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Four Highlights of Central Europe

This sample 12-day (11 nights) itinerary covers Budapest, Vienna, Prague and Krakow. These cities represent the best of Central Europe. While they do have similarities, each has its own spirit and unique architecture. You'll experience it all, from the winding cobblestone streets of Prague to the imperial avenues of Vienna, the bridges of Budapest and the wide-open squares of Krakow. All lovers of picturesque cities, hearty gastronomy, high culture and history will love it here. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea for what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide. One of our team in the region will be available to you during and leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our employee (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.
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3 Nights in Budapest

3 Nights in Budapest

4 days in Budapest

3 Nights in Budapest

The Paris of Central Europe, Budapest is the Queen of the Danube, a sprawling, regal city split in two halves by the mighty river. The city’s two UNESCO-listed halves, ancient Buda and modern Pest both have their charms and are linked by numerous picturesque bridges. From the Buda Castle to the Danube Embankment and the sprawling Andrassy Avenue, with its impressive architecture, there is plenty to keep you busy here, exploring and discovering this atmospheric city. It’s a little too big to explore only on foot, but the Pest side of the city is well laid out with broad avenues of the Parisian system, so it’s hard to get lost, and the public transportation, including the world's second oldest subway system, works well. Budapest has all the charm of Western Europe at a fraction of the price. Here you can taste excellent wines produced throughout the region, and even enjoy Michelin-star dining. We can offer you more than enough exciting activities in the city, from a visit to the incredible Parliament building to a boat cruise with dinner, or an exploration of Budapest’s communist past. The city also has a rich Jewish heritage, so you’ll find the perfect balance of history and modern culture here. Voted Best City in Europe in 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler readers and a regular in their top 3, Budapest really is a special city with activities to cater to every interest.

The Paris of Central Europe, Budapest is the Queen of the Danube, a sprawling, regal city split in two halves by the mighty river. The city’s two UNESCO-listed halves, ancient Buda and modern Pest both have their charms and are linked by numerous picturesque bridges. From the Buda Castle to the Danube Embankment and the sprawling Andrassy Avenue, with its impressive architecture, there is plenty to keep you busy here, exploring and discovering this atmospheric city. It’s a little too big to explore only on foot, but the Pest side of the city is well laid out with broad avenues of the Parisian system, so it’s hard to get lost, and the public transportation, including the world's second oldest subway system, works well. Budapest has all the charm of Western Europe at a fraction of the price. Here you can taste excellent wines produced throughout the region, and even enjoy Michelin-star dining. We can offer you more than enough exciting activities in the city, from a visit to the incredible Parliament building to a boat cruise with dinner, or an exploration of Budapest’s communist past. The city also has a rich Jewish heritage, so you’ll find the perfect balance of history and modern culture here. Voted Best City in Europe in 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler readers and a regular in their top 3, Budapest really is a special city with activities to cater to every interest.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Budapest

When you arrive at Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt Airport, a private driver will greet you and take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Evening Sightseeing Group Cruise

I'm Checked-in, Now What?

Included in your vacation package price.

Budapest is known as the "City of Water" for a reason. For most of its history, the city was actually two separate cities, Buda and Pest, separated by the beautiful Danube River. If you would like to spend an unforgettable hour taking in its scenic views, we'll be happy to offer an evening sightseeing cruise. You'll see the Parliament Building, Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, Palace of the Arts, and more, while sipping a drink and listening to an audioguide. We suggest showing up a bit early for the best seats.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Budapest

Pest Private Walking Tour

Pest Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Getting introduced to a completely unfamiliar capital city, is probably the best when you have a knowledgeable local person who speaks your language. Your guide will tell you everything you would like to know about Budapest and let you have an insight to how the everyday life of the locals looks like.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Buda Castle Private Tour

