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Central Europe Tour: Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest & More

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Countries Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary...

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Places Visited

Berlin, Potsdam, Dresden, Prague...

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Suggested Duration

17 Days

There is only space for the exceptional on this 17-day journey through the highlights of Central Europe. There is majesty in the medieval stone bridges that link Prague’s shores, while the splendor of the Danube River rushes from Vienna to Budapest. Experience the regal beauty of Potsdam and the diverse history of Berlin. From cities carved in salt mines to lavish opera houses, unique ossuaries to cities rebuilt in their own likeness, you will come to the wonder of Central Europe, highlighted...

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Trip Highlights

  • Tour through the eclectic tastes of Budapest through the regional flavors of wine and food, often missed by the people passing through
  • Enjoy the comforts of unique boutique designer hotels across Central Europe
  • Traverse Berlin on a walking tour through the city’s diverse history from east to west
  • Discover the remarkable architecture of Kutna Hora outside of Prague
  • Experience the splendor of Vienna, from its grand churches to coveted opera
  • Enjoy the comforts of unique boutique designer hotels across Central Europe
  • Journey through the infamous history of Auschwitz-Berkenau
  • Find the pure beauty of the pastel colors of Old Town in Krakow

Detailed Description

The best of Central Europe is no longer beyond your imagination on this 17-day Europe tour meant for medieval enthusiasts and historical wanderers, modern culturists and art lovers, history buffs and ardent explorers, or anyone filled with the longing to travel. The scope of landscapes and architecture is beyond fantasy, where the true history of cities and towns create the wonders that have inspired countries, each enhanced by the specific cultures that you will experience along your journey. From flavorful pastries to exclusive wines, famous walls to infamous gates, you will travel deep into the essentials of Central Europe and find quintessence.

Your European vacation begins in Berlin where the capital of Germany wraps around an expansive area and the past. A guided tour of the city introduces you to the ease of the local transportation while offering you the grandeur of the city’s history, from Brandenburg Gate to the Berlin Wall, each a building block of the city’s past that has molded the current vibrant culture so celebrated by the locals and desired by the rest of the world. In Potsdam you will discover the royal elegance that continues to decorate the city like regalia, where tremendous gardens blossom and parks around the world pale in comparison.

In the midst of your journey to Prague you have the option to stop in Dresden, a city rebuilt after World War II. Dresden reflects the same grace that once stood and now continues to wash over the city. Once in fabulous Prague you will see the quintessential streets and buildings that create Old Town. The medieval charm of the city, whether sunny and warm or covered in snow, surrounds you on a grand tour that takes you through the hidden streets, across the relished Charles Bridge, and along the courtyard of Prague Castle. Outside of Prague you will visit the village of Kutna Hora, known for the Sedlec Ossuary, a church decorated with bones in a phantasmagorical way.

Your exploration continues with your arrival in Vienna, the home of Mozart, where rising historic architecture mixes with modern luxuries and bustling life. Tour the city to find the fabulous opera house and famed St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Vienna is a city where you can almost hear the music emanating out of any and every window. A comfortable train ride will have you in Budapest, Hungary, taking you along the open countryside and sharp mountains.  You have the option of traveling by private car with a stop in quaint Old Town Bratislava along the way. Budapest offers grand views of the Danube and fantastic living history, where the decadent halls of the Parliament share the backdrop of Soviet era seclusion. Taste the varied, copious, and unparalleled flavors of Hungary on the food and wine tour that will even give you a sample of the elite Aszú dessert wine.

Enjoy a luxurious ride through the Tatra Mountains and into the one-of-a-kind city of Krakow, one of the oldest cities in Poland. Let yourself be guided through the grand streets, along the delightful trolley car, and through the Jewish Quarter. A visit to Auschwitz-Berkenau will show you the living history of World War II that once decimated Europe, and the cultures that called it home. You will depart from Krakow and begin your trip home knowing that the glowing horizon brought you the unparalleled and often overlooked beauty of Central Europe.

For additional travel ideas, please visit the Europe tours page on Zicasso.

Starting Price

$5,639 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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