The Best of Eastern Europe (RO)

14 Day Tour from Berlin to Berlin

2020 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.

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

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.

 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 and make a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate. See 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 includes a visit to JASNA GÓRA, the monastery near Czestochowa. 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.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi / 350 km

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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, an optional Polish dinner and folklore show awaits.

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, sign up for an optional private dinner cruise on the Danube River, the perfect introduction to this fascinating city.
Today’s Distance: 261 mi / 420 km

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 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 is available.

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.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 AT LEISURE IN VIENNA

A whole day at leisure offers you the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, and a concert in one of Vienna’s concert halls, or alternatively stroll 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.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi / 330 km

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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 a 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.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi / 410 km

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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 a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are 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

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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
Krakow
Budapest
Vienna
Prague

Berlin

Discover Potsdam

Discover Potsdam

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: $$

Krakow

Polish Polka and Dinner Party

Polish Polka and Dinner Party

Let down your hair and enjoy a fun evening of authentic Polish cuisine, wine, and lively polka music and dancing.

Price Range: $$

World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mine

World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mine

Visit one of Nature's most exciting theme parks: Wieliczka Salt Mine, 12 million years in the making! From underground lakes to chapels made of salt, you won't want to miss this unforgettable experience!

Price Range: $$

Budapest

Danube Cruise

Danube Cruise

Discover the magic of Budapest on this enchanting Danube River cruise past the city's most famous landmarks!

Price Range: $$

Tastes of Hungary Dinner & Wine Pairing

Tastes of Hungary Dinner & Wine Pairing

Explore the piquant flavors of traditional Hungarian cuisine during this fun and delicious dinner excursion.

Price Range: $$

Vienna

Traditional Austrian Dinner

Traditional Austrian Dinner

Travel to the outskirts of Vienna to a local restaurant or Viennese Heurigen (wine tavern) for a traditional dinner complete with music, entertainment, and wine from the latest harvest!

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: $$

Austrian Dinner and Classical Music Concert

Austrian Dinner and Classical Music Concert

Experience what Vienna is best known for, as you enjoy a typical Austrian Dinner followed by a concert in one of its beautiful venues.

Price Range: $$$

Classical Austrian Dinner

Classical Austrian Dinner

Enjoy a typical Austrian dinner.

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: $$

Prague

Illuminated Prague with Tavern Visit

Illuminated Prague with Tavern Visit

Discover the magic of Prague on this guided walking tour featuring the city's illuminated icons, Czech beer and music at a local tavern, and a stroll across the world-famous Charles Bridge!

Price Range: $

Vltava River Lunch Cruise

Vltava River Lunch Cruise

Take a break from traditional sightseeing without sacrificing a moment of your time in the Golden City on this incredible 1.5-hour lunch cruise along the magnificent Vltava 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 guests in a party: $2,452*
18 guests in a party: $454*

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 2019 travel year. 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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