Day 1: Prague to Kutna Hora to Olomouc
After breakfast we drive across the Czech Republic reaching UNESCO listed Kutna Hora, where you'll discover the famous church made from human bones. After lunch we travel to the Moravian capital Olomouc. It's a pre-touristy hidden gem, a university town of pubs, churches, castles and amazingly cheap prices. Tonight is a great chance to really get to know your Guide and fellow travellers over dinner at a traditional Moravian restaurant.
Day 2: Olomouc to Auschwitz to Krakow
Today we visit Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp which is an emotional experience. We have set up a guided tour of both Auschwitz and Birkenau camps. We like to take our time to better understand our past. We then head on to Krakow, a definite highlight. Tonight we'll eat, drink and be merry, before joining our optional pub crawl and heading underground to the best bar and club scene in the East.
Day 3: Krakow
Visit the city of Schindler's List and the beauty of Krakow with its castle district, Jewish quarter, its bustling markets and the historic old town. With so much to do in Krakow, why not join our optional bike tour in the morning to cover the city in full, then chill out in the afternoon or join the Salt Mines trip. Krakow has an amazing feel on a Sunday, especially chilling in the Kazimierz district at one of many quirky cafes listening to live music.
Day 4: Krakow to Zakopane
After breakfast we then drive to the stunning Tatra Mountains for some alpine revelry in Zakopane. It's only a two hour drive into the eastern Alps. Hike to the top of Eastern Europe, or just kick back in the village experiencing all the sights. You will certainly get a kick out of the homes that were built with one tree! In the evening we like to immerse you in the culture of Zakopane at one of the many traditional taverns, feasting on the locally procured produce.
Day 5: Zakopane to Budapest
After a hearty breakfast, it's on to Budapest. We have a couple of stops in Slovakia including an optional tank ride before a stop in Donovaly, in the Slovakian mountains for lunch. Budapest, the party capital of the east lies waiting, so what better way to familiarise you with this great city than a night out eating and clubbing - Budapest style. Tonight we have the option of a typical Hungarian meal and a Danube River night cruise followed by an introduction into some of the quirky pubs around the 7th District.
Day 6: Budapest
Your Budapest extravaganza continues with an optional walking tour, starting from your hostel and ending up in the Buda Castle district. Enjoy a free day in buzzing Budapest. Maybe an evening thermal bath or a spot of good retail therapy along the many, Paris styled boulevards of this fascinating city. Our Guide will set you up with all the best info to make the most of your free day. Many like to kick back here in the local food markets or hire a bike armed with a picnic and head out to Margret island. It's a top city, one of the true highlights of your trip.
Day 7: Budapest
Trek finishes after breakfast