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The Best of Eastern Europe - G Adventures
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Linda "This was such a great trip! Being a bit older I was just as a bit worried about being too slow plus a bit not included. This was never the case. The CEO was brilliant in every way...diplomatic with all personality types, knowledgeable, helpful and funny! The destinations were just great with just enough time in each place. I will most definitely do more tours with G Adventures! Having a full time ..."
Excellent
14 reviews
Starts
Berlin
Destinations
+7
Ends
Budapest
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Highlights

  • Board a train bound for Warsaw
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial
  • Walk through the magical city of Prague
  • Raft on the Vltava River
Age range
12 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport
Start in Berlin and end in Budapest! With the in-depth cultural tour The Best of Eastern Europe, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Berlin to Budapest and through Berlin, Germany and 8 other destinations in Europe. The Best of Eastern Europe includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • KO
    Written on September 24, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was exactly what we wanted. Our wonderful tour guide took us safely from city to city (the most difficult part) and taught us how to get around in those cities. We had time to explore the cities and then catch up with the group each night over dinner. The only thing to improve it would be another day in Budapest. Overall it was exactly what we had hoped for. Accommodation was really good. In particular the place in Krakow was brilliant, we loved being in an old guest house in the old city!
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  • JF
    Written on September 23, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was great. Nothing comes to mind that could have been improved. Our CEO(ester) could not have been more helpful, particularly with medical help when needed! THANKS
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  • M
    Written on August 20, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Loved the adven! Umut, the guide for this tour was very professional, organized, and very helpful in making sure everyone received the information needed. Two of the hotels didn't have air conditioning and it was hot!
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  • CD
    Written on August 14, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    This tour tends to cater to people in their 20s and 30s. The hotels are just above Hostels and there are at times periods of 15 to 20 minutes of walking your luggage between modes of public transportation to and from hotels. Travelers who tend to prefer hotels with A/C during summer months and additional trip support should not travel using G Adventures. I joined the tour based on the itinerary, but should have planned this trip independently to book more comfortable hotels in better neighborhoods.
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  • KA
    Written on August 5, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    My tour was good. I didn't know what to expect because this was my first tour with G Adventures. I enjoyed every city we visited on the tour and the free time to be able to book my own tours based on what I wanted to see. I was not fond of the hotel selections made by G Adventures; they seemed to be more budget hotels. I'd prefer to pay a little more & stay in nicer rooms. At bare minimum I would like to have a safe in my room to secure valuables. My guide, Nick, was very helpful throughout the tour. He made lots of calls to confirm all the tours my friend & I booked through online websites (Viator & City-Discovery).
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  • SN
    Written on June 5, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Mostly as expected. Good intro to central Europe with a capable guide.
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  • The Best of Eastern Europe reviewer 7
    Written on January 2, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    I did enjoy parts of this trip but it was not what I expected at all. If you're thinking of booking it I would say save money and book it directly yourself. The whole point in an organised tour for me is that I don't have to think of what I need to do and research each area in depth, as the tour would provide a guide and a structure. The tour guide on this tour could only be described as a chaperone. The chaperone although on personal level very nice, he did not speak any of the languages of the countries we went to and had limited knowledge outside of basic directions. Positives - You cover a lot of cities if you do the appropriate research you will see a lot. All trains were very pleasant. Warsaw Local guide and Auschwitz tour guide were brilliant. With the exception of Berlin, all hotels were well located. Could be better if - Tour structure - this tour needed less free days and more structure. I've never done so much research for filling my time on an organised tour. It ruined my trip. Group size - 17 was too many. I would suggest 12 is enough. Dining - Less group dinners and reservations should have been booked at a restaurant as far in advanced as possible. The chaperone should ask all diners to pay the restaurant individually rather than as a group as contributions were often shorten. I'd say I'm at least down £30 because of just paying a little bit extra. Time of year - I would suggest that gadverntures don't run this tour over Christmas/New Year. Due to all the free days and little suggestions of that can be done, I ended up booking 15 tickets on my credit card for a show (so we would have something organised for Christmas Day)and asking for the cash back. Which I had to accept in euros now I have 500€ in cash which I either need to exchange back to my currency and lose money or keep hold of it on the off chance I might use it. Transfers - The orientation in Berlin walk included train rides 7€ it would be much easier if gadventures arranged this for people and handed out tickets to everyone rather than booking myself. Suitably sized transfers should also be included in the price, it was odd that sometimes we walked from the train station to the hotel and the next we would be cramped into a taxi and reimbursed. In Warsaw the guide ended up buy and 1.5hr ticket "just in case" we lost the 24 hour ticket we brought- such a waste of money. I also noted that two of the transfers were supposed to be by train but were by bus instead. Weather - If the group is going on a long walking tour outside it would beneficial to tell them to dress up. A lot of the people on the tour were not suitably dress for a two hour outdoor tour and they weren't aware of duration. The local guide in Warsaw insisted he would not start unless people had a hat on.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time here Kate - I can see you put a lot of thought into that. I am sorry things did not go as smoothly as you (and us) might have hoped.
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  • LM
    Written on December 5, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was such a great trip! Being a bit older I was just as a bit worried about being too slow plus a bit not included. This was never the case. The CEO was brilliant in every way...diplomatic with all personality types, knowledgeable, helpful and funny! The destinations were just great with just enough time in each place. I will most definitely do more tours with G Adventures! Having a full time CEO makes travelling easy! All the customers have to do is have fun!
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  • JL
    Written on August 29, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    Was a great experience with great people and an awesome tour leader
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  • T
    Written on June 30, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    GAdventures is a great tour operator, loved my trip.
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Itinerary

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  • Day 1 Berlin
  • Day 2 Berlin (1B)
  • Day 3 Berlin/Warsaw (1B)
  • Day 4 Warsaw/Kraków (1B)
  • Days 5-6 Kraków
  • Day 6 Kraków (1B)
  • Day 7 Kraków/Prague (1B)
  • Days 8-9 Prague
  • Day 10 Prague/Český Krumlov (1B)
  • Day 11 Český Krumlov (1B)
  • Day 12 Český Krumlov/Vienna (1B)
  • Day 13 Vienna (1B)
  • Day 14 Vienna/Budapest (1B)
  • Day 15 Budapest (1B)

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    • May 1, 2017

      Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

    • February 1, 2017

      Does this tour include Auchwitz?

      Yes, on Days 5-6 you will explore charming Krakow. Visit Auschwitz on for a sobering look at the region's history.

    • December 1, 2016

      What is the average group size of this tour?

      This tour offers a small group experience with maximum 16 and an average of 12 travellers.

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    Currencies

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    Germany , Austria and Slovakia
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    Poland
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    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Ideally 2 months before travel.

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    Berlin is the starting point and Budapest is the endpoint.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 December 2017 the full payment of $1,954 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1954 for The Best of Eastern Europe, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,855 km.
    • Berlin (Germany)
    • 517 km
    • Warsaw (Poland)
    • 334 km
    • Zakopane (Poland)
    • 85 km
    • Krakow (Poland)
    • 394 km
    • Prague (Czech Republic)
    • 142 km
    • Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic)
    • 166 km
    • Vienna (Austria)
    • 55 km
    • Bratislava (Slovakia)
    • 161 km
    • Budapest (Hungary)

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