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It’s a big world out there. So many places to see. Maybe Eastern Europe is on your list, maybe it’s not. I can tell you that it should be. And here are some reasons why:
And when you come back, we predict that you will have enjoyed as much as any other region you’ve visited. So join us as we fly to Vienna and enjoy the highlights of this imperial powerhouse. Enjoy the mountains, green rolling hills, and sophisticated cities of Slovenia and Hungary. Visit Krakow in Poland and the nearby Birkenau Concentration Camp. See the splendor of Prague before returning home. So read on. If you are looking for something different… AND SPECTACULAR…. you have found it!
*The above prices do not include international airfare and air taxes. Air will be reserved in fall of 2022. We anticipate the airfare to be about $1,500.
Eastern Europe has undergone a tremendous transformation in the last 30 years. Places that were witness to war and communism for so long have been revitalized and are returning to their historic greatness. And the scenery in the region is phenomenal. The activities are unique. It is a great time to see Eastern Europe!
June 28, 2022: Today we board our flight for lovely Vienna, Austria, arriving the following day.
June 29: Welcome to Vienna, capital of Austria and capital of the once powerful Hapsburg Dynasty. This city, for a time, was the most influential in all of Europe and fabulous treasures have been left behind. After check-in and a rest, we will learn about the dynasties and their enormous empire on our afternoon sightseeing tour, which includes a walking tour of Old Vienna featuring St. Stephen’s Cathedral and ‘Am Hof’ Square. Later, we will enjoy a welcome dinner at our hotel. (Dinner)
June 30: Vienna – Lake Bled. We’ll show you more of Vienna and give you time for lunch in charming Vienna Woods. We then head for the Karawanken Mountains along the border of Austria and Slovenia. These are the scenic Eastern Alps. We’ll ascend over the Loiblpass into the green hills of Slovenia. The scenes are truly breathtaking. Then we continue to the place that has been nicknamed an ‘earthly paradise’, Lake Bled, where we will enjoy a relaxing two-night stay. (Buffet breakfast/Dinner)
July 1: Lake Bled at leisure. This morning we’ve included a short boat ride out to the famous Pilgrimage Church on Bled Island. The scene is magical. You’ll have the rest of the day to relax in this delightful setting and do your own thing. If you wish, you walk around the lake, or ride a bike along the flat path that surrounds the lake. It’s a lovely place to spend an afternoon. There are plenty of places to get some dinner on your own tonight. (Buffet breakfast)
July 2: Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Budapest. After breakfast we make our way to the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. This is a city that was founded by the Romans. More recently, it didn’t gain independence until 1991. We’ll make a stop at the castle overlooking the city and surrounding areas. We will then continue to the town of Maribor for the evening.
July 3: Today we will travel in beautiful Hungary. We’ll make a brief visit to the town of Keszthely on Lake Balaton. We’ll see the impressive Festetics Palace (outside) and we’ll give you time for a delightful lunch on the Paletta (summer promenade). Our afternoon drive takes us into beautiful Budapest where we’ll spend two nights. (Buffet breakfast)
July 4: Welcome to the twin towns of Buda and Pest, known today as Budapest. The towns are split by the mighty Danube as it flows gracefully through this area. After breakfast, we’ll be joined by a local guide that will take us on an interesting walking tour of Old Buda featuring stunning views from the Fishermen’s Bastion overlooking the Danube and the iconic Parliament buildings. We’ll then cross over the river and enjoy the highlights on the other side including the Great Synagogue and visit Heroes’ Square. And, of course, we’ll have time for a bit of shopping as you wander in these quaint, narrow streets in this charming area. This evening, we will enjoy a cruise on the beautiful Danube River along with a delicious Hungarian dinner. (Buffet breakfast/Dinner)
July 5: Budapest – Slovakia – Krakow. This morning our journey brings us into Slovakia so you can get a sense of this interesting country. We’ll share its fascinating history. We then continue on to Poland and the foothills of the Tatra Mountains. Soon we are in Krakow where we spend the next two nights. Tonight, we will enjoy dinner at our hotel. (Buffet breakfast / dinner)
July 6: The castle and cathedral on Wawel Hill, plus a walking tour through the old town to visit the Cloth Hall and the Mariacki Church all feature on our morning sightseeing tour. You’ll have some time on your own for lunch and a chance to see the famous Polish pottery. This afternoon, we have a fun excursion in store. We’ll visit a very interesting attraction in the south of Poland: The Wieliczka Salt Mine. This mine is over 800 years old. The chambers are filled with incredibly unique salt sculptures recalling famous fairy tales, religious symbols and more. See the chambers of the good ghost of the mine and the seven dwarfs. Visit the chapel of the last supper and many other biblical scenes, sculpted in salt! Wonder at the glittering chandeliers of pure crystal salt. An elevator takes us down and back. You won’t see this anywhere else in the world. We’ll eat dinner across the street from the mine in a fun local restaurant. (Buffet breakfast / Dinner)
