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The Culinary Delights of Central Europe

This sample 12 day (11 night) itinerary covers many of the culinary highlights of Hungary, Austria, Poland, and the Czech Republic. The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, private transfers, tickets for trains, buses, and intra-European flights, airport, bus, and train station transfers, and a rich program of activities, from cooking classes to food tours and even a beer spa, to ensure your European vacation pleases your stomach and mind. 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.

3 Nights in Budapest

3 Nights 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.

Exclusive 4-Course A La Carte Menu Dinner Cruise

Included in your vacation package price.

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

Budapest by Bike Small Group Tour with Food Tasting

Included in your vacation package price.

On this unique Budapest food tour, you will combine sightseeing with a fascinating journey into the incomparable Hungarian cuisine under the guidance of a certified culinary expert. The food is not just included, but plays a main role during the tour. You will begin with an easy-paced ride along the most important sights of Pest. Then you will try several local treats, the so-called Hungaricum, while visiting the Great Market Hall. After you are finished with these light bites, you will have a proper meal at a local restaurant. To top off the tour you will receive a well-deserved dessert for all your hard work on the bike! This is a lovely way to experience the real Budapest.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Traditional Hungarian Cooking Class

Included in your vacation package price.

Be part of a very everyday scene in Budapest! Shop food for your meal at the Central Market Hall just like a local and cook it! Your enthusiastic expert guide and chef will walk you around this amazing historical edifice and tell you fun stories about it accompanied by a little tasting. After your market discovery walk and shopping it's time to head to the kitchen to cook your meal. A sip of traditional Hungarian spirit (fruit brandy) and a glass of wine will make it even easier! Forget about the world and immerse into the essence of Hungarian culinary while stirring the traditional meal you cook. Nice companion, well equipped kitchen, some traditional beverages and a three course menu (soup, main dish and sweet) will make you feel full. Time to experience, time to cook!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Budapest's Acclaimed Stars

Suggestion to explore on your own

Although Hungary has long had a reputation for having the region's best cuisine, Budapest itself has become a gastronomical Mecca, as it now hosts six Michelin-starred restaurants. Leading the pack is opulent Onyx, the city's only place with two-stars, to be sure to book it well in advance! The city's first restaurant to receive a Michelin star, Costes and its female head chef excel in applying French techniques to Hungarian favorites, as part of the legendary dinner tasting menu. Costes' sister location, Costes Downtown doesn't have the most creative name, but the haute cuisine more than makes up for this. It's somewhat less formal, with a modern design, open kitchen, and wooden tabletops. Costes Downtown doubles as the Prestige Hotel's main restaurant, giving all the more reason to stay there. Stand Restaurant is the fine dining take on Stand25, a beloved casual restaurant, and mixes haute cusine and local traditions. Borkonyha ("Wine Kitchen") has just the cellar you'd expect, with 200 Hungarian wines on offer alongside pan-European fare. Despite the Michelin star and need for reservations, the prices are relatively low, and the atmosphere more relaxed. Babel focuses on dishes from Transylvania, the head chef's original home, and is known for its theatrical presentation.

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Budapest

Go inside Budapest’s Signature Sights or Explore its Island Oasis

Suggestion to explore on your own

Although a walking tour of the city will show you its highlights, there’s just not enough time to go inside all the buildings. Our favorites to explore are the Great Market Hall, the Parliament and the Opera House. If you’ve already taken in all of central Budapest’s sights, why not spend some time on the Danube, either on land or by boat. Margaret Island is often overlooked by travelers but is right in the middle of the city, just off Margaret Bridge. The island is popular with locals as a place for recreation, with swimming pools, jogging paths, four-person bikes to rent and a fun singing fountain to watch from the many seats around it.

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.

Dinner Walk - Culinary Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Why would you have dinner at just one restaurant when you can spread it out over a few hours and eat at several places? On our Dinner Walk dinner is not just dinner, but an opportunity to explore some of Budapest’s liveliest neighborhoods accompanied by a food guide who can share her expertise, offer you a curated selection of the best dishes, and tell you all about what is on your plate. During the tour You will visit multiple venues, where we will introduce you to some of Budapest’s most exciting foods and drinks. Be sure to come hungry and thirsty.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 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

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We also offer the following excursions in Budapest

Alternative Budapest Small Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Buda Castle Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
Budapest Private City Tour by Car
Light3 hours
Budapest Private City Tour by Tuk Tuk
Easy2 hours 30 minutes

2 Nights in Vienna

2 Nights 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 the Vienna Hauptbahnhof Train Station and take you to your accommodation.

