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Bohemian Highlights Preview 2014

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Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech RepublicThe Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, GermanyFisherman's Bastion in Budapest, HungaryKrakow Cathedral
Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic
The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany
Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
Krakow Cathedral
  • Duration: 15 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe Preview 2014
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  • Style: At Leisure
  • Description: Take a fascinating trip through the unique cultures of Bohemia in central Europe. See the diversity of this region from the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie in modern Berlin to the treasures of Imperial Vienna and Prague.
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Trip Itinerary

  • 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(s): (Welcome Reception)

  • Day 2

    FRANKFURT - LEIPZIG - BERLIN (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel through Saxony to the bustling town of Leipzig which was once 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(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

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


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    BERLIN - HIGH SPEED TRAIN - WARSAW (2 NIGHTS)

    Take a high-speed train across the central plains to the Polish capital, Warsaw. After dinner this evening, you might like to explore the city’s nightlife or treat yourself to a Chopin recital.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 5

    WARSAW SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

    Admire Warsaw’s historic centre including the Old Town during your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. 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. Join your companions this evening for a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

  • 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 of Black Madonna of Czestochowa, Jasna Gora’s most precious treasure. Later, your visit to the concentration camp at Auschwitz is a sobering reminder of the atrocities of World War II. Tonight, dine at your hotel in the medieval city of Krakow.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 7

    KRAKOW SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

    This morning, consider joining an excursion to the Wieliczka Salt mine, one of the oldest world’s oldest salt mines still in operation and home to an entire chapel carved from the rock salt as well as dozens of sculptures. Enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour 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(s): (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.


    Meal(s): (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 Guide 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 on the outskirts of the city.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest dinner)

  • Day 10

    BUDAPEST - GYÖR - VIENNA (2 NIGHTS)

    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(s): (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 Guide. Your guide also takes you on a walking tour through ‘Am Hof’, Vienna’s oldest and most secret quarter. Spend free time sightseeing on your own or shop on the fashionable Kärntnerstrasse. This evening, why not join an optional excursion and dine at a lively ‘Heurigen’ inn.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 12

    VIENNA - TABOR - PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS)

    North into the Czech Republic, visit Tabor, once the headquarters of the 15th century religious reformer, John Huss. Arrive later in the capital Prague, a lively hub of art and culture.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 13

    PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

    Your Local Guide 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 cobble stoned old town square and view the Astronomical Clock. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or perhaps enjoy a cruise on the Vltava river.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 14

    PRAGUE - PILSEN - FRANKFURT (OFFENBACH)

    In Pilsen, see the Škoda factory and enjoy an included visit to a famous pilsner brewery for a demonstration of the brewing process and a tasting. Continue west across the German border before arriving in Frankfurt for your final night. Tonight, celebrate with your travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner.


    Meal(s): (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(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Local Speciality Visit the Pilsner Urquell Brewery founded in 1842.
  • Be My Guest Receive a warm welcome from a local family who have lived on the outskirts of Budapest for many generations. Involved in the production of wine, the family will share some of their history and you will be served delicious food and enjoy fantastic hospitality.
  • Local Guide in Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest, Vienna and Prague.
  • Small Group Sightseeing In Krakow, enjoy an expert guided visit to the medieval Old Town with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.
  • Unique Insight Enjoy priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • FrankfurtOrientation includes the Old Town.
  • LeipzigOrientation of this historical city.
  • BerlinSightseeing includes views of the Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House.
  • WarsawSee the Old Town and site of the Warsaw Ghetto.
  • CzestochowaVisit the monastery of Jasna Gora.
  • AuschwitzVisit the concentration camp.
  • KrakowSee the Cathedral and Royal Castle on Wawel Hill. Visit Mariacki Church and the Cloth Hall.
  • BudapestView the Chain Bridge and visit the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and Fisherman’s Bastion.
  • GyorVisit the Baroque town centre.
  • ViennaSightseeing includes views of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg, Imperial Boulevards and Parliament.
  • TaborVisit one-time headquarters of the Hussites.
  • PragueVisit St. Vitus Cathedral and the old town square.
  • PilsenVisit a famous brewery and see the Škoda plant.

Dining

  • 14 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 7 evening meals including:
  • Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Frankfurt including welcome drinks and a light meal.
  • 3 three-course dinners in hotels.
  • Highlight Dinner with wine in Warsaw.
  • Be My Guest Dinner of seasonal Hungarian specialities and regional wine in a family-run restaurant near Budapest.
  • Farewell Dinner with wine in Frankfurt.

Travel Highlights

  • High-speed train from Berlin to Warsaw.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring two-bedded rooms and private facilities
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • The services of a professional Travel Director
  • Audio headsets to clearly hear your guide’s commentary on all included sightseeing
  • A travel wallet with your documentation
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map
  • Airport transfers are included on the arrival and departure days of your trip

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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