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RYBAK EUROPE TOUR -- SEPT. 10 - 23, 2018 - Itinerary

RYBAK EUROPE TOUR -- SEPT. 10 - 23, 2018 - Itinerary

Chris & Edita RYBAK EUROPE TOUR

September 10 – 23, 2018

Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Italy and
Mediterranean Cruise (Italy, Greece, Albania, Croatia)
FUN & ADVENTUROUS TOUR, WITH PARTIES, CRUISES, SLIVOVICE & ACCORDION MUSIC!!!

JOIN US FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME!

Monday, September 10
Depart from Houston Airport and fly in the direction of Europe, Czech Republic, Prague.

Tuesday, September 11
Arrival in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, The luxury bus with attendant team (including your tour guide) will be waiting for you at the
airport to take you to the hotel, where you can enjoy some rest. In the evening, we will take a 2-hour dinner cruise on the Vltava River with buffet
where you can see the
sights of Prague beautifully illuminated at night!
You will see Prague Castle, Vysehrad-Upper Castle, National Theatre and
other sights of Prague. We'll have a party with accordion music too … It's truly an unforgettable experience!!!


Wednesday September 12
Today we will tour the city of Prague. You can choose between two options of sightseeing tours.

FIRST OPTION is tour the traditional must see sights of Prague: Guided walking tour of Prague beginning with Prague Castle and then on to St. Vitus Cathedral, Hradcany Quarter, and the Church of Our Lady Victorious which houses the famous wax statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. We will walk across the famous 14th century Charles Bridge and continue on to Old Town Square to see the Astronomical clock.

SECOND OPTION is a tour which will start with Vysehrad (Upper Castle), original seat of the Premyslid Dynasty, the first ruling dynasty on the throne of the Czech country, Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Slavin - cemetery of honor where famous personalities of the Czech nation are buried. Then the bus will take us to the downtown area to start a walking tour with Wallenstein Garden, one of the most beautiful gardens in Prague. Then continue on to Bethlehem Chapel across the famous Charles Bridge. Bethlehem Chapel was founded in 1391 as a church where services could be held in the Czech language. Then continue on to Old Town Square to see the Astronomical clock.

The rest of the day agenda is same for both tours. We will end up the tour around lunchtime at Wenceslas Square, which has historically been the sight of many events including the 1989 Velvet Revolution demonstrations. In the afternoon departure to České Budějovice which is also home to famous Czech Budvar Beer brewery, check-in our hotel and dinner party with a local band in the evening.

Thursday, September 13
In the morning we will spend some time in the historical center of České Budějovice to see the major sights of the city. We will start the tour at the largest true square in the Czech Republic, Přemysl Otakar II. Square with the mix of arcaded buildings grouped around the 16th century Samson´s Fountain, 14th century Renaissance Town Hall as well as the dominating feature, the 14th century Black Tower. You can climb its 225 steps for some great views! Then we will depart to Český Krumlov, a picturesque town on the river Vltava. This beautiful walled city is the second most popular tourist attraction in the Czech Republic after Prague. The center of the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a visit here is like stepping back in time to the 14th century as you stroll this perfectly preserved labyrinth of lanes with its many Renaissance homes and buildings. Highlights include not only the second largest castle in the country, but also a number of well-preserved religious sites, along with a number of interesting art galleries and museums. After lunch in the local brewery, we will leave for Salzburg, Austria. This beautiful city situated in the Austrian Alps is also well known because of beeing a birthplace of the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Check-in our hotel in the evening.

Friday, September 14
In the morning we will depart for the Eagle’s Nest situated just a few miles from Salzburg in Germany. It was given to Adolf Hitler for his 50th birthday. There is currently a restaurant there where you can view the original tearoom with a fireplace made of Carrara marble – a gift from Mussolini. The view of the surrounding mountains with Salzburg in the background is unforgettable. In the afternoon we will enjoy the tour of one of the most beautiful cities of Europe seeing Mozart’s birthplace, Residenz Square, the Cathedral, and the fortress Hohensalzburg overlooking the city. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Saturday, September 15
Early in the morning we will depart to Venice, Italy to embark the ship MSC POESIA, check-in our cabins with balcony, security training, tour of the ship and time to relax. Leaving the port of Venice at 4:30 PM is truly an unforgettable experience!

