Small Group Tour to Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Poland - Firebird Tours ®

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Overview

Explore the cradle of Europe and discover the history and beauty of Czechia, Austria, Hungary, as well as several Polish towns, including Krakow and Warsaw, in a petite group of travelers. Immerse yourself in top-notch sightseeing as you enjoy the gems of the Kingdom of Bohemia, Prague and Kutna Hora, see the best of Vienna, and have a great time in Budapest which you explore not only on foot but on a cruise too! As a grand finale, enjoy magnificent Poland from its capital to petite Trinity towns.

Tour type:
Small group tour
Tour rating:
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  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    17 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport-hotel transfers
    5 train rides
    1 flight
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 9 guided city tours
    Strauss & Mozart Concert
    Danube public boat cruise
  • MEALS
  • 17 buffet breakfasts
    Beer tasting

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Warsaw & Train to Krakow

Welcome to beautiful Poland, a country which has become a popular tourist destination for its medieval architecture, charming nature and delicious cuisine.

Your driver meets you at the arrivals hall and transfers to the railway station for the short train ride. Upon arrival to Krakow local driver brings you to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

No meals included.

Day 2
Krakow City Tour

Today following breakfast your guide takes you for a 3-hours panoramic walking tour around the charming Krakow. Having escaped destruction during World War II, the city retains its charming medieval shape.

Krakow life revolves around the largest square in Europe known as the Market square, where several of its architectural and cultural landmarks can be found. In the middle of the square there is the magnificent 14th-century Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), which today hosts a market selling local artifacts and souvenirs on the ground floor. Opposite the Cloth Hall is the St. Mary's Cathedral, world famous for its altar carved by Wit Stwosz. You enter the cathedral to explore its interiors.

Then you walk along Kanonicza and Grodzka Streets, see the Collegium Maius, Jewish District of Kazimierz and magnificent Wawel Hill with a splendid 14th-century cathedral.

After the tour the rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Free Day or Optional Tour

Today you have a free day to enjoy stunning Krakow on your own or to take one of optional tours carefully prepared for you.

  • Optional tour: Tour to Auschwitz
    Visit the former concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau the largest Nazi concentration camp, built during the World War II.
  • Optional tour: Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Set off on a tour of the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine. Continuously in operation from the 13th to 20th century.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Trip to Prague

Today following breakfast you check out, meet your driver at the hotel lobby and start your trip to your next destination. In about 5.5 hours you arrive to Prague.

Welcome to the fairy-tale capital of the Czech Republic! Upon arrival you are transferred to your neat Prague hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Prague City Tour & Beer Tasting

Following breakfast you embark on a 5-hour voyage of discovery into the Old Town with your guide who shows you the most magnificent city sights of Prague.

You walk the famous Royal Route, originally used for the king's coronation procession, and see the Municipal House, the Gothic Tyn Cathedral, the cubist House at the Black Madonna and the Old Town Hall tower with its legendary Astronomical clock. Then you explore Parizska street modeled after a Parisian boulevard, the Josefov area - the former Jewish ghetto, the Rudolfinum concert hall and the famous Charles Bridge with the splendid Prague Castle (no entrance included). Fee for public transport to travel between the sites with your guide is included.

Then you are invited for a unique experience - a guided beer tour. You visit a typical local beer tavern in the city center to learn about the history of Czech beer and to understand how this drink has become a part of the national heritage.

After the tour you return to your hotel. You have the evening free to enjoy Prague.

  • Optional tour: Viltava River Cruise, Prague
    This romantic sightseeing cruise is one of the most delightful ways to see the beauties of Prague. During the 1-hour tour, you will learn about Prague.

Breakfast, drinks and snacks included.

Day 6
Kutna Hora Tour

In the morning you enjoy breakfast, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and embark on a 6-hour tour to magnificent Kutna Hora.

Following a 1.5-hour ride through the beautiful Bohemian countryside, you reach the stunning town of Kutna Hora. This UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site gained excessive wealth thanks to its prosperous silver mines and became the second most important town in the Kingdom of Bohemia, after Prague.

During the tour you see all of the key medieval and Baroque monuments, including the former central royal mint, the interior of St. Barbara’s Cathedral, as well as the nearby All Saints Ossuary (Bone Church) which is famous for its elaborate decorations made of human bones.

After the tour you return to Prague and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional activity: Beer Spa, Prague
    The one-of-a-kind experience is ideal for couples and beer lovers in general as alongside multiple health benefits the SPA.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Train to Vienna & Sightseeing

Today after breakfast you check out from the hotel and meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby. Then you are transferred to the railway station to take a 4-hour train to Vienna (1st class train tickets are included).

