Explore Eastern Euorpe

Prague Old Town Square

A land of ancient cities, time-honored culinary customs, and ever-changing landscapes, Eastern Europe rewards those ready to explore. Discover the highlights of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland on a diverse tour of this beautifully varied region.

  • Pay a visit to the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp
  • Make authentic Polish pierogi dumplings at a cookery class in historic Krakow
  • Enjoy an evening filled with a traditional Baroque performance
  • Tour Includes: • 8 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • European breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 evening meals (D) • Pierogi-making class • Beer & wine tastings • Local guides in Budapest, Krakow and Prague • Performance by the Hollóko Women's Choir • Baroque evening performance • Entrance included to: Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral, Litomyšl Castle and Karlštejn Castle, Wieliczka Salt Mines, former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau

DAY 1 BUDAPEST
With so much to see, there is no time to waste. We will make tracks on a guided city tour of Budapest. Then, the afternoon is all yours to discover the historical capital before we meet for our first meal together. (D)

Accommodation: (Marmara Hotel Budapest)

DAY 2 BUDAPEST – HOLLOKO – BANSKA BYSTRICA
Leaving Budapest behind us, we make way to Holloko, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, we meet with locals and enjoy a performance by the Holloko Women's Choir dressed in their traditional regional garments, accompanied by an authentic lunch. Later, we reach Banska Bystrica where the evening is of your own entertainment. (B,L)

Accommodation: (Galileo Hotel)

DAY 3 BANSKA BYSTRICA – WIELICZKA – KRAKOW
Waving farewell to Banska Bystrica, our road carries us to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines – one of the oldest in the world – before we reach Krakow. Dating back to the 13th century, this historic mine also houses enchanting chandelier-lit chambers and chapels, all carved from salt. Its perfectly preserved center harks back to its medieval glory day and is sure to impress. (B)

Accommodation: (Hotel Amber Design)

DAY 4 KRAKOW
Today we give Krakow our full attention. Making the most of our time in this historic city, we meet in the morning for a guided city tour, visiting the essential sights including the Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral. Then, the rest of the day is yours to explore. Tonight, you will be treated to a pierogi-making class, where we learn how to cook these classic Polish dumplings. (B,D)

Accommodation: (Hotel Amber Design)

DAY 5 KRAKOW – AUSCHWITZ – OLOMOUC
We pay a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp today, a sobering reminder of atrocities committed by the Nazis. Later, we reach Olomouc where we spend the night. (B)

Accommodation: (Theresian Hotel & Spa)

DAY 6 OLOMOUC – LITOMYŠL – GOLČŮV JENÍKOV
This morning, we make time for an exploration of Olomouc, before moving on to the town of Litomyšl to visit one of the biggest Renaissance castles in the Czech Republic. Next up, we drive to the grand Chateau Hostačov in Golčův Jeníkov. Here, we enjoy a wine tasting session and delicious dinner. (B,D)

Accommodation: (Chateau Hostačov)

DAY 7 GOLČŮV JENÍKOV
This morning is free to enjoy the surrounds of the chateau or take a walk to the nearby village. On the cards for tonight’s entertainment includes an evening of traditional Baroque style dancing accompanied by a 6-piece orchestra and dinner. (B,D)

Accommodation: (Chateau Hostačov)

DAY 8 GOLČŮV JENÍKOV – PRAGUE
With cathedral spires, cobbled streets and timeless market squares, Prague captivates from the moment you see it. After a guided tour of the majestic city to get your bearings, enjoy free time before we sit down for a farewell dinner with beer tasting. (B,D)

Accommodation: (Golden Key Hotel)

DAY 9 PRAGUE – KARLŠTEJN – PRAGUE
Our final day takes us to the countryside town, Karlštejn to explore one of the most beautiful castles. After a short drive back to Prague, our journey ends in the afternoon. (B)

On rare occasions, we may be required to substitute a property previously listed in our itineraries. Please note that any hotel changes will be consistent with our high standards.

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This tour departs twice per month from May 9 until September 19, 2018. Priced from $4329*.

* Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy (land only). Single rates are available, and typically add about $800 to the cost.

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