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Trafalgar - Highlights of Eastern Europe (04/2024 - 09/2024) (CHEEZN19)

17 Days From Vienna to Vienna
Tour Style: Regional Explorer
Trafalgar Brochure Price from $3,925.00
Brochures: Europe & Britain 2023 v2, Europe & Britain 2024 v1
Visits: Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic

Shine a spotlight on Prague's colourful medieval streets and good times with a local Hungarian family at their winery. On this exciting eastern Europe trip you’ll get to know all the highlights and hidden gems of eight spellbinding countries and stay overnight on Lake Bled.
Choice Highlights

Must-see Highlights
  • : Explore Vienna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Budapest, Kraków, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Dresden
  • : Visit Lake Bled in Slovenia, Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków, the former concentration camp at Auschwitz, Berlin TV Tower, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague and Tábor
  • : View Lake Balaton, the Archbishop's Palace and the Opera House in Zagreb, Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków and Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Trafalgar Difference
  • Vienna: Step into this unique establishment on the banks of the Danube and discover a building that has undergone a makeover from its previous life as a grain silo since the early 1900s.

Be My Guest
  • Budapest: Join the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian Be My Guest dinner and the story of their winery.

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Vienna Stays With Stories
Tune into the enchanting musical heritage of Vienna, your launch pad to a grand adventure through the highlights of Eastern Europe. Check in to your Stays With Stories accommodation, the Hilton Danube Waterfront, a renovated grain silo built in 1916. Then join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing walking tour of Old Town Vienna, revealing insights into the Habsburg dynasty, once one of the most influential royal houses of Europe. Admire the Hofburg Palace, Imperial Boulevards and the beloved St. Stephen's Cathedral, with its colourful tiled roof. This evening, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick off our exciting holiday.
Visits: Vienna
Meals: Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Hilton Danube Waterfront
Day 2Journey to Lake Bled
We cross the Loibl Pass in the Karawanken Mountains and into the lush green hills of Slovenia. Arrive later at Lake Bled, an exquisite natural retreat set against the backdrop of forests and mountains. During your free time, you could consider taking a boat trip on its crystal clear waters to admire the castle, which clings dramatically to a cliff rising up from the lake's edge. This evening, we dine at our hotel.
Visits: Vienna, Lake Bled
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Park
Day 3Lake Bled Your Way
Spend the day at your leisure and enjoy the romantic atmosphere of this alpine lake setting. Perhaps take a boat ride along the lake's tranquil waters, or consider joining an Optional Experience to the extensive maze of underground caves at Postojna.
Visits: Lake Bled
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Park
Day 4Continue to Ljubljana and Zagreb
We leave the emerald waters of Bled behind and arrive in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where we will join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour to see its Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum, Three Bridges Square and Castle. We cross into Croatia and travel to its capital, Zagreb – our home for the next two nights. You'll have a free evening to spend as you wish. Consider heading to Tkalčićeva Street to indulge in the flavours of traditional fruit brandy.
Visits: Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Westin
Day 5Discover Historic Zagreb
Explore a tale of two hilltop settlements and Zagreb's scenic cityscape, to this day lit by gas lamps in the Upper Town. Join a Local Specialist who will share the landmarks of the city's Lower and Upper Town, including the Gothic Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, the Opera House and St. Mark's Church, with its exquisitely coloured roof. Spend the rest of the day on your own, paying homage to the patron saint of Zagreb at its Stone Gate, or enjoying the city views from Strossmartre.
Visits: Zagreb
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Westin
Day 6Onwards to Lake Balaton and Budapest
Crossing the border into Hungary, we enjoy a photo stop on the shores of Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe and affectionately known by locals as the 'Hungarian Sea'. We continue to the romantic capital of Budapest – our home for the next two nights. Perhaps, sail along the Danube on a scenic river cruise, enjoy an evening of Hungarian wine tasting or relax in the healing waters of the Szecheyni Spa Bath as the sun sets.
Visits: Zagreb, Lake Balaton, Budapest
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Ensana Thermal Margaret Island
Day 7Explore Architectural Budapest Connect with Locals
Today, we join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of the Castle district to admire picture-perfect views of the Danube and Fisherman's Bastion with its towers representing the seven Magyar tribes who formed the Hungarian nation. See the imposing Parliament and the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. Stop for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at an inclusive café. Later, we meet the Schieszl family and Connect With Locals over dinner at our Be My Guest experience.
Visits: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest
Accommodation: Ensana Thermal Margaret Island
