Solo Travel: Central Europe Escorted Vacation

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This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation.  You will start and finish your journey in Frankfurt, Germany. In the middle, you'll spend two overnights each in Berlin, Warsaw, Kraków, Budapest, and Prague.  Spend free time in Frankfurt, where you'll meet up...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Guided Tour of Berlin
    • Sightseeing in Warsaw
    • Guided Sightseeing in Krak¢w
    • Guided Sightseeing in Budapest
    • Guided Sightseeing Tour of Vienna
    • Guided SIghtseeing in Prague

What's this trip about?

    This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation.  You will start and finish your journey in Frankfurt, Germany. In the middle, you'll spend two overnights each in Berlin, Warsaw, Kraków, Budapest, and Prague.  Spend free time in Frankfurt, where you'll meet up with your fellow travelers and travel director. Visit Weimar and a few smaller towns en route to Berlin. Take a guided city tour and spend time discovering this magnificent city on your own! Then, you'll travel to Warsaw, Poland. Take another included sightseeing tour and enjoy time on your own. From Warsaw, you'll travel to Krakow, with a stop first at Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Spend the next morning sightseeing in Krakow before continuing onto Budapest, Hungary! Travel then to Bratislava, Slovakia on the way to Vienna, Austria. Take yet another included city tour, and then spend time at leisure. From Vienna, you'll cross into the Czech Republic to Prague! Enjoy sightseeing and time at leisure to see the city on your own. From Prague, stop in Nuremberg before arriving back in Frankfurt, Germany for your final night. Catch your flight home from Frankfurt after a whirlwind 14 nights!  

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityFrankfurt
End CityFrankfurt

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Poland

Attractions

  • Berlin
  • Frankfurt
  • Prague
  • Warsaw

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class air to Frankfurt (FRA)
    • Round-trip airport transfers*
    • Accommodations in hotels listed, or similar: 1 night in Frankfurt at the Leonardo Royal Frankfurt or Mercure at Friedrichsdorf
    • 2 nights in Berlin at the Abba Hotel or NH Alexanderplatz Hotel orNH Berlin City West
    • 2 nights in Warsaw at theMDM Hotel or the Metropole Hotel
    • 2 nights inKrakówat the Hotel Swing
    • 2 nights in Budapest at the Novotel Centrum Hotel
    • 2 nights in Vienna at the Star Inn Schoenbrunn
    • 2 nights in Prague at the Clarion Congress Hotel orHotel Duo Praha
    • 1 night in Frankfurt at the Leonardo Royal Frankfurt or Mercure at Friedrichsdorf Buffet breakfast daily
    • 5 dinners
    • Guided sightseeing as described in itinerary, including: Guided tours of Berlin, Warsaw, Jasna Gora monastery, Auschwitz, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague
    • Visits to Weimar, Poznan, Bratislava and Nuremberg Services of a Professional Travel Director
    • Transportation by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach (with complimentary Wi-Fi)
    • Hotel tips, taxes, porterage and service charges *Note: Transfers are included if your flight arrives and departs Frankfurt between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm **Note: Children must be 8 years or older at time of travel.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Frankfurt!

Upon arrival you will be transferred to check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2 Frankfurt - Weimar - Berlin

Northeast today using the Autobahn for a stop in Weimar, one-time intellectual heart of Germany and host to such luminaries as Luther, Cranach, Bach, Liszt, Schiller, and, of course, Goethe himself. It was at one time rightly known as the "Athens of Germany." J...

Day 3 Berlin

On this morning’s included guided tour, learn how the city is no longer divided but every bit as fascinating. Once the city of contrasts with its West and East side separated into two different worlds by a wall, Berlin has developed into a harmonious blend of old and ...

Day 4 Berlin - Poznan, Poland - Warsaw

Drive east to Poznan, one of Poland’s oldest trading centers and admire its renaissance market square. Continue to Warsaw, capital of Poland.

Day 5 Warsaw

The included sightseeing tour is an excellent introduction to Warsaw, magnificently reconstructed after wartime destruction. Today, its wide avenues contrast strikingly with the narrow lanes of the old section.

Day 6 Warsaw - Jasna Góra - Auschwitz - Kraków

Two encounters with history on your southbound journey today. First, Jasna Gora near Czestochowa, the monastery that withstood the repeated onslaught of overwhelming Swedish forces during the religious wars of the 17th century. Since then, its Black Madonna is venerat...

Day 7 Kraków

This is, they say, Poland’s most beautiful city. For almost 500 years it was the country’s capital; today, it is without a doubt its cultural capital. Join the included morning sightseeing in ancient Kraków, for centuries the residence of Polish kings. See the Market ...

Day 8 Kraków - Budapest, Hungary

Travel through three countries today. First, south to the Tatra Mountains of Poland, then through scenic Slovakia, and finally into Hungary. Your destination is Budapest, the most lively of Eastern European capitals.

Day 9 Budapest

Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque; Neoclassical to Art Nouveau, but also full of history, a food capital, and surprisingly rich in thermal waters. Discover all of this and more during the guided city tour. 

Day 10 Budapest - Bratislava, Slovakia - Vienna, Austria

Journey northwest and cross the border into neighboring Slovakia. Stop in Bratislava, its intriguing capital on the banks of the Danube to explore the medieval Old Town. Continue west and enter Austria, arriving in magical Vienna.

Day 11 Vienna

Join the included city sightseeing tour for a great introduction to the major sights: the State Opera, Parliament, the ornate Rathaus (Town Hall), and views of the Hofburg Imperial Palace from Heroes’ Square. You’ll have plenty of time to discover Vienna on your own or join our wonderful optional excursions.

Day 12 Vienna - Prague - Czech Republic

Morning at leisure or join an optional excursion. This afternoon, cross the Czech border into Moravia, then through the rich farmlands of Bohemia to Prague.

Day 13 Prague

The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. The included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the astronomical clock. Your Tour Director may suggest an optional evening excursion with traditional Czech music and entertainment.

Day 14 Prague - Nuremberg - Germany, Frankfurt Area

This morning visit Nuremberg with its pretty market square and Our Lady’s Church before heading towards the Frankfurt Area.

Day 15 Depart Frankfurt

Your vacation ends this morning. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for departure.

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