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Highlights of Bohemia

16 Days from $1,925 per person

Style: Value | Pace: Comfortable

Amble across the historic cultural centers of Bohemia and explore the colorful folklore of Central Europe. See Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, the Warsaw Ghetto and Old Town Square of Prague, with a stop in the charming medieval fortress of Rothenburg.

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Amble across the historic cultural centers of Bohemia and explore the colorful folklore of Central Europe. See Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, the Warsaw Ghetto and Old Town Square of Prague, with a stop in the charming medieval fortress of Rothenburg.

  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).
  2. Welcome to Frankfurt. On arrival at Frankfurt Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12noon and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. After check-in this afternoon, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of the city's dynamic financial center and medieval Römerplatz.

    hotel:Mercure Airport Neu Isenburg
  3. Cross the northern plains of Germany to the capital Berlin, a city with a rich political and cultural history.
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    hotel:Vienna House Easy
  4. Your Local Specialist brings Berlin's history to life during your sightseeing tour. View the Reichstag Building, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House. Spend the rest of the day exploring this exuberant city on your own, or perhaps join an Optional Experience for a glimpse into Berlin's secret past.
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  5. Head east and cross the border into Poland at Frankfurt-an-der-Oder. Visit the former Polish capital of Poznań and view the City Hall, Gothic architecture and other important sights. Arrive later in the capital Warsaw, where you dine tonight at your hotel.
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    hotel:Pulawska Residence
  6. Warsaw is an energetic and lively city and your Local Specialist reveals the city's diverse history during your sightseeing tour this morning. View St. John's Cathedral and the Royal Palace in the Old Town, which was rebuilt after the war. See the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. Afterwards you are free to explore and don't miss the opportunity to take an Optional Experience to Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Jan Sobieski. This evening you might like to experience a recital of Chopin's works in the city of his childhood.
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  7. Travel south to Czestochowa and view the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Góra. Dating back to the 14th century, this place of pilgrimage is home to a famous icon of the Black Madonna. Then stop to visit the poignant former concentration camp at Auschwitz, a permanent reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the holocaust. Later arrive into Kraków for a two night stay.
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    hotel:Ibis Stare Miasto
  8. Admire Kraków's beautiful sights with your Local Specialist this morning including the city's medieval walls and buildings, and the castle and cathedral on Wawel Hill. In your free time soak up the atmosphere in the Old Town or perhaps visit Wieliczka Salt Mines.
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  9. Relax and enjoy the splendid scenery as you drive through the foothills of the Tatra Mountains into the Slovak Republic and on to Hungary. Your day ends in Budapest, a bustling city on the romantic River Danube.
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    hotel:Mercure Buda
  10. View the city's sights with your Local Specialist including the Fisherman's Bastion, Heroes' Square, the Church of St. Matthias and panoramic views of the city from Gellert Hill. Afterwards explore on your own or maybe take a trip to Szentendre. Tonight dine at your hotel.
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  11. Journey through the Transdanubia region to Győr. Founded by the Romans, Győr has retained much of its medieval and Baroque charm. Continue across the Austrian border and arrive later in Vienna, famed for its classical music. Consider joining an Optional Experience to a famous local hostelry for traditional Austrian cuisine and a musical performance.

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    hotel:Ibis Wien Mariahilf
  12. From the Parliament to the Opera, the Hofburg and City Hall, your Local Specialist shows you all the sights of this beautiful imperial city. This morning consider a guided visit to Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs. Later this afternoon from the Parliament to the Opera, the Hofburg and City Hall, your Local Specialist shows you all the sights of this beautiful imperial city. This evening consider a guided visit to Schonbrunn Palace.

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  13. Leave Vienna and cross the border into the Czech Republic. See the medieval town of Brno. Journey through beautiful Bohemian countryside to the golden city of Prague.
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    hotel:Plaza Alta
  14. Your Local Specialist gives you an insight into Prague's history during your sightseeing tour, which features Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Old Town Square. In your free time, perhaps take a cruise on the Vltava River.
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  15. Travel across the border into Germany, where you arrive at the quaint town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. See the sights during your orientation of the city. Later return to Frankfurt where you enjoy a dinner.
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    hotel:Mercure Airport Neu Isenburg
  16. This morning your memorable vacation comes to an end. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8am and 10am. Conditions apply.

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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Triple Room Discount: $10 p.p.

Airport transfers: On arrival at Frankfurt Airport transfers will operate at 9:30 am, 12 noon and 2:30 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8 am and 10 am.

Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $146 per person.

