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EUROPE

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DAY 00 — MUMBAI

Assemble at Sahar International Airport
Complete Your Check in & Clear Immigration Formalities & proceed for Departure Gate

 

 

DAY 01 — MUMBAI – BERLIN (01 CHANGE)

Assemble at Sahar International Airport
Board your Flight for Berlin (1 Change)
After Clearing Immigration, Baggage Collection & Customs meet your Driver with Pla Card
Mr. _______ & Family

Later Transfer to Hotel Check In Hotel (Normal C/In 14:00)
Afternoon We Enjoy Full Day Local Sight Seeing Tour of Prague
a.m. - half day tour of Berlin

The tour leads to most sights in the center of West and East Berlin. It includes 4 - 5 photo stops and small walks at selected sights. This large Berlin city tour will give you an extensive overview and includes sights such as the Olympic Stadium or the East Side Gallery (1,3 km of original Berlin Wall) and more stops at sights.

Photo stops and small walks with detailed explanation at sights for example at Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Parliament Building and governmental quarters; Business Center PotsdamerPlatz, Checkpoint Charlie and / or at the East Side Gallery (1,3 km of original Berlin Wall), Berlin Olympic Stadium, Charlottenburg Palace, Holocaust Memorial and Traditional center Berlin Cathedral and Museum Island. Lunch at the Indian restaurant
p.m. - half day free for shopping Dinner at the Indian restaurant

 

 

DAY 02 — DAY 02 BERLIN

Breakfast at the hotel
a.m. - tour to Potsdam, visit of Sanssouci palace
Enjoy a relaxing and harmonious journey through cultural, art and architecture during this sightseeing tour through Potsdam. You'll walk through the marvelous gardens of Sanssouci and see famous sights like Sanssouci Palace, New Palace, Palace New Chambers, Historic Windmill, Charlottenhof Palace, the Roman Baths, the Orangery Palace and more. You'll also ee the historic sections of the city, the Russian Colony "Alexandrowka" and the Dutch Quarter (HolländischesViertel).

The tour includes visit one of the palaces in Sanssouci gardens Lunch at the Indian restaurant
p.m. - half day free Dinner at the Indian restaurant

 

 

DAY 03 — BERLIN - WARSAW (600 km, 7 hrs drive) via Poznan

Breakfast at the hotel

08.00 Departure to Warsaw & Lunch time arrival to Poznan, short city tour

Continue of journey to Warsaw & Late afternoon arrival, check in the hotel
Dinner at the Indian restaurant

 

 

DAY 04 — WARSAW

Breakfast at the hotel & Lunch at the Indian restaurant & half day tour of Warsaw

During 4 hours group will drive along the Royal Route: KrakowskiePrzedmiescie, NowySwiat and AlejeUjazdowskie, with numerous churches (Holy Cross Church with Chopin's heart kept in the pillar), monuments, historic buildings and palaces, many of them housing embassies and ministries.

Stop in front of the Parliament; walk through the Lazienki Park with famous Palace on the Water, one of the last 18th century court theatres in Europe in Old Orangery, famous Chopin's monument and Belvedere Palace. Stop in the former Ghetto area, with Nathan Rappaport Monument and Umschlagplatz. Free time for shopping and leisure Dinner Indian restaurant

 

 

DAY 05 — WARSAW - KRAKOW (300 km, 4:30hrs drive)

Breakfast at the hotel

08.00 - departure to Krakow Lunch enroute

Late afternoon arrival Free time for shopping or leisure
Dinner at the Indian restaurant

 

 

DAY 06 — KRAKOW

Breakfast at the hotel
a.m. - half day tour of Krakow

The tour will start from visit of the Jewish District of Kazimierz to explore the area, which used to be inhabited by one of the most diverse Jewish communities in Europe. Then a short drive will take the group up the Wawel Hill, which is the embodiment of Poland's former monarchical glory. Its summit is the Royal Castle and a 14th-century cathedral that hosted almost all coronations and funerals of the Polish monarchy. Having descended the hill, travelers will stroll along Kanonicza and Grodzka Streets to reach Collegium Maius (Great College), the oldest building of the Academia Cracoviensis. After visiting the charming Gothic courtyard the group continues to the Main Market Square. This bustling heart of the city is a perfect place for picking up souvenirs, especially in the Cloth Hall that has been the local market place for centuries. Complete the tour by visiting St Mary's Church, where the stunning medieval altar sculpted by VeitStoss is located and a bugle call sounds towards the four corners of the world every hour on the hour.

