Tour overview

Departure date(s) –  27 September 2024

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Included

  • Accommodation - Based on specified hotel in itinerary or similar class
  • International economy flights with Singapore Airlines (in the case of unforeseen circumstances we will notify passengers if we need to change to an equivalent airline for international flights)
  • Gratuities - Included
  • Meals - Daily breakfast including meals as mentioned. 1 bottle of drinking water provided daily
  • Transfers - Private and pubic transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Admission Fees - As mentioned in itinerary
  • Guides / Tour leader - English speaking tour manager, local guides and 1 tour leader escort

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance - Not included. We strongly recommend taking out insurance cover which includes adequate cover for medical COVID-19
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Day 1 - HOME/SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT

This afternoon, we board our Singapore Airlines flight bound for Frankfurt. There will be a stopover at Changi airport first before we reboard our connecting flight.

Included meals - As per flight

Day 2 - ARRIVE FRANKFURT

Arrive Frankfurt this morning. Meet and greet with Tour manager and off we go on an orientation stop of Römerberg and the financial district. This iconic square is home to a host of delights, from picturesque mediaeval buildings to historic markets. Standing in the square, you’ll be forgiven for feeling like you’re on a film set at times - it's a postcard-perfect scene of days gone by. After lunch, have a bit of time to stroll around the surrounding area and then check into our hotel. Tonight, we have our first dinner together.

Accommodation - Leonardo FRA city south or similar

Included meals - As per flight / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3 - FRANKFURT/RHINE CRUISE (SANKT GOAR to BOPPARD)/COLOGNE

After a much needed rest, we depart Frankfurt and make our way to enjoy a leisurely 1.5 hour cruise along the Rhine and you will witness the splendour of medieval times and some fine tributes to German history. After lunch, we continue to Cologne, where we’ll view the Gothic spires of its magnificent cathedral during our orientation of the city.

Accommodation - Courtyard by Marriott or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 - COLOGNE/BREMEN/HAMBURG

A few hours drive from Cologne will take us to the historic city of Bremen. The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, a seafaring town situated on the river Weser. With your group, embark on a guided walking tour and admire the cathedral, city hall and the statue of Roland, which stands tall with sword and shield in the market square (Rathausplatz). Discover the Town Musicians of Bremen, (Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten), a bronze statue of four animals from the fairytale by the Brothers Grimm; legend has it that your wish will come true if you rub the donkey’s hooves! Then, take a stroll through Bremen’s oldest neighbourhood, the Schnoor quarter, where old-world houses dating back to the 15th through 18th centuries line the narrow cobblestone streets.
Later on, we continue our drive to Hamburg.

Accommodation - Hafen Hamburg Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5 - HAMBURG/BERLIN

This morning, journey through the lush green landscape of Lower Saxony as we make our through the international trade centre of Hamburg, where we'll join our tour manager for an orientation tour of the city's iconic sights. Spend some time at leisure exploring the city's seafaring heritage. We wander along the trendy Mönckebergstrasse, visit one of the city's brewhouses and then take a guided cruise through the city's harbour and discover why Hamburg is called Germany's 'Gateway to the World'. After lunch, a drive along the picturesque Elbe Valley as we head into the historic city of Berlin, whose once turbulent history has shaped its rebirth as a charismatic capital city.

Accommodation - Leonardo Berlin Mitte or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6 - BERLIN/POTSDAM/BERLIN

After breakfast, we drive into the neighbouring city of Potsdam to visit Sanssouci Palace - a must-see for tourists. The pleasure palace of Frederick the Great features beautiful Rococo-style architecture and a magnificent palace garden. After lunch we drive back to Berlin to start our city tour. We will explore the iconic landmarks of a unified Berlin. See the neo-Baroque Reichstag, the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden Highlights At Check Point Charlie, take a picture for keep sake, Continue further we visit the East Side Gallery with its colourful “graffiti”.

Accommodation - Leonardo Berlin Mitte or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7 - BERLIN/DRESDEN/PRAGUE

Dresden, the “Florence of the North” symbolises the new era, as the wars had be a total destruction to its infrastructure. This “ Scarlet- Phoenix” has once again risen from her ashes, emerging from her depressive past into the most beautiful of German cities. We take a stroll for about an hour, enjoy its high rococo and baroque style city center. We then bid good bye in the afternoon after lunch heading towards the forest of Czech Republic, for the final destination of the day - the capital Prague awaits.

Accommodation - Majestic Plaza hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 8 - PRAGUE

Meet our Prague city expert for an insight to this wonderful city. See the following sights - the Jewish Quarter (Josefov), Rudolfinum, Municipal House, Powder Tower, Main Train Station, the Opera House, National Museum and others if time permits. A chance too, for us to stretch our feet as we stroll on to the Charles Bridge over the mighty river Danube. Later for our highlight, we walk up Prague Castle. Admire the Strahov Monastery; Loreta Church and the Castle ground. The Old Town Square’s most notable sights are the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, the Old Town Hall Tower has the most striking and impressive Astronomical Clock of Time and Death and the stunning St. Nicholas Church. Once here, put your feet up simply to soak up the atmosphere over a coffee at one of the many pavement cafes till dinner time. For the shoppers, walk back to Wenceslas Square.

