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07 Days - Eastern Europe

07 Days - Eastern Europe

7 Days covering - Germany, Poland, Czech, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary

Early Bird Offer

Book 10 weeks in advance and get £40 OFF per adult and child

 

Tour Highlights

 

Germany

  • Berlin - City Tour, Brandenburg gate photo stop, Parliament buildings and TV tower

 

Poland

  • Krakow - Visit the jewish quarter - Royal Castle photo stop - Visit to Auschwitz concentration camp

 

Czech Republic

  • Prague - Guided city tour - Visit the Old Town square , Charles Bridge - Prague Castle photo stop, Local Folklore Show

 

Austria

  • Vienna – Guided city tour with professional guide, Schonbrunn palace visit – State Opera house – St. Stephens Cathedral, night tour - Local Gypsy show with entrance

 

Slovakia

  • Bratislava - Photo stop

 

Hungary

  • Budapest – Guided city tour – See Buda & Pest - Church of St. Matthias photo stop – View the Royal Palace, Chain Bridge & Liberation Monument.

 

Price Includes

 

  • Return flights from London Heathrow Airport in economy class

  • Ground transportation by deluxe AC coach (without WC)

  • 6 nights accommodation in a 3/4* hotel with buffet breakfast

  • 4 Indian dinners

  • 1 Local dinner with folklore show and unlimited wine/beer/soft drinks in Prague

  • 1 Local dinner with Gypsy show and unlimited wine/beer/soft drinks in Vienna

  • 1 x Water bottle per person per day

  • Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in tour highlights

  • All tips and service charges

  • Premium services of a Star Tour's tour manager or experienced local ground operator

  • All airport charges and applicable fuel charges

  • ATOL protection fee

 

Day 1

London - Berlin

Arrive at Berlin airport by a short scheduled flight from London and depart for Berlin city. On arrival, be greeted by a local professional guide, on the tour see the main sights of the capital city, Brandenburg Gate, TV tower and the parliament buildings.

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Day 2

Berlin - Krakow

Depart for the drive south across former Eastern Germany to Poland. Left relatively untouched after World War II, Krakow is jam-packed with monuments and cultural treasures like turn-of-the-century buildings, museums, an impressive castle and the Jewish Quarter. Walk around the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill, once the spiritual and political heart of the country, the site is now filled with tombs, chapels. Visit the massive Market Square – the buzzing heart of Poland’s oldest university town. Learn about the medieval design of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed centre, which serves up a mix of Gothic and Renaissance architecture.

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Day 3

Krakow - Auschwitz - Prague

This morning, we make a sobering stop at Auschwitz, the most infamous former Nazi concentration camp, where you will learn about one of history’s darkest moments. Visit what is left of the concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust and the most notorious among the World War II concentration camps. We then proceed over the border and into the Czech Republic and to Prague, a beautiful and atmospheric city.

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Day 4

Prague

The city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a jumble of little lanes, alleys and courtyards. On the city tour, we will see the main sights, including the old Town Square, Prague castle and Charles bridge which crosses the Vltava River. Later, you have time to shop for the famous Bohemian glass, beads or garnet and amber jewellery. In the evening enjoy a local folklore shown with dinner and unlimited wine/ beer or soft drink.

Note:you will have continental dinner on this day

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Day 5

Prague - Vienna

Depart for Austria and to visit Vienna. On arrival in Vienna, the local guide, will introduce you to the city’s historical heritage and main sights. There’s the imperial grandeur of Schönbrunn Palace, the elegantly ornate State Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral – a Gothic masterpiece. In the evening enjoy the famous Gypsy show with dinner and unlimited drinks, followed by a complimentary night tour of this amazing city.

Note:you will have continental dinner on this day

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Day 6

Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest

In the morning visit Schönbrunn Palace which is a former imperial residence; the 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country. Later drive to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. This compact, user-friendly old town and check out its medieval castle. Here enjoy free time at to explore the town. After continue onto the “Paris of the East”, Budapest. With two cities rolled into one, this exotic town has a bit of everything. Buda and Pest sit on different sides of the river, but bring together the stunning buildings and atmosphere that make Budapest so romantic. On arrival enjoy an evening dinner.

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Day 7

Budapest - London

Get an in-depth insight into Budapest on a sightseeing tour with the local guide this morning. On the Buda side of the river, from the Fisherman’s Bastion, you’ll get a full-blown view of the city and learn about Budapest’s history. Check out the colourful Church of St. Matthias, the Royal Palace and the Chain Bridge and the Liberation Monument. Later depart for the airport for your return flight to London.

