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Eastern Europe is a region lying in the Eastern part of Europe. The term is highly context-dependent and even volatile, as there are "almost as many definitions of Eastern Europe as there are scholars of the region". A related UN paper adds that "every assessment of spatial identities is essentially a social and cultural construct". One definition describes Eastern Europe as a cultural (and econo-cultural) entity: the region lying between Central Europe and Western Asia, with main characteristics consisting in Byzantine, Orthodox and limited Ottoman influences.
  USA/Budapest
Departure from your home town to Budapest, Hungary.
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  Arrive in Budapest, Hungary
Once arrival at the Budapest International Airport, meet our tour representative who will take you to hotel to check in.
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Hotel: Hilton Budapest WestEnd or similar
  Budapest, Hungary/Danube Cruise
After breakfast, enjoy your city tour in Budapest. The tour includes a walk in the castle district, a walk on the Heroes square and a photo stop on the Gellért hill, Fisherman's bastion..etc.


Later afternoon, we will take you to a Danube River Cruise. The Danube is a magical river and the Danube sightseeing cruise is a great way to see it! The boat departs from a terminal on the Danube in the centre of Budapest reflected in the waters of the Danube. During the cruise, your guide will tell you fabulous tales about the two parts of the city, "Buda" and "Pest" and highlight the charming curiosities along the banks of the Danube.
 
 
Breakfast: Hotel Lunch: Western Style Lunch Dinner: Traditional Hungarian Dinner
Hotel: Hilton Budapest WestEnd or similar
  Budapest/Bratislava (Slovakia)/Vienna (Austria)
After breakfast, we will transfer you to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Enjoy Bratislava city tour. After that, we will transfer you to Vienna, the capital of Austria. Vienna is the place where the spirit of Austria's biggest history is still alive. Austria's biggest history, this was the time of the Austrian Empire, and the capital of the empire was Vienna.

Vienna is a cultural haven, with a district full of art museums, a dance center and a children's museum and theater.

Vienna is a reminder that the city of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms, Mahler and Schönberg. In this Vienna, itĄŠs okay to mention poetry slam and Stephansdom in one breath.
 
Breakfast: Hotel Lunch: Western Style Lunch Dinner: Austrian Rib Eye Dinner
Hotel: Hilton Vienna Danube or similar
  Vienna
Today visit Hofburg, Mozart Gedenkstatte, Figarohaus, Stephansdom, Schloss Schonbrunn..etc.Hofburg Imperial Palace is a palace in Vienna, Austria, which has housed some of the most powerful people in Austrian history, including the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It currently serves as the official residence of the President of Austria. It was the Habsburg's principal winter residence, while Schönbrunn Palace was their preferred summer residence.Mozart Gedenkstatte, the memorial rooms are in the Figaro House, where Mozart composed the opera "The Marriage of Figaro". The textbook for this, the "Ave verum" is on display with many more items.


The Stephansdom (St. Stephen's Cathedral) in Vienna has survived through many wars and has become a symbol of Vienna's freedom. The cathedral is an impressive Gothic edifice of dark stone with a colorful tiled roof and a north tower rising to 450 feet (135m) named Alter Steffl, "Old Steve." Originally built between 1359 and 1433, it was reconstructed after severe war damage. A climb of 343 spiral steps provides sweeping view of the city from the top. The north tower (Nordturm) was never finished to match its partner, but was given a Renaissance crown in 1529. The top of this tower, also with fine views and a look at the Pummerin bell, is reached by an elevator ride. The Pummerin bell is one of the largest bells in the world, cast from a cannon captured from the Turks in 1683. It rings out over the city on New Year's Eve. The "O5" carved into the stone outside the cathedral's massive front door has important historical significance. The 5 stands for the fifth letter of the alphabet, E. When added to the O it makes OE, the abbreviation for Österreich (Austria). It was a covert sign of resistance to the Nazi annexation of Austria.


The interior is packed with interesting things to see, including many important artworks. One of the greatest treasures is the Wiener Neustadt altarpiece (1447) in the left chapel of the choir. Richly gilded and painted, it depicts the Virgin Mary between St. Catherine and St. Barbara. The stone pulpit (1510-50) in the middle of the nave bears the images of four Latin church fathers: Ambrose, Jerome, Gregory and Augustine, all full of personality. A rare self-portrait of the artist (Anton Pilgram) is under the stairs, looking out a window with his sculptor's compass. This marks the transition point into the Renaissance, when artists began to be famous instead of anonymous. The pulpit's railing is covered in interesting symbols: the lizards are animals of light, the toads are animals of darkness, and the "Dog of the Lord" at the top protects the sermon from their influence. Wheels with three parts (the Trinity) roll up, while wheels with four parts (the four seasons, representing mortal or worldly life) roll down.


