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Bohemian Highlights

Operated by: Trafalgar

15 Days from $3,036 per person
Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest

Countries Visited

Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia ...more Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia

Locations Visited

Frankfurt, Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Prague ...more Frankfurt, Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Prague
  1. Day 1 Arrive Frankfurt

    Start your Central European adventure in Frankfurt. On arrival at Frankfurt Airport transfers will operate at 9:45 am, 12 noon and 2:30 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Join your Travel Director for an orientation drive to visit Romer Square, followed by a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Sheraton Offenbach
  2. Day 2 Frankfurt – Leipzig – Berlin (2 Nights)

    Journey through the lush landscapes of Saxony to Leipzig, which for centuries has been at the crossroads of two ancient trade routes. The city was once home to such greats as Goethe, Mendelssohn and Johann Sebastian Bach. This afternoon, we travel to Berlin, whose once-turbulent history has shaped its rebirth as a charismatic capital city.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Hilton
  3. Day 3 Berlin Sightseeing

    Explore an iconic landmark of a unified Berlin and reunified Germany. Dive into culture at the Berlin TV Tower from which you'll enjoy inspiring 360° views of the city and Spree River. See the neo-Renaissance Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden Boulevard with a Local Specialist during your included sightseeing tour. Enjoy some free time this afternoon exploring the city on your own. Perhaps see the remnants of the Berlin Wall, visit the infamous Checkpoint Charlie and enjoy a Fassbrause on the Friedrichstrasse.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  4. Day 4 Berlin – Poznań – Warsaw (2 Nights)

    We travel through patchwork farm landscapes stopping in Poznań, before arriving in the elegant Polish capital, Warsaw, where we'll spend the next two nights. Embrace the youthful verve of a city that has triumphed over repeated conquests and the shackles of communism, then spend the evening at leisure exploring the sights.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Leonardo Royal
  5. Day 5 Warsaw Sightseeing

    Join a Local Specialist this morning to explore Warsaw's colorful historic center, including the Old Town, which the Nazis destroyed in retaliation against the brave Warsaw Uprising. We'll also see the Warsaw Ghetto, where hundreds of thousands of Polish Jews were imprisoned during the German occupation, tragically immortalized in the poignant Roman Polanski film, 'The Pianist.' Spend the rest of the day exploring the city's sights on your own. Consider a visit to the Wilanow Palace, a priceless testimony to the splendor of Poland's royal past, or treat yourself to a Chopin recital, before joining your travel companions this evening for a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
  6. Day 6 Warsaw – Czestochowa – Auschwitz – Kraków (2 Nights)

    Rub shoulders with Catholic pilgrims, who for centuries have journeyed to pay homage to Czestochowa's Black Madonna at the Jasna Góra Monastery. Continue to Auschwitz Memorial Site for a poignant reminder of one of the greatest tragedies of World War II. We continue to the enchanting city of Kraków where we stay at the Golden Tulip Hotel, just a short walk from the historic Old Town.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Golden Tulip Kazimierz
  7. Day 7 Kraków Sightseeing and Free Time

    We take to the beautiful streets of Kraków, joining a Local Specialist for a walking tour of the medieval Old Town and its expansive town square. Visit the Mariacki Church, with its hourly trumpet call. See Wawel Castle, for centuries the residence of Polish royalty, then enjoy panoramic views of the city from Wawel Hill. The rest of the day is yours to explore the sights on your own. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, renowned as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland and home to an entire chapel carved from rock salt, as well as dozens of sculptures. Enjoy a slice of Polish Sernik Babci on the Old Town Square, visit a traditional milk bar or enjoy an evening of Polish folklore.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Kraków – Slovakia – Budapest (2 Nights)

    Drive south through the Carpathians and across the border into Slovakia with its green and golden rolling landscapes. We journey to Hungary and arrive later in the majestic capital of Budapest. Spend this evening exploring the Castle District with its centuries-old façades or perhaps consider a scenic river cruise along the beautiful Danube.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel NH City
  9. Day 9 Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time

    Delve into a tale of two cities, unified only in the 19th century as bridges were built to straddle the waters of the Danube. We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour, featuring views of the famous Chain Bridge and the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district with a visit to the Fisherman's Bastion. See Hero's Square to pay tribute to the Magyar Chieftains who founded the Hungarian nation. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. Soak up the sounds of the Great Market Hall or consider a trip to Szentendre, a lively riverside town renowned for its art life. This evening, we connect with locals and join the Schieszl family for a Be My Guest dinner and the story of their winery.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  10. Day 10 Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

    Before leaving beautiful Budapest, perhaps take a guided tour of the imposing Gothic Parliament Building, the home of Hungary's Holy Crown. Cross the hilly Transdanubia region—its orchards and vineyards providing a picturesque backdrop for a leisurely drive to the Roman town of Győr. Amble along Baross Gábor utca and admire the Baroque façades, before departing to Vienna, your home for the next two nights.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Danube Waterfront
  11. Day 11 Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

