East Meets West - 9 days from $1,850

From Berlin to Prague, explore layers of European history and famous World Heritage sites. Berlin beckons with cosmopolitan flair and legendary nightlife. Prague's architectural gems compete for your attention. Then discover the best of Budapest including ornate thermal spas, fabulous Hungarian food, and stunning castles along the famous Danube River.

Transportation and Lodging

  • 7 nights in superior tourist class hotels or better, 2-share rooms with private bath/shower
  • All intra-Europe transportation by rail, air-conditioned motor coach and public transport with travel cards, as per itinerary
  • 2nd class train travel from Berlin to Prague, Prague to Budapest
  • Airport transfers with purchase of AESU group airfare

Meals

  • 7 daily continental breakfasts
  • 2 three-course specialty dinners & 1 lunch including:
    • Welcome orientation and cocktail in Berlin
    • Lunch at glass-domed Reichstag
    • Czech Folklore Dinner
    • Csarda Gypsy farewell dinner in Budapest

Activities & Admissions

  • Welcome orientation & cocktail in Berlin
  • 2-day Berlin welcome card including free public transportation
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Museumsinsel
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Prague
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Buda Castle District
  • Prague Card including:
    • free public transportation
    • free bus tour and cruise
    • admission to Prague Castle
    • admission to the Jewish museum
    • many discounts
  • 72-hour Budapest Travel Card

Sights

  • See Checkpoint Charlie, remnants of the Berlin Wall, glass-domed Reichstag in Berlin, 14th-century Charles Bridge, Hradcany Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Powder Tower, Old Town Square, famous Astronomical Clock in Prague, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Castle Hill, Parliament, Matthias Church, Vajdahynyad Castle, the Citadel, and Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest

Plus:

  • Private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
  • All service charges and local taxes

GERMANY: Berlin

  • Welcome orientation and cocktail
  • Reichstag
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Museumsinsel
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Kurfuerstendam

CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague

  • Charles Bridge
  • Hradcany Castle
  • Gothic St.
  • Vitus Cathedral
  • Old Town with its Astronomical Clock
  • Czech beer

HUNGARY: Budapest

  • 'Paris of the East'
  • Széchenyi Chain suspension bridge
  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Castle Hill
  • The Danube
  • Spas galore

Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

  • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
  • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
  • Free quotes & competitive rates
  • Fly with fellow travelers
  • Flexible payment schedule
  • AESU can help with special flight requests too
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Optional Activities & Excursions Offered on Your Trip.

Have it your way and personalize your trip by adding fun, optional activities. These activities are not included in your land package price to allow free time for those who want to explore on their own. Rates have been specially negotiated with the suppliers and will include transportation to and from the event, where applicable. All options are based on a minimum number of travelers participating. Rates listed are approximate rates in US$ and are subject to change. Contact your tour director upon arrival overseas to book and pay for your options. Payment to tour director in cash in local currency.

If nothing listed below, check with your tour director overseas for possible options being offered.

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Kayak Excursion Potsdam
$145

Explore the area from a different perspective— the water. Our kayak tour starts at Glienicke Bridge, which connects Potsdam to Berlin and is where East and West exchanged secret agents and spies until into the 1980s. We’ll pass Glienicke Palace, the Truman Villa, and the Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island), where Friedrich Wilhelm II's white palace is located. After our kayak trip we’ll visit Potsdam and the UNESCO World Heritage site Sanssouci Palace and park. Potsdam was transformed into one of Europe's most splendid royal cities by Prussian king Frederick William I and his son Frederick the Great.

The cost includes round-trip transfers, equipment rental. Approx. duration of excursion is 4 hours.

Kutna Hora Bone Church Prague
$145

The medieval town of Kutná Hora, was once the second most important city in Bohemia. Located 45 miles from Prague, the city features a historic center, St. Barbara’s Cathedral, both on the UNESCO list for more than 10 years. Our option includes the "Night in the Sedlec Abbey" - experience. A complex of the former Cistercian Abbey in Sedlec is the oldest part of Kutná Hora. We’ll visit the UNESCO Cathedral of Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist and well known Sedlec Ossuary at night when the amazing rooms are illuminated by hundreds of candles! Cistercian-robed guides explain the Abbey’s history, from legends of discovering silver, the Hussite wars, half-blind monks and more. Listen to Gregorian chants, amazing live organ music, and taste wine made from Sedlec reserves. Also explore the Romanesque crypt of original Roman church with remains of Cistercian monks killed during the Hussite wars. In the cathedral’s treasury room, admire the oldest gothic vessel in the world, the golden “Monstrance of Sedlec.”

The cost includes round-trip ransfer, dinner at an old Bohemian tavern in Kutna Hora, wine tasting, Kutná Hora – Sedlec, guided tour-by-night of Cathedral, Gregorian chants with organ music, "Splendissima Basilica" Movie, Guided tour-by-night of Crypt-Ossuary. Approx. duration of excursion is 6 hours.

Hospital in the Rock
$55

The Hospital in the Rock Museum (Sziklakórház Atombunker Múzeum) is part of an approximately 6-mile (10-km) stretch of interconnected caves and cellars below Buda Castle Hill. This museum is dedicated to a former secret emergency hospital and nuclear bunker.The history of this emergency hospital goes back to World War II, when Castle District was part of the Government Quarter. The caves and tunnels were connected and fortified and used as an air raid shelter. By orders of the city mayor, an emergency surgical hospital was built within the caves beneath Buda Castle Hill as well. It was used during WW II until July 1945 and then during the 1956 Revolution to treat wounded civilians and soldiers. Between 1958 and 1962 it was expanded to withstand potential chemical and nuclear attacks during the Cold War. The "Hospital in the Rock – Secret Emergency Hospital and Nuclear Bunker" opened to the public in 2008.

The cost includes round-trip transfer and a one-hour guided tour.

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What to do during your free time? For more details or current local events talk to your tour director or your local city guide. They are always the best source for free-time activities and offer great tips on restaurants or local hang-outs.

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Meals

Traveling on this trip will introduce you to some native cuisine, including local specialties.

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Hotels

We stay in superior tourist class hotels, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their European atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our hotels are centrally located or within a short walk of public transportation to take you to the landmark of your choice in the city you are visiting. (Why stay in remote cabins, hostels, or share your room with up to 6 people, when you can stay in a centrally located hotel?)

You'll be given a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. *Single supplement only applies if single accommodations are requested. Independent hotel reservations, special tours and FIT tours always apply a single supplement. Please check your itinerary.

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HOTEL TIERGARTEN BERLIN, Berlin

This family-run 19th-century hotel is only a 2-minute walk from Turmstraße U-Bahn station and less than 2 miles from the Brandenburg Gate. This hotel features a bar, coffee/tea in the lobby, and a meeting room. Free WiFi in public areas. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and a computer station are onsite.

HOTEL CRYSTAL PALACE PRAGUE, Praha

Although located right in the center of Prague, just a few steps away from Wenceslas Square, this modern hotel is situated in a quiet alley. All the rooms are air-conditioned and feature free WiFi, a hairdryer, flat-screen TV, telephone, a comfortable seating area and a safe. The hotel offers breakfast service, overnight laundry service and a massage center with sauna.

HOTEL DANUBIUS FLAMENCO, Budapest

The Danubius Hotel Flamenco is in the center of the Buda Hills, in a quiet park with a small lake. It features free access to its wellness and fitness center, an indoor poo and free Wi-F. The center of Budapest is within easy reach by publich transportation. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with satelite TV.

East meets West: Berlin - Prague - Budapest 9 days$1850.00
Click on a date below to get a quote or book online
Start In BerlinEnd In BudapestLand Only
2019
Apr 14  Apr 21$1850
May 26  Jun 2$1850
Jul 14  Jul 21$1850

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If you purchase your own airfare, book your overnight flight from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date listed above.

* Price per person based on a twin share room. If you're traveling alone, AESU will attempt to arrange for a 2-share room (same gender). Please see rooming policy. If you prefer a single room, a single supplement of $525 will apply.

AIRFARE

Gateway Cities

Fly into Berlin, return from Budapest

Airfare is not included in land price. If you choose to book air with AESU, after receipt of your land booking, AESU will email you a quote with your tour confirmation invoice. You will have 72 hours to accept or decline airfare. (Or call AESU at 800-638-7640 for a quote prior to booking).

Book Airfare with AESU - FREE Airport Transfer

Purchase your airfare from AESU and receive free arrival/departure transfers from the airport to your hotel. We also try to book you on the same flights as others traveling on your tour. Land only participants BOOKING OWN FLIGHT OVERSEAS, DO NOT receive airport arrival/departure transfers. If you book land only with us, book your flights from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date. If you are not booking flights through AESU, we recommend not booking airfare until your tour is guaranteed (This will be noted on website with “guaranteed” next to tour start date).

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How to Book

Click on a date above to get a quote or make a reservation. You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 90 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 90 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click "Get a Quote" button on next page.

NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 90 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $100 per person will apply.

All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.)

To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. You can get a quote and purchase online through Trip Assure. See the insurance link on AESU's website under Travel Tools or copy this link into your browser: https://www.tripassure.com/main/?welcome=AESU3922MD

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