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OVERVIEW

Solos Only

Journey through the iconic countries of Eastern Europe, discovering beautiful cities from Budapest to Moscow.

Beginning in Budapest, the cosmopolitan city of the Danube, then onto Vienna where you will discover the history of this magical city, and not to be missed an evening of concert music by Strauss and Mozart.    We travel to Prague via the historical city of Cesky Krumlov for an overnight stay and taking in the charm of the old city, and in Prague, uncover the city’s long and colourful history.

From Prague, a sombre visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and stays in the old Polish cities of Krakow and Warsaw. From Poland, we make our way to St Petersburg, visiting Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn  before arriving in St Petersburg for a wonderful three night stay.  In Russia, we connect the two iconic cities by fast train, completing our journey in Moscow, where we visit famous sights such as the Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral.

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PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    45+
  • Duration:
    22 Days
  • Status:
    Early bird offer
  • Region:
    Europe
  • Destinations:
    Estonia, Latvia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Poland
  • Travel Style:
    Small deluxe group tour
  • Accomodation:
    Quality hotels
  • Prices:
    EB saving applies ONLY if airfare is booked with us
  • Transport:
    Coach
  • Pace:
    3
  • Group Size:
    Maximum of 22 travellers
  • Trip Code:
    europeicons18-9

INCLUSIONS

  • 21 nights hotel accommodation in quality hotels
  • breakfast daily
  • 10 dinners including a welcome dinner and dinner with a concert in Vienna
  • Professional tour director for the duration of your tour
  • All tours and excursions as per the itinerary including entrance fees
  • Touring with modern air-conditioned motor coach throughout
  • Hotel porterage (1 bag) in and out of hotels
  • Arrival transfer, Budapest*
  • Departure transfer, Moscow**
  • For your comfort, small group tour with a maximum group size 22 solo travellers

* arrival transfer on day 1 or the 1 night pre tour included when you book the nominated group flight with us as part of your package

** departure transfer applies to the final day, from Moscow to meet the departure of the group nominated flight

A mandatory tipping fund of EUR180 per person is to be paid on the first day of the tour to your tour leader.

Itinerary

INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING
  • Accommodation at selected hotels, taxes included
  • Meals: breakfast daily, 3 dinners in total: (1) welcome dinner at Budapest hotel 3-course menu without drinks, 2) Vienna: 3-course dinner with concert at Vienna 3) 3 course dinner in Moscow with 1 glass of wine
  • Touring with modern air-conditioned motor coach throughout as per program
  • English speaking tour director throughout
  • Local guides: Budapest (4 hrs), Vienna local guide in Vienna max. 3 hours, Cesky Krumlov with local guide , up to 2 hrs, City Tour of Prague with EN speaking guide, up to 4 hrs, Krakow & Auschwitz – full day local guide, Warsaw – full day local guide, Villnius 3 hours local guide, Riga 3 hrs local guide, Tallinn 3 hrs local guide, local guide in St. Petersburg (2 x half day tour), local guide in Moscow (2 x half day tour)
  • Included entrances:
  • Vienna: grand tour in Schönbrunn Palace audio tour
  • Vienna: 3-course meal (excluding drinks and attendance at Strauss & Mozart concert (Category A)
  • Entrance to Prague castle (circuit B)
  • Entrance to Jewish Quarter: we have 3 options
  • Entrance to so called »JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE« package including Maisel Synagogue / Pinkas Synagogue / Old Jewish Cemetery / Klausen Synagogue / Ceremonial Hall / Spanish Synagogue + temporary exhibitions in the Robert Guttmann Gallery
  • Auschwitz concentration camp – FD local guide Krakow & admission fees (*subject of availability, Auschwitz reservation is not possible yet)
  • Warsaw: entrance for Royal Route tour
  • Turaida Castle museum
  • Petersburg: Peter and Paul fortress with cathedral, St Isaac cathedral
  • Petersburg: Hermitage, Petrodvorets
  • Moscow: Kremlin and St Basil cathedral
  • Porterage at hotels 1 piece in/out per person
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sightseeing in Budapest
  • Evening dinner and concert of Strauss and Mozart’s music in Vienna
  • Visit Old Royal Palace in Prague
  • See the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp for notorious WWII
  • Spend 3 nights in beautiful St. Petersburg
  • See the Kremlin in Moscow

