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19 day Highlights of Eastern Europe with Emirates flights

19 day Highlights of Eastern Europe with Trafalgar, including return international Emirates flights, airport transfers, breakfast daily, escorted tour guide throughout, dedicated, air-conditioned transportation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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Unearth beautiful Europe with a 19 day Highlights of Eastern Europe tour. 

Tune into the enchanting musical heritage of Vienna and admire the magnificent Hofburg Palace. Cross the lush green hills of Slovenia to arrive in Lake Bled, an exquisite natural retreat that’s set in amongst the mountains. Travel to the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, and visit the sights of the city including the Gothic Cathedral, the Opera House and St Mark’s Church. See the largest lake in Central Europe, Lake Balaton, before continuing on to the romantic capital of Budapest. 

Watch the pristine landscape of Slovakia pass you by as you journey on to your next destination, Krakow. Wander through the charming Old Town, visit the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill and visit a traditional milk bar to enjoy a slice of Polish Sernik Babci. Reflect on the devastation caused by the Holocaust with a tour of Auschwitz. Visit the once Nazi destroyed town of Warsaw and witness its incredible triumph over the tragedy of war and communism over the years. 

Arrive in the amazing city of Berlin and explore some of its most famous sights including the neoclassical Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag Building. Wander the fairy-tale city of Prague and take in its remarkable Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque facades. End your tour journeying through the green and golden landscapes of Southern Bohemia to the town of Tábor.

Your package includes return flights, accommodation, English speaking tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more.

See Inclusions for more. 


Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Vienna

Depart Australia today to begin your journey of Eastern European adventure. 

Day 2: Vienna (D)

Tune into the enchanting musical heritage of Vienna, your launchpad to a grand adventure through the highlights of Eastern Europe. Upon arrival at the airport, take a group transfer to your hotel (please refer to the Fine Print section of this page for important transfer details). After check-in, join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing walking tour of Old Vienna, revealing fascinating insights into the Habsburg dynasty, once one of the most influential royal houses of Europe. Admire the Hofburg Palace, Imperial Boulevards, Am Hof Square and the beloved St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its colourful tiled roof. This evening we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick off our exciting holiday.

Hotel: Hilton Danube

Day 3: Vienna – Lake Bled (B,D)

We cross the Loibl Pass in the Karawanken Mountains into the lush green hills of Slovenia, arriving later in Lake Bled, an exquisite natural retreat set against the backdrop of forests and mountains. Why not admire its crystal clear waters from the comfort of a boat and gaze in wonder at the fairy-tale castle clinging dramatically to a cliff that rises up from the lake’s edge? This evening, we dine at our hotel.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Lake Bled And Castle Exploration. With our Local Specialist, we’ll enjoy magnificent views of Lake Bled, learn Slovenian history and traditions and take a traditional “Pletna” boat across the lake. We’ll visit the Church of St. Mary’s with its wishing bell and then visit 1,000-year-old Bled Castle to explore its ancient interior and experience spectacular aerial views of the region.

Hotel: Park

Day 4: Lake Bled (B)

Spend the day at leisure soaking up the romantic atmosphere of this alpine lake setting. Perhaps visit the ruins on Bled Island, navigate the lake’s tranquil waters from a canoe, or consider joining an Optional Experience to the extensive maze of underground caves at Postojna.ight.

Hotel: Park

Day 5: Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Zagreb (B,D)

We leave the emerald waters of Bled behind and arrive in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where we will join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour to see its Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum, Three Bridges Square and Castle, enjoying magnificent views of the city. We cross into Croatia and arrive in its capital, Zagreb – our home for the next two nights where we will spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Consider heading to Tkalčićeva Street to indulge in the flavours of traditional fruit brandy.

