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EASTERN EUROPE TOUR PACKAGE

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POLAND - SLOVAKIA - HUNGARY - CROATIA - SLOVENIA - AUSTRIA & CZECH REPUBLIC

Day 01: New York-Warsaw, Poland
Fly this afternoon from New York’s JFK airport aboard Lot Polish Airline’s NON STOP service to Warsaw, Poland.

Day 02: Warsaw
Arrive in Warsaw. Meeting and assistance upon arrival at the airport by our local English speaking Tour Manager. Later transfer to your hotel Intercontinental or similar category. In the afternoon enjoy your tour of Warsaw and its Old Town. Also stop by at Jewish Ghetto a monument of Warsaw uprising during World War II.

Day 03: Warsaw Auswitz-Krakow
KrakowThis morning, you will drive to Auswitz-the concentration camp established by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. Arrive in Krakow in the evening and check in at hotel Radisson Blu or similar category

Day 04: Krakow
Tour of tour of Krakow city - former capital of Poland. The city which was totally undamaged during the World War II has been listed as UNESCO site. Your Old Town tour of Krakow will include Royal Route, Jagiellionian University-one of the oldest medieval Century University of Europe. Main Square-the biggest main square market in Europe, St. Mary’s Church. Royal Castle on Wavel Hill.

Day 05: Krakow-Bratislava, Slovakia
After a buffet breakfast, check out and depart for Bratislava, Slovakia visiting en-route the Wieliczka Salt Mines. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most ancient mines in the world. After the tour enjoy Polska cultural dance show and dinner at a local restaurant. Later continue drive to Bratislava, Slovakia. Arrive and check in at the hotel Tulip House or similar category

Day 06: Bratislava- Budapest, Hungary
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed on a tour of Bratislava- the Presidential Palace, Eurovea- the modern city center, the National Theatre, a unique Art Nouveau church, Bratislava Castle and the Slavín memorial with their fantastic panoramic views. From the Castle enjoy the view of the historical city center. After the tour continue drive to Budapest, Hungary. Arrive and check in at the hotel Sofitel or similar category

Day 07: Budapest
After the breakfast, enjoy the Hungarian horseman show. Also visit the Hungarian Parliament with its 1000 years old Hungarian Holy Crown (worn by the very first king of Hungary: St Stephen, the Heroes Square, the State Opera House, the Hungarian Parliament, the Royal Palace and the Citadel. In the evening enjoy the cruise over famous river Danube

Day 08: Budapest Zagreb, Croatia
After breakfast, drive to Zagreb, Croatia. Zagreb is a fun cosmopolitan capital city, but start in the thousand-year-old upper town, Gornji Grad, for all the highlights. Note the Presidential Palace, defended by colorful guards, and St Mark's Church with its exquisitely tiled roof. Descend in the funicular to the lower town and Ban Josip Jelacic Square, a masterpiece of Austro-Hungarian style.After the tour and dinner at the restaurant, check in at the hotel Double Tree Hilton or similar category.

Day 09: Zagreb Ljubljana, Slovenia
After breakfast, drive to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Arrive and proceed on tour of Ljubljana. It is a friendly city with visible remains of the Roman city of Emona. Ljubljana has a baroque old part of town, with narrow cobbled streets nestled between the castle slopes and the river Ljubljanica. The architecture of the city centre has lots of contrasting styles from art nouveau mansions to chic modern buildings. Particular high-lights of the old town include the Cathedral of St.Nikolai, City hall, three bridges and the open market. Also visit Bled - Baroque church and the famous wishing bell. Dinner at local restaurant Arrive and check in at the hotel Plaza or similar category.

Day 10: Zagreb Vienna, Austria
After a buffet breakfast, check out drive to Vienna, Austria. Check in at hotel Am Konzerthaus or similar category.

Day 11: Vienna
After breakfast, enjoy the tour of Vienna such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quartier, the former Habsburg winter residence, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. The highlight of this tour will be a visit of the showrooms of Schonbrunn Palace. Dinner at a local restaurant

Day 12: Vienna Prague, Czech Republic
After breakfast, drive to Prague, Czech Republic. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Enjoy dinner cruise on the Vltava River. Later check in at the hotel Corinthia or similar category.

