Booking for : Elite Central Europe

    Elite Central Europe

    Tour Details

    15 Days

    Your Package Includes

    • Flights New York-Warsaw, Prague-New York
      Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
    • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
    • 13 nights accommodations in well located 5-Star Luxury Hotels
      • 2 nights Hotel Bristol, Warsaw
      • 2 nights Sheraton Grand Krakow Hotel, Krakow
      • 3 nights Corinthia Hotel, Budapest
      • 3 nights Hotel Bristol, Vienna
      • 3 nights Boscolo Prague, Prague
    • All transfers
    • Maximum 24 passengers per tour
    • High speed train in First Class from Warsaw to Krakow
    • 30 Meals: 13 full breakfasts, 8 lunches with soft drinks, 9 dinners with wine
    • Bottled water daily
    • Welcome and Farewell receptions
    • Hotel porterage and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
    • Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees per itinerary
    • Tour manager throughout plus local guides in each city
    • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles
    • Tips for restaurant staff, drivers and local guides
    • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

    Your Luxury Tour Highlights

    Signature Collection blends specially arranged private visits and rich cultural meetings with exceptional personalized services

    • Discover Warsaw – a city that has emerged as a major European capital
    • Tour medieval Krakow, named by UNESCO as one of 12 great historic cities of the world
    • Visit Budapest’s Castle Hill, including Hospital in the Rocks, used during the WWII siege of Budapest
    • Have an authentic “Taste of Hungary” lunch at the Central Market Hall
    • Stroll the 18th century Old Town of Bratislava, a gem of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
    • Visit the Kunstkammer (Fine Arts Museum) with its treasures collected by Hapsburgs over the centuries
    • Tour Schonbrunn Palace, the “Versailles of Austria,” once residence of the imperial family
    • Visit Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, part of the largest ancient castle in the world
    • In Prague, your choice of Jewish Quarter walking tour or visit to the Museum of Communism

    Your Signature Experiences

    • Attend a private piano recital of Chopin’s major works
    • Dinner with folkloric performance at a restaurant serving Old Krakow’s gastronomic delights
    • Private tour of the Hungarian State Opera House with its gorgeous frescoes
    • In Budapest, a private dinner cruise with a sumptuous Hungarian meal and splendid night lit views
    • Gourmet dinner at Budapest’s renowned Gundel Restaurant
    • A specially arranged private visit to the interior of the stunning neo-Gothic Hungarian Parliament
    • Enjoy a private classical Viennese concert at the historic Auersperg Palace in Vienna
    • Private visit to the library of the Strahov Monastery
    • A unique private tour and concert at the historic Estates Theatre, linked with Mozart’s life in Prague
    • Elegant farewell dinner at the aristocratic 16th century Lobkowicz Palace
    All of your needs are met on this luxury tour of Central Europe. Enjoying the company of no more than twenty-four travelers per group, tour participants travel in comfort and style. Travelers are accompanied by a professional tour manager who will introduce you to imperial and medieval Central Europe. You will be immersed in the culture of the area with specially arranged visits, classical concerts and unique culinary experiences. And at the end of each day you’ll retire to hotels chosen for their comfort as well as location.

    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.  All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.

    Starting prices shown are departing from New York / JFK. Prices vary depending on date and if you need a different departure city. Packages are offered year round but are subject to availability. All prices shown are per person based on 2 travelers.


    DAY 1, Thursday,Depart for Poland

    Depart on your flight to Warsaw, Poland

    DAY 2, Friday,Arrive in Warsaw, Welcome Reception

    Welcome to Warsaw, the sprawling cultural capital of Poland with its diverse architecture ranging from restored Gothic and neoclassical palaces to Soviet-era concrete and to modern glass and steel. You’ll be greeted by our representatives and transferred to your hotel situated in the very heart of the city. The rest of the day is yours. Tonight, meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception and Dinner. A great beginning to the splendid journey in Central Europe that lies ahead Overnight: Hotel Bristol, Warsaw Meals: Dinner

