CME & Cultural Tour of Eastern Europe 

September 24 - October 10, 2015

Group Medical Director:  

Dr. Steve Szarka (Hamilton, ON)


Begin your Eastern European adventure...

Go behind what was once the "Iron Curtain" and unravel the complex history of these Bohemian nations as we explore the Imperial Cities of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic. Start in Poland, in romantic Krakow then travel south through the majestic Tatra Mountains and pass through some of the most scenic parts of Slovakia with its magnificent castles and monasteries. The legendary Danube welcomes you to energetic Budapest. Discover the picturesque Hungarian countryside as you continue to Bad Sarvar, one of the Royal Spa Towns of Europe and pamper yourself at a luxury spa hotel with its therapeutic mineral hot springs. Then to Austria’s capital, Vienna, known for the waltz, delectable pastries, and awe-inspiring Habsburg palaces. The picturesque medieval town of Český Krumlov in South Bohemia beckons before ending your tour at beautifully-preserved Prague. And your group leaders, Dr. Steve & Marg Szarka, will ensure their combined Hungarian and Polish heritage really bring this fascinating region of Europe alive for you with their local knowledge and insights.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the cultures of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Austria all in one tour
  • Marvel at the architectural treasures of the Old Town and Wawel Hill in the former Polish capital of Krakow
  • Explore the labyrinth of tunnels in the Wieliczka Salt Mine  - a UNESCO site since 1978
  • Wander the sprawling rocky mass of twelfth century Spis Castle - a Medieval ruin rambling over 400 hectares in High Tatras, Slovakia
  • Sample local wines and cuisine in a traditional Hungarian wine cellar in Budapest
  • Pamper yourself in the hot mineral springs of a luxury spa in Bad Sarvar
  • Revel in Vienna's extraordinary cultural opulence
  • Immerse yourself in the  cultural diversity of Prague - from a Classical Music concert  to a farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant-brewery pub

CME Program / Group Medical Director:  Dr. Steve Szarka, Hamilton ON

(15+ CME hours and Certificate of Attendance provided)

  • Medical Conference with local and Canadian speakers (Budapest)
  • Professional visits to  local hospitals in Krakow, Vienna and Prague to learn about the medical system in these countries
  • Presentation on the different healing effects of various types of mineral springs (Vysne Ruzbachy - Slovakia)
  • Lecture on the therapeutic benefits of the mineral hot water springs for arthritis / rheumatology at Spirit Spa wellness facility (Bad Savar, Hungary)

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

 Price includes:

  • Flights from Toronto to Krakow, Poland and to Toronto from Prague, Czech Republic
  • Private, modern, air conditioned coach transportation
  • All meet and greet services and arrival and departure transfers
  • 15 nights in 4 and 5 star hotel accommodation
  • 15 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners 
  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including escorted tours of local cultural sites and museums
  • All admission fees (except those noted in brochure)
  • Academic program and tour of local medical facilities
  • Fully escorted tour including services of local English speaking cultural guides
  • Porterage (at hotels)
 Price excludes:
  • Drinks except where specifically mentioned
  • Local airport taxes and entry visas (as of March 2015, there are currently no departure taxes payable and an entry visa is not required to enter any of the countries on the itinerary for Canadian citizens)
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature such as telephone / internet usage, laundry services etc

Useful Links and Files

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Eastern Europe CME - Sep 2015 - Detailed Brochure

Our recommended RBC Travel Insurance is available when completing the registration form above. However, for Canadian clients residing outside of Ontario, you should click on the RBC Insurance button below to take out travel insurance.

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