17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights

Including return international flights, all accommodation, return group airport transfers, daily breakfast, in-depth sightseeing and services of local guides throughout, and more.

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  • 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights
  • 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights
  • 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights
  • 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights
  • 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights
  • 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights
  • 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights
  • 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights
  • 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights
  • 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights
  • 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights
  • 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights
  • 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Move through the magical landscapes of Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic on this 17 day Highlights of Bohemia tour.

Your Bohemian adventure begins in Frankfurt, the largest city in the German state of Hesse. Frankfurt may be the financial powerhouse of Germany, but its cityscape also retains much of its medieval heritage with hole-in-the-wall taverns, half-timbered buildings and cobbled laneways. A guided orientation doubles as your introduction to Frankfurt. Head north to Berlin. The German capital is the ultimate melting pot of the old and new, the edgy and the deep-rooted, the bold and the ancient. Berlin has experienced an overwhelming amount of change in the last two hundred years, and part of your time in the city is devoted to understanding this upheaval, thanks to mix of guided sightseeing, optional activities and independent exploration.

Cross the German-Polish border on a path to Warsaw. There is a stop in Poznan, the historical capital of Poland, on the way. An orientation tour awaits in Warsaw and introduces you to sights including St. John’s Archcathedral, the Royal Castle in the Old Town, and the site of the infamous Warsaw Ghetto. Continue to Krakow via Czestochowa and Auschwitz, and become familiar with the hourly melodies of the St. Mary’s Trumpet Call with the two nights you spend in this modern city. Be in awe of the beauty of Budapest, the Hungarian capital that spans both sides of the Danube, as you tick off trips to Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and the Matthias Church. Venture to Vienna and get swept up in its elegant line-up of opera houses, palaces, museums and concert halls. Finally, set your sights on time in Prague. The City of a Hundred Spires was spared from destruction during WWII and now boasts an almost magical atmosphere that is yours for the discovery as you meander old market squares, across historic bridges, and up to looming castles or cathedrals. Throughout these Bohemian travels, you enjoy sightseeing or orientation tours led by local guides and experts; opportunities to savour and feast on regional cuisine; insight into home histories, legends and folklore.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Frankfurt

Arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare, and board your international flight that takes you to Frankfurt in Germany.

Day 2: Frankfurt

Your flight lands in Frankfurt and a transfer collects you from the airport and takes you to the hotel for check in. This sprawling metropolis is the largest city in Hesse. Meet up with your Tour Director upon dropping your bags in your room and head out into the city for an orientation tour. This outing takes you around Frankfurt’s financial centre and into the medieval Römerberg. The Römerberg is a historical market and public square, and is located in the heart of the Frankfurt’s Old Town. It is also the location of the Römer, a 15th-century city hall whose medieval façade was restored following damage sustained during World War II.

Day 3: Frankfurt – Berlin (B)

Swap one of Germany’s most cosmopolitan cities for another as you leave Frankfurt and set out for Berlin. The German capital city wears many hats: it is bold and edgy, modern and boundary-pushing, steeped in history and tradition. The magnetism of Berlin appeals to all travellers, no matter if it is design, cuisine or culture you seek. You have free time to explore this diverse destination upon arrival and checking into the hotel.

Optional: Berlin by Twilight with Dinner
Spend your first evening in the German capital with an evening of hearty cuisine, wine and beer and traditional music on this experience, which follows a drive around the city to see its sights at sun down. Additional cost applies.

Day 4: Berlin (B)

Gain understanding into how Berlin has become the city it is today on this morning’s orientation, led by a local guide. This trip will take you to some of the city’s most remarkable locations, including the Reichstag, Berlin State Opera, Tiergarten, Unter den Linden and Brandenburg Gate. You have free time afterwards to explore Berlin however you like, whether you head to one of the world-class museums, sights such as the Berlin Wall or Checkpoint Charlie, or to eateries offering platefuls of traditional German cuisine.

