Highlights of Eastern Europe Trafalgar Tours

Highlights of Eastern Europe

Travel though time to iconic cities on a Highlights of Eastern Europe, 17 Day escorted tour. This fascinating exploration includes a walk through history to present in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Germany. Captivating experiences on this memorable adventure include medieval towns, world-famous architecture, World War ll sites, religious points of interest and local flavors.

Visit the Golden City of a Thousand Spires - Prague, stroll along Vienna's Imperial Boulevards. Relax in the peaceful settings of Lake Bled and Lake Balaton. View Europe's largest synagogue and the Parliament in Budapest. Witness the sites of multiple tragedies turned to triumphs such as Warsaw's Old Town. Join a family at their Hungarian winery for a delicious dinner of regional favorites. In Ljubljana, see the impressive Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum, Three Bridges Square and Castle. See gorgeous St. Mark's Church and meander through, still gas lamp-lit, Upper Town in Zagreb. This vacation will thrill lovers of history, music, architecture, guests with roots in this region and those who wish to immerse themselves in their travel opportunities.


17 Daysfr. $3,775

  • ORIENTATION of Dresden
  • Visit Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa
  • SEE revered Black Madonna, recognized by several Pontiffs
  • VIEW Lake Balaton
  • DINNER with family at their winery
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST in Vienna
  • GUIDED TOUR Ljubljana
  • TOUR GUIDE in Zagreb
  • GUIDED TOUR in Budapest
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST in Kraków and Warsaw
  • GUIDED SIGHTSEEING in Berlin
  • LOCAL GUIDE in Prague
  • VISIT Lake Bled in Slovenia
  • SEE Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest
  • REFLECT at the concentration camp at Auschwitz
  • EXPLORE Jasna Góra Monastery
  • WITNESS Berlin TV Tower
  • VISIT St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague
  • EXPLORE Tábor
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
16 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners
  • Hilton Danube Waterfront in Vienna, Austria (2 nights)
  • Hotel Park in Bled, Slovenia (2 nights)
  • Hotel International in Zagreb, Croatia (2 nights)
  • Danubius Margitsziget in Budapest, Hungary (2 nights)
  • Qubus Hotel Kraków in Kraków, Poland (2 nights)
  • Leonardo Royal in Warsaw, Poland (2 nights)
  • Hampton by Hilton City Centre Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany (2 nights)
  • Vienna House Diplomat in Prague, Czech Republic (2 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE VIENNA Location Information Description

Vienna, Austria

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 colorful tiled roof.

This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick off this exciting holiday.

Dinner

Hilton Danube Waterfront

VIENNA - LAKE BLED Location Information Description

Lake Bled, Slovenia

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 might 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, you'll dine at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Park

LAKE BLED FREE DAY Location Information Description

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Spend the day at your leisure, soaking up the romantic atmosphere of this Alpine lake setting. Perhaps take a boat ride along the lake's tranquil waters, or consider purchasing an Optional Experience to the extensive maze of underground caves at Postojna.

Breakfast

Hotel Park

LAKE BLED - LJUBLJANA - ZAGREB Location Information Description

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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.

Location Information Description

Zagreb, Croatia

Cross into Croatia and travel to its capital, Zagreb - your 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 flavors of traditional fruit brandy.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel International

ZAGREB SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Zagreb, Croatia

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 colored 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.

Breakfast

Hotel International

ZAGREB - LAKE BALATON - BUDAPEST Location Information Description

Lake Balaton, Hungary

Crossing the border into Hungary, 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'.

Location Information Description

Budapest, Hungary

Continue to the romantic capital of Budapest - your 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.

Breakfast

Danubius Margitsziget

BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Budapest, Hungary

Today, you'll 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 meet the Schieszl family and 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Danubius Margitsziget

BUDAPEST - SLOVAKIA - KRAKOW Location Information Description

Krakow, Poland

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.

Breakfast

Qubus

KRAKOW SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Krakow, Poland

A leisurely walk through the beautiful streets of Kraków this morning with your 'Local Specialist' will include such highlights as the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill, recognized as the most historically and culturally significant site in Poland. 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 purchase an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where underground chambers are hewn out of rock salt. This evening, the group will dine at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Qubus

KRAKOW - AUSCHWITZ - CZESTOCHOWA - WARSAW Location Information Description

Warsaw, Poland

Your journey this morning takes you to the concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. Travelling to Jasna Góra Monastery, '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, arrive in the elegant Polish capital of Warsaw, where you will dine tonight at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Leonardo Royal

WARSAW SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Warsaw, Poland

Connect with the youthful energy of Warsaw, a city that has triumphed over the tragedy of war and the shackles of communism. This morning, 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, immortalized 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.

Breakfast

Leonardo Royal

WARSAW - BERLIN Location Information Description

Berlin, Germany

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.

Breakfast

Hampton by Hilton City Centre Alexanderplatz

BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Berlin, Germany

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.

Breakfast

Hampton by Hilton City Centre Alexanderplatz

BERLIN - DRESDEN - PRAGUE Location Information Description

Dresden, Germany

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.

Location Information Description

Prague, Czech Republic

Leave Germany behind and travel to the Czech Republic, arriving later in glorious Prague, straddling the mighty Vltava. Spend your evening savoring hearty Czech flavors during a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

Vienna House Diplomat

PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Location Information Description

Prague, Czech Republic

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.

Breakfast

Vienna House Diplomat

PRAGUE - TABOR - VIENNA Location Information Description

VIENNA, Austria

Journey through the lush green and golden landscapes of southern Bohemia, stopping in Tábor, once a Hussite stronghold. Later, travel to the imperial city of Vienna, where you'll enjoy a final Farewell Dinner together with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hilton Danube Waterfront

DEPART VIENNA Location Information Description

Vienna, Austria

Say a fond farewell to your newfound friends and an epic adventure together through eastern Europe. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Fri, Sep 10, 2021 – Wait-list
$4,025.00
Fri, Sep 24, 2021
$3,975.00
Fri, Apr 15, 2022
$3,911.00
Fri, Apr 29, 2022
$3,911.00
Fri, May 13, 2022
$3,938.00
Fri, May 20, 2022
$3,938.00
Fri, May 27, 2022
$3,938.00
Fri, Jun 03, 2022
$3,938.00
Fri, Jun 10, 2022
$3,938.00
Fri, Jun 17, 2022
$3,911.00
Fri, Jun 24, 2022
$3,911.00
Fri, Jul 01, 2022
$3,911.00
Fri, Jul 08, 2022
$3,911.00
Fri, Jul 15, 2022
$3,911.00
Fri, Jul 22, 2022
$3,911.00
Fri, Jul 29, 2022
$3,911.00
Fri, Aug 05, 2022
$3,911.00
Fri, Aug 19, 2022
$3,964.00
Fri, Aug 26, 2022
$4,016.00
Fri, Sep 02, 2022
$4,016.00
Fri, Sep 09, 2022
$3,985.00
Fri, Sep 16, 2022
$3,985.00
Fri, Sep 23, 2022
$3,985.00
Fri, Sep 30, 2022
$3,911.00

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  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

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  • 60 days or more prior to departure the deposit is non-refundable
  • 59-16 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 15-8 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 90% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
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