12Days 10Nights Imperial of Eastern Europe (Germany / Czech Republic / Poland / Hungary / Austria)
Day 1 Kuala Lumpur ~ Doha ~ Berlin, Germany
QR 853 ( 0205 / 0510 ) – 8h05m + QR 081 ( 0700 / 1135 ) – 6h35m
Is a historical edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house the Imperial Diet, of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Diet until 1933, when it was severely damaged after it was set on fire. After World War II, the building fell into disuse; the parliament of the German Democratic Republic met in the Palast der Republik in East Berlin, while the parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany met in the Bundeshaus in Bonn.
Is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. It consists of a 19,000 m2 (4.7-acre) site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or “stelae”, arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 2.38 m (7 ft 10 in) long, 0.95 m (3 ft 1 in) wide and vary in height from 0.2 to 4.7 m (7.9 in to 15 ft 5.0 in). They are organized in rows, 54 of them going north–south, and 87 heading east–west at right angles but set slightly askew.
Is a locality within the borough of Mitte, in central Berlin (Germany). Notable for the great and homonymous urban park, before German reunification, it was a part of West Berlin. Until Berlin’s 2001 administrative reform, Tiergarten was also the name of a borough, consisting of the current Bezirk of Tiergarten plus Hansaviertel and Moabit. A new system of road and rail tunnels runs under the park towards Berlin’s main station in nearby Moabit.
Is an 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlin, and one of the best-known landmarks of Germany. It is built on the site of a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg an der Havel.
|【Berlin City Wall】
Was a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989.Constructed by the German Democratic Republic , starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989.Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and was completed in 1992.
Was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. GDR leader Walter Ulbricht agitated and maneuvered to get the Soviet Union’s permission to construct the Berlin Wallin 1961 to stop Eastern Bloc emigration westward through the Soviet border system, preventing escape across the city sector border from communist East Berlin into free West Berlin.
|【The Story of Berlin (include entrance)】
An interactive museum of the capital for visitors to explore the 800 years of Berlin history. Each theme room designed individually and equipped with modern multimedia technology for all visitors to experience the everyday life of the people of Berlin during different eras. A guided tour through an original nuclear bomb shelter from the cold war below the Kurfurstendamm which still can be used by 3,600 persons, in case of an emergency.
|Breakfast: MOB // Lunch: German Cuisine // Dinner: German Cuisine|
|Hotel: Berlin. Andels or SML|
Day 2 Berlin (193km) ~ Dresden (151km) ~ Prague, Czech Republic
In Dresden, Germany, is a large mural of a mounted procession of the rulers of Saxony. It was originally painted between 1871 and 1876 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Wettin Dynasty, Saxony’s ruling family. In order to make the work weatherproof, it was replaced with approximately 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles between 1904 and 1907. With a length of 102 metres (335 ft), it is known as the largest porcelain artwork in the world.
|【Semper Opera House】
The building is located near the Elbe River in the historic centre of Dresden, Germany. The opera house was originally built by the architect Gottfried Semper in 1841. After a devastating fire in 1869, the opera house was rebuilt, partly again by Semper, and completed in 1878. The opera house has a long history of premieres, including major works by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.
Is one of the oldest buildings in Dresden. For almost 400 years, it has been the residence of the electors (1547–1806) and kings (1806–1918) of Saxony of the Albertine line of the House of Wettin. It is known for the different architectural styles employed, from Baroque to Neo-renaissance.
Is a Lutheran church in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. An earlier church building was Roman Catholic until it became Protestant during the Reformation, and was replaced in the 18th century by a larger Baroque Lutheran building. It is considered an outstanding example of Protestant sacred architecture, featuring one of the largest domes in Europe. It now also serves as a symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies.
