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Best of Eastern Europe

May 19, 2023 - Jun 1, 2023


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BEST OF EASTERN EUROPE


14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS | MAY 19, 2023
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Join Maritime Travel on an Exclusive and Customized hosted trip of a lifetime tour through Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia.

Hosted by our very own Christina Chysyk



HIGHLIGHTS

• Kraków Wawel Hill Cathedral Visit
• Auschwitz Concentration Camp Visit
• Kraków St. Mary's Basilica Visit
• Visit the Monastry of Jasna Gora in Czestochowa
• Prague Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
• Visit Ceský Krumlov Castle
• Prague Castle District Walking Tour
• Visit Vienna Schönbrunn Palace
• Visit Postojna Cave


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$5289.00
Per person, Twin Share
$1298.00 Single Supplement


INCLUSIONS
• 13 breakfasts & 6 dinners
• Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
• Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
• Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person.
• An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
• Hotel tips, restaurant tips for included meals, and local taxes.
• A group airport transfer on the first and last day of your guided holiday.
• Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted (Hotels listed to be used as a guide only and are subject to availability. If the quoted hotel is unavailable, we will secure another hotel in the same category).
• Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers and local Experts.


To book or for more information contact:

Maritime Travel - White Rock 
Unit 105-2429-152nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia
Phone: 604.531.3307
Email: 
whiterock@maritimetravel.ca

OR 

Contact your local Maritime Travel Agent

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Price reflects all applicable savings and is subject to availability at time of booking. Price is in Canadian dollars, per person twin share.
A nonrefundable deposit of $750.00 per person is required within 3 days of booking. The balance of monies due for the trip must be paid by 90 days prior to departure.
Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.  Terms and conditions apply.



Itinerary


DAY 1: 19 MAY 2023
Arrive Warsaw.
On arrival at Warsaw airport and we are transferred depart for your hotel Relax and settle in to your hotel before joining your Travelling Director where you will be introduced to your fellow travellers and enjoy a welcome dinner.
Meal(s): Dinner with Wine.
Hotel(s): The Westin Hotel Warsaw or similar

DAY 2: 20 MAY 2023
The Polish Capital of Warsaw
Join a Local Expert in the morning to see the Old Town, Royal Castle and Palace of Culture. Visit the Chopin Memorial in the Lazienki Park. Pay your respects at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes and then enjoy a free afternoon to explore at your own pace. Perhaps attend a Chopin recital or delve into Warsaw's inspirational past?
Meal(s): Breakfast.

DAY 3: 21 MAY 2023 Auschwitz and Czestochowa to Krakow (2) Travel south to Czestochowa to visit the 14th century Monastery of Jasna Góra, famous for the Black Madonna, said to have been painted by St. Luke. Continue across the Polish plains to Oswiecim, better known throughout the world by its German name, Auschwitz. Join a Local Expert and Spend reflective moments amid the remains of the concentration camp and the memorials to those who died in the Holocaust. Afterwards we arrive in Krakow for our two night stay.
Meal(s): Breakfast.
Hotel(s): Vienna House Andel's Cracow or similar

DAY 4: 22 MAY 2023
The Damsels and Dragons of Kraków
This afternoon, why not join an Optional Experience and journey into a glistening subterranean world at the 600-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mines? In a maze of tunnels deep below the surface, witness unique salt sculptures, sunken lakes and even a glorious cathedral carved entirely out of rock salt by the miners. Alternatively, enjoy time at leisure. In the afternoon Join a Local Expert to ascend Wawel Hill and visit the cathedral. Walk past the former residence of Pope John Paul II through the Old Town, to Europe's largest and most beautiful town square. See the medieval Sukiennice Cloth Hall and visit the 14th-century St. Mary's Basilica, the most important church in the city. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the trumpeter in the tower.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine.

