Eastern Europe is the eastern part of the European continent. There is no consensus as to the precise area it refers to, partly because the term has a wide range of geopolitical, geographical, cultural, and socio economic connotations. There are “almost as many definitions of Eastern Europe as there are scholars of the region”.A related United Nations paper adds that “every assessment of spatial identities is essentially a social and cultural construct”. One definition describes Eastern Europe as a cultural (and econo-cultural) entity: the region lying in Europe with main characteristics consisting in Byzantine, Orthodox, and some Turco-Islamic influences. Another definition was created during the Cold War and used more or less synonymously with the term Eastern Bloc. A similar definition names the formerly communist European states outside the Soviet Union as Eastern Europe. Historians and social scientists increasingly view such definitions as outdated or relegating, but they are still heard in everyday speech and used for statistical purposes
Route: Arrival Prague – Cesky Krumlov – Salzburg – Innsbruck – Bled lake – Ljubljana – Postoina
Cave – Plitvice lake – Zagreb – Balaton lake – Budapest – Bratislava – Vienna Departure
01 Czech Prague Arr. Arrival transfer to hotel / evening at leisure. Optional river cruise —
02 Czech Prague Prague grand city tour, covering a visit to all the important and famous sightseeing attractions…/ afternoon at leisure B,D–
03 Czech Prague Cesky Krumlov/Salzburg Prague – Salzburg, guided CeskyKrumlov orientation city tour, B,D 180/2hr 225/3hr
04 Austria Salzburg Guided The Sound of Music Tour/optional Salt mine tour eveningat leisure B.–
05 Austria Innsbruck Full-day Swarovski crystal world + Innsbruck city tour, 190km/ overnight Innsbruck 2hr.
06 Slovenia Bled Lake/ Ljubljana Salzburg – Bled Lake – Ljubljana, on the way Bled lake visit Ljubljana guided city tour evening at leisure B 390/6hr.
07 Slovenia/Croatia PostoinacavePlitvicelake Ljubljana – Postoina cave, optional Rijeka orientation tour travel to Zagreb at leisure 300km/4.5hr 08 Croatia Zagreb Zagreb city tour, at leisure optional Plitvice lake national park visit —
09 Hungary Balatonlake Budapest Zagreb– Budapest, On the way Lake Balaton visit, Budapest city tour, at leisure B,D 350km/4.5hr.
10 Slovak Bratislava Budapest – Bratislava, city tour evening at leisure B,D. 200/2hr.
11 Austria Vienna Full day Vienna, guided Grand city tour with Schonbrunn Palace, at leisure in Amusement park B,D Overnight Bratislava 80/1hr.
12 Slovak/Austria Bratislava/ViennaDept. Hotel to airport for departure 65/0.45hr.