Day 13: Prague
Morning tour of Prague-one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and with its thousand years old history and architecture. From the comfort of our air-conditioned bus we will show you first the New Town with the Wenceslas Square, the National Museum, the National Theatre, the panorama of Prague Castle and the Lesser Town as well as the Charles Bridge. Then you will continue walking in the Prague Castle, and you will visit the inside of its biggest monument, Saint Vitus’ Cathedral, the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter. In the evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 14: Prague New York
Transfer to airport for flight to New York via Warsaw aboard Lot Polish Airline. Arrive New York same day in the afternoon.

TOUR ENDS

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Book your Tour 120 Days in advance and recieve US $ 200 per person Early Bird Discount

AIR & LAND COST: 
(PER PERSON RATES BASED ON SHARING A TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM)

US $ per person

Single Room supplement US $ per person

Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • International airfare from New York to Europe and back in coach class on LOT Polish Airline.
  • Deluxe/First class hotel based on sharing Twin or Double standard category room as per the hotels/lodges in the program or similar category
  • Buffet breakfast daily at the hotel as per the program.
  • Buffet or Family style/ 3 Course table serving dinner as per the program at the hotel/Lodge.
  • Chauffeur driven deluxe motor coach with air-conditioning at all places for all transfers,Sightseeing and excursion tours.
  • Entrance fee to the places of visit.
  • Services of English speaking professional local guides for sightseeing tours.
  • All airport taxes and fuel surcharges as levied by the airline

Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits

NOT INCLUDED: Visa fee, any meals not mentioned above, Travel Insurance, any baggage handling fee/gratuity, mineral water, any beverages alcoholic or non-alcoholic, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, room service, any increase in airfare or government imposed taxes, any other items not mentioned in the tour inclusion list.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:   We strongly recommend that you obtain a comprehensive Travel Insurance coverage, including but not limited to trip cancellation, delay, loss of deposit, medical expenses, personal accidents and death, loss of baggage, personal belongings. “Cancel for Any Reason” travel insurance policy is one option that you must discuss with your Travel Insurance Company, as it offers a wider range of coverage if you cancel for any reason. Most Travel Insurance companies want you to buy insurance at the time of making your initial tour deposit to obtain the best coverage. Please contact and discuss all options available to you from the Travel Insurance companies of your choice before signing up on the tour.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDOnce booked, the Tour involves a cancellation penalty if it is cancelled by you for any reason or for any circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, Inc, its agents, and its service providers. We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance policy from the travel insurance company of your choice, covering all eventualities including, but not limited to, trip delay, trip cancellation, medical evacuation, illness, disease, death, accident etc that can protect yourself from cancellation penalties, in case the tour is cancelled by you or due to circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours, its agents, or service providers.

An administrative fee of US $ 500.00 per person will be charged for any cancellation once the tour is booked. A 25% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 89-60 days prior to departure. A 50% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 59-30 days prior to departure. A 75% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 29-03 days prior to departure. For a later cancellation, or for any unutilized services, no refund will be permissible. It is mandatory for passenger to make all cancellations in writing, stating the reason for cancellation and same must be received in our office on a prompt basis. Most refunds generally take 6-8 weeks to process.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS :: It is the sole responsibility of each passenger/tourist to obtain and verify that all of their travel documents, such as passport, visa, and airline tickets, vaccination requirements,etc are in order and meets the guidelines to embark on the trip.

HEALTH: You must consult with your physician every important aspect of your health related issues, including vaccinations such as Yellow Fever, Hepatitis, malaria prophylaxis etc. to ensure that you are in good health to engage in overseas travel. Please note: all our overseas tours require considerable walking and driving, sometimes on uneven, dusty and bumpy road conditions. You may also need to take stairs and inclines during the tour. No individual assistance to passengers requiring wheelchair can be provided, as many places may not be wheelchair accessible and may be challenging for the physically handicapped. For Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hotline for international travelers at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or via the CDC’s Internet site, at http://www.cdc.gov/travel For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, please consult the World Health Organization’s (WHO) web site. All passengers are personally responsible to ensure that they are medically fit to travel.

