(Tour Code: EEMUCS)
Eastern Europe is a region that encompasses many different cultures, ethnicities, languages, and histories. The term "Eastern Europe" is often used to refer to all European countries that were previously ruled by communist regimes (the Eastern Bloc), due to the concept of the “Iron Curtain” separating Western Europe and Soviet-controlled Eastern Europe throughout the period of the Cold War. Prior to German reunification, East Germany was often described as an Eastern European country. Eastern Europe's dramatic past is tangibly present in its amazingly preserved palaces, haunting castles, magnificent churches, grandiose plazas as well as mind-blowing scenery.
Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 10 Dinners, 2 Meals on Board
Hungarian Folk Show Dinner, German Pork Knuckle, Wiener Schnitzel Dinner & Sacher Cake
Travel Insurance Individual
Vienna Concert = Euro 80-120 (Seasonal Price), Budapest Szentendre Artist Village = Euro 30 -Czech Republic Karlovy Vary Spa Town = Euro 45, Pilsner Beer Factory = Euro 25, Munich City Tour = Euro 25 -Deviation Charge : RM300
Once you arrive, make your way to the town of Fussen to vissit Neuschwanstein Castle, which was built as a place of retreat for the King Ludwig II and transformed into a medieval dream world filled with all of his longing and ideals. Thereafter, drive on to Wattens and stop by the Swarovski Crystal World, a glittering fantasy world of housing the world's biggest crystal, before proceeding to Salzburg for the night.
Discover the beautiful setting of the famous film "The Sound of Music" in the city of Salzburg. Waltz through the lush gardens of Mirabell Palace and visit the birthplace of famous classical music prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at No. 9 Gatreidegasse. Continue on the walking tour to the Old Twon of Salzburg to admire the ensemble of baroque and medieval buidlgins, and drop by the magnificent Residence Square with its beautiful fountain. Next, proceed to Hallstatt an incredibly gorgeous village that sits along the banks of Lake Hallstatt in the mountainous region of Salzkammergut. The salt mines in the moutains above the village has mde Hallstatt world-famous, along with the glistening views of the surrounding lake and mountain peaks. Later, journey on to the city of music, Vienna, as the sun goes down. We recommend an optional concert at any of the famous concert halls for your evening's enjoyment.
Embark on an unforgettable excursion of the romantic capital of Austra, Vienna. Step foot in the renowned Schonbrunn Palace and revel in the stunning interior of the massive baroque complex - think exquisite bonemian crystal chandeliers and white-lacquered ceilings and walls covered in gold leaf ornamentation. Then, continue to the glorious Ringstrasse with its wealth of parks and monuments, the State Opera House, the majestic Reichsrat Parliament Building and Rathaus (city hall), and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Last but not least, end the day with a visit one of the most important gothic structures in Austria - St. Stephen's Cathedral . Afterwards, carry on to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Along the way, you may make a pit stop at the Designer Outlet Pandorf for a spot of shopping. As dusk descends, enjoy a delightful meal aboard a Danube River Cruise that covers the most fascinating sights in Budapest.
Get to know the true culture of Budapest through a guided city tour that will help you pack as much as possible into your exploration of the city.
• The first stop is the renowned Matthias Church, one of the oldest buildings in Budapest with over 700 years of history and frescoes done by famous Hungarian painters.
• Next, head up to Gellért Hill next for some of the best panoramic views of the entire city.
• Continue on to Fisherman’s Bastion for a view of the beautiful turrets, see the impressive Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Monument located in its middle, and stroll along the fashionable shopping street, Váci Utca.
We recommend an optional tour to discover the scenic riverside town - Szentendre Artist Village.
As night falls, enjoy a sumptuous dinner while being entertained with a Hungarian folk show.
Embark on a half day walking tour of Kraków and its captivating medieval structures.
• Visit the Gothic Renaissance Wawel Royal Castle,
• and venture down to the historic Old Town to explore Europe’s largest market square along with medieval houses, palaces and churches.
• Move on to visit the Jagiellonian University, Poland’s most revered university dating all the way back to 13th century,
• and marvel over the spectacular interior of St. Mary’s Basilica
• and the medieval masterpiece of the Cloth Hall.
• Then, take a side trip out of town to the infamous Auschwitz Concentration Camp for a historical tour. Get an up-close look at the intricate network of concentration camps operated by the German Nazis during World War II, where prisoners (Jews and other perceived enemies of the state) were killed, tortured and experimented upon.
Journey on to Wrocław, the historical capital of Lower Silesia in Western Poland. The town’s perch upon the Odra River along with the veritable maze of islands and bridges have thus earned it the nickname ‘Venice of Poland’.
Mill about the Old Town of Wrocław, a remarkable area filled with Baroque splendour that was painfully reconstructed after WWII. Next, have a blast at the vibrant Market Square, which is bursting at the seams with cafes, restaurants, shops and hotels.
Make your way to Berlin and start o. with a half day city tour to get a feel of its dynamic culture and turbulent past. Start with the beautiful Unter den Linden, an elegant boulevard in the heart of Berlin connecting the Bradenburg Gate to the Schlossbrücke bridge. Visit the Reichstag, the seat of the German Parliament that reflects the tumultuous history of Germany, followed by the symbolic Brandenburg Gate. Next, stop by the famous East – West German border crossing Checkpoint Charlie, which is also the scene of various thrillers and espionage novels. Last but not least comes the main highlight of the tour: the Berlin Wall. Trail along the double row of cobblestones that formed the symbolic boundary separating the democratic East Berlin from communist West Berlin.
Carry on to Prague, but make a pit stop at Dresden along the way for their significant art treasure, architectural sights and alluring landscape.
Explore the city on foot for a tour of The Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), the Semper Opera House, the Zwinger Palace and the Saxon Wall.
We continue our journey towards the Capital of Czech Republic - Prague, known as Praha.
Begin with a half-day walking tour of the city nicknamed the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’. Get an up-close look at the famous Prague Castle and the symbolic structures housed within it – the state’s spiritual symbol St. Vitus Cathedral, the best preserved Romanesque church St. George’s Basilica
and the Old Royal Palace.
Cross the iconic Charles Bridge and proceed into the Old Town for a glimpse of the Astronomical Clock, one of the greatest treasures of the city. Then head towards the last stop of the day – Wenceslas Square/Strong>, the vibrant social and commercial centre of Prague.
You may also wish to make an optional trip to spa town Karlovy Vary, famous for their therapeutic thermal spa treatments.
After breakfast, transfer to Munich and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the fascinating treasures of the city.
You may wish to go on an optional excursion to the world-famous Pilsner Urquell Brewery in Pilsen where you can savour a taste of one of the most popular styles of lager beer, or embark on an optional city tour.