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The Best of Eastern Europe
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

From fairytale Czech towns to Budapest, the "Pearl of the Danube," experience the unique culture, food, and history of Eastern Europe. This two-week trip through five Eastern European countries offers an intriguing combination of urban centres, village life, and outdoor pursuits. Visit castles, churches, and romantic town squares, indulging in Berlins caf culture and Pragues beer.

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Rafting, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: EABE.A/201585
  • Starts: Berlin, Germany
  • Finishes: Budapest, Hungary
You will Visit
  • Berlin
  • Warsaw
  • Kraków
  • Prague
  • Český Krumlov
  • Vienna
  • Budapest

Itinerary

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Day 1: Berlin

Arrive at any time.
We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this world-renowned city.

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Day 2: Berlin

Explore this amazing city. Opt to visit the East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, world-class museums, the Reichstag or the Berlin Television Tower for a sweeping view of the area.
Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and a melting pot of different cultures and flavours.

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Day 3: Berlin/Warsaw

Take a train to Warsaw before a guided tour of the city. Take in the remarkably rebuilt Old Town and the castle and learn about the history of the Warsaw Uprising.

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Day 4: Warsaw/Kraków

Visit more of Warsaw in the morning before a day train to Kraków, one of the most charming cities in Eastern Europe.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Poland's cultural hub. Opt to explore the different neighbourhoods like the Jewish section and main square. Dip into a local milk bar for a real Polish meal.

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Day 5: Kraków

Visit Auschwitz on for a sobering look at the region's history. Spend the rest of the day exploring charming Krakow.
You may want to end your day embracing Polish social traditions in one of Krakow's many cellar restaurants and pubs. Dive into the thriving social scene over a few vodkas in one of these cheerful establishments, Zubrowka (Bison Grass Vodka) is a must!

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Day 6: Kraków

Take a free day to explore.
Opt to visit Rynek Główny - Europe's largest medieval market square; savour a traditional Polish breakfast (kielbasa, yum), or sit back with a coffee and a slice of Poland's famous cheesecake (sernik babci) at one of the many cafes in the area. Then, walk it off with a stroll uphill to marvel at the impressive Wawel Royal Castle.


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Day 7: Kraków/Prague

Take a scenic day train into Czech Republic. Soak up the atmosphere of Prague, a unique community where every street, ghetto, inn and theatre tells a story.
If you're in the area and want to experience traditional Czech pubs, which are guaranteed to be loud, lively, and packed with locals on any night of the week, this is the place to find restaurants serving traditional Czech cuisine such as fried pork cutlets, goulash, and dumplings.

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Day 8: Prague

Enjoy all Prague has to offer. Opt to visit the famous Charles Bridge, the clock tower in the main square or a traditional Czech beer hall with serious helpings of meat and potatoes.

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Day 9: Prague

Enjoy all Prague has to offer. Opt to visit the famous Charles Bridge, the clock tower in the main square or a traditional Czech beer hall with serious helpings of meat and potatoes.

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Day 10: Prague/Český Krumlov

Travel to Český Krumlov. Spend time wandering the small city, visiting the castle or choose to spend an afternoon rafting on the Vltava River.

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Day 11: Český Krumlov

Head out and explore with a full free day.
Opt to have lunch in one of the many pretty restaurants offering fantastic local cuisine, sitting on a terrace overlooking this fairytale medieval town.

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Day 12: Český Krumlov/Vienna

Take private van to Austria in time for a walking tour of Vienna's most beautiful sights, including the Hofburg and St Stephen's Cathedral. Later, check in to your accommodation in Vienna, a G Adventures supported hotel stay.
There's plenty of time here to visit world-famous museums, the opera house or indulge in typical Austrian desserts like strudel or Sacher Torte.

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Day 13: Vienna

Wander the elegant streets a little more, take in some of Europe's most distinguished art galleries or just settle yourself on a café terrace, order up a slice of mouthwatering Viennese cake and watch the world go by over coffee.

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Day 14: Vienna/Budapest

Travel to Hungary to explore the beautiful city of Budapest. Opt to visit Buda Castle, window shop in Pest or soak in the city's famous thermal baths.
With the Danube River dividing old town, Buda, from the newer area, Pest, there is plenty to see and do.

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Day 15: Budapest

Depart at any time.
We recommend booking post-accommodation to experience all this city has to offer.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Guided tour of Warsaw
    • Auschwitz entrance and guided tour (Krakow)
    • G Adventures-supported Hotel Magdas Stay, Vienna
    • Vienna walking tour
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (14 nts)
    • 14 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Train, long-distance bus, local bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide in Auschwitz, Warsaw and Vienna
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore historic medieval cities
  • Explore world-class museums
  • Savour the caf culture of Europe
  • Opt for a soak in Budapest's famous baths
  • Experience Krakow's eastern charm