Eastern Europe, Austria, Munich & Switzerland:  history with a foody twist

Starting at PER PERSON for all of the below, based on 7 participants:  $2,848.00

Day 1:  Warsaw for 2 nights

Meet & greet private transfer from airport to hotel

Accommodation, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Polonia Palace****

This 4-star award-winning hotel is centrally situated, just opposite the Palace of Culture and Science. Polonia Palace Hotel features spacious air-conditioned rooms with a minibar and heated bathroom flooring. Free WiFi access is available.

All soundproofed and stylishly decorated rooms at the Palace are fitted with a safety deposit box and satellite TV. Luxurious bathrooms feature a hairdryer, a bathtub and free toiletries.

The hotel’s Strauss Restaurant serves European and Polish cuisine. Guests can relax at the Bojangles Bar, which offers drinks, live piano music and televised sports.

Front desk staff is available 24 hours a day and can arrange laundry and ironing services. Guests can enjoy a free access to the fitness centre and a sauna. Massage services are available.

http://www.poloniapalace.com/en/default.html

 

Day 2:

Warsaw’s Night Impression Tour with Vodka Tasting – Private Tour

Duration of tour: 3 hours

Discover Warsaw by night! See the Neon glow of the city and its main highlights by car. If you are even lucky enough to take this tour during May to October (weekends only) you will also experience the magnificent shows of Dancing Fountains near the Old Town. After enjoying the sights Warsaw has to offer, end in a famous local bistro where you can taste 2-3 types of Vodka and some typical small Polish appetizers.

Includes:  Transportation, english speaking assistant, vodka tasting and typical Polish appitizers.

Day 3:  Prague for 3 nights

Private transfer from hotel to train station

Polish air from Warsaw to Prague

Departure at 10:50 am, arrival at 12:05 pm

Meet & greet private transfer from airport to hotel

Accommodation, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Yasmin****

Yasmin Hotel is situated in the heart of Prague, just around the corner from Wenceslas Square. The stylish and modern rooms are all equipped with air conditioning and luxurious bathrooms.

Guests can benefit from free access to wired internet in all rooms. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a work desk and a minibar are provided as well. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. All rooms are non smoking.

The Yasmin’s restaurant and café serves delicious international and national cuisine. Guests can enjoy their meals in the extravagant setting of the dining room or in the summer garden in nice weather.

Yasmin Hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a fitness centre. Laundry facilities are also on site.

Guests can reach public transport within a few steps. Prague National Museum or Bethlehem chapel are 300 to 1,969 feet away. Private, garage parking is available on site for a surcharge.

http://www.hotel-yasmin.cz/default-en.html

 

Day 4:

Beer Walk

Duration of tour: 3 hours

Beer, or Pivo as the Czech call it, has been part of life in the Czech nation ever since we can remember. Czech people are the invincible world champions, not only in the production of beer, but also in the consumption of this delicious golden drink. To convince you of this, we will take you to some old Prague pubs, where you can taste various kinds of beer and some real Czech specialities. Listen, in hidden pubs, to our special beer-guide, about many interesting stories about life in Prague and its inhabitants and how Czechs set the world record in beer drinking.

Includes:  Service of a local guide, one course dinner and 3 beers.

 

Day 5:

Day at leisure

 

Day 6:  Vienna for 3 nights

Private transfer from hotel to the train station

1st class train from Prague to Vienna with seat reservations

Departure at 8:49 am, arrival at 12:51 pm

Meet & greet private transfer from train station to hotel

Accommodation, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Pertschy Palais****

The 4-star Pertschy Palais Hotel is situated in the protected Baroque Cavriani Palace right in the historic centre of Vienna, just 329 feet from the Graben shopping street and the Hofburg Palace. Free WiFi is available in public areas.

The elegantly furnished rooms are all accessible by lift and feature an LCD satellite TV, a minibar, a fan, and a bathroom.

