Your tour of 7 countries in Central Europe starts at Prague in the Czech Republic. After a city tour of Prague, we move on to Munich and Innsbruck in Germany. From Innsbruck, we travel to Zurich in Switzerland. From here we move on to Milan in Italy. After sightseeing in Milan we continue towards PISA. On a little tourist train we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well known Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Next we go to Rome where we visit the Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and the Vatican City. We will leave Rome and head north to FLORENCE where we tour with a local expert and a view from Piazzale Michelangelo. Then we travel to VENICE. Arriving in VENICE, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. Next we travel to Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet. Afterwards we continue the journey between mountains to SALZBURG in Austria. We will leave Salzburg to reach Vienna and then to BUDAPEST in Hungary. We will leave Budapest for BRATISLAVA, the capital of Slovakia and a city alongside the Danube with an attractive historic centre. From here we return to Prague to end the 15 day tour.
Option 1 – Central Europe
Option 2 – Once in a Lifetime
Option 3 – Beautiful Europe
13/15 DAYS FROM INR 125,000 per person
Reviews 55 Reviews5/5
Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Large Group
The itinerary is designed to take you through the Central European countries, to enjoy scenic landscapes, culture, architecture……..The tour starts & ends in Prague, Capital of Czech Republic.
The itinerary covers 7 countries & 18 cities
Capital of Czech Republic (Prague)
Austria (Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna)
Switzerland (Zurich, Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lucerne, Bern)
Italy (Milan, Pisa, Florence, Venice, Verona, Rome)
This is an escorted tour or group tour. We arrange our escorted tours through one of the largest coach tour operators in Europe. The tours are specially designed for Indian travellers, however on the coaches one would meet travellers from many other countries around the world. This gives you, the traveller an unique experience .
Guaranteed departures, guaranteed prices & year around departures are some of our exclusive features. The tours are inclusive of land insurance. Flexibility of choosing your itinerary within the overall published itinerary , able to start your trip at any point of the itinerary are our unique offerings. Senior citizens get a 5% discount & children under age of 3 years travel free. Stays are at IN CITY hotels with breakfast included & with evening transfers to downtown area for enjoying dinner at local restaurants (including Indian)
Apr.2017: 17, 24
May.2017: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
Jun.2017: 05, 12, 19, 26
Jul.2017: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
Aug.2017: 07, 14, 21, 28
Sep.2017: 04, 11, 18, 25
Oct.2017: 02, 09, 16
Prague: Duo (****), Panorama Hotel Prague (****); Innsbruck: Gasthof Dollinger (***), Alpin Park (****); Zurich: Hotel Ibis Zurich Messe Airport (**); Milan: Ih Milano Lorenteggio (****); Rome: American Palace (****), Cristoforo Colombo (****); Florence: Delta Florence (****); Venice: Albatros (****); Vienna: Arion Cityhotel (****);
Additional Option 2 And 3:
Budapest: Danubius Arena (****); Note: Due To The 17Th Fina Wolrd Championships Taking Place In Budapest (Hungary), Accommodation Between 15Th July And 15Th August 2017 Might Be Provided In The Surroundings/Outside Of Budapest.
THE PRICE INCLUDES
- Europamundo General Services : Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- Boat: Moldava River in Prague, Vaporetto along the canals.
- City tour in: Prague, Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna.
- Evening Transfer: Old Town Square in Prague, Via Cavour, City Hall Square in Vienna
- Ticket admission: Prague Castle, BMW Welt, Swarovski Crystal Museum, Cable Car to Grindelwald First, Coliseum, Saint Mark´s Basilica, Murano Glass Factory.
- Train: Innsbruck to Zurich, Piazza dei Miracoli
- Meals: Lunch in Grindelwald
ADDITIONAL SERVICES OPTIONS 2 AND 3:
- Boat: Boat Trip along Danube River.
- City tour in: Budapest.
- Evening Transfer: Vaci Utca.
THE FOLLOWING ARE EXCLUDED
- Air/Bus/Train Travel to Prague
- Visa fees and entry clearing fees
- Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
- Photography ccessories like cameras etc.
Prague - Arrival
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Transfer. Evening transfer to Old Town Square.
