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Cultural and Heritage Tour 2016

Tour no.: 163001
Dates: 27.06.2016 - 12.07.2016
  • Learn more about Germany, Poland. Slovakia and the Czech Republic
  • Explore some of their most beautiful cities - Dresden, Prague, Cracow
  • Admire the breath-taking peaks of the High Tatra Mts. and the depths of Wieliczka Salt Mines
  • Stop at the Oswiecim infamous concentration camp – a living witness to Nazi atrocities
  • Have a great time in a wine cellar in Southern Moravia with a dulcimer band
  • …. and a lot more
 
DAILY ITINERARY:
Day 1 U.S.A. - Berlin, Germany
Travel day. Group leaves the US.
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Day 2 Berlin, Germany
Arrival in Berlin, transfer to the hotel, check-in; information and orientation; dinner will be served in the hotel including a welcome drink of Jägermeister, a typical German liqueur; overnight in Berlin.
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Day 3 Berlin, Germany
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; then a sightseeing tour of Berlin (on bus and on foot); afternoon free to explore the past and the present of Berlin on your own – the Brandenburg Gate, island of museums, Alexanderplatz with the TV tower, cruise on the river Spree, etc. Overnight in Berlin.
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Day 4 Berlin - Meissen - Dresden
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; departure for Meissen, visit to the Museum of Meissen, housing the most comprehensive collection of Meissen Porcelain from the beginnings in 1710 to the present; in the afternoon continue to Dresden, check-in to the hotel; a 1-hour guided sightseeing tour of the town (on foot); evening free. Overnight in Dresden.
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Day 5 Dresden, Germany - Wroclaw, Poland
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; morning free to explore Dresden on your own – a possibility to visit the world famous gallery Zwinger, the old gallery, etc.; in the afternoon departure for Bautzen, the unofficial historical capital of Upper Lusatia; after a short stop continue to Wroclaw, the largest city and capital of Lower Lusatia Voivideship. Overnight in Wroclaw.
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Day 6 Wroclaw, Poland - Oswiecim - Cracow, Poland
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; in the morning a guided sightseeing tour of the historical center of Wroclaw (on bus and on foot); then departure for Oswiecim (Auschwitz), visit to one of the infamous World War II concentration camps; then continue to Cracow; evening free. Overnight in Cracow.
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Day 7 Cracow, Poland
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; 10:00 – 14:00 a guided sightseeing tour of Cracow – tour of the Wawel Royal Castle – cathedral, royal gardens, castle collections, coronation jewels, tapestried, etc. ; walk along the Royal Route to the main market square, visit to the famous Cloth Hall and the cathedral of Virgin Mary with the largest Gothic altar in the world; afternoon and evening free. Overnight in Cracow.
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Day 8 Cracow - Wieliczka - Debno - Zakopane, Poland
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; departure for Wieliczka, visit to the unique salt mines – a 1.9-mile tour features corridors, chapels, statues, and underground lake, 443ft under the ground; then continue to Zakopane with a stop at Debno to visit a unique parish church of St Michael Archangel (on the UNESCO World Heritage List); arrival in Zakopane, “the winter capital” of Poland, a popular destination for mountaineering, skiing, and tourism; evening free (visit to the local aqua-center); Overnight in Zakopane.
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Day 9 Zakopane, Poland
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; hiking in the mountains – with a cableway to the top of Gubalowka Hill, or a hike from Białego Valley to Sarnia Skała and Strążyska Valley, both offering beautiful views of the mountains; a possibility to visit some of the numerous local museums, old churches and an extremely interesting Old Cemetery; the local aquapark is also worth visiting as well as the local market offering all kinds of local products. Overnight in Zakopane.
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Day 10 Zakopane, Poland - Velke Bilovice via Slovakia
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; departure for Velke Bilovice through beautiful Slovak mountains and valleys, and along the river Orava; cruises on rafts are offered together with a visit to the magnificent Orava Castle; then continue to southern Moravia via Martin, Strecno, Zilina to Velke Bilovice, Czech Republic; evening free. Overnight in Velke Bilovice.
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Day 11 Velke Bilovice and vicinity, Czech Republic
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; the whole day will be spent in exploring the area, rich in history with numerous castles, chateaux, interesting archeological sites connected with mammoth hunters, with vast vineyards and large fruit orchards, numerous wine cellars and friendly people. A visit to one of the traditional wine cellars, wine tasting and music of a dulcimer band is a must! Overnight in Velke Bilovice.
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Day 12 Velke Bilovice - Prague, Czech Republic
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; departure for Prague; on the way visits to Ancestral sites; then continue to Prague, check-in; evening free. Overnight in Prague.
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Day 13 Prague, Czech Republic
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; 9:00-12:00 a sightseeing tour of Prague (on bus and on foot) including the Prague Castle and its beautiful gardens, the Little Quarter area, beautiful Baroque St. Nicholas church and the Church of Our Lady Victorious with the famous Holy Infant of Prague; Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square with its ancient Astronomical Clock; afternoon free. Overnight in Prague.
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Day 14 Prague / visits to Ancestral sites, Czech Republic
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; morning free, or spent visiting other Ancestral sites; afternoon – explore the vicinity of Prague, its cultural, historical, and natural wealth; evening free, or optionally, a choice of a concert or opera performance is possible. Overnight in Prague.
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Day 15 Prague / a side trip (Kutna Hora or Karlovy Vary), Czech Republic
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; a free day in Prague, or optionally a side trip to either Kutna Hora, a picturesque medieval mining town, or to Karlovy Vary spa with a visit to the Becherovka liqueur factory and museum, as well as the Moser glass factory; in the evening a farewell dinner. Overnight in Prague.
Day 16 Prague, Czech Republic -U.S.A
Travel day. Breakfast in the hotel restaurant; departure for the airport.
 
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