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Four Highlights of Central Europe

12 Days / 11 Nights

Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Krakow

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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 of what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide.

One of our team members in the region will be available to you leading up to and during your 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 reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 star 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
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 in various locations. 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 in various locations. 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.

I'm Checked-in, Now What?

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Your first night in Budapest is a perfect opportunity to stroll around the city a little bit, get some drinks and grab some local food. The best area to do this is definitely the Jewish Quarter and its surroundings. Be sure to check out at least one ruin bar. A what? We don't want to spoil the experience for you, so we'll leave it to you to discover, with some tips from your local JayWay contact. If you're not so into drinking or food, you could walk along the Danube, or even take an evening sightseeing cruise down the river.

Evening Sightseeing Group Cruise

Evening Sightseeing Group Cruise

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

You're invited for a panoramic boat ride at night, when the city will be beautifully lit up for your pleasure. Glass in hand, you will be able to experience how the legends of Budapest come alive. Look behind the walls of the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the bridges, and other splendid sights all bathed in light.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour

Budapest Sightseeing Private Water Limousine Tour

Budapest Sightseeing Private Water Limousine Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Enjoy Budapest in a unique, fitting way. Hop into a private boat like a real celebrity, and learn for yourself why Budapest is sometimes called the "City of Water." The Danube is central to Budapest, and so wide that the best way to see many landmarks, such as Parliament, Buda Castle, Matthias Church, the Chain Bridge, and Gellért Hill, is from the water itself.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 25 minutes

Exclusive 4-Course A La Carte Menu Dinner Cruise

Exclusive 4-Course A La Carte Menu Dinner Cruise

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

If you'd like to see Budapest from a different point of view, this Candlelight Dinner Cruise is the perfect option. You'll float peacefully along the river, enjoying a romantic dinner while seeing the castle, Parliament, and all of the city's most iconic buildings from the water. It's the perfect way to take your visit to Budapest to the next level.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Budapest

Pest Private Walking Tour

Pest Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

When arriving at a new capital for the first time, it's best to have a knowledgeable local show you around. On this tour, an expert local guide will take you around the Pest side of Budapest, home to most of the city's landmarks and history, showing you not just the big-name sights, but introducing you into the everyday lives of the city's citizens.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes

Buda Private Tour

Walk on the Buda Side

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

If you've seen enough of the Pest side of the city, walk across the river and explore the Buda side of Hungary's capital. In hilly Buda, you'll find several amazing baths, such as the famous Gellert Baths or the more hidden and local Kiraly Baths. Visit the Matthias Church, where Franz Joseph I and Elisabeth were coronated and stop at the Royal Palace, the home of Hungarian National Gallery. Don't forget to take a ride on the Buda Castle Funicular!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Budapest

Culinary Walk: Food and Wine Tasting Small Group Tour

Culinary Walk: Food and Wine Tasting Small Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

On this walking tour you will be introduced to the drinking and eating habits of the Hungarian people, shown why the Hungarian cuisine is one of a kind. We provide insights into the latest local food trends, and food shops of Budapest, as well as tasting some of the traditional drinks and food. We show you old and historical, but also new and hipster. Between the stops we spice up the tour with interesting historical facts and legends, and by the end of the tour you will be familiar with some great Hungarian inventions as well.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

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

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

Enjoy this truly interesting walking tour, focused on Hungary's communist era. Together with your private guide you will learn more about life under Big Brother, the Hungarian Uprising, and visit a museum showing life in a totalitarian state.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Retro Trabant Private Tour

Retro Trabant Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Chug along the streets of Budapest in a tiny, idiosyncratic East German Trabant car. You'll visit Memento Park, a famous collection of communist statues, where you'll spend an hour with an expert guide, and drive to the panoramic Citadel, high above the Danube, which offers perhaps the best views of Budapest.


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 for additional fee. 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

Upgrade to Vienna by Private Transfer with Truffle Adventure - Hunting and Culinary Experience
Vienna by Private Transfer with Truffle Adventure - Hunting and Culinary Experience

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

Alternative Budapest Small Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Budapest Christmas Markets Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
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
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 Private Walking Tour

Vienna Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Map out Vienna's Old Town with an insider! The personalized route starts from your hotel and takes you to all the must see sights of the Austrian capital. You'll enjoy a pleasant walk through the Hofburg (Imperial Palace) and its gardens, along the famous Ring Street, then passing by and entering magnificent ecclesiastic edifices like the Stephansdom. The tour will be spiced with stories, fun facts, and recommendations for places to eat, drink, and explore further. By the end, you'll feel like a local.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Mozart and Strauss Concert in the Kursalon

Mozart and Strauss Concert in the Kursalon

Included in your vacation package price.

Are you a fan of Mozart and Strauss? Then your time in Vienna shouldn't end without a concert featuring the best pieces of the two evergreen composers. The Kursalon, built in the Italian Renaissance style in the late 19th century, is one of the Vienna's most famous venues, thanks in part to its connection to Strauss. The Kursalon's resident orchestra, the "Salonorchestra Alt Wien" (or "Old Vienna Salon Orchestra") is one of the best known interpreters of Viennese music, so we invite you to enjoy one of their regular performances.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour 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.