DAY 5: 23 MAY 2023
Krakow - Golden Prague (2)
Today we head for the Czech border, high in the Ore Mountains and continue to the capital city of Prague for our two night stay.
Meal(s): Breakfast.
Hotel(s): NH Collection Prague or similar

DAY 6: 24 MAY 2023
Prague, City of a Hundred Spires
Explore Prague with Insight Choice. Choose to walk the courtyards of the Castle and visit the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral. Alternatively, join your Local Expert for a walk through the Jewish Quarter and learn about a different side of the history of Prague.
The city is then yours to explore. Perhaps walk in the footsteps of kings along the Royal Route? Czechs are passionate about their beer, so be sure to try the local pilsners, alongside the Czech cuisine.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine.

DAY 7: 25 MAY 2023
Bohemian Ceský Krumlov - Stately Vienna (2)
A journey through the green Bohemian countryside will bring you to Ceské Budejovice. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of a local brewery to sample the beer and discover the secrets of how this golden vintage is made. Continue on to Ceský Krumlov, a picturesque medieval town nestled on the banks of the Vltava. Walk the narrow cobbled streets and arch-covered footpaths, past colorful townhouses and centuries-old inns. With a Local Expert, visit the fairy-tale, red-roofed castle, considered by many to be the finest in the land. Afterwards, we cross the border into Austria and enjoy a delightful journey to Vienna.
Meal(s): Breakfast.
Hotel(s): Hilton Hotel Vienna Park or similar

DAY 8: 26 MAY 2023
The Habsburgs of Vienna
Vienna owes much of its present-day charm to the long reign of the Habsburgs. Join your Local Expert for a private visit of Maria Theresa’s Schönbrunn Palace and its formal gardens. Then, take some great photos on a circuit of the famous Ring Road. This grand boulevard, built along the lines of the old city walls, showcases many of the capital’s architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence, Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche. Explore Vienna with Insight Choice. Choose between a visit to a traditional Viennese café to enjoy local specialties of coffee and Sachertorte or alternatively, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience during an inclusive workshop and take to the floor in a Viennese Waltz dance workshop designed to support the visually impaired community.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine.

DAY 9: 27 MAY 2023
Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest (2)
We cross into Slovakia to visit its capital Bratislava featuring it's imposing castle. Later journey along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin, stopping in Esztergom to view its Castle Hill, domed Cathedral, and St. Thomas Hill. We follow the scenic landscape to the romantic city of Budapest where we will spend the next two nights
Meal(s): Breakfast.
Hotel(s): Courtyard Marriott Hotel Budapest or similar

DAY 10: 28 MAY 2023
Delve into Budapest
Stroll through the alleys of the Old Town of Buda with a Local Expert. Admire the facade of Matthias Church and take in the view from the Fisherman’s Bastion.
At Matthias Church, you will either listen to an organ recital or visit Liszt Music Academy followed by an enchanting recital. In the evening, perhaps choose an Optional Experience to see this fairy-tale city as you cruise along the Danube and enjoy a meal of Hungarian specialties?
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine.

DAY 11: 29 MAY 2023
Budapest - Ljubljana (2)
Our journey continues as we enter Slovenia and it's capital Ljubljana for our two night stay. Your Local Expert will reveal the Baroque elegance of the Slovenian capital. The medieval castle stands as an ancient guardian, the City Hall and Cathedral of St. Nicholas testify to its historical importance, while the Triple Bridge spans the river adorned with cafes and restaurants.
Meal(s): Breakfast.
Hotel(s): Lev Hotel Ljubljana or similar

DAY 12: 30 MAY 2023
Ljubljana Bled Excursion
This morning we make our way to Lake Bled. Spend today exploring this magnificent setting on your terms, but not before a scenic boat ride on Lake Bled's crystal-clear waters to Bled Island to view its Church of the Assumption.
Meal(s): Breakfast.