Hotel: The Westin

Day 6: Zagreb (B)

Explore a tale of two hilltop settlements and Zagreb’s charming cobblestone lanes and squares, to this day lit by gas lamps. Join a Local Specialist who will share the landmarks of the city’s lower and upper town, including the Gothic Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Opera House and St. Mark’s Church, with its exquisitely coloured roof. Spend the rest of the day at leisure paying homage to the patron saint of Zagreb at its Stone Gate, or enjoying the city views from Strossmartre.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Kumrovec with Food and Drinks. A scenic drive out of Zagreb with our Local Specialist brings us to the Croatian village of Kumrovec, birthplace of the late President of Yugoslavia, Marshall Tito. You’ll see his house, now a museum, and have time to explore the museum village. Later, share a meal of delicious regional specialities in a picturesque restaurant with magnificent views of the Croatian countryside

Hotel: The Westin

Day 7: Zagreb – Lake Balaton – Budapest (B)

Crossing the border into Hungary, we enjoy a photo stop on the shores of Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe and known affectionately by locals as the ‘Hungarian Sea’. We continue to the romantic capital of Budapest – our home for the next two nights. Meander along the romantic Danube on a scenic river cruise, enjoy an evening of Hungarian wine tasting or relax in the healing waters of the Szecheyni Spa Bath as the sun sets.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Danube Cruise With Dinner. Enjoy a scenic cruise on our private boat on the romantic Danube. You’ll savour a tasty dinner selection of Hungarian specialities with drinks included and see Budapest’s spectacular illuminations, which give it the nickname ‘The Paris of the East’.

Hotel: Danubius Margitsziget

Day 8: Budapest (B,D)

We join a Local Specialist for a fascinating walking tour of the Castle district today, admiring picture-perfect views of the Danube and Fisherman’s Bastion with its towers representing the seven Magyar tribes that formed the Hungarian nation. See the imposing Parliament and the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. Later we join the Schieszl family for a traditional Be My Guest dinner and hear the story of their winery that once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Wonders Of Budapest. Immersing ourselves in the wonders of this spectacular city, We’ll enjoy a tour of the magnificent Hungarian Parliament building. We’ll also spend time visiting the beautiful, ornate St Stephen’s Basilica. Then, we’ll enjoy a light lunch at the world-famous Gundel Restaurant to refuel with soup, pancakes & a drink.

Hotel: Danubius Margitsziget

Day 9: Budapest – Slovakia – Krakow (B)

The pristine natural landscape of Slovakia provides a picturesque backdrop for our journey to Poland, past the foothills of the Tatra Mountains. We arrive in the enchanting city of Kraków where we enjoy time at leisure. Consider an evening of lively Polish entertainment with dinner, or perhaps visit a traditional Polish Wodka Bar.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Farmhouse Dinner And Polka Party. Tonight, you’ll have a chance to enjoy the typical Polka music and traditional dance of Poland’s rich culture, while savoring a delicious meal of Polish specialties and beverages at our specially-selected venue

Hotel: Qubus

Day 10: Krakow (B,D)

A leisurely walk through the beautiful streets of Kraków this morning with our Local Specialist showcases the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill, recognised as the most historically and culturally significant site in Poland. We continue through the charming Old Town with a visit to the Renaissance Cloth Hall and the Mariacki Church. Spend the afternoon exploring the city or consider visiting a traditional milk bar, enjoy a slice of Polish Sernik Babci in the Old Town Square or join an Optional Experience to the unique Wieliczka Salt Mine, where underground chambers are hewn out of rock salt. This evening, we dine at our hotel.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Wieliczka Salt Mines Exploration. Visit this amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed site just outside Krakow and marvel at the unique sculptures and setting of this 800-year old salt mine. See chambers, chapels and even salt chandeliers as we follow our guide 135 m (440 ft) underground. 

Hotel: Qubus

Day 11: Krakow – Auschwitz – Czestochowa – Warsaw (B,D)

Our journey this morning takes us to the concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust and more than a million lives lost. Travelling to Jasna Gora Monastery, we rub shoulders with Catholic pilgrims who have journeyed to the famous shrine to the Virgin Mary for centuries to see the iconic Black Madonna of Czestochowa. This evening, we arrive in the elegant Polish capital of Warsaw where we will dine tonight at our hotel.

