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I would definitely do another Odysseys tour – great company, great value.

Nancy Huntley
Springfield, IL

We continue to be amazed at the value and quality of these trips.

Peg & Ray Dutcher
Wellesley, MA

Love your company and feel like we get excellent value.

Eugene & Carol Simpson
Raleigh, NC

The small group (20) was perfect.

Jacqueline Meyer
Foster City, CA

Love small group tours.  Odysseys does it right!

Kathy Root
Grafton, OH

I loved the small group...I felt safe and well cared for.

Deborah Miles
Denver, CO

Odysseys is our #1 choice for group travel.

Karin Knutsen
Chagrin Falls, OH

It was a truly first-rate experience in every way.

Enid & Jerry Liess
Annandale, VA

Each of our four tours with you has been outstanding!

Howard Sosne
Raleigh, NC

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Doug Bates
The Villages, FL

First-rate tour. Odysseys Unlimited came highly recommended.

Carol & Michael Ferraris
Massapequa Park, NY

The small group is wonderful and the quality of tour directors is exceptional.

Bill Jones
Vancouver, WA

All that was advertised was delivered. Consider this tour to be a real value as to sites visited, itinerary, hotels, and travel between sites.

Susan & Paul Krupp
Georgetown, TX

Odysseys does everything with style, but without pretension. Beautiful meals and hotels. Excellent guides.

Barbara Schoetzau
New York, NY

We like the model – small groups, excellent tour directors, solid hotels, good mix of group/independent activities.

Roger Soder
Seattle, WA

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Dave & Alice Wilson
Williamstown, MA

Odysseys tours are just right for us: great value, nice group size, complete trips, sufficient free time.

Laurin & Phyllis LeTart
Shepherdstown, WV

It was the best value in travel we’ve ever had. It was a wonderful experience.

Trish Merrill & Mac White
Austin, TX

This was my 7th trip with Odysseys and they keep getting better and better.

Merle Frank
Miami, FL

Love the small group format and the ease of traveling with arrangements made for us.

Ken & Carolyn Helm
Newburgh, IN

Tour exceeded my expectations having never taken a group tour. An excellent experience – can’t wait for my next one!

Ronni Goldberg
New York, NY

Absolutely the best bang for the buck – organization, quality, consistency.

Harvey Wine
Dallas, TX

Because of the group size and outstanding guides, you make travel easy for us!

Sharon Irwin & John Akamatsu
Kent, OH

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Small Group Tour Highlights
  • Warsaw sightseeing
  • Guided visits to Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow
  • Comprehensive Budapest touring
  • Scenic Danube Bend
  • Vienna sightseeing and classical music performance
  • Tour of elegant Prague, including Old Town Square, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge
Day-by-Day Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Warsaw, Poland

Day 2: Arrive Warsaw After arriving in the Polish capital late this morning, we have free time before we gather for tonight’s welcome dinner at our hotel. D

Day 3: Warsaw Virtually destroyed during World War II, Warsaw was rebuilt in the decades that followed. With the fall of Communism, the city has become more dynamic and progressive while retaining much of its distinct character. We tour this phoenix city today, visiting the faithfully rebuilt Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site; and the Royal Castle, whose origins date to the late 13th century. We also tour the area of the former Jewish Ghetto and the Jewish Cemetery. As we walk the streets that the Jews of Warsaw once inhabited, we can imagine the 1943 uprising when a small number of Jewish Resistance fighters inside the ghetto held out against Nazi forces for an incredible 22 days. This afternoon is free for independent exploration; before dinner on our own tonight we enjoy a private classical piano recital. B

Day 4: Warsaw/Krakow Today we journey south to Krakow, Poland’s third-largest city and a major center of Polish culture and education. Krakow survived World War II intact, leaving it with more historic buildings and monuments than anywhere else in the country. Its authentic Old Town is a UNESCO cultural site, and the Main Market Square ranks as the largest medieval square in Europe. Upon arrival late this morning, we have time for lunch on our own before we embark on a tour of the city’s historic area, featuring St. Mary’s Church; the Royal Chambers of Wawel Castle, seat of royalty for more than 500 years; and Wawel Cathedral, the national church. We dine together tonight at our hotel. B,D