DAY 1   - MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2018
Arrive Budapest

On arrival to Budapest, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.  The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Tonight there will be a welcome drink and tour briefing with your tour Director. 

Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Drink

DAY 2   - TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2018
Budapest

Set on opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges.

This morning, a sightseeing tour includes views of the Parliament building; Vaci Utca, a pedestrian street lined with shops and restaurants; Heroes' Square with the Millennium Column (a 118-foot-high Corinthian column topped with a statue of the archangel Gabriel), and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Tonight, we come together to enjoy a welcome three course dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3   - WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2018
Budapest - Vienna

Today, continue the journey west through the Transdanubian region and cross the border into Austria to arrive to Vienna. After a relaxing afternoon at leisure, enjoy a dinner with an evening concert listening to Strauss and Mozart.

Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

DAY 4   - THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2018
Vienna

On a morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Then view the Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St Stephen's Cathedral and other reminders of the city’s Imperial History.  Vienna’s a beautiful city and you’ll have the afternoon free to make your own explorations.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5   - FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2018
Vienna – Česky Krumlov

We depart Vienna and this morning to Cesky Krumlov, a town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.   On arrival, there’s the chance of an easy-paced tour of the Old Town.

We meet tonight for dinner together.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6   - SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2018
Česky Krumlov - Prague

Today as we make our way to Prague, enjoy the unspoiled countryside with its Baroque churches, promenades, parks, and ancient city walls.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7   - SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2018
Prague

Prague has a long and colourful history, from its early days as a bishopric, to becoming the residence of the Bohemian kings, and later the capital of both Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire. Built across seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River more than 1000 years ago, it is one of the most attractive cities in Europe.

Your sightseeing starts with a panoramic drive to famous Wenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium, and Castle Square. Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St George's Basilica and the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and world-famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is at leisure. You may like to attend an optional cultural performance.

Dinner tonight is in a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8   - MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2018
Prague-Krakow

The road to Krakow winds through the hills and countryside of Czech Republic and into the rolling plains of Poland. On the way, our tour stops at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious World War II concentration camp. It is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. We end our day arriving to Krakow, and tonight a relaxed evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9   - TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2018
Krakow-Warsaw

Your sightseeing tour today starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, where you will see the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St Mary's Church. The afternoon is free for a stroll around the city, shopping, or maybe settle into a little café and sample some bigos, a Polish dish like a stew, or pierogi, the renowned dumplings you’ll find in Eastern Europe. We continue to Warsaw, the 700-year-old capital of Poland.

Enjoy dinner tonight at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 – WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2018
Warsaw

Today, our tour includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Then on a walking tour, see the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St John’s Cathedral.

The rest of the day is free for a stroll through the city, shopping, relaxing, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11 – THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2018
Warsaw –Vilnius

Today’s a longer day of travel from Poland to Lithuania to arrive to the city of Vilnius located at the meeting point of the Neris and Velnele Rivers.

Enjoy dinner this evening with your fellow group travellers.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12 –FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2018
Vilnius – Riga

In Old Vilnius, view St Peter and St Paul’s Church and St Anne’s Church. View Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, Gediminas' Tower in the Upper Town, and Vilnius Castle.

