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FROM WARSAW TO HAMBURG

DAY
1

Arrival in Warsaw. Enjoy a half day panoramic sightseeing of Poland’s capital city. Pass by the Ghetto Memorial, the Monument of Warsaw Uprising, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Grand Theatre, Chopin's monument, the Belvedere Palace and the Old Town. At the Old Town you can enjoy a walking tour passing by the Castle Square, King Sigismund's Column, St. John's Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican. Check in to your Warsaw hotel, free time in the afternoon to get to know the city. Overnight in Warsaw.

DAY
2

Today you will leave the capital and proceed to Krakow, en route you will follow the Eagles Nest Trail to Czestochowa to see the "Black Madonna", a Gothic painting of Our Lady at the monastery of Jasna Gora. Stop at the Renaissance Castle in Pieskowa Skala which is home to the Museum of the National Wawel Art Collections before arriving in Krakow. Overnight in Krakow.

DAY
3

Start the morning with a half day trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum where a tour around the notorious concentration camp used back in World War II will make a lasting impact on your trip. Return to Krakow and have a half day trip of the city, showing you the highlights such as Krakow’s Historic Center, Wawel Cathedral and Royal Castle, the Main Market Square and pass by Oskar Schindler’s factory. Overnight in Krakow.

DAY
4

Leave Krakow and proceed to Budapest. En route, visit the medieval town of Banska Stiavnica and have some free time to stroll around this little town rich in history. Transfer to Budapest and be welcomed with a folklore dinner showcasing Hungarian tradition and cuisine. Overnight in Budapest.

DAY
5

After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour along Budapest's elegant Andrassy Avenue to Heroes' Square, across the mighty Danube and up to Castle Hill with views over this famous river dividing Buda from Pest - the two sides linked by the Chain and Elizabeth Bridges.  The medieval cobblestone streets of the Castle District are a joy to wander through and your tour also takes you to witness the spectacular panorama from the Fisherman's Bastion over the splendid Parliament building, one of the largest in Europe. Free time to go around the Central Market Hall before your transfer for the Danube Dinner Cruise where you can view Budapest at night in all its glory. Overnight in Budapest.

DAY
6

Check out from your hotel after breakfast and proceed to Bratislava. Have a short tour around the city visiting the Old Town, Old Town Hall, Elisabeth Church and St. Michael’s Tower and Street. Afterwards, proceed to Vienna. Overnight in Vienna.

DAY
7

Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city as you circle around the Ringstrasse, passing by some of the most significant sights such as the City Hall, the Parliament Building, the State Opera House and the famous Hofburg Palace. Then explore the city's imperial past as you  tread in Sisi's footsteps at the Schönbrunn Palace which used to be her summer residence. Take a wander around the palace's Baroque gardens and get lost in the 17th century maze. Overnight in Vienna.

DAY
8

In the morning proceed to the next country on your tour, the Czech Republic, with a stop at one of the most beautiful towns in the country. Cesky Krumlov still maintains its medieval charm as it earns its UNESCO World Heritage title. Visit the Castle which towers over the town and walk through its cobblestone streets leading into the old town. Proceed to the city of a hundred spires, known to be one of the most romantic cities in the world – Prague. Overnight in Prague.

DAY
9

Have a full day sightseeing tour of the city starting from the Castle District with a visit to St. Vitus' Cathedral, George Basilica and the Old Royal Palace, the former residence of the Bohemian kings. Pass by the Golden Lane, lined with small souvenir shops, medieval museums and little houses where famous writers such as Franz Kafka and Jaroslav Seifert used to live. Go further down to the Lesser Town afterwards and pass by the John Lennon Wall, filled with graffiti inspired by the artist and pieces of lyrics from The Beatles' songs. Cross the Charles Bridge to move to the Old Town where you can watch the moving figures of the Prague Astronomical Clock, one of the oldest astronomical clocks in the world and the oldest one still working. Have some free time at leisure to explore the Old Town. Overnight in Prague.

DAY
10

Proceed to Dresden after checkout. Known as the Jewel Box for its baroque and rococo style buildings, Dresden still remains as one of the cultural centers of Germany even after being heavily destroyed during the second World War. Have a walking tour around the city, visiting the Semper Opera and the Zwinger. Afterwards, proceed to Berlin. Overnight in Berlin.

DAY
11

Half day city tour of Berlin where you can hear about the city’s history as you walk through the Brandenburg Gate and see the Parliament, continue onto the Holocaust Memorial then walk around Unter den Linden and see the Opera and where the Nazi students burned books in 1933. See the Berlin Wall and what remains of it, and if you want, get a stamp on your passport from Checkpoint Charlie. Proceed to Hamburg afterwards. Overnight in Hamburg.

DAY
12

Have a short tour of one of Germany’s richest cities, visiting the magnificent Town Hall and having a panoramic tour of the beautiful villas around the Alster Lake before proceeding to the airport for your departure.