Walk on the Buda Side

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

If you have seen enough of the Pest side of the city and discovered all of its hidden parts, cross one of the bridges and explore the Buda side of the amazing capital of Hungary. The first thing you will notice is that the Buda side more calm than Pest as it is rather a residential area, but still rich in must see sights as it is the oldest part of the city. In the hilly part of Buda you will find a couple of amazing baths, such as the famous Gellert Baths or the more hidden and local Kiraly Baths, the Liberty Statue, the Buda Castle Funicular, which was the first public transportation in the city and the recently renovated Castle Garden Bazaar. In case you are looking for a truly local area, we recommend you to walk by the famous Bartok Bela street, starting from the Liberty Bridge; This the perfect place to go for a couple of drinks, a nice cup of coffee or a delicious meal. We can arrange a Buda Castle Private Tour for you in case you would like to have a deeper insight into the history and everyday life or would just simply like to have the best recommendations from a local person. Our guides have plenty of exciting stories for you.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Budapest

Culinary Experience in Budapest - Small Group Walking Tour

Culinary Experience in Budapest - Small Group Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Discovering the hidden streets of Budapest, tasting various local food, having a couple of drinks and amazing company - luckily there is not anything else you will need in order to have a fantastic food tour of Budapest. Join a small group tour and just follow your guide to some of the best local places, bars and restaurants.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours 30 minutes

Bathe with the Locals

Suggestion to explore on your own

Is there anything more quintessentially Budapest than a visit to one of the legendary baths? With more hot springs than any other capital, the city lets you take your pick of various styles, from the old school Turkish Rudas Baths to the Art Nouveau Gellert Baths on the Buda side of the city, or even the Neo-Baroque Szechenyi Baths with a large outdoor pool in Pest’s City Park. These are very much for locals, don't expect day-spa luxury! We've written a handy roundup of Budapest's best baths here.

Bathe with the Locals

Explore Hungary's Communist Past

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Hungary's Communist past stretches back almost as far as Russia's. The Hungarian Soviet Republic was formed in 1919 in the aftermath of WWI, though it was short-lived and Hungary was a kingdom between 1920 and 1946. Communism returned after WWII at the urging of the USSR and remained until the revolution of 1989. Although it wasn't a part of the USSR, life in the satellite states was hardly any better and the tentacles of the KGB were everywhere. If you're into 20th century or World War II history, the best way to learn about this dark period in the country's history is to take a tour with a private guide who will show you the most significant sights from the period and recount the stories of the era. You can continue the experience with a self-guided visit to the House of Terror museum on Andrassy boulevard and if the weather permits, a visit to Memento Park will provide you plenty of opportunities to get up close to statues and busts of the regime's key figures.

Hammer and Sickle Private Tour

Hammer and Sickle Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

A truly interesting walking tour of Budapest which deals with the heavy topic of communism. Together with your private guide you will have the chance to learn more about how life was during this era of Hungary plus see an authentic exhibition room fully furnished - exactly how it was back in the days.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Retro Trabant Private Tour

Retro Trabant Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

During this once in a lifetime time travel you are going to chug along the streets of Budapest with a tiny retro Trabant car. Your journey takes you to Memento Park communist propaganda statue collection, where you spend an hour with your expert guide. Last highlight of your retro experience is a stop at the Citadel panoramic viewpoint.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Vienna by Train

The impressive, imperial city of Vienna is waiting for you today. Thanks to the great train connections between Budapest and Vienna, you can choose a convenient departure time; we will have arranged second class tickets with seat reservations for the roughly 3-hour journey. Our driver will take care of bringing you to the Budapest train station. If you'd prefer, first class tickets can be arranged as well. To save time and enjoy a relaxing ride, we recommend door-to-door service with our private transfer option. For an additional fee, a driver will pick you up in Budapest at your convenience and bring you directly to your accommodation in Vienna.

