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Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe featuring Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest & Krakow - 2022 tour
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Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe featuring Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest & Krakow - 2022

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
14 days
From: $ 3,149 $ 225 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Choose from a selection of different venues in Prague for Diner’s Choice.
  • Join local residents for a community hosted lunch in Dunaalmas.
  • Experience the cultures of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland.
  • Take a poignant journey through history at the camps of Auschwitz.
  • Discover the 2 sides of Hungary’s capital, Buda and Pest, alongside a local expert.
  • Visit Schönbrunn Palace, a summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty.
  • Come to know the lively nature of Krakow’s well-preserved Old Town.
  • Discover the remarkable Hradcany Castle in the fairy-tale city of Prague.

Short Description

A blend of world history and fairy-tale charm comes to life in the culturally rich cities of Central & Eastern Europe.

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City Berlin
End City Krakow

Theme

Cultural

Destinations

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Attractions & Cities Visited

Auschwitz Berlin Budapest Dresden Krakow Prague Vienna

Activities & Interests

Culture Historic sightseeing History

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Itinerary

Day 1 Overnight Flight

Set out to experience the very best of Europe’s cultural capitals.

Day 2 Berlin, Germany - Tour Begins

Arrive in Germany’s capital city of Berlin, a blend of deep-rooted history, modern flare and multi-cultural influences. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

Day 3 Berlin

This morning, explore Berlin with your local guide. Come to know Berlin’s rich history through the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Schoenberg City Hall, Kurfürstendamm and the Reichstag Building. Finish your city tour by walking through the area that was once “Checkpoint Charlie” and see what remains of the Berlin Wall. This afternoon you have the opportunity to join an optional excursion outside the city to visit Potsdam and the famous Cecilienhof Palace.

Day 4 Berlin - Dresden - Prague, Czech Republic

Depart Berlin for Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires.” En route, make a stop in Dresden, the capital of Saxony. Enjoy time on your own to explore this lovely town on the banks of the River Elbe. After arriving in Prague, personalize your evening with Diner’s Choice, choosing from a selection of different venues. Perhaps you’ll enjoy traditional cuisine at a folklore show, discover the city through its craft beer and food scene, or opt for a more quiet dinner at the hotel.

Day 5 Prague

Your introduction to this fairy-tale city opens with a visit to the remarkable Hradcany Castle and the haunting St. Vitus Cathedral. Continue with a leisurely walking tour through the Old Town, showcasing the Golden Lane, the unique Astronomical Clock and the statue-lined Charles Bridge. The afternoon is yours. Perhaps you’ll choose to join an optional excursion highlighting the poignant history held in Prague’s Old Jewish Quarter.

Day 6 Prague - Vienna, Austria

This morning, hop on a train and depart for your next adventure to Vienna, the “musical city.” After a short orientation drive through the city, your afternoon is at leisure. Later, enjoy an evening in one of Vienna's most beloved restaurants where dinner mixes with local cultural flavor to create an unforgettable night.

Day 7 Vienna

This morning, experience the city of Vienna on a tour highlighting some of its architectural marvels, including the lavish Schönbrunn Palace, a summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty. The remainder of the day is yours to explore independently. Perhaps you will visit one of the famous museums, sip a Viennese coffee at a local coffee house, or simply relax in the capital of Austria. Tonight you may choose to join an optional Mozart concert and dinner in the city.

Day 8 Vienna - Budapest, Hungary

Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque Hungarian countryside en route to Budapest. Connect with the villagers of Dunaalmas and join local residents for a community-hosted lunch. Learn how to make a traditional strudel, a favorite in this region. Upon arrival in historic Budapest, a local expert provides an informative city tour featuring Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Old Buda, the New Parliament and Gellert Hill with a special stop at Heroes' Square, a unique monument to the many diverse leaders of Hungary.

Day 9 Budapest

The beautiful city of Budapest is often referred to as "the Queen of the Danube.” Today is yours to discover this city divided by the Danube with historic Buda on one side and cosmopolitan Pest on the opposite bank. This evening, perhaps you’ll take in the essence of the region during an optional dinner followed by a cruise to view Budapest’s stunning night skyline.

