Highlights of Eastern Europe 2017

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2017

Eastern Europe reveals its colourful side on this elaborate encounter with familiar favourites and lesser known gems like Slovenia's Lake Bled and the charming Polish city of Poznan. Explore 'east' and 'west' in the Croatian city of Zagreb, visit the Hungarian Sea and pay homage to those who lost their lives at Auschwitz, a reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Vienna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague
  • Orientation of Dresden
  • View Lake Balaton - central Europe's largest lake
  • Visit Lake Bled in Slovenia, Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, the concentration camp at Auschwitz, Jasna Gora Monastery, Poznan in Poland, Berlin TV Tower, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague and Tabor
Dining Highlights
  • 16 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 8 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
17 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1ViennaArrive Vienna: Welcome to Vienna. After check-in, your Local Specialist gives a superb historical account of the Habsburg dynasty during your sightseeing and walking tour of Old Vienna. Admire the Hofburg Palace, Imperial Boulevards, St. Stephen's Cathedral and 'Am Hof'. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Hilton Danube
Day 2Lake BledVienna - Lake Bled (2 Nights): Cross the Loibl Pass in the Karawanken Mountains to the green hills of Slovenia. Arrive later in Lake Bled, an earthly paradise and your home for the next two nights. A beautiful glacial lake in the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is a picturesque and serene escape set amid forests and mountains. There is time this afternoon to explore the medieval castle or take a boat ride on the lake. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3Lake BledLake Bled: Spend the day as you wish. Relax or consider joining an Optional Experience to the extensive maze of underground caves at Postojna.Buffet Breakfast
Day 4ZagrebLake Bled - Ljubljana - Zagreb (2 Nights): In the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist where you see the Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum, Castle and Three Bridges Square. Later cross the border into Croatia and arrive in Zagreb. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5ZagrebZagreb Sightseeing: A fascinating city, Zagreb combines the best of Eastern and Western Europe. Your Local Specialist shows you the landmarks in the lower and upper town including the majestic Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, St. Mark's Church and the Opera House. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice.Buffet Breakfast
Day 6BudapestZagreb - Lake Balaton - Budapest (2 Nights): Across the border in Hungary pause for photos on the shores of Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe and known affectionately by locals as the 'Hungarian Sea'. Continue to the capital Budapest on the banks of the romantic River Danube for your two-night stay.Buffet Breakfast
Day 7BudapestBudapest Sightseeing: Admire the city's sights with your Local Specialist during a walking tour of the city, featuring stunning views over the river from the Fisherman's Bastion. See Parliament and the Great Synagogue. Join your companions this evening for a delicious Hungarian Be My Guest dining experience.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 8KrakowBudapest - Slovakia - Krakow (2 Nights): Travelling north through Slovakia into Poland and past the foothills of the Tatra Mountains, you arrive in the picturesque city of Krakow. This evening perhaps sample some lively Polish entertainment with dinner.Buffet Breakfast
Day 9KrakowKrakow Sightseeing: View the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill during a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Your walking tour through the Old Town includes a visit to the Cloth Hall and the Mariacki Church. Spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. Consider an Optional Experience to the unique Wieliczka Salt Mine, where underground chambers are hewn out of rock salt. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10WarsawKrakow - Auschwitz - Czestochowa - Warsaw (2 Nights): Visit the concentration camp at Auschwitz which is a permanent reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. Afterwards visit Jasna Gora Monastery, Poland's most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary featuring the iconic Black Madonna of Czestochowa. Finish the day in Warsaw where you dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
The Westin
Day 11WarsawWarsaw Sightseeing: Visit the Old Town and the site of the Warsaw Ghetto during your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Admire the Palace of Culture and Science. This afternoon enjoy free time or consider a trip to the residence of Polish King Jan Sobieski III. Tonight you might like to attend a classical music recital.Buffet Breakfast
Day 12BerlinWarsaw - Poznan - Berlin (2 Nights): Cross Poland's central plains to Poznan. Stop to view the charming City Hall and see impressive Gothic churches. Continue west into Germany and arrive in the capital Berlin, one of Europe's most exciting cities.Buffet Breakfast
Steigenberger Am Kanzleramt
Day 13BerlinBerlin Sightseeing: This morning enjoy a Cultural Insight experience with fantastic 360 views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Marvel at the city's great landmarks during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist including the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building and Unter den Linden Boulevard. Relax or take an Optional Experience to discover the secret past of this magnificent city.Buffet Breakfast
Day 14PragueBerlin - Dresden - Prague (2 Nights): Travel through the Spreewald Forest to Dresden. Hear about the restoration of the city during your orientation tour which includes the Saxon Wall, Semper Opera House and 18th century Cathedral. Cross into the Czech Republic arriving later in the magnificent city of Prague - the political, cultural and economic centre of the Czech state for over 1,100 years. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal of Czech cuisine at a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Andels by Vienna House Prague
Day 15PraguePrague Sightseeing: Your Local Specialist gives a comprehensive history of Prague during your sightseeing tour. Marvel at Prague Castle, the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge and the Old Town square. Visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, then spend free time exploring or shopping for souvenirs.Buffet Breakfast
Day 16ViennaPrague - Tabor - Vienna: Drive through Southern Bohemia and stop in Tábor once a Hussite stronghold. Later continue to the Imperial city of Vienna. Tonight celebrate with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Hilton Danube
Day 17Depart ViennaDepart Vienna: Say farewell to your newfound friends at the end of a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 21 April, 16 June, 14 July, 06 May, 18 August and 06 October 2017 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.

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