Explore Eastern Europe 2022

Explore Eastern Europe | BRT
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A land of ancient cities, time-honoured culinary customs and ever-changing landscapes, Eastern Europe rewards those ready to explore. Discover the highlights of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland on a memorable tour of this beautifully diverse region.

Highlights
  • Make authentic Polish pierogi dumplings at a traditional cookery class in Kraków
  • Savour a sweet wine tasting in Hungary's world-famous Tokaj wine region
  • Uncover the historic landmarks of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ceský Krumlov
Destinations
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • Small Group
  • 50 plus
  • Couples
  • Seniors
  • Singles
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Cultural
  • Foodie
  • History
  • Photography

A city filled with vibrance and culture – we’ll meet the group in grand Budapest. After settling into our accommodation, we’ll get to know our travel companions better over a sumptuous welcome dinner. Here’s to the historic adventure ahead!

Accommodation: Hotel President (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

After breakfast, we'll make our way to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Holloko. Here, we'll be welcomed by members of the Holloko Women's Choir and enjoy a traditional folk performance. Following the atmospheric experience, we'll have the opportunity to enjoy some Hungarian hospitality and sit down to a delicious home-made lunch with a local family. Later this afternoon, we'll move on to enchanting Eger - where we'll have the rest of the evening free to wander through the cobbled streets past beautiful Baroque buildings, quaint wine cellars and preserved Ottoman minarets.

Accommodation: Hotel Korona (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Today our road will carry us to Tokaj, where we’ll have the opportunity to taste some of the region’s world-famous wines. This relatively small wine region in north-eastern Hungary has been producing Tokaji Aszú for centuries – earning it a UNESCO World Heritage listing since 2002. Following our visit, we’ll move on to the city of Košice in Slovakia. After a photo stop at the grand Spiš Castle, we’ll set a course for our hotel in the heart of the magnificent High Tatras region. Tonight will be free to enjoy relaxing at our hotel or exploring the surrounding area at our leisure.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Praha (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast it’s onwards to the mountain slopes, where we’ll take in some marvellous views on a morning cable car ride. The High Tatras is the tallest range in the Carpathian Mountains and we’ll enjoy the panoramic return journey to its second highest peak – Lomnický štít, with incredible views from the summit of course. When we’re back on terra firma, we’ll hit the road to a local farm – where a homemade cheese tasting session and light lunch await us. Then: it’s back to the hotel for an evening spent at our leisure.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Praha (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Today, we’ll visit Wieliczka Salt Mines. Dating back to the 13th-century, these historic mines house enchanting chandelier-lit chambers and chapels, all carved from salt. After emerging back into the daylight, our final stop for the day will be Kraków: our home for the next two days. A city filled with magnificent architecture and culinary delights; you’ll have the evening to explore this historic city at your leisure – perhaps seeking out a local restaurant serving up steaming plates of kielbasa (sausage) or sampling a tipple of Polish vodka at a Gothic cellar.

Accommodation: Hotel Polski pod Bialym Orlem (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today we’ll give Kraków our full attention on a locally guided city tour – taking in the likes of Wawel Royal Castle, the medieval St Mary’s Basilica and the historic Cloth Hall. Heads full of newfound knowledge – we’ll have the afternoon to explore at our own pace and lunch at a restaurant of our choosing. This evening, we’ll be treated to a pierogi making class, where we’ll learn how to cook classic Polish dumplings – and sample our creations for this evening's dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Polski pod Bialym Orlem (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

We’ll take a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp today – a sobering reminder of the atrocities committed by the Nazis in WWII. After a moving visit, we’ll move on to the Czech city of Olomouc – a majestic city dotted with Baroque fountains, 18th-century religious sculptures and remarkable historic buildings. We’ll have the evening free to explore the city’s highlights including, the Romanesque Bishop’s Palace, St Wenceslas Cathedral and Town Hall – before seeking out a local restaurant for dinner at our leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Trinity (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

This morning we’ll continue our journey to Brno, the Czech Republic’s second largest city – where our Tour Leader will show us the sights. Following that, we’ll move on to charming Trebon – a town that’s home to a 17th-century Renaissance château complex. We’ll round off the day in the picturesque town of Ceský Krumlov – where we’ll have the evening to explore at our own pace or enjoy some relaxation time back at our hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Grand (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

This morning we’ll explore Ceský Krumlov’s cobbled streets on a walking tour with a local guide – taking in the vast Castle and its spectacular interiors as we go. Built in the 13th-century, the castle has a stunning mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture – as well as panoramic views over the Old Town and Vltava River below. Following our in-depth tour, we’ll have the afternoon to take in the town’s historic sites at our own pace. This evening, we’ll come together for our last hurrah – a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. What better way to toast our incredible tour?

Accommodation: Hotel Grand (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

The last day of the tour will begin with a visit to Tábor – where a decadent tasting at the Museum of Chocolate and Marzipan awaits. We’ll have the opportunity to observe the confectioners at work and create our very own gourmet souvenir, before we move on to captivating Prague – where we’ll say our goodbyes this afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation
  • Fully Guided
  • Guide
    -Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Transport
    -Premium mini-coach transportation

Not Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
    -
  • International Travel
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  • Country Entry Visas
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All Entrance fees listed are included
Please see your local governments for rulings on destination Visa's
Yes, All guides are English speaking
Yes, please request at time of booking
Yes the Coach is air-conditioned
Yes there is - 20kg and a max dimension of 158cm (W+D+L)
A Small supplement, but dedicated allocation on every tour
18 is the maximum on any tour
At the discretion of the guest
Guests from all over the world could be joining you
A Tour Leader and separate driver will take you on your journey
5* Explore Eastern Europe 2022
See comments above one of my best tours
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Date: 23-Jul-2019

5* Explore Eastern Europe 2022
Excellent east Europe experience
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Date: 25-Jul-2019

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Touring with Back-Roads Touring

With more than 30 years’ experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK, Europe and Asia, Back-Roads Touring is truly the original Small Group Touring company.

With each tour capped at 18 passengers (14 for Asia tours), Back-Roads curates authentic, off-the-beaten-track travel experiences.

Catering for the mature traveller, Back-Roads has built up a brand rooted in expert local knowledge, sustainable tourism, culinary excellence and premium boutique accommodation.

Their award-winning tour leaders are committed to delivering the ‘Back-Roads difference’ whether that be dining with the group, offering the flexibility to change the itinerary, giving personal recommendations for lunch or bringing each destination to life with their insight and knowledge. Their Tour leaders are dedicated to delivering a truly authentic, personalised experience. The Back-Roads Difference inludes:

  • Small Groups of up to 18 passengers (14 for Asia)
  • Scenic Back Roads, avoiding Motorways
  • Premium Mini-Coach transportation
  • Handpicked Boutique Accommodation
  • Leisurely Paced Itineraries
  • Culinary Discoveries
  • Authentic Local Experiences

Back-Roads Touring was named Best Small Coach Holidays Company for 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the British Travel Awards and have been nominated for two awards in 2018.

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Start:Budapest
Finish:Prague
Group size:10 - 18
Suitable for: 13-80
Physical rating:Low
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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