Accommodation - Majestic Plaza hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 9 - PRAGUE/OLOMOUC/KRAKOW

Today we bid farewell to Prague and stop into the ancient town of Olomouc in the afternoon. This fifth largest town in the country lies in the heart of the so-called Han region. It has the second most significant collection of historical monuments in the country after Prague. Stop at the city old square to view Trinity Column. Today the Holy Trinity Column listed as one of UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Heritage sites. There is also the sight of St. Wenceslas Cathedral, the high Baroque Hradisko Monastery. If time permits, we visit the eight sided tower, culminating in a gilded onion dome with a cross, of which the Greek Orthodox church proudly owns. In the evening, arrival at Poland’s most touristic spot – Krakow city.

Accommodation - Novotel Centrum Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 10 - KRAKOW

Prepare yourself for one of the most impressive and memorial journeys this morning as we drive to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. This salt mine is also a world class monument, featuring among twelve objects on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Today, the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine combines many centuries of tradition and modernity, the history of several hundred years and an underground metropolis with extensive infrastructure. After lunch, with our local guide we will cover a few landmark areas of Krakow city and then return to enjoy our dinner.

Accommodation - Novotel Centrum Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 11 - KRAKOW/BANSKA BYSTRICA/BUDAPEST

A few hours drive after breakfast will take us into the Slovakian city of Banska Bystrica. Banska Bystrica was one of the richest mining towns in Slovakia. The history of the city dates back to the 12th century and the city's development was strongly dependant on mining of mineral resources: gold, silver, iron ore and copper. Our group will take a pleasant walk along the Dolna Street and see many interesting sights such as: the house of the first pharmacy of the town, the Bethlen House where the prince Gabriel Bethlen was crowned, Matthias Bel's house as well as the oldest building in Dolná street - the Church of St. Elisabeth. We continue our drive to Budapest in the afternoon.

Optional Evening Cruise - Enjoy an evening sightseeing tour of Budapest on a Danube River cruise, taking in the landmarks and monuments on both shores (Approx 30-50 EUR to be confirmed later on)

Accommodation - Ramada Budapest City Centre or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 12 - BUDAPEST

Budapest impresses everyone with its architecturally grand buildings and its natural beauty. Today, visit the Opera House, Hero’s Square, a major square of Budapest with two important buildings—The Museum of Fine Arts and The Palace of Art. Then a stop at Millennium Memorial where there are statues of the leaders of the seven tribes that founded Hungary. After we crossing Elizabeth bridge which offers a peerless panorama of the entire city. Nearby is the Matthias Church, one of the most interesting churches in the country located close to the Royal Palace and the Fisherman’s bastion. Not too far away, take in the Hungarian Parliament house, inspired in part by the British’s Palace of Westminster. After a comprehensive orientation we settled down in our hotel for a good rest. This evening, a night out to enjoy a lively folklore dinner with performance to entertain.

Accommodation - Ramada Budapest City Centre or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 13 - BUDAPEST/BRATISLAVA/VIENNA

Today we leave Budapest and head into Bratislava - for a stroll to the historic old town, allowing a panoramic view from the high ground above the city outside her old castle ramparts. After lunch, we continue towards the capital of Austria. Orientation shows you 17th century Vienna wonderful buildings, churches and palaces. One round along the city’s Ringstrasse reveals more of its famous historical buildings and monuments – the State Opera House; the Museum of Fine Arts; the Museum of Natural History, the House of Parliament, the Burgtheater and the City Hall, the University as well as the Votive Church. After dinner, return to hotel for a good rest.

Accommodation - Zeitgeist Vienna Hauptbahnhof Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 14 - VIENNA/MONDSEE/SALZBURG

For today, we revisit the sites inspired by the classic movie – “The Sound of Music”. Our first stop is the lakeside Austrian township of Mondsee. Here you'll see Mondsee Abbey, the church of St. Michael that served as the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria were married. Afterwards, we make our way into Salzburg, the heart of where most of the movie’s scenes were filmed. Walk about with your local expert to view the stunning Domkirche Cathedral, palaces, gardens, churches, monasteries. Finally, visit the breathtaking 900 year old fortress Festung Hohensalzburg, the magnificent edifice that dominates the city’s skyline.

Accommodation - Mayburg Salzburg Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 15 - SALZBURG/HALLSTATT/SALZBURG

This morning after breakfast, we visit Hallstatt - The town looks and feels like it is straight out of a fairy-tale with its variety of buildings built alongside a beautiful lake. One of the best things to do in Hallstatt is to make your way up the mountain above the town to the five fingered Skywalk "Welterbeblick" Aussichtsplattform which his 350m above town, a UNESCO world heritage site that offers exceptional panoramic views. To cap off our afternoon, enjoy a Lake Wolfgangsee cruise – to enjoy the dreamlike scenery. Back to Salzburg for overnight.

Accommodation - Mayburg Salzburg Hotel or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 16 - SALZBURG/MUNICH

After breakfast, proceed to the final destination of our tour– Munich. Once we arrive, discover sights such as the Pinakotheken art museums, the world famous Hofbrauhaus, the National Theatre with the Royal Palace, Marienplatz and the Viktualien market with its colourful outdoor stalls. Later we will pass through the former artist quarter of Schwabing where you may stroll along Leopold street. After dinner, German Beer anyone?

Accommodation - Mercure Muenchen Airport Freising or similar

Included Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 17 - MUNICH/SINGAPORE

Good times inevitably come to an end and early this morning, we bid farewell to our tour manager at Munich airport for our flight home.

Included Meals - Breakfast / As per flight

Day 18 - SINGAPORE/HOME

After a transit in Singapore airport, your connecting flight will take you home and we hope you thoroughly enjoyed your time on this tour!

Included Meals - As per flight

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