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  • Breakfast Daily Breakfast Daily
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels

Meal Summary

14 Buffet breakfasts, 5 Three course dinners, .

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation tour includes the Old Town
  • Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Tiergarten
  • Visit the town known as the ‘cradle of the Polish state'
  • Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes the Old City, St. John's Cathedral and the Royal Palace
  • View the monastery at Jasna Góra
  • Visit the poignant former concentration camp
  • Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes the cathedral and Royal Castle on Wawel Hill
  • Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Gellert Hill, the Fisherman's Bastion and the Church of St. Matthias
  • Visit this medieval city
  • Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of Vienna's State Opera House, the Hofburg Palace, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards
  • See the medieval town
  • Walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square
  • Visit this fortified medieval town
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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

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Reviews

Saturday, June 23, 2018
David Mcmillan
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Tour Director did an excellent job of supplementing the information provided by the local experts. Went a few days early to enjoy Frankfurt, but the transfer from the airport to the hotel never showed up. Even after being called. Had to take a taxi.
Vacation : Fun trip that was fast paced and interesting.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Ann Murphy
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : This tour required far too many long hours on the coach traveling from site to site. The Polka dancing was done in a small venue; those seated with their backs to the "stage" could NOT fully see the dancers. Too much pork was served on the tour. The included hotel meals barely passed for decent meals. The Goulash demo was very nice as was the prepared goulash. Optional excursions (minus the Polka skit) were quite nice! Amy was very thoughtful & Karoli was an excellent driver.
Vacation : Good value for the money except for the Polka fiasco.. Included sites & optional excursions were well chosen. The concert was exceptional!!i
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Kathleen York
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Excellent trip for the cost. Tour guide very knowledgable and caring about his group. Driver was safe, side trips offered gave another insight to the city. The local guides in Hungry, and Czech were superb. The one helpful change would be for the local guides would be to have the local guides hold up a stick/umbrella something so in the crowds we would know where the guides were located. In one area a few got separated from the group/guide. Yes I would recommend this tour to others.
Vacation : The cost was reasonable. Saw everything the more expensive tour had, just stayed in different hotels.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Carol Dey
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : I would highly recommend this trip to anyone! We were able to see lovely cities with expert guides . It also had the variability/options of doing more with added side trips. You didn't order it but our weather was perfection. I want to say that the trip wouldn't have been as enjoyable without our leader, Paul Worms.... His depth of knowledge, organization, and gentle humor was priceless. I hope it's not a cliche but he is a "gem."
Vacation : What more can be said. It is well worth the price.
Friday, September 1, 2017
Virginia Nivar
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Everyone involved in booking the trip was polite and professional. I forgot to record the date when the trip had to be paid in full, and I was contacted by an agent who politely reminded me to pay. There was no penalty for making the last payment a week or so late. I received receipts for all payments that I made. The service provided by the tour director, Paul Wormsbacher, and the bus driver, Jorg, was excellent. The accommodations chosen were all very clean and comfortable.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're so glad you enjoyed your Highlights of Bohemia tour and that Paul was able to assist you with your missing luggage. And thank you for your kind comments about our Travel Specialists. We hope to see you on another trip soon!
Friday, September 1, 2017
Vacation : The purchase of the tour and the optional side trips provided a great experience. Paul Wormsbacher went out of his way to provide for the needs of everyone on the trip. He helped my daughter and I get our luggage that was lost by Delta. A Delta representative promised to have our luggage at our first stop, but it did not arrive. Paul made phone calls to make sure that it arrived before we left our second stop.
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  • U.S. citizens traveling to the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Poland and Germany must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering these countries.

  • The currency in the Czech Republic is the Koruna, in Hungary is the Forint, and in Poland is the Zloty. Austria and Germany use the Euro. While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive on your trip, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Poland and Germany. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • If you like meat and potatoes, chances are you’ll love the food in the Czech Republic.  The country is also known for its long-standing tradition for beer.  Most towns have at least one brewery, so it’s no surprise that the Czech consume more beer per capita than any other country.  In Austria you’ll find more hearty cuisine, but nothing beats the desserts. Try delicious treats like Viennese Sachertorte (dense chocolate cake) and apple strudel. In Hungary you’ll find hearty specialties including goulash, winter salami, pork stew, and chicken paprikash. Poland offers even more rich and hearty. Be sure to sample the variety of delicious Pierogi dumplings stuffed with potatoes and cheese, mushrooms, meat, and even fruit.  And in Germany, don’t miss the variety of bratwurst with sauerkraut, cold cuts, spätzle, potato dumplings, and black forest cake. 

  • We suggest packing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. It’s important to bring comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • When dining out it’s appropriate to leave up to 10 percent gratuity for good service at restaurants.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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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.

Budapest

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: €63.00

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: €49.00

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. When the Parliament is closed, we will visit the exquisite 'Renaissance' Opera House and the optional will be offered at €43.
Adult Price: €61.00

Krakow

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 savoring a delicious meal of Polish specialties and beverages at our specially-selected venue.
Adult Price: €59.00

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.
Adult Price: €54.00

Vienna

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: €62.00

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 VIP entrance to make the most of your time.
Adult Price: €45.00

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.
Adult Price: €100.00

Warsaw

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: €46.00

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: €34.00

Prague

Beautiful Prague By Night

Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city by private tram or mini bus 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: €39.00

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 specialties.
Adult Price: €49.00

Berlin

Dinner And Berlin By Night

Tonight join us as we enjoy great food, wine, beer, music and company before discovering the stunning illuminated landmarks of the German capital.
Adult Price: €60.00

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: €31.00

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 specialties.
Adult Price: €59.00

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