Harmony of Central Europe (Summer 2019)
Starting at $5,425
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Take a journey into the past, with our show case of the grandest and most opulent cities of old Europe. From Prague to Budapest, marvel at the spirit of former empires and regal grandeur. We’ll show you destinations with histories dating back hundreds of years and iconic cities that have seen destruction, only to resiliently build themselves back up again to their former glories. Europe’s Bohemian capitals delight with classical music, exquisite palaces and cathedrals, and rich heritage. Walk in the footsteps of six-year-old Mozart at an after-hours visit to the baroque Schönbrunn Palace, indulge with dinner at one of Vienna’s amazing Michelin-starred restaurants, and enjoy a private sparkling wine cruise on the glittering River Danube. Along the way, you’ll witness a private recital of Chopin's classic works, taste fine wines and stay in stately hotels. Step into a world of greatness, as you uncover some of Europe’s most revered capitals. On select Chairman’s Collection departure dates you’ll have the pleasure of meeting Princess Anita Von Hohenberg at her home, the beautiful Artstetten Castle. A descendant of the famous Habsburgs, and the granddaughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand who was assassinated at Sarajevo in 1914, Princess Anita will talk to you about her fascinating life and heritage over an exclusive sparkling wine reception. Look for the CC icon on the Dates & Prices panel to see which departures feature the Chairman’s Collection.
Destination & Sightseeing
Prague: Visit Prague Castle and St. Vitus’ Cathedral with a Local Expert.
Prague: In Old Town Square see the Astronomical Clock that delights onlookers every hour.
Prague: There is the option to wander the Jewish Quarter with your Travelling Concierge, should you wish to continue exploring in the afternoon.
Český Krumlov: Meet a Local Expert and visit one of the most historic sites of Central Europe, Český Krumlov Castle.
Český Krumlov: Your Travelling Concierge will lead you on an orientation of the city.
Melk: Enjoy a guided walk through the baroque opulence of the monastery.
Vienna: Become familiar with this historic city during an orientation led by your Travelling Concierge.
Vienna: Experience Vienna Your Way, as how you embrace this stately city is your choice. You may want to learn about its regal history from a Local Expert as you visit the Imperial Treasury of Vienna, home to two imperial crowns, the Burgundian treasure and the treasure of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Alternatively you can attend a coffee masterclass and try your hand at making the perfect Viennese coffee.
Vienna: Experience an evening with sparkling wine and front row seats at a Mozart and Strauss concert.
Bratislava: Explore the city with your Local Expert and see the 9th century castle.
Budapest: With a Local Expert, see Matthias Church and gaze out over the Danube to the Hungarian Parliament Building from the Fisherman’s Bastion.
Budapest: Atop Gellért Hill see the citadel and the colossus Liberty Statue presiding over the city.
Budapest: During sightseeing with your Local Expert, you will be chauffeured along elegant boulevards to see the Hungarian State Opera House, one of the most beautiful neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe.
Budapest: Step onboard a private cruise for an unforgettable voyage along the Danube. Enjoy sparkling wine and overlook the city’s grandest buildings lit up at night.
Szentendre: Visit this storybook town to admire its brightly-coloured houses, quaint churches and lovely squares.
Slovakia: See the Oravský Hrad Castle en route to Kraków.
Kraków: During sightseeing led by your Local Expert, see locations used in the film ‘Schindler’s List.’
Kraków: Visit the cathedral atop Wawel Hill, see the castle and look for the iconic dragon, accompanied by your Local Expert.
Kraków: Visit the 14th century St. Mary’s Basilica, the most important church in the city.
Auschwitz: Pay your respects at the Auschwitz memorial and walk beneath the infamous gateway to the museums housed in the former prison blocks.
Częstochowa: View the Black Madonna at the Monastery of Jasna Góra.
Warsaw: Visit the Chopin Monument and Memorial of the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, as you explore with your Local Expert.
Warsaw: Begin your evening in style as you experience an exclusive, private Chopin recital.