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8-Day Charm of Eastern Europe from Paris

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Highlights: Visit Bratislava, Heidelberg, Munich, Prague, Salzburg. Inclusions: 7 nights hotel accommodation, All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

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 7:45am Charles de gaulle etoile entre Ave - Paris
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    • Child fare: 0-6 year old share a room with two adults (no bed) and occupy seat alone.
    Day 1

    Paris - Stuttgart (619 km)

    In the early morning, we will travel to Stuttgart, known as the "cradle of the automobile." We will begin with a tour of the Mercede-Benz Museum, followed by trips to Das Neue Schloss and the Schlossplatz.

    More» Paris has been a thriving city for more than two thousand years. It is known all over the world as a city of art and romance, from its high-end cafes to the famous visage of the Eiffel Tower. «Less

    More» Stuttgart is the sixth-largest city in Germany, carrying a reputation of being an industrial center, nicknamed the "cradle of the automobile." It ranked 21st in the world on a recent global liveability ranking. «Less

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      More» This automobile museum details the history of the Mercedes-Benz company and its associated brands, which has produced some of the best luxury cars in its 90 year history. The building features 1,500 exhibits spread across 16,500 square meters. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult €8
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      More» The New Palace of Stuttgart, built in a 17th century Baroque style, was the former residence of the Kings of Wurttemberg. Planning and construction began in the first half of the 18th century. «Less
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      More» The largest square in Stuttgart and home to the Neues Schloss, the city's Schlossplatz was formed in the 18th century. Since 1918, it has been public property. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Hotel near Stuttgart.
    Day 2

    Stuttgart - Munich - Salzburg (377 km)

    After breakfast, we will leave for Munich, where we will visit some historical monuments, like Marienplatz and Atles Rathaus. After dinner, we will head to Salzburg, where we will explore the Altstadt, which has managed to preserve its flamboyant gothic and baroque character. Then, we will check into the hotel.

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      More» This public square has been the main square in Munich since 1158. It is named for Mary's Column, which stands in its center, erected in the 17th century to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation. «Less
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      More» This cathedral serves as the seat of the Archdiocese of Munich. The original foundation was laid during the Middle Ages in the Gothic style, but the domes added later were completed during the Renaissance. «Less
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      More» This Gothic Revival building on the northern part of Marienplatz in Munich was finished in 1908 and includes 400 rooms spread across 9,159 square meters. Behind the building is a small park. «Less
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      More» This building served as the city hall of Munich until 1874. It was built between the 13th and 14th centuries in a late Gothic style, featuring tall spires and a white facade. «Less

    More» Salzburg's claim to fame is being the birthplace of legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It also served as the setting for "The Sound of Music." Visitors can enjoy the baroque architecture and spend time in the City Center. «Less

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      More» The old town of Salzburg is filled with historic buildings, including the birthplace and childhood home of the legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. There are also many cafes and bakeries where you can buy delicious treats. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Hotel near Salzburg
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 3

    Salzburg - Vienna (295 km)

    After breakfast, we will leave for Vienna, the capital of Austria. First, we will visit Schonbrunn Palace, followed by a walk around the historic city center, full of important monuments like the Rathaus, the Austrian Parliament Building, the State Opera, and the grand Hoburg Palace.

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      More» Schonbrunn Palace is both one of the most important cultural landmarks in Austria and possibly the most major of its tourist attractions. This 1,440-room Rococo estate and gardens was built by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II in 1569. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult €11.50; Child (6-18 yrs) €8.50; Student (19-25 yrs) €10.50; Imperial Tour|Opening Hours: Apr 1 - Jun 30 8:30am - 5:30pm, Jul 1 - Aug 31 8:30am - 6:30pm, Nov 1 - Mar 31 8:30am - 5:00pm
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      More» This circular ring surround the Inner Stadt of Vienna and is home to many of the city's most famous attractions. The road was laid in the mid-19th century after the city walls were taken down.. «Less
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      More» This neo-Gothic building is home to both the Vienna City Council and the mayor. Within, you can find several baroque rooms and halls. It was designed by architect Friedrich von Schmidt and built between 1872 and 1883. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 2:00pm
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      More» The Austrian Parliament Building is, as the name implies, the place where the governmental proceedings of the Austrian government are decided on and enacted. Its Grecian influence was meant to invoke the democratic beliefs of the ancient Greeks. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 6:30am - 7:00pm, Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
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      More» This former imperial palace now serves as the residence of the Austrian president. In addition, this massive complex also houses museums that detail the history of the Austrian government. It also serves as a convention center for the city. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult €12.50|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:30pm
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      More» The public space in front of Vienna's Hofburg Palace is known as Heldenplatz. It has been the site of many notable, often infamous, historical events. «Less
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      More» The Viennese City Park covers 16 acres in the Austrian capital and is beloved by tourists and locals alike. The park is home to several attractions and monuments of its own, most notable the Johann Strauss Monument. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Hotel in Vienna
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Vienna - Budapest (243 km)

    After breakfast, we will leave for Budapest, where we will visit Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion, the Parliament Building, and some historical museums. Then, we will take a boat ride on the Danube River to see the city from the water.

