European Awakening

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    3.205,00$ 2.980,65$

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    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    23 days 22 nights

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    Max 13 people

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    Estonia,

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ABOUT

Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it’s known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.

Area: 496 km²
Population: 1.259 million (2010)
Currency: Czech koruna

Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Area: 1,285 km²
Population: 2.868 million (2010)
Currency: Euro

Trakai is a town in southeastern Lithuania, west of Vilnius, the capital. Part of the Trakai Historical National Park, Trakai Island Castle is a 14th-century fortress in the middle of Lake Galvė. Once a home to Lithuania’s grand dukes, it now houses the Trakai History Museum, with archaeological objects, coins and crafts. On the lake’s southern shore are the stone ruins of the Trakai Peninsula Castle.

Area: 497,1 km²
Population: 5,266 thousand (2015)
Currency: Euro

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. The municipality has a population of 18,992, and is located in the region of Southwest Finland, 14 kilometres west of Turku.

Area: 311.90 km²
Population: 19,124 thousand (2017)
Currency: Euro

Latvia is a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia. Its landscape is marked by wide beaches as well as dense, sprawling forests. Latvia’s capital is Riga, home to notable wooden and art nouveau architecture, a vast Central Market and a medieval Old Town with St. Peter’s Church. Riga’s museums include the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum, showcasing local crafts, food and music.

Area: 64,589 km²
Population: 1.96 million (2016)
Currency: Euro

Milan, a metropolis in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end restaurants and shops. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture.

Area: 181.8 km²
Population: 1.331 million (2014)
Currency: Italian Lira / Euro

Munich, Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589. In the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square contains landmarks such as Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall), with a popular glockenspiel show that chimes and reenacts stories from the 16th century..

Area: 310.43 km²
Population: 1.43 million (2015)
Currency: Euro

Pärnu is a resort city in southwestern Estonia, overlooking Pärnu Bay. The city is bisected by the Pärnu River, which has paths on both banks, both of which end in stone jetties in the bay. The city is known for its 19th-century timber villas and for sandy Pärnu Beach, with its shallow waters and promenade. Behind the beach, Pärnu Beach Park has fountains, trails and neoclassical spa buildings.

Area: 859 km²
Population: 51,739 thousand (2015)
Currency: Euro

Warsaw is the sprawling capital of Poland. Its widely varied architecture reflects the city’s long, turbulent history, from Gothic churches and neoclassical palaces to Soviet-era blocks and modern skyscrapers. The city’s Old Town was restored after heavy damage during WWII. Its heart is Market Square, with pastel buildings and open-air cafes. The Monument of the Warsaw Mermaid at its center is the city’s symbol.

Area: 517 km²
Population: 1.735 million (2015)
Currency: Polish złoty

Poznań is a city on the Warta River in western Poland. It’s known for universities as well as its old town, with Renaissance-style buildings in Old Market Square. Poznań Town Hall houses the Historical Museum of Poznań, with exhibits on the city. The town hall’s clock features mechanical goats that butt heads at noon. The Gothic and baroque Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral is built on an island called Ostrów Tumski.

Area: 261.85 km²
Population: 542,689 Thousand (2015)
Currency: Polish złoty

Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, is known for its baroque architecture, seen especially in its medieval Old Town. But the buildings lining this district’s partially cobblestoned streets reflect diverse styles and eras, from the neoclassical Vilnius Cathedral to Gothic St. Anne’s Church. The 16th-century Gate of Dawn, containing a shrine with a sacred Virgin Mary icon, once guarded an entrance to the original city..

Area: 401 km²
Population: 543,060 Thousand (2015)
Currency: Euro

Berlin, Germany’s capital, dates to the 13th century. Reminders of the city’s turbulent 20th-century history include its Holocaust memorial and the Berlin Wall’s graffitied remains. Divided during the Cold War, its 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification. The city’s also known for its art scene and modern landmarks like the gold-colored, swoop-roofed Berliner Philharmonie, built in 1963.

Area: 891.85 km²
Population: 3.47 million (2015)
Currency: Euro

Riga, Latvia’s capital, is set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava. It’s considered a cultural center and is home to many museums and concert halls. The city is also known for its wooden buildings, art nouveau architecture and medieval Old Town. The pedestrian-only Old Town has many shops and restaurants and is home to busy Livu Square, with bars and nightclubs.

Area: 304 km²
Population: 640,319 Thousand (2015)
Currency: Euro

Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, is the country’s cultural hub. It retains its walled, cobblestoned Old Town, home to cafes and shops, as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. Its Gothic Town Hall, built in the 13th century and with a 64m-high tower, sits in historic Tallinn’s main square. St. Nicholas Church is a 13th-century landmark exhibiting ecclesiastical art.

Area: 159.2 km²
Population: 413,782 Thousand (2015)
Currency: Euro

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands.

