Highlights of Eastern Europe – Tour EU904

The Highlights of Eastern Europe  is a 13 day guided tour through Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany and Czechia. You will have guided tours in Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague.Highlights of Eastern Europe

2020 Departures: May 2, 16, 23, 30, Jun 27, Jul 11, Aug 8. 15, Sep 12, 19, 26

Highlights

  • Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Budapest: The Parliament, Royal Palace and the Castle Hill area, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church,Heroes’ Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel.
  • Krakow: Jasna Gora Monastery Auschwitz-Birkenau, Renaissance Cloth Hall and Royal Cathedral
  • Warsaw: Royal Route from grand Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, Warsaw Ghetto, Old Town
  • Berlin: the Reichstag, the Baroque Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin Opera house, the Schiller Theater, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
  • Prague: Old Town square with the famous Astronomical clock Royal Castle of Hradcany, the Cathedral of  St. Vitus, Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. 

Day 1,Sat: Vienna

Individual arrival at Vienna airport, transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day at your leisure. Meet your tour guide and other group members at the welcome dinner in your hotel. Overnight in Vienna. (D)

Day 2, Sun: Vienna

This morning after breakfast we start a city tour of Vienna. Drive by the most important palaces and historical buildings like the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the famous Vienna Opera House, Belvedere palace, St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the Gothic city hall and the many magnificent public buildings of this elegant city, former capital of a large empire.  Afternoon free to further discover the city of music and elegance on your own. (B)

Day 3, Mon: Vienna – Budapest

This morning we travel to Hungary reaching the capital, Budapest in the afternoon. Rest of the day is at leisure to discover on your own the city called: “The Queen of the Danube”. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Budapest. (B, D)

Day 4, Tue: Budapest

In 1873, the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with ancient Obuda to form a new, unified city, Budapest. Charming and beautiful, the city was declared a World Heritage site in 1987. Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of all the main attractions: The Parliament, Royal Palace and the Castle Hill area, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, 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 5, Wed: Budapest – Krakow

This morning we depart from Budapest to Krakow through the scenic landscapes of the Low Tatras Mountains crossing Slovakia to Krakow, former capital of Poland. Upon arrival we will have a dinner at our hotel in Krakow. (B, D)

Day 6, Thu: Krakow

After breakfast we embark on a historical sightseeing tour of Krakow with the castle hill, Wawel and its Royal Castle and Cathedral. We will walk downhill from the castle to the old city below where we visit the old Market Square, the Renaissance Cloth Hall with its arcades and St. Mary’s Church.  Every hour you can watch the trumpeter’s performance in the tower of the church commemorating a 13th century hero during the Mongol invasion period.  The afternoon is free for your own activities to enjoy the many cafes and stroll around historic streets on your own. Overnight in Krakow. (B)

Day 7, Fri: Krakow – Auschwitz – Warsaw

Today you will have the opportunity to visit one of the most horrific war memorial of  Europe, the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. After the trip we will drive to the Jasna Gora Monastery, with its national relic, symbol of Polish resistance, a blackened picture of the Virgin Mary popularly called the “Black Madonna”.  Arrival in Warsaw, dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 8, Sat: Warsaw

This 700-year-old capital is a symbol of Polish nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. Your sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from 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, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument 
to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, Old Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for shopping, a stroll through the city,  relaxing in one of the many parks or gardens, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)

Day 9, Sun: Warsaw – Poznan – Berlin

Today we drive to Berlin, Germany’s bustling capital. First en route we stop at Poznan famous for the conference that took place there at the end of WWI that determined the future of  Europe. The city is also known for the Schloss Sanssouci, the flamboyant garden palace of the Prussian king, Frederick, the Great. Orientation tour of the city before driving to Berlin. Dinner and overnight n Berlin. (B, D)

Day 10, Mon: Berlin

This morning after breakfast we embark on a sightseeing tour of Berlin to see the Reichstag, the imposing building symbol of German unity.  Renaissance building that once housed Germany’s Parliament, and the Baroque Schloss Charlottenburg, the only royal residence that survived.  We will also drive through their elegant avenue Unter den Linden (Under the Linden Trees) and see the famous Berlin Opera house the Schiller Theater and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The afternoon is free to explore this city with it unique museums at your own leisure. (B)

Day 11, Tue: Berlin – Dresden – Prague

After breakfast we drive to Dresden, the capital of Saxony beautifully restored after the wars to Baroque splendor. View the Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House considered one of the best opera houses in Europe with famous acoustics designed by Richard Wagner. Afterwards, we will drive to Golden Prague, the Capital of the Czech Republic renowned for its golden spires and authentic castle district. (B, D)

Day 12, Wed: Prague

This morning we will visit Prague’s Old Town square with the famous Astronomical clock that plays music, Wenceslas square, the bustling city center of the city and the castle hill.  In the castle district we visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany, the Cathedral of  St. Vitus, Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. Leaving the castle quarter we walk through the famous Charles Bridge of the rugged looking Vltava river to reach the Jewish Ghetto. Afternoon is free for own activities.  Enjoy the spectacle of the famous astronomical clock in the heart of the city and walk around the Baroque and Rococo palaces. Evening optional cultural performance. Overnight in Prague.(B)

Day 13, Thu: Prague

After breakfast, transfer to the airport. End of services. Extensions available in Prague. (B)

Includes:

  • First class hotels throughout the tour with daily breakfast
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  • 6 dinners
  • Airport transfers on days 1 and 13
  • City tours in Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin , Prague
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with luggage handling
  • English speaking tour director and local guides

Price Per Person in USD:

  • Staying Double Room $2599
  • Single Supplement $1079

Hotels (or similar) 

  • Vienna: Hilton****
  • Budapest: Museum/ Radisson Blu****
  • Krakow: Holiday Inn****/ Doubletree by Hilton****
  • Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum****
  • Berlin: Hotel Abba ****
  • Prague: Ambassador Zlata Husa****

See our Other Eastern Europe Tours

See the Tourism Authority Websites: Austria – HungaryPolandGermanyCzechia

Book This Tour with Blue Danube Holidays.

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