    DAY 4, Sunday ,Train to Krakow, Old City of Kazimierz, Wawel Hill

    At the Warsaw Train Station board a First Class coach on a high-speed train that whisks you to Krakow, named one of the world’s 12 greatest historic cities by UNESCO. Upon arrival, on to Kazimierz, the former Jewish Quarter with its labyrinthine streets and low standing houses. Visit the Remuh Synagogue and Ulica Szeroka, heart of the old Jewish district. Kazimierz has undergone a major renaissance and is now a bustling, bohemian neighborhood packed with atmospheric cafes and art galleries. A traditional lunch awaits you at a popular restaurant in the Old Quarter. Then, on to historic 16th century Wawel Hill. Visit the Cathedral and courtyard at the Royal Castle. Time to relax at your hotel on the banks of the Vistula River reflecting the beauty of the surrounding area. Tonight, a Private Dinner with a folklore performance at a legendary restaurant serving the favorite gastronomic delights of Old Krakow

    DAY 5, Monday,Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Old Town and Market Square

    A somber journey to the town of Oswiecim where the Nazis built Auschwitz, their largest concentration and death camp. The stories of those who were sent there and perished emphasize the scope of Hitler's extermination efforts. After an introductory film, walk through the museum with time to reflect. After lunch at a country restaurant, an afternoon walking tour to Krakow’s lively Market Square, one of the largest in Europe. Stop at stately St. Mary's Church; view the celebrated Veit Stoss, the largest Gothic altarpiece in the World. At 14th century Renaissance Cloth Hall, one of the first shopping malls in the world, stroll through the lanes crammed with merchant stalls selling amber, lace and handcrafted gifts, as their predecessors did generations ago. Linger on your own for shopping, return to the hotel, or perhaps visit the new Underground Museum. On the evening at leisure, explore some of the city’s trendy restaurants, bars and cafes in the Old Town

    DAY 6, Tuesday,Orawka Wooden Church, Donovaly Ski Resort

    Dinner Cruise in Budapest. On the drive towards Budapest, a stop at the unique Orawka wooden church in the Low Tatras mountain range. The interior of the church is considered one of the most beautiful in southern Poland with original polychrome paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries depicting scenes from the life of St. John the Baptist. In the ski resort of Donovaly, a break for lunch at a lovely restaurant surrounded by breathtaking views. Later, we arrive at our glamorous landmark hotel in Budapest, one of the grand gems of the Hungarian capital. Get ready for tonight’s wonderful Dinner Cruise on the storied Danube. Sip wine and savor a sumptuous Hungarian feast and relax on deck while the twinkling panorama of night lit Budapest passes by. See the city’s spectacular illuminations on both sides of the Danube and view the monumental Chain Bridge from the deck

    DAY 7, Wednesday,Tour of Buda, Castle Hill, Private Tour of Hungarian State Opera, Dinner at Gundel

    Spend the morning exploring Budapest, one of Europe’s most enchanting cities, named "The Paris of the East." Divided into two distinct sections – Buda and Pest, these independent cities on opposite banks of the Danube were joined in the 19th century with the opening of the Chain Bridge. Heading to the hilly Buda side of the city, we ascend to the Castle Hill area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, admire Fishermen's Bastion and the 13th century Matthias Church, coronation cathedral of Hungarian kings. We walk to the subterranean Hospital in the Rocks used during the WWII siege of Budapest; view the original medical equipment in this Cold War-era nuclear bunker. Later, a Private Tour of the impressive Hungarian State Opera House, one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe; its frescoes were created by some of the best artisans of that era. Dinner is at the renowned Gundel Restaurant, which has hosted Presidents, Kings and Queens from all over the world

    DAY 8, Thursday,Tour of Pest, Private Visit to Hungarian Parliament, Lunch at Central Market Hall

