Multi-Day Tour

Harmony of Central Europe (Summer 2018) (14 days)

Luxury Gold

Your Journey Begins To Warsaw, Poland

Harmony of Central Europe (Summer 2018) (14 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 2

Welcome To Prague.

Day 3

The City Of A Hundred Spires.

Day 5

Melk Abbey And The Imperial Capital Of Vienna.

Day 6

Vienna Woods Excursion And Classical Concert.

Day 7

Bratislava And Budapest, Grand Dames On The

Day 8

The Jewel Box Of Budapest And The Danube.

Day 10

Through The Low Tatra To Kraków.

Day 11

Exploring Kraków.

Day 12

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Day 13

Chopin And The Proud Polish Capital Of Warsaw.

Day 15

Your Journey Begins

Day 16

Welcome To Prague.

Day 17

The City Of A Hundred Spires.

Day 19

Melk Abbey And The Imperial Capital Of Vienna.

Day 20

Vienna Woods Excursion And Classical Concert.

Day 21

Bratislava and Budapest, Grand Dames on the Danube.

Day 22

The Jewel Box Of Budapest And The Danube.

Day 24

Through The Low Tatra To Kraków.

Day 25

Kraków And Auschwitz.

Day 26

The Black Madonna And Warsaw.

Day 27

Chopin And The Proud Polish Capital Of Warsaw.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
None None
Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals)
Day 2
Welcome To Prague.
Le Palais Art Hotel Prague. None
On arrival at Prague's Václav Havel Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. At 18:00 join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for drinks, followed by a Welcome Dinner at Bastion Restaurant, famous for its top-class views, cuisine and service.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 3
The City Of A Hundred Spires.
Le Palais Art Hotel Prague. None
Join a Local Expert in the atmospheric courtyards of Prague Castle. Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, bathed in a lustrous patina of stained glass, before strolling on to the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure or join an included visit to Prague's Jewish Quarter.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 4
Prague, Czech Republic
Hotel Ruže, Ceský Krumlov. None
A scenic drive through Bohemia brings you to Cesky´ Krumlov. Walk through the tangled cobblestone streets and meet your Local Expert for a visit of the famous castle, one of the most important historic sites in Central Europe. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps heading back to your hotel for an indulgent treat at the wellness spa?(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 5
Melk Abbey And The Imperial Capital Of Vienna.
Hilton Vienna Plaza (Executive Rooms), Vienna. None
Travel over the Austrian border, along the Danube past castle ruins, to Melk, for a guided walk to its famous abbey. Continue through the Wachau Valley, where the Danube meanders below forested cliffs and rolling vineyards. Stop to taste the refreshing wines made from the local Grüner, Veltliner and Riesling grapes. Arrive in Vienna, where the doors of the magni?cent Schönbrunn Palace open to you for a VIP after-hours exclusive visit. Chairman's Collection If you are travelling on a Chairman's Collection departure, you will be privileged to a private reception with Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a descendant of the famous Habsburgs, at Artstetten Castle. This incredible experience will replace visiting Melk Abbey.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 6
Vienna Woods Excursion And Classical Concert.
Hilton Vienna Plaza (Executive Rooms), Vienna. None
Travel through Vienna Woods to Mayerling, the scene of the tragic death of Crown Prince Rudolph. Visit the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, before walking through the imperial spa-town of Baden. Return along the wine road and spend some time at Kärntner Strasse, Vienna’s most famous shopping street. Enjoy a highlight evening of sparkling wine and front-row seats at a classical music concert, followed by dinner at one of Vienna’s amazing Michelin-starred restaurants.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 7
Bratislava And Budapest, Grand Dames On The
Budapest Chain Bridge. None
Cross the border to reach the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. Explore the city, dominated by its imposing 9th century castle, with your Local Expert. Enjoy free time to take a leisurely walk through the Old Town to the Maximillian Fountain, before continuing to Hungary and the grand metropolis of Budapest. In the evening, dine at elegant Gundel, Hungary's most renowned restaurant, and sample local dishes and wine with a backdrop of traditional folk music.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 8
The Jewel Box Of Budapest And The Danube.
Budapest Chain Bridge. None
Wander along elegant boulevards with your Local Expert to see the Budapest Opera House, one of the most beautiful neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe. Cross the Danube to Gellért Hill for sweeping views of the city. Continue through the medieval Castle District to visit the Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. At the First Studel House of Pest, admire how dough-stretching artisans work paper-thin crusts into delicious pastries and sample the local specialty. Your evening is at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast / Afternoon Tea)
Day 9
Szentendre, Hungary
Budapest Chain Bridge. None
In the morning, travel past the Roman remains of Aquincum to storybook Szentendre. Spend time exploring this riverside village with enchanting, brightly-coloured houses, quaint churches, art galleries, and lovely squares. Return to Budapest and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Perhaps stroll along the majestic River Danube or browse the Central Market Hall for traditional crafts and fare? In the evening, step aboard a private cruise for a voyage along the Danube complete with sparkling wine.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 10
Through The Low Tatra To Kraków.
Sheraton Grand Kraków. None
Enjoy a gentle drive into Slovakia and through the small villages of the Low Tatra, characterised by austere wooden churches and traditional folk houses. Continue past the Oravský Hrad Castle to Kraków, a city full of architectural wonder and legend. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps heading out for a traditional hunter’s stew? Your Travelling Concierge knows the best restaurants and can assist you with reservations.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 11
Exploring Kraków.
Sheraton Grand Kraków. None
There will be time to pay your respects at the Auschwitz memorial. Walk beneath the infamous gateway to the museums housed in the former prison blocks. Join your Local Expert and cross the former Jewish Quarter to visit the factory immortalised in the ?lm ‘Schindler's List.' You then ascend Wawel Hill to visit the cathedral, the ?nal resting place of the Kings of Poland. In the evening, you’re invited to choose between a selection of local restaurants and authentic menus for your personalised dining experience.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 12

