12D/11N Cultural Tour of Eastern Europe – Halal Tour

Prague (CZ)

After arrival you will immediately enjoy beauty of Prague, City of a Hundred Spires, a UNESCO monument and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. More than a thousand years of building has left architectural gems in Prague which millions of visitors come to admire every year. Powder Tower, The Old Town Hall with the famous Prague Astronomical Clock, Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Old Town square, St. Nicholas Church, Charles Bridge.

Another day you will visit famous Prague Castle with st.Vitus cathedral, Old Royal Palace, st. Georges Basilica, Golden lane with Daliborka tower and will enjoy the view of Petrin lookout tower.

In the afternoon you can cool your shopping fever in a number of modern shopping malls (Palladium, Nový Smíchov, Chodov, Arkády Pankrác, and more) or Pařížská Street, Prague’s most exclusive shopping avenue, home to many of the world’s top luxury brands.

Hluboká Chateau (CZ) – Holašovice (CZ) – Český Krumlov (CZ)

After leaving the Prague the first stop will be visiting of Neo-Gothic jewel of South Bohemia, Hluboká chateau. The castle owes its current appearance to the Schwarzenberg family and is often described as the most beautiful Czech castle.

 

Next you will stop in Holašovice, situated in the middle of the harmonious landscape of Southern Bohemia. It is surely the most charming village in the whole of the Czech Republic. The pride of this place is the wonderful Baroque farms set around the extensive village green, which even ensured inclusion of Holašovice in the UNESCO world heritage list.

After arriving to Český Krumlov, a true gem among UNESCO monuments. You will be captivated at first glance by the monumental panorama of the chateau here, which rises above the picturesque Renaissance architecture of the adjacent little town. Enjoy a night in this magical town.

Český Krumlov (CZ) – Melk Abbey (A) – Vienna (A)

Taking a guided tour of historic centre of Český Krumlov, with view of Castle, Kleť observatory and other major attractions. Thanks to its inimitable medieval character, leave you in no doubt as to why Český Krumlov is one of the gems included on the UNESCO list.

On the way to Vienna stop and enjoy view of Melk Abbey, a famous hilltop Benedictine Monastery.

After arriving to Vienna enjoy your free time by sightseeing and shopping.

Vienna (A)

Enjoy full-day guided tour of vienna. Owing to a long and fascinating history Vienna offers an immense variety of sights to be discovered with view of St. Michael’s square, Imperial palace, Hero square, Josefsplatz, New market, Emperor’s crypt, Mozart‘s last residence.

You can climb the 343 steps up to the tower and enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.

You will have opportunity to participate on Friday salah in beautiful Vienna mosque.

In the afternoon enjoy visit of Schönbrunn palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family, is one of Europe’s most impressive Baroque palace complexes

Designer outlet Pandorf (A) – Bratislava (SK) – Budapest (HU)

Visiting shopper´s paradise just 30 minutes from Vienna. Enjoy international brands, which range from casual fashion, sport, outdoor and shoes, up to accessories and lifestyle products. The more than 70 shops are managed by the brands themselves or their exclusive trade partners. On offer are the previous year’s fashions and sample parts that are always up to 70 % cheaper than the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices.

Arriving to Budapest. This city has several nicknames, one of them is the City of Spas. Indeed, there are so many natural warm spring waters under the city that Budapest has had several great thermal baths for many centuries. The Turkish baths along the river Danube are still functional and much favored. But more than a thousand years before the Turks, the Romans and even before them, the Celts have been enjoying the warm spring waters as baths, healing waters and drinks.

In the afternoon you will have opportunity to visit and use these unique warm baths.

Budapest (HU)

Situated on both banks of the Danube, Budapest unites the colorful hills of Buda and the wide, businesslike boulevards of Pest. Often described as the “Little Paris of Middle Europe”, Budapest is famous not only for the monuments reflecting its own 1,000-year-old culture, but also for the relics of others who settled here. Remains from both Roman occupation and much later ruled by the Turks can still be seen in the city. After the Ottoman Empire the union with Austria has a particular influence on the city’s form and style.