Optional: Berlin’s Secret Past Revealed
This guided city tour is led by a local expert and touches on sights such as the Holocaust Memorial, remaining points of the Berlin Wall, the Checkpoint Charlie site, and other locations around the city associated with World War II and the Cold War. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Traditional Lake District Dinner
A scenic drive takes you to the outskirts of Berlin; an area once designated as royal hunting grounds. Head to a chalet-style restaurant for a sumptuous dinner of German specialities. Additional cost applies.

Day 5: Berlin – Poznan – Warsaw (B, D)

Say ‘auf wiedersehen’ to Germany as the tour crosses into Poland. The first stop of the day is Poznan, the historical capital of Poland and the city where nation of Poland was first established. Meander its lively market square and see the town hall – take note of the hall’s clock, topped with an iron depiction of two goats locked in battle. Continue to Warsaw, the current capital of Poland.

Day 6: Warsaw (B)

A local expert is your guide into Warsaw’s past and present this morning. This sightseeing tour encompasses St. John’s Archcathedral, the Royal Castle in the Old Town, and the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, infamous for the role it played during World War II.

Optional: Wilanow Palace
Visit the former summer home of King Jan Sobieski Iii. This magnificent Baroque pile was built in the late 17th century, and today houses a grand collection of furniture, portraits and china. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Warsaw Five Senses tour
Head slightly off the well-trod tourist trail by discovering Praga, one of Warsaw’s coolest neighbourhoods. Tour its Vodka Museum (the first of its kind in Poland), and also get to sample a range of Polish delicacies in between nips. This is followed by a scenic drive through the city. Additional cost applies.

Day 7: Warsaw – Czestochowa – Auschwitz – Krakow (B, D)

The tour sets out for Krakow today. Enroute there is a stop in the pilgrimage city of Czestochowa to see the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Gora, known for its shrine to the Virgin Mary and the image of the Black Madonna. The second visit of the day is at Auschwitz. The former concentration camp is a moving reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust. Continue to Krakow. This city is known as the cultural and intellectual hub of Poland, and one of its most lively sights is Rynek Glowny (Main Square) in Krakow’s Old Town. Listen out for the hourly drone of the St. Mary’s Trumpet Call. This traditional anthem is played by a trumpeter who occupies the highest tower of the eponymous church. The noon trumpeting is even broadcast across Poland via radio!

Day 8: Krakow (B)

Learn about the folklore behind Krakow’s creation (it involves a dragon and a shoemaker) on this morning’s orientating outing, led by a local guide. See Wawel Castle and hear more about the city’s medieval legacy before having time to wander the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Old Town and wider Krakow with independent exploration.

Optional: Farmhouse Dinner and Polka Party
Take up the opportunity for a night of traditional Polka music and traditional dance, all enjoyed while feasting on a dinner of mouth-watering Polish cuisine. Drinks are included. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Wieliczka Salt Mines Exploration
Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, located just outside Krakow’s city boundaries, and admire the unique sculptures found at this 800-year-old salt mine. You will also get a glimpse into chambers, chapels and the salt chandeliers as you follow a guide to depths of 135 metres underground. Please note that as this excursion involves reservations and entrance fees, any cancellations incur a 50% cancellation fee.

Day 9: Krakow – Budapest (B)

Navigate the peaks and valleys of the Tatra Mountains (the natural border between Slovakia and Poland) as the tour departs on the journey to Budapest in Hungary. This elegant city occupies both banks of the Danube (one originally called Buda, the other Pest) and today boasts a rich mix of cultural influences – Magyar, Jewish, Slav, German, Turkish and gypsy, all included.

Optional: Danube Cruise with Dinner
Sail along the delightful Danube and take in the landmarks that line both sides of this famous river. Dinner is served aboard and covers a menu of Hungarian specialties (drinks included). This evening experience is a wonderful opportunity to see the city in all of its illuminated glory. Additional cost applies.

Day 10: Budapest (B, D)

A local guide shares the legend behind Budapest’s early days as a city, and also takes you around to see some of the Hungarian capital’s preeminent sights, such as Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and Matthias Church. Head up Gellert Hill to learn about the peak’s namesake, and then enjoy an afternoon of free time.

