Highlights of the trip

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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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Cesky Krumlov - outstanding example of a small Central European medieval town

Situated on the banks of the Vltava river, the town was built around a 13th-century castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. Architectural heritage has remained intact thanks to its peaceful evolution over more than five centuries.

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Mozart's Birthplace - Mozarts Gebursthaus

The house in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on the January 27, 1756 is now one of the most frequently visited museums in the world.

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Alpine village of Hallstatt - the oldest one in Austria

The oldest salt mines in the world with subterranean salt lake and the mummy of a prehistoric miner - preserved in salt. The local museum depicts the history with 7,000-year-old artifacts.

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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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St Martin's Cathedral

The largest and finest as well as one of the oldest churches in Bratislava, known especially for being the coronation church of the Kingdom of Hungary between 1563 and 1830. St Martin's 85 m spire dominates Old Town skyline.

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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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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".

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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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Wieliczka salt mine - UNESCO site

The Wieliczka salt mine reaches a depth of 327 meters and is over 287 kilometres long. The mine features an underground lake; and the new exhibits on the history of salt mining, as well as a 3.5 kilometres touring route that includes historic statues and mythical figures carved out of rock salt in distant past.

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Warsaw Old Town - UNESCO site

The picturesque Old Town of Warsaw represents examples of nearly every European architectural style and historical period. Other main architectural attractions include the Castle Square with the Royal Castle and the iconic King Sigismund's Column, St John's Cathedral, Main Market Square and palaces and churches.