Classic and Hidden Gems of Vienna

Included in your vacation package price.

Tour Vienna's Old Town and listen to captivating stories from one of our local guides on this special excursion. The tour includes a perfect blend of old and new, from historic buildings to modern architecture, and insider info on places to eat and drink. You'll see St. Stephan's Cathedral, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Ring Street and a traditional Viennese Coffee house. This private English-language walking tour not only offers a great introduction to the city, but also delves deep into the city's amazing history, from the darkest hours to the brightest moments.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Vienna's Wine Taverns

Suggestion to explore on your own

Austrian wines, especially whites, can be a real treat. Wine and food lovers who also like a little historic adventure with your meal should plan a visit to one of Vienna's heurigers. A heuriger is basically a wine tavern which only serves Viennese wines, typically from the attached or nearby vineyards. Officially a heuriger is a tavern owned by a wine-grower where they can only serve their own wines. They offer classic Austrian dishes and some even have musical entertainment. Not only is the wine really local, it’s also really fresh – by law only wines from the current vintage are on offer, and the time for the sale to end is traditionally November 11, St. Martin’s Day. You can learn more about these lovely wine taverns in this blog post.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Vienna

Wurst, Wine, Dine Fine

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you'll get a thorough introduction to Vienna’s dynamic food and drink scene with a local showing you the best places to stop for all manner of sweet versus savoury. Walk through the trendiest neighborhoods and discover the legendary markets of this extraordinary city. Find out where to sip the best coffee in a city filled to the brim with historic coffeehouses and hear about the legendary debate over who invented the most famous dessert in Vienna.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 4 hours

Experience the Viennese Music Scene

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

To get a real feel for the music life of Vienna, there are plenty places to go. The Vienna State Opera has been a highlight of the city's cultural highlife since its opening in the mid-19th century. Enthusiasts of classic music may choose from concerts held in the rightly famous Kursalon or Musikverein. Many Baroque churches of Vienna serve as venues for concerts. These breathtaking buildings guarantee a high-class music experience. Tickets are available in a range of prices, depending on your seats.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Prague by Private Transfer

Today you'll be traveling to Prague. Your driver will pick you up at your accommodation at the agreed-upon time. The trip takes about 4 hours with no stops, but you'll pay a visit to the beautiful Wachau Valley, known for its fortresses and vineyards. 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 Vienna

Art Nouveau in Vienna Private Tour
Light2 hours 30 minutes
City Bike Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Countryside Winery Tour with Dinner
Easy5 hours
Dinner and Concert in the Schönbrunn Palace
Easy3 hours 30 minutes

3 Nights in Prague

3 Nights 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

Your driver will bring you straight to your Prague accommodation.

A la Carte Dinner Cruise

Included in your vacation package price.

This fun three-hour dinner cruise will give you a chance to enjoy some live music during dinner and also will give you a new point of view on the Golden City. Seeing Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and National Theater lit up at night from the vantage point of the Vltava river is an experience you'll treasure long after you get home from your vacation. The dinner cruise starts at 7:30pm every day and lasts for 3 hours.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Prague

Get to Know Prague on a City Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you will be exploring the hidden streets and main sites of Prague's historical center. Your local tour guide will walk you through the medieval Royal Route while showing you the Old Town Square with Astronomical Clock, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and Lesser Town. You will learn a lot about past and present life and also get tips on further activities and places worth visiting. This walking tour is the best way to fall in love with Prague.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Taste Prague's Exciting Food Scene

Suggestion to explore on your own

Czech gastronomic standards have skyrocketed in recent years. The best way to find out just how things have changed is to take a food tour. Your guide will lead you through your choice of either the city center or a less touristy neighborhood, helping you discover the tastiest dishes. If you're looking for luxury, try one of Prague's Michelin-starred restaurants. We can tables for you at high-end places with excellent views. Once a no-go zone for vegetarians, the veggie food situation in Prague is much improved too.

Cook and Eat with a Top Czech Chef

Included in your vacation package price.

