Highlights of Bohemia - 15 days land only
|Starting from||R21 500|
|Package Validity||Selected departure dates between 24 MAR 2018 - 06 OCT 2018. |
- Return airport transfers at selected times
- 14 nights hotel accommodation
- Breakfast daily & 5 three-course dinners
- Touring by by luxury air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
- Assistance of a Travel Director & driver & local
- All hotel service charges, taxes, baggage handling & hotel tips
- Sightseeing tour included in each major city, free time & Optional Experiences
- VISIT: Frankfurt, Berlin, Warsaw, Kraków, Budapest, Vienna & Prague
Welcome to Frankfurt. After check-in this afternoon, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of the city's dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz.
Frankfurt – Berlin (2 Nights)
Cross the northern plains of Germany to the capital Berlin, a city with a rich political and cultural history.
Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time
Your Local Specialist brings Berlin's history to life during your sightseeing tour. View the Reichstag Building, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House. Spend the rest of the day exploring this exuberant city on your own, or perhaps join an Optional Experience for a glimpse into Berlin's secret past.
Berlin – Poznan – Warsaw (2 Nights)
Head east and cross the border into Poland at Frankfurt-an-der-Oder. Visit the former Polish capital of Poznan and view the City Hall, Gothic architecture and other important sights. Arrive later in the capital Warsaw, where you dine tonight at your hotel.
Warsaw Sightseeing and Free Time
Warsaw is an energetic and lively city and your Local Specialist reveals the city's diverse history during your sightseeing tour this morning. View St. John's Cathedral and the Royal Palace in the Old Town, which was rebuilt after the war. See the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. Afterwards you are free to explore and don't miss the opportunity to take an Optional Experience to Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Jan Sobieski. This evening you might like to experience a recital of Chopin's works in the city of his childhood.
Warsaw – Czestochowa – Auschwitz – Kraków (2 Nights)
Travel south to Czestochowa and view the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Góra. Dating back to the 14th century, this place of pilgrimage is home to a famous icon of the Black Madonna. Then stop to visit the poignant former concentration camp at Auschwitz, a permanent reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the holocaust. Later arrive into Kraków for a two night stay.
Kraków Sightseeing and Free Time
Admire Krakow's beautiful sights with your Local Specialist this morning including the city's medieval walls and buildings, and the castle and cathedral on Wawel Hill. In your free time soak up the atmosphere in the Old Town or perhaps visit Wieliczka Salt Mines.
Kraków – Budapest (2 Nights)
Relax and enjoy the splendid scenery as you drive through the foothills of the Tatra Mountains into the Slovak Republic and on to Hungary. Your day ends in Budapest, a bustling city on the romantic River Danube.
Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time
View the city's sights with your Local Specialist including the Fisherman's Bastion, Heroes' Square, the Church of St. Matthias and panoramic views of the city from Gellert Hill. Afterwards explore on your own or maybe take a trip to Szentendre. Tonight dine at your hotel.
Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)
Journey through the Transdanubia region to Győr. Founded by the Romans, Győr has retained much of its medieval and Baroque charm. Continue across the Austrian border and arrive later in Vienna, famed for its classical music. Consider a guided visit to Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs.
Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time
From the Parliament to the Opera, the Hofburg and City Hall, your Local Specialist shows you all the sights of this beautiful imperial city. This evening consider an Optional Experience to a traditional Viennese tavern.
Vienna – Brno – Prague (2 Nights)
Leave Vienna and cross the border into the Czech Republic. See the medieval town of Brno. Journey through beautiful Bohemian countryside to the golden city of Prague.
Prague Sightseeing and Free Time
Prague spans the River Vltava and ranks as one of the best-preserved cities in Europe. Your Local Specialist gives you an insight into the city's history during your sightseeing tour, which features Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Old Town Square. In your free time, perhaps take a cruise on the Vltava River.
Prague – Rothenburg – Frankfurt
Travel across the border into Germany, where you arrive at the quaint town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. See the sights during your orientation of the city, including medieval streets and fortified walls. There's time to shop for Christmas ornaments before returning to Frankfurt where you enjoy a dinner.