Highlights of Eastern Europe Summer 2020

Highlights of Eastern Europe Summer 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Explore 'east' and 'west' in the Croatian city of Zagreb, visit the Hungarian Sea and pay homage to those who lost their lives at Auschwitz, a reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust.

Day 1 - Arrive Vienna
Tune into the enchanting musical heritage of Vienna, your launch pad to a grand adventure through the highlights of Eastern Europe. After checking in, join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing walking tour of Old Town Vienna, revealing insights into the Habsburg dynasty, once one of the most influential royal houses of Europe. Admire the Hofburg Palace, Imperial Boulevards and the beloved St. Stephen's Cathedral, with its colourful tiled roof. This evening, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick off our exciting holiday.
Accommodation: Hilton Danube Waterfront
Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Vienna – Lake Bled (2 Nights)
We cross the Loibl Pass in the Karawanken Mountains and into the lush green hills of Slovenia. Arrive later at Lake Bled, an exquisite natural retreat set against the backdrop of forests and mountains. During your free time, you could consider taking a boat trip on its crystal clear waters to admire the castle, which clings dramatically to a cliff rising up from the lake's edge. This evening, we dine at our hotel.
Accommodation: Park
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 3 - Lake Bled Free Day
Spend the day at your leisure, up the romantic atmosphere of this Alpine lake setting. Perhaps take a boat ride along the lake's tranquil waters, or consider joining an Optional Experience to the extensive maze of underground caves at Postojna.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Zagreb (2 Nights)
We leave the emerald waters of Bled behind and arrive in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where we will join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour to see its Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum, Three Bridges Square and Castle. We cross into Croatia and travel to its capital, Zagreb - our home for the next two nights. You'll have a free evening to spend as you wish. Consider heading to Tkalčićeva Street to indulge in the flavours of traditional fruit brandy.
Accommodation: International
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 5 - Zagreb Sightseeing and Free Time
Explore a tale of two hilltop settlements and Zagreb's scenic cityscape, to this day lit by gas lamps in the Upper Town. Join a 'Local Specialist' who will share the landmarks of the city's Lower and Upper Town, including the Gothic Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, the Opera House and St. Mark's Church, with its exquisitely coloured roof. Spend the rest of the day on your own, paying homage to the patron saint of Zagreb at its Stone Gate, or enjoying the city views from Strossmartre.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Zagreb – Lake Balaton – Budapest (2 Nights)
Crossing the border into Hungary, we enjoy a photo stop on the shores of Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe and affectionately known by locals as the 'Hungarian Sea'. We continue to the romantic capital of Budapest - our home for the next two nights. Perhaps, sail along the Danube on a scenic river cruise, enjoy an evening of Hungarian wine tasting or relax in the healing waters of the Szecheyni Spa Bath as the sun sets.
Accommodation: Danubius Margitsziget
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time
Today, we join a 'Local Specialist' for a walking tour of the Castle district to admire picture-perfect views of the Danube and Fisherman's Bastion with its towers representing the seven Magyar tribes who formed the Hungarian nation. See the imposing Parliament and the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. Later we meet the Schieszl family and 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 8 - Budapest – Slovakia – Kraków (2 Nights)
The exquisite natural landscape of Slovakia provides a scenic backdrop for our journey to Poland, past the foothills of the Tatra Mountains. We arrive in the enchanting city of Kraków. Consider an evening of lively Polish entertainment with dinner, or perhaps visit a traditional Polish Wódka Bar.
Accommodation: Qubus
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Kraków Sightseeing and Free Time
A leisurely walk through the beautiful streets of Kraków this morning with our 'Local Specialist' will include such highlights as the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill, recognised as the most historically and culturally significant site in Poland. We continue through the Old Town with a visit to the Mariacki Church and view of the Cloth Hall. Spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own or consider visiting a traditional milk bar. Enjoy a slice of Polish Sernik Babci in the Old Town Square or join an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where underground chambers are hewn out of rock salt. This evening, we dine at our hotel.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 10 - Kraków – Auschwitz – Częstochowa – Warsaw (2 Nights)
Our journey this morning takes us to the concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. Travelling to Jasna Góra Monastery, we 'Dive Into Culture' and rub shoulders with Catholic pilgrims, who have journeyed to the famous shrine for centuries to see the iconic Black Madonna of Częstochowa. This evening, we arrive in the elegant Polish capital of Warsaw, where we will dine tonight at our hotel.
Accommodation: Leonardo Royal
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 11 - Warsaw Sightseeing and Free Time
Connect with the youthful energy of Warsaw, a city that has triumphed over the tragedy of war and the shackles of communism. This morning, we join a 'Local Specialist' visiting the Old Town, which the Nazis destroyed to retaliate against the Warsaw Uprising. You'll also see the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, immortalised in the Roman Polanski film - The Pianist. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights on your own, or celebrate the talents of Chopin during a private recital of Chopin's works.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 - Warsaw – Berlin (2 Nights)
Journey across Poland's patchwork countryside along the Autostrada Wolnośki (Motorway of Freedom) which was first initiated by Nazi Germany to connect Berlin with Poland and left unfinished for decades after World War II. Continue west into Germany and arrive in Berlin, a capital city with an enviable youthful verve and charisma. Here you'll enjoy an evening at leisure to explore the city your way.
Accommodation: Hampton by Hilton City Centre Alexanderplatz
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 - Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time
Ascend an icon of reunification this morning as you witness spectacular panoramic views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Then join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour through the city's great landmarks, including the Neoclassical Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the Reichstag Building, lovingly restored after it fell into disuse after World War II. Spend the afternoon people-watching on Friederichstrasse with an Fassbrause or join an Optional Experience to discover Berlin's turbulent past.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 - Berlin – Dresden – Prague (2 Nights)
Travel through the Spreewald Forest to Dresden - its iconic domes and spires almost entirely rebuilt after the Allied Forces left their deep scars on the city during World War II. Hear about its restoration during your orientation tour as you stroll through its streets to see the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. We leave Germany behind and travel to the Czech Republic, arriving later in glorious Prague, straddling the mighty Vltava. Spend your evening savouring hearty Czech flavours during a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.
Accommodation: Vienna House Diplomat
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 15 - Prague Sightseeing and Free Time
Explore exquisite Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque façades as you ramble through the ancient streets of Prague with your 'Local Specialist' who will share insights into the city's centuries-old history. Marvel at Prague Castle, the 14th-century Charles Bridge and Old Town Square, with its Astronomical Clock and hourly Walk of the Apostles. Visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, then enjoy the rest of the day free to explore or relax. Perhaps indulge with some delicious sweet pastry Trdelník in the Old Town Square, admire the view from Petrin Hill or consider a relaxing cruise on the Vltava.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 16 - Prague – Tábor – Vienna
Journey through the lush green and golden landscapes of southern Bohemia, stopping in Tábor, once a Hussite stronghold. Later, we travel to the imperial city of Vienna, where we'll enjoy a final Farewell Dinner together with our fellow travellers and Travel Director.
Accommodation: Hilton Danube Waterfront
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 17 - Depart Vienna
Say a fond farewell to your newfound friends and an epic adventure together through eastern Europe. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Dresden
  • VISIT Lake Bled in Slovenia, Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, the concentration camp at Auschwitz, Jasna Góra Monastery, Berlin TV Tower, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague and Tábor
  • VIEW Lake Balaton

