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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Austria , Czech Republic , Germany , Hungary , Poland

Cities Visited

Berlin , Budapest , Krakow , Prague , Vienna , Warsaw

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Poland
Depart for Poland

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Warsaw
Arrive in Warsaw, Poland's capital city and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 4 PM
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Warsaw City Tour
Begin the day with a tour of Warsaw including 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. Spend 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*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, Tuesday - Jasna Gora Monastery
Travel south to Czestochowa to see the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Gora*, 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 works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list*On Aug 15, the shrine will be very crowded and viewing of the Black Madonna painting will be from afar.
Optional: Wieliczka Salt Mine (PM)
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Krakow City Tour, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour
This morning, take 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 a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Scenic Drive to Budapest
This morning, travel to the village of Orawka to view St. John the Baptist Church, in the Upper Orava region in Poland. 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. The remainder of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - 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, Saturday - Travel to Vienna
Spend the morning at leisure in Budapest or join the optional tour to Parliament, St. Stephen's & Great Market Hall*. Later, depart Hungary and travel through the Austrian countryside to Vienna, the former center of the Habsburg Empire. Spend the balance of the day at leisure in Vienna. Tonight, don't miss the optional evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music" featuring the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizensBe 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 & Great Market Hall (AM)
Optional: Mozart & Strauss Concert (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Sunday - Vienna City Tour
Today, take a sightseeing tour that begins with a visit to Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg 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 Habsburg Emperors. Journey through over 1,000 years of power, wealth and glory and experience imperial Vienna at the Habsburg Treasury. Afterwards, visit the Imperial Crypt where your local expert makes the days of the great Empire come alive
Optional: The Glory of the Habsburg Emperors (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Bratislava Excursion
This morning, take a half-day excursion across the border to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. 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 city where local street vendors offer regional gifts before returning to Vienna. Tonight, join the optional Austrian Country Dinner. 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, Tuesday - 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. Tonight, try traditional Czech cuisine at one of the many world-class restaurants in Prague
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Wednesday - Prague City Tour
This morning'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 views up to the Prague castle. Continue through the Old Town Square to view the Town Hall, Astronomical Clock, Municipal House, Powder Tower and the Jewish Quarter. The rest of the day is at leisure, or join the optional afternoon tour to the hilltop Prague Castle complex, former residence of Bohemian Kings and to the St. Vitus Cathedral, where kings were crowned and battles were fought. Experience panoramic vistas of the entire city below. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Thursday - Dresden en Route to Berlin
Today cross Saxony to the Baroque art city of Dresden, also known as "the Florence on the Elbe River". Stop at the ornate Zwinger Palace, once a setting for court festivities, and the Semper Opera House. Continue to the Frauenkirche Church, symbol of reconstruction with its Baroque dome. Afterwards, travel to Berlin, capital of reunited Germany. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Friday - Berlin City Tour
This morning, take a guided tour of Berlin. View the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin, including the Brandenburg Gate, symbol of the reunification, the glass dome Reichstag Building and "Checkpoint Charlie," the last remaining mark of the formerly divided city. Drive along Unter den Linden Boulevard past the State Opera House and the cathedral. End the day in the shopping and entertainment district of Kurf├╝rstendamm. Balance of the day is at leisure or, join the optional Berlin's Hidden Past tour. Learn more about the defeat of the Nazis, the liberation, and the division of Germany's capital. This evening during dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Optional: Berlin's Hidden Past (PM)
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Saturday - Depart Germany
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, Berlin-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Warsaw
  • 2 nights Krakow
  • 2 nights Budapest
  • 3 nights Vienna
  • 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†
  • 18 meals: 13 breakfasts, 5 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
  • Special Features

  • Travel along the Royal Route, with its historic monuments and residences in Warsaw
  • Visit the 16th century Wawel Royal Castle in 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 in 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"
  • View Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate, symbols of the formerly divided city of Berlin
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


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    Accommodations

    InterContinental Hotel Warsaw
    This deluxe hotel is located the city center of Warsaw, near the Palace of Culture & Science and Swietokrzyski Park.

    Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Krakow, just a short walk from the Old Town.

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

    Hilton Vienna Park
    This deluxe hotel is situated adjacent to the popular Stadtpark in the heart of Vienna.

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

    Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade
    This first class hotel is a 15 minute walk from the Berlin Zoo.

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