Also of note is the unusual 17th-century tomb of Emperor Frederick III in the Apostles' Choir, which depicts hideous creatures trying to wake up the emperor. Schloss Schonbrunn is a former imperial summer residence in Vienna, Austria. One of the most important cultural monuments in the country, since the 1960s it has been one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna. The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.
 
 
 
 
 
Breakfast: Hotel Lunch: Chinese Food Dinner: Wine Village Grinzing
Hotel: Hilton Vienna Danube or similar
  Vienna/Hallstatt/St. Wolfgang
Today transfer from Vienna to Hallstatt. Hallstatt is set on piles in one of the Gosau lakes, the Halstättersee. An intricate system of intersecting timber ramps, butresses and ascending terraces like hanging gardens creates an air of mystery, the eerie beauty of mirage, a village lost in the middle-mist of fable. Pretty villages in the Salzkammergut may be a dime a dozen, but the Upper Austrian town of Hallstatt isn't just any village--it's a major Celtic archæological landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  
Breakfast: Hotel Lunch: Trout Fish Lunch Dinner: Austrian Fried Pork Chop Dinner
HotelĄGStand Margaretha St. Wolfgang or similar
  St. Wolfgang/Hallein Salt Mine/Salzburg
Today visit The Hallein Salt Mine, The Hallein Salt Mine, also known as Salzbergwerk Dürrnberg, is an underground salt mine located in the Dürrnberg plateau above Hallein, Austria. The mine has been worked for over 7,000 years since the Celtic tribes. It helped ensure nearby Salzburg, Austria would become a powerful trading community. Since World War I, it has served as a mining museum, known for its long wooden slides between levels.


Later visit Salzburg, Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. Salzburg's "Old Town" (Altstadt) with its world famous baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
 
 
Breakfast: Hotel Lunch: Chinese Food Dinner: Western Style Dinner
HotelĄGRadisson Blu Hotel & conference Centre or similar
  St. Wolfgang/Krumlov
Today visit Krumlov, Krumlov is a beautiful town of 14,600 inhabitants located in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Like Prague, the town is situated on the Vltava River and is full of Baroque buildings housing cafes and bars, features a spectacular castle, and an old-town square. The town's appearance is little changed since the 18th century and the buildings have been well maintained and restored. In 1992 Cesky Krumlov was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The town is very popular among tourists, who outnumber the local population in the summer.  
Breakfast: Hotel Lunch: Steak Dinner: Medieval Night & Dinner
HotelĄGRuze or similar
  Krumlov/Pilsen/Marianske Lazne/Karlovy Vary
Pilsen is a city in western Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It is the capital of the Plzeň Region and the fourth most populous city in the Czech Republic. The city is known worldwide for Pilsener beer. Marianske Lazne is a spa town in the Carlsbad Region of the Czech Republic.


The town, surrounded by green mountains, is an exquisite mosaic of parks and noble houses. Most of its buildings come from the town's Golden Era in the second half of the 19th century, when many celebrities and top European rulers came to enjoy the curative carbon dioxide springs.
 
 
Breakfast: Hotel Lunch: Pilsen Beer Lunch Dinner: Hotel Dinner
HotelĄGEsplanade or similar
  Karlovy Vary/Prague
Today visit Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary is a spa city situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic. In the 19th century, it became a popular tourist destination, especially for international celebrities visiting for spa treatment.


Later transfer to Prague, Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Situated on the Vltava River in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural and economic centre of the Czech state for more than 1,100 years. For many decades during the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was the permanent seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus was also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.


Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, making the city one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.1 million international visitors annually, as of 2009.
 
Breakfast: Hotel Lunch: Ham Hock Lunch Dinner: Roast Duck Dishes
HotelĄGAmbassador or similar
  Prague
Prague is the capital city and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is one of the larger cities of Central Europe and has served as the capital of the historic region of Bohemia for centuries. Prague Castle is the biggest ancient castle in the world, according to the Guinness World Records, which rises above the city offering beautiful views of the areas below. You can also watch the Presidential Guard, and the changeover of the guards on duty on the hour.


Charles Bridge is one of several bridges over the Vltava. Its construction started in the 14th Century and it is one of Prague's most beautiful attractions. Over the day it is a bustling place of trade and entertainment. PragueĄŠs historic centre. Include numerous historical buildings and monuments, most notably the famed Astronomical Clock (Orloj), the pure GothicTýn Church, the mural-covered Storch building, and the Jan Hus monument. Nearby, the Estate Theatre is a neoclassical theatre where Mozart's opera Don Giovanni was first performed.
 
 
Breakfast: Hotel Lunch: Western Style Lunch Dinner: Michelin Restaurant
HotelĄGAmbassador or similar
  Prague/USA
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your final flight to home.
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*** The itinerary order of this trip may need to be changed to fit with the flight schedule.
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