BUDAPEST – BERLIN
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Activity Level Easy
Group Size Medium Group
- Airport transfer
- Modern, comfortable minibus during the whole tour
- 8 nights in 3* hotels (3 Prague, 3 Budapest, 2 Vienna)
- 8 buffet breakfasts
- 8 dinners (2 course meals)
- Entrance tickets according to the itinerary
- 10 guided tours with professional guides
- Tour leader during the whole tour
- air travel excluded
- travel insurance
- other expences
Arrival in Budapest, Hungary
- Saint Stephen’s Basilica is the largest Roman Catholic church in Budapest, it has the second highest ecclesiastical status in Hungary.
- The Hungarian State Opera House is a neo-Renaissance opera house located in central Budapest. Today it is the largest opera house in Budapest and in Hungary.
- Váci utca (Váci street) is one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares and perhaps the most famous street of central Budapest. It features a large number of restaurants and shops catering primarily to the tourist market.
- Heroes‘ Square is the largest and most impressive square of the city and one of the most visited sights in Budapest.
- Buda is the former capital of the Kingdom of Hungary and the western part of the current Hungarian capital Budapest on the west bank of the Danube. Notable landmarks include the Buda Castle, the Citadella and the Hungarian president’s residence, the Sándor Palace.
- The Hospital in the Rock is the name given to a hospital created in the caverns under Buda Castle in Budapest in the 1930s, in preparation for the Second World War.
- The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, and it was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary.
- The Hungarian Parliament Building is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. It is currently the largest building in Hungary and still the highest building in Budapest.
- Lake Balaton, also known as the Hungarian Sea, is the largest lake in Central Europe and one of the region’s foremost tourist destinations about 140 km from Budapest.
- Balatonfüred is considered to be the capital of the Northern lake shore and is a popular yachting and fishing destination.
from Hungary to Slovakia and Austria
- Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum is one of the youngest museums of modern art in Europe located on a peninsula on the Danube river near the Austrian and Hungarian border.
- The Bratislava castle situated on a hill above the river Danube, was first mentioned in 907 and its first and foremost function was of a fortress. Since Independence the castle serves as a representative venue for the Slovak Parliament and houses collections of the Slovak National Museum.
- The St. Martin’s Cathedral is a large Gothic cathedral that has served as a coronation church for Hungarian kings marked to this day by a 300 kg gilded replica of the Hungarian royal crown perched on top of the cathedral´s tower. At the beginning of September the coronation returns to Bratislava in a faithful reconstruction of the ceremony.
- The Hviezdoslav Square is a beautiful promenade with plane trees, fountains and cafes full of music named after one of the most important Slovak poets whose monumental statue dominates the square.
- Schönbrunn Palace is the Empress Sisi’s former summer residence. This baroque complex contains an enchanting park, the Palm House, the Gloriette and a zoo.
- Schönbrunn Zoo is the world’s oldest zoo, that has already been voted Europe’s best zoo on four occasions.
- The Hundertwasser House in Vienna is one of Austria’s architectural highlights. The house designed by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser draws attention with colorfully decorated exterior facade.
- St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the symbol of Vienna, it is a 107m high gothic church from the 12th century with the second-biggest free-swinging chimed church bell in Europe.
- The Ring Road (Ringstraße) is a circular ring road surrounding the historic centre with the most important public buildings such as Vienna State Opera, Museum of Natural History, Parliament, City Hall, National Theater, University of Vienna, Votive Church, and many more.
- Prater, the historic amusement park which was opened to public in 1766, is an oasis of greenery. It´s most famous attraction is the Giant Ferris Wheel.
from Austria to Czech Republic
Našou prvou zastávkou je vodopád Svartifoss, ktorý je lemovaný šesťuholníkovými čadičovými stĺpmi. Geológia okolo Svartifossu inšpirovala mnohých umelcov a architektov. Presunieme sa ku kostolu Hofskirkja. Ten je posledným trávnikovým kostolom postaveným na Islande. Pokračujeme k neďalekému Jökulsárlón, ktorý sa hrdí titulom najslávnejšej ľadovcovej lagúny Islandu. Medzi ďalšie prírodné bohatstvá patrí Diamantová pláž (Breidamerkursandur), kde modré, čierne, priehľadné a biele ľadovce žiaria ako diamanty.
- The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, the second oldest preserved bridge in the Czech Republic and one of the most visited monuments in Europe.
- The Church of Saint Nicholas was built in 1273 in Baroque style and is one of the oldest in Prague, located on Old Town Square.
- The Wallenstein Palace is a vast palace complex, the first monumental early Baroque secular building in Prague, that is today the seat of the Czech Senate.
