VIENA, BUDAPEST AND POLAND
ROMANTIC EUROPE IN 9 DAYS
Day 1, Flight to Vienna
Transatlantic flight from the USA. Dinner and breakfast on board.
Day 2 – Arrive Vienna
. Meet & assist at the airport. We are transfered to our hotel. Free time to stroll around or rest from our long flight. We meet for dinner.
Day 3 - VIENNA–
After breakfast we take morning sightseeing tour features the Hofburg, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and other vivid reminders of the city’s history. Free afternoon for shopping, museums or relaxation.
Day 4– BUDAPEST
Today after breakfast we will travel east, and after crossing the border to Hungary, we will proceed through Transdanubia region, reaching Budapest on the time to relax before dinner.
Day 5 BUDAPEST
Acity that graces both sides of a legendary river, crossed by a succession of regal bridges. At night, the lights on the monuments and bridges gleam in the dark like jewels. Neighborhoods with winding, narrow, cobblestone streets from medieval times. Antique-filled flea markets, fascinating book stores, inviting cafés with strong coffee and sweet confections, museums and concerts to delight the eye and ear. Paris? No, Budapest. We start by strolling along the winding streets on Castle Hill, where the medieval character of Buda has been best preserved. The entire panorama of the two banks of the Danube all the way from Margaret Island - Budapest's green Central Park in the middle of the river - to Gellért Hill and the Castle District has been designated a World Heritage preservation site by UNESCO. At the top of Castle Hill visit the Royal Palace, which houses the Budapest Historical Museum, Hungarian National Gallery and National Library. The 700-year old Matthias Church with its Gothic spire and multi-colored tiled roof is where the nation's kings were crowned and now the site of organ and choir performances. There will be some free time in the afternoon to enjoy Budapest on your own. Be sure to catch sunset at Fisherman's Bastion, with its view of the river, Chain Bridge, Parliament building and Pest spreading out across the horizon. Tonight we enjoy a folklore dinner shaw at a local restaurant.
Day 6 – To KRAKOW
After breakfast we depart to Krakow on a road that winds through the lovely hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras and into the great plains of Poland. A relaxing dinner in Krakow in planned upon our arrival.
Day 7 – KAKROW
Wawel Castle, St. Mary’s Church, the Renaissance Cloth Hall and other ancient landmarks are included in our morning sightseeing tour (after breakfast). The afternoon is free for strolling around the city or your own or to take an optional excursion to the Salt Mines.
Day 8. to WARSAW
During our morning journey to Warsaw there will be time for a side trip to one of the most somber memorials of our past – the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz. After lunch break – on your own, we proceed via Czestochowa, known for the blackened pinture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery, popularity called the “Black Madonna.” We end our day in Poland’s capital city. Warsaw. Dinner
Day 9– in WARSAW:
After breakfast we take morning tour emcopassing Chopin’s Monument, the famous Warsaw Ghetto, Lazienki Park and other landmarks. Use the balance of the day for shopping, or just stroll through the city that was almost destroyed during the Second World War. You can also partake in an optional Chopin concert.
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