Hidden Europe: unique experiences in Europe's cities
08/09/2020 · By Katie Shaw
Europe’s cities are treasure troves of culture, teeming with iconic, must-see sights to enthral even the most seasoned of tourists.Read more
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2021 Tour code: WEC21
About the tour
Reflect on central and eastern Europe's past as we visit unified Berlin, and discover Poland, exploring the medieval squares and castles of Wroclaw, Krakow, and Warsaw. Take a moving trip to Auschwitz and learn about the country's rich heritage and culture.
We meet at our Departure Office at St Pancras and take the Eurostar to Brussels, continuing by rail to Berlin for two nights. On Day 2 we embark on a guided tour of the once-divided city. We visit Brandenburg Gate - a symbol of unity in Germany - and the parliament building, the Reichstag. The rest of your day is free in Berlin, which despite its turbulent history, has evolved into a vibrant metropolis. While away the hours in a gallery, stroll through one of the city's parks, or find a beer garden to relax in.
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89% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 9 verified reviews
A country I had not visited before excellent local guides which gave a greater understanding of Poland's history as a nation and from a personal/human point of view the 3 centres where we stayed enhanced the history & travelling between them gave understanding of the Polish way of life
Mr D Milne
A very well managed tour to an interesting country that we had not visited before
Poland is a great place to travel in by train. Wroclaw was a fascinating place with a cathedral island, a lovely botanic garden and a scenic river trip. Warsaw was an amazing city everything from modern skyscrapers to Soviet architecture, lovely parks and royal palaces. The whole tour was well-organised, the train journeys worked really well and we had a dedicated and knowledgeable tour manager.
Mrs R Morrison
This was quite a fast paced tour but very enjoyable and well worth the cost. The Intercontinental in Warsaw was superb but all hotels good on the whole. You must make your own judgement on Auschwitz - in my view it has become too commercialized. A far better depiction of the Holocaust is to be found in Schindler's Factory in Krakow.
Mr J Freeman
Very interesting itinerary. Good local guides Excellent tour manager who was very helpful with local amenities Transport good Generally good hotels in good positions Food very good
Mr D Fenton
WE ENJOY ALL OUR HOLIDAYS WITH GREAT RAIL. THE GROUP ARE ALWAYS INTERESTING AND FRIENDLY. THERE IS A PROBLEM HOWEVER WITH THE LOCATION OF SOME OF THE HOTELS, IN THIS CASE BERLIN- THE MARITIM IS A LOVELY HOTEL BUT THE NEAREST TRANSPORT WAS A 15 MINUTE WALK AND WHEN YOU HAVE ONLY ONE DAY AND HAVE TO FIND A RESTAURANT IN THE EVENING IT MEANS THAT MOST PEOPLE, MANY OF WHOM ARE NOT THAT MOBILE, EAT IN THE HOTEL
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