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Eastern Europe & Russia 18 Day Tour

Summer 2019

Tour Highlight:

* Arrive in Munich, returning from Moscow to save long haul travel by coach
* Salzburg–Mozart’s home town.
* Vienna–the capital of classical music
* Budapest–the jewel of Danube River
* Bratislava–the capital and largest city in Slovakia
* Prague–city of towers
* Neuschwanstein Castle Munich: The castle of fairytale, King Ludwig II
*Schönbrunn Palace Vienna: Former imperial Baroque style summer residence
* Fishermen’s Bastion, Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace
* Postojnsks Jama: Hundred years old magnificent caverns with stalactite formations
* Plitvice National Park: UNESCO World Heritage Site 1979
* Danube River Cruise & Hungarian Horse Show in Budapest
* A series of beautiful sixteen lakes and waterfalls in Plitvice National Park, Croatia
* A taste of local cuisine: pork knuckle meal in Munich, Wiener Schnitzel in Vienna, Buffet dinner cruise in Prague
* Hermitage (Winter Palace): One of the largest and oldest museums in the world with millions of art collections.
* Mixture of Russian meal and Chinese meal (8 dishes with 1 soup)
* Summer Palace: Beautiful palace & garden, marvelous marble statues and pond
* Russian Folk Dance at Nicholas Palace with cocktail, desert and vodka.
* St. Isaac’s Cathedral: The largest Russian orthodox cathedral
* Church on spilled blood: Contains more than 7000 square meters of mosaics
* Travel by express train from St. Petersburg to Moscow
* Moscow Metro: a train station colorfully decorated with mosaic design
* Kremlin & Red Square: UNESCO World Heritage Site
* Moscow River Dinner Cruise: enjoy dinner with spectacular scenery
* Special meal arrangement at luxury Tvrandot Restaurant, the décor is Baroque style with hand-painted furniture, gilded light fixtures and frescoed cupola ceiling.
* Provide one bottle of mineral water per person per day on the coach
* Provide headset service for 15 and more guests per group for better sightseeing experience

★Entrance Fee & Transportation Included

Day 1 USA / Munich, Germany

Today take overnight flight to Munich Germany, arrive the next day.

Day 2 Munich

Munich, the capital of Bavaria, has numerous museums, art galleries and world class concert halls. Its greenery environment provides one of the best cities to live. Upon arrival, city tour will follow: BMW WELT, Marienplatz and new Town Hall.

Meal: Dinner / German Pork Knuckle Cuisine
Hotel: Courtyard Munich City East by Marriot or similar

Day 3 Munich-129km-Neuschwanstein Castle-214km-Salzburg, Austria

After breakfast, to ★Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most beautiful castle in Germany. Situated among dense forest, you will be amazed by this grandiose fairy-tale castle. ★We will travel uphill by bus and walk down hill (or by horse-drawn carriage at your own expense). Continue our tour to Mozart’s hometownSalzburg.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                       Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Austria Trend Europa Sulzburg or similar

Day 4 Salzburg-241km-Bled, Slovenia

After breakfast, to Mirabell Gardens, where “Sound of Music” was filmed. Then stroll along Salzach River and onto Mozart’s birthplace at 9 Getreidegasse. Continue to old town, there are beautiful fountains, cathedral and Mozart Square. ★A short ride by funicular will take you to Salzburg Castle overlooking amazing view of Salzburg town. Later, to★Hallein Salt Mine, an underground salt mine located in the Durmberg plateau. A unique experience begins with a rapid wooden slide down to salt mine world. Afternoon, depart for Lake Bled, also known as Blue Lake.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                       Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Park Hotel Bled or similar

Day 5 Bled-65km-Ljubljana

Lake Bled is surrounded by mountains and lush forest. In the middle of the lake, stands this beautiful medieval castle. After breakfast, visit ★Bled Castle, a perfect viewpoint of Lake Bled. Continue to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital city. You still can see walls built from Roman Empire and beautiful mosaic floor. As you explore the city, you can tell Ljubljana was strongly influenced by Austrian culture.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                       Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Hotel Austria Trend Ljubljana or similar

Day 6 Ljubljana-55km-Postojnska-65km-Rijeka, Croatia

After breakfast, head to Slovenia for sightseeing the second largest cave in Europe-★Postojnsks Jama (27 km in length, 115m deep, and 562 meters above sea level). You can see spectacular stalagmites and stalactites (it is damp & chilly; please ware warm clothing and appropriate shoes). Shortly after, brief photos stop at Predjama. Later, to the largest port city in Croatia—Rijeka and overnight in Rijeka.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                       Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Grand Hotel Bonavia or similar

Day 7 Rijeka-171km-Plitvice National Park (Upper Lake)

After breakfast, depart for beautiful ★Plitvice National Park, established in 1949, the second largest park in Europe. With 16 terraced lakes forming numerous waterfalls, it is also called 16 lakes national park. First head to Upper Lakes, the scenery is spectacular with lush woods, serene blue lakes and magnificent waterfalls (Touring time is 4-5 hours and will base on weather & traffic condition).

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                       Dinner / Trout Cuisine
Hotel: Jezero Hotel or similar

Day 8 Plitvice National Park(Lower Lake)-138km-Zagreb-346km-Budapest, Hungary

After breakfast, continue our tour to ★Lower Lake. The largest waterfall is located here, about 78 meter heights. Later, depart for Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Zagreb is the center of Croatia’s economy, culture, politics and religion. Late afternoon, depart for Budapest.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                       Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Danubius Grand Hotel Margitszig or similar

Day 9 Budapest

After breakfast, travel to Tok for ★Hungarian traditional horse show with lunch included. Later, return to Budapest followed by city tour: the NeoBaroque Budapest Palace, ★ white Neo-Romanesque Fishermen’s Bastion, ★Matthias Church, Heroes Square, the great Synagogue and Statue of Liberty and the Parliament. Later, take ★Danube River cruise, view lush Margaret Island, and sail along famous bridges— Elizabeth Bridge, Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge (White Bridge) and Liberty Bridge (Green Bridge).

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel       Lunch / Hungarian Goulash Cuisine  Dinner / Chinese Cuisine, 8 dishes & 1 soup
Hotel: Danubius Grand Hotel Margitszig or similar

Day 10 Budapest-243km-Vienna, Austria

After breakfast, depart for Vienna —the Capital of Music. Upon arrival, city tour will follow: Hofburg Palace: it was the center of Habsburg empire, housed most of the powerful royalties. To State Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You will find many boutiques, cafe and restaurants in this area as well.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                     Dinner / Wiener Schnitzel Cuisine
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriot Vienna Schoenbrunn or similar

Day 11 Vienna-153km-Telc, Czech Republic-151km-Prague

After breakfast, to ★Schönbrunn Palace, built by Maria Theresa (UNESCO World Heritage site 1996), also known as “beautiful fountain“. Continue to Telc, the best preserved of the Bohemian and Moravian Renaissance town, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. Depart for Prague in the afternoon. Prague is the capital and largest city of Czech Republic. Its medieval center remains a wonderful mixture of cobble stone lanes, walled courtyards and cathedrals. Prague is also a vibrant city full of music, arts and architecture.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                                   Dinner / Chinese Cuisine, 8 dishes & 1 soup
Hotel: NH Hotel Prague or similar

Day 12 Prague

After breakfast, to Prague Castle, we will visit ★old Royal Palace, the residence of Bohemian kings.★St.Vitus Cathedral which took nearly 700 years to complete. ★Loretto Church. Continue to Golden Lane, where you will find many tiny colored houses. House No. 22 was the residence of Franz Kafka, the famed Czech-Jewish writer. old town square, where you will see famous astronomical clock, it announces every hour with 12 apostles passing by the window above the astronomical dial and with symbolic sculptures moving aside. Then to Charles Bridge with many baroque statues, among the most notable sculptures are St. Luthgard, the Holy Crucifix and Calvary. Late, take Vltava River Cruise, enjoy spectacular view along Vltava River.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                       Dinner / Duck Cuisine
Hotel: NH Hotel Prague or similar

