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8-Day Charm of Eastern Europe from Paris

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

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The tour and itinerary was good but a bit rushed. The hotels were well chosen and very comfortable. They were well worth the price. The driver was not English speaking and not oriented to the cities w... More>>
Our tour guide Hu was a real gentleman. The trip was fantastic. The driver too was extremely good and a fantastic driver so careful with two senior citizens traveling with us the never felt tired Bot... More>>

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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 - Heidelberg (463 km)

    In the early morning, we will travel to Heidelberg, We will begin with a tour of the Heidelberg Castle. Then take a walk along the Neckar Rive, you will meet the famous Old Bridge (AlteBrucke). Visit the University of Heidelberg by passing through the centreHauptstraße Street and market place. Hotel near Heidelberg.
    • Heidelberg, GERMANY

      This German city sits on the banks of the River Neckar. It has become a popular tourist destination for its romantic atmosphere. There are many old buildings, including Heidelberg Castle and the baroque Old Town.

      Heidelberg University

      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.

      Karl Theodor Bridge

      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.

      Heidelberg Main Street

      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!

      Heidelberger Schloss

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €7

    Standard Hotel: Hotel near Heidelberg
    Day 2

    Frankfurt - Munich - Salzburg (420 km)

    After breakfast, we will leave for Munich, where we will visit some historical monuments, like Marienplatz and Atles Rathaus. Afterwards, we will head to Salzburg for the night.
    • 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!
    • 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.

      Marienplatz

      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.

      Frauenkirche

      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.

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel near Salzburg
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 3

    Salzburg - Vienna (250 km)

    After breakfast, visit of Salzburg. Take a walk in the completely different atmosphere of the narrow, 16th-century Steingasse. Explore the Altstadt's grand churches and squares, the Salzach River. Afterwards, 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.
    • 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.

      Getreidegasse

      The name of this street in Salzburg, Austria translate to "Grain Lane." It is a busy shopping street. The house at Getreidegasse 9 is the birth house of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who lived there until the age of 17.

      Altstadt

      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.

      Salzach River

      This is the main river that cuts through the heart of the Austrian state of Salzburg. Running a total of 140 miles (225 km) in length, its name is derived from the German word for salt.
    • 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 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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €11.50; Child (6-18 yrs) €8.50; Student (19-25 yrs) €10.50; Imperial Tour

      Ringstrasse

      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..

      Rathaus

      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

      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.

      Hofburg Palace

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €12.50

      Heldenplatz

      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.

      Stadtpark

      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.

      Vienna Concert Waltz

      Vienna has a rich history of classical music. Come see a traditional waltz concert, and marvel in the beautiful sounds that emanate from the chamber orchestra.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel in Vienna
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Vienna - Budapest (213 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.
    • 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.

      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.

      Millennium Monument

      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.

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €6.40; Adult(outside the EU) €17

      Elisabeth Bridge

      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.

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €2.30

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €4.50

      Felszabadulasi Emlekmu

      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.

      Danube Cruise

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €13; Adult (at night) €18

    Standard Hotel: Hotel near Budapest.
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 5

    Budapest - Bratislava - Prague (450 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.
    • Bratislava, Slovakia

      Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is a beautiful Central European city. Some of the most popular places in town are St. Martin's Cathedral, the Old Town, and Devin Castle.

      Trinitarian Church of Bratislava

      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.

      Michalska Gate

      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.

      Biela Street

      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.

      Bratislava Old Town Hall

      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.

      St. Martin's Cathedral

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel near Prague
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 6

    Prague

    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.
    • Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

      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.

      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.

      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.

      Golden Lane

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult €13

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel near Prague
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 7

    Prague- Nuremberg - Frankfurt (483 km)

    After breakfast, we will head to Frankfurt by passing Nuremberg. Visit Romerberg, the old centre of Frankfurt, with a number of historic buildings dating to the 14th and 15th century. Walking towards the Main river, you approach the Eiserne Steg, a 19th century bridge leading to Sachsenhausen, as well as the Rententurm (Customs Tower), a 15th century fortified tower in late Gothic style.
    • 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!

      Romerberg

      Known as the heart of Frankfurt, Germany, Romerberg is the center of Altstadt (old town) and home to the Romer or City Hall. One notable feature is the Paulsplatz, a historic square to the North, as well as the Old St. Nicholas Church and Historical Museum.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel near Frankfurt
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 8

    Frankfurt - Luxemburg - Paris (518 km)

    After breakfast, we will drive to Luxemburg, panoramic view of the Constitution Square, Adolphe Bridge and Grand Canyon . After that, 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.
    • Luxembourg City, LUXEMBOURG

      Luxembourg City is a commune with city status, and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It stands at the confluence of the Alzette and Petrusse rivers in southern Luxembourg, the city lies at the heart of Western Europe.

      Adolphe Bridge

      This unofficial national symbol of Luxembourg was designed by Frenchman Paul Sejourne and built between 1900 and 1903. It was named after the Grand Duke Adolphe, ruler of Luxembourg from 1890 to 1905.

      Alzette Valley

      Alzette Valley is a beautiful valley near Luxembourg City. Actually, Luxembourg City lies in a bend in the Alzette River, high on a bluff above the river. The river helped in defense of the city in previous days.

      Place de la Constitution

      Place de la Constitution is a monument and square that commemorates Luxembourgers soldiers who perished in WWI. Erected in 1923, the monument symbolizes freedom and offers visitors striking views over the Petrusse Valley and the Adolphe Bridge.
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    • Price Includes

    • 7 nights hotel accommodation
    • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bi-lingual (English and Chinese) Speaking Tour leader (Level 2: semi-guided tour
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    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Student Adult(outside the EU)
      Budapest
      Danube Cruise (Optional)
      €13
      €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 / / /
      Heidelberg
      Heidelberger Schloss (Optional) €7 / / /
      Prague
      Golden Lane (Optional) €13 / / /
      Vienna
      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 cities tolls (30 EUR per Passenger)
    • 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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      • 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.
    • We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.

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