Day 1. VIENNA
Arrival at the Vienna airport. Transfer to the city center. Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 2. VIENNA
Morning: Breakfast. Visit Austria’s capital and largest city. Drive around Ringstrasse boulevard, with many popular tourist attractions. Look at the impressive Vienna State Opera – home of the famous “Opera Ball” which takes place every year. Next show the grand Hofburg Palace – the former winter residence of the imperial family, Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History. Further sights on our tour are the neoclassical Parliament, the acclaimed Burgtheater and the striking City Hall, where the legendary Life Ball takes place.
Afternoon: Drive to Schönbrunn Palace our guided tour starts at once, no need to wait for Austria’s most popular tourist attraction! The former imperial summer residence is a listed World Heritage Site and attracts millions of people from all over the world every year. Visit the historic state- rooms and see how the imperial family once lived. Afterwards time to take a stroll through the palace gardens or enjoy a cup of original Viennese coffee and a piece of delicious apple strudel.
Evening: overnight in Vienna.
Day 3. VIENA – CESKY KRUMLOV – PRAGUE
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Drive to Prague – capital city of Czech Republic. On the way visit UNESCO listed town Cesky Krumlov, located in Southern Bohemia, about 170 km from Prague. Visit unique urban site, located on the meander of Vltava River. City is a jewel of medieval architecture, untouched by the onslaught of modern times. The town is dominated by two national landmarks: Cesky Krumlov Castle and the Gothic church of St Vitus.
Afternoon: Continue driving to Prague. Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 4. PRAGUE
Arrive at Prague Airport, transfer to the city centre and accommodation at the hotel.
Evening: optional tour: Dinner on the River cruise: Although Prague is a beautiful city no matter what time of day, it’s especially enchanting by night. When the sun goes down, twinkling lights illuminate the city’s ancient buildings, which are best seen from the Vltava River running through the city’s centre. On our Prague river cruise, you’ll travel down the Vltava, passing famous sights like the Charles Bridge, the Lesser Town, the Church of St Nicolas, Prague Castle and the National Theatre – all while enjoying dinner and live music on board. Dinner is a buffet of both hot and cold dishes, and a welcome drink for the start of the cruise.
Day 5. PRAGUE – KARLOVY VARY
Morning: Breakfast. Prague city tour: transfer to the Prague Castle, home of Prague kings and queens for many years which houses nowadays the office of the president of the Czech Republic, walk through this Hradcany district viewing the Loreto, the Archbishops Palace, Golden Lane and other interesting areas along the way to the castle; visit part of the St. Vitus Cathedral. Next walk down through the Little Quarter and over the Charles Bridge via the coronation route to the Old Town Square with the famous Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square Tower, and on Wenceslas Square, the new part of town.
Afternoon: Driving through the picturesque West Bohemian countryside to Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad). This place, beautiful situated in a wooded valley, is the best known and the largest spa town in the Czech Republic. There are famous for their 12 springs of curative mineral waters and developed during the centuries as one of the most luxurious destinations of political and cultural personalities like Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Casanova…
During the International film festival, one of the oldest in the world, Karlovy Vary is visited by famous actors and other celebrities. The name some of the most famous are: Gregory Peck, Alan Alda, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert de Niro, Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone and others. The one of Bond movie Casino Royal with Daniel Craig was filmed here too.
Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 6. KARLOVE VARY
Morning: Breakfast. Sightseeing walk tour through the historical center of the town, starting at Grandhotel Pupp, and finishing at hotel Thermal. During this walk the guide will explain all about the famous historical buildings. The tour includes a taste of delicious local mineral waters. Finally there is free time for a stroll through the streets lined with colonnades and to visit the charming shops and elegant cafes.
Afternoon: Free time for an individual exploration of the city. Overnight in Karlovy Vary.
Day 7. KARLOVY VARY – DRESDEN
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Driving to Germany. Visit Saxon Switzerland – a beautiful national park located around the Elbe river valley. Busti rocks are very interesting geological formation located in the heart of the country. There is a paradise for hikers and rock climbers but visitors of all ages can equally explore and enjoy its beauty.
