14-Day Magnificent Cities Escorted Tour Fr. $3480

14-Day Magnificent Cities Escorted Tour Fr. $3480

   

 


INCLUDED FEATURES:

  • Airfare from NYC (add-on cities available)
  • Airport and hotel transfers
  • Visits Prague, Berlin Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow & Warsaw
  • 12-night First class hotels
  • Daily Breakfast and 6 Dinners
  • Transportation by Luxury coach
  • Guided sightseeing at each destination

ESTIMATED COSTS:

Fr. $3480 per person based on double room occupancy.

2017 DEPARTURES:

May 07, 21: Jun 11, 17, 24: Jul 09, 23: Aug 06, 20, 27; Sept 10, 16, 17, 23, 24: Oct 01, 08, 15: Nov 04, 05


ITINERARY:

Day 01: Overnight Flight

Your journey through some of the most exciting and historic cities in Europe begins with an overnight flight to Germany.

Day 02: Berlin, Germany (2-nights)

Arrive in Germany’s capital city of Berlin. This city blends a deep history, a modern flare and multi-cultural influences. Tonight, join your fellow passengers for a welcome dinner. (D). Stay at the Intercontinental Hotel Berlin.

Day 03: Berlin.  Today, see Berlin your way!

You may choose a city tour that introduces you to the city’s rich history: you’ll see Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Schoenberg City Hall, Kurfuerstendam and the Reichstag Building. Or, perhaps you’ll join a “Cold War”-focused tour that includes a visit to the Berlin Wall Museum followed by a walk through the area that was once “Checkpoint Charlie,” and see what remains of the Berlin Wall. This afternoon you have the opportunity to join an optional excursion outside the city to visit Potsdam and the famous Sans Souci Palace. (B)

Day 04: Berlin - Dresden - Prague, Czech Republic (2-nights)

Ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager shares a few key phrases of the local language. Then, depart Berlin for the “Golden City” of Prague. En route, make a stop in Dresden, the capital of Saxony, with time to explore this lovely town on the banks of the River Elbe. This evening you choose your Prague dining experience. You may choose to get to know traditional Czech culture during a folklore show and dinner featuring local drinks. As a special treat, meet the dancers and learn some of the moves yourself during a private dance lesson. Or, dine at one of Eastern Europe’s oldest breweries. Take in the traditional ambiance as you dine while sipping on a pint. Then, tour the brewery to see the process of making this famous beer that has been brewed for 500 years. (B,D) Stay at the Hotel Yasmin.

Day 05: Prague sightseeing

Your introduction to this fairy-tale city opens with a visit to the remarkable Hradcany Castle and the haunting St. Vitus Cathedral. Continue with a leisurely walking tour through the old town, showcasing the Golden Lane, the unique Astronomical Clock and the statue-lined Charles Bridge. The afternoon is yours to independently explore this great city. (B)

Day 06: Prague - Vienna, Austria (2-nights)

Leaving the Czech Republic, arrive in colorful and vibrant Vienna, the "musical city." After a short orientation drive through the city, your afternoon is at leisure to relax. Later, enjoy an evening in one of Vienna's most beloved restaurants where dinner mixes with local cultural flavor to create an unforgettable night. (B,D) Stay at the Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier Wien.

Day 07: Vienna sightseeing

This morning, experience the city on a tour showcasing some of its architectural marvels, including the lavish Schoenbrunn Palace and the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty. The remainder of the day is yours to explore independently. Perhaps you will visit one of the famous museums, sip a Viennese coffee at a local coffee house, or simply relax in this capital of Austria. Tonight you may choose to enjoy an optional Mozart concert and dinner in the city. (B)

Day 08: Vienna - Budapest, Hungary (2-nights)

Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque Hungarian countryside en route to historic Budapest. Upon arrival, a local expert provides an informative city tour featuring Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Old Buda, the New Parliament and Gellert Hill. A special stop is made at Heroes' Square, a unique monument to the many diverse leaders of Hungary. (B, D) Stay at the Art Otel Budapest.

Day 09: Budapest sightseeing

The beautiful city of Budapest is often referred to as "the Queen of the Danube.” Today is yours to discover this city divided by the Danube with historic Buda on one side and cosmopolitan Pest on the opposite bank. Relax in the city or perhaps join an optional excursion to a traditional Hungarian horse farm where riders perform amazing feats, followed by a typical lunch in the “Puzsta.” (B)

Day 10: Budapest - Donovaly, Slovakia - Krakow, Poland. (2-nights)

Take in the picturesque landscapes en route to Poland. Make a stop in the hidden village of Donovaly, nestled in the Low Tatras mountain range of Slovakia. Your home for the next two nights is the lively city of Krakow, which still offers an old-world charm. (B, D) Stay at the Holiday Inn City Center Krakow

Day 11: Krakow sightseeing

Discover Krakow’s historic Old Town on a city tour featuring stops at the Market Square, St. Mary’s Church and the University; you’ll also view Wawel Castle, a former residence of Polish kings. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the city on your own. (B)

Day 12: Krakow - Auschwitz – Warsaw. (2-nights)

Today you embark on a poignant journey through history as you travel to witness the camps of Auschwitz. A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp where you will learn firsthand about the terrors as well as the resilience of the human spirit that occurred within those walls. Afterward, travel through the Polish countryside en route to Warsaw, the reconstructed and modern capital of this rejuvenated country. The evening is yours to relax or explore. Browse one of the city’s art galleries or fascinating museums, or simply relax at an outdoor café. (B) Stay at the Westin Warsaw.

Day 13: Warsaw sightseeing

The moving history of Warsaw, both joyous and tragic, is yours to embrace as you embark on a locally guided tour of this capital city. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip. (B,D)

Day 14: Warsaw - Tour Ends

Your tour ends today. You'll be transferred to the airport for your return flight hotel. It is possible to add other city visits to this tour, please inquire (B)

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