Harmony of Central Europe

Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: Luxury Gold 2024 v1

In Hungary, join a private tour of Budapest's neo-Gothic Parliament Building, home to the country's Holy Crown. Afterwards, dine at the Michelin-starred Borkonyha Winekitchen. Here, give your tastebuds the ultimate treat as chef Akos Sarkozi expertly blends Hungarian flavours with French finery. Explore Vienna and the majesty of Schonbrunn Palace on a VIP after-hours guided visit. Choose either a visit to the the Imperial Apartments of the Hofburg Palace to uncover the history of the Habsburg dynasty, or embark on an exploration of the Baroque Belvedere palaces-home to Gustav Klimt's priceless artworks. Across the Polish border in Warsaw, be seated for a private Chopin recital, performed by a renowned pianist before a Celebration Dinner-replete with delicious local delicacies.

Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Prague:
  • Prague: Relax in one of the oldest houses of the city and sample craft beers paired with Czech savoury specialities.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Szentendre: Take a trip outside Budapest to the storybook town of Szentendre. Travel past the Roman remains of Aquincum before spending time in the riverside town with enchanting, brightly coloured houses, quaint churches, galleries and lovely squares.
  • Budapest: Take a plunge into Hungarian bath culture at one of the traditional spas and mingle with the locals as you soak up the healing properties of the mineral rich thermal waters.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Krakow: Explore Nowa Huta, the steel district of Krakow while you learn about life behind the Iron Curtain just a few decades ago. See a vintage Trabant, an East German car widely used in the Communist era.
  • Krakow: Let a knowledgeable Local Expert take you through the poignant history of Krakow. Pass through the city's former Jewish Quarter and visit Wawel Cathedral, the site that has crowned almost every Polish king and queen throughout history.
Well-being
  • : Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Exceptional Dining
  • Prague: Open your trip in style with a delicious Welcome Dinnerin a specially selected local restaurant.
  • Prague: Relax in one of the oldest houses of the city and sample craft beers paired with Czech savoury specialities.
  • Budapest: Dine on traditional Hungarian delicacies at elegant Gundel, one of Budapest's most renowned restaurants for over a hundred years. Enjoy dinner in the iconic dining room where former American presidents and popes have eaten.
  • Krakow: Eat local in Krakow on a Your Choice Evening. Take your pick from a specially selected shortlist of local restaurants where you can enjoy a meal from one of their authentic menus to immerse you further into the flavour of the country.
  • Warsaw: Say farewell to the elegant grandeur of Warsaw with a final Celebration Dinner at a handpicked local restaurant. Exchange memories and discoveries from your journey with new friends as you enjoy a fine selection of traditional dishes and quality wines.
  • Dining Summary: 5 Dinner (D), 10 Breakfast (B), and 1 Lunch (L)
Journey Highlights
  • Prague: Immerse yourself in the architecture and atmosphere of Prague Castle as a Local Expert relays fascinating details from its thousand-year history. Accompany them into St Vitus Cathedral where colourful stained-glass windows pour filtered light into its many chapels.
  • Prague: Marvel at the intricate detail of Prague's famous Astronomical Clock and its hourly procession of moving parts, which have delighted witnesses for over six hundred years. Watch as the clock's parade of apostles mark time on the Old Town Hall.
  • Prague:
  • Cesky Krumlov: Step through the cobbled streets of Cesky Krumlov and feel the history around you. Let your Local Expert regale you with tales of this most important European site as you discover the 13th century castle at the heart of the town.
  • Melk District: Stroll around the baroque masterpiece that is Melk Abbey as a guide talks you through its fascinating history. See the 16,000-volume collection in the main library and gaze up at the Paul Troger fresco on the hall ceiling.
  • Bratislava: Join your passionate Local Expert for a walk around the Slovakian capital's Old Town, and see the restored Baroque-period Bratislava Castle that stands over the city, with its striking red turrets.
  • Budapest: Embark on a private evening cruise along the majestic Danube and sip freshly poured sparkling wine. Witness the most breathtaking architectural vista as grand buildings from both sides of the city are lit up in the night.
  • Szentendre: Take a trip outside Budapest to the storybook town of Szentendre. Travel past the Roman remains of Aquincum before spending time in the riverside town with enchanting, brightly coloured houses, quaint churches, galleries and lovely squares.
  • Budapest: Take a plunge into Hungarian bath culture at one of the traditional spas and mingle with the locals as you soak up the healing properties of the mineral rich thermal waters.
  • Oravsky Podzamok: Take a moment on your journey to Krakow to enjoy the breathtaking sight of Oravsky Hrad. Look up to the striking Renaissance and neo-gothic castle which dominates the scenery like an eagle's nest on its rocky perch.
  • Krakow: Join you Travelling Concierge for an orientation of Krakow. Pass through the city's former Jewish Quarter and see locations from the epic seven-time Oscar-winning movie, Schindler's List.
  • Krakow: Explore Nowa Huta, the steel district of Krakow while you learn about life behind the Iron Curtain just a few decades ago. See a vintage Trabant, an East German car widely used in the Communist era.
  • Krakow: Let a knowledgeable Local Expert take you through the poignant history of Krakow. Pass through the city's former Jewish Quarter and visit Wawel Cathedral, the site that has crowned almost every Polish king and queen throughout history.
  • Auschwitz: Pay your respects at the Auschwitz memorial and walk beneath the infamous gateway to the museums housed in the former prison blocks. Learn about the role this concentration camp played during World War II and understand the impact on postwar Europe.
  • Warsaw: Attend a private piano recital to begin your evening with a flourish. Hear an accomplished player relay the expressive grace of Poland's most famous composer and virtuoso, Frederic Francois Chopin, in the stylish surroundings of Warsaw.
Chairman's Collection
  • Schloss Artstetten: If you are travelling on a Chairman's Collection departure, on Day 4 you will be privileged to a private reception with Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a descendant of the famous Habsburgs, at Artstetten Castle. This incredible experience will replace visiting Melk Abbey.
VIP Experiences
  • Vienna: Indulge your senses without the crowds during a special VIP after-hours visit to the magni?cent Schonbrunn Palace. With a Local Expert, stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames, where Mozart performed as a six-year-old prodigy.
Additional Included Highlights
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

