Sunday, June 11, 2017

Europe (Eastern) 2017

" My 14 days 11 nights package tour to Eastern Europe covering Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia , Hungary & Austria organized by Roystar Travel & Tours from 28/5 to 10/6/2017 in late Spring season - my 6th visit to Europe "

Travel Itinerary: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Ho Chi Minh > Frankfurt (Germany) > Nuremberg (Germany) > Prague (Czech Republic) > Wroclaw (Poland) > Warsaw (Poland) > Krakow (Poland) > Bratislava (Slovakia) > Budapest (Hungary) > Vienna (Austria) > Salzburg (Vienna) > Innsbruck (Vienna) > Neuschwanstein (Vienna) > Frankfurt (Germany) > Hanoi (Vietnam) > Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Total expenses incurred (14 days 11 nights) : Rm8,318 + Euro$120 = Rm8,900 (Euro$1,831)

Roystar Travel package tour fee inclusive of discount, airfare, airport taxes, tipping - RM8,198
Travel Insurance: Rm120
Food & sundries : Euro$40
Optional tours (Budapest cruise & Swarovski Crystal World) - Euro$80
Exchange Rate : Euro$1=Rm4.86

Total distance travelled involving 6 countries (ground transport provided by Roystar Travel) : approx. 3,534km

Frankfurt > Nuremberg (290km)
Nuremberg > Prague (303km)
Prague > Wroclaw (325km)
Wroclaw > Warsaw (347km)
Warsaw > Wieliczka Salt Mines > Krakow (370km + 15km)
Krakow > Bratislava (454km)
Bratislava > Budapest (200km)
Budapest > Vienna (243km)
Vienna > Salzburg (296km)
Salzburg > Innsbruck (163km)
Innsbruck > Neuschwanstein Castle > Frankfurt (528km)

Travel Highlights:

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Touring countries - Germany,Czech, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary,Austria

1) Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt Train Station

2) Nuremberg, Germany

Old Town of  Nuremburg

3) Prague, Czech Republic

Historic Centre of Prague (UNESCO)

4) Wroclaw, Poland

Old Town, Wroclaw

Centennial Hall, Wroclaw (UNESCO)

5) Warsaw, Poland

Old Town, Warsaw (UNESCO)

6) Krakow, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mines, Krakow (UNESCO)

Historic Centre of  Krakow (UNESCO)

7) Bratislava, Slovakia

8) Budapest, Hungary

Budapest (UNESCO)
Buda Castle (UNESCO)

Heroes' Square (UNESCO)

9) Vienna, Austria

Palace & Gardens of Schonbrun, Vienna (UNESCO)

Historic Centre of Vienna (UNESCO)

10) Salzburg, Austria

Old Town, Salzburg (UNESCO)
11) Innsbruck, Austria

Golden Roof, Old Town, Innsbruck

12) Neuschwanstein Castle, Austria

13) Optional Tour - Evening cruise (1 hr) along Danube River in Budapest, Hungary

14) Optional Tour - explore crystal in all its facets in Swarovski Crystal World Museum in Wattens, Austria

KM Cheng's group of 8 tour members for this Eastern Europe trip from Subang Jaya, USJ & Taman Equine

Simon, Mary, Miss Liew, Boey, Soon Mae, KM, Seet Mei & Soon Hoh

D-1 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia & Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Kuala Lumpur > Ho Chi Minh - 1,049km; HCM > Frankfurt - 9,638

Day 1 - Assemble at KLIA for our flight to Frankfurt via a transit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur > Frankfurt by Vietnam Airlines departing Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Malaysia 20.00 to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam & transit in Ho Chi Minh 22.55 arriving Frankfurt, Germany 06.30 - a 14 hrs flight !

1) Boarding Vietnam Airlines flight from KLIA airport, Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City (20.00>21.00)

2) Boarding Vietnam Airlines flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Frankfurt, Germany ( 22.55>06.30)

3) Hoi Chi Minh Airport, Vietnam

In flight meals on board the Vietnam Airlines ( fish fillets, pork, chicken, fried rice, bread, noodles, desserts, fresh salads, coffee & tea, wines & juices etc ) - taste good lah !

D-2 Frankfurt & Nuremberg, Germany

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Nuremburg Map (Germany)

Day 2 sightseeing - Roystar's Tour Itinerary quotes " Arrive today in Frankfurt, proceed to Nuremberg city for orientation tour of this medieval city surrounded by well reserved walls ram parts with its many squares, beautiful fountains and international court, then we continue our journey to cross into Czech Republic and pass Pilsen, famous for its beer to the historical Golden city of Prague "

1) Frankfurt Airport Terminal 2 for Vietnam Air arrivals

2) Our tour bus, a Hungarian registered vehicle

Distance from Frankfurt > Nuremburg - 290km

3) Nuremberg, Germany

Day 2 - Meals in Prague

1) Breakfast on board the plane

2) Lunch at own expense in Nuremburg

3) Dinner at Taiwan Restaurant, Prague

Day 2 - 1st night hotel accommodation at Plaza Alta Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic 

My Good Old Days Backpacking in Germany

Munich (2014)

Berlin (2010)

Potsdam, (UNESCO)