Dining Highlights

  • 16 breakfasts
  • 8 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Ratings based off 40 reviews . Currently showing 11 reviews with comments only.
By Brett W on Jun 14, 2019

Trafagular is a know travel company in the business. Central Europe trip was good but not outstanding. Most of the hotels are 3 to 3.5 stars. Some hotels provide water and others don't. Food included in the meals is good but not great as well. Many optimal tours on the trip would be included on other tours, so its difficult to compare prices. . When the tour was delayed I got no message from Trafagular.

By Donald R on May 31, 2019

We had an awesome tour director and driver. They makes the difference. Nice group fron AU, NZ, CA and the US.

By Nayan S on Jul 13, 2018

Trafalgar's included sight-seeing was very short - a couple of hours a day only. There were no included sight-seeing tours in Lake Bled, even though we were there for 2 nights plus one morning till noon. Everything was optional. The hotel in Budapest was very bad. When one adds the cost of optionals (too many), Trafalgar is not a good value. We believe Globus does a better job at a lower cost.

By Linda H on Jul 13, 2018

There were pluses and minuses: the bus had as little leg room as the current airline economy seats, so for the long drives it was very uncomfortable, even though we stopped every couple of hours. However, the bus driver was absolutely wonderful, and made that aspect of the trip stress free. The tour director was okay, but I've had much better ones with other companies. He seemed to be more concerned with telling us how much he was doing for us, which seemed to be basically the things his job required. At the end of the trip he left before the people on the trip were to leave, so if there were any problems, he was not there to help sort them out. The hotels varied, but for the cost of the trip were okay. If one did all the Optional Experiences, the cost of the trip would be much higher. It was surprising that some of the "Optional Experiences" were not part of the trip, such as in Berlin, a visit to the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint charlie was an Optional Experience. Also the highlights of Lake Bled were optional, at additional costs. Given my exceptional experiences with Overseas Adventure Travel and Adventures Abroad, it is highly unlikely that I would travel with Trafalgar again.

By Terry D on Jul 13, 2018

The bus driver was outstanding The bus seats were more uncomfortable and smaller than airplane seats A couple of the city tour leaders were excellent A few times on the bus, we were subjected to movies and music. The bus should be equipped with headphones, so we don't have to listen if we don't want to Breakfasts were outstanding Included dinners were mediocre The optional experience in Berlin should have been included. Those sites were too important to miss. The tour director didn't provide enough optional directions for our free time (and left before any of the tour attendees on the last day). The trip was worthwhile as a taste of those cities and countries, although it would have been nice to interact with the residents (probably not possible on a trip like this).The The change of hotels in Vienna was disappointing. The hotel in Lake Bled was lovely.

By Bruce H on Jul 06, 2018

The trip went well and very enjoyable. Some parts were expensive particularly when alcohol was included. Would have preferred keeping the included drinks to one and then allow people to choose to pay extra for what they want to drink.

By Kirit S on Jun 01, 2018

Tour director was very knowledgable driver was also nice i will definitely will go with Trafalgar

By Kirity Kumar R on May 19, 2017

Best travel experience ever!

By Nelda B on Apr 21, 2017

What we saw and experienced was beyond expectations. A very well-planned and conducted tour. Highly skilled tour director and driver. Special area guides also very good. This quality across the board was quite unusual. Of course Trafalgar deserves some credit here.

By Tatyana G on Sep 07, 2012

The trip was excellent. The tour director was very good. The hotels were also comfortable, clean and conviently located. Everything was well organized. We were impressed. If we decide to take a bus tour next time we probably will take again the Trafalgar and will ask Affordable Tours to help us.


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