AIRLINE GROUP BOOKING AND SEAT ASSIGNMENTS POLLINA TOURS makes the booking with the Group Department of the airline, which means all the group members must travel together to and from a common gateway, as one Group. The Group tickets are lower fare tickets and carry restrictions. The tickets are nonrefundable, non-transferrable, non–re-routable, and non-endorsable. Policies governing seat assignments for groups vary greatly by airline. Most airlines currently offer preferred seating, a system which allows them to charge additional fees for preferable seats. As a result, many seats displayed on airline seat maps are set aside for clients willing to pay additional fees for them. Some seats may only be accessible at airport check-in. Specific Seat assignments preferences are not guaranteed by Pollina Tours. Loss of assignments may occur, at any time, due to airline schedule changes, or even as a result of individual passengers making changes directly with airlines on their group seat assignments. In many cases, airlines will not assign seats for groups until the group booking is closed for ticketing usually 30 days prior to departure. At this time, Pollina Tours will do all possible to seat passengers together and in the best available seats. However, it may not be possible for Pollina Tours to assign seats of each passenger's personal choice. Once assigned, typically seats may only be changed at airport check-in. Domestic US flights, as well as flights within Europe, do not permit group seat assignments. Airline reservation agents are often prohibited from assisting with seat requests for Group Reservations from individual passengers.

GROUP HOTEL BOOKING POLLINA TOURS makes the booking of the hotel in the specified hotel in “Standard” twin-bedded (two single beds) rooms or “Standard” double bedded (one double bed) room with private facilities, unless you have specifically requested and paid for an upgraded room category. Special requests, such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability. Room selection in all cases, unless otherwise reserved, is strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis.

GROUP DINNER BOOKING: POLLINA TOURS make the reservation for the Group Dinner arrangements at the hotel or local restaurants based on the hotel or restaurant’s Buffet or Set dinner menu basis policy. All efforts are made to offer Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian menu choice to the Group members. However, Pollina Tours cannot make multiple dinner menu request based on each group members’ individual request, likings and disliking.

RESPONSIBILITYPollina Tours & Travel, Inc. and/or their agents give notice that all tickets, vouchers and the coupons issued by them and all arrangements for transportation or for conveyance/hotel accommodation, sightseeing, excursions, etc, made by them, as AGENTS of the passenger upon the express condition that they shall not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss , accident, death, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason or defect of any vehicle, or through the act or default of any person or company engaged in conveying or housing the passengers or in connection therewith, or of any hotel proprietor or employee. Pollina Tour and/ or their agents can accept no responsibility for cancellation penalties or losses or incidental expenses due to delay or change in schedules of airline, rail, motor coach, cruise or any transportation companies etc, hotel overbooking or default, sickness, injury, death, weather, strike, political or social unrest, disease, epidemic, pandemic, terrorism, natural calamities, quarantine or any other causes beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, its agents and suppliers of services. All such losses or incidental expenses will have to be borne by the passengers. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tour. Obtaining a suitable travel insurance policy to cover the medical and non-medical eventualities from any Travel Insurance company of your choice is solely the responsibility of each passenger/tourist booked on our tour. Pollina Tours & Travel reserves the right to accept or reject any person as tour participants, to expel any tour participants from the tour, to make changes in the itinerary whenever the company deems it is necessary for the comfort, safety and convenience of the participants or their agents/service providers. Although, all safety measures are taken by our suppliers to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe tour. However, our Service provider will require you to sign their responsibility form to not hold them responsible for any injury, accident, death, etc, caused to you during any adventure tourism activities, jungle safari, etc. which is beyond their control. All prices are quoted in US Dollars. The transportation, airlines, rail ,cruise, ferry companies, etc, concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or events during the time passengers are not on board their carriers and conveyance. The passenger’s contract in use by the airline carrier, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation company and the purchaser of the Tour(s) and/or passengers. Typically, check- in time at the hotels is 3:00 PM and check out time is 12 noon. Sequence of the itinerary is subject to change, due to circumstances beyond our control.