Explore 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as you journey through 5 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, featuring places that are of outstanding universal value to mankind. On this comprehensive tour of Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague, discover beautiful art and architecture, shaped by centuries of historical and artistic developments. You will also enjoy a journey through time as we visit beautiful Gothic cathedrals and other treasures dating to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods, and various artistic monuments dating to the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as some of the ultra-modern structures of the 21st century.
|Tour Duration||:||13 days|
|Min. Tour Size||:||02 persons|
|Avg. Tour Size||:||25 persons|
|Includes international air|
|Tour Price (from)||:||US$|
Day 01: Arrive Vienna (AUSTRIA)
Welcome to Vienna - the “City of Waltz”. We are warmly received and transferred to our hotel. Plenty of time to relax before meeting our fellow travelers and the Tour Director at the welcome dinner.
Overnight: Hilton Stadtpark or Ranaissance, Vienna (2 nights) (D)
Day 02: Vienna
On our morning sightseeing tour, we will visit the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park, the UN buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral and other vivid reminders of the city's imperial history. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)
Day 03: Vienna/Budapest (Drive) (HUNGARY)
Today, travel east and cross the border to Hungary. Continue through the Transdanubian region, reaching Budapest just in time to relax before dinner.
Overnight: Radisson Blu or Centrum Hotel or Continental Hotel, Budapest (2 nights) (B, D)
Day 04: Budapest
Situated on the opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges. Our morning sightseeing tour includes views of the outstanding Parliament, the Royal Palace and the Castle Hill area, the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, the Heroes' Square and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this exciting city on your own. (B)
Day 05: Budapest/Krakow (Drive) (POLAND)
The road to Krakow winds through the lovely hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains and into the great plains of Poland. A relaxing dinner in Krakow is planned upon arrival.
Overnight:Holiday Inn or Qubus Hotel or Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Krakow (2 nights) (B, D)
Day 06: Krakow
Our sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town where you will visit the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church. The afternoon is free for a stroll around the city. (B)
Day 07: Krakow/Warsaw (Drive)
This morning join a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious concentration camp from World War II and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later, journey to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery, known for the blackened picture of the Virgin Mary, popularly called the "Black Madonna." In the late afternoon, arrive in Poland's capital city, Warsaw.
Overnight: Radisson BLU or Centrum Hotel, Warsaw (2 nights) (B, D)
Day 08: Warsaw
The 700 years old capital is a symbol of the Polish nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from the magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as the “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Barbican. Continue with the walking tour of the Old Town, the Old Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for relaxing, shopping, and a stroll through the city or an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)
Day 09: Warsaw/Berlin (Drive) (GERMANY)
Stop in Poznan for an orientation tour, and then continue to Berlin, today's final destination.
Overnight: Hotel Abba, Berlin (2 nights) (B, D)
Day 10: Berlin
Our morning sightseeing tour features the Reichstag, the Renaissance building that once housed Germany's Parliament, and the lovely Schloss Charlottenburg. The tour continues through the city to view famous sights such as the Opera, the Schiller Theater and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The afternoon is free to explore this once divided city on your own. (B)
Day 11: Berlin/Prague (Drive) (CZECH REPUBLIC)
This morning, continue our journey via Dresden, the beautiful Saxony Baroque city. On your orientation tour, view Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House. Afterwards, continue to Prague, the Capital of Czech Republic.
Overnight: Hotel Angelo or Andel’s by Vienna House, Prague (2 nights) (B, D)
Day 12: Prague
Built on seven hills more than 1000 years ago and spread over both banks of the river Vltava, Prague is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your city tour starts with a panoramic drive to the famous Wenceslas Square, the Strahov Stadium and the Castle Square. On a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace and Loretto Church. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, the Town Hall and the world famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is free. An optional visit to a cultural performance will be available. (B)
Day 13: Depart Prague
After an interesting journey through Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany & Czech Republic we bid farewell as we are transferred to the airport for our departure. (B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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|Departure(s)||Per Person on Twin Sharing||Single Room Supplement|
|2017||US$ 2355||US$ 980|
|2018||US$ 2400||US$ 995|
This tour is not part of our small group journeys. Please contact us for other tours within the same region.
Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is NOT included in this tour)
This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and average tour size of 25 participants.
Also please note that this tour is NOT part of our small group journeys.
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