Eastern Europe Escapade

11 Days
Prague to Budapest
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$ 3,685
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2024 Prague > Budapest

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11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Prague

    Welcome to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel for a three-night stay. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink.

  2. Day 2 - Prague

    Today you will have a coach transfer from your hotel to the Prague Castle area and start of the walking tour at Prague Castle. After passing through three castle courtyards, you will visit St. Vitus Cathedral, then continue down the Castle steps with a wonderful view over the city of Prague and we continue to Charles Bridge which we cross to reach the Old Town of Prague. The tour finishes in front of the famous Astronomical Clock at Old Town Square.


    Highlight dinner at local restaurant

    Included Excursion

    Guided Tour of Prague

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Prague

    Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day. The baroque quarter of Mala Strana is a must see, as is Josefov, the Jewish quarter.


    Tastes of Czechia (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Prague – Dresden - Berlin

    On leaving Prague, drive along the Elbe Valley to Dresden, known as Florence on the Elbe. Here we will see the Frauenkirche, the Castle of the Electors of Saxony and the Green Vault with its collection of Meissen porcelain. Included is a two-night stay in Berlin.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Potsdam – Berlin

    Take a short drive to Potsdam to see the palace of Frederick the Great and visit the Cecilienhof – where the Potsdam Treaty was signed. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the city transformed into the impressive and exciting metropolis that it is today. See the new Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House and Alexander Platz. We see the former Checkpoint Charlie as well as other sites associated with the era of the Iron Curtain.

    Included Excursion

    Orientation tour of Berlin

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Berlin – Train – Warsaw

    This morning, you will be taken to the train station for a journey across the heart of Poland and into the capital, Warsaw. Enjoy time enroute to relax and watch the scenery pass by, arriving in Warsaw in the early afternoon where you will enjoy a two-night stay. A traditional Polish dinner is included this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Warsaw

    Our guided sightseeing tour reveals the historic centre where much of the Old Town was rebuilt after the war. Memories of Polanski’s film ‘The Pianist’ come to mind as we visit the Jewish Ghetto with a local guide. See a monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial. Take an excursion to the Royal Castle.


    Enjoy an exclusive dinner and private recital of Chopin’s music, performed by a celebrated Polish pianist in a private manor house

    Included Excursion

    Guided Tour of Warsaw

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Warsaw – Auschwitz – Kraków

    This morning, visit the Concentration Camp at Auschwitz for a guided tour and experience the chilling reminders of the atrocities of World War II. Later, arrive in the former royal capital of Kraków for a two-night stay, dating back to the 7th century.

    Included Excursion

    Visit to the Concentration Camp at Auschwitz

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  9. Day 9 - Kraków

    Sightseeing of this imposing medieval city includes the cathedral and castle on Wawel Hill and on a walking tour of the old town we visit St. Mary’s Church and the Cloth Hall. The rest of the day is at leisure.


    Enjoy dinner in a family run restaurant.

    Included Excursion

    Orientation Tour of Kraków


    Jewish Ghetto Tour & Schindler's Factory Visit (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Kraków - Budapest

    Today, we journey past the Castle of Oravsky Hrad and over the Tatra Mountains, through Slovakia and into Budapest, the capital of Hungary, where you will enjoy an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Budapest

    After breakfast, it’s time to leave your hotel taking memories of the and delightful journey with you.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

  • 10 Day Eastern European Escapade land tour
  • Return Airport transfers
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour director
  • All tipping and gratuities

  • City Tour of Prague
  • Visit the Historic City of Dresden
  • In Berlin see the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall
  • Visit the Palace of Frederick the Great and Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam
  • Rail journey from Berlin to Warsaw
  • Absorb the sights of Warsaw
  • Visit Auschwitz
  • Visit the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto
  • Take a guided tour of Kraków

  • Highlight Dinner and entertainment at local restaurant in Prague
  • Exclusive dinner and private recital of Chopin’s music in a private manor house
  • Family run restaurant in Kraków

  • 16 delectable meals including: 10 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D)

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