Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe

Resort:Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe
Destination: Austria, Czech Republic, Europe, Germany, Hungary, Poland
Price From: £1729.00


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 Pragues most famous brewery pubs with favorite 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 Europes most magnificent and legendary cities.


Day 1: Overnight Flight

Your journey through some of the most exciting and historic cities in Europe begins with an overnight flight to Germany.

Day 2: Berlin, Germany – Tour Begins

Arrive in Germanys 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.

Day 3: Berlin

Today, see Berlin your way! You may choose a city tour that introduces you to the citys rich history: youll see Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Schoenberg City Hall, Kurfuerstendam and the Reichstag Building. Or, perhaps youll 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 4: 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 Europes 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 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 to independently explore this great city.

Day 6: Prague – Vienna, Austria

Leaving the Czech Republic, arrive in colorful 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 flavor to create an unforgettable night.

Day 7: 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 8: 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.

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. 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 10: 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 11: Krakow

Discover Krakows historic Old Town on a city tour featuring stops at the Market Square, St. Marys Church and the University; youll 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 12: 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 citys art galleries or fascinating museums, or simply relax at an outdoor caf.

Day 13: 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 travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip.

Day 14: Warsaw – Tour Ends