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FROM WARSAW TO BUDAPEST

 
  • Poland & Slovakia & Hungary
  • 12 days/11 nights
  • best from April-October
 

Day 1: WARSAW, POLAND             

  • Welcome of the group at Warsaw Airport and transfer to hotel;
  • Hotel HB or BB & Restaurant dinner.

                        
Day 2: WARSAW                

  •  Entire day of sightseeing around Poland's metropolis: Palace of Culture and Science, the tallest building in the town, “gift of friendly” Soviet Union, old town (Unesco), Royal Route with Royal Castle, Bishop's Castle, Barbican and Market Square, St. John's Cathedral, Lazienki park with Monument to Frederick Chopin, Warsaw Getho Monument, exclusive boutiques of the Nowy Swiat street, Wilanow Summer Royal Palace and Gardens;
  •  Hotel HB or BB & Restaurant dinner.


Day 3: WARSAW – AUSCHWITZ or CZESTOCHOWA – CRACOW

  • A drive to Auschwitz − Birkenau Naczi Holocaust memorial (Unesco), where almost 2 million people have been killed;
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  • A drive to Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland, where the Pope John Paul II prayed with more than 500,000 pilgrims;
  •  A visit of the Church of Black Madonna with the Christ Child at Pauline monastery on the mountain Jasna Gora;
  • A drive to Cracow, old Royal Capital of Poland kingdom;
  • Hotel HB or BB & Restaurant dinner.


Day 4: CRACOW – WIELICZKA (Unesco) − CRACOW (Unesco)                                                                     

  • Entire day of sightseeing around Cracow, the Treasure of World Heritage: Main Market Square; Cloth hall, the oldest commercial centre in Poland, now shopping area of souvenirs and folk art products; St. Mary’s Cathedral with richly ornamented interior and a masterpiece of the high wood carved altar carved; Collegium Maius, the Jagiellonian University established in 1364; Kazimierz quarter which was once inhabited by the largest Jewish community in Europe (almost 70,000 Jews), before the 2nd  World War; Oscar Schindler factory Track;
  • An afternoon excursion to Salt Mine Wieliczka (Unesco), 800 years old Salt Mine with a 2 km long Tourist Route, where we visit underground salt lakes and Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, carved in salt rock;
  • Return to Cracow, Hotel BB & Restaurant dinner.

        
Day 5: CRACOW − WAWEL − TATRAS − ZAKOPANE

  •  A morning visit of Wawell Hill on the banks of the Wisła River in Cracow, which is the beating heart of the Poland kingdom;
  • A visit of Wawel Royal Castle, a collection of art and famous tapestries, then we continue to Wawel Cathedral, were Polish kings were crowned and buried;
  •  A visit of the national Pantheon as burial place for many eminent artists and national leaders;
  • A drive to the area of Tatras Mountains with small villages, such as Witow and Chochołow, where houses are built in the unique highlander's wooden style;
  • A Visit of the Church in Krzeptowski, dedicated to Polish Pope Karol Wojtyla − Pope John Paul II.
  • Arrival to Zakopane, capital of Polish Mountains, a fascinating winter ski and ski-jumping resort under the rocky Tatra summits with the height of over 2800 m;
  • Hotel HB or BB & Restaurant dinner.


Day 6: ZAKOPANE − SLOVAKIA − DUNAJEC GORGE − SPIŠSKA SOBOTA – SPIŠSKI HRAD −TATRANSKA LOMNICA    

  • A morning drive to Pieniny Mountains and crossing the border between POLAND and SLOVAKIA, followed by a visit of Dunajec River Gorge;
  • An easy and attractive rafting (safe tourist rafting, not adrenalin rafting on rapids) through 12 km long canyon from Village Červeny Klaštor to village Lesnica;
  •  After lunch, a visit of beautiful historic town Spišska Sobota, a medieval craftsmen town;
  • A panoramic drive to the ruins of the castle Spišski Hrad, once the largest castle in Central Europe on the top of 634 m high travertine rock;
  • Overnight stay in beautiful Tatra Mountains area, in tourist resort Tatranska Lomnica;
  •  Hotel HB or BB & Restaurant dinner.

