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COUNTRIES
Germany | Czech Republic | Austria | Slovenia | Slovakia | Hungary | Poland

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR HOLIDAY

• Guided City Tour of Potsdam
• Visit to a Salt Mine in Salzburg
• Guided City Tour of Lake Bled with Cruise on Lake Bled
• Enjoy Hungarian Folklore show with local dinner in Budapest
• Visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Karkow.

HOTELS
2 nights at Holiday Inn Berlin or similar in Berlin.
1 night at Wyndham Garden or similar in Dresden.
1 night at International or similar in Prague.
1 night at Austria Trend Salzburg West or similar in Salzburg.
1 night at Park or similar in Lake Bled.
1 night at NH Vienna Airport or similar in Vienna.
2 nights at Novotel Budapst City / BW Hungaria or similar in Budapest.
2 nights at Novotel City West or similar in Karkow.
1 night at Novotel Centrum or similar in Warsaw.

MEALS
Enjoy a Buffet Breakfast Everyday
Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereal, Milk, Tea, Coffee, Eggs, Fruits and
Juice

Enjoy Indian / Continental Meals in Europe
A Choice of Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Menus

SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy the services of a Friend, Philosopher and Guide (Your Tour Manager).

Germany
• Guided City Tour of Potsdam.
• Guided City Tour in Berlin.
• Visit to the Alexander Platz in Berlin.
• Guided Walking Tour in Dresden.

Czech Republic
• Guided Walking Tour in Prague.

Austria
• Visit to a Salt Mine in Salzburg.
• Guided Walking Tour in Salzburg.
• Guided City Tour in Vienna.
• Visit to Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna.

Slovenia
• Guided City Tour of Lake Bled with Cruise on Lake Bled.

Slovakia
• Guided City Tour in Bratislava.

Hungary
• Guided City Tour in Budapest.
• Visit to the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest.
• Evening Cruise on the Danube River in Budapest.
• Enjoy Hungarian Folklore show with local dinner in Budapest.

Poland
• Guided City Tour in Krakow.
• Visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Karkow.
• Guided City Tour in Warsaw.

Day 1
Arrive into Berlin
Begin your ‘Eastern European Wonders’ Tour
Welcome to Berlin - capital of Germany. On arrival check into your hotel on your own anytime after 1500 hrs. After a long journey you can freshen up and relax in your hotel room.
Overnight at the hotel in Berlin.
(Dinner)

