Central Europe

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Central Europe

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.4 Based on 51 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Fully Guided Group Coach Scenic / Sightseeing
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 Trip Length
15 Days
 Trip Starts
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 Trip Finishes
Frankfurt
15 Day Central Europe Itinerary (Cosmos)
Our Price From 2,949 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 79 Per Person
 Trip Length
15 Days
 Trip Starts
Frankfurt
 Trip Finishes
Frankfurt
15 Day Central Europe Itinerary (Cosmos)
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Trip Style
Regional Discovery
Trip Code
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Trip Operator:
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Max. Group Size
50
Trip Style
Regional Discovery
Trip Code
6070

Overview

Read 51 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 15 Day Central Europe. Learn about Central Europe’s rich history and see its historical sites as you travel through the heart of Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic. One of the highlights of this Central Europe tour is a visit to Jasna Góra, the monastery in 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." While in Poland, you’ll also stop in...read more Auschwitz to visit what is left of the concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust.

Sightseeing with a Local Guide - a local expert who knows the history, culture, and secrets of the city - is included in Berlin, Warsaw, Kraków, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. Sights you’ll see during your city tours include Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, dating to 1791; Budapest’s Heroes’ Square, representing 1,000 years of Hungarian history, Bratislava’s old town centre; Prague’s Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of Europe’s oldest stone bridges, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410; and the Imperial city centre of Vienna, the city of the Hapsburgs.

In Kraków, Poland’s most beautiful city and cultural capital, see the charming Market Square, and Wawel Cathedral, which houses the tombs of Poland’s royalty. All of this, - plus stops in Weimar Poznan, Nuremberg and more - are included on this fabulous, value-minded Central Europe tour.
Read 51 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 15 Day Central Europe. Learn about Central Europe’s rich history and see its historical sites as you travel through the heart of Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic. One of the highlights of this Central Europe tour is a visit to Jasna Góra, the monastery in 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." While in Poland, you’ll also stop in...read more Auschwitz to visit what is left of the concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust.

Sightseeing with a Local Guide - a local expert who knows the history, culture, and secrets of the city - is included in Berlin, Warsaw, Kraków, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. Sights you’ll see during your city tours include Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, dating to 1791; Budapest’s Heroes’ Square, representing 1,000 years of Hungarian history, Bratislava’s old town centre; Prague’s Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of Europe’s oldest stone bridges, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410; and the Imperial city centre of Vienna, the city of the Hapsburgs.

In Kraków, Poland’s most beautiful city and cultural capital, see the charming Market Square, and Wawel Cathedral, which houses the tombs of Poland’s royalty. All of this, - plus stops in Weimar Poznan, Nuremberg and more - are included on this fabulous, value-minded Central Europe tour.

Itinerary

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Our first stop today is in Weimar, one-time intellectual heart of Germany and host to such luminaries as Luther, Cranach, Bach, Liszt, Schiller, and, of course, Goethe himself. It was at one time rightly known as the "Athens of Germany." Continue through Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt all the way to Germany's capital city, Berlin. Today's Distance: 351 mi/ 565 km (B)

On this morning's included guided tour, learn how the city is no longer divided but every bit as fascinating. Once the city of contrasts with its West and East side separated into two different worlds by a wall, Berlin has developed into a harmonious blend of old and new. It has preserved the old buildings, such as the State Opera House and Brandenburg Gate; its Neoclassic-style boulevards, such as the Kurfurstendamm and Unter den Linden. This is now complemented by brand new buildings in contemporary architectural styles. It is once again Germany's capital and one of Europe's most lively and interesting cities. (B)

Drive east to Poznan, one of Poland's oldest trading centres, and admire its Renaissance market square. Continue to Warsaw, capital of Poland. Today's Distance: 367 mi/ 590 km (B)

The included sightseeing tour is an excellent introduction to Warsaw, magnificently reconstructed after wartime destruction. Today, its wide avenues contrast strikingly with the narrow lanes of the old section. (B/D)

Two encounters with history on your southbound journey today. First, Jasna Gora in Czestochowa, the monastery that withstood the repeated onslaught of overwhelming Swedish forces during the religious wars of the 17th century. Since then, its Black Madonna has become the country's national symbol. In the afternoon, visit what is left of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. Evening arrival in Krakow. Today's Distance: 242 mi/ 390 km (B/D)

