Overview

12 days from Munich, Oberammergau, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow to Warsaw

 

11 Nights 12 Days 20 May, 27 May, 03 Jun, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

Included Features

  • First class hotels*, rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily and 5 dinners
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

 

Special Features Included –

Passion Play in Oberammergau (1-night package)

  • One overnight stay, including breakfast in a 3* hotel or 4* Guest House
  • Dinner during the passion play interval (3-course menu)
  • Shuttle services
  • Admission ticket to the Passion Play in the respective category
  • Program textbook of the 2020 Passion Play
  • Local tourist tax
Highlights
What makes this tour special

Sightseeing

  • Munich
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Krakow
  • Warsaw

Hotels

  • Munich: Maritim
  • Oberammergau Area: 3* hotel or 4* Guest House
  • Vienna: Renaissance Riding School
  • Budapest: Radisson Blu Beke
  • Krakow: Mercure Old Town / Doubletree by Hilton
  • Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum / Mercure Centrum

 

Itinerary

Day 1, arrive Munich, Wednesday

You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Time to relax before meeting your fellow travelers and your Tour Director at the welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2, in Munich, Thursday

After breakfast, take a morning city tour of downtown Munich, featuring the Koenigsplatz, old and new Pinakothek, the Isartor (city gate), the royal palace, the angel of freedom and Odeonsplatz. View also the Olympic park, site of the 1972 summer Olympics and which, today, has become an attractive sports and leisure center. The platform on the Olympic tower provides a superior view over the city of Munich. Enjoy a scenic drive through the city where you’ll see such sights as the baroque Nymphenberg palace, the former summer residence of the Wittlesbach dynasty, and the Marienplatz with its famous glockenspiel clock. Enjoy remainder of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 3, to Oberammergau, Friday

Travel by motor coach to Oberammergau. The Passion Play begins at 2.30 pm. You will be served dinner during the 3-hour interval in a restaurant in Oberammergau. At the end of the play, at around 10.30 pm, transfer to your hotel. (B,D)

Day 4, to Vienna, Saturday

After breakfast we leave Germany behind, as we head to Austrian capital. On the way stop in Salzburg, for a short panoramic sightseeing tour that shows us the Getriedergasse with its colorful shops, the majestic Cathedral, as well as the birthplace of the great composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the afternoon drive along the Valley of the River Danube, past Melk to Vienna, the city of waltz. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 5, in Vienna, Sunday

On a morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hofburg Palace, once the home of the Habsberg emperors, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other reminders of the city’s imperial past. The afternoon is at leisure to discover more of Vienna at your own pace. (B)

Day 6, to Budapest, Monday

Journey east and cross the border into Hungary. Continue through the Transdanubian region, reaching Budapest with time to freshen up before dinner. (B,D)

Day 7, in Budapest, Tuesday

In 1873, the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with ancient Obuda to form a new, unified city, Budapest. Charming and beautiful, the city was declared a World Heritage site in 1987. Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of all the main attractions: The Parliament, Royal Palace and the Castle Hill area, Fisherman’s BastionMatthias Church, Heroes’ Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this exciting city on your own. (B)

Day 8, to Krakow, Wednesday

The road to Krakow winds through the hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains, and into the rolling plains of Poland. You’ll arrive in time for a relaxing dinner. (B,D)

Day 9, in Krakow, Thursday

A morning sightseeing tour starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Next, take a walking tour of the Old Town where you will see the Main Market Square and Renaissance Cloth Hall, and visit St. Mary’s Church. The afternoon is free to go for a stroll, browse through the shops, sample some sernik or szarlotka, or simply relax. (B)

Day 10, to Warsaw, Friday

This morning join on a tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious concentration camp from World War II and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later, journey to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery, known for the blackened picture of the Virgin Mary, popularly called the "Black Madonna." In the late afternoon, arrive in Poland’s capital city, Warsaw. (B,D)

Day 11, in Warsaw, Saturday

This 700-year-old capital is a symbol of Polish nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. Your sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent 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”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and 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 attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)

Day 12, depart Warsaw, Sunday

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)