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Gems of Central Europe

10 days3 cities
Czech RepublicAustriaPoland3 countries
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 8 Reviews
Private tour to Czech Republic, Austria, Poland

Discover the highlights of central European towns, boasting authentic historic treasures and luxurious palaces. Enjoy the atmosphere of Prague, spend an incredible time in Vienna and take in the beauty of Poland's Krakow, renowned for its charming architecture, to see top sights and visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

10 days3 cities
Czech RepublicAustriaPoland3 countries
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$2,711
Day-By-Day
Prague, Czech Republic
3
days
Czech Republic

The Czech Republic's capital, Prague is often called the City of a Hundred Spires. It has survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe and was almost untouched by World War II.

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1
day
Arrival to Prague

Welcome to the fairy-tale capital of the Czech Republic - Prague! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport and transferred to your neat Prague hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

No meals included.

 

2
day
Prague City Tour

Following breakfast, you embark on a 4-hour voyage of discovery into the Old Town with your private guide who shows you the most magnificent city sights.

You walk the famous Royal Route, originally used for the king's coronation procession, and see the Municipal House, the Gothic Tyn Cathedral, the Cubist House at the Black Madonna and the Old Town Hall tower with its legendary Astronomical clock. Then you explore Parizska street modeled after a Parisian boulevard, Josefov area - the former Jewish ghetto, the Rudolfinum concert hall and the famous Charles Bridge with the splendid Prague Castle (no entrance included). Fee for public transport to travel between the sites with your guide is included.

After the tour, you return to your hotel. You have the evening free to enjoy Prague at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

3
day
Kutna Hora Tour

In the morning you enjoy your breakfast, meet your private guide and driver at the hotel lobby and embark on a 6-hour tour to magnificent Kutna Hora.

Following a 1.5 hour ride through the beautiful Bohemian countryside, you reach the stunning town of Kutna Hora. This UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site gained excessive wealth thanks to its prosperous silver mines and became the second most important town in the Kingdom of Bohemia, after Prague.

During the tour, you see all of the key medieval and Baroque monuments, including the former central royal mint, the interior of St. Barbara’s Cathedral, as well as the nearby All Saints Ossuary (Bone Church) which is famous for its elaborate decorations made of human bones.

After the tour, you return back to Prague and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Eurostars Thalia Hotel, Prague
5

Set in the picturesque city center of fairytale Prague, the Eurostars Thalia Hotel is a great option to consider for your Czech Republic getaway. Comfortable guestrooms, fantastic service, and a vast selection of on-site facilities, such as a modern gym and the excellent ABC Restaurant, are at your service to ensure a completely worry-free stay.

train
Prague
Vienna
4 hrs

Discover two countries at once while onboard a train going from Prague to Vienna. During the journey, admire the one-of-a-kind landscapes or simply relax and enjoy the train ride taking you to your next adventure. 

Vienna, Austria
3
days
Austria

Often referred to as the City of Music, Vienna is indeed a many-sided capital with an extremely rich legacy. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert are among the many luminaries that have worked there.

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4
day
Train to Vienna

Today after breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your private driver in the hotel lobby. Then you are transferred to the railway station to take a train to Vienna.

  • Note: you may extend your stay n Prague and have optional day-tour to Karlovy Vary. Please, contact your travel specialist for the details.
  • Optional trip: Day Tour to Karlovy Vary

Explore the town of Karlovy Vary, a charming spa town, is a popular tourist destination, during your 9-hour guided tour. To reach it you are driven about 2.5 hours to the west from Prague. During the tour, you explore all the must-sees including Park Colonnade, Chateau Gate and Grandhotel Pupp, which appeared in the James Bond movie in 2006.

After about 4 hours of the train ride (1st class train tickets are included), you arrive in the European capital of music. Your private driver picks you up at the station and transfers to the hotel in the very heart of the city.

The rest of the day is free for you to either relax or start exploring glorious Vienna on your own.

Breakfast is included.

5
day
Vienna Sightseeing

Following breakfast at the hotel, your guide takes you on a 3-hour walking tour through the downtown area of Vienna.

You start at the State Opera House and walk through the Kärntnerstrasse, a shopping street in the pedestrian zone of the city center, to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You continue your walk along the Graben and the Kohlmarkt, a very exquisite shopping area, to Imperial Palace Hofburg, the former winter residence of the Habsburgs. It now houses the Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum, Imperial Silver Chamber, Austrian National Library and much more.

The next on your list is Ring avenue with its numerous magnificent buildings, such as the Museums of Fine Art and National History, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater, to name a few. During the tour, you also see Neuer Markt and the Capuchin monastery.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. In the evening you can enjoy optional concert 'Sounds of Vienna'.

  • Optional activity: Concert 'Sound of Vienna', Vienna

Enjoy world famous Vienna classical music in the very place where Johann Strauss himself used to direct his orchestra! In the evening you are invited to a fantastic music concert performed by the Salonorchester Alt Wien, one of the best-known interpreters of classical Viennese music. The event is held in the magnificent Lanner Hall of the Kursalon, built in the 1860s in Renaissance style.

