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Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe

12 nights from $2,989 per person

  • Included:
  • Accommodation
  • Dedicated Tour Manager
  • Selected excursions & meals
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact center
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Overview

A 14-day escorted tour of the most beautiful and historic cities of Central and Eastern Europe. With two-night stays and guided tours in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw, you will have time to explore and experience these remarkable locations. This itinerary is a lovely balance of guided sightseeing and relaxing leisure time, taking in ancient and modern history, experiencing the cuisine and culture of this region.

Admire the beauty of Budapest and the vibrancy of Berlin. Enjoy a folklore dinner in Prague and a traditional Austrian dinner in Vienna. Experience a moving tour of Auschwitz and discover both the tragic and the joyous sides of Warsaw. Explore the magnificent and legendary cities of Europe (CL)

 

Highlights

  • Discover the history of Berlin, from the impressive eighteenth century landmarks of the Sans Souci Palace and the Brandenburg Gate to the modern history of Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall
  • Explore the charming city of Prague, with its unique culture and architecture. Tour the majestic Hradcany Castle, gothic St Vitus Cathedral and quaint Golden Lane. Stroll along the statue-lined Charles Bridge and relax in one of the delightful cafes
  • Marvel at the magnificent architecture of Vienna, with the spectacular St Stephens Cathedral and lavish Schoenbrunn Palace
  • Enjoy a city tour of Budapest “The Queen of the Danube”, split by the river with historic Buda on one side and cosmopolitan Pest on the other
  • Experience a poignant tour of the Auschwitz concentration camp
  • Enjoy strolling the old town of Krakow and Polish hospitality in an outdoor café or local restaurant
  • Take a panoramic tour of Warsaw, learning about its tragic history and joyous resurgence

Details

Day 1

Berlin, Germany

Arrive in the magnificent city of Berlin, and your tour begins this evening with a welcome dinner along with your fellow travellers.

Dinner included

Day 2

Berlin – Potsdam - Berlin

This morning take a trip to Potsdam to see the impressive Sans Souci Palace – the summer residence of Frederick the Great in the eighteenth century. Return to the centre of Berlin for a panoramic tour of this city of contrasts. Highlights include the majestic Bradenburg Gate, the beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, the fascinating ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the famous Reichstag Building. Pass through the area which was once “Checkpoint Charlie” and see the remnants of the Berlin Wall.

Breakfast included

Day 3

Berlin – Dresden – Prague, Czech Republic

Leave Berlin and travel through Germany to the city of Dresden on the banks of the River Elbe. Take time to explore this lovely city with a rich cultural and artistic history. Continue your journey into the Czech Republic, to the magnificent city of Prague. In the evening you will be given a taster of traditional Czech culture with a folklore show with dinner and regional drinks.

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 4

Prague

Your day will begin in this fairy-tale city with a visit to the stunning Hradcany Castle and St Vitus Cathedral. Enjoy a leisurely walking tour through the Old Town, seeing the picture-perfect historic Golden Lane, the famous Orloj which is a clock, calendar and planetarium and famous Charles Bridge lined with statues. The afternoon is yours to enjoy strolling the picturesque streets and relaxing in the charming cafes.

Breakfast included

Day 5

Prague – Vienna, Austria

Today you will travel to Austria, to the vibrant city of Vienna where you will be spending the next two nights. After a short orientation drive through the centre of the city, you will then have the afternoon to explore the shops and cafes. This evening you will have dinner in a favourite restaurant, enjoying a taste of the regional flavour and culture.

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 6

Vienna

Experience a panoramic city tour this morning, with highlights such as the magnificent Schoenbrunn Palace – the summer retreat of the Hapsburg dynasty for over two hundred years. View the beautiful architecture, scenic parks and gothic spires of this glorious city, and pause to admire St Stephen’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy this colourful city, either visit one of the famous museums, relax over a Viennese coffee at one of the many charming coffee houses or stroll along the boulevards lining the Danube. This evening you have the option to choose a Mozart concert and dinner in the city.

Breakfast included

Day 7

Vienna – Budapest, Hungary

Journey through the picturesque Hungarian countryside to one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Budapest. On arrival a local expert will bring this city to life showcasing landmarks such as Matthias Church - the site of coronations through the centuries, and the picturesque towers and arcades of the Fisherman’s Bastion where you will enjoy spectacular views.  You will also see historic Old Buda and Gellert Hill with its magnificent Liberty Statue, and the impressive gothic Parliament building (Orszaghaz).  A special stop is made at Heroes Square where you can admire the imposing Millennium Monument.

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 8

Budapest

Today you have free time to really enjoy the wonderful city of Budapest, known as “The Queen of the Danube”. You can visit one of the many superb museums, stroll along the riverside streets, sample the local cuisine and relax over a coffee in one of the charming cafes. Or if you would like, there is an optional excursion to the the Hungarian Great Plain countryside – known as the Puszta – with a visit to a typical horse farm where you will see a spectacular horse show. Learn about the unique culture and history of the Hungarian equestrians Csikos, whose lineage dates back a thousand years.

Breakfast included

Day 9

Budapest – Donovaly, Slovakia – Krakow, Poland

Travel north today through Slovakia, pausing at the mountain village of Donovaly nestled in the Low Tratras mountain range. Continue to Poland and the city of Krakow where you will discover its old-world charm.

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 10

Krakow

This morning you will enjoy a tour of one of the oldest cities in Poland, seeing the historic Old Town with highlights such as the Market Square, the Church of the Virgin Mary and Wawel Castle from where Poland was ruled from the years 1038 to 1596. In the afternoon you have free time to explore this city, see some of the fascinating museums, perhaps choose to visit Oskar Schindler’s factory or browse one of the city’s art galleries.

Breakfast included

Day 11

Krakow – Auschwitz - Warsaw

Today you will take a poignant journey through history visiting the camps of Auschwitz. A local expert will guide you on a moving experience through the former concentration camp, where you will see the prison cells and learn about its history and hardships. Afterwards you have time to sit back and contemplate, as you pass through the Polish countryside towards the capital of Warsaw. Your final two nights will be spent in this vibrant city, and this evening you will be able to relax in one of the charming cafes or restaurants of your choosing.

Breakfast included

Day 12

Warsaw

The capital city of Warsaw is a masterpiece of rejuvenation and reconstruction, and this morning you will have chance to discover its sights on a locally guided tour. This evening celebrate the end of your memorable trip at a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers. 

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 13

Warsaw

Your tour ends

Breakfast included

 

What's Included:

  • 18 meals - 12 breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • 12 nights accommodation*: Berlin 2 nights Arcotel John F; Prague 2 nights Dorint Don Giovanni; Vienna 2 nights Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier or Hotel Am Konzerthaus; Budapest 2 nights Art’Otel; Krakow 2 nights Andels Hotel or Holiday Inn City Center; Warsaw 2 nights Westin
  • Dedicated Tour Manager
  • Sightseeing as described in the above itinerary

* On some dates alternate hotels may be used

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