Christmas Markets of Poland, Prague & Germany - Classic Group

Christmas Markets of Poland, Prague & Germany - Classic Group

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$2310

Christmas Markets of Poland, Prague & Germany - Classic Group

8 Days Starting in Krakow and ending in Berlin

Visiting: Kraków, Wrocław, Prague, Dresden, Berlin

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Tour code:

W530ZN18

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Trip Styles:

Luxury

Activities:

Shopping, Walking

From: $2425 $2310 Operator discount: -$40 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$75

NB: Prices correct on 16-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Take your taste buds on a tour of the Czech Republic discover the food markets of Prague and explore the Krakow Christmas Market in the city’s Old Town district and indulge in Berlin. Setting out from Krakow, get a sense of Poland’s old-world charm with your Local Expert as you ascend Wawel Hill to the Renaissance Castle and cathedral—the final resting place of the Kings of Poland. Known as the Venice of Poland, Wroclaw is a wonder to behold with its 150 bridges spanning five rivers and twelve islands, not to mention the Baroque grandeur of the Rynek Christmas markets. In the German capital, see what remains of the Berlin Wall, admire the painstakingly restored Reichstag and soak up the festive magic among the market stalls of Gendarmenmarkt square.

Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities

  • Prague: Stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague.

  • Prague: Visit the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral and explore the atmospheric courtyards of the historic Prague Castle with your Local Expert.

  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.

  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.

  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.

  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

  • Kraków: Take in the ambience with a walk around the magnificent Cloth Hall in the Market Square to see the Christmas Market.

  • Kraków: The medieval heart of Krakow is rich in legend, a kind of Polish Camelot. Join your Local Expert for an in-depth exploration of this historic Holy Grail.Cross the former Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz to Podgórze and see the Ghetto Square.

  • Kraków: Visit the cathedral atop Wawel Hill, see the castle and look for the iconic dragon, accompanied by your Local Expert.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Kraków

Location: Kraków

Accommodation: Vienna House Andel's Cracow, Kraków.

Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

Transfers for your hotel depart Kraków airport at 12:30 and 15:00. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 17:00 for a Welcome Dinner with wine at a local restaurant. Afterwards, get your first taste of Polish old-world charm with a walk around the magnificent Cloth Hall in the Market Square. Wrapped in romantic gabled townhouses and Gothic spires, the festive Christmas Market stalls are a Disneyesque dream, offering all sorts of delicacies and delights - from Highland woollen slippers to amber jewellery from the Baltic. Maybe try the traditional oscypek cheese with cranberries, a delicacy from the Tatra mountains?

Day 2: Kraków Relaxed Start

Location: Kraków

Accommodation: Vienna House Andel's Cracow, Kraków.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Ascend Wawel Hill with your Local Expert to see the Renaissance castle and visit the cathedral – the final resting place of the Kings of Poland. Then cross the former Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz to Old Podgórze, the Old Town, to see Ghetto Square and remains of the Ghetto Wall. The rest of the day is at leisure or perhaps choose to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine? There is time to explore the traditional Christmas Market located in the Old Town's historic district. You'll find yourself immersed in festive spirit as you shop for authentic Christmas decorations, gifts, toys and tasty treats.

Day 3: Wrocław, The Venice Of Poland

Location: Kraków, Wrocław

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel, Wroclaw.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Perhaps spend some reflective moments and visit Auschwitz concentration camp? Later, continue to the city of Wrocław, known as the Venice of Poland, made up of five rivers, 12 islands and over 150 bridges. Rated as one of the finest in Europe, Wrocław’s Christmas Market offers a delightful, fairy-tale charm. Enjoy an orientation of the market, located in Rynek, the historic main square which is surrounded by Baroque splendour and adorned with thousands of twinkling lights. Spend time exploring the vast array of stalls bursting with local crafts and tasty treats.

Day 4: Onwards To Prague

Location: Wrocław, Prague

Accommodation: Hotel Royal Prague.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

This morning leave your hotel in Wroclaw and cross the Czech border, continuing your travels to the historic capital of Prague.

Day 5: Prague, City Of A Hundred Spires Relaxed Start

Location: Prague

Accommodation: Hotel Royal Prague.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Explore Prague with Insight Choice. Choose to walk the courtyards of the Castle and visit the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral. Alternatively, join your Local Expert through the Jewish Quarter and hear about the history, traditions and legends of the Jewish people.  Then, down at the Old Town Square, Prague’s colourful Christmas Market contrasts with the Gothic skyline. Beneath a giant Christmas tree, draped in a blaze of lights, locals browse the decorative wooden stalls. Meet a local stallholder and savour a glass of Svařák, traditional mulled wine, along with the local Trdelník pastry.

Day 6: Dresden And Berlin Relaxed Start

Location: Prague, Dresden, Berlin

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Cross the German border to Dresden. Gaze up at the Frauenkirche, risen once again from wartime ashes. Your guided exploration with a Local Expert will continue past the colossal 'Procession of the Dukes' mosaic, the cathedral, Semper Opera House and Zwinger Palace. During your free time perhaps seek out the delicious Christstollen, a Christmas cake recipe dating back to medieval times, or shop for a traditional Christmas pyramid. Then journey on to Berlin.

Day 7: The Spirit Of Berlin Relaxed Start

Location: Berlin

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Join a Local Expert to see the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House, remnants of the Berlin Wall, Unter den Linden, and the beautifully-restored Reichstag building. Feel free to soak up the Weihnachtszauber, or Christmas magic, at the Gendarmenmarkt, which is Berlin’s most magnificent square.  In the evening, join your friends for a festive Celebration Dinner with wine and good cheer at a local restaurant.

Day 8: Auf Wiedersehen Berlin

Location: Berlin

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your journey draws to a close after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Berlin airport at 07:00 and 10:00.

What's Included

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.

  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.

  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.

  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.

  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

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  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1978.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Insight Vacations is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative created by the brands within The Travel Corporation (TTC) almost 15 years ago to ensure our impact through tourism is positive. Our ethos to #MakeTravelMatter guides our decision-making at every level of our business.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    You have two options as a solo traveller. Either choose to be matched with a same sex partner for a room share - at no extra cost. Or choose a room of your own with a reduced or even free private room upgrade on select tours.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

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