Early Bird Deal Insight Vacations | Highlights of Eastern Europe end Vienna (Summer 2020)

Delve behind the former ‘Iron Curtain’ to explore these stunning cities of the east.

Flourishes from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and a mélange of medieval charm are juxtaposed against more sombre reminders of WWII.


Tour Operator: Insight Vacations
  • What's Included

    • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
    • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
    • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
    • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
    • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 11 Apr 20
      • 24 Apr 20
      • $5,275

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,748 for this departure

      • 18 Apr 20
      • 1 May 20
      • $5,275

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,748 for this departure

      • 25 Apr 20
      • 8 May 20
      • $5,295

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,766 for this departure

      • 2 May 20
      • 15 May 20
      • $5,395

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,856 for this departure

      • 9 May 20
      • 22 May 20
      • $5,395

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,856 for this departure

      • 16 May 20
      • 29 May 20
      • $5,395
      • 18 May 20
      • 31 May 20
      • $5,395
      • 23 May 20
      • 5 Jun 20
      • $5,395

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,856 for this departure

      • 25 May 20
      • 7 Jun 20
      • $5,395
      • 30 May 20
      • 12 Jun 20
      • $5,395

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,856 for this departure

      • 1 Jun 20
      • 14 Jun 20
      • $5,375

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,838 for this departure

      • 6 Jun 20
      • 19 Jun 20
      • $5,375
      • 8 Jun 20
      • 21 Jun 20
      • $5,375

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,838 for this departure

      • 13 Jun 20
      • 26 Jun 20
      • $5,375

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,838 for this departure

      • 20 Jun 20
      • 3 Jul 20
      • $5,375

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,838 for this departure

      • 27 Jun 20
      • 10 Jul 20
      • $5,150

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,635 for this departure

      • 4 Jul 20
      • 17 Jul 20
      • $5,150

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,635 for this departure

      • 11 Jul 20
      • 24 Jul 20
      • $5,150

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,635 for this departure

      • 18 Jul 20
      • 31 Jul 20
      • $5,150

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,635 for this departure

      • 25 Jul 20
      • 7 Aug 20
      • $5,150

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,635 for this departure

      • 1 Aug 20
      • 14 Aug 20
      • $5,150

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,635 for this departure

      • 8 Aug 20
      • 21 Aug 20
      • $5,150

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,635 for this departure

      • 15 Aug 20
      • 28 Aug 20
      • $5,150

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,635 for this departure

      • 22 Aug 20
      • 4 Sep 20
      • $5,175

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,658 for this departure

      • 29 Aug 20
      • 11 Sep 20
      • $5,395

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,856 for this departure

      • 31 Aug 20
      • 13 Sep 20
      • $5,395
      • 5 Sep 20
      • 18 Sep 20
      • $5,425

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,883 for this departure

      • 7 Sep 20
      • 20 Sep 20
      • $5,425
      • 12 Sep 20
      • 25 Sep 20
      • $5,425

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,883 for this departure

      • 14 Sep 20
      • 27 Sep 20
      • $5,425
      • 19 Sep 20
      • 2 Oct 20
      • $5,425
      • 21 Sep 20
      • 4 Oct 20
      • $5,350

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,815 for this departure

      • 26 Sep 20
      • 9 Oct 20
      • $5,350

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,815 for this departure

      • 3 Oct 20
      • 16 Oct 20
      • $5,325

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,793 for this departure

      • 10 Oct 20
      • 23 Oct 20
      • $5,325

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,793 for this departure

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Welcome to Budapest.

    On arrival at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, there are complimentary transfers to your hotel at 10:00, 13:00 & 15:30. Join your Travel Director at 18:00 and travel to the famous and elegant Gundel Restaurant. Your Welcome Dinner is a treat of mouthwatering Hungarian specialties, accompanied by specially selected Hungarian wine.(Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 2 - Delve into Budapest.

    Stroll through the alleys of the Old Town of Buda with a Local Expert. Admire the facade of Matthias Church and take in the view from the Fisherman’s Bastion. Enjoy a short drive following the Danube and arrive at Gellért Hill. From the top, appreciate astounding panoramic views presided over by the Liberty Statue. Across the river, back in Pest, visit Heroes’ Square. The rest of the day is yours to browse the boutiques of Vaci Street. In the evening, perhaps choose an Optional Experience to see this fairy-tale city as you cruise along the Danube and enjoy a meal of Hungarian specialties, served with drinks?(Breakfast)

     

    Day 3 - The Mountains to Kraków.

    Take a gentle drive into Slovakia and through the breathtaking Low Tatra Mountains, where villagers still live in traditional wooden houses. Stop at scenic Donovaly. Continue north to see the picturesque Oravský Hrad Castle before crossing into Poland and continuing to historic Kraków.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 4 - The Damsels and Dragons of Kraków.