Admire the World Heritage sights of Buda Castle and the Castle District while enjoying a full-day guided tour with view of Matthias Church, Parliament Building, Heroes Square, Royal Palace and visiting Fisherman’s Bastion, famous panoramic viewing terrace with fairy tale towers.

 

Islam in Hungary has a long history, it started even before the Hungarian tribes settled down in the Carpathian basin. You will have opportunity to pray in Budapest mosque in the heart of Hungary. The gates of Budapest Mosque were first opened in Ramadan in  2011. Currently about 500 people pray in the mosque on every Friday. You will have opportunity to visit Budapest Mosque.

 Budapest (HU) – Vlkolínec (SK) – Zuberec (SK)

Via Banská Bystřica arriving at Vlkolínec, situated in the centre of Slovakia. It is a remarkably intact settlement of 45 buildings with the traditional features of a central European village. It is the region’s most complete group of these kinds of traditional log houses, often found in mountainous areas.

Arriving at Zuberec. Visiting the Outdoor Museum of Orava village that is meant to be the most beautiful museum of folk architecture in Europe. It is built on the banks of the rough river Studeny potok making an impression of really living village from the end of 19-th century. The Late Gothic wooden church of St Elizabeth is the dominant structure in the Museum of the Orava village. It stands in cemetery in the middle of wonderful mountain scenery. The church was originally built in the 19th century and moved here in the 20th century.

Enjoy evening halal barbeque at traditional accommodation Drevenica near Zuberec.

Zuberec (SK) –  Wieliczka (PL) – Krakow (PL)

You will have a unique opportunity to visit a salt mine operating constantly since the Middle Ages! It is one of the two such facilities in the world. Amazing microclimate, huge chambers and chapels hallowed in rock salt as well as underground lakes – all these things you can see during our long escapade through the mining walks. Wieliczka Salt Mine delights tourists from all over the world and is one of the greatest attractions located near Krakow. After arriving you will opportunity to visit Islamic centre of Krakow.

 Krakow (PL) – Vítkovice (CZ) – Olomouc (CZ)

Enjoy guided tour of historic centre of Krakow that was once the capital of the Polish Kingdom. We will visit the Old Town from its main medieval gate with view of Barbican, St. Mary’s Basilica, the Main Square, the Cloth Hall, to the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill. As the political and cultural heart of Poland through the 16th century, Wawel Castle is a potent symbol of national identity. You will see the most beautiful sights of Krakow, including the largest market in medieval Europe. After lunch stop and view at Katowice, Vítkovice Lower and evening arriving to Olomouc.

Olomouc (CZ) – Hradec Králové (CZ) – Kutná Hora (CZ)

Enjoy guided tour of  historic centre of Olomouc with view of Town Hall, Ceaser Fountain, Hercules Fountain, the Petras Palace, Moravian Theatre and The Holy Trinity Column. This column, which was included in the UNESCO monument list due to its historical and artistic value, is the largest free-standing Baroque sculpture in Central Europe.

In the afternoon you will have opportunity to visit Islamic centre of Hradec Králové.

After evening arriving to Kutná Hora you can enjoy your free time by sightseeing and shopping.

Kutná Hora (CZ) – Prague (CZ)

Enjoy guided tour of historic centre of Kutná Hora, the silver treasury and a true gem of the country. Architectural styles, unique buildings from various historical periods and a long history full of wine making. This is precisely what you will find in Kutná Hora, a city whose historical centre with the Cathedral of St. Barbara and Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary have been included in the UNESCO world heritage list. You will have a very unique opportunity to be welcomed by city mayor personally.

After the day full of new experience we will finally return back to Prague, where our trip will be completed.

  • Historical centers of old towns
  • Traditional villages and beautiful landscape
  • Shopping in Parndorf near Vienna, one of the biggest outlets in Eastern Europe
  • Thermal bath in Budapest
  • Salt mine in Wieliczka with undergound lakes and huge chambers
  • The most charming places of Eastern Europe
  • Personal meeting with city mayor of Kutná Hora
  • All services as mentioned above
  • Hotel accommodation in 4*/3* hotels
  • Bus transport for entire tour
  • 100% Halal Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner every day
  • English speaking guides for the tours
  • English speaking coordinator for entire tour provided by Monarchia Tours
  • Entrance fees except optional activities