13-Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe Fr. $2680.

13-Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe Fr. $2680. Sells out fast

   

 


INCLUDED FEATURES:

  • Airfare from NYC (add-on cities available)
  • Airport and hotel transfers
  • Visits Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava & Prague
  • 11-nights in 4-star Hotels
  • 11 Breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine   
  • Train transportation between cities
  • Guided sightseeing at each destination

ESTIMATED COSTS:

Fr. $2680 per person based on double room occupancy.

2017 DEPARTURES:

May 13, 20, 27: Jun 01, 08, 15, 24, 27: Jul 01, 13, 15, 20, 27: Aug 03, 10, 12, 26, 31: Sep 02, 09, 14 21, 23, 28, 30: Oct 05, 07, 12, 14, 21


ITINERARY:

Day 1, Thursday - 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, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by dinner. (B)

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. (B)

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. The afternoon is at leisure, or, join the optional tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest in Europe. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. Return to the hotel in Krakow for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

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. Visit the Jewish Quarter and view Oskar Schindler's factory. 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. (B)

Day 6, Tuesday - Scenic Drive to Budapest

This morning, view Sister Faustina Convent. 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 a pulsating night life. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B, D)

Day 7, Wednesday - Budapest City Tour

Your morning tour begins in Pest with a chance to view Parliament, the 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. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or join the optional Budapest Opera House & Great Dohany Synagogue. Tonight perhaps choose the optional Danube Cruise that includes dinner. (B)

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. (B)

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. View the Belvedere Palace and its gardens. 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. Afterwards, visit the Imperial Crypt where your local expert makes the days of the great Empire come alive. (B)

Day 10, Saturday - Bratislava Excursion

This morning enjoy 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 join the optional dinner at an Austrian Heurigen Tavern. Local musicians entertain with traditional melodies while hearty Austrian dishes are served. (B)

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. (B)

Day 12, Monday - Prague City Tour

This morning’s sightseeing will include a walking tour of the Lesser Town and the Old Town, viewing the Infant Jesus of Prague Church and 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. (B, D)

Day 13, Tuesday - Depart the Czech Republic

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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