    Tread in the footsteps of Mozart, Haydn and Strauss, admiring Vienna's imperial elegance on an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the Parliament Building with its marble statues, the 13th-century Hofburg Palace, State Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Spend the rest of the day discovering the city at your own pace. Indulge in Vienna's Kafee culture, enjoying a slice or two of delicious sachertorte, ramble through the Gardens of Schönbrunn or join an Optional Experience to a famous local hostelry for traditional Austrian cuisine and a musical performance.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  12. Day 12 Vienna – Tábor – Prague (2 Nights)

    Travel north to the Czech Republic and visit Tábor, once a Hussite stronghold. This afternoon, arrive in Prague on the banks of the Vltava.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel NH City
  13. Day 13 Prague Sightseeing and Free Time

    Join a Local Specialist this morning for an exploration of the city's labyrinthine lanes, and beautiful squares. Visit the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, set within the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, cross the Vltava to Old Town Square and view the 14th-century Astronomical Clock, with its magical hourly Walk of the Apostles. Spend the rest of the day wandering the streets of the Old Town or take a relaxing lunch cruise on the Vltava.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  14. Day 14 Prague – Frankfurt

    We leave the picture-perfect city of Prague behind and journey west across the German border today, before arriving in cosmopolitan Frankfurt for your final night. Spend the last evening of your Bohemian adventure with your travel companions and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Sheraton Offenbach
  15. Day 15 Depart Frankfurt

    Our time together has come to an end. We say farewell to our newfound friends at the end of a memorable vacation. Return transfers will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8 am and 9:45 am. Conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
Price Includes

Meal Summary

21 meals: 14 hot buffet breakfasts, 7 dinners.

Insider Experiences

Connect with Locals

  • Join the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian Be My Guest dinner and the story of their winery

Stays with Stories

  • Explore the historic Kraków district of Kazimierz from the comfort of the Golden Tulip Hotel, located just a short walk from the historic Old Town of Kraków

Dive into Culture

  • Gain priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Prague

Sightseeing Experiences

  • City tour in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Prague
  • Orientation of Frankfurt, Leipzig
  • Visit the Berlin TV Tower, Poznań, the monastery of Jasna Gora, the concentration camp at Auschwitz, the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Győr, Tábor, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town Square of Prague
  • View the famous Reichstag and Tiergarten in Berlin, Kraków Cathedral, the UNESCO-listed Castle District in Budapest
Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
  • Festive Celebrations
Depart Date Return Date Price Discount Availability Price
  • Festive Celebrations: Christmas and/or New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures.
Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


Berlin by Twilight with Dinner

Come along for a fun night of hearty food, wine, beer and music before we drive through the city as the sun goes down and the landmarks of this impressive German Capital illuminate.
Adult Price: €60

Berlin's Secret Past Revealed

Uncover secrets of Berlin’s past with your Local Specialist on a guided tour of the city. View the Holocaust Memorial, touch a remaining section of the Berlin Wall, see the site of Checkpoint Charlie, and learn more about Berlin’s WWII and Cold War past.
Adult Price: €32

Traditional Lake District Dinner

Admire the architecture of this vibrant city on a scenic drive to the rural outskirts, used as the Royal Hunting grounds in centuries past. Now an exclusive residential district, you’ll dine in a charming chalet-style restaurant and enjoy an atmospheric dinner of German specialities.
Adult Price: €59


Wilanow Palace

This splendid baroque palace was built in the late 17th century as a summer home for King Jan Sobieski III. On our visit you’ll see the collection of royal furniture, portraits and china that forms part of the National Museum.
Adult Price: €34

Chopin’s Warsaw

The spirit of Warsaw and the music of Chopin go hand in hand. This exclusive private recital of his music, performed for you by a celebrated Polish pianist in one of Warsaw’s historic buildings, is one of the unforgettable memories of this trip. Sparkling wine will be served during the intermission.
Adult Price: €46


Wieliczka Salt Mines Exploration

Visit this amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed site just outside Krakow and marvel at the unique sculptures and setting of this 800-year old salt mine. See chambers, chapels and even salt chandeliers as we follow our guide 135 m (440 ft) underground. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: €55

Farmhouse Dinner And Polka Party

Tonight, you'll have a chance to enjoy the typical Polka music and traditional dance of Poland's rich culture, while savouring a delicious meal of Polish specialties and beverages at our specially-selected venue.
Adult Price: €59


Danube Cruise With Dinner

Enjoy a scenic cruise on our private boat on the romantic Danube. You’ll savour a tasty dinner selection of Hungarian specialities with drinks included and see Budapest's spectacular illuminations, which give it the nickname 'The Paris of the East'.
Adult Price: €63

Szentendre And Light Lunch

Explore more of Hungary and follow our guide out of bustling Budapest to the picturesque medieval town of Szentendre, set on the banks of the Danube and awash with ancient walls, cobbled streets and beautiful vistas. Here we'll enjoy a Goulash cooking demonstration before sampling this essential Hungarian dish during lunch, which also includes cake and drinks. Afterwards, perhaps strike a bargain in the shops that sell beautiful Hungarian embroidery, ceramics and paprika.
Adult Price: €49

