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Eastern Europe Tour Highlights

Highlights of Eastern Europe Tour budapest-fisherman-bastion

Vienna Budapest Krakow Warsaw Berlin and Prague

13 days /12 nights 2016 and 2017
GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

1-13 Oct 2016,  6-18 May, 20 May – 1 June,
3-15 June, 24 June-6 July, 1-13 July, 29 July-10 Aug, 12-24 Aug, 2-14 Sep, 16-28 Sep, 30 Sep-12 Oct, 2017 

Early bird discount of 10% on bookings made before  Nov 30, 2016

Itinerary
Day 1, Vienna, Saturday – Arrival
Individual arrival at Vienna airport, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Meet you tour guide and other group members at the welcome dinner in your hotel. Overnight Vienna. (D)

Day 2, in Vienna, Sunday
This morning after breakfast we start a city tour of Vienna. Drive by the most important palaces and historical buildings like the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the famous Vienna Opera House, Belvedere palace, St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the Gothic city hall and the many magnificent public buildings of this elegant city, former capital of a large empire.  Afternoon free to further discover the city of music and elegance on your own. (B)

Day 3, to Budapest, Monday
This morning we travel to Hungary reaching the capital, Budapest in the afternoon. Rest of the day is at leisure to discover on your own the city called: “The Queen of the Danube”. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Budapest. (B, D)

Day 4, in Budapest, Tuesday
This morning we introduce to you Budapest, devided by the Danube river into two parts: Buda and Pest. First we will see the sites on the Pest side driving by the Gothic Parliament buildings, the Heros Square continuing across the bridges to the hilly Buda side to see the Royal Palace, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Matthias church on the castle hill. We will also drive up to Gellert Hill and citadel for a splendid panorama of the entire city below. The rest of the day is free for your own activities. (B)

Day 5 – to Krakow – Wednesday
This morning we depart from Budapest to Krakow through the scenic landscapes of the Low Tatras Mountains crossing Slovakia to Krakow, former capital of Poland. Upon arrival we will have a dinner at our hotel in Krakow. (B, D)

Day 6, in Krakow, Thursday
After breakfast we embark on a historical sightseeing tour of Krakow with the castle hill, Wawel and its Royal Castle and Cathedral. We will walk downhill from the castle to the old city below where we visit the old Market Square, the Renaissance Cloth Hall with its arcades and St. Mary’s Church.  Every hour you can watch the trumpeter’s performance in the tower of the church commemorating a 13th century hero during the Mongol invasion period.  The afternoon is free for your own activities to enjoy the many cafes and stroll around historic streets on your own. Overnight in Krakow. (B)

Day 7, Krakow Auschwitz – Warsaw, Friday
Today you will have the opportunity to visit one of the most horrific war memorial of  Europe, the Auschwitz Concentration Camp as an option. After the trip we will drive to the Yasna Gora Monastery, with its national relic, symbol of Polish resistance, a blackened picture of the Virgin Mary popularly called the “Black Madonna”.  Arrival in Warsaw, dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 8, in Warsaw, Saturday
Today we have a sightseeing tour of Poland’s capital. First we drive through the former Royal Route to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland, then towards the Warsaw Ghetto and the Barbican. After our panoramic visit we walk through the the Old Town where you can see the house where Madame Curie was born, the old Market Square with charming medieval houses and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is at your leisure to stroll around on the ancient street, to shop or relax. In the evening you an also attend an optional Chopin concert. Overnight in Warsaw.(B)

Day 9, Warsaw to Berlin, Sunday
Today we drive to Berlin, Germany’s bustling capital. First en route we stop at Poznan famous for the conference that took place there at the end of WWI that determined the future of  Europe. The city is also known for the Schloss Sanssouci, the flamboyant garden palace of the Prussian king, Frederick, the Great. Orientation tour of the city before driving to Berlin. Dinner and overnight n Berlin. (B, D)

Day 10, in Berlin, Monday
This morning after breakfast we embark on a sightseeing tour of Berlin to see the Reichstag, the imposing building symbol of German unity.  Renaissance building that once housed Germany’s Parliament, and the Baroque Schloss Charlottenburg, the only royal residence that survived.  We will also drive through their elegant avenue Unter den Lindon (Under the Linden Trees) and see the famous Berlin Opera house the Schiller Theater and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The afternoon is free to explore this city with it unique museums at your own leisure. (B)

Day 11, to Prague, Tuesday
After breakfast we drive to Dresden, the capital of Saxony beautifully restored after the wars to Baroque splendor. View the Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House considered one of the best opera houses in Europe with famous acoustics designed by Richard Wagner. Afterwards, we will drive to Golden Prague, the Capital of the Czech Republic renowned for its golden spires and authentic castle disctrict. (B, D)

Day 12 – Prague – Wednesday
This morning we will visit Prague’s Old Town square with the famous Astronomical clock that plays music, Wanceslaw square, the bustling city center of the city and the castle hill.  In the castle district we visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. Leaving the castle quarter we walk through the famous Charles Bridge of the rugged looking Vltava river to reach the Jewish Ghetto. Afternoon is free for own activities.  Enjoy the spectacle of the famous astronomic clock in the heart of the city and walk around the Baroque and Rococo palaces. Evening optional cultural performance. Overnight in Prague.(B)

Day 13 – Departure from Prague – Thursday
After breakfast, transfer to the airport. End of services. Extensions available in Prague.  Check one of the flexible tours from Prague (B)

Tour Includes:

  • First class hotels throughout the tour with daily breakfast

  • Service charges and hotel taxes

  • 6 dinners

  • Airport transfers

  • City tours in Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin , Prague

  • Coach transportation, modern air-conditioned bus and luggage handling

  •  English speaking tour director and local guides

Tour Price in US$ per person in 2016 and 2017Vienna Budapest Krakow Warsaw Berlin Prague tour map
US$ 2354 per person based on double occupancy
US$ 980 single room supplement
Hotels used – first class or superior first class:Vienna: Hilton****+
Budapest: Radisson Blu****
Krakow: Holiday Inn****
Warsaw: Radisson Blu ****
Berlin: Hotel Abba ****+
Prague: Angelo****

Pre/ Post tour accommodation:

Vienna: Hotel Hilton
US$ 127 per person based on double/US$ 231 based on single accommodation

Prague – Hotel Angelo
1 Jul – 31 Aug 2014 US$ 61 per person based on double accommodation or US$ 106 in single room
Any other date: US$ 73 per person based on double accommodation or US$ 147 in single room

Transfers from airport to hotels or hotels to airport are not included in the tour price if pre and post tour accommodation booked:   Price: US$ 55 per person one way

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