A rich Viennese buffet breakfast with a selection of organic products is offered every morning at the Pertschy Palais. Warm drinks are provided free of charge throughout the day.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Stephansplatz Underground Station, the Kärntner Straße shopping street, and the Ringstraße boulevard can be reached on foot in 5 minutes. A public parking garage can be reached within 7 minutes on foot.

http://www.pertschy.com/en/

 

Day 7:

Spanish Riding School – Private Guided Tour 

Duration of tour: 1 hr

in an exclusive tour of the Spanish Riding School you will visit the Winter Riding School, a gem of Baroque architecture, the Summer Riding School which houses the world’s largest oval horse walker and the stables in the Stallburg, Vienna’s most significant Renaissance building with its beautiful arcade courtyard and the historical stables of the Lipizzaner stallions. You will see the various locations which account for the special charm of this establishment and you will learn about our history, the equestrian tradition and about the Lipizzaner stallions , our stars!

Includes:  Private guided tour in English

 

Day 8:

Schonbrunn Concert Front Stalls

Duration of tour: 1 hr 40 mins

This very professionally performed classical concert takes place in the Orangerie of Schonbrunn Palace. The concert is in two halves with the orchestra playing Mozart in the first half and Strauss in the second. The orchestra comprises 18 musicians with a conductor (from November to March only 6 – 8 musicians), 2 opera singers and a pair of ballet dancers. The Orangerie Schonbrunn opens out onto part of Schonbrunn Palace’s gardens, where clients can walk during the interval as well as before and after the performance.

 

Day 9:  Munich for 3 nights

Private transfer from hotel to train station

1st class train from Vienna to Munich via Salzburg with seat reservations

Departure at 9:30 am, arrival at 1:41 pm

Accommodation, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Eden Wolff****

Directly beside Munich Central Station, this stylish hotel offers a traditional Bavarian restaurant and a fitness area with rooftop terrace. The Marienplatz Square is 3 minutes away by S-Bahn train.

The air-conditioned, individually decorated rooms at the Eden Hotel Wolff range from classic to modern in style. Some rooms feature Alpine details. Facilities include a minibar, safety deposit box, and flat-screen TV.

The Eden Hotel Wolff provides a varied breakfast buffet. Guests can relax in the elegant bar, or can enjoy local and international meals in the cosy Zirbelstube Restaurant.

Spa facilities at the Eden Hotel Wolff include a sauna and a steam room. Guests can book massages or can relax on the terrace overlooking the city.

The hotel is just one underground stop from the Theresienwiese, where the Oktoberfest festival takes place. Munich Airport is a direct train or bus ride away.

https://www.eden-hotel-wolff.de/english/

 

Day 10:

Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich

Prost! Munich is the beer capital of the world. Home of the beer-halls, beer-gardens, beer-cellars and the legendary Oktoberfest. They’ve been brewing ‘liquid bread’ here for 3000 years and they do it better than anyone else. In the company of a local guide, take an evening to travel into the heart of Munich’s beer culture. Drink where locals drink and feast on Bavarian snacks as you discover an array of Munich’s history and culture.

Discover how beer is brewed and the fascinating story of German brewing. For as long as there have been Germans, there has been beer. From the ancient tribal Hausfrauen brew-women, through the great monastic breweries of the middle ages, to the revered Reinheitsgebot (Purity Law) of 1516, which continues to be the measure of excellence in brewing today. The world has looked to Germany to set the standards of what a cool drink of great beer should be. And Germany looks to Munich. We’ll show you why.

You’ll emerge, well informed on the different types of beer available as you sample them for yourself. Sample the best traditional Bavarian food including Weisswurst veal sausage, dumpling, roast pork, the celebrated Obatzda cheese and more. There’s an exclusive private tour through the beautiful new Beer and Oktoberfest Museum in one of Munich’s most historic buildings (standing since 1347) as well as a traditional beer garden to soak up before concluding at the world-famous Hofbräuhaus.

