Central and Eastern Europe

Imperial Capitals: Krakow, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna & Prague

These Eastern European capital cities have been restored from their Communist-era drabness to join Vienna in the front rank of European travel destinations. So come with us to explore these cultural and historic jewels, all linked by the past power of the Habsburg Empire.

Sample Imperial Capitals Tour Itinerary

Day One: US Departure



Day Two: Krakow

  • Krakow - arrival and afternoon at leisure

Day Three: Krakow

  • Krakow - once capital of Poland, the seat of Polish kings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See Wawel Castle and Cathedral, the Jagiellonian University, the breath-taking Market Square and Cloth Hall, the exquisite Veit Stoss altar of St. Mary's Church.

Day Four: Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow

  • Auschwitz - a haunting visit to the notorious concentration camp.

Day Five: Krakow - High Tatras - Budapest

  • High Tatras - some of the most spectacular scenery of Eastern Europe

Day Six: Budapest

  • Budapest - two cities in one, Buda and Pest, divided and yet united by the mighty River Danube. See the Matyas Church, Fishermen's Bastion, Royal Palace, Heroes and Millenium Square, Cathedral of St. Stephen.
Schönbrunn Palace - ©WienTourismus/MAXUM

Schönbrunn Palace - ©WienTourismus/MAXUM

Day Seven: Budapest - Bratislava - Vienna

  • Bratislava - the Slovak capital, transformed in recent years into one of Europe's most vibrant and dynamic cities. See St. Martin's Cathedral and the Royal Castle.

Day Eight: Vienna

  • Vienna - Austria's elegant capital city with the splendour of a bygone era, when it was the heart of the mighty Habsburg Empire. See the Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Hofburg, the elegant Ringstrasse and the State Opera House.

Day Nine: Vienna - Telc - Prague

  • Telc - typical of so many medieval Czech towns with its single, massive square, the beautifully preserved facades of its burghers’ houses and spectacular chateau.

Day Ten: Prague

  • Prague - known as the Golden City, the city of one hundred-towers and the Jerusalem of Europe, the Czech capital is also justifiably considered to be one of Europe's most beautiful cities. See Castle Hill with St. Vitus Cathedral, the Lesser Quarter, Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock.

Day Eleven: Prague - USA

Booking Your Imperial Capitals Tour

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