Arrive in Split this morning and head south to Mostar, whose bridge became a symbol of the city during the Croatia-Bosnia conflict in the early 1990s. We continue to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where we stay overnight.
Join our included sightseeing tour of Belgrade’s main attractions: the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically situated at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers; Republic Square and Saint Sava Temple; and of course, Tito’s Memorial.
We head east to Plovdiv, which enjoys a pleasant setting on the banks of the Maritsa River. Visit the charming Old Town and the Roman amphitheatre. We continue north through beautiful scenery and across the Stara Planina Mountains, via Gabrovo to Veliko Tarnovo for an overnight stay.
This morning you will have time to explore Veliko Tarnovo, located on the Yantra River. This was Bulgaria's capital during the Middle Ages and retains many of its medieval features. Our journey continues north to Arbanassi, once a favourite summer residence of the Bulgarian kings, and home to the Church of the Nativity, built in 1637. Then we cross the Danube, which forms the border with Romania and travel to Bucharest, for a two-night stay.
The Romanian capital has a long and turbulent history, but in recent years has transformed itself to former glories. Once known as ‘Little Paris’, tranquil parks and gardens sit alongside wide, tree-lined boulevards, which all help to contribute to its beauty. Join our optional city tour to get an insight into the history of this fine capital, seeing city highlights such as Unity Square and the famous Royal and Government Palaces
We leave Bucharest and head to Sinaia in the Prahova Valley, where we include a visit to the Sinaia Monastery and Peles Castle, considered to be one of the most romantic in the world. Then we head to the little village of Bran for a visit to ‘spine-chilling’ Bran Castle, which, according to legend, was once home to Count Dracula. We continue to Brasov in the heart of Transylvania, where we stay for two nights.
We visit the pretty medieval town of Sighisoara. Stroll the cobblestone streets to admire the ancient houses and churches. Behind its charming exterior, Sighisoara holds a dark secret – according to legend, it was the birthplace of the notorious Vlad the Impaler (Dracula). Later, continue by way of Tirgu Mures to Cluj Napoca, historic capital of Transylvania, for one night.
A full day to discover the Hungarian capital at leisure. Our optional sightseeing tour captures many sights including the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, Parliament Building and St. Stephen’s Basilica.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will
consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or
guardian aged over 18 years old.
Throughout the tour, you will stay in minimum 3-star hotels. In Turkey, on our 23 day extended itinerary, you will stay for four nights in a 4-star hotel in Istanbul. All hotels will have a restaurant and bar and all bedrooms have en suite facilities and modern amenities.
On your overnight ferry sailing, accommodation will be in two-berth en suite cabins.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
Why not go the night before your
holiday for a relaxing start? You can park for FREE
for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford
North and enjoy an overnight stay with English
breakfast from just £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. We’ll then
collect you from the hotel on the day of departure
and return you there at the end of your holiday.
To book this package, please call the hotel on
01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your
booking reference. If your holiday is longer than
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
Ask one of our friendly reservations team for
more details when you book your holiday.
Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.
On Single Traveller holidays and
coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or
more, you don’t even have to think
about getting to your local joining point. If you live
within 20 miles of one of our free joining points
we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to
meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back
home at the end of your holiday. The cost is just
£30 per booking each way for up to four people
If you live a little further afield, you can also take
advantage of this convenient option for an
additional charge – please enquire at the time
On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your
tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your
car in the car park which is accredited by the Park
Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24
hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is
made on arrival using the self-service machines.
Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany
Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over)
on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration)
and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to
availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot
occupy a front row seat due to French Law.
Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.
If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.
Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.
Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver.
Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.
Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular
date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer
Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.
With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.
All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are
used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours,
compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National
Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.