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Spires In The Snow 2017-18

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The Spires in the Snow 2016-17 tour starts in Budapest and ends in Prague. The Spires in the Snow 2016-17 is an Explorer tour tour that takes 7 days taking you from Budapest to Prague and 2 other destinations in Europe. The Spires in the Snow 2016-17 includes trip leader, accommodation, meals, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for details.

Check out Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic at their snowy best on this week-long trip through the best of Eastern Europe. Go bar hopping in Budapest, hunt for dragons in Krakow, sample sweets in Prague and visit former concentration camp Auschwitz on this eye-opening adventure. With so many one-off experiences, it’s time to go forth and explore.
Day 1 Budapest, Hungary

Our trip begins this evening in Hungary's grand capital, Budapest, as we meet our Trip Leader and new travel pals for a group powwow. Budapest is situated on the banks of the mighty River Danube, and is home to sights such as Heroes' Square, Parliament House, Buda Castle and main boulevard Andrássy út. Get to know your fellow travellers over a mouth-watering Hungarian feast in a local restaurant, and then kick your feet up in your comfy hotel.


Day 2 Budapest

Free day = put down your Rubik’s Cube and take on a city with enough baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau architecture to keep you puzzled for hours. Need ideas? Take to the waters at the Gellért Baths and don’t leave til you’re pruny. There are 80+ thermal springs in Budapest but this is its most famous. Wave pool, anyone?! Indulge in a spa treatment then visit the Buda Castle or House of Terror Museum. Tonight, hang with the hipsters and drink local fruit brandy at one of the original ruin bars.


Day 3 Budapest to Krakow, Poland

Reflect on the ride to our next stop to meet Poland's beating heart – and the largest medieval town square in Europe. Get your bearings with a walk around Wawel Castle and ogle at the world's oldest shopping mall. Legend has it a dragon had to be smited in order for Krakow to be built (with a sulphur-stuffed lamb as bait). Bit tougher than the usual council approvals, no?

Included today:
-Krakow walking tour


Day 4 Krakow

Get all up in the streets of Krakow today and let the statement, "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire" really sink in at Oskar Schindler's factory. Visit a centuries-old synagogue, discover the city's inner-hipster in the Jewish district and shop for Amber in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Cloth Hall. Your day, your choice.


Day 5 Krakow to Prague, Czech Republic

Pay your respects and learn more about the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Next up: the medieval beauty of Prague. Fuel up on trdelník (pastry deliciousness) before a walking tour amongst spires and cobblestone streets. Suss out the castle deemed worthy by Guinness World Records as being the largest ancient castle in the world, cross medieval Charles Bridge and watch 'Death' toll the hour on an astronomical clock that's over 600 years old. After dinner, get cosy in a café with hot chocolate so thick you can stand a spoon in it or slip into an absinthe bar to meet the green fairy.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Prague
-Guided tour of former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau


Day 6 Prague

Channel your inner bohemian and seek out the John Lennon memorial wall to start your free day. Soak up some more Czech history at the National Museum or Communist Museum or get a taste of the quirky local culture at a marionette puppet opera (you gotta see it to believe it). Snap a selfie at Prague’s own Eiffel Tower, visit The Museum of Miniatures, eat roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square and drink beer. Really. Good. Beer.


Day 7 Prague

Our trip is ending, but that doesn’t mean your time here has to. Get in touch with your boho side and stay longer to hit a high note at a jazz club, circle Wenceslas Square or reserve tickets to a show at the Prague State Opera House.


what’s included
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Budapest and from Prague are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Spires in the Snow 2017-18 tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Age Requirement 18-39 yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Budapest, Hungary
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Good to know Payment

A deposit of 82 USD is required to confirm this tour. For any departures within 13 June 2017 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Spires in the Snow 2017-18 tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Spires in the Snow 2017-18 tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Spires in the Snow 2017-18 tour. You can cancel the tour up to 43 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 43 days of departure.
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