Jewels of Eastern Europe

Hungary | Croatia | Slovenia | Austria | Czech Republic | Munich

10 days | 9 nights

Priced from $2040 per person*

2024 Departure Dates:
July 10 | August 6

2024 Departure Dates:
June 23 | August 6

Tour the most beloved sites in Eastern Europe on this 10-day Jewels of Eastern Europe experience! You’ll have the opportunity to explore the treasures of Hungary, take a magical tour of Croatia, and experience the opulent beauty of Slovenia. Not to be missed is a tour of Austria, Munich, and the Czech Republic. You’ll fall in love with Eastern Europe on this exciting group vacation package!

The Highlights

  • 9 nights hotel accommodations
  • Daily meals (vegetarian or non-vegetarian)**
  • Entrance fees at the monuments outlined in the itinerary
  • Day cruise along the Danube River
  • Train ride inside the Postojna Caves
  • Various tours of the Old Town in Austria
  • Visit to Prague Castle – one of the largest in the world
  • Local English-speaking guides

The Experience

Today, you’ll board your flight to Budapest, the most visited tourist destination in Hungary.

Upon arrival, board a cruise on the River Danube to marvel at the genuine beauty and century-old grace of Budapest. The Danube flows through much of Central and Southeastern Europe, from the Black Forest south into the Black Sea.

Later, proceed to the hotel and check in to your room for a relaxing end to the long day of travel.

Overnight stay in Budapest. (Dinner)

Today, your Eastern European journey begins with a guided city tour of Budapest. This destination is a global city with strengths in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, technology, and entertainment.

You’ll pass by the Parliament building before crossing the Danube on the Margaret Bridge, the second oldest public bridge in the city. This three-way bridge connects Buda and Pest across the river, and Margaret Island on the banks.

Afterward, visit the Royal Castle which dates back as far as 1265. It’s famous for its Medieval, Baroque, and Neoclassical houses, churches, public buildings, and monuments. Nearby the castle, you’ll have some free time to yourself which can be spent at the Fishermen’s Bastion.

The tour will continue to Gillert Hill – named after Saint Gerard who was thrown to death from the hill – before crossing the Elisabeth Bridge again. From here, you’ll drive towards the Heroes’ Square, passing by the iconic monuments of the opera and St. Stephen’s Basilica. After exploring these stunning areas, you’ll have leisure time to enjoy some shopping.

Overnight stay in Budapest. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

This morning, check out from the hotel and begin the next leg of your journey towards Zagreb! Zagreb is known as a diverse economic city and is the capital and chief city of Croatia. You’ll feel the medieval essence of the city through its remarkable architecture and beautiful culture.

Upon arrival, meet your English-speaking guide for a city tour of Zagreb! Along the way, you’ll see important monuments like the Kaptol (the medieval part of Zagreb), the Franciscan Monastery, the 13th-century Church of Saint Francis, and many more.

You’ll also get the special treat of walking around Dolac, Zagreb’s best-known farmers’ market. The daily market has been the city’s major trading place since 1930. Farmers from surrounding villages come to sell their homemade food and fresh produce.

Overnight stay in Zagreb. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After enjoying a European breakfast, check out of the hotel and embark on the next step of your journey towards Ljubljana – the capital city of Slovenia. This is one of the most charming cities in all of Europe because of its welcoming streets filled with museums, theatres, historic sites, and various other attractions.

Upon arrival, proceed to Postojna to visit Postojna caves. These stunning natural caves were carved by the Pivka River over the steady course of millions of years. You’ll see breathtaking stalagmite and stalactite formations while enjoying a thrilling train ride inside the cave. The water slowly dripping down the stalagmite deposits a thin layer of flowstone, giving the Brilliant its shiny white color.

Later, continue to your hotel and check in for a relaxing night to be spent completely at your leisure.

Overnight stay in Ljubljana. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

This morning, proceed for a guided city tour of Ljubljana. You’ll see its picturesque bridges across the river Ljubljanica, the St. Nicholas Cathedral, the famous Dragon Bridge, and the Triple Bridges. Also, visit the Central Market at Pogacarjev Square to experience the energy of Slovenia’s largest city and capital.