Optional: Szentendre and Light Lunch
Join a guide to head out of the city centre and to the nearby medieval town of Szentendre. This hamlet is situated on the banks of the Danube and is home to cobbled streets, ancient structures and an abundance of beautiful outlooks. Watch on at a goulash-making demonstration and enjoy a sample of this national dish for lunch (including drinks and dessert). There is an opportunity to shop for embroidery, ceramics and paprika afterwards. Additional cost applies.

Day 11: Budapest – Gyor – Vienna (B)

Bid Budapest goodbye as the tour traverses the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia to Gyor, a city located on one of the most important roads in Central Europe. Gyor marks the halfway point between Budapest and Vienna, and the latter is your destination for today. You arrive in the Austrian capital later in the afternoon, and have free time to begin your discovery of this ever-elegant city as you like.

Optional: Visit to the Hungarian Parliament and Gundel
Fit in one more excursion while in Budapest with a guided tour through the Gothic Revival building that houses the current-day Hungarian Parliament. This ornate building is one of the most notable sites in the city – and one of the most popular to visit with tourists. It is then onto Gundel, a Budapest restaurant dating back to 1894 and known for its pancakes. Past diners at Gundel have including royalty and presidents. Please note that this excursion involves reservations and entrance prepayments, so any cancellations will incur a 50% cancellation fee. If Parliament is closed, a visit to the Opera House will take its place. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Viennese Dinner with Music
Spend your first night in Austria at an atmospheric restaurant, dining on traditional Viennese cuisine and listening to performances by local musicians. Additional cost applies.

Day 12: Vienna (B)

You have this morning as leisure time to wander Vienna’s grand avenues and boulevards however you like. You might choose to visit one of the city’s incredible museums or palaces. Meet up with a local guide later on today for a tour around some of Vienna’s most notable imperial landmarks, including Parliament, Opera House, Hofburg and City Hall. There is free time once again following the tour – perhaps the perfect opportunity to refuel with a coffee and slice of cake at a local bakery.

Optional: Dinner and Viennese Concert
Embrace the melodies of one of Vienna’s hallmarks – classical music – with an evening performance of works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This concert follows a sumptuous dinner with drinks, and guests receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine (juice is also available) during the performance interval. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens
Follow in the footsteps of Austria’s Hapsburg dynasty with a visit to the opulent Schonbrunn Palace. Wander the richly decorated rooms and apartments, and meander the immaculate grounds of the palace gardens. This outing is led by a guide and includes VIP entrance. Additional cost applies.

Day 13: Vienna – Brno – Prague (B, D)

Move from Vienna into the Czech Republic today. Make a stop in Brno, a city whose landscape features a mix of modernist buildings and medieval structures, before arriving in Prague in the afternoon. The capital of the Czech Republic is fondly called the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ thanks to the towers, turrets and steeples scattered across its cityscape.

Optional: Beautiful Prague by Night
Join a local guide for an evening tour through Prague (conducted in a private vehicle and on foot). See Charles Bridge and wind down with a nightcap in a restaurant located in the Old Town. Additional cost applies.

Day 14: Prague (B)

This morning’s sightseeing tour has you check off Prague’s top landmarks, including Prague Castle, Cathedral of St. Vitus and Old Town Square. Along the way, your guide will offer insight into the history of Prague, including why it was spared from destruction by Hitler during World War II. The afternoon is yours as free time.

Optional: Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch
Board a scenic cruise for a trip along the River Vltava and hear tales of local legends, myths and folklore as you sail. A lunch of local cuisine is served aboard. Additional cost applies.

Day 15: Prague – Rothenburg – Frankfurt (B, D)

Follow the Romantic Road back into Bavaria and to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Appreciate the medieval architecture of the Old Town on an orientation tour. Later on, arrive back in Frankfurt and have the afternoon to squeeze in last-minute sightseeing or souvenir shopping. A farewell dinner is your chance to share highlights and stories with your travelling group. Tonight is your final evening of the tour.

Day 16: Frankfurt – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Check out of the hotel after breakfast and, at the necessary time, take a transfer to the airport. Board your flight to begin your return journey to Australia.

