10 or 12 days
Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria

Travel through the Iron Curtain and World War II to Gothic cathedrals and ancient cities that are now more vibrant than ever.

Berlin mixes historical significance, rich culture and an exciting cosmopolitan energy. Prague, which escaped the bombs of World War II, woos you with old-world charm. And in Krakow and Budapest, two of Europe's most underrated cities, architectural gems await around every corner.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

  • Day 3: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate
    • Kurfürstendamm
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall

    See Checkpoint Charlie

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Potsdam

    Potsdam

    Take a half-day excursion to Potsdam, where the postwar fate of Germany was decided at the 1945 Potsdam Conference. Potsdam was also the royal playground of Frederick the Great of Prussia. Explore baroque palaces, pavilions, and the royal residence’s gardens, then take a guided visit inside either Sanssouci or Cecilienhof.

  • Day 4: Berlin • Dresden • Prague

    Travel via Dresden to Prague

    Take a tour of Dresden

    Take a walking tour of Prague
  • Day 5: Prague

    Take a guided tour of Prague

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Charles Bridge
    • Market Square
    • Jewish Quarter

    Visit St. Vitus Cathedral

    Visit the Golden Lane

  • Day 6: Prague • Kraków

    Travel to Kraków

    Take a guided tour of Kraków 

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Wawel Hill
    • Glowny Square

    Visit Wawel Cathedral

    Visit St. Mary's Basilica
  • Day 7: Kraków

    Take a day trip to Auschwitz and Birkenau

    Tour the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with an expert local guide

    Explore Kraków on your own

  • Day 8: Kraków • Slovakia • Budapest

    Travel via Slovakia and the Tatra Mountains to Budapest

    Take a walking tour of Budapest

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Fisherman’s Bastion
    • Hungarian Parliament building
  • Day 9: Budapest

    Take a guided tour of Budapest

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Heroes' Square
    • Castle Hill
    • Gellért Hill

    Visit Matthias Church
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Budapest baths

    Budapest baths

    Budapest’s Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the largest of its kind in Europe. This sprawling spa surrounds you in romantic Neo-baroque architecture. Relax in the indoor thermal baths or venture to the outdoor swimming pool, where you can play chess with locals on oversized boards. Later, explore nearby Heroes’ Square and City Park’s Vajdahunyad Castle, which features replicas of famous Hungarian landmarks.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Budapest • Vienna

    Travel to Vienna

    Enjoy a Wiener Schnitzel dinner

  • Day 11: Vienna

    Take a guided tour of Vienna

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ringstrasse
    • Parliament building
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofburg Palace 

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace
  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

  • Day 3: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate
    • Kurfürstendamm
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall

    See Checkpoint Charlie

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Potsdam

    Potsdam

    Take a half-day excursion to Potsdam, where the postwar fate of Germany was decided at the 1945 Potsdam Conference. Potsdam was also the royal playground of Frederick the Great of Prussia. Explore baroque palaces, pavilions, and the royal residence’s gardens, then take a guided visit inside either Sanssouci or Cecilienhof.

  • Day 4: Berlin • Dresden • Prague

    Travel via Dresden to Prague

    Take a tour of Dresden

    Take a walking tour of Prague
  • Day 5: Prague

    Take a guided tour of Prague

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Charles Bridge
    • Market Square
    • Jewish Quarter

    Visit St. Vitus Cathedral

    Visit the Golden Lane

  • Day 6: Prague • Kraków

    Travel to Kraków

    Take a guided tour of Kraków 

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Wawel Hill
    • Glowny Square

    Visit Wawel Cathedral

    Visit St. Mary's Basilica
  • Day 7: Kraków

    Take a day trip to Auschwitz and Birkenau

    Tour the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with an expert local guide

    Explore Kraków on your own

  • Day 8: Kraków • Slovakia • Budapest

    Travel via Slovakia and the Tatra Mountains to Budapest

    Take a walking tour of Budapest

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Fisherman’s Bastion
    • Hungarian Parliament building
  • Day 9: Budapest

    Take a guided tour of Budapest

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Heroes' Square
    • Castle Hill
    • Gellért Hill

    Visit Matthias Church
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Budapest baths

    Budapest baths

    Budapest’s Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the largest of its kind in Europe. This sprawling spa surrounds you in romantic Neo-baroque architecture. Relax in the indoor thermal baths or venture to the outdoor swimming pool, where you can play chess with locals on oversized boards. Later, explore nearby Heroes’ Square and City Park’s Vajdahunyad Castle, which features replicas of famous Hungarian landmarks.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Budapest • Vienna

    Travel to Vienna

    Enjoy a Wiener Schnitzel dinner

  • Day 11: Vienna

    Take a guided tour of Vienna

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ringstrasse
    • Parliament building
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofburg Palace 

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace
  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    5 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (6 with extension); 1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director; 3 walking tours (4 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Topography of Terror Museum; St. Vitus Cathedral; Golden Lane; Auschwitz and Birkenau; Wawel Cathedral; St. Mary's Church; Matthias Church; With extension: Schönbrunn Palace

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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