Duration
13 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
Central Europe
Let’s discover Central Europe on a 15-day escorted tour with flights included. From Warsaw to Berlin, you will be immersed in the Central European most beautiful sights such as the Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow, the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna and Checkpoint Charlie, symbol of the formerly divided city of Berlin to name just a few.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy MyDiscoveries exclusive saving of AUD $500 per person
  • International return flights from Australia to Europe on Etihad Airways or similar
  • Take a city tour of Prague “The City of a Thousand Spires” and walk across the charming 14th century Charles Bridge

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
MyDiscoveries exclusive saving of AUD $500 per person
Flights Sydney-Warsaw, Berlin-Sydney. Other departure cities available.
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
13 nights First Class accommodations: 2 nights Warsaw, 2 nights Krakow, 2 nights Budapest, 3 nights Vienna, 2 nights Prague, 2 nights Berlin
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers
18 meals: 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Services of local guides in all major cities
Entrance fees per itinerary

TRAVEL DATES Departures in 2019: 
  • Mar: 28
  • Apr: 25
  • May: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
  • Jun: 15, 20, 27
  • Jul: 13, 25
  • Aug: 01, 08, 14, 15, 22, 24
  • Sep: 05, 07, 12, 14, 19, 26, 28
  • Oct: 05, 10, 17

ITINERARY
  • Day 1 Depart for Poland
  • Day 2 Arrive in Warsaw / Meals: Dinner
  • Day 3 Warsaw City Tour / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4 Jasna Gora Monastery / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Krakow City Tour – Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 6 Scenic Drive to Budapest/ Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Budapest City Tour/ Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 8 Travel to Vienna / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 9 Vienna City Tour / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 10 Bratislava Excursion / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 11 Travel to Prague / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 12 Prague City Tour / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 13 Dresden en Route to Berlin / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 14 Berlin City Tour / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 15 Depart Germany / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • Warsaw: Sheraton Warsaw Hotel
  • Krakow: Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto
  • Budapest: Radisson Blu Beke
  • Vienna: Hotel Am Konzerthaus Vienna MGallery by Sofitel
  • Prague: Grand Majestic Plaza
  • Berlin: InterContinental Berlin

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT
  • Valid for travel: Multiple departure dates in 2019.
  • Advertised Price based on a 25 Apr 2019 departure at time of publishing.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • My Discoveries Exclusive Saving / Discount has been applied to the advertised price
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • Airlines are subject to best available at the time of confirmation or may change depending on date of departure.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature.

VISA INFORMATION
  • All countries visited are party to the Schengen Convention, along with a number of other European countries. This allows you to enter Central Europe without a visa in some circumstances.
  • In other circumstances, you’ll need a visa. Alternatively you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details.

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Depart for Poland

Your French holiday will begin with an international flight from Australia to Warsaw.
2

Arrive in Warsaw

Arrive in Warsaw, Poland’s capital city and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening at approximately 6 pm, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
MEALS: Dinner
3

Warsaw City Tour

This morning, a tour of Warsaw includes both banks of the Vistula River. Visit Lazienki Park to view Chopin’s Monument, then travel along the Royal Route with its historic monuments and residences toward the Warsaw Ghetto. Walk through the cobbled streets to the Market Square. View the Cathedral of St. John and the Royal Castle. Balance of the day is at leisure or join the optional tour to Wilanow Palace. This former summer residence of the Polish kings is situated just outside of Warsaw. The tour of the palace makes Polish history come alive. Wilanow was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan III Sobieski
Optional: Wilanow Palace (PM)
MEALS: Breakfast
4

Jasna Gora Monastery

Travel south to Czestochowa to see the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Gora, a place of devout pilgrimage by Polish Catholics and home of the Black Madonna, a portrait of Our Lady that is said to have miraculous powers. Drive to Krakow, former residence of the Polish kings. Remainder of the day is at leisure or join the optional Wieliczka Salt Mine tour. The mine’s historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list
Optional: Wieliczka Salt Mine
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
5

Krakow City Tour - Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour

This morning, enjoy a tour of medieval Krakow, including a visit to the 16th century Wawel Royal Castle District. Proceed to the Jewish Quarter and visit the Ghetto Heroes Square to view the Jewish Ghetto Memorial, called “The Lonely Chairs.” Continue to the Old Town and Market Square to view St. Mary’s Church and the Renaissance Cloth Hall. In the afternoon tour Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous network of concentration camps from World War II. It has since been turned into a museum by the Polish government and is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
MEALS: Breakfast
6

Scenic Drive to Budapest

This morning, travel to the small, quaint village of Orawka to view St. John the Baptist Church, the oldest existing wooden church in the Upper Orava region in Poland. It was built in 1651-1656 from top quality knot-free larch timber using the horizontal log technique. Continue through the scenic Tatra Mountains and the wooded countryside of Slovakia before reaching the Danube Valley and Hungary’s capital city of Budapest with its world-class classical music scene and pulsating nightlife. The remainder of the day is at leisure
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
7

Budapest City Tour

Your morning tour begins in Pest with a chance to view the Parliament, Royal Palace and Heroes’ Square. You will cross the Danube River on the Elizabeth Bridge into the Buda Hills. Visit Castle Hill to see the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church. From Fisherman’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Spend the afternoon at leisure, and tonight perhaps choose the optional Danube Cruise that includes dinner
Optional: Danube Cruise with Dinner (PM)
MEALS: Breakfast
8

