Bohemia Sampler 12 Days - USA Departure


Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic

Classic

price starts at:
U$1,899.00+ U$3,798.00

  • Tour Code: USBS12
  • Days: 12 Day(s)
  • Departing From: Land Only Detroit Oklahoma City Denver Memphis Dallas Charlotte Atlanta Portland Oregon San Antonio Philadelphia Phoenix Miami Las Vegas Washington, D.C. Houston Chicago Boston Seattle San Jose San Francisco Los Angeles New York (all airports) Milwaukee Sacramento Austin San Diego Fort Lauderdale Orlando New Orleans
  • Highlights: ☆ Tour of Vienna, Budapest and Zagreb
    ☆ Leisure Time in Prague
    ☆ Explore Postojna Cave
    ☆ Visit Cesky Krumlov and its 13th-century castle
    ☆ Sightseeing of historic cities along the Danube River
    ☆ Visit the spa town of Karlovy Vary
    ☆ A stay beside Lake of Bled in Slovenia

  • Service Language: English
  • Better to Book Before: 20 Day(s)
trip map:
Included:

1) Round-trip international flight from New York / Los Angeles / San Francisco.

【San Jose/ Washington / Boston/ Las Vegas  / Chicago / Houston / Seattle --Depart Need USD 300 More

【Atlanta / Austin / Charlotte / Dallas / Denver / Detroit / Memphis / Miami / Fort Lauderdale / Milwaukee / Orlando--Depart Need USD 500 More

【Oklahoma City / Philadelphia / Phoenix / Portland Oregon / Sacramento / San Antonio / San Diego / New Orleans --Depart Need USD 500 More

  Land tour Only without round trip air ticket: 【-USD500 Minus

2) Ground transportation between the cities ( BY BUS )

3) Hand-picked 4-star hotel accommodations with daily ABF

4) Sightseeing admission fees as listed on the agenda

5) Food as specified on the itinerary (B-breakfast L-lunch D-dinner X-no meal) 

Please note that if the flight for your tour is during the lunch or dinner time, your meal will be served on board by the airline.

6) Special cultural programs as specified in the schedule

7) Professional English speaking local tour expert

8) All tax and fuel surcharge


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Telephone:+1 905.597.6882; 1 855.526.1286

ITINERARY

Day 1: USA/CANADA--VIENNA-【AUSTRIA】

Fly to Vienna from USA/CANADA

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Day 2: VIENNA CITY TOUR-【AUSTRIA】

Arrival at Vienna, the center of the once mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing features a drive along the Ringstrasse that will pass by the [State Opera House], and a stop at the [Hofburg Palace], the winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Next, we shall visit the [Helden­platz], an impressive courtyard and famous for historical events. Then we will visit the holy [St. Stephen's Cathedral]. 

Hotel:Hotel Burgenland / Similar

Day 3: VIENNA-LAKE BLED-【AUSTRIA-SLOVENIA】

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. After, we will continue our journey to [Lake Bled], Slovenia. Bled is well known for its emerald-green lake, [Church of the Assumption of Mary] on the picture-postcard island; [Bled castle], a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff, and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops. Bled is Slovenia's most popular resort, drawing attention from honeymooners who were lured by the over-the-top romantic setting to backpackers who come to enjoy hiking, biking, water sports, and canyoning adventure.


The rest of the day is on your own to relax or join our optional tour program. 

【Optional program: Boat Ride on Lake Bled and a Visit to Bled Castle with Lunch: USD 99/person 】

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Day 4: POSTOJNA CAVE - LJUBLJANA - ZAGREB-【CROATIA】

After hotel breakfast, we will visit [Postojna Cave] , a 24,120m long [Karst Cave] system near Postojna of Southwestern Slovenia. It is the second-longest cave system in the country as well as one of its top tourism sites. The caves were created by the Pivka River. We will ride on a small train to explore the inside of the cave and admire the magnificent views. After, we will travel to Ljubljana, the "most beautiful capital in Europe" by Times Magazine. The curving Ljubljanica River, lined in outdoor cafes, divides the city's old town from its commercial hub. The city streets are lined with enchanting structures in a variety of architectural styles, including unique bridges such as the [Dragon Bridge] , which features sheet-copper dragon statues at its four corners. Then, we will leave for Zagreb, capital of Croatia

