When you think of an Eastern Europe vacation, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s visiting old churches and seeing historical sights that have been standing for many centuries. Perhaps you think of visiting cities bombed in World War II and restored to their earlier splendor. Or maybe you think of learning about the counties’ rich histories. If so, this Best of Eastern Europe tour includes all of that and more with overnights in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague.</BR></BR>Your guided sightseeing in the capitals includes the must-see attractions. Visit Berlin’s Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, today a symbol of reconciliation; the medieval Old Quarter and the 14th-century Cathedral of St. John in Warsaw; St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna; the Hradčany Castle grounds and Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, in Prague; the Kazimierz Quarter in Krakow, where you’ll visit the Remuh Synagogue and the Jewish cemetery, which had its first burials in 1551; and Budapest’s 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs. </BR></BR>You’ll also visit Jasna Góra, the monastery near Czestochowa, an important pilgrimage spot. Its Black Madonna, a painting of the Virgin Mary, is a symbol of the country and venerated as the “Queen of Poland.” You’ll stop in Auschwitz to visit what is left of the concentration camp. Plus, Globus has arranged some special experiences in some of the smaller towns. You’ll enjoy special lunches in Donovaly, a popular ski resort in the Tatra Mountains, and in Telc, one of the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic. </BR></BR>All of this and more—including a private Chopin concert in his hometown of Warsaw—are included on this fabulous Eastern Europe tour.
BERLIN Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church; a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurantPOZNAN Stop in the historic river portWARSAWGuided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of St. John; [LF] attend a private Chopin concertCZESTOCHOWAVisit the Monastery of Jasna Góra and its Black MadonnaAUSCHWITZVisit the sites of the former concentration campKRAKOWGuided sightseeing, visit St. Mary’s Church, see Oskar Schindler’s Factory; walking tour of the Kazimierz Quarter, visit the Remuh SynagogueDONOVALY[LF] Enjoy an included lunch in this ski resortBUDAPESTGuided sightseeing, panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion, visit Matthias Coronation ChurchVIENNAGuided sightseeing, visit Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s CathedralTELC[LF] Enjoy an included lunchPRAGUEGuided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradčany Castle groundsDRESDENWalking tourHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special lunches with wine in Donovaly and Telc; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner, and a special farewell dinner
NOTE: Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Motorcoach. Free wi-fi vailable on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies