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Bohemian Highlights

15 Days 5 Countries 8 Cities

Explore the historic region of Bohemia on this At Leisure trip, which visits Berlin, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna and Prague.

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      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
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      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      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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      Trip code: CBOH

      14 Nights

      accommodation

      21 Meals
      • 14 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 7 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in 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, Poznań, 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 14 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 7 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Bohemian Highlights

      Your Itinerary

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      Frankfurt, Germany

      Day 1

      Arrive Frankfurt

      Leipzig Augustusplatz, Germany

      Day 2

      Frankfurt – Leipzig – Berlin (2 Nights)

      Berlin, Germany

      Day 3

      Berlin Sightseeing

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      Berlin – Poznań – Warsaw (2 Nights)

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      Warsaw Sightseeing

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      Warsaw – Czestochowa – Auschwitz – Kraków (2 Nights)

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      Kraków Sightseeing

      Budapest, Hungary

      Day 8

      Kraków – Slovakia – Budapest (2 Nights)

      Budapest, Hungary

      Day 9

      Budapest Sightseeing

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 10

      Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 11

      Vienna Sightseeing

      Prague, Czech Republic

      Day 12

      Vienna – Tabor – Prague (2 Nights)

      Prague, Czech Republic

      Day 13

      Prague Sightseeing

      Frankfurt, Germany

      Day 14

      Prague – Frankfurt

      Frankfurt, Germany

      Day 15

      Depart Frankfurt

      Day 1

      Arrive Frankfurt Day 1 - Arrive Frankfurt

      Old-world charm and modern sophistication await in the vibrant city of Frankfurt. Join your Travel Director for an orientation drive through the city to admire its Gothic and Renaissance façades, followed by a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Offenbach

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Sheraton Offenbach

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Frankfurt – Leipzig – Berlin (2 Nights) Day 2 - Frankfurt – Leipzig – Berlin (2 Nights)

      Journey through the lush landscapes of Saxony to Leipzig, the capital of cool, which for centuries has been at the crossroads of two ancient trade routes. The city was once home to such greats as Goethe, Mendelssohn and Johann Sebastian Bach, who lived in this music-loving city until his death. This afternoon, we travel to Berlin, whose once-turbulent history has shaped its rebirth as a charismatic capital city.

      Hotel

      Hilton

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Hilton

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Berlin Sightseeing Day 3 - Berlin Sightseeing

      Explore an iconic landmark of a unified Berlin and reunified Germany during a Cultural Insight experience at the Berlin TV Tower where you will enjoy inspiring 360° views of the city and meandering River Spree. See the neo-Renaissance Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden Boulevard with a Local Specialist during your included sightseeing tour. Enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon to explore the city on your terms. Perhaps see the remnants of the Berlin Wall, visit the infamous Checkpoint Charlie and enjoy a Fassbrause on the Friedrichstrasse.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Berlin – Poznań – Warsaw (2 Nights) Day 4 - Berlin – Poznań – Warsaw (2 Nights)

      We travel through patchwork farm landscapes stopping in Poznań, before arriving in the elegant Polish capital, Warsaw, where we'll spend the next two nights. Embrace the youthful verve of a city that has triumphed over repeated conquests and the shackles of communism, and spend the evening at leisure exploring the sights.

      Hotel

      Leonardo Royal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Leonardo Royal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Warsaw Sightseeing Day 5 - Warsaw Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist this morning to explore Warsaw's colourful historic centre, including the Old Town, which the Nazis destroyed in retailiation against the brave Warsaw Uprising. We'll also see the Warsaw Ghetto where hundreds of thousands of Polish Jews were imprisoned during German occupation, tragically immortalised in the poignant Roman Polanski film - 'The Pianist'. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city's sights. Consider a visit to the Wilanow Palace, a priceless testimony to the splendour of Poland's past, and treat yourself to a Chopin recital before joining your travel companions this evening for a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Warsaw – Czestochowa – Auschwitz – Kraków (2 Nights) Day 6 - Warsaw – Czestochowa – Auschwitz – Kraków (2 Nights)

      Rub shoulders with Catholic pilgrims who for centuries have journeyed to pay homage to Czestochowa's Black Madonna at the Jasna Góra Monastery. Continue to Auschwitz Memorial Site for a poignant reminder of the greatest tragedies of World War II. We continue to the enchanting city of Kraków, our home for the next two nights, dining in our hotel.

