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A JOURNEY OF CLASSICAL EASTERN EUROPE
Countries visited: Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany & Czech Republic
Eastern Europe offers a distinct and varied picture of Europe - one of magnificent castles, majestic palaces, beautiful mountains, rivers, lakes, gardens in addition to a unique variety of distinct cultures and friendly people. This tour covering six World Heritage Sites provides one with an enriched understanding of the people, architecture, delicious cuisines and rich medieval and post medieval history in Eastern Europe.


Tour Summary
Map
Day

Place
01
Arrive Vienna
02 Vienna
03
Vienna / Budapest
04
Budapest
05
Budapest / Krakow
06
Krakow
07
Krakow / Warsaw
08
Warsaw
09
Warsaw / Berlin
10
Berlin
11
Berlin / Prague
12
Prague
13 Depart Prague

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Visited
This tour has been tailored to include the following World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites covered on this tour
Historic center of Vienna
Budapest, banks of Danube & Buda Castle
Historic center of Krakow
Auschwitz
Historic center of Warsaw
Historic center of Prague
Detailed Itinerary
Day 01 Sat: Arrive Vienna
Welcome to Vienna - the “City of Waltz”. We are warmly received and transferred to our hotel. Plenty of time to relax before meeting our fellow travelers and the Tour Director at the welcome dinner.
Overnight: Hilton Stadtpark, Vienna (2 nights) (D)

Day 02 Sun: Vienna
On our morning sightseeing tour, we will visit the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park, the UN buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral and other vivid reminders of the city's imperial history. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 03 Mon: Vienna / Budapest
Today, travel east and cross the border to Hungary. Continue through the Transdanubian region, reaching Budapest just in time to relax before dinner.
Overnight: Radisson BLU, Budapest (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 04 Tue: Budapest
Situated on the opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges. Our morning sightseeing tour includes views of the outstanding Parliament, the Royal Palace and the Castle Hill area, the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, the Heroes' Square and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this exciting city on your own. (B)

Day 05 Wed: Budapest / Krakow
The road to Krakow winds through the lovely hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains and into the great plains of Poland. A relaxing dinner in Krakow is planned upon arrival.
Overnight: Holiday Inn, Krakow (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 06 Thu: Krakow
Our sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town where you will visit the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church. The afternoon is free for a stroll around the city. (B)

Day 07 Fri: Krakow / Warsaw

This morning join a tour of 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." In the late afternoon, arrive in Poland's capital city, Warsaw.
Overnight: Radisson BLU, Warsaw (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 08 Sat: Warsaw
The 700 years old capital is a symbol of the Polish nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from the 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, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Barbican. Continue with the walking tour of the Old Town, the Old Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for relaxing, shopping, and a stroll through the city or an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)

Day 09 Sun: Warsaw / Berlin
Stop in Poznan for an orientation tour, and then continue to Berlin, today's final destination.
Overnight: Hotel ABBA, Berlin (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 11 Mon: Berlin
Our morning sightseeing tour features the Reichstag, the Renaissance building that once housed Germany's Parliament, and the lovely Schloss Charlottenburg. The tour continues through the city to view famous sights such as the Opera, the Schiller Theater and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The afternoon is free to explore this once divided city on your own. (B)

Day 11 Tue: Berlin / Prague
This morning, continue our journey via Dresden, the beautiful Saxony Baroque city. On your orientation tour, view Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House. Afterwards, continue to Prague, the Capital of Czech Republic.
Overnight: Hotel Angelo, Prague (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 12 Wed: Prague
Built on seven hills more than 1000 years ago and spread over both banks of the river Vltava, Prague is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your city tour starts with a panoramic drive to the famous Wenceslas Square, the Strahov Stadium and the Castle Square. On a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace and Loretto Church. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, the Town Hall and the world famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is free. An optional visit to a cultural performance will be available. (B)

Day 13 Thu: Depart Prague
After an interesting journey through Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany & Czech Republic we bid farewell as we are transferred to the airport for our departure. (B)
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

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Departure Dates

2016
May 07 & 21, Jun 04 & 18, Jul 02, 16 & 30, Aug 13, Sep 03 & 17 & Oct 01


Prices
Season Tour Price US$ Single Sup US$
2016 2355 980
Tour Price Includes Tour Price Does Not Include:
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar
  • 17 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast,
    D
    =Dinner)
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees at sites
  • Headsets will be provided during included sightseeing tours
  • Internatinal airfare & Airport taxes
  • Visa fee (if any) and insurance
  • Tips / Gratuities
Note: This tour is not part of our small group journeys

Estimated International Airfare ( NOT INCLUDED in tour price )
East Coast US $ 800
West Coast US $ 1200
This tour operates on a minimum group size of 02 and an average GROUP SIZE of 25 participants. Also please note that this is NOT part of our small group tours where our maximum is always under 20

Other Dates / Customized Itinerary / Languages
In addition to our set programs we are also pleased to offer customized tours.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your individual needs.

Customized tours can be conducted in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian. Each departure is conducted in the designated language only.

Contact Information
Bestway Tours & Safaris
Fax: +1-604-264-7774
206–8678 Greenall Ave Phone: +1-604-264-7378
Burnaby B.C., Canada Toll Free (US & Canada): 1-800-663-0844
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