Enchanting East Europe

Germany, EUROPE

DAY 01
Welcome to Thomas Cook’s ‘Enchanting East Europe’ Tour. Arrive into Berlin, the German capital –one of Europe’s most bustling cities.
Today, you embark on a spectacular tour of Enchanting East Europe as you board your flight to Berlin – the German capital. On arrival proceed to your conveniently located hotel on your own. Check in post 1400 hrs. ( Please reconfirm with your travel agent for exact timings and details about your tour, hotels and meeting place with the tour manager). Tonight, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Berlin Berlin / Titanium or similar, in Berlin.

DAY 02
Explore the city of Berlin on your guided tour.
After a buffet breakfast this morning you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking guide for an insight into the history of this once divided city. See the places where Adolf Hitler rose to power and conducted his World War II campaigns against the allied forces. Berlin, the city where the Soviet East met the Capitalist West during the cold war. This is where Sir Winston Churchill coined the phrase “Iron Curtain” to describe the division of Europe. Today you see the famous Berlin Wall that divided the city till reunification in 1990. Once seen as a symbol of inhumanity, today it is seen as a symbol of peace. Stop at the Brandenburg Gate in Pariser Platz. This is the most important classical monument in Germany. Built in the 18th century, this symbol of the city was also for a long time a symbol of the partition of Germany. Next, we take you to see the Reichstag – the German Parliament Building. This 19th century building boasts of a 21st century glass and steel cupola. Visit Alexander Platz, the city centre where you will see the World Time Clock.. This afternoon, enjoy Indian lunch at an Indian restaurant. Later, you have some free time to stroll around and explore the city. Tonight enjoy a delicious Indian dinner.
Overnight at Hotel Berlin Berlin / Titanium or similar, in Berlin.

DAY 03
Orientation tour of Dresden. Onto Prague.
After a buffet breakfast , sit back in your coach and drive to Dresden. Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. Upon arrival proceed for an orientation tour of this picturesque city. Enroute Indian lunch will be provided. Later proceed to Prague – the colorful capital of the Czech Republic. A city of hundred spires, built at the meandering Vltava River which for centuries has been quickening the heartbeats of poets, painters and photographers. Tonight after check-in to your hotel, enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Panorama / Clarion or similar, in Prague.

DAY 04
Enjoy a guided tour of the majestic medieval city of Prague. Visit the Prague Castle from inside.
After a buffet breakfast, meet your English speaking local guide who will take you to visit the dominating and imposing Prague Castle from inside. We take a walk through the castle‟s many courtyards before visiting the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, the main church of the castle. Next, visit the Royal Palace which was the seat of the princes and later kings of Bohemia until the 16th century. Catch your breath and look around this majestic city from a panoramic point on the castle gallery. Next, visit the Old Town Square for a touch of real European experience. This city of artistic styles has the popular Town Hall, an astronomical clock, the famous Charles Bridge – the most picturesque of the 18 bridges in Prague. The ambience of this busy old city centre will leave you amazed as your steps lead you to the royal road of the Bohemian kings on their way to their coronation. Today enjoy a hot Indian lunch. Later, you have some free time to stroll around the old town. This evening enjoy a delicious Indian dinner.
Overnight at Hotel Panorama / Clarion or similar, in Prague.

Day 05
Guided City tour of Cesky Krumlov. Visit Mondee Catheral.
After a buffet breakfast, check out of your hotel, sit back and relax in your coach as we proceed Cesky Krumlov located in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. The town’s appearance is little changed since the 18th century and the buildings have been well maintained and restored. In 1992 Cesky Krumlov was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets of the Old Town, you will be enchanted by the atmosphere, surrounded by more than 300 well-preserved historical buildings on a Guided City tour. Today enjoy a hot Indian lunch at a restaurant. Later we proceed to Salzburg to visit and the Mondsee Cathedral where Maria and the Baron got married. This evening enjoy a hot Indian dinner at a restaurant before we head to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Austria Trend Europa or similar in Salzburg

