The wall separating East and West Berlin once encapsulated division. The Soviet bloc hid the charming streets of Prague. The imperial majesty of Vienna continued to inspire locals and visitors for more than 600 years. Your custom-tailored tour of Berlin, Prague, and Vienna takes you through the heart of Europe, following the glorious battles and tumultuous times filling Central Europe’s history. Each city maintains a tenacity and vivaciousness that will charm you, cast in palaces, gardens, castles,...
Berlin - Energetic Introduction
Berlin has a captivating cultural flair and a history that dates back to the 13th-century. A mixture of monuments and historic quarters radiate from eclectic neighborhoods, including a portion of the wall that once divided West and East Germany. Nikolai Quarter stands as the heart of the Old City, telling the history based in the brick buildings and narrow streets filled with nooks and crannies. Lattice-windows perforate old houses. Ephraim Palace was erected in the 18th century and houses a collection of the city’s cultural history.
Your private transfer greets you upon your arrival at the airport and escorts you to your hotel located near the center of Berlin. Restaurants prepare an array of dishes, both traditionally German as well as an amalgamation of cultures from around the world. Locals sip a beer at small cafes with tables lining the sidewalk. The culture of the city is antique, yet also vibrant and youthful. You can feel the energetic atmosphere pulse around you and are eager to let it sweep you up.
Berlin - Finding Berlin’s Heart
Berlin - A Touch of the East
Dresden - Delights of the "Jewel Box"
Prague - Along the Historic Road
Prague - A City and Its People
Prague - Complex and Imperial
Český Krumlov - The Walls that Hold Tranquil Streets
Melk - Abbeys of Austria
Vienna - Remnants of an Imperial City
Vienna - Depth and Drama of Artistic Streets
Vienna - Auf Wiedersehen Austria
- Discover the layers of Berlin’s history, from medieval conception to contemporary artistic culture
- Witness the gilded luster of Gustav Klimt’s famous work The Kiss
- Explore the remarkable Old Town and Prague Castle on guided tours to experience the variety of culture, architecture, and history
- Visit Germany’s tumultuous contemporary history with neighboring Czech Republic in the old rampart town of Terezín
- Stroll through the tranquil streets and lavish castle of the walled city of Český Krumlov, along the banks of the Vltava River
- Traverse the opulent halls and rooms of Melk Abbey to experience the exciting history of the former medieval castle
- Witness the elaborate refurbishment of Dresden’s exquisite architecture that has likened the city to resembling jewels
- Revel in the charms of Vienna’s luxurious past, including strolling through the majestic gardens of the Belvedere Palace
Central Europe has a distinct appeal, separate from the rest of the continent. Your 12-day tour of Berlin, Prague and Vienna provides you with the pleasures of the past and the insight into the intersection of history that connects the Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria together. Your journey begins with your arrival in Berlin, the capital of Germany. The city has a medieval genesis that has blossomed into a space of artistic freedom and expression. In the morning, meets you at your hotel ready to lead you through the heart of the city, taking in the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, with the remainder of the day free for you to explore on your own.
After breakfast, you once again discover the splendor of Berlin, this time venturing into the streets of East Berlin, which continues to have a distinct separation from its western counterpart. The following day, you travel to Dresden for an exquisite guided visit with your Germany travel agent of the city’s finest refurbishments. Travel to the fortress town of Terezín in the Czech Republic, which was used by the Nazi’s during World War II as a transportation area.
You continue to the storybook town of Nelahozeves, and end the day with a walking tour of the Baroque charms of Prague’s Old Town. In the morning light, you rediscover the streets of Old Town on a guided exploration of Prague’s historic neighborhoods. The following day, you cross the Charles Bridge, walk along the Golden Lane, and visit the marvels of Prague Castle. Once in Český Krumlov, you have the day to roam the centuries-old town, adorned by a castle and surrounded by historic ramparts.
En route to Vienna, you stop in the town of Melk, where your guide leads you on a tour of the abbey’s opulent design and décor. With two full days in Vienna, you can absorb the pleasures of the city’s Habsburg opulence by visiting the Belvedere Palace, and stroll through the chocolate stores and celebrated Opera House as well. Your private transfer meets you at your hotel on your final morning in Vienna and escorts you to the Vienna airport for your flight home.
$4,291 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.
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