The Best of Eastern Europe (RO)

14 days from Berlin to Berlin

 2020 Tour Details »2019 Tour Details

When you think of an Eastern Europe vacation, what comes to mind? Perhaps it's visiting old churches and seeing historical sites that have been standing for many centuries. Perhaps you think of visiting cities bombed in World War II and restored to their former splendor. Or maybe you think of learning about the counties’ rich histories. If so, this Best of Eastern Europe tour includes all of that and more with overnights in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague.

Your guided sightseeing in the capitals includes the must-see attractions. Visit Berlin’s Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, today a symbol of reconciliation; the medieval Old Quarter and the 14th-century Cathedral of St. John in Warsaw; St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna; Prague’s Hradčany Castle grounds and Astronomical Clock, built in 1410; the Kazimierz Quarter and St Mary’s Church in Krakow; and Budapest’s 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs.

You'll also visit Jasna Góra, the monastery near Czestochowa, an important pilgrimage site. Its Black Madonna, a painting of the Virgin Mary, is a symbol of the country and venerated as the "Queen of Poland." You'll stop in Auschwitz to visit what is left of the concentration camp. Plus, Globus has arranged some special experiences in some of the smaller towns. You'll enjoy a special lunch in Telc, one of the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic, and taste a Trdelnik rolled pastry in Prague.

All of this and more—including a private Chopin concert in his hometown of Warsaw—are included on this fabulous Eastern Europe tour.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

BERLIN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

POZNAN
Stop in the historic city

WARSAW
Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of St. John; [LF] attend a private Chopin concert

CZESTOCHOWA
Visit the Monastery of Jasna Góra and its Black Madonna

AUSCHWITZ
Visit the site of the former concentration camp

KRAKOW
Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Kazimierz Quarter, see Wawel Castle, visit St. Mary’s Church

DONOVALY
Stop in this picturesque ski resort

BUDAPEST
Guided sightseeing, panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion, visit Matthias Coronation Church

VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, visit Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral

TELC
[LF] Enjoy an included lunch

PRAGUE
Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds; [LF] taste a Trdelnik rolled pastry

DRESDEN
Walking tour

Notes:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch in Telc; 5 three-course dinners, including a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Berlin

 Itinerary

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

Day 1

ARRIVE IN BERLIN, GERMANY. Welcome to Berlin! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

BERLIN. Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once divided metropolis includes the fabulous boulevard Unter den Linden with its historical buildings like the Berlin Cathedral and State Opera House. See Museum Island, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, the restored Reichstag, the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten Park, Charlottenburg Palace, and the elegant Ku-Damm. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged bell-tower, have a picture stop at the Holocaust Memorial, and pass the former Allied Checkpoint Charlie. Why not join an optional excursion to historic Potsdam?
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

BERLIN–POZNAN, POLAND–WARSAW. Cross the Polish border, enjoy vistas of rural life in the fertile central plains, and take a break in historic Poznan on your way to Warsaw, capital of Poland.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

WARSAW. Your Local Guide will tell you about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway city between East and West. See the medieval Stare Miasto (Old Quarter) with its market square and
14th-century CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN, the “wedding cake” Palace of Culture and Science, neoclassical Lazienki Palace, and the remnants of the Jewish ghetto. Later, a special treat: [LF] attend a PRIVATE CHOPIN CONCERT.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

WARSAW–CZESTOCHOWA–AUSCHWITZ–KRAKOW. A fascinating morning: visit JASNA GÓRA, the monastery near Czestochowa, and admire its BLACK MADONNA, which is venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and has become the country’s national symbol. In Auschwitz, visit what is left of the CONCENTRATION CAMP, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. Evening arrival in Krakow.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 6

KRAKOW. In the morning, an optional excursion to the Wieliczka salt mines is available. Later, guided sightseeing of ancient Krakow features a walking tour of the KAZIMIERZ QUARTER, with its cosy art cafes, antique shops, and galleries. Also stop for pictures at the impressive Wawel Castle, and visit the 14th-century ST. MARY’S CHURCH with its uneven towers. Tonight, why not join an optional Polish dinner and folklore show?
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

KRAKOW–DONOVALY, SLOVAKIA–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Drive through the scenic heart of mountainous and densely wooded Slovakia, where brown bears still roam free, via Donovaly, a popular skiing resort in the Tatra Mountains, to Budapest, proud capital of Hungary. This evening, you may wish to join an optional private dinner cruise on the Danube River, the perfect introduction to this fascinating city.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

BUDAPEST. Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city comes to life during your guided sightseeing. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world’s second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the lacy lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, visit the 13th-century MATTHIAS CORONATION CHURCH and Heroes’ Square. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner can be arranged.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9

BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Drive through the Hungarian plains to Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Meet your Local Guide and start your sightseeing with vistas of Prater park with its giant Ferris wheel. Drive along the elegant Ringstrasse past the impressive 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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10

AT LEISURE IN VIENNA. A whole day at leisure offers you the opportunity to join exciting optional excursions to the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, and a concert in one of Vienna’s concert halls, or to just wander around the city at your own pace.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

VIENNA–TELC, CZECH REPUBLIC–PRAGUE. Cross the Czech border and enter Moravia. Stop in one of the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic, [LF] Telc, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where a light lunch with local specialties has been prepared. Enjoy views of the rich farmlands of Moravia and Bohemia on your way to Prague. Tonight is your chance to join an optional outing to explore Prague by night. (B,L,D)

Day 12

PRAGUE. Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the 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. And of course, you will [LF] taste a Trdelnik, the famous rolled pastry topped with sugar and walnut mix. Balance of the day at leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13

PRAGUE–DRESDEN, GERMANY–BERLIN. Re-enter Germany and stop in Dresden, the former capital of Saxony. Badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, the city has since been restored to its baroque splendor. During your walking tour, admire the architecture of the Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera. Return to Berlin, where a farewell dinner awaits at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 14

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.

MARTINA SELJAK

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

"See the most vibrant part of Europe and let me show you the "other side" of the Old Continent-where the borders are still shifting, where history has been rewritten, and the "bad boys" turned good overnight after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain."

Tour Director -  MARTINA SELJAK

 Accommodations

BERLIN

NH COLLECTION BERLIN MITTE FRIEDRICHSTRASSE

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

BUDAPEST

ART\'OTEL BUDAPEST

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

KRAKOW

INX DESIGN

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

PRAGUE

NH PRAGUE

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

VIENNA

ROOMZ VIENNA PRATER

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

WARSAW

MERCURE WARSAW CENTRUM

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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