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Day 5: ZAGREB FREE DAY OR PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK-【CROATIA】

After breakfast, a day at leisure to explore the city by yourself. Or join our optional tour to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

【Optional program: Plitvice Lakes National Park One Day Tour with Lunch USD 149/person 】

The park features a unique natural phenomenon of 16 lakes that are connected to each other by a continuous chain of waterfalls. This park was founded in 1949, which makes it one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe. This verdant paradise has been protected as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site since 1979. Your guided tour of the park includes a walking tour, boat trip and an opportunity to try traditional Croatian cuisine (Roasted Suckling Pig) at a well-known restaurant. 

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Day 6: ZAGREB- LAKE BALATON, BUDAPEST -【Hungary】

After breakfast, we will go on a city tour in Zagreb to visit [Amble past the gleaming white facade of [Zagreb Cathedral] and, the [Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary] , visit [ Lotrscak Tower] , a forti­fied monument from where a cannon is fired everyday. Discover the city's history as you pass by Galerija Klovicevi Dvori, a museum housed within an old Jesuit monastery; [Strossmayer Promenade] , the leafy terraced walk­way that links Zagreb's lower town to its upper town; the Stone Gate, one of the city's prettiest landmarks; [ Krvavi Most], also known as the "Bloody Bridge." Later we will leave for the capital of Hungary, Budapest, and visit "The Pearl of Danube River" In our journey over there we will pass by Lake Balaton, it is a freshwater lake in western Hungary. It's a major holiday destination with beaches, volcanic hills and resort towns. 

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Day 7: BUDAPEST FREE DAY OR BUDAPEST CITY TOUR-【HUNGARY】

After breakfast, it will be your day at leisure to explore the city by yourself. Or you can join us for an optional tour.

【Optional program: Budapest One Day City Tour and Danube River Cruise with Lunch USD 119/person】 

Your local guide will take you through Eastern Europe's most cosmopolitan city. From the lacy lookout towers of [Fishermen's Bastion], enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, admire the 13th-century [Matthias Coronation Church] and [Hero's Square]; walk along with your guide as you admire UNESCO-listed Buda Castle, the jewel in Budapest's crown; and visit [ Hungarian State Opera House] and [Congress House] that was built in 1904. Take a river cruise on Europe's second-longest Danube river and see how the elegant city is united between west bank Buda and east bank Pest. 

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Day 8: SZENTENDRE-VISEGRAD-ESZTERGOM- BRATISLAVA【SLOVAKIA】-- CESKE BUDEJOVICE【CZECH REPUBUC】

These three towns are most beautiful along the Danube river. First, we will visit Szentendre, a charming town in Hungary with Mediterranean atmosphere and lively art life near Budapest. It is well known for its museums, galleries, and artwork. Secondly, we will visit Visegrad, it is 40 km north of Budapest. Visegrad and Borzsony make for a beautiful backdrop at a sharp bend in the Danube. We then will visit the [Royal Palace]  where the famous meeting of the Hungarian was hosted, Polish and Czech rulers in 1335. The next visit is to the famous [Primatial Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary Assumed Into Heaven and St Adalbert], also known as the [Esztergom Basilica] in Esztergom, the mother church of the Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest, and the seat of the Catholic Church in Hungary. It is the largest church, and the tallest building in Hungary and the 18th biggest church in the world. After that, we will leave for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Join your guide for a walk through the beautiful streets of the city, pace your way to the [Gothic Old Town Hall], constructed in the 14th century and still standing proudly on its original location. Explore the charming Biela Street with its delightful cafes and boutiques. And eventually arriving at the largest church in the city, [St. Martin's Cathedral]. Learn about the history of the coronation church for the kingdom of Hungary during the 16th century, about the many kings and queens passed through this important site. Towards the ending of today's trip, we will leave for Ceske Budejovice - the provincial capital of southern Bohemia of Czech Republic and hometown of Budweiser Beer.

