Central Europe (6070)

15 Day Tour from Frankfurt to Frankfurt

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Learn about Central Europe’s rich history and see its historical sites as you travel through the heart of Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic.

One of the highlights of this Central Europe tour is a visit to Jasna Góra, the monastery near Czestochowa, an important pilgrimage spot. Its Black Madonna, a painting of the Virgin Mary, is a symbol of the country and venerated as the "Queen of Poland." While in Poland, you'll also stop in Auschwitz to visit what is left of the concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust.

Sightseeing with a Local Guide—a local expert who knows the history, culture, and secrets of the city—is included in Berlin, Warsaw, Kraków, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. Sights you’ll see during your city tours include Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, dating to 1791; Budapest’s Heroes' Square, representing 1,000 years of Hungarian history, Bratislava’s old town center; Prague’s Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of Europe’s oldest stone bridges, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410; and the Imperial city center of Vienna, the city of the Hapsburgs. . In Kraków, Poland’s most beautiful city and cultural capital, see the charming Market Square, and Wawel Cathedral, which houses the tombs of Poland’s royalty.

All of this,—plus stops in Weimar Poznan, Nuremberg and more —are included on this fabulous, value-minded Central Europe tour.
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 Tour Highlights

WEIMAR
Visit
BERLIN
Guided sightseeing
POZNAN
Visit
WARSAW
Guided sightseeing
JASNA GÓRA
Guided Monastery visit
AUSCHWITZ
Guided visit
KRAKÓW
Guided sightseeing
BUDAPEST
Guided sightseeing
BRATISLAVA
visit
VIENNA
Guided sightseeing
PRAGUE
Guided sightseeing
NUREMBERG
Visit

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

November 29 & December 6 Departures - include visit to Berlin, Budapest, and Prague Christmas markets.
December 29 Departure - New Year’s Eve in Berlin including festive dinner.

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN FRANKFURT AREA, GERMANY

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2 FRANKFURT AREA–WEIMAR–BERLIN

Our first stop today is in Weimar, one-time intellectual heart of Germany and host to such luminaries as Luther, Cranach, Bach, Liszt, Schiller, and, of course, Goethe himself. It was at one time rightly known as the “Athens of Germany.” Continue through Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt all the way to Germany’s capital city, Berlin.
Today’s Distance: 357 mi/ 575 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 BERLIN

On this morning’s included guided tour, learn how the city is no longer divided but every bit as fascinating. Once the city of contrasts with its West and East side separated into two different worlds by a wall, Berlin has developed into a harmonious blend of old and new. It has preserved the old buildings, such as the State Opera House and Brandenburg Gate; its neoclassic-style boulevards, such as the Kurfürstendamm and Unter den Linden; and it has created brand new buildings in the most daring, contemporary architectural styles. It is once again Germany’s capital and one of Europe’s most lively and interesting cities.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 BERLIN–POZNAN, POLAND–WARSAW

Drive east to Poznan, one of Poland’s oldest trading centers, and admire its renaissance market square. Continue to Warsaw, capital of Poland.
Today’s Distance: 367 mi/ 590 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 WARSAW

The included sightseeing tour is an excellent introduction to Warsaw, magnificently reconstructed after wartime destruction. Today, its wide avenues contrast strikingly with the narrow lanes of the old section.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 6 WARSAW–JASNA GÓRA–AUSCHWITZ–KRAKÓW

Two encounters with history on your southbound journey today. First, JASNA GÓRA near Czestochowa, the monastery that withstood the repeated onslaught of overwhelming Swedish forces during the religious wars of the 17th century. Since then, its Black Madonna has become the country’s national symbol. In the afternoon, visit what is left of the AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. Evening arrival in Kraków.
Today’s Distance: 289 mi/ 465 km

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Day 7 KRAKÓW

This, they say, is Poland’s most beautiful city. For almost 500 years it was the country’s capital, and today, it is without a doubt its cultural capital. Join the included morning sightseeing in ancient Kraków, for centuries the residence of Polish kings. See the Market Square, the Jewish Quarter, St. Mary’s Church, and visit WAWEL CATHEDRAL. Free time later to explore this interesting town at your own pace and mingle with the locals.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 KRAKÓW–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Travel through three countries today. First, south to the Tatra Mountains of Poland, then through scenic Slovakia, and finally into Hungary. Your destination is Budapest, the liveliest Eastern European capital.
Today’s Distance: 245 mi/ 395 km