This afternoon we travel to Riga, the capital of Latvia and one of the Baltic States.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13 – SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2018
Riga

On a morning sightseeing tour, see Riga Castle, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, St Jacobs Cathedral, St Peter’s Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument, and the district of Art Nouveau houses. Your afternoon and evening are free to explore this charming Baltic city.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14 – SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2018
Riga – Tallinn

This morning we depart from Riga to Tallinn. On the way, stopping at Sigulda for the visit of Turaida Castle museum, featuring Turaida Castle, a recently reconstructed medieval castle.

Continue to Tallinn, where you will enjoy dinner with the group.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15 – MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2018
Tallinn

Today, on a walking tour of Tallinn’s Upper and Lower Old Town, view the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Toompea Castle and the 14th-century gothic Town Hall.  The afternoon is at your leisure.

We meet up for dinner together at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16 – TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2018
Tallinn – St. Petersburg

Today’s journey takes us to Russia where we have a three night highlight stay.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17 – WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2018
St. Petersburg

There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St Isaac’s Square, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 to protect the city from enemy attacks. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the centre of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I.

Tonight come together to enjoy dinner in St Petersburg.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 18 – THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2018
St. Petersburg

This morning you’ll make a highlight visit to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors.  In the afternoon you will visit Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. 

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 19 – FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2018
St. Petersburg – Moscow

Today we will travel from St Petersburg to Moscow by high speed train. Upon arrival to Moscow we transfer to our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 20 – SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2018
Moscow

Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country.

During your sightseeing tour you will discover the most impressive sights of this marvellous city. Walk in the city centre, drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 21 – SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2018
Moscow

Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colourful St Basil's Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewellery, armour, and other artifacts.

The rest of the day is at your leisure. And tonight, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals; Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 22 – MONDAY 1 OCTOBER 2018
Depart Moscow

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. A hotel to airport transfer is provided for group members on the nominated tour flight.*

Meals: Breakfast

* applies to travellers that have booked the tour and airfare package.

 

Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. IF there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS

Destination

Hotel Name

Nights of Stay

Budapest

Hotel Nemzeti Mgallery by Sofitel

2

Vienna

Hotel Regina

2

Cesky Krumlov

Hotel Zlaty Andel

1

Prague

Hotel Jalta

2

Krakow

Hotel Indigo Krakow – Old Town

1

Warsaw

Hotel Indigo Warsaw – Nowy Swiat

2

Vilnius

Hotel Artagonist

1

Riga

Hotel Avalon

2

Tallinn

Hotel Palace

2

St Petersburg

Hotel Ambassador

3

Moscow

Hotel Golden Apple Boutique

2

Hotels are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS

HOTEL NEMZETI MGALLERY BY SOFITEL, BUDAPEST
The first MGallery hotel in Budapest invites guests to extraordinary events aiming to create the “Artistic Spirit of Budapest”. The diverse offers of the old and new pride of Budapest, Hotel Nemzeti Budapest add colour to spring in the capital. Be among the first guests of the new centre of Budapest society.

The building that is now home to the first MGallery Hotel in Hungary welcomed its first guests 117 years ago, in 1896. It was the most modern and most sophisticated hotel at the time. It featured the first elevator in the city; every room had electricity, running hot and cold water and a bathroom en suite. Not surprisingly, the hotel near the National Theatre became a popular meeting place not only for tourists but also for the Budapest public interested in arts and culture. Hotel Nemzeti is becoming an active player of the city’s cultural scene once again hosting exhibitions, cultural events and an art club while introducing Hungaricums to its guests.

HOTEL REGINA, VIENNA
Hotel Regina, the first of the Kremslehner hotels, was constructed in 1877 as a city palace in the Vienna Historicism style.

The hotel was established in 1896, and has been spoiling its guests with traditional Viennese hospitality ever since. It is situated near a gorgeous park on the Ringstrasse, next to the Votiv church. Hotel Regina’s 165 rooms create a pleasant, stylish atmosphere with tasteful interiors and combine historical charm with modern comfort.

The extremely central location in the middle of the city’s University Quarter invites guests to make interesting tours through Vienna. The most famous sights and shopping streets of Austria’s capital city are only minutes away.