Day 10 Budapest

It’s your choice! Choose to visit the House of Terror Museum and Memorial and gain an important perspective of 20th century Hungarian history, -OR- get lost in the beautiful Great Market Hall and taste some of the amazing Hungarian local products. This afternoon is yours to uncover Budapest further. Perhaps you will visit Szechenyi Baths – the oldest European baths with hot springs.

Day 11 Budapest - Donovaly, Slovakia - Krakow, Poland

Take in the picturesque landscapes en route to Poland. Make a stop in the village of Donovaly, nestled in the Low Tatras mountain range of Slovakia. Your home for the next two nights is the lively city of Krakow, a historic city offering old world charm. This evening, get to know traditional Polish culture during a folklore show and dinner featuring local cuisine.

Day 12 Krakow

Discover Krakow’s historic Old Town on a city tour complete with stops at the Market Square, St. Mary’s Church, and the university. You’ll also view Wawel Castle, a former residence of Polish kings. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the city on your own. Consider joining an optional excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mines, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 13 Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow

Embark on a poignant journey through history as you travel to the camps of Auschwitz.* A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp, where you will learn about the terrors and the resilience of the human spirit. Tonight, toast to the end of this memorable trip as you sit down for your farewell dinner at a Jewish restaurant, feeling connected to the cultures and traditions of Central & Eastern Europe.

Day 14 Krakow - Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close today.

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Optional Activities


Highlights of Potsdam - $85

Berlin
Leave the city behind and make your way to Potsdam, the former home of Prussian kings. Pause along the way to hear stories of the exchange of prisoners between the former East Germany and Western Germany at the Glienicke Bridge, dubbed “the Bridge of Spies.” Next, you’ll arrive at Sanssouci. Stand in awe of this magnificent former palace of Frederick the Great and UNESCO World Heritage site. Join your guide for a stroll through the perfectly manicured, tiered gardens that will take your breath away. Make your way to Cecilienhof Palace, the site where the main Allies of World War II decided on the shape of post-war Europe. Discover the palace with a guide, venturing through the historical photographs, memorabilia, and the legendary Conference Hall. In addition to its wartime past, get a glimpse into the lives of the former royal residents of the palace. On the way back to the city, sit back and take in the sights of Potsdam while you hear stories of the city’s rich history. Duration approximately 5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.



Prague's Old Jewish Quarter - $50

Prague
Prague’s Jewish quarter, the historic Josefov, tells the moving and powerful stories of a community with roots in Prague dating back to the 10th century. This history comes alive on a guided tour of the neighborhood where Jewish residency was confined by law in the 13th century. Hear stories of success, heartbreak, perseverance and persecution. Learn about the golom, the automaton of ancient Jewish legends which protected 16th-century Jews. Visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, where the more than 12,000 graves are carefully fit into the tiny space, the oldest dating back to 1439. Explore the Jewish Museum and its synagogues and learn of their significance. Duration approximately 3.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.



Budapest by Night - $95

Budapest
Local culinary specialties await as you start a fantastic evening out in Budapest at one of the most popular local restaurants. Sit down to a dinner of creative Hungarian cuisine in a traditional Hungarian setting. After dinner, embark on a romantic evening cruise on the Danube. Discover the beauty of Budapest’s beautiful landmarks illuminated by the evening sky, sipping on a glass of wine as you glide down the river's beautiful waters. A selection of beverages is included on board. Duration approximately 3.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.



Wieliczka Salt Mines - $70

Krakow
Venture outside of Krakow to one of Poland's most fascinating locations, the magical Wieliczka Salt Mines. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the only mining site in the world that has been functioning continuously since the Middle Ages. Lying on nine levels, its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as minor and major shafts) stretch for an incredible 300 kilometers. Meet a miner guide who will take you down into this spectacular maze of unique rooms, tunnels, chapels and salt statues. It's an adventure unlike any other. Duration approximately 4 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. Please note that this excursion requires an extensive amount of walking.

Group Size

Small Group - 24 max

Trip ID#:

collette-14062

What's excluded

The land price does not include air travel, airline fees, airport or departure taxes, transfers, visas, customary end-of-trip gratuities for your Tour Manager, driver, local guides, hotel housekeepers, cruise ship waitstaff, and any incidental charges.

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