From Poland to Hungary, enjoy this 11-day odyssey across Europe!
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.
Overnight in Warsaw (Dinner).
Welcome to Warsaw, the 700-year-old capital of Poland. A sightseeing tour here will include a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as the “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Then you will go on a walking tour, where you will see the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day will be free for a stroll through the city, where you can shop and relax. You may also attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert.
Overnight in Warsaw (Breakfast).
Warsaw - Krakow
Journey to Czestochowa, known for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery, which is popularly called the "Black Madonna". This afternoon, you will be able to tour the haunting Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious World War II concentration camp. It is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Overnight in Krakow (Breakfast, Dinner).
Your sightseeing tour today will begin with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, where you will see the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St. Mary's Church. The afternoon will be free for you to stroll around the city, go shopping, or maybe sample some bigos or pierogi in a little café.
Overnight in Krakow (Breakfast).
Krakow - Prague
Drive across the unspoiled Polish countryside, then continue on over the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. You will end the day in Prague, with its Baroque churches, promenades, parks, and ancient city walls.
Overnight in Prague (Breakfast, Dinner).
Prague has a long and colorful history, from its early days as a bishopric, to becoming the residence of the Bohemian kings, and later the capital of both Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire. Built across seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River more than 1000 years ago, it is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your sightseeing starts with a panoramic drive to famous Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. Then, on a walking tour, you will 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 to view the Jewish Ghetto, the Town Hall and the worldfamous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure. You may also attend an optional cultural performance.
Overnight in Prague (Breakfast).
Prague - Vienna
Travel into Austria and on to Vienna, the "City of Waltz". Your time will be free to begin exploring or perhaps savor a Viennese pastry or two.
Overnight in Vienna (Breakfast).
On a morning sightseeing tour, you will visit Hofburg Palace, once the center of the Habsburg monarchy, and see Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and other remnants of the city's imperial history. The afternoon will be free for last-minute shopping. Celebrate tonight with a dinner at a popular restaurant.
Overnight in Vienna (Breakfast, Dinner).
Vienna - Budapest
Today, you will journey to Budapest. The afternoon will be free for you 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.
Overnight in Budapest (Breakfast).
In 1873, the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with ancient Obuda to form a new, unified city that we now know as Budapest. Charming and beautiful, the city was declared a World Heritage site in 1987. Your morning sightseeing tour will include 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 will be spent at leisure to explore this exciting city on your own. Tonight, enjoy farewell dinner with entertainment in a typical Csarda restaurant.
Overnight in Budapest (Breakfast, Dinner).
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.