Day 8Off to Slovakia and on to Kraków
The exquisite natural landscape of Slovakia provides a scenic backdrop for our journey to Poland, past the foothills of the Tatra Mountains. We arrive in the enchanting city of Kraków. Consider an evening of lively Polish entertainment with dinner, or perhaps visit a traditional Polish Wódka Bar.
Visits: Budapest, Banská Bystrica, Kraków
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Novotel Centrum
Day 9Admire Kraków’s Charms
A leisurely walk through the beautiful streets of Kraków this morning with our Local Specialist will include such highlights as the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill, recognised as the most historically and culturally significant site in Poland. We continue through the Old Town with a visit to the St. Mary's Church and view of the Cloth Hall. Spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own or consider visiting a traditional milk bar. Enjoy a slice of Polish sernik babci in the Old Town Square or join an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where underground chambers are hewn out of rock salt. This evening, we dine at our hotel.
Visits: Kraków
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Novotel Centrum
Day 10On to Auschwitz and Warsaw Stays With Stories
Our journey this morning takes us to the former concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. This evening, we arrive in the elegant Polish capital of Warsaw, where we will dine at our hotel, conveniently situated a short walk from the Warsaw Uprising Museum and near the remains of the ghetto walls if you’d like to dive deeper into the area’s tragic history.
Visits: Kraków, Auschwitz, Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Leonardo Royal
Day 11See the Sights of Warsaw
Connect with the youthful energy of Warsaw, a city that has triumphed over the tragedy of war and the shackles of communism. This morning, we join a Local Specialist visiting the Old Town, which the Nazis destroyed to retaliate against the Warsaw Uprising. You'll also see the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, immortalised in the Roman Polanski film – 'The Pianist'. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights on your own, or celebrate the talents of Chopin during a private recital of Chopin's works.
Visits: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Leonardo Royal
Day 12Journey to Bustling Berlin
Journey across Poland's patchwork countryside along the Autostrada Wolności (Motorway of Freedom) which was first initiated by Nazi Germany to connect Berlin with Poland and left unfinished for decades after World War II. Continue west into Germany and arrive in Berlin, a capital city with an enviable youthful verve and charisma. Here you’ll enjoy an evening at leisure to explore the city your way.
Visits: Warsaw, Berlin
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Moevenpick
Day 13Uncover Berlin’s Secrets
This morning, witness spectacular panoramic views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Then join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour through the city's great landmarks, including the Neoclassical Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the Reichstag Building, lovingly restored after it fell into disuse after World War II. Spend the afternoon people-watching on Friederichstrasse with an Fassbrause or join an Optional Experience to discover Berlin’s turbulent past.
Visits: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Moevenpick
Day 14Onwards to Dresden and Prague
Travel through the Spreewald Forest to Dresden - its iconic domes and spires almost entirely rebuilt after the Allied Forces left their deep scars on the city during World War II. Hear about its restoration during your orientation tour as you stroll through its streets to see the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. We leave Germany behind and travel to the Czech Republic, arriving later in glorious Prague, straddling the mighty Vltava. Spend your evening savouring hearty Czech flavours during a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.
Visits: Berlin, Dresden, Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner
Accommodation: Vienna House Diplomat
Day 15Discover Colourful Prague
Explore exquisite Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque façades as you ramble through the ancient streets of Prague with your Local Specialist who will share insights into the city's centuries-old history. Marvel at Prague Castle, the 14th-century Charles Bridge and Old Town Square, with its Astronomical Clock and hourly Walk of the Apostles. Visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, then enjoy the rest of the day free to explore or relax. Perhaps indulge in some delicious sweet pastry Trdelník in the Old Town Square, admire the view from Petřín Hill or consider a relaxing cruise on the Vltava.
Visits: Prague
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Vienna House Diplomat
Day 16Through Southern Bohemia to Vienna
Journey through the lush green and golden landscapes of southern Bohemia, stopping in Tábor, once a Hussite stronghold. Later, we travel to the imperial city of Vienna, where we'll enjoy a final Farewell Dinner together with our fellow travellers and Travel Director.
Visits: Prague, Tábor, Vienna
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: Hilton Danube Waterfront
Day 17Farewell Vienna
Say a fond farewell to your newfound friends and an epic adventure together through eastern Europe. Find out more about your free airport transfer at
Visits: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

Available Room Types: Single, Triple, Twin, Twinshare
Child: ages 5 to 17

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