February 15th 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/sevennight 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. Vienna to Prague, May 12 – 21; June 16 – 25; Aug. 25 – Sept. 3; Sept. 8 – 17, Sept. 29 – Oct. 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, sevennight 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.

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