Visit Pirna is a beautiful townset in the picturesque landscape of the Elbe Valley, known as the gateway to Saxon Switzerland. Next drive to The Bastei, an impressive sandstone formation that has been a popular with tourists for 200 years. The Felsenburg Neurathen was first documented in 1289 and was the largest rock castle in Saxon Switzerland. Next visit Festung Königstein (Königstein Fortress) which is a unique monument to the art of European fortress construction.
Afternoon: Accommodation and overnight at the hotel in Dresden.
Day 8. DRESDEN – BERLIN
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Dresden city tour. Old town of the city, an outstanding gem of Baroque and nicknamed the Florence on the Elbe. Visit the recently restored Frauenkirche church, the famous Dresden Opera House and the Imperial Zwinger palace. Other outstanding historic buildings and monuments include the Hofkirche, a catholic cathedral also known as the “Polish church” and the “Stone Bell” of the Frauenkirche, and also marvel at the world’s biggest paintings made on Meissen porcelain.
Free time to stroll along the Elbe River. Drive to Berlin, On the way stop in Moritzburg Palace – a former hunting castle of the Saxon royal family. Evening: Accommodation and overnight at the hotel in Berlin.
Day 9. BERLIN
Morning: Breakfast. Full day in Germany’s capital. Coach tour around the once divided German capital, admiring impressive Imperial buildings and introducing the sights of the former East Berlin. Next visit many well-known historic locations, like Under den Linden avenue, the State Opera and the Brandenburg Gate. At the end time to explore the modern parts of the city, such as the German Parliament and Potsdam Square. The afternoon is free for individual exploration, time for shopping, visit bars and restaurants in the west of the city.
Overnight in Berlin.
Day 10. BERLIN – POTSDAM – POZNAN
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Visit Potsdam, nestled in among the many branches of the River Havel and the River Nute. The town offers picturesque views of the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site: the summer residence of Frederick the Great, who would celebrate this year his 300th birthday; the castle and park Sanssouci replete with fountains and vine terraces. Free time for shoping.
Continue driving to Poland. Arrival to Poznan – capital city of Wielkopolska region.
Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 11. POZNAN.
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Visit Poznan – one of the oldest and most interesting cities in Poland. Today city is second financial center afeter Warsaw and a major center of commerce. Visit Piastowski Ostrow Tumski – oldest part of Poznan, Old Marked Square – surrounded by town houses with colourful facades. The great turist attractions is the clock tower of town hall, where at noon each day two clock-work goats emerge from doors 12 times to butt heads. At the end of the tour visit Stary Browar – trade and business center – recently becoming a major turist attraction. Afternoon: Free time for an individual exploration of the city. Overnight in Poznan.
Day 12. POZNAN – LODZ – WARSAW
Morning. Breakfast. Check aut. Drive to Warsaw. On the way stop in Lodz. Visiting factory of I. Poznanski, nowadays converted to a shoping and antertainment cntre, called Manufactura. Free time for shoping.
Continue driving to Warsaw. Evening: Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight
Day 13. WARSAW
Morning: Breakfast. Warsaw City Tour: The Royal Lazienki Palace Park – a walk in the most beautiful park in Warsaw commonly know as Lazienki or ‘The Baths’ with its ‘Palace on the Water’, the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski. Drive through the most beautiful and fashinable streets and avenues: Aleje Ujazdowskie, Nowy Swiat Street and Krakowskie Przedmiescie along which numerous monuments, churches and baroque facades of burgher houses can be seen. Drive to the Old Town, insted high on the UNESCO World Heritage List after reconstruction from the rubble of the war; The central place is the Market Square, whose narrow streets lead to medieval defensive walls, Barbican, St. John’s Cathedral and the Royal Castle (vistit inside).
Afternoon at leisure for an individual exploration of the city.
Overnight in Warsaw
Day 14. WARSAW
Breakfast, check out, free time in Warsaw. Transfer to the airport, departure.