Eastern Bloc - Prague to Budapest

12 Day Guided Tour from Prague to Budapest with APT

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 12 Day Eastern Bloc - Prague to Budapest. Travel by luxury coach through the countryside of the Czech Republic, central Germany, and historically diverse Poland. Highlights include Prague, Berlin, Warsaw and Kraków.

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Prague
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Budapest
Accomodation
Accomodation
4.5 - 5 Star
40
Max Group Size
40
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary
Trip Operated By:
APT
APT
295 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
5.0 out of 5
1 Reviews
Trip Code:
EULE12

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Prague
Be met and transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Reception. Stay Two Nights: Prague, Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel
2 Prague
Your sightseeing begins at Prague Castle, which affords sensational views of the city. Then, stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town Square to marvel at the city’s Astronomical Clock. A memorable Welcome Dinner awaits at the award-winning La Rotonde restaurant. (B/D)
3 Prague, Dresden, Berlin
Travel into Germany and on to the Dresden Elbe Valley. During a tour of Dresden, you’ll see the Castle of the Electors of Saxony, the Saxon Wall, the Semper Opera House and the Frauenkirche. Continue to the country’s capital, Berlin in time for dinner. Stay Three Nights: The Regent Berlin (B/D)
4 Berlin
Embark on a fascinating tour of Berlin including a visit to the Checkpoint Charlie and Brandenburg Gate, as well as the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. (B)
5 Berlin, Potsdam
Today’s selection of activities offer a deeper discovery of Berlin. Afterwards, take an excursion to Potsdam, once the residence of Prussian kings. Here, you’ll enjoy a tour of the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, Sanssouci. The largest World Heritage-listed site in Germany, the palace of Sanssouci is surrounded by extensive gardens and parklands, which are a delight to explore. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Step back to a Bygone era and be greeted by a modern day lord of Berlin, as you enjoy a glass of sparkling in his home that is reminiscent of Berlin’s past. Alternatively, discover a different side to Berlin as you embark on a tour that showcases its thriving art scene. Your guide will offer great insight into the unique city structure and sub cultures that influence artists today.
6 Berlin, Warsaw
Travel by coach to Poland and its lovely capital, Warsaw. Stay Two Nights: Warsaw, Hotel Bristol (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • In the evening, choose to dine at Marconi Restaurant within your hotel. Or, indulge in dinner at a Polish inn that features classic cuisine alongside live folk music.
7 Warsaw
Gain a glimpse into the effect that war has had on the city of Warsaw and its people during a tour today. Visit the site of the Jewish Ghetto then head to Łazienki Park, where you’ll see Łazienki Palace. (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • Later, enjoy a musical celebration of locally-born composer Frédéric Chopin during a private concert performance of his famous work.
8 Warsaw, Auschwitz, Kraków
Today in Auschwitz, visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum for a tour revealing the history of the concentration camp, as well as a walk through the grounds. Afterwards, travel to Kraków. Stay Two Nights: Sheraton Grand Kraków Hotel (B/D)
9 Kraków
Today, you have the choice of activities. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps take in the sights of Kraków on a walking tour or enjoy a fun cooking class. Alternatively, there’s no better way to immerse yourself in Krakow’s wonderful culture than to delight in a vodka tasting experience.
10 Kraków, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Tatra Mountains
Gain insight into over 700 years of history into the evolution of mining in Europe with a visit to the World Heritage-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine. Be amazed by the underground passageways that began operating in the 13th century. Later, discover the spectacular scenery of the High Tatras, before arriving at your luxurious hotel, set within a magical natural setting. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Farewell Dinner. Stay: Tatra Mountains, Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras, in stunning lake view rooms (B/D)
11 Tatra Mountains, Budapest
Travel to Budapest the romantic capital city of Hungary. After checking into your hotel, the remainder of this evening is at your leisure to relax or explore. Stay: Kempinski Budapest (B)
12 Budapest
Your tour will conclude after breakfast. (B)
1 Arrive Prague
Be met and transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Reception. Stay Two Nights: Alcron Hotel Prague
2 Prague
Your sightseeing begins at Prague Castle, which affords sensational views of the city. Then, stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town Square to marvel at the city's Astronomical Clock. A memorable Welcome Dinner awaits at the award-winning La Rotonde restaurant. (B/D)
3 Prague, Dresden, Berlin
Venture into Germany and on to the Dresden Elbe Valley. Visit the Transparent Factory in the heart of the city, a building where innovation and stunning architecture meet, which also happens to be the showroom of renowned car manufacturer, Volkswagen. Continue to the country's capital, Berlin in time for dinner. Stay Three Nights: The Regent Berlin (B/D)
4 Berlin
Embark on a fascinating tour of Berlin including a visit to the Checkpoint Charlie and Brandenburg Gate, as well as the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. (B)
5 Berlin, Potsdam
