The Best of Eastern Europe
This is the perfect vacation for those who really want to explore Central Europe in detail. Guided sightseeing in these main capitals is included: Berlin, with a picture stop at the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, and a visit to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (except on Sundays); Warsaw, with a visit to the Historical Museum to see a film of the city before and after wartime destruction; Budapest, with a visit to Matthias Coronation Church; Vienna, with a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral; and Prague, with a visit to 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle grounds. On the way to Krakow, where during guided sightseeing you will see ancient Wawel Royal Castle, visit Jasna Góra Monastery and its Black Madonna near Czestochowa, and the former Auschwitz Concentration Camp. In Krakow, a special visit has been included to the Oskar Schindler Factory, made famous in the movie Schindler’s List. Also stop in the picturesque medieval town of Banská Bystrica, and upon arrival in Budapest, a private dinner cruise has been arranged as an introduction to this marvelous city. On the way to Prague, stop in one of the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic, Telc, where lunch with local specialties awaits. Enjoy a walking tour of the splendid city of Dresden, and back in Berlin, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant awaits you to celebrate the success of your vacation.
BERLIN Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church; a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurantPOZNAN Stop in the historic river portWARSAW Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of St. John and the Historical MuseumCZESTOCHOWA Visit the Monastery of Jasna Góra and its Black MadonnaAUSCHWITZ Visit the site of the former concentration campKRAKOW Guided sightseeing, visit St. Mary’s Church and the [LF] Oskar Schindler FactoryBANSKÁ BYSTICA OrientationBUDAPEST [LF] A private dinner cruise on the Danube River; guided sightseeing, panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion, visit Matthias Coronation ChurchVIENNA Guided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen’s CathedralTELC [LF] Enjoy an included lunchPRAGUE Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradcany Castle groundsDRESDEN Walking tourHeadsets throughout the tour
BERLIN NH Berlin-Mitte (SF)WARSAW Marriott Warsaw (SF)KRAKOW Radisson Blu (SF)BUDAPEST Hilton WestEnd (F)VIENNA NH Belvedere (F)PRAGUE Yasmin (F)
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 special lunch (L) in Telc; 6 three-course dinners (D), including a welcome dinner, a private dinner cruise in Budapest, and a special farewell dinner
NOTE: Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; private cruise