Day 5: Auschwitz We travel this morning to the industrial city of Oswiecim – Auschwitz in German – and the concentration camp that is now a museum chronicling the horrors of the Nazis’ Final Solution. We tour Auschwitz I, used mainly to hold prisoners, as well as the vast camp at Birkenau (and Auschwitz II), where more than one million people died during the Holocaust. After this somber visit, we return to Krakow where the remainder of the day is free for independent exploration. B,L

Day 6: Krakow This morning we tour the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is a virtual underground city, with galleries, lakes, chapels, and murals – all carved from salt. The mine’s centerpiece is the Chapel of Saint Kinga, with its chandelier and mural of The Last Supper, carved by three miners over a period of 68 years. Though no longer a source of hard salt, the mine does extract and sell salt from ground water in the underground lakes. Then we return to Krakow, where the remainder of the day is free for independent exploration, with lunch and dinner on our own in this historic capital. B

Day 7: Krakow/Slovakia/Budapest, Hungary We enjoy the scenic beauty of the Tatra Mountains as we travel by bus from Poland to Hungary via Slovakia, where we stop for lunch. Boasting the highest elevations in the Carpathian mountain range, the Tatras count as a popular winter sports destination. Early this evening we reach the Hungarian capital of Budapest and our hotel, located in Buda’s lovely and historic Castle District. A Hungarian king originally built Buda Castle in the aftermath of a 13th-century Mongolian invasion. Destroyed in a 17th-century siege, rebuilt, and decimated once again in World War II, the castle complex was reconstructed according to the original medieval design in an extensive post-war project that lasted through the 1980s. We enjoy dinner together tonight at our hotel. B,L,D

Day 8: Budapest Today’s half-day tour of the Hungarian capital begins adjacent to our hotel with a visit to Matthias Church, the symbol of Buda’s Castle District, and a stroll around Fisher­man’s Bastion for outstanding views of the Pest side of the city across the Danube. Then we cross the Chain Bridge into Pest where we tour Dohany Synagogue, Europe’s largest. Following an afternoon at leisure, tonight we enjoy a typical Hungarian dinner at a local restaurant. B,D

Day 9: Budapest We’re free to discover the “Paris of the East” on our own today. Among the city’s riches, the ornate Opera House stands out as one of Budapest’s most spectacular buildings; it is also among the top opera houses in Europe. There’s time to take a guided tour of the Opera House, or even enjoy an evening performance there (the season runs from September through June). Or visit the Thermal Bath at the Hotel Gellert, with pools of varying temperatures, steam rooms, and an outdoor artificial-wave pool; or the Museum of Fine Arts, displaying Central Europe’s most important collection of foreign art. For an outdoor experience, walk one of the many trails in the Buda Hills or take a leisurely stroll on Margaret Island. Lunch and dinner today are on our own. B

Day 10: Budapest/Danube Bend/Vienna, Austria Today we pass through the countryside of Western Trans­danubia as we travel by coach to Vienna. En route we visit Szentendre, a small town packed with artisans’ shops and a museum showcasing the work of ceramicist Margit Kovacs. We continue on to the ­village of Neszmely where we stop for lunch; then reach the Austrian capital late this afternoon. Dinner tonight is on our own, an opportunity, perhaps, to try Vienna’s famed Wiener Schnitzel. B,L

Day 11: Vienna A half-day tour of this jewel of the Habsburg Empire includes a visit to the ornate Vienna Opera House, one of Europe’s grandest; and an inside visit to majestic Schönbrunn Palace. The afternoon is at leisure. Following dinner at a local restaurant, we attend a concert of classical music in this most musical of all cities. B,D

Day 12: Vienna Woods This morning we en­joy a tour of the Vienna Woods, which gained renown during the heyday of the Austrian Empire. We visit the medieval abbey of Heiligenkreuz and the health spa town of Baden-Baden before returning to Vienna, where the remainder of the day is free to explore as we wish. B

Day 13: Vienna/Prague, Czech Republic  We leave this morning for Prague, proud capital of the Czech Repub­lic. We reach Prague this afternoon and join our tour director for an informal walk through Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. B,L

