EASTERN EUROPE EXPEDITION
· Unlock the lesser-known, fairytale side of Europe with this expedition combing cityscapes, national parks, and rolling countryside. Learn about the complicated history of Eastern Europe while sampling delicious local cuisine, visiting statuesque castles and fortresses, and exploring pristine national parks.
Trip Summary: Eastern Europe | 12 Days
Trip Dates: Year Round
Group Size: Maximum 12
Price From: $4200 per person
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This is an all-inclusive package including accommodation for all nights, all in-country transport, instruction from our expert guides, & all meals and activities as listed on the itinerary. *International Airfare and Visa Fees are not included, but we do offer assistance.
This Acanela Expedition © is the perfect fusion between luxury & adventure. Embark on this small group exploration and have hands-on encounters with locals, while experiencing all the historical and culinary highlights along the way.
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- Travel by train through the countries of Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary while stopping along the way to explore breathtaking mountains, storybook castles, and scenic wineries.
- Enjoy food and wine tours through Prague, Slovakia, and Hungary - dining on delicious Eastern European food.
- Hike Slovakia's Tatra Mountains and learn about the developing eco-tourism in the area
- Engage with local artisans, immerse yourself in their culture and traditions, and make memories that will last a lifetime
Itinerary | 12 Days
Days 1-3, Prague: You’ll begin your adventure in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, and one of the most architecturally stunning and culturally rich cities in all of Europe. You’ll come face to face with the unique buildings and revolutionary history of Prague as you wander the streets in search of local delicacies, followed by a tram ride to the historic Prague Castle—a baroque structure built in the 9th century, which houses the Bohemian Crown Jewels. Savor delightful dishes as you dine with locals and learn more about their culture, including how authentic Slovakian dishes are prepared. Accommodation: Prague Boutique Hotel
Days 4-6 Vienna: After a relaxing breakfast, you’ll check out of the hotel and enjoy a scenic train ride from Prague to Vienna. Once there, you’ll spend the rest of the day lounging in Austria’s idyllic capital city. The daily tours will take you past the many promenades, markets, cathedrals, and palaces scattered throughout this must-see European city. Engage with locals, learn about their culture, and come back to the hotel ready for an Austrian-style dinner and discussion about the experiences you’ve had thus far. Accommodation: Vienna Boutique Hotel
Days 7-9 Bratislava: Once again you’ll journey by train to one of Europe’s most mysterious capital cities—Bratislava, Slovakia. Spend the day exploring the Old Town and its medieval architecture, visit the nearby Small Carpathians mountain range, and marvel at the intricate castles and caves of the conservation area. A walking food tour of Bratislava will unlock the unique gastronomical and farming traditions of this Eastern European city, which reflect the ecological, historical, and political changes the city’s seen.
As you journey deeper into Slovakia, you’ll explore the nearly untouched Tatra Mountains as trained guides take you through the national park. Options include walking, hiking, cycling, or even an introduction to rock climbing.
Next, you’ll journey to the villages of Kosice and Tokaj on the other side of the Tatra Mountains. Learn about local traditions relating to food, farming, and wine production in this rural region. Traveling from Kosice, the second largest town in Slovakia, to the Tokaj Valley, you’ll attend a wine tasting in a 13th century wine cellar. You’ll spend the rest of the day in Kosice before heading onwards to Budapest. Accommodation: Bratislava Boutique Hotel
Days 10-12, Budapest Hungary: In the morning, you’ll take a train to Budapest, Hungary, and leisurely wander the city streets. Must-see sites include Buda Castle, Szechenyi Baths, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. The following day, enjoy a local food and wine tour as you explore this Eastern European hideaway. Sadly, the time has come to end our expedition; depart from Budapest or continue on to Slovenia. Accommodation: Budapest Boutique Hotel