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13 days from Vienna to Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague

Day 5, to Krakow, Wednesday

The road to Krakow winds through the hills and countryside of

Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains, and into the rolling plains of

Poland. You’ll arrive in time for a relaxing dinner.

(B, D)

Day 6, in Krakow, Thursday

A morning sightseeing tour starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing

the Royal Castle and visiting the

Royal Cathedral

. Next, take a

walking tour of the Old Town where you will see the Main Market

Square and Renaissance Cloth Hall, and visit

St. Mary’s Church

. The

afternoon is free to go for a stroll, browse through the shops, sample

some sernik or szarlotka, or simply relax.

(B)

Day 7, to Warsaw, Friday

This morning join on a tour to

Auschwitz-Birkenau

, the notorious

concentration camp from World War II and a UNESCO World

Heritage site. Later, journey to Czestochowa and visit the

Yasna Gora

Monastery

, known for the blackened picture of the Virgin Mary,

popularly called the “Black Madonna.” In the late afternoon, arrive in

Poland’s capital city, Warsaw.

(B, D)

Day 8, in Warsaw, Saturday

This 700-year-old capital is a symbol of Polish nationhood and the

will to survive against great odds. Your sightseeing tour here includes

a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square

Day 1, arrive Vienna, Saturday

You will be transferred to your hotel. Then your time is free to relax

or begin exploring. Later, meet your fellow travelers and your Tour

Director for a Welcome Dinner.

(D)

Day 2, in Vienna, Sunday

On a morning sightseeing tour, visit the

Hofburg Palace

, once the

home of the Habsberg emperors, and view the Belvedere Palace,

Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings,

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

and other reminders of the city’s imperial past. The afternoon is at

leisure to discover more of Vienna at your own pace.

(B)

Day 3, to Budapest, Monday

Journey east and cross the border into Hungary. Continue through

the Transdanubian region, reaching Budapest with time to freshen up

before dinner.

(B, D)

Day 4, in Budapest, Tuesday

In 1873, the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with ancient Obuda to

form a new, unified city, Budapest. Charming and beautiful, the city

was declared a World Heritage site in 1987. Your morning sightseeing

tour includes views of all the main attractions: The Parliament, Royal

Palace and the Castle Hill area,

Fisherman’s Bastion

,

Matthias

Church

, Heroes’ Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. The rest of

the day is at leisure to explore this exciting city on your own.

(B)

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