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Central and Eastern Europe 14 – 19 days

Program

AUSTRIA
1. day – Vienna arrival
2. day – Vienna Sightseeing
3. day – Vienna Surrounding–Mayerling and Vienna Woods
4.day – FREE time

CZECH REPUBLICK
5. day – Moravia -Lednice Castle
6. day – Prague arrival -evening program
7. day – Prague Sightseeing
8. day – Karlove Vary -SPA town
9. day – Cesky Krumlov and Hluboka Castle
10. day – České Budějovice and transfer to Bratislava

SLOVAKIA
11. day – Bratislava Sightseeing
12. day – Little Carpathian WineTrail
13. day – Spa Piestany, Trencin and Bojnice Castles, Cicmany.
14. day– Komárno -Štúrovo/ Esztergom

HUNGARY
15. day – Danube Knee -Viszegrad, Szentendre, arrival to Budapest
16. day – Budapest sightseeing
17. day – Gödellöand Puzsta Program
18. day – FREE timein the spa town Heviz
19. day – Transfer to Vienna Airport

AUSTRIA

1. day – Vienna arrival
• Airport Schwechat Pick up
• Check in in the Hotel

2. day – Vienna Sightseeing
• Walking Tour
• Bus Tour across Ring Boulevard and Schönbrunn Palace visit

3. day – Vienna Surrounding –Mayerling and Vienna Woods
• Visit of the Castle Mayerling
• City Baden
• Typical dinner with a program in the Wine Tavern Village Grinzing

4. day FREEtime
• Spanish Riding School
• Prater Roundabout with the Giant Ferris Wheel with marvelous view over Vienna
• Concerts
• Pandorf Outlet Centre

2. DAY – Vienna Sightseeing

Along the Ring Boulevard you see numerous sights, such as the State Opera House, the magnificent Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district, the Hofburg – former Habsburg winter residence, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burg Theater. Then you walk through the Karntnerstrasse to the city center, Vienna’s main shopping street. At the end of the street, there is the famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Then you will see the St. Michael’s church built in the first half of the 13th century and where Mozart’s “Requiem” was first performed.

We recommend Lunch with traditional Strudel Show.

The highlight of this tour is a visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Habsburg family and home of Maria Theresa. On the way back you pass by the Belvedere Palace, which houses the largest Gustav Klimt collection in the world.

3. DAY – Vienna Surrounding –Mayerling and Vienna Woods

In this tour we show you the most beautiful sights of the Vienna Woods. We pass the Roman City of Baden with its famous thermal springs, the romantic valley Helenental. We continue to the former Mayerling hunting palace, where Crown Prince Rudolph together with Baronesse Vetsera tragically died. In the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (1133) you visit the medieval cloister, which houses the remains of the last Babenberger. We pass the Höldrichsmühle and arrive to the Seegrotte. After a boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe you return back to Vienna.

For a Dinner we invite you to a traditional wine tavern village of Grinzing, where you are entertained by selection of famous waltz melodies, polkas and romantic arias & duets from popular operettas. You taste regional specialties including 1/4 l liter of wine together with the unique atmosphere.

4. DAY – FREE time
• Spanish Riding School
• Prater Roundabout with the Giant Ferris Wheel with marvelous view over Vienna
• Concerts
• Pandorf Outlet Centre

CZECH REPUBLICK

5. day –Morava -Lednice Castle
• Lednice Castle visit
• Cruise to Minohrad
• Sightseeing Tour by horse carriage

6. day –Prague arrival -evening program
• Cruise on Vltava River with an evening Program

7. day –Prague Sightseeing
• Hradčany
• Historical Centre

8. day – Karlove Vary -SPA town
• Sightseeing

9. day – City of ČeskýKrumlov and Hluboka Castle
• Hluboka Castle visit
• Česky Krumlov City Tour

10. day – České Budějovice and transfer to Bratislava

5. Day – Morava – Lednice Castle

Only 80 km far away from Vienna, on the south Moravia, is situated Lednice-Valtice complex, which was enrolled in 1996 among the world cultural heritage by UNESCO.

You enter Lednice Chateau, with its beautiful representative chambers, were guests and friends were invited, princely apartments, children rooms…. You find here beautiful French garden and a large English park with one of the most romantic monuments in the Czech Republic but also throughout the Europe.

The park is crisscrossed by river Dyje. We cruise by boats nicely from the castle to the minaret, from where the boats continue to the artificial romantic ruins of Janův hrádek from where you return by a horse carriage through the beautiful Lednice Park.

