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Best of the East
11 days/10 nights - From: 529 €


Select Departure City, Date & Package:

Florence
October 26 2017 (Thursday)
Full Package - Trans., Accom. & Activities - €599
Rome
October 26 2017 (Thursday)
Full Package - Trans., Accom. & Activities - €625
Fly-in (meet us there)
October 27 2017 (Friday)
Fly-In - Accom. & Activities Only - €539

Departure Times

Florence - 9:00pm
Rome - 5:30 - 6:00pm
Fly-In (meet us there) - arrival on your own Friday

Highlights

An 11 day & 10 night break trip that takes you on a journey to eastern Europe’s most excitng & historic cities. The trip begins with the Golden city and Czech capital, Prague, then onto the former capital of Poland, amazing Krakow, with a visit to the concentration camp of Auschwitz, continuing to the imperial cities of the former Austro-Hungarian empire, magical Budapest and ending in Vienna, Austria. This trip to four different countries gives you the opportunity to experience four uniquely different cultures, and all in the cheapest parts of Europe! 

Itinerary

Thursday - Day 1 Depart Florence/Rome via luxury coach w/DVD movies for overnight ride to Prague. Stops for dinner/bathroom along the way.

*Fly-In package arrival on your own to Prague with trip starting on Friday (you will be sent exact instructions on how to arrive). Actvities start from Friday when the bus group arrives. If you plan on arriving a day earlier, and would like an extra night of accommodations, please contact us. 

Friday - Day 2 - Prague Morning arrival with a little time to drop bags (check in to rooms available from 3pm) get some food and freshen up and then head out on our walking tour of Prague (start time at approx. 10:30am). Tour will include stops such as the Charles Bridge, John Lennon Wall, the Prague Castle, the Jewish quarter, the Old Town Square. Tour will cover all of the city’s major sights so you can have Saturday free. At night we have a pub crawl offered with power hour, stops at multiple bars and ending at a club (and with drink discounts at each stop)! Overnight in Prague. 

Saturday - Day 3 - Prague Breakfast included. Free day to explore Prague’s gothic streets, visit the city’s famous museums, go shopping or enjoy the amazing beer culture (take a brewery tour at Staropramen)!. At night we'll offer a traditional Czech dinner at one of Prague's best spots for great, and cheap, Czech food and beer! Overnight in Prague. 

Sunday - Day 4 - Prague Breakfast provided. Free day and night in Prague. A great day to explore spots outside the city like a day trip to Kutna Hora (famous for the "bone church") or to the beautiful town of Cesky Krumlov. Overnight in Prague. 

Monday - Day 5 - Krakow Breakfast provided, check out and early morning transfer to Krakow (travel time approx. 6 hours) with early ahernoon arrival. Check into hostel, free time and optional traditional Polish dinner in Krakow’s historic center followed by night out to its numerous bars and clubs (some of the most per capita anywhere in the world!). Overnight in Krakow. 

Tuesday - Day 6 - Krakow Breakfast provided, followed by walking tour of Krakow’s historic center, Wawel Castle and Jewish Quarter. Free time after with optional night out in Krakow and pub crawl (including power hour, stops at multiple bars and ending at a club). Overnight in Krakow. 

Wednesday - Day 7 - Krakow & Auschwitz Breakfast provided, followed by 8:00 a.m. transfer to see the sobering Auschwitz-Berkinau concentration camps (film and guided tour included - Auschwitz-Birkenau is the infamous Nazi concentration camp that became the the world’s worst spot of genocide with the extermination of 1.5 million people: Jews, Poles, Gypsies, prisoners of war and many others were murdered in this camp). Mid-ahernoon arrival back to Krakow with free evening. Overnight in Krakow. 

Thursday - Day 8 - Budapest Breakfast provided. Noon transfer to Budapest with early evening arrival (travel time approx. 6 hours). Check into hostel with traditional Hungarian group dinner offered and night out in Budapest to the city’s famous ruin bars. 

Friday - Day 9 - Budapest Breakfast provided followed by walking tour of Budapest Tour will include stops such as St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Dohany Synagogue, Parliament and across the famous Chain Bridge to the Buda Hill castle and Fisherman’s Bastion for views over the city. Free afternoon to further explore this amazing city. At night we will offer an optional boat cruise along the Danube River, and aher we will head out to the lively (and cheap) bars/clubs (including the “Ruin” Bars) in the heart of the city. 

Saturday - Day 10 - Budapest Breakfast included. Free day to explore Budapest and its sights, museums, shopping , etc. and a possible caving excursion underneath Buda Hill! Euroadventures trip leader will offer an afternoon excursion to one of the famous baths in Budapest. As well, on Saturday nights you can check out the famous parties at one of the baths (SPArty)! 

Sunday - Day 11 - Vienna Breakfast provided, check out and early morning transfer to Vienna.  Afternoon to enjoy Vienna with walk through the historic center and time for lunch.  Afternoon departure with late Sunday arrival back to Florence/Rome.

* Fly-In package departure from Vienna on your own (though it's possible to depart from Budaepst as well for those finding better options from there).

**Listed i7nerary is an example of the typical trip schedule but can be subject to change ​(order of destinations can change for example).

Route

Prague - Krakow - Auschwitz - Budapest - Vienna

Quick Facts

Prague
Country: Czech Republic
Language: Czech
Currency: Czech Koruna

Krakow
Country: Poland
Language: Polish
Currency: Polish Zloty

Budapest
Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian
Currency: Hungarian Forint

Vienna
Country: Austria
Language: German
Currency: Euro

Available Packages

- Full Package - r/t transportation + accommodation + activities (from Florence or Rome)
- Fly In - accommodations & activities (start in Prague, end in Vienna)

Included:

Full Package:
- round trip transportation (from Florence/Rome)
- 3 nights accommodations in Prague
- 3 nights accommodations in Krakow
- 3 nights accommodations in Budapest
- 9 breakfasts
- Walking tour of Prague, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna
- Auschwitz excursion and tour
- Euroadventures trip leader
- Euroadventures information booklet

Fly In Package:
- 3 nights accommodations in Prague
- 3 nights accommodations in Krakow
- 3 nights accommodations in Budapest
- 9 breakfasts
- transportation between Prague, Krakow, Budapest & Vienna
- Walking tour of Prague, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna
- Auschwitz excursion and tour
- Euroadventures trip leader
- Euroadventures info packet
*this package does not include transportation to Prague and out of Vienna

Not included:

- Museum Entrances
- Pub Crawls
- Souvenirs
- Metro Tickets (Prague, Budapest or Vienna)
- Lunches & Dinners

Packing Tips

- Passport
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Rain coat or umbrella
- Towel
- Money

Where we stay

Centrally located hostels in Prague, Krakow and Budapest

Extra Activities

- Prague pubcrawl - 500 CZK (approx. 18 Euro)
- Staropramen brewery tour - 169 CZK (approx. 6.50 Euro)
- Day trip to Auschwitz & Birkenau - INCLUDED
- Krakow pubcrawl - 55 - 60 PLN (approx. 12-14 Euro)
- Budapest baths - 4900 HUN (approx. 15 Euro)
- Budapest boat cruise (2 hour evening boat cruise with optional all you can drink) - from 5000 HUN (approx. 15 Euro).

How To Reach Destination

If doing Fly-In option, and you need advice on how best to reach Prague and depart from Vienna (or Budapest), please email us.

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