Sunday, September 16
Bari, Italy – 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Bari is the capital city of the province of Bari and of the Apulia region, on the Adriatic Sea, in Italy. It´s the second most important economic center of mainland, and is well known as a port and university city as well as the city of Saint Nicholas. On arriving in the heart of Bari´s old city, you'll find the Basilica di San Nicola, consecrated in 1197 to house the relics of the saint plundered a century earlier from southern Turkey via Mediterranean Sea. It´s truly worth doing a trip to the city - you can choose from a number of excursions offered by MSC.

Monday, September 17
Katakolon, Greece – 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Katakolon is a tiny seaside town in Greece in the bay of Agios Andrea, a gateway to ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, only 15 miles away from it. The historic associations are resonance of Olympia, which for over a millennium hosted the most important Panhellenic games, are rivaled only by Delphi or Mycenae. If you decide for the excursion of Olympia, you can see the ruins of a gymnasium and wrestling school and much more. If you decide to stay in the typical small-town port of Katakolon, you can enjoy cafes lace the waterfront, shops sell T-shirts, hats and jewelry, and a nice little beach to relax.

Tuesday, September 18
Mykonos, Greece – 8:00AM – 7:00PM
When sailing on an MSC cruise to the Mediterranean Sea, Mýkonos is the quintessential image of the Cyclades. In summer most people head out to the beaches during the day, so early morning or late afternoon are the best times to wander the maze of narrow streets. The labyrinthine design was supposed to confuse the pirates who plagued Mýkonos in the 18th and early 19th centuries, and it has the same effect on today’s visitors. When you alight from your MSC cruise, getting lost in its convoluted streets and alleys is half the fun of the place.

Wednesday, September 19
Piraeus, Greece – 7:30AM – 4:30PM
It has been the port of Athens since Classical times, when the so-called Long Walls, scattered remnants of which can still be seen, were built to connect it to the city. Do not miss the oportunity to visit Athens. The vestiges of the ancient Classical Greek city, most famously represented by the Parthenon and other remains that top the Acropolis, are an inevitable focus, along with the magnificent National Archaeological Museum. The rock of the Acropolis, crowned by the dramatic ruins of the Parthenon, dominates almost every view of Athens. Surrounded by pedestrianized streets, it can be appreciated from almost every angle. Entering via the monumental double gatehouse, the Propylaia, you’ll see the elegant, tiny Temple of Athena Nike on a precipitous platform to the right, overlooking Pireás and the Saronic Gulf.

Thursday, September 20
Sarande, Albania – 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Thanks to one of the most beautiful natural environments of the entire Albanian coast, with its beaches of small natural stones and a wonderful blue sea, Sarande – near the border with Greece, from its seaside you can see Corfù – has become one of the most appreciated tourist destinations in the Ionian Sea. This coastal city is one of the most modern in the entire region, and offers its visitors, in addition to the sea, many historical and environmental beauties to be admired. Among the most relevant points of interest are the ruins of ancient Onchesmos (as Sarande used to be called), the remains of the city of Foinike, the Roman archaeological site of Butrint that was recently renovated and restored to its former glory and the nineteenth-century Ali Pasha Tepeleni Castle, one of Albania's landmark buildings, an imposing square structure overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

Friday, September 21
Dubrovník, Croatia – 9:00AM – 3:00PM
A walled, sea-battered city lying at the foot of a grizzled mountain, Dubrovník is Croatia´s most popular cruise destination. It´s medieval town was reshaped by Baroque planners after a disastrous earthquake of 1667, however its core seems to have been suspended in time ever since. You can walk through the city and admire the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Rector´s Palace, former seat of the Ragusan government, fourteenth century Franciscan monastery. Or for those who would like to enjoy the sun and the beach, St. Jacobs beach would be the option as well as many other excursions organized by MSC.

