Code:PEDBest of Eastern Europe 12 Days

Take a journey of discovery to nations that were part of Europe's Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. With their independence reborn and now at their most vibrant, these lands combine countless medieval delights with a sense of joyfulness that will seize your imagination. Come with us on this memorable 12-day tour and visit buzzing Frankfurt and Munich; trace Germany's wondrous Romantic Road; relish the Baroque jewel of Salzburg; and admire the lovely cities of Ljubljana, Budapest, Vienna and Prague.

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Day 1 | USA - Frankfurt, Germany  

Board your trans-Atlantic flight to Germany to begin your journey around Eastern Europe.

Day 2 | Frankfurt  

Welcome to Frankfurt, Germany's most international city and the largest economic center in Europe.
Upon arrival we meet our guide and embark on a brief city tour of Frankfurt, admiring the elegant Baroque architecture, vibrant squares and the Cathedral with its towering 19th-century spire, before checking in to our hotel.

Optional Tour: Rhine River Cruise & German Style Cuisine,

Day 3 | Frankfurt - Wurzburg - Munich  B,DH

After breakfast, we depart for the Baroque town of Wurzburg, a gateway to the fabled Romantic Road. Admire this photogenic town including its rebuilt St. Kilian Cathedral, Old Main Bridge and City Hall, and snap photos of the restored Wurzburg Residenz, the castle overlooking its rooftops. Then, continue to the Bavarian capital of Munich, known for its imposing squares and monuments, and annual Oktoberfest beer festival. If time allows, take a city tour to see landmarks including the Old Town Hall at the Marienplatz and onion-domed Cathedral Church of Our Dear Lady. Tonight, enjoy a German Pork Knuckle Dinner, feasting on this delicious local specialty.

Day 4 | Munich - Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen - Salzburg, Austria  B

Today starts with a sightseeing tour of Munich if time prevented it yesterday, followed by a drive to the Romantic Road's southernmost point, the town of Fussen. Soak in the views of hilltop Neuschwanstein Castle*, a fairytale-like ensemble of towers and spires set against the white-capped Alps. Built in the 19th century by “mad” King Ludwig II, the castle inspired Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. Afterward, continue through gorgeous countryside to Austria and Mozart's home town of Salzburg. Here, perhaps take our optional tour to the historic Bad Dürrnberg Salt Mines that brought wealth to Salzburg in medieval times. Ride a train into the salt tunnels, cruise on the salt lake, and learn about the trade before returning to Salzburg.

Optional Tour: Bad Durrnberg Salt Mine Tour,

Day 5 | Salzburg - Ljubljana, Slovenia  B,DH

Today, fall in love with Baroque Salzburg, Austria's “Sound of Music” city. Visit the ornamental Mirabell Gardens, home to the staircase where Maria and the Von Trapp children sang “Do-Re-Mi!”, and admire the Mirabell Palace, both sights immortalized in the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Afterward, explore Salzburg's charming Old Town. Enjoy free time to look round, perhaps enjoying the panoramic views from the Hohensalzburg Fortress or visiting the townhouse where Wolfgang Mozart was born, now a museum. Alternatively, perhaps join our optional excursion to St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang in Austria's spectacular Lake district. Later, leave Salzburg and travel to Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana.

Optional Tour: St. Gilgen Excursion & Lake Wolfgang Tour,

Day 6 | Ljubljana - Postojna - Plitvice, Croatia  B,L,DH

Sometimes known as the “Much Loved City,” olden Ljubljana never fails to delight. Flanked by snow-tipped mountains, the quaint city overflows with bridges, monuments and Baroque architecture. Enjoy an orientation tour to see highlights including medieval Ljubljana Castle, and the Old Town where you tour the City Hall, Robba Fountain, St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Main Square and the Tromostovje “Triple Bridge.” Then, continue to the Postojna Cave*, the world's biggest known karst cave network. Descend underground into the chambers filled with stalagmites and stalactites, before returning to the surface and traveling to Croatia and spending the night at Plitvice.

Day 7 | Plitvice 16 Lakes National Park - Budapest, Hungary  B,DS

Today, visit Plitvice National Park*, a UNESCO-listed reserve famed for its glorious, interlinked lakes, mountains, waterfalls and forests, all awash with flora and fauna. As you discover this glorious park, watch for some of the 126 species of wild birds that make it their home. Having explored here, continue to the Hungarian capital of Budapest, arriving in time to relax and savor a Traditional Hungarian Dinner accompanied by musical entertainment.