You can upgrade your transfer

Private Transfer to Vienna with a Stop in Bratislava

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Budapest

Alternative Budapest Small Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Budapest Group Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours 30 minutes
Budapest Market, Food, Coffee Private Tour
Moderate3 hours 30 minutes
Budapest Private City Tour by Car
Light3 hours

2 Nights in Vienna

2 Nights in Vienna

3 days in Vienna

2 Nights in Vienna

Vienna is a timeless city of high culture, grand cafes, breathtaking architecture and more, all set on the banks of the majestic Danube River. The moment you set foot in the city you’ll see why Vienna’s center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Often regarded as the world capital of music, Vienna is the place where Beethoven and Mozart made history. Even today a visit to the opera or a classical music performance at one of the city’s sublime concert halls is an unforgettable experience. Stephansplatz, Vienna's main square, is dominated by the impressive eponymous gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral. Inside you’ll find a rich collection of artistic treasures, and the view from the tower is well worth the climb, offering amazing views over the city. But the cathedral is only one of the most visible attractions in Vienna. You won’t want to miss the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace and the imperial Hofburg Palace. Explore the city on foot, in a car, or by bike: the choice is yours. If you’d like to go farther afield you can even take a river cruise to nearby Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, or a bike trip to local wineries. But you don’t have to leave Vienna to have a wonderful time. Simply strolling through the pedestrian zones in the city center and stopping for a coffee and a slice of cake make for a truly enjoyable vacation.

Vienna is a timeless city of high culture, grand cafes, breathtaking architecture and more, all set on the banks of the majestic Danube River. The moment you set foot in the city you’ll see why Vienna’s center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Often regarded as the world capital of music, Vienna is the place where Beethoven and Mozart made history. Even today a visit to the opera or a classical music performance at one of the city’s sublime concert halls is an unforgettable experience. Stephansplatz, Vienna's main square, is dominated by the impressive eponymous gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral. Inside you’ll find a rich collection of artistic treasures, and the view from the tower is well worth the climb, offering amazing views over the city. But the cathedral is only one of the most visible attractions in Vienna. You won’t want to miss the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace and the imperial Hofburg Palace. Explore the city on foot, in a car, or by bike: the choice is yours. If you’d like to go farther afield you can even take a river cruise to nearby Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, or a bike trip to local wineries. But you don’t have to leave Vienna to have a wonderful time. Simply strolling through the pedestrian zones in the city center and stopping for a coffee and a slice of cake make for a truly enjoyable vacation.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Vienna

A driver will greet you at Vienna's Hauptbahnhof Train Station and take you to your accommodations.

Visit a Traditional Wine Tavern

Suggestion to explore on your own

Have you just arrived and are ready to discover? Vienna's layout is based on Paris', with a system of grand boulevards and avenues that make it hard to get lost, so venture down one of its rings and start making discoveries! When it's time for a break, visit a "heuriger." These traditional taverns exclusively offer local wines, generally produced themselves earlier in the same year, alongside classic local dishes, and some even have musical entertainment. Your local JayWay contact will recommend several places to visit, based on the time of year.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Vienna

Vienna Group Walking Tour

Vienna Group Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Lively, vibrant Vienna is waiting for you! The capital of Austria in the heart of Europe has always been a melting point for cultures and stayed in the focus of people with liking for history, culture, art and design. Vienna Group Walking tour was created for you if you like to mingle with fellow-travelers and walk the distance meanwhile discovering major historical sights like the Stephansdom, the Jewish Quarter or the former Imperial Palace, the Hofburg. Get to know history buffs and important facts about the 600 years long Habsburg era, collect local hints from you knowledgeable tour guide and never stop exploring!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Baroque Beauty: Visiting Schonbrunn Palace

Suggestion to explore on your own

Whether you’re a history buff, an architecture lover, or you’re just trying to get a full experience of Vienna, a visit to Schonbrunn Palace is a must. From the palatial gardens to the stunning Baroque architecture, this has long been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vienna. You can get there simply on public transport, then arrange for a group tour, or explore on your own. The castle also hosts numerous short-term exhibitions and classical music concerts throughout the year, so be sure to check the schedule.

Mozart and Strauss Concert in the Kursalon

Mozart and Strauss Concert in the Kursalon

Included in your vacation package price.

