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Warsaw to Rome Vistas

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The one that takes you from Poland to Rome with mountains, canals & authentic Italian food on the way

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  • Duration

    10 days

  • Countries

    6 Countries

  • Meals

    9 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Maximum 53 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Austrian Tyrol, Hopfgarten, Ljubljana, Venice, Rome, Auschwitz, Banska Bystrica

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About this trip

Five countries, ten days, one unforgettable adventure. From East to West we’ll explore the best of Europe, from the historical heritage, colourful street art and infamous ruin bars of Warsaw, Krakow and Budapest, to breathing in the beauty of the Austrian Alps & relaxing in the green city parks of Slovenia, before encountering all the charms of Italy with a hit of culture and gelato. 


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Nights spent per location

  1. Warsaw

  2. via via

    Auschwitz

  3. 2 2 nights

    Krakow

  4. via via

    Banska Bystrica

  5. 2 2 nights

    Budapest

  6. 2 2 nights

    Austrian Tyrol

  7. 1 1 night

    Ljubljana

  8. 1 1 night

    Venice

  9. 1 1 night

    Rome

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DAY 1 - Warsaw to Krakow via Auschwitz

Warsaw

Welcome aboard! Wave ‘pa!’ to Warsaw, we have our sights set on Krakow this morning.


Auschwitz

En route, we’ll stop off at the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp for a sobering reminder of Poland’s dark past.

Krakow

Once the capital of Poland, Krakow is now known for its rich history, tasty pretzels, excellent vintage markets (you heard it from us) and salt mining heritage. Tonight you’ll have time to explore the local restaurants for a traditional dinner, then you can rest up knowing we have all day tomorrow to get our Krakow on. 


 

Stay

Vienna House Easy Cracow (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a moment to reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Auschwitz Concentration Camp

DAY 2 - Krakow

Krakow

Good morning Poland! Today is all about getting up close and personal with Krakow life. We’ll cover the basics on our included sightseeing tour in the morning, and you have a free afternoon to stroll the charming streets of Krakow. Check out Kazimierz, the UNESCO-listed Old Town & historic Jewish Quarter with its jumble of street art, vintage markets, crumbling cafes & 14th century synagogue.  An optional Pierogi making class will keep us entertained into the evening.

Stay

Vienna House Easy Cracow (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Guided sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Learn how to make traditional Pierogi (Polish dumplings) followed by dinner, Krakow

    EUR 32.00

DAY 3 - Krakow to Budapest via Banska Bystrica

Krakow

Waving ‘pa!’ to Warsaw, we have our sights set on Krakow this morning.


 

Banska Bystrica

Pastel painted and manicured to perfection, Banska Bystrica is a lunch break that will charm you to no end. Being in Slovakia, it's also your chance to brag 3 countries in one day - you crazy globetrotter you.

Budapest

Welcome to Hungary! Coming in at number 3 on our list of countries ticked off through the day. From the moment we arrive in the river split city, you'll understand why we needed a couple of nights here. Take you're time exploring this evening, stop for a drink in a ruin bar tucked away in the Jewish Quarter and keep our eyes peeled for a delicious Langos. 

Stay

Ibis Budapest City South (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Locally guided sightseeing & walking tour of Budapest including the Royal Palace, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

DAY 4 - Budapest

Budapest

Those still keen to explore can jump on the Budapest Past and Present Tour and continue learning about this incredible city. The House of Terror, the Parliament Building and more, we will take you on a journey of old and new. After all the beauty and knowledge you soaked up yesterday at the church of St Matthias, the Royal Palace and the Chain Bridge, you’ll probably be feeling like a day soaking in the city's famous outdoor thermal pools, set amongst Art Nouveau architecture while getting a bargain-priced massage. As the evening draws in, why not take an optional River Cruise and dinner? Gliding across the shimmering night-lit river of Danube, you’ll get to experience the beautiful sights of Budapest while enjoying a delicious al-la-carte Hungarian feast.

Stay

Ibis Budapest City South (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Locally guided sightseeing & walking tour of Budapest including the Royal Palace, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast

    EUR 43.00

DAY 5 - Budapest to Austrian Tyrol

Budapest

Bye bye Budapest, your unique charm will remain in our hearts forever. Hitting the road, we’ll journey west and cross-country through Hungary and into Austria.


Austrian Tyrol

Late this afternoon we arrive in Hopfgarten and will be welcomed with open arms to Contiki's very own Austrian Gasthof (guesthouse). Before we settle in, we'll get outside and explore the dreamy setting we'll call home for the next two nights. This is also your chance to sign up for some wild water sports - whitewater rafting in the breath-taking Austrian Tyrol. Tonight is a welcome evening which means a traditional Austrian meal lovingly prepared for us by our on-site Contiki chefs, and tomorrow we'll get into the swing of things with more of the adventure activities this town is famous for.


Stay

Contiki Haus Schöneck (Special Stay)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Feel the unique thrill of White Water Rafting in the stunning Austrian Alps (Summer Only)

    EUR 50.00

DAY 6 - Austrian Tyrol

Austrian Tyrol

Wake up, peel open your curtains, and take in the magnificence of your view. If you're feeling lively you can jump onto a bike tour through green mountains and waterfalls. If you're feeling really lively you can go tandem paragliding. Not so lively? Stroll around and take in the incredible setting; drink endless hot chocolate, go up a mountain in a gondola or relax at our Gasthof.


Stay

Contiki Haus Schöneck (Special Stay)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Soar over the spectacular Austrian Alps on a exhilarating paragliding experience (Summer Only)

    EUR 132.00

  • Bike along the vibrant green trails of the Austrian Alps followed by a BBQ at our Gasthof (Summer Only)

    EUR 33.00

DAY 7 - Austrian Tyrol to Ljubljana

Hopfgarten

Farewell life in the blissful Austrian Alps, but the enchanting allure of Slovenia lies ahead as we make our way to the capital city of Ljubljana.


Ljubljana

Although you might find nods to neighbouring countries, a distinct identity within Slovenian culture has evolved from the melody of influences surrounding it. After our guided walking tour, you’ll have the chance to explore the bohemian art district of Metelkova Mesto, sit by one of Ljubljana’s atmospheric watercourses or sign up for a BiteMojo food tour of the city. 


Stay

B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park (Or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Head to local bars and enjoy authentic cuisine with the Bitemojo app, Ljubljana

    EUR 24.00

DAY 8 - Ljubljana to Venice

Ljubljana

Ever the advocates of a balanced holiday, today we're trading in the obscure unknown for the globally adored hot spot of Venice. Whoop!

Venice

Yes, it's as cute as you imagine. Yes, you'll feel like you're part of an Italian fairytale. Yes, you are actually hanging out in the gondola clad floating city of Venice! A private boat ride, gothic architecture and a web of lanes to explore will keep your day filled quite nicely. 

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a traditional Motoscafo across the iconic lagoon to the island of Venice

  • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Square

  • See Venice's iconic canals & gondolas

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Glide down the canals of Venice on a traditional Gondola

    EUR 23.00

  • Eat cicchetti in local bars and learn about the culinary traditions of Venice

    EUR 37.00

DAY 9 - Venice to Rome

Venice

Farewell floating city, we're headed for our final stop on this incredible journey...the Eternal City of Rome is just around the corner.

Rome

DAY 10 - End Rome

Rome

Full of gelato and memories, we’ll bid ‘ciao’ to Bella Roma but never goodbye to lasting friendships and future Contiki adventures.


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