, swimming, exploring the sea caves along the coast. You can also take a hike in the hills overlooking Hvar, and go offroad with a local guide. This is a relaxing destination with warm locals. It’s an ideal summer vacation spot.

3 Nights in Dubrovnik

Day 1

We will arrange to have someone on hand at the port to greet you as you get off the boat and then transfer you to you Dubrovnik accommodation.

Included : Dubrovnik Port Transfer

Day 2

Optional: Get to Know Dubrovnik on a Private City Walking Tour
Dubrovnik is truly a gem of the Adriatic. The city has been on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List since 1979. We recommend taking a private 1.5-hour walking tour of the Old City that will show you the old city including the elegant main street and its most important sites: The Franciscan Monastery, Onofrio’s Fountains, Sponza Palace, Orlando’s Column, City Bell Tower, Church of St Blaise, and Rector’s Palace. It’s an ideal way to get oriented in the city and set yourself up for further exploration. Continue your day in Dubrovnik after the tour with a ride on the cable car up Mount Srd' to take in the views or get another view of the town by walking the ancient walls that surround the city. If you'd prefer to see Dubrovnik from afar then take a boat trip to Lokrum Island, an oasis of nature and tranquility just 10 minutes from the old town harbor.

Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour
Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour
Duration : 1.5 hours
Activity level : Light
Optional: Explore Outside the City Walls
Let’s get the adrenaline pumping today, shall we? A sea kayaking excursion or a buggy adventure are two great activities we highly recommend. The Buggy Safari is an hour-long excursion that lets you drive off road to see wildlife, fortresses, former minefields and war sites. It all culminates in a dramatic 360° view of the entire region from Srd mountain. You’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the off-road site, then you’ll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. If you’d rather explore sea than land, a three-hour sea kayaking excursion is your best choice. You’ll paddle along the walls of Dubrovnik, getting a new view of the city, then go for a swim in one of the secluded coves, where you’ll really become one with nature. Your kayak is equipped with a water-tight barrel so you don't need to worry about your valuables or camera getting wet!

Buggy Safari Adventure Group Tour
Buggy Safari Adventure Group Tour
Duration : 1 hour
Activity level : Moderate
Sea Kayaking Group Tour
Sea Kayaking Group Tour
Duration : 3 hours
Activity level : Moderate

Day 3

Optional: Visit a neighboring country
Today’s a great day to get out of the city and see something new. We have two equally unforgettable suggestions, Mostar and Montenegro. Located in a beautiful valley between the high mountains of Herzegovina about two hours from Dubrovnik, Mostar is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The town is exceptional for its dwellings and monuments assembled harmoniously over the centuries, thanks to favorable geographical conditions and a sound economic climate. Mostar’s most famous landmark is an Ottoman stone bridge which connects the city in two parts over the Neretva River. Montenegro is one of region’s last undiscovered secrets. Located less than one hour’s drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro offers an unforgettable experience; exceptional natural beauty in combination with a rich history and culture. You’ll enjoy the view above the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Kotor Bay with its numerous small settlements. It is a country of contrasts, the new and the old, the mountains and the sea, sun and snow and all of this a little more than a stone’s throw from Dubrovnik.

Mostar Group Tour
Mostar Group Tour
Duration : 11 hours
Activity level : Light
Montenegro Group Tour
Montenegro Group Tour
Duration : 10 hours
Activity level : Light
Optional: Cook Local
If you have a taste for great food, we’ve got the perfect day for you if you opt for this cooking class. Today you will head out into the Konavle countryside. Here in a 500-year-old farmhouse, you’ll have a half-day cooking class that will teach you about local gastronomy as well as Croatian culture and history. Start by picking fresh vegetables from the garden, then prepare a four-course lunch or dinner with an expert chef. When you sit down to dine, you’ll also have excellent local wines and brandy. It’s a great way to get hands on with Croatian gastronomic culture, and have a great time doing it! If you need our local staff can arrange for transfers both ways, if you don't have a designated driver.

Konavle Farmhouse Private Cooking Class
Konavle Farmhouse Private Cooking Class
Duration : 4-5 hours
Activity level : Easy

Day 4

A driver will pick you up at your Dubrovnik accommodation and drop you off at the airport for your departing flight.
Included : Dubrovnik Airport Transfer
Dubrovnik

A little about Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik offers an unusual blend of modern culture and ancient tradition. Marble-like polished limestone streets, a labyrinth of alleyways and breathtaking architecture compose the unique atmosphere of the Old Town. You’ll experience a true variety of sightseeing, leisure and outdoor adventures here. Dubrovnik’s most stunning feature is the 82-foot tall city wall which extends more than a mile. Game of Thrones fans will be in luck, as we offer a special tour to local set locations. King’s Landing never looked so good! There’s a rich selection of live performances for music lovers here, as concerts are performed daily, and in July and August the Dubrovnik Summer Festival of music, theatre and dance brings incredible performers from around the world. The nightlife is also exciting, with restaurants, cafes and bars that will keep you socializing until dawn. You’ll be staying in beautiful accommodation within short walking distance to all the major sites, so you’ll be able to sample a little of everything. But there are also several exciting day trips and cruises to enjoy. From kayaking through hidden coves to an authentic Croatian cooking class, vineyard tours, and trips as far afield as Montenegro, you’ll have more than enough to fill your itinerary.

