trip air transportation
• English speaking tour director throughout
• Accommodations in First Class and select hotels in twin bedded rooms
with private bath
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary by private, deluxe motor
• Entrance fees for included features
• Taxes, tips and service charges for all included features except tour
escort and driver
• Baggage handling included throughout the tour for one suitcase per
person, irrespective of air carrier
• Items not specifically mentioned in itinerary
• Items of a person nature such as passport fees
• Tips to tour escort and driver
• Beverages with dinner
• Additional baggage other than one piece allowed as mentioned in the
• Airport departure taxes
• Airport taxes, fees, Fuel & security surcharges, and
September 11th Security Fee
• Travel insurance
• Visas, etc.
| DAY 1/ DEPARTURE
Depart USA to Austria. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and
in-flight entertainment for your journey.
DAY 2/ VIENNA
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
Tonight, enjoy a traditional Heurigen dinner at typical restaurant in
the suburb of Neustift, featuring local cuisine, homemade wines and
DAY 3/ VIENNA
This morning's sightseeing tour features the Hofburg, the former
Imperial Palace, and a drive along the famous Ring. View the State
Opera House, Empress Maria Theresia Monument, Votive Church, City Hall,
Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park and St. Stephen's Cathedral
along with other landmarks of the city's imperial history. This
afternoon visit Schonbrunn Palace
and Gardens, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family. This
evening, if you wish, attend an optional Mozart and Strauss concert
DAY 4/ PRAGUE
Travel via Durnstein into Southern Bohemia to the charming 14th Century
town of Telč. A brief orientation tour includes the Renaissance Town
Square, medieval city gates and hilltop Telč Castle. Continue to
of a hundred spires." Balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 5/ PRAGUE
A morning sightseeing tour of Prague includes a visit to the Royal
Castle at Hradcany, former residence of the Bohemian kings. Enjoy
magnificent views of the city and Charles Bridge below. View St. Vitus
Cathedral and St. George's Basilica and walk the Golden Lane. Continue
to Charles Bridge, the Jewish Ghetto and the Old Town Square with its
Clock. Afternoon at leisure or enjoy an optional cruise on the Vltava
DAY 6/ BERLIN
After breakfast you will travel via Dresden on the Elbe River enroute
to Berlin. You will have a brief orientation tour enroute to your hotel.
Morning sightseeing includes the Reichstag, which once housed the
German Parliament, and Schloss Charlottenburg. View the Opera, the
Schiller Theater, Brandenburg Gate, the "Wall" and the Kaiser Wilhelm
Memorial Church. Afternoon is at leisure.
DAY 8/ LEIPZIG AREA
This morning, following breakfast, proceed to Wittenberg, designated as
"Lutherstadt" ("Luther Town"). It was here that Luther gained notoriety
by posting his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church, thus
sparking the movement that would become the Reformation.
DAY 9/ EISENACH
This is Luther country, strongly associated with Reformation history.
You will visit Leipzig, where Bach served as choirmaster for 25 years
and is buried at Thomaskirche. Along the way are the Luther sights in
Eisleben and Erfurt, such as the flamboyant gothic Cathedral and the
Augustinian Monastery where Luther was ordained.
DAY 10/ EISENACH
After breakfast your day of sightseeing begins with a visit to the Bach
House, where Johann Sebastian Bach was born, Luther House which is now
a museum dedicated to the life of Luther, and Warburg Castle, an
imposing fortress that is a symbol of German pageantry which offers
splendid panoramas of the city.
DAY 11/ FRANKFURT AREA
Eisenach is left behind after breakfast as you begin a full day of
sightseeing. First is the medieval city of Marburg, famous for its
magnificent Gothic Cathedral where locals often dress in traditional
peasant costume. This afternoon, we embark on a brief Rhine cruise past
castles, vineyards and charming villages. Afterwards, we continue to
Worms, one of Germany's oldest cities. Here you will tour the Luther
Monument, the Church of Our Lady (Liebfraukirche). Tonight, enjoy a
DAY 12/ HOME
Bid a fond farewell to Europe today as you proceed to the airport
for your flight home, bringing with you an abundance of special
to treasure forever.