Magnificent Cities Of Central & Eastern Europe

Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Donovaly, Krakow, Auschwitz, Warsaw

Explore the historic and culturally rich cities of the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Poland. Enjoy 2-night stays, guided tours and local restaurants in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw. You choose your tour in Berlin – a traditional city tour or a Cold War-focused tour featuring "Check Point Charlie." Walk across the spectacular Charles Bridge in Prague. Dinner in Prague is your choice: either a traditional restaurant that features a folklore show and dance lesson, or a tour of one of Prague's most famous brewery pubs with favorite local fare. Discover the picturesque Hungarian countryside. Visit the former concentration camp of Auschwitz and conclude in Warsaw, a city with history both joyous and tragic.

Our prices start from

$ 2,999 LAND ONLY

15 Days • GUIDED • 20 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • On some dates additional accommodations may be used.
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 6 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

Set out to experience the very best of Europe's cultural capitals.

Day 2 - Berlin, Germany - Tour Begins

Experience the cultures of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland.

Crowne Plaza Berlin City Center, Berlin or Hotel Riu Plaza, Berlin

Dinner Included

Arrive in Germany's capital city of Berlin, a blend of deep-rooted history, modern flare and multi-cultural influences. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3 - Berlin

Crowne Plaza Berlin City Center, Berlin or Hotel Riu Plaza, Berlin

Breakfast Included

This morning, it's your choice! Choose a city tour that introduces you to Berlin's rich history; see Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Schoenberg City Hall, Kurfuerstendam and the Reichstag Building -OR- join a "Cold War"-focused tour that includes a visit to the Berlin Wall Museum, followed by a walk through the area that was once "Checkpoint Charlie" and see what remains of the Berlin Wall. This afternoon you have the opportunity to join an optional excursion outside the city to visit Potsdam and the famous Cecilienhof Palace. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4 - Berlin - Dresden - Prague, Czech Republic

Experience traditional Czech culture during a folklore show and dinner.

Grandior Hotel, Prague or K&K Hotel Central, Prague

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Depart Berlin for Prague, the "City of a Thousand Spires." En route, make a stop in Dresden, the capital of Saxony. Enjoy time on your own to explore this lovely town on the banks of the River Elbe. After arriving in Prague, personalize your evening with Diner's Choice, choosing from a selection of different venues. Perhaps you'll enjoy traditional cuisine at a folklore show, or discover the city through its craft beer and food scene, or opt for a more quiet dinner at the hotel. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5 - Prague

The fairy-tale city of Prague reveals the remarkable Hradcany Castle.

Grandior Hotel, Prague or K&K Hotel Central, Prague

Breakfast Included

Your introduction to this fairy-tale city opens with a visit to the remarkable Hradcany Castle and the haunting St. Vitus Cathedral. Continue with a leisurely walking tour through the Old Town, showcasing the Golden Lane, the unique Astronomical Clock and the statue-lined Charles Bridge. The afternoon is yours. Perhaps you'll choose to join an optional excursion highlighting the poignant history held in Prague's Old Jewish Quarter. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 6 - Prague - Vienna, Austria

Dine at one of Vienna's most beloved restaurants.

Grand Hotel Wien, Vienna or Intercontinental Wien, Vienna

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Leaving the Czech Republic, arrive in colorful and vibrant Vienna, the "musical city." After a short orientation drive through the city, your afternoon is at leisure. Later, enjoy an evening in one of Vienna's most beloved restaurants where dinner mixes with local cultural flavor to create an unforgettable night. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7 - Vienna

Come to know Vienna and its lavish Schönbrunn Palace.

Grand Hotel Wien, Vienna or Intercontinental Wien, Vienna

Breakfast Included

This morning, experience the city on a tour highlighting some of its architectural marvels, including the lavish Schönbrunn Palace and summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty. The remainder of the day is yours to explore independently. Perhaps you will visit one of the famous museums, sip a Viennese coffee at a local coffee house, or simply relax in this capital of Austria. Tonight you may choose to join an optional Mozart concert and dinner in the city. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8 - Vienna - Budapest, Hungary

Join local residents for a community hosted lunch in Dunaalmas.

Up Hotel, Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque Hungarian countryside. Connect with the villagers of Dunaalmas and join local residents for a community-hosted lunch. Learn how to make a traditional strudel, a favorite in this region. Upon arrival in historic Budapest, a local expert provides an informative city tour featuring Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Old Buda, the New Parliament and Gellert Hill with a special stop at Heroes' Square, a unique monument to the many diverse leaders of Hungary. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 9 - Budapest

Up Hotel, Budapest

Breakfast Included

The beautiful city of Budapest is often referred to as "the Queen of the Danube." Today is yours to discover this city divided by the Danube with historic Buda on one side and cosmopolitan Pest on the opposite bank. This evening, perhaps you'll take in the essence of the region during an optional dinner followed by a cruise to view Budapest's stunning night skyline. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10 - Budapest - Donovaly, Slovakia - Krakow, Poland

Holiday Inn City Center, Krakow or Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto, Krakow

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Take in the picturesque landscapes en route to Poland. Make a stop in the hidden village of Donovaly, nestled in the Low Tatras mountain range of Slovakia. Your home for the next two nights is the lively city of Krakow, which still offers an old-world charm. This evening get to know traditional Polish culture during a folklore show and dinner featuring local cuisine. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 11 - Krakow

Holiday Inn City Center, Krakow or Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto, Krakow

Breakfast Included

Discover Krakow's historic Old Town on a city tour complete with stops at the Market Square, St. Mary's Church, and the University. You'll also view Wawel Castle, a former residence of Polish kings. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the city on your own. Consider joining an optional excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mines for a peek into the local culture. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 12 - Krakow - Auschwitz – Warsaw

Take a poignant journey through history at the camps of Auschwitz.

Holiday Inn City Center, Krakow or Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto, Krakow

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Embark on a poignant journey through history as you travel to the camps of Auschwitz.* A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp, where you will learn about the terrors and the resilience of the human spirit. Tonight, reflect on the day during dinner at a Jewish restaurant, feeling connected to the cultures and traditions of this civilization. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

*On occasion, Auschwitz may not be available for guests who purchase this tour within 30 days of departure as space is limited at Auschwitz.

Day 13 - Krakow - Warsaw

Mercure Grand Warszawa Hotel, Warsaw

Breakfast Included

Travel through the Polish countryside to Warsaw, the reconstructed and modern capital of this rejuvenated country. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or explore. Perhaps you will browse one of the city's art galleries, wander through a museum, or simply relax at an outdoor café. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 14 - Warsaw

Mercure Grand Warszawa Hotel, Warsaw

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Choose how you explore Warsaw because it's your choice! Embark on a classic city tour and embrace the city's moving history as you discover the main sights and the Old Town -OR- gain a different perspective on Warsaw's past with a tour that delves into the city's communist history, stopping in a museum of staged homes along the way. Later, try your hand at making your own Polish pierogis at a local cooking school. Toast to the end of a memorable trip as you sit down for your farewell dinner while enjoying your hand-crafted meal. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 15 - Warsaw - Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

Your tour comes to a close today. Today breakfast will be included.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on November 1, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $900. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2020 - April 2021 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used. Rates do not include the on-tour flights..

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