Tour Number: 1453014PJ
Group Leader's Name: Melisa Williams
Departure Date: 5/18/2015
Return Dates: 5/29/2015
Departure Gateway: Buffalo
12 days
Budapest, Krakow, Prague, extension to Vienna

No longer trapped behind the Berlin Wall, the Eastern Bloc shines once again on the world stage.

Today, the vibe in Eastern Europe is intoxicatingly upbeat, and its cities are moving fast towards the future. Beneath fortified castles and at humbling stops like Auschwitz and Krakow’s Jewish Quarter, Eastern Europe offers thrills and history unfiltered—at least for now.
Eastern Europe tour map
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Hungary

  • Day 2: Budapest

    Arrive in Budapest

    Take a walking tour of Budapest

    • Fisherman's Bastion
    • Parliament
  • Day 3: Budapest

    Take a guided tour of Budapest

    Visit Matthias Church

    Take a river cruise

  • Day 4: Krakow

    Travel via Slovakia and the Tatra Mountains to Budapest

  • Day 5: Krakow

    Take a guided tour of Krakow

    • Wawel Hill
    • Glowny Square

    Visit Wawel Cathedral

  • Day 6: Krakow

    Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Krakow Salt Mines

    Krakow Salt Mines

    Discover a subterranean labyrinth of giant caverns, underground lakes and chapels on this half-day guided excursion. The salt mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has existed for 900 years. Descend into the earth on a mining elevator and explore chambers where miners and artists have crafted salt sculptures and bas reliefs. Comfortable shoes and warm clothes are recommended.

  • Day 7: Prague

    Travel to Prague

    Take a walking tour of Prague

    • Old Town Square
    • Astronomical Clock
  • Day 8: Prague

    Take a guided tour of Prague

    • Charles Bridge

    Visit St. Vitus Cathedral

    Visit the Golden Lane

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    Jazz on the River cruise

    Jazz on the River cruise

    See the musical side of Prague as you join an evening walking tour of the city’s most famous music clubs. Afterward, admire the illuminated sights of the city to the tune of a jazz cruise along the Vltava River.

  • Day 9: Prague

    Enjoy free time in Prague

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Kutná Hora

    Kutná Hora

    To learn that a rustic medieval mining town formerly named “Bohemia” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is not too surprising. But to learn that the church within the town is decorated with the bones of 40,000 people—some of which have been turned into chandeliers and royal crests—is somewhat of a shocking discovery. This ossuary is a chilling but beautiful homage to mortality, and is just one of the many wonders in this beautiful town.
  • Day 10: Vienna

    Travel to Vienna

    Take a walking tour of Vienna

    • Opera House
    • Kärntnerstrasse
    • St. Stephen’s Cathedral

    Enjoy a Wiener Schnitzel dinner

  • Day 11: Vienna

    Take a guided tour of Vienna

    • Ringstrasse
    • Rathaus
    • Hofburg Palace

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace

  • Day 12: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Hungary

  • Day 2: Budapest

    Arrive in Budapest

    Take a walking tour of Budapest

    • Fisherman's Bastion
    • Parliament
  • Day 3: Budapest

    Take a guided tour of Budapest

    Visit Matthias Church

    Take a river cruise

  • Day 4: Krakow

    Travel via Slovakia and the Tatra Mountains to Budapest

  • Day 5: Krakow

    Take a guided tour of Krakow

    • Wawel Hill
    • Glowny Square

    Visit Wawel Cathedral

  • Day 6: Krakow

    Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Krakow Salt Mines

    Krakow Salt Mines

    Discover a subterranean labyrinth of giant caverns, underground lakes and chapels on this half-day guided excursion. The salt mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has existed for 900 years. Descend into the earth on a mining elevator and explore chambers where miners and artists have crafted salt sculptures and bas reliefs. Comfortable shoes and warm clothes are recommended.

  • Day 7: Prague

    Travel to Prague

    Take a walking tour of Prague

    • Old Town Square
    • Astronomical Clock
  • Day 8: Prague

    Take a guided tour of Prague

    • Charles Bridge

    Visit St. Vitus Cathedral

    Visit the Golden Lane

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Jazz on the River cruise

    Jazz on the River cruise

    See the musical side of Prague as you join an evening walking tour of the city’s most famous music clubs. Afterward, admire the illuminated sights of the city to the tune of a jazz cruise along the Vltava River.

  • Day 9: Prague

    Enjoy free time in Prague

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Kutná Hora

    Kutná Hora

    To learn that a rustic medieval mining town formerly named “Bohemia” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is not too surprising. But to learn that the church within the town is decorated with the bones of 40,000 people—some of which have been turned into chandeliers and royal crests—is somewhat of a shocking discovery. This ossuary is a chilling but beautiful homage to mortality, and is just one of the many wonders in this beautiful town.
  • Day 10: Vienna

    Travel to Vienna

    Take a walking tour of Vienna

    • Opera House
    • Kärntnerstrasse
    • St. Stephen’s Cathedral

    Enjoy a Wiener Schnitzel dinner

  • Day 11: Vienna

    Take a guided tour of Vienna

    • Ringstrasse
    • Rathaus
    • Hofburg Palace

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Everything you get

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension)

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast daily; 3 local dinners or 4 with extension

  • Full-time Tour Director

    We have the best Tour Directors in the business; Your group will have a trusted, friendly guide at your side full-time on tour to manage all logistics, offer insight and guidance, and respond to any unexpected challenges

  • Guided sightseeing

    Budapest; Krakow; Prague; With extension: Vienna

  • Entrances

    Danube Evening Cruise; Wawel Cathedral; Auschwitz and Birkenau; St. Vitus Cathedral; Golden Lane; With extension: Schönbrunn Palace

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    We have over 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries, which means if something happens, we can react quickly and in person; We also include our $15 million liability policy and $1 million consumer protection plan at no additional cost to travelers

  • Curriculum Integration

    We provide support and expertise to help you integrate academic goals into your tour itinerary as needed

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