Area: 188 km²
Population: 942,370 Thousand (2017)
Currency: Swedish krona

THE PRICE INCLUDES

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  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer.
  • Boat: To the Islands of Suomenlinna, Moldava River.
  • City tour in: Stockholm, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Rome.
  • Evening Transfer: Via Cavour.
  • Ticket admission: Turaida Castle, Rundale Palace, Trakai Castle, Grutas Park, Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall Museum in Berlin, Prague Castle, BMW Welt, Coliseum.
  • Ferry: Stokholm (Sweden) / Turku (Finland), Helsinki (Finland) / Tallinn (Estonia).
  • Funicular: cable car up to Grindenwald first.
  • Train: Piazza dei Miracoli.
  • 3 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Turaida, Rundale, Grildenwald.

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THE PRICE NOT INCLUDES

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  • VISA.
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Personal Expenses.

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ITINERARY

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival 
Reception.  Transfer to hotel and free time. You will
receive information about the start of the circuit during
the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in
the hotel reception area. 
Sightseeing tour of this gorgeous capital city built on 13
interconnected islands. Water is everywhere. We will visit
Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town, as well as the museum
area in Skansen and the broad avenues in the city centre.
We recommend visiting its museums and parks. We also
recommend visiting the Town Hall and the Vasa ship museum.
Free day in Stockholm. In the evening we will board a
modern ferry, overnight accommodation in double cabins
with private bathroom to go to Finland.
We recommend you to go to the ship deck at sunrise;
we arrive to Finland by sailing along Aland Islands,
contemplating hundreds of islands covered by forests.
We shall see mesmerizing landscapes from the sea.
Disembarkation and time to walk around TURKU, a city with
a very strong Swedish influence. We continue our journey
to the neighbor city of NAANTALI, very picturesque town
of wooden houses next to the sea. We will later arrive in
HELSINKI, time for lunch. Free afternoon, you will be able
to get to know this city, with its old market, the Russian
influence in its buildings and churches.
We include a boat trip (regular line water local transport) to Suomenlinna Islands, - six islands where we highlight
a great fortress that used to protect the sea entry to
the city and was declared World Heritage - Time to
stroll around (we will be able to cross island through its
small pedestrian bridges). Late afternoon we shall board
a ferry to Estonia; Ferry trip of around 2h30 duration;
we suggest to admire the departure from Helsinki and the
surrounding islands. Arrival to TALLINN.
The capital of Estonia is a wonderful city with a wellconserved
medieval centre. Comprehensive tour of
the city, its walls, churches, squares, and its mediaeval
streets filled with tourist attractions.  Free afternoon. 
After passing through forests and plains, we reach
PARNU, a popular spa city. Then we go on to Latvia. In TURAIDA we visit the mediaeval castle, surrounded
by a large park with sculptures. Lunch is included.
Afterwards, we pay a visit to SIGULDA, the small,
charming capital situated in a very beautiful landscape
. We arrive at RIGA in the middle of the afternoon.
Sightseeing tour of this capital city included. It is the
most populated city of the Baltic Countries, more modern
looking, which better preserves the remnants of the Soviet
rule. Free afternoon where an optional visit to the Central
Market and the resort town of Jurmala is proposed.
We will depart for LITHUANIA early in the morning. On
our way there, we will visit the BAROQUE PALACE OF
RUNDALE,  built by the same architect who designed
Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. We will cross over
to Lithuania. This country has a strong Catholic influence.
The impressive HILL OF CROSSES reminds us of this
with thousands of crosses of all sizes.  Lunch en route
included. Afterwards, we will visit TRAKAI, a gorgeous
castle located on a lake’s island quite close to Vilnius.
Sojourn in VILNIUS.  Note: Depending on the duration
of sunlight, the visit to Trakai may take place on
Wednesday after visiting the city.
Sightseeing tour of the city erected on top of seven hills (like Rome, to which they like comparing it). Its baroque
churches, its walls, its castle, its market streets in the
centre, its 1,200 medieval houses .. Free afternoon.
We will travel to Poland. We will visit GRUTAS PARK,
known as ¨Stalin’s world¨, a park with 86 statues from
Soviet times. Lunch stop in the charming town of
AUGUSTOW  which is located by a lake. We will continue
to the centre of Poland. Arrival in WARSAW at the end of
the day.
Morning sightseeing tour of Warsaw included. We will
visit its Old Town, its Royal Castle, the Guetto Heroes
Monument, Lazienki Park... Some free time afterwards to
have lunch and stroll around. At about 15:00 h we will leave
to Pomerania. POZNAN, a very active city with a magnificent
main square and great atmosphere. Time to walk around.
Departure early in the morning from Poznan. We will arrive
to Germany. BERLIN, arrival around 11h30.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Berlin. We visit
the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum.   
Ease your way into the local culture with a guided visit
of Germany’s incredible capital, Berlin. We shall visit
the historic centre, Museum Island, the Reichstag, the
Brandenburg Gates and the city’s magnificent parks.
We continue our visit by stopping at the Holocaust
Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum. This visit helps
us to understand the difficult situation the city experienced
during the Twentieth Century. Time to explore the city.
Enjoy an evening in the lively area of Kantstrasse, a
