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Eastern Europe Explorer

Over 12 days, experience the history, culture and cuisine of Eastern Europe at its best. From Prague to Budapest, visit Berlin, Warsaw and Krakow.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 6,295
  • 2019 Prague > Budapest

    Immerse yourself in tales old and new

    Not all of Europe’s most riveting history lies in the distant past, in tales of royal feuds, religious schisms and medieval intrigues. In fact, many of the most interesting aspects of its history are considerably closer to now.

    Nothing exemplifies this fact more than a tour of places such as Berlin and Warsaw. From the birth of modern European states in the 19th century, to the confronting realities of the Second World War, these are cities whose recent backgrounds are as complex as they are fascinating. Of course, there’s more than enough ancient history to whet your appetite too, from the beautiful urban centres of Eastern Europe to the many old towns that dot Europe’s magical waterways.

    Tour Code:

    EEE

    Duration:

    12 Days

    Departure City:

    Prague

    Return City:

    Budapest

  • 12 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Prague

      Your journey into wonder begins in the glorious city of Prague. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to a centrally located hotel for your two night stay. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

    • Day 2 - Prague

      Discover one of Europe’s truly magical cities on a walking tour with a local guide.

      Freechoice

      Explore an important part of Prague’s history and uncover its communist-era heritage; follow this up with a beer tasting. Alternatively, visit the impressive Sternberg Palace, which houses splendid medieval and Renaissance works of art that span five centuries, including an exceptional collection of arms and armour.

      This evening, enjoy a Czech highlight dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Prague > Berlin

      This morning, you’ll depart for Dresden, perhaps the greenest city in Germany. Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming city before continuing on to Germany’s capital, Berlin, where you’ll be treated to a three night Special Stay in one of the city’s most opulent hotels.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Berlin > Potsdam > Berlin

      Today, you’ll journey to Potsdam and visit the Cecilienhof Palace, where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945. It’s an experience to relish, as our expert local historian shares his knowledge of the town and its fascinating past.

      Enrich

      Enjoy coffee and cake under the famous glass dome of the renovated Reichstag parliamentary building that was set on fire in 1933.

      Later, see the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House and Alexanderplatz. Drive the famous Unter den Linden and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Berlin
      Freechoice

      Ride Berlin’s subway and learn the history of the city and the stories of those who risked their lives for freedom during the Cold War. Visit the Berlin Wall memorial and Hackesche Höfe. Or take a leisurely cruise on the Spree River.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 6 - Berlin > Warsaw

      Take a first class rail journey through Poland’s beautiful countryside to Warsaw, Poland’s cultural, entertainment and financial capital. Check into your hotel for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Warsaw

      Largely destroyed during World War II, Warsaw’s historic centre has been rebuilt and has attained World Heritage-listed status. Your local guide will take you through the key sites including the Jewish Ghetto and monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial.

      Freechoice

      Marvel at the opulence of Warsaw’s Royal Castle, or visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum for an interesting insight into this part of Polish history.

      Enrich

      This evening, enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin music in a manor house, followed by dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Warsaw > Krakow

      Journey through Poland to Auschwitz and visit the former concentration camp and its museum for chilling reminders of the Holocaust in World War II. Early this evening, arrive in Krakow and your hotel for the next two nights .

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Krakow

      Today’s sightseeing in this World Heritage-listed city includes a guided walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the cathedral and the castle on Wawel Hill.

      Enrich

      This afternoon you’ll visit the nearby 800-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mines and see statues of historic and mythical figures, sculpted by miners out of rock salt.

      Tonight, enjoy delicious Polish cuisine at a local restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Krakow > Budapest

      After breakfast depart Krakow and cross the border into Slovakia en route to the Hungarian capital of Budapest for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Budapest

      This morning explore Budapest, often regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Budapest

      Depart after breakfast. Budapest may be the end of your journey but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast