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Spring in Berlin, Dresden and Prague
8 Days
Post Tour: Vienna, Austria

ITINERARY

June 29- July 6, 2022

Tour overview
Vibrant Berlin is one of Europe’s greenest cities with over 2,500 parks and gardens. We explore Berlin walking through the Brandenburg Gate and along Unter den Linden. We visit museums, including the Holocaust Memorial and Pergamon plus architectural beauty: the KaDeWe Department Store and city of Potsdam. Among the local meals we enjoy: a casual meal in typical beer hall, lunch beside Lake Wannsee and a gala dinner with a concert in beautiful Charlottenburg Palace. Then on to Dresden of Baroque beauty, nicknamed “Florence on the Elbe”. We are now in areas not conquered by the Romans, so very different from Western Europe. We spend our time exploring beautifully restored palaces then on to Prague by train. In Prague, we see the Old Town Hall with the famous Prague Astronomical Clock,the winding lanes of the preserved Jewish Quarter, and the 100 spires on the skyline. Cafes entice us for a coffee and sugared pastry. We offer an optional extension to Vienna, Austria’s legendary royal imperial capital.

Day 1/Wed – June 29 Berlin (D)

Welcome to Germany! We will be met at the airport and privately transferred to our hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner in the evening in the company of our local guide (wine and water included).
Overnight in Berlin. Overnight in Berlin. 25hours Bikini**** or similar
The heritage Hotel within listed Bikini MallComplex includes the building that is home to the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin with a direct view of the zoological garden in the north and the landmark of West Berlin to the south. The reception area with reception, hammock lounge and in-house bakery, as well as the guest rooms with a view of the Gedachtniskirche exude the raw charm of the Berlin creative scene. The rooms, as well as the jungle sauna with a view of monkeys and elephants, the NENI Berlin on the roof restaurant and the Monkey bar, with a spectacular roof terrace, thrive on the view of Berlin’s green city oasis.


Day 2 /Thu – June 30 Berlin (BL) (9 am – 4 pm)

Today we have a private tour as an introduction to Germany’s most multifaceted city. Berlin was once the residence of the Hohenzollern, the capital of the German Empire and of the German Democratic Republic (DDR), the Weimar Republic and the capital of the Third Reich. Following the end of the dictatorship of terror, the old Nazi center of power was occupied by the Allied Forces and divided into 4 zones. Nowhere in the world are the consequences of the politics of the Cold War as clearly visible as in Berlin. From 1961 to 1989, the East and West were divided by a wall. After the fall of the wall and the reunification of the Germany, Berlin became the capital again. The political events profoundly changed the city.

On this first day of touring we will discover the government district with the Parliament and the Chancellery. Then head over to the famous boulevard Unter den Linden, which takes us to the Brandenburg Gate. Nearby is the Holocaust Memorial, where we also have a tour (memorial & museum). Enjoy a refreshing lunch before we continue to the Jewish Museum. Overnight in Berlin.


Day 3 /Fri – July 1 Berlin – Potsdam – Berlin (BLD) (9 am – 5 pm)

Today we will go on an excursion to the neighboring city of Potsdam. Along the way we visit the “bridge of spies”, as well as the house of the 1942 Wannsee Conference. We’ll enjoy lunch with a view of Lake Wannsee before proceeding to Potsdam. Potsdam offers an incredible mix of cultures, arts and architectural styles. Visit the old quarter, the Russian settlement of “Alexandrowka” and the Dutch quarter. Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful gardens of Sanssouci Palace, a UNESCO heritage site, the New Palace, the New Chambers Palace, the historic Windmill, Charlottenhof Castle, the Roman baths, the Orangery Palace and much more. Upon return to Berlin, enjoy a dinner at a traditional beer hall. Overnight in Berlin.


Day 4 /Sat – July 2 Berlin (BD)

This morning we discover more of the German capital. You will head to the museum island, to visit the Neues Museum, which accommodates the Egyptian museum with its famous Nefertiti bust. Also visit the famous Pergamon Museum with the impressive altar from the ancient Greek city. Afterwards continue to the KADEWE department store. It has a well renowned food court, where we can have lunch on our own. We can take time to browse the store before we return to the hotel
In the evening we will go to Charlottenburg Palace for a concert and gala dinner. Overnight in Berlin.


Day 5 / Sun –July 3 Berlin – Dresden – Prague (B) (9am – 6 pm)

Today we leave Berlin behind and move south to Dresden. A local guide will show us the beautiful city. The capital of the federal State of Saxony is famous for its numerous Baroque buildings and churches on the banks of the Elbe River. Considered the most beautiful baroque city in Northern Europe, Dresden is also known as the Florence on the Elbe. Visitors to Dresden follow in the footsteps of August the Strong, the most important ruler of Saxony. During his reign, he accumulated art and treasures that still attract millions of visitors every year. We will take time for lunch at a local restaurant (not included).
Since 2006, visitors to Dresden can once again admire the Frauenkirche We will have a private guide to visit this church that was completely reconstructed after it was destroyed during the terrible bombing raids on February 13 and 14, 1945. We will also visit the Zwinger’s Gemäldegalerie to see paintings by famous European artists of the 15th to 18th centuries.
In the late afternoon we take a train to Prague.(2 ½ hours) Meet & greet and transfer to your hotel
Overnight in Prague. Bishops House or similar 4****
The newly reconstructed design hotel Bishops House is located directly in the very heart of the historical centre of Prague. It lies only 200 feet from the famous Charles Bridge, Vltava River, enchanting island of Kampa, and in the vicinity of the Old Town Square and the Prague Castle. All main sights, restaurants, pubs and shops within walking distance!


Day 6 /Mon – July 4 Prague (BD) (9 am – 3 pm)

During this tour we discover the “City of Gold”. Visit the highlights on the other side of the Vltava river: The State Opera, the National Museum and Wenceslas square with the statue of St. Wenceslas. Time for lunch on our own with the guide’s help in choosing a restaurant. Also visit the old city with its Jewish quarter and the old town square with several lovely monuments, such as the Týn church, the St. Nicholas church and the town hall and astronomical clock.
Dinner at a local restaurant Overnight in Prague.


Day 7 / Tue – July 5 Prague (BD) (Tour 9 am – 2 pm)

Time for another tour through Prague. Today we will stay in Malá Strana, the “Little Side of the River”, where your hotel is located. In the Prague Castle area, admire the Archbishop’s Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Royal Palace. An event at this very site led to the Thirty Years War in the 17th century. Upon arrival,In the evening, enjoy a dinner with a beautiful view of the Charles Bridge at Restaurant Mlýnec.
Overnight in Prague.


Day 8 / Wed July 6 Prague – Home or on to Vienna!

Transfer to the airport for our flight home with lovely memories of Spring in Berlin Saxony and Prague.

Vienna Extension

 

Day 8 / Wed July 6 Prague – Vienna

A driver will pick us up at our hotel in the early afternoon and transfer us to the railroad station so we can catch the train to Vienna. There will be a private transfer to our hotel upon arrival. (B)
Overnight in Vienna. Radisson Blu Style Hotel 5***** or similar.
The Radisson Blu Style Hotel Vienna is nestled in the heart of one of Europe’s leading cultural capitals, the hotel is close to Vienna’s most exciting fashion quarter and the world famous Cafe Central. The stylish hotel is just 35 minutes away from the Vienna International Airport. Historical attractions such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the State Opera and the Imperial Hofburg Palace are within walking distance. Our 78 rooms and suites offer a stylish and warm atmosphere, designed for a style and ambience conscious clientele. The restaurant serves local and international dishes in a cozy atmosphere. Enjoy yourself and watch the hustle and bustle of the city from this unique place.