    Perhaps visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine in the morning? Later, join your Local Expert to explore Kraków, for centuries the seat of Poland’s kings. Ascend Wawel Hill to visit the cathedral. Walk past the courtyard of Jagiellonian University through the Old Town, to Europe’s largest and most beautiful town square. See the medieval Sukiennice Cloth Hall and visit the 14th century St. Mary’s Basilica, the most important church in the city, keep your eyes and ears peeled for the trumpeter in the tower. Then enjoy free time to explore. Maybe visit the Renaissance Trading Hall, host to many merchant stalls, with the Gallery of the National Museum upstairs?(Breakfast)

     

    Day 5 - Auschwitz and Częstochowa.

    Join a Local Expert at Oświęcim, better known throughout the world by its German name, Auschwitz, infamous for its role during the Holocaust. Spend reflective moments amid the remains of the concentration camp and the memorials to those who died. Travel north to Częstochowa to visit the 14th century Monastery of Jasna Góra, famous for the Black Madonna, said to have been painted by St. Luke. Continue across the Polish plains to the country’s capital, Warsaw for the night. Dumplings are an Eastern European tradition, so in the evening enjoy a dumpling demonstration and degustation at Halka restaurant in the Old Town. Once this culinary high art has been mastered, enjoy a delicious Highlight Dinner featuring succulent local dishes.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 6 - The Polish Capital of Warsaw.

    Join a Local Expert in the morning to see the Old Town, Royal Castle and Palace of Culture. Visit the Chopin Memorial in the Łazienki Park. Pay your respects at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes and then enjoy a free afternoon to explore at your own pace. Perhaps attend a Chopin recital or delve into Warsaw's communist past?(Breakfast)

     

    Day 7 - Wielkopolska to Berlin.

    Your route leads westward, across the rolling farmlands of the central plains, past Poznań known as the ‘cradle of the Polish State’ and continue over the Oder River to enter Germany. Your destination is the vibrant capital of Berlin where you can try traditional Berliner cuisine.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 8 - The Spirit of Berlin.

    Prepare to embrace the rejuvenated spirit of Berlin. Join a Local Expert for a drive through the leafy Tiergarten to the refurbished Reichstag building and see the Brandenburg Gate. On the eastern side, take the Unter den Linden past the State Opera House to Museum Island. Spend the afternoon at leisure, shopping in Friedrichstraße or exploring the new, vibrant Potsdamer Platz.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 9 - Dresden and Golden Prague.

    Journey south to Dresden. Almost totally destroyed by horrific air raids in 1945, Dresden has now risen again from the ashes in a blend of old and new. See the reconstructed Frauenkirche and walk past the colossal ‘Procession of the Dukes’ on the wall of the Royal Palace. Explore around the Catholic cathedral to view the tiered facades of the opera house and the Baroque Zwinger Palace. After free time for lunch, head for the Czech border, high in the Ore Mountains and continue to the capital city of Prague.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 10 - Prague, City of a Hundred Spires.

    Prague has blossomed since the Velvet Revolution, but its unique character remains unchanged. A Local Expert will show you the amazing St. Vitus’ Cathedral inside the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle. Cross the Vltava River to explore the vast cobblestoned expanse of the Old Town Square and see its famous Astronomical Clock. As night falls, why not head for a local restaurant to sample tasty Czech cuisine, as well as the famous local beer?(Breakfast)

     

    Day 11 - Bohemian Český Krumlov.

    A journey through the green Bohemian countryside will bring you to České Budějovice. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of a local brewery to sample the beer and discover the secrets of how this golden vintage is made. Continue on to Český Krumlov, a picturesque medieval town nestled on the banks of the Vltava. Walk the narrow cobbled streets and arch-covered footpaths, past colourful townhouses and centuries-old inns. With a Local Expert, visit the fairy-tale, red-roofed castle, considered by many to be the finest in the land. When all the day trippers have left, soak up the unique atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site on your Dine-Around Evening. You will be offered a selection of restaurants amid the tangle of streets, high-gabled houses and old squares.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 12 - Stately Vienna.

    Cross the border into Austria and enjoy a delightful journey to Vienna. The afternoon is free for you to explore this stately capital and later why not enjoy a delightful Austrian meal with the option to dine at a country mansion?(Breakfast)

     

    Day 13 - The Habsburgs of Vienna.

    Vienna owes much of its present-day charm to the long reign of the Habsburgs. Join your Local Expert for a private visit of Maria Theresa’s Schönbrunn Palace and its formal gardens. Then, take some great photos on a circuit of the famous Ring Road. This grand boulevard, built along the lines of the old city walls, showcases many of the capital’s architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence, Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche. As night falls, experience an extraordinary concert of Viennese classical music combined with a delicious meal of traditional Austrian fare, with drinks included.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 14 - Depart Vienna.

    A transfer arrives at Vienna airport at 08:00.(Breakfast)

     

    Highlights of Eastern Europe end Vienna (Summer 2020)
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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