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2023 Romania Hungary Poland and Baltics Tour

Join us on the trip of a lifetime & take in some of the most popular and spectacular sights of Poland, the Baltics and Russia on our ULTIMATE TRIP around central Europe and the former “Iron Curtain”!

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Romania Hungary Poland and Baltics 2023 Tour Overview

Our NEW 2023 “Romania Hungary Poland and Baltics “ tour for 2023 is currently being designed and will take in some of the most fascinating and popular sights of central Europe! Visiting fascinating Romania (and Transylvania), Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, we’ll see iconic throughout all of these countries.

We’ll spend five nights in Romania with three of them in the remote and mysterious Transylvania (where Quo Vadis Holidays’ owner/Director Tim Kozma’s father was born!) Then to beautiful Hungary’s stunning capitol Budapest for three nights where Tim’s father lived from age 12 until 26 and then escaped in January 1957 to start a new life in Australia.

We spend seven nights in lovely Poland with a stay in delightful mountains around Zakopane then a 2-night stay in Krakow with it’s impressive old center and Cloth Market Square with visits to Wieliczka Salt mine and the sombre memorial of Auschwitz-Birkenau. We explore fascinating Warsaw including a private Chopin concert and learn of the former Jewish ghetto area, home to Oscar Schindler’s factory. Two nights in stunning coastal Gdansk to complete our time in Poland.

Then to the beautiful Baltics of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and their captivating cities of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn.

Plenty of included local highlight food, wine and cultural experiences combined with central, 4-star hotels that allow you to explore at leisure in your free-time rather than feeling too rushed.

Come along and join us in 2023 as we explore all the best parts of this fascinating part of Europe on our Romania, Hungary, Poland and Baltics Tour!

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Highlights (23 days Romania to Tallinn) to be updated**

  • Welcome Highlight Dinner and Drinks in Krakow
  • Krakow site-seeing tour w/local guide
  • Czestochowa “Black Madonna” visit
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine visit and highlight salt mine dinner
  • Polish Polka Party Highlight Dinner and show
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial with local guide
  • Warsaw site-seeing with local guide
  • Chopin Concert and highlight dinner in Warsaw
  • Wilanow Palace Visit Poland
  • Brest Fortress and city guided sightseeing visit Belarus
  • Neshvizh Castle visit Belarus with local guide Belarus
  • Khatyn Memorial visit with local guide Belarus
  • Vilnius site-seeing with local guide
  • Highlight local Lithuanian dinner
  • Riga site-seeing with local guide
  • Highlight local Latvian dinner
  • Tallinn site-seeing with local guide
  • Highlight local Estonian dinner

Other Inclusions

  • Drives through Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian countrysides
  • Seaside villages of Klaipeda and Parnu in Lithuania and Estonia
  • Group photo (one per couple/single)
  • Hotel porterage
  • All tips to Tour Director, Tour Driver, hotels

Romania, Hungary, Poland and Baltics Tour Pace

Plenty of relaxing two, three and even four-night stopovers with enough free-time to explore at your own pace.

Plenty of city walking tours as well as visits to famed places.  These all require a good amount of fitness and good, strong, unrestricted walking ability.

ROMANIA, HUNGARY, POLAND AND BALTICS TOUR QUICK FACTS

DURATION

21 Days

COUNTRIES

Romania, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

DEPARTURES

July 2023 in Bucharest, Romania

PRICING

21 Day Bucharest to Tallinn trip:   AU$12,290 pp twin share *

Single Supplement: AU$2,390*

  • Pricing and dates to be confirmed July 2022*

AVAILABILITY

As at April 2022:  Just 10 places left! Contact us TODAY to secure your places.

ROMANIA, HUNGARY, POLAND and BALTICS TOUR MAP

Romania, Hungary, Poland and Baltics Tour 2023

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 / Mon 4th July 2022 / ARRIVE KRAKOW

Welcome to Poland! Meet your Travel Director for our Welcome Drink before our highlight Welcome Dinner. Later, enjoy getting to know your fellow guests over a fabulous Welcome Dinner.                                 (HD)

Hotel: 3 nights KrakowHotel Imperial

Day 2 / Tues 5th July 2022 / KRAKOW SITESEEING

This morning we start with an introduction to Krakow with local guide. A walk around the Rynek Główny, Europe’s largest and most beautiful town square. We see the famous Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Church and the many historic townhouses, palaces and churches. Be sure to listen out for the famed trumpeter’s call Later we ascend Wawel Hill to see the Renaissance castle before a visit the cathedral, the final resting place of the Kings of Poland and the former seat of Archbishop Karol Wojtyła, later known to the world as Pope John Paul II. Visiting the former Jewish Quarter we see Ghetto Square and the remains of the Ghetto Wall. Visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum and gain a fascinating insight into his factory and the fate of its Jewish workforce in Nazi-occupied Poland. This evening we get a taste of local entertainment enjoying a Polish Polka Party with dinner and wine.     (BB, HD)

Day 3 / Wed 6th July 2022 / KRAKOW SITESEEING

This morning we travel to the city of Oświęcim, better known throughout the world by its German name, Auschwitz. With a Local Expert we visit this moving memorial and the museum of Auschwitz and also stop at Birkenau. Upon returning to Krakow the rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps spend time browsing the shops for traditional folklore products or trying pierogi and local Zywiec beer. Later today after your free time we head south to discover the Wieliczka Salt Mine including a highlight dinner in the mine itself!                         (BB, HD)

