Explore 6 contrasting countries of East Europe, fly to Frankfurt, Germanys financial center, the following journey features truly great cities and sights - Wurzburg, Munich, Salzburg, Liubljana, 16 Lakes National Park, Budapest, Vienna, Karlovy Vary and Prague!
Our Eastern European vacation begins as we board our trans-Atlantic flight for Frankfurt, the financial center of Germany.
Welcome to Frankfurt, Germany's most international city and the largest economic center in Europe. Upon arrival meet your guide and embark on a brief city tour. Afterwards, check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day to relax or explore Frankfurt on your own. You may choose to take an optional cruise along the Rhine River.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 48|Leonardo Royal Hotel|4
Take a morning drive to Wurzburg, one of the loveliest baroque cities in the country and the starting point of the Romantic Road. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour which highlights the brilliant St. Kilian Dom, Old Bridge, City Hall, and a photo stop at the Residenz. Continue onto Munich, known worldwide for its Okoberfest. Europe’s most prosperous city is a place where age-old traditions coexist with designer shopping and high-powered industry. If time permits, visit the Old Town Hall, the 15th century Cathedral Church of Our Lady, and Marienplatz. Enjoy the local delicacies of a German Pork Knuckle dinner.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 48|Holiday Inn Munich Unterhaching|4
This morning, we head to Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the world’s most famous castles. Created by King Ludwig II, this extravagant castle rests high atop a rock amidst a fairytale alpine setting. Board your coach and drive to Salzburg, a beautiful town most known as the birthplace of Mozart.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 48|Austria Trend Salzburg West|4
Your city tour of Salzburg begins at Mirabell Gardens. The world-famous gardens of Mirabell Palace were featured in "The Sound of Music" and are adorned with reflecting pools, marble statues and a natural theater. After strolling through the gardens, we cross the Salzach River and enter the Old Town, where you can explore at your leisure. Perhaps visit Mozart’s birthplace or take an optional tour to St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang, The Sound of Music country! Depart Salzburg for Liubljana, Slovenia’s capital city in the late afternoon.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 48|Plaza Hotel|4
Ljubljana, the charming city whose name means “beloved” is known for its relaxed atmosphere, natural beauty and its cultural treasures. We begin our city orientation with a view of the medieval Ljubljana Castle. Continue on to Old Town to tour the City Hall, Robba Fountain, Main Square, Triple Bridge and St. Nicholas Cathedral. Drive to Postojna to visit the famous Postojna Caves, one of the world largest karst cave systems. Later, we transit to Plitvice, where we stay overnight.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 48|Hotel Jezero|3
Today you will visit Plitvice’s 16 Lakes National Park, which is acclaimed as Croatia’s greatest natural wonder. This breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for its sixteen crystal-clear lakes. The majestic lakes are surrounded by dense forests, soaring rock formations, flowering meadows and are home to several animal species. After touring this unforgettable site, depart to Budapest, where you will enjoy a traditional Hungarian Dinner with musical entertainment.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 48|Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget|4
Embark on a sightseeing tour of the Hungarian capital, which takes us to Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, the Parliament Building, the Royal Palace of Buda, and enjoy a cruise along the Danube River to the Pest District. Venture to the end of the World Heritage Bouelvard and visit the majestic Heroes’ Square. In the afternoon, travel northwest to Vienna, where you have some free time to do some shopping or visit St. Stephen’s Church. Today, you have the opportunity to attend an optional Mozart Concert.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 48|NH Vienna Airport Hotel|4
Few cities capture the past and present as effortlessly as Vienna. Begin your half-day city tour with a visit to Schonbrunn Palace. This palace is the former residence of Archduchess Maria Theresa and Empress Sisi, considered one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. After touring the labyrinth of rooms and the enchanting gardens, drive past historic landmarks: the Vienna Opera House, Ringstrasse Boulevard, City Hall, Parliament Building and the Hofburg, the former imperial residence. Later in the day continue your journey to the alluring city of Prague.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 48|Hotel International Prague|4
This city of a Thousand Spires is blessed with a unique blend of architectural styles which creates one of Europe’s most romantic skylines. Begin your exploration of this unique city with a visit to Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world. Continue on to tour St. Vitus Cathedral, located inside Prague Castle, Old Town Square and the romantic Charles Bridge, Prague’s most celebrated structure. After visiting the medieval Astronomical Clock and the Jewish Quarters you can spend the day free at leisure.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 48|Hotel International Prague|4
Today's drive takes you to Karlovy Vary, the most popular spa resort in the country. Located in the green valley of the River Tepla, this elegant town is renowned for its mineral springs and has been visited by Beethoven, Mozart and Casanova. Later on, proceed to Frankfurt and enjoy a farewell dinner this evening.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 48|Movenpick Hotel Frankfurt Centre|4
Our journey draws to a close as we board our international flight, arriving in the US later the same day.
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