Travel to Vienna

Spend the morning at leisure in Budapest or join the optional tour to Parliament, St. Stephen’s & Great Market Hall. This comprehensive tour includes three splendid interiors and at the same time provides an insight on local politics, religion and products. Later, depart Hungary and travel through the Austrian countryside to Vienna, the former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Spend the balance of the day at leisure in Vienna. Tonight, don’t miss the optional evening of Viennese culture in the “City of Music” featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna’s most famous citizens Optional: Parliament, St. Stephen’s & Great Market Hall (AM) Optional: Mozart & Strauss Concert (PM)
MEALS: Breakfast
9

Vienna City Tour

Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour that begins with a visit to the impressive Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors. Continue with a drive along the famous Ringstrasse and view the Empress Maria Theresia Monument, Votive Church, City Hall and Parliament. Next, walk through the Hofburg courtyards to the State Opera House. The rest of the day is at leisure, or join the optional The Glory of the Hapsburg Emperors. Journey through over 1,000 years of power, wealth and glory and experience imperial Vienna at the Hapsburg Treasury. Afterwards, visit the Imperial Crypt where your local expert makes the days of the great Empire come alive
Optional: The Glory of the Hapsburg Emperors (PM) MEALS: Breakfast
10

Bratislava Excursion

This morning take a half-day excursion across the border to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe’s newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. First, explore the historic center on a guided walking tour. After, take time to stroll the lively pedestrian streets of this charming city where local street vendors offer regional gifts before returning to Vienna. Tonight, enjoy the optional Austrian Country Dinner. Begin with a short drive through the legendary Vienna Woods to the top of Mount Kahlenberg with panoramic views of Vienna. Continue to a charming old wine village for dinner. The characteristic Heurigen tavern dates back to the 18th century and has been family run for generations. A local musician will entertain with traditional melodies, while hearty Austrian dishes are served Optional: Austrian Country Dinner (PM)
MEALS: Breakfast
11

Travel to Prague

This morning, depart Austria for the Czech Republic. Travel through Southern Bohemia to the Czech capital, Prague – “The City of a Thousand Spires”. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure for individual pursuits. Perhaps explore unique galleries, museums and stroll along Parizska street, the city’s famous shopping district. Tonight, try traditional Czech cuisine at one of the many world-class restaurants in Prague
MEALS: Breakfast
12

Prague City Tour

This morning’s sightseeing will include a walking tour of the Lesser Town and the Old Town, viewing the 14th century Charles Bridge, with its 30 baroque statues of various saints. From here, admire the views up to the Prague castle. Continue through the Old Town Square to view the famous Town Hall, Astronomical Clock, Municipal House, Powder Tower and the Jewish Quarter. The rest of the day is at leisure, or join the optional afternoon tour to the hilltop Prague Castle complex, former residence of Bohemian Kings and to the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral, where kings were crowned and battles were fought. Experience spectacular vistas of the entire city below. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant Optional: Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral (PM) MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
13

Dresden en Route to Berlin

Today cross Saxony to the Baroque art city of Dresden, also known as “the Florence on the Elbe River”. Discover this astonishing Renaissance city that has emerged from its wartime destruction to a luxurious splendor. Stop at the ornate Zwinger Palace, once a setting for court festivities, and the world-famous Semper Opera House. Continue to the Frauenkirche Church, symbol of reconstruction with its magnificent baroque dome. Afterwards, travel to Berlin, proud capital of reunited Germany. Balance of the day is at leisure
MEALS: Breakfast
14

Berlin City Tour

This morning, take a guided tour of Berlin. Marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin, including the Brandenburg Gate, symbol of the reunification, the glass dome Reichstag Building and “Checkpoint Charlie,” the last remaining mark of the formerly divided city. Drive along Unter den Linden Boulevard past the State Opera House and the imposing Cathedral. End the day in the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm with its rows of boutiques, cafes and non-stop activity. Balance of the day is at leisure or join the optional tour to nearby Potsdam. The historic “City of Palaces” is well known as the meeting place of Truman, Churchill and Stalin in 1945 at the Cecilienhof Palace for the Potsdam Conference, where they created post-World War II Europe. Another stop is made at the Sanssouci Palace, former summer residence of the Prussian kings and German emperors. During a walking tour of the castle grounds, pass the old windmill, explore the lovely gardens and see the burial site of Frederick the Great. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers Optional: Potsdam Tour (PM) MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
15

Depart Germany

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight from Berlin to Australia! MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION
Europe is home of the greatest philosophers and authors. Europe is also well-known for its amazing monuments! You will have that opportunity to experience European culture and history as you will visit Schonbrunn Palace or the 16th century Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow to name just two!
FLIGHT 
  • Flights Sydney-Warsaw, Berlin-Sydney.
  • Other departure cities available on request. Call us on 1300 404 606!
TRANSFER
  • All transfers included.
MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
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WEATHER In central and eastern Europe the climate is of the humid continental-type with cool summers. VISA
  • All countries visited are party to the Schengen Convention, along with a number of other European countries. This allows you to enter Central Europe without a visa in some circumstances.
  • In other circumstances, you’ll need a visa. Alternatively you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
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When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
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