Cities of Eastern Europe

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Price per person
from £1,515

Price based on
London Heathrow
2nd Dec 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 15 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

From Berlin’s contemporary allure and Hungary’s grandiose history to the architectural splendour of Prague and the imperial traditions of Vienna, this is a European voyage of discovery through some of its most interesting cities.

At a glance

  • Berlin Explore both the east and the west of this compelling city.
  • Auschwitz Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.
  • Krakow Discover Poland’s cultural capital.
  • Budapest Explore the impressive Buda Castle and Castle District which dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest.
  • Vienna Tour the Austrian capital and see its State Opera Palace, Hofburg, and Parliament.
  • Prague Enjoy a treasure trove of Gothic and Baroque architecture.
  • Romantic Road Stop in charming medieval Nördlingen and then on to the ramparts and towers of Rothenburg.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

very good value, saw lots of sites relating to WW2....

27th July 2018
Trusted Customer

very good value, saw lots of sites relating to WW2. Felt very safe with Driver John Franco and Tour Guide David

Very interesting, couple of the Hotels were a little far...

14th June 2018
Mrs Barbara Clark

Very interesting, couple of the Hotels were a little far out of town.

Very good but spoilt by some poor hotels and locations...

14th June 2018
Mr William Fleming

Very good but spoilt by some poor hotels and locations

Slow start to the tour. Fabulous sights and plenty of...

10th September 2017
Trusted Customer

Slow start to the tour. Fabulous sights and plenty of them. Too many hotels too far out of town. The optionals in Budapest and Prague should have been included in the tour. Like I said, good but not great!

Good value for money compared to smaller tour group holidays....

30th August 2017
Miss Karen Mattingly

Good value for money compared to smaller tour group holidays. Disappointed that couldn't pay for tips and trips before hand as from UK when other people on the holiday could.

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28th June 2017
Mr Hugh Dalton

Would have given 5 stars but for the hotels. Some...

7th June 2017
Mr GEORGE FINLAYSON

Would have given 5 stars but for the hotels. Some too remote from itenerant locale and some too small (Hampton by Hilton in Krakow) but the Kavalier in Vienna was just awful (pictured). Be prepared for disappointment and/or stress if this is the nominated hotel in your tour.

Overview

From Berlin’s contemporary allure and Hungary’s grandiose history to the architectural splendour of Prague and the imperial traditions of Vienna, this is a European voyage of discovery through some of its most interesting cities.

Total meals included:

  • 14 breakfasts, 5 dinners

UK - Frankfurt

Day
1

Fly to Frankfurt where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in the Frankfurt area for one night.

Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Frankfurt - Weimar - Berlin

Day
2

Our first stop today is in Weimar, one-time intellectual heart of Germany and host to such luminaries as Luther, Cranach, Bach, Liszt, Schiller, and, of course, Goethe himself. It was at one time rightly known as the “Athens of Germany.” Continue through Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt all the way to Germany’s capital city, Berlin.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Berlin

Day
3

On this morning’s included guided tour, learn how the city is no longer divided but every bit as fascinating. Once the city of contrasts with its West and East side separated into two different worlds by a wall, Berlin has developed into a harmonious blend of old and new. It has preserved the old buildings, such as the State Opera House and Brandenburg Gate; its neoclassic-style boulevards, such as the Kurfürstendamm and Unter den Linden; and it has created brand new buildings in the most daring, contemporary architectural styles. It is once again Germany’s capital and one of Europe’s most lively and interesting cities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Berlin - Poznan - Warsaw

Day
4

Drive east to Poznan, one of Poland’s oldest trading centres and admire its renaissance market square. Continue to Warsaw, capital of Poland.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Warsaw

Day
5

The included sightseeing tour is an excellent introduction to Warsaw, magnificently reconstructed after wartime destruction. Today, its wide avenues contrast strikingly with the narrow lanes of the old section.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Warsaw - Jasna Gora - Auschwitz - Krakow

Day
6

Two encounters with history on your southbound journey today. First, Jasna Gora near Czestochowa, the monastery that withstood the repeated onslaught of overwhelming Swedish forces during the religious wars of the 17th century. Since then, its Black Madonna is venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and has become the country’s national symbol. In the afternoon, visit what is left of the Auschwitz concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. Evening arrival in Kraków.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Krakow

Day
7

This is, they say, Poland’s most beautiful city. For almost 500 years it was the country’s capital; today, it is without a doubt its cultural capital. Join the included morning sightseeing in ancient Kraków, for centuries the residence of Polish kings. See the Market Square, the Jewish Quarter, St. Mary’s Church, and Wawel Cathedral. Free time later to explore this interesting town at your own pace and mingle with the locals. Tonight’s optional folklore dinner might be the way to round off your stay in this city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Krakow - Tatra Mountains - Budapest

Day
8

Travel through three countries today. First, south to the Tatra Mountains of Poland, then through scenic Slovakia, and finally into Hungary. Your destination is Budapest, the most lively of Eastern European capitals.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Budapest