Are you enthusiast of Mozart and Strauss? Your holiday in Vienna cannot end without a classic concert featuring best pieces of the two evergreen composers. Crown your stay in Vienna and dedicate an evening to spiritual fulfillment in the Viennese Kursalon built in Italian Renaissance style at the end of the 19th century under the reign of Franz Joseph. The emperor read the signs of the times, realized that palmy days of freedom were to come so focused on expending his beloved city, Vienna. The first concert directed by Johann Strauss was held in 1868. Join this century-old building where once people could find fresh water to ease their thirst... and now the venue is here to embrace you and fill your heart with amazing tunes.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Prague by Train

The magical capital of the Czech Republic will be your final destination today. The train journey through the Austrian and Czech countryside takes a little under 5 hours. There are several departure throughout the day, and we'll book tickets with seat reservations based on your preferred departure time. We'll also arrange for a transfer from your accommodation to the train station. We can also arrange first class tickets for an additional fee though in our experience there is little difference, other than proximity to the dining car if available, between the two types of carriage. If you'd like a bit more comfortable and flexibility, we suggest a private transfer which can be arranged for an additional fee. This will save a bit of travel time and offers door-to-door service. You would also have the option of stopping to visit the famous Austrian wine region of the Wachau Valley.

You can upgrade your transfer

Private Transfer to Prague with a Stop in Wachau

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Vienna

Art Nouveau in Vienna Private Tour
Light2 hours 30 minutes
Countryside Winery Tour with Dinner
Easy5 hours
Dinner and Concert in the Schönbrunn Palace
Easy3 hours 30 minutes
Driving and Walking Private Combo Tour
Light5 hours

3 Nights in Prague

3 Nights in Prague

4 days in Prague

3 Nights in Prague

“The Golden City,” “The City of 100 Spires,” “The Mother of Cities,” Prague has no shortage of nicknames paying homage to its charm and beauty. Prague’s winding cobblestone streets, gorgeous architecture and atmospheric bridges are fabled. Get up early and stroll across the statue-lined Charles Bridge. Soak it all in standing in the magnificent Old Town Square and admiring the craftsmanship of its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring the history and modern culture on foot, to traveling farther afield to take in the picturesque countryside and fairytale villages, you’ll have an itinerary full of adventure and relaxation. Besides the city’s history, which is evident on every street, including the beautifully preserved former Jewish Quarter, you can delve into the city’s gastronomy. You can literally dive into some of Europe’s best beers by visiting a beer spa, or explore its beloved breweries with walking tours, or enjoy a dinner cruise. Day-trip destinations include scenic castles, the perfect spa town, and Kutna Hora with its “bone church” and gothic cathedral. Prague is a city of history that comes to life for every visitor, no matter their interests.

“The Golden City,” “The City of 100 Spires,” “The Mother of Cities,” Prague has no shortage of nicknames paying homage to its charm and beauty. Prague’s winding cobblestone streets, gorgeous architecture and atmospheric bridges are fabled. Get up early and stroll across the statue-lined Charles Bridge. Soak it all in standing in the magnificent Old Town Square and admiring the craftsmanship of its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring the history and modern culture on foot, to traveling farther afield to take in the picturesque countryside and fairytale villages, you’ll have an itinerary full of adventure and relaxation. Besides the city’s history, which is evident on every street, including the beautifully preserved former Jewish Quarter, you can delve into the city’s gastronomy. You can literally dive into some of Europe’s best beers by visiting a beer spa, or explore its beloved breweries with walking tours, or enjoy a dinner cruise. Day-trip destinations include scenic castles, the perfect spa town, and Kutna Hora with its “bone church” and gothic cathedral. Prague is a city of history that comes to life for every visitor, no matter their interests.

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Prague

When you arrive at Prague's train station, we will have a driver there to meet you and take you to your accommodation.