This, they say, is Poland's most beautiful city. For almost 500 years it was the country's capital, and today, it is without a doubt its cultural capital. Join the included morning sightseeing in ancient Krakow, for centuries the residence of Polish kings. See the Market Square, the Jewish Quarter, St. Mary's Church, and visit Wawel Cathedral. Free time later to explore this interesting town at your own pace and mingle with the locals. (B)

Travel through three countries today. First, south to the Tatra Mountains of Poland, then through scenic Slovakia, and finally into Hungary. Your destination is Budapest, the liveliest Eastern European capital. Today's Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km (B/D)

Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque; Neoclassical to Art Nouveau, but also full of history, a food capital, and surprisingly rich in thermal waters. Discover all of this and more during the included guided city tour. (B)

Journey northwest and cross the border into neighbouring Slovakia. Stop in Bratislava, its intriguing capital on the banks of the Danube, to explore the medieval Old Town. Continue west and enter Austria, arriving in magical Vienna. Today's Distance: 174 mi/ 280 km (B)

Join the included city sightseeing tour for an introduction to the major sights: the State Opera, Parliament, the ornate Rathaus (Town Hall), and views of the Hofburg Imperial Palace from Heroes' Square. You'll have plenty of time to discover Vienna on your own. (B)

Morning at leisure or join an optional excursion. This afternoon, cross the Czech border into Moravia, then through the rich farmlands of Bohemia to Prague. Today's Distance: 183 mi/ 295 km (B/D)

The wealth of Gothic and Baroque architecture perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. The included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the astronomical clock. Your Tour Director may suggest an optional evening excursion with traditional Czech music and entertainment. (B)

This morning visit Nuremberg with its pretty market square and Our Lady's Church before heading towards the Frankfurt Area. Today's Distance: 323 mi/ 520 km (B/D)

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Our first stop today is in Weimar, one-time intellectual heart of Germany and host to such luminaries as Luther, Cranach, Bach, Liszt, Schiller, and, of course, Goethe himself. It was at one time rightly known as the "Athens of Germany." Continue through Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt all the way to Germany's capital city, Berlin. Today's Distance: 351 mi/ 565 km (B)

On this morning's included guided tour, learn how the city is no longer divided but every bit as fascinating. Once the city of contrasts with its West and East side separated into two different worlds by a wall, Berlin has developed into a harmonious blend of old and new. It has preserved the old buildings, such as the State Opera House and Brandenburg Gate; its Neoclassic-style boulevards, such as the Kurfurstendamm and Unter den Linden. This is now complemented by brand new buildings in contemporary architectural styles. It is once again Germany's capital and one of Europe's most lively and interesting cities. (B)

Drive east to Poznan, one of Poland's oldest trading centres, and admire its Renaissance market square. Continue to Warsaw, capital of Poland. Today's Distance: 367 mi/ 590 km (B)

The included sightseeing tour is an excellent introduction to Warsaw, magnificently reconstructed after wartime destruction. Today, its wide avenues contrast strikingly with the narrow lanes of the old section. (B/D)

Two encounters with history on your southbound journey today. First, Jasna Gora in Czestochowa, the monastery that withstood the repeated onslaught of overwhelming Swedish forces during the religious wars of the 17th century. Since then, its Black Madonna has become the country's national symbol. In the afternoon, visit what is left of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. Evening arrival in Krakow. Today's Distance: 242 mi/ 390 km (B/D)

This, they say, is Poland's most beautiful city. For almost 500 years it was the country's capital, and today, it is without a doubt its cultural capital. Join the included morning sightseeing in ancient Krakow, for centuries the residence of Polish kings. See the Market Square, the Jewish Quarter, St. Mary's Church, and visit Wawel Cathedral. Free time later to explore this interesting town at your own pace and mingle with the locals. (B)

Travel through three countries today. First, south to the Tatra Mountains of Poland, then through scenic Slovakia, and finally into Hungary. Your destination is Budapest, the liveliest Eastern European capital. Today's Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km (B/D)

Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque; Neoclassical to Art Nouveau, but also full of history, a food capital, and surprisingly rich in thermal waters. Discover all of this and more during the included guided city tour. (B)

Journey northwest and cross the border into neighbouring Slovakia. Stop in Bratislava, its intriguing capital on the banks of the Danube, to explore the medieval Old Town. Continue west and enter Austria, arriving in magical Vienna. Today's Distance: 174 mi/ 280 km (B)

Join the included city sightseeing tour for an introduction to the major sights: the State Opera, Parliament, the ornate Rathaus (Town Hall), and views of the Hofburg Imperial Palace from Heroes' Square. You'll have plenty of time to discover Vienna on your own. (B)