Day 14: Prague We spend the morning exploring the Hradcany (castle) district, home of the distinctive castle towering above the Vltava River. Dating to the 9th century, the castle today is the seat of the presi­dent of the Czech Republic. Among the highlights of our tour: a visit to Gothic St. Vitus’ Cathedral and a stroll along Golden Lane, with its picturesque artisans’ cottages. The remainder of the day is free to continue exploring this enchanting city as we wish. Restaurants abound for lunch and dinner on our own today. B

Day 15: Prague This morning’s visit to Josefov, Prague’s historic Jewish ghetto, includes the Old Jewish Cemetery with its centuries-old headstones and generations buried atop one another, as well as several of the once-thriving synagogues now part of the Jewish Museum of Prague. Then the remainder of the day is at leisure, perhaps to stroll through Old Town Square or visit Wenceslas Square, site of the demonstrations that led to the Velvet Revolution. Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner at our hotel. B,D

Day 16: Depart for U.S. We transfer to the airport early today for our connecting flights to the U.S. B

Please note: This trip involves considerable walking up hills or stairs, and on uneven or cobblestone streets. You should be in good physical condition to enjoy the tour to its fullest.

B = Breakfast included L = Lunch included D = Dinner included

Tour Price Includes
  • Round-trip air transportation from listed cities
  • 14 nights’ accommodations in Deluxe, Superior First Class, and unrated hotels
  • 24 meals: 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
  • Private motorcoach transportation throughout your trip
  • Luggage handling for one bag per person
  • Gratuities for local guides, dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers
  • $100 frequent traveler credit towards your next Odysseys Unlimited tour ($200 after 3 tours; $300 after 10 tours)
2023 Tour Dates & Prices

2023 Tour Dates & Prices
including international airfare and all taxes, surcharges, and fees

Oct 3Sep 21
Sep 26
Aug 31
Sep 9
Boston, New York$4,897$4,997$5,197
Phil, Wash, DC$5,097$5,197$5,397
Atlanta, Charlotte,
Chicago, Cinc,
Cleve, Detroit,
Miami, Orl, Tampa
Dallas, Den, Hou,
Los Ang, Minn,
Phoenix, Port (OR),
San Fran, Seattle

Please call if your city is not listed or for land only prices. Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include airline taxes, surcharges, and fees of $602, which are subject to change until final payment is made.

Single travelers please add $1,395. Your $475 deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure. All 2023 tour prices above (excluding airline taxes, surcharges, and fees) are guaranteed.

Airline upgrades (subject to availability; pricing subject to change) on round-trip Trans-Atlantic flight: Business Class – $3,595 per person; Premium Economy – $1,595 per person

    Polonia Palace, Warsaw / Days 2-3 / Superior First Class

    Opened more than 90 years ago, the French-style Polonia Palace Hotel preserves the unique characteristics of early 20th-century architecture while incorporating many contemporary features. The conveniently located hotel stands near the Palace of Culture and Science and numerous shopping areas. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, Internet access, laundry and dry cleaning services, fitness center, and sauna. Each of the 206 air-conditioned rooms comes fully equipped with a private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

    Hotel Pod Roza, Krakow / Days 4-6 / Not rated

    Located in the center of Old Town on beloved Florianska Street, this is Krakow’s oldest hotel. Indeed, the neo-classical building’s origins date to the 14th century as a private home; it became a hotel in the 17th century. The hotel offers a restaurant, café, bar, Internet access, fitness center with spa, laundry service, currency exchange, and safe deposit boxes. Your air-conditioned room features contemporary amenities, including private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

    Hilton Budapest, Budapest / Days 7-9 / Deluxe

    A Gothic building incorporating part of a 16th-century Jesuit college and a 13th-century monastery, the Budapest Hilton is located in the Castle District of Buda, near Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Hotel amenities include two restaurants and a lounge, Internet access, laundry and dry cleaning services, fitness center, casino, and elevator service. Your climate-controlled room has a private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, minibar, TV, and phone. Please note that while you may be expected to pay for Internet access at certain hotels throughout the course of your tour, Internet access at Hilton hotels is higher than most.

