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Central Europe Tour / Round Trip, incl. Munich and Salzburg

Route: Berlin (Germany) - Dresden (Germany) - Prague (Czech Republic) - Munich (Germany) - Salzburg (Austria) - Vienna (Austria) - Budapest (Hungary)

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit to the Frauenkirche in Dresden, one of the major churches of the German Protestant tradition
  • Visit to the Karlstein castle, one of the most colorful medieval castles in Europe
  • Visit to the Alte Pinakothek in Munich
  • Visit to the Salzburg Castle - Festung Hohensalzburg - one of the biggest castles of Europe
  • Tour of the Hofburg imperial palace in Vienna
  • Visit to the famous Budapest thermal pools

Itinerary:

1st day Berlin
Arrival in Berlin - the heart of reunited Germany. Transfer from the airport, hotel check-in, dinner and overnight in Berlin.

2nd day Berlin
morning & afternoon Guided sightseeing tour of Berlin. Although many historic buildings were destroyed in World War II, they have been reconstructed. See the Zeughaus, the National Opera, the Humboldt University, the Brandenburg Gate and famous Checkpoint Charlie, the Deutscher Dom or German Church, the Französischer Dom, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the Reichstag and the Schauspielhaus. Friedrichstraße avenue with its mixture of modern and historic facades. Visit Oranienburger Straße with the New Synagogue with its golden dome. Potsdamer Platz with its futuristic architecture in interesting contrast to the historic buildings in the city center of Mitte.
Stroll along the Kurfürstendamm boulevard in the western part of the city. See the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche (Memorial Church). It was destroyed during WWII and only partly reconstructed afterward. Next to the church, there is a typical example of modern commercial buildings of the sixties - the first shopping mall in Berlin (Europa-Center).
evening Dinner and overnight in Berlin.

3rd day Berlin - Dresden
morning Drive to Dresden, known for its excellent architecture and artistic treasures. Although the Royal Palace was destroyed during World War II, extensive reconstruction has brought the splendor of its historic Baroque interior back. 
afternoon Guided tour of the New Green Vault-museum set in the strong rooms in the basement of the castle, the name refers to the original green decoration of the main hall - containing 4,000 works of art - including many rare pieces from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicist periods.
evening Dinner and overnight in Dresden.

4th day Dresden
morning After breakfast continue city sightseeing of Dresden - visit Frauenkirche. One of the major churches of the German Protestant tradition, it was ruined by bombings during WWII, reconstruction efforts were completed in 2005. At the old royal stables, see The Procession of the Princes before continuing on to the neo-Renaissance Semper Opera House and the Baroque Zwinger, home to five museums.
afternoon at leisure to explore this lovely city on the Elbe River more personally for example on a steamer cruise.
evening Dinner and overnight in Dresden.

5th day Prague
morning Drive to Prague after breakfast and hotel check-out.
Midday arrival in Prague and guided sightseeing of Prague, including Hradcany Castle, Saint Vitus Cathedral, famous Golden Street and the colorful district of Small Strana including the church of St. Nicholas and Charles Bridge, old town market place, Josefov Jewish district, Celetna street, and Vaclav Place the center of today’s Prague.
afternoon Hotel check-in, dinner at an old town restaurant with the best Czech beer. Overnight in Prague.

6th day Prague
morning Further sightseeing - visit to the Karlstein castle on the outskirts of Prague, one of the most colorful medieval castles in Europe.
afternoon at leisure in Prague center.
evening Cruise on the Vltava, dinner on board of a ship, accompanied by traditional Czech music.

7th day Prague - Munich
morning Drive to Munich, the capital of Bavaria.
afternoon Arrival in Munich, hotel check-in and short orientation stroll through the City Center.
evening Dinner and overnight in Munich.

8th day Munich
morning & afternoon Sightseeing of Munich - see the Residenz, winter palace of early royalty, the old town hall, and the elegant Maximilianstrasse, many treasures of European art at the Alte Pinakothek, known for its fine collections. Visit also the Olympic Park and Village and the Nymphenburg Castle and Park.
Rest of the afternoon at leisure in the city center.
evening Dinner and overnight in Munich.

9th day Salzburg
morning & afternoon Drive to Salzburg. Salzburg full-day guided tour - Baroque Salzburger Dom “the city” cathedral, St. Peter - Benedictine monastery from the 7th century considered to be the oldest north of the Alps, Salzburg Castle - Festung Hohensalzburg - one of the biggest castles of Europe, providing its visitors with stunning views over the valley, Getreidegasse - Salzburg’ most expensive shopping street, a scenic medieval alley in which Mozart was born, Mozart Square covering some of the city’s Roman foundations, but since 1842 also hosts the Mozart memorial, the house in which Mozart was born in 1756, and the one he used to live and work in later, Residenz Castle - the gem of the Prince Archbishops of Salzburg, St. Sebastian Church and cemetery with Mozart’ family tomb, Hellbrunn Palace, park - lavish Baroque masterpiece.
evening Dinner and overnight in Salzburg.

10th day Imperial Vienna
morning Departure from Salzburg, destination Vienna.
afternoon Arrival in Vienna, hotel check-in, a short orientation tour of the city center.
evening Dinner and first night in Vienna.

11th day Vienna
morning Sightseeing of Vienna including Hofburg imperial palaceOpera House, baroque Joseph square, the symbol of Vienna, St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
afternoon At leisure in Vienna - opportunity to visit the Schoenbrunn Palace and Park or the Prater amusement park.
evening A night out on the Prater, the famous entertainment district, with an optional concert of Strauss or Mozart at the Kursalon, second night in Vienna.

12th day Budapest
morning Departure from Vienna, arrival in Budapest and hotel check-in.
afternoon Sightseeing of Budapest, view of the city from Gellert’s Hill and Castle Hill including St. Martin’s church, Fishermens’ Bastion, old town buildings, Parliament and Hero’s square.
evening Dinner in a traditional Budapest restaurant an evening with music and Hungarian wine.
Night in Budapest.

13th day Budapest
morning Continued sightseeing with a visit to the famous Budapest thermal pools.
afternoon At leisure in Budapest center.
Early evening travel to Szentendre - a colorful Hungarian-Serb town of artists and museums on the Danube river.
evening A stroll through the town, farewell dinner and return to Budapest.
Second night in Budapest.

14th day Departure
After breakfast hotel check-out and transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.

Services included:

  • 2 night's accommodation in Berlin in a hotel chosen by you on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 night's accommodation in Dresden in a hotel chosen by you on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 night's accommodation in Prague in a hotel chosen by you on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 night's accommodation in Munich in a hotel chosen by you on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night's accommodation in Salzburg in a hotel chosen by you on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 night's accommodation in Vienna in a hotel chosen by you on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 night's accommodation in Budapest in a hotel chosen by you on bed and breakfast basis
  • All transfers as per above mentioned itinerary
  • Private English speaking guide as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing
  • Meals as per the itinerary

Services not included:

  • The journey to Germany and from Hungary
  • Tour guide   
  • Public transport
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenditure, tips, etc.
  • All other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Price on request.

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