15 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe

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Jun 9 & Jun 23 departures will be accommodated at the Holiday Inn Krakow City Center in Krakow.

Jun 16 departure will be accommodated at the Andels Hotel in Krakow.


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Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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  • Flights New York-Warsaw, Berlin-New York
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  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Warsaw
    • 2 nights Krakow
    • 2 nights Budapest
    • 3 nights Vienna
    • 2 nights Prague
    • 2 nights Berlin
  • Hotel taxes, fess & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 18 meals: 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Travel along the Royal Route, with its historic monuments and residences, Warsaw
  • Visit the 16th century Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow
  • Tour Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous network of concentration camps from World War II
  • View Heroes' Square, the largest and most impressive square in Budapest
  • See Matthias Church, that served as the scene of several coronations, Budapest
  • Stop at Fisherman's Bastion, for enthralling panoramic views of Budapest
  • Visit Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family in Vienna
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of charming Bratislava, capital of Slovakia
  • Take a city tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"
  • View Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag and Brandenberg Gate, symbols of the formerly divided city, Berlin

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Poland
Depart for Poland

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Warsaw
Arrive in Warsaw, Poland's capital city and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by dinner
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Warsaw City Tour
This morning, a tour of Warsaw includes both banks of the Vistula River. Visit Lazienki Park to view Chopin's Monument, then travel along the Royal Route with its historic monuments and residences toward the Warsaw Ghetto. Walk through the cobbled streets to the Market Square. View the Cathedral of St. John and the Royal Castle. Balance of the day is at leisure or join the optional tour to Wilanow Palace.* This former summer residence of the Polish kings is situated just outside of Warsaw. The tour of the palace makes Polish history come alive. Wilanow was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan III Sobieski
*Optional Wilanow Palace tour will not be available for March 29th departure.
Optional: Wilanow Palace (PM)
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Jasna Gora Monastery
Travel south to Czestochowa to see the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Gora, a place of devout pilgrimage by Polish Catholics and home of the Black Madonna, a portrait of Our Lady that is said to have miraculous powers. Drive to Krakow, former residence of the Polish kings. Remainder of the day is at leisure or join the optional Wieliczka Salt Mine tour.* The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list
*Optional Wieliczka Salt Mine tour will not be available for March 29th departure.
Optional: Wieliczka Salt Mine
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Krakow City Tour, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour
This morning, enjoy a tour of medieval Krakow, including a visit to the 16th century Wawel Royal Castle District. Proceed to the Jewish Quarter and visit the Ghetto Heroes Square to view the Jewish Ghetto Memorial, called "The Lonely Chairs." Continue to the Old Town and Market Square to view St. Mary's Church and the Renaissance Cloth Hall. In the afternoon tour Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous network of concentration camps from World War II. It has since been turned into a museum by the Polish government and is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Scenic Drive to Budapest
This morning, travel to the small, quaint village of Orawka to view St. John the Baptist Church, the oldest existing wooden church in the Upper Orava region in Poland. It was built in 1651-1656 from top quality knot-free larch timber using the horizontal log technique. Continue through the scenic Tatra Mountains and the wooded countryside of Slovakia before reaching the Danube Valley and Hungary's capital city of Budapest with its world-class classical music scene and pulsating nightlife. The remainder of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Budapest City Tour
Your morning tour begins in Pest with a chance to view Parliament, the Royal Palace and Heroes' Square. You will cross the Danube River on the Elizabeth Bridge into the Buda Hills. Visit Castle Hill to see the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church. From Fisherman's Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight perhaps choose the optional Danube Cruise that includes dinner
Optional: Danube Cruise with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Travel to Vienna
Spend the morning at leisure in Budapest or join the optional tour to Parliament, St. Stephen’s & Great Market Hall. This comprehensive tour includes three splendid interiors and at the same time provides an insight on local politics, religion and products. Later, depart Hungary and travel through the Austrian countryside to Vienna, the former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Spend the balance of the day at leisure in Vienna. Tonight, don’t miss the optional evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music” featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens
Optional: Parliament, St. Stephen’s & Great Market Hall (AM)
Optional: Mozart & Strauss Concert (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Friday - Vienna City Tour
Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour that begins with a visit to the impressive Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors. Continue with a drive along the famous Ringstrasse and view the Empress Maria Theresia Monument, Votive Church, City Hall and Parliament. Next, walk through the Hofburg courtyards to the State Opera House. The rest of the day is at leisure, or join the optional The Glory of the Hapsburg Emperors. Journey through over 1,000 years of power, wealth and glory and experience imperial Vienna at the Hapsburg Treasury. Afterwards, visit the Imperial Crypt where your local expert makes the days of the great Empire come alive
Optional: The Glory of the Hapsburg Emperors (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Saturday - Bratislava Excursion
This morning take a half-day excursion across the border to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe's newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. First, explore the historic center on a guided walking tour. After, take time to stroll the lively pedestrian streets of this charming city where local street vendors offer regional gifts before returning to Vienna. Tonight, enjoy the optional Austrian Country Dinner. Begin with a short drive through the legendary Vienna Woods to the top of Mount Kahlenberg with panoramic views of Vienna. Continue to a charming old wine village for dinner. The characteristic Heurigen tavern dates back to the 18th century and has been family run for generations. A local musician will entertain with traditional melodies, while hearty Austrian dishes are served
Optional: Austrian Country Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Travel to Prague
This morning, depart Austria for the Czech Republic. Travel through Southern Bohemia to the Czech capital, Prague - "The City of a Thousand Spires". Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure for individual pursuits. Perhaps explore unique galleries, museums and stroll along Parizska street, the city’s famous shopping district. Tonight, try traditional Czech cuisine at one of the many world-class restaurants in Prague
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Monday - Prague City Tour
This morning’s sightseeing will include a walking tour of the Lesser Town and the Old Town, viewing the 14th century Charles Bridge, with its 30 baroque statues of various saints. From here, admire the views up to the Prague castle. Continue through the Old Town Square to view the famous Town Hall, Astronomical Clock*, Municipal House, Powder Tower and the Jewish Quarter. The rest of the day is at leisure, or join the optional afternoon tour to the hilltop Prague Castle complex, former residence of Bohemian Kings and to the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral, where kings were crowned and battles were fought. Experience spectacular vistas of the entire city below. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
*The Prague Astronomical Clock and Old Town Hall Tower will be undergoing renovations during the first half of 2018 and may not be able to be viewed during the restoration
Optional: Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Tuesday - Dresden en Route to Berlin
Today cross Saxony to the Baroque art city of Dresden, also known as "the Florence on the Elbe River". Discover this astonishing Renaissance city that has emerged from its wartime destruction to a luxurious splendor. Stop at the ornate Zwinger Palace, once a setting for court festivities, and the world-famous Semper Opera House. Continue to the Frauenkirche Church, symbol of reconstruction with its magnificent baroque dome. Afterwards, travel to Berlin, proud capital of reunited Germany. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Wednesday - Berlin City Tour
This morning, take a guided tour of Berlin. Marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin, including the Brandenburg Gate, symbol of the reunification, the glass dome Reichstag Building and "Checkpoint Charlie," the last remaining mark of the formerly divided city. Drive along Unter den Linden Boulevard past the State Opera House and the imposing Cathedral. End the day in the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm with its rows of boutiques, cafes and non-stop activity. Balance of the day is at leisure or join the optional tour to nearby Potsdam. The historic "City of Palaces" is well known as the meeting place of Truman, Churchill and Stalin in 1945 at the Cecilienhof Palace for the Potsdam Conference, and where they created post-World War II Europe. Another stop is made at the Sanssouci Palace, former summer residence of the Prussian kings and German emperors. During a walking tour of the castle grounds, pass the old windmill, explore the lovely gardens and see the burial site of Frederick the Great. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Optional: Potsdam Tour (PM)
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Thursday - Depart Germany
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Poland
Depart for Poland

