Central & Eastern Europe Highlights

Comfort, Berlin to Budapest

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Central and Eastern Europe is the crossroads of a continent, and it has the castles, palaces, and monuments to prove it. This 12-day tour crosses four countries and makes stops in many of the biggest cities in Europe – Berlin, Vienna, Prague, and Budapest among them. You’ll have the chance to connect with history in medieval Český Krumlov and visit marketplaces, castles, and gothic cathedrals for a taste of culture that transcends eras. With orientation walks and various included activities, you’ll have plenty of free time to make this region your own. Empires may rise and fall, but the spirit of this region is immutable.

What’s included

  • Hands-on: Eggenberg Brewery Visit and Beer Tasting, Český Krumlov
  • Berlin orientation walk
  • Dresden orientation walk including a local market and Frauenkirche Church
  • Tour Prague's old town including the Jewish quarter, clock tower, charles bridge and wenceslas square
  • Tour Eggenberg Brewery and enjoy a tasting
  • Visit the historic Hotel Sacher and sample the Sacher Torte
  • Budapest orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Pull back the now-fallen iron curtain and explore the history of central and eastern europe
  • Explore an historic brewery and sample the local ale
  • Wander the cobbled lanes of medieval Český krumlov and prague
  • Taste the world famous sacher torte in an historic hotel.

Itinerary

Day 1 Berlin Please make your own way to the joining hotel. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city. Additional Notes: Check-in time at hotel is approximately 3:00pm. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Berlin (1B) Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and is a melting pot of different cultures and flavours. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 3 Berlin/Weimar (1B) Weimar is perfect for those interested in German culture and history, and is spotted with numerous museums and historic sites. Transport: Train (2.50 hour(s))
Day 4 Weimar/Dresden (1B) Dresden is a stunning and historic city filled with churches, palaces, and stately buildings - which is amazing considering that on the night of 13 February, 1945, the Allied forces bombed it to bits. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Visit Church of our Lady Frauenkirche Transport: Train (1.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Dresden (1B) Enjoy the day at your leisure. Opt to visit the opera house or take a paddle wheel steamer on the river.
Day 6 Dresden/Prague (1B) A great way to spend the evening is watching the sunset from the heights of the Letna Beer Garden, where you can sample Czech beer, world-famous for its superb quality and low cost, on a warm summer evening. Included Activities: Prague Guided City Tour Transport: Train (2.50 hour(s))
Day 7 Prague (1B) Charles Bridge by day is packed with vendors and street musicians. At night, it is less crowded, and it's much easier to appreciate the scenery as well as the ever-so-slightly sinister quality of the statues looming overhead. Cross the bridge and you'll find yourself in Mala Strana, a far less crowded district that offers the perfect atmosphere for some introspective wandering. 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.
Day 8 Prague/Český Krumlov (1B) The inclusion of Ceský Krumlov on UNESCO's List of Natural and Cultural Heritage was undoubtedly a turning point in the modern history of the town. It sent a clear signal to the rest of the cultural world that South Bohemia has something unique to offer. Included Activities: Eggenberg Brewery Visit and Beer Tasting Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 9 Český Krumlov/Vienna (1B) Drive across the border into Austria, where we take an orientation walk with the CEO. Visit the historic Hotel Sacher for lunch and a taste of the world-famous Sacher Torte. Enjoy free time this evening to visit the opera house, or simply enjoy a walk around the city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Hotel Sacher Visit and dessert Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 10 Vienna (1B) Enjoy a full day to explore at your leisure. Wander the elegant streets some more, take in some of Europe's most distinguished art galleries, visit the stunning Lippizaner horses of the renowned Vienna Riding School, experience mass with the Vienna Boys Choir, or settle into a café and order a slice of mouthwatering Viennese cake.
Day 11 Vienna/Budapest (1B) You might like to have an optional dinner at a local restaurant on Váci Utca, which is the bustling main street of Budapest. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (4.00 hour(s))
Day 12 Budapest (1B) We recommend booking post-accommodation to experience all this city has to offer. Included Activities: Departure Day
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