Itinerary

Central Europe is formed by Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Many Central European countries were part of the German and the Austro-Hungarian empires and thus they do not only have geographical, but strong historical and cultural connections.
During your stay you will visit 4 capitals with thgeir own special atmosphere formed by history and the present. Prague also referred to as Mother of Cities, City of a Hundred Spires or Golden City; Vienna also known for its balls, world famous musicians and fairy-tale Schonbrunn castle; Bratislava the historical Capital of the Kingdom of Hungary and the coronation town of the Hungarian Kings and Queens; and finally Budapest with a truly unique geographical locations including the world's largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue and third largest Parliament building in the world.
Also, we cannot miss another Royal town also known as Paris of Central Europe - Krakow.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Prague, Czech republic.

    - Arrival in Prague
    - Airport tranfer to the hotel in city centre
    - Accommodation at first class hotel
    - Free time

  2. Day 2 Prague city tour.

    - Breakfast
    - 3.5 hours regular Grand city tour of Prague with pick up at the hotel
    - Afternoon free time

    the Prague Castle, an ancient symbol of the Czech lands, is the most significant Czech monument and one of the most important cultural institutions in the Czech Republic. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 square meters. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it consists of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles, from Roman-style buildings from the 10th century through Gothic modifications in the 14th century.

    St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest and the most important temple in Prague. Apart from religious services the coronations of Czech kings and queens also took place in here. The cathedral is a place of interment of remains of provincial patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen and archbishops.

    The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. At night Charles Bridge is a quiet place, but during the day it changes into a very busy venue with painters, owners of kiosks, and vendors alongside numerous tourists crossing the bridge.

  3. Day 3 Train to Bratislava, Slovakia.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to the railway station in Prague
    - Train to Bratislava
    - Car transfer from railway station to the hotel in Bratislava
    - Accommodation at first class hotel
    - Free time

  4. Day 4 Bratislava Old town and castle visit. Transfer to Vienna, Austria.

    - Breakfast
    - Bratislava Old Town and castle sightseeing
    - Afternoon car transfer to Vienna
    - Accommodation at first class hotel

    Bratislava castle dominates the center of Bratislava city and its four towers became symbol of the city. The castle hill was inhabited from neolithic Hallstadt and Roman era. It reached its highest importance during the reign of Austro-Hungarian Queen Maria Theresa. In 1761 - 1766 the fortress was rebuilt into a typical royal residence. Today, after reconstruction, the castle shelters a historical part of the Slovak National Museum.

    Old town tour includes many monuments. Top visited sites are St Martin's Cathedral, the Primates' Palace with historical Zrkadlova sien (The Hall of Mirrors) and the famous Bratislava tapestries, Michalska gate offering panoramic view of the Old town.

  5. Day 5 Vienna city tour and Schonbrunn Palace visit.

    - Breakfast
    - Vienna City Tour and Schonbrunn visit
    - Free time

    Vienna City Tour will take you to the central Innere Stadt's historic quarter - a home to the Gothic St Stephen's Cathedral with its ornate roof tiles. Sense the ghosts of Habsburg rule as you wander around the living quarters of Austria's former royal family at the Hofburg imperial palace. Daring contemporary art is on display at the Kunsthalle Wien. Admire the Habsburgs' summer residence at the Schonbrunn Palace.

    Schonbrunn Palace is a former imperial Rococo summer residence of Habsburg royal family. The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive monarchs. The sculpted garden space between the palace and the Sun Fountain is called the Great Parterre. The complex however includes many more attractions: the Tiergarten, a Palm house, English garden, a botanical garden, a modern enclosure for Orangutans.

  6. Day 6 Train to Budapest, Hungary.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to the railway station
    - Train to Budapest
    - Car transfer from railway station to hotel
    - Accommodation at first class hotel
    - Free time

  7. Day 7 Budapest city sightseeing.

    - Breakfast
    - Budapest sightseeing (4 hours)
    - Free time

    Budapest City Tour with private guide: Buda side in the Castle District with Matthias Church and Fishermen Bastion. Pest side with the Heroes' Square, Vajdahunyad Castle and its museums.

  8. Day 8 Transfer to Kosice, Slovakia and sightseeing in the city.

    - Breakfast
    - Meeting with our English speaking tour guide in a hotel lobby
    - Car transfer to Kosice
    - Afternoon sightseeing of Kosice
    - Accommodation at first class hotel
    - Free time

    Kosice city, as the first in Slovakia, was awarded the prestige title of European Capital of Culture with its Interface project. "We support creativity" is the main message of the project and a new vision for Kosice, a city that has always been known for its rich history and interesting cultural life.
    Almost all monuments of Kosice are concentrated in the historical core of the town, size of which makes it the biggest Town Monument Reserve of Slovakia. Dominant of the main square and the city itself is monumental Gothic Cathedral of St. Elisabeth - the largest church in Slovakia and the easternmost situated Gothic cathedral of western type in Europe.

  9. Day 9 Visit Bardejov town (UNESCO). Transfer to Krakow, Poland.

    - Breakfast
    - Visit Bardejov town (UNESCO)
    - Afternoon car transfer to Krakow
    - Accommodation at first class hotel
    - Free time

    Bardejov town, one of the oldest Slovak towns, rightly awarded the European award, gold medal of ICOMOS Foundation of UNESCO in 1986. The buildings in the historic centre are included in the Town Monument Reserve (UNESCO). Bardejov is known as the "most Gothic town in Slovakia". Its centre consists of a set of historical buildings arranged in the area limited by an almost continuous belt of town fortifications. The most significant monument of the square is the Roman-Catholic Basilica of St. Egidius from the 15th century that is located in its northern section.

  10. Day 10 Krakow city tour.

    - Breakfast
    - Krakow sightseeing (4 hours)
    - Free time

    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. The historic centre includes the Old Town, Kazimierz Jewish quarter and the Wawel Castle. It 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 appearance in the country. For many centuries Krakow was the royal capital of Poland.

  11. Day 11 Farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to the airport
    - End of the tour

Basic information

from €1579 per person

Duration: 11 days

Type/style: Guided sightseeing and cultural discovery tour

Level of difficulty: Easy

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Krakow historic town Wawel Prague City Centre Prague Castle Bratislava Castle four tower symbol Bratislava Old town buildings Schonbrunn Palace Vienna City Centre Matthias Church The Hungarian Parliament Building Kosice Bardejov medieval main square

Included

- Accommodation for 10 nights in first class hotels with breakfast:
- 2 nights in Prague
- 2 nights in Vienna
- 2 nights in Budapest
- 1 night in Kosice
- 2 nights in Krakow
- Trip transport (combination of train, local transports and private car transport)
- Grand City Tour of Prague (3.5 hours) without admissions
- Bratislava Old town private sightseeing tour on foot (2 hours) with admission to St Martin Church
- Vienna City Tour (3 hours) with admission to Schonbrunn castle
- Budapest city private tour (4 hours) with admission to Fisherman Bastion and St Stephen Cathedral
- Kosice sightseeing tour without admissions
- Bardejov sightseeing tour without admissions
- Krakow sightseeing tour without admissions
- Services of local guides
- Services of guide as your private driver from Budapest to Krakow

Excluded

- Meals during the trip (except from hotel breakfasts)
- Admission fees (estimated cost 50,- EUR/person)