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- Traveled to Zagreb, Rovinj, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik & Kotor in September 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"Very prompt answers to all of our questions. Recommendations were on point. Carmine was very helpful in narrowing down our trip so that we could get as much in as possible in 11 days while not stretching ourselves. Our contact was extremely helpful and checked in on us throughout the trip making sure we were happy with hotels etc. All transfers went smoothly and perfectly on time.  All of our tour guides were great. Very informative. Perfect. Couldn't have been happier."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split and Plitvice in September 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"Very useful website and excellent staff made for a seamless and excellent trip! Planning was easy using your website and support from your staff was excellent!"

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar & Split in September 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"For Croatia travel, I highly recommend JayWay Travel now that I've used them TWICE and had flawless travel plans with an interesting itinerary prepared by Jayway. Josipa who met us at our first hotel and gave us a short "briefing" AND a Jayway cell phone to use with everyone's numbers pre-programmed in the phone, was genius."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Venice, Cinque Terre & Florence in September 2017 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"Jayway Travel is an excellent option for those who are looking for guidance with a difficult-to-plan vacation but aren't interested in group or guided tours. Having on-the-ground experts available and reachable via a provided cell phone is an extremely valuable offering that is difficult to find with other tour companies."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Plitvice, Rovinj & Zagreb in September 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"The service from start to finish was impeccable.  We were able to enjoy a stress and worry-free trip with the help of JayWay Travel and their expert planning.  Pavla was a great point of contact. Very helpful and responsive, as well as extremely pleasant. The accommodations were top notch. The rooms were as described in our itinerary. The transfers were great.  Everyone was punctual.  The service was wonderful - everyone was super helpful and informative."

- Traveled to Split, Hvar, Korcula & Dubrovnik in September 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"JayWay allowed us to have our self-guided vacation with just the right amount of support. We could use the resources at our disposal as much or as little as we wanted. JayWay is a finely tuned machine."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Trogir, Plitvice, Rovinj & Ljubljana in September 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"Jayway made us feel looked after in a way that allowed the logistics of our trip to be in the background so that the enjoyment and adventure could be the primary focus. Pavla was just wonderful! We felt so at ease knowing she was available if needed. This was maybe the most helpful aspect of using Jayway, knowing that someone was coordinating all of the transport in our behalf made this trip doable."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Vis, Split, Zadar, Rovinj & Venice in September 2017 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"We have recommended JayWay to several friends.  It was one of the best trips we have experienced and between us, Alan and I have seen a lot of the world.  In 2017 traveled 30,000 miles."

- Traveled to Budapest, Pecs, Zagreb, Ljubljiana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik, Ulcinj, Ohrid, Skopje, Sofia in August 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"JayWay took care of everything and took the traveling booking burden off us. Everything they booked was awesome including day trips and accommodations and they were very knowledgeable and informative."

- Traveled to Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik in July 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"JayWay was a fabulous way to travel—essentially assisted independent travel, with great staff, itineraries, hotels, transportation, transfers, restaurant suggestions, and optional tours. Having someone to consult with a few weeks before the trip and a local cell phone and someone helpful to call if we needed anything made it perfect."

- Traveled to Ljubljana, Bled, Kobarid, Julian Alps, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Mostar & Kotar in May 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"I've been organizing travel for my friends and family for years and I've never come across a company that put so much effort into details. We always felt like we had a lifeline in places that were all very foreign to us. I have the highest regard for Jayway. They treat their family right and the result is top notch quality. Everyone went above and beyond any expectations!"

- Traveled to Split, Hvar, Trogir, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Vienna & Budapest in May 2017 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"JayWay provides an enormously helpful array of resources and services that eliminated all of the stress of traveling. From the first contact to the final ride to the airport every encounter with staff was welcoming, professional and extremely helpful - a great service. Ana, Bettina, Lidija, and Josipa were amazing.  Responsive to all our needs, caring, helpful, committed, and connected with lodging hosts and drivers.  We were continually amazed at the cooperation and coordination of the JayWay Team."

