HIGHLIGHTS OF EASTERN EUROPE (March 30, 2012)



HIGHLIGHTS OF EASTERN EUROPE
16 Days/ 5 Countries - Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria
Group Departure:  March 30, 2012
Tour Price from $3,100.00+ per person

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Day 01 / Mar 30, 2012 
MANILA / MUNICH 
Depart Manila on board a prestigious airline on your way to Munich, Germany. Enjoy in flight meals and services.

Day 02 / Mar 31 
MUNICH (D) 
Welcome to Munich. After immigration formalities, proceed to the exit for meet and greet then check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 03 / Apr 01 
MUNICH - NUREMBERG (B,D) 
This morning, discover the sights of Munich such as the world famous Hofbräuhaus, the National Theater with the Royal Pal-ace, Marienplatz and the Viktualien Market with its colorful outdoor stalls. Later, travel to Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second largest city. Upon arrival, go on an orientation tour to learn more about this beautiful city. Then check in to your hotel.

Day 04 / Apr 02 
NUREMBURG - PRAGUE (B,D) 
After breakfast, cross over the Czech border on your way to one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Prague. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Old Town Square in Prague.  Photo by J. De Guzman
Day 05 / Apr 03 
PRAGUE (B,D) 
Today, your city tour will take to some of the most interesting attractions of Prague such as the Old Royal Castle which includes the Vladislav Hall, the St. Georges Basilica, Rosenberg Palace and the Powder Tower Also, visit St. Vitus Cathedral, the Seat of the Archbishop of Prague and the most important church in the country. Afterwards, visit the Golden Lane and Daliborka Tower. On the list is also a visit to Charles Bridge, and the Astronomical Clock, situated at the Old Town Hall where you can shop for some Bohemian crystals.

Day 06 / Apr 04 
PRAGUE - DRESDEN - BERLIN (B,D) 
Cross to Germany to the city of Dresden to see the Frauenkirche, Germany’s most important Protestant church before admiring the Procession of Dukes – a colossal mosaic on the Castle wall. See the cathedral and the tiered façade of the Semper Opera House – the only theatre in Germany that bears the name of its architect. Proceed to Berlin for check in to your hotel.

Day 07 / Apr 05 
BERLIN (B,D) 
We’ll commence our city tour of Berlin with a visit to the Brandenburg Gate, Under den Linden Boulevard, German State Opera House, Reichstag Building and see the Wall Museum at the historic ‘Checkpoint Charlie.’

Day 08 / Apr 06 
BERLIN - WARSAW (B,D) 
Breakfast at the hotel, and then travel over the Polish border on your way to Warsaw, the country’s capital. Upon arrival, transfer to a local restaurant for dinner. Then check in to your hotel.

Day 09 / Apr 07 
WARSAW (B,D) 
Drive and see the neoclassical Lazienki Palace, or Palace in the Water, intended to serve as a bathhouse, habitable pavilion and a garden grotto. Later, visit the Ghetto Memorial, the memorial commemorating the 1943 uprising in the Warsaw ghetto, and the Old Town.

Day 10 / Apr 08 
WARSAW - CZESTOCHOWA - AUSCHWITZ - KRAKOW (B,D) 
We will visit Jasna Gora, the monastery near Czestochowa, and admire its Black Madonna, which is venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and has become the country’s national symbol. Continue your visit to Auschwitz Museum and Birkenau Museum, chilling reminders of the Holocaust. Dinner and overnight

Day 11 / Apr 09 
KRAKOW (B,D) 
After breakfast, go on a full day sightseeing today starts with a drive to Lagiewniki to visit the Shrine of the Divine Mercy of Sister Faustina. Then continue to the Old Town. After lunch break, visit the famous Wieliczka Saltmines, a centuries old tourist attraction.

Budapest
Day 12 / Apr 10 
KRAKOW - WADOWICE - BUDAPEST (B,D) 
After breakfast, drive to Wadowice, the birthplace of Pope John Paul II. Then cross the Hungarian border on your way to the twin city of Budapest. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Rest of the day s free.

Day 13 / Apr 11 
BUDAPEST (B,D) 
After breakfast, go on a city sightseeing tour which includes the Heroes Square, a visit to the Fishermen’s Bastion and plus the historic Matyas Templon (St. Matthias Church). Balance of the day will be free for shopping.

Day 14 / Apr 12 
BUDAPEST - VIENNA (B,D) 
Breakfast at the hotel before crossing the border of Austria. Upon arrival in Vienna, visit Schonbrunn Palace, the palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs. View the Hofburg, Opera and Rathaus. Some free time to explore the Old Town before check in to your hotel.

Day 15 / Apr 13 
VIENNA / MANILA (B) 
After breakfast, some free time until your departure transfer to airport for flight back to Manila.

Day 16 / Apr 14 
MANILA 
Arrival in Manila. Home sweet Home!



INCLUSIONS: 
 Roundtrip AIRFARE
 First Class Hotel
 Daily American Breakfast
 Local / Chinese Dinner
 Luxury Private Coach
 Tour Escort
 TIPS FOR DRIVER / GUIDE
 FREE 16 DAY TRAVEL INSURANCE
 Pre-departure briefing

EXCLUSIONS:
Visa Fees: Schengen: PHP 5000.00
Travel Tax, Terminal Fee & Airline Taxes
Drinks and Beverage
Airport / Hotel Porterage