July 7: Krakow to Prague. This morning we make a sobering visit to Auschwitz or Birkenau, World War II Concentration Camps (they are next to each other). Of course, Hitler’s first invasion was into Poland and the important history has been preserved. From here we make our way to the charming city of Prague which has been the political, cultural and economic center of the Czech state for over 1100 years. (breakfast)
July 8/9: Prague is not to be rushed and we’ll spend two days taking in the city and surrounding areas. I have been in every western European capitol and most of the capitols in Eastern Europe. For pure charm, nothing in Europe compares to Prague. We’ll be joined by a local guide that will show us fascinating places like the Prague Castle regarded as the largest ancient castle in the world. We’ll also see the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, the old town square and visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus. We’ll see the old and the new that comprise today’s Prague. You’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own as we visit local outdoor markets, browse in the narrow streets and watch the artists creating their masterpieces. On our final night, we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner in the old city (Buffet breakfast both days plus / farewell dinner)
July 10: This morning we finish up in Prague and transfer to the airport for our flight back to the USA. You will have a new appreciation for the history, beauty and intrigue that is Eastern Europe.
This tour is organized by Webb Tours based on many trips to the region. The hotels, transportation and local guides are provided by our partner Operation Europe. That is the case because they have excellent hotels at reasonable prices. Their local Tour Manager will provide interesting information as we travel to enhance your experience.
To make a reservation, simply fill out the attached reservation form and send it to us with a deposit of $400 per person. When we receive your deposit, we will mail you a receipt confirming that you are registered for the tour. A letter with instructions, hotel itinerary flight information (if applicable) and luggage tags will be sent 90 days prior to departure at which time the balance will be due. You do not need to pay the balance until after you receive that packet. We require final payments in the form of a check. If that is not possible, arrangements can be made to use a credit card. Webb Tours accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover. A 2% surcharge will be added for credit card payments.
We understand that you may need to cancel your trip for whatever reason. If it is 95 days or more before departure, all money will be refunded. If it is within 95 days, the following schedule applies
120 – 46 days prior
$300 per person + insurance + any applicable airline fees
45 – 22 days prior
25% of total cost + insurance + any applicable airline fees
21 – 8 days prior
50% of total cost + insurance + any applicable airline fees
7 – 1 days prior
75% of total cost + insurance + any applicable airline fees
Day of departure
100% of total cost + insurance + any applicable airline fees
For airlines, specifically, tickets are generally non refundable when purchased. However, most airlines will allow the value of the canceled tickets to be reused for future travel, though a penalty may be assessed to reuse the tickets. If you have to cancel, Webb Tours will work with other providers to obtain as much refund as possible for our travelers. Our travelers know us to be very fair in this regard.
To avoid cancellation penalties, cancellation insurance may be purchased. Insurance will reimburse you for the non-refundable cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason like illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other reasons for cancellation include Common Carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure.
The per person price for insurance for this tour is $199
If you are interested in the insurance, it is best to purchase it when your deposit is made as all preexisting conditions are waived. However, insurance may be purchased any time up to the point you make your final payment. Insurance cannot be purchased after your final payment is made. Webb Tours is not the insurer and acts as agent for the insurance company. To activate your insurance, we need your premium and your birth date. Travel insurance also includes $2,500 for baggage loss, $500 for baggage delay, up to $50,000 for medical expenses and up to $50,000 for medical evacuation.
Webb Tours reserves the right to adjust the rates if necessary in order to reflect currency fluctuations larger than 10% from those used in our tour price. This is not likely to happen, but we must protect against it. A shift of that magnitude would quickly erase our tour profits. Of course, if the fluctuation moves in the opposite direction, we will reduce your tour price.
Mail deposit and enclosed reservation form to:
2378 Evergreen Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Tel. (801) 278-3101
or Toll Free 1-800-658-8519