12 Days Best of Eastern Europe Tour5
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Duration
12 days

Max Group Size
100

Tour Code

Tour Type
Request as Private

Departure Type
Scheduled

Age Requirement
0 - 99 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

Operated In
English

Physical level
relax

Tour route map

Vienna

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Budapest

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Tour Overview

This tour covers quite vast area of Central Europe. You are going to visit 6 countries (Austria, Slovakia, Czech Rep, Germany, Poland, Hungary), 4 capital cities; switch between 4 currencies, try 5 different languages. Vienna, Prague, Dresden, Krakow and Budapest have been capital cities of larger or smaller Kingdoms or Empires on some stage durin its long and rich history, so you can just imagine the lavish architecture and richness of its Cathedrals and Museums. Beside, you are going to be amazed by the variety of the landscapes and beautiful natural sites, such as Cesky Krumlow. Nevertheless, you are going to be surprised, what a big changes, in terms of overall look and infrastructure ex socialist countries of Eastern Europe have gone through.

Itinerary

(Dinner included) Your tour starts in Vienna, Imperial city, that rulled over most of what we nowadays call Central and Eastern Europe, for centuries. Meet your guide at the Schwechat Airport for the transfer to Vienna center, check in your hotel and after some time to relax start exploring the city voted best place to live in of the world. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner in a local restaurant. Your Hotel Josefshof zum Rathaus 4* or similar for three nights is centraly located.

(Breakfast included) Most of Vienna´s present day charm is due to the long reign of the Habsburgs, so in the morning, start the day with the visit to Schonbrunn Palace and formal gardens in a company of an expert local guide. Then drive around the famous Ring road to see the Opera, Parliament, National Theathre, Hofburg Imperial Residence… The afternoon is at leisure. Tonight experience evening in the Opera.
(Breakfast and Dinner included) Full day excursion to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, just an hour and a half away. Meet a local guide, who´s going to tell you about this old town, capital of the youngest country in Europe. On the way back to Vienna, have early dinner in famous restaurant of Marchfelderhof in a village of Deutsch-Wagram.
(Breakfast included) Say bye bye to Vienna, but not to it´s river Danube. Follow the river north to the town of Durnstein, where King Richard the Lionheart was held captive by Leopold, Duke of Austria. See the ruins of the Castle high above the river and stroll through the old town. Then continue to Czech Republic. Our first destination there is Cesky Krumlov, a fairytale vision from the Middle Ages, nestled amid a loop in the Vltava River.Your accomodation is old town panoramic Hotel Ruze 5* overlooking the river for one night.
(Breakfast included) After breakfast, enjoy some more of Cesky Krumlov, wander through the cobblestone, traffic-free streets, past colourful houses that lead up to the finest castle in the land. In the early afternoon continue through Bohemian countryside to Golden Prague. Hotel At the Golden Scissors 4* located in the heart of the historical center of Prague just steps from the famous 14th century Charles Bridge or similar is your home base for two nights.
(Breakfast and Dinner included) Today start a day in a company of the local guide, who is going to take you through the 1000 years of the history of the castle complex and into the old town. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening your dinner is booked at the top Prague restaurant, Kampa, located by Vltava river in the Mala Strana part of the old town.
(Breakfast included) This morning take a half day trip to a former East German town, Dresden. Once a capital of mighty Kingdom of Saxony, then heavily bombed in WW II, all of its fabulous baroque buildings, including the Catedral and Royal castle have been recently rebuild. The town is now one of the mayor German tourist destinations. After the tour of the Old town and lunch break return to Prague. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening in this lively city.
(Breakfast included) Today, we´re up to the longest travelling day. Our destination is Krakow, Poland. We are going to enjoy the stunning Czech landscapes before crossing into Poland. Wanting, we can stop in Oswiecim, better known under its German name of Auschwitz, for a guided visit to the memorial and museum. Hotel Unicus Palace 5* or similar located by the old town for two nights.
(Breakfast and Dinner included) After breakfast meet the local guide, ascend the Wawel hill to visit the cathedral, walk past the Jagiellonian University,through the Old Town. Afternoon is at leisure. Tonight’s dinner will be accompanied by nostalgic Klezmer music, so much at home in Krakow.
(Breakfast included) Our direction is south, today. Just a few miles out of Krakow, in Wieliczka, there are 600 years old salt mines. Admire this glistening subterranean world, a maze of tunnels deep below the surface, witness unique salt sculptures, sunken lakes and even a glorious cathedral carved entirely out of rock salt by the miners themselves. Then continue south across the Tatra Mountains and the country of Slovakia to Hungary and its capital, Budapest.(B) Your accomodation for two nights in Budapest’s heart is Hotel Prestige 4*or similar.
(Breakfast and Dinner included) Half day tour of the city with a local guide. See the Buda Castle area with St. Mathew´s church and Fisherman´s bastion, then down to Pest side and to the Market hall and Vaci street. Aftrnoon is at leisure. In the evening take a unforgetable cruise on the Danube through illuminated city. Your farewell dinner is booked at the Gundel´s , an institution among Budapest restaurants.
(Breakfast included) Your tour comes to end after breakfast. You´ll be transfered to Budapest airport.

Trip includes

Included

3 nights hotel in Vienna - Hotel Josefshof zum Rathaus 4*

1 nights hotel in Cesky Krumlov - Hotel Ruze 5*

3 nights hotel in Prague - Hotel At the Golden Scissors 4*

2 nights hotel in Krakow - Hotel Unicus Palace 5*

2 nights hotel in Budapest - Hotel Prestige 4*

11 nights accommodation based on double/twin bed occupancy in 4 or 5-star hotels

PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange smilar other hotel for your group.

Full time professional English speaking guide

All breakfasts,

5 dinners with drinks ,

Organization and basic insurance

Transportation in modern luxury passenger mini-van with extra leg room

Day 1 transfer to Vienna hotel from Vienna airport (other airports available for extra cost)

Day 12 transfer from Budapest hotel to Budapest airport (other airports available for extra cost)

Local Guides in Vienna, Dresden, Bratislava, Prague, Krakow and Budapest.

Entrance fees to Schonbrunn Palace, Wielicka salt mines, St. Mathias and Fishermans Bastion in Budapest and Danube cruise.

Excluded

International or Domestic flights

Austria, Slovakia, Czech Rep, Germany, Poland, Hungary

Entry visa

Personal expenses: extras at hotel or additional meals

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

International or Domestic flights City Tax Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry

Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

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