Imperial Cities Showcase

Imperial Cities Showcase

Highlights: Vienna, Budapest, Krakow & Warsaw

Spend two nights each in four of Europe’s favorite cities. Start in Vienna, where sightseeing includes a visit to imperial Hofburg Palace. Next, in Budapest, view the highlights of this city on the banks of the Danube River. Wind your way across Slovenia to Krakow, and visit the Royal Cathedral. Then via Czestochowa with its “Black Madonna” to Warsaw, the Polish capital. See the sights on a tour, then there’s time for last minute shopping before your vacation ends.

These are simply ideas to inspire you. This is just a suggested itinerary and you can switch it up any way you want, more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your group or organization’s interests. You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you.

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Imperial Cities Showcase Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA: You will be transferred to your hotel. Later, meet your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine. Hotel Name: Hilton Stadtpark / Renaissance  (D)

DAY 2 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME: On a morning tour with a Local Guide, visit the Hofburg Palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and view Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, and the UN buildings.
Hotel Name: Hilton Stadtpark / Renaissance. (B)

DAY 3 VIENNA / BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: Travel east, crossing into Hungary. On to Budapest, with time to relax before dinner.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Centrum. (B/D)

DAY 4 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME: Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Royal Palace, and Heroes’ Square, and visits the Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. The rest of the day is free.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Centrum. (D)

DAY 5 BUDAPEST / KRAKOW, POLAND: Wind through Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains and into the plains of Poland, arriving in Krakow.
Hotel Name: Holiday Inn / Qubus. (B/D)

DAY 6 KRAKOW SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME: Your morning sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with a visit to the Royal Cathedral. Next is a walking tour of the Old Town, where you will see the Renaissance Cloth Hall. The afternoon is free.
Hotel Name: Holiday Inn / Qubus. (B)

DAY 7 KRAKOW / WARSAW: This morning make a somber visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Later, journey to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery, known for the picture of the “Black Madonna.” In the late afternoon, arrive in Warsaw.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Centrum. (B/D)

DAY 8 WARSAW SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME: Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes a drive along the Royal Route from Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture and the Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, the Old Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free.
Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Centrum. (B)

DAY 9 DEPART WARSAW: You will be transferred to the airport, where your vacation ends. (B)[printfriendly]

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  • Airport transfers in Vienna on Day 1 and Warsaw on Day 9
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling
  • 8 hot breakfasts; 4 dinners including a Welcome Dinner with wine
  • Services of a professional Travel Director
  • Luxury motorcoach with reclining seats, air conditioning and onboard restroom
  • Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw Headsets for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary
  • Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
  • Portfolio of travel documents
Group Discounts
One traveler qualifies for a 100% discount * off the land portion of the vacation price for every 25 travelers paying in full.

Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: On Request. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.