Vienna Budapest Warsaw Highlights Escorted Vacation


This escorted tour will take you on a journey through Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland. Tour Vienna learning of its rich history and visit highlights such as Hofburg Palace and the St. Stephen's Cathedral. Travel east to Budapest where you will experience traditional cuisine and visit the Parliament, the Royal Palace, Heroes' Square, and the Fisherman's Bastion. Enjoy a scenic drive through the hilly countryside of Slovakia en route to Krakow. Visit the Royal Castle, join a walking tour of the Old Town and main market square, and make a sobering visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Venture on to the 700-year-old capital city of Warsaw. Drive the famous Royal Route and enjoy an extensive tour highlighting the city's history, culture, and architecture. 

ESCORTED VACATION – Guaranteed departures English only escorted coach tour. Scheduled departures - 9-day/8-night tour visiting Vienna, Budapest, Krakow & Warsaw. Includes accommodation at first class hotels with breakfast, 4 dinners, arrival & departure transfers, touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach, and guided sightseeing as indicated in itinerary.

Includes

  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Hotels mentioned in the itinerary or similar
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary by the code letters (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional tour director throughout the tour
  • Luggage handling one luggage per person

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Local city taxes
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Vienna – Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Your arrival transfer is included only if you arrive on the actual day the tour commences. For customers arriving earlier an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost. Night supplements will be charged for early morning/late evening transfers.) The rest of the day is at leisure until you meet your tour director and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Day

2

Explore Vienna

This morning, enjoy a city tour and visit the Hofburg Palace, once the home of the Habsburg emperors, and view the Belvedere Palace, the Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral and other reminders of the city's imperial past. The afternoon is at leisure to discover more of Vienna at your own pace. (B)

Day

3

Vienna – Budapest

Journey east and cross the border into Hungary. Continue through the Transdanubian region, reaching Budapest with time to freshen up before dinner. (B,D)

Day

4

Explore Budapest

Situated on opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges. Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of the decorative Parliament building, seat of the National Assembly; the Royal Palace and Castle Hill area; Heroes' Square with the Millennium Column, a 118-foot high Corinthian column topped with a statue of the Archangel Gabriel; and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. Visit the Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day

5

Budapest – Krakow

The road to Krakow winds through the lovely hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains, and into the great plains of Poland. A relaxing dinner in Krakow is planned upon the arrival. (B,D) 

Day

6

Explore Krakow

Your morning sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town where you will visit the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St. Mary's Church. The afternoon is free for a stroll around the city, browse through the shops, sample some pierogi, or simply relax. (B)

Day

7

Krakow – Warsaw

This morning, join a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous concentration camps from World War II, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later, journey to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery, known for the blackened picture of the Virgin Mary, popularly called the "Black Madonna". In the late afternoon, arrive in Poland's capital city, Warsaw. (B,D)

Day

8

Explore Warsaw

This 700-year-old capital is a symbol of Polish nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. Your sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as the “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, the Old Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for shopping, a stroll through the city, relaxing in one of the many parks or gardens, or consider attending an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)

Day

9

Warsaw – Return

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Warsaw airport for your return flight home. (Your departure transfer is included only if you depart on the actual day the tour concludes. For customers departing later an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost. Night supplements will be charged for early morning/late evening transfers.) (B)