Hotel: Leonardo Royal

Day 12: Warsaw (B)

Soak up the youthful energy of Warsaw, a city that has triumphed over the tragedy of war and the shackles of communism. This morning we join a Local Specialist visiting the Old Town, which the Nazis destroyed to retaliate against the brave Warsaw Uprising, and the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, immortalised in the Roman Polanski film – The Pianist. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights – visit the 14th century Royal Castle or celebrate the talents of Chopin and perhaps enjoy a private recital of Chopin’s works.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Chopin’s Warsaw. The spirit of Warsaw and the music of Chopin go hand in hand. This exclusive private recital of his music, performed for you by a celebrated Polish pianist in one of Warsaw’s historic buildings, is one of the unforgettable memories of this trip. Sparkling wine will be served during the intermission.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Wilanow Palace. This splendid baroque palace was built in the late 17th century as a summer home for King Jan Sobieski III. On our visit you’ll see the collection of royal furniture, portraits and china that forms part of the National Museum.

Hotel: Leonardo Royal

Day 13: Warsaw – Poznan – Berlin (B)

Cross Poland’s patchwork countryside to the charming city of Poznań – its Old Town Square a riot of colourful façades rebuilt after the devastation of World War II. View the Renaissance town hall and see the city’s impressive Gothic churches. Continue west into Germany and arrive in the capital Berlin, a capital city with enviable youthful verve and charisma.

Hotel: Hampton by Hilton City Centre Alexanderplatz

Day 14: Berlin (B)

Ascend an icon of reunification this morning as you enjoy a Cultural Insight experience with spectacular panoramic views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour through the city’s great landmarks, including the neoclassical Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the Reichstag Building, lovingly restored after it fell into disuse after World War II. Spend the afternoon people-watching on Friederichstrasse with an Fassbrause or join an Optional Experience to discover the turbulent past of this magnificent city.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Dinner And Berlin By Night. Tonight join us as we enjoy great food, wine, beer, music and company before discovering the stunning illuminated landmarks of the German capital.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Berlin’s Secret Past Revealed. Uncover secrets of Berlin’s past with your Local Specialist on a guided tour of the city. View the Holocaust Memorial, touch a remaining section of the Berlin Wall, see the site of Checkpoint Charlie, and learn more about Berlin’s WWII and Cold War past.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Traditional Lake District Dinner. Admire the architecture of this vibrant city on a scenic drive to the rural outskirts, used as the Royal Hunting grounds in centuries past. Now an exclusive residential district, you’ll dine in a charming chalet-style restaurant and enjoy an atmospheric dinner of German specialities.

Hotel: Hampton by Hilton City Centre Alexanderplatz

Day 15: Berlin – Dresden – Prague (B,D)

Travel through the picturesque Spreewald Forest to Dresden – its iconic domes and spires almost entirely rebuilt after the Allied Forces left their deep scars on the city during World War II. Hear about its restoration during your orientation tour as you amble through its charming streets to see the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. We leave Germany behind and travel to the Czech Republic, arriving later in the glorious fairy-tale city of Prague, straddling the mighty Vltava. Spend your first evening savouring hearty Czech flavours during a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Andels by Vienna House

Day 16: Prague (B)

Explore exquisite Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque façades as you ramble through the cobblestone streets of Prague with your Local Specialist who will share insights into the city’s fascinating history. Marvel at Prague Castle, the 14th century Charles Bridge and Old Town Square with its Astronomical Clock and hourly Walk of the Apostles. Visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, then enjoy the rest of the day free to explore or relax. Perhaps indulge in the delicious chocolate flavours of Trdelník in the Old Town Square, admiring the picturesque cityscape from Petrin Hill or consider a relaxing cruise on the Vltava.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Beautiful Prague By Night. Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city on private transport and with a little strolling. You’ll discover the magical Charles Bridge, enjoy a drink in one of the old town’s quaint restaurants while a musician entertains, journey through the Old Town and gaze at the panoramic views of the city.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch. Take a relaxing cruise on the beautiful River Vltava and we’ll tell you about the legends, myths, culture and hidden secrets of this enchanting city. During the cruise you’ll enjoy a lunch of local specialities.