    On the Pest side, a specially arranged Private Visit to the stunning Hungarian Parliament starts the day. Learn more about the spectacular main staircase, lavishly decorated rooms and the priceless Hungarian Coronation Jewels in the Dome Hall. The walking tour then takes us on the "Path of Freedom" to the statue of Imre Nagy, the beloved former Prime Minister instrumental in gaining Hungary's independence from the Soviet Union. Arrive at St. Stephen´s Basilica, a beautiful neoclassical building and the most important church in Hungary. Then, have fun at an authentic “Taste of Hungary” lunch at the Central Market Hall. Stay on your own to shop for Hungarian embroidery, fine porcelain and the ever-popular Hungarian Paprika. The rest of the day is yours to explore some of Budapest’s fine museums, or perhaps pamper yourself at one of Budapest’s spas and hot thermal baths

    DAY 9, Friday,Bratislava’s Old Town, Private Classical Viennese Concert

    Our travels take us from Budapest to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, set on the Danube by the border of Austria and Hungary, surrounded by lush vineyards and the Little Carpathian Mountains. In the pedestrianized 18th century Old Town, a gem of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, leisure time to walk around this charming town before lunch together at a local restaurant. The day is highlighted by the first sight of Vienna, the glorious capital city of Austria. This sparkling city has captivated travelers for years with its world-class architecture, beautiful parks, gardens and stylish shops. Enjoy elegant Viennese charm and superb personal service at our renowned hotel in one of the city’s finest locations. In the evening, experience a delightful Private Classical Viennese Concert at historic Auersperg Palace. Travel through time back to the days of Imperial Vienna as you listen to the masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss

    DAY 10, Saturday,Vienna’s Ringstrasse, Kunstkammer Museum

    Circling the famous Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard, we view some of this majestic city’s historic sites including astonishing Baroque and Renaissance palaces, splendid parks and striking monuments. Pass the lavish Hofburg Palace (Imperial Palace), former residence of Hapsburg Emperors en route to the Kunstkammer Vienna (Fine Arts Museum). Here, you’ll be astounded by one of the world’s most important chambers of art with its more than 2,000 valuable objects collected by the Emperors and Archdukes of Habsburg over the centuries. We walk to the prestigious State Opera House and visit majestic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. An enchanting lunch follows at the celebrated Demel Café, Vienna’s 230-year-old confectionery. The rest of the day is yours in this endlessly fascinating city!

    DAY 11, Sunday,Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna Woods, Mayerling, Wine Tavern Dinner

    Be prepared for the opulence of the grand 17th century Schonbrunn Palace, the "Versailles of Austria," former summer residence of the imperial family. One of Europe’s most impressive Baroque palace complexes, Schonbrunn is included on UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage List. Before departing, we stop at the palace bakery to see a strudel making demonstration and you’ll have time to stroll through the lovely manicured gardens. Leisure time for lunch before the scenic afternoon drive to forested Vienna Woods. At the edge of the forest, we spot the 12th century Liechtenstein family-owned (Bright Stone) Castle. Continue to Heiligenkreuz Abbey, a center of religious study; see the striking vaulted hallways, tombs, and chapels. Next, to the Memorial Chapel at Mayerling with its intriguing history linked to the death of Crown Prince Rudolph, and the subsequent demise of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In the evening, you’re invited for a rustic dinner, accented by warm hospitality, home-cooked country food and fantastic local wines

    DAY 12, Monday,

    Drive to Prague, Explore the Old Town From Vienna we drive to Prague, the Czech Republic’s magical city, known as the "City of A Hundred Spires" with is winding lanes, medieval ramparts and tiny romantic corners where the ancient and modern live side by side. A relaxing lunch upon arrival, followed by a walk to Old Town Square dominated by the Church of Our Lady of Týn and the historic old Town Hall. See the beautiful pastel-colored buildings of Romanesque or Gothic origin and view the medieval Astronomical Clock that hourly announces the time. You’ll be warmly welcomed at our boutique hotel, a 19th century neoclassical palace. Time to relax before an à la carte dinner

