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When you think of an Eastern Europe vacation, what comes to mind? Perhaps it's visiting old churches and seeing historical sites that have been standing for many centuries. Perhaps you think of visiting cities bombed in World War II and restored to their former splendor. Or maybe you think of learning about the counties’ rich histories. If so, this Best of Eastern Europe tour includes all of that and more with overnights in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague.Your guided sightseeing in the capitals includes the must-see attractions. Visit Berlin’s Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, today a symbol of reconciliation; the medieval Old Quarter and the 14th-century Cathedral of St. John in Warsaw; St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna; Prague’s Hradčany Castle grounds and Astronomical Clock, built in 1410; the Kazimierz Quarter and St Mary’s Church in Krakow; and Budapest’s 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs. Visit Jasna Góra, the monastery near Czestochowa, an important pilgrimage site. Its Black Madonna, a painting of the Virgin Mary, is a symbol of the country and venerated as the "Queen of Poland." Stop in Auschwitz to visit what is left of the concentration camp. Plus, Globus has arranged some special experiences in some of the smaller towns. Enjoy a special lunch in Telc, one of the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic, and taste a Trdelnik rolled pastry in Prague. All of this and more—including a private Chopin concert in his hometown of Warsaw—are included on this fabulous Eastern Europe tour.
Day 1: ARRIVE IN BERLIN, GERMANY.
Welcome to Berlin! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2: BERLIN.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the fabulous boulevard Unter den Linden with its historical buildings like the Berlin Cathedral and State Opera House. See Museum Island and make a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate. See the restored Reichstag, the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten Park, Charlottenburg Palace, and the elegant Ku'Damm. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged bell tower, have a picture stop at the Holocaust Memorial, and pass the former Allied Checkpoint Charlie. Why not join an optional excursion to historic Potsdam? (B)
Day 3: BERLIN–POZNAN, POLAND–WARSAW.
Cross the Polish border, enjoy vistas of rural life in the fertile central plains, and take a break in historic Poznan on your way to Warsaw, capital of Poland. (B,D)
Day 4: WARSAW.
Your Local Guide will tell you about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway city between East and West. See the medieval Stare Miasto (Old Quarter) with its market square and 14th-century CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN, the “wedding cake” Palace of Culture and Science, neoclassical Lazienki Palace, and the remnants of the Jewish ghetto. Later, a special treat: [LF] attend a PRIVATE CHOPIN CONCERT. (B)
Day 5: WARSAW–CZESTOCHOWA–AUSCHWITZ–KRAKOW.
A fascinating morning includes a visit to JASNA GÓRA, the monastery near Czestochowa. Admire its BLACK MADONNA, which is venerated as the “Queen of Poland,” and has become the country’s national symbol. In Auschwitz, visit what is left of the CONCENTRATION CAMP, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. Evening arrival in Krakow.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi / 350 km (B,D)
Day 6: KRAKOW.
In the morning, an optional excursion to the Wieliczka salt mines is available. Later, guided sightseeing of ancient Krakow features a walking tour of the KAZIMIERZ QUARTER, with its cosy art cafes, antique shops, and galleries. Also, stop for pictures at the impressive Wawel Castle, and visit the 14th-century ST. MARY’S CHURCH with its uneven towers. Tonight, an optional Polish dinner and folklore show awaits. (B)
Day 7: KRAKOW–DONOVALY, SLOVAKIA–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY.
Drive through the scenic heart of mountainous and densely wooded Slovakia, where brown bears still roam free, via Donovaly, a popular skiing resort in the Tatra Mountains, to Budapest, proud capital of Hungary. This evening, sign up for an optional private dinner cruise on the Danube River, the perfect introduction to this fascinating city.
Today’s Distance: 261 mi / 420 km (B)
Day 8: BUDAPEST.
Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city comes to life during your guided sightseeing. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world’s second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, visit the 13th-century MATTHIAS CORONATION CHURCH and Heroes’ Square. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner is available. (B)
Day 9: BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA.
Drive through the Hungarian plains to Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Meet your Local Guide and start your sightseeing with vistas of Prater park with its giant Ferris wheel. Drive along the elegant Ringstrasse past the impressive State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous Heldenplatz, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km (B)
Day 10: AT LEISURE IN VIENNA.
