Get ready to experience Europe in a way you haven’t before on this marvellous 8-day adventure! During this trip, you will get to explore Austria, Hungary and Poland where you will go on various sightseeing tours, get an in-depth look into the culture and history of these fascinating countries, and marvel at the region’s natural beauty. You'll have time to wander and explore as well as get to know your fellow travelers as you hop from one city to the next on a journey of discovery!
Upon arrival at Vienna International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transported to your hotel in time for check-in. The rest of the day is spent free at leisure so you might want to start exploring the city! Later in the evening, you get to dine on delish delicacies with your fellow travelers and tour guide!
Overnight in Vienna (Dinner).
After a delicious breakfast, you will go on a sightseeing tour and visit the Hofburg Palace, which dates back to the 13th C, as well as the stunning Belvedere Palace, an architectural jewel that consists of 2 palaces dating back to the 18th C. Afterwards, you go to the Prater Amusement Park, the oldest amusement park in the world as well as the UN Buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and other historic monuments and destinations that are essential to the city’s rich heritage. The rest of the afternoon will be spent at leisure.
Overnight in Vienna (Breakfast).
Vienna - Budapest
This morning, you will cross the border to the neighboring country, Hungary, and continue through to the Trans-Danubius region. Upon arrival at Budapest, you will be taken to your hotel and will have some time to relax before dining with your fellow travelers.
Overnight in Budapest (Breakfast, Dinner).
Today you will head to the former cities of Buda and Pest that are beautifully situated on the opposite banks of the Danube River and are linked by a series of graceful bridges. During this tour, you will get to visit the Parliament, Royal Palace and Castle Hill area, Heroes' Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. Afterwards, you will visit the Fisherman's Bastion, a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style, as well as the Matthias Church, a 14th C Roman Catholic church named after King Mathias. You'll have the rest of the day to yourself to explore!
Overnight in Budapest (Breakfast).
Budapest - Kraków
After a hearty breakfast, you will drive through the hills and the beautiful countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatra Mountains and into the Poland’s 2nd largest city, Kraków. Upon arrival in the city, known for its well-preserved medieval core and Jewish quarter, you will be taken to your hotel where you will have the chance to relax and unwind before relishing on a delicious dinner.
Overnight in Kraków (Breakfast, Dinner).
This morning starts with a tour of Wawel Hill, where you will get to see the Royal Castle and visit the Royal Cathedral. Then you will go on a walking tour of the Old Town, enabling you to see the Main Market Square and Renaissance Cloth Hall and visit St. Mary’s Church. The rest of the day is free for exploring the city; you can walk around, shop, or relax over a pierogi.
Overnight in Kraków (Breakfast).
Kraków - Warsaw
This morning, you will go sobering visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, a German Nazi concentration camp created World War II and a World Heritage site. Afterwards, you will head to the southern city of Częstochowa and visit the Jasna Góra Monastery, Poland’s most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary, which is considered the greatest place of pilgrimage among believers. Finally, you will head to Poland’s breathtaking capital, Warsaw.
Overnight in Warsaw (Breakfast, Dinner).
Start your day with an exciting sightseeing tour across this marvelous 700 year old capital, which is regarded by locals as a symbol of strength and resilience. On this tour, you will drive through the famous Royal Route and visit the magnificent Castle Square and the gorgeous Lazienki Park and Palace, which was the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Afterwards, you will visit the Palace of Science and Culture, which is also known as the “Wedding Cake,” the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Later, a walking tour through Old Town and the Old Market Square, where you will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs and crafts. Lastly, you visit the St. John’s Cathedral, an architectural wonder. The rest of the day is spent free at leisure, giving you the chance to discover the city’s streets on your own or go on optional Chopin Concert where you will get to listen to beautifully played music.
Overnight in Warsaw (Breakfast).
After breakfast and check-out formalities, you will be transferred to the airport for your outbound flight. We hope you enjoyed your trip!