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Majestic Cities of Central & Eastern Europe featuring Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest & Krakow - 2023 tour
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Majestic Cities of Central & Eastern Europe featuring Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest & Krakow - 2023

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- 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: $ 3,499 $ 250 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Join local residents for a community hosted dinner in Dunaalmas.
  • Learn the secrets of Viennese confectionery during a candy-making demonstration.
  • Dine at the famous Marchfelderhof, an iconic restaurant with rich Viennese tradition.
  • Choose from a selection of different venues in Prague for Diner’s Choice.
  • Learn from a Berliner their experiences living in East Germany prior the fall of the Wall.
  • Be whisked by train from Prague to “The City of Music” – Vienna, Austria.
  • 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.
  • Explore the best of both, East and West Berlin.

Short Description

Explore a land where world history and fairy-tale charm come to life in the culturally rich, majestic 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, meet with a Berliner to learn about life in communist East Germany before the fall of Berlin Wall. Later, see many of the sights discussed when you explore 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 complete your Berlin guided tour by visiting West Berlin.

Day 4 Berlin - Dresden - Prague, Czech Republic

Depart for Prague this morning, the “City of a Thousand Spires.” En route, make a stop in Dresden, the capital of Saxony. Meet a local guide for a tour highlighting its’ baroque splendor and architectural treasures such as Frauenkirche, the Cathedral of our Lady and the Royal Palace. 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 classic Czech cuisine in a local restaurant.

Day 5 Prague

Your introduction to this fairy-tale city opens with a visit to the remarkable Prague 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. Learn about the poignant history held in Prague’s Jewish Quarter when you pass the Old Jewish Cemetery and Synagogue. The afternoon is yours to enjoy Prague as you wish!

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, the Marchfelderhof, an iconic restaurant with rich Viennese tradition 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. Learn more about Vienna’s sweet confectionary history when you visit a candy workshop where candies are still being made according to traditional recipes dating back over 150 years. After time for lunch on your own in this beautiful city, participate in one of its most treasured traditions during a Viennese Waltz lesson before sampling coffee and cake in a Viennese café.

Day 8 Vienna - Bratislava, Slovakia - Budapest, Hungary

Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque countryside enroute to Budapest. Make a stop in Bratislava, Slovakia, the former Imperial capital of the Habsburg Empire. Get to know the city’s 4,000-year-old history during a short walking tour before taking time to enjoy lunch on your own. Continue through the Hungarian countryside to the Village of Dunaalmas. Connect with the villagers and learn how to make a traditional strudel before joining a community-hosted dinner. Continue on to lovely Budapest, a city divided by the Danube with historic Buda on one side and cosmopolitan Pest on the opposite bank.

Day 9 Budapest

The beautiful city of Budapest is yours to discover. This morning 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. 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

This morning, 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- indulge in the famous Thermal Baths of Budapest,* one of the largest spa baths in Europe. This afternoon is yours to uncover “the Queen of the Danube” however you wish.

Day 11 Budapest - Banská Bystrica, Slovakia - Krakow, Poland

Take in the picturesque landscapes en route to Poland. Make a stop for lunch in Banska Bystrica, a historic town nestled on the banks of the Hron River with architecture dating back to the middle ages. Your home for the next three 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 - Auschwitz - 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. This afternoon, 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 sobering history and resilience of the human spirit. The evening is yours to spend it as you wish.

Day 13 Krakow

The morning is yours to enjoy the city on your own. Consider joining an optional excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mines, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 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


Wieliczka Salt Mines - $75

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.

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.


Group Size

Small Group - 24 max

Trip ID#:

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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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