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Harmony of Central Europe

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In Hungary, join a private tour of Budapest's neo-Gothic Parliament Building, home to the country's Holy Crown.

Harmony of Central Europe

EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

In Hungary, join a private tour of Budapest's neo-Gothic Parliament Building, home to the country's Holy Crown. Afterwards, dine at the Michelin-starred Borkonyha Winekitchen. Here, give your tastebuds the ultimate treat as chef Ákos S��rközi expertly blends Hungarian flavours with French finery. Explore Vienna and the majesty of Schönbrunn Palace on a VIP after-hours guided visit. Choose either a visit to the the Imperial Apartments of the Hofburg Palace to uncover the history of the Habsburg dynasty, or embark on an exploration of the Baroque Belvedere palaces—home to Gustav Klimt's priceless artworks. Across the Polish border in Warsaw, be seated for a private Chopin recital, performed by a renowned pianist before a Celebration Dinner—replete with delicious local delicacies.

highlights

Choice Highlights
    Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Prague:
  • Prague: Relax in one of the oldest houses of the city and sample craft beers paired with Czech savoury specialities.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Vienna: Visit the Imperial Treasury in the Hofburg Palace with a Local Expert and learn about Vienna's regal history. See the invaluable riches including the crown of Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.
  • Vienna: Head to the Baroque palaces of Belvedere, housing priceless art like Gustav Klimt's The Kiss.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Szentendre: Take a trip outside Budapest to the storybook town of Szentendre. Travel past the Roman remains of Aquincum before spending time in the riverside town with enchanting, brightly coloured houses, quaint churches, galleries and lovely squares.
  • Budapest: Take a plunge into Hungarian bath culture at one of the traditional spas and mingle with the locals as you soak up the healing properties of the mineral rich thermal waters.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Kraków: Explore Nowa Huta, the steel district of Krakow while you learn about life behind the Iron Curtain just a few decades ago. See a vintage Trabant, an East German car widely used in the Communist era.
  • Kraków: Let a knowledgeable Local Expert take you through the poignant history of Kraków. Pass through the city’s former Jewish Quarter and visit Wawel Cathedral, the site that has crowned almost every Polish king and queen throughout history.
Well-being
  • Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Exceptional Dining
  • Prague: Open your trip in style with a delicious Welcome Dinner in a specially selected local restaurant.
  • Prague: Relax in one of the oldest houses of the city and sample craft beers paired with Czech savoury specialities.
  • Budapest: Dine on traditional Hungarian delicacies at elegant Gundel, one of Budapest's most renowned restaurants for over a hundred years. Enjoy dinner in the iconic dining room where former American presidents and popes have eaten.
  • Budapest: Savour a selection of Hungarian delicacies at the First Strudel House in Pest, with dough-stretching artisans turning out paper thin pastries for dessert. Take some of the delicious pastries away to enjoy later, if you wish.
  • Budapest: Delight your tastebuds with Michelin-star dining at Borkonyha Winekitchen. Chef Ákos Sárközi creates skillfully executed, eye catching dishes that combine French bistro style and contemporary Hungarian influence in an atmosphere of indulgence.
  • Kraków: Eat local in Krakow on a Your Choice Evening. Take your pick from a specially selected shortlist of local restaurants where you can enjoy a meal from one of their authentic menus to immerse you further into the flavour of the country.
  • Warsaw: Say farewell to the elegant grandeur of Warsaw with a final Celebration Dinner at a handpicked local restaurant. Exchange memories and discoveries from your journey with new friends as you enjoy a fine selection of traditional dishes and quality wines.
  • Dining Summary: 6 Dinner (D), 12 Breakfast (B), and 1 Lunch (L)
Journey Highlights
  • Prague: Immerse yourself in the architecture and atmosphere of Prague Castle as a Local Expert relays fascinating details from its thousand-year history. Accompany them into St Vitus Cathedral where colourful stained-glass windows pour filtered light into its many chapels.
  • Prague: Marvel at the intricate detail of Prague’s famous Astronomical Clock and its hourly procession of moving parts, which have delighted witnesses for over six hundred years. Watch as the clock’s parade of apostles mark time on the Old Town Hall.
  • Prague:
