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Treasures of Eastern Europe

Venice to Budapest
14 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EULDET14
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Inclusions

  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 15 towns, villages and cities
  • 21 meals - 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • Expert services of an APT Tour Director
  • Transfers, tipping and sundries

Be transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Dinner tonight.

Stay: Two Nights: Venice, Hotel Danieli (or similar)

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Let Venice's unrivalled beauty take your breath away on a walking tour. Stroll through the winding lanes beside the Grand Canal and St. Mark's Square and be entranced by the stunning St. Mark's Basilica and Rialto Market. Alternatively, you may spend the day exploring the city at your leisure, taking an iconic gondola ride or strolling through the artist district of Dorsoduro.

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Join your train for a lunchtime departure and travel through the scenic countryside of Italy and Austria en route to Prague.

Stay: Nine Nights: Golden Eagle Danube Express

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Take in a tour of Prague's Old Town Square with its historic buildings and Astronomical Clock, the historic 14th-century Charles Bridge and Jewish Quarter. Board a vintage tram and travel through the city and Wenceslas Square, then up to Prague Castle and the St. Vitus Cathedral. Enjoy lunch overlooking the capital. Later, relax on board a private boat for an afternoon cruise on the Vlatava River.

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Enjoy the morning at leisure. Perhaps stroll the cobbled streets, relax in the ancient squares and admire the delights of this ‘City of a Hundred Spires’. Re-board your train this afternoon and travel on the Zittau Schmalspurbahn heritage steam railway up to the towns of Kurort Oybin and Kurort Jonsdorf in the Zittau Mountains. On your return, relish a delicious barbecue dinner at the Zittau locomotive depot.

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A city tour today will show the highlights of both East and West Berlin including the Reichstag. Cross the former Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate, visit Checkpoint Charlie and the Museum Haus and delight at the sight of the Charlottenburg Palace. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of East Berlin’s communist past, the Stasi HQ of the East German secret police, Berlin Wall Crossing points and the East Side Gallery.

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As the actual location of the start of World War II and where the fall of Communism began, spend the day in Gdansk at the Solidarity Trade Union Museum. Later, enjoy a private organ concert at Oliwa Cathedral and a visit to Dlugi Targ (Long Market).

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The seat of the Teutonic State from the 13th century, Malbork is home to the legendary Teutonic Knights. This morning explore Malbork castle, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, take a cruise along the Elblag canal to Ostróda. Later, steam through the afternoon to southern Poland.

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Enjoy a tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mines or visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Later, enjoy a walking tour of Kraków.

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Known as the capital of the Polish mountains, Zakopane is Poland’s best known alpine summer resort. Begin the day with a gentle raft trip through the gorges of the Dunajec River. You'll then take a tour of Zakopane itself, followed by a cable car ride. This evening, travel to Chabówka to visit the heritage railway museum.

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Wake this morning in Vienna. Visit the Naschmarkt, home to over 100 food and antique stalls. Alternatively, visit Schönbrunn Palace. This evening, enjoy a private concert at the House of Mozart, featuring the Vienna Orchestra.

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Arrive into Keszthely this morning. Here visit the baroque Festetics Palace. Afterwards, relish a relaxing boat cruise on the calm waters of Lake Balaton before rejoining the train. Upon arrival, enjoy a special welcome reception in the Royal Waiting Room at Budapest Nyugati station.

Stay: Two Nights: Budapest, Four Seasons Gresham Palace (or similar)

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Budapest is a melting pot of European cultures and history, with stunning architecture and fascinating sites. Among many highlights such as the Royal Palace, St. Mathias Church and Gellert Hill, your city tour will also include a tour of the Citadel, the Opera House, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Heroes Square and the City Park before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.

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After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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