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United Kingdom & Europe
25 September 2019
All tipping and gratuities included
10 Day Eastern European Escapade land tour
Visit the historic German city of Dresden
Visit the Palace of Frederick the Great and Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam
Absorb the sights of Warsaw
Visit the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto
Dining Highlights 16 superb meals: 9 Full Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches (L), 3 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners
You’re Invited Exclusive dinner and private recital of Chopin’s music in a private manor house
Return airport transfers
Discover Prague on a guided city tour
In Berlin see the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall
Rail journey from Berlin to Warsaw
Day 1 Arrive Prague
Welcome to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred^ to your centrally located hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink.
Day 2 Prague
This morning we explore the sights of the Old Town Square on a guided walking tour. We see Mozart´s Theatre, Little Square, the Astronomical Clock and Charles Bridge. Later drive to the 1,000 year old Prague Castle area.
Day 3 Prague
Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day. The baroque quarter of Mala Strana is a must see, as is Josefov, the Jewish quarter.
Day 4 Prague – Dresden – Berlin
On leaving Prague drive along the Elbe Valley to Dresden, known as Florence on the Elbe. Here we will see the Frauenkirche, the Castle of the Electors of Saxony and the Green Vault with its collection of Meissen porcelain.
Day 5 Potsdam – Berlin
Take a short drive to Potsdam to see the palace of Frederick the Great and visit the Cecilienhof
– where the Potsdam Treaty was signed. The re-unification of Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, saw the city transform into the impressive and exciting metropolis that it is today. See the new Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House and Alexander Platz – and drive ‘Unter den Linden’. We see the former Checkpoint Charlie as well as other sites associated with the era of the Iron Curtain.
Day 6 Berlin – Train – Warsaw
This morning you will be taken to the main train station for a journey across the heart of Poland and into the capital, Warsaw. Enjoy time en route to relax and watch the scenery pass by, arriving into Warsaw in the early afternoon. A traditional Polish dinner is included this evening.
Day 7 Warsaw
Our guided sightseeing tour reveals the historic centre where much of the Old Town was rebuilt after the war. Memories of Polanski’s film ‘The Pianist’ come to mind as we visit the Jewish Ghetto with a local guide. See a monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial. Take an excursion to the Royal Castle.
Day 8 Warsaw – Auschwitz – Kraków
This morning, visit the Concentration Camp at Auschwitz for a guided tour and experience the chilling reminders of the atrocities of World War II. Later, arrive in the picture-postcard medieval city of Kraków, the former royal capital.
Day 9 Kraków
Sightseeing of this imposing medieval city includes the cathedral and castle on Wawel Hill and on a walking tour of the old town we visit St. Mary’s Church and the Cloth Hall. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 10 Kraków – Budapest
Today we journey past the Castle of Oravsky Hrad and over the Tatra Mountains, through Slovakia and into Budapest.
Day 11 Budapest
After breakfast, transfer to the airport.