Day 2
Guided City Tour of Potsdam
Free Time
After a buffet breakfast, we proceed on a guided city tour of Potsdam. The past 300 years have seen the transformation of Potsdam from a garrison town to one of Europe’s most imposing royal capitals. Potsdam’s architectural masterpieces, the 17 palaces that are surrounded by an abundance of landscape gardens lining
the banks of the beautiful Havel waterscape have considerably determined Potsdam’s World Cultural Heritage status.
Later, you have free time to explore the city of Berlin on your own.
Overnight at the hotel in Berlin.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3
Guided City Tour of Berlin
Visit to the Alexander Platz
Guided Walking Tour of Dresden
After a buffet breakfast, we check-out and proceed on a guided panoramic city tour of Berlin. See the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gatelocated in noman’s land between East and West Germany, the restored Reichstag - the German Parliament Building. Visit Check-Point Charlie - the former border crossing point between East and West Berlin where Soviet and American tanks stood face to face, after the construction of the wall in 1961. We also drive along the Unter Den Linden Boulevard - Berlin’s most beautiful avenue and pass the State Opera House.
Next, we visit the Alxender Platz, wherein stands the World Time Clock and the Fountain of Friendship.
Later, we travel southwest to Dresden, the old capital of Saxony, Upon arrival, on your guided walking city tour, see the Semper Opera House - the only theater in Germany that bears the name of its architect, which was completely destroyed in 1945 and reopened in 1985 after extensive reconstruction. We also see the Frauenkirche, erected between 1726 and 1743, following the designs of George Bähr. Its characteristic dome, called the “stone bell” owing to its shape, collapsed on February 15th, 1945 under the rain of bombs.
Overnight at the hotel in Dresden.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4
Onto Prague
Guided Walking Tour of Prague
After a buffet breakfast, we check-out and drive to Prague. On arrival we proceed on a guided walking city tour of Prague. We start our tour from the 1000-year-old Hradcany Castle, the former residence of the Bohemian kings and St.
Vitus Cathedral. Walk down from the Palace to Charles Bridge, founded in 1357 by Charles IV. We, also visit the Old Town Square with its Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, one of the outstanding sights of Prague. The dial is poised with three main components: the astronomical dial that displays various astronomical details as well as representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky. “The Walk of the Apostles”, showcases the movement of the figures of Twelve Apostles passing along the two windows in every hour of daylight; and a calendar dial that rotates and
gives the description of each and every day of the year with an indication of the current date at the top, the medallions with zodiac signs describing every month.
Overnight at the hotel in Prague.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5
Onto Salzburg
Visit to a Salt Mine
Guided Walking Tour of Salzburg
After a buffet breakfast, we check out and drive to Salzburg, the fourth-largest city in Austria.
En-route, we visit a Salt mine, where you will get to know about mining history and techniques – after all salt is an indispensable part of our lives. Before entering the mine, you will dress like a miner (protective clothing provided) and then travel by miner’s train into the heart of the mountain.
Once inside this remarkable underground world the knowledgeable local miner/guide will amaze you with tales of the history of the salt, how it was mined, transported and used.
Next, we drive to Salzburg and take you on a guided walking tour of this elegant baroque city. Salzburg, full of green hills, romantic gardens and breathtaking valleys, is a picturesque city with small alleys and quaint colorful town homes.
See the birthplace of the legendary Mozart, the Mirabell Palace with its landscaped gardens and the Cathedral in the old town. Stroll along the Aldstadt, which was recently granted World Heritage Status by UNESCO.
Overnight at the hotel in Salzburg.
(Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Local Dinner)

Day 6
Onto Lake Bled
Guided City Tour of Lake Bled with Cruise on
Lake Bled
After a buffet breakfast, we check out and drive to Lake Bled, a lake in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia, where it adjoins the town of Bled. On arrival, proceed on an guided tour of Lake Bled with a boat ride on the typical “pletna” boat. Visit the lone Island in the midst of the Lake Bled where the St.Mary’s Church beckons visitors with its bell.
Overnight at the hotel in Bled.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7
Onto Vienna
Guided City Tour of Vienna
After a buffet breakfast, we check-out and drive to Vienna - capital of Austria. Upon arrival, proceed on a guided panoramic city tour of Vienna. We drive on the Ring Boulevard and see the State Opera House, the Parliament, the
City Hall and the Burgtheater. We, also make a photostop at the Hofburg-former winter residence of the Habsburg family and the Belvedere Palace-former summer residence of Prince Eugene.
Overnight at the hotel in Vienna.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8
Visit to Schonbrunn Palace
Guided City Tour of Bratislava
Onto Budapest
After a buffet breakfast, we check-out and proceed to visit the Schonbrunn Palace (the former summer residence of the Habsburg family). Schönbrunn Palace was not only an imperial residence and the setting for countless festivities, but also a place where famous artists and craftsmen from many different epochs created interiors of great beauty.
Later, drive to Bratislava - the capital of Slovakia. On arrival, we proceed on a guided city tour of Bratislava, where we visit the Old Town, with its Roland Fountain in the square. You have some free time to soak in the atmosphere of this
medieval city, with its side-walk cafes.
Later, we drive to Budapest - capital of Hungary.
Overnight at the hotel in Budapest.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9
Guided City Tour of Budapest
Visit to the Fisherman’s Bastion
Evening Cruise on Danube River
Enjoy Hungarian Folklore Show
After a buffet breakfast, we proceed on a guided panaromic city tour of Budapest. See the Buda Castle, the Chain Bridge, built upon the request of Count István Széchenyi between 1839 and 1849, the Parliament, Heroes’ Square, the capital’s most spectacular square with the column of the Millennium Memorial, on the top of which archangel Gabriel is holding the Holy Crown and the apostolic double cross and Andrassy Avenue with its outstandingly beautiful Opera House.
Budapest is said to be the only real Danube capital as the river flows right through the middle of the city. The bridges, the Parliament building and the Royal Palace give Budapest an unparalleled atmosphere. Visit Fisherman’s Bastion for amazing views of the Danube. In the evening, enjoy the views of this beautiful city during a romantic evening cruise on the Danube.
Later, experience an authentic piece of Hungarian culture at a folk performance in Budapest with music and dancing by one of the best professional folk ensembles in Hungary at the Hungarian Folklore show. Enjoy Local dinner at the show.
Overnight at the hotel in Budapest.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Local Dinner)