Hotel Bristol, Warsaw. None
Journey north to the Monastery of Jasna Góra in Czestochowa, famous for its Black Madonna, said to have been painted by St. Luke. Continue across the plains to Warsaw with its jumble of restored Gothic and communist architecture, tumultuous history and vibrant cafe culture. On arrival, your Travelling Concierge checks you into your luxury hotel, situated on the famous Royal Route. With the evening at leisure, perhaps enjoy a candle-lit dinner at your hotel or explore the nearby Old Town Market?(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)
Day 13
Chopin And The Proud Polish Capital Of Warsaw.
Hotel Bristol, Warsaw. None
Join your Local Expert for an in-depth look at Warsaw. Visit the Chopin Monument and the Memorial of the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto. Explore the Old Town, a miracle of reconstruction, conservation and home to the Royal Castle. The afternoon is at your leisure. Perhaps head back to your hotel for afternoon tea or treat yourself to a massage at the spa? In the evening, witness an exclusive, private Chopin recital performed by a renowned pianist, followed by an atmospheric finale Celebration Dinner hosted at Halka. Raise a glass of local wine, as you toast to new memories and friendships, and savour traditional dishes.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 14
Warsaw, Poland
None None
After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Warsaw airport for your onward journey.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 15
Your Journey Begins
None None
Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals)
Day 16
Welcome To Prague.
Le Palais Art Hotel Prague. None
On arrival at Prague's Václav Havel Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. At 18:00 join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for drinks, followed by a Welcome Dinner at Bastion Restaurant, famous for its top-class views, cuisine and service.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 17
The City Of A Hundred Spires.
Le Palais Art Hotel Prague. None
Join a Local Expert in the atmospheric courtyards of Prague Castle. Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, bathed in a lustrous patina of stained glass, before strolling on to the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure or join an included visit to Prague's Jewish Quarter.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 18
Prague, Czech Republic
Hotel Ruže, Ceský Krumlov. None
A scenic drive through Bohemia brings you to Cesky´ Krumlov. Walk through the tangled cobblestone streets and meet your Local Expert for a visit of the famous castle, one of the most important historic sites in Central Europe. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps heading back to your hotel for an indulgent treat at the wellness spa?(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 19
Melk Abbey And The Imperial Capital Of Vienna.
Hilton Vienna Plaza (Executive Rooms), Vienna. None
Travel over the Austrian border, along the Danube past castle ruins, to Melk, for a guided walk to its famous abbey. Continue through the Wachau Valley, where the Danube meanders below forested cliffs and rolling vineyards. Stop to taste the refreshing wines made from the local Grüner, Veltliner and Riesling grapes. Arrive in Vienna, where the doors of the magni?cent Schönbrunn Palace open to you for a VIP after-hours exclusive visit. Chairman's Collection If you are travelling on a Chairman's Collection departure, you will be privileged to a private reception with Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a descendant of the famous Habsburgs, at Artstetten Castle. This incredible experience will replace visiting Melk Abbey.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 20
Vienna Woods Excursion And Classical Concert.
Hilton Vienna Plaza (Executive Rooms), Vienna. None
Travel through Vienna Woods to Mayerling, the scene of the tragic death of Crown Prince Rudolph. Visit the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, before walking through the imperial spa-town of Baden. Return along the wine road and spend some time at Kärntner Strasse, Vienna’s most famous shopping street. Enjoy a highlight evening of sparkling wine and front-row seats at a classical music concert, followed by dinner at one of Vienna’s amazing Michelin-starred restaurants.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 21
Bratislava and Budapest, Grand Dames on the Danube.
Budapest Chain Bridge. None
Cross the border to reach the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. Explore the city, dominated by its imposing 9th century castle, with your Local Expert. Enjoy free time to take a leisurely walk through the Old Town to the Maximillian Fountain, before continuing to Hungary and the grand metropolis of Budapest. In the evening, dine at elegant Gundel, Hungary's most renowned restaurant, and sample local dishes and wine with a backdrop of traditional folk music.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 22
