The Best of Eastern Europe
They say you can’t stop time. Prague is intricate and theatrical Astronomical Clock, striking every hour for the past 600 years, is ticking proof. Yet when you travel to the “City of a Hundred Spires” as well as the beguiling cities of Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, and Vienna on this six-country tour of Eastern Europe, it can also feel like time has stood still. Centuries-old palaces, castles, and cathedrals transport you to another era, as do beautifully reconstructed war-damaged cities. Tracing the steps of kings, queens, emperors, presidents, generals, soldiers, and prisoners, history buffs will relish revisiting the most gripping chapters of the past. In addition, with a whole day at leisure in harmonious Vienna and a private Chopin concert in the maestro’s hometown of architecturally alluring Warsaw, music lovers will be equally elated.
Highlights of The Best of Eastern Europe
We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
6 guests in a party: $2,452*18 guests in a party: $454*
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
The Best of Eastern Europe
Auschwitz|Budapest (including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue)|Historic Centre of Krakow|Historic Centre of Prague|Historic Centre of Telc|Historic Centre of Vienna|Historic Centre of Warsaw
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 5 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN BERLIN, GERMANY Welcome to Berlin! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
BERLIN BERLIN Guided sightseeing includes stops at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Holocaust Memorial. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
BERLIN–POZNAN, POLAND–WARSAWPOZNAN Stop in the historic city en route to Warsaw. (B,D) 373 mi / 600 km
WARSAWWARSAW Guided sightseeing includes the Cathedral of St. John. Attend a [LF] private Chopin concert. (B)
WARSAW–CZESTOCHOWA–AUSCHWITZ–KRAKOW CZESTOCHOWA Visit the Monastery of Jasna Góra famous for its Black Madonna.AUSCHWITZ Visit the site of the former concentration camp en route to Krakow. (B,D)217 mi / 350 km
KRAKOW KRAKOW Free time this morning before a guided walking tour of Kazimierz, the Old Jewish Quarter, and a visit to St. Mary’s Church. Free time this late afternoon and evening. (B)
KRAKOW–DONOVALY, SLOVAKIA–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY Scenic drive through Slovakia.DONOVALY Stop at the ski resort. (B) 261 mi / 420 km
BUDAPEST BUDAPEST Guided sightseeing includes Matthias Coronation Church and a panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA VIENNA Free time for lunch. Guided sightseeing features a drive along the famous Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. (B) 174 mi / 280 km
VIENNA VIENNA Free day. (B)
VIENNA–TELC, CZECH REPUBLIC–PRAGUETELC [LF] Stop in one of the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic for a light lunch with local specialties. Scenic drive through Moravia and Bohemia. (B,L,D) 205 mi / 330 km
PRAGUE PRAGUE Guided sightseeing includes the Astronomical Clock and the Hradcany Castle grounds. [LF] Taste a Trdelnik (rolled pastry topped with sugar and walnuts). Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Prague with a cruise on the Moldau river with lunch. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
PRAGUE–DRESDEN, GERMANY–BERLIN DRESDEN Free time for lunch. Orientation walk features the Zwinger Palace Courtyard.BERLIN Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) 211 mi / 340 km
BERLIN Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||NH Collection Berlin Mitte Friedrichstrasse||This contemporary styled 268 room hotel enjoys a prime location on the world-famous Friedrichstrasse, close to Berlin's best-known sights and shopping areas. Amenities include Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout, a small fitness room, a bright glass roof topped breakfast and International buffet restaurant and a Taste Bar serving everything from street food snacks to delicious haute cuisine and cocktails.||Berlin||Friedrichstrasse 96||Superior First-Class|
|2||Mercure Warsaw Centrum||Mercure Warsaw Centrum is located in the city center, right next to the Golden Terraces, the largest shopping center in Warsaw.||Warsaw||Ul.Zlota 48/54||First-Class|
|3||Vienna House Andels Cracow||The Vienna House Andel's Cracow is a modern 4-star hotel just a short stroll away from the Main Market Square in Krakow. The 159 spacious designer guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, coffee/tea-making facilities, laptop size safe (with charger socket) and complimentary daily electronic newspaper. The hotel features two in-house restaurants offering a variety of choices, from local cuisine to oriental fusion. The property also boasts a fully equipped last-generation spa and fitness center and is adjacent to the main shopping center of the city the famous Galleria Krakowska.||Krakow||Pavia 3, Krakow, 31154, Poland||First-Class|
|4||Courtyard by Marriott City Center||The Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center is housed in a building that is a combination of contemporary and traditional styles with a beautifully restored historic facade. The hotel features 234 spacious guest rooms and 7 meeting rooms for functions and events.||Budapest||Jozsef Krt. 5||First-Class|
|5||Zeitgeist Hauptbahnof||The Zeitgeist hotel in Vienna perfectly combines its central location, just 300 meters away from the main train station with top quality overnight stays. The 254 air conditioned rooms offer large windows and Free Wi-Fi access, there is an on-site fitness room, a restaurant-café-bar as well as 24 hour vending machines for snacks & drinks.||Vienna||15 Sonnwendgasse||First-Class|
|6||Hermitage Hotel Prague||Originally built in 1907, the hotel's exterior shows impressive Art Deco design, while the interior offers all modern comforts. Situated just a short distance from the Vltava river and Vysehrad Castle, Prague's historic and artistic attractions, including the National Theatre and Charles Bridge, are all within walking distance. Keep up with your exercise routine at the well-equipped fitness center on the rooftop, then indulge in flavorful grilled fare and international favorites at the Restaurant & Bar. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. The 210 modern guestrooms are fully equipped with individual climate control, flat screen televisions, safe, minibar and spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers or bathtubs.||Prague||Svobodova 1961/1||Superior First-Class|