  • Cesky Krumlov: Step through the cobbled streets of Český Krumlov and feel the history around you. Let your Local Expert regale you with tales of this most important European site as you discover the 13th century castle at the heart of the town.
  • Melk District: Stroll around the baroque masterpiece that is Melk Abbey as a guide talks you through its fascinating history. See the 16,000-volume collection in the main library and gaze up at the Paul Troger fresco on the hall ceiling.
  • Vienna: Discover historic Vienna as your Travelling Concierge shows you the Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces of Austria’s national capital. Find the locations of the city’s most notable landmarks to ready yourself fully for further explorations.
  • Vienna: Take your front-row seat in a historic Viennese concert hall and let the timeless music of Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart fill the room as you sip on sparkling wine and experience an unforgettable Austrian evening.
  • Vienna: Visit the Imperial Treasury in the Hofburg Palace with a Local Expert and learn about Vienna's regal history. See the invaluable riches including the crown of Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.
  • Vienna: Head to the Baroque palaces of Belvedere, housing priceless art like Gustav Klimt's The Kiss.
  • Bratislava: Join your passionate Local Expert for a walk around the Slovakian capital’s Old Town, and see the restored Baroque-period Bratislava Castle that stands over the city, with its striking red turrets.
  • Budapest: Embark on a private evening cruise along the majestic Danube and sip freshly poured sparkling wine. Witness the most breathtaking architectural vista as grand buildings from both sides of the city are lit up in the night.
  • Budapest: Visit the stunning neo-Gothic Parliament Building with your Local Expert and see the Holy Crown of Hungary. Inaugurated for the millennial celebrations of Hungarian statehood in 1896, it is still the largest building in the country.
  • Budapest: During sightseeing with your Local Expert, you will be chauffeured along elegant boulevards to see the Hungarian State Opera House, one of the most beautiful neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe, where composer Gustav Mahler was once director.
  • Budapest: See Budapest’s Liberty Statue presiding over the city on Gellért Hill and the Citadel in its shadow. Erected 96 years apart, the proud structures represent two sides of Budapest's history - one to suppress Hungarian independence and one to celebrate it.
  • Szentendre: Take a trip outside Budapest to the storybook town of Szentendre. Travel past the Roman remains of Aquincum before spending time in the riverside town with enchanting, brightly coloured houses, quaint churches, galleries and lovely squares.
  • Budapest: Take a plunge into Hungarian bath culture at one of the traditional spas and mingle with the locals as you soak up the healing properties of the mineral rich thermal waters.
  • Oravsky Podzamok: Take a moment on your journey to Kraków to enjoy the breathtaking sight of Oravský Hrad. Look up to the striking Renaissance and neo-gothic castle which dominates the scenery like an eagle’s nest on its rocky perch.
  • Kraków: Join you Travelling Concierge for an orientation of Kraków. Pass through the city’s former Jewish Quarter and see locations from the epic seven-time Oscar-winning movie, Schindler’s List.
  • Kraków: Explore Nowa Huta, the steel district of Krakow while you learn about life behind the Iron Curtain just a few decades ago. See a vintage Trabant, an East German car widely used in the Communist era.
  • Kraków: Let a knowledgeable Local Expert take you through the poignant history of Kraków. Pass through the city’s former Jewish Quarter and visit Wawel Cathedral, the site that has crowned almost every Polish king and queen throughout history.
  • Auschwitz: Pay your respects at the Auschwitz memorial and walk beneath the infamous gateway to the museums housed in the former prison blocks. Learn about the role this concentration camp played during World War II and understand the impact on postwar Europe.
  • Warsaw: Attend a private piano recital to begin your evening with a flourish. Hear an accomplished player relay the expressive grace of Poland’s most famous composer and virtuoso, Frédéric François Chopin, in the stylish surroundings of Warsaw.
Chairman's Collection
  • Schloss Artstetten: If you are travelling on a Chairman's Collection departure, on Day 4 you will be privileged to a private reception with Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a descendant of the famous Habsburgs, at Artstetten Castle. This incredible experience will replace visiting Melk Abbey.
VIP Experiences
  • Vienna: Indulge your senses without the crowds during a special VIP after-hours visit to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace. With a Local Expert, stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames, where Mozart performed as a six-year-old prodigy.

