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The Bohemian

Operated by: Insight Vacations

9 Days from $2,115 per person
APR - OCT 2023
Horse and carriage outside Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Kraków, Oravsky Podzamok, Budapest ...more Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Kraków, Oravsky Podzamok, Budapest
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  1. Day 1 Welcome to Vienna

    At Vienna airport, transfers to your hotel will leave at 10:00, 13:00 and 15:30. At 17:30, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a drink, followed by a pleasant Welcome Dinner served with wine at a local restaurant.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Hilton Vienna Park.
  2. Day 2 Stately Vienna and the Habsburgs

    Join a Local Expert for a private tour of Maria Theresa's magnificent Schönbrunn Palace and its formal gardens. Be transported to a time of opulence and extravagance, as you marvel at the intricacies of gilded Rococo frames, frescoed ceilings and crystal chandeliers.Explore Vienna with Insight Choice. Choose to visit a traditional Viennese café to enjoy local specialties of coffee and Sachertorte. Alternatively, join a unique MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience, take to the floor in a Viennese Waltz dance workshop and support the visually impaired community. Dancing in the dark, in a specially designed sensory studio, will be a unique experience for all your senses. Then get your camera ready for a drive around the Ring Road, a grand boulevard built along the lines of the old city walls, showcasing many of the capital's architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence, Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Vienna Park.
  3. Day 3 Charming Český Krumlov and Golden Prague

    Once over the Czech border, head for picturesque Český Krumlov, where you'll start with a brief orientation tour of this fairy-tale town, straight out of the Middle Ages. Enjoy some free time to explore and appreciate views of 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hotel Royal Prague.
  4. Day 4 Prague, City of a Hundred Spires

    Explore Prague with Insight Choice. Choose to walk the courtyards of the Castle and visit the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral. Alternatively, join your Local Expert for a walk through the Jewish Quarter and learn about a different side of the history of Prague. Continue to Old Town Square where the mechanical antics of the Astronomical Clock’s glockenspiel delight onlookers each hour. The afternoon is free for you to explore at your leisure.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hotel Royal Prague.
  5. Day 5 Reflect on Auschwitz then onto Kraków

    Enjoy a gentle drive through the rolling Czech countryside before crossing into Poland where you will stop at Oświęcim, better known by its German name of Auschwitz.  Join a guided tour of the memorial and museum and stop at Birkenau, which bore witness to the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Vienna House Andel's Cracow, Kraków.
  6. Day 6 The Damsels and Dragons of Kraków Relaxed Start

    In the morning why not join an Optional Experience and journey into a glistening subterranean world at the 600-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mine? 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. Alternatively, enjoy a morning at leisure before joining your fellow travellers to ascend Wawel Hill and visit the cathedral, with your Local Expert. Walk past the former residence of Pope John Paul II through the Old Town, to Europe’s largest and most beautiful town square. See the medieval Sukiennice Cloth Hall and visit the 14th century St. Mary’s Basilica, the most important church in the city. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the trumpeter in the tower. In the evening, choose from a selection of hand-picked local restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Vienna House Andel's Cracow, Kraków.
  7. Day 7 Through Sleepy Slovakia to Budapest

    Journey into the Slovakian region of Orava and see the picturesque Oravský Hrad Castle before continuing through the breathtaking Low Tatra Mountains to arrive in Budapest.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center.
  8. Day 8 Budapest, the Queen of the Danube Relaxed Start

    Explore Budapest with a Local Expert. Cross the Danube to the Pest district to visit Heroes’ Square and drive down elegant Andr��ssy Boulevard. Enjoy a tour of the Liszt Music Academy with a student, followed by an enchanting recital. The university was founded by the piano virtuoso and composer Franz Liszt in 1875. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax by the Danube or browse the boutiques of Vaci Street. For your Celebration Dinner, you are treated to mouthwatering Hungarian specialities, accompanied by specially selected wines.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center.
  9. Day 9 Depart Budapest

    Your Bohemian journey concludes after breakfast with transfers arriving at Budapest airport at 07:00 and 11:00.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Vienna: Listen to the musical masterpiece of Mozart and learn the Viennese Waltz, in an inclusive workshop designed to support the visually impaired community. Unique to Insight Guests, ‘Dancing without Barriers’ takes place in the dark, in a specially designed sensory studio, and will be a unique experience for all your senses. This specifically designed workshop focuses on inclusion and education around the topic of visual impairment. Through their foundation the organisation supports children from disadvantaged family and children with a visual impairment. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities. Alternatively, visit a traditional Viennese café to enjoy local specialties of coffee and sachertorte.
  • Vienna: Visit a traditional coffeehouse to enjoy Viennese specialities of coffee and Sachertorte.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Prague: Stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague.
  • Prague: Visit the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral and explore the atmospheric courtyards of the historic Prague Castle with your Local Expert.

