Central Europe & Croisiere 2018

  • Duration: 17 days

Flight Plan:

Algiers To Venise:
Departure 26 Jul Algiers Rome at 04h20 arrival at 07h10 Flight Number AZ 803
Continuation 26 Jul Rome Prague at 09h30 arrival at 11h20 Flight Number AZ 512

Return to Venice Algiers:
Departure 11 August Venice Rome at 16h20 arrival at 17h25 Flight Number AZ1462
Continuation 11 August Rome Algiers at 22h10 arrival at 23h05 Flight Number AZ 802

Day 1

PRAGUE

 

Prague, Czech Republic Praha, located in the heart of Central Europe, is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, as well as the capital of the historical region of Bohemia.

Transfer and installation at the Hotel.

 

The Grand Majestic Plaza Hotel

 

Located in one of the most attractive locations in the heart of Prague’s historic and commercial center, the Grand Majestic Plaza Hotel is a unique establishment in this beautiful historic city, as it can be a great choice for travelers to Prague.

The Grand Majestic Plaza Hotel is located a short walk from the famous Municipal House, Powder Tower, Republic Square and an attractive Palladium Shopping Center.

All major urban infrastructures as well as the myriad of tourist attractions and sites in the city, including the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter, Arte Decor Gallery, 100CLASS concept store, Fruko Shop … etc. are accessible on foot.

A 5-minute walk will take you to the nearest metro station, Place de la Republique and the tram.

Guests can choose from 196 stylish and spacious rooms that exude total peace and harmony, with very comfortable bedding and a spacious and equipped bathroom. The set is exemplary cleanliness. The very quiet, modern rooms come with individually controlled air conditioning, minibars, safes, desks and flat-screen LCD TVs with satellite channels, plus free Wi-Fi. Free flow, and complimentary coffee and tea facilities.

All rooms are non-smoking.

The well-stocked breakfast buffet is very varied, suitable for everyone, fresh produce, fruit, local dairy products, waffles on request, etc …

The open-air Atrium restaurant with a winter garden and an inner courtyard with a seating area, offers a varied international cuisine and also a choice of fine Czech specialties.

The staff is very professional, multilingual, respectful and discreet.

The establishment also offers various services:

Laundry service
Dry cleaning
Meeting rooms
Conciergerie
Reception room

The Grand Majestic Plaza Hotel has many facilities to make your stay in Prague even more rewarding.

Thanks to the wide range of leisure activities offered by the hotel, guests will have plenty to do during their stay. For those looking for comfort and convenience in Prague, leave your luggage at the Grand Majestic Plaza Hotel.

Day 2

City tour.


“The magical capital of Europe”, as André Breton wrote, has the capacity to carry the person who discovers it at the top of a romantic exaltation, sometimes close to pain. It is indeed a city full of magic, not only by the legendary presence of alchemists in the sixteenth century, but especially by the persistence of the traces of several cultures that have intermingled within its walls.

Nestled in the meanderings of the Vltava, one by one, a royal city, an imperial city, a dormant provincial town, then a renaissance capital of a modern state, Prague has become an image of the “mother of cities” An incomparable architectural and artistic heritage.

The musics of Mozart, Dvořák and Smetana haunt Prague’s promenades. On the background of glasses that collide, the cafes are still rattling disheveled debates of artists and intellectuals who renew ardently with their past confiscated by the more powerful neighbors.

Day 3

 Free day.

The historic city center was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1992

The city with its thousand towers and thousand bells (which is still the architectural feature of the city) has miraculously escaped the destruction of World War II and offers an architecture mixing pre-Romanesque, Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Rococo, Art Nouveau and Cubist styles .

The Old Town is one of the Prague districts characteristic of its harmonious blend of all the architectural styles of Europe. Its niche is the old square (Staroměstské náměstí), its town hall, Prague’s astronomical clock, its many hermetic themed houses, its baroque and neo-baroque palaces, and the famous Cubist house of the Black Madonna.

Day 4

After Prague, take the road to Vienna.

VIENNA

 

Vienna (pronounced vjɛn) is the capital of Austria. It is also a (Federated State), in German Bundesland Wien.

