Christmas in Europe Land Arrangement
Christmas in Europe Land Arrangement
RATE: PHP74,598 per person based on twin sharing
Travel Date: Nov. 05 – Jan. 06, 2019
ACCOMMODATION: Austria Classic Hotel Wien
• Round Trip Airport Transfers
• 6 Nights Hotel Accommodation
• Daily Breakfast
• Entrance Fee: Schoenbrunn Palace
• Train ticket from Vienna – Budapest
• Train ticket from Budapest – Prague
• Travel Insurance for 69 yrs old and below
• International Airfare and Taxes
• Peak Day and Weekend Surcharges
• Midnight Transfer Surcharge
• Mandatory tip for driver EUR 2.00 per person per day
• Mandatory tip for local assistant EUR 3.00 per person per day
• Suggested tip for tour guide EUR 3.00 per person per day
• Visit to Christmas Market is on pax account
• Hotel City Taxes
• Beverages and Liquid refreshment during meal
DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN VIENNA (No Meals)
Check in at the airport at least 3 hours before departure. Upon arrival at Vienna, meet the driver then transfer to hotel for check in.
DAY 02 VIENNA, AUSTRIA (B)
After breakfast at hotel, proceed to the meeting point (on your own) at 09:45 am where the tour starts. See all the main sights and attractions along the grand Ringstrasse and you have the option to visit the beautiful baroque Belvedere palace to admire its magnificent collection of Austrian art at the end of the tour. Take a panoramic bus tour along the famous Ringstrasse, the monumental boulevard, and admire the astonishing assembly of palaces, ministries, churches and opera houses that flank it. Behold the impressive Vienna State Opera, home to the world famous Opera Ball and continue the tour to marvel at the imperial winter residence, Hofburg Palace. See buildings such as the Museum of Art History, the glorious Gothic revival-style City Hall, the neo-classical Austrian Parliament, the brilliant Burgtheater, the Museum of Natural history and many more outstanding architectural gems. Few other streets in the world could hold a candle to the Ringstrasse, and Vienna is even celebrating the 150th anniversary of the most beautiful boulevard in the world in 2015. The highlight of the tour is the visit to the Schoenbrunn Palace, a 1,441 room Baroque palace outside of the old town. It was here that the emperors would while away their summers, hunting, fishing and partying. Beat the queues and head straight in to admire the opulent state rooms and gain an insight into lavish imperial life. Take time to stroll through the equally impressive gardens and you can take a break with a Viennese coffee. Transfer back to hotel is on pax account. Christmas Market is open from 17th November to 24th December 2018.
DAY 03 VIENNA – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (B)
After breakfast at hotel, free time then check out until time to transfer to train station going to Budapest. Upon arrival in Budapest, meet the driver then transfer to hotel for check in.
DAY 04 BUDAPEST (B)
After breakfast at hotel, proceed to the meeting point (on your own) at 10:00 am where the tour starts. Discover all the beauty of Budapest on this three-hour guided tour. This excursion will enable you to see all the main highlights of this gorgeous city over a short time. Start the tour from the esteemed and elegant Chain Bridge, the oldest bridge in Budapest and a certain engineering marvel of its time. The Margaret Bridge is viewed from your window as you are driven over to Buda (the western side of Budapest). Stop in the Castle District where you will enjoy the main attractions of the area. A pleasant walk is to be had to the Matthias Church and to the Fishermen’s Bastion from where you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Danube, Margaret Island, Pest to the east and Gellert Hill. And Gellert Hill is where you head next with the Citadel sitting atop it where the most spectacular view of Budapest may be found. Going across the Danube via the Elisabeth Bridge to Pest, you discover the famous Central Market Hall, followed by the largest Synagogue of Europe and City Park. Passing by Europe’s largest thermal spa, the Budapest Zoo and the Amusement Park, you reach Heroes’ Square devoted to the legends of Hungarian history. Taking the grand tree-lined Andrassy Avenue to downtown Pest, you can view the Opera House and Saint Stephen’s Basilica. During the tour you will be provided with a brief overview of the last 1000 years of Hungarian history by your entertaining and informative guide. Transfer back to hotel is on pax account. Christmas Market is open from 27th November 2018 to 2nd January 2019.
DAY 05 BUDAPEST – PRAGUE (B)
After breakfast at hotel, free time then check out until time to transfer to train station going to Prague. Upon arrival in Prague, meet the driver then transfer to hotel for check in.
DAY 06 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (B)
After breakfast at hotel, proceed to the meeting point (on your own) at 10:00 am where the tour starts. Discover Prague from every perspective on this walking, sailing and minibus tour of the beautiful Czech capital. Undoubtedly one of Europe’s most spectacular and historic cities, see all of Prague’s major attractions in one trip and learn about the city’s fascinating past from your expert guide. You will take in the Old Town, the Jewish neighbourhood, Charles Bridge, the Castle area the Vltava River and much more on this memorable tour. First board a comfortable minibus and admire the city as you make your way to the Prague Castle. Here your guide will bring centuries of history to life with detailed explanations of the fascinating stories of war and conflict involving the city. Marvel at the spectacular architecture on display with the castle said to be the biggest in the world, before tucking into a delicious lunch in a typical Czech restaurant. After lunch continue through the Lesser Town to Charles Bridge where you will enjoy a short river cruise down the Vltava River, the longest in Czech Republic. Experience the city’s highlights from a different perspective as you glide majestically past spires and monuments. End your tour at Prague’s breathtaking Old Town. Dating back to the 9th century, its marketplaces were a bustling hub of trade and activity and today the wide courtyards and intricate architecture make for a stunning visual spectacle. Explore its cobbled streets, the synagogue of its Jewish district and its famous astronomical clock. Transfer back to hotel is on pax account. Christmas Market is open from 1st December 2018 to 6th January 2019.
DAY 07 DEPARTURE IN PRAGUE (B)
After breakfast at hotel, free time then check out until time to transfer to airport for your flight back to Manila. Standard check out time is 1100H.
• Minimum of 2 pax must travel together
• Non-Refundable Deposit of USD500.00 per person is required upon booking
Rate is valid only for Philippine Passport Holders
• Surcharge applies on foreign passport holders
• This is a collective group tour joining with other nationalities
• 60% payment is required 45 days before departure
• Full cancellation charge shall be applied for any cancellation made after booking finalization
• Rate and itinerary are subject to change without prior notice