15 Day Tour from Frankfurt to Frankfurt
- Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
- Visits to Weimar, Poznan, Munich, Nördlingen, Rothenburg
- Tatra Mountains, Romantic Road
- Local Guides for city sightseeing in Berlin, Warsaw, Jasna Góra monastery, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Auschwitz. Professional Tour Director while touring.
This popular vacation takes you through the heart of Central Europe. Starting and ending in Frankfurt, spend two overnights each in Berlin, Warsaw, Kraków, Budapest, and Prague. See Germany’s major cities, including the one-time intellectual hub of Weimar; reunified Berlin; and Munich, the lively Bavarian capital. From Germany, it’s on to the highlights of Poland: charming Poznan, magnificent Warsaw, the historic Jasna Góra monastery, the Auschwitz concentration camp, and romantic Kraków. As you travel to Hungary, admire the majestic Tatra Mountains and pass through some of the most scenic parts of Slovakia. The legendary Danube welcomes you to Budapest with Buda Castle, Fishermen’s Bastion, and Matthias Coronation Church. Austria’s capital of Vienna beckons next, the elegant city known for the waltz, delectable pastries, and awe-inspiring Habsburg palaces. On to Prague with its Charles Bridge, Jewish Quarter, and world-famous Astronomical Clock. Head through the Bohemian Forest into Bavarian Munich, and along the Romantic Road with the fairytale villages of Nördlingen and Rothenburg, medieval jewels with traditional 16th-century, half-timbered houses.
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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. FRANKFURT AREA Leonardo Royal Frankfurt (F) or Mercure (ST) at Friedrichsdorf.
Northeast today using the Autobahn for a stop in Weimar, one-time intellectual heart of Germany and host to such luminaries as Luther, Cranach, Bach, Liszt, Schiller, and, of course, Goethe himself. It was at one time rightly known as the “Athens of Germany.” Journey past Jena, home to the world-famous Zeiss Optics Factory. Over the Elbe River for a few more miles into Germany’s capital city, Berlin. (B) FRANKFURT AREA Leonardo Royal Frankfurt (F) or Mercure (ST) at Friedrichsdorf.
On this morning's included guided tour, learn how the city is no longer divided but every bit as fascinating. Once the city of contrasts with its West and East sides separating two different worlds, since the wall came down, Berlin has developed into a harmonious blend of old and new. It has preserved the old buildings, such as the State Opera House and the Brandenburg Gate, its neoclassic-style boulevards, such as the Kurfürstendamm and Unter den Linden, and it has created brand new buildings in the most daring up-to-date architectural styles. It is once again Germany’s capital and one of Europe's most lively and interesting cities, from a cultural point of view. In the afternoon, join an optional excursion. (B) BERLIN Abba (F) or NH Alexanderplatz (F) or Holiday Inn Express City Centre (ST).
Drive east to Poznan, one of Poland’s oldest trading centers and now an international marketplace during its industrial fairs. Continue to Warsaw, the capital city of Poland. (B,D) BERLIN Abba (F) or NH Alexanderplatz (F) or Holiday Inn Express City Centre (ST).
The included sightseeing tour is an excellent introduction to Warsaw, magnificently reconstructed after wartime destruction. Today its wide avenues contrast strikingly with the narrow lanes of the old section. (B) WARSAW Golden Tulip Warsaw Centre (F) or Mercure Centrum (F) or Mercure Grand (F).
Two encounters with history on your southbound journey today. First, JASNA GÓRA near Czestochowa, the monastery that withstood the repeated onslaught of overwhelming Swedish forces during the religious wars of the 17th century. Since then, its Black Madonna is venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and has become the country’s national symbol. In the afternoon, visit what is left of the Auschwitz CONCENTRATION CAMP, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. Evening arrival in Kraków. (B,D) WARSAW Golden Tulip Warsaw Centre (F) or Mercure Centrum (F) or Mercure Grand (F).
