The best of Europe
DAY 1 BERLIN
Arrival in Berlin. Airport transfer to a hotel. Overnight in Berlin.
DAY 2 BERLIN - POTSDAM
Half day city tour of Berlin (Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, TV tower, Berliner Dom, Checkpoint Charlie), visit in Potsdam – Cecilienhof (1945, the Potsdam Conference negotiations between the victorious Allies of World War II were held there) and beautiful Sanssouci Palace and Park. Overnight in Berlin.
DAY 3 WROCLAW
Departure for Poland. Visit to a Manufacture of Traditional Pottery in Boleslawiec. Half day city tour of Wroclaw – called the Polish Venice or a city of a thousand of bridges. In the evening – impressive show of music and light at the fountain in the Cennential Hall (UNESCO) area. Overnight in Wroclaw.
DAY 4 AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU - KRAKOW
Departure for Swidnica to visit the Church of Peace (UNESCO) - the largest timber-framed religious building of its kind in Europe. Visit to Auschitz-Birkenau Museum (UNESCO) - former Nazi concentration camp, one of the best known places of genocide in the world. Overnight in Krakow.
DAY 5 KRAKOW - WIELICZKA SALT MINE
Half day city tour of Krakow – Wawel Hill with the Cathedral and Castle, the Old Town (UNESCO) with the Main Market Square - the largest medieval market place in Europe! Guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine(UNESCO) - one of the oldest in the world, visited every year by over one million of tourists. In the evening – short walking tour of Kazimierz (a former Jewish district) and dinner with klezmer music concert.
DAY 6 BANSKA BISTRICA - BUDAPEST
Departure for Budapest. Stop for lunch in Banska Bistrica (Slovakia) – with the Black Obelisc and St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Check-in at the hotel in Budapest, dinner with folklore show and dancing lesson.
DAY 7 BUDAPEST
Half day city tour of Budapest – the old town with Royal Palace, St. Mathias Church and the famous Fishermen’s Bastion and the Square of the Heroes, the Basilica of St. Istvan and Parliament in Pest district. Visit to Szentendre – small picturesque town near Budapest, known for numerous galleries, artists and cafes. Overnight in Budapest.
DAY 8 BRATISLAVA - VIENNA
Departure for Bratislava – half day city tour including the castle and the Old Town with the St. Martin’s Cathedral, old Town Hall, Primate´s Palace, President´s Palace, Michael´s Tower and the National Theatre. Half day tour of Vienna – the Old Town: the Main Square and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Parliament, Opera House, the Town Hall, the Museums Quartier, the Hofburg Palace quarter. Overnight in Vienna.
DAY 9 WACHAU VALLEY
Full day tour to Wachau Valley - medieval towns of Krems and Durnstein, Melk monastery (a pearl of Baroque architecture), boat cruise from Spitz to Melk on Danube river. Overnight in Vienna.
DAY 10 CESKY KRUMLOV - PRAGUE
Departure for Czech Republic. Visit to Cesky Krumlov – a beautiful town on a bend of Vltava River, a pearl of Renaissance architecture, listed by UNESCO thanks to its unique preserved medieval core. Overnight in Prague.
DAY 11 PRAGUE
Half day guided tour of Prague – Hradczany district with Royal Castle and impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, the Market Square with the famous astronomical Orloj clock and the iconic Charles Bridge. In the afternoon – time at leisure and for shopping in numerous shops with Bohemian Crystal products. Overnight in Prague.
DAY 12 DRESDEN - BERLIN
Departure for Germany. Half day city tour of Dresden - called "Florence at the Elbe", city of excellent examples of Baroque architecture and world-class museums. Overnight in Berlin.
DAY 13 DEPARTURE
Airport transfer and departure from Berlin.