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”CENTRAL EUROPE”      June 12 - 27, 2017
Czech Republic, Poland, Austria

PRAGUE BRNO PILSEN TELC ♥ CESKE BUDEJOVICE
OLOMOUC ♥ MARIANSKE LAZNE KROMERIZ ♥ KARLOVY VARY

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL in CESKY KRUMLOV

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;


Day 1 - Monday, June 12
Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service as you travel to start your vacation. (Airline tickets require separate purchase).

Day 2 - Tuesday 13    PRAGUE - 2 nights
The tour starts today from your hotel in PRAGUE. Weʼll start walking from Wenceslas Square to Powder Tower, view Municipal House, see the House of Black Madonna, Old Town Square with Jan Hus monument and astronomical clock. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a WELCOME DINNER in the local restaurant. 


Day 3 - Wednesday 14
This morning start the day with visiting Charles Bridge Museum and Cruise on the Vltava river, walking across the Charles Bridge weʼll continue to Lesser Quarter Square and visiting the Church of Our Lady Victorious - The Infant Jesus of Prague. The rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4 - Thursday 15    PILSEN - 1 night
AM depart to PILSEN. This West Bohemian metropolis with 170,000 inhabitants is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic. Its historical predecessor was a former watch castle dating back from the 10th century. Pilsen is known for its famous Pilsen beer - Pilsner Urquell. Guided city tour includes the city center, “Thank you America!” monument and more. Rest of the day at leisure. During your free time you may shop for various souvenirs or youʼll have a chance to visit St. Bartholomew church, the second largest Synagogue in Europe, General George S. Patton Museum, Brewery museum or any other sights.

Day 5 - Friday 16    ESKÉ BUDJOVICE - 2 nights
After breakfast weʼll depart to CESKÉ BUDEJOVICE - the royal town founded in 1265. Guided city tour. In the city center of the town is a magnificent square, one of the largest in Europe. It is lined with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque houses with arcades, Samson's Fountain in its center.

Day 6 - Saturday 17
Day trip to Medieval town of ESK KRUMLOV to enjoy the “Five Petal Rose Festival” transforming the town into a Renaissance time once again. The festival harkens back to the time of the greatest development in esk Krumlov (1570). Day and night, visitors are treated to concerts; dances; daredevil performances; duels; theatrical performances; arts, crafts; processions of noble ladies and gentlemen, knights, and jugglers; a Medieval Feast; and much more not to miss!.

Day 7 - Sunday 18    BRNO- 3 nights
AM departure to TELC, encircled with Renaissance gables and arcades is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Free time for shopping and lunch. PM Transfer to our hotel in BRNO. Guided tour of historical center include “Cabbage Market”, St. Peter & Paul Cathedral and more. Free time at leisure.

Day 8 - Monday 19
Day trip to VIENNA - AUSTRIA. Orientation city tour by our bus followed by walking tour / free time. Later PM return to Brno. Brno.

Day 9 - Tuesday 20
AM depart to KROMĚŘ. In 1777, this town, located in Central Moravia became the seat of the bishops of Olomouc. The splendid Kromeriz chateau and its beautiful gardens are considered an especially attractive and well-preserved example of Baroque palatial and garden design. They played an important role in the development of Central European Baroque architecture of gardens and palaces. Guided city tour of adjoining colonnade and beautiful gardens. Later PM continue to Olomouc. The splendid Kromeriz chateau and its beautiful gardens are considered an especially attractive and well-preserved example of Baroque palatial and garden design. They played an important role in the development of Central European Baroque architecture of gardens and palaces. Guided city tour of adjoining colonnade and beautiful gardens. Later PM continue to OSTRAVA.

Day 10 - Wednesday 21    KRAKOW / Poland - 1 night
After breakfast departure to the site of the Nazi notorious AUSCHWITZ death camp. Between June 1941 and January 1945 about one million men, women and children perished in the three Auschwitz concentration camps. Every year some 500,000 visitors come to Oswiecim, an industrial town of 45,000, to see the Auschwitz. Half of them are Poles, and the rest mostly from the USA, Germany, the UK, France, Italy, and Israel. PM continue to KRAKOW. Guided city tour followed by free time.

Day 11 - Thursday 22    OLOMOUC - 1 night
AM depart to OLOMOUC - a royal town since 1253. Olomouc - the oldest and the largest historical town protected by monument reserve in the Czech Republic after Prague - is full of precious monuments and landmarks. Olomouc is the Czech Republic's fifth city in terms of population, but is second in terms of history and architecture. The 2nd largest historic preservation zone, 2nd oldest university, 2nd of the two astronomical clocks, 2nd tallest cathedral spire and 2nd oldest monastery, all find their home in Olomouc and along with Prague, it's the 2nd of the old medieval capitals (of Bohemia and Moravia). But there are also lots of firsts, the largest pipe organ in Central Europe with 10400 pipes, the country's only Archdiocese Museum, and the largest baroque sculpture in Europe; the UNESCO - listed Holy Trinity Column. The Upper Square, surrounded by magnificent palaces, is dominated by the Holy Trinity Column (on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List) and by the Renaissance Town Hall with its Astronomical Clock and tower. The historical center is adorned with valuable ecclesiastical buildings, a number of Baroque fountains and twisting lanes. The center is enveloped by the remains of fortifications built by the Empress Maria Theresa, and exquisite park. Guided city tour - View the unique Orloj Clock; most significant Cathedral of St. Wenceslas from 1109. Guided city tour.

Day 12 - Friday 23
AM free time at leisure. PM visit the Plumlov Chateau. Historical castle exposition - museum exposition with collections of ceramics, weapons and furniture. Exhibitions of art, religious chasubles and pianos.

Day 13 - Saturday 24    PRAGUE - 3 nights
This morning weʼll departure to PRAGUE. 
Free time at leisure.

Day 14 - Sunday 25
Free day - OPTIONAL: Day trip to the most famous Bohemian spa town of KARLOVY VARY, better know by its German name, Karlsbad. It was named for the Bohemian king and German and Holy Roman emperor Charles (Karel) IV who allegedly found the springs in 1358 during a hunting expedition. In the 19th century, royalty came here from all over Europe for treatment. Among the rich and famous who visited Karlsbad are Goethe, Schiller, Beethoven and Chopin. The town is replete with ornate Art Nouveau spa houses, cafes, restaurant, shops and scenic promenades. Guided tour of the city will take us to the colonnade with 12 hot springs. PM, continue to MARIANSKE LAZNE - the second largest spa resort in the Czech Republic founded in the 19th century. Of the 140 mineral springs in the town 39 are used for treating kidneys, respiratory and urinary disorders. Tour the Colonnade and view the “Singing fountain” in front of the main colonnade. Evening is reserved for our most popular DINNER PARTY with FOLK PROGRAM full of MUSIC, DANCE and lots of FUN!

Day 15 - Monday 26
Enjoy a free day to further explore the sights of PRAGUE, or perhaps indulge in last minute shopping for some wonderful bargains including the world famous Bohemian crystal, the garnet jewelry, souvenirs and many
handcrafts. There is music available everywhere and you may enjoy a concert. Perhaps, youʼll like to visit with friends, relatives or visit your ancestral village.

Day 16 - Tuesday 27
After breakfast, your tour ends this morning, leaving you with pleasant memories of a wonderful vacation.

* Subject to change

Tour Reservation Details for this 17 days tour:

Sign up by: February 10, 2017             Past due by: March 10, 2017
Special - land tour price per person based on double occupancy$3,285
Airline tickets arrangement available upon request at time of booking
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