This three-hour cooking class with a top Czech chef is a great way to experience Czech cuisine and to meet some friendly, interesting locals while you're at it. During this intimate and fun cooking class you'll prepare a modern Czech menu and enjoy some tasty local wines as well. Then of course you'll sit down to feast!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Your Second Full Day in Prague

Bohemian Flavors and Neighborhoods Small Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Bohemia is Czech region with one of the most distinct cultures in Europe. It's extravagant, political, passionate, and fuelled with plenty of delicious local beer. Join this Prague tour and you'll see all the city's boho spots, sampling beer as well as traditional and modern Czech snacks along the way. You'll get a chance to learn the story of Bohemia and how it has been shaped in an unconventional way while you get a taste of the local culture. Snacks and beer are included!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Europe's Beer Mecca

Suggestion to explore on your own

Coming to Prague and fond of beer? You're arriving at the right place! Prague offers thousands of places where you can taste famous local beers but our recommendation is to try craft beer in one of the city's many microbreweries. We can recommend various types of breweries scattered throughout the city center. During the summer months, it is best to taste beer in one of the city's many beer gardens. Don't forget to taste some of the traditional tapas that accompany the Czechs' beloved "liquid bread".

Beer Spa Private Experience

Included in your vacation package price.

Prague is a beer city, but it's not just for drinking. During this unique experience you'll have exclusive use of a beer spa, where you'll soak for 30 minutes in a tub for two filled with a warm water and beer extract mixture that's high in vitamin B, carbohydrates and proteins while you can drink Bernard beer in unlimited amount. After your bath you will repair to the spa's rejuvenation room where you can rest on a warm bed for another 30 minutes. Get ready to relax!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1 hour

Day 9

Day 9 - Traveling to Krakow by Train

Say "na shledanou" to Prague, today you're headed to Poland's loveliest city, Krakow. Have an early breakfast, and we'll arrange for a driver to take you to Prague's Main Train Station in plenty of time for your mid-morning train. If you have time, check out the historic building above the modern station and adjacent to Platform 1. As part of your package we will provide tickets for the only direct daytime service that connects Prague and Krakow, reintroduced in spring 2018 in fact. The journey takes around six and a half hours.

You can upgrade your transfer

Krakow by Private Transfer

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We also offer the following excursions in Prague

Beer and Czech Tapas Small Group Tour
Light4 hours
Bohemian Vineyards and Wine Tasting Group Tour
Light7 hours
Cesky Krumlov Private Day Trip
Moderate10 hours
Jewish Prague Group Tour
Light2 hours 30 minutes

3 Nights in Krakow

3 Nights 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

Once you arrive at the Krakow train station, we'll have a driver waiting to take you to your 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

Exploring Krakow

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. This is the best way to discover little-known historical facts and anecdotes while wandering around the heart of Krakow. You'll start from the Jewish District (Kazimierz), with a walk up to the 14th century Wawel Castle and stroll along Kanonicza and Grodzka Streets in order to reach Collegium Maius (Great College). The tour continues along the Royal Way to the Main Market Square with visiting the Cloth Hall (perfect for buying souvenirs) and St. Mary's Basilica.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Sample Unique Polish Cuisine

Included in your vacation package price.

You will meet with your guide at Plac Wolnica in Kazimierz and from there explore Krakow's gastronomic scene by visiting several quaint places as a small group. Kazimierz is home to the city's most beloved eateries, several of which you'll visit. This tour easily serves as a lunch, as ten different dishes are included.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 11

Day 11 - Your Second Full Day in Krakow

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 walk down 360 steps into the salt mine, you'll feel like you're entering a vast underground city complete with huge caverns and underground lakes. 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 visiting the underground snack bar and souvenir shop, an elevator will carry you back to the surface.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Krakow Pierogi Cooking Class

Included in your vacation package price.

This cooking class is really special. You'll work with a Polish grandmother to make Pierogi, one of the most famous dishes of Polish cuisine. It's a three-hour class, and you'll be brought to and from the kitchen by your guide. There you'll have guidance in making different types of Pierogies, then you'll sit down and enjoy what you've created! There's no better way to get in touch with Poland's rich culinary traditions.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Riverboat Dining

Suggestion to explore on your own

The area between the Wawel Castle and Vistula River is arguably most picturesque place in Krakow. There, beneath the hill, you can find several river boats, each offering exceptional dining experiences. Try one to enjoy coffee or drink on a deck, or full delicious meal inside the onboard restaurants.