    Hilton Vienna Plaza, Vienna / Days 10-12 / Deluxe

    The Vienna Plaza is located on the famous Ringstrasse, opposite the Vienna Stock Exchange and within walking distance of the city center. Among its facilities: a restaurant, bar, internet access, fitness center, sauna, massage treatments, whirlpool, solarium, and elevator and laundry service. Your air-conditioned room has a private bathroom with hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone. Please note that while you may be expected to pay for internet access at certain hotels throughout the course of your tour, the cost for internet usage at Hilton hotels is higher than most.

    Grand Bohemia Praha, Prague / Days 13-15 / Superior First Class

    Ideally located in the center of Prague next to Powder Tower and within walking distance of Old Town Square and Old Town Hall, the 78-room Grand Bohemia Praha is just minutes from Wenceslas Square. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, laundry and dry cleaning services, and Internet access. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

    Hotel am Steinplatz, Berlin / Extension / Superior First Class

    First opened in 1913, Hotel am Steinplatz has undergone a thorough renovation and was re-opened as a boutique hotel in 2013.  The distinctive Art Nouveau façade and desirable location in the center of Berlin have combined to make this hotel a landmark in Germany’s capital.  The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, spa and fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.  Each of the 84 individually designed guest rooms feature private bath with hair dryer, coffee- and tea-making facilities, mini-bar, TV, and phone. 

Ratings are based on the Hotel & Travel Index, the travel industry standard reference. Unrated hotels may be too small, too new, or too remote to be listed.
Post-Tour Extension

Berlin – On Your Own

4 days/3 nights for $995 total price
Single Supplement: $395

Explore the cosmopolitan German capital – a city of art, culture, and history – as you wish.

Your Tour Price Includes
  • Rail transportation Prague/Berlin
  • 3 nights’ accommodations at Hotel am Steinplatz (Superior First Class)
  • 3 meals: 3 breakfasts
  • Transfer from rail station and to airport

Please see the Accommodations tab for hotel information.

Tour Directors
Renata Guzera

“Renata was an outstanding ‘TD’ who far exceeded our expectations and past experience. She was always helpful, available, and knowledgeable. More importantly, she has a caring heart and fine character. She is a real asset!”
Charles & Eileen Friedstat
Wilmette, IL

Silvija Horsta

“Silvija went the extra mile for everyone, ensuring that all our needs were met and eliminating all concerns that would detract from a great trip … [she] deserves the highest accolades possible for her more than outstanding leadership.”
Barbara & Herman Ziegler
Charlotte, NC

Ieva Kreslina

“Ieva is just one of the best guides I have ever had.  Of course, her knowledge is exceptional but she also takes a very personal attitude toward every member of the group.  She went out of her way to show us more than we expected.”
Anthony McClure
Dallas, TX

Eva Koszeghy

“Eva was OUTSTANDING! She was knowledgeable, helpful, and caring. I wish every tour guide was like Eva Koszeghy.”
Judy Traub
Wellington, FL

Jozsef Levai

Joe was an exceptional tour manager and contributed so much to the great experience this tour provided. He has all the knowledge and skills, but most importantly a great personality and sense of humor. He’s a tremendous Odyssey asset!”
Nancy Cason
Brentwood, TN

Ania Szwajgier

“Ania was WONDERFUL! She was caring, friendly, helpful, and patient. She spent long hours showing us things of interest, answering questions, and helping with return plane reservations. She became a real friend. I would recommend her to anyone.”
William T. & Billie S. Strunk
Lexington, KY

Signe Tarziere

“I can’t praise Signe enough! She is very knowledgeable but also made it a very personal experience with her kindness and humor. She got to know every member of the tour personally.”
Lois Barry
Cotuit, MA

Dalija Volkskiene

“We would like in particular to commend Dalija Volkskiene. She went out of her way to help people. She is passionate, authentic, a person with a great heart. You are very fortunate to have her.”
Roger Soder
Seattle, WA

Destination Insight
Suggested Reading for Your Vacation

Frederic Morton
A Nervous Splendor, Vienna 1888-1889
A portrait of Vienna at the end of the 19th century, this book focuses on Crown Prince Rudolph, his devastating suicide and the rich texture of gossip and daily life at the Habsburg Court.

John Lukacs
Budapest 1900
Written by a distinguished historian and native son, this richly detailed portrait of the city at its zenith includes hundreds of illustrations.