Get Lost on Medieval Streets

Suggestion to explore on your own

On your first night in Prague we recommend strolling around the center's side streets. It's easy to get lost here, but the river and signage make it easy to find your way home. Prague's city center side streets. With so many buildings lit up, we think this romantic walk will help you fall in love with Prague right away. There are many rooftops bars open in the summer, for which your local JayWay contact will provide some recommendations. If you don't feel like having a drink, climb up one of the lookout towers open after sunset, especially the Old Town Bridge Tower and Powder Tower.

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Prague

Prague Private Walking Tour

Prague Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This three-hour walking tour of the Golden City is the ideal way to get to know the beautiful historic center of Prague. You will walk the Royal Route, originally used for the king's coronation procession. The walk takes you through the center of Old Town, where you'll see all of the most famous sights, and also learn about the fascinating history that has made Prague a unique destination throughout the ages. Crossing Charles Bridge, your guide will tell you all the stories of the past as you head up to Lesser Town, where the tour finishes.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Strahov Library and Brewery Private Tour

Experience the Life Monastic

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

One of the most breathtaking interiors in the city is to be found at the Strahov Monastery. The halls of the library here have featured in several Hollywood films. After feasting your eyes you'll have the chance to feast on some Czech classics and brewed on-site beer at the monastery brewery, then head to New World, a charming, quiet part of Prague Castle.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Day 8

Day 8 - Your Second Full Day in Prague

Kutna Hora Private Day Trip

Explore Bohemia on a Day Trip from Prague

Included in your vacation package price.

Built atop a rich silver deposit, Kutna Hora’s wealth has for centuries only been overshadowed by Prague’s. The silver mine is open for tours, except during December. Much of this wealth went into the town’s architecture, from its massive palace with excellent views, to its churches. Your tour will include St. Barbara’s Cathedral. Devoted to the patron saint of miners, this massive Gothic/Baroque building stands out, with its three peaks and flying buttresses. Be sure to check out the preserved medieval frescoes behind the altar, showing life in the town, and religious scenes, as well as the vaulted chamber between the ceiling and rooftop.

Kutna’s Hora’s main draw, though, is its “Bone Church,” the Sedlac Ossuary. When Crusaders returned with holy earth from Jerusalem, the town had a problem: more people wanted to buried in this sacred soil than could fit! The locals decided to exhume bodies to make room, and over time, 70,000 skeletons became decorations, with bones forming chandeliers, garlands, coats of arms, and even the name of the local woodcarver who created most of the decorations. This macabre must-see memento mori will make for a good story when you return home! The center of Kutna Hora is quite walkable, but the Sedlac Ossuary is more than a mile away, so the driver and guide will be at your disposal all day.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6 hours

Prague Private Scrumptious Food Tour

Prague Private Scrumptious Food Tour

Experience authentic food that reflects Czech culture and tradition, at independent, locally owned spots where food and beverages are served with love. During this tour beyond the beaten path, you'll learn that there is far more to Czech cuisine than just bread dumplings. Your local guide will give you tips on the best hidden foodie spots, so you will be able to enjoy your Prague food experience after the tour as well.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Day 9

Day 9 - Traveling to Krakow by Private Car

The historic capital of Poland, Krakow is next on your itinerary. Depending on your preferred departure time, we'll have a driver pick you up at your accommodation in Prague and drive you to Krakow.


If you'd like to discover more of the Czech Republic, we can also arrange for a mid-drive stop in the city of Olomouc. This Moravian city has a beautiful baroque Old Town with two big squares. It's a good opportunity to have some lunch, discover a very nice town and stretch your legs before continuing on to Prague. If a visit to Auschwitz was in your travel plans, we'd like to make a suggestion. For an additional fee, en route to Prague we can arrange for a stop there. As a traveling to and from Auschwitz typically takes an entire day, this option can save you significant time on your itinerary.
The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.

