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. Vienna – Bratislava – Zakopane
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Drive to Bratislava. Visit the most important places and historic sights of the city such as the Presidential Palace, Eurovea – the modern city center, the National Theatre, a unique Art Nouveau church, Bratislava Castle and others. Show Bratislava Castle area, strategically located on the hill above Danube River. Enjoy a beautiful panoramic view to the river and south part of the city, which is typical communism architecture. Free time for lunch and shopping.
Afternoon: Driving to Zakopane (ab. 4 – 5 hours).
Evening: Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight in Zakopane.
Day 4. Zakopane
Morning: Breakfast. Visit Zakopane – small town beautifully situated in the valley within Tatras Mountains. 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. Time for shop souvenirs of arts and crafts of the Highlanders (Gorale) in the local shops. Afternoon: Free time for relax. Visit famous hot springs in Chocholow or Bialka Tatrzanska.
Overnight in Zakopane.
Day 5. Zakopane – Dunajec River – Cracow
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Drive to Pienyny Mountains. Raft drive on the Dunajec River: The excursion with covers about 15 km begining in Sromowce and ending in Szczawnica. 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.
Afternoon: Arrival to Cracow. Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 6. Cracow
Morning: Breakfast. Visit Cracow and sightseeing 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 guided tour constitutes an unrepeatable opportunity to discover some little known historical facts and anecdotes while pacing through the heart of the city. The program of sightseeing with a professional tour guide comprises the city’s most important monuments. Participants will visit all essential places for the historical development of Cracow throughout the centuries. The trail starts from the alleys of Old Town and goes through the Main Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, the Cloth Hall, the historical complex of Jagiellonian University, Planty park and leads up to the Wawel Hill, guarded by the famous dragon.
Evening: Overnight in Cracow.
Day 7. Cracow – Wieliczka – Warsaw
Breakfast. Check out. Drive to Wieliczka Visit the Salt Mine Wieliczka is one of the most popular and amazing place to see in Poland. Tour trail has been opened for visitors at the beggining 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 completly everything is made of salt. Explore beautifull salt lake in Eram Baracz Chamber. Wieliczka stays as the largest mining heritage museum in the world collecting unique piecies of mining equipement reflecting the development of mining from the Middle Ages until present. Salt Mines are also known for its microclimate, which has a benificial 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.
Afternoon: Drive to to Warsaw – capital city of Poland. Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 8. Warsaw
Morning: Breakfast. Warsaw City Tour among the most popular attractions: Vistit 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 9. Warsaw
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Transfer to the airport. Departure