- First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
- Breakfast daily and 6 dinners
- Airport arrival and departure transfers
- Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Professional Tour Director throughout
- Luggage handling
- Service charges and hotel taxes
Stay at the following (or similar)
- Imperial Riding School | Vienna (2 nights)
- Radisson Blu Beke | Budapest (2 nights)
- Holiday Inn City Center | Krakow (2 nights)
- Mercure Grand | Warsaw (2 nights)
- Hotel Abba or Novotel Berlin am Tiergarten Berlin ( 2 nights)
- Mamaisson Riverside Prague | Prague (2 nights)
Sightseeing Tours Included:
*This tour is operated by our partner, Kompas Tours. While our Ireland & Britain guided vacations offer one inclusive price with no additional costs, this tour will offer additional sightseeing excursions or dining experiences that are sold separately while on tour to enhance your vacation experience.
Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront, Vienna
Set in the heart of Vienna, this hotel is within walking distance of the main historic sights and most fashionable shopping streets in the city. Relax in our comfortable guest rooms and enjoy a high standard of amenities. Try innovative Austrian cuisine and modern European à la carte specials in this light and airy S’PARKS restaurant or on the alfresco terrace. Enjoy Austrian wines and Viennese coffees at the Lobby Bar & Lounge. Work out in the well-equipped gym or unwind in the sauna, steam bath and relaxation area. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi in the public areas of this hotel.
Radisson Blu Beke Hotel, Budapest
Built at the beginning of the 20th century, this hotel is decorated with the elegant frescoes and stained glass windows. This hotel borders Budapest’s shopping and business districts and is close to the Hungarian State Opera House, Heroes’ Square and the Parliament building. 247 rooms offer Free high-speed, wireless Internet, individual climate control and an abundance of natural light. Olive’s Restaurant showcases traditional Hungarian dishes with Mediterranean influences, while Zsolnay Café serves coffee, tea, cocktails and an array of desserts on the namesake Zsolnay porcelain. All visitors can take advantage of the indoor pool and laundry services.
Hotel Museum, Budapest
The Hotel Museum Budapest is situated in the heart of the city, close to the National Museum and just a few steps from Váci street, St. Steven’s Basilica and the Great Dohány Street Synagogue. Spend peaceful nights in the soundproof standard and superior rooms, which have the newest contemporary design. All rooms include a laptop-size safe, a minibar and a TV with satellite channels. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The rich buffet breakfast at the Hotel Museum Budapest, which includes Hungarian specialties, provides a good start for the day. The hotel’s lobby bar serves a wide selection of cocktails and wines. Rejuvenate your body and soul in the sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish bath and fitness room or treat yourself to a relaxing massage. The Hotel Museum welcomes artists and painters to exhibit their works, and the Museum Gallery displays a variety of contemporary exhibitions, which can be freely viewed by all guests and visitors.
Holiday Inn City Center, Krakow
A converted palace in the heart of cultural Old Krakow, this contemporary hotel blends contemporary glass annexes with a 19th-century nobleman’s residence. Our inviting guest rooms are connected with complimentary high-speed internet. Jumbo prawns and pierogi dumplings are on the a la carte Mediterranean and Polish menu at Impresja restaurant. Located a short walk from historic Krakow attractions like Wawel Castle, Market Square, the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter and medieval Old Town.
DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel, Krakow
Within 5 km of the 14th-century Wawel Castle, this polished hotel is 7 km from the Main Square and 15 km from Wieliczka Salt Mine. The stylish rooms have contemporary decor, and come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms include sitting areas with pull-out sofas. Suites provide espresso machines and separate living areas, plus access to a private lounge. Room service is available.
Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel, Warsaw
This hotel is ideally located near the historic Old Town and the Palace of Culture and Science. Choose one of the 311 well-equipped rooms, which feature modern amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet access, coffee and tea provisions, and satellite television. Rooms showcase three styles: Maritime, Italian and Scandinavian. Start the day off at Restaurant Ogrodowa with our delicious Super Breakfast Buffet, or sample delicious Polish cuisine at the on-site @Ferdy’s Restaurant. Relax after a long day at the Lobby Bar or burn off steam at the fitness center.
Abba Hotel, Berlin
This contemporary hotel, combining elegance and sophistication with modern facilities, is located in the center of Berlin. Its 214 modern rooms are fitted with the latest conveniences, including a safety box, minibar, powerful hair dryer and cosmetic mirror. All the rooms are designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Get ready to taste our magnificent buffet breakfast and dine in our Abba Mia Restaurant, where you will find many gastronomical options, especially Italian, Spanish and German specialties. Enjoy a drink in the Lounge Bar, where snacks are also served. The hotel also offers a fitness room, gym and sauna.
K601 – Eastern European Panorama 13 Days / 12 Nights
Day 1: arrive Vienna, Saturday
You will be transferred to your hotel. Then your time is free to relax or begin exploring. Later, meet your fellow travelers and your Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner.
Day 2: in Vienna, Sunday
On a morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hofburg Palace, once the home of the Habsberg emperors, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other reminders of the city’s imperial past. The afternoon is at leisure to discover more of Vienna at your own pace.
Day 3: to Budapest, Monday
Journey east and cross the border into Hungary. Continue through the Transdanubian region, reaching Budapest with time to freshen up before dinner.
Day 4: in Budapest, Tuesday
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.
Day 5: to Krakow, Wednesday
The road to Krakow winds through the hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains, and into the rolling plains of Poland. You’ll arrive in time for a relaxing dinner.
Day 6: in Krakow, Thursday
A morning sightseeing tour starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Next, take a walking tour of the Old Town where you will see the Main Market Square and Renaissance Cloth Hall, and visit St. Mary’s Church. The afternoon is free to go for a stroll, browse through the shops, sample some sernik or szarlotka, or simply relax.
Day 7: to Warsaw, Friday
This morning join on a tour to 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.
Day 8: in Warsaw, Saturday
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.
Day 9: to Berlin, Sunday
Heading west, stop in Poznan for an orientation tour. Then continue to Berlin, today’s final destination.
Day 10: in Berlin, Monday
Your morning sightseeing tour features views of the impressive Reichstag and lovely Schloss Charlottenburg. Continue through the city to see famous sights such as the Opera, Schiller Theater and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The afternoon is free to explore this once divided city on your own.
Day 11: to Prague, Tuesday
After breakfast, continue your journey via Dresden, the beautiful Saxony Baroque city. Stop for an orientation tour, viewing Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House. Then, on to Prague, the capital of Czech Republic.
Day 12: in Prague, Wednesday
Built on seven hills more than 1000 years ago, Prague today is a wonder to behold, with beautiful architecture, lush green hills, and graceful bridges spanning the Vltava River. A sightseeing tour starts with panoramic drive past famous Wenceslas Square, the Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and the world-famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is free to explore at your own pace. You might want to attend an optional cultural performance.
Day 13: depart Prague, Thursday
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
B: Breakfast; D:Dinner
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