Eastern Escapades

EUROPE, Germany

Day 1 | Arrive Vienna • Onto Prague • Prague By Night Tour.
Welcome to your ‘Cox & Kings Eastern Escapades’ tour. On arrival in Vienna, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by Coach (All guest need to have the same flight schedule). Your Cox & Kings representative greets you. After you comfortably check in. (after 14.00 hrs). Meet in the Lobby by 18.00 hrs and proceed for dinner. Note: There will be an early morning transfer for guest arriving at Vienna airport. Those who are unable to avail it, still have the option to arrive into Prague airport and they will be transferred to the hotel. Later this evening, enjoy a cruise on River Vltava followed by a Prague by Night Tour. As you drive, passing brilliantly illuminated monuments. Overnight in Prague.
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Day 2 | In Prague • Guided City Tour Of Prague
Enjoy a guided highlight walking city tour of Prague. Commence your exploration of this city with the imposing Prague Castle. Admire the grandeur of this Royal Castle; you will also be impressed by the elegance of the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. Next visit the Royal Palace that used to be the seat of the Bohemian princes. Get acquainted with Prague’s major sights like the picturesque Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. After your visit to Prague Castle and continue to the Old town finish your tour at the square with the famous Astronomical Clock. Bohemian Crystal is world famous. Time for a spot of shopping. After dinner return to your hotel.
Breakfast / Dinner

Day 3 | Onto Budapest • Guided City tour Of Bratislava
Today depart to the capital of Hungary, as we drive for approx 5 hrs. to vibrant Budapest. Stop enroute in Bratislava the capital, and the most beautiful and largest city of Slovakia. This city has become one of the most famous tourist travel-spots, offering beautiful scenery, pleasant climate all year, excellent shopping malls, and welcomes tourists with an open heart and hospitality. Bratislava, fuels the country’s IT, finance, tourism and service industries. Museums, preserved churches, reconstructed mansions and palaces attract global visitors that generate profit for the tourism sector. Join your expert local guide to see the Presenential Palace and take a leisurely walk through the old town stopping at the medieval Town hall. Then continue on a gentle drive from Slovakia through the breathtaking Tatra Mountains, where peasants still live in traditional wooden houses, to a city that graces both sides of the legendary river Danube, crossed by a succession of regal bridges. Grand, tree-lined boulevards, neoclassical buildings from the 19th century, neighborhoods with winding, narrow, cobblestone streets from medieval
times, museums, concerts and its famous cafe’s best describe Budapest. Check into your hotel after dinner.
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Day 4 | In Budapest • Guided City Tour Of Budapest • Danube River Cruise
Today enjoy a guided city tour. Budapest is a graceful capital along the banks of the majestic Danube. Walk along the Fisherman’s bastion for superb views of St. Stephen’s cathedral. Hero’s square the Danube embankment and the Chain bridge. Surprising sights and unexpected delights await ! Drive by the Parliament, cross the Danube on industrial and business part of the town past the enormous Heroes Square, the beautiful Chain Bridge that connects the cities of Buda and Pest, the statue of St. Stephen and the Seven Turrets. Discover the residential area of Strahov. At night the lights on the monuments and bridges gleam in the dark like jewels. The beautiful sights are yours to savour from your river cruise, an unforgettable experience. Tonight after dinner return to your hotel.
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Day 5 | Onto Vienna • Guided City Tour of Vienna • Visit Prater
Set your watches back 100 years as you continue your drive to the musical city of Vienna. You will be taken on a guided panoramic city tour of Vienna, which will inspire you by its charm and astonish you by the splendorous buildings of a time that is in a way still present. Commence with a visit to the Schoenbrunn Palace a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. Enjoy a photographic opportunity as you drive around the ring and pass famous landmarks like the great State Opera House, St. Charles Church (photo stop), the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) (photo stop), the Parliament and the Town Hall among others offering an insight into the culture and history of the city and of the Habsburg dynasty. Later spend some time visiting the popular Vienna Prater – an amusement park. Enjoy the various rides on your own. Take a walk in the beautiful woodlands. Not to be missed is the popular Ferris Wheel. After dinner return to your hotel.
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Day 6 | In Vienna • Whole day excursion to Salzburg • Guided City Tour of Salzburg
Enjoy a scenic drive as you depart on an Excursion for the beautiful baroque city of “Mozart” and “The Sound of Music” – Salzburg. Your drive takes you to explore the best of Austria’s Baroque architecture and the city, which is the venue for one of the world’s most important music festivals with a guided walking tour. Visit the Altstadt (old city) on the west bank of the Salzach River, where you will enjoy a walk through the labyrinth of pathways admiring the 17th century facades. Some of the highlights in the Altstadt – ‘Mozart’s Geburtshaus’, the famous musician’s birthplace which houses a collection of his belongings and the great Cathedral. See several locations associated with “The Sound of Music’. After dinner return to your hotel.
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Day 7 | In Vienna • Homeward Bound
Depart to airport by coach. Good times need never end! Relive the high points of your ‘Cox and Kings Eastern Escapades’ tour. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon….
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Note: This tour may run with an altered flow due to operational constraints.