6. Day – Prague arrival – evening program

From the hotel we take you to the Vltava River, where you board a comfortable ship. During a cruise, dinner will be served; with music entertainment and you shall admire the illuminated sights of Prague going by as Charles Bridge, Castle District, National Theatre, Vysehrad, etc. After the dinner we bring back to hotel.

7. Day – Prague Sightseeing

During this day you explore one of the beautiful cities in the world – Prague. This tour begins at Loretto Square in the Castle’s district. It is one of the most beautiful squares in Prague. From this square you enjoy a walking tour to the Archbishop’s Palace and continue to the Hradčany hall, the entrance to the Castle, where we will visit St. Vitus cathedral. In its crypt are the sarcophagi of Charles IV and his four wives. The visit continues inside the Royal Palace, which was the seat of the princes and later kings of Bohemia until the 16th century. After a short walk through the Castle’s courtyards we will enter in St. George’s Basilica. Then you admire Charles Bridge – the most famous Prague’s bridge with its 30 groups of statues. The Powder Tower, a monumental gateway to the Old Town, the Old Town Square, the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock are some of the most impressive buildings in this square.

8. Day – Karlove Vary – SPA town

By this tour you visit the most famous spa town in the Czech Republic, founded by the Czech and Roman Emperor Charles IV in the year 1.358. In the 19th century this town became one of the most elegant spa towns in Europe. Twelve mineral springs gush out of the ground with a temperature of 30 C. degrees to 72 C. degrees. Once you arrive to this romantic town you enjoy a nice walking visit along the parks and gardens besides the Tepla Rieka (Warm River). You admire the Colonnade with its classic style and beautiful Hunting Palace of Charles IV. Later on you visit any of the numerous glass exhibitions places in the city to see the famous Moser style. Every year is in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
After the lunch you have some free time, than you return to Prague.

9. Day – City of Český Krumlov and Hluboka Castle

Only 150 km far away from Prague you visit remarkable Romanic Neo- Gothic Chateau Hluboka. It is best known for its famous Windsor style. It received its present appearance under Count Jan Adam of Schwanzerberg – according to the English Windsor example Romantic Neo Gothic chateau, surrounded by a 2 square kilometers English park. In 1940, the castle was seized from the last owner, A. of Schwanzerberg and confiscated by the government of Czechoslovakia after the end of WWII. The castle has been used in a scene of Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson´s Shanghai Knights.

Afterwards you continue your journey to the City of Cesky Krumlov – the historical center was unscripted into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

10. Day – České Budějovice and transfer to Bratislava

Spend some free time in Ceske Budejovice the town of one of the best Czech beer. We take you to the brewery, where you see how the long – time tradition is combined with modern technology producing Budweiser “Budvar” beer whose qualities are recognized by costumers all over the world.

In the afternoon we take you to the capital of Slovak Republic – Bratislava.

SLOVAKIA

11. day – Bratislava Sightseeing
• Oldtimer Bus Tour
• Walking Tour
• Devin Castle Tour

12. day – Little Carpathian Wine Tour
• Slovak folk pottery workshop
• Visit of wine museum
• Wine tasting
• Andy Warhol collection
• Entrance Red Stone Castle

13. day – Spa Piestany, Trencin and Bojnice Castles, Cicmany
• Piestany sightseeing
• Trencin Castle
• Bojnice castle
• Cicmany folk Village – evening program

14. day – Komárno -Štúrovo/ Esztergom
• Vistit of the city Komarno
• Visit of the cities Sturovo and Esztergom
• Evening Program

11. Day – Bratislava Sightseeing

During the tour you learn about the rich coronation history of Bratislava, about the times when Bratislava used to be the capital of the Hungarian Empire, the rich music life accompanied by personalities such as Mozart, Hayden, Beethoven, Liszt, Bartok…and lot more. We show you Matej Kren Passage – “endless walls” of books, mirrors – worldwide unique. By Oldtimers we take you direct to the ancient Bratislava´s Castle, where you have a lunch. After lunch you visit the ruins of ancient Devin Castle. The castle, subject of numerous legends, rises from the top of a cliff at the confluence of the Morava and Danube rivers, and offers one of the best views of the surroundings and Austria.

12. Day – Little Carpathian Wine Tour

We take you through the colorful villages and small towns, which lie in the foothills of the Small Carpathian Mountains, where the most famous producers of top-class Slovak wines have served locals and kings for centuries. You visit Slovak folk pottery workshop, where you can try to make your own piece of pottery and you learn the process of making it. Then ride up to Red-Stone Castle,

where the historical lifestyle of the nobility is preserved, and you see the largest wine cellar in Central Europe as well as a unique collection of arms and paintings. Here we show you the biggest Slovak collection of Birds of prey. You visit also Exhibition of Andy Warhol Works – who was born in Slovakia. In the wine museum you taste traditional Carpathian Wines. End of the tour is in Piestany.