Saturday, September 22
Arrive in Venice, at approx. 9:00AM, disembark the ship. Tour of Venice and its main attractions such as the Basilica di San Marco, the mausoleum of the city´s patron saint and Palazzo Ducale, the home of the doge and all the governing councils, both situated at the most beautiful and only square in Venice, St. Mark´s square. You can even enjoy a gondola ride optionally as well as shopping for typical gifts and souvenirs from Italy. Our bus will pick us up again here and take us to our hotel in the nearby town of San Dona di Piave. Check-in, dinner and prepare for the flight back home the next day.

Sunday, September 23

Departure from Venice airport early in the morning heading to Houston, HOME SWEET HOME!

Itinerary subject to change depending on availability.

ACCOMODATIONS

Tue       September 11           Prague Czech Republic
Wed      September 12          České Budějovice Czech Republic
Thu, Fri September 13,14     Salzburg Austria
Sat - Fri September 15 – 22  Ship MSC POESIA Mediterranean Sea
Sat         September 23         San Dona di Piave Italy

BUS TOUR includes program, hotel accommodations, flights, breakfast & dinner everyday, 2x lunch, drinks with group meals, luxury climatically controlled tour bus with restroom on board and snacks, soft drinks, water, juice & alcoholic drinks served while traveling, a professional European English speaking tour guide, music, and money exchanged on the bus. On MSC SHIP POESIA: Full board with Balcony Cabin, along with all inclusive drinks package & tips covered. Excursions during the cruise are on your own and may be booked through the ship MSC POESIA.

Single supplement: Price available upon request (if rooming single)

FLIGHTS:

KL 662   Sept. 10  Houston        3:05 PM -  Amsterdam 7:15 AM + 1 day
KL 1355 Sept. 11  Amsterdam 12:10 PM -  Prague        1:40 PM

KL 1650 Sept. 23  Venice           6:00 AM -  Amsterdam 8:00 AM
KL 661   Sept. 23  Amsterdam   9:50 AM -  Houston      1:10 PM

Passports: Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip and/or have two to four blank visa/stamp pages. Some airlines will not allow you to board if these requirements are not met. For renewing or applying for a new passport as well as info, visit: http://travel.state.gov/passport/

RYBAK EUROPE TOUR -- APRIL 8 - 22, 2018 - Itinerary

RYBAK EUROPE TOUR -- APRIL 8 - 22, 2018 - Itinerary

RYBAK EUROPE TOUR

APRIL 8 - 22, 2018

AUSTRIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, POLAND, GERMANY and
NORTH SEA CRUISE

(GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS)

FUN & ADVENTUROUS TOUR, WITH PARTIES, CRUISES, SLIVOVICE & ACCORDION MUSIC by CHRIS RYBAK!!!
JOIN US FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME! ***8 European countries within 15 days ***

Sunday, April 8
Depart from Houston IAH airport and fly in direction of Europe, Austria, Vienna.

Monday, April 9
Arrival in Vienna, the capital of Austria. The luxury bus with attendant team (including your tour guide) will be waiting for you at the airport. We will drive straight to our first destination which is Roznov pod Radhostem in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. Enjoy nice inland European countryside on the way. Check-in our hotel and then PARTY IN THE EVENING at local Koliba Kordulka – an authentic old fashioned Wallachian restaurant!

Tuesday, April 10
We will drive to Ostrava, which is known for its heavy industry and black coal mines. We will visit this unique and largest mining exhibition in the Czech Republic. First coal was mined here over 200 years ago. You will experience miner's feelings from their arrival at the shaft to an authentic journey down the pit to the miner's workplaces. In mining corridors, experienced miners, as guides, will present physically demanding work in the mine, including a demonstration of manual and functional plowing and combined stoping. See the heavy mining equipment, history of mining transportation etc. Drive back to Roznov pod Radhostem. Stop en-route in Lichnov, and visit the Texas museum, consisting of records of the emigrants to Texas from this region. Have a rest at our hotel and finish the day with a nice party at Koliba Vlcina - Moravian wine, music and some of the BEST grilled chicken in the world - “Everyone´s favorite place!” You will always remember Vlčina. Do not miss the party!!