Day 9 / Thu –July 7 Vienna (BD) (9am-3pm)

Nestled on the banks of the Danube, Vienna dazzles with its magnificent architecture and rich history. The current capital of Austria and former capital of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, Vienna is one of the great cultural centers of Europe and one of the most romantic cities in the world. Famous for its operas, beautiful Baroque architecture, music, the Prater, the Sugendstil, lovely parks, rich Sachertorte chocolate cake… Composers such as Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn have also left their mark on the city.
During a first walking tour of the city center we will see many famous sights: The impressive churches like St. Stephen’s Cathedral and St. Peter’s, the renowned State Opera, and of course imperial buildings like the Hofburg, Palace of the Habsburg Dynasty that today houses several museums. In the evening, enjoy dinner at one of the “Heurige”, traditional restaurants/bars that serves local wines.
Overnight in Vienna.


Day 10 / Fri – July 8 Vienna (BD)

Visit Naschmarkt, Vienna’s biggest food market. Here you can find anything from local delicacies to international spices and foods. Nowadays it is also a hotspot to meet and hangout among the locals. After a brief stop at the Hundertwasser House,
Time is included for lunch on our own. Our guide will help us with our orders as needed.
This day holds another must-see in Vienna – Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburg summer residence in the south of the city. The entire complex impresses not only with the magnificent interior, but also with the lovely gardens, the old imperial and beautifully ornate carriages and the Schönbrunn Zoo.
A Farewell dinner in the evening gives us time to share our memories of the journey.
Overnight in Vienna.


Day 11 / Sat – July 9 Vienna (B)

At a suitable time, we will have a private transfer from our hotel to the airport for the return flight to the US.

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INCLUSIONS

Included:

  • Accommodation in the listed hotels or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 3x 2-course lunch
  • 7x 3-course dinner
  • Concert & Dinner at Charlottenburg Palace
  • Meet & Greet and transfer airport-hotel in Berlin
  • Guide during welcome dinner in Berlin
  • 2x 6h tour in Berlin with driver-guide
  • 7h excursion from Berlin to Potsdam with driver-guide
  • 9h tourism-driver from Berlin to Dresden
  • 3h local guide in Dresden
  • Private guided tour of Frauenkirche Dresden
  • 1st class rail ticket Dresden – Prague
  • Meet & Greet and transfer train station-hotel in Prague
  • 1x 5h & 1x 3h tour in Prague with driver and guide
  • Private transfer hotel – train station / airport in Prague

Entrances to: 

  • Holocaust Memorial Museum (Berlin)
  • Jewish Museum (Berlin)
  • Pergamon Museum (Berlin)
  • Neues Museum (Berlin)
  • Sanssouci Palace (Potsdam)
  • Gemäldegalerie (Dresden)
  • Prague Castle

Vienna Extension

 

Included:

  • Meet & Greet and transfer train station-hotel in Vienna
  • 2h walking tour in Vienna with guide
  • 6h tour in Vienna with small bus and guide (8 pax) or diver-guide (2 pax)
  • Entrances to:
  • Schönbrunn Palace (Vienna)

All tours and transfers with English speaking drivers and/or guides

 Not included:

  • Personal expenses, tips
  • Lunch, dinner, beverages (if not indicated otherwise)
  • Any other not mentioned services or admission fees

WTG Cancellations:

Due to the special nature of the programs featured in this brochure, suppliers impose rigid cancellation fees; please be aware that SITA has no control over such fees and cannot make any exceptions to these charges. Note: All cancellations must be received by SITA in writing; cancellation/s will be effective when the written notice is received at SITA’s offices in Encino, CA.
If a cancellation is received after SITA is in possession of the initial deposit, but more than 90 days prior to departure, the cancellation fee incurred will be $250 per person (a higher cancellation fee may apply to some tours). If cancellation is received between 89 and 61 days prior to departure the fee incurred will be 75% of the entire tour price. No refunds whatsoever will be made for cancellations received within the last 60 days prior to departure.

NOTE: If you book as a share and request a change to a Single room or you request a share, are paired with a roommate and later cancel, the penalty is $225. Should we find a suitable match for your former roommate, the penalty will be credited back to you.  

Airfares are subject to different rules and cancellation fees; some may be non-refundable. Details will be provided at the time of booking and are subject to change by the airline.To protect against cancellation charges, we strongly recommend purchasing Cancellation Protection and Travel Interruption Insurance

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