Bohemian Highlights - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

16 days

from $2869 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Oct 2015.
"Our experience was first class"
Glendon , Jun 2014

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 Krakow resident as they introduce you, and some of your fellow travellers, to their home city's highlights, taking you into the streets and stories of its medieval Old Town.

Trip type:
At Leisure
Trip code:

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.


    Overnight flight to Frankfurt.

  • 2.


    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.


    Welcome Reception


    Sheraton Offenbach

  • 3.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast



  • 4.


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


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 5.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner



  • 6.


    Admire Warsaw's historic centre including the Old Town during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. 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.


    Buffet Breakfast,Regional Meal

  • 7.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner


    Golden Tulip City Center

  • 8.


    This morning, consider joining an optional experience to the Wieliczka Salt mine, one of the world's oldest salt mines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 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 Specialist 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.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 9.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Marriott Courtyard Center

  • 10.


    Built on the banks of the romantic River Danube, Budapest is one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist 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.


    Buffet Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining

  • 11.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast


    Hilton Danube

  • 12.


    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 Specialist. 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.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 13.


    North into the Czech Republic, visit Tabor, once a Hussite stronghold. Arrive later in the capital Prague, a lively hub of art and culture.


    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner



  • 14.


    Your Local Specialist 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.


    Buffet Breakfast

  • 15.


    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.


    Buffet Breakfast,Farewell Dinner


    Sheraton Offenbach

  • 16.


    Say farewell to your new found friends at the end of your memorable vacation. Transfers are available to Frankfurt Airport. Conditions apply.


    Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • 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.
  • Cultural Insights

    Enjoy priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city.
  • Local Specialists

    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.
    in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna and Prague.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of 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 monastery of Jasna Gora, the concentration camp at Auschwitz, the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Berlin TV Tower, the Baroque town centre of Györ, Tabor, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague


  • 14 hot buffet breakfasts.

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

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodation
  • 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

Optional Experiences


Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


  • Dinner And Berlin By Night

    Adult Price: €57.00 Tonight join us as we enjoy hearty German food, wine, beer and traditional music, before discovering the illuminated landmarks of the German capital.
  • Traditional Lake District Dinner

    Adult Price: €57.00 Admire the architecture of this vibrant city on a scenic drive to the rural outskirts, used as the Royal Hunting grounds in centuries past. Now an exclusive residential district, you’ll dine in a charming chalet-style restaurant and enjoy an atmospheric dinner of German specialities.
  • Berlin's Secret Past Revealed

    Adult Price: €26.00 Uncover secrets of Berlin’s past with your Local Specialist on a guided tour of the city. View the Holocaust Memorial, touch a remaining section of the Berlin Wall, see the site of Checkpoint Charlie, and learn more about Berlin’s WWII and Cold War past.


  • Chopin’s Warsaw

    Adult Price: €44.00 The spirit of Warsaw and the music of Chopin go hand in hand. This exclusive private recital of his music, performed for you by a celebrated Polish pianist in one of Warsaw’s old summer palaces, is one of the unforgettable memories of this trip. Sparkling wine will be served during the intermission.
  • Wilanow Palace

    Adult Price: €32.00 This splendid baroque palace was built in the late 17th century as a summer home for King Jan Sobieski III. On our visit you’ll see the collection of royal furniture, portraits and china that forms part of the National Museum, and discover the Museum of the Polish Poster in the palace grounds.


  • Farmhouse Dinner And Polka Party

    Adult Price: €54.00 Tonight, you'll have a chance to enjoy the typical Polka music and traditional dance of Poland's rich culture, while savoring a delicious meal of Polish specialties and beverages at our specially-selected venue.
  • Wieliczka Salt Mines Exploration

    Adult Price: €47.00 Visit this amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed site just outside Krakow and marvel at the unique sculptures and setting of this 800-year old salt mine. See chambers, chapels and even salt chandeliers as we follow our guide 135 m (440 ft) underground.


  • Danube Cruise With Dinner

    Adult Price: €58.00 Enjoy a scenic cruise on our private boat on the romantic Danube. You’ll savour a tasty dinner selection of Hungarian specialities with drinks included and see Budapest's spectacular illuminations, which give it the nickname 'The Paris of the East'.
  • Visit To The Hungarian Parliament And Gundel

    Adult Price: €53.00 Take a guided tour of this magnificent Gothic Revival building, the most ornate state parliament in Europe. You’ll also have time to relax with a visit to the world famous Gundel restaurant for pancakes and drinks. When the Parliament is closed, we will visit the exquisite 'Renaissance' Opera House and the optional will be offered at €43.
  • Szentendre And Light Lunch

    Adult Price: €47.00 Explore more of Hungary and follow our guide out of bustling Budapest to the picturesque medieval town of Szentendre, set on the banks of the Danube and awash with ancient walls, cobbled streets and beautiful vistas. Here we'll enjoy a Goulash cooking demonstration before sampling this essential Hungarian dish during lunch, which also includes cake and drinks. Afterwards, perhaps strike a bargain in the shops that sell beautiful Hungarian embroidery, ceramics and paprika.


  • Dinner With Traditional Musical Entertainment In A Local Restaurant

    Adult Price: €59.00 Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included.
  • Dinner And Viennese Concert

    Adult Price: €99.00 A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of local champagne or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.
  • Viennese Concert

    Adult Price: €52.00 You’ll enjoy a wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Strauss and Mozart, performed by some of the most highly acclaimed soloists and dancers in Austria. You’ll receive 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of local champagne during the interval.
  • Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

    Adult Price: €37.00 Enjoy a guided visit to the Palace of Schönbrunn, with its magnificently preserved state rooms and exquisite gardens. You’ll also have time for a walk through the park, perhaps as far as the Gloriette pavilion with its magnificent views.


  • Beautiful Prague By Night

    Adult Price: €36.00 Join your Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city by mini-bus, tram or on foot. You’ll discover the magical Old Town Square, enjoy a drink and snack in one of the old town’s quaint restaurants while a musician entertains, and see a panoramic view over the city. Optional may be operated in reverse, starting with the viewpoint.
  • Prague By Night - Walking Tour

    Adult Price: €30.00 Join your Local Specialist for a walking tour and evening introduction to this fairy-tale city. We’ll meander through the magical old city, then explore the old town, where you’ll enjoy drinks and music in one of the quaint restaurants.
  • Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch Or Dinner

    Adult Price: €46.00 Take a relaxing cruise on the beautiful River Vltava and we’ll tell you about the legends, myths, culture and hidden secrets of this enchanting city. During the cruise you’ll enjoy a lunch or dinner of local specialities.
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