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Reformation & Golden Capitals: Tour A

 

14 Days featuring: Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Leipzig, Eisenach, Frankfurt

Included Features:
Round trip air transportation
English speaking tour director throughout
Accommodations in First Class and select hotels in twin bedded rooms with private bath
Breakfast and dinner daily
All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary by private, deluxe motor coach
Entrance fees for included features
Taxes, tips and service charges for all included features except tour escort and driver
Baggage handling included throughout the tour for one suitcase per person, irrespective of air carrier
 

Not included:
Items not specifically mentioned in itinerary
Items of a person nature such as passport fees
Tips to tour escort and driver
Beverages with dinner
Additional baggage other than one piece allowed as mentioned in the itinerary
Airport departure taxes
Airport taxes, fees, Fuel & security surcharges, and September 11th Security Fee
Travel insurance
Visas, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 1/ DEPARTURE
Depart USA to Hungary. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey. 

DAY 2/ BUDAPEST
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Budapest, situated on both banks of the Danube, unites the colorful hills of Buda and the flat boulevards of Pest. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, a welcome drink and orientation at your hotel.

DAY 3/ BUDAPEST
This morning, a tour of Budapest begins in Pest and includes the Parliament, Royal Palace, Heroes' Square and Market Hall. Cross the Danube over the Elizabeth Bridge to the Buda Hills. Visit the Citadel on Mount Gellert, then continue to the 13th Century Matthias Coronation Church on Castle Hill. From Fisherman's Bastion, enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city. Afternoon at leisure.

DAY 4/ BUDAPEST / VIENNA
Travel through the Austrian countryside to Vienna, former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Heurigen dinner at typical restaurant in the suburb of Neustift, featuring local cuisine, homemade wines and entertainment.

DAY 5/ VIENNA
This morning's sightseeing tour features the Hofburg, the former Imperial Palace, and a drive along the famous Ring. View the State Opera House, Empress Maria Theresia Monument, Votive Church, City Hall, Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park and St. Stephen's Cathedral along with other landmarks of the city's imperial history. Balance of the day at leisure or choose an optional tour to visit Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family ($39). This evening, if you wish, attend an optional Mozart and Strauss concert (includes transportation) ($45).

DAY 6/ VIENNA / TELC / PRAGUE
Travel via Durnstein into Southern Bohemia to the charming 14th Century town of Telč. A brief orientation tour includes the Renaissance Town Square, medieval city gates and hilltop Telč Castle. Continue to Prague, "city of a hundred spires." Balance of the day at leisure.

DAY 7/ PRAGUE
A morning sightseeing tour of Prague includes a visit to the Royal Castle at Hradcany, former residence of the Bohemian kings. Enjoy magnificent views of the city and Charles Bridge below. View St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George's Basilica and walk the Golden Lane. Continue to Charles Bridge, the Jewish Ghetto and the Old Town Square with its famous Astronomical Clock. Afternoon at leisure or enjoy an optional cruise on the Vltava River.

DAY 8/ PRAGUE / BERLIN
After breakfast you will travel via Dresden on the Elbe River enroute to Berlin. You will have a brief orientation tour enroute to your hotel.

DAY 9/ BERLIN
Morning sightseeing includes the Reichstag, which once housed the German Parliament, and Schloss Charlottenburg. View the Opera, the Schiller Theater, Brandenburg Gate, the "Wall" and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Afternoon is at leisure.

DAY 10/ WITTENBERG / LEIPZIG
This morning, following breakfast, proceed to Wittenberg, designated as "Lutherstadt" ("Luther Town"). It was here that Luther gained notoriety by posting his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church, thus sparking the movement that would become the Reformation.

DAY 11/ LEIPZIG / EISENACH
This is Luther country, strongly associated with Reformation history. You will visit Leipzig, where Bach served as choirmaster for 25 years and is buried at Thomaskirche. Along the way are the Luther sights in Eisleben and Erfurt, such as the flamboyant gothic Cathedral and the Augustinian Monastery where Luther was ordained.

DAY 12/ EISENACH
After breakfast your day of sightseeing begins with a visit to the Bach House, where Johann Sebastian Bach was born, Luther House which is now a museum dedicated to the life of Luther, and Warburg Castle, an imposing fortress that is a symbol of German pageantry which offers splendid panoramas of the city.

DAY 13/ EISENACH / MARBURG / WORMS / FRANKFURT
Eisenach is left behind after breakfast as you begin a full day of sightseeing. First is the medieval city of Marburg, famous for its magnificent Gothic Cathedral where locals often dress in traditional peasant costume. This afternoon, we embark on a brief Rhine cruise past castles, vineyards and charming villages. Afterwards, we continue to Worms, one of Germany's oldest cities. Here you will tour the Luther Monument, the Church of Our Lady (Liebfraukirche). Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.

DAY 14/ HOME
Bid a fond farewell to Europe today as you proceed to the airport for your flight home, bringing with you an abundance of special memories to treasure forever.

WELCOME HOME!

 

Prices available upon request

Departure available from your hometown

Single Supplement Available

Special Notes:
1. All prices are per person double occupancy and are based upon rates currently in effect
and are subject to change without notice.
2. Changes in the tour may by made without notice as necessitated by operational considerations.
3. The right is reserved to cancel any departure for lack of sufficient participation.
4. No refunds will be made on any unused portion of your tour.
5. All prices are based on a minimum of 30 passengers traveling together.
6. Deviations from the group itinerary will be assessed an administrative service charge in addition to any specific cost incurred by such deviation.
7. Please contact Garlin Travel for details about our Tour Protection Plan.

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