Visit To The Hungarian Parliament And Gundel

Take a guided tour of this magnificent Gothic Revival building, the most ornate state parliament in Europe. You’ll also have time to relax with a visit to the world famous Gundel restaurant for pancakes and drinks. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred. When the Parliament is closed, we will visit the exquisite 'Renaissance' Opera House and the optional will be offered at €43.
Adult Price: €61


Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.
Adult Price: €63

Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and to make the most of your time. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: €45

Dinner And Viennese Concert

A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience. Please note: on occasion a small gift will be offered in place of a glass of sparkling wine.
Adult Price: €103


Beautiful Prague By Night

Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city on private transport and with a little strolling. You’ll discover the magical Charles Bridge, enjoy a drink in one of the old town’s quaint restaurants while a musician entertains, journey through the Old Town and gaze at the panoramic views of the city.
Adult Price: €39

Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch

Take a relaxing cruise on the beautiful River Vltava and we’ll tell you about the legends, myths, culture and hidden secrets of this enchanting city. During the cruise you’ll enjoy a lunch of local specialities.
Adult Price: €49

Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Saturday, September 14, 2019
The specialist was good in explaining available discounts. She also found a good choice for the airfare.
From the hotels to the excursions, everything was of a high standard. The tour director was knowledgeable and courteous.
John Kirtley
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Booking experience was fine. In reality, there was minimal contact with the Travel Specialist, and he was never available when I called back, but I always got my questions answered.
The itinerary (choice of cities visited) was very good, but 2 nights per city was not enough for us. The staff (tour director and driver) were friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The motorcoach was clean and comfortable. The hotels were high quality, but some were located farther from the interesting sections than I would like, i.e., not within walking distance. Hotel location was the primary reason I picked Trafalgar over Cost Saver (and paid double in the process), so this was a bit disappointing. Local guides ranged from OK to outstanding. Biggest issue was communication, which should be improved. Optional tours were described in minimal detail and we were not told far in advance what time of day they covered and how they meshed with the included tours. Clearly, all this info was available to GET well in advance of departure - why not share it with the customers? Also, I had not expected to spend so many hours a day travelling between cities, although I suppose I could have researched this on my own. But lunch stops and rest stops were well-planned. Good experience overall, just need work on communicating daily schedule well in advance.
Judith Carmer
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Great service and friendly staff.
The trip was wonderful and just what I hoped it would be.
Barbara Lutz
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Rob was very informative and helpful, and gave us lots of insights from his own experience on this same tour.
Our travel director and driver were pleasant, professional and helpful. The local specialists were exceedingly knowledgeable and informative. I would suggest something like a flight-attendant call button or intercom on the bus so that we can ask questions of the travel director while en route as we pass interesting or unusual sights.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Fantastic idea! We will pass that on to our teams overseas. Thank you!
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Trusted Customer
Monday, October 1, 2018
The tour and the cities it covered was accurately described in the ad and covered professionally. We had comfortable transportation and high end accommodations.
The price was great however, many excursions were added as extras!!
John Ruger
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The tour went like clockwork. I loved the hotel and meals. As a person who has celiac disease, I was apprehensive about the meals. The tour guide and the restaurants bent over backwards to prepare special meals.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That's wonderful to hear. We do try our best to accommodate our guests with special diet requirements and we're so happy that it worked out well for you. Thank you for choosing GET!
Friday, September 28, 2018
Enjoyed the tour director and the local guides
Mary Frank
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Everything went smoothly, from booking the trip, to calling them with questions about the trip.They were a pleasure to work with and I will surely book my next trip with Grand European.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It was our pleasure to help make this trip worry free for you. So happy you enjoyed it.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
From booking the trip to calling with questions about the trip, the people at Grand European were a pleasure to deal with.
Victoria Moore
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Wonderful trip; great tour guides; super optionals; hotels were top-notch. The coach was clean, driven exceptionally well (couldn't believe that our driver was able to navigate some of those tight parking spaces, but Kris did a great job. Veronica was friendly, knowledgeable, and so very helpful. Trafalgar was great!
Everything was great & we loved it all
John Hatmaker
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Our Tour Director, Carolyn Sykes, was wonderful! The tour bus was very comfortable. The optional excursions where food wasn't involved were worth the money. Where food WAS involved, the food was below par for what we expected and paid for. In some cases, the hotels were only 3 stars because AC didn't cool, toilets leaked continuously and weren't fixed after being reported to the front desk. Refrigerators weren't cold enough for my insulin, 1 or 2 English-speaking TV channels, no washcloths and poorly lit rooms.
Great excursions and Tour Director. Disappointing hotels and food.
Glenn Letts
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Andy did a great job of keeping the tour on time and moving
Good value, everything went as planned
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