    More» Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and is routinely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. A large area of the city is considered a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. «Less

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      More» The centerpiece of this famous square in Budapest is a series of statues known as the Millennium Memorial. The statues are of the leaders of the nine tribes that founded Hungary as well as other historic Hungarian figures. «Less
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      More» The centerpiece of Budapest's Heroes' Square is known as the Millennium Monument, featuring large columns and statues that depict several important figures from Hungarian history. «Less
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      More» One of Europe's oldest legislative buildings, the seat of Hungary's National Assembly is an iconic landmark on the banks of the Danube River in Budapest. It is both the largest and tallest building in the country. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult €6.40; Adult(outside the EU) €17
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      More» This bridge connects the districts of Buda and Pest across the Danube River. Built in 1964, it is the 3rd newest bridge in the city, named for Queen Elisabeth of Bavaria. «Less
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      More» The Fisherman's Bastion on the Buda side of the Danube River in Hungary is an incredible white-stone viewing terrace with conical towers. It was built in the 1890s and gets its name from the fisherman's guild that once defended the area. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult €2.30
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      More» This impressive and dramatic Gothic cathedral in Budapest was built in the late 1300s, although local tradition claims it dates back to the 12th century. It houses an Ecclesiastical-art museum that contains replicas of the Hungarian royal jewels. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult €4.50
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      More» In the Citadel on Gellert Hill, this monument stands as a memorial to fallen Hungarian soldiers who resisted the Nazis in World War II. Built as a Nazi monument in 1943, it was repurposed after the war. «Less
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      More» Take a leisurely cruise down the beautiful Danube River to see the magnificent city of Budapest from the water. This river is the vein that flows between the two part of the city, Buda and Pest. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult €13; Adult (at night) €18
    Standard Hotel: Hotel near Budapest.
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 5

    Budapest - Bratislava - Prague (530 km)

    In the morning, we will head for the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. We will begin our city tour with a walk to the center of the city to see St. Martin's Cathedral, Michalska Gate, Place Parliament, and more. Then, we will drive to Prague, known as the Golden City for its incredible beauty.

    More» is the capital of Slovakia, and with a population of about 500,000, the country's largest city.The greater metropolitan area is home to more than 650,000 people. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia, occupying both banks of the River Danube and the left bank of the River Morava. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two independent countries. «Less

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      More» This Baroque style church in Bratislava was built in the first half of the 18th century by the Trinitarian Order. The main portal is richly decorated with Rococo elements. «Less
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      More» This is the only gate from the medieval fortifications of the old city of Bratislava that still stands. It is a white tower with a green top that looms over the rest of the old city. «Less
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      More» This is a narrow, pedestrian street in the Old Town of Bratislava that feeds into and out of the Franciscan Square. Along the way are many carts and kiosks from which visitors can purchase food and goods. «Less
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      More» Construction started on this historic building nearly 700 years ago, in the 14th century AD. It served as the governmental center of Bratislava until the late 1800s. It houses the Bratislava City Museum, the oldest museum in the city. «Less
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      More» Located in the historical center of the city, construction on this Gothic cathedral began in the mid-13th century, and it was finally consecrated in 1452. For a long period, it was the site of the coronations of Hungarian royalty. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Hotel near Prague
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 6


    After breakfast, we will explore the Hradcany district, home to the impressive Prague Castle, once the residence of the Bohemian sovereigns, and now the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. After passing through the Zlata Uliaka, also known as "Golden Lane," we will cross the Charles Bridge to visit Old Town Square.

