13 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe - Thursday Departure

13 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe - Thursday Departure


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Poland
Depart for Poland

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Warsaw
Arrive in Warsaw, Poland's capital city and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening at approximately 6 pm, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Warsaw City Tour
This morning, a tour of Warsaw includes both banks of the Vistula River. Visit Lazienki Park to view Chopin's Monument, then travel along the Royal Route with its historic monuments and residences toward the Warsaw Ghetto. Walk through the cobbled streets to the Market Square. View the Cathedral of St. John and the Royal Castle. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure or join the optional tour to Wilanow Palace.* It was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan III Sobieski. It stands for the splendor of Poland in the past and is considered one of the most important monuments of Polish culture*Advance purchase is highly recommended for this tour. Tickets are limited and may not be available for purchase locally.
Optional: Wilanow Palace (PM)
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Jasna Gora Monastery
Travel south to Czestochowa to see the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Gora, a place of devout pilgrimage by Polish Catholics and home of the Black Madonna, a portrait of Our Lady that is said to have miraculous powers. Drive to Krakow, former residence of the Polish kings. Remainder of the day is at leisure or, join the optional Wieliczka Salt Mine tour. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, has earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list
Optional: Wieliczka Salt Mine (PM)
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Krakow City Tour, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour
This morning, enjoy a tour of medieval Krakow, including a visit to the 16th century Wawel Royal Castle District. Proceed to the Jewish Quarter and visit the Ghetto Heroes Square to view the Jewish Ghetto Memorial, called "The Lonely Chairs." Continue to the Old Town and Market Square to view St. Mary's Church and the Renaissance Cloth Hall. In the afternoon tour Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous network of concentration camps from World War II. It has since been turned into a museum by the Polish government and is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Scenic Drive to Budapest
This morning, travel to the small, quaint village of Orawka to view St. John the Baptist Church, the oldest existing wooden church in the Upper Orava region in Poland. It was built in 1651-1656 from top quality knot-free larch timber using the horizontal log technique. Continue through the scenic Tatra Mountains and the wooded countryside of Slovakia before reaching the Danube Valley and Hungary's capital city of Budapest with its world-class classical music scene and pulsating nightlife. The remainder of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Budapest City Tour
Your morning tour begins in Pest with a chance to view the Parliament, Royal Palace and Heroes' Square. You will cross the Danube River on the Elizabeth Bridge into the Buda Hills. Visit Castle Hill to see the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church. From Fisherman's Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Spend the afternoon at leisure, and tonight perhaps choose the optional Danube Cruise that includes dinner
Optional: Danube Cruise with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Travel to Vienna
Spend the morning at leisure in Budapest or join the optional tour to the Parliament, St Stephen’s Basilica and the historic Great Market Hall.* Later, depart Hungary and travel through the Austrian countryside to Vienna, the former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure in Vienna. Tonight, perhaps take the opportunity to attend an evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music" at an optional concert performance of the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens*Be advised that you might not be able to book this optional tour locally, due to certain restrictions regarding the Parliament.
Optional: Parliament, St. Stephen's and Great Market Hall (AM)
Optional: Mozart & Strauss Concert (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Friday - Vienna City Tour
Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour that begins with a visit to the impressive Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors. Continue with a drive along the famous Ringstrasse and view the Empress Maria Theresia Monument, Votive Church, City Hall and Parliament. Next, walk through the Hofburg courtyards to the State Opera House. The rest of the day is at leisure, or join the optional The Glory of the Hapsburg Emperors. Journey through over 1,000 years of power, wealth, and glory and experience imperial Vienna at the Hapsburg Treasury. Afterward, visit the Imperial Crypt where your local expert makes the days of the great Empire come alive
Optional:The Glory of the Hapsburg Emperors (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Saturday - Bratislava Excursion
This morning, take a half-day excursion across the border to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe's newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. First, explore the historic center on a guided walking tour. After, take time to stroll the lively pedestrian streets of this charming city where local street vendors offer regional gifts before returning to Vienna. Tonight, enjoy the optional Austrian Country Dinner. Begin with a short drive through the legendary Vienna Woods to the top of Mount Kahlenberg with panoramic views of Vienna. Continue to a charming old wine village for dinner. The characteristic Heurigen tavern dates back to the 18th century and has been family run for generations. A local musician will entertain with traditional melodies, while hearty Austrian dishes are served
Optional: Austrian Country Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Travel to Prague
This morning, depart Austria for the Czech Republic. Travel through Southern Bohemia to the Czech capital, Prague - "The City of a Thousand Spires". Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure for individual pursuits. Perhaps explore unique galleries, museums and stroll along Parizska street, the city’s famous shopping district. Tonight, try traditional Czech cuisine at one of the many world-class restaurants in Prague
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Monday - Prague City Tour
This morning’s sightseeing will include a walking tour of the Lesser Town and the Old Town, viewing include the 14th century Charles Bridge, with its 30 baroque statues of various saints. From here, admire the view of Prague Castle. Continue through the Old Town Square to view the famous Old Town Hall Tower & Astronomical Clock, viewing the Municipal House, Powder Tower and the Jewish Quarter. The rest of the day at leisure or join the optional afternoon tour to the hilltop Prague Castle complex, former residence of Bohemian Kings and to the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral, where kings were crowned and battles were fought. Experience spectacular vistas of the entire city below. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Tuesday - Depart the Czech Republic
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Warsaw, Prague-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Warsaw
  • 2 nights Krakow
  • 2 nights Budapest
  • 3 nights Vienna
  • 2 nights Prague
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 15 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Special Features

  • Travel along the Royal Route, with its historic monuments and residences, Warsaw
  • Visit the 16th century Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow
  • Tour Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous network of concentration camps from World War II
  • View Heroes' Square, the largest and most impressive square in Budapest
  • See Matthias Church, that served as the scene of several coronations, Budapest
  • Stop at Fisherman's Bastion, for enthralling panoramic views of Budapest
  • Visit Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family in Vienna
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of charming Bratislava, capital of Slovakia
  • Take a city tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


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    Accommodations

    Sheraton Warsaw Hotel
    This deluxe hotel is located in the heart of the city, nearby the Polish Parliament and the diplomatic district.

    Andels Hotel
    This first class hotel is centrally located in beautiful Old Town Krakow near to Main Train Station.

    Holiday Inn Krakow City Center
    This first class hotel is located in the hub of Old Krakow, just a short walk from the 16th-century Wawel Castle.

    Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center
    This first class hotel is located nearby Blaha Lujza Square in the Pest side of the city.

    Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery by Sofitel
    This superior first class, art-nouveau style hotel is located on the Pest side of the river, in the shopping and business center of Budapest.

    Radisson Blu Beke
    This first class hotel is near the city center, a short walk to shopping, historic sights and theaters.

    Grand Hotel Wien
    This deluxe hotel is located on the famous Ringstrasse in the heart of Vienna.

    Hotel Am Konzerthaus Vienna MGallery by Sofitel
    This superior first class hotel is located nearby the Wiener Konzerthaus.

    Grand Majestic Plaza
    This first class hotel is situated in the historical and business center of Prague.

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