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Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2022
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1PragueWelcome to Prague.: On arrival at Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. At 18:00 join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for drinks, followed by a delicious Welcome Dinnerat a local restaurant.
Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague.
Day 2PragueThe City of a Hundred Spires:
Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague.
Day 3Cesky KrumlovPrague to Cesky Krumlov Relaxed Start: A scenic drive through Bohemia brings you to Cesky´ Krumlov. Walk through the tangled cobblestone streets and meet your Local Expert to visit the famous castle, one of the most important historic sites in Central Europe. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps heading back to your hotel for an indulgent treat at the wellness spa?
Hotel Ruze, Cesky Krumlov.
Day 4ViennaMelk Abbey and Vienna: Travel over the Austrian border, past the city of Linz to Melk, for a guided walk of its famous abbey. Continue past the Wachau Valley, where the Danube meanders below forested cliffs and rolling vineyards. Arrive in Vienna, where the doors of the magni?cent Schonbrunn Palace open to you for a VIP after-hours guided visit.
Grand Hotel Wien, Vienna.
Day 5Bratislava and Budapest, Grand Dames on the DanubeBratislava and Budapest, Grand Dames on the Danube: Cross the border to reach the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. Explore the city, dominated by its imposing ninth century castle, with your Local Expert. Enjoy free time to take a leisurely walk through the Old Town to the Maximillian Fountain, before continuing to Hungary and the grand metropolis of Budapest. In the evening, dine at elegant Gundel, Hungary's most renowned restaurant. Sample local dishes and wine with a backdrop of traditional folk music. Continue your delightful evening as you step onboard a private cruise for a voyage along the Danube complete with sparkling wine.
Kozmo Hotel Suites & Spa.
Day 6Szentendre and BudapestSzentendre and Budapest Relaxed Start:
Kozmo Hotel Suites & Spa.
Day 7KrakowThe Low Tatra and Krakow: Enjoy a gentle drive into Slovakia, through the small villages of the Low Tatras, characterised by austere wooden churches and traditional folk houses. Continue past the Orava Castle to Krakow, a city full of architectural wonder and legend. In the evening, you're invited to choose from a selection of local restaurants and authentic menus for a Your Choice Evening.
Grand Hotel Krakow.
Day 8KrakowExploring Krakow Relaxed Start: Your Journey, Your Way.Choose to explore Krakow's steel district of Nowa Huta while discovering the vintage Trabant car, widely used in the Communist era. Alternatively, join your Local Expert and cross the former Jewish Quarter to see locations used in the ?lm 'Schindler's List.' You'll then ascend Wawel Hill to visit the cathedral, the ?nal resting place of the Kings of Poland.Enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps heading out for a traditional hunter's stew? Your Travelling Concierge knows the best restaurants and can assist you with reservations.
Grand Hotel Krakow.
Day 9WarsawAuschwitz and on to Warsaw: There will be time to pay your respects at the Auschwitz memorial. Walk beneath the infamous gateway to the museums housed in the former prison blocks. Continue across the plains to Warsaw with its jumble of restored Gothic and Communist architecture, tumultuous history and vibrant cafe culture. On arrival, your Travelling Concierge will check you into your luxury hotel, situated on the famous Royal Route. With the evening at leisure, perhaps enjoy a candle-lit dinner at your hotel or explore the nearby Old Town?
Hotel Bristol, Warsaw.
Day 10Warsaw and ChopinExploring Warsaw and Chopin Relaxed Start:
Hotel Bristol, Warsaw.
Day 11WarsawDepart Warsaw.: After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Warsaw airport for your onward journey.
Dates/Pricing

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05/21/2024$7,650.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/10/2024$7,650.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type: Luxury Gold 2024 v1In Hungary, join a private tour of Budapest's neo-Gothic Parliament Building, home to the country's Holy Crown. Afterwards, dine at the Michelin-starred Borkonyha Winekitchen.

 
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