HOTEL ZLATY ANDEL, CESKY KRUMLOV
The Golden Angel Hotel is located directly on the Svornosti Town Square in the historic centre of the picturesque town of Český Krumlov. The town was inscribed onto the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1992.

The hotel is made up of three historical buildings, the third one being a large corner building between the town square and the streets of Kájovská and Na Louži. Each hotel building began as a Gothic structure and passed through many Renaissance and Baroque reconstructions through the ages. The home owners were Český Krumlov burgher residents of many professions.

The hotel's ideal location in the center of Český Krumlov will bring you closer to the history of the old town, from its romantic nooks to the dominant structure of the entire town, the Český Krumlov State Castle.

HOTEL JALTA, PRAGUE
The design of the boutique hotel Jalta is one of the masterpieces of Czech architect Antonín Tenzer.

The Jalta Boutique Hotel is located in the vibrant heart of Prague´s city center on the sunny side of the majestic Wenceslas Square, pulsating with history and culture. The hotel offers magnificent views over Wenceslas Square and the National Museum. Jalta Boutique Hotel provides luxury accommodation in 94 guestrooms, unique conference facilities suitable for all type of company events, special occasions and weddings. 

HOTEL INDIGO, KRAKOW
Right in the heart of the city, Hotel Indigo Krakow – Old Town blends historic Polish art with contemporary style. Its elegant boutique rooms all have rainfall showers and complimentary WiFi, with subtle décor inspired by three of the country’s greatest painters. The past and the future meet in the streets around the hotel, where Wawel Castle and the Renaissance Cloth Hall on the old town’s medieval square rub shoulders with new museums, cutting-edge galleries and buzzing bars. The old town, Florianska’s shops and the vibrant nightlife of the Kazimierz district are all easily accessible on foot. The hotel’s creative chefs serve local specialties sourced from the neighbouring Old Kleparz food market, and after a day of discovery you can savour a vodka in the intimate bar.

HOTEL INDIGO, WARSAW
Introducing something old and something new to the heart of Warsaw's trendy Nowy Swiat district, Hotel Indigo® Warsaw – Nowy Swiat welcomes its guests. The boutique hotel mixes chic contemporary design with historic architecture. Guest rooms offer city views, free WiFi and air-conditioning, and some have balconies. The hotel is only steps away from Nowy Swiat street and a short walk from the enchanting Old Town. Guests can discover fascinating art across the road at the National Museum, and walk to performances at the towering Palace of Culture and Science. Muzeum Narodowe 06 metro station is moments away. Wind down in the hotel’s steam room, enjoy inventive Middle Eastern cuisine in Florentin restaurant, and relax in Bourbon Lounge Bar, where the cocktails are chilled with ice cut from a block right in front of you.

HOTEL ARTAGONIST, VILNIUS
Artagonist is an exceptional art hotel located in the oldest part of Vilnius. Pilies street is very popular among locals and tourists as all sightseeing objects in the center of the capital city can be easily reached on foot. The building can tell its own legend, which lasts for more than 600 years. Tailors, watchmakers, and other manufacturers had lived and worked here for centuries so the creative spirit can be easily felt in the air. 

Artagonist is not a typical art hotel - it reflects personal drama between a classical and temporary art. A truly exclusive interior is created by talented Lithuanian artists, who have embellished each space with their works of art and its interpretations. That’s why every of 34 hotel rooms will tell the unique story about art forms. 

Meeting strong and powerful character of Artagonist is just a part of different experience hotel guests will get. They‘ll be assisted by a personal mobile concierge, find craftily designed coffee box with the finest taste from all over the world and bath amenities of outstanding quality in every room or enjoy other merits of high-level hospitality service. 

HOTEL AVALON, RIGA
Opened in June 2007, the four star Superior class AVALON HOTEL & Conferences successfully blends modernity and tradition, welcoming guests to enjoy new comforts in the medieval charm of the Old Town. 

