The Wayfarers Walk Eastern Europe

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ROMAN LEGIONS AND OTTOMAN TURKS,

THE WAYFARERS’ WALKING HOLIDAYS CHART A COURSE ACROSS EASTERN EUROPE

Newport, Rhode Island, February 2007– The Wayfarers, the world’s premier purveyor of walking adventure vacations, returns to Eastern Europe for a series of four magical walks spanning six countries: Croatia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and, for the first time ever, Slovenia. Once isolated by the Iron Curtain, Eastern Europe has emerged with the beauty and traditions of Old World Europe well-preserved, yet in the midst of a second Renaissance.

Magic of Slovenia, May 26 – June 2; Sept. 16 – 23 and Oct. 13 – 20
A new Wayfarers walk, this journey explores a newly independent nation with an intense commitment to preserving its natural beauty and rich history. The tour begins and ends in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, an architectural marvel of bridges, parks, churches and buildings in the Baroque, Renaissance and Neo-Classical style. Travelers will explore the stunning underground cave at Postojna, learn the secrets of bee-keeping on the shores of Lake Bled and revel in Old World charm at every turn. The eight-day/seven-night walk is priced $3,495, inclusive of accommodations, meals, all transfers, admissions, gratuities and more. Walk covers an average 8 – 10 miles/day of easy walking.

Budapest to Krakow, May 20 – 27; July 8 – 15; Sept. 23 – 30
Walkers will journey in the footsteps of Romans, Turks, Hapsburgs and Hungarians who’ve left their mark on this land long hidden in the heart of Europe. Today, the newly independent nation of Slovakia remains stunning beautiful, with rich folk traditions and picturesque villages virtually untouched by time. Travelers begin in the fabled city of Budapest; live medieval history in Levoca; cross the Dunaje River into Poland by private boat and conclude the journey in the vibrant Renaissance city of Krakow. The eight-day/seven-night walk is priced $3,495, inclusive of accommodations, meals, all transfers, admissions, gratuities and more. Walk covers an average 4 – 10 miles/day of easy walking.

Vienna to Prague, May 12 – 21; June 16 – 25; Aug. 25 – Sept. 3; Sept. 8 – 17, Sept. 29 – Oct. 8
This itinerary explores the spirited “new nation” of the Czech Republic. For centuries a cultural crossroads, this new land offers an authentic view of Old Europe. The spellbinding itinerary takes in sleepy Austrian hamlets tucked in shallow valleys, vineyards, charming central squares, lakes and pine forests. Highlights include a tour of Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world; wine tasting in the heart of Moravia’s wine region; and an overnight in the five-star Hotel Ruze, once a 16th century Jesuit monastery. The ten-day, nine-night walk is priced $3,695, inclusive of accommodations, meals, all transfers, admissions, gratuities and more. Walk covers an average of 8 – 10 miles/day of moderate walking.

The Dalmatian Coast, April 18 – 28; May 5 – 12; Oct. 6 – 13 and Oct. 20 – 27
The Jewel of the Adriatic, the Dalmatian Coast affords walkers an incomparable combination of sea, mountains, woods and sweeping plains. Spanning more than a thousand years of diverse history, Croatia’s European, Slavic, Roman and Byzantine influences merged over centuries to form a rich and unique culture. Travelers will walk the city walls of Dubrovnik and Ston; discover the islands and inlets of Lopud and Brac; and explore the ancient maze of alleys of Diocletian’s Palace. This eight-day, seven-night walk is priced $3,695, inclusive of accommodations, meals, all transfers, admissions, gratuities and more. Walk covers an average of 4 – 10 miles/day of moderate walking.

About The Wayfarers
Specialists in walking vacations since 1984, The Wayfarers is committed to providing inspired options for the very best of travel on two feet. Freedom of spirit and a passion for adventure set the scene. This innovative organization seeks out expert local walk leaders and puts a focus on exciting itineraries featuring diverse landscapes, gracious lodging and delicious regional cuisine. Affordable pricing covers all accommodations, ground transfers, meals on itineraries, wine with dinner, entry to specified museums and historic sites, lectures and events. With full details of 36 itineraries in 13 countries, The Wayfarers’ 2007 brochure may be ordered from 1-800-249-4620 or walk-info@thewayfarers.com ; or visit www.thewayfarers.com.

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Before being Editor-in-Chief of In The Know Traveler and In The Know Traveler USA, Devin has had stints in antiques, construction, film and as a professional card player. Devin Galaudet has now found his niche combining his passion for travel and writing. Devin still freelances for a popular trade publication and honors this path as a labor of love. When he is not writing Devin enjoys his pixie-like thirteen-year-old daughter and reading confusing esoteric books. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

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