12 DAYS & 11 NIGHTS – ESSENCE OF EASTERN EUROPE

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ESSENCE OF EASTERN EUROPE
12 DAYS & 11 NIGHTS

Jun 19 | Jul 17 | Aug 21 | Sep 20 | Oct 23 | Nov 23 | Dec 20
FROM USD 3388
SINGLE399

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: WARSAW ARRIVAL, POLAND(–/–/D)
Upon arrival at the airport, proceed with a half day city tour with visit to Royal Castle. See the Market Square and barbican. Photostop at Monument of Warsaw Uprising. See the Royal Route with magnificent palaces, churches and monuments including Presidential palace, University of Warsaw, Holy Cross church with Chopin’s heart, Copernicus Statue; historical squares like Bank Square, Theater Square with Grand Opera Building. Drop off at the hotel for check in. Dinner in the hotel.

DAY 2: WARSAW – KRAKOW (APPROX. 300KM/5H), POLAND(B/–/D)
After hotel breakfast, prepare for check out and proceed to Krakow. Upon arrival in the city, start a half day guided tour. On the guided tour, ascend Wawel Hill with its castle and legendary dragon to visit the Cathedral, the burial place of Polish heroes. Includes visit to Wawel Castle. Walk through the Old Town to visit the medieval Cloth Hall. Proceed to hotel for Check – in and Dinner

DAY 3: KRAKOW – SALTMINE (APPROX. 15KM/40MIN) – WADOWICE – KRAKOW (APPROX. 50 KM – 1H)(B/–/D)
After hotel breakfast, enjoy guided tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine. Explore the underground world of the Wieliczka Salt Mine following an expert guide through the mine’s tunnels and chambers and discover the Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, an exhibition on the history of Poland’s salt-mining, figures carved from salt. In the afternoon travel to Wadowice to visit house of the Pope. Transfer back to Krakow. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 4: KRAKOW-BUDAPEST (APPROX. 400KM/7H), HUNGARY(B/–/D)
After hotel breakfast, prepare for a long drive and bid farewell to Poland as we continue our journey to Budapest via Banska Bystrica. Banska was the largest producer of silver from the 13th-16th Century. Upon arrival at Budapest, we proceed for dinner and check – in.

DAY 5: BUDAPEST – BRATISLAVA (APPROX. 200KM/3H), SLOVAKIA(B/–/D)
After hotel breakfast, our local guide will bring us to the famous Church of our Lady popularly known as the Mathias Church. Next, is Gellert Hill which offers the city’s best panorama. Next is the Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes Square. After lunch, we bid farewell to Budapest as we continue our journey to Bratislava. Transfer to Bratisalva. Upon arrival, have some free time for leisure, shopping, exploring and relaxing on your own then Dinner.

DAY 6: BRATISLAVA- VIENNA (APPROX. 80KM/1H30MIN), AUSTRIA(B/–/D)
After hotel breakfast, proceed to Bratislava half day city tour and explore the historic Old Town, the Gothic St. Martin`s Cathedral and the Primate`s Palace, the neo-Classical residence of the Archbishop of Esztergom. Get to the quaint Main Square, with its craft market. Outside view of Bratislava Castle. Then proceed to Vienna for dinner and overnight.

DAY 7: VIENNA(B/–/D)
After hotel breakfast, proceed to sightseeing tour. Explore the majestic Schonbrunn Palace – a baroque Summer Pal with an astounding 1,441 rooms. Next, is the St Stephen’s Cathedral, which is situated in the heart of Old Vienna. Afternoon free time for shopping before dinner at the hotel and overnight.

DAY 8: VIENNA – CESKY KRUMLOV (200KM/3H), CZECH REPUBLIC(B/–/D)
After hotel breakfast, transfer to Cesky Krumlov. Upon arrival enjoy a guided City Tour in the UNESCO town of Cesky Krumlov. Admire its numerous medieval buildings. If schedule permits, visit Cesky Krumlov Castle, the most interesting site in town. Its architectural standard, cultural tradition, and expanse, ranks among the most important historic sights in the central Europe. Transfer to the hotel for heck in and dinner.

DAY 9: CESKY KRUMLOV – PRAGUE (APPROX 170KM/3H), CZECH REPUBLIC(B/–/D)
After hotel breakfast, transfer to Prague. Arrive, then check in and free time in Prague to take a rest at the hotel or roam around the city on your own.

