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12-Day Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic Best of Eastern Europe Tour from Frankfurt Tour Code: 973-3694

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Frankfurt, Germany
English; Mandarin Chinese
12 10
Visit Frankfurt, Munich, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Salzburg, Karlovy Vary. Inclusions: 10 nights all 4-star hotel accommodations as listed or similar, Attraction admission tickets
  • Excellent tour manager throughout Europe for a relaxing and in-depth trip
  • All 4-star hotel accommodations as listed or similar
  • Breakfast daily at hotels; lunches or dinners included as specific
  • Sightseeing with specialist local guides in select cities
Price (/person)
    Single $2900
    Double $2400
    3rd Person
    (Age 2-11)

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Day 1: Home - Frankfurt

Guests will disembark from their flights at the airport in Frankfurt.

Day 2: Frankfurt

Upon arrival in Frankfurt, we meet our guide and embark on a brief city tour of Frankfurt, admiring the elegant Baroque architecture, vibrant squares and the Cathedral with its towering 19th-century spire, before checking in to our hotel.
  • Frankfurt, GERMANY

    Frankfurt, GERMANY
    This historic German city contains more than 30 museums and a large variety of architecture that spans centuries. Its mild climate and picturesque location on the Main River make it a wonderful place to spend your vacation!

    Rhine River Cruise with Dinner

    Relax on a Rhine River dinner cruise, enjoying panoramic views of Cologne as you dine on a buffet of regional specialties, including drinks. While floating down the river "Germany's second largest" you'll experience Cologne from a unique vantage point.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult $59; Child $59|Duration: Approx. 4 Hours

Deluxe Hotel: Leonardo Royal Hotel (4-Star)

Day 3: Frankfurt - Wurzburg - Munich (316 km)

After breakfast, we depart for the Baroque town of Wurzburg, a gateway to the fabled Romantic Road. Admire this photogenic town including its rebuilt St. Kilian Cathedral, Old Main Bridge and City Hall, and snap photos of the restored Wurzburg Residenz, the castle overlooking its rooftops. Then, continue to the Bavarian capital of Munich, known for its imposing squares and monuments, and annual Oktoberfest beer festival. If time allows, take a city tour to see landmarks including the Old Town Hall at the Marienplatz and onion-domed Cathedral Church of Our Dear Lady. Tonight, enjoy a German Pork Knuckle Dinner, feasting on this delicious local specialty.
  • Wurzburg, GERMANY

    Wurzburg is a city in the region of Franconia, northern Bavaria, Germany. Located on the Main River, it is the capital of the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia.

    Wurzburg Residence

    Construction on this German palace began in 1720. It was heavily damaged during World War II, but restoration efforts began in 1945. Though the exterior is Baroque in style, the interior designs trend towards Rococo.
  • Munich, GERMANY

    Munich, GERMANY
    Munich is the third largest city in Germany and capital of the state of Bavaria. Throughout its history, the city has been at the forefront of architectural production, with the older, historic buildings blending perfectly with modern architecture.


    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.

    Neues Rathaus

    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.

    Old Town Hall

    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.
Deluxe Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich Unterhaching (4-Star)
Breakfast: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)

Day 4: Munich - Neuschwanstein - Salzburg (263 km)

Today starts with a sightseeing tour of Munich if time prevented it yesterday, followed by a drive to the Romantic Road's southernmost point, the town of Fussen. Soak in the views of hilltop Neuschwanstein Castle*, a fairytale-like ensemble of towers and spires set against the white-capped Alps. Built in the 19th century by ?mad? King Ludwig II, the inspiration of Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. Afterward, continue through gorgeous countryside to Austria and Mozart's hometown of Salzburg. Here, perhaps take our optional tour to the historic Bad Dürrnberg Salt Mines that brought wealth to Salzburg in medieval times. Ride a train into the salt tunnels, cruise on the salt lake, and learn about the trade before returning to Salzburg.
  • Schwangau, GERMANY

    The village lies 4 km from the larger town of Füssen and just 1.5 km from Hohenschwangau, a collection of tourist-oriented facilities adjacent to the major tourist attractions of Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau.

