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Highlights Of Eastern Europe Summer 2017

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  • City tour in Vienna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague
  • Orientation of Dresden
  • View Lake Balaton - central Europe's largest lake
  • Visit Lake Bled in Slovenia, Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, the concentration camp at Auschwitz, Jasna Gora Monastery, Poznan in Poland, Berlin TV Tower, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague and Tábor
The Highlights of Eastern Europe Summer 2017 tour starts and ends in Vienna. The Highlights of Eastern Europe Summer 2017 is an Explorer tour that takes 17 days taking you through Vienna, Austria and 50 other destinations in Austria.

Eastern Europe reveals its colourful side on this elaborate encounter with familiar favourites and lesser known gems like Slovenia's Lake Bled and the charming Polish city of Poznan. Explore 'east' and 'west' in the Croatian city of Zagreb, visit the Hungarian Sea and pay homage to those who lost their lives at Auschwitz, a reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust.
Day 1 Arrive Vienna 1 day

Welcome to Vienna. After check-in, your Local Specialist gives a superb historical account of the Habsburg 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.Welcome Reception

Day 2 Vienna – Lake Bled (2 Nights) 1 day

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.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 Lake Bled 1 day

Spend the day as you wish. Relax or consider joining an Optional Experience to the extensive maze of underground caves at Postojna.Buffet Breakfast

Day 4 Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Zagreb (2 Nights) 1 day

In the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist where you see the Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum, Castle and Three Bridges Square. Later cross the border into Croatia and arrive in Zagreb. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Zagreb Sightseeing 1 day

A fascinating city, Zagreb combines the best of Eastern and Western Europe. Your Local Specialist shows you 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.Buffet Breakfast

Day 6 Zagreb – Lake Balaton – Budapest (2 Nights) 1 day

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. Perhaps enjoy a special dinner and cruise on the beautiful blue Danube this evening.Buffet Breakfast

Day 7 Budapest Sightseeing 1 day

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

Day 8 Budapest – Slovakia – Krakow (2 Nights) 1 day

Travelling north through Slovakia into Poland and past the foothills of the Tatra Mountains, you arrive in the picturesque city of Krakow. This evening perhaps sample some lively Polish entertainment with dinner.Buffet Breakfast

Day 9 Krakow Sightseeing 1 day

View the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill during a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. 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 Experience to the unique Wieliczka Salt Mine, where underground chambers are hewn out of rock salt. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 Krakow – Auschwitz – Czestochowa – Warsaw (2 Nights) 1 day

Visit the concentration camp at Auschwitz which is 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.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 Warsaw Sightseeing 1 day

Visit the Old Town and the site of the Warsaw Ghetto during your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Admire the Palace of Culture and Science. Take the opportunity to visit the palace if Polish royalty and perhaps later this afternoon enjoy a private recital of Chopin's works.Buffet Breakfast

Day 12 Warsaw – Poznan – Berlin (2 Nights) 1 day

Cross Poland's central plains to Poznan. Stop to view the charming City Hall and see impressive Gothic churches. Continue west into Germany and arrive in the capital Berlin, one of Europe's most exciting cities.Buffet Breakfast

Day 13 Berlin Sightseeing 1 day

This morning enjoy a Cultural 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 Specialist including the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building and Unter den Linden Boulevard. Relax or take an Optional Experience to discover the secret past of this magnificent city.Buffet Breakfast

Day 14 Berlin – Dresden – Prague (2 Nights) 1 day

Travel to Dresden and hear about the restoration of the city during your orientation tour as you walk through the streets to see the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. 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 1,100 years. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal of Czech cuisine at a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal

Day 15 Prague Sightseeing 1 day

Your Local Specialist gives a comprehensive history of Prague during your sightseeing tour. Marvel at Prague Castle, the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge and the Old Town square. Visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, then spend free time exploring or shopping for souvenirs before perhaps taking in the sights of Prague from a river cruise.Buffet Breakfast

Day 16 Prague – Tábor – Vienna 1 day

Drive through Southern Bohemia and stop in Tábor, once a Hussite stronghold. Later continue to the Imperial city of Vienna. Tonight celebrate with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 17 Depart Vienna 1 day

Say farewell to your newfound friends at the end of a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

what’s included
  • 16 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 8 dinners
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 17 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Age Requirement 5+ yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Vienna, Austria/Vienna, Austria
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A deposit of 270 USD is required to confirm this tour. For any departures within 05 November 2017 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Highlights of Eastern Europe Summer 2017 tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Highlights of Eastern Europe Summer 2017 tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Eastern Europe Summer 2017 tour. You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 45 days of departure.
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