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Discover the Best of Eastern Europe with Ruth Adams

From fairytale Czech towns to Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube, experience the unique culture, food, and history of Eastern Europe.

THE BEST OF EASTERN EUROPE

14 days Berlin, Germany to Budapest, Hungary  
Departure: September 11 - 24, 2022
Meals:
13 Breakfasts | Travel Style: Classic Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Rates: CA $3,139 per person | Solo Traveller CA $4,338 (2 spots available)
Ask about special rates on airfare from Canadian cities. 

 

This two-week trip through six Eastern European countries offers an intriguing combination of urban centres, village life, and outdoor pursuits. Visit castles, churches, and romantic town squares, indulging in Berlin’s café culture and Prague’s beer.

 

Highlights

- Explore historic medieval cities

- Explore world-class museums

- Savour the café culture of Europe

- Opt for a soak in Budapest's famous baths

- Experience Krakow's eastern charm

 

For more information or to register please contact

Ruth Adams at ruth.adams@visiontravel.ca 

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY 

 

Day 1: Berlin

September 11, 2022 | Tour Begins | Hotel: Ibis Berlin Ostbahnhof (or similar)
Arrive at any time. Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Day 2: Berlin

September 12, 2022 | Hotel Ibis Berlin Ostbahnhof (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Berlin is an amazing city with tangible historical importance and a melting pot of different cultures and flavours. Opt to visit the East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, world-class museums, or the Berlin Television Tower for a sweeping view of the area.

Day 3: Berlin - Kraków

September 13, 2022 | Hotel: Globtroter (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Watch the scenery go by as you journey to Krakòw. En route, stop by the Plawniowice Palace grounds, one of the best maintained in Silesia. With free time in Krakòw, opt to explore the different neighbourhoods like the Jewish section and main square. Dip into a local milk bar for a real Polish meal.

Day 4: Kraków

September 14, 2022 | Hotel: Globtroter (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Visit Auschwitz for a sobering look at the region's history. Spend the rest of the day exploring charming Krakow. You may want to end your day embracing Polish social traditions in one of Krakow’s many cellar restaurants and pubs. Dive into the thriving social scene over a few vodkas in one of these cheerful establishments, Zubrowka (Bison Grass Vodka) is a must!

Day 5: Kraków

September 15, 2022 | Hotel: Globtroter (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Take a free day to explore. You may opt to visit Rynek Glówny - Europe’s largest medieval market square; savour a traditional Polish breakfast (kielbasa, yum), or sit back with a coffee and a slice of Poland's famous cheesecake (sernik babci) at one of the many cafes in the area. Then, walk it off with a stroll uphill to marvel at the impressive Wawel Royal Castle.

Day 6: Kraków - Prague

September 16, 2022 | Hotel: Miss Sophie's Downtown (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Take a scenic day train into Czech Republic. Soak up the atmosphere of Prague, a unique community where every street, ghetto, inn and theatre tells a story. If you're in the area and want to experience traditional Czech pubs, which are guaranteed to be loud, lively, and packed with locals on any night of the week, this is the place to find restaurants serving traditional Czech cuisine such as fried pork cutlets, goulash, and dumplings.

Days 7 and 8: Prague

September 17 and 18 2022 | Hotel: Miss Sophie's Downtown (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO before exploring all Prague has to offer. Opt to visit the famous Charles Bridge, the clock tower in the main square or a traditional Czech beer hall with serious helpings of meat and potatoes. With your free time you're sure to leave no stone unturned.

Day 9: Prague - Ceský Krumlov

September 19, 2022 | Hotel: Hotel Old Inn (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Travel to Ceský Krumlov. Upon arrival you'll have free time to spend wandering the small city or visiting the small town's castle.

Day 10: Ceský Krumlov - Vienna

September 20, 2022 | Hotel: Magdas Hotel (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Take private van to Austria in time for a walking tour of Vienna's most beautiful sights, including the Hofburg and St Stephen's Cathedral. Later, check in to your accommodations, a G Adventures supported social enterprise. There's plenty of time here to visit world-famous museums, the opera house or indulge in typical Austrian desserts like strudel or Sacher Torte.

Day 11: Vienna

September 21, 2022 | Hotel: Magdas Hotel (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Wander the elegant streets a little more, take in some of Europe's most distinguished art galleries or just settle yourself on a café terrace, order up a slice of mouthwatering Viennese cake and watch the world go by over coffee.

Day 12: Vienna - Budapest

September 22, 2022 | Hotel: Star Inn Hotel Budapest Centrum (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Travel to Hungary to explore the beautiful city of Budapest. Visit a G Adventures-supported social enterprise café for a welcome drink. Opt to visit Buda Castle, window shop in Pest or soak in the city's famous thermal baths. With the Danube River dividing old town, Buda, from the newer area, Pest, there is plenty to see and do. To gain deeper insight on local history, opt to pre-book the optional tour "Budapest History Walking Tour".

Day 13: Budapest

September 23, 2022 | Hotel: Star Inn Hotel Budapest Centrum (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Spend a free day exploring this charming and historic city. Opt to take a boat trip down the Danube, or travel further afield to the Etyek wine country.

Day 14: Budapest

September 24, 2022 | Tour Ends | Meals: Breakfast
Say goodbye to your new group of companions, but come home with a suitcase full of memories.

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Terms & Conditions

Fares are land only, per person in Canadian dollars and include taxes and fees. Flights are additional, please ask for available pricing and schedules. Host and Fares based on reaching a minimum number of 12 travellers. DEPOSIT DUE DATE: 15 March 2022 DEPOSIT AMOUNT: $350 per person FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure (13 July 2022). Cancellation Policy * Cancellation 60 days or more prior to departure = Loss of deposit * Cancellation between 30 and 59 days prior to departure = 50% loss * Cancellation within 30 days of departure = 100% loss **While it is our intention to adhere to the route described in the link, our itineraries are subject to change. In order to improve the traveller experience, on occasion it may be necessary or desirable to make alterations or changes based on customer feedback. We will do the best to notify you of these changes, however we recommend you periodically check the itinerary for the most up-to-date trip details. It is mandatory for all of our travellers to have Emergency Medical insurance that covers for both emergency evacuation and repatriation to the sum of $200,000 USD we also strongly recommend purchasing an all inclusive plan that covers cancellation/interruption insurance as well. I am able to send a quote over on request. Please be aware that single room accommodations in European hotels are often smaller and may not be to the same service level as double-occupancy rooms.

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