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9 Day Christmas Markets of Poland, Prague & Berlin - Wednesday Departure

9 Day Christmas Markets of Poland, Prague & Berlin - Wednesday Departure


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Czech Republic , Germany , Poland

Cities Visited

Berlin, Dresden, Krakow, Prague, Wroclaw

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Poland
Depart for Poland

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Krakow
Arrive in Krakow, Poland's former royal capital and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure before tonight's orientation meeting at approximately 6 PM with your Tour Manager on the upcoming journey that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in Krakow no later than 4 PM or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - Krakow City Tour & Christmas Market
Begin the morning tour of medieval Krakow at the historic 16th century Wawel Royal Castle district, where you view the castle and visit the cathedral. Continue to the former Jewish district, with its ancient synagogues and main square of the former ghetto. Afterward, proceed to the Old Town with its lively Market Square. Stop at stately St. Mary's Church with its tall brick tower overlooking the square and the Renaissance Cloth Hall where traders offer a variety of wares as their predecessors did many generations ago. Enjoy free time to browse Krakow’s Christmas Market with a variety of wooden stalls full of decorations, holiday gifts, sweets and hot dishes. Later, join the optional Horse Drawn Carriage Ride with dinner. Celebrate the winter season with a horse drawn carriage ride through the snowy Polish countryside. Following your ride, warm yourself up with mulled wine and savor dinner, featuring Polish sausages and other regional specialties
Optional: Horse Drawn Carriage Ride with Dinner
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Travel to Wroclaw & City Tour, Christmas Market
Journey today to Wroclaw, a culturally diverse city, having absorbed Bohemian, Austrian and Prussian influences. This city with its turbulent history has been under occupation by many rulers, king and emperors. Today, Wroclaw flourishes with scenic waterways, attractive buildings, bridges and parks. Arrive in Wroclaw in the afternoon and begin with a visit to the Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice. This monumental cycloramic painting depicts the Battle of Raclawice, during the Kosciuszko Uprising, one of only a few preserved relics of a genre of 19th-century mass culture, and the oldest in Poland. Continue with a guided tour of the city, known for its Market Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Poland. Wroclaw boasts one of Poland’s largest and most beautiful Christmas Markets. Browse its stalls full of decorations, holiday gifts and gingerbread. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Wroclaw
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Kutna Hora, Prague City Tour & Christmas Market
This morning, depart Poland for the Czech Republic. En route to Prague, stop at Kutna Hora, a medieval center of silver-mining. Admire the beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque burgher houses within the city center. Continue to Sedlec Ossuary, a pilgrimage site for believers from all over Central Europe. Visit the chapel decorated by more than 40,000 human bones, including a chandelier and a coat of arms of the Schwarzenberg noble family. Later, arrive in the Czech capital city of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires". This afternoon’s sightseeing will include a walking tour of the Lesser Town and the Old Town, viewing 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, the Municipal House, and Powder Tower. Spend time at the enchanting Christmas Market, held in the Old Town Square, surrounded by a scenic backdrop of Baroque architecture, giving a delightful charm to the numerous wooden stalls selling original ware and festive treats. Indulge yourself to some warm honey liquor called medovina and to mulled wine
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Full Day in Prague
Today is free to explore intriguing Prague on your own. Perhaps, join the optional 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
Optional: Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral (AM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Dresden City Tour & Christmas Market, Berlin
Depart Prague and cross into Saxony to the baroque art city of Dresden, also known as "the Florence on the Elbe River" Discover this astonishing Renaissance city distinguished by its celebrated art museums and classic architecture that emerged from wartime destruction to luxurious splendor. Stop at the Versaille-inspired Zwinger Palace, once setting for court festivities and the world-famous Semper Opera House. Continue to the baroque Frauenkirche Church, symbol of reconstruction with its magnificent baroque dome. A highlight of the day is an intriguing visit to the celebrated Green Vault to admire the jewels and treasures of Saxon kings. Continue to Dresden's Christmas Market traditionally called Striezelmarkt, named after the world’s most famous Stollen Christmas cake! This traditional market with its romantic and festive charm is a treasure trove for traditional handmade crafts. Afterward, travel to Berlin, Germany's magnificent capital city, vibrant and glistening over the joyful holiday season
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Berlin City Tour & Christmas Market
The major sights of Berlin are revealed as you cross the former Iron Curtain to the landmarks of the city including the glass dome Reichstag building, triumphal Brandenburg Gate and "Checkpoint Charlie." View the State Opera House, Cathedral, bustling Unter den Linden Street and Kurfurstendamm, magnificently decorated with unending rows of sparkling Christmas trees. Time on your own this afternoon to visit Berlin's lively Christmas Market. Sip on mulled wine and munch on Lebkuchen, a gingerbread-like cookie, as you browse stalls with handcrafted gifts beneath canopies of colorful lights. Or, join the optional Berlin's Hidden Past tour and delve beneath the surface to learn more about the defeat of the Nazis, the liberation, and the destruction and division of Germany’s capital. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and newfound friends
Optional: Berlin's Hidden Past (PM)
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Depart Germany
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Krakow, Berlin-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Krakow
  • 1 night Wroclaw
  • 2 nights Prague
  • 2 nights Berlin
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

  • Special Features

  • Experience the dazzling Christmas Markets in Krakow, Wroclaw, Prague, Dresden, and Berlin
  • In Krakow, tour the Jewish Quarter with its ancient synagogues and main square of the former ghetto
  • View the Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice in Wroclaw, a monumental cycloramic painting
  • Visit Sedlec Ossuary, renowned for its bizarre decorations made from more than 40,000 human bones
  • Take a city tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"
  • Discover Dresden, an astonishing city that emerged from destruction to splendor
  • Cross the former Iron Curtain to the landmarks of Berlin including "Checkpoint Charlie"
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


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    Accommodations

    Vienna House Andel's Cracow
    This first class hotel is centrally located in beautiful Old Town Krakow near to the Main Train Station.

    Q Hotel Plus Wroclaw
    This first class hotel is conveniently located in the center of Wroclaw.

    Andel's by Vienna House Prague
    This first class hotel is located in Prague's Andel neighborhood, close to the Nový Smíchov shopping centre.

    Crowne Plaza Berlin Potsdamer Platz
    This superior first class hotel is situated in Berlin's Kreuzberg district.

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    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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