HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR - WONDERS OF EASTERN EUROPE

  • A complete all-inclusive value for money tour with maximum quality sightseeing and minimum travelling time
  • Stay at conveniently located hotels
  • Daily American buffet breakfast at all the hotels
  • Daily Indian Jain/Vegetarian / Local lunches on the tour
  • Daily Indian Jain/Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian / Local dinners included
  • Guided city tours of Warsaw, Krakow, Bratislava, Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Prague, Vienna, Dresden & Berlin
  • Visit the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Krakow
  • Tour the amazing Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • See the Hungarian Horsemanship show in Budapest
  • Visit the Buda Castle, Heroes Square and the Chain Bridge
  • Ride a funicular to the medieval Ljubljana castle
  • Visit the alpine resort of Bled in Slovenia
  • Ride the ‘Pletna’, boat to Bled Island
  • Visit the church of St. Mary
  • Visit the Schonnbrunn Palace in Vienna
  • Visit Vienna Woods and the beautiful Seegrotte
  • Dinner Cruise on the Vltava River
  • Visit the Prague Castle
  • Visit the Zwinger Palace in Dresden
  • Visit the Berlin Tower
  • Visit 08 countries in 14 days in a relaxed and at a leisurely pace covering Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic & Germany
  • Services of a professional and experienced tour manager travelling with you throughout your tour

Itinerary - WONDERS OF EASTERN EUROPE


Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic & Germany

Day 01

Welcome to Warsaw!!! Orientation Tour of Warsaw.

  • Today, enter the world of ‘Vacations Exotica’ as you begin your beautiful journey of Europe. On arrival at the Warsaw airport meet your professional and experienced Tour Manager in the arrival area situated outside the customs hall. Drive directly to your hotel and check in. Later, proceed on an orientation tour of this capital city. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at hotel Mercure Centrum / Holiday Inn / Novotel / Golden Tulip or similar, in Warsaw. (D)


Day 02

Guided City Tour of Warsaw. Onto Krakow.

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and soak in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city on a guided city tour with an experienced local guide. See the Old Town, Royal Castle, and King Sigismund’s Column, Market Square, Barbican and other sights. After lunch, drive to the city of Krakow and check in to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at hotel Park Inn Krakow / Novotel / Qubus / Park Inn or similar, in Krakow. (B, L, D)


Day 03

Guided City Tour of Krakow. Visit the Auschwitz Concentration Camp

  • After a buffet breakfast, join an experienced English speaking local guide to see this beautiful city. See the Main Market Square with St. Mary’s Basilica and the Sukiennice Cloth Hall, the Wawel Castle, the National Art Museum, the Zygmunt Bell at the Wawel Cathedral and the medieval St. Florian’s Gate with the Barbican along the Royal Coronation Route. After lunch, visit the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Nazi Germany’s largest concentration camp where you can relive the history of an era gone by. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at hotel Park Inn Krakow / Novotel / Qubus / Park Inn or similar, in Krakow. (B, L, D)


Day 04

Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Onto Bratislava.

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and get ready for a unique experience. Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine. The route starts 64 mts. deep which includes twenty chambers and ends 135 mts. below the earth’s surface, where the world’s biggest museum of mining is located with the unique centuries-old equipment among its exhibits. After lunch, drive to the Slovakian capital city of Bratislava. On arrival, check into your hotel. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at hotel Park Inn / Austria Trend / Mercure or similar, in Bratislava. (B, L, D)


Day 05

Bratislava – Guided City Tour. Onto Budapest – Hungarian capital. Hungarian Horsemanship Show.

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and join an experienced English speaking local guide for a city tour. See the Bratislava Castle, the Primates Palace and Slavín – from where you get great views of the city. Walk through the pedestrianized Old Town and see St. Michael’s Gate, the first University Istropolitana, St. Martin’s Cathedral (where coronations were performed), the Old Town Halland the Opera House. After lunch, drive to the Hungarian Capital – Budapest. On arrival, proceed to witness the acrobats of the Hungarian Horsemen. Get delighted with the stunts and skills of the horses and their riders. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at hotel Novotel / Hilton or similar, in Budapest. (B, L, D)


Day 06

Budapest – Guided City Tour.

  • After a buffet breakfast, join an experienced English speaking local guide to see the sights of Budapest. See the Heroes Square, Parliament Building, Széchenyi Chain Bridge and other sights and also visit the Buda Castle – a medieval castle and now an UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, you have some free time to explore the various shopping opportunities that Budapest has to offer. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at hotel Novotel / Hilton or similar, in Budapest. (B, L, D)


Day 07

Onto Croatia. Guided City Tour of Zagreb.

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and drive to the Croatian Capital City of Zagreb. On arrival, enjoy lunch. Later, join an experienced English speaking local guide to see the sights of Zagreb. During your guided city tour visit the Trg Bana Jelačića - Zagreb’s central square, the St. Mark’s Church - which sports a multi-coloured tile roof constructed in 1880, the Hrvatski Sabor - Croatian Parliament, the Ban´s Palace - now the Presidential Palace, etc. These are just a few sights you will see on your tour of this charming and vibrant capital. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at hotel Dubrovnik / Sheraton or similar, in Zagreb. (B, L, D)


Day 08

Onto Slovenia. Guided City Tour of Ljubljana. Visit the town of Bled.

