Bohemian Highlights

Operated by: Trafalgar

14 Days from $2,858 per person
MAY - OCT 2021
Fisherman's Bastion statue, Budapest, Hungary

Countries Visited

Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic ...more Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic

Locations Visited

Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz, Budapest, Banská Bystrica, Vienna, Prague, Frankfurt, Offenbach ...more Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz, Budapest, Banská Bystrica, Vienna, Prague, Frankfurt, Offenbach
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Berlin

    Start your central European adventure in Berlin. Spend time meandering through this remarkable city before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Hilton
  2. Day 2 Explore Bustling Berlin

    Explore an iconic landmark of Berlin during an experience at the Berlin TV Tower, you'll enjoy inspiring 360° views of the city and Spree River. See the neo-Renaissance Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden Boulevard with a Local Specialist during your included sightseeing tour. Enjoy some free time this afternoon exploring the city on your own. Perhaps see the remnants of the Berlin Wall, visit the infamous Checkpoint Charlie and enjoy a Fassbrause on the Friedrichstraße.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Journey to Poznań and on to Warsaw

    We travel through patchwork farm landscapes stopping in Poznań, before arriving in the modern Polish capital, Warsaw, where we'll spend the next two nights. Embrace the youthful verve of a city that has triumphed over repeated conquests and the shackles of communism, then spend the evening at leisure exploring the sights. You'll check in to your hotel, situated just 350 metres from the Warsaw Uprising Museum and near the remains of the ghetto walls if you'd like to dive deeper into the area's tragic history.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Hilton City
  4. Day 4 Discover Historic Warsaw

    Join a Local Specialist this morning to explore Warsaw's colourful historic centre, including the Old Town, which the Nazis destroyed in retaliation for the brave Warsaw Uprising. We'll also see the Warsaw Ghetto, where hundreds of thousands of Polish Jews were imprisoned during the German occupation, tragically immortalised in the poignant Roman Polanski film - 'The Pianist'. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city's sights on your own. Consider a visit to the Wilanów Palace, a priceless testimony to the splendour of Poland's royal past, or treat yourself to a Chopin recital, before joining your travel companions this evening for a delicious Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  5. Day 5 Onwards to Auschwitz and Kraków

    Dive Into Culture as we pay homage to Częstochowa's Black Madonna at the Jasna Góra Monastery. Continue to the Auschwitz Memorial Site for a poignant reminder of one of the greatest tragedies of World War II. We continue to the enchanting city of Kraków.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Qubus
  6. Day 6 See the Sights of Kraków

    We take to the beautiful streets of Kraków, joining a Local Specialist for a walking tour of the medieval Old Town and its expansive town square. Visit the Mariacki Church, with its hourly trumpet call. See Wawel Castle, for centuries the residence of Polish royalty, then enjoy panoramic views of the city from Wawel Hill. The rest of the day is yours to explore the sights on your own. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, renowned as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland and home to an entire chapel carved from rock salt, as well as dozens of sculptures. Enjoy a slice of Polish Sernik Babci on the Old Town Square or visit a traditional milk bar. This evening, perhaps join your fellow travel companions for delicious home cooked Polish food and a night of dance and music at the Farmhouse Dinner and Polka Party.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Venture through Slovakia to Budapest

    Drive south through the Tatra mountains and across the border into Slovakia with its green and golden rolling landscapes. We journey to Hungary and arrive later in the majestic capital of Budapest. This evening, perhaps consider a scenic river cruise along the beautiful Danube.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Mercure Korona
  8. Day 8 Uncover the Treasures of Budapest

    We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour, featuring views of the famous Chain Bridge and the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district with a visit to the Fisherman's Bastion. See Heroes' Square to pay tribute to the Magyar chieftains who founded the Hungarian nation. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own or consider a trip to Szentendre, a lively riverside town renowned for its art life. This evening, we Connect With Locals and join the Schieszl family for dinner and hear the story of their winery at our Be My Guest experience.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  9. Day 9 Off to Vienna

    Before leaving beautiful Budapest, perhaps take a guided tour of the imposing Gothic Parliament Building, the home of Hungary's Holy Crown. Cross the hilly Transdanubia region - its orchards and vineyards providing a picturesque backdrop for a leisurely drive to the Roman town of Győr. Amble along Baross Gábor Street and admire the Baroque façades, before departing to Vienna, your home for the next two nights. Later, check into your Stays With Stories accommodation, the Hilton Danube Waterfront, a renovated grain silo built in 1916 turned grand hotel.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Danube Waterfront
  10. Day 10 Admire Vibrant Vienna

    Tread in the footsteps of Mozart, Haydn and Strauss, admiring Vienna's imperial elegance on an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the Parliament Building with its marble statues, the 13th-century Hofburg Palace, State Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Spend the rest of the day discovering the city at your own pace. Indulge in Vienna's Kafee culture, enjoying a slice or two of delicious sachertorte, or join an Optional Experience to a famous local hostelry for traditional Austrian cuisine and a musical performance.

