When you think of an Eastern Europe vacation, what comes to mind? Perhaps it's visiting old churches and seeing historical sites that have been standing for many centuries. Perhaps you think of visiting cities bombed in World War II and restored to their former splendor. Or maybe you think of learning about the counties’ rich histories. If so, this Best of Eastern Europe tour includes all of that and more with overnights in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague.
Your guided sightseeing in the capitals includes the must-see attractions. Visit Berlin’s Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, today a symbol of reconciliation; the medieval Old Quarter and the 14th-century Cathedral of St. John in Warsaw; St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna; Prague’s Hradčany Castle grounds and Astronomical Clock, built in 1410; the Kazimierz Quarter and St Mary’s Church in Krakow; and Budapest’s 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs.
You'll also visit Jasna Góra, the monastery near Czestochowa, an important pilgrimage site. Its Black Madonna, a painting of the Virgin Mary, is a symbol of the country and venerated as the "Queen of Poland." You'll stop in Auschwitz to visit what is left of the concentration camp. Plus, Globus has arranged some special experiences in some of the smaller towns. You'll enjoy a special lunch in Telc, one of the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic, and taste a Trdelnik rolled pastry in Prague.
All of this and more—including a private Chopin concert in his hometown of Warsaw—are included on this fabulous Eastern Europe tour.
Visited Countries (5): Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland
Visited cities (9): Berlin, Budapest, Czestochowa, Dresden, Krakow, Poznan, Prague, Vienna, Warsaw
- ARRIVE IN BERLIN, GERMANY.
- BERLIN–POZNAN, POLAND–WARSAW.
- KRAKOW–DONOVALY, SLOVAKIA–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY.
- BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA.
- AT LEISURE IN VIENNA.
- VIENNA–TELC, CZECH REPUBLIC–PRAGUE.
- PRAGUE–DRESDEN, GERMANY–BERLIN.
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Stop in the historic city
Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of St. John;
attend a private Chopin concert
Visit the Monastery of Jasna Góra and its Black Madonna
Visit the site of the former concentration camp
Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Kazimierz Quarter, see Wawel Castle, visit St. Mary’s Church
Stop in this picturesque ski resort
Guided sightseeing, panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion, visit Matthias Coronation Church
Guided sightseeing, visit Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral
Enjoy an included lunch
Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds;
taste a Trdelnik rolled pastry
Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Headsets throughout the tour.