Taste of the East

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Taste of the East – USD3,588 PER PERSON
Departure Date – 5 September 2017

DAY 01 SEPT 05 MANILA – BERLIN
Depart Manila. Board on your flight to Berlin. Enjoy in-flight meals and entertainment.

DAY 02 SEPT 06 BERLIN (D)
Upon arrival in Berlin, proceed for a city tour of Germany’s capital and cultural center which dates back to the 13th century. Divided during the Cold War, today it’s known for its art scene, nightlife and modern architecture. Here we enter to Cecilienhof Palace built by the House of Hohenzollern that ruled the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire until the end of World War I. We shall be able to visit Sanssouci Park and Castle, the naturalistic areas and formally laid-out gardens planted with flowers, trees & notable buildings. Check into your hotel. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 03 SEPT 07 BERLIN (BD)
After breakfast, meet your guide and continue your tour of Berlin. We shall see the historic center, Museum Island, the Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial and the city’s magnificent park. We shall have a photo opportunity to Checkpoint Charlie, it 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. We will be given free time to explore the city.

DAY 04 SEPT 08 BERLIN – DRESDEN (BD)
We will journey through forests towards Dresden, a city which, due to its exceptional architectural and artistic heritage, has become one of the main tourist destinations in Germany. City tour on foot with guide to explore some of the impressive palaces and sites and choose your favorite lunch at one many restaurants and coffee shop in the area. We have also a chance to visit the Hofkirche Dresden Cathedral, or the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Dinner at local restaurant then check into your hotel.

DAY 05 SEPT 09 DRESDEN – PRAGUE (BD)
Breakfast inside the hotel. We depart for Prague in the Czech Republic. Today we will be visiting the capital, which is the Baroque Jewel of Europe. Our local guide will provide an informative city tour. We will walk through the Prague Castle, the Old Royal Palace, St. George Basilica. There will be an opportunity to enter the Old and New Synagogue and view the Old Town Hall and the tower. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 06 SEPT 10 PRAGUE (BD)
After breakfast. We will explore the important places and sights in Prague! Visit the Moser Glass factory, the great place to visit in Karlovy Vary. The Czech lands have a centuries-long tradition of glass and crystal making. Visit The Holy Infant Jesus of Prague, a 16th-century Roman Catholic wax-coated wooden statue of Child Jesus holding a globus cruciger located in the Discalced Carmelite Church of Our Lady Victorious in Prague, Czech Republic. Walk along the Charles Bridge, the famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 07 SEPT 11 PRAGUE – SALZBURG (BD)
After breakfast, we will be heading to Salzburg, the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. On a guided tour to the City of Salzburg, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, framed by the majestic backdrop of the snow-capped Alps and famed for its old world glamor, we will visit Mozart’s Birth Place. We will visit the Mirabell Gardens, and have an opportunity to see where the film ‘The Sound of Music’ was shot. Dinner and check-in to hotel overnight.

DAY 08 SEPT 12 SALZBURG – BLED – LJUBLJANA (BD)
After breakfast, transfer to Bled, known for the glacial Lake Bled, which makes it a major tourist attraction. Perched on a rock overlooking the lake is the iconic Bled Castle. The town is also known in Slovenia for its vanilla and cream pastry. Upon arrival you will have a half day sightseeing with local guide, then transfer to Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. Dinner.

DAY 09 SEPT 13 LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA – LJUBLJANA (BD)
Prepare for a full day excursion in one of the most magnificent caves in the world – the Postojna Cave! Venture through the only stalactite paradise with a double track railway. Watch out for the offspring of the dragon – the human fish or the olm. Transfer back to Ljubljana and have some free time before your dinner.

DAY 10 SEPT 14 LJUBLJANA – VIENNA
After breakfast, we set off to Vienna, the capital and largest city of Austria! Upon arrival you will have a sightseeing tour of Vienna with local guide. Visit the Schonbrunn Palace, view of St. Peter’s Basilica and drive along the Ringstrasse. Dinner then overnight.

DAY 11 SEPT 15 VIENNA – BRATISLAVA –BUDAPEST (BD)
After breakfast, we begin the day by visiting the beautiful city of Bratislava with a visit to Bratislava Castle Gardens and the Courtyard, looking over the historic core of the capital of the Slovak Republic a landmark of this town and a National Cultural Monument. In the afternoon we depart for Hungary. Arrival in Budapest, dinner and check into hotel.