Day 17: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Emirates flights
  • Return group airport transfers
  • Option to extend the stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 14 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 5 three-course dinners
  • Services of an expert Travel Director and Driver
  • Private air-conditioned coach transport throughout
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes

 

Highlights: 

  • Fly into Frankfurt and head out into the city on an orientation tour around its financial centre and medieval market square
  • Uncover the landmarks of Berlin, from Brandenburg Gate to Tiergarten and the Reichstag, on a guided sightseeing excursion with a local expert
  • Stop in Poznan, the historical capital of Poland, and travel to Warsaw to see St. John’s Archcathedral, the Royal Castle in Old Town and the site of the Warsaw Ghetto
  • Make the poignant visit to Auschwitz on the way to Krakow, and discover the melting pot of cultures and the elegant architecture of Budapest
  • Journey to Vienna to take in its grand boulevards and imperial sights, and pass through Brno before arriving in Prague to admire the postcard-perfect monuments that make up the beautiful cityscape of the Czech capital so nicknamed ‘City of a Hundred Spires’
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Payment Information:

  • A deposit of $699 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions
  • Tipping
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary

Group Sizes: 40-45 guests on average

Single Supplement: $699 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price.
Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

As a single traveller, enjoy the comforts of your own hotel room. Travelling by yourself will ensure your trip is not only memorable but truly exclusive!   

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without the return international flights, navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button. By selecting this option, international flights and all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. 

Accommodation: 

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard.  Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Rooms offered are based on a lead in room type and any bedding configuration preferences are on a request basis only.

Frankfurt: Mercure Airport Neu Isenburg or similar
Berlin: Vienna House Easy or similar
Warsaw: Ibis Ostrobramska or similar 
Budapest: Ibis Castle Hill or similar
Vienna: Ibis Wien Mariahilf or similar 
Prague: Ibis Praha Mala Strana or similar 

Please note: all accommodation star ratings are based on local ratings 

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds. Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Triple Share: Not available

Child policy: Child price is the same as an adult. No minimum age applies.

Airport Transfers: Arrival transfer is based on one group transfer. The entire group will be transferred from the airport together.

Arrival Transfers: 09:30 am, 12:00 & 14:30. Departure Transfers: 08:00 & 10:00 

Optional Tours:Gratuities: Travel Director and Driver – $201 per person. At the end of your trip you may wish to express appreciation to your Travel Director for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. For your convenience and ease there is an option to prepay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking. You can pre-purchase those gratuities by clicking here.

Berlin by Twilight with Dinner – from €60 per person
Berlin’s Secret Past Revealed – from €32 per person 
Traditional Lake District Dinner – from €60 per person 
Wilanow Palace – from €34 per person 
Warsaw Five Senses Tour – from €59 per person 
Farmhouse Dinner And Polka Party – from €59 per person 
Wieliczka Salt Mines Exploration – from €55 per person 
Danube Cruise With Dinner – from €65 per person 
Szentendre And Light Lunch – from €52 per person 
Visit To The Hungarian Parliament And Gundel – from €64 per person 
Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment – from €63 per person 
Dinner And Viennese Concert – from €103 per person
Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens – from €47 per person
Beautiful Prague By Night – from €39 per person
Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch – from €49 per person

Please note that optional excursions prices are subject to currency fluctuation and can only be purchased while on-tour.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic conditions and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs or extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Passports: All passengers must have a valid passport that is valid for at least six months after the holiday package return date. Passengers must consult with the appropriate consulates to ensure that they have any applicable visas for countries included in the holiday package prior to departure.

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

20 March
27 March
3 April 
10 April
17 April 
24 April
1 May
8 May
15 May
18 May
22 May
29 May
5 June
12 June
19 June
26 June
3 July
10 July
17 July
24 July
31 July
7 August
14 August
21 August
28 August
4 September
11 September
18 September
25 September
2 October
16 October
30 October 

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select “Book Now” to view live availability. Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Emirates and their codeshare partners
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Emirates flights
  • Return group airport transfers
  • Option to extend the stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 14 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 5 three-course dinners
  • Services of an expert Travel Director and Driver
  • Private air-conditioned coach transport throughout
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes
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