    More» Prague has been an important city for 1,100 years. It is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, features more than ten museums, and its historic city center is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. «Less

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      More» This massive palatial complex in Prague serves as the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. It is the largest ancient castle in the world with a total area of 70,000 square-meters. «Less
      Opening Hours: Apr - Oct 9:00am - 6:00pm, Nov - Mar 9:00am - 4:00pm
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      More» The Charles Bridge links Prague's Old Town district with the Prague Castle areas, and was once the only way to cross the Vltava River in the city center. During the day, the bridge is lined with street artists and performers. «Less
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      More» This historic street in front of the massive and spectacular Prague Castle gets its name from the alchemists who are said to once have roamed the area looking for a way to turn ordinary minerals into gold. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult €13|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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      More» This public square in the heart of Prague's historic Old Town displays some excellent examples of Gothic and baroque architecture; for example, the square's two major churches, Tyn Church and St. Nihcolas Church, each showcase one of these styles. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Hotel near Prague
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 7

    Prague- Marianske Lazne - Heidelberg (557 km)

    After breakfast, we will head to Marianske Lazne, a spa town in the Czech Republic, where we will take a guided tour to see the charms of this little city. Then, we will drive to Heidelberg, where we will spend the night.

    More» This spa town in the Czech Republic is surrounded by beautiful green mountains and is full of beautiful parks and grand houses. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Hotel near Heidelberg
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 8

    Heidelberg - Paris (542 km)

    After breakfast, we will visit Heidelberg Castle, which showcases typical Gothic architecture. As we pass through the campus of the University of Heidelberg, we will see the Church Tower. Then, we will head to River Neckar, passing through Steingasse, where we will see taverns and shops with wrought-iron signs as though we stepped back in time to the Middle Ages. Here, we will visit the Old Bridge. After dinner, we will return to Paris, where the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

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      More» This public research institution in Germany was founded in 1386, making it one of the oldest in Europe. The university places a heavy emphasis on research, rewarding roughly 1,000 successful doctorates a year. «Less
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      More» Ranking among the most important Renaissance artifacts in the Alps, these ruins in Germany sit on the hillside outside the city of Heidelberg, partially demolished in the 17th and 18th centuries. «Less
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      More» The old town of Heidelberg's main street is a popular pedestrian shopping zone. Located along the street are the Town Hall and the Holy Ghost Church. Make sure to stop at one of the many pretzel stands along the way! «Less
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      More» One of the best known landmarks in Heidelberg, this bridge was constructed in 1788, crossing the Neckar River. It connects the Neuenheim district with the Old City, measuring 656 feet. «Less
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    Paris, 75 Place de charles de gaulle etoile entre Ave.Hoch, Paris, 75 75008 (Charles de Gaulle entre Ave.Hoche - Paris) map link 7:45am
    • Price Includes

    • 7 nights hotel accommodation
    • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
    • English Speaking Tour leader (Level 2: semi-guided tour
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    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Student Adult(outside the EU)
      Danube Cruise (Optional)
      €18 (at night)
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      Fisherman's Bastion (Optional) €2.30 / / /
      Hungarian Parliament Building (Optional) €6.40 / / €17
      Matthias Church (Optional) €4.50 / / /
      Golden Lane (Optional) €13 / / /
      Mercedes-Benz Museum (Optional) €8 / / /
      Hofburg Palace (Optional) €12.50 / / /
      Schonbrunn Palace (Optional) €11.50 €8.50 (6-18 yrs) €10.50 (19-25 yrs) /
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      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • Service fees for the driver and tour leader (4 EUR per person, per day)
    • European city tolls (30 EUR)
    • Lunches and dinners
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items.
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    • Currency Fluctuations: All tour prices are current at the time of publication and are susceptible to currency fluctuations. We reserve the right to alter the tour price in accordance with changes in foreign exchanges rates and changes in prices for services. The rate that you pay when you reserve your tour will protect you against future currency fluctuations; on the other hand, no price adjust (refund) will be made based upon change in tour prices.
    • Cancellation Policy:
      • From 15 to 30 days before departure: 10% of total price will be applied as administrative fee. The remains will be refunded.
      • From 8 to 14 days before departure: 20% of total price will be applied as administrative fee. The remains will be refunded.
      • From 3 to 7 days before departure: 50% of total price will be applied as administrative fee. The remains will be refunded.
      • 3 days or less before departure: impossible to modify the itinerary or receive reimbursement.
      • In addition, there is 6% handling fee added on to the above penalties.
      • If the traveler arrives late or the client is absent the day of departure for various reasons, the entire travel package is not refundable, unused travel package can not be transferred to another person or another departure date.
      • If the traveler does not meet the indication of the tour leader to come together on time at the meeting point during the trip, the traveler himself will be responsible for the additional expense and damage.
      • We does not hold responsibility for the consequences caused by travelers if they self-quitted from the group during the trip.
    • Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
    • While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.
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