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

Upgrade to Prague by Private Transfer with a Stop in Cesky Krumlov
Prague by Private Transfer with a Stop in Cesky Krumlov

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 30 minutes
Driving and Walking Private Combo Tour
Light5 hours
Good Evening Vienna Small Group Tour
Light4 hours

3 Nights in Prague

3 Nights in Prague

4 days 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 from the magnificent Old Town Square with its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring 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, evident on every street, especially in 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 from the magnificent Old Town Square with its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring 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, evident on every street, especially in 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 Amid 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 there, but the river and signage make it easy to find your way to the hotel. With so many buildings lit up, we think this romantic walk will help you fall in love with Prague right away. If you arrive before sunset, visit the House of the Black Madonna - the home of a small Cubism museum, and the only surviving Cubist café in the world – the Grand Café Orient (where even the věneček cream puffs are squares instead of donut-shaped). If you are thirsty after a long journey, grab a beer at Mlejnice, a restaurant famous for its cozy and stylish atmosphere and tasty cuisine.

Get Lost Amid Medieval Streets

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 New World 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 : 3 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Your Second Full Day in Prague

Kutna Hora Private Day Trip

Explore Bohemia on a Day Trip

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. 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. Kutna’s Hora’s main draw, though, is its “Bone Church,” the Sedlac Ossuary. Over 70,000 skeletons were used for decorations, with bones forming chandeliers, garlands, coats of arms, and even the name of the local woodcarver who created this macabre must-see memento mori.


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. We'll have a driver pick you up from your accommodations in Prague based on your preferred departure time and drive you to Krakow. The direct drive takes around 5.5 hours. If you'd like to discover more of the Czech Republic along the way, we can also arrange for a mid-drive stop in the city of Olomouc. It's a good opportunity to have some lunch, discover a very nice town and stretch your legs before continuing on to Krakow. If a visit to Auschwitz was not in your travel plans, this is also an opportunity to stop and visit this historic site. Either stop can be added for an additional fee. 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

Beer Spa Private Experience
Light1 hour
Beer and Czech Tapas Small Group Tour
Light4 hours
Bohemian Paradise Private Day Trip
Strenuous9 hours
Bohemian Vineyards and Wine Tasting Group Tour
Light7 hours

3 Nights in Krakow

3 Nights in Krakow

4 days 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. 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. Some of the most prominent sites in and around the city are linked with the grim, albeit highly important historical facts, as evidenced by the memorials in the Jewish Kazimierz district and the Auschwitz concentration camp located nearby - chilling and vivid reminders 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. 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. Some of the most prominent sites in and around the city are linked with the grim, albeit highly important historical facts, as evidenced by the memorials in the Jewish Kazimierz district and the Auschwitz concentration camp located nearby - chilling and vivid reminders 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 Starka restaurant. Either way, let yourself get charmed by Krakow.

Settle in and Enjoy

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 get 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 royal hilltop 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.

Music is one of the most important elements of Polish culture. Tonight you’ll have the opportunity to appreciate the genius of the Polish composer Chopin in a unique atmosphere. You’ll listen to Chopin’s most famous piano pieces performed by talented and award-winning young pianists. The concert will be held in the old town's Chopin Concert Hall. Located in the former home of the Royal Hunter, you'll take a richly ornamented 19th century staircase to the 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.

This Salt Mine is one of the oldest in the world and was established in the 13th century. Today salt is no longer mined in Wieliczka, but this original underground complex is preserved in a great condition, making it a world-class monument. This astonishing place was recognised in the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List due to its breathtaking underground chambers carved entirely in salt. Wieliczka Salt Mine tours rank among the most popular day trips from Krakow and draws attention of over one million visitors each year.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour

See in person the place where some of the most gruesome atrocities of World War II were carried out. Auschwitz was the biggest Nazi concentration and death camp in occupied Europe. On July 2, 1947 Memorial Museum was created on its site by an act of the Polish parliament. Situated about an hour from Krakow, the Auschwitz Memorial Museum is included in UNESCO's World Heritage List.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6-7 hours

Day 12

Day 12 - Departure Day

Our driver will pick you up in from your accommodation and take you to Krakow Airport in plenty of time for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour with a Private Driver
Moderate6 hours
Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Tour
Moderate6 hours
Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine Group Tour
Strenuous10 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
Pest Private Walking Tour
Culinary Walk: Food and Wine Tasting Small Group Tour
Budapest Train Station Transfer
Budapest - Vienna Train Tickets

Vienna

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Vienna Hauptbahnhof Train Station Transfer
Vienna Private 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
Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.
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 Darrell, Cheryl & Lee
Darrell, Cheryl & Lee
Texas

My daughter and I traveled to Prague, Vienna and Budapest with JayWay’s excellent guidance. Our trip was a delight with knowledgeable guides, great recommendations on food, and lovely boutique European hotels. We can honestly say it was the best!

My daughter and I traveled to Prague, Vienna and Budapest with JayWay’s excellent guidance. Our trip was a delight with knowledgeable guides, great recommendations on food, and lovely boutique European hotels. We can honestly say it was the best!

Year : 2022
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Carolynne & Wayne
Carolynne & Wayne

JayWay Travel has excellent efficient customer rapport. They give you the flexibility YOU want and make it work. They help you create a balance between being guided and planning your own free time.

JayWay Travel has excellent efficient customer rapport. They give you the flexibility YOU want and make it work. They help you create a balance between being guided and planning your own free time.

Year : 2022
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Randy & Michael
Randy & Michael
Washington

JayWay Travel was great - very professional and it was so easy and efficient to work with them in putting together the travel trip itinerary. Their arrangements and choices made the trip a pleasure to go on with no hassle or problems but with complete freedom of schedule, activities and options. I would absolutely use JayWay the next time I travel.

JayWay Travel was great - very professional and it was so easy and efficient to work with them in putting together the travel trip itinerary. Their arrangements and choices made the trip a pleasure to go on with no hassle or problems but with complete freedom of schedule, activities and options. I would absolutely use JayWay the next time I travel.

Year : 2022
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
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