Upon arrival to the European capital of music, you meet your guide and driver at the station and start exploring Vienna's attractions with a short panoramic ride. You see Prater with the Giant Ferris Wheel, drive through Ring avenue with its numerous magnificent buildings such as the Parliament and the Vienna State Opera, and drive along the bank of Danube River to see the Vienna International Center.

After a short ride, you arrive at your hotel located in the very heart of the city to leave your baggage and continue exploring the downtown area of Vienna on foot.

You walk through the Karntnerstrasse, a shopping street in the pedestrian zone of the city center, to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, one of Vienna's main landmarks. Continue your walk along the Graben und the Kohlmarkt, a very exquisite shopping area, to the Imperial Palace Hofburg which is the former winter residence of the Habsburgs that now houses the Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum, the Imperial Silver Chamber, the Austrian National Library and much more.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Free Day in Vienna & Strauss and Mozart Concert

Today is reserved for you to explore and enjoy Vienna on your own.

  • Optional tour: Tour to Wachau Valley & Wine Tasting
    Together with your private guide and driver embark on a fascinating 8-hour day tour to the Wachau Valley, a wine area with vineyards on terraces.

In the evening you are transferred to the fascinating Kursalon Vienna to enjoy a Strauss & Mozart Concert. After the concert, you are transferred back to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Schonbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods Exploration

After breakfast your guide and driver take you on a 4-hour touring program around the most significant sites within the boundaries and in the surrounding area of Vienna.

During the tour you explore the Vienna Woods, which are the most eastern foothills of the Alps. You enjoy a stunning view over the city and Danube River from Kahlenberg, the highest hill in the city.

Then you drive through the wine area in the foot of the Vienna Woods, the town of Grinzing, and learn why Vienna is called the 'Wine-Growing Capital of the World'.

Next on your list is the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer royal residence, that gives you a historical impression of the glorious imperial times. A highlight is a guided inside visit to the showrooms of the Palace.

After the tour you return to your hotel in Vienna. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 10
Train to Budapest

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your guide and driver take you to the station for a 2.5-hour train ride to Budapest (1st class train tickets are included).

Upon arrival, you meet your guide and driver at the station. You are then invited for a short panoramic ride, during which your guide gives you essential information and an introduction to the city and the country.

Finally, you are transferred to the centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to have a good rest after your journey.

Breakfast is included.

Day 11
Budapest City Tour

After breakfast, you enjoy a 4-hour guided walking tour around the main Budapest attractions.

At first, you see the Opera House and take a short ride on the Millennium metro. You walk through Heroes' Square and City Park to see the splendid Vajdahunyad Castle, stroll through Andrassy Boulevard and enjoy the beauty of the St. Stephen's Basilica. Then you head down to the Danube River embankment, which offers breathtaking views of Gellert and Buda Hills. Finally crossing the Chain Bridge you appear at the Buda Castle District, where you have some time to wander through its cobbled streets and explore the exteriors of Royal Castle. Fee for public transport to travel between the sites with your guide is included. During the tour, you enter to the amazing attractions of the Castle District - the Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion.

The highlight of your tour is a river Danube public boat cruise.

After the tour, you return to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to stroll down the streets of this magnificent city at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 12
Free Day or Optional Tours

Today is free for you to enjoy and explore Budapest on your own. Alternatively, you can take one of our carefully planned optional tours.

  • Optional tour: Eger Sightseeing & Wine Tasting
    During the city tour, you visit the fortress of Eger and proceed to a nearby 'Valley of the Beautiful Women', which keeps more than 600 years old tradition of making the delicious red wines.
  • Optional tour: Tour to Szentendre
    Embark on a 4-hour trip to the picturesque town of Szentendre, which sits on the bank of the Danube on north of Budapest.
  • Optional tour: Danube Evening Boat Cruise, Budapest
    In the evening your guide-driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you on a public boat ride on Danube river to get a unique perspective of the city at night.

Breakfast is included.

Day 13
Flight to Warsaw

Following breakfast you check out and meet your driver who takes you to the airport. You have a short flight to Warsaw, the beautiful capital of Poland.

Upon arrival you are taken to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 14
Warsaw City Tour

Today following breakfast you go on a 3-hour walking city tour of the amazing Polish capital. During the tour your guide shows you the most magnificent city sights.

You start discovering Warsaw Old Town from its central Market Square from which narrow streets lead to medieval defensive walls. You proceed with exploring the exteriors of Warsaw Barbican - one of few remaining relics of fortifications that once encircled Warsaw. Situated between the Old and New Towns, it is a major tourist attraction.

Warsaw is the city of royal residences located all along the Royal Route. As part of the tour you enter the stunning Royal Castle located on the Castle Square, at the entrance to the Warsaw Old Town. The castle served throughout the centuries as the official Polish monarchs' residence. You also visit the impressive St. John's Cathedral.

