10 Day Central Europe with Berlin from 2599 pp incl. flights

Includes Flightsreturn economy airfares  from $2599 per person twin share   escorted tourenglish speaking guides Arrive in Budapest and enjoy a tour of this cultural and historical city. Begin in Pest to view the Parliament, Heroes’ Square and Market Hall, then cross the Danube to the Buda Hills to see the Royal Palace and visit Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion for panoramic views of the city.  With time at leisure, perhaps join the optional Danube dinner cruise and take in the spectacular skyline from the comfort of a private boat.

Depart Hungary and travel through the Austrian countryside to Vienna. Upon arrival, enjoy a panoramic tour that begins with a drive along the Ringstrasse, Vienna’s main boulevard, to view Hofburg Palace, the Opera House, Belvedere Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and more. Plus, with an additional day at leisure, perhaps visit some of the stunning palaces, historical monuments and fascinating museums or participate in the optional tour to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia.

Make your way through Southern Bohemia to the Czech capital, Prague – “The City of a Thousand Spires”. On a sightseeing tour, enjoy magnificent views of the city and Charles Bridge, as well as a visit to the Royal Castle District at Hradcany and St. Vitus Cathedral. You’ll also view St. George’s Basilica, the oldest church in the Castle complex and best preserved Romanesque basilica in Prague.

En route to Berlin stop in the Baroque art city of Dresden and enjoy a walking tour of the Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche. Continue on to your last stop in Berlin where you can join an optional tour to explore Berlin’s hidden past to learn about the defeat of the Nazis, the liberation and the fall of the Berlin Wall. On your final night enjoy a farewell dinner with your newfound friends..

 THIS DEAL EXPIRES at 5PM 02 MAY 2018 

Departs SYD 03 NOV ’18
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Escorted Package Includes
  • Flights Sydney-Budapest, Berlin-Sydney
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Budapest
    • 2 nights Vienna
    • 2 nights Prague
    • 2 nights Berlin
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 11 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • View Heroes’ Square, the largest and most impressive square in Budapest
  • Stop at Fisherman’s Bastion, for enthralling panoramic views of Budapest
  • Visit Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family in Vienna
  • View St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, a Gothic masterpiece, where coronations of Czech kings & queens took place
  • Visit the Berlin Wall, a defining symbol of the Cold War

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.

Is This Trip Right for You?
This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday – Depart for Hungary
Depart for Hungary

Departure Airline Flight #   From To Arrival
03 Nov 2018 04:30PM British Airways 16 , Australia London Heathrow, 04 Nov 2018 04:55AM
04 Nov 2018 08:10AM British Airways 868 London Heathrow, Budapest, 04 Nov 2018 11:40AM

DAY 2, Sunday – Arrive in Budapest
Arrive in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary that straddles the Danube River, with the Buda Hills to the west and Pest to the east and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and Dinner along with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travellers
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday – Budapest City Tour
Take a morning city tour of Budapest. Begin in Pest and continue to view the Parliament, Heroes’ Square, and Market Hall before crossing the Danube to the Buda Hills. There, see the Royal Palace, visit Matthias Church and continue to the Fisherman’s Bastion for enthralling panoramic views of the city. Afternoon is at leisure, or join the optional tour to the Parliament* with its stunning interior and the impressive St. Stephen’s Basilica, the largest church in Budapest. End the tour with a walk through the historic Great Market Hall with its over 100 market stalls and endless choices of regional products. This evening, perhaps join the optional Danube dinner cruise and take in the spectacular skyline from the comfort of a private boat
*Be advised that you might not be able to book this optional tour locally, due to certain restrictions regarding the Parliament.
Optional: Parliament, St. Stephen’s & Great Market Hall (PM)
Optional: Danube Dinner Cruise (PM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday – Vienna City Tour
Depart Hungary and travel through the Austrian countryside to Vienna, former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Upon arrival in Vienna, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city that begins with a drive along the Ringstrasse, Vienna’s main boulevard, to view Hofburg Palace, the Opera House, the monument of Empress Maria Theresia, Votive Church, City Hall, Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Afterwards, continue to magnificent Schonbrunn Palace for a highlight tour. Tonight, don’t miss the optional evening of Viennese culture in the “City of Music” featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna’s most famous citizens
Optional: Mozart and Strauss Concert (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday – Full Day in Vienna
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Vienna independently. As European cultural capital, Vienna abounds with stunning palaces, historical monuments, fascinating museums, and some of the world’s best concert performances, ranging from classical masterpieces to lively jazz fusion. Perhaps, participate in the optional morning tour to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, one of Europe’s newest capitals with time to explore the historic center of this charming city before returning to Vienna. Tonight, feel the spirit of imperial Vienna on the optional evening in a cozy wine tavern in the Vienna woods including a hearty meal, local wines and music
Optional: Half Day Bratislava (AM)
Optional: Austrian Wine Tavern Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday – Arrive in Prague
This morning, depart Austria for the Czech Republic. Enjoy the sights of Central Europe during your journey. Make your way through Southern Bohemia and on to the Czech capital city, Prague “The City of a Thousand Spires”
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday – Prague City Tour
A morning sightseeing tour of Prague includes a visit to the Royal Castle District at Hradcany, former residence of the Bohemian kings. Enjoy magnificent views of the city and Charles Bridge below as well as a visit to St. Vitus Cathedral. Following your visit, view St. George’s Basilica, the oldest church in the Castle complex and best preserved Romanesque basilica in Prague. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in this gorgeous city known for its stunning Gothic and Renaissance architecture
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday – Dresden en Route to Berlin
Today cross Saxony to the Baroque art city of Dresden, also known as “the Florence on the Elbe River.” Enjoy a walking city tour to view sights including the ornate Zwinger Palace, the world-famous Semper Opera and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche with its magnificent baroque dome. Continue to Berlin, proud capital of reunited Germany. Spend the remainder of the day at lesiure
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Sunday – Berlin City Tour
This morning’s guided tour of Berlin includes the city’s major sights, the Reichstag building, Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, remaining symbols of the former Berlin Wall. View Unter den Linden Street and Kurfurstendamm as well as the State Opera House and Cathedral before an afternoon at leisure. Or, join the optional Berlin’s Hidden Past tour and delve beneath the surface to see what remains of the city of the latter part of the 20th century – the defeat of the Nazis, the liberation, destruction and division of Germany’s capital by the hated “Berlin Wall” that brought to focus the East/West division of Europe by the Cold War. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner together in Berlin
Optional: Berlin’s Hidden Past (PM)
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday – Depart Germany
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Departure Airline Flight #   From To Arrival
12 Nov 2018 05:40PM British Airways 995 Berlin, London Heathrow, 12 Nov 2018 06:40PM
12 Nov 2018 09:45PM British Airways 15 London Heathrow, Sydney, 14 Nov 2018 06:50AM

