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 Historians and social scientists increasingly view such definitions as outdated or relegating, but they are still heard in everyday speech and used for statistical purposes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 Cologne/ Dusseldorf/ Frankfurt – Baden-Baden – Innsbruck –Salzburg – Vienna –Budapest –
Bratislava – Prague – Dresden – Berlin Departure
01Germany Cologne/ Dusseldorf/ FrankfurtArr. Arrival, transfer to hotel / evening at leisure. Optional city tour —
02GermanyCologne/Dusseldorf/Frankfurt Orientation tour of balance two cites or Rhine 200km/2hr
03 Germany Baden-Baden Frankfurt to Baden-Baden, orientation tour, 350km/4hr
04 Austria Innsbruck Baden – Innsbruck, orientation tour 425k,5hr
05 Austria Salzburg Innsbruck – Salzburg, on the way Swarovski crystal world, guided TheSound of Music Tour /evening at leisure B,D. 190km/2hr.
06 Austria Vienna Salzburg – Vienna, guided Grand city tour with Schonbrunn Palace B 300k,4hr
07 Hungary Budapest Budapest grand city tour, covering a visit to all the important and famous sightseeing attractions…/ afternoon at leisure B 250km/3hr.
08 Slovak Bratislava/Prague Budapest – Bratislava city tour, Prague B,L 550km/6hr.
09 Czech Prague Prague grand city tour, covering a visit to all the important and famous sightseeing attractions…/ afternoon at leisure B,D–
10 Germany Czech Dresden/Prague Prague – Dresden – Berlin, Dresden orientation city tour + VW car factory optional, overnight Berlin B,D 350km/4.5hr.
11 Germany Berlin Berlin guided city tour, at leisure or optional Potsdam half day tour B,D —
12 Germany Berlin Hotel to airport for departure