The Heart of Europe: Krakow-Wroclaw-Prague

The Heart of Europe: Krakow-Wroclaw-Prague

From Krakow the Polish capital of art & literature, through undiscovered Silesian region with Wroclaw, the Cultural Capital of Europe 2016 and the golden city of Prague you will be charmed by the beauty of architecture and diversity of European heritage. The tour leads  through the most impressive cities of Europe highlighted with mosaic of cultures, different culinary adventure and emotions not to be forgotten.

Guaranteed departure dates 2020:

May 12
June 16
July 21
August 25
September 8

Inclusions:
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • English-speaking tour escort assistance
  • English speaking local guides
  • Private air-conditioned motor coach/minibus (depending on the group size)
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Cake & coffee/tea at famous Krakow caféteria
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees: Auschwitz-Birkenau, Krakow – Royal Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel Hill, St. Mary’s Church, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Prague – St Vitus Cathedral, Old-New Synagogue, Katowice – Silesian Museum
  • Hotel charges and taxes
Highlights:
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Krakow – Royal Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel Hill, St. Mary’s Church
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Prague – St Vitus Cathedral, Old-New Synagogue
  • Katowice – Silesian Museum

Day 1) Tuesday. KRAKOW

  • CHECK-IN AT THE HOTEL
  • BUFFET DINNER AT THE HOTEL
  • MEETING WITH THE GUIDE
  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 2) Wednesday. KRAKOW – AUSCHWITZ – KRAKOW

  • BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
  • MEETING WITH THE GUIDE
KRAKOW CITY TOUR
The Cloth Hall and Town Hall Tower

The morning sightseeing tour will feature Wawel, the Royal Castle, home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs. You will also visit the Wawel Cathedral, the place of the cult of St. Stanislaw and St. Jadwiga, Queen of Poland. Its 18 chapels are true architectural masterpieces. The giant bell, Zygmunt from 1520 ranks with the world’s largest. This is the place where Polish kings were crowned and buried. Walk to Old Town with its restored Main Square of picturesque houses and palaces. See the magnificent wooden altar at St. Mary’s Basilica, by Wit Stwosz. In the middle of the square is famous Cloth Hall from 1349, with many shopping stalls inside.

  • LUNCH AT THE RESTAURANT

After lunch we drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau to visit the Martyrdom Museum of the former Nazi concentration camp, the infamous factory of death.

  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 3) Thursday. KRAKOW – WIELICZKA – KRAKOW

  • BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
  • FREE TIME
  • COFFEE AND CAKE AT A FAMOUS KRAKOW CAFETERIA
  • MEETING WITH THE GUIDE
WIELICZKA SALT MINE
Wieliczka salt mine

Afternoon drive to the Wieliczka Salt Mine*, one of the largest tourist attractions in Poland, is registered on the UNESCO list and visited by over a million tourists every year. Since the 13th century, brine welling up to the surface has been collected and processed until getting sodium chloride (table-salt). In this period, wells began to be sunk, and the first shafts to be dug to extract the rock salt. In the late 13th to the early 14th century, the Saltworks Castle was built. Wieliczka is now home to the Kraków Salt-Works Museum with underground chambers, grottoes, and chapels carved from salt.

* Lift service at Wieliczka Salt Mine (subject to confirmation on spot)

  • DINNER WITH A FOLKLORIC SHOW

Dinner with a folkloric show will be served at a local restaurant in Wieliczka, before we drive back to Krakow.

  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 4) Friday. KRAKOW – WROCLAW

  • BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
  • MEETING WITH THE GUIDE

After breakfast drive to Wroclaw to admire its beautiful historical buildings recognized as a gem of Gothic Renaissance urban architecture in Poland.

  • LUNCH AT THE RESTAURANT
WROCLAW CITY TOUR
City hall in Wroclaw

Wroclaw, before 1945 commonly known as Breslau, is one of the oldest and the most beautiful cities in Poland. Situated at the foot of the Sudetes mountain range, by the Oder River, criss-crossed by its numerous tributaries and channels, it is an exceptional city of 12 islands and more than 100 bridges. Wroclaw fascinating history reflects the foretime of the entire Central Europe with its mixed heritage and architecture influenced by Bohemian, Austrian and Prussian traditions.