Highlights

Choice Highlights
    Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Prague:
  • Prague: Relax in one of the oldest houses of the city and sample craft beers paired with Czech savoury specialities.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Vienna: Visit the Imperial Treasury in the Hofburg Palace with a Local Expert and learn about Vienna's regal history. See the invaluable riches including the crown of Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.
  • Vienna: Head to the Baroque palaces of Belvedere, housing priceless art like Gustav Klimt's The Kiss.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Szentendre: Take a trip outside Budapest to the storybook town of Szentendre. Travel past the Roman remains of Aquincum before spending time in the riverside town with enchanting, brightly coloured houses, quaint churches, galleries and lovely squares.
  • Budapest: Take a plunge into Hungarian bath culture at one of the traditional spas and mingle with the locals as you soak up the healing properties of the mineral rich thermal waters.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Kraków: Explore Nowa Huta, the steel district of Krakow while you learn about life behind the Iron Curtain just a few decades ago. See a vintage Trabant, an East German car widely used in the Communist era.
  • Kraków: Let a knowledgeable Local Expert take you through the poignant history of Kraków. Pass through the city’s former Jewish Quarter and visit Wawel Cathedral, the site that has crowned almost every Polish king and queen throughout history.
Well-being
  • Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Exceptional Dining
  • Prague: Open your trip in style with a delicious Welcome Dinner in a specially selected local restaurant.
  • Prague: Relax in one of the oldest houses of the city and sample craft beers paired with Czech savoury specialities.
  • Budapest: Dine on traditional Hungarian delicacies at elegant Gundel, one of Budapest's most renowned restaurants for over a hundred years. Enjoy dinner in the iconic dining room where former American presidents and popes have eaten.
  • Budapest: Savour a selection of Hungarian delicacies at the First Strudel House in Pest, with dough-stretching artisans turning out paper thin pastries for dessert. Take some of the delicious pastries away to enjoy later, if you wish.
  • Budapest: Delight your tastebuds with Michelin-star dining at Borkonyha Winekitchen. Chef Ákos Sárközi creates skillfully executed, eye catching dishes that combine French bistro style and contemporary Hungarian influence in an atmosphere of indulgence.
  • Kraków: Eat local in Krakow on a Your Choice Evening. Take your pick from a specially selected shortlist of local restaurants where you can enjoy a meal from one of their authentic menus to immerse you further into the flavour of the country.
  • Warsaw: Say farewell to the elegant grandeur of Warsaw with a final Celebration Dinner at a handpicked local restaurant. Exchange memories and discoveries from your journey with new friends as you enjoy a fine selection of traditional dishes and quality wines.
  • Dining Summary: 6 Dinner (D), 12 Breakfast (B), and 1 Lunch (L)
Journey Highlights
  • Prague: Immerse yourself in the architecture and atmosphere of Prague Castle as a Local Expert relays fascinating details from its thousand-year history. Accompany them into St Vitus Cathedral where colourful stained-glass windows pour filtered light into its many chapels.
  • Prague: Marvel at the intricate detail of Prague’s famous Astronomical Clock and its hourly procession of moving parts, which have delighted witnesses for over six hundred years. Watch as the clock’s parade of apostles mark time on the Old Town Hall.
  • Prague:
  • Cesky Krumlov: Step through the cobbled streets of Český Krumlov and feel the history around you. Let your Local Expert regale you with tales of this most important European site as you discover the 13th century castle at the heart of the town.
  • Melk District: Stroll around the baroque masterpiece that is Melk Abbey as a guide talks you through its fascinating history. See the 16,000-volume collection in the main library and gaze up at the Paul Troger fresco on the hall ceiling.
  • Vienna: Discover historic Vienna as your Travelling Concierge shows you the Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces of Austria’s national capital. Find the locations of the city’s most notable landmarks to ready yourself fully for further explorations.
  • Vienna: Take your front-row seat in a historic Viennese concert hall and let the timeless music of Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart fill the room as you sip on sparkling wine and experience an unforgettable Austrian evening.
