Gilbert Ortiz is a 27 year travel industry veteran, Certified Travel Agent and Senior Travel Counselor for Affordable Tours.com. He currently resides in Katy, Texas. He specializes in escorted tours and river cruising plus loves everything about travel!
The Eastern Discovery is a 16 day escorted tour, operated by Insight Vacations.
It covers 8 countries perfectly chosen in a way that the tour combines the beauty of cities like Vienna, Dubrovnik and Istanbul, with others like Tirana, Ohrid and Sofia that offer more history and insight into some of the former so called “Eastern Block” countries. All of this plus a touch of nature in the UNESCO gem called Plitvice Lakes National Park.
The tour was expertly planned and operated to perfection by Insight Vacations.
The quality of the coach was second to none. The hotel selection was right on target. The knowledge, sophistication and kindness of our tour director; Karin was unmatched. The speed and smoothness of the rides as we covered 2,100 miles was all due to an excellent job of our driver; Zoran who made us feel safe every day, everywhere all the time.
The concert halls of Vienna; that saw men like Strauss, Motzart and Bethoven provided a beautiful backdrop to the start of a fabulous adventure. Listening to their music and exploring the streets that had seen them walk their way to immortality is exactly, how I started my “Eastern European Discovery Tour”.
As I walked the streets of Vienna; it was as if I had been transformed into another time and dimension.