Eastern Romance Day 2 - Berlin Dresden Day 2 - Berlin Dresden Day 2 - Berlin Dresden Day 3 - Dresden - Prague Day 3 - Dresden - Prague Day 6 - Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow Day 8 - Banska Bystricia - Budapest Day 8 - Banska Bystricia - Budapest Day 9 - Budapest - Vienna Day 9 - Budapest - Vienna

Eastern Romance

 Germany Czech Poland Slovakia Hungary Austria, 11 days 10 nights

Day 1 - Hanoi / HCMC - Berlin

Arrive Berlin - Board your touring coach, and proceed for an introductory tour of this German Capital City visiting the symbolic Bradenburg Gate and the Glass Dome of its Reichstag. Continue on to view the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in the fashionable West Berlin near where you will have an early dinner before checking into your hotel for a good night’s rest.

Overnight ***Hotel Berlin

Day 2 - Berlin Dresden

Your tour of former East Berlin takes in the Berlin Wall, the nostalgic Check-Point Charlie, the rejuvenated Potsdammerplatz, Karl-Marxplatz, Museums Island, Berliner Dom, Jewish Memorial and the well-known Unter den Linden Street. Make a brief stop at Park Sans Souci to admire its beautiful gardens before departing for Dresden.

Overnight ***Hotel Dresden

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Day 3 - Dresden - Prague

Your visit of Dresden, also known as the ‘Florence on the Elbe’, includes views of a well laid out Square dominated by the imposing Semper Opera House and Hofkirche – a monumental Baroque Cathedral, and the Zwinger Palace where you are free to explore the spacious courtyard surrounded by Baroque galleries. Drive through scenic countryside to the capital of the Republic of Czech and Bohemia – Prague.

Overnight ***Hotel Prague

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Day 4 - Prague

Your interesting walking tour of this unspoilt city begins with the Hradcany Castle District to view Saint Vitus Cathedral and Royal Castle. Descend to Mala Strana (Lower Town), passing charming streets, and then crossing Charles Bridge. This crossing of the Vlatava River offers an unforgettable view. When you look backwards, you are rewarded by a most mesmerizing view of sculptures and towers in the foreground and the Castle District in the background. Spend the afternoon in Stare Mesto, exploring the Old Town where the astronomical clock, Town Hall and Jan Hus Statue stands. Free time to shop for Bohemian crystals.

Overnight ***Hotel Prague

Day 5 - Prague - Brno - Krakow

Depart Prague for Poland, stopping at Brno – the capital of Moravia, where BATA (shoe factory) originates from, for your lunch before continuing to Krakow, the dreamy old capital of Poland.

Overnight ***Hotel Krakow

Day 6 - Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow

Depart to Auschwitz. Declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Nazi Concentration Camp saw the demise of 1.5 million Jews during World War II. Face the grim realities as the evidence of inhumanity is set before you in your memorable visit to Auschwitz. Back in Krakow, your tour of this old imperial city of Poland includes a visit to the Wavel Hill Castle district to see its impressive Cathedral and Palace. Later visit Stare Miasto - the Old Town, where Rynek Glowny, the Market Square with its dazzling Sukiennice Cloth Hall and Saint Mary Church, is located.

Overnight ***Hotel Krakow

Day 6 - Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow

Day 7 - Krakow - Wielizcka-zakopane - Banska Bystrica

Head for the famous Salt Mine which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit this fascinating and incredible ‘underground mining town’. Continue to Zakopane, a ski resort town by the Tatra Mountains, for your lunch before driving to Banska Bystrica in Central Slovakia.

Overnight ***Hotel Banska Bystrica

Day 8 - Banska Bystricia - Budapest

A quick photo stop will be made in this picturesque Town Square adorned with several church spires and bell towers before you depart for Hungary.

On arrival in Budapest, ascend Gellert Hill for a spectacular panoramic view of the twin-cities of Buda and Pest. Be entertained with Gypsy music

as you dine a Hungarian meal with typical goulash soup.

Overnight ***Hotel Budapest

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Day 9 - Budapest - Vienna

Your tour of the new city, Pest, includes views of the Parliament, Embassy Row, Heroes Square, and the Opera House. The Danube divides the newer commercial Pest and historic Buda. Proceed up Buda Hill to visit Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. View the Palace complex and enjoy the panorama of the ‘twin cities’ that is known as the “Paris of the East”. Explore a local market and free time to shop in Vaci Street, before leaving on an afternoon drive to Vienna, the city of Classical Music & Waltz. *This evening you may want to attend a Classical Waltz Concert of Johann Strauss and Mozart.

Overnight ***Hotel Vienna

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Day 10 - Vienna

Begin your morning with visits to Hundertwasser Haus and Schonbrunn Palace. Your city sightseeing begins with a drive around the Ringstrasse where the State Opera, the classical-style Parliament, the gothic-style City Hall, and the baroque-style Royal Opera, are located. Pay homage to the King of the Waltz, Johann Strauss II, in the Stadtpark. Afternoon Walking Tour – Beginning at the Maria-Theresien-Platz with two Museums, Natural History and Fine Art, flanking it, you then cross over to the Hofburg Imperial Palace complex of the Habsburgs. Continue your stroll through busy streets to Saint’s Stephen Cathedral in the heart of the old town. Spend the rest of the afternoon in the busy shopping area on Karntner Street.

Overnight ***Hotel Vienna

Day 11 - Vienna airport

Free until your transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi / HCMC

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