  • Vienna: Visit the Imperial Treasury in the Hofburg Palace with a Local Expert and learn about Vienna's regal history. See the invaluable riches including the crown of Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.
  • Vienna: Head to the Baroque palaces of Belvedere, housing priceless art like Gustav Klimt's The Kiss.
  • Bratislava: Join your passionate Local Expert for a walk around the Slovakian capital’s Old Town, and see the restored Baroque-period Bratislava Castle that stands over the city, with its striking red turrets.
  • Budapest: Embark on a private evening cruise along the majestic Danube and sip freshly poured sparkling wine. Witness the most breathtaking architectural vista as grand buildings from both sides of the city are lit up in the night.
  • Budapest: Visit the stunning neo-Gothic Parliament Building with your Local Expert and see the Holy Crown of Hungary. Inaugurated for the millennial celebrations of Hungarian statehood in 1896, it is still the largest building in the country.
  • Budapest: During sightseeing with your Local Expert, you will be chauffeured along elegant boulevards to see the Hungarian State Opera House, one of the most beautiful neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe, where composer Gustav Mahler was once director.
  • Budapest: See Budapest’s Liberty Statue presiding over the city on Gellért Hill and the Citadel in its shadow. Erected 96 years apart, the proud structures represent two sides of Budapest's history - one to suppress Hungarian independence and one to celebrate it.
  • Szentendre: Take a trip outside Budapest to the storybook town of Szentendre. Travel past the Roman remains of Aquincum before spending time in the riverside town with enchanting, brightly coloured houses, quaint churches, galleries and lovely squares.
  • Budapest: Take a plunge into Hungarian bath culture at one of the traditional spas and mingle with the locals as you soak up the healing properties of the mineral rich thermal waters.
  • Oravsky Podzamok: Take a moment on your journey to Kraków to enjoy the breathtaking sight of Oravský Hrad. Look up to the striking Renaissance and neo-gothic castle which dominates the scenery like an eagle’s nest on its rocky perch.
  • Kraków: Join you Travelling Concierge for an orientation of Kraków. Pass through the city’s former Jewish Quarter and see locations from the epic seven-time Oscar-winning movie, Schindler’s List.
  • Kraków: Explore Nowa Huta, the steel district of Krakow while you learn about life behind the Iron Curtain just a few decades ago. See a vintage Trabant, an East German car widely used in the Communist era.
  • Kraków: Let a knowledgeable Local Expert take you through the poignant history of Kraków. Pass through the city’s former Jewish Quarter and visit Wawel Cathedral, the site that has crowned almost every Polish king and queen throughout history.
  • Auschwitz: Pay your respects at the Auschwitz memorial and walk beneath the infamous gateway to the museums housed in the former prison blocks. Learn about the role this concentration camp played during World War II and understand the impact on postwar Europe.
  • Warsaw: Attend a private piano recital to begin your evening with a flourish. Hear an accomplished player relay the expressive grace of Poland’s most famous composer and virtuoso, Frédéric François Chopin, in the stylish surroundings of Warsaw.
Chairman's Collection
  • Schloss Artstetten: If you are travelling on a Chairman's Collection departure, on Day 4 you will be privileged to a private reception with Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a descendant of the famous Habsburgs, at Artstetten Castle. This incredible experience will replace visiting Melk Abbey.
VIP Experiences
  • Vienna: Indulge your senses without the crowds during a special VIP after-hours visit to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace. With a Local Expert, stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames, where Mozart performed as a six-year-old prodigy.
In Hungary, join a private tour of Budapest's neo-Gothic Parliament Building, home to the country's Holy Crown. Afterwards, dine at the Michelin-starred Borkonyha Winekitchen. Here, give your tastebuds the ultimate treat as chef Ákos S��rközi expertly blends Hungarian flavours with French finery. Explore Vienna and the majesty of Schönbrunn Palace on a VIP after-hours guided visit. Choose either a visit to the the Imperial Apartments of the Hofburg Palace to uncover the history of the Habsburg dynasty, or embark on an exploration of the Baroque Belvedere palaces—home to Gustav Klimt's priceless artworks. Across the Polish border in Warsaw, be seated for a private Chopin recital, performed by a renowned pianist before a Celebration Dinner—replete with delicious local delicacies.

