CENTRAL EUROPE

13 days

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CENTRAL EUROPE

13 days / 12 nights



Program:


Day 1: Arrival - Prague

We meet at airport in Prague (Czech Republic), from which we go to the city (private transfer), and check into the hotel. Free day for rest and leisure; meet your hosts, try some local food and drinks, or persue your own interests. Overnight stay

Day 2: Prague

Breakfast. SIC city tour (3,5h). Be seduced by the historical monuments and medieval charm of Prague. This coach and walking tour of the Czech capital will bring you UNESCO-listed monuments, Prague Castle on a guided tour; cruise the Vltava River and panoramic city views from the boat's top deck; Tour will end by exploring the ambient tangle of Prague’s Old Town, home to the famous Astronomical Clock. Pickup included, from Astronomical clock free time and return to hotel on your own.


Day 3: Prague - Vienna

Breakfast. Check out from hotel, (private transfer) and catching train to Vienna. After arriving to Vienna (Austria), private transfer to hotel. After the check in you will have free time to explore city by yourself, meet your hosts, try some local food and drinks, persuing your own interest or just rest. Overnight stay.n

Day 4: Vienna

Breakfast. SIC city tour (3,5h). Vienna tour with Schonbrunn place. Sightseeing tour starts at the Operngasse 8 and takes you to the Ringstrasse boulevard, where you pass many popular tourist attractions.

First take a look at the impressive Vienna State Opera. It is home of the famous "Opera Ball" which takes place every year. Not far from the Opera, the grand Hofburg Palace is located, the former winter residence of the imperial family.
Next you will see the monumental buildings of the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History. Further sights on our tour are the neoclassical Parliament, the acclaimed Burgtheater and the striking City Hall.
On arrival at Schönbrunn Palace your guided tour starts at once, no need to wait for Austria’s most popular tourist attraction! The former imperial summer residence is a listed World Heritage Site and attracts millions of people from all over the world every year.

We visit the historic state-rooms and see how the imperial family once lived. Afterwards you have time to take a stroll through the palace gardens or enjoy a cup of original Viennese coffee and a piece of delicious apple strudel.

City tour ends at the Vienna State Opera. On meeting point on back on your own.

Day 5: Vienna – Bratislava

Breakfast. After check out private transfer to train station. Take a train to Bratislava (Slovakia). After arrival, go to hotel (close to train station, no transfer). After the check in you will have free time to explore city by yourself, meet your hosts, try some local food and drinks, persuing your own interest or just rest.


Day 6: Bratislava

Breakfast. Board an open-sided vehicle for a tour of Bratislava that goes from the beautiful Blue Church to the Slavin Memorial and Bratislava Castle. It’s a great way to get your bearings in the winding streets of the Bratislava Old Town, with stops to explore the Slavin Memorial and Bratislava Castle on foot; an included audio guide gives you the background on the places you’ll pass along the way. To starting point on your own.

Day 7: Bratislava

Breakfast. Free day. This day is left fully at your own disposal. Use it for rest, your own plans, or other forms of entertainment. Also you can meet your hosts, try some local food or drinks orpersue your own interests.

* option: Devin Castle. Visit the impressive ruins of Devin Castle and take in the views from its strategic location on a cliff overlooking the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers. Learn about the castle’s rich history and sample some locally made products. Pickup, entrance and wine tasting included. 

Day 8: Bratislava – Budapest

Breakfast. After check out go to train station. Take a train to Budapest (Hungary). After arrival, go to hotel (close to train station). After the check in you will have free time to explore city by yourself, meet your hosts, try some local food and drinks, persuing your own interest or just rest.

Day 9: Budapest

Breakfast. Budapest tour (3h). Some of famous sights on the pearl of the Danube: Danube Promenade, Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Famous Hungarians, Rubik's cube, The little princess, Chain Bridge, Fishermen's Bastion, Origin of the Magyars, Opera House and St. Stephen's Basilica. Pickup included, from downtown free time and return to hotel on your own.

Free evening and overnight stay


Day 10: Budapest - Zagreb

Breakfast. After check out go to train station. Take a train to Zagreb (Croatia). After arrival, go to hotel (private transfer). After the check in you will have free time to explore city by yourself, meet your hosts, try some local food and drinks, persuing your own interest or just rest.

Day 11: Zagreb

Breakfast. City tour of Zagreb. Meet your licensed local guide in park Zrinjevac, the most beautiful park of the famous Green horseshoe of Zagreb. Get introduced with the rich history of the capital of Croatia that dates back to medieval times. The tour will continue to the focal point of the city, the Main square – ban Jelacic, towards the Cathedral. The route taken will lead you to the vibrant Tkalciceva street or better known as ''the bar street' which always has a stream of people. A short stroll brings you to the charming funicular. The funicular is the oldest public transportation in the city that has been bringing joy to citizens of Zagreb for more than 125 years. Take a ride and feel welcomed to the Upper town – Gradec! Gradec is one of the two medieval settlements Zagreb originates from. Enjoy the charm and harmony of the Strossmayer promenade, the best spot for panoramic views of Zagreb rooftops and landscape. You will not miss the new official ''kissing spot of Zagreb'', Lotrscak tower that houses the Gric cannon which is responsible for the oldest ongoing tradition of Zagreb and Saint Mark’s Church. This particular church with its picturesque rooftop is the most frequent postcard sent from Zagreb. The the tour will descend towards the oldest pharmacy in Zagreb that dates from the 14th century. As in the old days, you will walk through the Stone Gate to leave the Upper town. The gate was a part of defense system of Gradec and it is the only city gate that survived until present day. Inside there is a small chapel housing the miraculous picture depicting Our Lady, patron saint of the city. With the Upper town conquered, you will hear more of witch craft and other hidden gems of the capital. The tour will finish at the Main square.

Day 12: Zagreb

Breakfast. Free day. This day is left fully at your own disposal. Use it for rest, your own plans, or other forms of entertainment. Also you can meet your hosts, try some local food or drinks orpersue your own interests.

* option: Plitvice Lakes National Park. Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—on a full-day trip from Zagreb, and experience one of Croatia’s most scenic landscapes. Visit the historic village of Rastoke, join a guide for a walk through the park. This full-day Plitvice Lakes tour includes pickup and drop-off at selected hotels in Zagreb, all activities, and entrance fees. 

Day 13: Zagreb – departure

Breakfast. Free day for rest and leisure or exploration of the city until departure transfer to the airport.


PRICE OF THE ARRANGEMENT: on request; fully customized



THE ARRANGEMENT INCLUDES:

  • Private transfers from airport to hotel (Prague, day 1)
  • Prague SIC tour + cruise (day 2)
  • Private transfer to train station in Prague (day 3)
  • train ticket: Prague – Vienna (day 3)
  • private transfer from train station to hotel in Vienna (day 3)
  • Vienna SIC tour + Schonbrunn palace (day 4)
  • private transfer to hotel in Vienna (day 5)
  • train ticket: Vienna – Bratislava (day 5)
  • Bratislava tour (day 6)
  • train ticket: Bratislava – Budapest (day 8)
  • Budapest SIC tour (day 9)
  • train ticket: Budapest – Zagreb (day 10)
  • private transfer to hotel in Zagreb (day 11)
  • Zagreb group walking tour (day 12)
  • private transfer from Zagreb hotel to airport (day 13)
  • 12 nights in 3* hotels + breakfast
  • Local tour guides on English language on all excursions
  • Sightseeing of places mentioned in itinerary

 

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Personal expenses
  • Services arranged on site which are not included in the basic program
  • optional tours on day 7 and day 12
  • International flights
  • city tax
  • Visa