The Jewel Box Of Budapest And The Danube.
Budapest Chain Bridge. None
Wander along elegant boulevards with your Local Expert to see the Budapest Opera House, one of the most beautiful neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe. Cross the Danube to Gellért Hill for sweeping views of the city. Continue through the medieval Castle District to visit the Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. At the First Studel House of Pest, admire how dough-stretching artisans work paper-thin crusts into delicious pastries and sample the local specialty. Your evening is at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast / Afternoon Tea)
Day 23
Szentendre, Hungary
Budapest Chain Bridge. None
In the morning, travel past the Roman remains of Aquincum to storybook Szentendre. Spend time exploring this riverside village with enchanting, brightly-coloured houses, quaint churches, art galleries, and lovely squares. Return to Budapest and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Perhaps stroll along the majestic River Danube or browse the Central Market Hall for traditional crafts and fare? In the evening, step aboard a private cruise for a voyage along the Danube complete with sparkling wine.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 24
Through The Low Tatra To Kraków.
Sheraton Grand Kraków. None
Enjoy a gentle drive into Slovakia and through the small villages of the Low Tatra, characterised by austere wooden churches and traditional folk houses. Continue past the Oravský Hrad Castle to Kraków, a city full of architectural wonder and legend. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps heading out for a traditional hunter’s stew? Your Travelling Concierge knows the best restaurants and can assist you with reservations.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 25
Kraków And Auschwitz.
Sheraton Grand Kraków. None
There will be time to pay your respects at the Auschwitz memorial. Walk beneath the infamous gateway to the museums housed in the former prison blocks. Join your Local Expert and cross the former Jewish Quarter to visit the factory immortalised in the ?lm ‘Schindler's List.' You then ascend Wawel Hill to visit the cathedral, the ?nal resting place of the Kings of Poland. In the evening, you’re invited to choose between a selection of local restaurants and authentic menus for your personalised dining experience.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 26
The Black Madonna And Warsaw.
Hotel Bristol, Warsaw. None
Journey north to the Monastery of Jasna Góra in Czestochowa, famous for its Black Madonna, said to have been painted by St. Luke. Continue across the plains to Warsaw with its jumble of restored Gothic and communist architecture, tumultuous history and vibrant cafe culture. On arrival, your Travelling Concierge checks you into your luxury hotel, situated on the famous Royal Route. With the evening at leisure, perhaps enjoy a candle-lit dinner at your hotel or explore the nearby Old Town Market?(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)
Day 27
Chopin And The Proud Polish Capital Of Warsaw.
Hotel Bristol, Warsaw. None
Join your Local Expert for an in-depth look at Warsaw. Visit the Chopin Monument and the Memorial of the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto. Explore the Old Town, a miracle of reconstruction, conservation and home to the Royal Castle. The afternoon is at your leisure. Perhaps head back to your hotel for afternoon tea or treat yourself to a massage at the spa? In the evening, witness an exclusive, private Chopin recital performed by a renowned pianist, followed by an atmospheric finale Celebration Dinner hosted at Halka. Raise a glass of local wine, as you toast to new memories and friendships, and savour traditional dishes.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 28
Warsaw, Poland
None None
After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Warsaw airport for your onward journey.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Take a journey into the past, showcasing the grandest and most opulent cities of old Europe. From Prague to Budapest, marvel at the spirit of former empires and regal grandeur. We’ll show you destinations with histories dating back hundreds of years and iconic cities that have seen destruction, only to resiliently build themselves up again to their former glories. Europe’s Bohemian capitals delight with classical music, exquisite palaces and cathedrals, and rich heritage. Walk in the footsteps of 6-year-old Mozart at an after-hours visit to the baroque Schönbrunn Palace; indulge with dinner at one of Vienna’s amazing Michelin-starred restaurants; and enjoy a private sparkling wine cruise ...

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