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Price: $999

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8 Nights Eastern Escapades

Peer behind the ‘Iron Curtain’ and enjoy its old charm and rich culture. World War II reminders confront you alongside the splendour and glory of the World of today with well preserved rebuilt cities, Cathedrals, Castles, rivers flowing with silent stories. Your footsteps are those of the Bohemian Kings of Yore. Not to be forgotten are the Hapsburgs who reshaped much of todays history. Embark on a remarkable journey of discovey as a well seasoned tourist who blossoms in the exotic east. Take back unforgettable memories with plenty of time for photographs.

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Spice Tours

Guaranteed to waken your senses. Visit spice plantations where you will have the opportunity to pick, smell & savour fruit & spices that you have probably never seen on the supermarket shelf. Commencing at the ruins of the Maruhubi Palace, via the site of David Livingston’s house (one of Africa’s greatest explorers) the journey continues north toward the Kidichi Persian Baths. From here we continue to the rural areas where local farmers live & produce some of the world’s most exotic fruit and spices. Cloves, star fruit, ‘bulls heart’, tangerine trees, lemon grass, mangosteen and lip-stick trees, to name but a few, are what you can expect to see – according to the seasons. Perhaps you will fancy buying a basket of freshly picked spices to take home with you!

Jozani Forest Tour

Jozani Forest lies about 35 km southeast of Zanzibar township in Zanzibar’s South Region. It is the only remaining natural forest on Unguja Island (which along with Pemba make up the islands of Zanzibar). The forest which covers an area of 10 sq km consists of woodland, swamp forest and evergreen forest. It provides an important refuge for the remaining Ungula fauna such as the rare red colobus monkey, small Zanzibar leopard and two antelope species: the Zanzibar duicker and sunni.

Bawe Tropical Island

In 1879, Bawe Island was given by Seyid Barghash bin Seyid, 3rd Omani Sultan of Zanzibar, to the Eastern Telegraph Company to be used as the operations station for the underwater telegraphic cable linking Cape Town with Zanzibar, Seychelles and Aden. The agreement was extended ten years later, in 1889, by the next Sultan, Seyid Khalifa bin Seyid. To accommodate the Cable & Wireless staff, Bungalows were built on the island, which were used also to host weekend parties when other town-based staff would visit and enjoy the beach with their families. Bawe is renowned for its breathtaking marine life, making it a popular site for both snorkelling and scuba diving.

Dolphin Tour

This half day tour takes you to kizimkazi along south-west coast of Zanzibar, upon arrival at the fishing village Kizimkazi you will have a brief talk about the behaviors and different types of dolphins before proceeding to the dolphins locations with 80% chances to see them. There is a fair chance you will get to play and swim with them, returning to the sea shore in the afternoon. Several bottle-nose dolphins stay at Kizimkazi all year-round. There are also rather shyer humpback dolphins that put in an appearance here, although their schedule is a little more erratic.

Nungwi Coastal Excursion

North coast tour. This trip leads you through one spice farm, Mangapwani Slave Caves and Chambers, and on to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Nungwi. The most wonderful place to relax and unwind after the dust and humidity of Stone Town. Pack your swimwear and enjoy a cool drink in paradise.

Sunset Dhow Cruise

This tour starts an hour before sunset. You are picked up from your hotel and transferred to the drop off point at the sea front, where you then board the dhow. The skilled crew on board take the dhow about 1 km from the shore by means of an engine. Once out at sea the engine is shut off and during a tense moment the skillful crew hoist the sail, then you can sit and relax enjoying the peacefulness of the ocean as the dhow glides through the water. You can watch the wonder of the fiery golden sun setting beyond the horizon, whilst savouring a glass of chilled wine.

Deep Sea Fishing

Forget fishing in a modern fishing vessel with the latest in reels and rods and fighting chairs. We offer you the unique opportunity to sail out to sea with a Zanzibari fisherman and see what ‘fishing for a living’ is all about. Whilst the crew are busy preparing fishing nets the timelessness of this tradition will carry you far from the pace of the modern world. On returning to Zanzibar Island we will take you to see the colourful, bustling fish market where the fresh catches of the day are auctioned.

Sailing Trip

A sea excursion in a traditional wooden dhow, made by hand on Zanzibar Island. The dhow is the same as those which were used to carry slaves from the mainland to Zanzibar. This trip will take you to Prison Island, home to the giant tortoise, then on to a sandbank where you can have soft drinks and snacks. A perfect place for swimming and snorkelling. On a full day excursion you then have time for fishing.

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List of Not Included items for your package:

  • Porterage & Items of personal nature: Porterage at hotels, apartment, airports and seaports, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the touring group’s menu
  • Tours: Optional & Add-On tours unless mentioned otherwise
  • Taxes: Airport Taxes, Govt Sales Tax, Visa Charges for Schengen
  • Insurance: Cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance valid for the duration of your travel