Taste of the East (Apr 03, 2012)

TASTE OF THE EAST
April 03-19, 2012
Tour Price from $3,188.00++ per person (based on twin sharing)
via KLM Airlines


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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: 

See Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Opera house in Berlin. Lazienki Palace, Gothic Town Hall, Market Square of Wroclaw, Visit to Jasna Gora, 
Monastery House of the Black Madonna in CzÄ™stochowa Visit to Auschwitz Concentration 
Camp. See Wieliczka Salt Mine Cave .See Europe’s Most Beautiful City Prague, Charles Bridge the Astronomical clock.  View Opera House, Parliament Bldg,Town Hall & Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna.Tour of Church of St. Matthias the beautiful Parliament Building, Royal Palace & Heroes Square of Budapest.

Prague

APR 03 MANILA VIENNA
Depart Manila on a prestigious airline. Enjoy in-flight meals and entertainment

APR 04 MANILA VIENNA
Arrive Vienna, upon arrival you will meet an English Speaking Airport Assistant and then transfer to hotel for check-in

APR 05 VIENNA (B,D)
After Breakfast city tour of Vienna to see the State of Opera House, the Hofsburg, the Parliament, the Town Hall and the Ringstrasse, the famous Ring Boulevard with its monuments and view the Giant Ferris Wheels a the Viennese amusement park call “Prater”. Later, visit the State Apartments of the Schonbrunn Palace and garden – the former summer residence of the Habsburg.Rest of the day is free at leisureThen dinner

APR 06 VIENNA-BUDAPEST(B,D)
After breakfast, cross the border of Hungary and head to Budapest. Budapest possesses a rich and fascinating history as well as a vibrant cultural heritage.Recognizing the unique value of its traditions it has managed to maintain its magic and charm, and is rightly known as the Queen of the Danube.

APR 07 BUDAPEST (B,D)
Start your sightseeing tour this morning with the visit to the superb murals in the Church of St. Matthias beside the Fisherman’s Bastion, from where we have a perfect vista of the beautiful Parliament Building.  We view the Royal Palace of Buda, and then cross the Danube to the Pest district, where we visit Heroes Square and drive along Andrassy Boulevard. 

APR 08 BUDAPEST-KRAKOW (B, D)
After breakfast, motor coach to the border of Poland. Upon arrival in Krakow, you will be transferred to a local restaurant for dinner. Then check in to your hotel  

APR 09 KRAKOW (B, D)
After breakfast transfer to Wieliczka Salt Mine. This mine, a centuries old tourist attraction cannot be compared to anything else in the world. The mine has been visited from its beginning by the famous and the mighty of this world. Kopernik, Goethe, Humboldt, Paderewski, Mendelejew, Baden Powell, Karol Wojtyla - who later became Pope John Paul II, ordinary people and crowned heads of state, all have visited this remarkable site. Later back to Krakow for dinner.

APR 10 KRAKOW-CZESTOCHOWA-WARSAW (B,D) After breakfast, guided city sightseeing then continue to 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
Next, stop in Auschwitz to visit what is left of the CONCENTRATION CAMP, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. Evening arrival in Warsaw.

APR 11 WARSAW (B, D)
After breakfast, our local guide will tell us about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway city between East and West.
See the medieval Stare Miasto (Old Quarter) with its market square and 14th-century Cathedral of St. John, the “wedding cake” Palace of Culture and Science, neoclassical Lazienki Palace, and the remnants of the Jewish ghetto. In the HISTORICAL MUSEUM a moving film shows the city before and after wartime destruction. Afternoon at leisure.

APR 12  WARSAW-BERLIN (B,D)
After breakfast, motor coach to the border of Germany. Upon arrival in Berlin you will be transferred to a local restaurant for dinner. Then check in to your hotel.

APR 13 BERLIN  (B,D)
Our local guide will take us through the recently unified city and show us the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag; Germany’s future parliament Building.  We then drive along Unter den Linden, past the State Opera House and Alexanderplatz.  Dinner will be served at a local restaurant

APR 14 BERLIN-DRESDEN-PRAGUE (B,D)
After breakfast, proceed to Prague passing by Dresden, once an important cultural and commercial metropolis featuring Germany's most impressive architecture, Dresden was practically wiped out within two nights of air raids in February, 1945. The city never really got over that shock, but was eventually resurrected. Nowadays, it is marked by hard contrasts: most of the famous buildings have been restored or rebuilt from scratch. You will have the city tour of Dresden before proceeding to Prague.


APR 15 PRAGUE (B,D)
Welcome to one of Europe’s Most Beautiful City, Prague. Today visit some interesting attractions such as the Prague Castle and the Jewish Town hall with its Hebrew clock and its Jewish cemetery await the inquisitive traveler.  On the list is also a visit to Charles Bridge, Astronomical Clock situated at the Old Town Hall Here, you can shop for some Bohemian crystal, for which the Czech Republic is famous for. 


APR 16 PRAGUE-NUREMBERG (B,D)
After breakfast, early morning departure for Nuremberg, we cross the border of Czech and proceed to the border of Germany. Dinner upon arrival then proceed to hotel.

APR 17 NUREMBERG-MUNICH (B,D)
Start your day with a brief orientation of the city. Proceed to Munich for an afternoon city tour. Heart of Bavaria and its regional capital City tour includes the Olympic Stadium and City Hall with its Glockenspiel clock.

APR 18 MUNICH-MANILA
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight back to Manila

APR 19 ARRIVE MANILA
Home sweet home, from a memorable European tour.