The Best of Eastern Europe (RO)

14 Day Tour from Berlin to Berlin

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

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; 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, 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
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy an included lunch
PRAGUE
Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste a Trdelnik rolled pastry
DRESDEN
Walking tour

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • 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:

  • Auschwitz
  • Historic Centre of Krakow
  • Historic Centre of Prague
  • Historic Centre of Telc
  • Historic Centre of Vienna
  • Historic Centre of Warsaw

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, including admission charges where applicable.

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 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.

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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, a special treat: 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. In Auschwitz, 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

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, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

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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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

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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
Krakow
Budapest
Vienna
Prague

 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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Berlin
Warsaw
Krakow
Budapest
Vienna
Prague

Berlin

Potsdam Tour

Potsdam Tour

Discover the glory of Potsdam, including fabulous Sanssouci Palace; the FBI and KGB's Cold War spy-exchange bridge; and Cecilienhof Palace, where Truman, Churchill, and Stalin partitioned Germany at the Potsdam Conference.

Price Range: $$

Warsaw

Royal Castle

Royal Castle

Explore the beautiful Royal Castle together with your local guide

Price Range: $

Krakow

Polka Party with Dinner

Polka Party with Dinner

What about experiencing an authentic Polish evening?

Price Range: $$

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

Hungarian Dinner

Hungarian Dinner

Explore the piquant flavors of traditional Hungarian cuisine and learn the best wines to pair with it during this fun and delicious food and wine-pairing dinner!

Price Range: $$

Vienna

Traditional Austrian Evening

Traditional Austrian Evening

Enjoy a traditional Austrian Dinner with drinks at a typical restaurant or at one of the famous Heurigen.

Price Range: $$

Classical Concert

Classical Concert

Enjoy a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe's prettiest venues.

Price Range: $$

Discover Bratislava

Discover Bratislava

Step off the beaten path to discover the beauty and allure of Bratislava during this enriching day trip to the charming Slovakian capital.

Price Range: $$

Schönbrunn Palace, Crown Jewel of Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace, Crown Jewel of Vienna

Visit magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former summer residence of the Habsburg imperial family.

Price Range: $$

Prague

Prague by Night

Prague by Night

Experience a walking tour across the illuminated Prague

Price Range: $

Moldau Cruise with Lunch

Moldau Cruise with Lunch

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

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guest in a party: $2,834*
12 guest in a party: $1,245*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for both 2018 and 2019 travel years unless tour will no longer be offered in 2019. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

 Know Before You Go

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* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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