Capitals of Central Europe

Trips & Tours // Europe // 16 Days

Culture/History


Featuring Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and the Czech Republic

Marvel at the timeless beauty, charm and majesty of the capitals of Central Europe: Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, and Prague. These jewels of the Old World are a rich blend of mystery, romance and history while also serving as centers of modern European culture.

TAP Rating: TAP Superior


Highlights include:

  • Eisenach
  • Weimar
  • Berlin
  • Dresden
  • Krakow
  • Budapest
  • Vienna
  • Bratislava
  • Prague
  • Nuremburg
  • Wurzburg
  • Frankfurt


Day 1- Overnight Flight

Day 2- Frankfurt Airport, Eisenach
Arrive at Frankfurt Airport and meet your tour manager. Transfer to Eisenach, situated in the Thuringian Forest.
Göbels Sophien Hotel, Eisenach, Germany or similar (D)

Day 3- Weimar, Leipzig, Berlin
Travel to Weimar, rich in cultural history. Afterwards, you will go to Leipzig, an old home to Johann Sebastian Bach. By midafternoon head to the vibrant German capital of Berlin. Leonardo Royal Hotel, Berlin, Germany or similar (B, D)

Day 4- Berlin
Begin the day with an informative tour of Berlin’s famous landmarks accompanied by a local guide. The rest of the day is free providing the opportunity to visit some of Berlin’s outstanding museums and restaurants.
Leonardo Royal Hotel, Berlin, Germany or similar (B)

Day 5- Dresden, Legnica
Depart Berlin for Dresden on the River Elbe. A sightseeing tour will contribute insight into the city’s rich history of military, culture, and art. 
Qubus Hotel, Legnica, Poland or similar (B,D)

Day 6- Krakow
The morning drive brings you into beautiful Krakow to enjoy the sights. The afternoon is free, or join the optional 'Krakow Salt Mines & Dinner' excursion.
Qubus Hotel, Krakow, Poland or similar (B)

Day 7- Krakow
A local guide will give an informative city tour this morning, followed by free time. An optional excursion is available to visit  'Auschwitz-Birkenau.'
Qubus Hotel, Krakow, Poland or similar (B, D)

Day 8- Banska Bystrica, Budapest
You will be taking a drive full of scenic beauty in the High Tatras, a small mountain range, with a lunch stop in Banska Bystrica. Begin to follow the Danube Bend into Hungary’s capital of Budapest.
Best Western Hotel Hungaria, Budapest, Hungary or similar (B,D)

Day 9- Budapest
Explore both banks of the Danube River on a city tour with a local guide. Afterwards, you may want to join the optional ‘Parliament Visit’ excursion which explains the history and government of Hungary or explore on your own. This evening, consider the optional 'Danube Dinner Cruise.'
Best Western Hotel Hungaria, Budapest, Hungary or similar (B)

Day 10- Vienna
Depart Budapest for beautiful Vienna. A local guide will give an introduction to the city's highlights. Tonight, join the optional 'Schonbrunn Palace & Dinner' excursion.
Hotel Arkadenhof, Vienna, Austria or similar (B)

Day 11- Vienna
Explore Vienna as you please or join the full day excursion to 'Melk Abbey,' an old Roman fortress.
Hotel Arkadenhof, Vienna, Austria or similar (B)

Day 12- Bratislava, Brno, Prague
A short drive takes you to Bratislava, whose history was strongly influenced by different nations and religions. Continue to Brno, where the main square, Námesti Svobody or “Freedom Square,” is a great place to have lunch and shop. Finally it is on to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic.
Panorama Hotel Praha, Prague, Czech Republic or similar(B,D)

Day 13- Prague
You will meet with a local guide for a sightseeing tour of beautiful, historic Prague. In the evening, consider the optional ‘Czech Folklore Show and Dinner.”
Panorama Hotel Praha, Prague, Czech Republic or similar (B)

Day 14- Nuremberg
Today's destination is Nuremberg, the location of the famous War Trials. After independent sightseeing, enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Hotel Hoefler, Nuremberg, Germany or similar (B,D)

Day 15- Würzburg, Rüdesheim
Travel to Würzburg, a lovely Baroque city, then on to the wine village of Rüdesheim. Tonight, a farewell dinner at the hotel awaits you.
Parkhotel Rüdesheim, Rüdesheim, Germany or similar (B,D)

Day 16- Travel back to the U.S.A. (B)

Departure Date: Tour Status: Price Per Person (U.S. Dollars):
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September 18, 2017 Available Scheduled$2,890$3,914$2,890

Arrival Instructions

Arrive to Germany by 9:00 AM via Frankfurt Airport (FRA)


Departure Instructions

Depart from Germany after 10:00 AM via Frankfurt Airport (FRA)


Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 250.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 90 days prior to departure


Cancellation Policy

Reservation – 91 days: $250 penalty; 90 days to 1 day: 50%; 1 day and less: No Refund.