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Day 9: CESKY KRUMLOV - KAROLY VARY -【CZECH REPUBLIC】

After hotel breakfast, we will visit [Cesky Krumlov] - the [Old Town Square], Unesco World Heritage Site with a glorious castle above the [Vltava River]. Renaissance and Baroque architecture all within walking distance of this charming city. After that, we will visit a famous spa town [Karoly Vary] and stay overnight in a local hotel. 

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Day 10: KAROLY VARY - PRAGUE -【CZECH REPUBLIC】

After hotel breakfast, we will explore this famous spa town. The town enjoyed a vogue in the 19th century when all manner of fashionable folk (including Beethoven and Chopin) rolled up to take the medicinal waters. Visitors can still indulge in a number of treatments here, including the drinking of the whiffy spring waters and buy some unique souvenirs. Then we will go to [Prague], well-known for its [Old Town Square], the heart of its historic core. It is surrounded by colorful baroque buildings, [Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock], which has an animated hourly show. 

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Day 11: PRAGUE FREE DAY OR PRAGUE CITY TOUR -【CZECH REPUBLIC】

After breakfast, a day at leisure to explore the city by yourself. Or join us for an optional tour.

Optional program: Prague Half Day City Tour with Lunch USD 79/person】

After hotel breakfast, we will walk across the Vltava River and up the hill to the biggest castle complex of continental Europe, [Prague Castle]  Dating from the 9th century, the castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors. And now it is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. We will tour the [St. Vitus Cathedral], [Old Royal Palace], [St. George's Basilica], and the [Charles Bridge] - one of Europe's most entertaining promenades. And finally, we will experience for ourselves whether or not Prague really is the home to the best beer in Europe. You can refresh yourself with beer tasting from the [Strahov Monastery's Brewery]. After lunch, you're on your own to travel back to the [Old Town], where you'll be free for the evening.

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Day 12: Prague-USA/CANADA

Leave for USA/CANADA after breakfast.

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Optional Features

[Excluded:]

1) Travel insurance.

2) Any personal expenses.

3) A Mandatory Service Charge & Tipping USD 185 per person is required and payable to the tour guide on the first day of arrival【CASH】 Or It Can Be Paid by Credit Card Before Depart.

4) Tour Extensions and Optional programs.

5) Single supplement USD 715 ( If you travel by yourself ).


Optional Programs-(Choose before the trip):   

1) DAY 03 Boat ride on Lake Bled and Visit Bled Castle with Lunch:                         USD 99.00 / Person

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2) DAY 05 Plitvice Lakes National Park One Day Tour with Lunch:                            USD 149.00 / Person

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3) DAY 07 Budapest One Day City Tour And Danube River Cruise with Lunch:        USD 119.00 / Person

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4) DAY 11 Prague Half Day City Tour with Lunch:                                                        USD 79.00 / Person

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Stay Like A Local-Extensions: 

1) Return Flight Extension-3 DAYS (Drop Off Service Not included )

                 Price: USD 299 /person

                 Included:

                 *Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary

2) Return Flight Extension-5 DAYS (Drop Off Service Not included)

                 Price: USD 399 /person

                 Included:

                 *Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary


3)Vienna 2 Nights Hotel and Flight Extension (NO PICK UP SERVICE)

                   Price: USD 699 /person

                 Included:

                 *Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary

          *2 Nights Hotel in Vienna with breakfast


4)Prague 3 Nights Hotel and Flight Extension (NO DROP OFF SERVICE)

            Price: USD 699 /person

                   Included:

                 *Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary

         * 3 Nights Hotel in Prague with breakfast

Eastern Europe DOES NOT REQUIRE A VISA FOR USA & CANADA PASSPORT HOLDERS.