The city is located in the basin of Vienna, in the heart of Central Europe. Crossed by the Vienna which gave its name to the city and especially by the Danube. It was the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, as well as the Archduke of Austria, the Austrian Empire (1804-1866) and later the double monarchy, commonly known as Austria-Hungary (or Empire) Austro-Hungarian) (1867-1918), having been the center of the world crash of 1873.

Transfer and installation at the Hotel.

 

Mercure Josefshof Wien Hotel

 

Combining the historic charm of Vienna with today’s contemporary lifestyle, the Mercure Hotel Josefshof Wien welcomes you in a quiet street in the charming district of Josefstadt.

It’s the perfect place to enjoy Vienna and its surroundings. Guests can easily get around and enjoy all the benefits offered by this beautiful, vibrant city.

Its proximity to the famous sights such as the Vienna City Hall, the Parliament, the Museum Quarter, the Mariahilferstraße shopping street, the Hofburg, the theaters and the Vienna State Opera, the English Theater, the Wiener Residenzorchester, the Bürgerhaus ( Lange Gasse), the Auersperg Palace and the Palace of Justice (which can be visited freely), Rathaus (City Hall), Theater in der Josefstadt, Vienna Christmas Market, Volkstheater, Rathaus Park, Burgtheater, Volksgarten, Spittelberg, The Albertina Museum’s Graduate Art Collection, Stephansplatz, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Belvedere Palace, Südtirolerplatz, The nearby Rathaus metro station, Hotel near the Christmas Market (City Hall), give this establishment a unique charm .

The facilities and services provided by Mercure Josefshof Wien Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests and the discerning guest.

The hotel has a bar, a VIP area, a nice garden, a reception room and luggage storage. Even with a lot of luggage, the rooms are easily accessible thanks to a spacious lift. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Mercure Josefshof.

 The Mercure Hotel Josefshof Wien offers its guests 164 non-smoking, air-conditioned and tastefully furnished rooms, boasting the most modern standards and reflecting the classic Viennese style. Some rooms are inspired by the famous works of the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt of the Art Nouveau movement, guaranteeing a pleasant stay.

All rooms have a fridge with free mineral water, a telephone, a radio, satellite TV, free high-speed Wi-Fi and a safe. and an office.

All bathrooms come with a bath or shower, hairdryer, toiletries and a lighted make-up mirror.

The Mercure Hotel Josefshof Wien also offers rooms for disabled guests and rooms for allergy sufferers.

At this hotel you can enjoy a rich breakfast buffet from 07:00 to 12:00 with a wide range of coffee and tea, homemade cakes and breads, as well as fresh fruits and juices.

You can enjoy breakfast every day until noon in the beautiful breakfast room or in the beautiful garden of the hotel.

For dining, a few steps away are several restaurants, such as The Curry Island, Fromme Helene Restaurant and Alte Backstube.

The service includes shoe cleaning, dry cleaning, laundry, ironing service and wake up service.

The Reception, multilingual, very welcoming, open 24h / 24h, offers various services: Registration and quick payment, concierge service, luggage storage, ticket office, tour desk, airport shuttle, currency exchange, fax and photocopy, facilities for the disabled .

The hotel staff is very professional, very friendly, very welcoming and very discreet.

The hotel offers fantastic facilities designed to help you relax after an exhausting day in the city.

The excellent facilities and excellent location makes the Mercure Josefshof Wien Hotel the ideal base from which to explore Vienna.

Day 5

Visit of the city of Vienna.

For several years it has been ranked first in the Mercer index for the cost of living and quality of life among 221 cities around the world.

In 1958, Vienna shared the Europe prize with The Hague.

With a population of about 1.7 million, it is an important international political center, notably because of Austrian neutrality, as the OSCE, OPEC and various UN agencies such as the Agency International Atomic Energy Agency or UNIDO. It has also been the place of signing of a large number of international treaties, such as the Vienna Convention. Since 2001, the historic center of Vienna has also been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Vienna is divided into 23 districts divided on one side and the other on the Danube.

Day 6

Free day.

In Vienna, coffee is not just a place of rendezvous: it is a real institution. According to UNESCO, spending time at the table reading the newspaper and enjoying a pastry accompanied by a full-bodied espresso is officially a Viennese cultural pastime.

And to burn the calories contained in the tasting of the cake, there is nothing like a visit through which one discovers the astonishing traditional, modern and secessionist architecture of the city, embodied by the Imperial Palace, the National Opera, Am Steinhof church or the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna Art History Museum).

Vienna is the city of classical music and the opera par excellence. More than 400 balls are held in Vienna each winter, attracting some 300,000 enthusiasts from around the world. The Viennese balls offer the perfect scene for a dazzling and dreamy evening. From the ball of the Opera to the Bonbon Ball, there are balls for all tastes … and for all wallets.

Day 7

After Vienna, take the road to Venice.

VENICE

 

“See Venice and die .. why?” We would say better “See Venice and live to return there again and again”

Venice (Venezia in Italian) has this unique ability to cause astonishment every time you return. No cliché will ever make the atmosphere of its winding alleys, its plots, its canals and its churches.
Venice, the Serenissima, is a city born from the sea and turned towards the sea, which has always been able to fight to preserve its independence. From this glorious past, it has kept palaces and old houses which today are as many museums that testify to its superb oldness.
Venice is charming almost on every street corner, a strange mixture of the déjà-vu and the astonishment of the discovery, the postcard and the half word, a great plunge in the Middle Ages and, ‘At his table, a real carnival for the papilla

Transfer and installation at the Hotel.

 

Antigo Trovatore Hotel

 

Hotel Antigo Trovatore Venice is located in the very center of the city, 150 meters from St. Mark’s Square, close to various vaporetto lines and close to the Zaccaria Vaporetto stop (water bus) which serves the train station. of Santa Lucia.

Nearby points of interest also include Christmas Shop Venice, Magie di Carnevale and Garcia Varona Leidy laura.

The excellent location of the Hotel Antigo Trovatore Venice in the cultural, tourist and shopping area of ​​Venice makes it an ideal place to relax, away from work.

From here, guests can easily get around and enjoy all the benefits offered by this beautiful city. For visits and outings, no need to look far!
The hotel is surrounded by the most popular shops, cafes and restaurants in Venice.

This district (Castello) is an ideal choice for travelers interested in museums, tourism, culture and exploring the old town.

The Hotel Antigo Trovatore Venice has many facilities to make your stay in Venice even more rewarding.

It offers air-conditioned rooms with facilities ensuring a level of comfort without equal.

Soberly decorated, clean with very correct bedding. Some rooms have access to a shared terrace overlooking the 16th-century Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Bell Tower, and all feature satellite TVs, high-speed WiFi, refrigerators and free Wi-Fi. A private bathroom with a hairdryer.

With a friendly and multilingual staff, the reception is active 24 hours a day, accessible to people with disabilities, providing luggage storage and bookings for excursions. WiFi connection in common areas.

The hotel is non-smoking. Multilingual staff, professional, very attentive and very welcoming. Access allowed to Animals.

Good breakfast served as a buffet.

The Hotel Antigo Trovatore Venice is the perfect place to stay for travelers looking for charm, elegance and comfort. In the very center of Venice, ideal for walking in the early morning and late at night, when most tourists will be gone.

Day 8

City tour.

During eleven centuries (697-1797), it was the capital of the Republic of Veneto. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the city was a great maritime power. Thanks to its links with Asia and the Near East, which was initiated by the merchant and explorer Marco Polo, it also became one of the most important commercial centers in Europe, including silk, cereals and spices . Finally, it is a major cultural center, from the 13th to the end of the 17th century, including the painters of the Venetian School (Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto), and for music, Carlo Goldoni and Antonio Vivaldi are the main representatives .

The city is visited by 177 canals (the most important of which is the Grand Canal) and 455 bridges (most often arched to let the boats pass). It has 123 churches and extends over 118 islands located between the mouth of the Adige (to the south) and the Piave (to the north).

Day 9

Free day.

The historical center is entirely pedestrian, the canals acting as roads, and the various boats which cross only the Grand Canal, the Giudecca Canal and the lagoon around the city, are the means of public transport. Venice is a unique city where one travels almost exclusively on foot.