Day 10
Drive to Krakow
After buffet breakfast we check out and drive to Krakow, one of the most culturally and politically significant cities in Poland. On arrival, we check into the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Krakow.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11
Guided Walking Tour of Krakow
Visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp
After a buffet breakfast, we proceed on a guided city tour of Krakow. See the Florian’s Gate and Wawel Castle. Visit the Main Square (Rynek Glówny) of Krakow with its centrally located Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) which has survived to this day.
Later, in the afternoon, we visit Auschwitz Concentration Camp - a symbol of the Holocaust and a grim reminder of what cruelty Man is capable of. Jews were sent there from all over Europe to undergo selection and to be systematically murdered in gas chambers.
Overnight at the hotel in Krakow.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12
Onto Warsaw
Guided Walking Tour of Warsaw
After a buffet breakfast, we check-out and drive to Warsaw - capital of Poland. On arrival, we take you for a guided city tour of Warsaw. We visit the Old Town Square Market - originally constructed in the late 13th century. It was restored after World War II to its beautiful prewar charm, lined with 17th and 18th century houses, shops, and restaurants. See the Castle Square, King Sigismund’s Column, St. John’s Cathedral and the Barbican.
Overnight at the hotel in Warsaw.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13
Return Home with Wonderful Memories
Today, after a continental breakfast your ‘Eastern European Wonders’ ends as you check out of the hotel. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and any suggestions you may have for the future.
(Breakfast)

Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be changed. However all the sightseeing will remain the same.

Adult in Twin

Child with Bed*

Child without Bed**

USD 2,185

USD 1,495

USD 1,300

Single room supplement USD 515 per person.
• *As a 3rd in a triple, a roll away cot may be provided.
• **As a 3rd in a double, no bed or cot will be provided to the child. Person below 12 years will be considered as a Child. • Maximum 3 persons are allowed per room.
• Peak season supplement may be applicable. Kindly check with your Sales Officer for details.

What your Tour Price includes
1. Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
2. Services of an SOTC Tour Manager.
3. Meals, coach tours, entrance fees, sightseeing & surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.

What your Tour Price does not include
1. Passport, Visa Charges, Airport & Port Taxes.
2. Cost of your air tickets required to participate in this tour.
3. Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
4. Cost of the Suggested Excursions.
5. Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure.
6. Mandatory tips of Euro 3 per person per day for Coach drivers, Guides etc.
7. Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box.

Surcharges applicable during Peak and Event periods

Visa Requirements
You must be in possession of a valid Multiple Entry Schengenstatin Visa. The cost of this visa is not included in your package tour price. It would be best to check with your travel agent and the consulates nearest to you for advice and information. Please ensure that your travel documents are ready in time for departure.

Ticketing Requirements
For this tour you would require confirmed air tickets to arrive into Berlin and depart from Warsaw. It would be advisable to check with your SOTC sales officer or local travel agent for ticketing.

Departure Dates*

Month

Departure dates

May 2017                               

 5, 12, 19, 26

June 2017

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

July 2017

7, 14, 21, 28

August 2017

4, 18, 25

*Day 1 as mentioned in your day to day itinerary.

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Hotel / Flights / Itinerary / Route subject to change without notice.

Due to major international events and trade fairs throughout Europe such as Paris Air show, the Motor show, etc the hotels may be blocked out more than 1 year in advance. In view of this, you may have to stay in hotels further away from the cities and the itineraries may have to be altered / amended.