    Neuschwanstein Castle

    This castle rises high above the village of Hohenschwangau in Bavaria. Commissioned by Ludwig II in 1869, it was intended as a refuge for this reclusive king, but opened to the public after his death in 1886.
  • Salzburg, AUSTRIA

    Salzburg, AUSTRIA
    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.

    Bad Durrnberg Salt Mines Tour

    Explore the underground world of a centuries-old Bavarian mine on a half-day tour from Salzburg. Choose from a morning or afternoon experience, and travel along the snaking Deutsche Alpenstrasse through the picturesque Bavarian Alps.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult $50; Child $50|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Deluxe Hotel: Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference Cte(4-Star) or similar
Breakfast: Included

Day 5: Salzburg - Ljubljana (253 km)

Today, we will tour the city of Salzburg, visiting astounding places like the Mirabell Gardens. Then, we will cross the Salzac River to walk around the Old Town. Afterwards, we will be able to explore the city at our own pace for a while before we journey to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.
Guests can choose to take the St. Gilgen Excursion & Lake Wolfgang Cruise
  • Salzburg, AUSTRIA

    Salzburg, AUSTRIA
    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.

    Mirabell Palace

    This historical building in Salzburg is listed as a cultural heritage monument by UNESCO. The palace features beautiful royal gardens. Several scenes from the beloved movie "The Sound of Music" were filmed here.

    St Peter's Abbey

    Originally built in 696, this Benedictine monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in German-speaking areas. It houses the oldest library in Austria, containing over 100,000 volumes, as well as an extensive collection of musical manuscripts by Austrian composers.

    Mozart Square

    This public square in Salzburg is named for the city's most famous resident, the genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It is a large, open area that features a statue of the man himself in its center.

    Mozart Residence

    This building was the birthplace and childhood home of treasured Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The house was destroyed during World War II, but reopened to the public in 1996.
  • Salzkammergut, AUSTRIA

    This resort region in Austria stretches from Salzburg to the the peaks of the Dachstein Mountains. Its name translates to "Estate of the Salt Chamber," named for the organization that ran the salt mines of the Hapsburg Monarchs.

    St. Gilgen & Lake Wolfgang Tour

    The cruise between St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen is hugely popular with overseas tourists - and indeed, it offers views on some of the most attractive spots of the Salzkammergut area.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult $34; Child $34|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Deluxe Hotel: Radlsson Blu Plaza Hotel Ljubljana (4-Star) or similar
Breakfast: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)

Day 6: Ljubljana - Postojna - Plitvice (168 km)

Today, we will go sightseeing in Ljubljana, getting views of the Castle and the Old Town. Then, we will travel to Postojna Cave, one of the world's largest karst cave systems. Later, we will travel to Plitvice, where we will enjoy dinner and spend the night.
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Ljubljana is the capital and largest city in Slovenia, known for its green spaces and student population. The Ljubljanica River curves its way through the city and divides it between the old town and the new commercial center.

    Ljubljana Town Hall

    The town hall of the city of Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, is a Gothic building built in 1484, though it does have some baroque renovations.

    Robba Fountain

    Originally unveiled in 1751, this fountain stands in front of the the city's Town Hall in central Town Square. On of the city's most recognizable landmarks, the statue on the fountain depicts three male figures with jugs.

    Triple Bridge

    Connecting the modern city with the historical medieval town of Ljubljana, this pedestrian limestone bridge gets its name because it is comprised of three walkways across the Ljubljanica River.

    Ljubljana Cathedral

    The current Baroque cathedral here is the third such structure to sit on this site, preceded first by a Romanesque structure then by a Gothic one. It is one of the most prominent buildings in Cyril and Methodius Square.

    Franciscan Church of the Annunciation

    This parish church of Ljubljana has a distinctive red coloring that is symbolic of the Franciscan order of priests that operate it. The church was built in a Baroque style between 1646 and 1660.
  • Postojna, Slovenia

    This Slovenian town is nearby a very famous system of caves that serve as the main tourist attraction in the area.

    Postojna Cave

    This large karst cave in southern Slovenia was formed over thousands of years by the Pivka River. Visitors can walk through the limestone caverns and be amazed by the miraculous geological formations.
Deluxe Hotel: Hotel Jezero (3-Star)
Breakfast: Included|Lunch: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)

Day 7: Plitvice National Park - Budapest (482 km)

Today, we will visit Plitvice National Park. After touring Croatia's greatest natural wonder, we will head to Budapest, where we will enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner and performance.
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

    Plitvice Lakes National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest national park in Croatia. Known for 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon, Plitvice has many walkways and hiking trails for visitors to explore.

