package

Eastern European Panorama

Duration

13 days

Shared

This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
$ 2658.67
Brief

It's time to go on a Eurotrip! Spend 13 amazing days touring 5 different cities in Europe and make some of the best memories of your life. From the artistic city of Vienna to the capital of Budapest with its rich history, you’ll get the unique opportunity to witness the beauty of European culture as if you traveled back in time. On this trip, you will go on walking tours that will take you through the magical city of Kraków, and the sprawling city of Warsaw. You will also scout Germany’s cultural center when you visit the bustling city of Berlin, as well as the Czech Republic's as you walk through the magical city of Prague.

Day 1

Vienna  

Welcome to Vienna! Upon arrival, our representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel. Then you will have free time to discover the city’s delights, from shopping to parks to pastries. Later, you will meet your tour guide and dine with your fellow travelers.

Overnight in Vienna (Dinner).

Day 2

Vienna  

Following a delicious breakfast, you will embark on a sightseeing tour of Vienna, visiting the Hofburg Palace, once the home of the Habsburg emperors, as well as the Belvedere Palace, another prominent historical building complex. Later on, you will go to the Prater Amusement Park, the most famous park in Vienna, see the humble UN Buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral, a medieval Roman Catholic church and other reminders of the city's imperial past. The remainder of your day will be at leisure to relax or explore this gorgeous city on your own.

Overnight in Vienna (Breakfast).

Day 3

Vienna - Budapest

This morning you will begin a memorable and scenic journey east as you cross the border into Hungary and continue through the region of Transdanubia, until you finally reach your final destination, Budapest. Upon arrival, you will have enough time to freshen up before dinner with your fellow travelers.

Overnight in Budapest (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 4

Budapest

On this day, you will go on a sightseeing tour of Budapest to visit the main attractions of the charming city such as the impressive Parliament building, an architectural wonder, the exquisite Royal Palace and the Castle Hill area. You will also visit the city’s famous Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church, located at the heart of Buda's Castle District, and finally, Gellért Hill with and its remarkable citadel. The rest of your day will be at leisure so go on and explore the rest of the city!

Overnight in Budapest (Breakfast).

Day 5

Budapest - Kraków

This morning you will go on a relaxing drive through the majestic hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the alluring Tatra Mountains, and into the rolling plains of Kraków. Upon arrival, you will be served with a delicious dinner.

Overnight in Kraków (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 6

Kraków

Start the day with a morning sightseeing tour of the Wawel Hill, a fortified architectural complex, the gothic Royal Castle, and the gorgeous Royal Cathedral. Afterwards, you will go on a walking tour and visit the historic Old Town where you will see the famous Main Market Square. Later, you will visit the Renaissance Cloth Hall, one of the city’s most famous icons as well as St. Mary's Church, also known as “Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven”. The afternoon is free to go on a stroll, browse through the shops, sample some sernik or szarlotka, or simply relax.

Overnight in Kraków (Breakfast).

Day 7

Kraków - Warsaw   

This morning you and your fellow travelers will go on a tour of the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp that dates back to WWll and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Afterwards, you will head to Częstochowa to visit the Jasna Góra Monastery, known for its display of a beautiful blackened picture of the Virgin Mary, the "Black Madonna." Later in the afternoon, you will travel to Poland’s capital, Warsaw for your overnight stay.

Overnight in Warsaw (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 8

Warsaw

Following a delicious breakfast, you will go on a sightseeing tour of Warsaw, a symbol of Polish nationhood and strength. You will kick-off the tour with a drive along the famous Royal Route, from magnificent Castle Square to Łazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. You will then pass by the Palace of Science and Culture, also known as the “Wedding Cake”, the gorgeous Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and Barbican, one of few remaining relics of the complex network of historic fortifications. Later, you will go on a walking tour of the historic Old Town, stroll through the Old Market Square and visit St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day will be at leisure, with an optional late afternoon Chopin concert.

Overnight in Warsaw (Breakfast).

Day 9

Warsaw - Berlin

Today you will head west to Berlin; along the way, you will go on an orientation tour of the city of Poznań which is situated on the Warta River and used to be a center for trade. Upon arrival in Berlin, you will have the rest of the evening at leisure to explore this lively, energetic city on your own.

Overnight in Berlin (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 10

Berlin

On this day, you will get to know Berlin on a guided city tour, where you will visit the impressive Reichstag, the Renaissance building that once housed Germany’s Parliament, and the lovely Charlottenburg Palace. Afterwards, you will see its famous landmarks and monuments of the German capital such as the Opera, the Schiller Theater and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The rest of your afternoon will be at leisure to relax or wander around in this bustling city.

Overnight in Berlin (Breakfast).

Day 11

Berlin - Prague  

After breakfast, you will go to Dresden where you will see the beautiful Saxony Baroque city. Following a quick orientation tour in which you will see the ancient Zwinger Palace which was built in the Rococo style, and the impressive Semper Opera House. After your tour, you will continue towards Prague for your overnight stay.

Overnight in Prague (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 12

Prague

This morning you will go on a sightseeing tour of Prague, with its beautiful architecture, lush green hills, and graceful bridges spanning the Vltava River, you’re bound to be fascinated! During this tour, you will go on a panoramic drive past Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. Afterwards, you will go on a walking tour and will visit the Royal Castle of Hradčany, a historical Gothic style palace and the Cathedral of St. Vitus, a metropolitan Roman Catholic Church. You will also visit the 12th C Old Royal Palace and St. George's Basilica, which is the oldest surviving church building within Prague Castle. Later on, you will head to the Golden Lane, an iconic street that dates back to the 16th C, and the Daliborka Tower which is one of the city’s famous prisons. You will then cross the famous Charles Bridge, making your way through the old quarter of Prague to visit the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and the world-famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day will be at leisure to explore one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe!

Overnight in Prague (Breakfast).

Day 13

Prague

Time to say goodbye! After breakfast and check-out formalities, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight back home.

(Breakfast).

package code: AT139529
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