Hotel: Andels by Vienna House

Day 17: Prague – Tabor – Vienna (B,D)

Journey through the lush green and golden landscapes of Southern Bohemia, stopping in Tábor, once a Hussite stronghold. Later we travel to the Imperial city of Vienna, where we’ll enjoy a final Farewell Dinner together with our fellow travellers and Travel Director.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Viennese Concert. You’ll enjoy a wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Strauss and Mozart, performed by some of the most highly acclaimed soloists and dancers in Austria. You’ll receive ‘A Class’ tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine during the interval.

Hotel: Hilton Danube

Day 18: Vienna airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Say a fond farewell to your newfound friends and an epic adventure together through Eastern Europe. Group transfers to the airport are available for your homeward flight. Pending flight departure times, you may wish to make your own way to the airport and spend a few more hours exploring the city (please refer to the Fine Print section of this page for important transfer details).

Day 19: Australia 

Arrive home today 



  • Return international economy airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and 8 dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Return group airport transfers (conditions apply, see fine print)
  • VIP entry to many sights


  • City tour in Vienna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague
  • Orientation of Dresden
  • View Lake Balaton – central Europe’s largest lake
  • Visit Lake Bled in Slovenia, Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest, the concentration camp at Auschwitz, Jasna Gora Monastery, Poznan in Poland, Berlin TV Tower, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague and Tábor

Fine Print


How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $699 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. 
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due on 31 January 2019 in order to take advantage of the Early Bird discount.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available:
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $1,199 per person in addition to 1 x twin share voucher 

To purchase your single supplement please click here

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: 40-45 guests on average

Airport Transfers: Trafalgar will be organising dedicated group airport transfers to and from your hotel at the following times:

Arrival Transfers

Departure Transfers (arriving at airport)

10am, 1.30pm

8am, 9.30am


Please note that on some occasions there may not be any suitable flights that link up with the arrival transfers specified above. In such instances, you should make your own way to the hotel. Pending flight arrangements with the advertised promotional airline, you may need to wait several hours at the airport prior to your departure flight. Alternatively, you are welcome to make your own way to the airport at a time of your choosing (additional expense).


Vienna: Hilton Danube or similar
Lake Bled: Park or similar
Zagreb: The Westin or similar
Budapest: Danubius Margitsziget or similar
Krakow: Qubus or similar
Warsaw: Leonardo Royal or similar 
Berlin: Hampton by Hilton City Centre Alexanderplatz or similar
Prague: Andels by Vienna House or similar

Optional Tours: 

Lake Bled And Castle Exploration – €55 per person 
Alpine Jewels And Lake Bohinj – €52 per person
Postojna Caves Experience – €52 per person
Kumrovec with Food and Drinks – €60 per person
Danube Cruise With Dinner – €63 per person
Wonders Of Budapest – €74 per person
Wieliczka Salt Mines Exploration – €55 per person
Chopin’s Warsaw – €46 per person
Wilanow Palace – €34 per person
Dinner And Berlin By Night – €60 per person
Berlin’s Secret Past Revealed – €31 per person
Beautiful Prague By Night – €39 per person
Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch – €49 per person
Viennese Concert – €58 per person

Please note that optional excursions can only be purchased while on-tour.

Land Only: Not available

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.


Travel Dates


Departure Dates: 

Selected Thu departures between

18 April 2019 – 03 October 2019

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button


Flight Information



  • Return economy airfares with Emirates from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
  • Including 30kg checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to change according to airline policy).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked.
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgment will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable)

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Land Only:

  • Land only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All land only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.


Travel Information






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Package Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage
  • 10% Early Bird discount included in price if booked before 17 January 2019
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • 16 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and 8 dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Operated by Trafalgar


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