    meals Breakfast
  11. Day 11 Venture to Prague

    Travel north to the Czech Republic and visit Tábor, once a Hussite stronghold. This afternoon, arrive in the remarkable city Prague.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel NH City
  12. Day 12 The Old Town and More in Prague

    Join a Local Specialist this morning for an exploration of the city's labyrinthine lanes, and beautiful squares. Visit the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, set within the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, cross the Vltava to the Old Town Square and view the 14th-century Astronomical Clock, with its magical hourly Walk of the Apostles. Spend the rest of the day wandering the streets of the Old Town or take a relaxing lunch cruise on the Vltava.

    meals Breakfast
  13. Day 13 Journey to Frankfurt

    We leave the picture-perfect city of Prague behind and journey west across the German border today, before arriving in cosmopolitan Frankfurt for your final night. Spend the last evening of your Bohemian adventure with your travel companions and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Sheraton Offenbach
  14. Day 14 Farewell Frankfurt

    Our time together has come to an end. We say farewell to our newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday.

    meals Breakfast
Bohemian Highlights
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 13 breakfasts
  • 7 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Berlin, Warsaw, Kraków, Budapest, Vienna and Prague with a Local Specialist
  • Visit the Berlin TV Tower, Poznań, the monastery of Jasna Góra, the concentration camp at Auschwitz, St. Mary's Church and the Cloth Hall in Krakow, the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Győr, Tábor, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague
  • View the famous Reichstag and Tiergarten in Berlin, Kraków Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków and the UNESCO-listed Castle District in Budapest
  • See Hofburg Palace and the Opera House in Vienna
  • Connect with Locals Join the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian Be My Guest dinner and the story of their winery. (Day 8)
  • Dive Into Culture Visit the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa and see the revered Black Madonna, a venerated icon recognised by several Pontiffs. (Day 5)
  • Stays with Stories Step into this unique establishment on the banks of the Danube and discover a building that has undergone a makeover from its previous life as a grain silo since the early 1900s. (Day 9)

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


Berlin's Secret Past Revealed

Uncover secrets of Berlin’s past with your Local Specialist on a guided tour of the city. View the Holocaust Memorial, touch a remaining section of the Berlin Wall, see the site of Checkpoint Charlie, and learn more about Berlin’s WWII and Cold War past.
Adult Price: € 32

Berlin by Twilight with Dinner

Come along for a fun night of hearty food, wine, beer and music before we drive through the city as the sun goes down and the landmarks of this impressive German Capital illuminate.
Adult Price: € 60

Traditional Lake District Dinner

Admire the architecture of this vibrant city on a scenic drive to the rural outskirts, used as the Royal Hunting grounds in centuries past. Now an exclusive residential district, you’ll dine in a charming chalet-style restaurant and enjoy an atmospheric dinner of German specialties.
Adult Price: € 60


Wilanow Palace

This splendid baroque palace was built in the late 17th century as a summer home for King Jan Sobieski III. On our visit, led by our Local Specialist, we’ll see the collection of royal furniture, portraits and china that forms part of the National Museum.
Adult Price: € 36

Chopin’s Warsaw

The spirit of Warsaw and the music of Chopin go hand in hand. This exclusive private recital of his music, performed for you by a celebrated Polish pianist in one of Warsaw’s historic buildings, is one of the unforgettable memories of this trip. Sparkling wine will be served during the intermission.
Adult Price: € 46


Wieliczka Salt Mines Exploration

With our Local Specialist, we'll visit this amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed site just outside Krakow and marvel at the unique sculptures and setting of this 800-year old salt mine. See chambers, chapels and even salt chandeliers as we follow our guide 135 m (440 ft) underground. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: € 56

Farmhouse Dinner And Polka Party

Tonight, you'll have a chance to enjoy the typical Polka music and traditional dance of Poland's rich culture, while savoring a delicious meal of Polish specialties and beverages at our specially-selected venue.
Adult Price: € 59


Danube Cruise With Dinner

Enjoy a scenic cruise on our private boat on the romantic Danube. You’ll savor a tasty dinner selection of Hungarian specialties with drinks included and see Budapest's spectacular illuminations, which give it the nickname 'The Paris of the East.'
Adult Price: € 65

Szentendre and Light Lunch

Explore more of Hungary and follow our Local Specialist out of bustling Budapest to the picturesque medieval town of Szentendre, set on the banks of the Danube and awash with ancient walls, cobbled streets and beautiful vistas. Here we'll enjoy a Goulash cooking demonstration before sampling this essential Hungarian dish during lunch, which also includes cake and drinks. Afterward, perhaps strike a bargain in the shops that sell beautiful Hungarian embroidery, ceramics and paprika.
Adult Price: € 52

Visit To The Hungarian Parliament And Gundel

With our Local Specialist, we'll take a tour of this magnificent Gothic Revival building, the most ornate state parliament in Europe. You’ll also have time to relax with a visit to the world-famous Gundel restaurant for pancakes and drinks. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred. When the Parliament is closed, we will visit the exquisite 'Renaissance' Opera House and the optional will be offered at €43.
Adult Price: € 64


Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.
Adult Price: € 63

Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Habsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and to make the most of your time. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: € 47

Dinner And Viennese Concert

A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. With your 'A Class' tickets, you will experience works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in a classic, sumptuous setting. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: € 103


Beautiful Prague By Night

Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city on private transport and with a little strolling. Gaze at the panoramic views of the city of a hundred spires while our Local Specialist brings the magic of the Charles Bridge alive. Enjoy a drink in a quaint restaurant as a musician entertains and discover parts of Prague that we have not seen yet.
Adult Price: € 39

Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch

Take a relaxing cruise on the beautiful River Vltava and we’ll tell you about the legends, myths, culture and hidden secrets of this enchanting city. During the cruise, you’ll enjoy a lunch of local specialties.
Adult Price: € 51

Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Tour director Steve Fowler was excellent! Organized, humorous and kept us all in line.
Loved all the cities we went to. Some of the local guides were better than others. Some overwhelmed us with history while others talked more about day to day life which was more interesting as I had read up on the history.Most of the hotels were very good which makes a huge difference. Our tour director enhanced the trip and added to the enjoyment.The evening entertainments were all excellent.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like it was a great trip overall. Thank you for sharing your feedback!
Friday, October 25, 2019
Trusted Customer
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Overall the tour was great. Jon, and the driver did a excellent job. The dinner at Saxon Gardens in Warsaw, Poland was bad with both food and service. On our tour we had a husband and wife that brought their very large retarded son with them. The son was very disruptive and rude. Always interrupting tour guides with dumb comments and always, using his 300 plus size, to barge ahead of others in any line for any event. There should be some way to not have this type of behavior on an expensive tour. I don't know if you can do anything to screen against this type of behavior but thought you should know of this problem on our tour.
This was not a vacation but a tour. Nothing relaxing about a tour. If I want a relaxing vacation I go on a cruise.
Trusted Customer
Saturday, September 14, 2019
The specialist was good in explaining available discounts. She also found a good choice for the airfare.
From the hotels to the excursions, everything was of a high standard. The tour director was knowledgeable and courteous.
John Kirtley
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Booking experience was fine. In reality, there was minimal contact with the Travel Specialist, and he was never available when I called back, but I always got my questions answered.
The itinerary (choice of cities visited) was very good, but 2 nights per city was not enough for us. The staff (tour director and driver) were friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The motorcoach was clean and comfortable. The hotels were high quality, but some were located farther from the interesting sections than I would like, i.e., not within walking distance. Hotel location was the primary reason I picked Trafalgar over Cost Saver (and paid double in the process), so this was a bit disappointing. Local guides ranged from OK to outstanding. Biggest issue was communication, which should be improved. Optional tours were described in minimal detail and we were not told far in advance what time of day they covered and how they meshed with the included tours. Clearly, all this info was available to GET well in advance of departure - why not share it with the customers? Also, I had not expected to spend so many hours a day travelling between cities, although I suppose I could have researched this on my own. But lunch stops and rest stops were well-planned. Good experience overall, just need work on communicating daily schedule well in advance.
Judith Carmer
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Great service and friendly staff.
The trip was wonderful and just what I hoped it would be.
Barbara Lutz
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Rob was very informative and helpful, and gave us lots of insights from his own experience on this same tour.
Our travel director and driver were pleasant, professional and helpful. The local specialists were exceedingly knowledgeable and informative. I would suggest something like a flight-attendant call button or intercom on the bus so that we can ask questions of the travel director while en route as we pass interesting or unusual sights.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Fantastic idea! We will pass that on to our teams overseas. Thank you!
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Trusted Customer
Monday, October 1, 2018
The tour and the cities it covered was accurately described in the ad and covered professionally. We had comfortable transportation and high end accommodations.
The price was great however, many excursions were added as extras!!
John Ruger
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The tour went like clockwork. I loved the hotel and meals. As a person who has celiac disease, I was apprehensive about the meals. The tour guide and the restaurants bent over backwards to prepare special meals.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That's wonderful to hear. We do try our best to accommodate our guests with special diet requirements and we're so happy that it worked out well for you. Thank you for choosing GET!
Friday, September 28, 2018
Enjoyed the tour director and the local guides
Mary Frank
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Everything went smoothly, from booking the trip, to calling them with questions about the trip.They were a pleasure to work with and I will surely book my next trip with Grand European.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It was our pleasure to help make this trip worry free for you. So happy you enjoyed it.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
From booking the trip to calling with questions about the trip, the people at Grand European were a pleasure to deal with.
Victoria Moore
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Wonderful trip; great tour guides; super optionals; hotels were top-notch. The coach was clean, driven exceptionally well (couldn't believe that our driver was able to navigate some of those tight parking spaces, but Kris did a great job. Veronica was friendly, knowledgeable, and so very helpful. Trafalgar was great!
Everything was great & we loved it all
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