July 2011 Itinerary
 


Depart Friday, July 15, 2011
Return Saturday, July 30, 2011


Trip Package Includes:**

MUNICH, GERMANY

July 16 & 17

TBD

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

July 18-21

TBD

MIKULOV, CZECH REPUBLIC

July 22-24

TBD

ŠTRAMBERK, CZECH REPUBLIC

July 25-27

Hotel Gong

KRAKOW, POLAND

July 28 & 29

TBD

   High Quality Hotels
Full Breakfast and Either Lunch or Dinner Daily with Most Drinks Included*
Luxurious Motorcoach
Tour Guide and Interpreter on Bus
Entrance paid to All Included Group Activities
Porter to handle 2 bags per person at hotels

TRIP PRICE (AIR & LAND PACKAGE) $Contact
TRIP PRICE (LAND PACKAGE ONLY) $Contact
 

 

(Air & Land)

(Land Only)

PAYMENT due as soon as possible

$ 100.00

$ 100.00

INITIAL PAYMENT due January 1, 2011

$    TBD.00

$  TBD.00

FINAL PAYMENT due April 1, 2011

$Balance

$ Balance

Total

$Contact

$Contact

per person / double occupancy from DFW
Other Departure Cities Available
Upon Request
Single supplement available for $600.00 per person.

For More Information Contact:

Orsak Adventures
Tim H. Orsak
  1333 N. Grossman Street
Seymour, Texas 76380
Ph (940) 889-8466 e-mail: tim@orsakadventures.com

* Drinks limited to two sodas, teas, coffees, house beers, or house wines per person per meal!
** Itinerary subject to change depending on availability of accommodations. Itinerary will be finalized by January 1, 2011
 

Day 0(Fri)

Depart U.S.A. airport between 10 and noon.
You can check two pieces of luggage and have one carry-on luggage plus one “purse”.
Remember that you must carry what you take back through customs!

Day 1  (Sat)

We will arrive in Munich mid-morning.  Considered the Bavarian capital, Munich was ruled for over 650 years by the Wittelsbacher dukes and kings, who left their mark on the architecture and founded the world famous Munich art collection.  Our bus will meet us at the airport for our transfer to our hotel.  Our city tour will include the main square Marienplatz, Nymphenburg-the former Royal Residence, Odeon Square with its beautiful Theatiner Church, and the Hall of Generals.  Lunch is included.  Dinner is included.  Evening entertainment of a concert, opera, theater, etc., will be on your own.
Hotel: Hotel To Be Determined-Munich

Day 2 (Sun)

Breakfast included at hotel.  Today we will explore the exquisite Bavarian countryside.  Lunch is included.  Dinner is on your own.  Evening entertainment of a concert, opera, theater, etc., will be on your own.
Hotel: Hotel To Be Determined-Munich

Day 3 (Mon)

Breakfast included at hotel.  We will depart Munich this morning for Prague.  We will stop in Plzeň for tour of Pilsner-Urquell brewery.  On May 6, 1945 at the very end of World War II, Plzeň was liberated from Nazi Germany by the 16th Armored Division of General Patton’s 3rd Army.  Continue to Prague before checking into our hotel.  Lunch will be provided in-route.  Dinner is on your own.
Hotel: Hotel To Be Determined - Prague

Day 4 (Tues)

Breakfast Buffet is available in the hotel (Included).  We will meet in the lobby at 8:30 a.m. and take the bus for a tour of Prague Castle; Prazsky hrad, ArchBishop’s Palace, Loretto, and tour of St. Vitus in Prague Castle, etc.  Group lunch in Prague Castle area (Included) at 12:00 p.m.  We will have an afternoon walking excursion in Prague’s Old Town Square where we will tour such sights as the Astronomical Clock, Old Jewish Cemetery, St. Charles’ Bridge, National Museum, Statue of Wenceslas, locations of shops, etc.  It should be noted that the Historic Center of Prague is one of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) heritage sites.  Built between the 11th and 18th centuries, the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages.  Dinner is On Your Own, with your evening free.
Hotel: Hotel To Be Determined - Prague

Day 5 (Wed)

A Breakfast Buffet is available in the hotel (Included).  Full day trip includes tour to Karlovy Vary, magnificent spa resort city in Western Bohemia.  Founded in 1350 by the Czech king Charles IV, Karlovy Vary is situated on a geological formation which generates over 85 natural hot springs.  These springs are world-renown for their healing abilities.  Tour of Becherovka brewery and museum.  Lunch is included.
Hotel: Hotel To Be Determined - Prague

Day 6 (Thur)

A Breakfast Buffet is available in the hotel (Included).  The morning is free for last minute shopping in Prague.  Consider an early (5:00 a.m. or so) walk to Charles Bridge to watch the sun rise.  The optional afternoon tour includes a tour to Vyšehrad, the first castle area of Prague.  In 1085, Vratislav II, a prince of Bohemia’s founding Premyslid dynasty, built a castle here and Vysehrad, or “Castle on the Heights”, became the stronghold of Prague for 40 years before it was returned to Prague Castle.  Otherwise day is free to explore the beauties of Prague.  Dinner is included after which your evening is free.
Hotel: Hotel To Be Determined - Prague