Welcome to Prague! At your airport of arrival, we shall be waiting with transport to take you to your hotel. Our guide will greet you at the hotel and provide you with all the necessary information.
In the evening, we provide a transfer to the Old Town Square. This central location is full of energy and tourist activities. It’s a marvellous place to acquaint ourselves with Prague. Several restaurants offering cuisines from around the world will be waiting to delight your taste buds, including Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian. Return to hotel.
Scenic Tour of Prague
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Prague. Visit to Castle. Boat tour along the river.
Today we are visiting this capital city, which is the Baroque jewel of Europe. Our local expert will provide a guided city tour, which will include the most outstanding monuments. During the visit we walk through Prague Castle (admission included). Subsequently, we shall take a magnificent boat tour along Moldava River. Free time in the afternoon to explore Prague. In the evening, we will enjoy some time off in the historical city center and there will be an opportunity for you to enjoy cuisines from around the world (including Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian). Return to hotel.
Prague - Munich - Innsbruck
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: BMW Welt and Old Town Innsbruck.
We will leave early and travel to Bavaria arriving to MUNICH at midday. Next to the Olympiapark, we will visit the futuristic BMW WELT with its fascinating architecture and multi-use exhibition of BMW, the prestigious German vehicles brand. After that, time for lunch and a stroll in the historic centre. In the afternoon we will travel to Austria. Arrival in the evening to INNSBRUCK where we will have time for dinner in the Golden Roof area at the Old Town.
Innsbruck - Swarovski Crystal Museum - Zurich
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit to Swarovski Museum. Breathtaking landscapes. Journey by train.
Begin your day by discovering the Swarovski Museum, the renowned home of crystals. We shall visit its impressive gardens and learn how the pieces of crystal are produced. Then, time to stroll before taking a train from Innsbruck to Zurich, an enjoyable journey of more than 3 hours through wonderful sceneries. In ZURICH, enjoy an evening in the historic centre next to the lake, where you can dine at your favourite restaurant (Indian, Oriental, Italian, International, Swiss, etc.).
Zurich - Interlaken - Grindelwald - Lucerne - Zurich
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Admire the fantastic landscapes. Cable car included to Grindelwald first. Lunch included.
Today´s stage has beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. Take a stroll through INTERLAKEN and follow to GRINDELWALD where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car (ticket included) up to Grindelwald first. We will walk along the path (30 minutes) in which we shall be able to take the ¨footbridge over the empty¨ among the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers around us. Lunch included (vegetarian option available). After that we continue to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Returning to the heart of Zurich, enjoy an evening at the city’s most popular restaurants (Indian, Oriental, Middle Eastern, Swiss, etc.).
Zurich - Bern - Meiringen - Furkapass - Milan
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Route crosses marvellous and breathtaking landscapes. Visit to the Ice Cave.
Amongst hills we travel to BERN, the capital of the confederation and time for a stroll. After this, we will cross the Alps on a stage of great scenic interest. We will follow beautiful lakes to MERINGEN, where the novelist wished Sherlock Holmes to die. In Meringen we will stop and have lunch. We then cross one of the most spectacular mountain passes in Switzerland, the Furkapass, with eternal snows and glaciers. We will stop at the ICE CAVE and at the viewpoint over the Rhone Glacier (until early June and after the beginning of October, the mountain pass may be closed due to snow. In this case the alternative visit will be to the AARESCHLUCHT gorges in Meiringen). Arrival in MILAN at the end of the afternoon. There will be time to dine at the Porta Venecia (Port of Venice) where an outstanding variety of restaurants can be found to delight your palate. From restaurants serving Swiss and Italian food, to French, Chinese and international food. Transfer to hotel.
Milan - Pisa - Rome
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Centre of Milano. Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Time in MILAN in which we can see its great cathedral and the galleries in the centre. Then we continue towards PISA. On a little tourist train we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well known Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then, we continue to Rome, arriving at the end of the afternoon.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and visit to the Vatican City.
In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We visit the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food. Return to hotel.
Rome - Florence
TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS: Tour with a local expert from Florence. View from Piazzale Michelangelo.