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: German Cuisine // Dinner: Czechs Cuisine|
|Hotel: Prague. Clarion Congress or SML|
Day 3 Prague
|【Old Royal Palace】
Its history dates back to the 12th century and it is designed in the Gothic and Renaissance styles. Its Vladislav Hall is used for inaugurations, being the most important representative hall in the country. It is also home to a copy of the Czech crown.
|【St Vitus Cathedral】
Is a Roman Catholic metropolitan cathedral in Prague, the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. Up to 1997, the cathedral was dedicated only to Saint Vitus, and is still commonly named only as St. Vitus Cathedral.This cathedral is an excellent example of Gothic architecture and is the biggest and most important church in the country. Located within Prague Castle and containing the tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors, the cathedral is under the ownership of the Czech government as part of the Prague Castle complex.
|【St George A Basilica】
Is the oldest surviving church building within Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic. The basilica was founded by Vratislaus I of Bohemia in 920. It is dedicated to Saint George.The basilica was substantially enlarged in 973 with the addition of the Benedictine St. George’s Abbey. It was rebuilt following a major fire in 1142. The Baroque façade dates from the late 17th century.
Is a street situated at the Prague Castle, Czech Republic. Its name is connected with 16th centuryalchemists, who had to look there, according to legends, for a reaction to produce gold. Even though the lane was temporarily called the Street of Alchemists or Alchemists’ Alley, alchemists have never worked or lived there.Golden Lane consist of tiny colored houses. Nowadays there are many souvenir shops in the houses and there is a medieval museum of armory within the former 14th-century fortification accessible from the Golden Lane.
|【St Charles Bridge】
Is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge built 1158–1172 that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342. This new bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge or the Prague Bridge but has been the “Charles Bridge” since 1870.
Is a medieval settlement of Prague, Czech Republic. It was separated from the outside by a semi-circular moat and wall, connected to the Vltava river at both of its ends. The moat is now covered up by the streets (from north to south-west) which remain the official boundary of the cadastral community of Old Town.
| 【Tyn Cathedral】
The Church of Mother of God before Týn , often translated as Church of Our Lady before Týn, is a dominant feature of the Old Town of Prague, Czech Republic, and has been the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century. The church’s towers are 80 m high and topped by four small spires.
An astronomical clock is a clock with special mechanisms and dials to display astronomical information, such as the relative positions of the sun, moon, zodiacal constellations, and sometimes major planets.
|【St Nicholas Cathedral】
Is a Baroque church in the Lesser Town of Prague. It was built between 1704-1755 on the site where formerly a Gothic church from the 13th century stood, which was also dedicated to Saint Nicholas.
|【Prague Castle area (include entrance)】
The largest castle area in the world with three courtyards. The castle buildings represent the architectural style of the last millennium such as Bohemia, Romanesque and Gothic styles.
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Own Arrangement // Dinner: Czech Cuisine|
|Hotel : Prague . Clarion Congress or SML|
Day 4 Prague (460km) ~ Wieliczka ~ Krakow
|【Wieliczka Salt Mine Museum (include entrance)】
The oldest salt enterprise on Polish land dating back to the middle Ages. For centuries, it was the source of the country’s wealth and material foundation of its culture.
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Own Arrangement // Dinner: Polish Cuisine|
|Hotel: Krakow. Galaxy or SML|
Day 5 Krakow
Is a research university founded in 1364 by Casimir III the Great in Kraków. It is the oldest university in Poland, the second oldest university in Central Europe and one of the oldest universities in the world. It was ranked by QS World University Rankings as the best Polish university among the world’s top 500 and by the ARWU as the best Polish higher-level institution.
Is a fortified architectural complex erected over many centuries atop a limestoneoutcrop on the left bank of the Vistula river in Kraków, Poland, at an altitude of 228 metres above sea level.
Is a castle residency built at the behest of King Casimir III the Great, who reigned from 1333 to 1370, and consists of a number of structures situated around the central courtyard.The Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Hill constitute the most historically and culturally important site in Poland.
Is a Roman Catholic church located on Wawel Hill in Kraków, Poland. More than 900 years old, it is the Polish national sanctuary and traditionally has served as coronation site of the Polish monarchs as well as the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Kraków.
