Central/Eastern Europe Grand Tour

Central Europe Tour

22 – 30 September 2023

A demanding but spectacular tour taking in six European countries. You will experience more than just the sights of Central and Eastern Europe with our rich and diverse programme. We will take you to the local cuisine, wine-tasting and breweries, cultural programmes, folklore and customs, classical music concerts and opera that will give you a real taste of this part of Europe.

Tour Operator: Petr Novák

Max group size: xy

Age range: 5 to 99

Operated in: English


1663€/p.p in dbl room

199€ sgl suppl

Places you will see


Vienna, Carnuntum, Lednice castle, Ossuary in Sedlec, Prague


Day 1:

22 September

Arrival in Vienna, individual transfer to the hotel, free time

Dinner in the hotel

Overnight in Vienna

Day 2:

23 September

In the morning we will start with extensive Vienna sightseeing – by bus and by foot.
During the bus tour you can see the UNO City, is one of the four official headquarters of the United Nations. Hundertwasser house – one of Austria’s architectural highlights, the house designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser: amazing shapes, fantastic colours and more than 200 trees and shrubs on the balconies and roof terraces make the Hundertwasserhaus a green oasis in the heart of the city. Also  Belveder castle – another famous art museum incl. vast gardens (no admissions).

Later in the morning, we will take you to Kahlenberg peak for the heavenly views on Vienna.

Free time during the lunch time to enjoy the city on your own.

In the afternoon the tour will continue by foot. You will see the symbol of Vienna –Stephansdom (St. Stephen´s Cathedral), the Parliament building, the Town Hall and the Baroque Plague Column on the famous shopping street Graben. You will stroll around the Royal Palace Hofburg and its vast gardens.  Of course, you will not miss the National Opera House, Roman Catholic Franciscan Church (Franziskanerkirche), Maria-Theresien-Platz with the grand monument to Empress Maria Theresa and the 2 vast historical buildings – one housing the largest art museum in Vienna (Kunsthistorisches Museum) and the other building housing Museum of Natural History (Naturhistorisches Museum), also another famous shopping street Kärntner Strasse and the Donner Fountain. In the evening   Gastronomic Austrian dinner

Overnight in Vienna

Day 3:

24 September

On your way to Bratislava you will stop in Carnuntum – an amazing reminder of the Roman times on this territory.  It is not just a museum. You  will see how the Romans really lived, how they worked, what they ate. A special experience during this tour will be the visit of the Roman spa incl. their floor heating system how it was built 2 millenniums ago!
We come to Bratislava at noon. You  will have some time and a lot of options where you can have your lunch. After the lunch your tour of Bratislava will start. The bus will take you to the Bratislava castle from where you can have nice views to the Danube river, the bridges and a big part of the city. Along the way you can see the Grassalkovitch Palace – the current seat of the president.
From the castle you will walk down to the historical centre where you can see: the Jewish  monument, St. Martins Church, House of the National Opera and the Ganymed fountain, Main square with the Maximilian fountain, Town hall, The Primate’s Palace where the peace treaty with  Napoleon was signed in 1805, Michael’s Gate – the only city gate that has been preserved of the mediaeval fortifications. The city centre is rather small but picturesque.

Dinner will be served in the rotating restaurant of the TV tower.

Overnight in Bratislava

Day 4:

25 September

Banska Štiavnica (UNESCO site) inc. the Pocuvadlo lake
Before entering the splendid city of Banska Stiavnica you will take a short bus trip to the lake Pocuvadlo…what does it has to do with the old mining city? You will learn there… 🙂
Transfer to Banska Stiavnica and a common lunch. And after it the city tour can start.
Banska Stiavnica is an old mining city, famous in the past for its huge production of silver and other precious metals. Many outstanding engineers and scientists visited this town and contributed to its fame. This old mediaeval mining centre grew into a splendid town with Renaissance palaces, churches more than 500 years old, elegant castles and cosy squares. The centre of the town blends harmoniously with the surrounding landscape, which contains many vivid reminders of the city’s mining heritage. 
In the historic centre of the town there are 360 artistic and historic monuments. The most precious and famous monuments include the Old and New Castles, the Kammerhof – the former seat of the mining guild and the central administration office for the mines, iron mills and mints in the area of central Slovakia (it is the largest building complex on the territory of the city), the Knocking Tower, the Holy Trinity Square with the Column of Holy Trinity (built by the town to give thanks for the end of a plague epidemic), the Rose Street. On the hill one of the dominants, Baroque Calvary, towers above the city.
After the city tour a short relax in the hotel and then – traditional Slovak dinner + rich folklore program presented by the famous local folklore group.
Overnight in Banska Stiavnica

Day 5:

26 September

In the morning you will continue your tour to the Czech republic. However, before you reach the border, you will make a stop in Trencin to visit the famous Trencin castle built in the 11the century. The castle was built to guard important merchants roads from North to the South. Even though the castle is so old, it has been well reconstructed so nowadays in fact the whole castle is available for tourists. You will see several palaces and towers, barracks and the famine prison – and the famous well of love (the story about the well you will hear during the tour).
There are more options for your lunch in the centre which is just below the castle.

