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East Europe Capitals tour, Escorted, 13 Days

Category: Group Tours

 

 

 

 

                Explore Six most prominent Cities

 

           in Five key Countries of Eastern Europe  

           

 

 

 

Itinerary: Vienna → Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin, Prague

 

 Visit Six prominent capital cities of 5 great nations of Eastern Europe

 

 

 

Included Features:

 First class hotels, rooms with private facilities 

 Breakfast daily and 6 dinners 

 Airport arrival and departure transfers 

 Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach 

 Professional Tour Director throughout 

 Luggage handling 

 Whisper technology enhanced touring 

 Service charges and hotel taxes

 

 

 

Sightseeing Included:

 

 Vienna

 Budapest

 Krakow

 Warsaw

 Berlin

 Prague

 

 

 

 

Day-By-Day Program:


Day 1, arrive Vienna, Saturday


Upon arrival in Vienna, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Free time to relax or begin exploring. Later meet your fellow travelers and Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner (D)



Day 2, in Vienna, Sunday
On a morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hofburg Palace, once the home of the Habsberg emperors, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral and other reminders of the city's imperial past. The afternoon is at leisure to discover more of Vienna at your own pace (B)

 

Day 3, to Budapest, Monday

Journey east and cross the border into Hungary. Continue through the Trans Danube region reaching Budapest with enough time to freshen up before dinner (B, D)


Day 4, in Budapest, Tuesday
In 1873, the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with ancient Obuda (Óbuda was a city in Hungary that was merged with Buda and Pest on 1 January 1873) to form a new, unified city, Budapest.

Charming and beautiful, the city was declared a World Heritage site in 1987. Your morning City Highlights tour includes beautiful views of city's key landmarks: The Parliament, Royal Palace, Castle Hill area, Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Heroes' Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore this exciting city on your own (B)

 Day 5, to Krakow, Wednesday
The road to Krakow winds through the hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains, and into the rolling plains of Poland. You arrive on time for a relaxing dinner (B, D)

 

Day 6, in Krakow, Thursday
A morning sightseeing tour starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Next, take a walking tour of the Old Town where you will see the Main Market Square and Renaissance Cloth Hall, and visit St. Mary's Church. The afternoon is free to go for a stroll, browse through the shops, sample some sernik or szarlotka, or simply relax (B)


Day 7, to Warsaw, Friday
This morning join on a tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious concentration camp from World War II and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later, journey to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery known for the blackened picture of the Virgin Mary, popularly called the "Black Madonna." Late afternoon arrive in Poland's capital city, Warsaw (B, D)

 

Day 8, in Warsaw, Saturday
Warsaw is a sprawling capital of Poland, with 700 years of turbulent history. 

Its widely varied architecture reflects the city's long history, from Gothic churches and neoclassical palaces to dull apartments and modern skyscrapers.
Your City Highlights tour includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as the “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto and Barbican.

Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, with the colorful Market Square being at its heart. The Monument of the Warsaw Mermaid at its center is the city’s symbol. 

Balance of the day is free for shopping, a stroll through the city, relaxing in one of the many parks or gardens, or perhaps attend an optional Chopin concert (B) 


Day 9, to Berlin, Sunday
Heading west, stop in Poznan for an orientation tour. Then continue to Berlin, today's final destination (B, D)


Day 10, in Berlin, Monday
Your morning sightseeing tour features views of the impressive Reichstag and lovely Schloss Charlottenburg. Continue through the city to see famous sights such as the Opera, Schiller Theater and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Afternoon is free to explore this once divided city on your own (B)

 

Day 11, to Prague, Tuesday
After breakfast, continue your journey via Dresden, the beautiful Saxony Baroque city. Stop for an orientation tour, viewing Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House. Then, on to Prague, the capital of Czech Republic (B, D)


Day 12, in Prague, Wednesday
Built on seven hills more than 1000 years ago, Prague today is a wonder to behold, with beautiful architecture, lush green hills, and graceful bridges spanning the Vltava River. A sightseeing tour starts with panoramic drive past famous Wenceslas Square, the Strahov Stadium and Castle Square.

Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica and Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and the world-famous Astronomical Clock.

The rest of the day is free for independent activities. You might want to attend an optional cultural performance (B)

 

Day 13, depart Prague, Thursday
After breakfast you will be transferred to airport for your flight home (B)

 

 

 

 Dates & Prices, 2017: 

 

       

May 06-May 18

$ 3,425

July 29-Aug 10

$ 3,515

May 20-June 01

$ 3,475

Aug 12-Aug 24

$ 3,515

June 03-June 15

$ 3,475

Sept 02-Sept 14

$ 3,515

June 24-July 06

$ 3,515

Sept 16-Sept 28

$ 3,515

July 01-July 13

$ 3,515

Sept 30-Oct 12

$ 3,475

  

  The above prices are in Canadian dollars, per person, based in twin share

 

 

HOTELS:

 

  • Vienna: Hilton Vienna (SF)
  • Budapest: Radisson Blu Beke (F)
  • Krakow: Holiday Inn City Center (DLX)
  • Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum (DLX)/Mercure Centrum (F)
  • Berlin: Hotel ABBA (F)
  • Prague: Angelo by Vienna House Hotel (F)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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