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Spires in the Snow 2018-19 (7 Days, Budapest to Prague)

Check out Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic at their snowy best on this week-long trip through the best of Eastern Europe. Go bar hopping in Budapest, hunt for dragons in Krak w, sample sweets in Prague and visit former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau on this eye-opening adventure. With so many one-off experiences, it's time to get out there and explore!


Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau
Walking tour of Prague
6 Breakfasts
6 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $935
Start Location
Budapest, Hungary
End Location
Budapest, Hungary
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Day 1: Budapest, Hungary
Our trip begins this evening in Hungary's grand capital, Budapest, as we meet our Trip Leader for a welcome meeting. Budapest is situated on the banks of the mighty River Danube and is home to Hers' Square, Parliament House, Buda Castle and the swanky boulevard, Andrássy Avenue. Get to know your fellow travellers over a Hungarian feast in a local restaurant and then kick your feet up at your comfy hotel. Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Budapest
Free day! Indulge in a spa treatment at the world famous Gellért Baths and visit the Buda Castle or House of Terror Museum. Tonight, hang with the hipsters and drink local fruit brandy at one of the original ruin bars. Or, there's an optional dinner cruise on the river; you won't wanna miss this one. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Dinner cruise in Budapest
Day 3: Budapest to Krakow, Poland
Legend has it a dragon had to be smited in order for Kraków to be built (with a sulphur stuffed lamb as bait). Bit tougher than the usual council approvals, no? Meet Poland's beating heart - and the largest medieval town square in Europe - on a walking tour. Buff up on history at Wawel Castle, feed the ducks amongst the slushy snow on the bank of the Wisla and after dinner, slay a few glasses of mead. Included today: -Walking tour of Kraków Meals: -Breakfast
Day 4: Krakow
Get all up in the streets of Kraków today and let the statement, "Whver saves one life, saves the world entire" really sink in at Oskar Schindler's factory. Go 327-metres underground to see hundreds of shades of rock salt in the Wieliczka Salt Mine, visit a centuries-old synagogue in the Jewish district and shop for amber in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Cloth Hall. Your day, your choice. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 5: Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic
This morning we pay our respects at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Afterwards, take some time to reflect before arriving in Prague. Fuel up on trdelník (pastry deliciousness) before a walking tour among spires and cobblestone streets. Suss out the castle deemed worthy by Guinness World Records as being the largest ancient castle in the world, cross medieval Charles Bridge and watch 'Death' toll the hour on an astronomical clock that's over 600 years old. After dinner, get cosy in a café with hot chocolate. Included today: -Walking tour of Prague -Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 6: Prague
Channel your inner bohemian and seek out the John Lennon memorial wall to start your free day. Soak up some more Czech history at the National Museum or Communist Museum or get a taste of the quirky local culture at a marionette puppet opera (you gotta see it to believe it). Snap a selfie at Prague's own Eiffel Tower, visit The Museum of Miniatures, eat roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square and drink beer. Really. Good. Beer. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 7: Prague
Our trip is ending, but that dsn't mean your time here has to. Get in touch with your boho side and stay longer to hit up a jazz club, circle Wenceslas Square or reserve tickets to a show at the Prague State Opera House. Meals: -Breakfast