Harmony of Central Europe (Preview 2018)
About Warsaw, Poland
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country offers many diverse destinations – relatively low mountains in the north-west, the Great Plain in the east, lakes and rivers of all sorts (including Balaton - the largest lake in Central Europe), and many beautiful small villages and hidden gems of cities. Top this off with Hungary's great accessibility in the middle of Europe, a vivid culture and economy, and you get a destination absolutely not worth missing if you're in the region. The country's largest city and busy capital, Budapest, is an elegant, stylish and lively city made up of two separate settlements clustered on either side of the Danube River: hilly Buda has a wealth of graceful Habsburg and neoclassical buildings, while sprawling Pest is its commercial centre with a generous scattering of art nouveau architecture and an ad-hoc party scene.
Poland is an eastern European country on the Baltic Sea known for its medieval architecture, Jewish heritage and hearty cuisine. Despite the large number of casualties and destruction the country experienced during World War II, Poland managed to preserve much of its cultural wealth. There are 14 heritage sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage and 54 Historical Monuments and many objects of cultural heritage in Poland.
The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a nation state in Central Europe. Although the country may not be large it has a rich and eventful history. From time immemorial Czechs, Germans, Jews and Slovaks, as well as Italian stonemasons and stucco workers, French tradesmen and deserters from Napoleon’s army have all lived and worked here, all influencing one another. For centuries they jointly cultivated their land, creating works that still command our respect and admiration today. It is thanks to their inventiveness and skill that this small country is graced with hundreds of ancient castles, monasteries and stately mansions, and even entire towns that give the impression of being comprehensive artifacts. The Czech Republic contains a vast of amount of architectural treasure and has beautiful forests and mountains to match.
Austria is a German-speaking federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.66 million people in Central Europe. It is characterized by its mountain villages, baroque city architecture, Imperial history and rugged alpine terrain. Vienna, its Danube River capital, is home to the Schonbrunn and Hofburg palaces, and has counted Mozart, Strauss and Sigmund Freud among its residents. The country’s other notable regions include the northern Bohemian Forest, Lake Traun and eastern hillside vineyards.