Splendors Of Eastern Europe
Berlin • Vienna • Prague • Budapest • Warsaw
HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR TOUR
- Fully Escorted in Europe
- Roundtrip Airfare from New York
- First Class Hotels
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe Air-conditioned Motorcoaches
- Visits to the Schoenbrunn Palace
- Cruise on the Danube River
- Tour the Hradcany Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.
DAY 1 – USA • BERLIN
Your journey to Central and Eastern Europe begins with an overnight flight to Germany.
DAY 2 – BERLIN
Your tour begins today in Berlin. Arrive Berlin where you will be met and transferred to the hotel by one of our experienced tour managers, who will accompany your group as you travel through Eastern Europe. Dinner and overnight in Berlin.
DAY 3 – BERLIN • POTSDAM • BERLIN
Begin the day with a trip to Potsdam where you will see the impressive Sans Souci Palace. Return to Berlin for a comprehensive tour featuring Brandenburg Gate, Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Schoenberg City Hall, Kurfuerstendam and the Reichstag Building. You will then pass through the area which was once “Check Point Charlie,” and see what remains of the Berlin Wall. Dinner and overnight in Berlin.
DAY 4 BERLIN • PRAGUE, Czech Republic
Depart Berlin for the “Golden City” of Prague. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit the Old Jewish Quarter, its historic cemetery and museum. Dinner and overnight in Prague.
DAY 5 – PRAGUE
Your introduction to this fairy tale city begins with a visit to the amazing Hradcany Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Continue with a leisurely walking tour through the old town, showcasing the unique astronomical clock and the statue-lined Charles Bridge. The afternoon is at leisure to independently explore the city, shop for famous Bohemian Crystal, or visit one of the city’s many fine museums.
DAY 6 – PRAGUE • VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Leaving the Czech Republic you arrive in colorful and vibrant Vienna, Austria, the “musical city.” Tonight’s dinner is in one of Vienna’s great local restaurants.
DAY 7- VIENNA
A tour of the city showcases some of its architectural marvels, including the magnificent St. Stephan’s Cathedral and the lavish Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty. While in Schoenbrunn Palace, one of the pastry chefs will demonstrate their unique techniques creating Vienna strudel. The remainder of the day is yours to experience all that Vienna has to offer. This evening you may choose to enjoy an optional dinner, followed by classical music performed at the Schoenbrunn Palace Orangerie. Overnight in Vienna
DAY 8 – VIENNA • BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque Hungarian countryside en route to historic Budapest. You will discover Budapest is divided by the Danube with the historic Buda on one side and the cosmopolitan Pest on the opposite side.
DAY 9 – BUDAPEST
The beautiful city of Budapest is often referred to as “the Paris of Eastern Europe.” Today, a local expert provides an informative city tour featuring Fishermen’s Bastion, Mathias Church, Old Buda, the New Parliament and Gellert Hill. A special stop is made at Heroes Square, a unique monument where you will learn about the many diverse leaders of Hungary. Later, you will have some free time to explore Budapest on your own.
DAY 10 – BUDAPEST • SLOVAKIA • KRAKOW, POLAND
Enjoy a scenic drive along the Low Tatra mountain range of Slovakia en route to Poland. Your home for the next two nights is the lively city of Krakow, which still offers an old world charm. Tonight’s dinner is at the time-honored Wierzynek Restaurant in the heart of the old city.
DAY 11 – KRAKOW
A city tour of Krakow’s historic Old Town features Market Square, St. Mary’s Church, the University and Wawel Castle, a former residence of Polish kings. Later, join a former miner in exploring the amazing Wieliczka Salt Mines. Operating since the 13th century, these spectacular mines offer a maze of unique rooms, tunnels, chapels and salt statues, and have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
DAY 12 – KRAKOW • AUSCHWITZ • WARSAW
A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp of Auschwitz. See first hand the various prison cells and learn the history of the prison and many of the hardships that occurred within those walls. Next, travel north to the spiritual center of Poland and the hallowed shrine of the Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa. One of the monastery’s own clergy conducts an enriching tour of Jasna Gora and the famous Black Madonna, a sacred icon. The Black Madonna is world-renowned with more than 5 million pilgrims flocking to Czestochowa yearly to pay their respects. Later this afternoon you will arrive in the capital city of Warsaw.
DAY 13 – WARSAW
The moving history of Warsaw, both joyous and tragic, is yours to embrace as you embark on a special city tour of this capital city. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip.
DAY 14 – WARSAW • USA
Your tour ends, leaving you with many pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation.
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