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Central Europe Tours

Tours to Central Europe

Tours to Central Europe incorporate a great many activities. Christianity is the predominant religion in the region, with lots of churches, and religious artifacts ready and waiting for you. Feast upon the art and frescoes that are part of the walls of the churches, and make a pilgrimage to the church of your denomination. Balkan cruises are another activity that sees plenty of tourists traveling on the many rivers and inlets that on the Adriatic Sea. To enjoy the best accommodation and cuisine on tours to Central Europe, book your dream vacation with us at IBMT Tours. Our guides have a great grasp of the history and culture that makes Central Europe tours the ultimate in a vacation experience.
 

Central Europe tours - Where to go and what to do

Central Europe tours will take you to many different countries like Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Hungary. The countries are very close in geographical. Train travel to the countries usually takes but a couple of hours before you are in an entirely new country.
 

  • Warsaw - If history is an interest for you, The Old Town of Warsaw is a place that will get your travel juices flowing. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been completely rebuilt after the destruction of World War II. A mermaid protects the area, it overlooks the Old Town, and it sits just at the entrance of the Old Town Market. The market hosts many restaurants and cafes to pass the time away. The Royal Residence that Polish royalty lived in from the 16th-18th century is now a museum, and you can be transported back in time when you visit. There are many museums to visit in Warsaw, but one that can’t be missed is the Warsaw Rising Museum. 
  • Krakow - In Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mines offer a unique subterranean look at art and religion. For many years miners extracted rock salt from the mines and then carved many statues that still hold their vibrancy. While in the tunnels, you can go the St Kinga's Chapel, an underground cathedral made up entirely of rock salt. For Holocaust survivors and those who were touched by it, Auschwitz-Birkenau is a sobering experience. The suffering that occurred there during WWII by the Jewish community, comes haunting to life when you tour the camp. The camp is just a short drive outside of Krakow and one trip that will be an awakening experience. 
  • Prague - In the ‘City of a Thousand Spires,’ Prague, is famous for the many churches and old towers that are part of the landscape that dates back over a thousand years. This city is the architectural gem of the world. There are more than many examples of Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and Art Nouveau expressions all across the city. Spend a day touring the Jewish Quarter and visit the synagogues that have stood for centuries containing fine Jewish art. Wenceslas Square is a treat; it hosts the National Museum that holds numerous treasures for any art lover to adore. On the promenade, you can shop at many boutiques, enjoy fine food and sip cocktails at one the many outdoor cafes that dot the street. In the historic city center of Prague, the Old Town Square hosts a unique timepiece. A 15th century, Astronomical Clock – every hour, the clock’s activity is visible for the tourist. The 12-apostles and other figures move in sequence in procession across the clock face. It is quite an engineering feat from the 15th century and shouldn’t be missed.
  • Vienna - No trip to Vienna would be complete without a boat tour of the Danube River that eases its way through Vienna. It is a great jumping-off point for the exhibits and monuments that will take your breath away in Vienna. Certainly, Vienna has more than its share of museums and art galleries that display some of the best fine art in Europe, but it is a nice break from art and culture is Prater. It is a large park that draws locals and tourists alike, it has a large green tract to relax and unwind in, and an amusement park to keep the kids occupied for the day. Vienna is known for the Lipizzan Stallions and they perform around the world to the delight of many. You can visit the Spanish Riding School for an up-close and personal look of the horses that perform classic dressage for the guests who attend.
  • Budapest - Budapest is another city that sits on the banks of the Danube River and like many cities that are on the river and boat tours are very popular. Hungary is another country that lived under the yoke of Soviet oppression and tour through the House of Terror will put that into perspective. Another beautiful historic monument that commemorates Hungarian resilience is the Fisherman’s Bastion. It was built in the 20th century to recognize the contribution of the Fisherman’s Guild in a Neo-Gothic style. The Guild defended Budapest in the Middle Ages against foreign invaders and they have never been forgotten for their valour. The Faust Wine Cellar is a place where you can sample the fruit of the vine that comes some of the 22 wine regions in Hungary. The cellar sits below the Buda Castle and sees many tourists come through. The popularity of the cellar demands that you book in advance should you wish to taste the wine on a tour that you never forget. A trip to the largest synagogue outside Israel is where you find yourself when you visit the Dohany Street Synagogue. 

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Testimonials

05 Aug 2022

Still traveling but wanted to thank you for planning a marvelous trip.  It is truly a trip of a lifetime.

Best, 

Susan Lachtman

 

Susan Lachtman, Israel

The IBMT Bar Mitzvah tour was fantastic! It was the perfect blend of family time and peer group time, of sites with religious/historic significance and just plain fun. The guide was personable and informative, and even the bus driver was great. All the details were attended to and you didn’t have to concern yourself with or worry about a thing. It was a true vacation. We would highly recommend it to anyone. If you are going to Eilat, Petra is a must!

Marcia, Eli and Max Lawrence, Chicago, IL

We went on a church group to the Holyland with IBMT Tours and had a great trip, everything was planned for us perfectly. There was over 123 people in four different bus groups and things went smoothly, I thought it was going to be hectic with that many people in the group but IBMT did a wonderful job and made sure the buses did not go convoy, every bus had its own time table and itinerary for the day, our guide Dani was so knowledgeable and loving. We love you IBMT and we will recommend you guys. ...

Tony Holden, Phoenix Arizona

We just returned from Israel on an IBMT Bar Mitzvah Tour for our three grandsons.  We had enough family members to warrant our own bus.  After checking out many tour companies we went with IBMT and all of us were glad we did.  The hotels were fabulous and the rooms allotted even more so.  From the INBAL in Jerusalem, KFAR BLUM in the Galilee, the SHERATON in Tel Aviv, to the ROYAL BEACH in Eilat we couldn’t have asked for more.  Our meals were equally excellent.  Beginning with a welcome reception ...

Mrs. Hiala & Dr. Charles Balaban, Toronto

I cannot imagine a better, more organized, more perfect experience! IBMT went above and beyond all expectations!

Peter Meslin, Boca Raton, Florida

Loved the trip! The itinerary was fantastic and really kept us moving. We were able to see and do so much. Best of all was our tour guide Natalie. She was very kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of Israel.

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