 

Day 11:

The Royal Castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof – private

Join us on this magical tour of Munich and enter a world of fantasy. But not just any fantasy; we are going to explore the twisted mind of the “Mad King” Ludwig II of Bavaria. Near the towering Alps, deep in some thick woods worthy of a Grimm Brothers’ tale, we find two magnificent constructions: the Linderhof Palace and the splendorous Neuschwanstein Castle. This tour takes you to discover the whims of a man with unparalleled power but who doesn’t play with a full deck.
After meeting up with your charming guide, who will provide the exciting narrations to this day of discovery, head off into the Bavarian woods en route towards Linderhof Palace. Hear the incredible story of its creator, the mad Ludwig II of Bavaria, and explore its ample grounds and luxurious interior. This building is a stunning example of the strength of French influence on Bavarian architecture; back in the day, it was the only Rococo palace that the King ever completed.
Later on, pass through the charming village of Oberammergau, known for its wonderful frescoes and long tradition of wood carving – a typical handicraft in Bavaria. Drive then to the most beautiful castle you will ever set eyes upon, the towering Neuschwanstein Castle. Seemingly pulled out of a fairy tale, this romantic fortress that inspired the famous Walt Disney logo is shrouded in legends and fables. Take your journey to another level and live the fantasy.

 

Day 12:  Zurich for 3 nights

Bus service from Munich to Zurich

Departure at 11:18, arrival at 3 pm

Accommodation, breakfast & taxes included at Boutique Hotel Wellenberg ****

Located in the heart of Zurich‘s historical centre, Boutique Hotel Wellenberg is just a 5-minute walk away from the famous Bahnhofstrasse Shopping Street. It features free WiFi, a fine restaurant, a bar and a 24-hour reception. A rich buffet breakfast is available.

All units are soundproof and come with a private bathroom, a flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, a water kettle, minibar and a safe.

The à-la-carte restaurant at Boutique Hotel Wellenberg offers Mediterranean cuisine, while the bar provides a wide selection of wines, cocktails and fine snacks. Guests can also find a lobby a library on site, with a view over the old town of Zurich. A business centre and a summer terrace with a fountain are also at guests’ disposal.

Zürich City Hall can be reached within 250 metres, while the Lake of Zürich is set 2,625 feet away. The Zürich Opera House is situated 0.6 miles from the property.

http://hotel-wellenberg.ch/

 

Day 13:

Zurich Gourmet Tour with Cheese Fondue 

Duration of tour: 4 hours 45 mins

Enjoy your evening in Zurich on this exclusive mid-size group tour limited to 25 passengers which ensures an even more personalized experience! The tour starts with a short introduction drive through the town. Heading out you get a glimpse of the world famous shopping avenue « Bahnhofstrasse » and drive then along the shores of Lake Zurich to the small town of Kilchberg. A great shopping opportunity awaits you at the chocolate shop of the headquarters of famous Lindt factory. Browse the immense assortment and buy some of the most delicious Swiss Chocolate at best conditions. Continuation to Adliswil, another town of Zurich’s rural suburbs where we take the only aerial cable car in the canton to reach the hilltop station « Felsenegg ». Located on the Albis chain, the area is one of the most important recreational zones of greater Zurich. It’s only a short hike through the beautiful forest to get to the restaurant overlooking Lake of Zurich. Enjoy the sweeping views from the terrace and relish a choice of appetizers together with a typical drink. Get seated at the traditionally, decorated table and start your meal with an assorted bowl of salad followed by an outstanding, original Swiss cheese fondue. To complete your gourmet experience a home-made chocolate cake is served. All senses satisfied, drive back to Zurich.

Includes:  – Transportation in comfortable coach – Medium group size for a more personal attention, limited to max. 25 passengers – Professional guide throughout (English + German guaranteed , Spanish on request) – Visit Lindt chocolate shop – Aerial cable car ride – 4-course dinner consisting of: Appetizer incl. typical drink / Salad bowl / Cheese fondue (all you can eat) / Chocolate cake

 

Day 14:

Day at leisure

 

Day 15:

Private transfer from hotel to airport

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