Hotel accommodation with full buffet breakfast; Local Host service in each city; Destination Guides; sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary (inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE); transfers to/from train stations.
Day #1 Vienna, Austria. Willkommen. Time to relax or begin exploring Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your Local Host provides you with a Destination Guide, full of useful city information, and is on hand to help you create unforgettable memories.
Day #2 Vienna. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes a visit to SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, former residence of the Habsburg Dynasty. Also see Prater Park with the Giant Ferris wheel, one of Vienna’s well-known landmarks, and famous monuments along the Ringstrasse such as the Museum of Applied & Contemporary Art, Fine Arts and Natural History Museums, Heldenplatz with Hofburg Palace, the Museum Quarter, the State Opera House, Parliament, City Hall, and the National Theater.
Day #3 Vienna. Full day to enjoy Austria’s capital at your own pace.
Day #4 Vienna–Prague, Czech Republic. Journey by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN to Prague (first-class).
Day #5 Prague. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes views of 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle and a walk in the CASTLE COURTYARDS. See STAROMESTSKE SQUARE dating back to the 12th century, with its historic buildings, beautiful churches and the Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall Tower. Also admire Prague’s famous Charles Bridge, a masterpiece of engineering and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe.
Day #6 Prague. Full day at leisure to enjoy the “Golden City.”
Day #7 Prague–Berlin, Germany. Travel to Berlin by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first-class).
Day #8 Berlin. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Checkpoint Charlie, Museum Island, and unique Unter den Linden Boulevard with its incredible ensemble of historic buildings. Time for a picture stop at the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL and BRANDENBURG GATE, a former entrance to Berlin.
Day #9 Berlin. Full day at leisure. Ask your Local Host for information and ideas.
Day #10 Berlin. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.