Eastern European Panorama 13 Days 12 Nights(2014)[RKN]Tour Code:RKN

Visiting:Vienna(2 nts) - Budapest(2 nts) - Krakow(2 nts) - Warsaw(2 nts) - Berlin(2 nts) - Prague(2 nts) 

Join us on our splendid 6-nation Eastern European Panarama tour: 13 days and 12 nights to experience the music of Vienna, the tapestry of Budapest, Krakow's spiritual ambience, and the resonant history of Prague. Along the way, you'll also discover the mighty resilience of Warsaw, the iconic city of Berlin, and the Saxon capital of Dresden. Come see the modern wonders and the olden grandeur of Eastern Europe.

Please be advised that with effect from April 25, 2014 there will be a change in the complimentary travel insurance coverage and benefits provided with all our Vacation Series. All guests with full payments and bookings made after 04/25/2014 will be covered under the new travel protection plan that shall encompass benefits as detailed as in this link.

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Day 1   |  Arrive in Vienna, Austria  (D)

Embark on your five-nation panoramic exploration of Eastern Europe. Arriving in Vienna, Austria, you are met and transferred to your accommodations. Unwind at the hotel before joining your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner.

Day 2   |  Vienna  (B)

Known as the “City of Music,” Vienna’s innovative present melds with its rich and layered imperial past. From the early Celtic settlers to the baroque era Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna’s history will capture your memories and imagination. Your day tour begins this morning at the Hofburg Palace*, whose numerous wings tell the extensive account of this ruler’s residence. Continue sightseeing as you view the immense Belvedere Palace, the Prater Amusement Park, St. Steven’s Cathedral* and the UN Buildings. The afternoon is free at leisure for you to explore as you choose.

Day 3   |  Vienna – Budapest, Hungary  (B, D)

Travel east via motor coach to Hungary, the “Breadbasket of Eastern Europe” and home of wonderful folk traditions. Continuing “beyond the Danube” through the Transdanubian region, you’ll arrive in Budapest in the afternoon with time to unwind before dinner.

Day 4   |  Budapest  (B)

Arrive in the Hungarian capital city of Budapest. Known as the “Pearl of the Danube,” Budapest awes visitors as the nation’s bustling central hub of politics, commerce and culture. Your sightseeing tour takes you to view several points of interest: the Gothic Revival-styled Parliament Building, the Castle Hill District, the Royal Palace, the Fisherman’s Bastion* and the landmark Matthias Church*. And no tour of Budapest is complete without seeing Heroes’ Square and the Citadella atop Gellert Hill. Enjoy your afternoon free at leisure, perhaps stopping by a local “ruin pub” or simply relaxing in your accommodations.

Day 5   |  Budapest – Krakow, Poland  (B, D)

Travelling north to Poland, your coach takes you through the remarkable natural landscape of Slovakia. Winding past the Tatras Mountain Range, you arrive at the foot of the Carpathians in the magical city of Krakow, one of the oldest cities in Poland. Here you’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 6   |  Krakow  (B)

Your tour of Krakow begins with a visit to Wawel Hill. Situated on the bank of the Wisla River, Wawel is considered the spiritual epicenter of the nation. From this vantage point, you’ll view the Royal Castle before visiting the 900-year old Royal Cathedral*. A walking tour of the Old Town follows where you’ll visit the Main Market Square, the Renaissance Cloth Hall and the inspirational Gothic basilica, St. Mary’s Church*. The remains of your afternoon are free to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace.

Day 7   |  Krakow – Warsaw  (B, D)

This morning join a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous concentration camps from World War II. It is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Later, journey to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery, known for the blackened picture of the Virgin Mary popularly called the “Black Madonna”. In the late afternoon, arrive in Poland’s capital city, Warsaw.

Day 8   |  Warsaw  (B)

A driving tour takes you along the Royal Route from the Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace. Y ou’ll pass by the Palace of Science and Culture, the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, the Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Barbican. Next, embark on a walking tour of Warsaw’s Old Town to visit the Old Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. Conclude your day with some free time. An optional Chopin concert is available if it suits you.

Day 9   |  Warsaw – Poznan - Berlin, Germany  (B, D)

Your final stop in Poland is an orientation tour in the olden city of Poznan. Pope John Paul II, perhaps the world’s most famous Pole, aptly honored this historic seat of Polish history by stating, “Poland began here.” Continue west to Berlin, where you will arrive in the late afternoon to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 10   |  Berlin  (B)

Berlin has seen historical relevance in every era, stretching back from the Cold War and WWII to the Dark Ages. Y our sightseeing tour takes you to see several of this capital city’s landmarks: the Reichstag, the Schloss Charlottenburg, the Opera, the Schiller Theater and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Y our afternoon is free at leisure.

Day 11   |  Berlin – Dresden - Prague, Czech Republic  (B, D)

Travel south from Berlin to Dresden. The capital city of the Free State of Saxony, Dresden is renowned as an historical center of high art and culture. Your city orientation tour takes you to view the Rococo-styled Zwinger Palace and the Dresden Baroque Semper Opera House. Afterwards, continue on to the Czech Republic.

Day 12   |  Prague  (B)

Begin your city tour with a panoramic drive to the Wenceslas Square, the Strahov Stadium and the Castle Square. Continue on to a walking tour of Hradcany, the city’s Castle District. Here you’ll see the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Vitus*. Y ou’ll also visit the Old Royal Palace*, St. George’s Basilica* and Golden Lane with the storied gothic prison, Daliborka Tower*. Cross the Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square, home to the famed 15th century Astronomical Clock, Town Hall and the historical Jewish Quarter. Take the remainder of the day free at leisure or consider an optional cultural performance.

Day 13   |  Depart Prague  (B)

Conclude your adventure as you board your homebound flight to the USA.
AB = Full American Breakfast  B = Breakfast at hotel or on cruise
L = Lunch  LH = Lunch at hotel
D = Dinner at Local Restaurant  DH = International Buffet Dinner at Hotel  DP = Special Dinner Party  
DS = Dinner and show