district that offers different types of ethnic restaurants
to dine in (Indian, Oriental, Italian, German, and so on).
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Dresden city tour. 
We journey through forests toward  Dresden, a city
which, due to its exceptional architectural and artistic
heritage, has become one of the main tourist destinations
in Germany. Time to explore some of the impressive
palaces and to have lunch at one of its many restaurants
and coffee shops. Later, we depart for the Czech
Republic.  PRAGUE Arrival. At the end of the afternoon, we
provide transport to take you to the  Old Town Square.
This central location is full of energy and touristic activities.
It’s a marvellous place to acquaint ourselves with Prague.
Several restaurants offering cuisines from around the
world will be waiting to delight your taste buds, including
Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian. Return to hotel.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Prague. Visit to
Castle. Boat tour along the river.   
Today we are visiting this capital city, which is the Baroque
jewel of Europe. Our local expert will provide a guided city
tour, which will include the most outstanding monuments.
During the visit we walk through Prague Castle (admission included). Subsequently, we shall take a magnificent boat
tour along Moldava River. Free time in the afternoon to
explore Prague. In the evening, we will enjoy some time off
in the historical city center and there will be an opportunity
for you to enjoy cuisines from around the world (including
Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian). Return to hotel.
17 WED. Praga- Múnich- Innsbruck.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: BMW WELT and Old Town
Innsbruck.
We will leave early and travel to Bavaria arriving
to MUNICH at midday. Next to the Olympiapark, we will visit
the futuristic BMW WELT with its fascinating architecture
and multi-use exhibition of BMW, the prestigious German
vehicles brand. After that, time for lunch and a stroll
in the historic centre. In the afternoon we will travel to
Austria.  Arrival in the evening to INNSBRUCK where we will
have time for dinner in the Golden Roof area at the Old Town.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit to Swarovski Museum.
Breathtaking landscapes. Journey by train.
Begin your day by discovering the Swarovski Museum, the renowned home of crystals. We shall visit its
impressive gardens and learn how the pieces of crystal
are produced. Then, time to stroll before taking a train
from Innsbruck to Zurich, an enjoyable journey of more
than 3 hours through wonderful sceneries.   In ZURICH, enjoy an evening in the historic centre next to the lake,
where you can dine at your favourite restaurant (Indian,
Oriental, Italian, International, Swiss, etc.). Note: in some
cases the journey from Innsbruck to Zurich may be done
by bus arriving about 20.00 hrs to the hotel in Zurich.
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Admire the fantastic
landscapes. Cable car included to Grildenwald first.
Lunch included.            
Today´s stage has beautiful landscapes with high
mountains and lakes. Breathtaking scenery  in the region
of Interlaken. GRINDELWALD where we will have time for
a coffee before taking the  cable car (ticket included)
up to Grindelwald first. We will walk along the path (30
minutes) in which we shall be able to take the ¨footbridge
over the empty¨ among the fantastic scenery  enjoying
glaciers around us.  Lunch included (vegetarian option
available). After that we continue to LUCERNE, one of the
most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Time at the end of the
day to stroll, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the
hotel in Zurich.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: We will know the town of
William
Tell. We travel to BURGLEN, the tiny village where William
Tell was born, we shall see the chapel of the XVI century with
paintings illustrating his life. We continue to LUGANO the
cosmopolitan capital of the Italian Switzerland with its
beautiful lake. Time to stroll and have lunch.  Afterwards,
following the shores of the lake, we reach the enchanting
little town of MORCOTE, with its houses made of stone,
and covered with flowers. Arrival in MILAN where our guide
will take us to the impressive Duomo Square. There will be
time to dine at the Porta Venecia (Port of Venice) where an
outstanding variety of restaurants can be found to delight
your palate. From restaurants serving Swiss and Italian
food, to French, Chinese and international food. Transfer
to hotel.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Centre of Milano. Leaning
Tower of Pisa.
Time in MILAN  in which we can see its great cathedral and
the galleries in the centre. Then we continue towards PISA.
On a little tourist train we will travel to the Piazza Dei
Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where there will be time to
admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes
in Italy, including the well known Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then,
we continue to Rome, arriving at the end of the afternoon. 
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman
Coliseum (admission price included) and visit to the
Vatican City.
In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to The Eternal city. We visit the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City
is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You
will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have
also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the
principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction
dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so
that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman
Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via
Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian,
Indian, Chinese and international food. Return to hotel.
After breakfast, end of our services.

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