9 Day Eastern European Empires 2018 – Ultimate
Day 01 Arrive in Berlin
Arrive in your hotel and meet your Tour Leader and your other fellow travelers on this remarkable journey. Get to know each other a bit before getting in our private coach and exploring the wonderful streets and sights of Berlin for introduction to the city on our driving tour.
Learn more about this famous city's activities as you orientate yourself for your free day in town, snapping lots of photos whilst being given the cities colourful history. See sights such as The Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz and Check Point Charlie...
Free time follows to make the most of your City Pass before meeting again for our welcome meal in the epic German institution- The Hofbrauhaus.
Day 02 Berlin Free Day
Enjoy a nice breakfast in the hotel before heading out on a day of discovery! Berlin has so much to offer from the neo-classic architecture, art, its real abundance of food choices, to the remains of the cities more modern colourful history.
Maybe lunch by the Spree River, shop till you drop, discover the museums, learn about Hitler's Third Reich or hunt down the cities underground graffiti hot spots. Plenty to fill your day here.
Don't forget Berlin is well known for its night life, so perhaps enjoy a beer in the Summer night weather or find a famous underground night spot!
Day 03 Berlin - Prague
Today we say goodbye to capital of Germany and make our way to storybook city of Prague in the Czech Republic. After arrival we head straight into the city for an exciting walking and orientation tour of the city of 100 golden spires.
See the Tyne Church, Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, Charles Bridge & more... After in your free time enjoy a nice Czech traditional meal of slow cooked meats and bread dumplings, or maybe a shot of Absinthe is more your cup of tea.
You will never run out of things to do in this city.
Day 04 Prague Free Day
Enjoy a free day to go at your leisure. So much to do from discovering the castle district, eating in a traditional restaurant, discovering all about the Czech's love of Beer, learning about the marionettes from a local vendor, or taking advantage of the many museums and genuine 15th century buildings.
If you have time you can spend your day in the gorgeous city of Cesky Krumlov and see its famous brown bears, before heading back to the capital.
Don't forget to check out the FAMOUS nightlife in Prague, as it is known for its after dark happenings. So round up your fellow travelers and enjoy a group meal and a night out you won't forget...
Day 05 Prague - Vienna
It's time we say goodbye to the gem of the Czech Republic and head to the home of one of Europe's largest family and dynasty of the Habsburgs. Their Baroque vision will en-capture and surprise you in its stature and beauty, as we visit this city sprawled either side of the mighty Danube River.
Today we meet a local guide who will take you on a walking tour of the baroque city. See St Stephens Church, Hofburg Complex, Opera House and more....
With free time calling in the afternoon, no visit in Vienna is complete without visiting Vienna's oldest amusement park called Prater Park, or stay in the city and hunt down some strudel after a great schnitzel dinner.
Day 06 Vienna Free Day
Today is your day to explore more of what the city has to offer and it definitely will surprise you how much you can do here. (Many tours only get one night and really do miss the charm that Vienna offers.)
Check out the Lipizzaner horses in dressage and training or maybe you are an art enthusiast and wish to head to Vienna's Museum Quarter, with 20 museum there is definitely something for everyone.
For schnapps lover you can hunt down a schnapps museum for a taste and tour, or even just lounge your day away and get caught up in the cafe culture that the city is famous for.
If palaces and opulence are your interest, head out earlier in the day with you tour leader and visit the summer home and gardens of the Habsburgs. Home to the cities oldest zoo, massive gardens, hedge maze and palace itself, there is lots to explore at Schonbrunn Palace.
Day 07 Vienna - Budapest
The tour leaves the Danube city and travels to the Jewel of Eastern Europe... Budapest! Today a coach guided tour of the city given to you by your tour leader is included.
Traveling from Buda to Pest is a treat as you drive over the beautifully built bridges stretching across the mighty Danube. Maybe a surprise stop or two will lead to some of the most amazing visions you've ever seen, captured forever on your quickly filling camera space.
The evening is then yours to head out for more food or gather your group to discover what happens in Budapest after the sun goes down.
Day 08 Budapest Free Day
Today is your free day to explore the city at your leisure. So many sites to see and visit you'll be thankful you have another whole day! The Szechenyi Baths are perfect to relax your weary bones or to replenish you for the day ahead.
Spend a day in the park lands with a nice picnic near Hero's Square or maybe you wish to check out the markets that pop up in Deak Square close to the cities main shopping roads.
Some of you may be more interested in the darker side of communism and will want to make sure you head to the House of Terror, where you can learn all about the communist's many decades of influence.
Perhaps the only perfect way to end this journey on your last night is to get together with your fellow travelers for a farewell meal that's included.
Day 09 Farewell in Budapest
Time to make sure you have finalised all your new friends in your phone and datebook. With the tour finishing after breakfast we hope we have made this the highlight of your travels and that you have met people you will now know forever.
Just because the tour is over, it doesn't mean your Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass privileges are. You can continue to use yours today if you still have some of the city to see!
The price includes
Accommodation in ALL 4 star hotels Hotels are centrally located to metros and sights Breakfast in all hotels included City Passes included - Berlin, Prague & Vienna - Over 100 Museum and attraction entries included Hop on / Hop off pass included - 24hr Berlin, 24hr Vienna, 48hr Budapest Boat Cruise - Budapest, Prague & Vienna Public transport for walking tours Walking tour in Prague with TL Local guide in Vienna and Walking tour Driving tour of Berlin and Budapest Rail Transport & All Shuttles Welcome meal in Hofbrauhaus Berlin- Traditional German Menu Farewell dinner in Budapest Experienced professional guide for duration of tour
The price does not include
Insurance Flights Tips and gratuities