A whole day at leisure offers you the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, and a concert in one of Vienna’s concert halls, or alternatively stroll around the city at your own pace. (B)
Day 11: VIENNA–TELC, CZECH REPUBLIC–PRAGUE.
Cross the Czech border and enter Moravia. Stop in one of the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic, [LF] Telc, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where a light lunch with local specialties has been prepared. Enjoy views of the rich farmlands of Moravia and Bohemia on your way to Prague. Tonight is your chance to join an optional outing to explore Prague by night.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi / 330 km (B,L,D)
Day 12: PRAGUE.
Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS, which afford lovely views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the castle’s walls and bastions. Originally laid out in the 16th-century, the grounds reached the present park-like form in the early 20th-century. Also see the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. And of course, you will [LF] taste a Trdelnik, the famous rolled pastry topped with a sugar and walnut mix. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)
Day 13: PRAGUE–DRESDEN, GERMANY–BERLIN.
Re-enter Germany and stop in Dresden, the former capital of Saxony. Badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, the city has since been restored to its baroque splendor. During your walking tour, admire the architecture of the Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera. Return to Berlin, where a farewell dinner awaits at a local restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi / 410 km (B,D)
Day 14: BERLIN.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Stop in the historic city
Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of St. John; [LF] attend a private Chopin concert
Visit the Monastery of Jasna Góra and its Black Madonna
Visit the site of the former concentration camp
Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Kazimierz Quarter, see Wawel Castle, visit St. Mary’s Church
Stop in this picturesque ski resort
Guided sightseeing, panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion, visit Matthias Coronation Church
Guided sightseeing, visit Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral
[LF] Enjoy an included lunch
Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds; [LF] taste a Trdelnik rolled pastry
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch in Telc; 5 three-course dinners, including a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Berlin
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
No triple room reduction.
Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
Berlin , Germany
Warsaw , Poland
Starowislna Str. 91
Krakow , Poland
Bem Rakpart 16-19
Budapest , Hungary
Vienna , Austria
Praga , Czech Republic
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Very pleased with driver and logistics. Thank you.
Nothing more to say that they prepared us well!
ONLY things is that the hotel in Vienna was NOT centrally located near the downtown. Also - Globus needs to know when MAJOR events are happening in the cities. The last day in Berlin (Saturday the 28th) was crazy. The city was hosting a major marathon on Sat AND Sunday. The hotel should have been booked closer to the airport so there wasn't a concern about getting to the airport through a closed down city. It took us on Saturday - 2 hours to get through the city. We didn't get to check in and relax after a VERY long day of bus riding / traveling but went straight to the restaurant for our goodbye dinner. Also - Auschwitz was incredible but the tour felted rushed and we didn't have any time to really draw into what we were seeing/experiencing. I truly felt like cattle being pushed through the ringers. It was packed and I could barely hear our guide.
Jack was very helpful and explained everything during the booking of this tour.
The tour director was exceptional. The only problem was with the hotels which have high tubs which apparently are fairly common in Europe which take more baths than showers. Otherwise, the trip was great.
Unfortunately we hit a heat wave all along the trip , some of the accommodations had barely ac working but the accommodation were clean and service was very good
Caleb was wonderful to work with us on all aspects of preparing for the trip.
Please note, our date of travel to Europe was May 12 to June 12, 2019. Out tour director was amazing. His extensive knowledge and incredible humor were endless. We would travel with him again.
The tour was very well managed by the operator, without any relevant issues.
I have never taken a land tour before. It was better than I expected. We never worried about anything. The tour director was amazing and made sure everything taken care of before we arrived at each stop. I look forward for more travels with Globus.
The hotel in Krakw was very small. Vienna hotel was 3 miles from city center. Too far. Prague was almost 2 miles.
It was an amazing experience to travel all of the Eastern European countries. We heard and saw so much history - some going back centuries. The World War II history is something that everyone, including our young should hear and see. Our visit to the concentration camps in Poland made history, sadly, come alive for us. Our Tour Director, Janja, was very knowledgeable and shared so much of the history that was little known to many of us.
