Warsaw, Krakow and Prague
- Spend time in three of Europe’s most historic cities
- Warsaw, Poland’s metropolitan capital
- Krakow: the Wawel Hill, Castle and fascinating Jewish Quarter
- Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and the Astronomical Clock
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- Adapt the route to suit your plans
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- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 10 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Arrive at the Polonia Palace Hotel (or similar) and check in for a 3-night stay. Let us know where you want to start your European rail holiday and we can plan a train journey for you.
From your centrally located hotel you can head out and get your bearings in the Polish capital. Landmarks like the Palace of Culture and Science (pictured), built in the 1950s and still one of the tallest structures in Europe, will help guide you as you set out to explore.
You have two full days to explore all that Warsaw has to offer. The city’s history is evident at every turn, not only in the beautiful Old Town, but also in the Plac Zamkowy (Castle Square) and the lavishly decorated Royal Castle. Along the Szlak Krolewski (Royal Way), you will find the excellent Chopin Museum, which lets visitors learn more about Poland’s most celebrated composer.
Be sure to allow time to visit the Warsaw Rising Museum which commemorates the city’s brave insurrection against its Nazi occupiers during the Second World War.
Take a Polish high-speed train which will take you from Warsaw to Krakow in just 3 hours. On arrival, check in to the Pod Roza Hotel (or similar), where you have a 3-night stay.
Krakow is now widely considered to be one of Europe’s must-visit destinations. As the capital of Royal Poland until 1596, the city has a rich history which is reflected in its beautiful architecture and vibrant culture. Two of our favourite attractions are the famous Wawel, Krakow’s hilltop castle, and the bustling Jewish quarter of Kazimierz.
TMR RECOMMENDED DAY TRIPS FROM KRAKOW
Many visitors to Krakow use the city as a base for day trips, and in particular to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The site has been well-preserved as a sobering open air museum and can be reached by public transport or on a pre-arranged tour. Alternative day trips include the UNESCO World Heritage listed Wieliczka Salt Mine, which features grand underground chapels and rock salt sculptures. Please ask for details and prices.
After breakfast today, board a regional train which takes a little over 3 hours to transport you to the beautiful city of Wroclaw. On arrival, check into the well-located Mercure Wroclaw (or similar), and then enjoy an afternoon and evening in this wonderful city.
Renowned as a centre of culture, Wroclaw offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy high-quality opera and theatre performances, as well as stunning architecture and historic buildings. The observation deck at St. Elisabeth’s Church offers excellent views of the city’s Old Town.
Board a EuroCity train for the journey to Prague, arriving in time for dinner and an evening stroll. Check in at the Hotel Botanique (or similar) for a 3-night stay.
The Czech Republic’s capital has been a magnet for foreign visitors for centuries – some more welcome than others. As a result, it has a rich political and cultural history which can be soaked up during your stay.
There is so much to see in Prague, but we would recommend visiting the Castle district, to enjoy the views over the 15th-century Charles Bridge and Old Town. You might consider visiting the Charles Bridge at dawn to avoid the crowds, and you will be rewarded with having this wonderful landmark almost to yourself.
In the UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town, you’ll find landmarks such as the Powder Tower, the Astronomical Clock and the Old New Synagogue. This building was completed in 1270, making it Europe’s oldest active synagogue.
Leave Prague today for your onward journey. You might like to spend another night or two here to fully explore, or perhaps take the train to another Czech destination such as Cesky Krumlov or Karlovy Vary. There are also direct services from Prague to Dresden, Berlin, Munich and Budapest.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
A short stroll from Warsaw’s main station, this stately hotel is the ideal base from which to explore this historic city. All of the hotel’s comfortable rooms offer free Wi-Fi as well as in-room safes for your valuables, and an on-site restaurant serving delicious Polish and European dishes.
The Hotel Pod Różą is housed in a Renaissance palace in Kraków’s Old Town, just off the Main Market Square. This is the oldest hotel in Kraków and has been welcoming guests since the 17th century. The hotel features two elegant restaurants and a glass-covered fitness centre with panoramic views of the Old Town.
Situated in easy reach of the train station and CBD, the comfortable Mercure Wroclaw offers access to all Wroclaw’s main attractions, including the historic Old Town. Rooms are spacious and come with Wi-Fi, a safe box, and minibar, and the hotel also offers an on-site restaurant.
This is a comfortable and central property within easy walking distance of Prague’s Old Town. The guest rooms are furnished in a contemporary style with free wireless internet and tea & coffee making facilities, and the welcoming on-site restaurant serves a variety of dishes throughout the day.
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This luxury hotel occupies an ideal location near the main station and the Palace of Culture. As the tallest building in Warsaw, the hotel boasts fine views from its well-equipped guest rooms. There are three restaurants and several bars to choose from as well as a fantastic wellness centre on the top floor with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, massage and gym.
The luxurious Hotel Stary is located in the heart of Kraków’s Old Town. The air-conditioned rooms and suites have bathrooms with a bathtub and shower. Plasma TVs with satellite channels are also available in every room. There is also an on-site spa, which includes a sauna, gym, steam bath and massage parlour.
An exquisite hotel from the Rocco Forte group, The Augustine Hotel boasts trademark opulence and attention to detail. The 100 rooms are beautifully decorated and have been recently renovated to provide a true luxury experience in the heart of this great city.