- The Wenceslas Square is the commercial and administrative centre of the city as well as the site of important social and historical events. Here you’ll find cinemas, theatres, banks, hotels, restaurants, dozens of small and large shops, and administrative centres.
- The Prague astronomical clock is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working.
- St. Vitus Cathedral was built in gothic style the most important temple in Prague. The Czech Crown Jewels and a large treasure are kept there, as well as the tomb of the king Charles IV.
- Petřín is a hill in the center of Prague, almost entirely covered with parks, and a favorite recreational area for the inhabitants of Prague.The Petřín lookout tower provides a unique view on the city.
Jewish Quarter in Prague, Kutná Hora and Departure
- The Jewish Town Hall in Josefov, Prawas constructed in Renaissance style under the sponsorship of Mayor Mordechai Maisel. It acquired its Rococo facade in the 18th century.
- The Klausen Synagogue is the largest synagogue of the Prague ghetto and is the second main synagogue of the Prague Jewish community. The synagogue features an exhibition of the Jewish Museum dedicated to Jewish traditions and customs.
- The Spanish synagogue is one of the most beautiful synagogues in Prague, maybe also thanks to the elaborate style of the interior as every surface is covered by elaborate Islamic-style polychrome and gilded patterns, some painted and some carved or molded.
- The Old Jewish Cemetery includes 12 000 memorials with jewish symbols which are from the barok era. It is the only cemetry in Europe which has so many memorials
- Transfer to Kutná Hora
- Kutná Hora is the silver treasury and a true gem of the Czech Kingdom thanks to architectural styles, unique buildings from various historical periods and a long history full of wine making.
- The Czech museum of Silver displays exhibits dedicated not only to the mining and processing of silver but also to the lifestyle of the bourgeoisie in the 17th to 19th centuries and exploring the Kutná Hora underground with interesting speleological discoveries within the city.
- The Cathedral of St. Barbara, consecrated to the patron saint of all miners – St. Barbara, took 500 years to build.
- The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman catholic chapel is located beneath the Cementery Church of All Saints and the ossuary is estimated to contain skeletons of between 40 000 – 70 000 people.
Transport to Dresden
- The Semperoper is the opera house of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden (Saxon State Opera) and the concert hall of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (Saxon State Orchestra).
- The Dresden Frauenkirche is a baroque Lutheran church in Dresden considered an outstanding example of Protestant sacred architecture, featuring one of the largest domes in Europe.
- The Zwinger (Dresdner Zwinger) is a palace built in Rococo style that contains the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery), the Dresden Porcelain Collection (Porzellansammlung) and the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments).
Transport to Berlin
- The Brandenburg Gate, formerly used to represent the separation of the city between East and West Berlin, since the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 the Brandenburg Gate has now come to symbolise German unity.
- Charlottenburg Palace , originally a petite summer retreat, it grew into an exquisite baroque pile with opulent private apartments, richly festooned festival halls, collections of precious porcelain and paintings by French 18th-century masters.
- Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin, during the Cold War.
- The Pergamonmuseum located on Museum Island is one of the most popular attractions in Berlin famous for its archaeological holdings.
- Kurfürstendamm is a 3.5 km long boulevard built in 1542 with noumerous boutiques, shops and businesses.
- The Berlin Television Tower, which is 368 metres tall, is the highest publicly accessible building in Europe and a symbol of Berlin.
- The Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall Memorial) commemorates the division of Berlin by the Berlin Wall and the deaths that occurred there. The monument that was created in 1998 includes a Chapel of Reconciliation, the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre, a 60-metre section of the former border, a window of remembrance and a visitor centre.
- Cruise over the Spree river that flows in arches through the center of Berlin features the highlights of the city.
Departure from Berlin
Odlet: 30. 6 2020, Viedeň – Reykjavik, 13:20 – 15:45 (W6 2857)
Prílet: 7. 6. 2020, Reykjavik – Viedeň, 16:30 – 22:55 (W6 2858)
Povolená príručná batožina: 1 taška s maximálnymi rozmermi 40 x 30 x 20 cm
Povolená checkin batožina: 1 kufor s maximálnou váhou 20 kg
Sprievodca: Tomáš Krátky
Minimálna veľkosť skupiny: 12
Maximálna veľkosť skupiny: 14
Zaujímavý odkaz: Travel Iceland, BBC
Zaujímavý odkaz: Top fotogenické miesta Islandu
Hudobný videoklip: Justin Bieber – I’ll Show You, videoklip sa natáčal pri vodopáde Seljalandsfoss
Dokument: National Geographic – Iceland
Film: Walter Mitty a jeho tajný život, značná časť filmu sa natáčala na Islande