This is, they say, Poland’s most beautiful city. For almost 500 years it was the country’s capital, and today it is without a doubt its cultural capital. Optional morning sightseeing in ancient Kraków, for centuries the residence of Polish kings. See the Market Square, the Jewish Quarter, St. Mary’s Church, and Wawel Cathedral. Free time later to explore this interesting town at your own pace and mingle with the locals. Tonight’s optional folklore dinner might be the way to round off your stay in this city. (B) KRAKÓW Swing (F).
A comfortable drive through three countries. First, south to the Tatra Mountains of Poland, then through a scenic part of Slovakia, and finally into Hungary. Your destination is Budapest, the most lively of Eastern European capitals. (B,D) KRAKÓW Swing (F).
Included sightseeing features Buda Castle, which dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest, separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube. Also see Heroes’ Square, which typifies the modern capital, as well as the old inns along the riverbank, Parliament, Margaret Island, Fishermen’s Bastion, the Royal Castle, and MATTHIAS CORONATION CHURCH. (Saturday departures visit FISHERMAN’S BASTION instead). (B) BUDAPEST Novotel Centrum (F) or Aquincum (F).
Head for the Austrian border by way of Györ. You’ll be in Vienna in time to enjoy the afternoon and evening in this lively capital. Enjoy the included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide: the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg and an inside visit of ST. STEPHEN'S CATHEDRAL. (B) BUDAPEST Novotel Centrum (F) or Aquincum (F).
Morning optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace. This afternoon, cross the Czech border into Moravia, then through the rich farmlands of Bohemia to Prague. (B,D) VIENNA Bellevue (F) or Kavalier (ST) or Star Inn Schönbrunn (ST).
The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. The included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK. Your Tour Director may suggest an evening optional excursion with traditional Czech music and spectacular entertainment. (B) PRAGUE Clarion Congress (F) or Clarion City (F) or Clarion Old Town (F) or NH Praha (F).
Into the landscape of the Bohemian Forest before reaching the Czech-German border. Drive south, enjoying the Bavarian scenery, to Munich, the “Secret Capital,” for an orientation drive. (B) PRAGUE Clarion Congress (F) or Clarion City (F) or Clarion Old Town (F) or NH Praha (F).
The highlight today is undoubtedly the Romantic Road, which runs north to south as far as the Alps. First to lovely medieval Nördlingen, then Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, cobblestone streets, and 16th-century houses, before heading towards the Frankfurt area. (B,D) MUNICH Rivoli (ST) or Tryp (ST).
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B) FRANKFURT AREA Leonardo Royal Frankfurt (F) or Mercure (ST) at Friedrichsdorf.
Prices are calculated per person as following:
- Adult Price: USD 2139 per person
- Child Price: USD 1926 per person
Single room supplement: $700
No triple room reduction.
Frankfurt Arrival Transfer Frankfurt Airport :
$25.00 per person
Frankfurt Departure Transfer Frankfurt Airport :
$25.00 per person
Cash,Credit cards and Bank transfers.
You may confirm this reservation with a $750.00 non-refundable deposit.
Following items are included in the price and you will not charge for them:
- Buffet breakfasts; 5 dinners
Price Does Not Include:
Following items are not included in the price and you may have to pay it:
- Visas and vaccinations.
- Laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant)
- Additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary.
- Travel Protection premiums.
- Transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; porterage at airports or train stations.
- The price listed does not include your airfare.
Please read the policies carefully. This section contains important information.
* MEALS: Buffet breakfasts; 5 dinners
* CANCELLATION POLICY: 25% Penalty less than 2 weeks to arrival - 50% Penalty less than 1 week to arrival - 100% Penalty less than 1 days to arrival or no shows.
* VALID FOR: Minimum 2 person travelling together.
* REMARK: Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable to custom tours. Not combinable with any other promotion except the Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and the current air promo. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply.
* AIRPORT TRANSFER TIMES & FLIGHT WINDOWS: Frankfurt Arrival Frankfurt Airport - 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
SET TRANSFERS AT 8:30, 10:30, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 & 6:30 in Terminal 1. 15 minutes later in Terminal 2
Frankfurt Departure Frankfurt Airport - 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
* CHILD POLICIES: Children ages between 0 to 7 are not allowed in this vacation.
* : Children ages 8 to 17 on the date of departure are welcomed if accompanied by an adult.
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