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Highlights of Eastern Europe

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 18 day(s)
Group Size: 40 - 44 people
Destination(s): Poland   Czech Republic   Hungary  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3450 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3499 US Dollar (USD)

Day 1

DEPART USA

Overnight flight to Vienna.

Day 2

ARRIVE VIENNA

Welcome to Vienna! After check-in, your Local Guide gives a superb historical account of the Hapsburg dynasty during your sightseeing and walking tour of Old Vienna. Admire the Hofburg Palace, Imperial Boulevards, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and ‘Am Hof’. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

Hotel: Hilton Danube (SF)

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Day 3

VIENNA - LAKE BLED (2 NIGHTS)

Cross the Loibl Pass in the Karawanken Mountains to the green hills of Slovenia. Arrive later in Lake Bled, an earthly paradise and your home for the next two nights. A beautiful glacial lake in the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is a picturesque and serene escape set amid forests and mountains. There is time this afternoon to explore the medieval castle or take a boat ride on the lake. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: Park Hotel (F)

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Day 4

LAKE BLED FREE TIME

Spend the day as you wish. Relax or consider joining an optional excursion to the extensive maze of underground caves at Postojna.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 5

LAKE BLED - LJUBLJANA - ZAGREB (2 NIGHTS)

In the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes the Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum, Castle and the Three Bridges Square. Later, cross the border into Croatia and arrive in Zagreb. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: Westin (SF)

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Day 6

ZAGREB SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

A fascinating city, Zagreb combines the best of Eastern and Western Europe. Your Local Guide shows you all the landmarks in the lower and upper town, including the majestic Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, St. Mark’s Church and the Opera House. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 7

ZAGREB - BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS)

Across the border in Hungary, pause for photos on the shores of Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe and known affectionately by locals as the ‘Hungarian Sea’. Continue to the capital Budapest on the banks of the romantic River Danube for your two-night stay.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Hotel: Ramada Plaza (SF)

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Day 8

BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Admire the city’s sights with your Local Guide during a walking tour of the city, featuring stunning views over the river from the Fishermen’s Bastion. See Parliament and the Great Synagogue. Join your companions this evening for a delicious Hungarian Be My Guest dining experience.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest dinner)

Day 9

BUDAPEST - SLOVAKIA - KRAKOW (2 NIGHTS)

North through Slovakia, into Poland and past the foothills of the Tatra Mountains, you arrive in the picturesque city of Krakow. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: Park Inn (F)

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Day 10

KRAKOW SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

View the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill during a sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Your walking tour through the Old Town includes a visit to the Cloth Hall and the Mariacki Church. Spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. Consider an optional excursion to the unique Wieliczka Salt Mine, where underground chambers are hewn out of rock salt! This evening, perhaps sample some lively Polish entertainment with dinner.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 11

KRAKOW - AUSCHWITZ - CZESTOCHOWA - WARSAW (2 NIGHTS)

Visit the concentration camp at Auschwitz, a permanent reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. Afterwards, visit Jasna Gora Monastery, Poland’s most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary featuring the iconic Black Madonna of Czestochowa. Finish the day in Warsaw, where you dine tonight at your hotel.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: Westin (D)

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Day 12

WARSAW SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Visit the Old Town and the site of the Warsaw ghetto during your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. Admire the Palace of Culture and Science. Later, don’t miss a trip to the Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Jan Sobieski. Tonight you might like to attend a classical music recital.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 13

WARSAW - POZNAN - BERLIN (2 NIGHTS)

Cross Poland’s central plains to Poznan. Stop to view the charming City Hall and see impressive Gothic churches. Continue west to the border town of Frankfurt-an-der-Oder and into Germany. Arrive in the capital, Berlin, one of Europe’s most exciting cities.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Hotel: Hilton (SF)

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Day 14

BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

This morning enjoy a Unique Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Marvel at the city’s great landmarks during your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide including the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building, Unter den Linden Boulevard, and the German State Opera House. Relax or take an optional excursion to discover the secret past of this magnificent city. Tonight, discover Berlin’s lively nightlife!

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 15

BERLIN - DRESDEN - PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS)

Travel through the Spreewald Forest to Dresden. Hear about the restoration of the city during your orientation tour, which includes the Saxon Wall, Semper Opera and 18th century Cathedral. Cross into the Czech Republic, arriving later in the magnificent city of Prague - the political, cultural and economic centre of the Czech state for over 1100 years. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner of Czech cuisine at a local restaurant.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

Hotel: Andels (SF)

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Day 16

PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Your Local Guide gives a comprehensive history of Prague during your sightseeing tour. Marvel at Prague Castle, the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, the Old Town square. Visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, then spend free time exploring or shopping for souvenirs.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 17

PRAGUE - TABOR - VIENNA

Visit Tabor, former headquarters of the 15th century religious reformer, John Huss. Drive through Southern Bohemia, past the town of Horn and continue to the Imperial city of Vienna. Tonight, celebrate with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

Hotel: Hilton Danube (SF)

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Day 18

VIENNA - USA

Say farewell to your newfound friends at the end of a wonderful vacation! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences
•Be My Guest Receive a warm welcome from a local family who have lived on the outskirts of Budapest for many generations. Involved in the production of wine, the family will share some of their history and you will be served delicious food and enjoy fantastic hospitality.
•Local Guide in Vienna, Ljublijana, Zagreb, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague.
•Unique Insight Enjoy priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city.
•Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights

•ViennaSightseeing includes views of the Hofburg, Opera, Parliament, St Stephen’s Cathedral and Stadtpark.
•Lake BledVisit this lake resort.
•LjubljanaSightseeing tour includes views of the Opera House, Castle and Cathedral.
•ZagrebSightseeing tour includes views of the Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, St Mark’s Church and the Opera House.
•BudapestSightseeing tour includes a walking tour of the Old Town of Buda. See Heroes’ Square and the Church of St. Matthias plus enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Gellert Hill. Visit the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill District and Fisherman’s Bastion.
•KrakowSightseeing tour includes a walking tour through the Medieval Old Town to visit the Cloth Hall and the Mariaki Church. See the Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill.
•AuschwitzVisit the infamous concentration camp.
•CzestochowaVisit the 14th century Jasna Gora Paulite Monastery with its portrait of Our Lady ‘The Black Madonna’.
•WarsawSightseeing tour reveals the historic centre of the Old Town as well as the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. See St. John’s Cathedral and the Royal Palace. View the Palace of Culture and Science.
•PoznanVisit the town known as the ‘Cradle of the Polish State’.
•BerlinSightseeing includes views of the Reichstag, Tiergarten and Brandenburg Gate.
•DresdenOrientation includes views of the Zwinger Palace and Cathedral.
•PragueSightseeing tour includes a visit to St Vitus’ Cathdral as well as the Old Town Square. See Prague Castle, the Astronomical Clock, and Charles Bridge.
•TaborVisit this one-time headquarters of the Hussites.

Dining


16 hot buffet breakfasts.


8 evening meals including:

• Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Vienna including welcome drinks and a light meal.
• 4 three-course dinners.
• Highlight Dinner with wine in Prague.
• Be My Guest Dinner in Budapest.
• Farewell Dinner with wine in Vienna.

Travel Highlights

•First Class hotel accommodation featuring two-bedded rooms and private facilities
•All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
•Travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom
•The services of a professional Travel Director
•Audio headsets to clearly hear your guide’s commentary on all included sightseeing
•A travel wallet with your documentation
•Complimentary keepsake photo and map
•Airport transfers are included on the arrival and departure days of your trip

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices are based on double occupancy land only, prices vary on departure dates.

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