13. Day – Spa Piestany, Trencin and Bojnice Castles, Cicmany

After breakfast we show you the spa city Piestany, the world famous spa for treatment of rheumatism. You can see here also the oldest covered bridge in the Central Europe -The Colonnade Bridge the Spa Island. Next you explore the medieval city of Trencin, with dominated royal castle and a former anti -Turkish fortress on top of the hill. On our way you visit Bojnice castle, the most magical chateau in Slovakia, an imitation of French castles of the Loire valley. We end the journey in heart of Slovak woods, in typical folk Slovak village Cicmany, were you see the best-preserved original folk buildings, beautifully decorated with white ornaments, as well as the exhibits documenting folk customs, the employment of the citizens and the folk costume. In the evening you taste traditional regional meal with music.

14. Day – Komárno -Štúrovo/ Esztergom

During this tour you visit Komarno city, a largest port on the Danube River in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. You find here the unique European Square, where every building is built in architecture of each European Union state. Further you will have a chance to see the historical town Sturovo situated on the left bank of the Danube River on the Slovak-Hungarian border. The town offers a fascinating view of its “twin” town Esztergom on the other bank. Both towns are linked together by the bridge of Maria-Valeria connecting Hungary and Slovakia. Esztergom is dominated by the largest church of Hungary. At the end of the day, a typical dinner with sword fights program waits for you.

HUNGARY

15. day – Danube Bend-Viszegrad, Szentendre, arrival to Budapest
• Sightseeing tour through the town of archbishops
• Visit of the cities Szentendre and Visegrad

16. day – Budapest sightseeing
• Visit the capital city of Hungary
• Walking tour

17. day – Gödellö and Puzsta Program
• Unforgettable horse show with typical Hungarian dinner
• Visit the Puszta

18.day – FREE time in the spa town Heviz

19. day – Transfer to Vienna airport
• End of the trip

15. Day – DanubeBend – Viszegrad, Szentendre, arrival to Budapest

This is a sightseeing tour along the river Danube, covering places of historical interest. The tour combines scenic beauty with history and culture taking you to the towns of archbishops, kings and artistes. You will reach Visegrad, a former royal town and a mediaeval town Szentendre, where artistes, painters and sculptors live and is home of many museums and galleries.

16. Day – Budapest sightseeing

You take a part on a Grand City Tour of Budapest. You will visit the highlights of Budapest. Erzsébet Square, Opera House, Heroes Square, Millennium Memorial (Photo stop), Downtown, Elisabeth Bridge, Panorama to the Danube Bank with the famous public buildings, View from Gellért Hill (Photo stop), walk in the castle district, Matthias Church (outside), Fishermen’s Bastion, Panorama to the city, Margaret Bridge, Parliament (outside).

17. Day – Gödellö and Puzsta Program

You visit the palace at Gödöllő, not far away from Budapest, which was originally built for the aristocratic Grassalkovich family, later Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary and his wife Elisabeth (“Sisi”) had their summer residence here. Later we will go to Domonvolgy with a horses show and typical dinner in typical Hungarian czardas restaurant.

18. day – FREE time in the spa town Heviz

You will visit one of the secret paradises in the world called Heviz. The thousands of years old thermal lake, where are cold and warm sources rich in minerals in the 38 m deep source cave.

The indoor spa services include:
full scale physiotherapy treatments (thermal pool, bath tubs, mud bath, underwater traction bath, carbon dioxide bath, medical massage, underwater jet massage, underwater group exercise, low, middle and light frequency electric treatments, magnet therapy. electric tub bath, galvanic bath, whirlpool bath and therapeutic exercise), 9 indoor pools and lot more.

19. day –Transfer to Vienna Airport

After the all tours, which you have attended with us, we will take you to the international airport in Vienna.

Other possible activities:

• Schlosshof Castle, Hainburg historical city and Petronnell – city of Romans

Day tour from Bratislava – Activities for student
• Water Raft in Čunovo or on the main stream in Austria
• Paintball
• Go Carts
• Shooting
• Rope Climbing

High Tatras in Slovakia
Visit of caves.
Tours across Slovakia
Other Hungarian, Czech, Austrian or Slovakian Cities or areas.

…and lots of others according to your wishes.