Globus was a overall good provider of the travel. Local guides were weak at times.
Great tour at this time of the year.
The hotels were not up to my expect ions. They certainly were not 5star. Out tour leader was not warm and when asking questions not helpful to our needs.many sights were not explained to us
Optional tours were rather expensive for the value of the service
We had a wonderful time. Even the weather cooperated! Thank you, Helga, for your assistance. I hope to plan another trip soon. Elisabeth
One of the best European Excursions!
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 217 The Best of Eastern Europe tour program. Our experience was enhanced by the excellent service provided by our tour consultant. All services and segments of the program were completed in a very satisfactory manner.
The Globus trip to Eastern Europe was amazing!
Tour guide and driver were excellent and knowlegeable. Driver courteous and safety conscious.
I've traveled with other tour companies before - Insight, Contiki, Gate 1 Travel. All of them were enjoyable however, this tour from Globus completely exceeded by expectations. The hotels were all centrally located, the local tour guides spoke clearly, were very knowledgeable and entertaining. Above all, the tour director was phenomenal.
This trip was wonderful! It was the saddest trip we have taken, but the history was wonderful. It was hard to take some of it, but so well worth seeing and learning about. A great trip!
Great tour and tour guide
Far better then we ever expected especially the tour director and the impressive hotels. In every city the historic/old town was walking distance. The trip was like taking a three-credit history course on World War II and Eastern Europe, without tests and a term paper. Our first tour like this and it was outstanding.
Outstanding Tour Director
good Globus tour and good local guides
Hotel rooms with very deep tubs /showers and no safety handles in many of them only one hotel room on the trip had a walk in shower. Hotel room in Vienna very big disappointment,extermely small room and even a smaller bathroom.Had to change currency several times because not all countries take the euro. Tours were great, tour director even better and local guides very good in most cases.
Local guides provided a lot of information creating information overload. At times whispers were not audible. It would be nice if at each location an information sheet summarizing important points is made available. Also provide info about optional tours and cost up front with comments from previous customers.
1. Hilton Hotel had black mold in the shower
2. NH hotels reminded me of domitories. Bed linens were torn and dirty.
3. Optional tours were VERY expensive.
4. Schonneburg Palace tour was so rushed I don't remember seeing anything, it was awful.
5. The Royal Palace tour in Warsaw was a waste of money. We paid for the tour and transportation but we were already in town.
6. We were talked into meals while on the road and they were also expensive. Local places were much cheaper. Absolute terrible food as well.
7. All meals on day of arrival at the hotels were terrible. And I mean all hotels in all cities.
Usually Globus hotels are very centrally located; however, in Vienna and Prague the hotels were quite far from tourist attractions, Old Town, etc. Our tour guide was excellent. One of the most fun tours I have been on due to where we visited, our director, and the other people on the tour.
The last tour with Globus was not the first one. I know this tour company's high standards and therefore I am a repeat customer.
Overall it was a wonderful trip. Next time I know to tell the agent I don't want a layover over 4 hours.
The problem with this Globus tour, and why I won't go with them again is that there are too many optional "excursions." Had we gone on all it would have been $1000 each. Plus, lunches on travel days, where no other alternative existed were extra, and priced at at least 15 euros. Some hotels were well located, but the ones in Prague and Vienna were far from central locations.
Had a great trip and we will travel again with Globus in the future.
The accommodations in Vienna were not up to my standards. Ours was a tiny room in a secluded area, which we walked 3 corridors to find it. Once in the room, the safe was broken and the person who came to replace the safe door asked for our room cards and gave us new ones that would open the door and safe. This did not make us feel secure. A safe lock should not be keyed to a door card.
Arcadia Royal Warsaw Poland is quite a distance from the main center. Exploring Warsaw will require additional effort to get to the City main center. Century Old Town Prague room in Czech Republic is small. It is quite inconvenient, very little room to store the luggage.
Our tour guide was the greatest, along with our driver.
Our tour director was the greatest. The same goes for our bus driver. Tour guides in all the cities we visited were knowledgeable and pleasant given the challenge to keep tabs on 40 people!
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