A Touch of Central Europe

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Travel Period: September 14-24, 2022

11 days / 9 nights

(PRIVATE TOUR)

$3678 per person
  • $659 Single Supplement
  • Price shown is based on Twin Sharing
  • From: Los Angeles - Krakow - Prague - Vienna - Budapest

ITINERARY


Day 1: Sep 14 (Wed). Depart Los Angeles to Krakow, Poland


Day 2: Sep 15 (Thu). Arrive Krakow

Upon arrival in Krakow meet your tour escort and board the coach to transfer to the hotel for check-in. Dinner at the hotel. (D)


Day 3: Sep 16 (Fri). Krakow-Wieliczka-Krakow

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy tour of Krakow. Start with Wawel Hill, visit Wawel Cathedral, one of the most beautiful Renaissance residences in Central Europe. Continue to Market Square, the biggest in Europe, via Kanonicza Street, pass by Papal Window of Bishop's Palace from which Saint John Paul II used to address his followers, see the patio of Collegium Malus where the Pope was a student. Visit St. Mary's Church famous for its Wit Stwosz's wooden altar. Lunch on your own. Transfer to visit Wieliczka Salt Mines, a unique place where many generations of Polish miners have created a world of underground salt lakes with a rich interior of decorated chapels including the famous Blessed Kinga Chapel. Return to Krakow. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Krakow. (B, D) 


Day 4: Sep 17 (Sat). Krakow-Auschwitz-Divine Mercy-Have No Fear-Krakow

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Auschwitz to visit the Nazi Concentration Camp of Auschwitz where St. Teresa Benedicta faced martyrdom and St. Maximilian Kolbe died in the Death Block from starvation after volunteering his life for that of a fellow prisoner. Drive to Lagiewniki. Lunch on your own. Visit Divine Mercy Sanctuary. See images of the Merciful Jesus, relics of St. Faustina, as well as the Saint's convent chapel and her tomb. Visit "Have No Fear Centre" dedicated to Saint John Paul II and have some time to pray by his relics. Return to Krakow. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Krakow. (B, D)         


Day 5: Sep 18 (Sun). Krakow-Wadowice-Prague

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Drive to Prague. Stop in Wadowwice to visit the birthplace of Saint John Paul II and his childhood home which is now a museum and the Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary where Saint John Paul was baptized. Continue to Prague. Lunch on your own en route. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Prague. (B,  D) 


Day 6: Sep 19 (Mon). Prague

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Prague focusing on Hradcany Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Castle, St. George's Basilica and the Church of Our Lady Victorious where you see the Statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. Lunch on your own. Later, cross the Charles Bridge visiting the Old Town, the Market Square, "Astronomical Clock", Wenceslas Square and Josefov, the Jewish quarter. Rest of the day is free at leisure for walking, shopping and relaxing. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Prague. ((B, D)       


Day 7: Sep 20 (Tue). Prague-Brno-Vienna

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Drive to Vienna. Stop in Brno, the Moravian capital, for independent lunch and short sightseeing. Pass by Old Town hall with two metre dragon and Tugendhat Villa - one of the Functionalist gem. Continue to Vienna. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Vienna. (B, D) 


Day 8: Sep 21 (Wed). Vienna

Breakfast at the hotel. Tour of Vienna to include a panoramic tour of the famous ring then a walk of the Old Town between the University and Opera House passing major monuments to include Donner Fountain, Belwedere Palace Gardens, Hofburg Palace, Albertina, Spanish Riding School and St. Steven Cathedral. Lunch on your own. We continue toward Schoenbrunn Palace, the fabulous baroque summer residence of the Habsburg Emperors. Tour of the Palace and Gardens. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Vienna. (B, D)   


Day 9: Sep 22 (Thu). Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Drive to Budapest. Stop in Bratislava for a short tour and independent lunch. See Old Town, Michael's Gate, Academia Istropolitana Historical building. Main Square, Primatial (Archbishop in the past) Palace, Churches, Palaces of famous families, Slovak National Theatre and Castle on the hill with a panorama view. Continue to Budapest. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Budapest. (B, D) 


Day 10: Sep 23 (Fri). Budapest

Breakfast at the hotel. Tour of Budapest. See Gellert Hill and Citadel, visit the Matthias Church and the Fishermen Bastion. Cross the St. Elizabeth Bridge and see Heroes' Square, St. Stephen Basilica, the Dohany Synagogue and the nearby Grand Market. Independent lunch and rest of the day is free at leisure for walking, shopping and relaxing. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Budapest. (B, D) 


Day 11: Sep 24 (Sat). Budapest-Los Angeles

After breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Transfer to the Budapest International Airport for the flight to Los Angeles. (B)

What Is Included:

  • Economy class airfare
  • Transfers in air-conditioned motor coach
  • 9 Nights hotel accommodation in first class hotels
  • Services of professional english-speaking tour escort
  • Entrance Fee:
    • Poland: Wawel Cathedral, St. Mary's Church in Krakow, Wieliczka Salt Mine, (lift included), Auschwitz-Birkenau, Museum-Home of St. John Paul II in Wadowice (with audioguides)
    • Czechia: Castle district Hradcany (St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower incl.)
    • Austria: Schoenbrunn Palace
    • Hungary: Matthias Church, Fishermen Bastion
  • Hotels on HB basis (3-course dinner, excl. drinks)
  • Porterage in all hotels in/out (1 pc of luggage per passenger, if available at the hotel)

What Is Not Included:

  • Personal Expenses; Lunches & Drinks at meals
  • Optional Tours
  • Gratuities: $180 (to be collected in advance)