THE HIGHLIGHTS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE ESCORTED TOUR 2020

Duration:
11 days/ 10 nights
Cost:
2115 EUR
Experience:
City tours, museums, culture

Itinerary

Day 1, TUESDAY: ARRIVE WARSAW
You will be met on the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

 Day 2: WARSAW
After breakfast you start with the sightseeing tour. It includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from grand Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, summer residence of the last king of Poland. See the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto. After a short break you will continue with a walking tour which shows you the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free. In the afternoon you might want to attend an optional Chopin concert. (B)

Day 3: WARSAW CZESTOCHOWA – AUSCHWITZ/BIRKENAU – KRAKOW
Breakfast and then journey to Czestochowa, well known pilgrimage place famous for its religious icon of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery. It is also known as “Black Madonna.” Later on you continue the tour to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp from World War II which is now listed on UNESCO World Heritage sites. Arrival in Krakow in the evening. (B, D)

Day 4: KRAKOW
In the morning you start first with a visit to Wawel Hill. There you’ll see the Royal Castle and visit the Royal Cathedral. After that you continue with a walking tour of the Old Town where you visit the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St. Mary’s Church. The afternoon will be free to explore the city on your own, to shop or have a meal in one the numerous pleasant restaurants. (B)

Day 5: KRAKOW – PRAGUE
Drive through the Polish countryside through Slovakia to the Czech Republic. Afternoon arrival to Prague, the Czech capital, famous of its promenades, old city walls, parks and lovely Baroque churches. This is the one of the most alluring cities in Europe built on seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River. (B, D)

Day 6: PRAGUE
In the morning you start with the panoramic drive to see famous city attractions: Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. Then you continue with a walking tour where you visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane. After that you descend to the river Vltava, cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague. Here you see the Town Hall, the world-famous Astronomical Clock and the Jewish Ghetto. The rest of the day is free.  (B)

Day 7: PRAGUE – VIENNA
Drive to Vienna, the “City of Waltz” which owes its fame to the fact that it was a capital of the large empire for a long time. After arrival time is free to explore Austria’s lovely capital. (B)

Day 8: VIENNA
In the morning you start the sightseeing tour of the city:  Hofburg Palace, City Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Opera House, Philharmonic, Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings. After a guided tour we recommend you to visit one of the typical Vienna cafes – they say that cafes developed here when the Turks were expelled from Austria during a well known battle near Vienna in 1683. They were running away leaving behind bags of coffee. Vienna is also the origin of the delicious Sacher cake, which you can enjoy in its authentic area. Dinner in a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 9: VIENNA – BUDAPEST
Today you have a journey to Budapest, Hungarian capital also named as the “Paris of the East”. After arrival you have free time to shop along the famous Vaci Utca street, sip an excellent Hungarian wine, or maybe join one of the optional excursions available. (B)

Day 10: BUDAPEST
After breakfast you start with sightseeing tour of this charming and beautiful city which was declared as World Heritage site in 1987. The main attractions are: The Parliament, Matthias Church, Royal Palace and the Castle Hill, Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square, and the Citadel. Afternoon is free to explore this picturesque city on your own. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner with live music and entertainment in a typical Csarda restaurant. (B, D)

Day 11, FRIDAY: BUDAPEST – departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport according to the flight schedule. (B)

DATES AND PRICES:

  • PRICE PER PERSON IN TWIN: 2115 EUR
  • SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: 870 EUR
START DATES:END DATES:
26-May05-Jun
2-Jun12-Jun
7-Jul17-Jul
8-Sep18-Sep
15-Sep25-Sep
22-Sep02-Oct
6-Oct16-Oct

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 5 dinners (coffee or tea included)
  • Airport transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Licensed Local Guides
  • Luggage handling at hotels
  • Complimentary whispers with sightseeing tours
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Entrance fees included: Yasna Gora Monastery, Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Royal Cathedral in Krakow, Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, the Golden Lane with Daliborka tower in Prague, Hofburg Palace and  St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Matthias Church, Royal Palace and Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest.

 Sightseeing Tours Included: Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Vienna, Budapest

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