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 Historians and social scientists increasingly view such definitions as outdated or relegating, but they are still heard in everyday speech and used for statistical purposes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 Berlin -Dresden – Prague – Bratislava – Vienna – Budapest Departure
01 Germany Berlin Arr. Arrival, transfer to hotel / evening at leisure. Optional river cruise D
02 Germany Berlin Berlin guided city tour, at leisure or optional Potsdam half day tour B,D
03 Germany-Czech Dresden/Prague Berlin – Dresden – Prague, Dresden orientation city tour + optional VW car factory, overnight Prague B,D 350km/3.5hr
04 Czech Prague Prague grand city tour, covering a visit to all the important and famous sightseeing attractions…/ afternoon at leisure B,D
05 Slovak Bratislava Prague – Bratislava, on the way wine testing, city tour evening at leisure B,D. 350km/4hr.
06 Austria Vienna Full day Vienna, guided Grand city tour with Schonbrunn Palace, at leisure in Amusement park B,D Overnight Bratislava80km/1hr
07 Hungary Budapest Bratislava – Budapest, Budapest grand city tour, covering a visit to allthe important and famous sightseeing attractions…/ afternoon atleisure B,D option Hungarian folklore show B,D 200km/2hr
08 Hungary Budapest Dept. Hotel to airport for departure.