Wednesday, April 11
Leave for Krakow in Poland, stop en-route in Wadowice to visit the birthplace of the former Pope John Paul II. You can see the church where he was baptized and the museum devoted to his memory. Arrive in Krakow, the top tourist destination in Poland. Check-in our hotel. In the evening, you can enjoy typical Polish songs and dances performed by local band Lajkonik!

Thursday, April 12
In the morning, trip to Wieliczka, where we will have a guided tour of the wonderful salt mine which includes some 205 miles of galleries on nine levels. The immense salt deposit was first mined around 1290. You can see a number of chapels and chambers decorated with sculptures carved in salt. Drive back to the historical center of Krakow. Tour of the Royal Castle Wawel, being one of the largest in Poland, it represents nearly all European architectural styles of medieval, renaissance and baroque periods. You can spend rest of the day on the charming main square lined by many beer gardens, bars and shops!

Friday, April 13
Depart to Berlin, on the way we will stop and tour Wroclaw, the largest city in western Poland. You will discover the wonderful old town of Wroclaw with its architecturally-impressive buildings that date back centuries. Visit Gothic Old Town Hall of Wroclaw, regarded as a landmark of the city and one of the most beautiful town halls in Poland, the old city prison, the famous Fontanna Szermierza fountain and the largest marketplace in the city, Wroclaw Cathedral and countless other architectural masterpieces from the 10th to 18th centuries. Arrive in the capital of Germany, Berlin in the evening and check-in our hotel.

Saturday, April 14
We will have a tour of Berlin with the local guide who will show us around and tell us all important details about the largest city of Germany and its capital – sights of former west and east BerlinBrandenburg Gate (grand classical archway and city divide), Reichstag building (historic, glass-domed home of parliament), Berlin Wall (remnants of former division), Checkpoint Charlie (Cold war and east-west border landmark), Alexanderplatz (pedestrianized square with iconic tower), Museu island, Under the Linden tree avenue and much more including shopping opportunities at Kurfürstendamm avenue. Depart to Hamburg and embark our ship MSC Magnifica, check in our cabins with balcony, security training, tour the ship and then time to relax. Leaving the port at 9:00 pm is truly an unforgettable experience!

Sunday, April 15
Day at North Sea. Private party on the ship!

Monday, April 16
Southampton, London – UNITED KINGDOM – 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
This thousand-year-old city of Southampton has retained some of its medieval charm in parts and reinvented itself as a twenty-first century shopping center in others. The Core of the modern town is the Civic Centre, a short walk east of the train station and home to the excellent Southampton City Art Gallery that’s particularly strong on contemporary British artists. There is also an opportunity to take an MSC Cruise excursion and discover the capital of England, London. See the capital’s great historical landmarks – Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and so many more wonderful sights – which draw in millions of tourists every year.

Tuesday, April 17
Le Havre – FRANCE – 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Le Havre is the country’s second-largest port, which takes up half the Seine estuary. However, the town itself, home to almost 200,000 people, is a place of pilgrimage for fans of contemporary architecture. Le Havre – “The Harbor” – is the principal trading post of northern France and a port of call of MSC Northern Europe cruises. Following its near-destruction during World War II, Le Havre was rebuilt by a single architect, Auguste Perret, between 1946 and 1964. Visit Rouen, the capital of Upper Normandy and one of France’s most ancient cities, or Paris, or choose from many other destinations offered by MSC.

Wednesday, April 18
Zeebrugge/Bruges – BELGIUM – 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM In the evening private party on the ship!
Crowds tend to overwhelm Bruges nowadays – its reputation as a perfectly preserved medieval city has made it the most popular tourist destination in Belgium. Bruges’ museums hold some of the country’s finest collections of Flemish art. Go and discover its intimate winding streets, woven around a skein of narrow canals and lined with gorgeous ancient buildings. Or take an MSC Cruise excursion to the capital of Belgium, Brussels, the seat of European Union.