Trip details

Trip Type: Group Tour

Comfort: Deluxe

Travel Styles: Family, 55+, Luxury

Starts: Prague, Czech Republic

Finishes: Warsaw, Poland

Duration: 13 days

Includes

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

Additional Included Highlights
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

ITINERARY

1Day 1: Welcome to Prague.

On arrival at Prague's Václav Havel Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. At 18:00 join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for drinks, followed by a delicious Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague.
Meals: Dinner

2Day 2: The City of a Hundred Spires



Accommodation: Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague.
Meals: Breakfast

3Day 3: Prague to Český Krumlov Relaxed Start

A scenic drive through Bohemia brings you to Český Krumlov. Walk through the tangled cobblestone streets and meet your Local Expert to visit the famous castle, one of the most important historic sites in Central Europe. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps heading back to your hotel for an indulgent treat at the wellness spa?

Accommodation: Hotel Růže, Český Krumlov.
Meals: Breakfast

4Day 4: Melk Abbey and Vienna

Travel over the Austrian border, past the city of Linz to Melk, for a guided walk of its famous abbey. Continue past the Wachau Valley, where the Danube meanders below forested cliffs and rolling vineyards. Arrive in Vienna, where the doors of the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace open to you for a VIP after-hours guided visit.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Wien, Vienna.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

5Day 5: Vienna Your Way



Accommodation: Grand Hotel Wien, Vienna.
Meals: Breakfast

6Day 6: Bratislava and Budapest, Grand Dames on the Danube

Cross the border to reach the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. Explore the city, dominated by its imposing ninth century castle, with your Local Expert. Enjoy free time to take a leisurely walk through the Old Town to the Maximillian Fountain, before continuing to Hungary and the grand metropolis of Budapest. In the evening, dine at elegant Gundel, Hungary's most renowned restaurant. Sample local dishes and wine with a backdrop of traditional folk music. Continue your delightful evening as you step onboard a private cruise for a voyage along the Danube complete with sparkling wine.

Accommodation: Kozmo Hotel Suites & Spa.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

7Day 7: The Jewel Box of Budapest



Accommodation: Kozmo Hotel Suites & Spa.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

8Day 8: Szentendre and Budapest Relaxed Start



Accommodation: Kozmo Hotel Suites & Spa.
Meals: Breakfast

9Day 9: The Low Tatra and Kraków

Enjoy a gentle drive into Slovakia, through the small villages of the Low Tatras, characterised by austere wooden churches and traditional folk houses. Continue past the Orava Castle to Kraków, a city full of architectural wonder and legend. In the evening, you’re invited to choose from a selection of local restaurants and authentic menus for a Your Choice Evening.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Kraków.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

10Day 10: Exploring Kraków Relaxed Start

Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to explore Krakow’s steel district of Nowa Huta while discovering the vintage Trabant car, widely used in the Communist era. Alternatively, join your Local Expert and cross the former Jewish Quarter to see locations used in the film ‘Schindler's List.' You'll then ascend Wawel Hill to visit the cathedral, the final resting place of the Kings of Poland. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps heading out for a traditional hunter’s stew? Your Travelling Concierge knows the best restaurants and can assist you with reservations.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Kraków.
Meals: Breakfast

11Day 11: Auschwitz and on to Warsaw

There will be time to pay your respects at the Auschwitz memorial. Walk beneath the infamous gateway to the museums housed in the former prison blocks. Continue across the plains to Warsaw with its jumble of restored Gothic and Communist architecture, tumultuous history and vibrant café culture. On arrival, your Travelling Concierge will check you into your luxury hotel, situated on the famous Royal Route. With the evening at leisure, perhaps enjoy a candle-lit dinner at your hotel or explore the nearby Old Town?

