Kompas Escorted Tours 2018

043 • • Day 14, to Krakow, Thursday Journey to Czestochowa, known for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery , popularly called the “Black Madonna.” This afternoon tour haunting Auschwitz-Birkenau , the notorious World War II concentration camp. It is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. End the day in Krakow. (B, D) Day 15, in Krakow, Friday Your sightseeing tour today starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral . Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, where you will see the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St. Mary’s Church . The afternoon is free for a stroll around the city, shopping, or maybe sample some bigos or pierogi in a little café. (B) Day 16, to Prague, Saturday Drive across the unspoiled Polish countryside, then on over the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. End the day in Prague, with its Baroque churches, promenades, parks, and ancient city walls. (B, D) Day 17, in Prague, Sunday Prague has a long and colorful history, from its early days as a bishopric, to becoming the residence of the Bohemian kings, and later the capital of both Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire. Built across seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River more than 1000 years ago, it is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your sightseeing starts with panoramic drive to famous Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium, and Castle Square. Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus , the Old Royal Palace , St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower . Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and world- famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to attend an optional cultural performance. (B) Day 18, to Vienna, Monday Travel into Austria and on to Vienna, the “City of Waltz.” Your time is free to begin exploring or perhaps savor a Viennese pastry or two. (B) Day 19, in Vienna, Tuesday On a morning sightseeing tour, visit Hofburg Palace , once the center of the Habsburg monarchy, and see Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and other remnants of the city’s imperial history. The afternoon is free for last-minute shopping. Celebrate tonight with a Farwell Dinner at a popular restaurant. (B, D) Day 20, depart Vienna, Wednesday After breakfast, you will be transferred to Vienna’s airport for your flight home. (B) Included Features: � First class hotels, rooms with private facilities � Airport arrival and departure transfers � Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 10 dinners � Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach � High speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg � Professional Tour Director throughout � Luggage handling � Whisper technology enhanced touring � Service charges and hotel taxes Sightseeing Tours Included: � Moscow � St. Petersburg � Tallinn � Riga � Vilnius � Warsaw � Krakow � Prague � Vienna Hotels: � Moscow: Marriott Grand (SF) � St. Petersburg: Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin (F)/ Radisson Royal (SF) � Tallinn: Sokos Viru (F)/ Meriton (F) � Riga: Radisson Blu Latvija (SF ) � Vilnius: Radisson Blu Astoria (SF)/ Radisson Blu Lietuva (F) � Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum (SF)/ Mercure Centrum (F) � Krakow: Mercure Old Town (F) � Prague: Angelo by Vienna House (F) � Vienna: Hilton Vienna (SF) st. petersburg TOUR K905 START DATES: END DATES: 27-Apr 16-May 11-May 30-May 18-May 6-Jun 25-May 13-Jun 20-Jul 8-Aug 27-Jul 15-Aug 17-Aug 5-Sep 31-Aug 19-Sep 7-Sep 26-Sep 14-Sep 3-Oct 28-Sep 17-Oct PRICES: PER PERSON IN TWIN: $3,798 SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $1,529 St. Petersburg Vilnius Krakow Prague Warsaw Vienna Tallin Riga Moscow BELARUS UKRAINE SLOVAKIA SLOVENIA GERMANY HUNGARY POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC AUSTRIA ESTONIA LATVIA LITHUANIA RUSSIA 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 04-May 23-May