Eastern Europe & Octoberfest Tour

September 16th to the 26th, 2013

Treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. See Munich, explore cute German villages, the Bavarian Alps, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague.  Travel to some of the prettiest regions of Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic on a deluxe tour filled with interesting sightseeing and delicious local cuisine. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a brief visit to the world-renown Octoberfest! This is one of our most-loved European tours!

Day 1 – Monday, September 16th - Overnight Transatlantic Flight Overnight Transatlantic Flight.

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 17th - Arrival in Berlin, Germany
Time to rest and start exploring the capital of reunified Germany. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 3 – Wednesday, September 18th - Berlin
Guided sightseeing in the once-divided metropolis includes the Ku-Damm with the bomb-damaged tower of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the restored Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Charlottenburg Palace and the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten Park. Drive along Unter Den Linden Boulevard and past the German State Opera House. Then visit the Pergamon Museum, housing one of Europe's most precious collections of art treasures. This afternoon we will travel to nearby historic Potsdam where we will visit the Sanssouci Palace the amazing summer residence of Frederick the Great. Tonight is your chance to sample Berlin's fine restaurants and night life! (B)
Day 4 – Thursday, September 19th - Berlin / Prague, Czech Republic South through the area that used to belong to the "other part" of Germany. Stop in Dresden, the former capital of Saxony. Badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, the city has since been restored to its baroque splendor. You will love the architecture of the Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera! Then head for Bohemia and the Czech capital city of Prague. Tonight we will experience a typically Czech dinner! (B, D)

Day 5 – Friday, September 20th - Prague
Morning sightseeing reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive capitals. See 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle, the former residence of Bohemian kings; St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto and the Astronomical Clock, once the envy of all Europe. Afterwards mix with the locals in Wenceslaus Square, wander along the banks of the Vltava River, relax at an outdoor restaurant in Zahrada Park or shop for hand-cut crystal or art books. (B)

Day 6 – Saturday, September 21st - Prague / Budapest,Hungary
Into Moravia, where Napoleon established his headquarters during the battle of Austerlitz. Around lunchtime you reach Bratislava, the economic and political center of the Slovak Republic. Later, follow the course of the Danube River to Budapest. (B, D)

Day 7 - Sunday, September 22nd - Budapest
A local expert explains the history and sights of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan metropolis of Eastern Europe. Castle Hill at the heart of Buda, the part of the city occupying the west side of the Danube, is a good place to start. From the lacy lookout towers of Fisherman's Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city, home to more than one-fifth of the Hungarian population. The 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, the citadel on Mount Gellert and Heroes' Square are also on the agenda. Tonight we will enjoy a delectable Hungarian specialty dinner.   (B, D)

Day 8 – Monday, September 23rd - Budapest / Vienna, Austria  This morning drive by way of the Austrian lowlands. Time for lunch in Eisenstadt, hometown of the world-renowned composer Joseph Haydn. Here visit Esterhazy Palace and its 18th-century hall decorated with frescoes, stucco, and monochrome, where the talented composer conducted the court orchestra. Arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Hapsburg Empire.   (B)
Day 9 – Tuesday, September 24th - Vienna
Vienna has so much to offer: we show you the Prater amusement park with its giant Ferris wheel and the ultra-modern United Nations City on the banks of the Danube River. Drive along Ring Boulevard, pass the State Opera House and stop at famous Heldenplatz for a picture of the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian Imperial Family. During your walking tour of the Old Town, see the synagogue and visit St. Stephens Cathedral. Afterwards time to watch the famous midday parade of historical figures at the musical Anker Clock. Afternoon at leisure.   (B)

Day 10 – Wednesday, September 25th - Vienna / Munich, Germany
Today we cross Austria westwards, almost parallel with the Danube, to Mozart's Salzburg for a stop. Time for a stroll down the charming Getreidegasse, the town's elegant main shopping street. The last leg of today's drive takes you into the very heart of the Bavaria to its capital, Munich. This evening a Farewell Dinner will be hosted by your tour director! Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to experience some of the mayhem at Munich’s Octoberfest village.   (B, D)

Day 11 – Thursday, September 26th - Munich  Your homebound flight arrives the same day. (B)

Please note that the itinerary may vary depending on the flights in and out of Europe that you chose. We are willing to modify the itinerary slightly if it enables you to benefit from cheaper airfare - as airfare costs in and out of Europe can vary greatly. Contact us for details.

Clients will ostensibly fly into Berlin (TXL) and out of Munich (MUC).
Rate includes:
- all your hotel accommodations (in 3 & 4*) - 9 breakfasts, 5 dinners
- all land transportation
- entrance fees to all of the activities in the itinerary / and much more! Call us for details!
- kindly note that these rates are “land only” and do not include airfares
Cost of trip: $4,500.00
Single occupancy supplement: $1,150.00

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