The Bohemian

Hofburg Palace, Vienna
10 Days from $2,295 per person

Walk in the footsteps of Prague's Bohemian Kings and fall under the spell of Český Krumlov. Testify to the legacy of the Habsburgs in Vienna and Budapest. This fantastic itinerary now includes all dinners and all sightseeing experiences.

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  1. Board your overnight flight from the USA to Austria (not included).

  2. At Vienna Airport, transfers for your hotel will leave at 09:00, 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00. The Austrian capital is famous for coffee and delicious pastries so, why not stroll to a local café? Later, meet your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.
    hotel:Hilton, Vienna.
  3. Once over the Czech border, head for picturesque Český Krumlov. Get your bearings with included sightseeing. Then have free time to explore this fairytale vision from the Middle Ages, nestled amid a loop in the Vltava River. Wander through the cobblestone, traffic-free streets, past colourful houses that lead up to the finest castle in the land. In the afternoon, continue through the green Bohemian countryside to ‘Golden' Prague.
    meal(s):BB, RD
    hotel:Majestic Plaza, Prague (2 nights).
  4. Join a Local Expert for a guided visit to one of the most beautiful and intact historical centres in Europe. Start with the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, where you can admire the stained glass of St. Vitus Cathedral and take in amazing views over the Old Town. Finish in the Old Town Square where the mechanical antics of the Astronomical Clock's glockenspiel delight onlookers each hour. Later, your Freestyle Evening offers you the ultimate in dining choices!
    meal(s):BB, FSD
    hotel:Majestic Plaza, Prague.
  5. Enjoy a gentle drive through the stunning Czech landscapes before crossing into Poland where you will stop at Oświęcim, better known by its German name of ‘Auschwitz'. A guided visit to the memorial and museum of Auschwitz and a stop at Birkenau bears witness to the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust.
    meal(s):BB, DW
    hotel:Andels, Kraków (2 nights).
  6. Journey into a glistening subterranean world at the 600-year-old Wieliczka salt mines. In a maze of tunnels deep below the surface, witness unique salt sculptures, sunken lakes and even a glorious cathedral carved entirely out of rock salt by the miners themselves. Back in Kraków, join a Local Expert for a morning tour. Ascend Wawel Hill to visit the cathedral. Walk past the courtyard of Jagiellonian University through the Old Town, to Europe's largest and most beautiful town square. See the medieval Cloth Hall and visit the 14th century St. Mary's Church (keep your eyes and ears peeled for the trumpeter in the tower). In the evening, choose from a selection of restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.
    meal(s):BB, DA
    hotel:xxxxx, Wieliczka, Kraków.
  7. Journey into Slovakia and through the breathtaking Tatra Mountains, where villagers still live in traditional wooden houses. See the picturesque Oravsky Hrad Castle before crossing into Hungary and arriving in Budapest. In the evening, dine at the elegant Gundel restaurant.
    meal(s):BB, HD
    hotel:Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Budapest (2 nights).
  8. Venture into the heart of Buda's medieval Castle District with a Local Expert to visit Matthias Church and take in the vista from the Fisherman's Bastion. Cross the Danube to the Pest district to visit Heroes' Square and drive down elegant Andrássy Boulevard. Then enjoy time in the Central Market Hall - its three storeys packed with aromatic food stalls offering Hungarian salamis, spicy paprika and sweet Tokaji wines. In the evening, cruise the mighty Danube followed by a delicious dinner.
    meal(s):BB, SE
    hotel:Corinthia Hotel, Budapest.
  9. Cross the border and move on to stately Vienna to join a Local Expert for a private tour of Maria Theresa's Schönbrunn Palace and formal gardens. Then get your camera ready for a drive around the ring road. This grand boulevard, built along the lines of the old city walls, showcases many of the capital's architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, the magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence and Parliament building. As night falls, experience an extraordinary concert of Viennese classical music. The best-loved works of Johann Strauss and Mozart, performed by highly acclaimed soloists and dancers, are combined with a delicious meal of traditional Austrian fare, with drinks included.
    meal(s):BB, CD
    hotel:Hilton, Vienna.
  10. Your tour concludes after breakfast with transfers arriving at Vienna Airport at 07:00 & 09:00.

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8 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Restaurant Dinner (RD), 1 Freestyle Evening (FSD), 1 three-course table d'hôte Dinner (DW), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 1 Signature Evening (SE) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.

Signature Experiences


  • Bewitched by the gargoyles of St. Vitus Cathedral and ghosts of Bohemian Kings, experience a private tour with a Local Expert, through the atmospheric courtyards of Prague Castle.


  • Experience a powerful and moving visit to the memorial and museum of Auschwitz and a stop at Birkenau, which bears witness to the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust.


  • The medieval heart of Kraków is rich in legend, a kind of Polish Camelot. Join an expert historian for an in-depth exploration of this historic 'Holy Grail'.
  • Journey into a glistening subterranean world at the 600-year-old Wieliczka salt mines.


  • Visit the colourful Matthias Church and gaze out over the Danube to the giant domed Parliament from the heights of the Fisherman's Bastion.


  • Let the sheer opulence of Schönbrunn Palace indulge your senses. Stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames where Mozart performed as a six-year-old prodigy.
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $640 p.p.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $79 per person.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering these countries.

  • The currency in the Czech Republic is the Koruna, in Austria is the Euro, in Hungary is the Forint, and in Poland is the Zloty. While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive on your trip, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • If you like meat and potatoes, chances are you’ll love the food in the Czech Republic.  The country is also known for its long-standing tradition for beer.  Most towns have at least one brewery, so it’s no surprise that the Czech consume more beer per capita than any other country.  In Austria you’ll find more hearty cuisine, but nothing beats the desserts. Try delicious treats like Viennese Sachertorte (dense chocolate cake) and apple strudel. In Hungary you’ll find hearty specialties including goulash, winter salami, pork stew, and chicken paprikash. Poland offers even more rich and hearty. Be sure to sample the variety of delicious Pierogi dumplings stuffed with potatoes and cheese, mushrooms, meat, and even fruit. 

  • We suggest packing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. It’s important to bring comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • When dining out it’s appropriate to leave up to 10 percent gratuity for good service at restaurants.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.


Friday, June 17, 2016
The Bohemian Vacation
Service rating : All good. Communications were clear and value was excellent
Product : Excellent vacation with an exceptional tour director. Would have like one more day of touring Vienna sites.
Friday, May 13, 2016
The Bohemian Vacation
Service rating : The team at Grand European Travel was extremely helpful and professional.
Product : The hotels were first rate and the tour guide kept the trip interesting with excellent commentary. I was pleased that we were able to visit so many places.

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