We also offer the following excursions in Prague

A La Carte Dinner Cruise
Light3 hours
Beer Spa Private Experience
Light1 hour
Beer and Czech Tapas Small Group Tour
Light4 hours
Bohemian Flavors and Neighborhoods Small Group Tour
Light4 hours

3 Nights in Krakow

3 Nights in Krakow

4 days in Krakow

3 Nights in Krakow

Krakow may not be the largest city in Poland, but it is by far the most popular with travelers. Less industrial than Warsaw, Krakow was once Poland’s royal capital, and unlike the rest of the country, came out of World War II with its gorgeous architecture mostly unscathed. One glance at the city’s perfectly preserved and restored Old Town and it will be abundantly clear why Krakow is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This compact historical district houses the largest square in Europe, where you can stroll, shop from the market and sample some tasty Polish delicacies. And, if you’re in the mood you can also sip some of Poland’s famous vodka infused with tangy buffalo grass. Krakow’s cultural life is rich and there are more than enough classical and jazz concerts to attend during your stay. Just walk through Old Town any evening and you’ll find warmly lit cafes, restaurants and bars. Of course, not all of the city’s history is happy, and both the Jewish Heritage in Krakow as well as nearby Auschwitz concentration camp are a chilling and vivid reminder of World War II. You can also explore Poland’s natural wonders from Krakow, with visits to the atmospheric Wieliczka Salt Mine, and the Tatra Mountains all comfortable day trips.

Krakow may not be the largest city in Poland, but it is by far the most popular with travelers. Less industrial than Warsaw, Krakow was once Poland’s royal capital, and unlike the rest of the country, came out of World War II with its gorgeous architecture mostly unscathed. One glance at the city’s perfectly preserved and restored Old Town and it will be abundantly clear why Krakow is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This compact historical district houses the largest square in Europe, where you can stroll, shop from the market and sample some tasty Polish delicacies. And, if you’re in the mood you can also sip some of Poland’s famous vodka infused with tangy buffalo grass. Krakow’s cultural life is rich and there are more than enough classical and jazz concerts to attend during your stay. Just walk through Old Town any evening and you’ll find warmly lit cafes, restaurants and bars. Of course, not all of the city’s history is happy, and both the Jewish Heritage in Krakow as well as nearby Auschwitz concentration camp are a chilling and vivid reminder of World War II. You can also explore Poland’s natural wonders from Krakow, with visits to the atmospheric Wieliczka Salt Mine, and the Tatra Mountains all comfortable day trips.

Day 9

Day 9 - Arrival in Krakow

When you arrive in Krakow, your driver will bring you straight to your centrally located accommodation.

Settle in and Enjoy

Suggestion to explore on your own

If you've just arrived, before starting on tours, head out and get a feel for this unique city. If you're staying near the main square ("Rynek,") take a leisurely stroll, visit the Cloth Hall, and have a coffee with a view at Cafe Szal. If you start near the Kazimierz district, treat yourself to a delicious dinner at the Starka restaurant. Either way, let yourself get charmed by Krakow.

Day 10

Day 10 - Your First Full Day in Krakow

Krakow Private Walking Tour

Krakow Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you’ll be getting a feel for the story of the city with a private tour with a local expert.There's much to discover as you walk the famed Royal Route through the city's heart, on this tour filled to the brim with historical facts and anecdotes. You'll wander from the Barbican and St. Florian's Gate to the spectacular hilltop royal Wawel Castle, visiting the Main Square with its Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica along the way.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Ghetto and Schindler's Factory Private Tour

Ghetto and Schindler's Factory Private Tour

This three-hour tour with an expert local guide will give you an immersion into Krakow's Jewish culture, centering around the tragic events of World War II. From the Jewish Ghetto to Schindler's Factory, you'll see all of the most significant sites of Jewish history here. Along the way your guide will answer your questions and tell you everything you need to know about the life, times and tragedies of the Jewish people in Krakow.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Chopin Music Concert

Classical Krakow: Chopin Concert

Included in your vacation package price.

