Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe
From $3,469* pp | 13 Days • 18 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.
Visit Central and Eastern Europe and discover an array of Europe’s historic and culturally-rich cities in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, and Poland.
- Experience the cultures of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland.
- Take a poignant journey through history at the camps of Auschwitz.
- Local experts provide informative guided tours of Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw.
Europe’s Magnificent and Legendary Cities
Explore the historic and culturally rich cities of the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Poland. Enjoy 2-night stays, guided tours and local restaurants in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw. Make the most of your adventure with a perfect balance of included sightseeing excursions and leisure time. You choose your tour in Berlin – a traditional city tour or a Cold War focused tour featuring “Check Point Charlie.” Walk across the spectacular Charles Bridge in Prague. Dinner in Prague is your choice: either a traditional restaurant that features a folklore show and dance lesson, or a tour of one of Prague’s most famous brewery pubs with favourite local fare. Discover the picturesque Hungarian countryside. Visit the former concentration camp of Auschwitz and conclude in Warsaw, a city with history both joyous and tragic. Explore some of Europe’s most magnificent and legendary cities.
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Day 1. Berlin, Germany – Tour Begins
Arrive in Germany’s capital city of Berlin. This city blends a deep history, a modern flare and multi-cultural influences. Tonight, join your fellow passengers for a welcome dinner.
Dinner High 19° Low 10° Crowne Plaza Berlin Potsdamer Platz
Today, see Berlin your way! You may choose a city tour that introduces you to the city’s rich history: you’ll see Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Schoenberg City Hall, Kurfuerstendam and the Reichstag Building. Or, perhaps you’ll join a “Cold War”-focused tour that includes a visit to the Berlin Wall Museum followed by a walk 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 Sans Souci Palace.
Day 3. Berlin – Dresden – Prague, Czech Republic
Ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager shares a few key phrases of the local language. Then, depart Berlin for the “Golden City” of Prague. En route, make a stop in Dresden, the capital of Saxony, with time to explore this lovely town on the banks of the River Elbe. This evening you choose your Prague dining experience. You may choose to get to know traditional Czech culture during a folklore show and dinner featuring local drinks. As a special treat, meet the dancers and learn some of the moves yourself during a private dance lesson. Or, dine at one of Eastern Europe’s oldest breweries. Take in the traditional ambiance as you dine while sipping on a pint. Then, tour the brewery to see the process of making this famous beer that has been brewed for 500 years.
Day 4. 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 to independently explore this great city.
Leaving the Czech Republic, arrive in colourful and vibrant Vienna, the “musical city.” After a short orientation drive through the city, your afternoon is at leisure to relax. Later, enjoy an evening in one of Vienna’s most beloved restaurants where dinner mixes with local cultural flavour to create an unforgettable night.
Day 6. Vienna
This morning, experience the city on a tour showcasing some of its architectural marvels, including the lavish Schoenbrunn Palace and the 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 this capital of Austria. Tonight you may choose to enjoy an optional Mozart concert and dinner in the city.
Day 7. Vienna – Budapest, Hungary
Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque Hungarian countryside en route to historic Budapest. Upon arrival, a local expert provides an informative city tour featuring Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, Old Buda, the New Parliament and Gellert Hill. A special stop is made at Heroes’ Square, a unique monument to the many diverse leaders of Hungary.
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. Relax in the city or perhaps join an optional excursion to a traditional Hungarian horse farm where riders perform amazing feats, followed by a typical lunch in the “Puzsta.”
Day 9. Budapest – Donovaly, Slovakia – Krakow, Poland
Take in the picturesque landscapes en route to Poland. Make a stop in the hidden 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, which still offers an old-world charm.
Day 10. Krakow
Discover Krakow’s historic Old Town on a city tour featuring 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.
Day 11. Krakow – Auschwitz – Warsaw
Today you embark on a poignant journey through history as you travel to witness the camps of Auschwitz. A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp where you will learn firsthand about the terrors as well as the resilience of the human spirit that occurred within those walls. Afterward, travel through the Polish countryside en route to Warsaw, the reconstructed and modern capital of this rejuvenated country. The evening is yours to relax or explore. Browse one of the city’s art galleries or fascinating museums, or simply relax at an outdoor café.
Day 12. Warsaw
The moving history of Warsaw, both joyous and tragic, is yours to embrace as you embark on a locally guided tour of this capital city. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip.
Day 13. Warsaw – Tour Ends
- The countries on this tour are six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
- The elevation on this tour is between 590 and 1,312 feet above sea level.
- The currency in Hungary is the Forint, in Czech Republic is the Koruna, in Poland is the Zloty, and in Austria and Germany is the Euro.
- The voltage in the countries visited is 230 Volts.
- Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
Jul 17, 2017 – Jul 29, 2017 SOLD OUT
Jul 24, 2017 – Aug 5, 2017 $3,469
Aug 7, 2017 – Aug 19, 2017 $3,469
Aug 21, 2017 – Sep 2, 2017 $3,469
Sep 10, 2017 – Sep 22, 2017 $3,679
Sep 11, 2017 – Sep 23, 2017 $3,679
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Oct 2, 2017 – Oct 14, 2017 $3,679
Nov 5, 2017 – Nov 17, 2017 $3,469
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Apr 9, 2018 – Apr 21, 2018 $3,609