Day
9

Included sightseeing features Buda Castle, which dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest, separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube. Also see Heroes’ Square, which typifies the modern capital, as well as the old inns along the riverbank, Parliament, Margaret Island, Fishermen’s Bastion, and the Buda Castle.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Budapest - Vienna

Day
10

Head for the Austrian border to Vienna in time to enjoy the afternoon and evening in this lively capital. Enjoy the included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide: the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Vienna - Prague

Day
11

Morning at leisure or join an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace. This afternoon, cross the Czech border into Moravia, then through the rich farmlands of Bohemia to Prague.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Prague

Day
12

The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. The included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the astronomical clock. Your Tour Director may suggest an evening optional excursion with traditional Czech music and spectacular entertainment.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Prague - Munich

Day
13

Into the landscape of the Bohemian Forest before reaching the Czech-German border. Drive south, enjoying the Bavarian scenery, to Munich, Germany’s “Secret Capital,” where you will drive through the city and see the main highlights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Munich - Nördlingen - Rothenburg - Frankfurt area

Day
14

The highlight today is undoubtedly the Romantic Road, which runs north to south as far as the Alps. First, visit lovely medieval Nördlingen, then Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, cobblestone streets, and 16th-century houses, before heading towards the Frankfurt area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Frankfurt area - UK

Day
15

Your tour ends today with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to Frankfurt airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Special Departures: 

Oktoberfest: 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd September 2018

Christmas Markets: 2nd & 9th December 2018

New Years in Berlin including Reveillon Dinner: 29th December 2018

 

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Mercure at Friedrichsdorf

This hotel is situated is just 0.6 miles (1 km) away from Friedrichsdorf train station and within easy reach of Frankfurt.

  • Location

    Im Dammwald 1, 61381 Friedrichsdorf, Germany

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor pool
    • Spa

Leonardo Royal

The Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt is only 5 minutes from downtown and the main station. A bus stop for Frankfurt’s main sights is located right at the hotel’s doorstep.

  • Location

    Mailänder Str. 1, 60598 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre

Abba

The modern and comfortably designed abba Berlin hotel in the heart of Berlin is the ideal starting point for setting out to explore one of the most happening cities in the world.

  • Location

    Lietzenburger Str. 89, 10719 Berlin, Germany

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Wifi
    • Fitness Centre

Berlin - NH Alexanderplatz

This hotel is in a peaceful corner of the city called Friedrichshain – Berlin’s hip, artists’ district. Just next door there’s a pretty park, and down the road, a handful of coffee shops and beer gardens.

  • Location

    Landsberger Allee 26, 10249 Berlin, Germany

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Wifi
    • Room service

Vienna House Easy

In buzzing Prenzlauer Berg, just a short distance away from the districts of Lichtenberg and Friedrichshain.

  • Location

    Storkower Str. 162, 10407 Berlin

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Bar/lounge

Mdm

Set in the historic Constitution Square (plac Konstytucji), this hotel has a fantastic location, close to the best shopping, culture, dining and entertainment in Warsaw.

  • Location

    ul. plac Konstytucji 1, Warsaw 00-647

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service

Metropole

With an enviable location in Warsaw city centre, directly opposite the Palace of Culture and Science, the Metropol Hotel is perfectly located for an easy arrival and city exploring.

  • Location

    Marszałkowska 99A, 00-693 Warsaw

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Restaurant

Swing

The 4-star Hotel Swing is located in a quiet part of Kraków. Kraków Główny Railway Station is 2.5 miles away.

  • Location

    ul. Dobrego Pasterza 124, Krakow 31-416

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Restaurant
    • Room service

Novotel Centrum

The 4-star Novotel Budapest Centrum puts you close to Keleti Railway station as well to Blaha Lujza square on Pest side of Budapest. With easy access to public transportation, you can quickly reach the Danube River.

  • Location

    Budapest, Rákóczi út 43-45, 1088 Hungary

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Jacuzzi
    • Sauna

Star Inn Schonbrunn

The Star Inn Hotel “Wien Schönbrunn“ is conveniently situated near the west gateway of Vienna.

  • Location

    Linke Wienzeile 224, Vienna 1150

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Bar/lounge

Novum Kavalier

Hotel Kavalier is a modern 4-star hotel that is conveniently set in the western section of Vienna near the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens.

  • Location

    Linzer Strasse 165, Vienna, 1140

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge

Clarion Congress

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague is situated in a modern part of Prague - Vysočany, just 15 minutes from the historical centre of Prague.

  • Location

    Freyova 33 | Vysocany, Prague 190 00

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Restaurant

Duo

Hotel Duo is situated only 12 minutes by metro from the city centre.

  • Location

    Teplická 492, 190 00 Prague 9, Czech Republic

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Restaurant
    • Pool

Achat Premium South

The Achat Premium South offers easy access to the city centre and central station.

  • Location

    Perchtinger Str. 3, 81379 Munich, Bavaria, Germany

  • Facilities

    • Free Wifi
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Bar/ Lounge

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