Bohemian Dream (RF) - 2014

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9 days from Budapest to Prague


Bohemian Dream
Vienna
Vienna
The Czech capital of Prague
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge spanning the River Danube in Budapest
Beautifully sculpted figures mounted on the Astronomical Clock
The Belvedere gardens in Vienna, Austria
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic
The Museum of Natural History in Vienna is one of the important museums of the world
The Vltava River spans the west bank of Prague
Visit the monumental Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest

Vacation Overview

This is the ideal trip to explore the most fascinating cities and towns of Central Europe. Start in Budapest, Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city, with guided sightseeing, and see the magnificent Matthias Coronation Church. Stop in Esztergom, which used to be the capital of Hungary. Stay overnight in Bratislava, Slovakia, and explore its historical center. Before reaching Vienna, enjoy a boat cruise on Europe’s largest underground lake. Stay two nights in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, then enter the Czech Republic and stay in Ceský Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where a special lunch with local specialties has been prepared for you, before visiting the impressive castle, dating back to the 13th century. Via Tabor, founded as a bastion by the Hussites, arrive in Prague, where, besides the visit to the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle grounds, an exclusive visit to the magnificent Library of Strahov Monastery has been included during your guided sightseeing tour. A farewell dinner with wine is the perfect way to end this fascinating vacation.

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Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 18, 2013 and May 20, 2014 for travel in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2014 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit; any subsequent changes and/or revisions to airline reservations at your request after receipt of full land deposit are subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $300 and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. In addition, promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings. However, promotions in effect at the time of the change will apply. Total air price includes all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking. Air price, air tax and security fees are non-commissionable. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.


BUDAPEST
Welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion

ESZTERGOM
Guided walking tour, visit the Esztergom Basilica and Treasury

BRATISLAVA
Guided walking tour, visit St. Martin’s Church

VIENNA WOODS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Boat cruise on the underground lake

VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, take pictures of the Hundertwasserhaus and visit St. Stephen

CESKÝ KRUMLOV
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy lunch with local specialties; guided sightseeing, visit the castle

TABOR
Guided walking tour to Jan Žižka Square

PRAGUE
Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradcany Castle grounds; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite exclusive visit to the Library of Strahov Monastery; farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.


DAY 1Arrive in Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (Dinner)

Visit the monumental Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest Budapest The Széchenyi Chain Bridge spanning the River Danube in Budapest 
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DAY 2Budapest

Your Local Guide takes you through Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world’s second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the lacy lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church and Heroes’ Square. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner can be arranged. (Breakfast)

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DAY 3Budapest–Esztergom–Bratislava, Slovakia

Start the day in Esztergom, the capital of Hungary from the 10th through the mid-13th centuries and the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary today. Your guided tour features a visit to the ESZTERGOM BASILICA AND TREASURY, the largest church in Hungary. Continue to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 4Bratislava–Vienna, Austria

Explore the historical center of Bratislava on foot with your Local Guide this morning. Marvel at the medieval towers and fortifications, of which St. Michael’s Gate is the oldest, the medieval Town Hall, gothic ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH, and many palaces, like Grassalkovich Palace, built around 1760 and now residence of the Slovak president, and Archiepiscopal Palace, now seat of the Slovak government. Cross the nearby Austrian border. Before reaching Vienna, stop in the Vienna Woods for a special included excursion: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a BOAT CRUISE on Europe’s largest underground lake. Arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. (Breakfast)

The Museum of Natural History in Vienna is one of the important museums of the world The Belvedere gardens in Vienna, Austria Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire Vienna 
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DAY 5Vienna

Your guided sightseeing features a stop at the colorful and unusual Hundertwasserhaus, and drive along the Ringstrasse. Pass the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous Heldenplatz, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL. Balance of the day is at leisure, and optional excursions are available to historical Schönbrunn Palace or to one of Vienna’s famous concert halls. (Breakfast)

The Museum of Natural History in Vienna is one of the important museums of the world View the Romanesque and Gothic architecture of St. Stephen’s Cathedral The Hundertwasser House Vienna Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire 
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DAY 6Vienna–Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic

Ceský Krumlov is a small town in southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly for its fine architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque style, constructed during the 13th through the 17th centuries. Upon arrival, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite try out local specialties during lunch at a family-owned restaurant, U Dwau Maryi. Afterwards, visit the CASTLE, dating back to the 13th century, and hear about how the castle was passed on from one family to the other. The original owner was the House of Rosenberg; the last family, who owned the castle until 1945, was the House of Schwarzenberg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 7Ceský Krumlov–Tabor–Prague

Stop in Tabor, founded as a bastion by Jan Žižka, leader of the Hussites. Follow your Local Guide on a walk through cobblestone streets to JAN ŽIŽKA SQUARE. Continue to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening to explore Prague by night is available. (Breakfast)

Overlooking "the Golden City" of Prague Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic Beautifully sculpted figures mounted on the Astronomical Clock Beautiful Prague in the Czech Republic 
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DAY 8Prague

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old HRADCANY CASTLE GROUNDS, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite A unique and exclusive visit has been included to the magnificent LIBRARY OF STRAHOV MONASTERY. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine awaits you at one of Prague’s fine restaurants. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The Vltava River spans the west bank of Prague Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic Beautifully sculpted figures mounted on the Astronomical Clock Prague located on the lovely River Vltava 
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DAY 9Prague

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; boat cruise



Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special lunch in Ceský Krumlov; 4 three-course dinners, including special dinners in Budapest and Prague


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PIETER REYNOLDS

Years of Experience: 16 years

There are few places on Earth touched by so much history. From the Romans and the Hun invaders to the horrors of fascism and communism, Eastern Europe has seen it all. Here, you can see the scars of history on the countries and buildings. You can bear witness to the effects on the people living here, the same people who survived it all and still had the strength for peaceful revolution. Eastern Europe is a fascinating region, and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles

VIP Access
Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.

Perfect Hotels
We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.

Tour Directors
Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

Transportation
Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.

View Offers

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 18, 2013 and May 20, 2014 for travel in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2014 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit; any subsequent changes and/or revisions to airline reservations at your request after receipt of full land deposit are subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $300 and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. In addition, promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings. However, promotions in effect at the time of the change will apply. Total air price includes all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking. Air price, air tax and security fees are non-commissionable. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Bohemian Dream:

  • Historic Centre of Vienna
  • Historic Centre of Prague
  • Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov
  • Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, and Andrássy Avenue