This popular vacation takes you through the heart of Central Europe. Starting and ending 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; reunified Berlin; and Munich, the lively Bavarian capital. From Germany, it’s on to the highlights of Poland: charming Poznan, magnificent Warsaw, the historic Jasna Góra monastery, the Auschwitz concentration camp, and romantic Kraków. As you travel to Hungary, admire the majestic Tatra Mountains and pass 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 of Vienna beckons next, the elegant city known for the waltz, delectable pastries, and awe-inspiring Habsburg palaces. On to Prague with its 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.
Individual headsetsInside visits and special features:Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing: Visits to Weimar, Poznan, Munich, Nördlingen, Rothenburg
FRANKFURT AREA Leonardo Royal Frankfurt (F) or Mercure (ST) at FriedrichsdorfBERLIN Abba (F) or NH Alexanderplatz (F) or Holiday Inn Express City Centre (ST)WARSAW Golden Tulip Warsaw Centre (F) or Ibis Old Town (ST)KRAKÓW Swing (F)BUDAPEST Novotel Centrum (F) or Aquincum (F) or Leonardo (ST)VIENNA Bellevue (F) or Kavalier (ST) or Star Inn Schönbrunn (ST)PRAGUE Clarion Congress (F) or NH Praha (F)MUNICH Tryp (F) or Ibis Parkstadt (ST)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners
NOTES:March 27 Departure – Easter WeekSeptember 10, 11, 17 & 18 Departure – OktoberfestDecember 4 & 11 Departures – Visit Berlin, Budapest & Prague Christmas marketsDecember 14 Departure – Christmas lunch in Prague
Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach