A refined worldwide escorted touring experience
Specially-priced Air Rates Available: YES
prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some
dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and
inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of
booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are
guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid
upon exiting the country in local currencies. Airfare is available
through Collette Vacations at an additional cost.
We provide an additional "Thank You!" for all Collette tour programs. Call or Email us for details about our "Thank You!" Promotion for all first-time tour clients. Offer subject to availability and change without notice.
We are available to answer your inquiries in person Monday - Friday (except holidays) from 8:30am until 5:30pm CST (1-877-510-4653 | 817-788-5210). We are available from time to time on the weekends via email to answer your questions. Our typical response time for your email request ranges from 3 hours to as many as 72 depending upon the availability of onsite resources and those of the tour companies and resorts/lodging establishments, as well as any variations you may request from our listed programs. We will respond to your requests as quickly as possible and as soon as we have all components of your package confirmable. All tour program rates are based upon double occupancy unless otherwise specified.
Thank you for your interest in this quality tour by COLLETTE Vacations!
Randy C. Gardner
Gardner Travel Service, Inc.
PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATIONThe Collette Difference
Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.
IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.
DESTINATION FACTS & STATS
The countries on this tour are six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
The currency in Hungary is the Forint, in Czech Republic is the Koruna, in Poland is the Zloty, and in Austria and Germany is the Euro.
An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.
The elevation on this tour is between 590 and 1,312 feet above sea level.
Central and Eastern Europe
Plan Ahead, Reserve Now!
Add a touch of personalization to your vacation by selecting from our well-researched list of options. While Collette is known for our many inclusions, we also want to be sure you have adequate free time and options to enhance your vacation – your way. And now, you can reserve your options in advance of your tour!
Availability is limited and reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Payment must be received no later than 15 days prior to departure. Prices are subject to change. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Prague's Old Jewish Quarter - $50
Duration: 3 Hours
Prague’s Jewish quarter, the historic Josefov, tells the moving and powerful stories of a community with roots in Prague dating back to the 10th century. This history comes alive on a guided tour of the neighborhood where Jewish residency was confined by law in the 13th century. Hear stories of success, heartbreak, perseverance and persecution. Learn about the golom, the automaton of ancient Jewish legends which protected 16th-century Jews. Visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, where the more than 12,000 graves are carefully fit into the tiny space, the oldest dating back to 1439. Explore the Jewish Museum and its synagogues and learn of their significance.
Prague Craft Beer & Food - $90
Duration: 3 Hours
On a culinary journey featuring the perfect blend of craft beers and Czech cuisine, get a taste of the best of Prague. Venture through the New Town and the Old Town to seek out the city’s lesser known gems. For over a millennium, brewing beer has been a tradition in Prague and is constantly being renovated and modernized. You’ll taste six of the top beers, sampling some old-fashioned brews along with some new, rediscovered tastes. Visit a modern tapas bar, where you’ll eat a typical Czech dish paired with a perfect brew crafted just for this restaurant. Continue on to a beer garden, a concealed favorite that is frequented by locals. Then, in the quaint side of the Old Town, it’s off to a restaurant that teamed up with an award winning brewery. Your food trip continues on a boat, a unique brewery that combines old recipes with new trends. Try their legendary dark lager, pair with a goulash cooked with the same beer.
*Must be 18 or older to participate.
The guide will meet and drop off guests at the hotel and guests should expect to walk from venue to venue – at most for 20 minutes at a time and sometimes on cobblestone streets (but level ground the entire time). Seating will be available at stops. Guests will have enough food to be considered a dinner.
A Classical Evening in Vienna - $170
Duration: 5 Hours
Enjoy an evening full of music. Begin your night with a fabulous dining experience. Next, a special orchestral event in a local venue sparks off a unique firework of the most beautiful compositions from the king of waltz, Johann Strauss, as well as beloved Mozart. Excellent musicians, opera singers and magical ballet dancers present an evening full of Viennese charm with beautiful waltzes, polkas and operetta melodies performed at their highest level.
Budapest by Night - $95
Duration: 3 Hours
Unlimited food and all kinds of drinks await as you start a fantastic evening out in Budapest at one of the most popular local restaurants. Sit down to a dinner of creative Hungarian cuisine in a traditional Hungarian setting. After dinner, embark on a romantic evening cruise on the Danube. Discover the beauty of Budapest’s beautiful landmarks illuminated by the evening sky, sipping on a glass of wine as you glide down the river's beautiful waters. A selection of beverages is included on board.
Puszta and Hungarian Horse Farm - $65
Duration: 3 Hours
Strike out from the confines of Budapest into the heart of the Hungarian countryside. Miles of famous Puszta scenery awaits as you travel to a local farm for an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a spectacular horse show which brings to life the traditions of the Hungarian horsemanship. Afterward, sit down to a family-style traditional Hungarian lunch complete with wine and Goulash in the country house setting of this family-run establishment.
Wieliczka Salt Mines - $60
Duration: 4 Hours
Venture outside of Krakow to one of Poland's most fascinating locations, the magical Wieliczka Salt Mines. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the only mining site in the world that has been functioning continuously since the Middle Ages. Lying on nine levels, its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as minor and major shafts) stretch for an incredible 300 kilometers. Meet a miner guide who will take you down into this spectacular maze of unique rooms, tunnels, chapels and salt statues. It's an adventure unlike any other.
IT'S IN THE DETAILS
Our NO WORRIES cancellation waver means you can cancel anytime prior to the day of departure and receive a full cash refund.
Add up the cost of hotels, transportation, meals, sightseeing and entertainment and you'll find what an incredible savings a tour offers.
On a tour, you'll find yourself saying, "I never would have thought to try that!" We work everyday to uncover those gems that make your vacation special. Let our experience work for yours.
Don't worry about planning the details, getting directions, picking great hotels, or purchasing sightseeing tickets - we do that!
Our tour managers are with you from start to finish, taking care of every detail - and brightening your vacation with history and anecdotes that bring the destination to life. A Collette Tour means less time planning and more time enjoying.
You pack the bags - we'll lug them around! That's right - when you're on tour with us, we take care of all luggage handling... including the tip!
Enjoy a free ride from home to the airport and back, including tip. We believe that your vacation should start at your front door. We include FREE roundtrip sedan service with air-inclusive Collette tours in many U.S. cities within 50 miles radius from more than 80 airport gateways.
Why Travel on an Escorted Tour?
We take the hassle out of travel, so you have all the fun. Here's how.
Our buying power gets you unbeatable value.
Our tours include your sightseeing, entertainment, admissions to museums and parks, great hotels and many meals, making it a hassle free experience for you from start to finish. Our hotels are centrally located, so you won't waste a second of your free time in buses or cabs. Even your luggage is managed for you.
We planned ahead, so Europe with us is still a bargain.
We can provide a vacation to Europe, for example, at 15% less than you would pay if you planned it on your own. There is no better time than now to buy a packaged vacation.
Imagine seeing Thailand for less than $90 a day, and that includes your hotel.
On our Thailand - Ancient Capitals and Countryside tour, you'll ride an elephant and cruise the Mekong River into Laos, just two unforgettable included experiences among 14 days worth of discoveries You'll also enjoy 26 meals on tour, including a dinner cruise on a rice barge. See the Golden Buddha, the ruins of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, the colorful pageantry of a Hill Tribe cultural show - it's all included!
It's like traveling with a friend who knows the area.
Your tour manager will be with you every step of the way, handling the tedious details of travel, while you relax and enjoy the trip. They are seasoned professionals with in-depth knowledge about your destination and a passion for sharing it.
Our tour developers personally scout out the best for you.
They search for accommodations, restaurants, attractions and entertainment to assemble not only a fantastic trip, but create an entire experience that captures the spirit of your destination. Learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine from a Florentine chef in Italy. Fly a kite in China. Feed a kangaroo in Australia. Our tour developers love creating those unforgettable moments that make your trip uniquely yours.
We've got something for everyone, from Branson to Beijing.
Collette Vacations travels to more than 150 destinations on all seven continents. We also offer Explorations by Collette, small-group tours with a maximum of only 16 - 24 passengers that wander off the beaten path. Explorations tours feature boutique hotels, outdoor activities and interaction with local people.
No Worries Protection Plan
What exactly is your cancellation waiver?
We have the best cancellation waiver in the industry-period. You can cancel your trip up until the day prior to departure for any reason - sickness, change of heart or any reason whatsoever-and you will receive a full refund, minus the small cost of the insurance. That's a cash refund, not a voucher or certificate. There's no risk when you book with Collette.
But isn't it expensive?
Not at all! Let's say you were planning to take our Italian Vistas tour for 13 days. The land-only waiver is just $170 per person. That breaks down to about $13.07 a day-just a little over eight euros! The land and air waiver is only $30 more. That's airplane peanuts compared to the peace of mind you'll enjoy.
Plus, you're covered on tour.
Our cancellation waiver and insurance plan covers you on tour. If you have to stop your trip or return home early, need medical assistance or evacuation, suffer a baggage loss or delay; or are delayed on tour for 12 hours or more, you're covered.
My husband had an accident in New Zealand…He subsequently had to be transferred by ambulance to Invercargill (Southland Hospital) to have surgery on his leg. He spent one week in the hospital. I am so glad we always take out the insurance. This is our third trip with Collette and we always take out the insurance…In spite of the accident, we had a wonderful time in Australia and New Zealand up to Queenstown and we are very glad we took the trip. Genevieve Gallagher, Clifton Park, NY
We had one unfortunate problem; one traveler broke her ankle…Thank goodness I insist that my passengers take the insurance. Virginia Gratton, Greenport, NY