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Warsaw
Arrive in Warsaw, Poland's capital city and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by dinner
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Warsaw City Tour
This morning, a tour of Warsaw includes both banks of the Vistula River. Visit Lazienki Park to view Chopin's Monument, then travel along the Royal Route with its historic monuments and residences toward the Warsaw Ghetto. Walk through the cobbled streets to the Market Square. View the Cathedral of St. John and the Royal Castle. Balance of the day is at leisure or join the optional tour to Wilanow Palace. This former summer residence of the Polish kings is situated just outside of Warsaw. The tour of the palace makes Polish history come alive. Wilanow was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan III Sobieski
Optional: Wilanow Palace (PM)
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Jasna Gora Monastery
Travel south to Czestochowa to see the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Gora, a place of devout pilgrimage by Polish Catholics and home of the Black Madonna, a portrait of Our Lady that is said to have miraculous powers. Drive to Krakow, former residence of the Polish kings. Remainder of the day is at leisure or join the optional Wieliczka Salt Mine tour. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list
Optional: Wieliczka Salt Mine
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Krakow City Tour, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour
This morning, enjoy a tour of medieval Krakow, including a visit to the 16th century Wawel Royal Castle District. Proceed to the Jewish Quarter and visit the Ghetto Heroes Square to view the Jewish Ghetto Memorial, called "The Lonely Chairs." Continue to the Old Town and Market Square to view St. Mary's Church and the Renaissance Cloth Hall. In the afternoon tour Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous network of concentration camps from World War II. It has since been turned into a museum by the Polish government and is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Scenic Drive to Budapest
This morning, travel to the small, quaint village of Orawka to view St. John the Baptist Church, the oldest existing wooden church in the Upper Orava region in Poland. It was built in 1651-1656 from top quality knot-free larch timber using the horizontal log technique. Continue through the scenic Tatra Mountains and the wooded countryside of Slovakia before reaching the Danube Valley and Hungary's capital city of Budapest with its world-class classical music scene and pulsating nightlife. The remainder of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Budapest City Tour
Your morning tour begins in Pest with a chance to view Parliament, the Royal Palace and Heroes' Square. You will cross the Danube River on the Elizabeth Bridge into the Buda Hills. Visit Castle Hill to see the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church. From Fisherman's Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight perhaps choose the optional Danube Cruise that includes dinner
Optional: Danube Cruise with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Travel to Vienna
Spend the morning at leisure in Budapest or join the optional tour to Parliament, St. Stephen’s & Great Market Hall. This comprehensive tour includes three splendid interiors and at the same time provides an insight on local politics, religion and products. Later, depart Hungary and travel through the Austrian countryside to Vienna, the former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Spend the balance of the day at leisure in Vienna. Tonight, don’t miss the optional evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music” featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens
Optional: Parliament, St. Stephen’s & Great Market Hall (AM)
Optional: Mozart & Strauss Concert (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Sunday - Vienna City Tour
Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour that begins with a visit to the impressive Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors. Continue with a drive along the famous Ringstrasse and view the Empress Maria Theresia Monument, Votive Church, City Hall and Parliament. Next, walk through the Hofburg courtyards to the State Opera House. The rest of the day is at leisure, or join the optional The Glory of the Hapsburg Emperors. Journey through over 1,000 years of power, wealth and glory and experience imperial Vienna at the Hapsburg Treasury. Afterwards, visit the Imperial Crypt where your local expert makes the days of the great Empire come alive
Optional: The Glory of the Hapsburg Emperors (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Bratislava Excursion
This morning take a half-day excursion across the border to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe's newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. First, explore the historic center on a guided walking tour. After, take time to stroll the lively pedestrian streets of this charming city where local street vendors offer regional gifts before returning to Vienna. Tonight, enjoy the optional Austrian Country Dinner. Begin with a short drive through the legendary Vienna Woods to the top of Mount Kahlenberg with panoramic views of Vienna. Continue to a charming old wine village for dinner. The characteristic Heurigen tavern dates back to the 18th century and has been family run for generations. A local musician will entertain with traditional melodies, while hearty Austrian dishes are served
Optional: Austrian Country Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday - Travel to Prague
This morning, depart Austria for the Czech Republic. Travel through Southern Bohemia to the Czech capital, Prague - "The City of a Thousand Spires". Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure for individual pursuits. Perhaps explore unique galleries, museums and stroll along Parizska street, the city’s famous shopping district. Tonight, try traditional Czech cuisine at one of the many world-class restaurants in Prague
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Wednesday - Prague City Tour
This morning’s sightseeing will include a walking tour of the Lesser Town and the Old Town, viewing the 14th century Charles Bridge, with its 30 baroque statues of various saints. From here, admire the views up to the Prague castle. Continue through the Old Town Square to view the famous Town Hall, Astronomical Clock*, Municipal House, Powder Tower and the Jewish Quarter. The rest of the day is at leisure, or join the optional afternoon tour to the hilltop Prague Castle complex, former residence of Bohemian Kings and to the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral, where kings were crowned and battles were fought. Experience spectacular vistas of the entire city below. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
*The Prague Astronomical Clock and Old Town Hall Tower will be undergoing renovations during the first half of 2018 and may not be able to be viewed during the restoration
Optional: Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Thursday - Dresden en Route to Berlin
Today cross Saxony to the Baroque art city of Dresden, also known as "the Florence on the Elbe River". Discover this astonishing Renaissance city that has emerged from its wartime destruction to a luxurious splendor. Stop at the ornate Zwinger Palace, once a setting for court festivities, and the world-famous Semper Opera House. Continue to the Frauenkirche Church, symbol of reconstruction with its magnificent baroque dome. Afterwards, travel to Berlin, proud capital of reunited Germany. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Friday - Berlin City Tour
This morning, take a guided tour of Berlin. Marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin, including the Brandenburg Gate, symbol of the reunification, the glass dome Reichstag Building and "Checkpoint Charlie," the last remaining mark of the formerly divided city. Drive along Unter den Linden Boulevard past the State Opera House and the imposing Cathedral. End the day in the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm with its rows of boutiques, cafes and non-stop activity. Balance of the day is at leisure or join the optional tour to nearby Potsdam. The historic "City of Palaces" is well known as the meeting place of Truman, Churchill and Stalin in 1945 at the Cecilienhof Palace for the Potsdam Conference, and where they created post-World War II Europe. Another stop is made at the Sanssouci Palace, former summer residence of the Prussian kings and German emperors. During a walking tour of the castle grounds, pass the old windmill, explore the lovely gardens and see the burial site of Frederick the Great. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Optional: Potsdam Tour (PM)
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Saturday - Depart Germany
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Wilanow Palace

