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Bohemian Highlights 2014

  • Duration: 15 Days
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  • Brochure: At Leisure 2014
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    Europe & Britain 2014
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  • Style: At Leisure
  • Description: An undercover look at the wartime history of Poland and Germany and the romance of Prague and Budapest – this trip gives you time to really experience the historic region of Bohemia. It's Insider moments like… spending time with a resident in Krakow, as they introduce you to the highlights of their home town. Experiencing this with a smaller group, you really get into the streets and stories of the medieval Old Town. Strolling together, they take you to the elegant Cloth Hall and imposing Mariacki Church, and you get to ask them about Krakow's history, life in Poland or even just where they'd recommend for dinner tonight. It's also being taken to unusual places, like Czestochowa where you see the Black Madonna.
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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)

    Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach

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  • 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(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Hilton

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  • 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 Expert during your included sightseeing tour. Spend free time afterwards shopping for souvenirs and exploring this captivating city!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    BERLIN – WARSAW (2 NIGHTS)

    Head east 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)

    Hotel: Westin

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  • Day 5

    WARSAW SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

    Admire Warsaw's historic centre including the Old Town during your sightseeing tour with a Local Expert. 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 Regional Meal at a local restaurant.


    Meal(s): (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 of the 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)

    Hotel: Park Inn

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  • 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 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 with a Local Expert 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)

    Hotel: Marriott Courtyard Center

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  • 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 Expert 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 Dining)

  • 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)

    Hotel: Hilton Danube

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  • 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 Expert. 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 experience to a famous local hostelry for a meal and musical entertainment.


    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)

    Hotel: Andels

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  • Day 13

    PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

    Your Local Expert 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 – 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.


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

    Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach

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  • 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

  • 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 Expert in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna and Prague.
  • Small Group Sightseeing In Krakow, enjoy a 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

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

Dining

  • 14 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 7 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Regional Meal, Be My Guest, 3 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.

Airport Transfers

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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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