DAY 12 SEPT 16 BUDAPEST (BD)
Your tour for today starts at the Chain Bridge. First, we take the Margaret Bridge and drive over to Buda. We walk to Matthias Church and to the Fishermen’s Bastion. Next, we drive to the Gellért Hill (Citadel) and show you the most spectacular view of Budapest. We then take you across the Elisabeth Bridge to Pest and show you the famous Central Market Hall. We then take the Andrássy Avenue, pass by the Opera House and St Stephen’s Basilica. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 13 SEPT 17 BUDAPEST – KRAKOW (BD)
Today we will be travelling to Krakow. We will visit the Sanctuary of Our Lord’s Mercy in Krakow’s Lagiewniki District. The Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Kraków is a Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to the Divine Mercy devotion, as the resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska. Check-in and dinner at hotel.

DAY 14 SEPT 18 KRAKOW (BD)
Journey towards a totally different kind of experience. Oswiecim, a small Silesian town, is known worldwide as Auschwitz. At the edge of the town there are these gruesome areas of the former Nazi death camps that now make up an impressive Holocaust Memorial. We will visit Auschwitz then Birkenau, the second and less frequented extermination camp. Then after lunch transfer to Wieliczka Salt Mine for some tour before returning to Krakow for dinner and overnight.

DAY 15 SEPT 19 KRAKOW – CZESTOCHOWA – WARSAW (BD)
After breakfast, continue to visit Jasna Gora, the monastery near Czestochowa, and admire its Black Madonna, which is venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and has become the country’s national symbol. Then head to Warsaw, Dinner then to your hotel.

DAY 16 SEPT 20 WARSAW – MANILA (B)
After breakfast, guided tour of Warsaw with a photo stop at the Old Town and the Palace of Culture and Science. Transfer to the airport afterwards for your flight back to Manila.

DAY 17 SEPT 21 ARRIVAL MANILA
Arrive in Manila from a very memorable and enjoyable trip.

Flight Details:
TK 85 05SEPT MNL-IST 2145 0510
TK 1721 06SEPT IST-TXL 0740 0935
TK 1766 20SEPT WAW-IST 1455 1835
TK 84 21SEPT IST-MNL 0155 1855

Inclusions:
– RT AIRFARE via Turkish Airlines
– 4* hotel accom. on twin/triple
– Daily Buffet Breakfast inside the hotel
– Daily dinner (Local & Chinese Meals)
– Entrance to Cecilienhof Palace
– Entrance to Postojna Cave
– Entrance to Sto Nino De Praha
– Entrance to Prague Castle
– Entrance to Schonbrunn Palace
– Entrance to Auschwitz Memorial
– Entrance to Wieliczka Salt Mine
– Private LDC / Motorcoach Services
– Pre departure Merienda briefing
– Local Guide During city tours
– Filipino Tour Escort / Coordinator
– Souvenir Bag and Travel Kit
– Personalized Luggage tags
– City Taxes
– Free Travel Insurance up to 60 y/o
– Fun and exciting experiences!

Exclusions:
– Phil. Travel Tax $33.00 / PERSON
– XT / LI taxes: $72.00 / PERSON
– Schengen Visa Fee: P6, 000 / PERSON
– Drinks during meals Lunch
– Tips for the Driver and Local Guide (US$10.00/day/person

Booking Conditions:
– $400 bkng deposit is NON-refundable.
– Full Cancellation charges will be applied to any cancellation made 2 weeks before departure.
– 50% deposit upon approval of the visa will be applied.
– Supplement will be applied for Extension and Deviation
– Suppl. will be applied for Single: $700.00 Insurance: 61-70 years old – PhP500.00
Min. of 30 pax – $3,588.00
Min. of 25 pax – $3,688.00
Min. of 20 pax – $3,788.00
Min. of 15 pax – $3,988.00

Visa Requirements:
– Application Form with Signature (A4)
– Passport Valid for 6 Months
– 4 Copies of recent passport size pictures
– Certificate of Employment with
– Leave of Absence & Salary Declaration
– Bank Certificate & Bank Statement
– Income Tax Return (orig. /Photocopies)
– Travel Insurance Valid for 45 Days
– Marriage Contract /Affidavit of Consent if not traveling with Spouse

Additional If Self Employed
– Business Registration
– Income Tax Return of Business