  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 5) Saturday. WROCLAW – PRAGUE

  • BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
  • MEETING WITH THE GUIDE

Your journey winds its way through picturesque landscape to reach Prague, the equally ancient capital of today’s Czech Republic.

  • LUNCH AT THE LOCAL TAVERN
PRAGUE OLD TOWN CITY TOUR
Astronomical clock 

Prague Old Town is the most beautiful square in Prague. The elegant tower of the Town Hall with the world famous astronomical clock, the proud silhouette of the fairytale Týn Cathedral, the monumental Church of St. Nicholas and countless multicoloured houses of many styles lend this place a unique atmosphere, which will captivate all those who decide to take a look at its charm. Jan Palach Square located on bank of the Vltava River is dominated by the Rudolfinum concert hall and Prague Castle panorama on the left river bank.

  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 6) Sunday. PRAGUE

  • BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
  • MEETING WITH THE GUIDE
PRAGUE CASTLE AND JEWISH QUARTER
Charles Bridge and Prague Castle

The remarkable complex of Prague Castle, one of the largest castles in the world. Built in the 9th century, it has served as the country’s traditional seat of power. The area incorporates palaces, museums, monasteries, and halls for knighthood ceremonies. Visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the coronation site for Czech kings. Continue to the Jewish Quarter, named Josefov Town after Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, who emancipated Jews in 1781. The Old-New Synagogue, founded in the 13th century is Europe’s oldest active synagogue. It is also the oldest surviving medieval synagogue of twin-nave design. Follow to the Pinkus and Maisel synagogues (holidays permitting).

VLTAVA RIVER CRUISE WITH DINNER

Dinner will be served on the board of the cruise ship with beautiful panorama of Prague.

  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 7) Monday. PRAGUE – KATOWICE

  • BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
  • MEETING WITH THE GUIDE
Historical District in Katowice

Morning drive back to Poland. Stop by to visit Nikiszowiec and Giszowiec, two workers’ settlements both built at the beginning of the 20th century, for workers of the nearby mines. It is an outstanding example of architectural revitalization. Nikiszowiec is all made of the red brick and full of tenant houses while Giszowiec was created as a garden city with small, different houses, each designed for two families.

  • DINNER AT THE LOCAL RESTAURANT

Taste typical dishes for Silesia region and enjoy food at a unique atmosphere of 20 years of the last century.

  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 8) Tuesday. KATOWICE – KRAKOW

Visit the Silesian Museum, an art & industry museum with underground galleries & a restaurant. A building complex erected from a former coal-mining site demonstrates a prime example of contemporary architecture and regional identity. Now it houses a splendid exhibition of paintings by such great Polish artists, as Jan Matejko, Stanislaw Wyspianski or Jacek Malczewski.

  • FAREWELL DINNER AT THE LOCAL RESTAURANT
  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 9) Wednesday. KRAKOW

  • BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
  • CHECK-OUT OF THE HOTEL
  • DEPARTURE

 

LAND PACKAGE PRICE IN USD

$2,116 US PER PERSON, IN ½ DBL
$615 US SGL SUPPLEMENT

SERVICES INCLUDED:
  • Selected class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • English-speaking tour escort assistance
  • Obligatory English speaking local guides
  • Private air-conditioned motor coach/minibus (depending on the group size)
  • Meals as per itinerary:

Breakfast daily
3 x lunch served at a local restaurants
5 x dinner (including one with folkloric show in Wieliczka and one at the river cruise)

  • Cake & coffee/tea at famous Krakow caféteria
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees:

Auschwitz-Birkenau
Krakow – Royal Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel Hill, St. Mary’s Church
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Prague – St Vitus Cathedral, Old-New Synagogue
Katowice – Silesian Museum

  • Hotel charges and taxes
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
  • Photo and video shooting tickets
  • Meals and beverages except mentioned
  • Russian visa fees
  • DHL delivery service
  • Flights
  • Options
  • Tips
INDICATION OF HOTELS:

3 nights at 4-star hotel in Krakow:     Novotel Krakow City West or similar
1 night at 4-star hotel in Wroclaw:    Novotel Wroclaw City Center or similar
2 nights at 4-star hotel in Prague:      Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square or similar
1 night at 4-star hotel in Katowice:    Novotel Katowice City Center or similar
1 night at 4-star hotel in Krakow:       Novotel Krakow City West or similar

 

The Heart of Europe: Krakow-Wroclaw-Prague