- Traveled to Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Dubrovnik, in September 2016 - rating:
(5/5)

"The guides were all excellent. The SUV trip on Hvar with Ivan was exceptional. We very much enjoyed travelling and conversing also with Matthew. During the transfer from Dubrovnik to Korcula, we had some extra time, so he took us for a wine tasting at a winery, which proved to be a memorable experience. The accommodations, transfers and tours arranged by JayWay all contributed to making this a most enjoyable and relaxing trip."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split in September 2016 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"JayWay provided the organization and took away logistical concerns and allowed me to have a stress-free trip, without the rigidity of a completely pre-planned one-size-fits all tour."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split in September 2016 - rating:
(5/5)

"The trip planning went very smoothly. None of the travelers were familiar with Croatia and we appreciated Carmine's input on the itinerary, hotels and potential tours. We did not choose to arrange many tours in advance, however the wine tasting arranged by JayWay was superb and we enjoyed the walking tours of Split and Dubrovnik. The JayWay staff that met us in Split and Dubrovnik were friendly and extremely helpful in orienting us and providing helpful recommendations. Ana was our contact in Europe prior to the trip. She answered all our questions in a courteous and timely manner and provided excellent restaurant recommendations for each of our destinations."

- Traveled to Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik in September 2016 - rating:
(4.8/5)

''Your people were patient, easy to work with, wanted to give us a great experience, and very graciously made adjustments on the tour as we moved through our trip.Carmine, Ana and Lidija were superb to work with and what other travel agency makes an adjustment and gives you a refund.. Only JayWay. We thoroughly enjoyed our Croatia trip and have recommended you to friends.''

- Traveled to Budapest, Zagreb, Rovinj,Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik in September 2016 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"Interest and response of staff to questions and requests was outstanding.  Very friendly and helpful.  Their communications with drivers, etc. enabled seamless transportation and transfers. City tours of 1.5 - 2 hours were the right length with good informative content.  Recommendation for travel-day stops were very good. JayWay applies their knowledge of the country to help guide an outstanding trip.  Services and transfers arranged by their attentive staff are executed easily and on-time, making the travel experience easy and pleasant."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Pag, Plitvice, Zagreb in May 2016 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"We have just returned from our Croatia trip and I wanted to thank you, personally, for arranging a first class vacation for us. Everything went off without a hitch and the tours, drivers and hotels were outstanding. I am so glad that I took your advice and did Ljubliana as it was one of our favorite stops. I hope to go back some day and do more of the country, so will be in touch when that happens. Thanks again, Sherry"

- Traveled to Ljubljana, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik in October 2015 - rating:
(5/5)

"JayWay made our first trip to Central Europe and the Adriatic a wonderful experience. From accommodations to transportation to restaurant recommendations, to personal guides, their arrangements and suggestions were outstanding. We'll certainly use JayWay again and will enthusiastically recommend them to our friends and family. On our last night in Dubrovnik, my husband, who's very particular and wasn't convinced that he even wanted to take this trip ('Croatia???') said: 'This was the perfect vacation. Best we've ever had.' Thank you JayWay!"

- Traveled to Prague, Trogir, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik in July 2015 - rating:
(5/5)

"JayWay took a lot of hassle out of the trip and gave excellent guidance & suggestions in finalising the individual cities on our trip. This was clearly based on considerable experience with each of the countries. We particularly loved the transfer service at each location. It was most welcome when arriving somewhere tired and not knowing where to go! The local contacts also provided outstanding help and guidance on the road and the mobile phone was a great idea."

- Traveled to Krakow, Wroclaw, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Budapest, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Dubrovnik in September 2013 - rating:
(5/5)

"JayWay is the most professional travel company we have ever dealt with. They provided a unique travel experience we could not have achieved on our own. Their in depth knowledge and connections locally gave us access to places and activities we will remember forever."

- Traveled to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split in July 2007 - rating:
(5/5)

What's Included

The services included in this package are as follows:


  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Budapest
  • Budapest Airport Transfer
  • Budapest Private Walking Tour
    Duration : 3 hours
    Includes : Private Guide, Hotel pick-up, Public transportation tickets
    Excludes : Entry fees to sights and museums, Tip for the guide
  • Budapest - Prague Train Tickets
  • Budapest Train Station Transfer
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Prague
  • Prague Train Station Transfer
  • Prague Private Walking Tour
    Duration : 3 Hours
    Includes : Private English-speaking guide, pick-up from hotel
    Excludes : Entrance fees, Tip for the Guide
  • Prague Airport Transfer
  • Prague - Split Flight
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Split
  • Split Airport Transfer
  • Split - Hvar Ferry
  • Luggage Assistance in Split
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Hvar
  • Hvar Port Transfer
  • Hvar Port Transfer
  • Hvar - Dubrovnik Ferry
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik Port Transfer
  • Dubrovnik Airport Transfer
  • Pre-trip assistance of the JayWay Destination Manager
  • On-trip assistance from local JayWay Representatives
  • A pre-paid local cell phone for all destinations
  • Excursion booking advice and assistance
  • Access to your personalized Guest Page, with detailed destination information and tips on the best these cities can offer


- Flights to and from Europe.
- Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
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Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions (unless explicitly stated otherwise)).
- Parking fees unless otherwise indicated.
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