Day 8 | Budapest - Danube River Cruise - Vienna, Austria  B,D

Budapest takes its name from two cities — Buda and Pest — each divided by the Danube River. Today, discover this magnificent city and its colorful culture on a sightseeing tour. View the fanciful turrets of the Fisherman's Bastion*, and see Matthias Church*, the Parliament Building, and Royal Palace, otherwise known as Buda Castle. Afterward, join a Danube River Cruise* to glide along the famous river to Pest. Here, board a coach to see Heroes' Square, with its vast monument to the Magyar chieftains who settled here in the 9th century. Then, continue to Vienna, and enjoy time free in Austria's capital, known as the “City of Music”. Shop for souvenirs, relax at one of its grand coffee houses or explore St Stephen's Church. This evening, perhaps join us for an optional Mozart Concert.

Optional Tour: Vienna Mozart or Johann Strauss Concert,

Day 9 | Vienna - Prague, Czech Republic  B,DH

Today, admire the architectural treasures of Vienna on a city tour. Visit the 18th-century Schonbrunn Palace*, once the summer residence of the Hapsburgs and see its gardens, statuary and Gloriette belvedere. Enjoy a drive around Vienna's sights, including the Vienna Opera House, Ringstrasse Boulevard, City Hall, Parliament Building and Hofburg Palace before continuing to Prague, the Czech Republic capital.

Day 10 | Prague  B,D

1,000-year-old Prague boasts a medley of historical buildings, churches, cobbled lanes and magnificent squares, all crowned by Prague Castle. Today, get acquainted with this beautiful city on a sightseeing tour around the palaces, churches and gardens of Prague Castle* including its Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral*. Cross statue-lined Charles Bridge to Old Town Square to see its splendid Astronomical Clock and explore the atmospheric Jewish Quarter, before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure. Be sure to cap your sightseeing with an optional cruise on the Vltava River, seeing highlights such as Prague Castle and Charles Bridge from the different perspective of the water.

Optional Tour: Prague Vltava River Cruise Tour ,

Day 11 | Prague - Karlovy Vary - Frankfurt, Germany  B,DH

Start today by traveling through West Bohemia to the spa town of Karlovy Vary. The ideal spot for winding down your adventure, this handsome town is named after Holy Roman Emperor Charles (Karl) IV, who reputedly discovered its springs in 1358. Enjoy a walking tour and learn how the springs' much-vaulted healing powers have been used to treat ailments for centuries. Afterward, return to Frankfurt and reflect on your vacation with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner this evening.

Day 12 | Frankfurt - USA  B

Transfer to Frankfurt airport and cherish the memories of your tour on your US-bound return flight.

Meal Code:
AB=American Breakfast, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner at Local Restaurant, DH=Dinner at Hotel, DP=Dinner Party, DS=Dinner & Show

• Red colored dates are English speaking groups.

• Advertised land prices are based on per person, double occupancy.

• Advertised international airfares are from New York (JFK) including fuel surcharge and taxes/fees.

• Departures from other gateway cities, please add appropriate U.S. domestic add-on fares. For time zone of your gateway city, please call Peony Tours.

LAX (Mar-Nov) / SFO (Mar-May, Sep-Nov)................................$200

SFO (Jun-Aug)........................................................................$300

Eastern Standard Time Zone....................................................$200

Central Standard Time Zone.....................................................$200

Mountain Standard Time Zone..................................................$300

Pacific Standard Time Zone (except LAX, SFO).........................$300

• Air carrier and routing are at the sole discretion of Peony Tours. For your preferred international air carrier, please call Peony Tours for pricing.

• For child (2-11 yrs) rates, please refer to Reservation.

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• Airfare listed does not include seat assignment fee. Please contact the airline directly to choose your seats and make the payment if there is any.



  • Excellent bilingual (Chinese and English speaking) tour manager throughout the tour in Europe.

  • Deluxe hotel accommodations as listed or similar:
    Frankfurt - Leonardo Royal Hotel (4 Star)
    Munich - Holiday Inn Munich Unterhaching (4 Star)
    Salzburg - Austria Trend Hotel Salzburg West (4 Star)
    Ljubljana - Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons (4 Star)
    Plitvice - Hotel Jezero (3 Star)
    Budapest - Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget (4 Star)
    Vienna - Senator Hotel Vienna (4 Star)
    Prague - Hotel International Prague (4 Star)
    Frankfurt - NH Frankfurt Morfelden Conference Center (4 Star)

  • European or buffet breakfast daily at hotel.

  • Lunches and dinners as specified in itinerary.

  • Sightseeing with specialist local guides in selected cities: Salzburg, Plitvice National Park, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague.

