EMPIRES TO DREAM
DAY 1 VIENNA
Arrival to Vienna Int. Airport and transfer to the hotel.
DAY 2 VIENNA
In the morning we will go for a sightseeing tour in Vienna. Driving around the Ringstrasse we will see the most outstanding buildings of the city, such as the Opera House, the Hofburg or Winter Palace, the Museum of Fine Arts and its twin Museum of Natural History, the Parliament, the City Hall or the Votive Church, among others.
We will continue with a pleasant walking tour through the center that will take us to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the narrow streets of the Jewish quarter, the house where Mozart lived or the Danube Canal, an area of street artists.
We will finish the visit with one of the most Viennese customs: having a coffee with a Sacher cake at one of popular coffee houses.
Afternoon at leisure and overnight in Vienna.
DAY 3 VIENNA
Free day to enjoy personal activities or take an optional excursion to the Danube Valley, where we will enjoy a boat ride on the river and a visit to the largest baroque abbey in Austria, Melk Abbey.
DAY 4 VIENNA – BUDAPEST
After breakfast we will depart to Hungary. Upon arrival in Budapest we will discover the city divided by the Danube River. On the one hand, the city of Buda located on top of the hill, in whose old town are the castle and the Fishermen’s Bastion, from which you can admire the panoramic view.
Then we descend from the hill to discover the Pest side, the new town, passing by the Andrassy Boulevard, the Opera House, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Great Synagogue and the Heroes’ Square. We finish the visit at the Great Market, where we can have a taste of typical specialties of the country.
In the evening, we will enjoy a boat ride on the river while admiring
the illuminations of the city.
DAY 5 BUDAPEST
Today we will discover some of the most beautiful spots along the Danube River on this full day excursion to its bend, which hides the jewels of St. Andreas, a village of
craftsmen; Visegrad, the former capital and royal residence; and Esztergom, a
Catholic center with its imposing cathedral.
DAY 6 BUDAPEST
Free day to enjoy personal activities, visit a spa or take a gastronomic tour of the Central Market and Ruin Pubs.
DAY 7 BUDAPEST– BRATISLAVA – PRAGUE
We continue our journey to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia and located on the banks of the Danube River. After a brief stop at the castle to enjoy the view, free time to discover the small but interesting historical center of the city.
Afterwards we will get on our tour to Prague. Arrival and accommodation.
DAY 8 PRAGUE
The visit of the city begins in the castle district, located up on a hill. Its main highlights are St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace, St. George’s Chapel and the Golden Street.
Going down we will reach the Mala Strana district (small town in its translation), which stands out for the narrow streets and typical buildings of the area. This leads us to the Charles Bridge, from which we will admire breathtaking views of the city while it takes us to the historic center to visit the Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter, Wenceslas Square, among other monuments.
Rest of the day at leisure and overnight.
DAY 9 PRAGUE
Free day for personal activities or take a beer tour (optional) or try a cooking course.
DAY 10 PRAGUE – ISTANBUL
Breakfast at the hotel and at the agreed time, transfer to Prague airport to board the flight to Istanbul. Arrival and accommodation.
DAY 11 ISTANBUL
Full day visit of the city that acts as a bridge between East and West.
Among its jewels we will visit the Hagia Sophia Cathedral, a masterpiece of Byzantine art and converted into a mosque again in August 2020; the Sultan
Ahmed Mosque, noted for its 6 minarets and better known as the “blue mosque” for the decoration in blue, white and green tiles; the Topkapi and Dolmabahçe Palaces; the subway cistern; the Galatea Bridge and Taksim Square. Stop for lunch (included) during the visit. Free evening.
DAY 12 ISTANBUL
Free day to enjoy Istanbul in its splendor. We recommend visiting the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar, or embark on a boat trip on the Bosphorus.
DAY 13 ISTANBUL – DUBAI
After breakfast and at the appointed time, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Dubai. Arrival and overnight.
DAY 14 DUBAI
In the morning, panoramic tour to discover the capital of one of the 7 emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Founded in the second half of the 18th century, Dubai was a fishing town until it became the international metropolis it is today. During the guided tour we will see this contrast between the traditional part, with the Jumeirah Mosque of 1979, the palace of Sheikh Sheikh Mohammed and the Al-Fahidi fort; and the modern part in which stands out above all the Burj Khalifa Tower, inaugurated in 2010 as the tallest building in the world with more than 800m.
In the afternoon we will depart to the desert for a safari in 4×4 cars.
During the safari we will see the fascinating landscape of dunes, flora and fauna, until we reach a Bedouin camp, where we can learn about their traditions and taste an authentic Bedouin dinner.
Return to Dubai and overnight.
DAY 15 DUBAI
Breakfast at the hotel and at the indicated time, transfer to the airport to board your flight back home.
- 14 nights accommodation including buffet breakfast
- Porterage service at the hotels
- Transfers upon arrival and departure
- English speaking tour director
- Deluxe coach
- Visits with licensed guides
- Entrances as per the program
- Flights as per itinerary, tourist class, including 1 luggage 23kgs
- A surprise invitation to a concert, cultural event or excursion