Kompas Escorted Tours 2018

045 st. petersburg • Day 13, in Warsaw, Wednesday The 700-year-old capital of Poland has been called the “Phoenix City” because it rose again after being destroyed during World War II. Your sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from superb Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Then see the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Next, on a walking tour, see the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to stroll through a park, shop, relax, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B) Day 14, to Krakow, Thursday Travel to Czestochowa, known for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery , known as the “Black Madonna.” In the afternoon, tour somber Auschwitz-Birkenau . The notorious World War II concentration camp is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then continue to Krakow. (B, D) Day 15, in Krakow, Friday A sightseeing tour today starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, where you’ll view the Royal Castle and visit the Royal Cathedral . Then take a walking tour of the Old Town, and see the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St. Mary’s Church . The afternoon is free. You might want to go for a stroll, shop, or relax over some szarlotka. (B) Day 16, to Prague, Saturday After a drive through unspoiled Polish landscapes, cross the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Then, on to 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. The city was built across seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River more than 1000 years ago. Today, 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 free. You might want to attend an optional cultural performance. (B) Day 18, depart Prague, Monday After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B) Included Features: � First class hotels, rooms with private facilities � Airport arrival and departure transfers � Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 9 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 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) TOUR K905M START DATES: END DATES: 27-Apr 14-May 11-May 28-May 18-May 4-Jun 25-May 11-Jun 20-Jul 6-Aug 27-Jul 13-Aug 17-Aug 3-Sep 31-Aug 17-Sep 7-Sep 24-Sep 14-Sep 1-Oct 28-Sep 15-Oct PRICES: PER PERSON IN TWIN: $3,639 SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $1,465 St. Petersburg Vilnius Krakow Prague Warsaw Tallin Riga Moscow BELARUS UKRAINE SLOVAKIA GERMANY POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC AUSTRIA ESTONIA LATVIA LITHUANIA RUSSIA 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 04-May 21-May