Christmas Markets of Poland, Prague & Germany - Small Group, Winter 2022-2023

Tour Type: Regional
Brochure Type: IV Europe Winter 2022-2023

Take your taste buds on a tour of the Czech Republic discover the food markets of Prague and explore the Krakow Christmas Market in the city's Old Town district and indulge in Berlin. Setting out from Krakow, get a sense of Poland's old-world charm with your Local Expert as you ascend Wawel Hill to the Renaissance Castle and cathedral-the final resting place of the Kings of Poland. Known as the Venice of Poland, Wroclaw is a wonder to behold with its 150 bridges spanning five rivers and twelve islands, not to mention the Baroque grandeur of the Rynek Christmas markets. In the German capital, see what remains of the Berlin Wall, admire the painstakingly restored Reichstag and soak up the festive magic among the market stalls of Gendarmenmarkt square.

Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Prague: Stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague.
  • Prague: Visit the imposing St Vitus Cathedral and explore the atmospheric courtyards of the historic Prague Castle with your Local Expert.
Well-being
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Krakow: Take in the ambience with a walk around the magnificent Cloth Hall in the Market Square to see the Christmas Market.
  • Krakow: The medieval heart of Krakow is rich in legend, a kind of Polish Camelot. Join your Local Expert for an in-depth exploration of this historic Holy Grail.Cross the former Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz to Podgorze and see the Ghetto Square.
  • Krakow: Visit the cathedral atop Wawel Hill, see the castle and look for the iconic dragon, accompanied by your Local Expert.
  • Wroclaw: Rated as one of the finest in Europe, Wroclaw'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.
  • Prague: Stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague.
  • Prague: Visit the imposing St Vitus Cathedral and explore the atmospheric courtyards of the historic Prague Castle with your Local Expert.
  • Dresden: Your guided tour with a Local Expert shows you the Frauenkirche, the colossal 'Procession of the Dukes' mosaic, the cathedral, Semper Opera House and Zwinger Palace. You'll also learn about the traditional German Christmas Pyramids.
  • Berlin: You Local Expert provides a tour of this vibrant city. Drive along the Ku'Damm, passing the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and through Tiergarten to the Reichstag building. See the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House and visit Alexanderplatz.
Authentic Dining
  • Krakow: Enjoy getting to know your fellow guests over a fabulous Welcome Dinner.
  • Prague: At the Christmas Market, meet a local stallholder and savour a steaming mug of Svarak, traditional mulled wine, along with the local Trdelnik pastry.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Breakfast (B), and 4 Dinner with Wine (DW)
Insight Experiences
  • Wroclaw: Try your hand at traditional Polish pierneki during a gingerbread workshop at a small family business, followed by a tasting.
Make Travel Matter
  • Berlin: Savour the warm atmosphere of your delicious Celebration Dinner at Kreuzberger Himmel. This popular local restaurant actively supports refugees' integration into German society, including providing apprenticeships.
Additional Included Highlights
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • 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.

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Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2022
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1KrakowWelcome to Krakow: Transfers for your hotel depart Krakow 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?
Vienna House Andel's Cracow, Krakow.
Day 2KrakowKrakow Relaxed Start: 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 Podgorze, 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.
Vienna House Andel's Cracow, Krakow.
Day 3Wroclaw, the Venice of PolandWroclaw, the Venice of Poland: Perhaps spend some reflective moments and visit Auschwitz concentration camp? Later, continue to the city of Wroclaw, known as the Venice of Poland, made up of five rivers, 12 islands and over 150 bridges. Try your hand at traditional Polish pierneki during a gingerbread workshop at a small family business, followed by a tasting. Rated as one of the finest in Europe, Wroclaw'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.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Wroclaw.
Day 4Kutna Hora and PragueKutna Hora and Prague: Cross the Czech border and head for Kutna Hora, a town that flourished during the Middle Ages thanks to vast deposits of silver. Continue your travels to the Czech capital of Prague.
Hotel Royal Prague.
Day 5PraguePrague, City of a Hundred Spires Relaxed Start: 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 Svarak, traditional mulled wine, along with the local Trdelnik pastry.
Hotel Royal Prague.
Day 6Dresden and BerlinDresden and Berlin Relaxed Start: 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.
Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre.
Day 7Spirit of BerlinThe Spirit of Berlin Relaxed Start: Enjoy an orientation tour which concludes in the Marienplatz beside the soaring Town Hall, famous for its Glockenspiel. Beneath the gigantic Christmas tree, Munich's traditional Christmas Market is an entrancing festival of light and music. In the evening, join your friends for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience during a festive Celebration Dinner with wine and good cheer at a local restaurant supporting refugees to integrate into the German society.
Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre.
Day 8Auf Wiedersehen BerlinAuf Wiedersehen Berlin: Your journey draws to a close after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Berlin airport at 07:00 and 10:00.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
11/27/2022$2,345.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
12/06/2022$2,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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