Poland - Czech Republic - Slovakia
WORLD HERITAGE of CENTRAL EUROPE
September 26-October 9, 2018
We invite you to explore the rich heritage of Central Europe, including Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, with local expert Dr.
Christopher Skutela, this fall! Magnificent castles, stunning river gorges and cosmopolitan cities
Our journey will begin in Warsaw, the capital of
Poland. Today the city is vibrant and dynamic, with
more than a quarter of its area occupied by parks.
We’ll visit Marie Curie’s home in New Town, and
also the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town,
including the Royal Road and Royal Castle.
We’ll then travel south to Krakow to marvel at
Ojcow National Park en route to the Eagles Nests
castles, perched on limestone cliffs. In Krakow,
we’ll find the legendary den of the dragon at Wawel
Castle, and visit one of Europe’s largest market
squares. We’ll visit the thriving Jewish Quarter and
the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial the next day.
Near Zakopane, we’ll float leisurely through the
Dunajec Gorge on traditional rafts that will give
you a unique perspective of the stunning
We’ll enjoy a Highlander feast, sampling
traditional food and entertainment of the Goral
people of Southern Poland. We’ll also explore the
awe-inspiring Tatra Mountains by cable car to the
top of Kasprowy Wierch.
In Slovakia we’ll see the majestic Orava Castle and
historic Bratislava on the Danube River.
We’ll marvel at the geologically magnificent
Punkva Cave and Macocha Gorge in the Czech
Republic, a wonderland of stalagmites & stalactites.
Our journey concludes in Prague, the very heart
of Europe. We’ll stroll along the Charles Bridge and
delight in the charms of this world-renowned city.
Please join us for a very special look at Central
Europe with a superb leader.
We hope you will join us!
Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.
for AAAS, Sigma Xi, ACS & the Planetary Society
$4,295 plus air.
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