Thursday, April 19
Amsterdam – NETHERLANDS – 9:00 AM – 7:00 AM (overnight stay)
Amsterdam deserves a proper visit with an excursion, as it has world famous tourist sites such as: the Anne Frank House, where Anne and her family lived in hiding during the World War II, the Van Gogh Museum, with its vast collection of paintings by Van Gogh, hosted in a purposely built modern gallery, and the Rijksmuseum, with its extraordinary collection of paintings by Rembrandt. And, after a pleasant cultural interval before returning to your MSC cruise ship, you can take a stroll in the nearby Vondelpark, the most beautiful of Amsterdam’s parks. The greatest attraction however are the canals, as you won’t fail to notice during your vacation in Holland: take a cruise of the Grachtengordel district and you will see why. You will find an incredible number of bars, clubs and coffee shops where you can have a drink and enjoy the Dutch atmosphere!


Friday, April 20
Departure from Amsterdam in the morning and spend the day at sea. Private party on the ship!

Saturday, April 21
Arrival in Hamburg at 7 am and disembark the ship. Located between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, Hamburg will fascinate you from the moment you first set eyes on its elegant and austere buildings looking onto the port, one of the largest in Europe. We will have a sightseeing tour of Hamburg. During a two hour tour, you will see the biggest highlights of this city such as the Old Town Hall, St. Nicholas' Church, explore the Mönckebergstraße shopping street. We will also visit Miniatur Wunderland, the world in miniature with the largest model railway in the world, and one of the most successful permanent exhibitions in Northern Germany. Free time in the city & then check-in our hotel in the afternoon – and get ready for the trip home!

Sunday, April 22
Depart from Hamburg in the morning heading to Houston, HOME SWEET HOME!


* Itinerary subject to change depending on availability.


ACCOMMODATIONS

Mon, Tue April 9,10 Czech Republic Roznov p. Radhostem
Wed, Thu April 11,12 Poland Krakow
Fri April 13 Germany Berlin
Sat - Fri April 14-20 Western Europe Ship MSC MAGNIFICA
Sat April 21 Germany Hamburg

BUS TOUR includes program, hotel accommodations, flights, breakfast & dinner everyday, 2x lunch, drinks with group meals, luxury tour bus with restroom on board and snacks, soft drinks, water, juice & alcoholic drinks served while traveling, a professional European English speaking tour guide, music, and money exchanged on the bus.

MSC SHIP MAGNIFICA: Full board with Balcony Cabin, along with all inclusive drinks package & tips covered. Excursions are on your own.

Single supplement: Price available upon request (if rooming single)

FLIGHTS:

KL   662 April  8   Houston        3:05 PM  - Amsterdam 7:20 AM + 1 day
KL 1845 April  9   Amsterdam 11:45 AM  - Vienna        1:30 PM

AF 1611 April 22   Hamburg      6:10 AM  - Paris           7:45 AM
AF   636 April 22   Paris           10:10 AM  - Houston      1:45 PM

Passports: Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip and/or have two to four blank visa/stamp pages. Some airlines will not allow you to board if these requirements are not met.
For renewing or applying for a new passport as well as info, visit: http://travel.state.gov/passport/

Travel insurance may be available upon request.

For more info on this tour, please contact: Edita Rybak at (512) 963-6660

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RYBAK EUROPE TOUR -- DECEMBER 11 - 21, 2017

RYBAK EUROPE TOUR -- DECEMBER 11 - 21, 2017


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 Chris & Edita RYBAK EUROPE TOUR

 May 1 - 15, 2017

Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and
Mediterranean Cruise  
(Italy, France, Spain)

FUN & ADVENTUROUS TOUR, WITH PARTIES, CRUISES, SLIVOVICE & ACCORDION MUSIC!!!
JOIN US FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME!

SOLD OUT!!!

 Chris & Edita RYBAK EUROPE TOUR

 Sept. 16 - 28, 2017

Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and
Mediterranean Cruise  
(Italy, France, Spain)

FUN & ADVENTUROUS TOUR, WITH PARTIES, CRUISES, SLIVOVICE & ACCORDION MUSIC!!!
JOIN US FOR A TRIP OF A LIFETIME!
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