Central Europe - 2021

Central Europe - 2021
Central Europe - 2021
Central Europe - 2021
Central Europe - 2021
Central Europe - 2021
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  • Cosmos

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. One of the highlights of this Central Europe tour is a visit to Jasna Góra, the monastery in near Czestochowa, an important pilgrimage spot. Its Black Madonna, a painting of the Virgin Mary, is a symbol of the country and venerated as the "Queen of Poland." While in Poland, you'll also stop in Auschwitz to visit what is left of the concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust.Sightseeing with a Local Guide—a local expert who knows the history, culture, and secrets of the city—is included in Berlin, Warsaw, Kraków, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. Sights you’ll see during your city tours include Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, dating to 1791; Budapest’s Heroes' Square, representing 1,000 years of Hungarian history, Bratislava’s old town center; Prague’s Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of Europe’s oldest stone bridges, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410; and the Imperial city center of Vienna, the city of the Hapsburgs. . In Kraków, Poland’s most beautiful city and cultural capital, see the charming Market Square, and Wawel Cathedral, which houses the tombs of Poland’s royalty. All of this,—plus stops in Weimar Poznan, Nuremberg and more —are included on this fabulous, value-minded Central Europe tour.

Destinations
  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
Tour Types
  • Cosmos escorted tours
  • Small group tours

Location: Arrive In Frankfurt Area, Germany

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Location: Frankfurt Area–Weimar–Berlin

Our first stop today is in Weimar, one-time intellectual heart of Germany and host to such luminaries as 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.Today’s Distance: 357 mi/ 575 km

Meals: Breakfast

Location: 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 Kurfürstendamm 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Berlin–Poznan, Poland–Warsaw

Drive east to Poznan, one of Poland’s oldest trading centers, and admire its Renaissance market square. Continue to Warsaw, capital of Poland.Today’s Distance: 367 mi/ 590 km

Meals: Breakfast

Location: 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.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Warsaw–Jasna Góra–Auschwitz–Kraków

Two encounters with history on your southbound journey today. First, Jasna Góra 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 Kraków.Today’s Distance: 289 mi/ 465 km

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Kraków

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 Kraków, 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Kraków–Budapest, Hungary

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.Today’s Distance: 245 mi/ 395 km

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Budapest–Bratislava, Slovakia–Vienna, Austria

Journey northwest and cross the border into neighboring 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.Today’s Distance: 174 mi/ 280 km

Meals: Breakfast

Location: 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 or join our wonderful optional excursions.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Vienna–Prague, Czech Republic

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.Today’s Distance: 208 mi/ 335 km

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Prague–Nuremberg–Germany, Frankfurt Area

This morning visit Nuremberg with its pretty market square and Our Lady’s Church before heading towards the Frankfurt Area.Today’s Distance: 323 mi/ 520 km

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Frankfurt Area

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • Meals
    -14 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 5 dinners

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04-Sep-2021
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Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Active pace
Meals:14 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 5 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians, Please make Cosmos aware at the time of booking what your requirements are and they will endeavour to assist with your request.
Tour operated in: English
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