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Warsaw to Rome Vistas

(Winter)

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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

    11 days

  • Countries

    6 Countries

  • Meals

    10 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner, 2 Regional Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Maximum 53 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Salzburg, Ljubljana, Venice, Rome, Auschwitz, Banska Bystrica, Orvieto

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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 as it comes alive in winter, from the historical heritage, colourful street art and infamous ruin bars of Warsaw, Krakow and Budapest, to breathing in the crisp alpine air of the Austrian Alps & strolling the cobbled streets and markets of Ljubljana, before encountering all the charms of Italy with a hit of culture and pasta. 


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Map & Itinerary

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  • End location
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  • River route
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Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Warsaw

  2. via via

    Auschwitz

  3. 2 2 nights

    Krakow

  4. via via

    Banska Bystrica

  5. 2 2 nights

    Budapest

  6. 2 2 nights

    Salzburg

  7. 1 1 night

    Ljubljana

  8. 1 1 night

    Venice

  9. via via

    Orvieto

  10. 1 1 night

    Rome

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DAY 1 - Warsaw

Warsaw

Ready to discover Warsaw? Tragic bombings after the war have seen this city experience a re-birth, and it's packed with museums, a buzzing street art scene, and cool vibes dotted with a dose of random to keep us on our toes. Your local guide will give you the insider track as we take it all in on foot. A renowned musical city, keep your ears open day long and see what sound pleasures you also stumble upon. Tonight you’ll have free time for dinner, so Perogi (Polish dumplings) and a glass of compote somewhere within Warsaw's lively cafe scene should be on your agenda - just ask your Trip Manager for the best local hangs. 


Stay

Ibis Budget Warsaw Centre (Or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a locally guided tour of the richly historical city of Warsaw, Poland

DAY 2 - Warsaw to Krakow via Auschwitz

Warsaw

Waving ‘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 3 - 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 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - Budapest to Salzburg

Budapest

Bye Budapest! Normally we’d be devastated to be leaving, but with Austria on the horizon we have strudel and music to look forward to.

Salzburg

Onwards and upwards we go, into the mountain ranges that made the Sound of Music famous. Also home to Mozart, you can be pretty certain Salzburg knows a tune! This evening you’ll have the chance to venture off the beaten track and visit a working farm in the hills above Salzburg where the local family will invite us into their home to eat, drink and learn about their lives. This family have lived on the farm for many generations and now look to tourism to help support them and their local community, with food sourced from local farms and fruit for the schnaps from the village.

Stay

Contiki Haus Schöneck (Special Stay)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Visit a working Austrian farm in the foothills of the Alps and enjoy a farm-to-table meal followed by homemade Schnaps (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)

    EUR 37.00

DAY 7 - Salzburg

Salzburg

Today is ours to enjoy all of Salzburg’s delights. The options are endless; take a guided tour of the city with a local expert to uncover its wonders, or perhaps jump in the car for a drive through spectacular scenery. We'll also have the chance to visit a local farm and enjoy an authentic Austrian Dinner prepared by our hosts, followed by some schnaps.

Stay

Contiki Haus Schöneck (Special Stay)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • See all the iconic sites of melodic Salzburg including many from the Sound of Music

    EUR 12.00

DAY 8 - Salzburg to Ljubljana

Salzburg

Morning Salzburg! Today you’ll have the chance to sign up for a tour of the Sights & Sounds of Salzburg before we say goodbye to Austria and continue east in our discoveries, bound for Hungary.


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 9 - 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 10 - Rome to Venice via Orvieto

Venice

Farewell floating city, but Italy, we're not done with you yet. Our next destination, the Eternal City of Rome, is just around the corner, after a special lunch stop.


Orvieto

Here in Orvieto we’ll take time for a visit to Casa Segreta for lunch. This family-owned farm offers fresh pasta, focaccia and homemade olive oil among other traditional Italian specialities, all nestled in the Umbrian countryside.


Rome

Arriving in the Eternal City of Rome, we’ll uncover Italian icons like the Trevi Fountain, ancient monuments and glimpses of historical glory as we weave our way on a city walking tour amongst gelato shops, espresso bars and cobbled streets - perfetta!

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Peel back the layers of Rome's history on a city walking tour including the Trevi Fountain

DAY 11 - Depart Rome

Rome

Hold our gelato. Our hearts are melting as we bid a final ‘Ciao’ to our Contiki crew after thirteen days we’ll never forget.


Top Experiences

9 included & 7 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Peel back the layers of Rome's history on a city walking tour including the Trevi Fountain

    Included

    Rome

  • See all the iconic sites of melodic Salzburg including many from the Sound of Music

    EUR 12.00

    Salzburg

  • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion

    Included

    Budapest

Warsaw to Rome Vistas (Winter)

9 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Take a locally guided tour of the richly historical city of Warsaw, Poland
  • Take a moment to reflect on the tragedies of the 20th century at Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Guided sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill
  • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion
  • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion
  • 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
  • Peel back the layers of Rome's history on a city walking tour including the Trevi Fountain

7 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Learn how to make traditional Pierogi (Polish dumplings) followed by dinner, Krakow EUR 32.00
  • Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast EUR 43.00
  • Visit a working Austrian farm in the foothills of the Alps and enjoy a farm-to-table meal followed by homemade Schnaps EUR 37.00
  • See all the iconic sites of melodic Salzburg including many from the Sound of Music EUR 12.00
  • Head to local bars and enjoy authentic cuisine with the Bitemojo app, Ljubljana EUR 24.00
  • 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

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