Itinerary

We would like to present you our third alternative for trip to Central Europe.
The trip offers you a tour of the most beautiful sights in the two capitals and a former royal city. Hungary, Slovakia and Poland will present you part of their cultural and historical monuments located in Budapest, Bratislava and Krakow.
Budapest with a truly unique geographical locations includes the world's largest thermal water cave system,second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building in the world. Bratislava is Slovak capital located in southwestern Slovakia on both banks of the Danube River and on the left bank of Morava river. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two independent countries. For more than 200 years, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary, a part of the larger Habsburg Monarchy territories.
Krakow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland, situated on the Vistula River. Krakow's historic centre, which includes the Old Town, Kazimierz and the Wawel Castle, was included as the first of its kind on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1978.
In 7 days with us, you can discover many treasures of these stunning cities.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Budapest, Hungary.

    - arrival in Budapest city
    - airport taxi to the hotel
    - accommodation in first class hotel
    - free time

    Overnight in Budapest

  2. Day 2 Budapest city tour.

    - breakfast
    - sightseeing tour in Budapest (a private car + on foot)
    - free time for the rest of the afternoon (walking, shopping)


    You are invited to discover Budapest with a private guide with a private car (9h-16h): Buda side in the Castle District with Matthias Church and Fishermen Bastion, up to Gellert Hill, where the lunch is served. Then on Pest side on the Heroes' Square with the Vajdahunyad Castle and its museums from the Millenium (1896), then in the pedestrian area, from the Central Market Hall, to the Gerbeaud confectionery, where you are offered a coffe and a gerbeaud cake.

    Overnight in Budapest

  3. Day 3 Train to Bratislava, Slovakia.

    - breakfast
    - car transfer to Budapest railway station
    - departure for Bratislava by a train
    - arrival to Bratislava city
    - car transfer to the hotel
    - accommodation in a first class hotel
    - free time (shopping, walking)


    The Capital of the Slovak Republic BRATISLAVA, also referred to as the Beauty on the Danube can not only boast interesting history but it also is the centre of the most dynamically developing region of central Europe at present.
    This strategically important place has often played a big role in the history of central Europe. The date of December 2nd 1291 is not the date of birth of Pressburg. One should take it rather as the date of its school leaving certificate, which confirms the aptness of its inhabitants to become the free citizens of a royal borough. In the 14th and 15th centuries Bratislava lived the period of rapid development in trade. The opening of the Academia Istropolitana (1467) has strengthened importance of Bratislava as the cultural and educational centre of the then Kingdom of Hungary. After Turks penetrated deeper into the Kingdom, Bratislava was established the Capital of the Kingdom of Hungary, the seat of the Hungarian Diet, central administration and the coronation town of the Hungarian Kings and Queens. Eleven Kings and eight royal wives were crowned in Bratislava in the years between 1563 and 1830.

    The counter-Turk wars and the Rebellions of Estates in the 16th and 17th centuries have interrupted the development of towns. In the 18th century and above all during the reign of Queen Maria Theresa the significance of Bratislava increased again. Great amount of wonderful palaces and buildings still survive from that period. The city became the centre of cultural in the 19th century and Bratislava was the cradle of the Slovak national emancipation. The revolutionary events, workers movement and the First World Ward have stigmatized Bratislava which, nevertheless, became the centre of the political, economic and cultural life of Slovaks after 1918. Bratislava now is the modern city and the seat of most important political, economic, social and scientific bodies and institutions.

    Overnight in Bratislava

  4. Day 4 Bratislava Old town and Devin castle visit.

    - breakfast
    - meeting with a guide in hotel's lobby
    - sightseeing tour in Bratislava Old Town on foot and visit the Devin Castle


    The centre of Bratislava is also called the Old Town. The Old Town includes the historic centre and adjoining neighbourhoods that used to be the centre's immediate outskirts in the Middle Ages. Saint Martin's Cathedral, The Primatial Palace with historical Zrkadlova sien (The Hall of Mirrors). In the museum visitors admire the famous Bratislava tapestries. Michalska gate - you can go upstairs for a panorama of the Old Town.

    Devin: The ruins of the ancient Devin Castle tower over the confluence of the rivers Danube and the Morava.The fortress, used as a watchtower by the Slavonic count Rastislav Dovina, was mentioned in the manuscripts as early as the 9th century AD. After the fall of the Great Moravian Empire of the ancient Slavs, the Devin fortress became an important strategic fortification of the Hungarian Kingdom. As early as in the 13th century, a smaller building with a tower (foundation of a later castle) was situated at the top of rocky hill. Advancing Napoleon troops in 1809 blew up the fortress.--Since 1965 an archaeological research has been carried out in the castle area. The castle ruins have been partially reconstructed under auspices of the Municipal Museum in Bratislava.

    Overnight in Bratislava

  5. Day 5 Transfer to Krakow, Poland.

    - breakfast
    - car transfer to Krakow
    - accommodation in first class hotel
    - free time (shopping, walking)


    On the way to Krakow there is stop in Trencin town for lunch and visit of the Trencin castle.
    The Castle of Trencin built on top of a steep rock is undoubtedly the dominant of the town Trencin and the region of Povazie. The Castle, which is along with those of Spis and Devin one of the biggest in Europe, is the National Cultural Monument.

    Overnight in Krakow

  6. Day 6 Krakow city tour.

    - breakfast
    - sightseeing of Krakow (Royal route + Wavel castle)

    Krakow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Krakow has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. Krakow's historic centre, which includes the Old Town, Kazimierz and the Wawel Castle, was included as the first of its kind on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1978. The Old Town is the most prominent example of an old town in the country. For many centuries Krakow was the royal capital of Poland. The whole district is bisected by the Royal Road, the coronation route traversed by the Kings of Poland.

    Overnight in Krakow

  7. Day 7 Farewell.

    - breakfast
    - airport taxi
    - farewell and departure for home

Basic information

from €843 per person

Duration: 7 days

Type/style: Guided sightseeing and cultural discovery tour

Level of difficulty: Easy

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Matthias Church The Hungarian Parliament Building Bratislava Old town buildings Devin Castle Trencin Castle Krakow historic town Wawel

Included

- 6 nights in first class hotels in three capitals with breakfast
- Trip transport
- Private sightseeing tour in Budapest with admission to St Stephen Cathedral and Fisherman Bastion
- Private sightseeing tour in Bratislava with admission to St Martin Church
- Private sightseeing Krakow withour admission fees
- Local guides and a private guide as your private driver for 3 days

Excluded

- flights
- extra admission fees
- boarding (lunch, dinner)