Jul 30, 2020 — Aug 14, 2020
Discovering Eastern Europe
About the Tour
Leisurely and comprehensive, this 16-day small group tour provides a generous overview of four fascinating Eastern European nations. The journey begins in Poland’s capital, Warsaw, where sightseeing includes the faithfully rebuilt Old Town and moving visits to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. Next is historic Krakow with its celebrated medieval Old Town, and touring of the Wieliczka Salt Mines, a virtual underground city carved from salt. Travel through the snowcapped Tatra Mountains to Budapest and get acquainted with the “Paris of the East,” with its splendid architecture and lively café culture. After stops along the scenic Danube Bend, reach beloved Vienna and enjoy a classical music performance and visits to the grand Opera House and majestic Schönbrunn Palace. In elegant Prague, the final destination, touring includes the medieval Old Town, the Castle District, and the historic Jewish Quarter. U.S. Embassy briefings will heighten our understanding of these countries. Experience Germany’s cosmopolitan capital on an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour Berlin extension.
$5,397 including airfare from Boston or New York (other gateways available).
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“The briefings helped me to develop a new understanding of the nature of the region and I loved the beauty of Old Europe."
“All my trips with the World Affairs Council have been great and this was one of the best.”