Itinerary

Three Central European countries unveil part of their cultural and historical monuments located in two capitals and one former royal town.

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. For decades, it was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The historic center of Vienna boasts architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens and the late-19th-century grand buildings, monuments, and parks.

Bratislava is the Slovak capital located in southwestern Slovakia, on the banks of the Danube 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.

Krakow is the second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland, situated on the Vistula River. The historic city center includes the Old Town, Kazimierz, and the Wawel Castle, all on the UNESCO list.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Vienna, Austria.

    - Arrival at Vienna airport
    - Airport car transfer to the hotel
    - Accommodation at a first-class hotel
    - Free time

  2. Day 2 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.

  3. Day 3 Transfer to Bratislava, Slovakia.

    - Breakfast
    - Car transfer to Bratislava
    - Accommodation at a first-class hotel
    - Free time

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

    - Breakfast
    - Meeting with a tour guide in the hotel lobby
    - Bratislava Old town sightseeing (up to 2 hours)
    - Devin castle visit


    Bratislava castle dominates the center of Bratislava, and its four towers became the symbol of the city. The castle hill was inhabited from the neolithic Hallstadt and Roman eras. 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. The top visited sites are:
    St Martin's Cathedral, the Primates' Palace with historic Hall of Mirrors and the famous Bratislava tapestries, and Michalska Gate with a panoramic view of the Old town.

    Devin castle ruins tower over the confluence of the rivers Danube and 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. In 1809, advancing Napoleon's troops destroyed the castle. Since 1965 an archaeological research has been carried out in the castle area. The castle ruins have been partially reconstructed under the auspices of the Municipal Museum in Bratislava.

  5. Day 5 Trencin town visit. Transfer to Krakow, Poland.

    - Breakfast
    - Trencin castle visit
    - Car transfer to Krakow
    - Accommodation at a first-class hotel
    - Free time

    Trencin Castle is a royal residence from the 11th century. It consists of a set of palaces and a tower. Legendary castle well is another point of interest because of a legend about Omar and Fatima and their great love.

  6. Day 6 Krakow city tour.

    - Breakfast
    - Krakow city private tour (4 hours)
    - Afternoon free time

    Krakow is the second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. The historic center includes the Old Town, Kazimierz Jewish Quarter, and the Wawel Castle. As the first of its kind, the town got among 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.

  7. Day 7 Farewell.

    - Breakfast
    - Airport taxi
    - End of the tour

Overview

from €1114 per person

date_range7 days

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Sightseeing and cultural discovery tour

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Vienna City Centre Belvedere Palace Schonbrunn Palace Devin Castle Bratislava Danube Old town Trencin Castle Wawel Krakow historic town Kazimierz

Included

  • Accommodation for 6 nights with breakfast:
    - 2 nights in 4* hotel Vienna
    - 2 nights in 4* hotel Bratislava
    - 2 nights in 3* Krakow
  • Transport by private car/van during the trip
  • Vienna City Tour and Schonbrunn visit
  • Sightseeing in Bratislava with admission to St Martin Church
  • Admission to Trencin Castle
  • Sightseeing in Krakow without admissions
  • Local guides in Vienna and Krakow
  • Private guide as your driver and interpreter in Slovakia for 2 days

Excluded

  • Meals (except for hotel breakfast)
  • Admission fees