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Christmas Markets of Poland, Prague & Germany with Insight Vacations

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8 days
26 Nov 24 to 01 Dec 24
Book by 31 Oct 24
Embark on an 8-day festive tour across Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Explore Prague's food markets, experience the charm of Krakow Christmas Market, and indulge in Berlin's delights. Witness historical landmarks, including Wawel Hill and the Berlin Wall, while immersing yourself in the holiday magic of Gendarmenmarkt square.

Includes

  • 8 Day Insight Vacations Guided Holiday
  • 7 Nights in stylish, hand picked hotel accommodation
  • Authentic dining inclusive of 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners with wine
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach
  • An expert Insight Travel Director
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • Baggage handling everywhere, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included
  • Personal radio headsets, gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries
  • Additional experiences during your free time that can be purchased at an additional cost
  • Top Rated Highlights
  • Kraków City Tour
  • Prague Castle District Walking Tour
  • Berlin City Tour
  • Prague Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
  • Visit Wrocław's Christmas Market and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Transfers not mentioned
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
  • Additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge can be signed up for on tour at an additional cost.
  • Airport Transfers: 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.
  • Please note some departures are not definite departures.

Highlights

  • 7 Nights in stylish hotel accommodation
  • 11 Meals
  • Unique Insight Experiences

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Kraków

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? Arrival Transfer: 12:30, 15:00 Accommodation: Vienna House Andel's Cracow Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 2: Kraków

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. Accommodation: Vienna House Andel's Cracow Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Wrocław, the Venice of Poland

Journey 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. Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4: Onwards to Prague

This morning leave your hotel in Wroclaw and cross the Czech border, continuing your travels to the historic capital of Prague. Accommodation: Hotel Royal Prague Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 5: Prague, City of a Hundred Spires

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. Accommodation: Hotel Royal Prague Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Dresden and 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. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre Included Meals: Breakfast

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. In the evening, join your friends for a festive Celebration Dinner with wine and good cheer at a local restaurant. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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. Departure Transfer: 07:00, 10:00 Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & 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 can be requested. Excludes flights, transfers, visas, travel insurance and anything not mentioned. Savings are not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. All savings/discounts mentioned have already been included in the advertised price. Pentravel and Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw or amend promotional offers at any time. Book by 30 December 2023. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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R40,000
Per Person sharing
Details
Valid on 26 Nov 2024
Stay
8 days
Dates
26 Nov 24 to 01 Dec 24
Book by
31 October 24
Experience ID
383
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