This former summer residence of the Polish kings is situated just outside of Warsaw. The tour of the palace makes Polish history come alive. Wilanow was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan III Sobieski. It stands for the splendor of Poland in the past and is considered one of the most important monuments of Polish culture.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #3 16 Aug 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 $50.00
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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Legend has it that the salt mines in Wieliczka were part of a dowry from Kinga, the Hungarian princess, when she wed Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago, making the Wieliczka Salt Mine one of the oldest in Europe. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The tour will be conducted with a group on a route that takes you through three levels of underground galleries and chambers.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Times to be arranged locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

There are a total of 800 steps to descend to the underground mine, with convenience stops along the way. After a short break, all visitors will return to the surface in a mining elevator. This tour is not recommended for travelers that have difficulty walking on uneven and/or steep terrain.

Day #4 02 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $75.00
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Danube Cruise with Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the Danube on a private boat, accompanied by the commentary of your local expert. The views from the river are magnificent as you admire the skyline from a different perspective of the city after sunset. The buffet dinner features Hungarian specialties and wine. Transportation is included.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $83.00
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Parliament, St. Stephen's & Great Market Hall

This comprehensive tour includes three splendid interiors and at the same time provides an insight on local politics, religion and products. The cost of building the Hungarian House of Parliament would have paid for the construction of an entire town for 40,000 people. A stunning interior and the Hungarian Crown Jewels await you there. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit each day. Next tour St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest and most impressive church of Budapest where a relic, the mummified hand of St. Stephen, can be seen. Finally your guide takes you to the historic Great Market Hall where, like a hundred years ago, the locals still do their everyday shopping. At your leisure, absorb the unique atmosphere with over 100 market stalls and an endless choice of regional products.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #8 22 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $63.00
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Mozart & Strauss Concert

Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #8 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $69.00
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The Glory of the Hapsburg Emperors

This guided tour takes you on a journey through over 1,000 years of power, wealth and glory. Experience imperial Vienna at the Hapsburg Treasury. View precious items collected by the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian Emperors. Amongst many other treasures see the Imperial Crown Jewels, as well as priceless vestments worn by kings and queens. Next, visit the Imperial Crypt where your local expert makes the days of the great Empire come alive.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #9 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $56.00
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Austrian Country Dinner

