Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe

13 Day Guided Tour from Berlin to Warsaw with Collette

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 13 Day Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe. A blend of world history and fairy-tale charm comes to life in the culturally rich cities of Central & Eastern Europe. Enjoy 2-night stays, guided tours and local...read more

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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Berlin
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Warsaw
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
44
Max Group Size
44
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland
Trip Operated By:
Collette
Collette
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Trip Reviews:
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2 Reviews
Trip Code:
COL135

Itinerary

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1 Berlin, Germany - Tour Begins
Arrive in Germany's capital city of Berlin, a blend of deep-rooted history, modern flare and multi-cultural influences. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D) Stay: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Center (2 Nights)
2 Berlin
This morning, it's your choice! Choose a city tour that introduces you to Berlin's rich history; see Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Schoenberg City Hall, Kurfuerstendam and the Reichstag Building -OR- join a “Cold War”-focused tour that includes a visit to the Berlin Wall Museum, followed by a walk through the area that was once “Checkpoint Charlie” and see what remains of the Berlin Wall. This afternoon you have the opportunity to join an optional excursion outside the city to visit Potsdam and the famous Cecilienhof Palace. (B)
3 Berlin - Dresden - Prague, Czech Republic
Depart Berlin for the “Golden City” of Prague. En route, make a stop in Dresden, the capital of Saxony, with time to explore this lovely town on the banks of the River Elbe. This evening get to know traditional Czech culture during a folklore show and dinner featuring local drinks. As a special treat, meet the dancers and learn some of the moves yourself during a private dance lesson. (B/D) Stay: K+K Hotel Central (2 Nights)
4 Prague
Your introduction to this fairy-tale city opens with a visit to the remarkable Hradcany Castle and the haunting St. Vitus Cathedral. Continue with a leisurely walking tour through the Old Town, showcasing the Golden Lane, the unique Astronomical Clock and the statue-lined Charles Bridge. The afternoon is yours to independently explore this great city. This evening, perhaps you will take an optional tour and join a local expert to discover the city through its craft beer and food scene. (B)
5 Prague - Vienna, Austria
Leaving the Czech Republic, arrive in colorful and vibrant Vienna, the "musical city." After a short orientation drive through the city, your afternoon is at leisure. Later, enjoy an evening in one of Vienna's most beloved restaurants where dinner mixes with local cultural flavor to create an unforgettable night. (B/D) Stay: Mooons (2 Nights)
6 Vienna
This morning, experience the city on a tour highlighting some of its architectural marvels, including the lavish Schönbrunn Palace and the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty. The remainder of the day is yours to explore independently. Perhaps you will visit one of the famous museums, sip a Viennese coffee at a local coffee house, or simply relax in this capital of Austria. Tonight you may choose to join an optional Mozart concert and dinner in the city. (B)
7 Vienna - Budapest, Hungary
Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque Hungarian countryside. Connect with the villagers of Dunaalmas and join local residents for a community-hosted lunch. Learn how to make a traditional strudel, a favorite in this region. Upon arrival in historic Budapest, a local expert provides an informative city tour featuring Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Old Buda, the New Parliament and Gellert Hill with a special stop at Heroes' Square, a unique monument to the many diverse leaders of Hungary. (B/L) Stay: NH Hotel (2 Nights)
8 Budapest
The beautiful city of Budapest is often referred to as "the Queen of the Danube.” Today is yours to discover this city divided by the Danube with historic Buda on one side and cosmopolitan Pest on the opposite bank. This evening, perhaps you'll take in the essence of the region during an optional dinner followed by a cruise to view Budapest's stunning night skyline. (B)
9 Budapest - Donovaly, Slovakia - Krakow, Poland
Take in the picturesque landscapes en route to Poland. Make a stop in the hidden village of Donovaly, nestled in the Low Tatras mountain range of Slovakia. Your home for the next two nights is the lively city of Krakow, which still offers an old-world charm. (B/D) Stay: Holiday Inn City Center (2 Nights)
10 Krakow
Discover Krakow's historic Old Town on a city tour complete with stops at the Market Square, St. Mary's Church, and the University. You'll also view Wawel Castle, a former residence of Polish kings. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the city on your own. (B)
11 Krakow - Auschwitz - Warsaw
Today you embark on a poignant journey through history as you travel to witness the camps of Auschwitz. A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp where you will learn firsthand about the terrors as well as the resilience of the human spirit that occurred within those walls. Afterward, travel through the Polish countryside to Warsaw, the reconstructed and modern capital of this rejuvenated country. The evening is yours to relax or explore. Browse one of the city's art galleries or fascinating museums, or simply relax at an outdoor café. (B) Stay: Mercure Grand Warszawa Hotel (2 Nights)
12 Warsaw
The moving history of Warsaw, both joyous and tragic, is yours to embrace as you embark on a locally guided tour of this capital city. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip. (B/D)
13 Warsaw - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to an end today. (B)

