MAY TOUR 2017 PDF Print
 

“May Tour 2017” April 30 - May 15, 2017
Austria
, Germany and the Czech Republic
CLOSED

 
Tour Highlights - Visit the following cities / towns and the sights:
•Vienna - City tour •Salzburg - City tour •Munich - City walk •Dachau - Camp
Pilsen - Liberation Festival - “Thank you America!” monument
•Pilsen-Dysina - General G. S. Patton statue Karlovy Vary - Spa Colonnade
•Marianske Lazne - Spa Colonnade •Ceske Budejovice - Budvar Brewery
•Cesky Krumlov - City walk / Bohemian Garnets •Ruckl Glassworks
•Karlstejn Castle 
•Prague - Grand City tour; Charles Bridge Museum
Cruise on the Vltava River
 •Great food at local restaurants including
welcome and farewell dinner - Folklore program - Party time

The 72nd Anniversary of Pilsen Liberation and the End of WW II
THE FREEDOM CELEBRATION WITH PARTICIPATION OF VETERANS - LIBERATORS
OF THE UNITED STATES 16th ARMORED DIVISION, 2nd AND 97th INFANTRY DIVISIONS
AND THE BELGIAN VETERANS OF THE 17th FUSILIER BATTALION.
 
 
Itinerary* “TRAVEL BOOK” with daily program > detailed schedule information will be mailed to
you approx. 1 month prior to departure. Included 2 meals a day: Buffet Breakfast; Lunch or Dinner;
 

Sunday, April 30
Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic to Vienna, Austria. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service as you travel to start your vacation. (Airline tickets require separate purchase).

Monday, May 1 Vienna / Austria - 1 night
The tour starts today from our hotel in VIENNA.
PM, guided city tour followed by free time. Welcome dinner.

                   

Tuesday 2 Salzburg - 1 night
AM depart to the city of “Sound of Music” and a birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - SALZBURG. PM guided city tour/ free time at leisure.

                     

Wednesday 3 Munich / Germany - 1 night
This morning we depart to MUNICH. PM city tour followed by visiting the infamous DACHAU camp, which features a
full scale museum detailing Nazi atrocities. Evening return to our hotel.

                   

Thursday 4 - Monday 8 Pilsen/ Czech Republic - 4 nights
AM depart to PILSEN to enjoy “Liberation Festival”. Spend a whole afternoon with friends.

The 72nd Anniversary of the liberation Pilsen
by the United States Army in 1945.
Program in detail to be known in March 2017
What to expect:
Reconstruction of a US Army camp from 1945
Parade of historical and current military equipment
Visiting the General George S. Patton Museum
Visiting
Dysina - statue of General George S. Patton
Indoor and outdoor cultural event
Exhibition of vintage American civilian vehicles
Military exchange Many accompanying events
For more information on past or future program,
please go to: 
www.liberationfestival.com

                              

Monday 8
After
breakfast we will enjoy day trip to KARLOVY VARY founded by the Bohemian King Charles the IV. in the 14th century. The town has been recapturing its former glory with its Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings being restored and people rediscovering all the town has to offer. Tour the colonnade and taste the water from the 12 curative thermal mineral springs. Admire the beauty of both the historic and modern colonnades. PM, continue to MARIÁNSKÉ LÁZNE - the second largest spa resort in the Czech Republic founded in the last century. Carefully arranged large parks, spa forests, specific architecture, flourishing cultural and social life. Those are the features to characterize this beautiful town. Of the 140 mineral springs in the town, 39 are used for treating kidneys, respiratory and urinary disorders. T our the Colonnade and view the “Singing fountain” in front of the main colonnade. Free time at leisure. Later PM return to Pilsen for our dinner.

                                          

Tuesday 9 Ceske Budejovice - 2 nights
PM depart to CESKÉ BUDEJOVICE - the royal town founded in 1265. During the city tour, youʼll find in the center of the town a magnificent square, one of the largest in Europe. It is lined with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque houses with arcades, Samsonʼs Fountain in its center (dates back to 1727).

              

Wednesday 10
AM after touring the Budweiser / Budvar Brewery, we'll continue to medieval town of CESKY KRUMLOV, the jewel of South Bohemia which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site universally recognized as an unique remnant of historic urbanism. The old town preserves, virtually intact and still vital, an unparalleled ensemble of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque structures. Among the attractions is the second largest castle complex in the Czech Republic, the oldest working Baroque theater in Europe and an open-air theater with a revolving auditorium. Guided city tour followed by free time for leisure / shopping of beautiful Bohemian Garnets or a chance to visit the chateau.

 
                              

Thursday 11 Prague - 4 nights
In the morning weʼll travel to our final destination, the Czech capital PRAGUE. In the afternoon we explore the historical center of the city. Orientation city tour on our bus followed by Grand city tour illustrating its
thousands years history, including the Prague Castle area, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with astronomical clock and more. Rest of the day at leisure.

                               

Friday 12
We start this day with
excursion of RÜCKL CRYSTAL FACTORY in NIZBOR. During the 45 minutes excursion you will get to know the individual stages of producing glass crystal by hand, i.e. the furnaces, processing, designing and polishing. A great opportunity for bargain shopping in factory store. PM continue to visit the most important castle in the Czech Republic - the KARLSTEJN CASTLE - founded 650 years ago by Charles IV, King of Bohemia and of the Roman Empire. The castle was built in the 14th century as a place for safekeeping of royal treasures, especially the coronation jewels. Evening - free time at leisure in Prague.

                         

Saturday 13
WALK THROUGH PRAGUEʼS ROYAL ROAD. Today we will follow in the footsteps of kings along this 400 year-old route, and view what their royal eyes looked upon. For centuries this was the route taken on Coronation Day by the new king in his royal carriage, accompanied by a solemn procession of royal guards, nobles and aristocrats and high-ranking members of the Church. Part of the tour will include Republic Square - it lies at the boundary of Old Town and New Town and is the intersection of eight roads. Here you will find the Municipal House, with its salons, reception rooms and concert halls. The Gothic Powder Tower, was once used to store gunpowder and is now used for exhibitions. Celetna Street (ending at Old Town Square) - was named after the plaited rolls that used to be sold to the public while they waited to watch nobles pass by on their way to the castle. Nowadays the street is lined with souvenir shops, cafés and restaurants. Evening is reserved for our most popular DINNER PARTY with FOLK PROGRAM full of MUSIC, DANCE and lots of FUN!

                         

Sunday 14
Weʼll
start this morning with a visit of “Charles Bridge Museum” followed by 1 hour cruise on the Vltava river. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Prague as never seen before. Just sit back and let the river carry you away. Rest of the day at leisure.

                          

Monday 15
After breakfast, your tour ends this morning leaving you with pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation. Transfer to Václav Havel Prague Airport - Going home!

* Subject to change

Tour Reservation Details for this 16 days tour:

Sign up by: January 6, 2017             Past due by: January 30, 2017
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