Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe featuring Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow & Warsaw

14 nights from £2608

Start:Austria
Finish:Slovakia
Duration:14 Nights
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 3
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English

Overview

A blend of world history and fairy-tale charm comes to life in the culturally rich cities of Central & Eastern Europe. Enjoy multi-night stays, guided tours and local restaurants in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw. Make the most of your adventure with a perfect balance of included sightseeing excursions and leisure time. Choose your tour in Berlin – a traditional city tour or a Cold War tour featuring “Check Point Charlie.” Walk across the spectacular Charles Bridge in Prague, and choose your dining experience in the city. Take a tour through the lavish Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna. Take in the picturesque Hungarian countryside. Discover culinary traditions in Krakow on a walking food tour through the Old Town. Embark on a poignant journey through history at Auschwitz and conclude in Warsaw, a city with history both joyous and tragic. Explore some of Europe’s most magnificent and legendary cities. .......read more
Highlights
  • The fairy-tale city of Prague reveals the remarkable Hradcany Castle.
  • Visit Schonbrunn Palace, a summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty.
  • Come to know the lively nature of Krakow’s well-preserved Old Town.
  • Choose from a selection of different venues in Prague for <B><I>Diner’s Choice.</I></B>
  • Join local residents for a community hosted lunch in Dunaalmas.
  • Try your hand at crafting Pierogis during a cooking class featuring Polish cuisine.
  • Experience the cultures of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland.
  • Take a poignant journey through history at the camps of Auschwitz.
  • Discover the 2 sides of Hungary’s capital, Buda and Pest, alongside a local expert.
Experiences
  • Experience the cultures of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland.
  • Take a poignant journey through history at the camps of Auschwitz.
  • Discover the 2 sides of Hungary’s capital, Buda and Pest, alongside a local expert.
Options
Prague: Prague's Old Jewish Quarter

Prague’s Jewish quarter, the historic Josefov, tells the moving and powerful stories of a community with roots in Prague dating back to the 10th century. This history comes alive on a guided tour of the neighborhood where Jewish residency was confined by law in the 13th century. Hear stories of success, heartbreak, perseverance and persecution. Learn about the golom, the automaton of ancient Jewish legends which protected 16th-century Jews. Visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, where the more than 12,000 graves are carefully fit into the tiny space, the oldest dating back to 1439. Explore the Jewish Museum and its synagogues and learn of their significance. Duration approximately 3.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

Price: £50


Budapest: Budapest by Night

Local culinary specialties await as you start a fantastic evening out in Budapest at one of the most popular local restaurants. Sit down to a dinner of creative Hungarian cuisine in a traditional Hungarian setting. After dinner, embark on a romantic evening cruise on the Danube. Discover the beauty of Budapest’s beautiful landmarks illuminated by the evening sky, sipping on a glass of wine as you glide down the river's beautiful waters. A selection of beverages is included on board. Duration approximately 3.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

Price: £95


Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mines

Venture outside of Krakow to one of Poland's most fascinating locations, the magical Wieliczka Salt Mines. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the only mining site in the world that has been functioning continuously since the Middle Ages. Lying on nine levels, its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as minor and major shafts) stretch for an incredible 300 kilometers. Meet a miner guide who will take you down into this spectacular maze of unique rooms, tunnels, chapels and salt statues. It's an adventure unlike any other. Duration approximately 4 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. Please note that this excursion requires an extensive amount of walking.

Price: £70


Itinerary

Location: Berlin

Set out to experience the very best of Europe’s cultural capitals.

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Accommodation Name: Riu Plaza

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Location: Berlin

Arrive in Germany’s capital city of Berlin, a blend of deep-rooted history, modern flare and multi-cultural influences. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

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Accommodation Name: Riu Plaza

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Location: Berlin

This morning, it’s your choice! Choose a city tour that introduces you to Berlin’s rich history; see Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Schoenberg City Hall, Kurfuerstendam and the Reichstag Building -OR- join a “Cold War”-focused tour that includes a visit to the Berlin Wall Museum, followed by a walk through the area that was once “Checkpoint Charlie” and see what remains of the Berlin Wall. This afternoon you have the opportunity to join an optional excursion outside the city to visit Potsdam and the famous Cecilienhof Palace.