p.m. - half day tour to Auschwitz concentration camp and Wielicska salt mines

Tourists shall be prepared to be amazed at the devotion and superstition that drove miners to carve figures; monuments and altarpieces into the walls of an 800-year-old salt mine. As visitor walks down 360 steps into the salt mine, one gets the impression of entering a vast underground city, complete with huge caverns and underground lakes. This underground world has earned a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list thanks to the creativity of the miners who carved chapels out of the walls, hundreds of meters below the surface. Travelers will visit the largest of the chapels dedicated to St Kinga, the patron saint of salt miners. This subterranean church is richly decorated with chandeliers, sculptures, and religious figures carved out of salt. As one follows the 2 1/2-kilometre walk, will pass statues dating back to the 18th century depicting mythical, historical and religious figures. The last stop in the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, the lift carries visitors back to the surface. Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

Auschwitz-Birkenau is the best-known cemetery and place of genocide in the world. Started in 1940 as a concentration camp for Polish political prisoners, in 1942 the camp became a center for the extermination of European Jews. During the years 1940 to 1945, approximately 1.5 million people died there. The majority of the camp's victims were Jews, along with Poles, Gypsies, Russian POWs and members of other nationalities.

Your tour of this haunting site begins onboard the coach with a 15-minute documentary about the liberation of the camp. On arrival at the museum, your guide will show you the exhibitions in some of the surviving prison blocks, the gas chamber and the crematorium. After a short break, the tour continues to Birkenau, where the view from the watchtower above the entrance gate reveals the forbidding expanse of the biggest Nazi concentration camp built during the Holocaust. A Martyrdom Museum was set up here in 1947, and in 1979 Auschwitz-Birkenau was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites.

Dinner at the Indian restaurant

 

 

DAY 07 — KRAKOW - BUDAPEST (660 km, 8 hrs drive)

Breakfast at the hotel
08.00 - departure to Budapest & Lunch enroute

Late afternoon arrival 1 hour boat cruise on Danube river with Champaign
Dinner at the Indian restaurant

 

 

DAY 08 — BUDAPEST

Breakfast at the hotel & half day tour

We start the tour from the Chain Bridge. First, we take the Margaret Bridge and drive over to Buda. We stop in the Castle District and during a short walk we show you the main attractions of the area. We walk to Matthias Church and to the Fishermen’s Bastion (from where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama).Next, we drive to the Gellért Hill (Citadel) and show you the most spectacular view of Budapest. We then take you across the Elisabeth Bridge to Pest and show you the famous Central Market Hall, followed by the largest Synagogue of Europe and the City Park. We pass by Europe’s largest thermal spa, the Budapest Zoo and the Amusement Park, after which stop at the Heroes’ Square (with statues of the most famous Hungarian kings and dukes). We then take the Andrássy Avenue to downtown Pest, pass by the Opera House and the St Stephen’s Basilica. During the tour we offer a brief overview of the last 1000 years of Hungarian history.

p.m - tour to the handcraft village Szentendre and royal castle Visegrad

After lunch bus continues to Szentendre, a historical artists' village. Szentendre has been populated for over a thousand years. During the Romans' reign until the 4th century A.D., it was called UlcisiaCastra (Wolf Castle in Latin). The town is situated on a series of small slopes right along the River Danube. The colorful Baroque buildings, cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways leading to hilltop churches amaze children and their parents alike _ there is something for everyone in this town! Speaking of kids, highlights include the Marzipan Museum, where Hungary's former rulers_ statues will greet you with a sweet smile , as they are all made of marzipan and chocolate. Wine connoisseurs will certainly appreciate the Hungarian National Wine Museum, set up in an ancient wine cellar below the water level of the Danube. 
Since the 1500s Szentendre is the center of the Serb community in Hungary, the Holy Trinity Monument, the Belgrade Church and the Blagovestenska Church are important historical sights.