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Day 9 BUDAPEST

Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque; Neoclassical to Art Nouveau, but also full of history, a food capital, and surprisingly rich in thermal waters. Discover all of this and more during the guided city tour.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 BUDAPEST–BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA–VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Journey northwest and cross the border into neighboring Slovakia. Stop in Bratislava, its intriguing capital on the banks of the Danube to explore the medieval Old Town. Continue west and enter Austria, arriving in magical Vienna.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi/ 280 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 VIENNA

Join the included city sightseeing tour for a great introduction to the major sights: the State Opera, Parliament, the ornate Rathaus (Town Hall), and views of the Hofburg Imperial Palace from Heroes’ Square. You’ll have plenty of time to discover Vienna on your own or join our wonderful optional excursions.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 VIENNA–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Morning at leisure or join an optional excursion. This afternoon, cross the Czech border into Moravia, then through the rich farmlands of Bohemia to Prague.
Today’s Distance: 208 mi/ 335 km

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Day 13 PRAGUE

The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. The included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK. Your Tour Director may suggest an optional evening excursion with traditional Czech music and entertainment.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 14 PRAGUE–NUREMBERG–GERMANY, FRANKFURT AREA

This morning visit Nuremberg with its pretty market square and Our Lady’s Church before heading towards the Frankfurt Area.
Today’s Distance: 323 mi/ 520 km

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Day 15 FRANKFURT AREA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With COSMOS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

VJENCESLAV ZATKOVIC

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I decided to become a Tour Director in order to see the world-and lose weight. Unfortunately, the latter is impossible in Slovenia and Croatia, because the food is incredible. Still, it was worth a try! Since those early years I've discovered that the reality of travel is better than I ever imagined. Every day is different, and there is always something new to see and learn.

Tour Director - VJENCESLAV ZATKOVIC

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Berlin
Warsaw
Krakow
Budapest
Vienna
Prague

Berlin

Food and Fun at Ziko's Grill

Food and Fun at Ziko's Grill

Enjoy a night of delectable food and lively atmosphere during this memorable dinner experience in the heart of Berlin.

Price Range: $$

WWII Berlin and the Cold War

WWII Berlin and the Cold War

From the Wannsee Conference House and Allied Museum to a nuclear bomb shelter built to protect more than 3,000 people, this interactive tour will enhance your visit to Berlin in a truly memorable way!

Price Range: $

Warsaw

Polin Polish Jews Museum

Polin Polish Jews Museum

Trace the dramatic thousand-year history of Jews in Poland on this mesmerizing guided visit to Warsaw's award-winning Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Price Range: $

Krakow

World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mine

World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mine

Visit one of Nature's most exciting theme parks: Wieliczka Salt Mine, 12 million years in the making! From underground lakes to chapels made of salt, you won't want to miss this unforgettable experience!

Price Range: $$

Traditional Polish Dinner and Folklore Show

Traditional Polish Dinner and Folklore Show

Let down your hair and enjoy a fun evening of authentic Polish cuisine, wine, and lively polka music and dancing.

Price Range: $$

Budapest

Danube Cruise

Danube Cruise

Discover the magic of Budapest on this enchanting Danube River cruise past the city's most famous landmarks!

Price Range: $

Hungarian Dinner & Folklore Show

Hungarian Dinner & Folklore Show

Dine in a peaceful wooded setting in the hills over Budapest on this memorable excursion featuring a dinner of local specialties and vivacious Hungarian folkloric entertainment.

Price Range: $$

Vienna

Classical Concert

Classical Concert

Enjoy a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe's prettiest venues.

Price Range: $$

Prague

Schönbrunn Palace, Cultural Gem of Austria

Schönbrunn Palace, Cultural Gem of Austria

Visit magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former summer residence of the Habsburg imperial family.

Price Range: $$

The Best of Prague's Castle District

The Best of Prague's Castle District

From castles and squares to crypts and cathedrals, discover the wonders of Prague's Castle District on this memorable guided walking tour.

Price Range: $

Czech Dinner & Folklore Show

Czech Dinner & Folklore Show

Experience the heart and traditions of the Czech Republic at this festive evening featuring the country's traditional food, music, song, and dance!

Price Range: $$

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