Is the historic central district of Kraków, Poland. It is one of the most famous old districts in Poland today and was the center of Poland’s political life from 1038 until King Sigismund III Vasa relocated his court to Warsaw in 1596.The entire medieval old town is among the first sites chosen for the UNESCO’s original World Heritage List, inscribed asCracow’s Historic Centre. The old town is also one of Poland’s official national Historic Monuments (Pomnik historii) chosen in the first round, as designated September 16, 1994, and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.
|【Cloth Market Hall】
In Kraków, Lesser Poland, dates to the Renaissance and is one of the city’s most recognizable icons. It is the central feature of the main market square in the Kraków Old Town (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978).
|【Auschwitz Concentration Camp (include entrance) 】
The largest Nazi concentration and extermination camps establish in Nazi German era.
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Polish Cuisine // Dinner: Polish Cuisine|
|Hotel: Krakow. Galaxy or SML|
Day 6 Krakow (395km) ~ Budapest, Hungary
The capital city of Hungary, which straddles the wide Danube River via the breathtaking scenery along the Tatra Mountain of Slovakia.
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Own Arrangement // Dinner: Hungarian Goulash with Folklore show|
|Hotel: Budapest. Novotel or SML|
Day 7 Budapest
Is one of the major squares in Budapest, Hungary, noted for its iconic statue complex featuring the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars and other important national leaders, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
|【St Stephen Basilica】
Is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (c 975–1038), whose supposed right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was the sixth largest church building in Hungary before 1920. Since the renaming of the primatial see, it’s the co-cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest. Today, it is the third largest church building in present-day Hungary.
Which translates to House of the Country orHouse of the Nation), also known as the Parliament of Budapest for being located in that city, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. It lies in Lajos Kossuth Square, on the bank of the Danube. It is currently the largest building in Hungary and still the tallest building in Budapest.
【Danube River Cruise】
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Chinese Cuisine // Dinner: Hungarian Cuisine|
|Hotel: Budapest. Novotel or SML|
Day 8 Budapest (197km) ~ Parndorf Outlet, Austria (48km) ~ Vienna
It is home to over 150 stores and 600 designer brands, including all the fashion heavyweights; Escada, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Bally, Aigner and many more. (Closed on Sunday)
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Own Arrangement // Dinner: Austrian Cuisine|
|Hotel: Vienna. Hilton or SML|
Day 9 Vienna (295km) ~ Salzburg
|【St Charles Church】
Is a baroque church located on the south side of Karlsplatz in Vienna, Austria. Widely considered the most outstanding baroque church in Vienna, as well as one of the city’s greatest buildings, Karlskirche is dedicated to Saint Charles Borromeo, one of the great counter-reformers of the sixteenth century.
Is an opera house – and opera company – with a history dating back to the mid-19th century. It is located in the centre of Vienna, Austria. It was originally called the Vienna Court Opera. In 1920, with the replacement of the Habsburg Monarchy by the First Republic of Austria, it was renamed the Vienna State Opera. The members of the Vienna Philharmonic are recruited from its orchestra.
Is the former imperial palace in the centre of Vienna, Austria. Part of the palace forms the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria. Built in the 13th century and expanded in the centuries since, the palace has housed some of the most powerful people in European and Austrian history, including monarchs of the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was the principal imperial winter residence, as Schönbrunn Palace was their summer residence.
In Vienna is where the two houses of the Austrian Parliament conduct their sessions. The building is located on the Ringstraße boulevard in the first district Innere Stadt, near Hofburg Palace and the Palace of Justice. It was built to house the two chambers of the Imperial Council (Reichsrat), the bicameral legislature of the Cisleithanian (Austrian) part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Since its construction, the Parliament Building has been the seat of these two houses, and their successors—the National Council and the Federal Council —of the Austrian legislature.