Timothy Garton Ash
The Magic Lantern, The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague
With a chapter each on Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague, this eyewitness account by an astute journalist and historian shows these vibrant cities during a time of great change.

Paul Wilson (Editor)
Prague, A Traveler’s Literary Companion
This anthology of 24 vivid stories by Czech writers, both contemporary and well-known, brings the city, history, spirit and people to life.

Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Central Europe
With dozens of maps, color photographs and sections on history and culture, this practical guide introduces Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and their neighbors.

Freytag & Berndt
Central Europe Map
This colorful regional European map ranges from Paris and Amsterdam to Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Rome and Dubrovnik.

Berndtson & Berndtson
Berlin Map
A laminated, folded map of the city center of Berlin.

Viction Workshop
Berlin, 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City
A hip, colorful pocket guide with an emphasis on the ar-tistic, drawing recommendations from 60 local creatives. Contains helpful travel advice, detailed neighborhood maps and a dust jacket that unfolds into an illustrated map.

Anna Spysz, Lech Walesa (Foreword)
The Essential Guide to Being Polish
“I invite you on this journey into the depths of the Polish soul,” writes Lech Walesa in this nuanced guide to Polish history and culture. Co-author Anna Spysz is the former editor of the Krakow Post. One in a new series of cultural handbooks by New European Books.

Paula Sutter Fichtner
The Habsburgs, Dynasty, Culture and Politics
A concise chronicle of the 600-year Habsburg Empire, essential for those interested in European history. Fichtner reveals how the dynasty used propaganda, political maneuvering and public performance to maintain control over an array of cultures and ethnicities.

Simon Winder
Danubia, A Personal History of Habsburg Europe
Winder, author of Germania, considers the legacy of the Habsburg Europe in this charmingly digressive history and travelogue.

Derek Sayer
The Coasts of Bohemia, A Czech History
A sensitively written and lively portrait of the highs and lows of Czech history over the past century with special attention to the fate of Prague in war and peace.

Andrew Wheatcroft
The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire
With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs.

Dennis Hupchick, Harold Cox
The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe
The changing borders and complex history of Eastern Europe as told through 52 maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically. An excellent reference, the book shows the rise of Poland, changing borders of the Ottoman Empire, Hapsburgs and fate of Yugoslavia in admirable clarity.

Yaron Matras
The Romani Gypsies
Matras delves into the history of the Romani, an ancient and misunderstood European culture that has survived through modern times.

Otto Friedrich
Kingdom of Auschwitz
Otto Friedrich’s slim book is an intensely personal account of the infamous Auschwitz death camp. He covers the entire history of Auschwitz in short chapters punctuated with eyewitness accounts and testimonies.

Patrick Leigh Fermor
A Time of Gifts
Fermor effortlessly interweaves anecdote, history and culture in this exuberant account of a walk from Holland, up the Rhine and down the Danube, through Germany, Prague and Austria in 1933. Written not in the moment, but 40 years later, the accumulation of time and experience gives the book particular poignancy.

Paul Johnson
Mozart, A Life
Challenging myths surrounding Mozart’s health, religion and relationships, biographer Paul Johnson shows with insight the great composer’s lasting impact on the musical world.

Milan Kundera
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Kundera’s intriguing novel, praised for its meditations on the nature of men and women, and on the fearful empti-ness of life in Prague under Communist rule. We also carry Kundera’s collection of short stories The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.

Joseph Roth, Joachim Neugroschel (Translator)
The Radetzky March
Magnificently set against the backdrop of the twilight of the Habsburg Empire, Roth’s family saga takes in the sweep of history and empire in Central Europe. The richly textured novel opens at the battle of Solferino, when young Lieutenant Trotta saves the life of the Emperor.

Gordon A. Craig
The Germans
A gifted historian, Craig explores the paradoxes of German identity in this masterful portrait of German life, past and present.

Graham Greene
The Third Man and the Fallen Idol
A haunting tale and penetrating portrait of Vienna after World War II, “The Third Man” is the result of Greene’s collaboration with Carol Reed on the classic movie. “The Fallen Idol” is a separate tale of intrigue set in Britain.

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