This fun evening begins with a short drive through the legendary Vienna Woods to the top of Mount Kahlenberg with panoramic views of Vienna. Continue to a one of the charming old wine villages in the vicinity for dinner. The characteristic Heurigen tavern dates back to the 18th century and has been family run for generations. A local musician will entertain with traditional melodies while hearty Austrian dishes are served. Wine and soft drinks are included.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #10 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $75.00
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Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral

Leaving the bustle of the new town, drive up the hill to the historical area surrounding the Prague castle, and enter the fairytale complex of cobbled courtyards, churches and administrative buildings, once the court of the Bohemian Kings. Still the political center of the Czech Republic, this is where the Presidential Palace is located, complete with ceremonial guards. Visit the medieval Old Palace and the Cathedral of St. Vitus, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, as well as the St. George Basilica and the Famous “Golden Lane”.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #12 20 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $66.00
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Potsdam Tour

Travel to Potsdam, known as the "City of Palaces," well known as the meeting place of Truman, Churchill and Stalin in 1945 at the Cecilienhof Palace for the Potsdam Conference, and where they created post-World War II Europe. Another stop is made at the Park of Sanssouci Palace, former summer residence of the Prussian kings and German emperors. During a walking tour around the palace grounds, pass the old windmill, explore the lovely gardens and see the burial site of Frederick the Great.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #14 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $72.00
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Wilanow Palace

This former summer residence of the Polish kings is situated just outside of Warsaw. The tour of the palace makes Polish history come alive. Wilanow was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan III Sobieski. It stands for the splendor of Poland in the past and is considered one of the most important monuments of Polish culture.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #3 16 Aug 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 $50.00
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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Legend has it that the salt mines in Wieliczka were part of a dowry from Kinga, the Hungarian princess, when she wed Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago, making the Wieliczka Salt Mine one of the oldest in Europe. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The tour will be conducted with a group on a route that takes you through three levels of underground galleries and chambers.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Times to be arranged locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

There are a total of 800 steps to descend to the underground mine, with convenience stops along the way. After a short break, all visitors will return to the surface in a mining elevator. This tour is not recommended for travelers that have difficulty walking on uneven and/or steep terrain.

Day #4 02 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $75.00
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Danube Cruise with Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the Danube on a private boat, accompanied by the commentary of your local expert. The views from the river are magnificent as you admire the skyline from a different perspective of the city after sunset. The buffet dinner features Hungarian specialties and wine. Transportation is included.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $83.00
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Parliament, St. Stephen's & Great Market Hall

This comprehensive tour includes three splendid interiors and at the same time provides an insight on local politics, religion and products. The cost of building the Hungarian House of Parliament would have paid for the construction of an entire town for 40,000 people. A stunning interior and the Hungarian Crown Jewels await you there. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit each day. Next tour St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest and most impressive church of Budapest where a relic, the mummified hand of St. Stephen, can be seen. Finally your guide takes you to the historic Great Market Hall where, like a hundred years ago, the locals still do their everyday shopping. At your leisure, absorb the unique atmosphere with over 100 market stalls and an endless choice of regional products.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #8 22 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $63.00
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Mozart & Strauss Concert

Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #8 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $69.00
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The Glory of the Hapsburg Emperors

This guided tour takes you on a journey through over 1,000 years of power, wealth and glory. Experience imperial Vienna at the Hapsburg Treasury. View precious items collected by the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian Emperors. Amongst many other treasures see the Imperial Crown Jewels, as well as priceless vestments worn by kings and queens. Next, visit the Imperial Crypt where your local expert makes the days of the great Empire come alive.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #9 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $56.00
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Austrian Country Dinner

This fun evening begins with a short drive through the legendary Vienna Woods to the top of Mount Kahlenberg with panoramic views of Vienna. Continue to a one of the charming old wine villages in the vicinity for dinner. The characteristic Heurigen tavern dates back to the 18th century and has been family run for generations. A local musician will entertain with traditional melodies while hearty Austrian dishes are served. Wine and soft drinks are included.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #10 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $75.00
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Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral

Leaving the bustle of the new town, drive up the hill to the historical area surrounding the Prague castle, and enter the fairytale complex of cobbled courtyards, churches and administrative buildings, once the court of the Bohemian Kings. Still the political center of the Czech Republic, this is where the Presidential Palace is located, complete with ceremonial guards. Visit the medieval Old Palace and the Cathedral of St. Vitus, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, as well as the St. George Basilica and the Famous “Golden Lane”.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #12 20 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $66.00
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Potsdam Tour

