Crossing the Iron Curtain
Budapest, Krakow, and Warsaw.
- 7 days
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Crossing the Iron Curtain
7 Days Tour $589
- First-class hotels
- Arrival transfer from Budapest airport on Day 1
- Departure transfer to Warsaw airport on Day 7
- Daily breakfast and 3 dinners
- Professional English-Speaking Tour Director
- Licensed Local Guides
- Touring with modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Whisper technology for enhanced touring
- Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
- Service charges and hotel taxes
- Entrance fees included where indicated in bold
- Budapest – Hotel Mercure Korona or similar
- Krakow – Hotel Novotel Centrum or similar
- Warsaw – Hotel Mercure Grand or Similar
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax before meeting your fellow travelers and Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner. (D)
After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour that showcases the main attractions of Budapest. This includes the Parliament, the Royal Palace, the Castle Hill area, Fisherman’s Bastion, the Matthias Church, Heroes Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this exciting city. (B)
Our journey today takes us through the scenic hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the majestic Tatras Mountains, and into the picturesque rolling plains of Poland. Upon arrival in Krakow, enjoy a relaxing dinner before settling in for the night. (B, D)
Our morning sightseeing tour starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, The Royal Castle and The Royal Cathedral. Next, take a walking tour of the Old Town, the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St. Mary’s Church. The afternoon is free for you to go for a stroll, browse through shops, sample local delicacies (such as sernik or szarlotka), or simply relax. (B)
In the morning, join a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous concentration camp from World War II and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later, continue to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery, renowned for the revered Black Madonna painting. In the late afternoon, arrive in Warsaw – the capital city of Poland. (B, D)
As a symbol of Polish nationhood and resilience, Warsaw’s 700-year-old history holds great significance. The sightseeing tour includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace – the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture – known as The Wedding Cake. See the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument of the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, Old Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for shopping, a stroll through the city, relaxing in one of the many parks or gardens, or perhaps an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer to Warsaw airport for your departure. (B)
Note: Because of the narrow and cobbled streets, walking is the primary way of getting around. Please make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes.
Prices are net, per person, in USD, based on double occupancy.
Tourist city taxes are not included and must be paid by the passengers directly to the hotel.
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