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England, Austria, Germany

15 Nights / 16 Days tour package for USD 1599 per person
Destinations Covered: London - Brussels - Frankfurt Area - Salzburg - Vienna - Budapest - Prague - Berlin Rhineland 4931
 

This fascinating adventure covers central and eastern Europe, focusing on the monumental architecture, history, and traditions of the former Prussian and Austro-Hungarian Empires. Begin with two overnights in London, then ferry across the English Channel and join your motorcoach to Brussels, capital of Belgium. Pass through the Duchy of Luxembourg to enter Germany with a stop in ancient Trier. Overnight in Frankfurt and travel through Bavaria, visiting Nuremberg and Munich, and arriving in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg in Austria. Included sightseeing in Vienna shows off the State Opera, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, and St. Stephen"s Cathedral. On to Hungary for two overnights in Budapest, where you’ll admire the Parliament Building, Fishermen's Bastion, Matthias Coronation Church, and more. Stop in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, then encounter the brilliant gothic and baroque architecture in Prague, including the Charles Bridge and the Astronomical Clock. Back in Germany, visit Dresden, Berlin, and medieval Hamelin to hear the story of the Pied Piper. Continue to the Rhineland for the night, then back across the English Channel to England for a final night in London.

 

Rates and Dates (Rates per person on US Dollars):

Tour Start Date Return Date Price Per Person
16-Apr-2013 28-Apr-2013 USD 1699
 
30-Apr-2013 12-May-2013 USD 1739
 
07-May-2013 19-May-2013 USD 1789
14-May-2013 26-May-2013
21-May-2013 02-Jun-2013
28-May-2013 09-Jun-2013
04-Jun-2013 16-Jun-2013
11-Jun-2013 23-Jun-2013
18-Jun-2013 30-Jun-2013
02-Jul-2013 14-Jul-2013
16-Jul-2013 11-Aug-2013
13-Aug-2013 25-Aug-2013
27-Aug-2013 08-Sep-2013
03-Sep-2013 15-Sep-2013
10-Sep-2013 22-Sep-2013
 
17-Sep-2013 29-Sep-2013 USD 1759
24-Sep-2013 06-Oct-2013
 
01-Oct-2013 13-Oct-2013 USD 1739
08-Oct-2013 20-Oct-2013
 
15-Oct-2013 27-Oct-2013 USD 1699
 
03-Dec-2013 15-Dec-2013 USD 1599
10-Dec-2013 22-Dec-2013
   
Hotels:

London: Novotel London West (F)

Brussels: Hotel Golden Tulip Brussels Airport (F)

Frankfurt Area: Mercure (F) at Friedrichsdorf

Salzburg: Ramada (F)

Vienna: Kavalier (ST)

Budapest: Budapest (F)

Prague: Clarion (F)

Berlin: ERLIN Abba (F)

Rhineland: Holiday Inn (F) at Cologne - Bonn Airport or Ramada (F) at Bruehl

 
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in London, England
Check into your hotel. In the afternoon you may want to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2: London
A full day to savor our rich program of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, maybe a leisurely cruise on the River Thames? (B)

Day 3: London – Brussels, Belgium
Leave London in the early morning and head through the lush English countryside to the Channel port, where you board your ferry for the Continent. Here, meet your Tour Director and board your luxury coach for the drive to Brussels. (B)

Day 4: Brussels – Luxembourg – Trier, Germany – Frankfurt Area
Drive south this morning into the Duchy of Luxembourg. Cross the German border and make a stop in ancient Trier before continuing through the splendid scenery of the Moselle Valley. A choice this afternoon of the included scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine or, even more thrilling, the optional Rhine cruise with vistas of the Lorelei rock, hilltop castles, half-timbered wine villages, and terraced vineyards. Just a few more miles by coach to the overnight in the Frankfurt area. (B,D)

Day 5: Frankfurt Area – Nuremberg – Munich – Salzburg, Austria
Journey through the heart of Germany on the highway to reach Nuremberg, at one time Germany’s most beautiful city and, much later, famed for the war criminal trials that took place in 1945. Stop for a short visit. Drive south this afternoon through Bavaria, across the German-Austrian border, and head towards Salzburg for an overnight. (B)

Day 6: Salzburg – Vienna
morning to enjoy some optional sightseeing in Salzburg, Mozart’s hometown. In the afternoon, journey through the Salzkammergut Lakelands, of Sound of Music fame, past Mondsee to follow the Danube almost all the way to Vienna. (B)

Day 7:Vienna
Start the morning with an included sightseeing tour featuring the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg. Finally, an inside visit of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Complete the day by joining the optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace. (B)

Day 8: Vienna – Lake Balaton, Hungary – Budapest
East today into Hungary through the historic city of Györ. Next, the vast stretch of Lake Balaton unfolds as you drive through some of its summer resorts. Reach Budapest by way of Martonvasar, where Beethoven wrote his Appassionata. Tonight an optional cruise on the Danube to enjoy the fascinating city illuminations. (B,D)

Day 9: Budapest
Buda Castle dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest, separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube. Heroes’ Square typifies the modern capital, while along the riverbank you find the old inns and wine cellars. Included sightseeing takes in the Parliament building, Margaret Island, Fishermen’s Bastion, the Royal Castle, and Matthias Coronation Church. (B)

Day 10: Budapest – Bratislava, Slovakia – Prague, Czech Republic
Start the day by traveling into Slovakia. Once across the border, have a break in Bratislava, its capital. Drive north to cross yet another border into the Czech Republic. The highway will take you through Bohemia, an enchanted land of castles, spa towns, and picket-fenced villages. Evening arrival in Prague. (B,D)

Day 11: Prague
The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture here perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. Included sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the Astronomical Clock. (B)

Day 12: Prague – Dresden, Germany – Berlin
Discover more of Bohemia as you journey towards the German frontier. Next, the mountains and fortresses of the Erzgebirge range. Today’s highlight is a stop in Dresden, a magnificently restored city after its almost total destruction in World War II. In the afternoon, travel north across the River Elbe to reach Berlin for two overnights. (B)

Day 13: Berlin
Included sightseeing focuses on the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, and the Europa Center. Reunited Berlin has regained not only its territorial integrity but also the status of a German capital. Afternoon at leisure or join an optional excursion. (B)

Day 14: Berlin – Hamelin – Rhineland
Back on the Autobahn this morning past Brunswick on the way to Hamelin. Stop and hear the story of the Pied Piper. Next, the grand scenery of the Teutoburger Forest and into the Ruhr, then farther west to the Rhineland for an overnight. (B,D)

Day 15: Rhineland – London, England
A comfortable drive this morning to the Channel port for your ferry crossing from the Continent to England. Through Kent, return to London for an evening arrival. (B)

Day 10: Budapest – Bratislava, Slovakia – Prague, Czech Republic
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 
Package Includes:
Accommodation for 3 nights in London
Accommodation for 2 nights in Prague
Accommodation for 1 night in Brussels
Accommodation for 2 nights in Berlin
Accommodation for 1 night in Frankfurt
Accommodation for 1 night in Rhineland
Accommodation for 1 night in Salzburg
Meals as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 2 nights in Vienna
Sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 2 nights in Budapest    
 
Package Excludes:
Return Airfare and taxes
Cost of meals other than not mentioned in the inclusions
Visa charges
Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions
Expenses of personal nature, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc    
 
Notes:
The package Prices based on double room occupancy
The package  itineraries and prices are subject to change
Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable    

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