    Plitvice Lakes National Park

    Founded in 1949, this beautiful Croatian park, near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, is one of Southeast Europe's oldest national parks. It is full of breathtaking landscapes and stunning geological formations.
  • Budapest, HUNGARY

    Budapest, HUNGARY
    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.

    Hungarian Folklore Show and Dinner

    Dancing has long been a significant component of Hungarian culture. Come see a performance that showcases the traditional dances of the country, providing an insightful and entertaining display. As you watch, you will enjoy a delicious dinner.
Deluxe Hotel: Ensana Thermal Margaret Island Health Spa Hotel or Similar (4-Star)
Breakfast: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner & Show)

Day 8: Budapest -Danube River Cruise - Vienna (243 km)

Today, we will embark on a sightseeing tour of Budapest, visiting Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Royal Palace and the Parliament Building. Then, we will take a cruise on the Danube River that will bring us to the Pest district. Here, board a coach to see Heroes Square. Later, we will travel to Vienna, where we will enjoy time free. Shop for souvenirs, relax at one of its grand coffee houses or explore St Stephen's Church. This evening, perhaps join us for an optional Mozart Concert.
  • Budapest, HUNGARY

    Budapest, HUNGARY
    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.

    Fisherman's Bastion

    Fisherman's Bastion
    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.

    Matthias Church

    Matthias Church
    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.

    Buda Castle

    Completed in 1265, for generations this castle was the historical residency of the Hungarian kings. The medieval castle was destroyed in a 16th century siege of the city, and the palace was rebuilt in the Baroque style.

    Hungarian Parliament Building

    Hungarian Parliament Building
    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.

    Heroes Square (Passing By)

    Heroes Square
    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.
  • Vienna, AUSTRIA

    Vienna, AUSTRIA
    Vienna is the capital city of Austria. It is considered one of the best places to live in the world. Called "The City of Music", Vienna has produced internationally famous composers such as Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Mozart and more.

    St. Stephen's Cathedral

    The noticeable and unique mosaic roof of this church in the Austrian capital has made Saint Stephen's one of the most recognizable buildings in the city. The church has seen several additions, but the oldest parts are from the 12th century.

    Johann Strauss and Mozart Concert

    Delight in an evening of classical Viennese music at the acclaimed Kursalon Vienna concert hall, where the waltz was popularized in the 19th century thanks to famous composer Johann Strauss.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult $113; Child $113; Includes: transportation, A category seating, tip|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

Deluxe Hotel: Hotel NH Danube City or Similar (4-Star) or similar
Breakfast: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner at local restaurant)

Day 9: Vienna - Prague (250 km)

For the first half of the day, we will tour Vienna, including a visit to Schonbrunn Palace, one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. Then, we will drive past many historic landmarks as we make our way to Prague.
  • Vienna, AUSTRIA

    Vienna, AUSTRIA
    Vienna is the capital city of Austria. It is considered one of the best places to live in the world. Called "The City of Music", Vienna has produced internationally famous composers such as Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Mozart and more.

    Schonbrunn Palace

    Schonbrunn Palace
    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.

    Vienna State Opera (Passing By)

    This amazing opera house traces its origins to the middle of the 1800s. Its prestigious orchestra members often go on to become players in the Vienna Philharmonic. The neo-Renaissance facade is beloved today, but unpopular at the time of construction.

    Rathaus (Passing By)

    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.

    Austrian Parliament Building (Passing By)

    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.

    Museumsquartier (Passing By)

    This area in Vienna is roughly 60,000 square-meters and is comprised of grand, baroque buildings that house the city's most impressive museums. Even if you don't visit a museum, the area still makes for a great stroll!
Deluxe Hotel: Hotel Royal Prague or Similar (4-Star)
Breakfast: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)

Day 10: Prague

Today, we will explore Prague by visiting Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town Square, and the romantic Charles Bridge. After visiting the medieval Astronomical Clock and the Old Jewish Cemetery, we will be able to spend time in the city at our own leisure. Be sure to cap your sightseeing with an optional cruise on the Vltava River, seeing highlights such as Prague Castle and Charles Bridge from the different perspective of the water.