Today's selection of activities offer a deeper discovery of Berlin. Afterwards, take an excursion to Potsdam, once the residence of Prussian kings. Here, you'll enjoy a tour of the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, Sanssouci. The largest World Heritage-listed site in Germany, the palace of Sanssouci is surrounded by extensive gardens and parklands, which are a delight to explore. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps visit Sammlung Boros, a former military bunker that has transformed into a museum that showcases the private Boros Collection of contemporary art. You'll want to spend hours here with 3,000 square metres of exhibition space. Alternatively, delve into the Berlin's thriving street art scene. Your local expert will offer a great insight into the unique city structure and sub cultures that influence artists today.
6 Berlin, Warsaw
Travel by coach to Poland and its lovely capital, Warsaw. Stay Two Nights: Warsaw, Hotel Bristol (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • In the evening, choose to dine at Marconi Restaurant within your hotel. Or, indulge in dinner at a Polish inn that features classic cuisine alongside live folk music.
7 Warsaw
Gain a glimpse into the effect that war has had on the city of Warsaw and its people during a tour today. Visit the site of the Jewish Ghetto then head to Łazienki Park, where you'll see Łazienki Palace. (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • Later, enjoy a musical celebration of locally-born composer Frédéric Chopin during a private concert performance of his famous work.
8 Warsaw, Auschwitz, Kraków
Today in Auschwitz, visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum for a tour revealing the history of the concentration camp, as well as a walk through the grounds. Afterwards, travel to Kraków. Stay Two Nights: Sheraton Grand Kraków Hotel (B/D)
9 Kraków, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Gain insight into over 700 years of history into the evolution of mining in Europe with a visit to the World Heritage-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine. Be amazed by the underground passageways that began operating in the 13th century. Later, choose your sightseeing. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Take in the sights of Kraków on a walking exploration, including its 13th-century square. Alternatively, learn to make authentic Polish food, such as pierogis and placki, with a local cook as you learn the secrets to this tasty cuisine.
10 Kraków, Tatra Mountains
Discover the dramatic alpine scenery of the High Tatras, before arriving at your historic hotel, engulfed within grand mountains and set on the shores of lake Štrbské Pleso. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner. Stay: Tatra Mountains, Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras in a Lake View Room (B/D)
11 Tatra Mountains, Budapest
Travel to Budapest the romantic capital city of Hungary. After checking into your hotel, the remainder of this evening is at your leisure to relax or explore. Stay: Kempinski Budapest (B)
12 Budapest
Your tour will conclude after breakfast. (B)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Take in the musical talents of Frederic Chopin during a private concert performance of his famous work.
  • Your tour of Prague includes Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock.
  • Get to know like minded people during your journey as you discover new cultures and landscapes.
Trip Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 9 destinations
  • APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 3 locations
  • Expert APT Tour Director
Included Meals
  • A total of 16 included meals over the course of your tour
Accommodation
  • 11 nights luxury land accommodation
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, gratuities and sundries
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
Journey Highlights
  • The largest World Heritage-listed site in Germany, the palace is surrounded by extensive gardens waiting to be explored.
  • Take in the musical talents of Frederic Chopin during a private concert performance of his famous work.
  • Gain insight into Europe's salt mining history with a visit to the 700-year-old World Heritage-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine.
Trip Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 9 destinations
  • APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 3 locations
  • Expert APT Tour Director
Included Meals
  • Finest dining - a total of 16 meals are included throughout this tour
Accommodation
  • 11 nights luxury land accommodation
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, gratuities and sundries
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

Reviews (1)

12 Day Eastern Bloc - Prague to Budapest reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Fascinating journey through the former Eastern Bloc of Europe”
- QLD, Australia Oct 2018 1 Helpful Vote

This trip had a focus on the fascinating recent history of these countries including the fall of Communism, however it also covered the highlights of medieval and imperial history and sights of the region. It was our first APT trip, and despite concerns of lots of retirees, the group ended up being a good mix of like minded travellers in their 40s to 60s. Both the tour director Nick and all of the local guides were excellent - knowledgeable and friendly. Despite the need to change our initial...read more

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Cabin Types

Category E & D Twin Window Suite
Category E & D Twin Window Suite  Category E & D Twin Window Suite Layout  
  • 160 sq ft - 14.9 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

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Tuesday 11 Jun 2019 Saturday 22 Jun 2019 275per person 6,820per person Sold Out
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