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
Light10 hours
Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour
Light6-7 hours
Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Tour
Moderate6 hours
Chopin Music Concert
Easy1 hour

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
Exclusive 4-Course A La Carte Menu Dinner Cruise
Budapest by Bike Small Group Tour with Food Tasting
Traditional Hungarian Cooking Class
Dinner Walk - Culinary 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
Vienna Food, Coffee & Market Small Group Tour
Vienna - Prague Private Transfer with stop in Wachau Valley

Prague

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
A la Carte Dinner Cruise
Prague Private Walking Tour
Cook and Eat with a Top Czech Chef
Bohemian Flavors and Neighborhoods Small Group Tour
Beer Spa Private Experience
Prague Train Station Transfer
Prague - Krakow Train Tickets

Krakow

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Krakow Train Station Transfer
Krakow Private Walking Tour
Krakow Food Tasting Group Tour
Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour
Krakow Pierogi Cooking Class
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.

Barbara, Peter, Susan & Michael

Massachusetts

JayWay are good listeners who know their territory and provide good value. Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, very well organized terrific website. Everyone was always on time or early. The two guides in Krakow who led us through the Jewish experience were great. We learned a lot from Krakow Jewish tours. Also the Polin Museum in Warsaw was fantastic and spent 4 hours going through it.

JayWay are good listeners who know their territory and provide good value. Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, very well organized terrific website. Everyone was always on time or early. The two guides in Krakow who led us through the Jewish experience were great. We learned a lot from Krakow Jewish tours. Also the Polin Museum in Warsaw was fantastic and spent 4 hours going through it.

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland, Lithuania, Austria
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Vilnius, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland, Lithuania, Austria
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Vilnius, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5

Christi & Bob

North Carolina

JayWay took all of the stress out of planning a vacation to an unfamiliar place. We had never been to any of these cities and knowing that we had JayWay backing us up if we needed assistance gave us a level of comfort we may not have otherwise had. The hotels, restaurants, excursions and guides that JayWay offered were all fantastic!! I would use them again and highly recommend them for others!!

JayWay took all of the stress out of planning a vacation to an unfamiliar place. We had never been to any of these cities and knowing that we had JayWay backing us up if we needed assistance gave us a level of comfort we may not have otherwise had. The hotels, restaurants, excursions and guides that JayWay offered were all fantastic!! I would use them again and highly recommend them for others!!

Year : 2017
Visited : Poland, Estonia
Itinerary : Gdansk, Tallinn
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2017
Visited : Poland, Estonia
Itinerary : Gdansk, Tallinn
Rating :
5 / 5

Jenny & Brian

Ohio

JayWay Travel offers fIrst class service from planning through the end of the trip. Always available to help in any way possible.

JayWay Travel offers fIrst class service from planning through the end of the trip. Always available to help in any way possible.

Year : 2019
Visited : Slovenia, Croatia
Itinerary : Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Slovenia, Croatia
Itinerary : Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5

Russell MacLeod Stormont

Virginia

Albania and Macedonia were exotic and fascinating and the people were very welcoming to me. Without the localized staff to assist me I do not think this trip would have been so satisfying. I highly endorse all services.

Albania and Macedonia were exotic and fascinating and the people were very welcoming to me. Without the localized staff to assist me I do not think this trip would have been so satisfying. I highly endorse all services.

Year : 2018
Visited : Albania, Macedonia
Itinerary : Tirana, Gjirokastra, Ohrid, Skopje
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Albania, Macedonia
Itinerary : Tirana, Gjirokastra, Ohrid, Skopje
Rating :
5 / 5

Chris Christensen, Amateur Traveler Podcast

US

We used JayWay to plan a trip for listeners of my Amateur Traveler travel podcast to Prague, Krakow and Budapest. They helped us determine the itinerary and schedule it so that we were in town for some interesting events. They were a joy to work with and I am looking for opportunities to work with them again.

We used JayWay to plan a trip for listeners of my Amateur Traveler travel podcast to Prague, Krakow and Budapest. They helped us determine the itinerary and schedule it so that we were in town for some interesting events. They were a joy to work with and I am looking for opportunities to work with them again.

Year : 2018
Visited : Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Prague, Krakow, Budapest, Budapest
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Prague, Krakow, Budapest, Budapest
Rating :
4.8 / 5

Jaime & Sandra

New York

JayWay took care of everything and took the traveling booking burden off us. Everything they booked was awesome including day trips and accommodations and they were very knowledgeable and informative.

JayWay took care of everything and took the traveling booking burden off us. Everything they booked was awesome including day trips and accommodations and they were very knowledgeable and informative.

Year : 2017
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2017
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5

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