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The Best of Eastern Europe
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From fairytale Czech towns to Budapest, the "Pearl of the Danube," experience the unique culture, food, and history of Eastern Europe. This two-week trip through five Eastern European countries offers an intriguing combination of urban centres, village life, and outdoor pursuits. Visit castles, churches, and romantic town squares, indulging in Berlins caf culture and Pragues beer.


Duration: 15 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, History Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126519
Starts: Berlin, Germany Finishes: Budapest, Hungary
You will visit
  • Berlin
  • Budapest

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Day 1: Berlin

We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Berlin (1B)

Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and a melting pot of different cultures and flavours.

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Day 3: Berlin/Warsaw (1B)

Take a train to Warsaw before a guided tour of the city. Take in the remarkably rebuilt Old Town and the castle and learn about the history of the Warsaw Uprising.

Included Activities:
Warsaw City Guided Tour

Transport:
Train (6.00 hour(s))

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Day 4: Warsaw/Kraków (1B)

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Poland's cultural hub. Opt to explore the different neighbourhoods like the Jewish section and main square. Dip into a local milk bar for a real Polish meal.

Transport:
Train (3.00-4.00 hours)

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Day 5: Kraków

You may want to end your day embracing Polish social traditions in one of Krakow's many cellar restaurants and pubs. Dive into the thriving social scene over a few vodkas in one of these cheerful establishments, Zubrowka (Bison Grass Vodka) is a must!

Included Activities:
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Visit

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Day 7: Kraków/Prague (1B)

If you're in the area and want to experience traditional Czech pubs, which are guaranteed to be loud, lively, and packed with locals on any night of the week, this is the place to find restaurants serving traditional Czech cuisine such as fried pork cutlets, goulash, and dumplings.

Transport:
Local train

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Day 8: Prague

Enjoy all Prague has to offer. Opt to visit the famous Charles Bridge, the clock tower in the main square or a traditional Czech beer hall with serious helpings of meat and potatoes.

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Day 10: Prague/Český Krumlov (1B)

Travel to Český Krumlov. Spend time wandering the small city, visiting the castle or choose to spend an afternoon rafting on the Vltava River.

Transport:
Local train (4.00 hour(s))

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Day 11: Český Krumlov (1B)

Opt to have lunch in one of the many pretty restaurants offering fantastic local cuisine, sitting on a terrace overlooking this fairytale medieval town.

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Day 12: Český Krumlov/Vienna (1B)

There's plenty of time here to visit world-famous museums, the opera house or indulge in typical Austrian desserts like strudel or Sacher Torte.

Included Activities:
Vienna Walking Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

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Day 13: Vienna (1B)

Wander the elegant streets a little more, take in some of Europe's most distinguished art galleries or just settle yourself on a café terrace, order up a slice of mouthwatering Viennese cake and watch the world go by over coffee.

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Day 14: Vienna/Budapest (1B)

With the Danube River dividing old town, Buda, from the newer area, Pest, there is plenty to see and do.

Transport:
Train (4.00 hour(s))

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Day 15: Budapest (1B)

We recommend booking post-accommodation to experience all this city has to offer.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Guided tour of Warsaw
    • Auschwitz entrance and guided tour (Krakow)
    • Vienna walking tour
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/pensions (14 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 14 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners
    Transport
    • Train, long-distance bus, local bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide in Auschwitz
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Tour Highlights:
  • Wander beautiful medieval cities
  • Explore world-class museums
  • Savor the caf culture of Europe
  • Opt for a soak in Budapest's famous baths
  • Experience Krakow's eastern charm.


Reviews (11)
Kelvin S. Posted on: 

well organised, unbelievably smooth. friends ask us what the highlight of the trip was, but we find this difficult to answer as it was all interesting. Considering this was the first of this tour, it all went very well with no unpleasant experiences.I was expecting some difficulties in travelling in these countries but there were none- it was seemless, and this was probably due to the excellent tour leader and the initial organisation of the trip.

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Ruby W. Posted on: 

This was my first experience with group travel and I certainly will be doing it again. The trip was planned to perfection, with enough free time to explore on my own, but with the convenience of the tour leader making all the travel and hotel arrangements. I also was impressed with the urban/rural mix---the time spent away from the big cities was wonderful and allowed for some fresh air and exercise before tackling another history filled city.

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Kathryn W. Posted on: 

The tour offered a great variety of locations both big cities and small towns and good attractions and activities too.

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Brock M. Posted on: 

Great, I really appreciated the variety of activites and mix of city and country.

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Patricia M. Posted on: 

The places visited on this tour exactly suited what I wanted to see.

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Jason N. Posted on: 

This was an incredible trip. With a journey involving this many countries, it's hard to keep everything straight in my mind. I thoroughly enjoyed everything I saw and did, and would easily recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing Eastern Europe.

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Sara N. Posted on: 

This trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience... Five countries in two weeks, whew! What a whirlwind adventure! Everything was beautiful, from the buildings to the food, the mountains to the people. A wonderful trip that I'll remember for the rest of my life...

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Katharine K . Posted on: 

Tour was great - excellent blend of urban and rural experiences. Great level of self discovery - freedom to discover the cities / locations on your own.

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Janis P. Posted on: 

This tour was unique because it covered cultural and historical city perspectives as well as adventurous and fun experiences in mountainous country settings of Eastern Europe. The blend was perfect for experiencing life as it is in that part of the world. The various modes of travel also provided a truly complete observation of life in those countries.

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Marc G. Posted on: 

I really enjoyed the tour, the people, the different cultures and the overall experience.

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Philip G. Posted on: 

Our guide, Miroslav Janotka, made the trip very special with his extensive knowledge, his familiarity with the locales we visited, with his caring and kindness and with his boundless enthusiasm. He was above and beyond!

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