Jewels of Europe with Paris and Prague21 days & 20 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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Day 1Welcome to Paris
A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels, such as the Marriott Opera Ambassador, in the heart of Paris's popular Opera District.Marriott Opera Ambassador or similar - 3 Nights
Freechoice: Discover Paris on a guided tour or marvel at the exhibits at the world-renowned Louvre. Alternatively, let a local Parisian show you another side of the city.Marriott Opera Ambassador or similar (B)
You have a free day so follow your own heart through Paris. Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day.Marriott Opera Ambassador or similar (B, D)
Freechoice Dining: Tonight savor delicious cuisine at the restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel before a short sightseeing cruise on the Seine River. Alternatively take in dinner and a show at the world-famous Lido.
Day 4Paris - Amsterdam
Travel by high-speed train to Amsterdam where you'll board your Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, you'll get to toast the journey ahead at the evening's welcome reception.Scenic Space-Ship - 14 Nights (B, D)
Freechoice: Experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Day 6Cologne - Marksburg
Freechoice: Explore the Neanderthal museum or discover Cologne on a guided tour. Or enjoy an on board cooking demonstration.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Delight in the medieval ambience of Marksburg Castle, which has remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. You'll get the opportunity to partake in a magnificent medieval feast, with an abundance of fine fare and quantities of free flowing local red wine.
Day 7Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim
Immerse yourself in charming Rudesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Day 8Freudenberg - Tastes of 'Oktoberfest'
EnrichScenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
In Freudenberg you'll get the chance to celebrate the Scenic version of 'Oktoberfest', Germany's famously fun festival. Look forward to joyous oom-pah-pah music, bright festive blue flags, and an abundance of fine beer.
Freechoice: Visit the Bishop's Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine or explore the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed old town, with your knowledgeable local guide walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Welcome to this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Freechoice: Visit moving WWII sites or choose something a little lighter - the Tastes of Nuremberg food tour. Alternatively join a cooking class.
Freechoice: Enjoy exploring wonderful Regensburg or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Day 13Passau - Salzburg
EnrichScenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Let the 'Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show' transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed for your exclusive pleasure in the hills of Salzburg and is certain to wow with its elaborate stage sets.
Day 14Melk - Durnstein
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk's magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Or, if you're the more active type, take a leisurely guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Durnstein.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
As the day ends, you'll get to enjoy a fine view at the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.
Acquaint yourself with this elegant city through its most famous sights.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit back and enjoy an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schonbrunn Palace. Visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Alternatively, taste your way around the local market with your on board chef with our Shop with a Chef option.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of this city of contradictory delights, or choose to relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa instead. Alternatively, brave the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
Day 18Budapest - Prague
Journey by coach to Prague, and spend three nights at one of our luxurious hotels, such as the Art Deco Imperial Hotel.Art Deco Imperial Hotel or similar - 3 Nights (B, L)
Today explore Prague in all its gothic glory.Art Deco Imperial Hotel or similar (B, D)
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Prague's communist-era history. Alternately, discover the wonderful Lobkowicz Palace. Tonight relish a typically delicious Czech dinner.
Explore this magnificent city at your leisure.Art Deco Imperial Hotel or similar (B)
After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Prague International Airport for your onward flight, taking many wonderful memories with you.(B)
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
Area: 32,377 sq. miles
Official Language: German
What To See: Vienna is a splendid historical city, with its grand imperial palaces, museums flanking magnificent squares and, above all, the Hofburg - where the Habsburg rulers lived. Visit Salzburg for alpine beauty, an incredible fortress and some seriously scrumptious cakes. Suspended above the deep-green Inn River, the Alps are Innsbruck’s monumental attractions: creeping up on street corners, reflecting in glass façades and sneaking into every snapshot. Graz is an attractive place with verdant green parkland, red rooftops and a small, fast-flowing river gushing through its center. Zell Am See attracts travelers looking to relax and rejuvenate - and enjoy some excellent skiing in the winter.
Jewels Of Europe With Paris And Prague
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