This is the perfect vacation to explore Eastern Europe, from Vienna all the way to Istanbul. Travel from Vienna to Croatia, where you will stop in Kumrovec to visit the Ethnological Museum and have lunch with local specialties. Next is Zagreb, the capital, to see the Lower and medieval Upper Town. Stop at Plitvice Narional Park on your way to the Adriatic Coast and stay overnight in Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, visit Mostar and Sarajevo, where you will visit the Sarajevo Tunnel, built between 1992 and 1995 during the Bosnian War, and visit Kotor and Budva in Montenegro. Enter Albania and stay in its capital, Tirana. In Macedonia, visit the Old Town of Ohrid, where you will taste the traditional Boza, and in Skopje, the capital, admire the Alexander the Great statue on Macedonia Square before arriving in Bulgaria’s capital of Sophia. End in Istanbul, Turkey, founded by the Greeks more than 2,500 years ago as Byzantium. In 330 AD it changed to Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, before finally becoming Istanbul after the Ottoman conquest in the 15th century. Visit Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Roman Hippodrome, the Hagia Sophia, and enjoy a special dinner with wine at a local restaurant that features traditional belly dancers. Embark your ship and spend the next six nights cruising among the breathtaking Greek Isles. Visit Kusadasi, crescent-shaped Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos, and more. Disembark on the Greece mainland, where you’ll spend a final night in Athens and see the sights with a Local Guide.