EASTERN EUROPEAN PANORAMA - 2017
EASTERN EUROPEAN PANORAMA - 2017

Day 1, (Sat) arrive in Vienna
You will be transferred to your hotel. Then your time is free to relax or begin exploring. Later, meet your fellow travelers and your Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2, (Sun) in Vienna
On a morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hofburg Palace, once the home of the Habsberg emperors, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral and other reminders of the city's imperial past. The afternoon is at leisure to discover more of Vienna at your own pace. (B)

Day 3, (Mon) to Budapest
Journey east and cross the border into Hungary. Continue through the Transdanubian region, reaching Budapest with time to freshen up before dinner. (B,D)

Day 4, (Tue) in Budapest
In 1873, the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with ancient Obuda to form a new, unified city, Budapest. Charming and beautiful, the city was declared a World Heritage site in 1987. Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of all the main attractions: the Parliament, Royal Palace and the Castle Hill area, Fisherman's BastionMatthias Church, Heroes' Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this exciting city on your own. (B)

Day 5, (Wed) to Krakow
The road to Krakow winds through the hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains, and into the rolling plains of Poland. You'll arrive in time for a relaxing dinner. (B,D)

Day 6, (Thu) in Krakow
A morning sightseeing tour starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Next, take a walking tour of the Old Town where you will see the Main Market Square and Renaissance Cloth Hall, and visit St. Mary's Church. The afternoon is free to go for a stroll, browse through the shops, sample some sernik or szarlotka, or simply relax. (B)

Day 7, (Fri) to Warsaw
This morning join a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious concentration camp from World War II and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later, journey to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery, known for the blackened picture of the Virgin Mary, popularly called the 'Black Madonna.' In the late afternoon, arrive in Poland's capital city, Warsaw. (B, D)

Day 8, (Sat) in Warsaw
This 700-year-old capital is a symbol of Polish nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. Your sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as the "wedding cake"), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, Old Market Square and St. John's Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for shopping, a stroll through the city, relaxing in one of the many parks or gardens, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)

Day 9, (Sun) to Berlin
Heading west, stop in Poznan for an orientation tour. Then continue to Berlin, today's final destination. (B,D)

Day 10, (Mon) in Berlin
Your morning sightseeing tour features views of the impressive Reichstag and lovely Schloss Charlottenburg. Continue through the city to see famous sights such as the Opera, Schiller Theater and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The afternoon is free to explore this once divided city on your own. (B)

Day 11, (Tue) to Prague
After breakfast, continue your journey via Dresden, the beautiful Saxony Baroque city. Stop for an orientation tour, viewing Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House. Then, on to Prague, the capital of Czech Republic.(B,D)

Day 12, (Wed) in Prague
Built on seven hills more than 1000 years ago, Prague today is a wonder to behold, with beautiful architecture, lush green hills, and graceful bridges spanning the Vltava River. A sightseeing tour starts with panoramic drive past famous Wenceslas Square, the Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal PalaceSt. George's Basilica and Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and the world-famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is free to explore at your own pace. You might want to attend an optional cultural performance. (B)

Day 13, (Thu) depart Prague
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

 

 

Land Only Price Starting at
$2,354. per person twin


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Included Features 

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Breakfast daily and 6 dinners
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhaced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

 Sightseeing 

  • Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Krakow
  • Warsaw
  • Berlin
  • Prague

 Hotels

  • Vienna, Hilton Stadtpark, Renaissance Wein Hotel
  • Budapest, Radisson Blu Beke
  • Krakow, Holiday Inn, Qubus Hotel
  • Warsaw, Radisson Blu Centrum
  • Berlin, Hotel ABBA
  • Prague, Hotel Angelo


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For more information call Pam Adair at 216.751.8301 or 888.878.8187


Please Note:
• Passport is required.
• This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

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Vacation updated: 12/27/2016 1:14:53 PM