    
Day 7: TATRANSKA LOMNICA − LOMNICKY ŠTIT − ŠTRBSKE PLESO – PRIBYLINA − VLKOLINEC – TRENČIN

  • A morning cable car excursion from Lomnica to the top of the mountain Lomnicky Štit (2634 m), where we get awarded with unforgettable view all around the Tatra Mountains;
  • We continue the tour around the mountains Visoke Tatre, with a tour to the Štrbske Pleso, the most popular Slovakian winter ski Resort with ski-jumping and cross-country centre, where every year international championships in Nordic Disciplines is held;
  • An afternoon drive towards Pribylina, a visit of Liptovske village, folk architecture Museum, and a visit of a typical old Slovak mountain village Vlkolinec, a village of still inhabited original wooden houses;
  • A drive along the valley Vah River to Trenčin, old and typical Slovakian medieval town with the reconstruction of one of the biggest castles in Slovakia with picturesque position on the top of high rock above the town;
  • Hotel HB or BB & Restaurant dinner.


Day 8: TRENČIN − PIEŠTANY − TRNAVA − ČERVENY KAMEN − MODRA − PEZINOK − BRATISLAVA        

  • A drive to Pieštany, world-famous spa town with curative mineral and thermal waters, erected by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1813;
  • A visit of Trnava, very important medieval historical town with a seat of the Roman Catholic archbishops. Due to the  numerous churches, monasteries, and  fascinating Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Trnava is also known as Slovak “Little Rome”;
  • A visit of Červeny Kamen or Red Stone Castle, built in the 13th century and rebuilt in the 16th century by Pallfy family, a fortress and representative noble castle in Little Carpathians;
  • A visit of small village Modra, known for Slovakian pottery workshops;
  • A visit of Pezinok, the best known Slovakian region of wine production in the area of Male Karpaty, with wine tasting in stylish wineries;
  • A drive to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia;
  • Hotel HB or BB & Restaurant dinner.


Day 9: BRATISLAVA – HUNGARY – BUDAPEST

  • A morning sightseeing of Bratislava: the Danube River, the Bratislava Castle, Michael’s gate, Old town with numerous palaces of Slovak and Hungarian Nobility, St. Martin’s Church, Hvizdoslavove namesti, and Hlavne Namesti;                        
  • In late afternoon, a drive from Bratislava to Budapest, the Hungarian metropolis;
  • Hotel HB or BB & Restaurant dinner.


Day 10: BUDAPEST                

  •  Entire day of sightseeing around Hungarian capital: the Danube River and Danube promenade, Chain Bridge, Elisabeth’s Bridge, Parliament Building, Opera House, Andrassy Avenue with Hero's Square, St. Stephan's Basilica, Gellert Hill, Fisherman Bastion on Buda Hill, St. Matias Church, Vatci utca, and Margaret Island;
  • For dinner, a tasting of typical Hungarian Cuisine (folklore show optional);
  • Hotel HB or BB & Restaurant dinner.


Day 11: BUDAPEST − EGER − HORTOBAGY PUSZTA − BUDAPEST            

  • A day excursion to Bük Mountains, Hungarian wine region around Eger, where they have been producing wine for over 1000 years, and there are  still some old, over 400 years old, cellars;
  • A visit of vineyards and tasting the best examples of Eger Wine in these old cellars;
  • A visit of city Eger with castle from the period of Turkish invasion;
  • On the way we see many different churches, namely Basilica, Cistercian church, minaret church, and other historical buildings of this beautiful medieval town;
  • An afternoon tour to Hortobagy Puszta, with a protected area of uninterrupted nature and wild animals, such as birds, horses, buffalos, sheep, Hungarian pigs etc. Here, we enjoy flavours of Hungarian delicious dishes;
  • Return to hotel BB & Restaurant dinner.


Day 12: BUDAPEST – a return to home        

  • Free time for shopping or individual sightseeing of Budapest until transportation to Budapest Airport, a flight back home.



The price includes:

  •  A modern A/C coach service;
  • Airport transfer on the first and last day;
  • Road tolls, parking, driver costs;
  • English speaking guide throughout the tour;
  • 1 FOC for tour leader in a single room;
  • Local guides in Warsaw, Krakow, Eger, Bratislava, and Budapest;
  • 11 x BB in hotel 4*: double or twin rooms;
  • 11 x dinners in local restaurants or hotels;
  • 2 x lunch;
  • Wine tasting by the program;
  • All taxes and fees.


Not included in price:

  • International or/and domestic flight tickets;
  • Entrances to museums, monuments, folklore shows, and concerts;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Any meals, drinks other than specified;
  • Tips to drivers and guides;
  • Everything not listed in ʺIncludedʺ.