Per person :
$ 1,795.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,515.00 (single occupancy)
You will be met and transferred to your hotel. There’s time to relax before meeting your fellow travelers and Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner.
The 700-year-old capital of Poland is a symbol of nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from grand Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, summer residence of the last king of Poland. See the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Then a walking tour shows you Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free. You might want to attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert.
This morning, journey to Czestochowa, famous for the blackened picture of St. Mary in theYasna Gora Monastery, popularly called the “Black Madonna.” In the afternoon, tour solemnAuschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious concentration camp from World War II. It is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then on to Krakow.
Sightseeing starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, where you’ll see the Royal Castle and visit theRoyal Cathedral. Then, on a walking tour of the Old Town, visit the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St. Mary’s Church. The afternoon is free for a stroll around the city, shopping, or maybe sample some bigos or pierogi in a little café.
Drive through the Polish countryside, crossing the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Continue to Prague, the Czech capital, with its lovely Baroque churches, promenades, parks, and ancient city walls.
Prague has a long and colorful history, from its early days as a bishopric, to becoming the residence of the Bohemian kings, and later the capital of both Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire. Built across seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River more than 1000 years ago, it is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your sightseeing starts with panoramic drive to famous Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium, and Castle Square. On a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague, viewing the Jewish Ghetto, the Town Hall and the world-famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is free. Perhaps attend an optional cultural performance, shop, or just relax.
Travel into Austria and on to Vienna, the "City of Waltz." Your time is free to begin exploring or perhaps savor a Viennese pastry or two.
Start the day with a visit to Hofburg Palace, then on to view Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and more. The afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, gather for a Farwell Dinner in a favorite restaurant.
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight.