14 days
From Prague to Kraków to Budapest, explore the history of conflict and peacebuilding in cities that were once part of the communist East and faced destruction during WWII. Start your trip in Berlin, where you’ll come together with other students and teachers to focus on Creating a Sustainable Future. 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. 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. 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.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

  • Day 3: Berlin

    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 4: Berlin • Leadership Conference

    Visit the Spy Museum

    Kick off your leadership conference experience

  • Day 5: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 6: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 7: Berlin • Dresden • Prague

    Travel via Dresden to Prague

    Walking tour of Dresden

    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 • Kraków

    Travel to Kraków

    Take a walking tour of Kraków 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Wawel Hill
    • Glowny Square
  • Day 10: 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 11: Kraków • Slovakia • Budapest

     Travel via Slovakia and the Tatra Mountains to Budapest 

    Take a walking tour of Budapest

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Fisherman’s Bastion
    • Hungarian Parliament building

  • Day 12: 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 the House of Terror Museum
  • Day 13: Budapest

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

  • Day 3: Berlin

    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 4: Berlin • Leadership Conference

    Visit the Spy Museum

    Kick off your leadership conference experience

  • Day 5: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 6: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 7: Berlin • Dresden • Prague

    Travel via Dresden to Prague

    Walking tour of Dresden

    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 • Kraków

    Travel to Kraków

    Take a walking tour of Kraków 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Wawel Hill
    • Glowny Square
  • Day 10: 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 11: Kraków • Slovakia • Budapest

     Travel via Slovakia and the Tatra Mountains to Budapest 

    Take a walking tour of Budapest

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Fisherman’s Bastion
    • Hungarian Parliament building

  • Day 12: 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 the House of Terror Museum
  • Day 13: Budapest

  • 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 5 & 6

  • 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

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

  • 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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