SHORTLIST

Bohemian Highlights

A jam-packed Bohemian trip showcasing the stories of central Europe. Learn about its colourful folklore and the tragedies of war as you visit the heart of Old Town Kraków, slice through the Carpathians and see all the highlights of Prague, Budapest and Vienna.
Sightseeing highlights
  • Explore Berlin, Warsaw, Kraków, Budapest, Vienna and Prague with a Local Specialist
  • Visit the Berlin TV Tower, Poznań, the former concentration camp at Auschwitz, St. Mary's Church and the Cloth Hall in Kraków, Győr, Tábor, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague
  • View the famous Reichstag and Tiergarten in Berlin, Kraków Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków and the Castle District in Budapest
  • See Hofburg Palace and the Opera House in Vienna
Iconic Experience
  • Berlin: Take in panoramic views of the city from the observation platform of the Berlin TV Tower.
  • Berlin: During a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist, admire Berlin landmarks like the Tiergarten and the neo- Renaissance Reichstag.
  • Poznan: Discover the landscapes of Poznan.
  • Warsaw: See the Old Town, Palace of Culture and visit the Chopin Memorial in the Lazienki Park before paying your respects at the Ghetto Hers Memorial.
  • Auschwitz: Bear witness to the horrors/atrocities of the Holocaust at Auschwitz.
  • Kraków: Walk around the beautiful town square, Rynek Glówny. See the famous Sukiennice Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Basilica and the many historic townhouses, palaces and churches.
  • Budapest: Spend the day basking in the iconic views of Budapest.
  • Győr: Absorb the medieval atmosphere of Györ.
  • Tábor: Enjoy a brief stroll through Tábor and perhaps visit Žižkovo Square to admire the Gothic and Renaissance details of the town.
  • Prague: Led by your Local Specialist, explore the delightful Old Town Square and see the detailed Astronomical Clock that attracts onlookers each hour.
Tour details
Tour Provider Trafalgar
Price From
$5,096
Number of Days
14
Start Location
Berlin, Germany
End Location
Frankfurt, Germany
Age Range
Avg. 45+
Group Size
20 to 45
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Welcome to Berlin
Start your Central European adventure in Berlin. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers, spend time exploring this remarkable city before enjoying a Welcome Reception.
Explore Bustling Berlin
Explore an iconic landmark of Berlin during an experience at the Berlin TV Tower, you'll enjoy inspiring 360° views of the city and Spree River. See the neo-Renaissance Reichstag, the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden with a Local Specialist during your included sightseeing tour. Enjoy some free time this afternoon exploring the city on your own and watch the sun go down and the lights come up in this vibrant town, or perhaps join an Optional Experience to explore Berlin's past with your Local Specialist.
Journey to Poznań and on to Warsaw
We travel through patchwork farm landscapes stopping in Poznań, before arriving in the modern Polish capital, Warsaw, where we'll spend the next two nights. Embrace the youthful verve of a city that has triumphed over repeated conquests and the shackles of communism, then spend the evening at leisure exploring the sights, or perhaps join an Optional Experience exploring Warsaw's past.
Discover Historic Warsaw
Join a Local Specialist this morning to explore Warsaw's colourful historic centre, including the Old Town, which the Nazis destroyed in retaliation for the brave Warsaw Uprising. We'll also see the former Warsaw Ghetto, where hundreds of thousands of Polish Jews were imprisoned during the German occupation, tragically immortalised in the poignant Roman Polanski film 'The Pianist'. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city's sights on your own. Consider a visit to the Wilanów Palace, a priceless testimony to the splendour of Poland's royal past, or treat yourself to a Chopin recital, before joining your travel companions this evening for a delicious Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.
Onwards to Auschwitz and Kraków Dive Into Culture
Today we journey south from Warsaw to the Auschwitz Memorial Site of the former Concentration Camp,  a poignant reminder of one of the greatest tragedies and crimes of human history. Our visit includes a guided tour of Auschwitz. We then continue to the enchanting city of Kraków.
