Central Europe Tour & Venice

Duration:
10 day/9 nights
Cost:
3190 EUR
Experience:
Lively Central European capitals with lots of Culture and history &Venice

Get ready for the fantastic Central Europe tour where you visit the most culturally diverse and historically revered destinations in the entire continent.  You visit Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic on this ten-day tour. This tour starts with the sights of the fantastic city of Venice.

Itinerary

Day 1: VENICE –  ARRIVAL
Arriving at Venice’s airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight.

Day 2: VENICE
Today Central Europe tour begins with a walking tour of Venice featuring the major highlights: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, Bell Tower, and Bridge of Sighs. Then you visit a glassblowing factory where you will watch a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art. Finally, the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Venice on your own or to take an optional gondola ride. Overnight.

DAY 3: VENICE – TRIESTE – POSTOJNA CAVES – LJUBLJANA
After breakfast, drive to Trieste, the capital of Friuli Venezia-Giulia, with its large port and high karst cliffs rising behind the city. First, visit the Miramar Castle perched on a cliff above the sea, built by Emperor Franz Joseph’s. Then drive to Postojna and visit the famous cave, one of the largest in the world. Its stalagmite and stalactite formations are unequalled anywhere. An electric train will take you into the caves and then enjoy in the underground karst world, where nature was the principal architect through the millennia and has formed unique formations. Then we continue our Central Europe tour to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Overnight.

DAY 4: LJUBLJANA – BLED – LJUBLJANA
In the morning, the guided tour will take you to the old baroque town, Prešeren Square, Congress Square, the City Hall, the Cathedral, the ‘Butchers’ Bridge, the Dragon Bridge, and the open market popular with the locals. After a short break, we drive to Bled, Slovenia’s most popular tourist resort. There you can walk along the lakeshore and visit the Bled Castle with its scenic views. The positive energy of this place was discovered very early. First, it became a pilgrimage site and later a health resort. Finally, in the late afternoon, you return to Ljubljana. Overnight.

 DAY 5: LJUBLJANA – LAKE BALATON – BUDAPEST
Today you have a journey to Budapest, the Hungarian capital also named the “Paris of the East”. En route, you visit Lake Balaton with charming small towns like Heviz and Tihany.  After arrival to Budapest, you have free time to shop along the famous Vaci Utca street, get some typical food or sip an excellent Hungarian wine. Overnight.

DAY 6: BUDAPEST
After breakfast, you start with a sightseeing tour of this charming and beautiful city declared as a World Heritage site in 1987. The main attractions are The Parliament, Matthias Church, Royal Palace and the Castle Hill, Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes Square, and the Citadel. The afternoon is free to explore this picturesque city on your own.  Overnight.

DAY 7: BUDAPEST – BRATISLAVA – VIENNA
In the morning, we continue our Central Europe tour towards Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. After the tour of the charming city centre, we go to the Castle from where there is a nice view of the Old Town and the Danube River. Then drive to Vienna, the “City of Waltz”, which owes its fame to the fact that it was a capital of the large empire for a long time. Overnight.

Day 8: VIENNA
In the morning, you start the sightseeing tour of the city:  Hofburg Palace, City Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Opera House, Philharmonic, Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings. After a guided tour, we recommend you visit one of the typical Vienna cafes – they say that cafes developed here when the Turks were expelled from Austria during a well-known battle near Vienna in 1683. They were running away, leaving behind bags of coffee. Vienna is also the origin of the delicious Sacher cake, which you can enjoy in its authentic area. Overnight.

Day 8: VIENNA – CESKÝ KRUMLOV – PRAGUE
This day you depart Austria for the Czech Republic. On your way to Prague, you visit Ceský Krumlov, a well preserved medieval city. Its historic centre around the Castle has been designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. It was given this status along with the historic Prague castle district. Finally, in the early evening, you arrive in the Czech capital, Prague – “The City of a Thousand Spires”. Overnight.

Day 9: PRAGUE
You start with the panoramic drive to see famous city attractions as  Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium and Castle Square in the morning. Then you continue with a walking tour where you visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. After that, you descend to the bank of the river Vltava, cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague. Here you see the Town Hall, the world-famous Astronomical Clock and the Jewish Ghetto. The rest of the day is free. Overnight.

Day 10: PRAGUE – DEPARTURE
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Prague airport for your flight home.

Number of Participants: 2Price per person*
Low season:3,190 EUR
High season:3,450 EUR

* This price is informal. The exact price can be sent when we receive the request with precise travel dates and the number of passengers intending to travel (2 – min and 7 – max).

The tour includes:

  • transportation and the pertaining costs
  • transfers from and to the airport
  • accommodation in 3 or 4-star hotels in the cities mentioned in the itinerary (tourist tax included)
  • breakfasts
  • professional English speaking guide during the entire trip
  • local-guides as mentioned in the program
  • organization and our assistance during the trip

Entrance fees included: Glassblowing factory, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace in Venice, Miramar castle, Postojna Caves, Bled Castle, Matthias Church, Royal Palace and Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest, Hofburg Palace and  St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, the Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower in Prague.

Sightseeing Tours Included: Venice, Ljubljana, Bled, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Vienna, Budapest

The tour does not include:

  • excursions outside the program
  • travel insurance (optional)
  • meals (except breakfasts)
  • flight tickets and airport taxes
  • personal expenses
  • any other service not mentioned under “The tour includes.”

    Central Europe Tour & Venice

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