Collette Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Experience the cultures of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland.
  • Take a poignant journey through history at the camps of Auschwitz.
  • The fairy-tale city of Prague reveals the remarkable Hradcany Castle.
  • Come to know Vienna and its lavish Schonbrunn Palace.
  • Dine at one of Vienna's most beloved restaurants.
  • Experience traditional Czech culture during a folklore show and dinner.
  • Join local residents for a community hosted lunch in Dunaalmas.
Trip Inclusions
  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star+ accommodation
  • Skilled and engaging tour managers
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Many meals full of local flavour
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots on tour
Activity Level
  • To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Warsaw (WAW) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Private Airport Transfers
  • Private, chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.

Optional Inclusions

These optional activities can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

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Prague's Old Jewish Quarter
  • Location: Prague. Cost: $65.
  • Prague’s Jewish quarter, the historic Josefov, tells the moving and powerful stories of a community with roots in Prague dating back to the 10th century. This history comes alive on a guided tour of the neighborhood where Jewish residency was confined...read more
Puszta and Hungarian Horse Farm
  • Location: Budapest. Cost: $85.
  • Strike out from the confines of Budapest into the heart of the Hungarian countryside. Miles of famous Puszta scenery awaits as you travel to a local farm for an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a spectacular horse show which brings to life the traditions...read more
Budapest by Night
  • Location: Budapest. Cost: $124.
  • Local culinary specialties await as you start a fantastic evening out in Budapest at one of the most popular local restaurants. Sit down to a dinner of creative Hungarian cuisine in a traditional Hungarian setting. After dinner, embark on a romantic evening...read more
Wieliczka Salt Mines
  • Location: Krakow. Cost: $78.
  • Venture outside of Krakow to one of Poland's most fascinating locations, the magical Wieliczka Salt Mines. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the only mining site in the world that has been functioning continuously since the Middle Ages. Lying on nine...read more
Highlights of Potsdam
  • Location: Berlin. Cost: $117.
  • Leave the city behind and make your way to Potsdam, the former home of Prussian kings. Pause along the way to hear stories of the exchange of prisoners between the former East Germany and Western Germany at the Glienicke Bridge, dubbed “the Bridge of...read more

Reviews (2)

13 Day Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe”
- QLD, Australia Jul 2019

Overall the tour was OK. Hotels and locations of the hotels were good. However some of the coach journeys were long, especially from Budapest to Krakow and Krakow to Warsaw. Could have cut out going to Donaly in Slovakia as we only stopped for lunch there. Seemed a bit of a waste of time as we were then caught up in road works all the way to Warsaw which made the journey very slow. The coach driver and Tour Manager would have been aware of the road works and the day could have been better pla...read more

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“Collette tour of Eastern European Capitals”
- QLD, Australia May 2017 20 Helpful Votes View Photo

The Collette tour went well. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see a little more of Eastern Europe. I think it was good value for the money, Eastern Europe seems to be quite a bit cheaper than other parts of Europe (excluding Berlin and Vienna which are more expensive).
Prague was really crowded at the major destinations eg the castle and Charles Bridge, it's a trendy youth destination it seems. I enjoyed all the other destinations however, especially...read more

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