See the Sights of Kraków
A leisurely walk through the beautiful streets of Kraków today with our Local Specialist will include such highlights as the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill, recognised as the most historically and culturally significant site in Poland. We continue through the Old Town to hear the bugle warning from St. Mary's Church and view of the Cloth Hall. The rest of the day is yours to explore the sights on your own. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, renowned as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland and home to an entire chapel carved from rock salt, as well as dozens of sculptures. Enjoy a slice of Polish Sernik Babci on the Old Town Square or visit a traditional milk bar. This evening, perhaps join your fellow travel companions for delicious home cooked Polish food and a night of dance and music at the Farmhouse Dinner and Polka Party.
Venture through Slovakia to Budapest
Today we travel through three countries from Poland, through Slovakia's Tatra mountains, and into Hungary as we arrive in beautiful Budapest later this afternoon. This evening, perhaps consider a scenic river cruise with dinner along the beautiful Danube.
Uncover the Treasures of Budapest Make Travel Matter Connect with Locals
We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own or consider a trip to Szentendre, a lively riverside town renowned for its art life. This evening, we Connect With Locals and join the Schieszl family for dinner and hear the story of their winery at our Be My Guest experience.
Off to Vienna Stays With Stories Make Travel Matter
Today, leave beautiful Budapest, cross the hilly Transdanubia region – its orchards and vineyards providing a picturesque backdrop as we continue along the path of the Danube and stop in the former trade-route town of Győr. Amble along Baross Gábor Street and admire the Baroque façades, before departing to Vienna, your home for the next two nights. On Arrival, meet the winemakers at Cobenzl, for a tasting for their high quality sustainable wines, on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience.
Admire Vibrant Vienna
Walk through the first district, Inner Stadt, as your Local Specialist reveals the historic core of the city. Tour the Ring Road to see the Hofburg Imperial Residence, Opera House, Parliament Building and Karlskirche. Spend the rest of the day discovering the city at your own pace. Consider joining an Optional Experience to a palace for traditional Austrian cuisine and a musical performance.
Venture to Prague
Travel north to the Czech Republic and visit Tábor, once a Hussite stronghold. This afternoon, arrive in the remarkable city of Prague.
The Old Town and More in Prague
Join a Local Specialist this morning for an exploration of the city's labyrinthine lanes, and beautiful squares. Admire the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, set within the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, cross the Vltava to the Old Town Square and view the 14th-century Astronomical Clock, with its magical hourly Walk of the Apostles. Spend the rest of the day wandering the streets of the Old Town or take a relaxing lunch cruise on the Vltava.
Journey to Frankfurt
We leave the picture-perfect city of Prague behind and journey west across the German border today, before arriving in cosmopolitan Frankfurt for your final night. Spend the last evening of your Bohemian adventure with your travel companions and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner.
Farewell Frankfurt
Our time together has come to an end. We say farewell to our newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday.
Inclusions
  • 7 Dinner (D)
  • 13 Breakfast (B)
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
07 Apr 2024 20 Apr 2024 Available $6,295
21 Apr 2024 04 May 2024 onRequest $6,295
05 May 2024 18 May 2024 Available $5,351
12 May 2024 25 May 2024 Available $6,295
19 May 2024 01 Jun 2024 Available $6,295
26 May 2024 08 Jun 2024 Available $5,351
02 Jun 2024 15 Jun 2024 Available $6,295
09 Jun 2024 22 Jun 2024 Available $5,351
16 Jun 2024 29 Jun 2024 Available $5,351
23 Jun 2024 06 Jul 2024 Available $5,351
30 Jun 2024 13 Jul 2024 onRequest $6,075
07 Jul 2024 20 Jul 2024 Available $5,164
14 Jul 2024 27 Jul 2024 Available $5,568
21 Jul 2024 03 Aug 2024 Available $5,164
04 Aug 2024 17 Aug 2024 Available $5,164
11 Aug 2024 24 Aug 2024 Available $5,164
18 Aug 2024 31 Aug 2024 Available $5,164
25 Aug 2024 07 Sep 2024 Available $6,195
01 Sep 2024 14 Sep 2024 Available $6,275
08 Sep 2024 21 Sep 2024 Available $6,275
15 Sep 2024 28 Sep 2024 Available $6,275
22 Sep 2024 05 Oct 2024 Available $6,275
06 Oct 2024 19 Oct 2024 Available $6,275
10 Nov 2024 23 Nov 2024 Available $5,096
01 Dec 2024 14 Dec 2024 Available $5,096
15 Dec 2024 28 Dec 2024 Available $5,419
05 Jan 2025 18 Jan 2025 Available $5,875