 14 nights Superior Tourist Class or First Class accommodations.
 22 meals: 14 Breakfasts and 8 Dinners
 Sightseeing and visits as outlined in the itinerary.
 Tour manager beginning and ending in Frankfurt.
 Touring by deluxe motor coach.
 Luggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person.

Itinerary

Day 1- Overnight Flight

Day 2- Frankfurt Airport, Eisenach
Arrive at Frankfurt Airport and meet your tour manager. Transfer to Eisenach, situated in the Thuringian Forest.
Göbels Sophien Hotel, Eisenach, Germany or similar (D)

Day 3- Weimar, Leipzig, Berlin
Travel to Weimar, rich in cultural history. Afterwards, you will go to Leipzig, an old home to Johann Sebastian Bach. By midafternoon head to the vibrant German capital of Berlin. Leonardo Royal Hotel, Berlin, Germany or similar (B, D)

Day 4- Berlin
Begin the day with an informative tour of Berlin’s famous landmarks accompanied by a local guide. The rest of the day is free providing the opportunity to visit some of Berlin’s outstanding museums and restaurants.
Leonardo Royal Hotel, Berlin, Germany or similar (B)

Day 5- Dresden, Legnica
Depart Berlin for Dresden on the River Elbe. A sightseeing tour will contribute insight into the city’s rich history of military, culture, and art. 
Qubus Hotel, Legnica, Poland or similar (B,D)

Day 6- Krakow
The morning drive brings you into beautiful Krakow to enjoy the sights. The afternoon is free, or join the optional 'Krakow Salt Mines & Dinner' excursion.
Qubus Hotel, Krakow, Poland or similar (B)

Day 7- Krakow
A local guide will give an informative city tour this morning, followed by free time. An optional excursion is available to visit  'Auschwitz-Birkenau.'
Qubus Hotel, Krakow, Poland or similar (B, D)

Day 8- Banska Bystrica, Budapest
You will be taking a drive full of scenic beauty in the High Tatras, a small mountain range, with a lunch stop in Banska Bystrica. Begin to follow the Danube Bend into Hungary’s capital of Budapest.
Best Western Hotel Hungaria, Budapest, Hungary or similar (B,D)

Day 9- Budapest
Explore both banks of the Danube River on a city tour with a local guide. Afterwards, you may want to join the optional ‘Parliament Visit’ excursion which explains the history and government of Hungary or explore on your own. This evening, consider the optional 'Danube Dinner Cruise.'
Best Western Hotel Hungaria, Budapest, Hungary or similar (B)

Day 10- Vienna
Depart Budapest for beautiful Vienna. A local guide will give an introduction to the city's highlights. Tonight, join the optional 'Schonbrunn Palace & Dinner' excursion.
Hotel Arkadenhof, Vienna, Austria or similar (B)

Day 11- Vienna
Explore Vienna as you please or join the full day excursion to 'Melk Abbey,' an old Roman fortress.
Hotel Arkadenhof, Vienna, Austria or similar (B)

Day 12- Bratislava, Brno, Prague
A short drive takes you to Bratislava, whose history was strongly influenced by different nations and religions. Continue to Brno, where the main square, Námesti Svobody or “Freedom Square,” is a great place to have lunch and shop. Finally it is on to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic.
Panorama Hotel Praha, Prague, Czech Republic or similar(B,D)

Day 13- Prague
You will meet with a local guide for a sightseeing tour of beautiful, historic Prague. In the evening, consider the optional ‘Czech Folklore Show and Dinner.”
Panorama Hotel Praha, Prague, Czech Republic or similar (B)

Day 14- Nuremberg
Today's destination is Nuremberg, the location of the famous War Trials. After independent sightseeing, enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Hotel Hoefler, Nuremberg, Germany or similar (B,D)

Day 15- Würzburg, Rüdesheim
Travel to Würzburg, a lovely Baroque city, then on to the wine village of Rüdesheim. Tonight, a farewell dinner at the hotel awaits you.
Parkhotel Rüdesheim, Rüdesheim, Germany or similar (B,D)

Day 16- Travel back to the U.S.A. (B)

Pricing & Availability

Inclusions

 14 nights Superior Tourist Class or First Class accommodations.
 22 meals: 14 Breakfasts and 8 Dinners
 Sightseeing and visits as outlined in the itinerary.
 Tour manager beginning and ending in Frankfurt.
 Touring by deluxe motor coach.
 Luggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person.



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