After the tour you walk back to your hotel located in the very heart of the city. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 15
Trip to Gdansk

After breakfast you check out and your private driver takes you to the railway station, where you board a 2 hour 50 minutes train to Gdansk.

Welcome to Gdansk, the city famous for its charming Gothic style architecture! Upon arrival you are driven to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure, so you can start exploring the local attractions on your own.

Breakfast is included.

Day 16
Day tour of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia

Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia are also known as Tricity. These three cities have much in common, but they are also very different. Today you have a guided day tour with private transport in order to cover all the main highlights of the Tricity.

Your tour starts with Gdansk, where you see the Monument to the fallen shipyard workers of 1970, the European Solidarity Centre and the house of Lech Walesa. You also listen to a 20-minute organ concert in Oliva Cathedral.

The next stop is Sopot. There you take a stroll along the famous promenade 'Heroes of Monte Cassino Street' and the longest wooden pier in Europe - Sopot pier. You also see the amazing Crooked house, widely renown for its distinctive shape.

The last stop for today is Gdynia, an important seaport of Gdansk Bay. During your tour you have a chance to explore the world's oldest destroyer ORP Blyskawica. You may also climb a viewing tower to enjoy the fantastic seascape.

After the tour you are transferred back to your Gdansk hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 17
Train to Warsaw

Today following breakfast you check out and your driver takes you to the station, from where you board a return train to Warsaw.

Upon arrival to your Warsaw hotel, the rest of the day is free, so you can continue exploring the nearby attractions on your own, have lunch in a local restaurant or enjoy our optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Tour to Wilanow Palace
    Set off on a 4-hours tour of Wilanow Palace, often called "Little Versailles" for its magnificent interiors, English park and Italian Baroque garden.

Breakfast is included.

Day 18
Departure from Warsaw

This is the final day of your tour. Today your driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you enjoyed your European tour and wish you a safe flight!

Breakfast is included.


What's included
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Krakow, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw and Gdansk; 
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Other meals and drinks according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Private transfer from Krakow to Prague;
  • 1st class train tickets: Warsaw - Krakow, Prague - Vienna and Vienna - Budapest;
  • Sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides in Krakow, Prague, Kutna Hora, Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods, Budapest and Warsaw;
  • Day tour of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia with professional English-speaking guide;
  • Economy class flight tickets Budapest - Warsaw;
  • 1st class train roundtrip tickets: Warsaw - Gdansk;
  • Entrance tickets to St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Barbara Cathedral, All Saints Ossuary, Schönbrunn Palace, Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion, Royal Castle, Sopot Pier and ORP Blyskawica;
  • Beer tasting with a guide in Prague;
  • Strauss & Mozart Concert in Kursalon Vienna;
  • Danube cruise in Budapest by public boat;
  • Tickets to a 20-minutes organ concert in Oliva Cathedral;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratitudies.

What's Included
  • Day tour of Kutna Hora
  • A guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods
  • Strauss & Mozart Concert in Kursalon Vienna
  • Danube cruise in Budapest by public boat
  • Warsaw Old Town, the Royal Route and St. Stephen's Cathedral
  • Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia day tour
What to Know
  • It's always best to withdraw some cash in local currency before your departure. You will need Hungarian Forints for your time in Budapest, Czech Koruna for Prague, Euros for Vienna, Polish Zlotys for Poland.
  • Tipping in all of the capitals is commonly expected. Visitors are often expected to tip at least 10% in Prague, 5-15% in Vienna and 10-15% in Budapest
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes

Dates & Rates

Dates
Jul 25
Aug - 11, 2018
Aug 15
Sep - 1, 2018
Sep 5
Sep - 22, 2018
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$5,264
deposit
$1,053
$5,264
deposit
$1,053
$5,264
deposit
$1,053
Two travelers: double occupancy
$5,464
deposit
$1,093
$5,464
deposit
$1,093
$5,464
deposit
$1,093
Single traveler
$7,395
deposit
$1,479
$7,395
deposit
$1,479
$7,395
deposit
$1,479
Dates
Jul 25
Aug - 11, 2018
Aug 15
Sep - 1, 2018
Sep 5
Sep - 22, 2018
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$5,264
deposit
$1,053
$5,264
deposit
$1,053
$5,264
deposit
$1,053
Two travelers: double occupancy
$5,464
deposit
$1,093
$5,464
deposit
$1,093
$5,464
deposit
$1,093
Single traveler
$7,395
deposit
$1,479
$7,395
deposit
$1,479
$7,395
deposit
$1,479

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