There are also water taxis – small motorized boats that can carry from eight to ten people – and “gondolas” – small light oars. The private transport of Venetians by motorized or oars is limited to Sunday excursions. Venice is a unique city in the world that everyone should visit. A place that will always succeed in astonishing the visitor, whenever he returns, thanks to the atmosphere and the emotions that emanate from it. The images of its extraordinary past, its streets, alleys, bridges, squares and courtyards will never fail to enchant us.

Venice is a tourist destination throughout the year and in summer the city is packed with people.

Day 10

Embarkation at the Cruise Port of  Venice

The DreamCruise in the Mediterranean

 

Rhapsody of the seas

 

Like all Royal Carribbean International ships built in France, the Rhapsody of the Seas also has its gigantic atrium that contains two metal lift cages serving all bridges. A circular canopy allows the sunlight to enter, while at each deck decorated with white cornices, it is possible to contemplate the view from this space. A metallic sculpture is also suspended in a vacuum. This place is very lively and offers disco-themed evenings or acrobatic shows with artists suspended in a vacuum.

The main equipment and services of the ship

 

Main restaurants

• At the stern of bridges 04 and 05 you will find the main restaurant of the ship named Aquarius. This elegant dining room with columns and white cornices has navy-colored armchairs and has a gigantic chandelier in the center. From the upper floor, you can reach the lowest level by a staircase where a piano is at its end. It is available for the three daily meals, and the dishes served are of Indian or Chinese influences but also French, Italian and American.

• If you prefer to have a relaxed meal and prepare your meals, you can go to the Windjammer Café which is located at the front of the bridge 09 and offers all kinds of dishes divided into different themes on different displays. You can sit in one of the blue armchairs for delicious dishes.

• The Park Café is located in the relaxing setting of the solarium. It is a self-service where you can choose between salads, pastries or cookies as well as sandwiches.

Activities on board

• At the front of bridges 04 and 05, you will find the Masquerade theater where you will come to applaud every evening, a spectacle new and entertaining. On stage, as the days went by, dancers, singers and acrobats succeeded each other. You will be able to sit in the chestnut armchairs of the parterre, whose files resemble waves, or on the balcony. If you pay attention, you will see a bronze statue of Romeo, inviting her to be her Juliet.

• In the middle of Bridge 06, the Centrum Shops is a space that includes several small shops on either side of a light alley with black marble floor. You can find duty-free items such as alcohol, tobacco or perfume, but also watches and jewelery, designer clothes, As well as products stamped with the company’s trademark.

• The Casino Royale

• The Some Enchanted Evening Lounge is a lounge located at the stern of the bridge 06 reminding us of a cabaret.

• You will be able to enjoy the library. It also has carpet-covered tables for card games as well as chess games.

• The ship has an Internet cafe named Royal Caribbean Online.

• In the middle of the ship, in the glasshouse called Viking Crown Lounge, you will find a large panoramic lounge with mauve armchairs and beige benches. In the evening, this place turns into a discotheque above the waves with a dance floor to ignite and its bar where it is possible to take drinks.

• The ship’s pools are located at deck 09.

• The Adventure Ocean room, the space dedicated to young passengers aged 3 to 11, is located at the front of Bridge 12.

• The 12-17 year olds will be at the Teens Club.

• A nursery with daycare is also available for children aged 6 months to 2 years.

• Also available nearby, an arcade video arcade open 24 hours a day.

Sports and well-being

• Vitality at sea. The wellness area of ​​the ship includes massage rooms.

• Sports room.

• For other sports activities, you can run on the jogging track on deck 10 or play a game of table tennis. Volleyball matches can be organized in the pool.

• Finally, for climbing, a wall of 9 meters is provided for this purpose.

Day 11

At Sea: Enjoy The Ship

Take the time to recharge yourself during this day at sea. Enjoy the spa, relax by the pool or take part in our extraordinary activities on board. This day is under the sign of relaxation and exploration of the ship.

Day 12

Katakolon

 

Katakolon is a village-port on the southwestern part of Greece. It is the gateway to the sea from the famous ancient Olympia, homeland of the Olympic Games. Every year, hundreds of cruise ships and more than a million cruisers visit Katakolon this place. Katakolon is the second busiest cruises port in Greece, after the port of Piraeus, according to recent statistics.