Accommodation: Hotel Bristol, Warsaw.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

12Day 12: Exploring Warsaw and Chopin Relaxed Start



Accommodation: Hotel Bristol, Warsaw.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

13Day 13: Depart Warsaw.

After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Warsaw airport for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 1: Welcome to Prague.
On arrival at Prague's Václav Havel Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. At 18:00 join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for drinks, followed by a delicious Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague.
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: The City of a Hundred Spires


Accommodation: Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Prague to Český Krumlov Relaxed Start
A scenic drive through Bohemia brings you to Český Krumlov. Walk through the tangled cobblestone streets and meet your Local Expert to visit the famous castle, one of the most important historic sites in Central Europe. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps heading back to your hotel for an indulgent treat at the wellness spa?

Accommodation: Hotel Růže, Český Krumlov.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4: Melk Abbey and Vienna
Travel over the Austrian border, past the city of Linz to Melk, for a guided walk of its famous abbey. Continue past the Wachau Valley, where the Danube meanders below forested cliffs and rolling vineyards. Arrive in Vienna, where the doors of the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace open to you for a VIP after-hours guided visit.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Wien, Vienna.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Vienna Your Way


Accommodation: Grand Hotel Wien, Vienna.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6: Bratislava and Budapest, Grand Dames on the Danube
Cross the border to reach the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. Explore the city, dominated by its imposing ninth century castle, with your Local Expert. Enjoy free time to take a leisurely walk through the Old Town to the Maximillian Fountain, before continuing to Hungary and the grand metropolis of Budapest. In the evening, dine at elegant Gundel, Hungary's most renowned restaurant. Sample local dishes and wine with a backdrop of traditional folk music. Continue your delightful evening as you step onboard a private cruise for a voyage along the Danube complete with sparkling wine.

Accommodation: Kozmo Hotel Suites & Spa.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: The Jewel Box of Budapest


Accommodation: Kozmo Hotel Suites & Spa.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Szentendre and Budapest Relaxed Start


Accommodation: Kozmo Hotel Suites & Spa.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9: The Low Tatra and Kraków
Enjoy a gentle drive into Slovakia, through the small villages of the Low Tatras, characterised by austere wooden churches and traditional folk houses. Continue past the Orava Castle to Kraków, a city full of architectural wonder and legend. In the evening, you’re invited to choose from a selection of local restaurants and authentic menus for a Your Choice Evening.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Kraków.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Exploring Kraków Relaxed Start
Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to explore Krakow’s steel district of Nowa Huta while discovering the vintage Trabant car, widely used in the Communist era. Alternatively, join your Local Expert and cross the former Jewish Quarter to see locations used in the film ‘Schindler's List.' You'll then ascend Wawel Hill to visit the cathedral, the final resting place of the Kings of Poland. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps heading out for a traditional hunter’s stew? Your Travelling Concierge knows the best restaurants and can assist you with reservations.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Kraków.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 11: Auschwitz and on to Warsaw
There will be time to pay your respects at the Auschwitz memorial. Walk beneath the infamous gateway to the museums housed in the former prison blocks. Continue across the plains to Warsaw with its jumble of restored Gothic and Communist architecture, tumultuous history and vibrant café culture. On arrival, your Travelling Concierge will check you into your luxury hotel, situated on the famous Royal Route. With the evening at leisure, perhaps enjoy a candle-lit dinner at your hotel or explore the nearby Old Town?

Accommodation: Hotel Bristol, Warsaw.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12: Exploring Warsaw and Chopin Relaxed Start


Accommodation: Hotel Bristol, Warsaw.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13: Depart Warsaw.
After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Warsaw airport for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Additional Included Highlights
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

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