Just below the castle – on the castle rock there is an important historical artefact – the table from 179 AD which was put there to commemorate the victory of the Roman army above the German troops. From Trencin you will continue to the eastern part of the Czech republic – Morava region, famous for its historical sights and great wine.
During the evening you will taste some of the best Moravian wines and the local cuisine.

Overnight in Lednice area

Day 6:

27 September

One of the top attractions in the region is the picturesque Lednice castle incl. amazing vast garden – former property of the Lichtenstein family – they owned it for almost 700 years and it was confiscated after the 2nd world. Not only the castle is worth to see – the huge garden belonging to the castle with its attractions is just a MUST TO SEE. You will take a boat trip along the river of Dyje which flows through the garden to visit the Minaret, a surprising construction in the area where there have not been any  Moslims.
Lunch will be served in a restaurant in Lednice.  After it you will visit one of the spectacular sights in Europe – Jewish residential quarter in Trebic – one of the very few completely preserved Jewish quarters outside Israel.
Overnight in Trebic

Day 7:

28 September

In the morning you continue to Kutna Hora – a  small town in the middle of the Czech republic with rich history going back to the 13 century. The history is closely connected with the silver mining and the mint – the Prague Gros from Kutna Hora was widely know across Europe in middle ages. The wealth of the city in those times is well documented by rich architectural sights, among them the Gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara is the most precious one.
However, the first stop will be in Sedlec. You will see an amazing ossuary there. The tour of Kutna Hora will follow after lunch which you can have in several restaurants in Kutna Hora.

Overnight in Kutna Hora

Day 8:

29 September

You take a transfer to Prague in the morning. The sightseeing will start with the dominant of Prague – the Prague castle.
Prague Castle – an ancient symbol of Prague, the most significant Czech monument, UNESCO Heritage with a tradition of more than 1000 years. Prague Castle was most likely founded by Prince Borivoj of the Premysl Dynasty around 800 AD. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70 000 m2.

Apart from the castle itself there were several churches built on the castle ground, the most important and the biggest being the Church of St. Vitus – one of the most important churches in the Czech republic because there were kept the relics of the saints and patrons of the land (St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert). Also a very famous part of the castle area is the street –  so called „Golden street“ – the name comes from the middle ages when there settled goldsmith and alchemists – nowadays there are shops with souvenirs there.
Nowadays, the Prague castle is the seat of the Czech president.

From the castle you will walk down along the Nerudova street to the Little Quarter – an ancient part of Prague on the bank of the Vltava river with several churches (the most important is the church housing the famous statue of  Jesulus Pragensis).

You can have your lunch in one of the restaurants at Little Quarter – there is plenty of choice.

Then across the Charles bridge – one of the most famous attractions of Prague – full of various artists offering nice souvenirs. You will get to the Old Town square where the most interesting building is the town hall incl. the amazing astronomical clock. On the square we also need to mention the Church of Our Lady before Tyn . The church was designed in the late Gothic style.

Then you continue the walk to the Wenceslas square  – the main Prague artery- the centrum of commercial and social life.

Here your Prague sightseeing comes to its end. Transfer to the hotel and a short relax before dinner.

The dinner will be served during the cruise on the Vltava river.

Overnight in  Prague

Day 9:

30 September

Departure home (individual)

What is included


Accommodation in double room in 3-4hotels


Half board + 2 lunches (Banska Stiavnica, Lednice)


English speaking tour leader and English speaking local guides


all in-land bus transfers ( Day 2- 8)

Additional Services

Sightseeing and admissions as below, folklore programme in Banska Stiavnica, wine tasting in the Lednice region, boat trip in Lednice, cruise on Vltava with dinner in Prague

Sightseeing: Vienna, Bratislava, Banska Stiavnica, Trebic, Kutna Hora, Prague;
admissions: St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Carnuntum, mine adit in Banska Stiavnica, Trencin castle, Lednice chateau,  Jewish quarters in Trebic, ossuary in Sedlec,  church of St. Vitus in Prague



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3 countries in Central and Eastern Europe

5 days visiting countries in central and Eastern Europe

3 countries in Central and Eastern Europe

5 days visiting countries in central and Eastern Europe

3 countries in Central and Eastern Europe

5 days visiting countries in central and Eastern Europe