Dinner with the Gipsy show and unlimited drinks (beer, wine, soft) at the restaurant Borkatakomba

 

 

DAY 09 — BUDAPEST

Breakfast at the hotel

a.m. - Full day tourHerend Porcelain Factory and Lake Balaton

Leave Budapest for the day to visit the famous porcelain town of Herend and the most popular Hungarian resort of laid-back Lake Balaton. The trip includes a guided tour through the world's largest porcelain factory at Herend before continuing to beautiful Lake Balaton.

At Herend porcelain factory, founded in 1826, you'll learn how the tradition of hand-painting the highly successful patterns has been passed down from father to son. You'll have time for a coffee break here, as well as time to purchase some of the world-famous hand-painted porcelain.

The tour continues to Lake Balaton, the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe, scenically located at the foot of the volcanic hills of the Balaton Uplands. Here, you'll visit a traditional tavern to enjoy a three-course lunch with wine.

After lunch, you'll take a drive to visit the oldest spa in Hungary, Balatonfured, before returning to Budapest.
Dinner at the Indian restaurant

 

 

DAY 10 — BUDAPEST - VIENNA (243 km, 2,15hrs drive)

Breakfast at the hotel

08.30 - departure to Vienna Lunch at the Indian restaurant in Vienna

Half day panoramic tour

This tour gives an overall impression of the most significant sights of Vienna. Along the Ringstrasse guide shows numerous magnificent buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the MuseumsQuartier, the former Habsburg winter residence, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. The highlight of this tour is a visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace. In this former summer residence of the Habsburg family lived e.g. Maria Theresia. On the way back to the opera bus will pass by the Belvedere Palace, the former summer residence of Prince Eugen, which houses the largest and the most precious Gustav Klimt collection in the world. Dinner

 

 

DAY 11 —

Breakfast at the hotel

Half day tour Vienna Woods, including boat ride at the biggest underground lake in Europe Seegrotte. It’s a half-day excursion, which demonstrates the most beautiful sights of the southern part of Vienna Woods. Passing the Roman City of Baden which is famous for its thermal springs, the bus drives through the romantic valley Helenental to the former Mayerling hunting lodge, (visit of memoral chapel), where Crown Prince Rudolph together with BaronesseVetsera died tragically in 1889. In the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (1133) travelers visit the Medieval cloister, which houses the remains of last the Babenberger. Then the tour proceeds via the Höldrichsmühle and arrives at the Seegrotte. After a boatride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe tourists leave the Vienna Woods and return to Vienna.

Dinner with the live music and unlimited drinks at the Grinzing wine village

 

 

DAY 12 — VIENNA – BRATISLAVA (80 km, 1hrs drive)

Breakfast at the hotel & departure to Bratislava

Lunch at the Indian restaurant in Bratislava & Half day panoramic tour
Bratislava is neatly divided by the Danube River. On the north bank are the less attractive high-rise blocks erected under Communist occupation (1968-89). On the north bank is the comparatively tiny but beautifully restored historic quarter of the Old Town (Stare Mesto), now devoted almost entirely to tourism.

Bratislava Old Town, much of which is pedestrianised, is characterised by its charming Hapsburg baroque architecture, including many former palaces. Hlavne Square sits at its heart, containing the Old City Hall, and parallel, running north to south, the old Michalska and Venturska streets lead past a number of historical sites.

The town has a rich musical pedigree and includes the childhood performance venues of Mozart and Franz Liszt. ZelenáUlica runs off Michalska and is one of the narrowest streets in the city, home to Academia Istropolitana, the first university in the Hungarian Kingdom. Don't miss a stroll along the charming pedestrian promenade which begins at the National Theatre (and MacDonalds!), with its statuary, fountains and many cafés.

