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Duration: 15 days
Location: Starts Germany: Frankfurt | Berlin. Poland: Warsaw, Krakow. Hungary: Budapest. Austria: Vienna. Czech Republic: Prague.

OVERVIEW

Don your walking shoes for a leisurely ramble across the cities of Bohemia – exploring historic city centres like Berlin, Warsaw and Vienna that have seamlessly merged the tradition of old and new. Follow in the footsteps of emperors, generals and composers, the colourful folklore of Central Europe, and tragedy of a war that left its mark on the Polish landscape.

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Day 1 – ARRIVE FRANKFURT (OFFENBACH)

Welcome to Frankfurt. Check-in this afternoon and enjoy an orientation drive through this fascinating city. Meet your Travel Director and companions later for a Welcome Reception.

Meal: (Welcome Reception)

Day 2 – FRANKFURT – LEIPZIG – BERLIN (2 NIGHTS)

Travel through Saxony to the bustling town of Leipzig which was once one of the major cities of the former East Germany. Until his death this city was also home to composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Continue through to Berlin, a contrasting city with a rich and varied history.

Meal: (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 3 – BERLIN SIGHTSEEING

This morning enjoy a Cultural Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. See the Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden Boulevard with a Local Specialist during your included sightseeing tour. Spend free time afterwards shopping for souvenirs and exploring this captivating city.

Meal: (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 4 – BERLIN – WARSAW (2 NIGHTS)

Today we drive directly east, crossing the German-Polish border continuing across northern Poland. Later arriving in the Polish capital, Warsaw.

Meal: (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Day 5 – WARSAW SIGHTSEEING

Admire Warsaw’s historic centre including the Old Town during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, shockingly evoked in Polanski’s award-winning film ‘The Pianist’.

Explore the city on your own during your free time. Consider a visit to the Wilanow Palace, a priceless testimony to the splendour of Poland’s past. You might want to treat yourself to a Chopin recital before joining your companions this evening for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

Meals: (Buffet Breakfast / Regional Meal)

Day 6 – WARSAW – CZESTOCHOWA – AUSCHWITZ – KRAKOW (2 NIGHTS)

Visit the 14th century Jasna Gora Monastery at Czestochowa. This is Poland’s greatest place of pilgrimage and home to the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, Jasna Gora’s most precious treasure. Later your visit to the Auschwitz Memorial Site is a sobering reminder of the atrocities of World War II. Tonight dine at your hotel in the medieval city of Krakow.

Meals: (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Day 7 – KRAKOW SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

This morning consider joining an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt mine, one of the world’s oldest salt mines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to an entire chapel carved from the rock salt as well as dozens of sculptures.

Enjoy a walking tour with a Local Specialist of the medieval Old Town and visit the Cloth Hall and Mariacki Church. See Wawel Castle and enjoy panoramic views of the city from Wawel Hill. Relax this afternoon or explore the Market Square and city on your own. This evening perhaps enjoy an evening of Folklore.

Meal: (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 8 – KRAKOW – SLOVAKIA – BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS)

Drive south into the foothills of the Tatra Mountains and across the border into Slovakia. Admire the changing landscapes as you continue into Hungary. Arrive later at the majestic capital Budapest. This evening why not consider a scenic river cruise along the Danube?

Meal: (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 9 – BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

Built on the banks of the romantic River Danube, Budapest is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist features views of the famous Chain Bridge, the UNESCO listed Castle Hill district and a visit to the Fisherman’s Bastion for superb views of the Parliament and Danube.

Afterwards, explore on your own or perhaps take a trip to Szentendre, a charming town popular with artists. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a special Be My Guest dinner at a family-run restaurant and winery.

Meals: (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest Dinner)

Day 10 – BUDAPEST – GYÖR – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS)

Before leaving beautiful Budapest why not take a guided tour of the amazing Parliament building? Then cross the Transdanubia region dotted with orchards and vineyards to Györ. Visit this Roman town, which has retained much of its medieval and baroque charm. Arrive later in Vienna, your home for the next two nights.

Meal: (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 11 – VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

From the Parliament building to the Hofburg, the State Opera House to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, admire the city’s imperial elegance on your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist.

Spend free time sightseeing on your own or shop on the fashionable Kärntnerstrasse. This evening why not join an Optional Experience to a famous local hostelry for a meal and musical entertainment?

Meal: (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 12 – VIENNA – TABOR – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS)

Travel north into the Czech Republic and visit Tabor, once a Hussite stronghold. Arrive later in the capital Prague, a lively hub of art and culture.

Meal: (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Day 13 – PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

Your Local Specialist explains the history of Prague during your guided sightseeing tour. Visit the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, which is set inside the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Cross the Vltava River to the cobblestoned Old Town square and view the Astronomical Clock.

Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or perhaps enjoy a cruise on the Vltava river.

Day 14 – PRAGUE – FRANKFURT (OFFENBACH)

This morning travel west across the German border before arriving in cosmopolitan Frankfurt for your final night. Tonight celebrate with your travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner

Meals: (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

Day 15 – DEPART FRANKFURT

Say farewell to your new found friends at the end of your memorable holiday. Transfers are available to Frankfurt Airport. Conditions apply.

Meal: (Buffet Breakfast)

TOUR MAPBohemian Highlights-Fine Travel

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tours of Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna and Prague.
  • Orientation of Frankfurt and Leipzig.
  • View the famous Reichstag and Tiergarten in Berlin, Krakow Cathedral and the UNESCO listed Castle District in Budapest
  • Visit the Berlin TV Tower, the monastery of Jasna Gora, the concentration camp at Auschwitz, the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest, the Baroque town centre of Győr, Tabor, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

 

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*TERMS & CONDITIONS

All prices are quoted in NZD (unless otherwise stated), per person, twin share (unless otherwise stated) & are correct as at 3 Feb 17. Single supplement and child costs supplied on request. Offers are subject to availability & can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges & currency. Valid for sale until sale date specified with each deal. Valid for travel in low season, unless specified. A deposit must be paid at time of booking & full payment must be received by Book by date where a date is specified. Credit Card surcharges apply.

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