Harmony Of Central Europe
Prague, Český Krumlov, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Szentendre, Kraków, Warsaw
From Prague to Budapest, Europe's bohemian capitals delight with classical music, exquisite palaces and cathedrals.
Our prices start from5,550 LAND ONLY
13 Days • GUIDED • 20 MealsOperated Tour
- 12 nights accommodation
- Services of a traveling concierge
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round-trip airport to hotel transfers (Restrictions apply)
- Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
- 12 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 7 dinners
Day 1 - Welcome To Prague
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. On arrival at Prague's Václav Havel Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. At 6 p.m., join your traveling concierge and fellow travelers for drinks, followed by a welcome dinner at Bastion Restaurant, famous for its world-class views, cuisine and service.
Day 2 - The City Of A Hundred Spires
Join a local guide in the atmospheric courtyards of Prague Castle. Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, bathed in a lustrous patina of stained glass, before strolling on to the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. In the afternoon, there is an option to join an included visit to Prague's Jewish Quarter.
Day 3 - Relaxed Start - Prague To Český Krumlov
A scenic drive through Bohemia brings you to Cesky Krumlov. Walk through the tangled cobblestone streets and meet your local guide to visit the famous castle, one of the most important historic sites in Central Europe. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps heading back to your hotel for an indulgent treat at the wellness spa.
Day 4 - Melk Abbey And The Imperial Capital Of Vienna
Travel over the Austrian border, along the Danube past castle ruins, to Melk, for a guided walk of its famous abbey. Continue through the Wachau Valley, where the Danube meanders below forested cliffs and rolling vineyards. Arrive in Vienna, where the doors of the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace open to you for a VIP after-hours exclusive visit.
Day 5 - Relaxed Start - Vienna Your Way
Experience Vienna your way with a choice of how you embrace this stately city. Learn about Vienna's regal history as you visit the Imperial Treasury of Vienna with a local guide, home to two imperial crowns, the Burgundian treasure and the treasure of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Alternatively, you may choose to attend a coffee masterclass and learn about Viennese cafe culture. Later, enjoy a highlight evening of sparkling wine and front-row seats at a Mozart and Strauss concert, followed by dinner at Le Ciel, one of Vienna's amazing restaurants.
Day 6 - Relaxed Start - Bratislava And Budapest, Grand Dames On The Danube
Cross the border to reach the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. Explore the city, dominated by its imposing 9th century castle, with your local guide. Enjoy free time by taking a leisurely walk through the Old Town to the Maximillian Fountain, before continuing to Hungary and the grand metropolis of Budapest. In the evening, dine at elegant Gundel, one of Hungary's most renowned restaurants, and sample local dishes and wine with a backdrop of traditional folk music. Continue your delightful evening as you step onboard a private cruise for a voyage along the Danube complete with sparkling wine.
Day 7 - Relaxed Start - The Jewel Box Of Budapest
Explore through the medieval Castle District to visit the Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Return to Pest to wander along elegant boulevards with your local guide and see the Hungarian State Opera House, one of the most beautiful neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe. At the First Strudel House of Pest, admire how dough-stretching artisans work paper-thin crusts into delicious pastries and sample the local specialty. Your evening is at leisure.
Day 8 - Relaxed Start - Szentendre
In the morning, travel past the Roman remains of Aquincum to storybook Szentendre. Spend time exploring this riverside village with enchanting, brightly coloured houses, quaint churches, art galleries, and lovely squares. Return to Budapest and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Perhaps stroll along the majestic River Danube or browse the Central Market Hall for traditional crafts and fare.
Day 9 - The Low Tatra And Kraków
Enjoy a gentle drive into Slovakia, through the small villages of the Low Tatras, characterised by austere wooden churches and traditional folk houses. Continue past the Oravský Hrad to Kraków, a city full of architectural wonder and legend. In the evening, you're invited to choose between a selection of local restaurants and authentic menus for a your choice evening.
Day 10 - Exploring Kraków
Join your local guide and cross the former Jewish Quarter to see locations used in the film "Schindler's List." You'll then ascend Wawel Hill to visit the cathedral, the final resting place of the Kings of Poland. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps heading out for a traditional hunter's stew. Your traveling concierge knows the best restaurants and can assist you with reservations.
Day 11 - Auschwitz And The Black Madonna
There will be time to pay your respects at the Auschwitz memorial. Walk beneath the infamous gateway to the museums housed in the former prison blocks. Your journey continues north to the Monastery of Jasna Góra in Czestochowa, famous for its Black Madonna, said to have been painted by St. Luke. Continue across the plains to Warsaw with its jumble of restored Gothic and communist architecture, tumultuous history and vibrant cafe culture. On arrival, your traveling concierge will check you into your luxury hotel, situated on the famous Royal Route. With the evening at leisure, enjoy a candle-lit dinner at your hotel or explore the nearby Old Town.
Day 12 - Chopin And Warsaw
Join your local guide for an in-depth look at Warsaw. Visit the Chopin Monument and the Memorial of the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto. Explore the Old Town, a miracle of reconstruction, conservation and home to the Royal Castle. The afternoon is at your leisure. Perhaps head back to your hotel for afternoon tea or treat yourself to a massage at the spa. In the evening, witness an exclusive, private Chopin recital performed by a renowned pianist, followed by a finale celebration dinner. Raise a glass of local wine, as you toast to new memories and friendships, and savor traditional dishes.
Day 13 - Depart Warsaw
After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Warsaw airport for your onward journey. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
2021 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on August 3, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.
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