      Hotel

      Golden Tulip Kazimierz

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Golden Tulip Kazimierz

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Kraków Sightseeing Day 7 - Kraków Sightseeing

      We take to the beautiful streets of Kraków, joining Local Specialist for a walking tour of the medieval Old Town and its expansive town square. Visit the Renaissance Cloth Hall and Mariacki Church with its hourly trumpet call. See Wawel Castle, for centuries the residence of Polish royalty, and enjoy panoramic views of the city from Wawel Hill. The rest of the day is yours to explore the sights. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, renowned as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland and home to an entire chapel carved from rock salt as well as dozens of sculptures. Enjoy a slice of Polish Sernik Babci on the Old Town Square, visit a traditional milk bar or enjoy an evening of Polish folklore.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Kraków – Slovakia – Budapest (2 Nights) Day 8 - Kraków – Slovakia – Budapest (2 Nights)

      Drive south through the Carpathians and across the border into Slovakia with its green and golden rolling landscapes. We journey to Hungary and arrive later in the majestic capital of Budapest. Spend this evening exploring the Castle District with its centuries-old façades or perhaps consider a scenic river cruise along the beautiful Danube.

      Hotel

      NH Budapest City

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      NH Budapest City

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Budapest Sightseeing Day 9 - Budapest Sightseeing

      Delve into a tale of two cities, unified only in the 19th century as bridges were built to straddle the waters of the Danube. We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour, featuring views of the famous Chain Bridge, the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and a visit to the Fisherman's Bastion to pay tribute to the Magyars chieftains who founded the Hungarian nation. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. Soak up the sounds of the Great Market Hall, see the poignant iron shoes on the banks of the Danube or consider a trip to Szentendre, a lively riverside town renowned for its art life. This evening, we join the Schieszl family for a Be My Guest Hungarian dinner and the story of their winery that doubled as a hiding place during World War II for a Jewish friend fleeing Nazi persecution.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights) Day 10 - Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Before leaving beautiful Budapest, perhaps take a guided tour of the imposing Gothic Parliament Building, the home of Hungary's Holy Crown. Cross the hilly Transdanubia region - its orchards and vineyards providing a picturesque backdrop for a leisurely drive to the roman town of Győr. Amble along the cobblestones of Baross Gábor út and admire the Baroque façades before departing to Vienna, your home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Hilton Danube

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Hilton Danube

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Vienna Sightseeing Day 11 - Vienna Sightseeing

      Tread in the footsteps of Mozart, Haydn and Strauss, admiring Vienna's imperial elegance on an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the Parliament Building with its marble statues, the 13th century Hofburg Palace, State Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of the city's most beloved landmarks. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the city on your terms. Indulge in Vienna's kafee culture, enjoying a slice or two of delicious sachertorte, ramble through the Gardens of Schönbrunn or join an Optional Experience to a famous local hostelry for traditional Austrian cuisine and a musical performance.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Vienna – Tabor – Prague (2 Nights) Day 12 - Vienna – Tabor – Prague (2 Nights)

      Travel north to the Czech Republic and visit Tabor, once a Hussite stronghold. This afternoon, arrive in the fairy-tale capital of Prague on the banks of the Vltava.

      Hotel

      Andels by Vienna House

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Andels by Vienna House

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 12

      Day 13

      Prague Sightseeing Day 13 - Prague Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist this morning for an exploration of the city's labyrinthine lanes, and beautiful squares. Visit the impressive St. Vitus' Cathedral, set within the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle, cross the Vltava to the cobblestoned Old Town Square and view the 14th century Astronomical Clock, with its magical hourly Walk of the Apostles. Spend the rest of the day wandering the charming streets of the Old Town or take a relaxing lunch cruise on the River Vltava.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 13

      Day 14

      Prague – Frankfurt Day 14 - Prague – Frankfurt

      We leave the picture-perfect city of Prague behind and journey west across the German border today before arriving in cosmopolitan Frankfurt for your final night. Spend the last evening of your Bohemian adventure with your travel companions and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Offenbach

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Offenbach

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 14

      Day 15

      Depart Frankfurt Day 15 - Depart Frankfurt

      Our time together has come to an end. We say farewell to our newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday. Transfers are available to Frankfurt Airport. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Join the Schieszl family for hearty Hungarian fare and the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place during WWII for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution

      • Cultural Insight
        Gain priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city

      • Hidden Treasure
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna and Prague

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in 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, Poznań, 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 14 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 7 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : Kate was very knowledgeable about the places we were visiting. She was concerned with everyone's welfare.Product : The sights were well chosen. Adequate time was allowed to see each area.

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        Service rating : Itinerary a bit too ambitious resulting in long rides in a fully loaded bus.Food provided disappointing e.g. welcome dinner, and Optional tours grossly oversold e.g. Chopin concert where the pianist may be technically excellent but failed to connect with his audience. Might as

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        Service rating : Sufficient time to visit the sites, not much rush as in other tour groups.Product : good value for money.and sufficient coverage of the important sites.

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        The whole trip was fabulous!

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        Our Tour director was amazing. Very well organized. Promoted positive interaction within the group. Always gave us great treats from each country we visited.

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