A JOURNEY OF CLASSICAL EASTERN EUROPE
Cultural tour of Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany & Czech Republic
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Eastern Europe offers a distinct and varied picture of Europe - one of magnificent castles, majestic palaces, beautiful mountains, rivers, lakes, gardens in addition to a unique variety of distinct cultures and friendly people. This tour covering six World Heritage Sites provides one with an enriched understanding of the people, architecture, delicious cuisines and rich medieval and post medieval history in Eastern Europe.

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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 13 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Avg. Tour Size : 25 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Vienna (AUSTRIA)
(D)
Day 02: Vienna
(B)
Day 03: Vienna/Budapest (Drive) (HUNGARY)
(B, D)
Day 04: Budapest
(B)
Day 05: Budapest/Krakow (Drive) (POLAND)
(B, D)
Day 06: Krakow
(B)
Day 07: Krakow/Warsaw (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 08: Warsaw
(B)
Day 09: Warsaw/Berlin (Drive) (GERMANY)
(B, D)
Day 10: Berlin
(B)
Day 11: Berlin/Prague (Drive) (CZECH REPUBLIC)
(B, D)
Day 12: Prague
(B)
Day 13: Depart Prague
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Vienna (AUSTRIA)

Welcome to Vienna - the “City of Waltz”. We are warmly received and transferred to our hotel. Plenty of time to relax before meeting our fellow travelers and the Tour Director at the welcome dinner.
Overnight: Hilton Stadtpark or Ranaissance, Vienna (2 nights) (D)

Day 02: Vienna

On our morning sightseeing tour, we will visit the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park, the UN buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral and other vivid reminders of the city's imperial history. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 03: Vienna/Budapest (Drive) (HUNGARY)

Today, travel east and cross the border to Hungary. Continue through the Transdanubian region, reaching Budapest just in time to relax before dinner.
Overnight: Radisson Blu or Centrum Hotel or Continental Hotel, Budapest (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 04: Budapest

Situated on the opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges. Our morning sightseeing tour includes views of the outstanding Parliament, the Royal Palace and the Castle Hill area, the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, the Heroes' Square and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this exciting city on your own. (B)

Day 05: Budapest/Krakow (Drive) (POLAND)

The road to Krakow winds through the lovely hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains and into the great plains of Poland. A relaxing dinner in Krakow is planned upon arrival.
Overnight:Holiday Inn or Qubus Hotel or Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Krakow (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 06: Krakow

Our sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town where you will visit the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church. The afternoon is free for a stroll around the city. (B)

Day 07: Krakow/Warsaw (Drive)

This morning join a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious concentration camp from World War II and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later, journey to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery, known for the blackened picture of the Virgin Mary, popularly called the "Black Madonna." In the late afternoon, arrive in Poland's capital city, Warsaw.
Overnight: Radisson BLU or Centrum Hotel, Warsaw (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 08: Warsaw

The 700 years old capital is a symbol of the Polish nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from the magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as the “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Barbican. Continue with the walking tour of the Old Town, the Old Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for relaxing, shopping, and a stroll through the city or an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)

Day 09: Warsaw/Berlin (Drive) (GERMANY)

Stop in Poznan for an orientation tour, and then continue to Berlin, today's final destination.
Overnight: Hotel Abba, Berlin (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 10: Berlin

Our morning sightseeing tour features the Reichstag, the Renaissance building that once housed Germany's Parliament, and the lovely Schloss Charlottenburg. The tour continues through the city to view famous sights such as the Opera, the Schiller Theater and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The afternoon is free to explore this once divided city on your own. (B)

Day 11: Berlin/Prague (Drive) (CZECH REPUBLIC)

This morning, continue our journey via Dresden, the beautiful Saxony Baroque city. On your orientation tour, view Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House. Afterwards, continue to Prague, the Capital of Czech Republic.
Overnight: Hotel Angelo or Andel’s by Vienna House, Prague (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 12: Prague

Built on seven hills more than 1000 years ago and spread over both banks of the river Vltava, Prague is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your city tour starts with a panoramic drive to the famous Wenceslas Square, the Strahov Stadium and the Castle Square. On a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace and Loretto Church. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, the Town Hall and the world famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is free. An optional visit to a cultural performance will be available. (B)

Day 13: Depart Prague

After an interesting journey through Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany & Czech Republic we bid farewell as we are transferred to the airport for our departure. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2017

May 06 & 20; Jun 03 & 24; Jul 01 & 29; Aug 12; Sep 02, 16 & 30

2018

May 05 & 19; Jun 02, 23 & 30; Jul 28; Aug 11; Sep 01, 15 & 29

Tour Price

We accept payment in US $ (US Dollars), CA $ (Canadian Dollars) or equivalent EURO (for clients outside North America). Bestway Tours & Safaris offers conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received, and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

Departure(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2017 US$ 2355 US$ 980
2018 US$ 2400 US$ 995


Notes

This tour is not part of our small group journeys. Please contact us for other tours within the same region.



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 18 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Headsets will be provided during included sightseeing tours
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
US$ 1300

USA(West Coast)
US$ 1100

CANADA(East Coast)
US$ 1100

USA(East Coast)
US$ 900

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and average tour size of 25 participants.
Also please note that this tour is NOT part of our small group journeys.

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.