EXCURSIONS - The Best of Eastern Europe 2017

The Best of Eastern Europe (RO)

14 Day Tour from Berlin to Berlin

2017 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 earlier 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; the Hradčany Castle grounds and Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, in Prague; the Kazimierz Quarter in Krakow, where you'll visit the Remuh Synagogue and the Jewish cemetery, which had its first burials in 1551; and Budapest’s 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs.

You'll also visit Jasna Góra, the monastery near Czestochowa, an important pilgrimage spot. 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 special lunches in Donovaly, a popular ski resort in the Tatra Mountains, and in Telc, one of the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic.

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

BERLIN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church; a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant
POZNAN
Stop in the historic city
WARSAW
Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of St. John; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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, visit St. Mary’s Church; walking tour of the Kazimierz Quarter, visit the Synagogue
DONOVALY
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy an included lunch in this 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
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy an included lunch
PRAGUE
Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds
DRESDEN
Walking tour
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

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

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Centre of Vienna
  • Historic Centre of Prague
  • Historic Centre of Telc
  • Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, and Andrássy Avenue
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Historic Centre of Warsaw

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special lunches with wine in Donovaly and Telc; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner 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.

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Day 2 Berlin

Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the Ku’damm, the restored Reichstag, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, Charlottenburg Palace, and the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten park. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH (on Sunday, inside guided visit not possible), drive along Unter den Linden boulevard, and pass the German State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie. To enhance your stay, 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.

Breakfast Breakfast
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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, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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. Next, stop in Auschwitz to visit what is left of the CONCENTRATION CAMP, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. Evening arrival in Krakow.

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Day 6 Krakow

Morning guided sightseeing in ancient Krakow features a visit to ST. MARY’S CHURCH. Take pictures of impressive Wawel Royal Castle, and drive past the Oskar Schindler Factory. Then, enjoy a walking tour of KAZIMIERZ QUARTER, visit the area where scenes of the movie Schindler’s List were filmed, the SYNAGOGUE, and the Jewish cemetery. How about tonight’s optional Polish dinner and folklore show?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Krakow–Donovaly, Slovakia–Budapest, Hungary

A scenic drive through the heart of mountainous and densely wooded Slovakia, where brown bears still roam free, brings you to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Donovaly, a popular ski-resort in the Tatra Mountains, where lunch has been prepared for you. Continue 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.

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Day 8 Budapest

Your Local Guide takes you through Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city. 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. Afternoon at leisure. 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. Then, drive along the elegant Ringstrasse. Pass 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 explore this magnificent city on your own.

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, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Telc, where a special lunch with local specialties awaits you. In the afternoon, drive through the rich farmlands of Moravia and Bohemia to Prague. Tonight is your chance to join an optional outing to explore Prague by night.

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Day 12 Prague

Guided sightseeing includes a visit to HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS. Also see St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. 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. Next, return to Berlin, where a special farewell dinner with wine awaits you at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
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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
Warsaw
Budapest
Vienna
Prague

Berlin

NH Berlin-Mitte

Superior First-Class

NH Berlin-Mitte Leipziger Str.106-111, Berlin,   Germany

Leipziger Str.106-111
Berlin, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located in the historic city center; close to shopping & attractions; hotel has an on-site Italian restaurant & bi-lingual staff.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms

Warsaw

Sofitel Victoria

Deluxe

Sofitel Victoria 11 Krolewska Str, Warsaw,  Poland

11 Krolewska Str
Warsaw, Poland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Facing historic Pilsudski square and the majestic Saxon Gardens, a short stroll from the Old Town and Royal Castle, the monumental Sofitel Warsaw Victoria places Poland's culture rich capital on your doorstep. Its sober geometric facade gives way to a stunningly modern 70s inspired interior, the epitome of contemporary French elegance and sophistication.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Window Opens
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Television
  • Internet Access

Budapest

Courtyard Budapest City Center

First-Class

Courtyard Budapest City Center Jozsef Krt. 5, Budapest,  Hungary

Jozsef Krt. 5
Budapest, Hungary

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center is housed in a building that is a combination of contemporary and traditional styles with a beautifully restored historic facade. The hotel features 234 spacious guest rooms and 7 meeting rooms for functions and events.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Window Opens
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Desk
  • Voicemail
  • Hair Dryer
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Non-smoking Rooms

Vienna

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen

First-Class

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Rennweg 16, Vienna,   Austria

Rennweg 16
Vienna, Austria

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

An elegant 309 room hotel, dedicated to Prince Eugene of Savoy and housed in the former State Austrian Printing House with a modern, glassy atrium. Amenities include a fitness area, sauna and steam room, two restaurants and a jazzy bar.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Pay Movies
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Voicemail
  • Coffee Maker
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Phone

Prague

Andel's By Vienna House Prague

Superior First-Class

Andel

Stroupeznickeho 21
Praha 5, Czech Republic

Modern hotel appealing to business & leisure guests, offers meeting space, fitness center, restaurant & bar; near the tram station.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Television

Angelo By Vienna House Prague

First-Class

Angelo By Vienna House Prague Radlicka 1 G, Praga,  Czech Republic

Radlicka 1 G
Praga, Czech Republic

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The hallmark of this 168-room modern hotel is its luminous color scheme combined with Far Eastern furnishings. A rich, healthy breakfast buffet is offered each morning and light meals and drinks are served in the stylish Jazz Bar which has an outdoor summer terrace. For connectivity, Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Ice Machine
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Window Opens
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Berlin
Warsaw
Krakow
Budapest
Vienna
Prague

Berlin

Excursion to Potsdam
Excursion to Potsdam

Excursion to Potsdam

Stroll through the stunning gardens of Sanssouci Palace and visit Cecilienhof Palace where the victorious Allies of World War II discussed peace treaties and post-war order.

Price Range: $$

Warsaw

Royal Castle
Royal Castle

Royal Castle

Explore the beautiful Royal Castle together with you local guide

Price Range: $

Krakow

Polka Party with Dinner
Polka Party with Dinner

Polka Party with Dinner

What about experiencing an authenitc Polish evening?

Price Range: $$

World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mines
World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mines

World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mines

A visit to this thousand-year-old salt "theme park" will be a memorable experience!

Price Range: $$

Budapest

Danube River Cruise
Danube River Cruise

Danube River Cruise

Enjoy a cruise along Danube River

Price Range: $$

Hungarian Dinner
Hungarian Dinner

Hungarian Dinner

Enjoy a typical 3-course dinner at a traditional restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Vienna

Heurigen Dinner
Heurigen Dinner

Heurigen Dinner

Enjoy an unforgettable dinner with music and wine in one of the typical wine taverns in the Vienna woods.

Price Range: $$

Classical Concert
Classical Concert

Classical Concert

Enjoy an unforgettable concert in one of the city's elegant concert halls.

Price Range: $$

Excursion to Bratislava
Excursion to Bratislava

Excursion to Bratislava

Excursion to Bratislava

Price Range: $$

Prague

Prague by Night
Prague by Night

Prague by Night

Experience a walking tour across the illuminated Prague

Price Range: $

Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Visit magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Price Range: $$

Moldau Cruise with Lunch
Moldau Cruise with Lunch

Moldau Cruise with Lunch

Enjoy a buffet lunch with live music as you cruise down the Moldau River.

Price Range: $$

 Know Before You Go

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