14 days
From Budapest to Kraków to Prague, explore the history of conflict and peacebuilding in cities that were once part of the communist East and faced destruction during WWII. In Budapest, see how a history of divisions and unifications affects modern-day life as you wander through Memento Park and visit Europe’s largest synagogue. Then continue on to Kraków, the only major Polish city to escape devastation during World War II, for a lesson in building a peaceful and inclusive society. Reflecting on the past helps us to better navigate today’s international relations, and there is no better place to do that than in Prague—the former capital of the Holy Roman Empire, where old-world charm meets youthful energy. End your trip in Berlin, where you’ll come together with other students and teachers to focus on Creating a Sustainable Future.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Hungary

  • Day 2: Budapest

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Budapest

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Fisherman’s Bastion
    • Hungarian Parliament building
  • Day 3: Budapest

    Take a guided tour of Budapest

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Heroes' Square
    • Castle Hill
    • Gellért Hill

    Visit Matthias Church

    Visit Dohany Street Synagogue

    Exploration time in Budapest

  • Day 4: Budapest

    Visit the House of Terror Museum

    Visit Memento Park

    Enjoy an evening river cruise on the Danube

  • Day 5: Budapest • Slovakia • Kraków

    Travel via Slovakia and the Tatra mountains to Kraków 

    Take a walking tour of Kraków 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Wawel Hill
    • Glowny Square
  • Day 6: Kraków

    Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau

    Tour the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with an expert local guide

    Guided visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau

    Take a guided tour of Kraków 

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Wawel Hill
    • Glowny Square

    Visit Wawel Cathedral

    Visit St. Mary's Church

  • Day 7: Kraków • Prague

    Travel to Prague

    Take a walking tour of Prague

  • Day 8: Prague

    Take a WWII-themed guided tour of Prague

    See the John Lennon Wall

    Explore Prague on your own

  • Day 9: Prague • Dresden • Berlin

    Travel via Dresden to Berlin

    Walking tour of Dresden

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

  • Day 10: Berlin • Leadership Conference

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate
    • Kurfürstendamm
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum  

    See Checkpoint Charlie

    Take a guided walking tour of the Berlin Wall Memorial

    Participate in a panel discussion about the Cold War

  • Day 11: Berlin • Leadership Conference

    Visit the Spy Museum

    Kick off your leadership conference experience

  • Day 12: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 13: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 14: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Hungary

  • Day 2: Budapest

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Budapest

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Fisherman’s Bastion
    • Hungarian Parliament building
  • Day 3: Budapest

    Take a guided tour of Budapest

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Heroes' Square
    • Castle Hill
    • Gellért Hill

    Visit Matthias Church

    Visit Dohany Street Synagogue

    Exploration time in Budapest

  • Day 4: Budapest

    Visit the House of Terror Museum

    Visit Memento Park

    Enjoy an evening river cruise on the Danube

  • Day 5: Budapest • Slovakia • Kraków

    Travel via Slovakia and the Tatra mountains to Kraków 

    Take a walking tour of Kraków 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Wawel Hill
    • Glowny Square
  • Day 6: Kraków

    Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau

    Tour the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with an expert local guide

    Guided visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau

    Take a guided tour of Kraków 

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Wawel Hill
    • Glowny Square

    Visit Wawel Cathedral

    Visit St. Mary's Church

  • Day 7: Kraków • Prague

    Travel to Prague

    Take a walking tour of Prague

  • Day 8: Prague

    Take a WWII-themed guided tour of Prague

    See the John Lennon Wall

    Explore Prague on your own

  • Day 9: Prague • Dresden • Berlin

    Travel via Dresden to Berlin

    Walking tour of Dresden

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

  • Day 10: Berlin • Leadership Conference

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate
    • Kurfürstendamm
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum  

    See Checkpoint Charlie

    Take a guided walking tour of the Berlin Wall Memorial

    Participate in a panel discussion about the Cold War

  • Day 11: Berlin • Leadership Conference

    Visit the Spy Museum

    Kick off your leadership conference experience

  • Day 12: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 13: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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Your Experience Includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    Hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch on days 12 & 13

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Tour Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-tour logistics and provide knowledgeable insights everywhere you go.

  • Student Leadership Conference

    Conference registration, keynote addresses, expert workshops, and student workshops

  • Entrances

    Matthias Church, Dohány Street Synagogue, House of Terror, Memento Park, Danube cruise, Wawel Cathedral, St. Mary’s Church, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Topography of Terror Museum, Spy Museum

  • Experiential learning

    1 experiential activity

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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