Eastern European Adventure: Discovering History and Culture

Hungary | Slovakia | Poland | Czech Republic | Austria | Slovenia and Italy

Tour Cost: based on twin / triple sharing

With Divine Mercy, St.Pope John Paul II Family Home,Lake Bled with the boat, plus Venice Island and Parndorf Outlet Shopping!

USD 4,380 – Per Person

– Return Manila

USD 5,680 – Per Person

– Return Sydney

Departure Dates:

October 21-November 5, 2024

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • First class hotel accommodations
  • Half board meals (breakfast and dinner)
  • Tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Motor coach by a deluxe air-conditioned bus
  • English speaking local guide
  • Services of a Filipino tour escort
  • Pre departure briefing w/ Ephesus travel bag and travel kit

EXCLUSIONS AND OTHER FEES

  • Single supplement $980.00
  • Mandatory tips – $140.00 per pax
  • Travel insurance -$120 (59 years old or below)
  • Schengen Visa Fee and Assistance Php14,500/per applicant

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION

A non-refundable deposit of USD$500.00 per person upon reservation and must be given latest 6 months prior departure date with photocopy of Passport and tour registration form; Fifty percent due 4 months prior departure OR once Schengen visas granted and released; Full payment due upon ticketing or 2 months prior departure -Cancellation charge of fifty percent (50%) of tour cost if cancellation is done two (2) months before departure date; -Full tour cost will be forfeited if cancellation is done 1 month before departure date. Unused portion of the tour is non-refundable.

CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE documentation expenses, insurance, medical and hospitalization expenses, tours and transportation expenses during free periods, porterage of extra luggage, drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary. And such other personal nature like telephone calls, fax, laundry, room service and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary terms and conditions. EPHESUS TRAVEL AND TOURS has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various operators. Our company or its subagents therefore only acts as agents for the operators providing the various services described in this tour and assume no responsibility or liability that may occur out of or in connection with losses or unexpected expenses due to delays, overbooking, and defaults. The tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice. Should the number of participants fall below the required number (20 paxs), we reserve the right to increase the tour cost or cancel/reschedule the tour. The payment for a reservation fee on the tour shall constitute acceptance and consent to all provisions in the tour conditions/responsibility published in this tour.

CONTACT / VISIT AND RESERVE AT:

MAKATI OFFICE
Unit 218 La Fuerza Plaza 2, 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Landline: +632-8732-7098
Mobile: +63921-375-1526

 

ANGELES OFFICE (no visitors allowed, for company operations only but allowed to receive passenger documents )
Unit 802B Marquee Residences Pulung Maragul Angeles City
2009 Pampanga

 

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Website

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ITINERARY

DAY 01- OCT.21: DEPARTURE AIRPORT: SYD/PHILS CHECK-IN AIRLINE, ENJOY AMENITIES ON-BOARD.

DAY 02- OCT.22: ARRIVAL BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (D)
Arrival Budapest – the capital city of Hungary. Meet and greet by your Tour Director then board your coach and have a panoramic tour by bus. We will directly transfer to hotel for check-in and early dinner. In the evening you may wish to explore the city on your own arrangements.

DAY 03- OCT.23: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (B/D)

Drive in Buda and Pest, the twin towns of the Hungarian capital linked by many spectacular bridges across Danube. See Citadel on Mount Gellert, the ornate Parliament, and visit Hero Square. From the Fisherman’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Admire the 14th century Matthias Coronation Church. After lunch, explore more of Budapest and visit the St. Stephen’s Basilica. Experience Danube River Cruise. Evening free time until dinner then back to hotel for overnight.

DAY 04- OCT.24: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – BRNO, CZECHIA (B/D)

Head to Bratislava – the capital of Slovakia. Bratislava is set along the Danube River by the border of Austria and Hungary. In this charming town we will visit Castle of Bratislava, St. Martin Cathedral – where the coronations were performed, Grassalkovich Palace, Parliament, and National Theatre Building. In the pedestrianized Old Town, we will take a look at St. Michael’s Gate, the first University Istropolotana, the Primates Palace, the Old Town Hall, Reduta, and the Opera House. Afternoon transfer to Brno the second largest city in the Czech Republic. Upon arrival, start tour by visiting Ossuary at the Church of St. James or simply Bone Church which is after Paris, second largest ossuary in Europe and see places of interest before check-in and overnight.

DAY 05- OCT..25: BRNO, CZECHIA – WADOWICE – KRAKOW, POLAND (B/D)

Departure for Krakow with a stop along the way in Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla. Visit the house where the Pope, Saint John Paul II, was born. It has since been turned into a shrine-like museum. You will also visit the church he attended and was baptized as a child. Continue through the WawelHill to see the Wawel Castle and hear the legendary dragon story. Next, visit Old Town and the medieval Cloth Hall. Also see St. Mary’s Church. Free time before dinner then overnight.

