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15 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Warsaw, Berlin-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Warsaw
    • 2 nights Krakow
    • 2 nights Budapest
    • 3 nights Vienna
    • 2 nights Prague
    • 2 nights Berlin
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 18 meals: 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Royal Route, Warsaw
  • Wawel Castle, Krakow
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour
  • Heroes' Square, Budapest
  • Matthias Coronation Church, Budapest
  • Fishermen's Bastion, Budapest
  • Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
  • Half day excursion to Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Charles Bridge & Astronomical Clock, Prague
  • Berlin Wall

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Poland
Depart for Poland. Your flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Warsaw
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and orientation with your tour manager, followed by dinner
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Dinner

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. Balance of the day at leisure
Optional: Wilanow Palace (PM)
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast

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
Optional: Wieliczka Salt Mine*
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Scenic Drive to Budapest
This morning, view Sister Faustine Convent. Continue through the scenic Tatra Mountains and the wooded countryside of Slovakia before reaching the Danube Valley and the twin cities of Buda and Pest. The remainder of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Budapest City Tour
Your morning tour begins in Pest with a chance to view the Parliament, Royal Palace and Heroes' Square. Cross the Danube over the Elizabeth Bridge to the Buda Hills. Visit Mount Gellert, then continue to Castle Hill to see the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church. From Fishermen's Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure
Optional: Budapest Jewish Interest Tour (PM)**
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Travel to Vienna
Spend the morning at leisure in Budapest. 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
Optional: Parliament & St. Stephens (AM)***
Optional: Mozart & Strauss Concert (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

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
Optional: Imperial Treasury & Vienna State Opera House (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Saturday - Bratislava City Tour
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
Optional: Austrian Country Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Travel to Prague via Cesky Krumlov
This morning, depart Austria for the Czech Republic. Begin with a stop in Cesky Krumlov, a fairy-tale town with a maze of narrow cobbled streets. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, Cesky Krumlov has earned an international reputation as a time capsule of the past. Enjoy a short walk through the town and view its Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance houses. Later, continue through Southern Bohemia to the Czech capital, Prague – "The City of a Thousand Spires"
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

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 views up to the Prague castle. Continue through the Old Town Square to view the famous TownHall Astronomical Clock, viewing the Municipal House, Powder Tower and the Jewish Quarter. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Tuesday - Dresden En route to Berlin
Today cross Saxony to the Baroque art city of Dresden, also known as "the Florence on the Elbe River." Enjoy a walking city tour to view sights including Zwinger Palace, the Semper Opera and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche. Continue to Berlin, proud capital of reunited Germany. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Wednesday - Berlin City Tour
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Berlin. View the major sights of the city, including the Reichstag building, Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, the remaining symbol of the former Berlin Wall. View the Unter den Linden Street and Kurfurstendam, as well as the State Opera House and the cathedral. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner
Optional: Potsdam Tour (PM)
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Thursday - Depart Germany
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Mar 27 departure: due to the Easter Holiday, the Krakow City Tour will operate on Sunday and the Wieliczka Salt Mine Optional Tour will operate on Monday

**The optional Budapest Jewish Interest Tour will not be offered on the Apr 10 and Sep 18 departures due to the observance of holidays.

***The optional Parliament & St. Stephen's tour will not be offered on the Oct 16 departure due to site closure.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Wilanow Palace

    Day #3 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014         $45
    This former summer residence of the Polish kings is situated just outside of Warsaw. Our tour of the palace makes Polish history come alive. Wilanov was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan III Sobiesky. It stands for the splendor of Poland in the past and is considered one of the most important monuments of Polish culture.

    Wieliczka Salt Mine

    Day #4 01 Mar 2014 - 30 Nov 2014         $66
    Legend has it that the salt mines in Wieliczka were part of a dowry from Kinga, the Hungarian princess, when she wed Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago, making 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. The tour will be conducted with a group on a route that takes you through three levels of underground galleries and chambers.

    Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Times to be arranged locally.

    Please Note: The tour is not recommended for travelers that have difficulty walking on uneven and/or steep terrain.

    Budapest Jewish Interest Tour

    Day #7 16 Oct 2014 - 14 Mar 2015         $68
    This tour highlights the many different aspects of Budapest's rich Jewish heritage. Begin with a visit to the Great Dohany Synagogue which ranks among one of the major Jewish sights in Budapest and Europe. This Moorish style building is Europe's largest synagogue and the second largest in the world. View the Jewish Museum, the magnificent Tree of Life and the stirring Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Finally, travel across town to explore the chilling Hungarian Holocaust Museum.

    Mozart & Strauss Concert

    Day #8 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014         $73
    Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz.

    Imperial Treasury & Vienna State Opera House

    Day #9 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2015         $63
    This guided tour takes us on a journey through over 1000 years of power, wealth and glory. Experience imperial Vienna at the Hapsburg Treasury. View precious items collected by the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian Emperors. Amongst many other treasures we see the Imperial Crown Jewels, the Crown of Charlemagne, the Holy Lance, and other precious stones and jewels, as well as priceless robes of numerous kings and queens.

    Next we visit the grand interior of the Vienna State Opera* which includes a crystal chandelier weighing over 3 tons. This temple of music was built in 1869 and today still ranges amongst the most highly rated opera houses in the world.

    *In case the opera is not available due to rehearsals it will be substituted by the Imperial Crypt.

    Austrian Country Dinner

    Day #10 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2015         $85
    This fun evening begins with a short drive through the legendary Vienna Woods to the top of Mount Kahlenberg with panoramic views of Vienna. Continue to one of the charming old wine villages in the vicinity for dinner. The characteristic Heurigen tavern dates back to the 18th century and has been family run for generations. Local musicians entertain with traditional melodies while hearty Austrian dishes are served. Wine and soft drinks are included.

    Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral

    Day #12 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2015         $65
    Leaving the bustle of the new town, drive up the hill to the historical area surrounding the Prague castle, and enter the fairytale complex of cobbled courtyards, churches and administrative buildings, once the court of the Bohemian Kings. Still the political center of the Czech Republic, this is where the Presidential Palace is located, complete with ceremonial guards. Visit the medieval Old Palace and the Cathedral of St. Vitus, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, as well as the St. George Basilica and the Famous “Golden Lane”.

    Potsdam Tour

    Day #14 01 Mar 2014 - 30 Nov 2014         $70
    Travel to Potsdam, known as the “City of Palaces,” well known as the meeting place of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin in 1945 at the Cecilienhof Palace for the Potsdam Conference, and where they created post-World War II Europe. Another stop is made at the Sanssouci Palace, former summer residence of the Prussian kings and German emperors. During a walking tour of the castle grounds, pass the old windmill, explore the lovely gardens and see the burial site of Frederick the Great.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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