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Tour

Romantic Europe

We offer you a 12-day program based on our 15-year experience in organizing tours to ancestral homelands.

11 nights in the most beautiful cities in Poland, Austria, Hungary and Czech Republic:
Warsaw (1 night), Wrocław (1 night), Cracow (3 nights), Prague (2 nights), Vienna (2 nights), Budapest (2 nights)

Duration: 11 days
Dates: 
May 22 – June 2, 2023
Sept 2 – Sept 13, 2023
Total distance:
889 miles
Arrival:
Warsaw
Departure:
Budapest

DAY 1

Welcome to Warsaw, Poland!
After our meeting at the airport and checking into a hotel we invite you for a walk around the Old Town of Warsaw. The center of the city was destroyed in nearly 85% during WW2 but was carefully rebuilt and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We walk along the elegant street of Krakowskie Przedmieście and visit the Royal Castle – a 14th century former royal residence.

Overnight: Warsaw, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

DAY 2

Today we start with the Warsaw Rising Museum – a tribute to those who fought and died for the freedom of Poland in 1944. At the exhibition, we can feel the struggle of everyday life and the horror of occupation. On the way to the museum, we visit the area of the former Jewish Ghetto.
In the evening we take a 2,5 hour ride by train to Krakow and we take a short walk around this beautiful mediaeval city.

Overnight: Krakow, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

DAY 3

After breakfast we start the day with a visit to the fascinating underground museum, located underneath the Krakow’s main square.
Later we spend the rest of the day sightseeing the former capital of Poland – starting at the gothic entrance gate (Barbakan) and following so-called “the Royal Route“, that ends at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle – the most important residence of Polish kings.

 

Overnight: Krakow, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

DAY 4

First, we explore the biggest market square in Europe, then move to the Jewish district called Kazimierz. It is a part of Krakow that owes its really unique character to over five hundred years of Jewish tradition. Later that day we visit Oskar Schindler’s factory that is nowadays a modern museum.
In the afternoon, you have some free time to enjoy beautiful Krakow on your own.

Overnight: Krakow, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

DAY 5

After breakfast we drive to Wrocław, capital city of Lower Silesia. After our arrival we visit Ostrów Tumski – a former island between the branches of the Odra river. The first wooden church was built there in the 10th century. On our way we visit the beautiful the Old Town with the famous Market Square. And in the afternoon we admire the Panorama Racławicka a monumental cycloramic painting depicting the Battle of Racławice (4 April, 1794).

Overnight: Wrocław, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

DAY 6

In the morning we leave Wroclaw and head to the cultural and economic hub of central Europe – Prague. On ourway there we visit Książ Castle also called the Pearl of Lower Silesia. It is one of the greatest visitor attractions in the region.
After our arrival to Czech Republic, we take a introductory walk around Prague.

Overnight: Prague, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

DAY 7

We start our tour of picturesque Prague from its northwestern side, visiting Hradčany Castle. This impressive fortress was built more than a thousand years ago and is one of the largest of its kind in the world. While being there we visit the colorful Royal Garden. Later in the afternoon we walk along the famous Golden Street. On our way to the Prague’s Old Town we can admire the Charles Bridge – an icon of Czech Republic.

Overnight: Prague, 3* or 4* hotel in the center.

DAY 8

After breakfast, we leave Prague and head to Austria’s largest city – Vienna. On our way we stop by Brno, an important scientific and cultural center. We start our sightseeing with the Špilberk Castle, which was a key part of the fortress of Brno in the 17th century. On our way we visit the unique Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. For the history lovers and those who like an adrenaline rush we prepared a trip to the Capuchin Crypt – a 17th century funeral room for Capuchin friars. After our arrival to Vienna, we take a stroll around the city center.

Overnight: Vienna, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

DAY 9

We start our day with the Vienna City Hall and take a stroll to the Old Town, where we can see the St. Michael’s Church and the famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral. On our way there we visit the Vienna Museum of Art History, one of the world’s largest galleries, with a unique collection of European paintings. During our stay we can’t miss a Hundertwasserhaus, a colorful residential complex. In the afternoon we admire the former residence of the Austrian rulers – the Hofburg.

Overnight: Vienna, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

DAY 10

After breakfast we continue our sightseeing. We start with the visit in the iconic Belvedere Museum and later drive to see the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace. Soon we leave the romantic Vienne and head to the clitmatic Budapest. After the drive we can stretch our legs during a short evening walk around the city center of the capital city of the Hungary, where we spend the night.

Overnight: Budapest, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city

DAY 11

Our trip starts at the Heroes’ Square, one of the largest and most important squares in Budapest. From there we head to the museum called the Terror Háza, which is a memorial to the victims of totalitarianism in Hungary. We stop to admire the St. Stephen’s Basilica and see the Parliament building. We take a walk along the Danube River, where we can see instalation symbolising the Budapest’s Holocaust Memorial. In the afternoon we visit the Matthias Church and the Buda Castle, from which we can see the overview of the city.

Overnight: Budapest, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city

DAY 12

Today is the last day of our trip and it’s time to wind down and have some free time, before the departure. You can spend the rest of the day enjoying the atmosphere of the city or buying some souvenirs.

Tour Fee and Inclusions/Exclusions:

  • $ 3.399 per person – DOUBLE or TWIN room accommodation
  • $ 620 per person – SINGLE Supplement

Includes:

  • Airport transfers in Warsaw on arrival and departure day
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transportation in a mini-bus (max. 20 people)
  • English speaking tour leader throughout the itinerary
  • 11 nights accommodation in TWIN or DBL room at 3- or 4-star hotels with buffet breakfasts
  • 1 ‘welcome dinner’ and 11 large Polish lunches
  • All of the entrances to tourist attractions, and local guides, as specified in the itinerary
  • Genealogical support before and during the whole trip