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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.
Route for Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Krakow tour

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 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.

Exclusive 4-Course A La Carte Menu Dinner Cruise

Exclusive 4-Course A La Carte Menu Dinner Cruise

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 Market, Food, Coffee Private Tour

A Gastronomic Heaven

Included in your vacation package price.

There's no better way to explore the outstanding Hungarian cuisine than visiting the impressive markets in Budapest with our guides. Today you'll enjoy delicious dishes, learn more about the traditions and Hungarian culture through the dishes and the excellent products. Your guide will lead you to the best local places including the Great Market Hall, where you will taste the best of the best, and most importantly it will allow you to get to know more about Budapest and explore some hidden parts of this gorgeous capital city. Take your pick of starting after breakfast, making the perfect lunch opportunity or in the afternoon, if you're taking a tour in the morning already.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 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

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.

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Budapest

Hungarian Group Cooking Class

Hands-on Hungarian Cooking Class

Included in your vacation package price.

As Hungary is considered as a perfect destination for those who are in love with epic gastronomy, this hands-on cooking class is surely a good choice while you are visiting Budapest. You will learn the basics of the Hungarian cuisine and have the chance to take some of these delicious recipes home with you.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Budapest's Leading 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, thanks to its six Michelin-starred restaurants. Leading the pack is opulent Onyx, the city's only place with two-stars, so 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, especially in its 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 is the fine dining take on Stand25, a beloved casual restaurant, mixing haute cuisine 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 mandatory reservations, the prices are relatively low, and the atmosphere more relaxed. Finally, Babel focuses on dishes from Transylvania, the head chef's original home, and is known for its theatrical presentation.

Tokaj Private Wine Tour and Tasting

Private Wine Tour to Tokaj with Wine Tasting and Lunch

Wine lovers have an unforgettable day in store! With an expert local guide you'll be tasting some of the best and most famous wines in the region. You'll be picked up and dropped off at your accommodation and transported during the entirety of this 12-hour tour, so all you'll have to do is sit back and relax!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 11-12 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 and Guided Tour in Bratislava

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

Alternative Budapest Small Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Best of Budapest Photo and History Private Tour
Light2 hours
Buda Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
Budapest Caving Adventure Small Group Tour
Strenuous3 hours 30 minutes

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.

Good Evening Vienna Small Group Tour

Good Evening Vienna Small Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This excursion is designed for travelers with young spirits. You'll discover the trendiest neighborhoods of Vienna, and get to know the modern, quirky, hip face of the glittering Austrian capital. You'll start your stroll at the centrally located food market, the Naschmarkt, then head onwards to the 16th and 7th districts of Vienna, while getting insider information about the best places to eat, drink and go out. Your friendly local guide will entertain you with stories and fun facts how these areas grew into hubs and centers of nightlife and young spirited crowd in Vienna. Sip an aperitif, taste a glass of wine, have a bite of local street food and chocolate, and get amazed by the unique atmosphere offered by design stores, bars, and street art.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

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 the Schonbrunn Palaceis a must. From the palatial gardens to the stunning Baroque architecture, this has long been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vienna. Thus, if you would like to visit the interiors, we recommend to take care of tickets in advance (your destination manager will gladly assist you with this). You can easily get there with the subway 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 its schedule.

Exclusive Strudel Small Group Class

Exclusive Strudel Class with Bianca

Be part of a unique cooking experience with undoubtedly the most enthusiastic and talented chef in town. You are going to do the everything in a small group from the shopping to the preparation onto consuming your meal together. The two most well-known dishes of Austria, the goulash and strudel are the protagonists of the class. The cooking part focuses on the strudel baking. There are just few more things funnier than rolling out a strudel dough :). Don't miss this event!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 4 hours 30 minutes

Countryside Winery Tour with Dinner

Countryside Winery Tour with Dinner

Included in your vacation package price.

When in Vienna, don't miss the chance to sip great local wines. This excursion takes you to the wine region of Weinviertel ("Wine Quarter,") a mere half hour's drive from the capital. Visit family-owned wine cellars, meet local winemakers, and enjoy the ambience of nature over a glass (or twelve) of quality wine, and a great meal.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 5 hours

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

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
Driving and Walking Private Combo Tour
Light5 hours
Hidden Wachau Valley Private Day Trip
Moderate9 hours
Jewish Life in Vienna Private Tour
Moderate2 hours 30 minutes

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 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.

A La Carte Dinner Cruise

A La Carte Dinner Cruise

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

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

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

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

Bohemian Flavors and Neighborhoods Small Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Bohemia is a 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

Beer Spa Private Experience

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 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

Beer Tasting Group Tour
Easy1 hour 45 minutes
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

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. Of course, not all of the city’s history is happy, and the memorials in the Jewish Kazimierz district and the nearby Auschwitz concentration camp are 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. Of course, not all of the city’s history is happy, and the memorials in the Jewish Kazimierz district and the nearby Auschwitz concentration camp are 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 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

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 : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Krakow Food Tasting Group Tour

Krakow Food Tasting Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

When you think about Polish cuisine there is probably one thing that immediately pops into your mind, and that is the time-honored dumpling known as a pierogi. Offered as a staple at most English-speaking local restaurants, pierogi are not all that is on the menu. On this tour you can get a taste of true Polish dining, from bigos and kotlet schabowy to delicious golabki, made from lightly boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around minced meat. Learn how these local delicacies are made and how they have inspired centuries of Polish history. Not only will you stimulate your taste buds, but also your mind.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 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 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

Jewish Dinner and Klezmer Concert in Kazimierz

Jewish Dinner and Klezmer Concert in Kazimierz

Discover the taste of Jewish cuisine and the charm of klezmer music on this unique excursion through the beautiful city of Krakow. You'll enjoy a sumptuous Jewish dinner complete with traditional music in the charming neighborhood of Kazimierz. Dine at the Klezmer Hois ("Klezmer House"), a richly decorated 16th century building that housed Krakow's oldest mikveh (ritual bath) until WWII, and now specializes in Galician Jewish cuisine. The restaurant's delightful menu features splendid traditional dishes, including various roasts.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 2 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 Group Tour
Moderate6-7 hours
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

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
Budapest Market, Food, Coffee Private Tour
Hands-on Hungarian Cooking Class
Budapest Train Station Transfer
Budapest - Vienna Train Tickets

Vienna

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Vienna Hauptbahnhof Train Station Transfer
Good Evening Vienna Small Group Tour
Vienna Group Walking Tour
Countryside Winery Tour with Dinner
Vienna Hauptbahnhof Train Station Transfer
Vienna - Prague Train

Prague

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Prague Train Station Transfer
Prague Private Walking Tour
Cook and Eat with a Top Czech Chef
Bohemian Flavors and Neighborhoods Small Group Tour
Prague - Krakow Private Transfer

Krakow

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Krakow Private Walking Tour
Krakow Food Tasting Group 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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