Middle Europe Trip

Austria – Vienna, Hungary – Budapest, Slovakia – High Tatras, Czech Republic – Prague and much more.

Price:  499,- Euro

Dates:                   

2015:  26.10.2015 – 02.11.2015

2016:  01.07.2016 – 08.07.2016

           01.08.2016 – 08.08.2016

           01.09.2016 – 08.09.2016

The price includes: transport with a luxury bus, guide services, local guides services, accommodation in 4* hotels, breakfast

The price DOES NOT include: flight tickets, entrance fees (optional, depends on the client), lunch, dinner and travel insurance

DAY 1: Vienna (Austria)

  • Arrival to Vienna
  • Transfer from the airport to city center
  • Accommodation at the hotel (4*)
  • 19:00 – 22:00 evening city tour (Stephansdom, Hoffburg, Parliament, City Hall, museums)
  • Free program

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For centuries, Vienna was the center of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. And that is why we can find here so many magnificent historical monuments. One of the most beautiful of them is the gorgeous Gothic church – St. Stephen´s Cathedral. Nearby, there is a famous shopping street Kartnerschtrasse where you can admire luxury goods from all over the world. Well-known is also the royal castle Hoffburg and the oldest museums in Central Europe, e.g. the Cultural History Museum or the Natural History Museum. There are some other important historical and cultural sites, e.g. the Town hall or the Parliament. Vienna is a city located near Austrian, Czech, Hungarian and Slovak borders, so different cultures are mixed here. Some visitors may also enjoy lively nightlife with plenty of bars, restaurant and discos. In general, quality of products and services in Austria reaches the highest standards.

DAY 2: Vienna (Austria)

  • Breakfast
  • City tour (with a possibility to visit the natural history museum and the cultural history museum)
  • Lunch in the city center (not included in the price)
  • Transfer to Schonbrunn – tour around the park, the chateau and zoo
  • Transfer to Budapest
  • Accommodation at the hotel (4*)
  • Free program

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Schonbrunn can be compared to Versailles in Paris or Peterhof in St. Petersburg. In the past, it was a summer residence of the imperial Habsburg family. We can find here beautiful and carefully decorated gardens with various nooks, mazes and a palm house which is one of the oldest in Europe. In the park, there is the oldest zoo in Europe with all known species. Inside the Royal Palace, there is a large number of unique halls and rooms. Also a famous Austrian Empress Sissi lived here and Napoleon seated here during the occupation of Austria.

DAY 3: Budapest (Hungary)

  • Breakfast
  • City tour (Parliament, Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Széchenyi Baths, St. Stephan´s Basilica, Citadel and lunch in a traditional Hungarian restaurant czarda (not included in the price)
  • Free program

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Budapest is one of the most wonderful European cities and a former center of the Hungarian monarchy. The river Danube, which flows through the city, divides it into two parts – Buda and Pest. We can find here many monuments – Buda Castle with museums, St. Mathias´s Church, breathtaking views from the Citadel or remarkable fishing restaurants. On the other side of the Danube River, there is a historical center with narrow streets full of shops, restaurants and bars. St. Stephen´s Basilica dominates the city and it belongs to the largest and the most beautiful churches in Europe. A well-known icon of the city is the building of the Parliament. In Budapest, you can relax in famous historical Széchenyi baths surrounded by a wonderful historical park. Local thermal springs were even used by old Romans.

DAY 4: Štrbské Pleso (Slovakia)

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Štrbské Pleso (High Tatras)
  • Lunch in the tourist resort Donovaly in a traditional wooden house (not included in the price)
  • Stop at UNESCO heritage site Vlkolínec (folk architecture reservation)
  • Accommodation at the hotel (4*)

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DAY 5: Štrbské Pleso

  • Walk to the lake Popradské Pleso or wellness time
  • Spiš Castle
  • Lunch at a traditional farm (not included in the price)
  • Demänovská Ice Cave

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On the fourth and the fifth day, we will spend a relaxing time in Slovakia, which is a country of deep forests, mysterious castles and majestic mountains. Vlkolínec is a preserved traditional village with wooden houses, registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is located in the middle of mountains and woods and offers beautiful views. Štrbské Pleso is a village near a lake in the heart of High Tatras and it is one of the most famous mountain tourist centers in Slovakia. Nearby, there is also another mountain lake – Popradské Pleso with a mountain chalet and magnificent views on the surrounding peaks. Spiš castle represents another UNESCO heritage site. It is one of the largest medieval castles in the world. Near the castle, there is a medieval town of Spišská Kapitula (currently also the seat of the bishop). Demänovská Ice Cave is situated in the bowels of Low Tatras Mountains and it is one of the most beautiful ice caves in Central Europe. What is unique about it, is also its length – the cave system consists of a few hundred kilometers of tunnels.

DAY 6: Prague (Czech Republic)

  • Transfer to Prague
  • Stop at Kutná Hora – sightseeing tour at the ossuary and a lunch (not included in the price)
  • Accommodation at the hotel (4*)

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In the middle Ages, Kutná Hora was one of the most important sites of gold and silver ore mining in Europe. Thanks to this, the town has many beautiful historical buildings. The most interesting, however, is an underground church built of human bones. Due to the plague, there was not enough graves and thus the local people had to bury the dead in existing graves. Original skeletal remains were moved to the underground – the ossuary. The altar, a huge chandelier and various other decorations are made from bones. The whole interior looks very unusual and a little bit frightening – we can guarantee that you have never seen something like this before.

DAY 7: Prague (Czech Republic)

  • breakfast
  • Prague City Tour – Old Town Square, Powder Tower, Charles Bridge, gardens, Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, lunch in a traditional Czech tavern (not included in the price)
  • Free program

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In the past, Prague was the center of the Kingdom of Bohemia and later also the capital of Czechoslovakia. We can find here many valuable monuments such as the Old Town square, St. Vitus Cathedral, the world famous Prague astronomical clock, one of the most remarkable gothic bridges in the world – Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and many others. Prague will enchant you with its specific romantic atmosphere and a fantastic nightlife. It belongs to the most popular cities for tourists from all over the world.

DAY 8: morning transfer to the airport, departure from Prague

Other useful information:

  • Changes in the program are reserved, depending on the current situation and conditions in the destinations.
  • Clients will be provided with an English speaking guide during bus transfers. In the specific destinations, English or Chinese speaking local guides will be available.
  • Clients can enjoy a free program in the destinations for wellness, shopping, museum visits and other favorite activities.
  • The total cost of the entrance fees will vary from 50,- EUR to 220,- EUR, depending on preferences of the clients to visit particular monuments and sites.

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