Central Europe Escape - 15 Days

Central Europe Escape

A grand tour of five countries

Spend 14 nights traveling across the highlights of Central Europe. On this escorted tour, visit Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, while you enjoy guided tours, meals, transfers and more!

Unique Explorations

  • You will explore the history of Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary on this 14-night vacation.
  • Don’t miss anything! Your local guide will bring you to all of the highlights within this region of Europe.
  • Visit Buda Castle, which dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest, separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube.
  • Stay in charming properties across Europe.
  • While in Germany, enjoy yourself a Pils complemented with a soft pretzel!
You will start and finish your journey in Frankfurt, spend two overnights each in Berlin, Warsaw, Kraków, Budapest, and Prague. See Germany’s major cities, including the one-time intellectual hub of Weimar, the eclectic city of Berlin and Munich, the lively Bavarian capital.
From Germany, it’s on to the historical land of Poland.  You will visit the charming Poznan, the magnificent Warsaw, the historic Jasna Góra monastery, the Auschwitz concentration camp, and the romantic city of Kraków.
As you travel to Hungary, admire the majestic Tatra Mountains and enjoy passing through some of the most scenic parts of Slovakia. The legendary Danube welcomes you to Budapest with Buda Castle, Fishermen’s Bastion, and Matthias Coronation Church. Austria’s capital, Vienna, is next—the elegant city known for the waltz, delectable pastries, and awe-inspiring Habsburg palaces.
Head to Prague where you will admire the Charles Bridge, Jewish Quarter, and world-famous Astronomical Clock. Head through the Bohemian Forest into Bavarian Munich, and along the Romantic Road with the fairytale villages of Nördlingen and Rothenburg, medieval jewels with traditional 16th-century, half-timbered houses.

PRICES FROM: $3130*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

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Day 1
Welcome to Frankfurt!

Upon arrival you will be transferred to check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Mercure Hotel Bad Homburg Friedrichsdorf

FRANKFURT, GERMANY 4 out of 5 stars

Enjoy a comfortable stay at this 4-star hotel, located just on the northern edge of Frankfurt. Located about half a mile away from Friedrichsdorf train station.

Leonardo Royal Hotel

FRANKFURT, GERMANY 4 out of 5 stars

The recently renovated Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt is only 5 minutes from downtown and the main station and less than 15 min to the Congress Center and can be easily reached via the motorways A3 and A5. A bus stop for Frankfurt’s main sights is located right at the hotel’s doorstep. Frankfurt Airport can be reached in less than 15 min. The 25-storey Frankfurt hotel was built on the highest point of Frankfurt. Stay in one of our 449 rooms and enjoy stunning views of the Frankfurt skyline and the vicinity.

Day 2
Frankfurt - Weimar - Berlin

Northeast today using the Autobahn for a stop 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.” Journey past Jena, home to the world-famous Zeiss Optics Factory. Over the River Elbe for a few more miles into Germany’s capital city, Berlin.

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

NH Berlin Alexanderplatz

BERLIN, GERMANY 4 out of 5 stars

Take on the NH Berlin Alexanderplatz as your residence while staying in Berlin. Spacious rooms feature a chic mod atmosphere, with air conditioning, an international restaurant and green terrace serving as highlights of your stay.

Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Center

BERLIN, GERMANY 3 out of 5 stars

Relax in bright, spacious rooms during your stay at the Holiday inn Express Berlin City Center. Rooms boast a flat-screen satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities, a desk, a modern bathroom, and Wi-Fi is free in rooms and throughout the hotel.

Abba Berlin Hotel

BERLIN, GERMANY 4 out of 5 stars

This new, contemporary hotel is located in the very center of Berlin, just a stroll away from the exclusive boutiques of the famous Kurfurstendamm and providing an ideal base to explore the city. It features 214 modern and comfortable guestrooms, a fitness center and spa, and popular restaurant and lounge/bar .

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 Kurfürstendamm and Unter den Linden; and it has created 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.

Guided Tour of Berlin

Day 4
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.

