Day 1 | Highlights:
Your journey into wonder begins in the glorious city of Prague. Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to a centrally located hotel for your two night stay. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink.
Day 2 | Prague Highlights:
Discover one of the truly magical cities of Europe on a walking tour with a local guide.
Day 3 | Prague > Berlin Highlights:
This morning you’ll depart for Dresden, perhaps the greenest city in Germany. Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming city before continuing on to Germany’s capital, Berlin, where you’ll be treated to a three night Special Stay in one of the city’s most opulent hotels.
Day 4 | Berlin > Potsdam > Berlin Highlights:
Today you’ll journey to Potsdam and visit the Cecilienhof Palace, where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945. It’s an experience to relish, as our expert local historian shares his knowledge of the town and its fascinating past.
Day 5 | Berlin Highlights:
Ride on Berlin’s subway and learn about the history of the city and stories of those who risked their lives for freedom during the Cold War. Visit the Berlin Wall memorial and Hackesche Höfe. Or, for something more leisurely, take a cruise on the Spree River.
Day 6 | Berlin > Warsaw Highlights:
This morning, board a train for your journey through Poland’s beautiful countryside. Tonight you’ll arrive in Warsaw – Poland’s cultural, entertainment and financial capital – where you’ll check into your hotel, your home for the next two nights.
Day 7 | Warsaw Highlights:
Warsaw was largely destroyed in World War II, but the historic centre has now been rebuilt and has attained World Heritage status. Your local guide will take you through the key sites that make this location so memorable – including the Jewish Ghetto, the monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial.
Day 8 | Warsaw > Krakow Highlights:
Today you’ll journey through Poland to Auschwitz, and visit the former concentration camp and its museum, for chilling reminders of the Holocaust in World War II. Early this evening, you’ll arrive in the city of Krakow. Your hotel for the next two nights is located on the banks of the pretty Wisla River.
Day 9 | Krakow Highlights:
Today’s sightseeing in this World Heritage-listed Site includes a guided walking tour of the Old Town and a visit to the cathedral and the castle on Wawel Hill.
Day 10 | Krakow > Budapest Highlights:
After breakfast depart Krakow and cross the border into Slovakia en route to the Hungarian capital of Budapest for a two night stay.
Day 11 | Budapest Highlights:
This morning explore Budapest, often regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Day 12 | Budapest Highlights:
Depart after breakfast. Budapest may be the end of your journey but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.