Katakolon itself is a village with few inhabitants [around 600] that has been developed in recent years thanks to tourism. Many shops have opened for the purpose of serving cruise passengers calling at Katakolon, but the main reason for such a stopover is Olympia. Katakolon port is also the starting point to discover the area around, such as the seaside resort of Kouruta, the Mercouri cellar, the Kayafas beach and its lake, Pyrgos capital city of the region and other nearby beaches such as Agios Andreas, Levendochori etc.

If we want to describe Katakolon we should say that it is formed by three parallel streets:

The first that is in front of the sea is pedestrian and the are located the majority of taverns, some restaurants, cafes and some souvenir shops. In this street you can relax, just in front of the harbor enjoy a coffee or an ouzo with direct views of the typical small boats of sinners, the sea and also take a picture remote from your cruise ship.

The main street is the second is also with the majority of small shops. There you can find souvenir shops [mainly], Greek art shops [contemporary and old replicas], two mini-markets, shops offering local products, an internet café, leather goods, hand-made artifacts, icons Greek, a small local and international press store …

On the third and less crowded street you will find most of the houses as well as some shops, taverns, a “kafenion” and a bakery. This street is nice for those who want to see beyond the tourist part of Katakolon, discover the charm and simplicity of this humble fishing port and why not buy hot bread from the bakery!

Day 13

Santorin

 

Santorini offers one of the most striking natural spectacles of the Mediterranean.

The only Cycladic island (with Milos, less spectacular) of volcanic origin, it is unlike any other. Its geology bears witness to one of the most violent eruptions of the last 10,000 years, many of which believe that it is at the origin of the myth of Atlantis. The tidal wave created would have decimated the merchant and war fleets of the Minoan Empire, as well as a good part of the Cretan coastal cities.

When calm returned, Santorini, previously almost round, was now a crescent moon, enclosing an 83 km² flooded caldera, one of the largest in the world.

The arrival to Santorini by boat is unforgettable. Opposite the bow of the ferry stands a high cliff 200 to 300 m high, a real geological section where the layers of slag and ash are superimposed. Sents, steps, small narrow roads, a cable car climb boldly. On the opposite side, the island slopes gently towards the sea, to beaches of gray or black sand, sown with pumice stone or pebbles. From this gigantic geological curiosity emerges an atmosphere both bizarre and threatening.

And today, the last geological stratum takes the appearance of a layer of concrete, consisting of a string of shops and hotels … The overcrowding threatens in Santorini, the water is lacking and, in season (and here, it lasts longer than elsewhere …), room prices exceed any measure.

Remains, however, the inalienable spectacle of the island volatilized, the brute strength of the volcano still palpable. One of the great sites to have seen once in his life.

Day 14

At Sea: Enjoy The Ship

Take the time to recharge yourself during this day at sea. Enjoy the spa, relax by the pool or take part in our extraordinary activities on board. This day is under the sign of relaxation and exploration of the ship.

Day 15

Kotor

 

Montenegro is certainly the last hidden gem of the Mediterranean, and more precisely of the Adriatic. The mouths of Kotor (Boka Kotorska) are one of the great treasures of this small country, the southernmost of the fjords of Europe, which forms a penetrating cut for 28 km inland. The coastal towns, like Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, cultivate a discreet charm, marked by the Venetian imprint of the Renaissance and that of the Austrian Baroque.

Day 16

Split

 

Another pearl of the Croatian Riviera: Split … A place really apart. Imagine an old town of about 3,000 inhabitants (209,000 for the whole city), housed in the remains of a grandiose palace that belonged to Emperor Diocletian (3rd century BC). ).

Split makes the epochs crash, dialogue civilizations, without being a city-museum. On the contrary! Stroll along the streets, lose yourself to enjoy the sweetness of the place: especially in the evening, the atmosphere is fantastic. Spend at least a good day and a night walking around the place.

Finally, within reach of boat, are some of the most beautiful islands in Croatia,

Like Brac, Hvar, Vis and Korcula. Do not forget your swimsuit !

Day 17

Landing at the port of Venice.

 

After lunch transfer to the airport direction Algiers and back to the country.

 

Hoping to have the honor of counting you among our clients

 

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