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Insight Vacations Harmony of Central Europe (Luxury Gold - Summer 2017) (G270)

14 Days from Prague to Warsaw Print
Tour Style: Insight Luxury Gold Tour
Luxury Gold 2017/18
Visits: Austria, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic

From the beginning, Harmony of Central Europe brings every element of your ideal vacation into perfect harmony. After walking in the steps of a 6-year-old Mozart at a specially arranged, out-of-hours visit to the glittering Schönbrunn Palace, take your seats for a Michelin-starred meal that is a virtuosic performance all its own. Savour every note as you indulge with samples from the First Strudel House of Pest before boarding a private champagne cruise on the ‘blue' Danube. Let Insight place you front and centre for the finest performances this melodious region has to offer. • Explore the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace out of hours and see the room where Mozart performed as a 6-year-old prodigy • Sample Michelin-starred excellence in Vienna • Delight in an exclusive private Chopin recital performed by a renowned pianist • Take in the dramatic views and refreshing wines of the Wachau Valley

EPICUREAN DINING

  • Wachau Valley: Stop to taste the refreshing wines made from the local Grüner Veltliner and Riesling grapes.
  • Vienna: Experience a Highlight Evening with sparkling wine and front row seats at a classical music concert, followed by dinner at the Palais Auersperg after the show.
  • Vienna: Dine at Michelin-starred, Le Ciel Restaurant, offering top quality cuisine and great wine in a traditional setting.
  • Budapest: Dine in the elegant surroundings of Gundel, Hungary's most renowned restaurant.
  • Budapest: Savour a selection of Hungarian delicacies at the First Strudel House in Pest, with dough stretching artisans turning out paper thin pastries for dessert.
  • Kraków: For your Dine-Around evening, you will be presented a selection of local restaurants offering a range of authentic dining experiences.
  • Warsaw: Experience an exclusive, private Chopin recital before celebrating the culmination of your tour with a fine selection of local dishes and wine at a beautiful local restaurant.
  • 12 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 three-course table d’hôte Dinner (DW), 1 Restaurant Dinner (RD), 1 Michelin Highlight Dinner (MHD), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 1 Dine-Around Evening (DA), 1 Lunch (L) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.

EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS

  • Prague: With a Local Expert, visit Prague Castle and St Vitus' Cathedral.
  • Melk: Enjoy a guided walk through the baroque splendour of the monastery.
  • Vienna: A special, out-of-hours private tour of the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace will indulge your senses. With a Local Expert, stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames where Mozart performed as a six-year-old prodigy.
  • Vienna Woods: Visit the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz before walking through the imperial spa-town of Baden.
  • Budapest: See the colourful Matthias Church and gaze out over the Danube.
  • Budapest: With a Local Expert, explore the impressive Hungarian Parliament building, with its spectacular Main Staircase and Coronation Jewels.
  • Budapest: Relax and enjoy a private sparkling wine cruise on the Danube.
  • Kraków: Ascend Wawel Hill with a Local Expert to visit the cathedral.
  • Kraków: Go to the factory immortalised in the film ‘Schindler's List'.
  • Auschwitz: A moving visit to the memorial and museum of Auschwitz and a stop at Birkenau.
  • Czestochowa: View the Black Madonna at the Monastery of Jasna Gora.
  • Warsaw: Visit the Chopin Monument and Memorial of the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto.
  • Prague: Visit the Castle, the Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock.
  • Ceský Krumlov: Meet a Local Expert for a walk through the tangled cobbled streets.
  • Budapest: You will be chauffeured along elegant boulevards to visit the Budapest Opera House, one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe. Cross the Danube to Gellért Hill for sweeping views of the city.
  • Szentendre: Visit this interesting town.
  • Krakow: See the Old Town.

OUTSTANDING HOTELS

  • Prague: The luxurious Le Palais Art hotel in Prague boasts beautifully designed rooms combining first-rate design, top-quality materials, warm colours and state-of-the-art equipment to form a harmonious stay.
  • Budapest: The five-star luxury hotel Boscolo is located on the Grand Boulevard, offering old-style prestige and elegant interior design. It features the New York Café, considered to be 'the best café in the world' and the Salon Fine Dining Restaurant.
  • Warsaw: Situated in the heart of Warsaw, the Hotel Bristol enchants with majestic neo-renaissance facade and romantic interiors, filled with Art Déco elegance. The exquisite guest rooms reflect an engaging mix of comfort and discreet elegance defined by subtle soothing colors, state-of-the-art technology, majestic high ceilings, and charming views.

INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES

  • Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach, with extended leg room and an on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery to inside your door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • With Insight Flourishes, from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Airport transfers to and from your hotel are included.

