POLAND & CENTRAL EUROPE II
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DAY 6 – BUDAPEST
Half-day city tour in the afternoon. We will start our visit in the part of Pest, through the majestic Andrassi Avenue and the Opera, we will make our first stop on the Heroes’ Square, commemorating the millennial anniversary of the foundation of the city. Passing through the Deak Square we will arrive at St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Parliament of Budapest. Crossing the Danube river to Buda, former capital of Hungary until its unification in 1873, we will climb up to the Fisherman’s Bastion where the Matthias Church and the picturesque Castle District are located.
Free afternoon. Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Budapest.
DAY 7 – BUDAPEST – VIENNA
After breakfast departure to Vienna. In the afternoon Half-day city tour of Vienna through the Ringstrasse, the most representative boulevard in the city, the State Opera, the Parliament, the City Hall, the National Theatre and the monument of Johann Strauss. On the way to the Belvedere Palace, former residence of Prince Eugene, we will admire the baroque church of St. Charles Borromeo before continuing to the Prater Amusement Park with its famous giant wheel. If the time allows it, we will make a short stop in front of the Hundertwasserhaus.
Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Vienna.
DAY 8 – VIENNA
Breakfast and day off in the most imperial capital in Central Europe to discover its palaces (such as Schönbrunn), museums, parks… You will have the possibility of attending a concert, an opera or another cultural program depending on the season’s offer. We also recommend a dinner in the picturesque suburb of Grinzing where you can try the famous Grüner Veltliner white wine.
Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Vienna.
DAY 9 – VIENNA – CESKY KRUMLOV – PRAGUE
Breakfast and departure to Prague via Cesky Krumlov. We will stop in this beautiful city, designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, for lunch and a walk around.
Arrival in Prague. Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Prague.
DAY 10 – PRAGUE
Half-day sightseeing of Prague, described in the XIX century by Bernardo Bolzano as “the city of the hundred towers”. We will start near the Estates Theatre in the Old Town and pass by the National Theatre. You will enjoy the splendid panoramic view of the Castle of Prague and Charles Bridge, the Rudolfinum building – home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Powder Gate, Wenceslas Square – the centre of the New Town of Prague where many historical events occurred, Charles Square and the famous Dancing House (Fred and Ginger). We will cross the Jirasek Bridge to the Lesser Town (Mala Strana) with its emblematic Church of St. Nicholas and the Infant Jesus of Prague. Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Prague.
DAY 11 – PRAGUE – DRESDEN – BERLIN
Breakfast. Departure to Berlin via Dresden. Short visit of Dresden, during which we will enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the historical buildings of the Old Town from the Augustusbrücke Bridge. It served as an inspiration to Bellotto in creating his marvelous paintings, which are exposed in the Art Gallery of the Zwinger Palace in Dresden. After the visit we will continue our journey to Berlin. Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Berlin.
DAY 12 – BERLIN
Breakfast. Half-day sightseeing of Berlin, the capital of Germany and a cultural metropolia with a turbulent history. We will visit the Brandenburg Gate, the 368 metres high Berlin Television Tower close to Alexanderplatz, with its visitor platform and a revolving restaurant, the Cathedral on Kurfürstendamm Street, the Gendarmenmarkt, an architectural ensemble of harmony and beauty, including the Berlin concert hall and the French and German Churches. We will also see the Reichstag Dome, the panoramic view over the governmental district, the city center and the Hackesche Höfe – center of Berlin’s nightlife, as well as Potsdamer Platz with its modern arquitecture, shopping, entertainment and business areas.
DAY 13 – BERLIN
Breakfast. End of our services.
Transfer of departure (optional).
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN WARSAW
Arrival in Warsaw. Transfer (optional) to a 4* hotel. Accommodation.
DAY 2 – WARSAW
Breakfast and departure for half-day sightseeing of Warsaw, capital of Poland since 1596, when Sigismund III Vasa transferred it from Krakow. Its outstanding Old Town, completely destroyed during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 and meticulously reconstructed after the II World War, is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. On the Market Square we will see the monument of the Mermaid of Warsaw, symbol of the city and an important axis of the urban life, surrounded by charming houses of former bourgeois families. We will continue along the Castle Square, through the Royal Route to the Łazienki Park with the monument of Chopin.
Free afternoon. Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Warsaw.
DAY 3 – WARSAW – CZESTOCHOWA – KRAKOW
After breakfast departure to Częstochowa to visit the Jasna Góra Sanctuary, one of the main places of Christian worship in Europe. The importance of Jasna Góra and of the miraculous image of the Black Madonna in the religious and cultural life of Poland is reflected in the names attributed to this place, called the spiritual capital of Poland and the confessional of the nation.
Departure to Krakow in the afternoon. Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Krakow.
DAY 4 – KRAKOW
After breakfast, half day city tour of Krakow – former capital of Poland and one of the most interesting cities in Europe. We will visit the Main Market Square, the biggest medieval market square in Europe, with the Cloth Hall, dated to the Renaissance period, on its central part. We will go inside the beautiful gothic Basilica of St. Mary to admire the unique altarpiece made by Veit Stoss. The magnificent houses surrounding the square attract tourists all over the world day and night. We will also visit the Wawel Hill.
Free afternoon. Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Krakow.
DAY 5 – KRAKOW – OLOMOUC – BUDAPEST
Breakfast and departure to Budapest. On the way we will stop in Olomouc in the Czech Republic, with time to have lunch and get familiar with this beautiful city, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will then continue our trip to Budapest. Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Budapest.