    Day 13, Tuessday,Private Visit to Strahov Library, Prague Castle, Estates Theatre

    Today, a Private Visit to the Baroque Library of the famed Strahov Monastery, a complex that combines exquisite architecture with treasures of immeasurable value. In this living place of learning and tranquility view astonishing frescoes and murals dedicated to the progress of mankind. We continue to Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world, where Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic all stake their claim. Lunch on your own before departing to Municipal House, with its splendorous decorations, a jewel of Prague architecture. Afterwards, a unique tour at the Estates Theatre, forever linked with the musical genius of Mozart whose life had such an impact on the city of Prague. After refreshments, free time to mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for beautiful Czech glass, or enjoy one of the many charming cafes and world-class restaurants

    DAY 14, Wednesday,Jewish Quarter or Iron Curtain Tour, Farewell Dinner at Lobkowicz Palace

    The choice of touring is yours today! At the Jewish Quarter, perhaps join a walking tour that traces the history of the largest Jewish quarter in Europe. The museum exhibits Central Europe’s largest collection of Judaica, including rare and precious objects. View Franz Kafka’s birthplace, the 13th century Alt Neu Synagogue and the Town Hall with its distinctive tower and clock with Hebrew letters. Or, follow the country’s emergence from behind the Iron Curtain to freedom. Visit the Museum of Communism with its fascinating exhibits and Wenceslas Square, site of the city’s major demonstrations in 1989. On the last night in Prague, an elegant Farewell Dinner has been arranged at the aristocratic 16th century Lobkowicz Palace. Bid a fond farewell to your Tour Manager and newfound friends at tonight’s dinner that caps your experience in Central Europe

    DAY 15, Thursday,Depart the Czech Republic

    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight

    Boscolo Prague, Autograph Collection – 5 Star

    The Boscolo Prague hotel is part of Marriott Hotel's prestigious Autograph Collection. This timeless 19th century neoclassical palace is situated near many of Prague's celebrated sights. Exuding the intimate air of a boutique hotel, with its sleek lobby and elegant guest rooms, the Boscolo offers a warm welcome and the promise of perfect hospitality.

    Hotel Bristol Vienna – 5 Star

    The renowned Hotel Bristol, an esteemed Luxury Collection Hotel, opened its doors in 1892 at one of the finest locations in Vienna. This superb example of Viennese charm and hospitality is just steps away from the world-famous Ringstrasse and the Vienna Opera House. The Hotel Bristol has long served as a hub for Viennese culture -- you can almost hear the hotel's rich musical history resonating throughout the hallways.

    Corinthia Hotel Budapest – 5 Star

    The landmark Corinthia Hotel is one of the grand gems of the Hungarian capital, with its imposing neoclassical façade and soaring glass atrium lobby with Italian marble and hand-wrought ornamentation. Close to historical and cultural landmarks and magnificently restored, the Corinthia whisks you back to a time of glamour and personalized service.

    Sheraton Grand Krakow – 5 Star

    The Sheraton Grand Krakow, located on the banks of the Vistula River, is close to majestic Wawel Castle and walking distance to the Old City's lively Market Square and the historic Kazimierz district. The hotel’s impressive interior features a traditional ambiance that reflects the beauty of the surrounding area. The guest rooms are designed in contemporary Krakow style, boasting super comfortable furnishings.

    Hotel Bristol Warsaw – 5 Star

    Situated in the very heart of Warsaw, the Hotel Bristol has been a cultural landmark of the city since 1901. You'll find an enchanting blend of old-world elegance, contemporary luxury and exquisite guest rooms. Just a short stroll from the Old Town, Royal Castle and Opera House, and situated next to the Presidential Palace, the hotel enjoys the most prestigious location in the city. The Hotel Bristol is a member of the renowned Luxury Collection Hotel Group.

    Price shown are estimated prices from JFK, prices will vary depending on season and & departure city. Prices are per person. If traveler is under 13 please call in reservation. Subject to availability

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