Insight Vacations Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Your Journey Begins
Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals).
Day: 2 Welcome to Prague
On arrival at Prague's Václav Havel Airport, you will be met and transferred to your exquisite hotel. At 18:00 join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception, drinks and dinner at Bastion Restaurant, famous for its top-class views, menu and service.(WD)
Day: 3 The City of a Hundred Spires
(Relaxed Start) Join a Local Expert in the atmospheric courtyards of Prague Castle. Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, bathed in a lustrous patina of stained glass, before strolling on to the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure or join an included visit to Prague's Jewish Quarter.(BB / DW)
Day: 4 Prague to Český Krumlov.
(Relaxed Start) A scenic drive through Bohemian farmland will bring you to Český Krumlov. Meet a Local Expert for a walk through the tangled cobbled streets and then the rest of the day is yours. Perhaps venture to the castle, towering proudly above the refined Renaissance and Baroque burgher architecture of the town below, it ranks among the most important historic sights in the central European region.(BB / RD)
Day: 5 Melk Abbey and the Imperial Capital of Vienna
In the morning, continue over the Austrian border to the Wachau Valley, where the Danube meanders below forested cliffs and precipitous vineyards. Stop to taste the refreshing wines made from the local Grüner Veltliner and Riesling grapes. You then will follow the Danube past ruined castles and rolling vineyards to Melk for a guided walk through the baroque splendour of the abbey. Continue to Vienna where Insight has arranged a special out of hours tour of the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace.(BB)
Day: 6 Vienna Woods Excursion and Classical Concert at the Palais Auersperg.
(Relaxed Start) Visit Kärntnerstrasse before a scenic drive through the ‘Vienna Woods' to Mayerling, scene of the tragic death of Crown Prince Rudolph. Visit the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz before walking through the imperial spa-town of Baden. Return to Vienna via the Wine Road. Your Highlight Evening will begin with sparkling wine and front row seats at a classical music concert, followed by dinner at Michelin-starred Le Ciel, offering top quality cuisine and great wine in a reinterpreted traditional setting.(BB / MHD)
Day: 7 Bratislava & Budapest - Grand Dames on the Danube
(Relaxed Start) Cross the border to reach the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, dominated by its imposing 9th century castle. There will be free time to take a leisurely walk through the Old Town to the Maximillian Fountain, before continuing in to Hungary and the grand metropolis of Budapest. In the evening, dine in the elegant surroundings of Gundel, Hungary's most renowned restaurant.(BB / HD)
Day: 8 The Jewel Box of Budapest and the Danube
(Relaxed Start) You will be chauffeured along elegant boulevards with a Local Expert to see the Budapest Opera House, one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe. Cross the Danube to Gellért Hill for sweeping views of the city. Continue through the medieval Castle District to the Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church, with its incredible interior decoration. In the afternoon, admire the work of the dough stretching artisans turning out paper thin pastries, before sampling a selection of the Hungarian delicacies at the First Strudel House in Pest. In the evening embark on your private cruise on the Danube with sparkling wine.(BB)
Day: 9 Szentendre
(Relaxed Start) Drive past the Roman remains of Aquincum to the pretty, riverside village of Szentendre, known for its enchanting brightly coloured houses and quaint churches. Back in Budapest, the afternoon is yours to explore at your own pace.(BB)
Day: 10 Through the Tatra Mountains to Kraków
Enjoy a gentle drive into Slovakia and through the small villages of the Tatra Mountains, characterised by austere wooden churches and traditional folk houses. Continue past the Oravský Hrad Castle and over the Polish border to Kraków, a city full of architectural wonder and legend. Standing in Kraków’s beautiful town square, listen out for the trumpeter’s call from the tower of St. Mary’s.(BB)
Day: 11 Kraków & Auschwitz
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. Ascend Wawel Hill with a Local Expert to visit the cathedral - final resting place of the Kings of Poland. Cross the former Jewish Quarter to visit the factory immortalised in the film ‘Schindler’s List’. In the evening, you will be offered a selection of local restaurants offering a range of authentic dining experiences.(BB / DA)
Day: 12 The Black Madonna & Warsaw.
(Relaxed Start) Drive north to the Monastery of Jasna Góra in Częstochowa, famous for its Black Madonna, said to have been painted by St. Luke. Continue across the Polish Plains to Warsaw.(BB / L)
Day: 13 Chopin & the Proud Polish Capital of Warsaw
(Relaxed Start) Meet a Local Expert for an in-depth look at Warsaw. Visit the Chopin Monument and Memorial of the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto. Finish in the Old Town, a miracle of reconstruction and conservation. The afternoon is yours to explore. Before dinner, witness an exclusive, private Chopin recital performed by a renowned pianist, then celebrate the culmination of your tour with a fine selection of local dishes and wine.(BB / CD)
Day: 14 Depart Warsaw.
A departure transfer to Warsaw Airport is included.(BB)

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