DAY 10: PRAGUE(B/–/D)
After hotel breakfast, start your Prague city tour with the famous Hradcany which encompasses dozens of houses, towns, churches, courtyards and monuments. Visit to Prague Castle is included and Photos stop at St Vitus Cathedral. Next, is the St George’s Basilica, Prague’s oldest Romanesque. Stepping into the old town, you will find the 13th Century Gothic Town Hall and the Astronomical Clock. Then to the New Town, a commercial centre with many famous literary figures. Visit through Mala Strana (the Small Quarter) and among the attractions are St Nicholas Church and Wallestein Palace. Afterwards, transfer back to the hotel for Dinner and Overnight.

DAY 11: PRAGUE – MUNICH (400KM/6H), GERMANY(B/–/D)
After breakfast, prepare for a long drive to Munich and check in at your hotel. Have free time on your own. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 12: MUNICH DEPARTURE(B/–/–)
After hotel breakfast, prepare for check out and proceed to your halfday guided tour. Travel pass the Olympic Stadium, the fashionable Schwabing district and the Residenz, once home to the Wittlesbach Dukes of Bavaria. Visit Nymphenburg Palace and continue to Marienplatz, Munich’s medieval heart, where you will see the city’s famed Glockenspiel. After tour, proceed to airport for flight back to Manila.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
POLAND (WARSAW): Royal Castle, Monument of Warsaw Uprising, University of Warsaw, Presidential Palace. POLAND (KRAKOW): Wawel Castle, Cloth Hall, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Wadowice. HUNGARY (BUDAPEST): Mathias Church, Gelert Hill, Fisherman’s Bastion. SLOVAKIA (BRATISLAVA) St. Martin’s Cathedral, Primate’s Palace. AUSTRIA (VIENNA): Schonnbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral. CZECH REPUBLIC (PRAGUE): Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica, Astronomical Clock. GERMANY (MUNICH): Olympic Stadium, Schwabing District, The Residenz, Nymphenburg Palace

ACCOMMODATION
RADISSON SOBIESKI (4*) or similar class
BW PREMIER (4*) or similar class
MERCURE BUDA (4*) or similar class
HOLIDAY INN (4*) or similar class
AUSTRIA TREND BOSEI (4*) or similar class
HOTEL BELLEVUE (4*) or similar class
HOTEL DIPLOMAT (4*) or similar class
BW ATRIUM (4*) or similar class

INCLUSIONS
Roundtrip International Airfare via KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Roundtrip Transfer Service based on Private Coach
11 nights’ accommodation at 4* hotel
Meals specified in the itinerary (half board meals)
Tours, transfer and admission fees based on itinerary
Half Day guided tours in Warsaw, Krakow, Wadowice, Budapest. Bratislava, Vienna, Cesky Krumlov , Munich
Full Day guided tours in Prague
Entrance Fees: Royal Castle Warsaw, Wawel Caslte, Wieliscka, House of Pope, St Mathias Church, Fishermans Bastion , Shonbrunn, Cesky Krumlov Castle (If admission is open), Nympenberg Palace Munich
Danube River Cruise
2 Bottles of 100ml mineral water per person per day
Local Tour Escort
Travel Insurance for 1-69 years old only. Beyond this age is at passenger’s own expense.

EXCLUSIONS
Airline Tax  USD 137.00/pax (Subject to change)
Philippine Travel Tax  PHP 1,620.00/pax
Visa Fee (SCHENGEN)  EURO 60.00 /pax (Subject to change)
Visa Processing Fee  PHP 1,500.00/pax
Mandatory Tipping for Driver  EURO 2.00/pax/day
Mandatory Tipping for Local Escort  EURO 3.00/pax/day
Mandatory Tipping for Licensed Tour Guide  EURO 3.00/pax/day
Beverages/Liquid refreshment during meal
Others not mentioned in the inclusions

FLIGHT DETAILS
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
KL 808 MNLAMS  2040  0655 (15.50H)
KL1363 AMSWAW  1005  1200 (1.55H)
KL1798 MUCAMS  1730  1905 (1.35H)
KL 807 AMSMNL  2050  1925 (14.15H)

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Minimum 20 adults must travel together
Minimum 15 adults rate is USD 3,595 p/p (TWIN) / USD 4,225 p/p (SINGLE)
Higher rate shall be applied if less than 20 passengers
Rate, flight details and itinerary are subject to change without prior notice
Rate is valid only for Philippine passport holders
Surcharge will apply for foreign passport holders
USD500 deposit is required upon booking (non-refundable)
Full payment is required 45 days prior to departure
Charges shall applied for any booking cancellation
**Not all hotels in Europe offer triple sharing room. If triple sharing room is not available, passengers need to avail the rate based on 1 Twin + 1 Single Room**

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