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Christmas Markets of Poland Prague & Germany

7 nights from only
R33 960
per person sharing incl. taxes
ID # 2392
Valid: 23 Nov 19 to 02 Dec 19
Duration: 7 Nights

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • Approximate airport taxes
  • 7 night’s Premium class hotel accommodation in central locations
  • 7 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners with Wine all with tea or coffee
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • Christmas Markets: Lose yourself in the festive atmosphere of Christmas, where you can shop for local delicacies and try the heartwarming Glühwein

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. High season supplements and block out dates may apply. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

COACH ITINERARY

DAY 1: Welcome to Krakow

Transfers for your hotel depart Kraków airport at 10:30, 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.
 

Hotel:Mercure Kraków Stare Miasto.

Meals:Dinner with Wine

DAY 2: Krakow

Perhaps spend some reflective moments during your free time and visit Auschwitz concentration camp? Later, 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 and allows you to explore.
 

Hotel:Mercure Kraków Stare Miasto.

Meals:Breakfast

DAY 3: Wroclaw, the Venice of Poland

Enjoy your Relaxed Start and a free morning or why not visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine ? 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: Kutna Hora & Prague

Cross the Czech border and head for Kutná Hora, a town that flourished during the Middle Ages thanks to vast deposits of silver. At the Sedlec Chapel, step into a macabre world of sculptures, coats of arms and even a chandelier, made entirely out of human bones! Continue your travels to the Czech capital of Prague.

DAY 5: Prague, city of a hundred spires

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DAY 6: Dresden & Berlin

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

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. Alternatively, you are free to saunter through any of the Christmas Markets that are dotted around the city. For your Celebration Dinner, enjoy delightful German cuisine and wine at a local family-run restaurant, complete with Gemütlichkeit.

DAY 8: Auf Wiedersehen Berlin

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