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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. Starting from Germany, visit the eclectic capital Berlin and Weimar, where culture has been thriving through names like Goethe and Schiller, Bach and Liszt, Modernism and Bauhaus. In Poland, discover Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, an important pilgrimage spot. Visit Warsaw and Krakow, and stop in Auschwitz to see what is left of the concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust.

Explore the Imperial city of Vienna, Austria, the city of waltz, elegant cafes and the Hapsburg heritage. Get to know Budapest, Hungary, with its predominantly Art Nouveau city center and imposing Parliament building. Prague, in the Czech Republic, boasts Charles Bridge, one of Europe's oldest stone bridges, and Bratislava, Slovakia, built on the bank of the Danube, features a castle and a charming old town. Before returning to your starting point in Germany, spend some time in Nuremberg, the Bavarian city that, in spite of its troubled past, is keeping the best traditions alive, such as brewing beer, grilling sausages and enjoying life. Sightseeing with a Local Guide-a local expert who knows the history, culture, and secrets of the city-is included in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. This is a comprehensive Central Europe tour, ideal for smart travelers who want to turn their travel dreams into reality.

All This. Included.
Adventure is knocking with everything you need for perfectly affordable touring. We include hand-selected accommodations, guided sightseeing, and seamless transportation between destinations-with value-minded travel lovers in mind. Explore with expert Tour Directors and Local Guides, complimentary headsets, and private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free WiFi. Enhance your free time to explore like a local with your GO mobile app!

Special departures:
December 8 Departure - includes visit to Berlin, Budapest, and Prague Christmas markets. December 29 Departure - New Year’s Eve in Berlin including festive dinner.

Central Europe Map

Day 1: Frankfurt
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and travel companions.

Day 2: Weimar - Berlin
Our first stop today is in Weimar, one-time intellectual heart of Germany and host to such luminaries as Martin 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.(B) Today's Distance: 357 mi/ 575 km

While we include your choice of many excursions on your trip, you may wish to explore other option on your free time. Below are a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Option - Berlin Bites & Delightful Night: A Fusion of Food and Fun
Enjoy a night of delectable food and lively atmosphere during this memorable dinner experience in the heart of Berlin.3h 30m

Day 3: Berlin
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 the most daring, contemporary architectural styles. It is once again Germany's capital and one of Europe's most lively and interesting cities.(B)

Option - WWII Berlin and the Cold War
From the Wannsee Conference House and Allied Museum to a nuclear bomb shelter built to protect more than 3,000 people, this interactive tour will enhance your visit to Berlin in a truly memorable way! 4h 30m

Day 4: Poznan - Warsaw
Drive east to Poznan, one of Poland's oldest trading districts, and admire its Renaissance market square. Continue to Warsaw, capital of Poland.(B) Today's Distance: 367 mi/ 590 km

Day 5: Warsaw
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)

Option - Polin Polish Jews Museum
Trace the dramatic thousand-year history of Jews in Poland on this mesmerizing guided visit to Warsaw's award-winning Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews. 2h 40m

Day 6: Jasna Gora - Auschwitz - Krakow
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. (B,D) Today's Distance: 289 mi/ 465 km

Day 7: Krakow
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)

Option - World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mine
Visit one of Nature's most exciting theme parks: Wieliczka Salt Mine, 12 million years in the making! From underground lakes to chapels made of salt, you won't want to miss this unforgettable experience! 4h 0m

Option - Traditional Polish Dinner and Folklore Show
Let down your hair and enjoy a fun evening of authentic Polish cuisine, wine, and lively polka music and dancing. 3h 30m

Day 8: Poland - Slovakia - Hungary - Budapest
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. (B,D) Today's Distance: 245 mi/ 395 km

Day 9: Budapest
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)

Option - Danube Cruise
Discover the magic of Budapest on this enchanting Danube River cruise past the city's most famous landmarks! 1h 30m

Option - Hungarian Dinner & Folklore Show
Dine in a peaceful wooded setting in the hills over Budapest on this memorable excursion featuring a dinner of local specialties and vivacious Hungarian folkloric entertainment. 3h 45m

Day 10: Bratislava - Vienna
Journey northwest and cross the border into nearby 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. (B) Today's Distance: 174 mi/ 280 km

Option - Classical Concert Enjoy a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe's prettiest venues. 2h 30m

Day 11: Vienna
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)

Day 12: Vienna - Moravia - Prague
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. (B,D)Today's Distance: 208 mi/ 335 km

Option - Schonbrunn Palace, Cultural Gem of Austria
Visit magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former summer residence of the Habsburg imperial family. 3h 30m

Day 13: Prague
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)

Option - Czech Dinner & Folklore Show
Experience the heart and traditions of the Czech Republic at this festive evening featuring the country's traditional food, music, song, and dance! 4h 0m

Option - The Best of Prague's Castle District
From castles and squares to crypts and cathedrals, discover the wonders of Prague's Castle District on this memorable guided walking tour. 2h 0m

Day 14: Nuremberg - Frankfurt Area
This morning visit Nuremberg with its pretty market square and Our Lady's Church before heading towards the Frankfurt Area.(B,D) Today's Distance: 323 mi/ 520 km

Day 15: Frankfurt - Home
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Brekfasts and Dinners as indicated (B,D)

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Budapest (including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrassy Avenue)
Classical Weimar
Historic Centre of Krakow
Historic Centre of Prague
Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Historic Centre of Vienna
Historic Centre of Warsaw

April - December

$2,624 US per person based on double occupancy

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