Travel to Potsdam, known as the "City of Palaces," well known as the meeting place of Truman, Churchill and Stalin in 1945 at the Cecilienhof Palace for the Potsdam Conference, and where they created post-World War II Europe. Another stop is made at the Park of Sanssouci Palace, former summer residence of the Prussian kings and German emperors. During a walking tour around the palace grounds, pass the old windmill, explore the lovely gardens and see the burial site of Frederick the Great.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #14 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $72.00
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11 Day Classic Poland, May 2018
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Dear Nathaniel, Our trip to Poland was great! Yolanta was a warm, friendly, very well-informed guide, one of the best we have had in our travels ... Franek was an amazing driver. Gate1 seems to have a knack for choosing city guides who love their city and want us to see it as they do. We learned so much about Poland, its people, and its historic cities. We were very impressed with the people and the culture, and of course, the food! Gate1 provides a wonderful experience. Thank you! Marge Hathaway

Marge H. Flushing, MI
11 Day Bulgaria, Serbia & Romania, May 2018
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Our trip to Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania was great! Excellent tour director, great driver, very interesting sites, good food, & a nice group of folks. Another successful Gate 1 adventure!

Bob K. Punta Gorda, FL
11 Day Classic Poland, April 2018
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It was great! The cities, hotels, food, and excursions were all excellent. I really learned a lot about the history of Poland. The best part of the trip however was our tour guide. Joanne was awesome! Her knowledge of Poland really brought the country to life. She made every day fun. The tour was a bit grinding at times but Joanna kept everyone interested with her stories and humor. The tour was very good but Joanna made it exceptional.

John R. Cinnaminson, NJ
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe, April 2018
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It was fantastic. Bogdan Ouhman from Warsaw Poland was our excellent guide throughout the trip. He was very professional and organized, he took care of everyone. We had a good group of people on the tour-made some new friends. Especially liked Brataslava and Prague, but all of the countries we visited were terrific. Food and hotel accommodations were centrally located and very nice...We will definitely plan on going on another Gate 1 trip in the future.

Carol M. Chevy Chase, MD
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe, April 2018
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It was a fabulous vacation and I can't even begin to tell you how much fun we all had. Julia, our guide, was amazing. She knew so much about everywhere we toured and was an absolute blast and hilarious. My three friends have never been on a tour like this before and they all loved it too. We met some wonderful people and made some new friends. Loved everything about the tour and hopefully, we can plan another one next year.

Cathy K. Monroe, GA
8 Day Affordable Central Europe, March 2018
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Our trip was amazing! Dawn, our Gate1 representative, did the best job imaginable!! Everything was planned with precision and she went above and beyond the call of duty! She made sure our time in Europe was a complete success!!

Marsha M. Stanley, NC
10 Day Affordable Germany, Switzerland & Austria, March 2018
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We couldn’t have asked for a more fantastic European trip! From our wonderful accommodations, tour guide,Marc Van Reil,who was amazing,and travel ease, it was an experience which will be remembered for years to come! Of course, last but not least,was your helpfulness,knowledge, and understanding,Josh, for making this trip so uncomplicated!

Janet P. Sewell, NJ
8 Day Affordable Central Europe, March 2018
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We had a wonderful time with our group specially with the tour manager Noel Percival and the driver Adam. Noel took care of us as if we’re family. Everything was taken care of and we left on time in all of our trips. Adam drove the bus with care and precision navigating the streets which are not as wide as our street here. He also took charge of our luggages as well. As representatives of Gate1 travel, Noel and Adam worked together to make our stay an enjoyable experience. Gate1 should recommend those two on trips to Eastern Europe. Our local guides are knowledgeable of the places we visited especially the Bratislava guide Slovoda who gave as a brief history in a nutshell as well as speaking fluent English. Gate1 is number 1!

Marisal A. Union, NJ
8 Day Affordable Central Europe, March 2018
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We had a great time. Our main tour guide Michael Peir and bus driver Frank were excellent! As were our local guides in each city. I would recommend this trip, and will be looking for future Gate 1 trips.