 

Other information
Visa Info

Australians should check information on the Smarttraveller Website.

Most Australians will not require a visa for this itinerary.

Most New Zealanders traveling on a New Zealand  passport will not require a visa for this itinerary. Please check the Safetravel Website.

Accomodation

PLEASE note hotels for different departure dates will vary.

Optional Tours
Prices are per person and can be booked individually if only one person wishes to go

 

Day #3    AUD$82.00

 

Parliament, St. Stephen’s & Great Market Hall

Parliament, St. Stephen's & Great Market Hall ThumbnailThis comprehensive tour includes three splendid interiors and at the same time provides an insight on local politics, religion and products. The cost of building the Hungarian House of Parliament would have paid for the construction of an entire town for 40,000 people. A stunning interior and the Hungarian Crown Jewels await you there. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit each day. Next tour St. Stephen’s Basilica, the largest and most impressive church of Budapest where a relic, the mummified hand of St. Stephen, can be seen. Finally your guide takes you to the historic Great Market Hall where, like a hundred years ago, the locals still do their everyday shopping. At your leisure, absorb the unique atmosphere with over 100 market stalls and an endless choice of regional products.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

 

Day #3  AUD$108.00

Danube Dinner Cruise

Danube Dinner Cruise ThumbnailEnjoy a relaxing cruise down the Danube on a private boat, accompanied by the commentary of your local expert. The views from the river are magnificent as you admire the skyline from a different perspective of the city after sunset. The buffet dinner features Hungarian specialties and wine. Transportation is included.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

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Day #4  AUD$90.00

 

Mozart & Strauss Concert

Mozart & Strauss Concert ThumbnailExperience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the “City of Music.” Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna’s most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history’s greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world’s most famous waltz.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours

 

Day #5

AUD$98.00

 

Austrian Wine Tavern Dinner

Austrian Wine Tavern Dinner ThumbnailSpend a pleasant evening in a genuine 18th century cozy Viennese wine tavern in the Vienna Woods. A hearty traditional meal served ‘family style’ is accompanied with unlimited local wine and music. Return to days gone by and enjoy the warmth and friendly atmosphere of times past.

Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

 

Day #5 AUD$89.00

Half Day Bratislava

THalf Day Bratislava Thumbnailhis morning enjoy a half-day excursion across the border to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe’s newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. First, explore the historic center on a guided walking tour. Then, with time at leisure, stroll the lively pedestrian streets of this charming city where local street vendors offer regional gifts.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

 

 

Day #9   AUD$61.00

 

Berlin’s Hidden Past
Berlin's Hidden Past ThumbnailEmbark on a fascinating tour into Berlin’s turbulent past. Your knowledgeable guide makes Berlin’s history come alive as you delve beneath the surface to see what remains of the city of the latter part of the 20th century. Begin the tour at the East Side Gallery a preserved colorful section of the wall, now one of the longest open air art galleries in the world and continue to the Berlin Wall Museum*. Finally visit the Topography of Terror, an outdoor and indoor exhibition located on the former site of the Gestapo Headquarters.

*Berlin Wall Museum is closed on Mondays

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.