Warsaw, Budapest, Vienna & Prague

Our two-week Eastern Europe and Poland journey includes visits to medieval Cracow and the memorial at Auschwitz; private events including a Chopin recital in Warsaw, Danube dinner cruise in Budapest and palace concert in Vienna; a special Tauck Exclusive evening at a palace in Prague, and much more.

Speaking of Traditions... From castles to concerts to cafes, time-honored traditions are at the heart of cultural life you'll experience in the center of Old Europe. Sip coffee in a city square surrounded by architecturally rich, medieval buildings in Cracow or Budapest or Vienna or Prague... enjoy a pastry known to Hungarians as retes, to Czechs as zavin, to Austrians as strudel... listen to local musicians play melodies by Chopin in Warsaw, Mozart in a private palace in Vienna, and Beethoven during a special evening at Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle... and immerse in history that changed the world.

Gala evening at Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle, private tour of the Baroque libraries of Strahov Monastery & private after-hours visit to the Imre Nagy Memorial House in Budapest - all Tauck Exclusives; private piano recital in Warsaw celebrating the music of Chopin; private dinner cruise on the Danube River in Budapest; strudel-making demonstration and tasting in Vienna's Schonbrunn Palace

Traveling Well Includes:
  • TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS! Authentic cultural discoveries as you travel from Poland to Hungary, from a visit to Wawel Hill to lunch in a Slovakian village in the Tatra Mountains
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE! - Gala evening with dinner at Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE! - Private tour of the Baroque libraries of Strahov Monastery in Prague
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE! - Private after-hours visit with lecture and reception at Imre Nagy Memorial House in Budapest
  • Private piano recital in Warsaw celebrating the music of Frederic Chopin
  • A private dinner cruise on the Danube River in Budapest
  • Strudel-making demonstration and tasting in Vienna's opulent Schonbrunn Palace
  • Dinner at the renowned Cafe Landtmann - the quintessential Viennese coffee house - followed by a private classical music concert at a palace in Vienna
  • 29 meals (13 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 10 dinners), service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes and porterage

  • Call 1 -866-934-6292 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14260449

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2019
    Duration
    14 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1WarsawArrive Warsaw

    Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Hotel Bristol, Warsaw. A transfer is included from Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport to your hotel, Hotel Bristol, Warsaw. We invite you to join us for a welcome reception and dinner tonight.

    Lodging: Hotel Bristol, Warsaw

    Meals: D
    Day 2WarsawExplore Warsaw & enjoy the music of Chopin

    Although more than 85% of Warsaw was destroyed or damaged in World War II, the city has been rebuilt into one of Europe's most vibrant capitals, using pre-war paintings and sketches to painstakingly reconstruct many historic buildings, restoring them to their former glory. See the results for yourself on a guided sightseeing tour including the Palace of Culture; Radziwill Palace, where the beloved composer Frederic Chopin gave his first concert; the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; the Grand Theatre; and Constitution Square. Continue with a walking tour through 13th- and 14th-century Old Town (Stare Miasto), and a visit to the Jewish Ghetto Memorial honoring the victims of the Warsaw Ghetto and the heroes of the 1943 uprising. Chopin's music comes to life at a private piano recital in the early evening, followed by a dinner featuring typical Polish cuisine and folkloric entertainment at a local restaurant.

    Lodging: Hotel Bristol, Warsaw

    Meals: B, D
    Day 3KrakowAcross the heart of Poland to Cracow / Old Town

    Traditional villages and farms dot the Polish countryside as you wind your way through the country's heart to Cracow, considered one of the finest medieval cities in Europe. A millennium ago, Cracow was the capital city of Poland; today, its historic center (Old Town) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, highlights of your guided walk through Old Town include the Jagiellonian University, one of the world's oldest; the Franciscan Church; and the Archbishop's Palace. Enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight.

    Lodging: Sheraton Grand Krakow

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4KazimierzKazimierz or Wawel & Cracow or Auschwitz

    Take your choice of locally guided sightseeing in Cracow this morning. You may tour Kazimierz, the city's former Jewish Quarter (holidays permitting) or visit Wawel Hill with your local guide. View Wawel Castle, Poland's seat of power and royal residence for five centuries, and go inside Wawel Cathedral. The afternoon is also your choice - spend it at leisure, or journey to the poignant memorial and museum at Auschwitz, 40 miles southwest of the city, for a guided visit.

    Lodging: Sheraton Grand Krakow

    Meals: B, D
    Day 5BudapestThrough the Tatra Mountains to Budapest

    Traverse dense forests and idyllic farmland as you depart Cracow and make your way into the scenic Tatra Mountains en route to Hungary, stopping for lunch in Slovakia. Arrive in Budapest, once two independent cities on opposite sides of the River Danube. Join us for dinner with wine included aboard a private Tauck cruise on the Danube. Spend the next three nights in the heart of the city.