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

ibis Warszawa Stare Miasto (Old Town)

WARSAW, POLAND 3 out of 5 stars

Start your mornings in the Ibis Warszawa Stare Miasto the right way, with a buffet breakfast served every morning. Along with their bistro, the Stare Miasto also offers a wide selection of wine and beer at their bar throughout the say, knowledgeable staff,… read more

Golden Tulip Warsaw Centre Hotel

WARSAW, POLAND 4 out of 5 stars

At the Golden Tulip Warsaw Centre, guests enter an open lobby with several seating areas and a front desk with a safe-deposit box. In addition to a lounge, the hotel has an onsite restaurant, Branche, which offers international cuisine with buffet and a la carte selections. Room service is available 24 hours a day. A sauna, spa tub, and fitness center with cardio machines are also open around the clock. A conference center, multilingual staff, and concierge desk are available on site, and wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the hotel. Complimentary newspapers are offered in the lobby.

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.

Sightseeing in Warsaw

Day 6
Warsaw - Jasna Góra - Auschwitz - Kraków

Two encounters with history on your southbound journey today. First, Jasna Gora near 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 is venerated as the _Queen of Poland_ and 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.

Check In – Hampton by Hilton Krakow

KRAKOW, POLAND 4 out of 5 stars

Escape to pure comfort and relaxation at the stylish Hampton by Hilton Krakow, located just a short walk from the Krakow Arena Hall. Walk into the hotel’s bright lobby and feel welcomed by a contemporary decor, rich colors, and a beyond-friendly reception team. After checking-in, stroll through the elegant halls up to your spacious room. Open the door to your large comfy bed, a sleek work station, and modern amenities that include flat-screen TV, free WiFi, and tea and coffee-making facilities, and oh so much more.

After an exciting day of exploring Krakow’s most raved-about sights and attractions, head back to this hotel for a relaxing evening of fun. Work all your stresses away in the fitness center, then grab a snack and a cocktail at the classy bar. Cozy up in bed, watch a movie, and look forward to the hot breakfast buffet that will await you in the morning.

Day 7
Kraków

This is, they say, Poland’s most beautiful city. For almost 500 years it was the country’s capital; 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 Wawel Cathedral. Free time later to explore this interesting town at your own pace and mingle with the locals. Tonight’s optional folklore dinner might be the way to round off your stay in this city.

Guided Sightseeing in Krak¢w

Day 8
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 most lively of Eastern European capitals.

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Leonardo Hotel Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 4 out of 5 stars

Revel in the luxuries that the elegant, 4-star Leonardo Hotel offers. Dine in the hotel’s restaurant or bistro, enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the premises, and utilize access to an underground parking garage and gym.

Novotel Centrum Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 4 out of 5 stars

This 100-year-old Art Nouveau-style hotel is located next to the Jewish Museum and the Blaha Lujza Square metro station. It offers free Wi-Fi and free use of the sauna, hot tub and the fitness area. All of the rooms in the Novotel Centrum are air-conditioned and feature tea and coffee making facilities. They are equipped with LCD TV sets with international channels. In the historic-style restaurant Cafe Palace you can enjoy fine Hungarian and international cuisine while listening to live piano music. Free internet stations and mobile phone charger boxes are available in the lobby.

Day 9
Budapest

Included sightseeing features Buda Castle, which dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest, separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube. Also see Heroes’ Square, which typifies the modern capital, as well as the old inns along the riverbank, Parliament, Margaret Island, Fishermen’s Bastion, and the Buda Castle.

Guided Sightseeing in Budapest

Day 10
Budapest - Vienna, Austria

Head for the Austrian border to Vienna in time to enjoy the afternoon and evening in this lively capital. Enjoy the included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide: the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg.

Check In – Hotel Kavalier Wien

VIENNA, AUSTRIA 4 out of 5 stars

Feel completely spoiled at the elegant 4-star Kavalier Wien, located in Wien-Penzing, right near Schönbrunn and the Wien Penzing Bahnhof train station. Step through the hotel’s doors and feel warmly welcomed by its beyond-friendly reception team! As you walk through the lobby and up to your room, admire modern decor, sleek design, and rich colors. Shut your door behind you and fall into an instant state of peace and relaxation. Take a nap in your large comfy bed, watch some TV, and take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary WiFi.

Escape into relaxation with a session in the sauna, then freshen up in your sparkling bathroom. Head down to the on-site restaurant and indulge in delicious dishes in a casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere. Too lazy to get out of bed? That’s what room service is for! Unwind with a drink at the trendy bar, then cozy up in your room and rest up for another day of adventure in Vienna.

