Eastern European Panorama

13 Days Vienna to Prague from $2,354.00

Highlights: Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Czestochowa, Warsaw, Poznan, Berlin, Dresden & Prague

Spend two nights each in six of Eastern Europe’s impressive cities. You begin in Vienna, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and view reminders of the city’s Imperial history such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Then east to Budapest, created in 1873 when the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with Obuda to create this beautiful gem on the Danube River. Drive through the Slovakian countryside to Krakow where you will enjoy a walking tour of Old Town. Drive through Poland for visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Czestochowa on your way to the Warsaw, Poland’s capital and symbol of its nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. Heading west, stop for a tour in Poznan before your arrival in the once-divided city of Berlin. A morning sightseeing tour leaves your afternoon free in Berlin to explore. Continue your journey to Prague via Dresden. Built on seven hills, Prague is known as the “City of 100 Spires.”

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Eastern European Panorama Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA: You will be transferred to your hotel where you have time free to relax or begin exploring. Later, meet your fellow travelers and your Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner.
Hotel Name: Hilton Vienna.  (D)

DAY 2 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING: On a morning sightseeing tour of this “City of Waltz,” visit the Hofburg Palace, the former residence of the Habsberg emperors, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other reminders of the city’s imperial past. The afternoon is at leisure to discover more of Vienna’s architecture (and pastries!) at your own pace.
Hotel Name: Hilton Vienna. (B)

DAY 3 VIENNA / BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: Journey east and cross the border into Hungary. Continue through the Transdanubian region, reaching Budapest with time to freshen up before dinner.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Beke, or Continental. (B/D)

DAY 4 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING: Charming and beautiful, Budapest was declared a World Heritage site in 1987 and is called the “Paris of the East.” Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of all the main sights: The Parliament, Royal Palace and the Castle Hill area, Fisherman’s Bastion, 13th-century Matthias Church, Heroes’ Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. The rest of the day is yours to explore this exciting city on your own. Perhaps visit the Vaci Utca pedestrian street for shopping and strudel.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Beke, or Continental. (B)

DAY 5 BUDAPEST / KRAKOW, POLAND: The road to Krakow winds through the hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains, and into the rolling plains of Poland. You will arrive with time for a relaxing dinner.
Hotel Name: Holiday Inn City Center, or Doubletree by Hilton. (B/D)

DAY 6 KRAKOW SIGHTSEEING: A morning sightseeing tour starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Take a walking tour of the Old Town to see the Main Market Square and Renaissance Cloth Hall, and visit St. Mary’s Church. The afternoon is yours to wander, browsing through shops, sampling sernik (Polish cheesecake) or szarlotka (apple cake), or simply relaxing.
Hotel Name: Holiday Inn City Center, or Doubletree by Hilton. (B)

DAY 7 KRAKOW / AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU / CZESTOCHOWA / WARSAW: This morning join a sobering tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the World War II concentration camp and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then travel to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery, known for its blackened picture of the Virgin Mary. You will arrive in Poland’s 700-year-old capital city, Warsaw, in the late afternoon.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Centrum. (B/D)

DAY 8 WARSAW SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME: Your Warsaw sightseeing tour includes a drive along the Royal Route, from Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as the “Wedding Cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, Old Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day you are free to relax, explore some of the city’s numerous parks and gardens, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon concert of Chopin’s music.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Centrum. (B)

DAY 9 WARSAW / POZNAN / BERLIN, GERMANY: Heading west, stop for an orientation tour in Poznan, one of Poland’s oldest cities. Continue to Germany’s capital city, Berlin.
Hotel Name: Hotel ABBA. (B/D)

DAY 10 BERLIN SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME: This morning your sightseeing tour features views of the imposing Reichstag building and lovely Schloss Charlottenburg, the city’s largest palace. See also the Opera, Schiller Theater and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The afternoon is free to explore on your own.
Hotel Name: Hotel ABBA. (B)

DAY 11 BERLIN / DRESDEN / PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: After breakfast, continue your journey via Dresden, stopping for orientation tour of this beautiful Saxony Baroque city and view the Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House. End the day in Prague, the “Golden City” and capital of Czech Republic.
Hotel Name: Andel’s by Vienna House. (B/D)

DAY 12 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING: Prague features lavish architecture, lush green hills, and graceful bridges spanning the Vltava River. A sightseeing tour starts with panoramic drive past famous Wenceslas Square, the Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. Take a walking tour to visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Crossing the Charles Bridge, walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and world-famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is yours to relax, find a cafe to sample palachinky sweet or savory pancakes, or attend an optional cultural performance.
Hotel Name: Andel’s by Vienna House. (B)

DAY 13 DEPART PRAGUE: After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport where your vacation ends. (B)

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  • Saturday May 5 & 19 – $2,354.00
  • Saturday June 2, 23 & 30 – $2,354.00
  • Saturday July 28 – $2,354.00
  • Saturday August 11 – $2,354.00
  • Saturday September 1, 15 & 29 – $2,354.00

Additional Information: * Above are Land Start Dates in Vienna. Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date.  Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats. Single Room Supplement: $980.

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Inclusions

  • Airport transfers in Vienna on Day 1 and Prague on Day 13
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling
  • 12 hot breakfasts; 6 dinners, including Welcome Dinner
  • Services of a professional Travel Director
  • Luxury motorcoach with reclining seats, air conditioning and onboard restroom
  • Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin, Prague
  • Headsets for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary
  • Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
  • Portfolio of travel documents

NOTE: Medical insurance is required for the Czech Republic.

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Group Discounts
One traveler qualifies for a 100% discount * off the land portion of the vacation price for every 20 travelers paying in full.


Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: $980. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.