  • Admission fees for sightseeing attractions as denoted by an asterisk* in tour itinerary:

    Fussen - Neuschwanstein Castle

    Postojna - Postojna Cave

    Plitvice - Sixteen Lake National Park

    Budapest - Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Danube Cruise

    Vienna - Schonbrunn Palace

    Prague - Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral

  • Deluxe air-conditioned tour coach with professional service of drivers.

  • Group airport transfer in at arrival and transfer out at departure.

  • Group identification badge, luggage tag and document holder provided for your convenience and easy recognition.

  • Vacation travel insurance at no extra charge.

When the day's sightseeing draws to an end, you expect to settle in amidst the comfort and luxury afforded by a deluxe hotel. After all, a good night's rest is essential to maximize the next day's experience. You can be confident that your accommodations with Peony Tours have all been hand-selected by management and have met our high standards for ensuring a convenient location, excellent service, quality assurance, and comfort.

Mailander Strasse 1, 60598 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
49 69 6802 0
Inselkammerstrasse 7-9 Munich 82008 Germany
49 89 666910
Bundesstraße 4, 5073 Salzburg-Wals , Austria
43 662 8581
Pot za Brdom 4 · Ljubljana, 1000 · Slovenia
+386 1 470 27 00
HR 53231 Plitvička jezera Hrvatska, Europa
385 53 751 500
Budapest-Margitsziget , 1007 Budapest, Hungary
36 1 889 4700
Hernalser Hauptstraße 105, A-1170 Vienna
0043 1 48808 0
Koulova 15, 16000 Praha 6, Czech Republic
+420 296 537 111
Hessenring 9 64546 Mörfelden / Walldorf Frankfurt, Germany
0049 6105 2040

When the hotel listed above is not available under certain circumstances, a similar category hotel will be substituted.

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  • All online payment is not refundable, exchangeable, nor transferable. Only if an optional tour is cancelled on-site by the tour manager, the amount of the specific optional tour you have paid online will be refunded to your credit card AFTER THE TOUR.
CityTour NameDescriptionPrice
FrankfurtRhine River Cruise & German Style Cuisine

Experience an unforgettable journey along Europe's most beautiful waterway, Rhine River; Enjoy a special lunch or dinner in German style at a local restaurant.
(Not pre-sold online. If time permits, please book and pay to the tour leader on site) 

Includes: Cruise ticket, German style lunch or dinner with drink or wine, Tips
Duration: 6 hours

*No pre-sold online. If time permits, you may  book and pay to the tour manager on site)

SalzburgBad Durrnberg Salt Mine Tour

Descend into the tunnels of Europe's oldest salt mine, where the "white gold" that gave Salzburg its name and prosperity was once mined. Travel to the mines and ride a special mine train deep into the heart of the mountain to discover the mysterious subterranean world of salt. After your train ride, slither further into the depths on a traditional miner's slide, and view the displays and multimedia presentations to discover how and why salt has been mined in the area for over 2,500 years.


Includes: Transportation, Tour guide, Admission, Tips 
Duration: 2.5 hours
*Min. 20 people


SalzburgSt. Gilgen Excursion & Lake Wolfgang Tour

Take a scenic early afternoon cruise around Lake Wolfgang, nestled in the heart of Austria's spectacular, lake-dotted Salzkammergut region. Spend a relaxing time cruising over the crystal waters of this beautiful lake, passing chocolate-box villages of wooden chalets, emerald green pastures, tiny beaches and towering mountain peaks. Along the way, stop to take photos of the pretty village of St Gilgen, the birthplace of Mozart's mother, and spend some time at free leisure strolling along the streets spread beneath Zwolferhorn Mountain.


Includes: Transportation, Charter boat(45 min), Tips
Duration: 2.5 hours
*Min. : 20 people


ViennaVienna Mozart or Johann Strauss Concert

Known as the City of Music, Vienna was home to Beethoven, Strauss, Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. So why not celebrate its glorious musical tradition at a Mozart concert? Enjoy an evening of the composer's rapturous music at a glittering concert hall as performed by the orchestra and internationally renowned singers and solo artists.


Includes:  Roundtrip transfers, Admission  with A Category Seating, Tips

Duration: 3 hours

*Min. 15 people

PraguePrague Vltava River Cruise Tour

Sit back and let the majestic sights of Prague unfold before you on a Vltava River cruise. The Czech Republic's longest river, the Vltava winds through Prague's center, flowing by the Old Town and many other landmarks. Board a comfortable sightseeing boat and feast your eyes on the wonderful views as you glide under the historic, statue-lined Charles Bridge, and pass Prague Castle and other historic monuments. Be serenaded by light music and enjoy a complimentary drink along the way.


Includes:  One hour cruise, Musician, One  drink, Tips
Duration: 1.5 hours