Day 11
Vienna - Prague, Czech Republic

This afternoon, cross the Czech border into Moravia, then through the rich farmlands of Bohemia to Prague.

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

NH Prague City

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 4 out of 5 stars

The chic and unique NH Prague Hotel is made up of 2 separate buildings in the modern Andel district, and is connected by a cable car, which offers panoramic views over Prague.

Clarion Congress Hotel

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 4 out of 5 stars

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague features a full-service spa, 2 spa tubs, an indoor pool, and a health club. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. An Internet point is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Day 12
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.

Guided SIghtseeing in Prague

Day 13
Prague - Munich, Germany

Into the landscape of the Bohemian Forest before reaching the Czech-German border. Drive south, enjoying the Bavarian scenery, to Munich, Germany’s “Secret Capital,” where you will drive through the city and see the main highlights.

Check In – ACHAT Premium München-Süd

MUNICH, GERMANY 4 out of 5 stars

Relax at this comfortable, contemporary gem located in the magnificent city of Munich! With air conditioned rooms, plush beds, and a restaurant/bar on-site, this is the perfect home base for your time in Munich.

Unwind in the relaxation area, where you can take a soothing steam bath or sweat away your worries in the sauna. Work off all that bratwurst in the gym, or enjoy a pint of beer on the picturesque outdoor terrace! Post all your photos to social media using the hotel’s free WiFi, enjoy the luxury of underfloor heating, and kick back while catching up on your favorite TV shows.

Day 14
Munich - Nordlingen - Rothenburg - Frankfurt Area

The highlight today is undoubtedly the Romantic Road, which runs north to south as far as the Alps. First, visit lovely medieval Nördlingen, then Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, cobblestone streets, and 16th-century houses, before heading towards the Frankfurt area.

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Mercure Hotel Bad Homburg Friedrichsdorf

FRANKFURT, GERMANY 4 out of 5 stars

Enjoy a comfortable stay at this 4-star hotel, located just on the northern edge of Frankfurt. Located about half a mile away from Friedrichsdorf train station, you can conveniently access the highlights of Frankfurt as well as Frankfurt airport.

Leonardo Royal Hotel

FRANKFURT, GERMANY 4 out of 5 stars

The recently renovated Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt is only 5 minutes from downtown and the main station and less than 15 min to the Congress Center and can be easily reached via the motorways A3 and A5. A bus stop for Frankfurt’s main sights is located right at the hotel’s doorstep. Frankfurt Airport can be reached in less than 15 min. The 25-storey Frankfurt hotel was built on the highest point of Frankfurt. Stay in one of our 449 rooms and enjoy stunning views of the Frankfurt skyline and the vicinity.

Day 15
Depart Frankfurt

Your vacation ends this morning. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for departure.

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class air to Frankfurt (FRA)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Accommodations in hotels listed, or similar:
  • 1 night in Frankfurt at the Leonardo Royal Frankfurt or Mercure at Friedrichsdorf
  • 2 nights in Berlin at the Abba Hotel or NH Alexanderplatz Hotel or Holiday Inn Express City Centre
  • 2 nights in Warsaw at the Golden Tulip Warsaw Centre Hotel or Ibis Old Town
  • 2 nights in Kraków at the Hampton by Hilton
  • 2 nights in Budapest at the Novotel Centrum Hotel or Leonardo
  • 1 night in Vienna at the Hotel Kavalier Wien
  • 2 nights in Prague at the Clarion Congress Hotel or NH Praha Hotel
  • 1 night in Munich at the Achat Premium Munchen-Sud
  • 1 night in Frankfurt at the Leonardo Royal Frankfurt or Mercure at Friedrichsdorf
  • Buffet Breakfast daily
  • 5 three-course dinners
  • Guided sightseeing as described in itinerary, including:
  • Guided tours of Berlin, Warsaw, Jasna Gora monastery, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and Auschwitz
  • Visits to Weimar, Poznan, Munich, Nordlingen, and Rothenburg
  • Services of a Professional Travel Director
  • Transportation by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach (with complimentary Wi-Fi)
  • Hotel tips, taxes, porterage and service charges

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