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.
We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and a melting pot of different cultures and flavours.
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.
Warsaw City Guided Tour
Train (6.00 hour(s))
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.
Train (3.00-4.00 hours)
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!
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Visit
Opt to visit Rynek Główny - Europe's largest medieval market square; savour a traditional Polish breakfast (kielbasa, yum), or sit back with a coffee and a slice of Poland's famous cheesecake (sernik babci) at one of the many cafes in the area. Then, walk it off with a stroll uphill to marvel at the impressive Wawel Royal Castle.
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.
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.
Travel to Český Krumlov. Spend time wandering the small city, visiting the castle or choose to spend an afternoon rafting on the Vltava River.
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
Opt to have lunch in one of the many pretty restaurants offering fantastic local cuisine, sitting on a terrace overlooking this fairytale medieval town.
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.
Vienna Walking Tour
Magdas Hotel Stay
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
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.
Magdas Hotel Stay
With the Danube River dividing old town, Buda, from the newer area, Pest, there is plenty to see and do.
Train (4.00 hour(s))
We recommend booking post-accommodation to experience all this city has to offer.
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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.Overall Rating
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.Overall Rating
The tour offered a great variety of locations both big cities and small towns and good attractions and activities too.Overall Rating
Great, I really appreciated the variety of activites and mix of city and country.Overall Rating
The places visited on this tour exactly suited what I wanted to see.Overall Rating
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.Overall Rating
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...Overall Rating
Tour was great - excellent blend of urban and rural experiences. Great level of self discovery - freedom to discover the cities / locations on your own.Overall Rating
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.Overall Rating
I really enjoyed the tour, the people, the different cultures and the overall experience.Overall Rating
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!Overall Rating
Trip Name: The Best of Eastern Europe
Duration: 15 Days
From Price: 2619
Trip Code: 126519
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