Day 1 Budapest - Hollókő - Eger

After meeting the group in Budapest, we’ll make our way to Hollókő, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, we’ll enjoy a performance by the Women’s Choir while feasting on an authentic lunch. Later, we’llon to Eger, where we’ll tuck into a welcome dinner together. (L,D)

Day 2 Eger - Tokaj - Košice - High Tratras

Today our road will carry us to Tokaj, where we’ll have the opportunity to taste some of the region’s world famous sweet wines. This afternoon, we’ll move on to the city of Košice in Slovakia. After a photo stop at Spiš Castle, our final stop of the day will be our hotel in the High Tatras. (B)

Day 3 High Tratas

After breakfast, we’ll make our way to the Tatra Mountains, where we’ll take in some marvellous views on a morning cable car ride. Back on terra firma, we’ll drive to a local farm for a homemade cheese tasting session accompanied by a light lunch. Then, it’s back to the hotel for an evening of leisure. (B,L)

Day 4 High Tatras - Wielicza - Krakow

First today, we’ll visit Wieliczka Salt Mines. Dating back to the 13th century, these historic mines house enchanting chandelier-lit chambers and chapels, all carved from salt. Our final stop for the day will be Kraków, our home for the next two days. (B

Day 5 Krakow 

Today we’ll give Kraków our full attention on a guided city tour, taking in the Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral. This evening, we’ll be treated to a pierogi making class, where we’ll learn how to cook classic Polish dumplings. (B,D)

Day 6 Krakow - Auschwitz - Olomouc

We’ll take a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp today – a sobering reminder of the atrocities committed by the Nazis. Later we’ll make tracks to the Czech city of Olomouc. (B)

Day 7 Olomouc - Brno - Třeboň - Český Krumlov

This morning we’ll continue our journey to Brno, the Czech Republic’s second largest city – where our Tour Leader will show us the sights. This afternoon, we’ll move on to charming Třeboň, a town that’s home to a 17th-century château complex. We’ll round off our day in the picturesque town of Český Krumlov. (B)

Day 8 Český Krumlov

This morning we’ll explore Český Krumlov’s cobbled streets on a walking tour with a local guide, taking in the vast Castle (and its spectacular interiors) as we go. This evening, we’ll come together for our last hurrah – a farewell dinner and beer tasting. What better way to toast the end of the tour? (B,D)

Day 9 Český Krumlov - Pisek - Tábor - Prague

The last day of the tour will begin with a visit to Písek, where we’ll see an old stone bridge that dates back to the 13th century. There will be just enough time for one more gourmet experience at the Chocolate and Marzipan Museum in Tábor before we move on to captivating Prague, where we’ll say our goodbyes this afternoon. (B)

This tour can be combined with A Journey through Germany and/or Highlights of the Baltics. 

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Explore Eastern Europe

9 days / 8 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £2783

A land of ancient cities, time-honoured culinary customs and ever-changing landscapes, Eastern Europe rewards those ready to explore. Discover the highlights of the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary on a diverse tour of this beautifully varied region.

Small groups up to 18 guests.

To book this wonderful Explore Eastern Europe tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 code T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

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The Back-Roads Difference

  • Visit the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

  • Make authentic Polish pierogi dumplings at a cookery class in historic Kraków

  • Enjoy a cable car ride in the picturesque Tatra Mountains

Tour Inclusions

  • 8 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily European-style breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 3 evening meals (D)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Wawel Royal Castle, Wieliczka Salt Mines and Auschwitz-Birkenau

Why Back-Roads Touring

Smaller groups of up to 18

With a maximum group size of 18 people on Europe tours (22 on French barge tours) and 14 people on Asia tours, Back Roads pride themselves on ensuring that each guest has a personalised holiday experience.

Mini-Coaches

On the vast majority of tours we travel by Mercedes or Mercedes Vito mini-coaches, equipped with comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. With the flexibility to go anywhere a car can, we take the smaller roads through beautiful scenery and get right to the heart of tiny villages and buzzing cities.
Along the way, your Tour Leader can offer intriguing insights about the views we see over the onboard PA system. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore sites for yourself.

Scenic back roads not motorways

Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that take us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Authentic Local Experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out genuine experiences that take you to the heart of each spectacular region.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Hand Picked Boutique Accommodation

Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Leisurely Paced Travel

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off the bus. We rarely leave before 8.30am and give each stop the attention it deserves – keeping long drives to a minimum. And giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.


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