4 PEARLS OF CENTRAL EUROPE
Cultural tour of Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary

Europe's most interesting majestic glory still living. This 4 countries, 5 cities, 8 days tour, is a specially designed SVT (Special Value Tour) that offers the best in Central European history at the least priced. We walk and drive through  Europe’s elegant capitals starting from Zlata (Golden) Prague to Halsovice, Pesky Krumlov, Pesky Budovice through two UNESCO World Heritage sites at Telc and Trebic before entering Austria. Visiting the majestic palaces and gardens at Vienna we cross over to Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia.  We end the 4 pearls at the most scenic city of all - Budapest, the capital city of Hungary located right on the banks of the Danube.

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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 08 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Avg. Tour Size : 25 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Day 02: Prague
(B, L, D)
Day 03: Prague/Holasovice/Cesky Krumlov/Ceske Budejovice (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 04: Ceske Budejovice/Telc/Trebic/Vienna (Drive) (AUSTRIA)
(B, L, D)
Day 05: Vienna
(B, D)
Day 06: Vienna/Bratislava (Drive) (SLOVAKIA)/Budapest (Drive) (HUNGARY)
(B, L, D)
Day 07: Budapest
(B, L)
Day 08: Depart Budapest
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC)

Upon arrival meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel Taurus, Prague (2 nights)

Day 02: Prague

Discover the city, once the Capital of the Holy Roman Empire, such as magnificent library the Strahov Monastery and the Church of Our Lady of Loreto built during thirty year wars, and the Czernin Palace, nowadays Ministry of Foreign affairs. Continue to Hradcany Square, famous for its Baroque and Renaissance palaces, and the Door of the Giants, by which we will enter the Prague Castle, the largest fortified complex in the world.  We can admire the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, site of coronations. There is time for optional visit to the Golden Lane, world famous for hosting the alchemists of the time Rudolf II and Franz Kafka. We then continue to the lower town, called Mala Strana, by taking the royal path.  Nerudova Street will lead us to the St. Nicolas Church, a baroque architectural gem of central Europe. After lunch, we continue to reach Charles Bridge. Passing by the Gothic Tower, we arrive at Old Town square and the Astronomical Clock.  Discover the Jewish District housing the oldest synagogue in Europe called Old New Synagogue.  Optional visit the Jewish Cemetery where Rabbi Lowe, who according to legend, breathed life of the Golem.  Afterwards we take the Celetna Street to the Powder Tower and Municipal House. (B, L, D)

Day 03: Prague/Holasovice/Cesky Krumlov/Ceske Budejovice (Drive)

After breakfast, depart to the picturesque village of Holasovice, a UNESCO site for its architectural ensemble called Rural Baroque. We stop for photos then continue to another UNESCO site of Cesky Krumlov, a beautiful medieval town dominated by the castle’s multicolored dungeon.  The panorama of the tiered town on a rocky peak offers many viewpoints. Continue to the nearby town of Ceske Budejovice for a tour of its historic center.  Check in hotel.
Overnight: Hotel Maly Pivovar, Ceske Budejovice (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 04: Ceske Budejovice/Telc/Trebic/Vienna (Drive) (AUSTRIA)

Depart for Vienna, passing through the towns of Telc and Trebic, both declared World Heritage by UNESCO. After a lunch break we continue to the imperial capital of Austria.   Take a panoramic tour through the famous Ring Strasse. This lavish boulevard is bordered by the most important monuments of the city such as the Opera House, City Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts.  A walking tour of the historic center of Vienna and discover the St. Stephen’s Basilica, built in the thirteenth century in Romanesque style and redesigned in the gothic style.  Check in hotel.
Overnight: Hotel Donauwalzer, Vienna (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 05: Vienna

Free time in Vienna to explore this beautiful city on our own.  Recommended optional visits are Belvedere Palace and museum or Schoenbrunn Palace. (B, D)

Day 06: Vienna/Bratislava (Drive) (SLOVAKIA)/Budapest (Drive) (HUNGARY)

Depart for Bratislava for a walking tour of the current Slovak capital, and an old capital of the Hungarian Kingdom during the Ottoman wars. After a lunch break we continue to Budapest. Upon arrival, a city tour to discover Buda quarter with Royal Castle. Buda district is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.   Passing by Saint- Mathias Church, in neo-gothic style where Hungarian rulers received the crown of St. Stephen.  Then explore the outer of the Fisherman bastion, a complex of Romanesque ramparts and turrets with stunning city views. Continue through Pest quarter and have an outside viewing of the famous Parliament, inspired in part by the Parliament in London, neo-gothic cathedral-style; the majestic façade extends 268 m along the banks of the Danube and with 96m dome is visible from almost all parts of the city. Passing by the elegant Andrassy Avenue flanked by magnificent villas and mansions we arrive at Heroes Square, the largest in the capital, adorned with statues of the founders of Hungary.
Overnight: Hotel Canada, Budapest (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 07: Budapest

Free time in Budapest. This a great chance to enjoy the optional thermal baths. (B, L)

Day 08: Depart Budapest

Check out time is by 1100 hrs. Transfer to Budapest airport for the flight out. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2017

Jun 18; Jul 16; Aug 13; Oct 22
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Tour Price

We accept payment in US $ (US Dollars), CA $ (Canadian Dollars) or equivalent EURO (for clients outside North America). Bestway Tours & Safaris offers conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received, and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

Departure(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2017 US$ 1250 US$ 325


Notes

This tour is not part of our small group journeys.



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 17 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • All optional tours mentioned
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
US$ 1300

USA(West Coast)
US$ 1100

CANADA(East Coast)
US$ 1100

USA(East Coast)
US$ 900

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and average tour size of 25 participants.
Also please note that this is NOT part of our small group tours.

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.