This Central Europe tour travels through some of Central 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 also in Bratislava, Vienna, and Ceský Krumlov. </BR></BR>Sightseeing in each city includes the must-see attractions, including a visit to Heroes’ Square in Budapest, founded in 1896 and representing 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; Jan Žižka Square in Tabor, in honor of the famous Hussite commander and politician Jan Žižka; the Esztergom Basilica and Treasury, the largest church in Hungary; and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and Hradčany Castle Grounds, dating from the 9th century, in Prague. Enjoy the town of Ceský Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a cobbled Old Town and architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque styles constructed during the 13th through the 17th centuries.</BR></BR>Globus has also included some special experiences for you. Enjoy a boat cruise on Europe’s largest underground lake in the Vienna Woods. In Prague, visit the magnificent Library of Strahov Monastery. The monastery was founded in the 12th-century and in the library, you’ll see stuccos and paintings dating back to the 1720s. To get an authentic taste of life in Vienna, Globus has included coffee and cake at a historic café founded in 1873 and popular with the locals.</BR></BR>Historical sights, fascinating history, exciting special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides who bring these destinations to life…this Central Europe tour has it all!
BUDAPEST Welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, panoramic view from Fishermen’s BastionESZTERGOM Guided walking tour, visit the Esztergom Basilica and TreasuryBRATISLAVA Guided walking tour, visit St. Martin’s ChurchVIENNA WOODS [LF] Boat cruise on the underground lakeVIENNA Guided sightseeing, take pictures of the Hundertwasserhaus and visit Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral; [LF] Kaffee und Kuchen at a local caféCESKÝ KRUMLOV Guided walking tour; dinner with local specialties at U Dwau Maryi restaurantTABOR Guided walking tour to Jan Žižka SquarePRAGUE Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds; [LF] exclusive visit to the Library of Strahov Monastery; farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurantHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Budapest, a special dinner in Ceský Krumlov, and a special farewell dinner in Prague
NOTE: Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Motorcoach; boat cruise. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies