Welcome to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred^ to your centrally located hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink.
Three Night Stay: Prague
This morning we explore the sights of the Old Town Square on a guided walking tour. We see Mozart´s Theatre, Little Square, the Astronomical Clock and Charles Bridge. Later drive to the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle area. This evening we experience a night of dancing and entertainment at a Czech Highlight Dinner in a local tavern.
Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day. The baroque quarter of Mala Strana is a must see, as is Josefov, the Jewish quarter.
Discover More: Blatná Castle (extra expense)
On leaving Prague drive along the Elbe Valley to Dresden, known as Florence on the Elbe. Here we will see the Frauenkirche, the Castle of the Electors of Saxony and the Green Vault with its collection of Meissen porcelain.
Two Night Stay: Berlin
The re-unification of Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 saw the city transform into the impressive and exciting metropolis that it is today. We see the new Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House and Alexander Platz - and of course we will drive ‘Unter den Linden’. We see the former Checkpoint Charlie as well as other sites associated with the era of the Iron Curtain. It’s then a short drive to Potsdam to see the palace of Frederick the Great and visit the Cecilienhof where the Potsdam Treaty was signed.
This morning we will be taken to the main train station where we board our first class carriage for a journey across the heart of Poland and into the capital, Warsaw. Time en route to relax and watch the scenery pass by, arriving into Warsaw early afternoon.
Two Night Stay: Warsaw
Our guided sightseeing tour reveals the historic centre where much of the Old Town was rebuilt after the war. Memories of Polanski’s film ‘The Pianist’ come to mind as we visit the Jewish Ghetto with a local guide. We see a monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial. Then we take an excursion to Wilanow Palace, known as Poland’s Versailles, residence of Polish King Sobieski - Victor of Vienna. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive private recital of Chopin’s music, performed by a celebrated Polish pianist in a private manor house.
This morning we visit the Concentration Camp at Auschwitz for a guided tour. The chilling reminders of the atrocities of World War II really come to life. Later we approach the picture-postcard medieval city of Kraków, the former Royal capital.
Two Night Stay: Kraków
Sightseeing of this imposing medieval city includes the cathedral and castle on Wawel Hill and on a walking tour of the old town we visit St Mary’s Church and the Cloth Hall. The rest of the day is at leisure. You’re Invited Enjoy dinner in a family run restaurant.
Discover More: Wieliczka Salt Mines (extra expense)
Today we journey past the Castle of Oravsky Hrad and over the Tatra Mountains, through Slovakia and into Budapest, the capital of Hungary. If you are not joining a European River Cruise you will need to book post accommodation. An airport transfer^ is included for those departing Budapest by air.
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