Day 1. Prague Arrival
Arrive at Prague Airport. Transfer to the city, accommodation at the hotel.
Evening: optional tour: A visit to the famous Krizik’s Music fountain – a fantastic mix of performance, water, light and sound! Located at the Vystaviste fairgrounds, known as Krizikova Fontana, this spectacular water feature was built at the beginning of the 20th Century. Gaze in awe, as the fountain shoots out long, fine streams of water which are lit by various colors and accompanied by enchanting classical music. The combined effect is a unique experience you won’t forget in a hurry.
Overnight in Prague
Day 2. Prague – Wroclaw (290 km)
Morning: 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: free time for lunch. Next drive to Poland. Accommodation and overnight in Wroclaw.
Day 3. Wroclaw – Cracow (300 km)
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Wroclaw – visit a City of a Hundred Bridges. Its rich history and medieval atmosphere attract millions of tourists every year. Start at the main entrance of the 13th century Cathedral of St John the Baptist located on the Ostrow Tumski Island – the oldest part of the city. Walking along the Odra riverbank we ascend the “Polish Hill” which offers splendid views over the city. The nearby Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice Museum presents one of the biggest 360 degrees panoramic battle scenes in the world.
Afternoon: Drive to Cracow. Accommodation at the hotel.
Evening: Overnight in Cracow.
Day 4. Cracow – Wieliczka (40 km)
Morning: Breakfast. City tour among the beauty of the Old Town with its original Medieval street layout, marvelous architecture, and unique atmosphere that distinguishes Krakow from the rest of Poland. As the former capital of Poland, it has a rich history, which is still visible even today. This tour constitutes an unrepeatable opportunity to discover some little known historical facts and anecdotes while pacing through the heart of the city. The tour includes the city’s most ipokrtant monuments: all essential places for the historical development of Cracow throughout the centuries: The Wawel Hill with the Royal Castle, home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs. Its stately halls and exquisite chambers are filled with priceless art, valuable period furniture and rare ancient objects. Walk to the Old Town with its restored Main Square of magnificent houses and palaces. Stop at St. Mary’s Basilica where to see the magnificent wooden altar by Wit Stwosz. In the middle of the square is Cloth Hall built before 1349, with many shopping stalls inside. Durning the tour you would see also Barbacan and defensive walls with Florian’s Gate, Jagiellonian University (the oldest high school in Poland), Planty – park located around Old City.
Afternoon: free time for lunch or individual exploration of the city.
Optional. Tour to Wieliczka. Visit the most beautiful and the oldest operating salt mine in the world (UNESCO Heritage). Tour trail has been opened for visitors at the beginning of 19th century. Few years later Salt Mine Wieliczka was designated as one of the Unesco World Heritage Sites (1978).
What can you expect are numerous drifts, galleries, chambers where traces of mining activity has been preserved. Its huge network of underground pits and tunnels. You will see remarkable shrine as the Chapel of St Kinga – a church where completely everything is made of salt. Explore beautiful salt lake in Eram Baracz Chamber. Wieliczka stays as the largest mining heritage museum in the world collecting unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining from the Middle Ages until present. Salt Mines are also known for its microclimate, which has a beneficial impact on people who suffer asthma and allergies. Tour is starting with a stairs travel up to 327 meters underground. Whole tour finishes at a depth of 135 meters. Visitors are taken above the ground by a lift.
Overnight in Cracow.
Day 5. Cracow – Zakopane – Tatra Mountains (100 km)
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Drive to Zakopane – a small town famous for charming highland architecture, colourful folk culture, remarkable sights, bursting with life both during the day and the night.
On the place a cable car ride the Gubalowka Mountain, walk along its rib to Butorowy Wierch Mountain. Go down a chairlift the the city, walk around the Old Town of Zakopane, whose wooden architecture blends with the natural landscapes and it is copied in other parsightseeing tour ts of Poland and is known as Zakopianski Style, visit Krupowki – the main comerial street in Zakopane. Free time for an individual exploration of the city. Accommodation and overnight in Tatra Mountains.
Day 6. Tatra Mountains – Pieniny Mountains – Budapest (470 km)
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Drive to Budapest. Capital city of Hungary. On the way stop for raft drive on the Dunajec River winding in the amazing scenery of the Polish highlands. It’s undoubtedly one of Poland’s prime tourist attractions The voyage offers breathtaking views of mighty limestone cliffs plunging into the water, and stunning native vegetation-both protected by the second oldest International National Park in the world. The two – hour excursion with covers about 15 km way on the wild river.
Continue driving to Budapest. Accommodation at the hotel. Ovenight.
Day 7. Budapest
Morning: Breakfast. Budapest city tour. Visit the Heroes’ Square, Andrássy Avenue, St. Stephen’s Basilica, beautiful parliament building. Next, a stroll along the other bank of the Danube River – the part of the city called Buda, where Mátyás Church on the Castle Hill is situated. From the nearby Fisherman’s Bastion you will see a beautiful view of the city.
Afternoon: Free time for lunch and individual exploration the city.
Evening. A boat cruise on the Danube River (dinner included). Overnight in the hotel.
Day 8. Budapest – departure
Breakfast. Check out. Transfer to the airport. Departure.