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Excellent trip. The people were charming. Gaspar was excellent--informative, educational, and organized. I will plan another trip in the future with GET.
Welcome to Frankfurt. After checking in, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of the city's dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz.
Cross the northern plains of Germany to the capital Berlin, a city with a rich political and cultural history.
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.
Head east and cross the border into Poland at Frankfurt-an-der-Oder. Visit the former Polish capital of Poznań 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 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.
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.
Admire Krakow's beautiful sights with your Local Specialist this morning. See 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.
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.
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.
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 joining an Optional Experience to a famous local hostelry for traditional Austrian cuisine and a musical performance.
This morning, consider a guided visit to Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs. Later from the Parliament to the Opera, the Hofburg and City Hall, your Local Specialist shows you all the sights of this beautiful imperial city.
Leave Vienna and cross the border into the Czech Republic. See the medieval town of Brno. Journey through the beautiful Bohemian countryside to the golden city of Prague.
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.
Travel across the border into Germany, where you arrive at the quaint town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. See the sights during your orientation. Later return to Frankfurt where you enjoy dinner.
Say goodbye to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Frankfurt Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.
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.
Tonight join us as we enjoy great food, wine, beer, music and company before discovering the stunning illuminated landmarks of the German capital.
Adult Price: €60
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 World War II and Cold War past.
Adult Price: €31
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: €59
This splendid baroque palace was built in the late 17th century as a summer home for King Jan Sobieski III. On our visit, you’ll see the collection of royal furniture, portraits and china that forms part of the National Museum.
Adult Price: €34
Journey to the little-known district of Praya, voted among the 10 coolest neighborhoods in Europe by the Independent, where we'll take a guided tour of Poland's first Vodka Museum. Experience a tantalizing journey through the history of one of the world's foremost famous and noted tipples. To stimulate your senses, we'll sample local and national delicacies before a scenic drive enjoying the lights of Warsaw. One of Europe's least-known, but most spectacular and fascinating cities.
Adult Price: €59
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
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 440 feet underground. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: €55
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: €63
Explore more of Hungary and follow our guide 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: €49
Take a guided 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. When the Parliament is closed, we will visit the exquisite 'Renaissance' Opera House and the optional will be offered at €43.
Adult Price: €61
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: €62
A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.
Adult Price: €103
The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg 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 VIP entrance to make the most of your time.
Adult Price: €45
Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city by private tram or mini bus and with a little strolling. You’ll discover the magical Charles Bridge, enjoy a drink in one of the old town’s quaint restaurants while a musician entertains, journey through the Old Town and gaze at the panoramic views of the city.
Adult Price: €39
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: €49
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