Note: On occasions, due to large events, traf?c, logistics and availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However all aspects of the itinerary will be covered. Also Auschwitz may be closed due to unforseen events and therefore this will be replaced by Salt Mines in Krakow.



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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, CD=Continental Dinner

USD Dates & Prices

Departure Dates

From $1645

Adults

Child

2 - 11 yrs

Apr - 11

$1735

$1340

May - 27

$1690

$1300

Jun - 19

$1690

$1300

July - 24

$1645

$1255

Aug - 07, 22

$1645

$1255


Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room

Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults

Infants 0 - 23 months price is $335 for seat in coach only

Max occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants)

$85 reduction will apply for 2nd child without a bed

Single supplement will be an additional $335

 

Early Bird Offer

Book 10 weeks in advance and get

$60 OFF per adult & child


Country

Capital

Currency

Visa Required

Time

Zone

Electricity

Country

Code

Germany

Berlin

Euro

Schengen

UTC + 1

230V,

50Hz

+49

Poland

Warsaw

Polish Zloty

Schengen

UTC + 1

230V,

50Hz

+48

Czech Republic

Prague

Czech Koruna

Schengen

UTC + 1

230V,

50Hz

+420

Austria

Vienna

Euro

Schengen

UTC + 1

230V,

50Hz

+43

Slovakia

Bratislava

Euro

Schengen

UTC + 1

230V,

50Hz

+421

Hungary

Budapest

Hungarian Forint

Schengen

UTC + 1

230V,

50Hz

+36


Pick up and Drop off points & Times

 

There are no dedicated pick up points for flight tours. You will have to meet a Star Tours representative directly at the airport.

 

Weather

 

Weather in much of Western Europe tends to be the same as England and is very unpredictable. Regardless of the time of the year, it is advisable to carry an umbrella. Temperatures vary from place to place and it is a good idea to check online for average temperatures for the destination(s) being visited depending on the time of the year.

 

On a multi destination tour it is likely passengers will travel through various weather fronts. 

Climate in Central Europe is of continental type. April - June and mid August - October. Temperatures reach about 20 - 25°C (68 - 77 Fahrenheit). July and August satisfy hot weather lovers, when temperatures reach up to 30 - 35°C (86 - 95 Fahrenheit).

 

In the mountain areas the weather is usually cooler. Winter months between October and April are chilly and often snowy.

 

Passengers can be well prepared by ensuring they are carrying appropriate clothing, footwear and accessories. Passengers should also be aware that during the winter months most of the sightseeing will be in the dark as, in Europe, the day becomes dark very early during winter. Passengers should consult with Star Tours at the time of booking if they are unsure.

 

Baggage

 

Baggage allowance will normally be 20kg – this will be dependent on the airline you are travelling with. Please ensure you adhere to current aviation regulations. Please remember that passengers’ will have to carry their luggage to and from the coach to the hotel room.

 

Clothing & Accessories

 

During summer months, it is advisable to wear light garments and perhaps keep a light jacket or sweater handy. It is advisable to carry a light waterproof

jacket or umbrella, as well as a hat or cap.

 

Passengers should also carry suitable footwear as per the itinerary of the tour e.g. comfortable trainers for a tour, which includes walking or suitable footwear/boots for excursions.

 

Passengers should also carry travel adapters so they can charge their electronic items in their hotel room (as the sockets in Europe and elsewhere vary from those in the UK). Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron, hair dryer, kettle etc, as many hotel rooms will not have these facilities.

Your mobile phone may be able to receive calls whilst on holiday, you can check with your network operator to switch on the roaming feature of your mobile, there is usually an additional charge to receive incoming calls whilst aboard.

Please ensure you carry all medication you will need on tour as well as names and doses of medications you are taking or copies of prescriptions.

 

Currency

 

In most of Central Europe the currency you will require will be Euros, however in Hungary you will require Hungarian forint, and in Poland you will require Polish złoty. Passengers should exchange any spending money for their holiday before they actually travel. Whilst on tour it is very inconvenient and not all places you will visit will have ATM machines or accept credit/debit cards.

 

We also advice our passengers to keep some change in coins on them whilst on tour as using toilets in many parts of Europe is not free

 

Children & Young Infants 

 

Car seats are not provided on coaches but passengers should carry car seats with travelling infants for comfort and safety.

 

Milk and baby food cannot be provided by the hotel or restaurants and passengers are advised to carry ready to drink milk whilst on tour. Dry food is allowed on the so please feel free to bring snacks for children.

 

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer / kettle as well as a thermos flask.

