The best of Central Europe & Venice

Duration:
11 days/ 10 nights
Cost:
2860 EUR
Experience:
Lively Central European capitals with lots of Culture and history, well preserved medieval Unesco sites

Get ready for the fantastic tour to Central Europe, where you visit the most culturally diverse and historically revered destinations in the entire continent.  You visit Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, 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, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight.

Day 2: VENICE
Today 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.

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. Next, 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 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 very popular with the locals. After a short break, we drive to Bled, Slovenia’s most popular tourist resort. There you have a 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. In the late afternoon, you return to Ljubljana.  Overnight.

DAY 5: LJUBLJANA – SALZBURG – MUNICH
Morning drive from Ljubljana to Salzburg, the birthplace of the great composer Mozart. Upon arrival, you have a walking tour of the old town with beautiful squares, gardens, churches and palaces. Then you have free time to explore the city on your own, perhaps to visit Mozart house, go to the Castle overlooking the city or just wander around….  Later in the afternoon, drive to Munich, the Bavarian capital. Overnight.

DAY 6: MUNICH
After breakfast, you start the sightseeing tour of the city: Marienplatz Square, the gothic New Town Hall housing Munich’s world-famous Glockenspiel, Olympic Stadium with nearby BMW Welt ( exhibition of these famous cars), Nymphenburg Palace and Park with its gorgeous baroque façade… The afternoon is free to visit one of the countless museums or galleries. Finally, you can spend the evening in a typical Bavarian Bier house with live music. Overnight.

DAY 7: MUNICH – REGENSBURG – PRAGUE
This day depart Austria and continue Central Europe private tour to the Czech Republic. On your way to Prague, you visit Regensburg, one of Germany’s most significant and best-preserved medieval cities designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, in the early evening, you arrive in the Czech capital, Prague – “The City of a Thousand Spires”. Overnight.

Day 8: 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 9: PRAGUE – CESKÝ KRUMLOV  – VIENNA
This day you depart the Czech Republic for Austria. On your way to Vienna, you visit Ceský Krumlov very well preserved medieval city. Its historic centre around the Castle has been a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. It was given this status along with the historic Prague castle district. In the early evening, you arrive in Vienna, the “City of Waltz” which owes its fame to the fact that it was the capital of the large empire for a long time. After arrival, time is free to explore Austria’s lovely capital. Overnight.

Day 10: 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 11: VIENNA – DEPARTURE
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Vienna airport for your flight home.

Number of Participants Price per person
2 pax2200 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, Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, the Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower in Prague, Hofburg Palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna.

Sightseeing Tours Included: Venice, Ljubljana, Bled, Salzburg, Munich, Regensburg, Prague, Vienna

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.”

    The best of Central Europe & Venice

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