    Lodging: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 6BudapestStunning architecture and more in Pest

    Today, take a close-up look at fascinating Budapest as your Eastern Europe and Poland tour reveals landmarks in the city's Pest section, on the eastern side of the Danube. See the embassy district, City Park, Andrassy Avenue and Heroes' Square; visit the opulent State Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica and Dohany Synagogue (holidays permitting). This evening, cross the Danube to the Buda side of the city for dinner at Jamie's Italian, Buda Castle, one of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's first restaurants in Central Europe.

    Lodging: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

    Meals: B, D
    Day 7BudapestParliament, beautiful Buda and Castle Hill

    Start today's Budapest sightseeing with a morning visit to Hungary's Parliament building in Pest, a neo-Gothic masterpiece. Then head over to Buda to admire the frescoes and stained glass windows inside the Gothic Matthias Church, where the final two Hungarian kings were crowned; see Fisherman's Bastion overlooking the Danube, with its neo-Romanesque design; and explore the cobblestone streets of Castle Hill, offering more splendid views of the city. After lunch at a local restaurant in Buda, enjoy a Tauck Exclusive: a private after-hours visit with a lecture and reception at the Imre Nagy Memorial House in Budapest, a museum in the restored home of Hungarian Prime Minister Imre Nagy, who was secretly tried and executed in 1958, after the Soviets put down the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

    Lodging: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

    Meals: B, L
    Day 8BratislavaSpend the afternoon in Bratislava en route to Vienna

    Make your way from Hungary to Slovakia's ancient capital city, Bratislava. Discover 17 centuries worth of history along the cobblestoned, vehicle-free streets of the city's Old Town, both on a walking tour with our local guide and during time on your own; see the 13th-century Old Town Hall and St. Martin's Cathedral. Your journey continues to Vienna, Austria, for a three-night stay at one of the most celebrated hotels in Europe, where you'll enjoy dinner at your leisure tonight.

    Lodging: Hotel Bristol, Vienna

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 9ViennaVienna's fine arts, Schonbrunn Palace & strudel-making

    Vienna inspires romantic visions of Old Europe at virtually every turn! Following a drive along the famous Ringstrasse and the Danube, view masterworks from the Imperial Habsburg art collections on a guided visit to the Kunsthistorisches (Museum of Fine Arts). Then it's on to Schonbrunn Palace - an architectural treasure built to rival Versailles, and the former summer residence of Austria's emperors - for a demonstration of the art of making Vienna's delectable strudel... with a tasting... as well as lunch and a tour of the grand State Apartments.

    Lodging: Hotel Bristol, Vienna

    Meals: B, L
    Day 10ViennaA day of treasures & a music-filled night in Vienna

    Take a walking tour through medieval Vienna and its historic Jewish Quarter; return to your landmark hotel and spend the afternoon exploring more of Vienna as you please. This evening, enjoy dinner at the renowned Cafe Landtmann - the quintessential Viennese coffee house since 1873 - then attend a private concert featuring the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, held in a historic Viennese palace.

    Lodging: Hotel Bristol, Vienna

    Meals: B, D
    Day 11PragueGoodbye, Vienna and on to Prague for an afternoon tour

    Depart Vienna and travel to Prague - capital of the modern Czech Republic and one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities - for a three-night stay in the heart of Bohemia. Arrive in time for lunch, then join us for a guided walk that includes the Powder Tower and the Municipal House; Old Town, where you'll view the Astronomical Clock; and iconic Charles Bridge, lined with historic statues and alive with artists and street musicians.

    Lodging: The Grand Mark Prague

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 12PraguePrague's Castle District & a Tauck Exclusive

    A guided tour of Prague's Hradcany (Castle District) reveals magnificent palaces, museums and monasteries surrounding 1,000-year-old Prague Castle. Explore its halls and courtyards; visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus; and enjoy a Tauck Exclusive - a private guided tour of the Baroque libraries of Strahov Monastery. The rest of the day is free to spend as you like.

    Lodging: The Grand Mark Prague

    Meals: B
    Day 13PragueA choice in Prague & an exclusive palace evening

    Join your local guide to explore Prague's Wenceslas Square, which figured prominently in the Velvet Revolution, and visit the Estates Theatre. A choice of sightseeing excursions includes a guided architectural tour viewing the Town Hall and the Art Nouveau Municipal House, or a guided tour of the Josefov District, Prague's Jewish Quarter; see the Jewish Cemetery and Old-New, Pinkus and Maisel synagogues (holidays permitting). Attend a special Tauck Exclusive evening at Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle hosted by a palace insider, where a welcome reception, a guided tour of the palace exhibition, Princely Collections and a gala farewell dinner makes you feel like royalty.

    Lodging: The Grand Mark Prague

    Meals: B, D
    Day 14PragueJourney home

    Tour ends: Prague. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Grand Mark Prague to Vaclav Havel International Airport. Allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.

    Lodging:

    Meals: B
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