My (Updated) Central Europe Itinerary

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(Update to a version originally published July 23, 2018) Today I sent in my final payment for my upcoming trip. I had most of the general itinerary locked in last July, and now I have added a lot of activities, local tours, and day trips. Some stuff I’ll still be leaving up to chance; serendipity is a great tour guide! But there’s so much I want to see and do, and sometimes advance planning and guided tours make things more efficient. After I finalized the dates and cities for my trip, JayWay came up with several options for lodging in each city. But I was not really pleased with many of the options. I was really hoping for apartment‐style lodging, but in most every instance they offered only hotels. So I asked them to come up with some different choices, and after a few days, they updated the list. This time, I was very happy, and I made my selections. And now the countdown is on: 36 days until departure!

Lodging

Prague (4 nights) U Kapra “One Bedroom Cozy Apartment”
Dresden (5 nights) Aparthotel Neumarkt
Berlin (5 nights) OTA Berlin apartment
Warsaw (3 nights) Chopin Boutique B&B
Krakow (4 nights) Antique Apartments
Wrocław (2 nights) Europeum Hotel
Toruń (1 night) Hotel Spichrz
Gdańsk (3 nights) Gotyk House
 

Detailed Itinerary

Here’s everything I have scheduled. Where there’s a blank, well, that’s an opportunity for serendipity to take me on an adventure!
Morning Afternoon Evening
March 30 Depart SEA
March 31 Arrive FRA Depart FRA Arrive PRG Prague Castle At Night Tour
April 1 Prague Private Walking Tour Dvořák’s Stabat Mater Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra Rudolfinum
April 2 Possible day trip to Kutná Hora or Tábor
April 3 Jewish Quarter Private Walking Tour Mahler Symphony No. 9 Czech Philharmonic Rudolfinum
April 4 Train from Prague to Dresden
April 5 Dresden Group Walking Tour
April 6 Possible day trip to Leipzig or Görlitz Platée by Rameau Semperoper
April 7 Possible day trip to Leipzig or Görlitz
April 8 Best of Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip
April 9 Train from Dresden to Berlin WithLocals tour: Kickstart Berlin, Rainbow Gay Tour and Street Art
April 10 Grigory Sokolov, pianist Berliner Philharmonie
April 11 Original Berlin Walks “Discover Potsdam”
April 12 Jewish Berlin Group Walking Tour Der Zwerg by Zemlinsky Deutsche Oper Berlin
April 13 Reichstag/Bundestag Guided Tour
April 14 Train from Berlin to Warsaw
April 15 Behind the Scenes City Tour by Communist Minibus
April 16 Billy Budd by Britten Teatr Wielki — Polish National Opera
April 17 Train from Warsaw to Krakow
April 18 Krakow Grand Tour
April 19 Auschwitz‐Birkenau Group Tour Passover Seder at Jewish Community Centre of Krakow
April 20 Ghetto and Schindler’s Factory Private Tour
April 21 Train from Krakow to Wrocław
April 22 Wrocław Private Walking Tour
April 23 Train from Wrocław to Toruń
April 24 Train from Toruń to Gdańsk
April 25 Gdańsk Private Walking Tour
April 26 Possible day trip to Malbork Castle
April 27 Depart GDN Arrive FRA Depart FRA Arrive SEA

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