Alicia B. Austin, TX
8 Day Affordable Central Europe, March 2018
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It was wonderful. Claire was an amazing tour guide. So knowledgeable but also incredibly friendly she really made the trip so easy. The bus was also very comfortable and a great way to see the country side between cities.

Holly S. Washington, DC
8 Day Affordable Central Europe, March 2018
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It was AWESOME. Our guide Neira was the best ever. We all thought her truly exceptional! The value was amazing and we will definitely travel with Gate 1 again based on this experience.

Susan S. Laurel Hill, FL
10 Day Affordable Germany, Switzerland & Austria, March 2018
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Barry and I had the best trip ever. With Julian's wonderful personality the days flew by so quickly fun fun all day long.he has such a wonderful knowledge of all the history of the cities we were in.The extra touches of chocolates, making sure we were all on the bus , we were taken care of like family. The hotels food excursions were so interesting we will always remember . Will take another trip with Gate 1 again.

Carmel S. St Thomas, ON, CA
10 Day Affordable Germany, Switzerland & Austria, March 2018
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We enjoyed our trip so much. I cannot speak highly enough of our tour manager, Julian, as well as our bus driver, Tibor. It was our first time to travel internationally and we found the trip to be so easy and fun. We plan on booking another trip with Gate 1 within the next couple of years.

Jackie S. Beasley, TX
8 Day Essential Germany, March 2018
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Our trip to Germany was excellent! Our tour guide Noel was awesome. It couldn't have been any better.

Anne G. Chanhassen, MN
8 Day Christmas Markets of Germany & Austria, November 2017
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We had a fantastic time on our trip to the Christmas Markets. It was everything a Christmas Market trip should be. It was cold and we had snow a few times and got snowed on in the markets in Munich as well. We only had one day of rain so we were very happy about that. We had lots of hot mulled wine, bratwurst, sauerkraut, gingerbread and all things yummy at the markets and local restaurants plus enjoyed some of the beer halls along with museums, art galleries, shopping and history. Europe does Christmas so well with all the lights and the atmosphere, everywhere was lovely. Our tour guide Noel was fantastic and we also had a great group and everyone got on really well even though there were 42 of us. We will keep an eye out for other tours and expect we will also not receive Gate1 emails with tour info, specials etc.

Janet C. Kingsley, WA
9 Day Danube River Cruise , October 2016
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Just returned to Sydney. Everything went very well. Excellent trip. I believe I will be getting a letter from Gate 1 soon. At that time I will highlight the most impressive things about the trip - the crew. The guides, the food and the sights we saw.

Robert S. NSW, Australia
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe, September 2016
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We couldn't be more pleased. The itinerary was great; the hotels were convenient and comfortable. And best of all, our tour guide, Neira, was professional, thorough, and knowledgeable. The BEST!!! Our bus driver Carbo was excellent too. This is our first Gate 1 trip. We will come back for more in the future.

Joseph H. Sherwood Frst, CA
9 Day Classic Central Europe, September 2015
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Our trip was amazing!  Gate 1 provides superior customer service which includes our tour guide, Dean, and our driver, Laszlo; both of these gentlemen were courteous, polite and knowledgeable.  Our local guides were also knowledgeable and entertaining, we could not have asked for any better attention to personal needs or information.  Our tour group was comprised of people of different nationalities and cultures who got along very well.  We made friends we hope to see again.  I would recommend Gate 1 to all of my friends and look forward to my next tour.

Kathleen D. Portage, IN
14 Day Danube River Cruise, September 2015
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Marvelous!!!! We travel a lot, both with organized trip companies like Gate 1 and with our own planned itineraries. Each of our trips has been unique and never once turned into a bad idea. In short we'd do them all again. Gate 1 has evolved over time to be our favorite travel company. Well done Gate 1 for each and every time.  Great value with excellent staff, hotels and excursions.  Keep up the great work.  We currently have two more trips planned with Gate 1 in the not too distant future and are looking forward to your usual level of excellence. However the Danube River with Prague and Budapest is no doubt our favorite trip ever. Gate 1 has done a superb job and your staff must be complimented.  Thanks for your effort it was appreciated greatly. While special notice is not something I usually do since the whole package takes a team effort I must compliment Sabi our tour director and Judith at reception on the Sound of Music. This is not to say that all the rest were not fantastic as each and every one can be singled out as just perfect, but these two just seemed to be there each time we talked and we talked with them a lot.  I worked for a pharmacy chain in my previous life that prided itself on it's people skills.  These two we got to know and enjoyed every moment with them.  Exceptional people pleasers as that chain would say.