Day 06
Guided city tour of Salzburg. Visit the salt mines in Hallein. On to Vienna – the Austrian capital
This morning after a continental buffet breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Salzburg city tour, meet your experienced local guide who will explain the impact of this beautiful city of Mozart. Visit the splendid Mirabell Gardens, laid out in the 18th century and also where Maria and the children were seen singing the unforgettable Do Re Mi dancing around the statue of Pegasus, the winged horse. See the Trapp family home, the Leopoldskron Lake.Sing along as you fall in love with this picturesque city Enjoy hot Indian lunch at a restaurant. We later proceed to the town of Hallein. Here we visit the famous salt mine. The Hallein Salt Mine, also known as Salzbergwerk Dürrnberg, is an underground salt mine located in the Dürrnberg plateau above Hallein, Austria. The mine has been worked for over 7,000 years since the time of the Celtic tribes and earlier. Then sit back and relax in your coach as we proceed to the meticulous city of Vienna – the Austrian capital. Vienna‟s historical architecture concentrated on the inner city has been largely preserved and skilfully restored.
Tonight enjoy a delicious Indian dinner before you check-in to your hotel.
Overnight at NH or similar in Vienna

Day 07
Guided City tour of Vienna. Marvel at the architectural wonders, palaces and gardens galore on your Guided City tour. Visit to the magnificent Schoenbrunn Palace included. Onto Budapest – Drive through rolling hills and vineyards into enchanting Hungary.
After a buffet breakfast, meet your experienced local guide for a fantastic city tour of Vienna. Pass the magnificent Opera House. See the Rathaus, St. Stephen‟s Church and many more interesting monuments. The grandeur of this city comes alive as you pass by the Hofburg and Belvedere Palaces. Next we proceed to visit the most famous Schoenbrunn Palace – a visitor‟s delight. This palace is one of the most important cultural monument in Austria and a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. Enjoy hot Indian lunch at an Indian restaurant. Later, sit back and relax in your coach as we drive through beautiful green hills adorned with picturesque villages and vineyards as you cross over into beautiful Hungary. Tonight enjoy a delicious hot Indian dinner and check into your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Mercure / Danubius / Novotel or similar in Budapest.

Day 08
Budapest guided city tour. Hungarian Horsemanship show.Enjoy an evening cruise with Gala Dinner on River Danube in Budapest.
After a buffet breakfast, we proceed on a tour of this vibrant city with an experienced local guide. Visit the Fisherman‟s Bastion in the “Old Town”. See the statue of St. Stephen on horseback and experience the domination of the seven turrets. Visit the enormous Heroes Square filled with history. We also see the beautiful Chain Bridge that connects the cities of Buda and Pest. With over 1,000 years of history this city is full of surprises. Enjoy these special sights and many more on your guided tour. Later get thrilled by a show of Hungarian Horsemanship. Being a popular sport these trained horses and their masters will leave you awestruck with an amazing display of skill and bravery. Today you will enjoy a local meal for lunch. This evening, enjoy the sights of Budapest on the Danube river cruise where you will see the Palace in Buda castle, the Chain bridge and the Parliament building lined on the Danube embankment and enjoy a delicious Gala dinner on board cruise. Later drive back to your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Mercure / Danubius / Novotel or similar in Budapest.

Day 09
Fly back home.
After a buffet/boxed breakfast, we check out and proceed to the airport (on your own) for your flight back home. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your European tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. Do spare a few minutes to fill in the feedback form and hand it to your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated.

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Price: $1400

Package Includes:

8 nights, Enchanting East Europe

  • Enchanting East Europe – only with Thomas Cook
  • All delicious Jain/vegetarian/ non-vegetarian meals included
  • Guided city tour of Berlin
  • See the historic Berlin Wall and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
  • Visit Alexander Platz - in the heart of Berlin
  • Orientation tour of Dresden
  • Guided city tour of Prague
  • Visit the grand St.Vitus Cathedral in Prague
  • Visit the imposing Prague Castle from inside
  • Visit the picturesque old city of Prague
  • Guided City tour of Cesky Krumlov
  • Guided city tour of Salzburg
  • Visit the salt mines in Hallein
  • Guided city tour of Vienna
  • Entrance to the glorious Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna included
  • Guided city tour of Budapest
  • Be thrilled by the Hungarian Horsemanship show in Budapest
  • Enjoy a Gala dinner on board cruise on river Danube
  • Professional, friendly, multilingual and experienced Indian Tour Managers travelling with you throughout your tour
  • Visit 04 countries in 09 days: Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria.

Available Attractions:

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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