Later, proceed to Ljubljana Castle to tour the grounds and enjoy nearby cafes. Situated atop a hill, you’ll have to take a funicular ride to reach the top.

Later, proceed to Lake Bled and explore the various attractions that surround and emphasize the beauty of Bled Island. The castle was built on a precipice above the glacial lake which, according to written sources, is the oldest Slovene castle. The island has several buildings, the main one being the Gothic church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary.

At the end of the tour, you’ll pass by other local monuments and refresh with a delicious vanilla and custard cream cake called cremeschnitte (kremšnita). The tour will also stop for photo opportunities near the beautiful lake, island, castle, and surrounding Alps.

After the thrilling tour, proceed to the hotel and check in. The remainder of the night is at your leisure, with options to explore the nightlife in town or bask in the comfort of your hotel.

Overnight stay in Ljubljana. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, you’ll check out and continue forward on your journey to Vienna. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and relax after a long day of traveling.

The capital and the largest city of Austria, Vienna has a world-renowned reputation for maintaining clean and green living standards. Additionally, it’s been called the “City of Music” due to its association with classical musicians such as Beethoven and Mozart.

Overnight stay in Vienna. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

This morning, you’ll meet your local, English-speaking guide and embark on a half-day guided sightseeing tour of Vienna’s Innere Stadt (1st District). This section of Vienna contains the Old Town, which has been classified as an official UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Being a political and cultural capital for the House of Habsburg, Vienna served as the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, the Austrian Empire, and later the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today, the city is a treasure trove of cultural attractions because of the dynasty’s wealth and patronage that long encouraged art, music, and science.

Your tour guide will start the group at Vienna’s famed Ring where the first stop is Stephansplatz, home to Vienna’s iconic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You’ll stroll down Karntner Strasse, Vienna’s most famous shopping avenue, and see the nearby Vienna State Opera House. Continuing the tour, your guide will take you to explore the State Opera House, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural History, the Hofburg, Parliament, City Hall, Burg Theater, and the University.

Later, the tour guide will proceed to Schönbrunn Palace, a former imperial summer residence located in Vienna, Austria. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country.

After the city tour, you’ll check out of the hotel and begin the drive to Prague, the Czech capital.

Overnight stay in Prague. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today, you’ll begin your exploration of this fairy-tale city. An expert guide will take you on a walking tour where you’ll visit the remarkable Prague Castle – one of the largest castles in the world.

Afterward, the tour will take you to see the St. Vitus Cathedral, which is the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. Located within Prague Castle, this church contains the tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors.

Proceed onto the magnificent Charles Bridge, famous mostly for the series of Baroque statues that adorn the bridge’s balustrade. Upon arriving at the Old Town Square you’ll witness the unique walk of the apostles at the Astronomical Clock. The last stop on this guided walking tour is Wenceslas Square. Many historical events occurred here, and it’s a traditional setting for demonstrations, celebrations, and other public gatherings.

After the conclusion of the tour, separate from the group and enjoy the rest of the afternoon on your own exploring the beautiful city.

Overnight stay in Prague. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

This morning, check out of the hotel and drive to the beautiful city of Munich. It’s a picture-perfect city, from lakes, parks, and beer gardens to museums, historical sites, and massive stores.

You’ll join a city tour, starting at Marienplatz – the large open square dominated by the Old and New Town Halls. Stroll through the inner city and see sites such as the Frauenkirche and the former royal palaces of the Munich Residence.

Next, you’ll visit the BMW Welt, a combined exhibition and adventure museum. You can immerse yourself in the latest models from BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, and gripping stories about the BMW brand.

After completing the BMW tour, proceed to your hotel and check-in for a relaxing night at your leisure. 

Overnight stay in Munich. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today, your memorable holiday ends and it’s time to fly back home. Check out of the hotel and depart for the airport carrying pleasant memories of your European trip which you will cherish for a lifetime.


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