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Escorted Tour of Poland, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary
  • Included Features

    • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
    • Breakfast daily and 5 dinners
    • Airport arrival and departure transfers
    • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
    • Professional Tour Director throughout
    • Luggage handling
    • Whisper technology enhanced touring
    • Service charges and hotel taxes

     

    Sightseeing

    • Warsaw
    • Krakow
    • Prague
    • Vienna
    • Budapest
  • Day 1, arrive Warsaw, Tuesday

    You will be met and transferred to your hotel. There’s time to relax before meeting your fellow travelers and Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

    Day 2, in Warsaw, Wednesday

    The 700-year-old capital of Poland is a symbol of nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour here 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, and the Barbican. Then a walking tour shows you Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free. You might want to attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)

    Day 3, to Krakow, Thursday

    This morning, journey to Czestochowa, famous for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery, popularly called the “Black Madonna.” In the afternoon, tour solemn Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious concentration camp from World War II. It is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then on to Krakow. (B, D)

    Day 4, in Krakow, Friday

    Sightseeing starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, where you’ll see the Royal Castle and visit the Royal Cathedral. Then, on a walking tour of the Old Town, visit the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St. Mary’s Church. The afternoon is free to shop and do more sightseeing. (B)

    Day 5, to Prague, Saturday

    Drive through the Polish countryside, crossing the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Continue to Prague, the Czech capital, with its lovely Baroque churches, promenades, parks, and old city walls. (B, D)

    Day 6, in Prague, Sunday

    Built on seven hills and both banks of the Vltava River, Prague is one of the most alluring cities in Europe. Your city tour starts with panoramic drive to see famous Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. On a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague, viewing the Jewish Ghetto, the Town Hall and the world-famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is free. Perhaps attend an optional cultural performance, shop, or just relax. (B)

    Day 7, to Vienna, Monday

    Head to Vienna, the “City of Waltz.” Your time is free in Austria’s lovely capital. (B)

    Day 8, in Vienna, Tuesday

    On a morning sightseeing tour, visit Hofburg Palace, once the center of the Habsburg monarchy, see Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other remnants of the city’s imperial history. The afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, gather for a dinner in a local restaurant. (B, D)

    Day 9, to Budapest, Wednesday

    Today, journey to Budapest. The afternoon is free to explore the “Paris of the East”, shop along the Vaci Utca, nibble a delicious slice of Dobosz cake, sip an excellent Hungarian wine, or perhaps join one of the optional excursions available. (B)

    Day 10, in Budapest, Thursday

    In 1873, the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with ancient Obuda to form a new, unified city, Budapest. Charming and beautiful, the city was declared a World Heritage site in 1987. Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of all the main attractions: The Parliament, Royal Palace and the Castle Hill area, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, Heroes’ Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this exciting city on your own. Tonight, enjoy farewell dinner with entertainment in a typical Csarda restaurant. (B, D)

    Day 11, depart Budapest, Friday

    After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

  • Start DateEnd DatePer Person in Twin
    07 May 201917 May 2019$2,298
    21 May 201931 May 2019$2,298
    28 May 201907 June 2019$2,298
    04 June 201914 June 2019$2,298
    25 June 201905 July 2019$2,298
    09 July 201919 July 2019$2,298
    30 July 201909 August 2019$2,298
    27 August 201906 September 2019$2,298
    10 September 201920 September 2019$2,298
    17 September 201927 September 2019$2,298
    24 September 201904 October 2019$2,298
    08 October 201918 October 2019$2,298

    Notes:

    • Single room supplement: $949
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