Morning at leisure or join an optional excursion. This afternoon, cross the Czech border into Moravia, then through the rich farmlands of Bohemia to Prague. Today's Distance: 183 mi/ 295 km (B/D)

The wealth of Gothic and Baroque architecture perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. The included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the astronomical clock. Your Tour Director may suggest an optional evening excursion with traditional Czech music and entertainment. (B)

This morning visit Nuremberg with its pretty market square and Our Lady's Church before heading towards the Frankfurt Area. Today's Distance: 323 mi/ 520 km (B/D)

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners

  • Frankfurt Area Leonardo Royal Frankfurt (First-Class)
  • Berlin Abba Berlin (First-Class)
  • Warsaw Moxy Warsaw Praga (Superior Tourist-Class)
  • Krakow Swing (Superior Tourist-Class)
  • Budapest Intercity Hotel Budapest (First-Class)
  • Vienna Roomz - Vienna Gasometer (First-Class)
  • Prague Clarion Congress Hotel (First-Class)

  • 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.

  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners

  • Frankfurt Area Leonardo Royal Frankfurt (First-Class)
  • Berlin Abba Berlin (First-Class)
  • Warsaw Moxy Warsaw Praga (Superior Tourist-Class)
  • Krakow Swing (Superior Tourist-Class)
  • Budapest Intercity Hotel Budapest (First-Class)
  • Vienna Roomz - Vienna Gasometer (First-Class)
  • Prague Clarion Congress Hotel (First-Class)

  • 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.
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Trip Reviews (51) View All Most Recent 'Central Europe' Reviews

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Europe tour 2 , QLD, Australia, Dec 2019
We had a wonderful tour, Anna the tour director was wonderful and knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble for her or the company. Saw many new sights and adventures this trip. Would definitely travel with Globus again. Thanks for a wonderful, memorable experience.
Stress free holiday 2 , QLD, Australia, Dec 2019
If wanting to visit Europe in the lead up to Xmas then this is the ideal holiday, Xmas markets at each destination. Fourth holiday with Cosmos, have no problems booking a fifth!!! Visited some great destinations, be sure to bring plenty of warm clothing.
Interesting Central Europe tour 3 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2019
Overall a very satisfying and interesting journey. Our tour director and driver (Ruzica and Salvatore) were terrific over the 15 days. The one thing that was a downer was that we were discouraged from using the toilet on the coach. With the age of the tour participants, this is not a great outcome and led to discomfort. Such a 'toilet use' policy needs ...read more to be reconsidered.
Central and Eastern Europe with Cosmos 1 , ACT, Australia, Sep 2019
Both my wife and I were impressed with the two separate Cosmos tours we recently completed in Central and Eastern Europe. The tours were full to the brim with almost constant activity, each day bringing new experiences and things to see and do. It is hard to find fault with their organisation of the tours. The location and quality of hotels was mostly ...read more excellent. The more out of the way hotels (there were a few) did not have a bad impact as there was always options for getting about although on most nights rest seemed more important than more activity considering the pace of the tours. When the out of the way hotels reduced dining options, Cosmos mostly provided dinner as part of the tour.

In organised tours of this kind there needs to be a positive attitude and avoid whinging when things do not go exactly to plan (e.g. at border crossings where you are in other peoples' hands). The only criticism I would make is the location of "comfort stops" on longer bus trips. These stops were mainly just petrol/fast food/toilet locations and left a lot to be desired in many cases. Maybe a more serious review of these places could be made to avoid below standard places and even to finding better ones. The optional excursions (especially the dinners) were quite expensive in my opinion and sometimes also missed the mark (e.g. WWII and Cold War Icons in Berlin). The tour directors and drivers were excellent and beyond criticism - I am in awe of their ability and attitude. Jemma at Global Journeys was client focused and satisfied all our needs.
Interesting trip 2 , QLD, Australia, Jun 2019
The trip was at a nice pace covered some very interesting places, the tour leader was very helpful. More time in Munich and Vienna would have been an advantage for sight seeing. Overall value for money.
Wonderful tour of Central Europe 0 , QLD, Australia, Jun 2019
Every day a new highlight, great architecture, lovely scenery and a well organised tour. The tour covered all the areas we wanted to see at a reasonable pace with nice hotels. Dinner nights proved to be a great way for people to have fun and get to know each other.
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