DAY 1 Friday
USA – VIENNA
Leave tonight on an overnight jet flight for Vienna (flight not included).
DAY 2 Saturday
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby this evening, before enjoying a welcome dinner. (D)
DAY 3 Sunday
A morning sightseeing tour features the Hofburg, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. We also view the Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park, the UN building, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other vivid reminders of the city’s imperial history. Your afternoon is at leisure.
DAY 4 Monday
VIENNA - BUDAPEST (Breakfast, Dinner)
After breakfast, we will enjoy views of the Austrian and Hungarian countrysides, as we drive to Budapest. (B,D)
DAY 5 Tuesday
Situated on opposite banks of the Danube, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges. Our morning sightseeing tour includes all the main attractions: the Parliament, the Royal Palace, the Castle Hill area, Fisherman’s Bastion, Coronation Church, Hero’s Square and Gellert Hill. The balance of the day is at leisure.
DAY 6 Wednesday
BUDAPEST - KRAKOW (Breakfast, Dinner)
The road to Krakow winds through the lovely hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras and onto the great plains of Poland. A relaxing dinner in Krakow is planned this evening.
DAY 7 Thursday
Wawel Hill, St. Mary’s Church, the Renaissance Cloth Hall and other historic landmarks are included on our morning city sightseeing tour. The afternoon is free for strolling about the city.
DAY 8 Friday
KRAKOW - AUSCHWITZ - CZESTOCHOWA - WARSAW (Breakfast, Dinner)
After breakfast, we set out for Warsaw. On the way, we stop in Auschwitz, site of the infamous concentration camp. In the afternoon we drive to Czestochowa, Poland's pilgrimage center known for the blackened picture of St. Mary, popularly called the "Black Madonna". We arrive in Warsaw in the late afternoon.
DAY 9 Saturday
Your sightseeing tour includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture, the Saxon gardens, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of Old Town, Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. Use the balance of the day for shopping or attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert
DAY 10 Sunday
WARSAW - USA (Breakfast)
After breakfast, we transfer you to the airport to board your return flight home.