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and drive to the Slovenian Capital city of Ljubljana. On arrival, proceed on a guided city tour of this romantic city situated on the banks of the Ljubljanica River. Visit the Preseren Square and Triple Bridge, Baroque Town Hall, Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Dragon Bridge, etc. Continue sightseeing with the funicular to the medieval Ljubljana Castle. Climb the stairs to Ljubljana castle tower and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of old part of the city. After lunch, visit the alpine resort of Bled – which ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts, renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. Embark ‘Pletna’ boat and ride to Bled Island to visit the church of St. Mary and experience the opportunity of making one’s wish come true by ringing the bell in the church. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at hotel Slon / Grand Union or similar, in Ljubljana. (B, L, D)


Day 09

Onto Vienna. Visit Seegrotte and Vienna Woods.

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and drive to the Austrian Capital – Vienna. On arrival, enjoy lunch. Later visit the Seegrotte in the Vienna woods from where you can also enjoy great views of this beautiful city and the Donau Canal. Later check in to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at hotel Mercure Bidermeier / Lindner / Renaissance / NH Danube or similar, in Vienna. (B, L, D)


Day 10

Vienna – Guided City Tour. Schonnbrunn Palace. Onto Prague.

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out & proceed for a city tour of Vienna with an experienced English speaking local guide. Start your tour with a visit to the Schonnbrunn Palace – one of the most visited places in Vienna. See the various chambers of the palace and the beautiful gardens. Also, see the Opera House, St. Stephens Cathedral, Hofburg Palace and many more sights. After lunch, drive to the Czech Capital – Prague. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at hotel Clarion Congress / Majestic / Jury’s Inn / Diplomat or similar, in Prague. (B, L, D)


Day 11

Prague – Guided City Tour. Cruise on Vltava River.

  • After a buffet breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Prague with an experienced English speaking local guide. Start off with a visit to the Prague Castle. Walk through the many courtyards, visit the St. Vitus Cathedral – the main church of the castle and the Golden Lane to see the brightly coloured houses lined along the castle wall. Visit the Old Town Square for a feel of this city. See the astronomical clock on the town hall and the famous Charles Bridge. Later, drive around the medieval part of the city. After lunch, the afternoon is free for you to relax in your hotel or explore the shopping opportunities that this city offers. This evening, proceed for a dinner cruise on the Vltava River. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at hotel Clarion Congress / Majestic / Jury’s Inn / Diplomat or similar, in Prague. (B, L, LD)


Day 12

Dresden – Guided City Tour. Berlin - visit the Berlin Tower.

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to the German town of Dresden which was destroyed during World War II and later restored to its original 18th Century glory. Join an experienced English speaking local guide to see the Opera House and stroll through Theatre Platz. Visit the Zwinger Palace with all its beautiful fountains. After lunch, drive to the city of Berlin and check in to your hotel. Later, in the evening visit the Berlin Tower. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at hotel Abba / Holiday Inn / Marriott or similar, in Berlin. (B, L, D)


Day 13

Berlin – Guided City Tour. Free time for shopping.

  • After a buffet breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Berlin with an experienced English speaking local guide to see the city where Hitler rose to power. See the remains of the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag – the German Parliament Building. Visit Alexander Platz in the city centre where you will see the World Clock. After lunch, the afternoon is free for you to relax in your hotel or explore the shopping opportunities around the city. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at hotel Abba / Holiday Inn / Marriott or similar, in Berlin. (B, L, D)


Day 14

Farewell!!!

  • This morning, after a buffet / boxed breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Return home with great experiences and wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica. (B)

Inclusions - WONDERS OF EASTERN EUROPE

SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS

POLAND

Warsaw :

  • Guided City Tour

Krakow :

  • Guided City Tour
  • Visit the Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Visit Wieliczka Salt Mines

SLOVAKIA

Bratislava :

  • Guided City Tour

HUNGARY

Budapest :

  • Guided City Tour
  • Visit the Buda Castle
  • Hungarian Horsemanship Show

CROATIA

Zagreb :

  • Guided City Tour

SLOVENIA

Ljubljana :

  • Guided City Tour
  • Ride a funicular to the medieval Ljubljana castle

Bled :

  • Guided City Tour
  • Visit the alpine resort
  • Ride the “Pletna”, boat to Bled Island
  • Visit the church of St. Mary

AUSTRIA

Vienna :

  • Guided City Tour
  • Visit Schonnbrunn Palace and Gardens
  • Visit Seegrotte and Vienna Woods

CZECH REPUBLIC

Prague :

  • Dinner Cruise on Vltava River
  • Guided City Tour
  • Visit to the Prague Castle

GERMANY

Dresden :

  • Guided City Tour
  • Visit the Zwinger Palace

Berlin :