DAY 06- OCT.26: KRAKOW – CZESTOCHOWA – DIVINE MERCY – KRAKOW, POLAND (B/D)

Depart this morning to Jasna Gora Sanctuary in Czestochowa, home to the cherished miraculous icon of the Our Lady with the Child Jesus, an object of veneration for centuries (also known as the Black Madonna). Attracting more than 5 million Pilgrims every year, Our Lady of Czestochowa is recognized as one of the most visited places in Christian Pilgrimage in the world. Tour the Basilica, Treasury, Museum and Knights Hall. After lunch, continue to Lagiewniki, the capital of the Divine Mercy. The Divine Mercy Shrine, is a Roman Catholic Basilica dedicated to the Divine Mercy devotion. It is also the resting place of Saint Faustina Kowalska, canonised on 30 April 2000. The Sanctuary houses grace-working image of Merciful Jesus and the relics of St. Faustina.

DAY 07- OCT.27 : KRAKOW, POLAND – OSTRAVA – PRAGUE, CZECHIA (B/D)

Departure for Prague. On the way we will have lunch stop and sightseeing in Ostrava. In the afternoon, continue to Praha. Directly proceed to hotel for check in, dinner, and overnight.

DAY 08- OCT.28 : PRAGUE, CZECHIA (B/D)

Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Start city tour around the Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock, and great view of Charles Bridge. You will have a Castle Tour to get deeper insight to the Prague`s Castle, the world`s largest medieval castle. Visit Church of Our Lady Victorious and the Infant Jesus of Prague. Free time then dinner will be in local restaurant. Accommodation back in the hotel.

DAY 09- OCT.29 : PRAGUE, CZECHIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA (B/D)

Departure for Vienna. Upon arrival, we will discover Vienna, a city which is surrounded by historical buildings and today Vienna is the most chosen city of visitors of Europe. Pass by The Opera House, Ringstrasse, Hofburg Imperial Palace, City Hall, Parliament, and Stadtpark. Afterwards, free time in center of Vienna. Enter the St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Evening transfer to hotel.

DAY 10- OCT.30 : VIENNA, AUSTRIA (B/D)

After breakfast, we will have tour inside the Schönbrunn Palace. Afterwards, headover to Parndorf Designer Outlet for some luxury shopping experience. Evening, dinner and overnight.

DAY 11- OCT.31 : VIENNA – HALLSTAT – SALZBURG, AUSTRIA (B/D)

Travel to Hallstatt, a village on Lake Hallstatt’s western shore in Austrias’s mountainous Salzkammergut region. It’s 16th century Alpine houses and alleyways are home to cafes and shops. A funicular railway connects to Salzwelten, an ancient salt mine with a subterranean Salt Lake and to Skywalk Hallstatt viewing platform. Proceed to Salzburg, a popular Austrian city on the border of Germany.Upon arrival, we will visit Mozart birth place, Salzburger Altstadt, Salzburg Fortress, and Salzburg Cathedral. If time permits, Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Free time for your own then transfer to our hotel.

DAY 12- NOV.01 : SALZBURG – LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA (B/D)

Travel to Ljubljana, we will then start to discover the capital city of Slovenia which is one of the most beautiful cities in the Balkan Region. During the city tour; Medieval Castle, City Hall, Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Triple Bridge, and Dragon Bridge will be seen. Have some free time to walk around and appreciate the charm and beauty of Ljubljana that captures the heart of its every visitor. In the evening we will transfer to hotel.

DAY 13- NOV.02: LAKE BLED – LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA (B/D)

Proceed to Lake Bled. Experience Pletna Boat ride to visit the island and Old Church of Assumption of Mary, also known as The Church of Mary the Queen inside it with the walking 99 steps to reach the top of the 14th century church. Ring the wishing bell, return to Bled by boat. Afterwards we will back to Ljubljana. Free time for shopping. As the day ends, back to our hotel.

DAY 14- NOV.03: LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA -VENICE, ITALY (B/D)

Breakfast then proceed to Postojna caves. The jaw-dropping Postojna Cave system is a series of caverns, halls, and passages some 24km long and two million years old. Transfer to Venice, the city of Marco Polo and built on more than 100 small islands in a marshy lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. Upon arrival, take a Vaporetto ride to San Marco. City sightseeing on foot of Venice Island visiting Basilica de San Marco, the Saint Mark’s Square, and Bridge of Sighs. Followed by free time and optional Gondola ride. Evening transfer to the hotel for check in, dinner, and overnight.

DAY 15- NOV.04: VENICE, ITALY – END (B)

After breakfast, free time to relax and packed your luggage before we check-out then head to the airport and catch our flight back home.

DAY 16- NOV.05 : ARRIVAL, PHILIPPINES OR SYDNEY

Home sweet home

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