Breakfast is included.

6
day
Schonbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods Exploration

After breakfast your guide and driver take you on a 4-hour touring program around the most significant sites within the boundaries and in the surrounding area of Vienna.

During the tour you explore the Vienna Woods, which are the most eastern foothills of the Alps. You enjoy a stunning view over the city and Danube River from Kahlenberg, the highest hill in the city.

Then you drive through the wine area in the foot of the Vienna Woods, the town of Grinzing, and learn why Vienna is called the 'Wine-Growing Capital of the World'.

Next on your list is the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer royal residence, that gives you a historical impression of the glorious imperial times. A highlight is a guided inside visit to the showrooms of the Palace.

After the tour you return to your hotel in Vienna. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

Hotel Rathauspark, Vienna
4

Take in the Viennese charm, staying in Hotel Rathauspark set in an impressive 19th-century mansion. Take advantage of an excellent central location, be delighted by the elegant interiors and wonderful atmosphere, and enjoy your stay in spacious and well-furnished guest rooms to the fullest.

train
Vienna
Krakow
6 hrs 40 min

Train travel is one of the most convenient ways to travel in Europe, thus hop on a train and enjoy your journey to Krakow. While onboard, make sure to gaze through your window for some undoubtedly picturesque sceneries!

Krakow, Poland
4
days
Poland

Krakow encompasses priceless historical monuments of culture and art, has an unforgettable atmosphere, and is rich in entertainment and leisure.

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7
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Trip to Krakow

Today following breakfast you check out from your hotel, meet your private driver in the hotel lobby and head for the railway station to take a 2.5-hour train to Ostrava-Svinov.

Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver who brings you to beautiful Poland, a country which has become a popular tourist destination for its medieval architecture, charming nature and delicious cuisine.

In about 2 hours you finally reach Krakow. Your driver brings you to your neat downtown hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free, so you can start exploring the nearby attractions on your own, dine in a local restaurant or take a rest after your trip.

Breakfast is included.

8
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Krakow City Tour

Today following breakfast your guide takes you for a 3-hour panoramic walking tour around the charming Krakow. Having escaped destruction during World War II, the city retains its charming medieval shape.

Krakow life revolves around the largest square in Europe known as the Market square, where several of its architectural and cultural landmarks can be found. In the middle of the square, there is the magnificent 14th-century Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), which today hosts a market selling local artifacts and souvenirs on the ground floor. Opposite the Cloth Hall is the St. Mary's Cathedral, world famous for its altar carved by Wit Stwosz. You enter the cathedral to explore its interiors.

Then you walk along Kanonicza and Grodzka Streets, see the Collegium Maius, Jewish District of Kazimierz and magnificent Wawel Hill with a splendid 14th-century cathedral.

After the tour the rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

9
day
Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine

Following breakfast, your private English-speaking driver meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, located about a 40-minute drive away.

  • Note: alternatively you may have a day tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp. Please, inform your travel specialist, which option do you prefer.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Poland and a UNESCO-listed Heritage Site. The mine was opened in the 13th century and produced table salt until 2007, thus it is one of the world's oldest operating salt mines. The mine contains hundreds of kilometers of galleries with works of art, underground chapels and salt statues, which makes it a fascinating pilgrimage into the past.

The route for visitors covers a 3.5 km section located at a depth of 64 m to 135 m. Upon arrival to the mine, you have a group guided tour, the average duration of which is 3 hours.

On the way back you can stop at the restaurant and have some time for lunch. After the tour, you return to your Krakow hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

10
day
Departure from Krakow

This is the final day of your tour. Today your driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you enjoyed your fantastic European tour and wish you a safe flight!

Breakfast is included.

Grand Ascot Hotel, Krakow
4

Without a doubt, the top-notch Grand Ascot Hotel is among the smartest options to choose for your Krakow adventure. Set right in the city center, it prides itself on excellent service, an amazing choice of in-house facilities, and light and spacious guestrooms. The hotel houses the excellent Four Restaurant, serving a great variety of traditional Polish dishes as well as a vast choice of international cuisine.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Prague, Vienna and Krakow; 
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1st class train tickets: Prague - Vienna and Vienna - Ostrava-Svinov;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Prague, Kutna Hora, Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods, Krakow and Wieliczka Salt Mine (alternatively: Auschwitz);
  • Entrance tickets to St. Barbara Cathedral, All Saints Ossuary, Schönbrunn Palace, St. Mary's Cathedral;
  • Group guided tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine or Auschwitz;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Guided city tours of the three cities.
  • A visit to Wieliczka Salt Mine or Auschwitz
  • A visit to St.Barbara Cathedral
  • A tour of Schonbrunn Palace
  • A visit to All Saints Ossuary

What To Know

  • The tipping norm in Krakow is to tip around 10% of the bill, same applies to Prague. Visitors are often expected to tip 5-15% in Vienna
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes
  • It's always best to bring some cash in local currency for your spendings during the trip. You will need Czech Koruna for your time in Prague, Euros for Vienna and Polish Zloty for Krakow.
Dates & Rates

Dates & Rates

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