  • Visit Berlin Tower
  • Guided City Tour

 

 

 

ACCOMODATION

  • 01 night accommodation at hotel Mercure Centrum / Holiday Inn / Novotel / Golden Tulip or similar, in Warsaw
  • 02 nights accommodation at hotel Park Inn Krakow / Novotel / Qubus / Park Inn or similar, in Krakow
  • 01 night accommodation at hotel Park Inn / Austria Trend / Mercure or similar, in Bratislava
  • 02 nights accommodation at hote Novotel / Hilton or similar, in Budapest
  • 01 night accommodation at hotel Dubrovnik / Sheraton or similar, in Zagreb
  • 01 night accommodation at hotel Slon / Grand Union or similar, in Ljubljana
  • 01 night accommodation at hotel Mercure Bidermeier / Lindner / Renaissance / NH Danube or similar, in Vienna
  • 02 nights accommodation at hotel Clarion Congress / Majestic / Jury’s Inn / Diplomat or similar, in Prague
  • 02 nights accommodation at hotel Abba / Holiday Inn / Marriott or similar, in Berlin

 

MEALS

  • Daily buffet breakfast with hot eggs and fresh fruits
  • Daily Vegetarian lunches
  • Daily Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian dinners including a Continental dinner on the Vltava River cruise

 

TRANSFERS

  • All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by deluxe air conditioned coach.

 

AIRFARE, VISAS AND OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Return economy class group airfare as per the itinerary
  • Cost of ticket taxes
  • Cost of Overseas Travel Insurance for the duration of the tour
  • Cost of Multiple Entry Schengen Visa
  • All local taxes as of 1st October 2016

 

TOUR MANAGER

  • Services of a professional and experienced Tour Manager or local representative throughout your tour in Europe.

Exclusions - WONDERS OF EASTERN EUROPE

  • Cost of Deviation - In case you wish to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure i.e. either travel before the departure date of your tour or would like to come back on a later date after the tour ends, there will be an additional charge that will be applicable which will be advised to you by our sales team / partner agent. The same subject to availability of seats for the given dates & ticket validity. Kindly also note, the deviation request is to be made at the time of booking or at least 30 days prior to departure date.
  • Tour cost is subject to GOI/RBI regulations under Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS)
  • No Porterage included
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure. Prices quoted are as 1 EURO = INR 73. The tour price is subject to increase without notice if this rate changes substantially prior to the departure of your tour
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, pay TV, mini-bar, telephone calls, etc.
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your Itinerary
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides other than that mentioned in “What your Tour Price Includes”
  • Tips to drivers, guides, etc of EUR 03 per person per day for the duration of the tour.

 

OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • It is extremely important to possess an Overseas Travel Insurance policy before you travel on your tour. We have included the cost of overseas travel insurance for the duration of the tour. For any passengers above 60 years of age and those who wish to extend their holiday, additional charges would apply.

Tour Cost Dates - Wonders of Eastern Europe

    TOUR COST

    Per Person on Twin Share Per Child without Bed
    (Below 12 years)
    Ex-Mumbai 85,000 + € 1799 73,000 + € 999
    Ex-Delhi 87,000 + € 1799 75,000 + € 999
    Ex-Bangalore /Chennai / Hyderabad /Ahmedabad /Kochi /Kolkata 92,000 + € 1799 80,000 + € 999
    Single Room Supplement: € 455
    Triple Room Reduction: Nil

     

    Note:  

    • In case of a triple room, the 3rd person in the room will get a rollaway bed. The room size may be the same as the double room
    • A person below 12 years is considered a child
    • of India Goods and Services Tax (GST) as applicable on both INR & Euro Component

     

     

    PRE/POST TOUR ACCOMMODATION

    • Cost of Pre/Post Tour accommodation in Warsaw / Berlin, will be available on request.

     

     

    VISAS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL ON YOUR TOUR

    • Multiple Entry Schengen and single entry Croatian Visas
    • Cost of above mentioned Visas is included in your Tour Price.

     

    The Schengen visa is valid for travel into Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany.

    (The visa cost has been calculated as of 01st October 2016. In case of any increase in the visa cost the same will be borne by the client) 

    Important: The dates and granting of Visas is at the sole discretion of the concerned consulate. Vacations Exotica are not responsible for granting of visas and is only a facilitator in the visa application process.

     

    DEPARTURE DATES

    April : 28

    May : 05, 12, 19, 26

    June : 02, 09, 23

    July : 07, 21

    August  : 04, 18,

    September : 01, 15, 29

      

    Note:  

    • On certain dates, passengers travelling ex-Kolkata will depart 01 night prior and there will be a long transit. Passengers have the option of taking STPC at an extra cost
    • On certain departure dates the itinerary may be operated in reverse order. However, all services and inclusions will remain the same.
    • All tours will be operated subject to a minimum of 25 full paying passengers traveling together. In case there are less than 25 full paying passengers the clients will be given an option of travelling on any another departure date.

      

    POINTS TO BE NOTED

    Please refer to our brochure for details.

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