With the view over the trade and shopping centre, the Daugava River and the city old churches and towers, the Hotel is convenient for business travelers and tourists alike.

Superior class AVALON HOTEL & Conferences features an array of 111 comfortably furnished rooms, including suites, non-smoking rooms and rooms for disabled guests, all with free WI-FI and rich breakfast buffet. Hotel is certified by Green Key, HotelStar Union and Q-Latvia. 

Last renovation was made in winter 2016/2017, when the public areas and guest rooms were refurnished to make guest stay more comfortable.

HOTEL PALACE, TALLINN
Hotel Palace is located in the city centre of Tallinn next to the Freedom Square, at Vabaduse väljak 3. The Hotel, constructed in 1937 and designed by Elmar Lohk, is one of the most exciting, glamorous and spectacular buildings of its time; it has been a true calling card for Estonia throughout the decades.

Tripadvisor Traveler’s Awards 2017 awarded Hotel Palace the winner of Top 10 Hotels — Estonia the second year and also the winner of Top 10 Hotels for Service — Estonia already third year consecutively! World Travel Awards™ voted Hotel Palace the Estonia’s Leading Hotel in 2016.

The Old Town of Tallinn, a modern business quarter, shopping centres and multifaceted cultural establishments are only a few minutes’ walk away. Hotel Palace reopened its doors after a total makeover on June 26th, 2014.

HOTEL GOLDEN APPLE BOUTIQUE, ST PETERSBURG
The 5 star Golden Apple Boutique Hotel provides superb services, style and uniqueness  since 2004. If it’s a central location, personalized service, comfort and design you are looking for – you have made the right choice.

The hotel offers 92 rooms of different categories for most proficient guests. Hotel rooms are equipped with reliable electronic locking system.

 

Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.

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PRICES

** EARLY BIRD OFFER **

SAVING: Book & pay the tour deposit by Thursday 15 February 2018
SAVE $300 for tour package with your own room | $200 if you share 

*EB saving applies ONLY if airfare is booked with us
* sharing refers to ˜twinshare"; share a room with a friend or a roommate match that we arrange.

Tour package price (airfares additional)

With Your Own Room

Early Bird (offer ends Thursday 15 February 2018)

 $10494

Standard

$10794

A mandatory tipping fund of EUR180 per person is to be paid on the first day of the tour to your tour leader.

OTHER PRICE INFORMATION:

SHARE & SAVE
If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same gender, save $2190 on package prices above that include your own room (not sharing).

TOUR ONLY PACKAGE: The airfare is not included with the price. Quotes are provided on request, and are indicative only. Prices are subject to variation until tickets are issued. Tickets are issued once the tour is a guaranteed departure, you have paid the airfare in full and accepted the airfare booking terms in writing. Once the ticket is issued penalties are incurred for changes, and in some cases airfares may be non-refundable. Reservation are made in the name you provide to us with your booking form – this name must match your passport. Failure to provide your name as per your passport may result in an invalid ticket.

DAY/DATE VARIATIONS: Due to airline flight schedules and availability, day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure. If additional nights of stay are required, the cost of any additional night/s of stay applies.

EARLY BIRD, TERMS & CONDITIONS: To be eligible for the early bird savings you need to book and pay the deposit to secure your booking, and make any progress payment by the nominated date, as per the booking terms.

UPGRADING ECONOMY FARE TO BUSINESS CLASS FARE WITH POINTS The airfare included in a package, or otherwise purchased separately may not allow the use of flyer points to upgrade. However, there is the option of paying a surcharge where we would book the airfare which does allow you to upgrade. The surcharge can be quoted at the time of requesting quote and is subject to availability.

ACCRUING FREQUENT FLYER POINTS The airfare offered may not permit frequent flyer points to be accrued. If you wish to accrue frequent flyers points please check with us at the time of booking. We will advise the status and if any airfare supplement applies to book an airfare class that permits the accrual of frequent flyer points.