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Accommodation Name: Grandior

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Location: Berlin, Dresden, Prague

Depart Berlin for Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires.” En route, make a stop in Dresden, the capital of Saxony. Enjoy time on your own to explore this lovely town on the banks of the River Elbe. After arriving in Prague, personalize your evening with Diner’s Choice, choosing from a selection of different venues. Perhaps you’ll enjoy traditional cuisine at a folklore show, discover the city through its craft beer and food scene, or opt for a more quiet dinner at the hotel.

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Location: Prague

Your introduction to this fairy-tale city opens with a visit to the remarkable Hradcany Castle and the haunting St. Vitus Cathedral. Continue with a leisurely walking tour through the Old Town, showcasing the Golden Lane, the unique Astronomical Clock and the statue-lined Charles Bridge. The afternoon is yours. Perhaps you’ll choose to join an optional excursion highlighting the poignant history held in Prague’s Old Jewish Quarter.

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Accommodation Name: Intercontinental Wien

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Location: Prague, Vienna

Leaving the Czech Republic, arrive in colorful and vibrant Vienna, the "musical city." After a short orientation drive through the city, your afternoon is at leisure. Later, enjoy an evening in one of Vienna's most beloved restaurants where dinner mixes with local cultural flavor to create an unforgettable night.

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Accommodation Name: Intercontinental Wien

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Location: Vienna

This morning, experience the city on a tour highlighting some of its architectural marvels, including the lavish Schönbrunn Palace and summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty. The remainder of the day is yours to explore independently. Perhaps you will visit one of the famous museums, sip a Viennese coffee at a local coffee house, or simply relax in this capital of Austria. Tonight you may choose to join an optional Mozart concert and dinner in the city.

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Location: Vienna, Budapest

Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque Hungarian countryside. Connect with the villagers of Dunaalmas and join local residents for a community-hosted lunch. Learn how to make a traditional strudel, a favorite in this region. Upon arrival in historic Budapest, a local expert provides an informative city tour featuring Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Old Buda, the New Parliament and Gellert Hill with a special stop at Heroes' Square, a unique monument to the many diverse leaders of Hungary.

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Accommodation Name: Up

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Location: Budapest

The beautiful city of Budapest is often referred to as "the Queen of the Danube.” Today is yours to discover this city divided by the Danube with historic Buda on one side and cosmopolitan Pest on the opposite bank. This evening, perhaps you’ll take in the essence of the region during an optional dinner followed by a cruise to view Budapest’s stunning night skyline.

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Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn City Center

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Location: Budapest, Donovaly, Kraków

Take in the picturesque landscapes en route to Poland. Make a stop in the hidden village of Donovaly, nestled in the Low Tatras mountain range of Slovakia. Your home for the next two nights is the lively city of Krakow, which still offers an old-world charm. This evening get to know traditional Polish culture during a folklore show and dinner featuring local cuisine.

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Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn City Center

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Location: Kraków

Discover Krakow’s historic Old Town on a city tour complete with stops at the Market Square, St. Mary’s Church, and the University. You’ll also view Wawel Castle, a former residence of Polish kings. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the city on your own. Consider joining an optional excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mines for a peek into the local culture.

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Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn City Center

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Location: Kraków, Oswiecim, Kraków

Embark on a poignant journey through history as you travel to the camps of Auschwitz.* A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp, where you will learn about the terrors and the resilience of the human spirit. Tonight, reflect on the day during dinner at a Jewish restaurant, feeling connected to the cultures and traditions of this civilization.

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Accommodation Name: Mercure Grand Warszawa

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Location: Kraków, Warsaw

Travel through the Polish countryside to Warsaw, the reconstructed and modern capital of this rejuvenated country. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or explore. Perhaps you will browse one of the city’s art galleries, wander through a museum, or simply relax at an outdoor café.

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Accommodation Name: Mercure Grand Warszawa

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Location: Warsaw

Choose how you explore Warsaw because it’s your choice! Embark on a classic city tour and embrace the city’s moving history as you discover the main sights and the Old Town -OR- gain a different perspective on Warsaw’s past with a tour that delves into the city’s communist history, stopping in a museum of staged homes along the way. Later, try your hand at making your own Polish pierogis at a local cooking school. Toast to the end of a memorable trip as you sit down for your farewell dinner while enjoying your hand-crafted meal.

