Itinerary

ITINERARY 2014 Magical Mystery Literary History Tour

Sept 4, 2014 Travel Day

Depart for Prague (if flying from USA, Canada or Australia)

Sept 5, 2014 Arrival in Prague!

Arrive Prague Ruzyne Airport, Czech Republic. Free transfer to Bishops House Hotel in the heart of Prague’s Mala Strana, in the shadow of the Hradny Castle. Meet and mingle with your fellow travelers for a hosted Welcome Dinner featuring delicious and hearty Czech cuisine in a historic vaulted restaurant. Optional after dinner walking tour in the neighborhood around Prague’s lesser town, and along the Vlatava River, shining with the lights of many bridges.

Sept 6, 2014 Prague Highlights

Specialized private Prague city tour of Prague Castle, Golden Lane, and Charles Bridge, followed by hosted lunch in Old Town Square. Your afternoon and evening is free for concerts or to explore the city, which truly sparkles at night. Don’t miss the world class shopping along Wencelas Square, with Bohemian crystal shops still offering a deal.


Sept 7, 2014 Kafka’s Prague: The City of 1,000 Spires

Learn all about the life of Franz Kafka in the city where he was born, lived almost all his life, and where he is buried. We’ll visit his birthplace in the Old Town Square, visit to his iconic grave, and take a private tour of the quirky Kafka Museum. We’ll toast farewell to Prague with a hosted group wine-pairing dinner at Bellevue, one Prague’s finest restaurants, with a romantic view of the Castle.

Sept 8, 2014 On to Krakow

An early start for a full travel day through rolling Silesian country side, farms and towns to Krakow, Poland by first class train, passing picturesque Brno, capital of Moravia, with castles on the hillsides. Check in RT Regent Hotel in Kazimierz, in the heart of the Old Jewish Quarter. Dinner at a traditional Jewish Eastern European restaurant with Klezmer Music in the Jewish Quarter. Optional Evening Trolley Ride or Walk to Old Town Market Square.

Sept 9, 2014 Magical Krakow

Krakow Highlights City Tour with local guides to Wawel Castle & Old Town Market Square in the morning. Your afternoon and evening is free to enjoy shopping and sights on your own, take a river cruise on floating restaurants, or an optional tour to Wielsiczka Salt Mines. Join Tour Hosts on a late night Underground Club Scene crawl, an atmospheric subterranean world underneath Krakow’s Old Town Square!

Sept 10, 2014 Free Day & Optional Tours

Free day on your own to explore Krakow. Optional tours include a visit to the Strahov Monastery, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, or a private tour to the concentration camp museums of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Dinner is hosted at Pod Wawelem Restaurant, an authentic Habsburg-era brewery and restaurant with live music.

Sept 11, 2014 On To Berlin!

We board our Air Berlin flight for an eagle’s eye view of the scenic Polish hills on the short flight to the sparkling capital of Germany, Berlin. Check in at the romantic and historic Hongimond Hotel. Afternoon at leisure with hosted dinner at award-winning Honigmond Restaurant. Optional Night Tour by S-bahn, trolley or walking in Mitte, the heart of the former East Berlin, to the Friedrichstrasse, once home to CheckPoint Charlie, now ablaze with world class shopping and a few architectural remnants of the Communist past.

Sept 12, 2014 Berlin!

Private East & West Insiders Tour in morning, with an afternoon visit to the architecturally acclaimed New Jewish Museum. Travelers will receive an invitation to a Private Cocktail Reception hosted by the Kafka Project for acclaimed Kafka authors and leading scholars. It’s your chance to mix and mingle with Germany’s Kafka literati, as well as to meet invited members of Dora’s family from Israel and Berlin. Your night is free to enjoy a dinner on your own, catch a concert or variety show (we have recommendations!), or to explore the city on your own.

Sept 13, 2014 Retrace Dora and Kafka’s Romance in 1920s Berlin

Private walking tour of Kafka’s and Dora’s neighborhood of Steglitz and the famous Berlin Botanical Gardens in the morning, including the little park where Dora and Kafka met a little girl who lost her doll. Read the story of Kafka’s letters from the doll here. Take optional afternoon private tours to Wannsee & Potsdam, or spend the afternoon at the city’s extraordinary museums. We’ll say goodbye to the group with a hosted Gala Farewell Dinner at one of Berlin’s trendiest restaurants.

Sept 14, 2014 Farewells!

Free Transfers and assistance to Berlin Airport to travel home or on to your next adventure!

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The Kafka Project is the official search for a lost literary treasure: 35 letters and 20 notebooks written by Franz Kafka in the last year of his life, and confiscated from Dora Diamant by the Gestapo in Berlin 1933.