Chopin is one of Poland’s most renowned composers, and today we suggest taking in a recital of his music in the old town's Chopin Concert Hall.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour

Day 11

Day 11 - Your Second Full Day in Krakow

Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Prepare to be amazed at the devotion that drove miners to carve figures, monuments and altar pieces into the walls of an 800-year-old salt mine. This underground world has earned a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. As you descend 360 of the tour's total 800 steps into the salt mine, you'll feel like you're entering a vast underground city complete with huge caverns and underground lakes, 135 meters beneath the surface. One of the most unique aspects is the largest underground chapel, devoted to Saint Kinga, a Hungarian princess who is said to have spurned a marriage proposal by the Polish king by tossing his engagement ring into a salt mine in Transylvania. When Wieliczka's devout miners miraculously found the ring, she took the hint. After walking for 3 kilometers/2 miles, you'll visit the snack bar and souvenir shop, then ride an elevator back to the surface. We do not recommend this tour for people with mobility issues.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour

See for yourself where some of the worst atrocities of World War II were carried out on this tour to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Auschwitz was the biggest Nazi concentration and death camp in occupied Europe. Situated about an hour from Krakow, the Auschwitz Memorial Museum is included in UNESCO's World Heritage List. During the tour you will visit both parts of the museum, located in Oswiecim and Brzezinka. You will also watch a documentary on the history of the Auschwitz concentration and death camp. It's a stunning day that will put you in touch with history. This is a group tour of about 30 people, so we can upgrade to a private tour, or combine this tour with private transfers, instead of riding in a large bus, which takes a while to pick up and drop people scattered throughout Krakow's center.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6-7 hours

Day 12

Day 12 - Departure Day

Today, a driver will pick you up at your accommodation and bring you to the Krakow airport for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Group Tour
Strenuous10 hours
Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour With A Private Driver
Moderate6 hours
Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Tour
Moderate6 hours
Communism Small Group Tour
Light2 hours 30 minutes

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Budapest

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Budapest Airport Transfer
Evening Sightseeing Group Cruise
Pest Private Walking Tour
Culinary Experience in Budapest - Small Group Walking Tour
Budapest Train Station Transfer
Budapest - Vienna Train Tickets

Vienna

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Vienna Hauptbahnhof Train Station Transfer
Vienna Group Walking Tour
Mozart and Strauss Concert in the Kursalon
Vienna Hauptbahnhof Train Station Transfer
Vienna - Prague Train

Prague

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Prague Train Station Transfer
Prague Private Walking Tour
Kutna Hora Private Day Trip
Prague - Krakow Private Transfer

Krakow

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Chopin Music Concert
Krakow Private Walking Tour
Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour
Krakow Airport Transfer
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website

Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Jeffrey, Patricia, Carrie & BJ

Jeffrey, Patricia, Carrie & BJ

Pennsylvania

Our trip to Budapest, Vienna and then Prague was made perfectly seamless with Jayway making all arrangements. Our overall European representative, Judit Holt, was delightful and invaluable in both developing our itinerary and then making certain that all details were executed perfectly.

Our trip to Budapest, Vienna and then Prague was made perfectly seamless with Jayway making all arrangements. Our overall European representative, Judit Holt, was delightful and invaluable in both developing our itinerary and then making certain that all details were executed perfectly.

Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Xiaohui Ho

Xiaohui Ho

Easy and professional to work with, with a focus on the individual client's needs and interests.

Easy and professional to work with, with a focus on the individual client's needs and interests.

Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Germany
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Germany
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Review by Esther & Michael

Esther & Michael

California

JayWay Travel is by far the best travel service I have ever had the pleasure to work with. From the initial New York contact who listened to my needs, to the European contact, who made sure that all of those needs were supplied in a most efficient manner, our experience traveling with JayWay Travel, is one we will surely return to again.

JayWay Travel is by far the best travel service I have ever had the pleasure to work with. From the initial New York contact who listened to my needs, to the European contact, who made sure that all of those needs were supplied in a most efficient manner, our experience traveling with JayWay Travel, is one we will surely return to again.

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Krakow, Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Krakow, Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5

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