Day 13 Prague / Helsinki or St. Petersburg

This morning, we will travel by air to Helsinki or St. Petersburg (base on availability). Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and check-in.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel
Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Ligovsky or similar

Day 14 St. Petersburg, Russia

This morning, city tour will follow: visit ★St. Isaac’s Cathedral, ★St. Peter and St. Paul’s Cathedral, ◎ the statue of Peter the Great, the monument of Alexander III. And ★Church on spilled blood. Continue to one of the world’s major museums–★Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace). They have over 2.8 million items on display, including masterpieces by Leonardo, Rembrandt, Picasso, Chagall and others. Later to Nicholas Palace for dinner and enjoy ★Russian folk dance show.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel   Lunch / Russian style set menu   Dinner / Gala dinner with traditional folklore show
Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Ligovsky or similar

Day 15 St. Petersburg

After breakfast, to ★Petershof Palace–It was established by Peter the Great to protect the capital from Swedish counter attack. The Palace consists of 20 large and small palaces, 7 Imperial Gardens, 64 Fountains. After lunch, continue to ★Katherine Palace, constructed as a summer palace with distinctively decorated rooms and lavish exterior. The most famous room is Amber Hall, decorated with amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors. Tonight, a special arrangement of ★ cruise excursion to enjoy beautiful scenery along the river Neva.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel   Lunch / Russian style meal     Dinner / Local cuisine with Gypsy music
Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Ligovsky or similar

Day 16 St. Petersburg-Moscow

After breakfast, we will travel by express train to Moscow. Upon arrival, city tour will follow: To ★Kremlin, Tsar’s Bell Tower. Afternoon, to Red Square, ★St. Basil’s Cathedral, Kremlin Tower, Lenin’s Tomb, and Russia’s largest department store GUM. Tonight, ★enjoy dinner with spectacular view while you cruising on Moscow River.

Meal: Breakfast Box   Lunch / Russian style meal     Dinner / Moscow River Cruise with Dinner
Hotel: Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat or similar

Day 17 Moscow

After breakfast, city tour will follow: Victory Monument, Triumphal Arch, Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Continue to Arbat street, a busy street full of restaurants, shops, and street performances. We will also tour ★Moscow Metro (opened in 1935). It is the most amazing station decorated with granite, marble, bronze and statues. Later, to Moscow University, located on the Sparrow Hills, where you can enjoy panoramic view of the city.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel   Lunch / Western Cuisine at Turandot Restaurant   Dinner / Central Asian meal at Uzbekistan Restaurant
Hotel: Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat or similar

Day 18 Moscow-USA

This morning, transfer to airport for home bound flight to US and ends this unforgettable journey.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel

Fares TOUR FARE (LAND ONLY)

Departure Date 2019 Adult Child Single Supplement Reserve Now
5/05 $4,599 $4,299 $1,250
5/26 $4,599 $4,299 $1,250
6/09 $4,699 $4,399 $1,250
6/30 $4,699 $4,399 $1,250
7/07 $4,699 $4,399 $1,250
7/21 $4,699 $4,399 $1,250
8/11 $4,699 $4,399 $1,250
8/25 $4,699 $4,399 $1,250
9/01 $4,599 $4,299 $1,250

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Tour Fare include: 4-star hotel (Except 3-star in Plitvice, the only accommodation inside the park), Transportation, Entrance Fee, Breakfast (11), Dinner (11), Special Lunch (1) for Eastern Europe portion. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are inclusive for Russian portion.

Tour Fare exclude: Airfare, Personal expense, any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips (Tour Leader, Bus Driver, Tour Guide: Euro 10.00 per day), Visa Fee (Russian Visa: Approximately US$330). Travel Insurance(If full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer travel medical insurance for US residents only)

** If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination to U.S. must be the same as our group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group**

Notes:
*Tour fare is per person in double occupancy
*Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
* Single supplement is for one person occupying one single room with one bed

*Tour fare, air ticket, airport tax and fuel surcharge are subject to change base on fluctuation in price, please contact us for more info

* We reserve the right to modify the itinerary and price change 30 days prior to tour departure date