PRICE INFORMATION Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change.

Not included:  

  • Airfares
  • Airport Transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications 
ROOMMATE MATCH 

Share and save with our roommate match option. On your request and subject to availability, we will match you with another group member (same gender) so that you can share a room and take advantage of the twin share price.

Reduced Single Supplement:
If we are not able to offer you a roommate match, a 'Reduced Single Supplement' price will be offered. This represents a $600 saving on the standard single supplement price. Alternatively, you have the option to decline and receive a full refund of your tour deposit.

If you are not prepared to pay for a Reduced Single Supplement we recommend you should not pay for the airfare until you have a guaranteed roommate match and this is advised by us in writing. This supplement becomes due after we finalise the group and before departure.  The Reduced Single Supplement offer only applies to bookings secured with a deposit by Thursday 7 June 2018.

Please note: if a roommate becomes available after receiving advice of a Reduce Single Supplement rate, your booking automatically reverts to the twin share price and any monies paid for the Reduced Single Supplement will be refunded.

GETTING THERE

Arrive to: Budapest, Hungary
Depart from: Moscow, Russia 

VISAS
You must hold a valid passport with a minimum of six 6 months validity from your return date to your home country.

HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.

Early Check In
If your flight arrives well in advance of the hotel check in time, then we recommend travellers consider booking an additional night at the hotel the evening prior to guarantee a morning check-in. Early check in without payment can be requested, and is at the discretion of the hotel, but cannot be guaranteed.

Late Check Out
If your flight departs after the hotel check out time we recommend that you make an enquiry with us about securing a late check out with payment.  Some hotels will require payment in full of the next night of stay while others may have a rate for a late check out such as a payment to extend check out until 6pm as an example.

Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

FLIGHT ITINERARY
The flight itinerary is provided with your quote.

TRANSFERS
Arrival and departure transfers are included for passengers travelling on the group flight, booked with us as part of your package.

DETAILS

Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS ‘SOLOS ONLY’
You will enjoy this small group experience with a maximum group size of 20 travellers. This tour is exclusively for single-solo travellers.

THE PACE  [3 out of 5]
This tour includes a reasonable amount of sightseeing on foot and is graded as a medium-paced tour. A reasonable fitness level is required to participate in this tour.

There is an exceptional three night stay in St Petersburg, and two nights of stay at some of the  other destinations such as Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Tallin, Riga and Moscow creating a relaxed tour pace.

The majority of driving days are not too long, with convenient stops at places of interest along the way for refreshments and sightseeing.

Minimum Mobility Requirements - The Need To Walk
A number of tours visit a variety of medieval hilltop towns which may have some steep, uneven cobbled stone streets or castles, and attractions with steep staircases and no lifts. Additionally some larger cities only provide coach passenger drop off points 15 minutes or so walk from the old town centres. Please note: this need to walk from coach drop off points in some European towns and cities is common to ALL Tour Operators. A reasonable amount of walking will be involved, and our tours do require a certain level of fitness and mobility. These tours are not suitable for people with walking difficulties or limitations. If unsure please call our office for further clarification.

ABOUT THE MEALS   
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

GROUP TOUR DIRECTOR
This is a private group tour with a coach driver and English speaking, locally based tour director. Your tour escort commences their services from Italy and is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services.  A tour escort is not included for the travel arrangements to/from Italy.

In addition, local guides are included for major sightseeing tours as detailed by the itinerary.

TRANSPORT
Touring is by a private air-conditioned coach.

LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS
One large suitcase per person.  Luggage limits are restricted as the coaches can allow for one piece per person with a limit of 23kg.

ABOUT MOBILE PHONE USE / INTERNET 
Internet in Europe these days is widely available and broadband services are now very commonplace, as well as being fairly fast mobile phone coverage is also widely available in most areas.

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