Highlights of the trip

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Wawel Castle Complex - UNESCO World Heritage

Wawel Complex is one of Krakow's most brilliant sights and important Polish landmark. This enclosed fortification, which includes palaces and a cathedral, is situated on Wawel hill. Wawel cathedral was the place of royal coronations and also is a burial site for Polish kings.

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Krakow historic town - UNESCO World Heritage

One of the largest market squares in Europe in the centre of a medieval old town is full of architectural and historical monuments. Not far from it is the former Jewish district of Kazimierz.

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Prague Castle - presentation of every architectural style of the last millennium

The Prague Castle complex includes Gothic St Vitus Cathedral, Romanesque Basilica of St George, a monastery and several palaces, gardens and defense towers. Nowadays, the castle houses several museum expositions.

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Prague City Centre - Old Town

The historical centre of Prague is divided into five areas, spanning both banks of the Vltava River. Charles Bridge is the main pedestrian connection between the two. On one side of the Vltava River is the Old Town (Stare Mesto), with the Old Town Square; the New Town (Nove Mesto), with Wenceslas Square; and the Jewish Quarter (Josefov). On the other side of the river is the Lesser Town (Mala Strana), and the Castle District (Hradcany) with Prague Castle.

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Bratislava castle - symbol of the city

The Castle Hill in Bratislava and its Slavonic castle were of importance in the period of the Great Moravian Empire. The south-west tower housed the Hungarian coronation jewels for two centuries.

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Bratislava old town - characterised by many Baroque palaces and sacral buildings

Town Hall was erected in the 14th - 15th century. The historic centre is characterised by many Baroque palaces, notable cathedrals and churches include the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral, the Franciscan Church and the Blue Church.

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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.

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Vienna City Centre

The central Innere Stadt's historic quarter is 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.

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Matthias Church - Church of Our Lady

The church is located in Budapest at the heart of Buda's Castle District, popularly named after King Matthias. The church was the scene of several Royal coronations, including that of Charles IV (the last Habsburg king), and weddings. The religious highlight of the interior is the Loreto Chapel, with a statue of the Virgin Mary and Christ made in 1515.

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The Hungarian Parliament Building - one of the most iconic landmarks in Budapest

It is currently the largest building in Hungary and the second largest Parliament in Europe. The vast interior comprises of huge halls, over 12 miles of corridors, a 96-meter high central dome, and 691 rooms including more than 200 offices. Besides the impressive architecture, visitors can see the Holy Crown of Hungary in the centre hall. The relic medieval crown is one of the most important symbols of Hungarian statehood dating back more than 1000 years.

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St Elisabeth Cathedral - the largest church in Slovakia

The dominant of the square and the town of Kosice is the monumental Gothic St Elisabeth Cathedral. Besides of beeing the largest cathedral in Slovakia it is also the easternmost situated Gothic cathedral of western type in Europe.

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Bardejov UNESCO World Heritage - free royal town with many medieval buildings, noteworthy Town Hall and basilica

The main square is surrouned by well-preserved Gothic and Renaissance burgher houses and fortification system from the 14th and 15th century. Known also as the "Most Gothic town in Slovakia".