Authentic Dining

  • Vienna: Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a drink, followed by a pleasant Welcome Dinner served with wine at a local restaurant.
  • Vienna: Visit a traditional coffeehouse to enjoy Viennese specialities of coffee and Sachertorte.
  • Kraków: For your Dine-Around Evening, choose you style of dining from a selection of hand-picked local restaurants, unique in Polish flavour.
  • Dining Summary: 4 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 8 Breakfast (B)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Vienna: A private, guided exploration of Schönbrunn Palace will have all your senses tingling. Stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames where Mozart performed as a child prodigy.
  • Vienna: Travel along the Ring Road to see the Hofburg Imperial Residence, Opera House, Parliament Building and Karlskirche.
  • Cesky Krumlov: Your Travel Director will lead you on an orientation of the city as you explore the medieval streets of this fairy-tale town.
  • Prague: Stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague.
  • Prague: Visit the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral and explore the atmospheric courtyards of the historic Prague Castle with your Local Expert.
  • Auschwitz: Experience a powerful and moving visit, with a Local Expert. See the Auschwitz memorial and museum and stop at Birkenau, which bears witness to the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust.
  • Kraków: The medieval heart of Krakow is rich in legend, a kind of Polish Camelot. Join your Local Expert for an in-depth exploration of this historic Holy Grail.Cross the former Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz to Podgórze and see the Ghetto Square.
  • Kraków: Visit the cathedral atop Wawel Hill, see the castle and look for the iconic dragon, accompanied by your Local Expert.
  • Kraków: Visit the 14th-century St. Mary's Basilica, the most important church in the city.
  • Budapest: Stroll through the alleys of the Old Town of Buda with a Local Expert.

Make Travel Matter

  • Vienna: Listen to the musical masterpiece of Mozart and learn the Viennese Waltz, in an inclusive workshop designed to support the visually impaired community. Unique to Insight Guests, ‘Dancing without Barriers’ takes place in the dark, in a specially designed sensory studio, and will be a unique experience for all your senses. This specifically designed workshop focuses on inclusion and education around the topic of visual impairment. Through their foundation the organisation supports children from disadvantaged family and children with a visual impairment. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities. Alternatively, visit a traditional Viennese café to enjoy local specialties of coffee and sachertorte.

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Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Service
I think they did a marvellous job and the Tour Guides and Local Experts were very informative and helpful. The BIG issue was the distance between bathroom stops and the crowds at each stop. Also, I suggest the Tour Guides have exact moneys to distribute to passengers who don't have the change. I found it extremely stressful trying to get change at various places and hurrying through turn stiles in time allotted. A petty cash box for such emergencies should be provided and no more than one hour between rest stops. Or, passengers should be made comfortable using the bus bathroom, if needed. We were told only for emergencies and everyone felt obliged to not use it.
Vacation
see above. My criticism was due to the management of rest stops between locales. Very stressful and unsatisfactory.
Thomas Beebe
Monday, September 17, 2018
Service
We had a great trip. It was well organized, wonderful trip guide (Judith Surjan), 1st class accommodations, terrific supplemental excursions, just a wonderful experience. The bus was clean and comfortable. The driver (John) was very good, safe and courteous. The included meals and activities were also very good. The meals were largely to sample the "local cuisine", but included several wonderful special meals. The night with the Vienna House Orchestra was a real treat to top off a wonderful trip. My wife and I will certainly use Grand European Travel again.
Vacation
See comments above for our thoughts son the purchase. Terrific!
Alba Parise
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Service
Everything was perfect for our Eastern European Tour. It was informative and fun we learned and appreciated the different cultures and countries by learning about their history. Amazing scenery and food along the way.
Vacation
It was expensive however very memorable
Deborah Iemmiti
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Service
Always available and responsive to any questions and. Concerns.
Vacation
Great trip. Very fast paced. Beautiful cities.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Service
I think they could come up with places with better food for dinner.
Vacation
Trusted Customer
Friday, June 17, 2016
Service
All good. Communications were clear and value was excellent
Vacation
Excellent vacation with an exceptional tour director. Would have like one more day of touring Vienna sites.
Trusted Customer
Friday, May 13, 2016
Service
The team at Grand European Travel was extremely helpful and professional.
Vacation
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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