Czech Republic & Poland
Explore the Historical Heart & Modern Edges of
Central Europe’s Capital Cities
Begin your journey crisscrossing the cobblestones of Prague’s many ethnically and historically rich quarters, then zoom east to Krakow to see one of Europe’s most intact historic town centers. On our sample itinerary, revisit history and experience firsthand the current resurgence of Central Europe’s major cities.
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Here follow some itinerary thoughts for your next vacation to Prague and Krakow!
OUR SAMPLE ITINERARY
Vítejte v České republic! On arrival in Prague, meet your driver for private transfer to your centrally located hotel. Free time to relax, enjoy your afternoon and get acquainted with your new neighborhood!
Explore the Charms of the City
Daily breakfasts provided in each hotel. Meet your expert local guide this morning for a tour through the city. Amaze the historic Prague Castle, marvel at the impressive Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, admire the Astronomical Clock and visit the beautiful Valdstein Garden. In your spare time, why not explore the artworks at Mucha Museum, or perhaps appreciate the artistic modern furniture at the Museum of Czech Cubism?
Immerse Yourself in the Rich History of Prague
Together with your private guide, take a journey to uncover the mysteries of Josefov by visiting the Jewish Quarter, Jewish Cemetery and Museum, and the Old-New Synagogue! Free afternoon to stop by Petrin Park & Tower, where you can either stroll up the hill or take a funicular railway to the top for beautiful views of the city! Have you had a chance to sally through the Lesser Quarter of Prague yet? There’s also always time for a bit of shopping!
Relax and Unwind in Prague
Full day to explore Prague at your leisure! What about a visit to the Petrin Park & Tower, where you can stroll up the hill or take a funicular railway to the top for beautiful views of the city!?
Journey to the Historic Olomouc and on to Krakow
With your driver today, head out to Poland, with a stop along the way in Olomouc, the best kept secret place in the country. Visit the Holy Trinity Column, St Wenceslas Cathedral and the Astronomical Clock - second in size only to Prague’s! Reaching Kraków, check into your centrally located hotel
Relish the History, Beauty and Prestige of Krakow
Enjoy a guided exploration of Krakow this morning! Consult with your guide about seeing the stunning Wawel Royal Castle, the Jewish District or the magnificent Church of the Virgin Mary! After your history lesson, consider meandering through Kraków’s old historic center!
Relive World War II History at Auschwitz-Birkenau
Meet your private guide and driver this morning for a full-day thought-provoking solemn visit to Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp and gain insights of Poland’s WWII history. Return to Krakow and enjoy your evening at leisure
Discover the Daily Life of Krakow on Your Free Day
Full day at your leisure to explore! Suggest wandering through the main market square or the exquisite Cloth Hall (maybe you’ll find a souvenir)! Also of interest might be Wawel Cathedral, the burial place of many Polish kings, if you missed it before!
Private transfer to Krakow Airport, where you'll then board your home-bound flight. Same-day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!
When should I go?
April-October are the preferred months to travel to Central Europe. With the city's chilly climate, Prague can attract crowds all year
Please give us a call! Our professional and experienced travel team knows the Prague-Krakow area very well. With our in-country network of drivers and guides, we are uniquely able to craft a personalized itinerary for you and your family! Have extra time?? Consider a solemn day trip from Prague to Theresienstadt to learn about the Nazi propaganda camp of the 1930’s and 1940’s, then return to Prague via scenic Melnik Castle. What about a journey to explore the underground world of the Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow!? Why not extend your trip and add time anywhere along the way!? Head to Poland highlands to admire the charm and serenity of Zakopane, a quaint mountain resort town!? How about Brno, or maybe to Vienna and Budapest? Warsaw and Lublin are also worth considering. There are so many imaginative ways to expand your visit! We will gladly tailor your itinerary to your heart's desire! Remember that our specialty is listening to YOU as we work together to craft the very best itinerary, pace and hotel selections for you and your family!
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