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

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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.

The total Smithsonian experience was excellent from the tour director to the hotels, itinerary, and logistics. We wouldn't hesitate to use Smithsonian again.

Ken & Karen O.


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Optional Post-Tour Extension to Prague: 3 Days
Extend your stay in the alluring Czech capital on this independent extension. Your tour cost includes: 2 nights' accommodations at Grand Bohemia (Superior First Class), 2 breakfasts, and a transfer to the airport.

Grand Bohemia Praha
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 Bohemia Praha 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.