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 5 capital cities with their 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; 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; and finally Warsaw, called a Phoenix City because of its extensive history and complete reconstruction.
Also, we cannot miss Royal towns with valuable UNESCO monuments - Kosice, Bardejov and Krakow along with important towns of Salzburg (Mozart's birthplace) and Hallstatt (oldest village in Austria).

  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 Cesky Krumlov sightseeing.

    - Breakfast
    - Cesky Krumlov full-day sightseeing
    - Accommodation at centrally locaceted hotel

    Cesky Krumlov - a town of historical heritage - have 300 protected buildings in the historical centre designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic, and the oldest Baroque theatre in the world.

  4. Day 4 Car Transfer to Salzburg, Austria. Afternoon sightseeing.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Salzburg
    - Accommodation at centrally located hotel
    - Afternoon 3.5 hours Salzburg tour with Mozart residence visit

    Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is dominated by churches, castles and palaces. Its picturesque old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  5. Day 5 Hallstatt full day sightseeing.

    - Breakfast
    - Full-day Hallstatt visit
    - Return to Salzburg
    - Free time

    Hallstatt - Nestled between the edge of Hallstatter See and the towering Dachstein mountains, Austria's oldest and possibly most photographed village.

  6. Day 6 Train transfer to Vienna.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to the railway station
    - Train transfer to Vienna (2nd class ticket)
    - Car transfer from railway station to the hotel
    - Accommodation at first class hotel

  7. Day 7 Vienna city tour and Schonbrunn Palace visit.

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

    Vienna City Tour (3 hours) 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.

  8. Day 8 Car transfer to Bratislava, Slovakia. Afternoon city tour.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Bratislava
    - Accommodation at first class hotel
    - Afternoon 2-hour private sightseeing in Old Town with St Martin's Cathedral visit

    Bratislava 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.

  9. Day 9 Train transfer to Budapest, Hungary. Afternoon city tour.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to the railway station
    - Train to Budapest
    - Meeting with the guide at the railway station
    - Budapest sightseeing (4 hours)
    - Accommodation at first class hotel

    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.

  10. Day 10 Car transfer to Kosice, Slovakia. Afternoon sightseeing.

    - Breakfast
    - Meeting with our private 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.

  11. Day 11 Visit Bardejov town (UNESCO). Car 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.

  12. Day 12 Krakow city tour and Wieliczka visit.

    - Breakfast
    - Krakow sightseeing (4 hours)
    - Wieliczka salt mine visit (UNESCO)
    - 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.

    Wieliczka salt mine - Opened in the 13th century, the mine produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world's oldest salt mines in operation. The mine is currently one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments, whose attractions include dozens of statues and four chapels carved out of the rock salt by the miners.

  13. Day 13 Train transfer to Warsaw. Afternoon sightseeing.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to the railway station
    - Train to Warsaw
    - Afternoon private sightseeing
    - Accommodation at first class hotel

    Warsaw - the capital of Poland - Warsaw is among the greenest metropolises on the continent, with Europe's wildest river flowing through the center of the city.
    Once described as Paris of the East, Warsaw was believed to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world until World War II. Warsaw gained the new title of a Phoenix City because of its extensive history and complete reconstruction after the severe damage it suffered in World War II, which left over 85% of its buildings in ruins.
    Paradoxically, Warsaw’s Old Town is only 50 years old. After World War II it was proudly and laboriously reconstructed to its present form. In 1980 it was placed on the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

  14. Day 14 Farewell.

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

Basic information

from €2277 per person

Duration: 14 days

Type/style: Guided sightseeing and cultural discovery tour

Level of difficulty: Easy

Languages: English, French, Deutsch

Pick up & Drop off: On your request

Prague City Centre Cesky Krumlov an outstanding example of a small central European medieval town Mozart's Birthplace Hallstatt Vienna City Centre St Martin's Cathedral Matthias Church Kosice Bardejov medieval main square Wieliczka Wawel Warsaw

Included

- Accommodation with breakfast for 13 nights in centrally located 4* hotels:
- 2 nights in Prague
- 1 night in Cesky Krumlov
- 2 nights in Salzburg
- 2 nights in Vienna
- 1 night in Bratislava
- 1 night in Budapest
- 1 night in Kosice
- 2 nights in Krakow
- 1 night in Warsaw
- Trip transport (combination of train, local transports and private car transport)
- Services of local guides
- Regular group tours: Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Vienna, Wieliczka
- Private guided tours: Bratislava, Budapest, Kosice, Bardejov, Krakow, Warsaw
- Admission fees: Cesky Krumlov castle, Schonbrunn, St Martin's Cathedral in Bratislava, St Mathias church and Fisherman Bastion in Budapest, St Elisabeth Cathedral in Kosice, Wawel complex
- Airport transfer from Prague airport to the hotel on arrival day
- Airport transfer from hotel to Warsaw airport on departure day

Excluded

- Meals during the trip (except for hotel breakfast)
- Admission fees (estimated cost 70,- EUR/person)