Discover the very best of Central Europe with Stonestreets and Made Easy Tours on this 12-day adventure to some of the grandest cities in the world. Tour Budapest seeing the world famous Parliament Building, Royal Castle and other city sights. Explore the Great Hungarian Plain where you'll meet the famous Hungarian horsemen and share a traditional meal with music. Cruise along the romantic Danube river then see the small villages on the Polish border. Experience local cuisine and breathtaking views in Zakopane then explore the Tatra mountains. Discover the story of Oskar Schindler's factory and the history of Krakow with century-old architecture, left virtually untouched by the Second World War. Take a guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, then explore the 700 year old Wieliczka Salt Mines and underground lakes before an overnight train journey to Prague. Tour the UNESCO cite of Cesky Krumlov and all the incredible gems of Prague. This tour is one of the most comprehensive European expeditions that we have offered, so join us and tick these great cities off your bucket-list!
- Guided Tour of Budapest. See the Spectacular Parliament Building and Royal Castle
- Try Budapest's famous thermal baths
- Explore the Great Hungarian Plain - "The Puszta"
- Meet the Hungarian Horsemen and share a traditional meal with music
- Explore Budapest at leisure with a free day
- Visit small villages in Slovakia and Poland
- Take a guided tour of Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains
- Explore Krakow with an expert local guide
- Visit the harrowing Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp
- Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mines
- Take a tour of Prague with an English Speaking Guide
- Explore the incredible architecture of Cesky Krumlov
- Enjoy a free day in Prague
Day 1: 19 October 2019: Arrive Budapest
Arrive in Budapest and enjoy a city sightseeing tour with local guide. You’ll see Buda and Pest and the spectacular Parliament, Royal Castle, Fishermen’s Bastion, Chain Bridge and Heroes’ Square. This afternoon is free and why not try out the famous natural thermal baths enjoyed by the locals.
Later check in at your hotel and free time.
Day 2: 20 October 2019: Budapest Today a full day tour to the Great Hungarian Plain – the Puszta. You’ll visit historic Kecskemet and watch a performance of the famous Hungarian horsemen, enjoy a glass of pálinka and typical Hungarian meal with wine and gypsy music.
Day 3: 21 October 2019: Budapest Today is a free day to enjoy this vibrant city at your own pace. Don’t miss the amazing Great Market Hall with its local food, souvenirs and leather goods. Time for a trip to Szentendre and Danube cruise back if the fancy takes you.
Day 4: 22 October 2019: Budapest – Zakopane (320km/6h)
This morning we leave Budapest and travel north by coach into Slovakia on your way to Poland and Zakopane. There will be a chance to stop along the way in small villages, meet the locals and experience the local cuisine at the shops and markets. Arrive late afternoon at your hotel. Overnight in Zakopane.
Day 5: 23 October 2019: Zakopane – Kraków (105km/2h30m) After breakfast we meet with your local guide and enjoy a tour of Zakopane. Leave the Tatra mountains and continue to Kraków. Upon arrival check in at your hotel for overnight.
Day 6: 24 October 2019: Kraków After breakfast we meet with your local guide and enjoy city sightseeing tour with local guide. It will include a tour of the now very lively Jewish sector and a visit to Schindler’s factory. This architecture of this historic city was virtually untouched in WW II and is now one of the most popular in Europe. Afternoon is free at leisure.
Day 7: 25 October 2019: Kraków – Auschwitz – Kraków This morning you’ll travel outside Kraków to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp and with a specialist guide you will take a comprehensive tour and see a chilling documentary. Afternoon free. Overnight Kraków.
Day 8: 26 October 2019: Kraków – Wieliczka – Kraków – Prague (Overnight Train) This morning you will pay a visit with a local guide to the 700 year old Wieliczka Salt Mines with its lakes, underground chambers, grottoes and chapels all carved from salt by generations of miners. In the afternoon we transfer to the train station to take your overnight train to Prague.
Day 9: 27 October 2019: Prague Upon arrival in Prague meet with your local guide and enjoy a sightseeing tour with your own English speaking guide to include Castle Hill and the Cathedral, Charles Bridge, The Old Town, Jewish Quarter and Wenceslas Square. Afternoon and evening free. Overnight Prague.
Day 10: 28 October 2019: Prague Today there will be a full day trip to the UNESCO listed Cesky Krumlov with your own coach and guide. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the old town and a castle visit with free time later before returning to Prague. Overnight Prague.
Day 11: 29 October 2019: Prague Enjoy a free day at leisure in Prague for any last minute souvenirs and shopping or to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Prague.
Day 12: 30 October 2019: Depart Prague After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Airport Transfers Toowoomba/Brisbane/Toowoomba
Fully escorted by Stonestreets between Budapest and Prague
Budapest - Hotel Erszebet (Or similar) 19 - 22 October 2019
Zakopane - Hotel Murowanica (Or similar) 22 - 23 October 2019
Krakow - Hotel Wielepole (Or similar) 23 - 26 October 2019
Prague - Hotel Cloister Inn (Or similar) 26 - 30 Oct 2019
Touring as per itinerary
Hotels as stated or similar with breakfast daily
Local guides Prague, Krakow, Budapest and Zakopane
Full day Local Guide for Cesky Krumlov and The Puszta Tour
In-house guide for Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mines
Overnight train twin cabins Krakow- Prague
Entrance fees to attractions as per itinerary
All city taxes
Services of a Stonestreets Tour Manager