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10 Day Affordable Central Europe with Berlin 2017-2018 (Sunday Departure)

10 days with Gate 1 Travel   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Hungary
Depart for Hungary.

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Budapest
Arrive in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary that straddles the Danube River, with the Buda Hills to the west and Pest to the east. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and Dinner, along with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers. (
Dinner)

DAY 3, Tuesday - Budapest City Tour
Morning city tour of Budapest. Begin in Pest and continue to view the Parliament, Heroes' Square, and Market Hall before crossing the Danube to the Buda Hills. There, see the Royal Palace, visit Matthias Church and continue to the Fisherman's Bastion for enthralling panoramic views of the city. Afternoon is at leisure, or join the optional tour to the Parliament with its stunning interior and to impressive St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest church in Budapest. End the tour with a walk through the historic Great Market Hall with its over 100 market stalls and endless choices of regional products. (Breakfast)

Optional: Parliament, St. Stephen's & Great Market Hall (PM)


DAY 4, Wednesday - Vienna City Tour
Depart Hungary and travel through the Austrian countryside to Vienna, former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Upon arrival in Vienna, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city that begins with a drive along the Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard, to view Hofburg Palace, the Opera House, the monument of Empress Maria Theresia, Votive Church, City Hall, Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Afterwards, continue to magnificent Schonbrunn Palace for a highlight tour. Tonight, don’t miss the optional evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music” featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. (Breakfast)

Optional: Mozart and Strauss Concert (PM)


DAY 5, Thursday - Full Day in Vienna
Enjoy a full day to explore Vienna independently. As European cultural capital, Vienna abounds with stunning palaces, historical monuments, fascinating museums, and some of the world's best concert performances, ranging from classical masterpieces to lively jazz fusion. Perhaps, participate in the optional morning tour to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, one of Europe’s newest capitals with time to explore the historic center of this charming city before returning to Vienna. Tonight, feel the spirit of this imperial Vienna on the optional evening in a cozy wine tavern in the Vienna woods including a hearty meal, local wines and music. (Breakfast)

Optional: Half Day Bratislava (AM)
Optional: Austrian Wine Tavern Dinner (PM)


DAY 6, Friday - Arrive in Prague
This morning, depart Austria for the Czech Republic. Enjoy the sights of Central Europe during your journey. Make your way through Southern Bohemia and on to the Czech capital, Prague - "The City of a Thousand Spires". (
Breakfast)

DAY 7, Saturday - Prague City Tour
A morning sightseeing tour of Prague includes a visit to the Royal Castle District at Hradcany, former residence of the Bohemian kings. Enjoy magnificent views of the city and Charles Bridge below as well as a visit to St. Vitus Cathedral. Following your visit, view St. George's Basilica, the oldest church in the Castle complex and best preserved Romanesque basilica in Prague. This evening, dinner at a local restaurant in this gorgeous city known for its stunning Gothic and Renaissance architecture. (
Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8, Sunday - Dresden en Route to Berlin
Today cross Saxony to the Baroque art city of Dresden, also known as "the Florence on the Elbe River." Enjoy a walking city tour to view sights including the ornate Zwinger Palace, the world-famous Semper Opera and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche with its magnificent baroque dome. Continue to Berlin, proud capital of reunited Germany. Enjoy the remainder of the day at lesiure. (
Breakfast)

DAY 9, Monday - Berlin City Tour
This morning's guided tour of Berlin includes the city's major sights, the Reichstag building, Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, remaining symbols of the former Berlin Wall. View Unter den Linden Street and Kurfurstendamm as well as the State Opera House and Cathedral before an afternoon at leisure. Or, join the optional Berlin's Hidden Past tour and delve beneath the surface to see what remains of the city of the latter part of the 20th century - the defeat of the Nazis, the liberation, destruction and division of Germany’s capital by the hated "Berlin Wall" that brought to focus the East/West division of Europe by the Cold War. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner together in Berlin. (
Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10, Tuesday - Depart Germany
Your vacation ends today after breakfast. (
Breakfast)
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All This Included
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
  • Hotel porterage
  • 11 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Highlights
  • View Heroes' Square, the largest and most impressive square in Budapest
  • Stop at Fisherman's Bastion, for enthralling panoramic views of Budapest
  • Visit Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family in Vienna
  • View St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, a Gothic masterpiece, where coronations of Czech kings & queens took place
  • Visit the Berlin Wall, a defining symbol of the Cold War
Accommodations
Budapest: Radisson Blu Beke
Vienna: Austria Trend Hotel Ananas or Courtyard Marriott Wien Schoenbrunn
Prague: Park Inn Prague
Berlin: Abba Berlin Hotel
Notes
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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