Travel through some of Eastern Europe’s most fascinating countries-Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and the Czech Republic-each with a rich culture, fascinating history, and interesting historical sights. Your tour begins in Budapest, Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city, and ends in Prague with overnights in Bratislava, Vienna, and Ceské Budejovice. Sightseeing in each city includes the top-see attractions, including a visit to Heroes’ Square in Budapest, founded in 1896 to represent 1000 years of Hungarian history; gothic St. Martin’s Church in Bratislava, coronation church for the Kingdom of Hungary from the 16th to 19th centuries; St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, dating back to the 12th-century; the Esztergom Basilica and Treasury, the largest church in Hungary; and in Prague, the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and Hradcany Castle grounds, dating from the 9th century. Enjoy a guided walking tour in the town of Ceský Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a cobbled Old Town and fine architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque styles, constructed between the 13th and 17th centuries.Globus has also included some special experiences for you. On the way to Prague, stop for a guided visit of Hluboká Castle; visit the Budvar (Budweiser) Brewery in Ceské Budejovice and enjoy a light lunch; and to get an authentic taste of life in Vienna, Globus has included an exclusive waltz dance class, and coffee and cake at a historic local café.Historical sights, fascinating history, exciting special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides who bring these destinations to life… this Eastern Europe tour has it all!
BUDAPEST Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the synagogue, panoramic view from Fishermen’s BastionESZTERGOM Guided walking tour, visit the Esztergom Basilica and TreasuryBRATISLAVA Guided walking tour, visit St. Martin’s ChurchVIENNA Guided sightseeing, take pictures of the Hundertwasserhaus and visit Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral; [LF] waltz dancing lesson; [LF] Kaffee und Kuchen at a local caféCESKÝ KRUMLOV Guided walking tourHLUBOKÁ CASTLE A guided visit to the castleCESKÉ BUDEJOVICE[LF] Visit the Budvar (Budweiser) Brewery and enjoy a light lunchPRAGUE Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradcany Castle grounds; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Budapest – Esztergom – Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava – Vienna, Austria
Vienna – Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic – Ceské Budejovice
Ceské Budejovice – Hluboká Castle – Prague