4-Star accommodations: 

Vienna

Lake Bled

Zagreb

Budapest

Ceske Budejovice 

Karoly Vari

Prague

Schloss Wilhelminenberg Vienna/Similar

Hotel Kompas/Similar

Panorama Zagreb Hotel/Similar

Holiday Inn Budapest/Similar

Clarion Congress Hotel/Similar

Wellness Hotel Jean De Carro/Similar

Hotel International Prague/Similar

International Air:

(*UTOVACATION reserves the right to confirm the airlines below)

☆ United Airline:

☆ American Airline:

☆ Delta Airline:

☆ Air Canada:

☆ Lufthansa Airlines

☆ Jet Airways

☆ Lot Polish Airlines

 Tap Air Portugal

☆ Austrian Airlines

☆ KLM Airlines

 Alitalia

 Air France

 French Bee Airline

 Virgin Atlantic

 Vueling Airlines   

 Air Caraibes   

 Level Airline

 Norwegian Air Shuttle

 Iberia

 Air Italy

 Aeroflot

 Aer Lingus

 Finnair

 Swiss International Air Lines

 Scandinavian Airlines

 Brussels Airlines

 British Airways

 Turkish Airlines

 Ukraine Intl Airlines


Remark:

1) We reserve the right to modify the itinerary if necessary subject to the local conditions.

2) Guaranteed departure with minimum of 10 travelers.

3) Price subject to change at the time of reservation.

4) For travelers under 12 years old are as follow:

Child between 2-11 
years old with bed
Infant under 2 years old
100% of 
adult tour fare

We don't suggest people bring Infants under 2 years old to participate on this tour 

5) Tour fare is based on American/Canadian adults (non-student group), twin share.

6)THE HOTELS LISTED IN THE ITINERARY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MAY BE SUBSTITUTED WITH A SIMILAR CATEGORY HOTEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, IF UNAVAILABLE. MULTI-CARRIERS/AIRLINES ARE USED FOR THE GROUP TOUR AIRFARE. ONCE THE GROUP TICKETS ARE ISSUED THE AIRLINE INFORMATION MAY BE RELEASED BY THE GROUP TICKETING DEPARTMENT ABOUT 30 DAYS PRIOR TO TRIP DEPARTURE. UTO VACATION CAN RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ISSUE TICKETS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

7) For Travel Visa service: 

* If you choose UTO’s Visa Application Service with your booking, we will contact you by email about 60-120 days prior to trip departure for your visa application. Please call 1-855-526-1286 for more information. 

* Please note: A final trip confirmation will be sent to the main contact passenger via email one month prior to departure that includes a day-by-day itinerary, hotel information, and flight information. If acquiring a visa on your own, the supporting documents will be provided from UTO Vacation one month prior to the trip departure date. Supporting documents requested early are subject to a $50 administration fee.

8) ANY DEVIATIONS TO OTHER DESTINATIONS AND/OR EXTENSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A $150 CHANGE FEE, PLUS ANY AIR FARE DIFFERENCE---PLEASE CALL 1-855-526-1286 FOR DETAIL INFORMATION.

9) Reservation changes: changes to an existing reservation, whatever the cause, will incur a $100 per person charge plus any additional supplier fees. This includes name changes* and removal of any services such as optional tours and transfers. *Please note that name changes to airline reservations are subject to full cancellation and re-booking. See airline name changes section for specific information. Replacing a traveling passenger with another traveling passenger constitutes a cancellation, subject to cancellation penalties, and is not covered by this reservation changes policy. Changes or additions after departure are subject to local rates at the time of amendment and must be paid directly by the passenger to the service provider. There are no refunds for unused services.

10) Please note that if the flight for your tour is during the lunch or dinner time, your meal will be served on board by the airline.

11) All tour extension & optional programs require a minimum of 10 participants to commence. UTOvacation reserve the rights to cancel the tour extension without prior notice. In the instance of cancellation, the tour extension or optional tours shall be refunded.

12) This tour requires some walking during sightseeing. Handicap facilities are not up to the North American standard. We ask all passengers to be careful of the small steps in the old shrines and temples.