    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.

    Charles Bridge

    Charles Bridge
    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.

    Old Town Square

    Old Town Square
    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.

    Prague Castle

    Prague Castle
    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.

    St. Vitus Cathedral

    The largest church in the Czech Republic, St. Vitus Cathedral is a beautiful Gothic church, marked by its high vaulted ceiling and flying buttresses, which had a large influence over the development of this architectural style in central Europe.

    Vltava River Cruise

    Drift along the Vltava River through Prague and see the sights from the water on this cruise. Settle on the outdoor or interior deck, and get grandstand views of top Prague attractions such as Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge and National Theatre.

    Tour Fee (Optional): Adult $30; Child $30|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

Deluxe Hotel: Hotel Royal Prague or Similar (4-Star)
Breakfast: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner at local restaurant)

Day 11: Prague - Karlovy Vary - Frankfurt (411 km)

Today, we will arrive in Karlovy Vary, the most popular spa resort in the Czech Republic, renowned for its mineral springs. Later on, we will proceed to Frankfurt to enjoy a farewell dinner party.
  • Karlovy Vary, CZECH REPUBLIC

    Karlovy Vary is a spa town situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic, on the confluence of the rivers Ohre and Tepla.
Deluxe Hotel: Movenpick Hotel Frankfurt Centre (4-Star) or similar
Breakfast: Included|Dinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)

Day 12: Frankfurt - Home

Today, guests will transfer to the airport to board their departure flights. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule flights.
Breakfast: Included
  • Departure:
    • Land Only Package - Meet tour guide at the airport on DAY 2. The meeting time and point will be advised.
    • Land with Air Package - Advertised round-trip international airfares are from New York (JFK) based on Delta Airlines. Departures from other gateway cities, please add appropriate US domestic add-on fares. For specific cities please call for pricing. Estimate domestic airfare is $200-$300/per person/one-way.
  • Return:
    • Land Only Package - Customers may dismiss after the tour ends or the airport drop off with the rest of group.
    • Land with Air Package - JFK airport

Price Includes

  • Admission fees:
    • Wurzburg - Residence Palace
    • Fussen - Newschwanstein Castle
    • Postojna - Postojna Cave
    • Plitvice - Sixteen Lakes National Park
    • Budapest - Fisherman's Bstion, Matthias Church, Danube Cruise
    • Vienna - Schonbrun Palace
    • Prague - Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral
  • 10 nights all 4-star hotel accommodations as listed or similar
  • Bi-lingual guide (Mandarin / English) for the entire tour.(Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • Breakfast daily at hotels
  • Lunches or dinners included, as specified in itinerary
  • Sightseeing with local guides in selected cities
  • Deluxe air-conditioned tour coach
  • Group airport transfers at arrival and departure in Europe
  • Attraction admission tickets

Price Excludes

Destination Adult Child
Rhine River Cruise with Dinner (Optional) $59 $59
Vltava River Cruise (Optional) $30 $30
Bad Durrnberg Salt Mines Tour (Optional) $50 $50
St. Gilgen & Lake Wolfgang Tour (Optional) $34 $34
Johann Strauss and Mozart Concert (Optional)
Includes: transportation, A category seating, tip
$113 $113
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • 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.
  • Airfares
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  • Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless otherwise specified
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  • Departure Guarantee: Departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 15 persons. When the total number of tour members should fall below 15 persons, we reserve the right to cancel the tour, to change the hotels, or to change to locally hosted facilities.
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    • Land-Only Package travelers are responsible for arrival airport transfer (to hotel) and departure airport transfer (from hotel); Hotel check-in and check-out times vary from hotel to hotel.
    Land with Airfare Package
    • For travelers that select to purchase an Air Package along with the Land Tour Package, a round-trip international economy class air ticket from the gateway city New York and all intra-tour air tickets (if applicable) are included with the tour as per itinerary (except city packages).
    • For departure gateway cities other than New York, please consult your travel agent regarding the US domestic add-on air
    • All government taxes/fees and fuel surcharges associated with airline tickets are included in the advertised airfare and subject to change at any time during the year. Amounts listed are as of the date of printing the brochure.
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