Bohemian Dream with Berlin (RFE)

12 days from Budapest to Berlin

2019 Tour Details

Travel through some of Eastern Europe's most fascinating countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Germany —each with a rich culture, fascinating history, and interesting historical sights. Your tour begins in Budapest, Eastern Europe's most cosmopolitan city, and ends in Berlin with overnights also in Bratislava, Vienna, České Budějovice, and Prague.

Sightseeing in each city includes the must-see attractions, including a visit to Heroes' Square in Budapest, founded in 1896 to represent 1000 years of Hungarian history; gothic St. Martin's Church in Bratislava, coronation church for the Kingdom of Hungary from the 16th to 19th centuries; St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, dating back to the 12th-century; the Esztergom Basilica and Treasury, the largest church in Hungary; and in Prague, the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and Hradčany Castle grounds, dating from the 9th century. Enjoy a guided walking tour in the town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a cobbled Old Town and fine architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque styles, constructed between the 13th and 17th centuries.Globus has also included some special experiences for you. On the way to Prague, enjoy a guided visit of Hluboká Castle; visit the Budvar (Budweiser) Brewery in České Budějovice and enjoy a light lunch; and to get an authentic taste of life in Vienna, Globus has included an exclusive waltz dance class, and coffee and cake at a historic local café.

From Prague, travel by high-speed train to Berlin for three overnights and guided sightseeing with picture stops at the Brandenburg Gate and Holocaust Memorial. All services in Berlin, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

Historical sights, fascinating history, exciting special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides who bring these destinations to life… this Central Europe tour has it all!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

BUDAPEST
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the synagogue, panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion

ESZTERGOM
Guided walking tour, visit the Esztergom Basilica and Treasury

BRATISLAVA
Guided walking tour, visit St. Martin’s Church

VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, take pictures of the Hundertwasserhaus and visit Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral; [LF] waltz dancing lesson; [LF] Kaffee und Kuchen at a local café

CESKÝ KRUMLOV
Guided walking tour

HLUBOKÁ CASTLE
A guided visit to the castle

ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE
[LF] Visit the Budvar (Budweiser) Brewery and enjoy a light lunch

PRAGUE-BERLIN
By high-speed Train

BERLIN

Guided sightseeing of historic landmarks. Take pictures of Holocaust Memorial & Brandenburg Gate

Notes:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • On certain days, the Jewish synagogue in Budapest will not be open to the public.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; high-speed train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 light lunch in České Budějovice; 4 three-course dinners, including dinners at a local restaurant in Budapest and Prague

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

BUDAPEST. Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city comes to life during your guided sightseeing. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and visit the world’s second-largest Jewish SYNAGOGUE. From the lacy lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city, and admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church and HEROES’ SQUARE. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner can be arranged.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

BUDAPEST–ESZTERGOM–BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Esztergom was the capital of Hungary from the 10th through the mid-13th centuries and is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary today. Your guided tour includes a visit to the ESZTERGOM BASILICA AND TREASURY, the largest church in Hungary. Continue to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, and explore the historical center of Bratislava on foot with your Local Guide. Marvel at the medieval towers and fortifications, of which St. Michael’s Gate is the oldest. See the medieval Town Hall, gothic ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH, and many palaces, like Grassalkovich Palace, built around 1760 and now residence of the Slovak president, and Archiepiscopal Palace, now seat of the Slovak government.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

BRATISLAVA–VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Cross the nearby Austrian border and arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing features a stop at the colorful and unusual Hundertwasserhaus, and a drive along the famous Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings. See the Vienna State Opera House; the Jewish quarter; and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous HELDENPLATZ, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL. This afternoon, in the city of Strauss, a special highlight: [LF] an exclusive WALTZ DANCING LESSON has been included.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

VIENNA. In the morning, [LF] join the locals at the historic Café Landtmann for Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). Balance of the day at leisure. Why not join an exciting optional excursion to splendid Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

VIENNA–ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC–ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE. Český Krumlov is a small town in southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly for its fine architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque style, constructed between the 13th through the 17th centuries. A guided walking tour shows you the main sites, before arriving at your hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE–HLUBOKÁ CASTLE–PRAGUE. Start today with a visit to magnificent HLUBOKÁ CASTLE, a national cultural monument of the Czech Republic. Return to České Budějovice for [LF] an exciting visit to the BUDVAR (Budweiser) BREWERY, followed by a light lunch. Arrive in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening is available to explore Prague by night. (B,L,D)

Day 8

PRAGUE. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS, which afford lovely views of St. Vitus Cathedral, and the castle’s walls and bastions. Originally laid out in the 16th-century, the grounds reached the present park-like form in the early 20th-century. Also see the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at one of Prague’s fine restaurants.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

PRAGUE–BERLIN. Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first class) to Berlin. Your Local Host can help you maximize your time.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10

BERLIN. Morning guided sightseeing includes the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, remains of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, and Museum Island. Time for a picture stop at the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL and BRANDENBURG GATE.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

BERLIN. Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12

BERLIN. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PIETER REYNOLDS

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"There are few places on Earth touched by so much history. From the Romans and the Hun invaders to the horrors of fascism and communism, Eastern Europe has seen it all. Here, you can see the scars of history on the countries and buildings. You can bear witness to the effects on the people living here, the same people who survived it all and still had the strength for peaceful revolution. Eastern Europe is a fascinating region, and I look forward to sharing it with you."

Tour Director -  PIETER REYNOLDS

 Accommodations

BERLIN

INTERCONTINENTAL BERLIN

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

BRATISLAVA

RADISSON BLU CARLTON

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

BUDAPEST

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT CITY CENTER

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

CESKé BUDEJOVICE

CLARION CONGRESS

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

PRAGUE

PARK INN

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

VIENNA

HILTON VIENNA DANUBE WATERFRONT

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Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

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