Kompas Escorted Tours 2018

027 Day 4, in Budapest, Tuesday Situated on the opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges. Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of the Parliament, Royal Palace and Castle Hill area, Heroes’ Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel, plus visit the Fisherman’s Bastion and Ma hias Church . The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this exciting city on your own. (B) Day 5 to Krakow, Wednesday The road to Krakow winds through the hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains and into the great plains of Poland. Upon arrival in Krakow, the second largest city in Poland, relax over dinner at your hotel. (B, D) Day 6, in Krakow, Thursday Your sightseeing tour starts at Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral . Next, take a walking tour of the Old Town, to see the Main Market Square and Renaissance Cloth Hall, and visit St. Mary’s Church . The afternoon is free to discover more, shop, or relax over a pierogi or coffee and cake. (B) Day 7, to Warsaw, Friday This morning join on a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau , a concentration camp from World War II and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then, journey to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery , known for the picture of 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. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route, from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as the “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, the Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for shopping, relaxing, a stroll through the city, or an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B) Day 9, depart Warsaw, Sunday After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B) Included Features: � First class hotels, rooms with private facilities � Breakfast daily and 4 dinners � Airport arrival and departure transfers � Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach � Professional Tour Director throughout � Luggage handling � Whisper technology enhanced touring � Service charges and hotel taxes Sightseeing Tours Included: � Vienna � Budapest � Krakow � Warsaw Hotels: � Vienna: Hilton Vienna (SF) � Budapest: Radisson Blu (F)/ Continental (F) � Krakow: Holiday Inn City Center (F)/ Doubletree by Hilton (F) � Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum (DLX) TOUR K681 START DATES: END DATES: 05-May 13-May 19-May 27-May 02-Jun 10-Jun 23-Jun 01-Jul 30-Jun 08-Jul 28-Jul 05-Aug 11-Aug 19-Aug 01-Sep 09-Sep 15-Sep 23-Sep 29-Sep 07-Oct PRICES: PER PERSON IN TWIN: $1,629 SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $594 SLOVENIA CROATIA ITALY GERMANY HUNGARY AUSTRIA CZECH REPUBLIC SLOVAKIA POLAND ROMANIA Budapest Krakow Warsaw Vienna 2 2 2 2