(City Park) in Vienna, Austria is a large municipal park that extends from the Ringstraße in the Innere Stadtfirst district up to theHay Market) in the Landstraße third district. The park is divided in two sections by theWienfluss (Vienna River), and has a total surface area of 65,000 square metres (28 acres). Scattered throughout the park are statues of famous Viennese artists, writers, and composers, including Hans Canon, Emil Jakob Schindler, Johann Strauss II,Franz Schubert, and Anton Bruckner. The opulent Kursalon building on Johannesgasse, with its broad terrace that reaches into the park, is the site of popular waltz concerts.
|【St Stephen Cathedral】
Is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and was largely initiated by Duke Rudolf IV (1339–1365) and stands on the ruins of two earlier churches, the first a parish church consecrated in 1147. The most important religious building in Vienna, St. Stephen’s Cathedral has borne witness to many important events in Habsburg and Austrian history and has, with its multi-coloured tile roof, become one of the city’s most recognizable symbols.
|【Hundertwasserhaus (OUTVIEW) 】
Is an apartment house in Vienna, Austria, built after the idea and concept of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser with architect Joseph Krawina as a co-author. This expressionist landmark of Vienna is located in the Landstraße districton the corner of Kegelgasse and Löwengasse.
|【Schonbrunn Palace (include entrance)】
The most important cultural monuments in Austria. The palace and gardens illustrate the taste, interests and aspirations of the successive Habsburg monarchs.
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Thai Cuisine // Dinner: Austrian Cuisine|
|Hotel: Salzburg. Ramada or SML|
Day 10 Salzburg (145km) ~ Munich, Germany
|【Birthplace of Mozart (include entrance)】
The place where the genius musician Mozart was born, the building containing his historic instruments, documents, memorabilia and some of the portraits painted during his lifetime.
With its famous winged Pegasus; Fountain of “Sound of Music”. Vienna, the capital city of Austria. Mirabell Palace is a historical building in the city of Salzburg, Austria. The palace with its gardens is a listed cultural heritage monument and part of the Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Is the heart of the city of Munich. In the Middle Ages, the square used to be a market place as well as the site where tournaments and festivities took place.
Is a beer hall in Munich, Germany, originally built in 1589 by Bavarian Duke Maximilian I as an extension of the Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in München brewery. The general public was admitted in 1828 by Ludwig I. The building was completely remodeled in 1897 by Max Littmann when the brewery moved to the suburbs. All of the rooms except the historic beer hall were destroyed in the World War II bombings. The reopening of the Festival Hall in 1958 marked the end of the post-war restoration work.
Is a Roman Catholic church in the inner city of Munich, southern Germany. It is also the oldest church in the district.Before the foundation of Munich as a city in 1158, there had been a pre-Merovingian church on this site. 8th century monks lived around this church on a hill called Petersbergl. At the end of the 12th century a new church in the Bavarian Romanesque style was consecrated, and expanded in Gothic style shortly before the great fire in 1327, which destroyed the building. After its reconstruction the church was dedicated anew in 1368.
|【Twin onion-domed Frauenkirche】
Is a church in theBavarian city of Munich that serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising and seat of its Archbishop. It is a landmark and is considered a symbol of the Bavarian capital city.
|【 Funf Hofe】
Is a shopping arcade in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
|Breakfast: Hotel // Lunch: Own Arrangement // Dinner: German Cuisine|
|Hotel: Munich. Novotel or SML|
Day 11 Munich ~ Doha QR 058 ( 1745 / 0120+1 ) – 5h35m
|【BMW Museum (include entrance)】
It offers a fascinating presentation of the company, brand and product history of BMW. About 125 of the brand’s most valuable and attractive automobiles, motorcycles and engines are displayed on a surface area of 5,000 m².
Day 12 Doha ~ Kuala Lumpur QR 846 ( 0230 / 1500 ) – 7h30m
★Special Cuisine: German Currywurst, Hungarian goulash, Austrian Schnitzel & Tafelspitz, Apple strudel, German Pork Knuckle & Weiswurst
★Local meals include 1 drink (choices: coffee or tea)