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Accommodation Name: Mercure Grand Warszawa Hotel

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Location: Warsaw

Your tour comes to a close today.

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What's Included

Included
  • Accommodation
  • Drinks with Meals
    (non-alcoholic)
  • Train Tickets
    (if train occurs once tour starts and before tour ends – i.e. not airport transfers)
  • Meals – Half Board
  • Fully Guided

Not Included
  • Country Entry Visas
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • Tipping and Gratuities

FAQ

No, unless you purchase and land and air package from Collette.
No, the fees associated with required Visa’s are an additional expense.
We can accommodate children as young as 5 years old, provided they are traveling / rooming with a parent or legal guardian.
Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be pro
Yes, our Customer Care center would be happy to help.
That will vary by country of residence and country destination.
Primarily, yes. All of the coaches used must meet rigourous safety and cleanliness standards.
Yes. Baggage is limited to 1 checked bag and 1 carry per person.
Absolutley. Out tours are crafted with that in mind – striking a balance between included experiences and time to explore on your own.
Varies by tour, but typically thjey are 4* / 4*+, and an occaissional 5*
Igratuities for included meals and accommodation housekeeping are included. It is customary to tip you Tour Manager and driver at the end of the tour.
Yes, you will receive full information within the weeks leading up to your departure.
Yes, most likely. Our tours draw travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia, predominatly.
Yes, an experienced Tour Manager, with the passion for travel, discovery and the destination - will guide you through your journey from start to finish,

Dates

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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01-May-2022
14 Nights
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01-May-2022
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01-May-2022
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22-May-2022
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22-May-2022
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Double

-150.00
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22-May-2022
14 Nights
Double and One Child

-150.00
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22-May-2022
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Double and One Child View live deal
22-May-2022
14 Nights
Double and One Child

-150.00
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22-May-2022
14 Nights
Single View live deal
22-May-2022
14 Nights
Single

-150.00
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22-May-2022
14 Nights
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-150.00
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22-May-2022
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22-May-2022
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-150.00
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22-May-2022
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-150.00
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Touring with Collette

Back in 1918, when Jack Collette started the company, the first tour to ever run was made up of a jitney bus of travellers that left Boston, Massachusetts headed for Florida. This three-week adventure cost just $61.50! At that time few could have foreseen that nearly 100 years later, that same company would be taking guests from around the world to all seven continents.

Collette believe that a true travel experience starts and ends with people and they pride themselves in creating adventures which take you on a journey around the world. They offer over 150 tours taking you to the national parks of North America, the wonders of Central and South America, the culture of Europe, the ancient sites of Asia, the wildlife of Africa and the outback of Australia. Their extensive travel experience and local expertise, developed over their 100 year history, means they take you to the main sights but also to places rarely visited and those you have always dreamed of exploring. Their aim is to deliver authentic experiences so on their tours you can expect to experience and try your hand at local crafts and traditions, meet the locals and see a lifestyle often very different to your own.

Travelling is such an enriching experience, but it is not always straight forward. Language and cultural differences can be a challenge, but Collette have it covered. They have their own experts on the ground who speak the language and understand the customs, and they have designed tours to maximise your stay in your chosen destination. They have organised all the details with airlines, accommodation, transportation, meals, sightseeing and more to ensure your tour runs seamlessly. They transport you from A to B in comfort, so you can sit back, relax and really make the most of your travels.

Collette offer you their ‘Best Value’ approach. Their tours are inclusive of any domestic transportation, accommodation, most meals, daily tours including entrance fees, local guides and exceptional Tour Managers. When you book a flight inclusive tour with them, they will also transport you in style in your own private door to door airport transfers. All you have to pay for are any non-included meals, drinks and non-included excursions – not to mention the odd souvenir along the way! Before you travel, Collette includes, with your full itinerary, details on how to download your personal App for use on tour. The App will become your new travel friend, and is packed with useful information including all the details about your flights and accommodation on tour, useful weather updates, city maps, and restaurant and attraction recommendations. You can also use it to share photos via social media.

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Start:Austria
Finish:Slovakia
Duration:14 Nights
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 3
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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