DAY 13: 31 MAY 2023
The Postojna Caves and Zagreb
Leave the Slovenian capital behind and visit the world-famous Postojna Caves. Step aboard the cave train and descend into a subterranean world of stunning stalactites, stalagmites, columns and curtains. Marvel at the five-meter tall Brilliant, the cave's most beautiful stalagmite. Afterwards, we arrive in Croatia and it's capital Zagreb for our final night. Join your Local Expert to explore the two-tiered capital of Croatia. Drive through the squares of the Lower Town, Donji Grad, designed to give a sense of grandeur. See the Mimara Art Museum in Roosevelt Square and continue to Ban Josip Jelacic Square en route to the cathedral. Board the city's funicular to the medieval Upper Town, Gornji Grad. It's a network of little streets, stretching between the Kaptol and Gradec hills. View the former Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church and the Lotršcak Tower.
Meal(s): Breakfast.
Hotel(s): Sheraton Hotel Zagreb or similar

DAY 14: 01 JUNE 2023
Depart Zagreb
After breakfast we are transferred to the airport for our return flight home.
Meal(s): Breakfast.


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BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
What's Not Included: Airfares (unless otherwise stated), passports and applicable visa fees, charges imposed by third parties, laundry, phone calls, items of a personal nature, beverages, meals and sightseeing not detailed on the itinerary, excess baggage, travel insurance. Travel Insurance is required. Ask your Travel Agent or Group Leader for further details. Price: The advertised price is in Canadian dollars, per person twin share. Deposit: A nonrefundable deposit of $750.00 per person is required within 3 days of booking. Final Payment: The balance of monies due for the trip must be paid by 90 days prior to departure. Payments after this date may incur a late fee payment. Cancellation Fees: In the event you have to cancel your booking, cancellation fees will apply. For full details of cancellation fees, contact your Travel Agent or Group Leader. Refunds: No refund is available if cancellations occur after the trip has commenced or in respect of any sightseeing, accommodation, meals or any other services not utilized. Itinerary Changes & Trip Cancellation: Prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, taxes, levies and exchange rates at the time of publication. In the event that such fluctuations affect the price to be paid for services, Insight Vacations reserves the right to adjust the price as necessary at any time. Insight Vacations reserves the right to vary itineraries should circumstances dictate, as well as cancel or reschedule any trip departure in accordance with y operating requirements, or circumstances beyond its control. The advertised trip requires minimum numbers to depart. Should these not be met, Insight Vacations reserves the right to alter or cancel arrangements. Passport and Visas: You must have a valid passport with 6 months validity from date of return. For Visa requirements, contact your Travel Agent or Group Leader. Hotels: The hotels listed in the itinerary are listed as a guide only and are subject to change. Porterage: for one suitcase is included in the trip price on arrival and departure from each trip hotel. Refer to the Insight website insightvacations.com/ca/information/booking-conditions for details of luggage allowances. Transfers: Your Travel Agent or Group Leader can provide details of arrival and departure transfers. Documentation: Documentation will be provided to your travel agent approximately 2 weeks prior to departure from Canada. Additional terms and conditions: Apply to this special departure. Full terms and conditions are available from Insight Vacations. Refer also to the Insight Vacations website at insightvacations.com/ca/information/booking??conditions INSURANCE: Manulife Travel Insurance for The Travel Corporation. Underwritten by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and First North American Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife and offered by Insight Vacations. If you have any questions y g y y regarding Manulife Travel Insurance for The Travel Corporation or to request a copy of the policy, please call 1-866-298-2722. Manulife is a trademark of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and are used by it, and by its affiliates under license. Travel insurance is required for all guests covering all applicable dates of travel with Insight Vacations. This insurance must cover; trip interruption, personal injury, medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation cover including during pandemic events. The choice of insurer is yours. The availability of travel insurance and extent of cover is constantly changing, please refer to our website www.insightvacations.com/ca for the most up to date information or talk to your travel agent or group leader. Insight Vacations may receive a commission for introducing you to a travel insurance provider. Insight Vacations will not be held liable for any costs incurred by the guest resulting from their failure to obtain adequate travel insurance. ROOMING ARRANGEMENTS: All pricing is based on twin share accommodation. If a single room is required, the appropriate single supplement will need to be paid. Single rooms are subject to availability. Triple rooms may be available on request. COACH USE: In most cases individual guests will travel with your group on this trip. Please refer to Insight Vacations for more details