We will leave Rome, heading north. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in FLORENCE, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening we provide a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free time to explore. In the evening, you can dine at your favourite restaurant. In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.
Florence - Venice
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vaporetto boat on Venice’s Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the San Marcos Basilica, where we can admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass.
Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in VENICE, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous Plaza de San Marcos and enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass factory city. It is marvellous to see the technique of crystal blowing. Free time. At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental, Italian, etc.).
Venice - Verona - Salzburg
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Verona, the city of Romeo y Juliet. Breathtaking landscapes.
We will depart from Venice, travelling to VERONA. Our guide will instruct us on the places where you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet’s city – the city of lovers! Afterwards we continue the journey between mountains to Austria. SALZBURG, our guide accompanies us to the most beautiful streets of the historic centre of this city declared a World Heritage site. Note: In case of few travellers on the trip, the journey from Verona to Salzburg may be done partially by a train.
Salzburg - Vienna
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vienna city tour. Gardens of the immense Schönbrunn Palace.
We will leave Salzburg to reach Vienna at around 12.00h and start with a scenic visit around this impressive city with a local expert. Here, we experience its majestic avenues, its palaces and the vibrant city centre. Directly afterwards, we head the Schönbrunn Palace where visitors can stroll around and enjoy its beautiful gardens. In the evening we go to the City Hall Square to enjoy the lighting and the nightlife in the neighbouring streets, where you can dine at your preferred restaurant with cuisines from around the world including Austrian, Chinese, Indian and Italian.
Day 13 Sat
Vienna - Budapest
After breakfast, end of our services for OPTION 1
OPTION 2: ONCE IN A LIFETIME
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour with our local expert in Budapest
We depart for Hungary. Arrival in BUDAPEST, at lunchtime. Discover the “Queen of the Danube” on a scenic tour of highlight. This city is divided by the Danube, with historic Buda on one side and cosmopolitan “Pest” on the opposite bank. There will be time at the end of the day in the lively area of VACI UTCA, where there are lots of little restaurants with food from different countries (Indian, Chinese, Hungarian and Italian).
Day 14 Sun
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS. Boat tour on the Danube River.
In the morning, we will include a boat tour along the Danube River; the views of the city and parliament are impressive. Leisure time after the tour. At the end of the afternoon, there will be time to enjoy dinner in the city and travellers can select their preferred restaurant.
Day 15 Mon
Budapest - Bratislava - Prague
After breakfast, end of our services for OPTION 2.
OPTION 3: BEAUTIFUL EUROPE
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS. Time to explore Bratislava. Czech landscapes.
We will leave Budapest for BRATISLAVA, the capital of Slovakia and a city alongside the Danube with an attractive historic centre. Time to see the city and have lunch. After lunch we will continue on our way to the Czech Republic.
PRAGUE – Arrival in the evening. Tour ends (or journey continues depending on rotating schedule of departures).
End of our services.
Travel insurance is mandatory for obtaining visas for your international travel, to a number of countries, eg the European countries under Schengen Agreement. Even if it is not mandatory for the visa processing, we will still recommend very strongly, applying for and obtaining insurance. A minimum cover of US$50000 is required to be taken which will generally cover against personal accident, sickness, death, emergency repatriation and personal liability etc. Insurance can also be taken as a cover against trip cancellations, loss of baggage, loss of passport, flight delays etc.
We can help facilitate purchase of Forex for the requirements on your trip. In an escorted tours (group tours) scenario, most of the requirements you would have already paid for in Indian Rupees before departing on tour. However, should you want to do some shopping or enjoy local cuisine, which are not included in your tour price, you may need to carry foreign currency. You can carry currency, prepaid forex cards or travellers cheques to meet your forex requirements. US dollars, Euros and British Pounds are the most popular currencies but we recommend that you carry sufficient currency of the country which you are visiting so as to cut costs of conversions.
Springbok Holidays is an end-to-end travel solutions provider. We do provide guidance and assistance in processing of your visa applications. We cannot, though, guarantee issue of visas, as the decision lies solely and absolutely with the specific embassies, high commissions or consulates.