Old World Europe


Explore Eastern Europe on this comprehensive journey to five distinctly different—and fascinating—nations: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

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 Budapest at dusk, with the Parliament Building and Chain Bridge  Fisherman's Bastion, found on the Pest side of Budapest  The Parliament Building in Budapest, situated along the Danube  The Matthias Church, located on the Pest side of Budapest  The Old Town Square of Prague  The Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest  Széchenyi Spa, one of the many traditional spas in Budapest  St. Mary's Basilica, Kraków, Poland  The underground "salt cathedral" of the Wieliczka Salt Mines  Sculptural detail found in the Wieliczka Salt Mines  Wawel Castle, Kraków  Old Town Warsaw, a World Heritage site  The Old Town Square of Prague  Prague's Hradcany Castle area, with St. Vitus Cathedral  The renowned Charles Bridge spanning the Vltava River in Prague  The many bridges of Prague and the Vltava River  Tombstones found in the Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague  Vienna's State Opera House  The Strauss Memorial in Vienna, a city renowned for music  Typical street in Vienna  Vienna's Hofburg Palace  Schönbrunn Palace outside Vienna  Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace, a World Heritage site and the Habsburgs’ summer residence
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TOUR BROCHURE

WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

The capitols of Old World Europe tour was the most thought-provoking and emotionally intense tour I've ever experienced. It will live on in my memory after the others have faded.


Sylvia L.

Our trip was an outstanding learning experience that came without the stress of planning and executing a 15-day tour through five countries. Smithsonian did everything for us!


Tom M.

The Old World Europe tour gave us an intimate view of the history and culture of eastern Europe. We learned a lot and enjoyed every minute. 


Kate H.

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Polonia Palace

Warsaw, Poland

Opened more than 90 years ago, the French-style Polonia Palace Hotel preserves the unique characteristics of early 20th-century architecture while incorporating many contemporary features. The conveniently located hotel stands near the Palace of Culture and Science and numerous shopping areas. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, Fitness Center, and sauna. Each of the 206 air-conditioned rooms come fully equipped with a private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Hotel Pod Roza

Krakow, Poland

Located in the center of Old Town on beloved Florianska Street, this is Krakow's oldest hotel. In-deed, the neo-classical building's origins date to the 14th century as a private home and it became a hotel in the 17th century. The hotel offers a restaurant, café, bar, currency exchange, and shops. Your room features contemporary amenities, including private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, Internet access, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3

Hilton Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

A Gothic building incorporating part of a 16th-century Jesuit college and a 13th-century monastery, the Budapest Hilton is located in the Castle District of Buda, near Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Hotel amenities include two restaurants and a lounge, Fitness Center, casino, and elevator service. Your climate-controlled room has a private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, Internet access, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3

Hilton Vienna Plaza

Vienna, Austria

The Vienna Plaza is located on the famous Ringstrasse, opposite the Vienna Stock Exchange and within walking distance of the city center. Among its facilities are a restaurant, bar, health club, sauna, massage treatments, whirlpool, solarium, and elevator and laundry service. Your air-conditioned room has a private bathroom with hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, Internet access, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3

The Hilton Vienna

Viena, Austria

The Hilton Vienna hotel is situated next to the famous Stadtpark in the heart of Austria's capital, this luxury hotel in Vienna enjoys easy access to visit nearby Vienna attractions such as the world famous Opera House and the shopping hot spot of Kaertnerstrasse, both within close walking distance of this Vienna hotel.The bright and airy rooms have large, opening windows. Bathrooms all have hairdryers, 110 shaver plugs and separate shower and bath. This hotel will be used for our May 20, 2014 departure only. 

Number of nights: 3

Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel

Bratislava, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

Nestled in the heart of the city, close to the National Opera House and main business area, the stately 168-room Radisson Blu Carlton offers a brasserie restaurant, bar, and fully equipped gym. Guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, Internet access, climate control, mini-bar, in-room safe, Internet access, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 1

Grand Hotel Bohemia

Prague, Czech Republic

Ideally located in the center of Prague next to Powder Tower and within walking distance of Old Town Square and Old Town Hall, the 78-room Grand Hotel Bohemia is just steps from Wenceslas Square. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, and coffee shop. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, Internet access, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3