At the other end of the Old Town is St Martin's Cathedral, which hosted the coronation of exiled Hungarian kings during the period when most of Hungary was under Ottoman rule. The city also boasts a number of copper-domed churches, palaces, and, just outside the walls, the dominant landmark of Bratislava Castle. Dinner

 

 

DAY 13 — BRATISLAVA – PRAGUE (333 km, 3.10hrs drive)

Breakfast at the hotel & departure to Prague Half day city tour

The coach brings tourists up to the Prague Castle. Tourists will see the Prague castle – residence of Czech kings; St. Vitus cathedral – one of the biggest and the most beautiful in the world; Golden Lane – small ancient street with fairy small houses and Franz Kafka’ house.

The tour includes the visit of the Royal Palace, famous with its huge Wladislav Hall.

After the Prague castle tour proceeds along the Kings’ road to the Lesser town area. In this area everybody will admire the St. Nikolas church - the best sample of Baroque in Prague. Then tour proceeds to the world famous Charles Bridge. During the tour of the bridge travelers will hear lot of mystic, fantastic, but real stories that came from the depth of the centuries. Continue of the tour: Old town, Jewish quarter, Wenceslas square. The Old town square with famous Astronomical clocks is the historical center of the city and site of many significant events; there is a monument to the reformer Jan Hus by LadislavSaloun. Old Town square is unique complex of architectural and historic monuments. Jewish quarter is remarkable withseven synagogues remain from this old settlement which includes the Jewish Town Hall and the Old Jewish Cemetery - the oldest in Europe. Wenceslas square is the shopping center of Prague. In the upper part of the square is the statue of St. Wenceslas with four patron saints of Bohemia. A neo-Renaissance building of the National Museum is the main landmark of the square. Dinner at the Indian restaurant

 

 

DAY 14 — PRAGUE

Breakfast at the hotel

Full day tour to Karlovy Vary (120 km, 1,5hrs)

A full day sightseeing tour to the most famous spa town in the Czech Republic, Karlovy Vary, located to the west of Prague, near the German border. The way to Karlovy Vary from Prague takes 2 hours. The spa town was built during the Middle Ages after the discovery of hot mineral springs. It is a clean, elegant town with gracious colonnades and picturesque boulevards, surrounded by forest. The invigorating waters are used to treat all kinds of disorders and for general well-being. Among famous past visitors are Russian tsar Peter the Great and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who both praised the healing effects of the mineral springs.

12 hot springs are in use. The best-known spring is Vridlo, which belches its curative water to a height of 17m. Morning walking tour of Karlovy Vary includes a taste of the waters. Those that wish can take a swim in the thermal swimming pool - bring your swimming costume and a towel. Packed lunch to be provided.

Return to Prague at appr 18.00
Dinner with the Medieval show and unlimited drinks at the restaurant U Pavouka

 

 

DAY 15 — PRAGUE

Breakfast at the hotel

Half day tour to the Medieval castle Karlstejn and underground Koneprusy caves with stalactites, stalagmites, underground river

A half day sightseeing tour to Karlstejn Castle, an awe-inspiring 14th century fortress to rival any in Central Europe. A visit to this huge Gothic castle is one of our most popular tours outside Prague.

After picking you up from your Prague accommodation, we take a short trip through the Czech countryside to reach Karlstejn Castle. Karlstejn is built high on a seemingly impregnable rocky hillside, in the heart of a thick forest.

Commissioned by the mighty Emperor Charles IV, this outstanding medieval construction was built in the years 1348-1355. Karlstejn was the main depository of the Emperor's coronation jewels and state documents for his whole empire. Today the castle still houses many important Czech national treasures.

The Czech Republic was a major European force in the middle ages and has hundreds of castles. Karlstejn is unquestionably one of, if not the finest. Lunch at the Indian restaurant in Prague Free time to enjoy the most beautiful city of Europe Dancing fountains show. Dinner at the Indian restaurant

 

 

DAY 16 — PRAGUE – MUMBAI

Breakfast at the hotel

Departure transfer & Board Your Flight for Mumbai
Arrive Sahar International Airport