 

Pushchairs can be kept in the baggage lockers of the coach, although size restrictions may apply. We recommend that you consider using a pushchair for younger children – as the days are quite long and there is a lot of walking. 

 

Wheelchairs

 

We will accept light weight manual wheelchairs for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the coach.  It is also essential that a family member is also on the tour to push their wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

 

Tour Managers

 

Professional tour managers & local guides accompany our tours throughout the itinerary, on rare occasions the Tour Manager may not meet passengers at their dedicated pick up point but at a later stage, the driver will be there to take care of any of the passengers’ needs.

 

Your tour manager will accompany you to the sights, and be there to answer any questions you may have, and provide advice and assistance. If you have, any concerns please feel free to ask your tour manager whilst on tour. The tour manager and Tour guides will conduct the tours in English.

 

Please ensure your tour manager has the mobile number that you are carrying with you on tour. The tour manager will provide passengers with their contact details for the duration of the tour on the first day. Please note that on the first day of your tour you may collect a list of details for the hotels you will be staying in, as reference. In case you are separated from the group and need to make your way back to the hotel.

 

Coaches

 

All coaches are fitted with arm rests, TV, DVD/CD. In some circumstances there maybe toilet facilities (WC). WC on coaches have limited capacities and therefore we advice passengers to use them only on an ‘emergency’ basis.

 

All coaches are either air conditioned or air cooling systems. Only food which is dry and cold can be taken onto the coach. Curries, chips and other hot food are not allowed to be consumed on the coach. In addition, chewing gum and ice cream is also not allowed on the coach. Examples of food people bring to snack on include crisps, biscuits, indian dry snacks, drinks etc.

 

Alcohol consumption or smoking inc e-cigarettes are not permitted on the coach.

 

Seating Allocation

 

Please remember our staff cannot take requests for any seats. Seat numbers will be given to you, on day one of your tour. Passengers with children in their group will not be seated near the front due to EU regulations & company policy. Please note that all seats on the coach are the same, and have the same level of comfort, do not be disappointed if your seats are near the back of the coach. Your holiday experience will not be ruined due to this.

 

Distances & Journeys

 

An important point to note whilst on a touring holiday is that some long journeys are unavoidable especially when travelling from city to city. It is usually the case that the first and last days are the longest. Star Tours’ recommend passengers wear comfortable clothing on these days, and bear in mind that a major part of these days will be spent on the coach. It is advisable passengers carry necessities that they may need for the day such as water, dry snacks, cameras etc. with them in their hand luggage.

 

Also on the first and last day passengers must carry their passports in their hand luggage as passports will be needed in immigration. 

 

Hotels

 

All hotels have a minimum, 3* category. Facilities will include en-suite bathroom, a TV and telephone. Some also include bars, restaurants and 24-hour reception. If you use services such as the phone or mini bar, or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

Rooming Configuration

 

Most of the hotels Star Tours use can only accommodate a maximum of three people in each room however if you are a family of four, i.e. two adults and two children, then your first child will be given an extra bed but the second child will be required to share the bed as no extra bed can be provided. The fourth bed is on request and is not guaranteed

 

Travel Insurance

 

Star Tours strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance. Passengers are advised not to carry unnecessary valuables and to be vigilant at all times as tourist spots such as the Eiffel Tower are well known targets for pick pockets. It is advisable to make copies of your visas and passports prior to travel.

 

Food

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel, and is usually an extended continental breakfast; it will include tea, coffee, breads, cereals, fruit

 

Passengers can choose from different diets, including vegetarian, Jain or non-vegetarian (where possible Halal) meals it is important to note that Halal and Jain meals remain as requests. Passengers should advice their tour manager of their preferred diet on day one. The meals are pre-set buffet and a choice of menu is not available.

 

RESTAURANT:

On some of our tours meals are provided at restaurants, which are prepared by local Indian chefs. A set menu in a buffet style will be provided along with tap water only. 

 

 

Cancellation of your Tour

 

Please note that if you for any reason need to cancel you tour, please let us know as soon as possible, this will help reduce the amount of cancelation charges you may have to pay. Cancelation charges will be as per the terms and conditions which you can find on our website or brochure.

 

Additional Excursions

 

We design our itineraries so that all the necessary excursions and places of interest are included to give the passenger the best possible holiday at an affordable price. However, often, the tour manager and driver will offer passengers additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost.

Passengers are entitled to refuse any additional excursion. Only excursions listed in the additional excursions section of a tour can be conducted by a tour manager.

 

Foreign Office Travel Advice & Info

 

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click on the link below to get Country specific details

 

For a full list of the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click here


 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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