Day 4 / Thurs 7th July 2022 / KRAKOW to WARSAW

Today we head northwest making a stop in fascinating Czestochowa for a visit to it’s pilgrimage church, home to the famed “Black Madonna”. Afterwards we stop in the pretty city of Lodz for an orientation and some free-time before arriving into the vibrant capitol of the country, exciting Warsaw.                                                 (BB, D)

Hotel: 2 nights Warsaw Sofitel Warsaw

Day 5 / Fri 8th July 2022/ WARSAW AT LEISURE

We start our day with a tour around the Polish capital with local expert guide and see how well the city was restored after almost complete obliteration during World War II. Pass the tiered Palace of Culture and stroll through Łazienki Park to the Chopin Memorial and visit the Ghetto Heroes Monument. We visit the delightful Old Town and it’s market before free time for lunch. Later on we journey out to visit Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Sobieski. This afternoon we have a private recital of Chopin music by a celebrated Polish pianist before an evening at leisure to explore the tastes of Warsaw.   (BB)

Day 6 / Sat 9th July 2022 / WARSAW to BREST

A short drive through lovely Polish farmlands before we arrive at the Belarussian border. Upon arrival into Belarus we visit with local guide the city and Brest Fortress famed for the Defence against the Nazis in WWII and it’s imposing “Courage” Monument.                                           (BB, D)

Hotel: 1 night BrestHotel Hermitage

Day 7 / Sun 10th July 2022 / BREST to MINSK

Our first stop today is at Belarus’ most beautiful castle, Nisvizh for guided visit. Later, we arrive into the capital, Minsk, rebuilt after the war in typical imposing Soviet style. Upon arrival, a city tour with local guide along it’s grand avenues, passing typical Soviet style buildings a legacy of Minsk’s past. See the obelisk in Victory Square honoring the heroes of World War II and the Church of St. Simon and Helena and the Lenin Statue that still stands in front of the Government headquarters. This evening, a local Highlight Belarussian dinner.  (BB, HD)

Hotel: 1 night MinskHotel Europe

Day 8 / Mon 11th July 2022 / MINSK to VILNIUS

This morning we head north out of Minsk to visit the sombre and moving Khatyn Memorial. Afterwards a lunch-stop and then crossing into Lithuania.  Arriving into the capitol, we take a walking tour of pretty Vilnius with our local guide and stroll through the Old Town and see the Jesuit University, the Gates of Dawn and the former Soviet KGB headquarters. Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul before moving on to see the neoclassical cathedral. Checking into our central hotel, a relaxed included dinner tonight.                           (BB, D)

Hotel: 2 nights VilniusRadisson Blu Royal Astorija

Day 9 / Tues 12th July 2022/ VILNIUS at LEISURE

A late start this morning before we travel to visit the fortified island castle of Trakai, originally built in the 13th century and now restored to all its glory. Time for lunch before we head back to the Old Town center and free time for souvenir hunting and further exploring. An evening at leisure to explore the many exciting and varied options for dinner.        (BB)

Day 10 / Wed 13th July 2022 / VILNIUS to RIGA

Heading westward we reach the Baltic Sea to visit the pretty seaside town of Klaipeda. After free-time for lunch we stop at the unusual Votive Hill of Crosses near Siauliai, the symbol of resistance against the Soviet occupation. We then continue to the Latvian capital of Riga, one of the most beautiful of the Baltic capitols and known for it’s mix of of Teutonic-inspired spires, lounges and some of the world’s most remarkable art nouveau architecture.                                          (BB)

Hotel: 2 nights RigaPullman Riga Old Town Centre

Day 11 / Thurs 14th July 2022 / RIGA at LEISURE

This morning with local guide we explore Riga’s Old Town visiting the Domkirk and see the city walls, the House of the Three Brothers and the castle of the Livonian Knights. Plenty of free time to explore this remarkable city at your own pace. This evening a highlight dinner of local delicacies!                  (BB, HD)

Day 12 / Fri 15th July 2022 / RIGA to TALLINN

Departing the city we continue along the shores of the Gulf of Riga and across the Estonian border and visit the quaint seaside village of Parnu. Time for lunch before we arrive at Estonia’s beautiful capitol, Tallinn, considered by many to be the most beautiful medieval capitol in Europe.                                                               (BB)

Hotel: 2 nights Tallinn – My City Hotel

Day 13 / Sat 16th July 2022 / TALLINN

With our local guide, we take a driving tour of the outskirts of the city before a stroll through the cobbled streets of the Old Town which will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a time from centuries ago. We visit the market square with its Town Hall, quaint artisan shops and old German pharmacy. Enjoy free time to browse Tallinn’s shops, famous for fine amber and silver jewelry and further explore before a highlight dinner of local food and wine.                          (BB, HD)

DEPARTURES

July, 2023*

ROMANIA, HUNGARY POLAND AND BALTICS TOUR PRICING

From $12,290* per person twin share (~22-day tour)

    Contact us for Single Supplement Pricing

*Dates and pricing to be confirmed by July 2022