Eastern Europe & Rail Journeys by Intrepid Travel

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eastern europe eastern highlights original 10 days warsaw to vienna departs weekly from may to oct itinerary day 1 warsaw the busy polish capital is a shining symbol of the country s enduring spirit these days it s hard to believe that in 1945 the city of warsaw was mere plus local payment eu100 physical culture shock rubble visit the uprising museum and old town to truly appreciate the extraordinary reconstruction that has taken place days 2-4 krakow one of poland s most beautiful cities and the former royal capital krakow is a fascinating place a visit to the hilltop wawel castle is essential as is a sobering walk through the now-silent jewish quarter a guided tour of auschwitz and birkenau is an option days 5-6 prague the old town of prague is graced with winding cobblestone lanes picture-perfect churches and a wealth of gothic and baroque architecture after a hard day s exploring relax with a pilsner at one of the many atmospheric restaurants and pubs days 7-8 cesky krumlov complete with a medieval castle on a hill fairytale cesky krumlov is one of the most picturesque towns in europe after getting acquainted with the sights we explore the surrounding countryside on bikes in your free time you might like to take a canoe ride on the vltava river days 9-10 vienna famed for its musical and imperial history the grand city of vienna boasts some of the most interesting buildings around including the elegant staatsoper and the outlandish hundertwasser-haus be sure to take time out for those other viennese institutions coffee and sacher torte accommodation simple hotels/guesthouses 6 nts private rooms 2 nts overnight train 1 nt transport train local bus bicycle walking metro group size max 12 meals no meals included budget allow eu300 for meals not included departs every thu from may to oct selected thu from nov to apr traveller rating 4.69 out of 5 trip code natural history museum vienna ewen bell · experience a revitalised warsaw · enjoy a pilsner in prague · step into a fairytale in cesky krumlov · explore the museums of vienna wsu finland sweden eastern europe explorer russia basix estonia latvia 22 days budapest to istanbul itinerary day 1 budapest excellent museums and vibrant nightlife greet us in graceful budapest day 2 eger visit the 13th century castle or sample some local wines days 3-4 maramures experience traditional peasant culture in the quaint villages of maramures days 5-6 sighisoara spook yourself in transylvania land of green pastures medieval towns and blood-curdling myths days 7-8 sibiu this saxon pronounced `brash-off this 13th century city is home to many ornate churches and lots of funky bars days 10-11 sinaia wander among the turrets of dracula s castle visit the rasnov fortress or hike into the fir-clad bucegi mountains day 12 bucharest be sure to check out the centru civic embodiment of communist state power and one of the world s largest buildings days 13-14 veliko tarnovo take a walk through the old quarter with its preserved renaissance houses day 15 sofia stroll along the boulevards of cosmopolitan sofia past sights such as the gold-domed alexander nevski church days 16-17 bansko visit stunning rila monastery hidden in a narrow forested valley days 18-19 plovdiv wander among the byzantine ruins and check out the ancient amphitheatre days 20-22 istanbul get lost in the grand bazaar or find yourself in aya sofya rila monastery bulgaria zoe rees accommodation simple hotels/guesthouses 20 nts overnight train 1 nt transport bus metro taxi minivan train walking group size max 16 meals no meals included budget allow eu700 for meals not included departs selected sun notes you must arrive with a romanian visa if required as these cannot be acquired en route traveller rating 4.55 out of 5 2007 2008 start finish 29 jul 19 aug 11 may 01 jun 06 may 27 may 12 aug 02 sep 01 jun 22 jun 03 jun 24 jun 19 aug 09 sep 08 jun 29 jun 17 jun 08 jul 02 sep 23 sep 22 jun 13 jul 24 jun 15 jul 23 sep 14 oct 29 jun 20 jul 08 jul 29 jul 07 oct 28 oct 15 jul 05 aug considering a stopover in turkey see our slice of turkey rsa or turkish delights rsi trips on page 39 plus local payment eu300 lithuania physical culture shock · experience traditional r u s bela city is home to romania s finest art collection day 9 brasov rural life in romania · explore byzantine ruins in plovdiv · admire istanbul s majestic skyline wry 29 trip code turkey