Way to go Gate 1!!!!

Thomas H. Murrells Inlt, SC
11 Day Germany, Switzerland & Austria, August 2015
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The trip was very pleasant and everything was, as usual, well organized, planned and executed to our complete satisfaction.

We were lucky to have Robert, again, as our guide in this trip (we had him two years ago in another trip with Gate 1 Travel) his outstanding  knowledge of European history was a plus and made the trip even more enjoyable. His English sense of humor added also a lot of good and laughing moments.

I would like to mention, also, the professionalism of our driver Michael that made our trip safe and relaxed. Worth to mention also his positive attitude to help and be of service to everyone in the group. Congratulations to the Company management for having such good and dedicated professionals within its staff. Needles to mention our preference favoring always Gate 1 Travel when it comes to our traveling plans, year after year. Gentlemen this is our eleventh trip with Gate One travel (there is one missing in the records of your company)!!!.

Francisco A. Guttenberg, NJ
11 Day Bulgaria, Serbia & Romania, August 2015
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Our trip was a real success.  Both airport and hotel shuttles were ready for us when we needed them. The hotel accommodations were top notch, with welcoming staff and excellent breakfasts, and conveniently located to historical downtown shopping areas. The tour itself was well organized, and we appreciated all the planned lunches and dinners. Our tour director--Radu--was an amazing guide, probably the BEST we will ever experience. The sites were all interesting, but Radu's accompanying commentaries were unbelievably good! He was truly a great leader/director for us, always the life of our party, bubbling with enthusiasm and overflowing with cultural information during the entire tour. He was always prepared to handle every unexpected incident.  We are so lucky to have had him and will never forget him.

Thanks Gate1.

Ronald D. Houston, TX
10 Day Classic Baltics, August 2015
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Gate 1 Travel did an excellent job coordinating this trip. All our guides were well informed and interesting and our co-travelers were a wonderful group. Thanks for the great experience.

Alison R. Orlando, FL
9 Day Classic Central Europe, August 2015
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The trip to Budapest, Vienna and Prague was wonderful.  Dean, our tour manager was fabulous.  He was knowledgeable, intelligent, funny and patient. His personality was great!   Every detail was taken care of by Dean.  He went out of his way to make each city easily navigable for everyone.  When we arrived in a city, he walked us around so we knew where we were.   He was attentive to everyone's particular needs.  The tours of each city, as well as all of the optional tours were terrific! The local tour guides were excellent. They had a wealth of knowledge about their city and incredible outgoing personalities!  The hotels were perfect!  Many areas of interest were within walking distance to the hotels.  This was our second tour with Gate 1 and we are looking forward to our next one!  Thanks Gate 1 for an incredible experience.

Helen B. Scarsdale, NY
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe, June 2015
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The trip was very good.  Bogdan, our primary guide paid attention to every detail and made everything work smoothly.  He also provided a lot of information about where we were at any point in time and a good history of life in that part of the world based on personal experience. 

Our various guides for specific places we visited were also very good.  The remote speakers in which we used an earphone meant that we didn't have to stay extremely close to our guides when walking through often crowded places.  Some of the special events were particularly outstanding, especially the Danube River cruise in Budapest and the concert in Vienna.  Both my wife and I were well satisfied with all aspects of this trip.

David D. Santa Fe, NM
11 Day Crown of Central Europe, April 2015
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I like to inform you my travel experience was pleasant one through out entire course. I believe it was possible due to our tour manager, Mr. Bogdan who is humorous and given precise explanation. I do thank him about well arranged schedules, hotels and excellent services.

Choong W. Long Beach, CA
11 Day Crown of Central Europe, April 2015
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Words cannot describe the total satisfaction I am with Gate 1 Travel.  The itinerary, Bob tour guide, Tomas our bus driver, local guides and optional tours made this trip a success. (the hotels/meals included were also a plus)

I am looking forward to my next trip with you.  You offer a wide variety to choose from, therefore my bucket list is overflowing.

May Gate 1 Travel continue to make dreams come true.

Shirley S. Pleasanton, CA

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