Day 7 (Fri)

A Breakfast Buffet is available in the hotel (Included).  We depart for central Moravia with stop in Jihlava to tour Bohemia Crystal manufacturing.  Then on to Brno, the capital of Moravia for a short excursion of its historic center.  Mikulov is our final destination by evening.
Hotel: Hotel To Be Determined - Mikulov

Day 8 (Sat)

A Breakfast Buffet is available in the hotel (Included).  Morning free to shop.  Lunch on your own.  Day is free to relax and explore the wonderful southern Moravian town situated just miles from the Austrian border.  A mid afternoon departure will allow you to view the local countryside.  Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the ruling dukes of Liechtenstein transformed their domains in southern Moravia into a striking landscape.  The blends of Baroque architecture with the classical and neo-Gothic style of the castles created the largest artificial landscapes in Europe.  Dinner is included at a local family’s garden.
Hotel: Hotel To Be Determined - Mikulov

Day 9 (Sun)

An early Breakfast Buffet is available in the hotel (Included).  Today is an optional day trip to Vienna with an 8:00 a.m. hotel departure.  A short bus tour will point out the highlights followed by a 2 hour walking tour.  The highlights of the aristocratic Baroque Austrian capital could include the State Opera, Franz Josef’s Hofburg, Belvedere Palace Gardens, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Imperial Boulevards, Prater Amusement Park with its famous Ferris Wheel, City Hall, Parliament, Lippizan Horses, Kurzalan, etc.  You can explore elegant Vienna on your own or with a tour group.  We will depart Vienna about 6:00 p.m. returning to our Mikulov hotel.
Hotel: Hotel To Be Determined - Mikulov
 

Day 10 (Mon)

An early Breakfast Buffet is available in the hotel (Included).  Have your bags packed for 8:30 a.m. departure.  We will board our bus for our trip into Northern Moravia and the town of Štramberk.  We will visit Napoleon’s battleground at Slavkov, with stops at various Moravian towns.  Lunch is on your own.  Expect a mid-afternoon arrival to our hotel with dinner Included.  Take time to explore the quaint village square and climb the tower!
Hotel: Best Western Hotel International - Brno

Day 11 (Tue)

A Breakfast Buffet is available in the hotel (Included).  We will depart at 8:30 a.m. to visit Dr. Simicek’s museum located in Lichnov, Frenstat and the new museum dedicated to Immigration to Texas, and the local town of Nový Jičín.  Excellent, last minute shopping can be found on and within a block of the main town square.  Afterwards we will return to our hotel.  The remainder of the day is free to rest and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this quaint community.   We will depart to Dr. Strnadel’s museum in Trojanovice dedicated to Texas Immigration and have dinner.
Hotel: Hotel Gong-Štramberk

Day 12 (Wed)

An early Breakfast Buffet is available in the hotel (Included).  We will depart for Roznov, to tour the Wallachian culture museum.  Lunch is On Your Own.  We will return to our hotel.  Opportunity to tour the Tatra Motorworks Museum at Kopřivnice.  This evening’s Group Dinner is a “Czech Pig Roast” at a local family restaurant (Included).
Hotel: Hotel Gong-Štramberk

Day 13 (Thur)

A Breakfast Buffet is available in the hotel (Included).  Have your bags packed for our departure to Krakow, Poland.  We will have the opportunity to tour the World War II concentration camp of Auswitz.  The next stop is Wieliczka, location of spectacular salt deposit whose chambers are lined with salt carved sculptures.  Expect a late arrival in Krakow.
Hotel: Hotel To Be Determined - Krakow

Day 14 (Fri)

A Breakfast Buffet is available in the hotel (Included).  We will have a short tour of Krakow, one of the largest and oldest cities of Poland. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural and artistic life, and is one of Poland's most important economic centres. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1596, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Kraków from 1846 to 1918, and the capital of Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999. It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.

Thank you for your time. Hope you have a pleasant and wonderful trip.

June 1, 2010

Dear Future Traveler,

Orsak Adventures is pleased to announce the details of its SUMMER TOUR in July 2011 to exploring the beautiful and enlightening Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland.  This tour’s September departure provide the prospect to survey the brilliant foliage, explore United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) heritage sites, and partake a multitude of culinary delights.
Our tour includes round-trip airfare from Dallas/Fort Worth, double room with private bath, average two full meals daily, motorcoach, much entertainment, and extras! Price for this 14-day tour will be determined after all hotel and airline agreements are established but is expected to be approximately $2,750 to $3,000 per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement and land only prices will be available.  Additional airfares from other US departures available. Your initial deposit check of $100.00 per person will not be deposited until 20 adventurers have joined the group at which time I will notify you of the continuation of the tour.

CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be in writing to Tim Orsak, Orsak Adventures, 1333 N. Grossman Street, Seymour, Tx 76380 {Ph # (940) 889 - 8466}. Full refund will be made for land portion of trip for cancellations received up to 90 days prior of departure (April 15, 2011) less a $100.00 administrative fee. After that period, cancellation fees are $100.00 administrative plus necessary costs charged by airlines and hotels involved. No full refund will be made for cancellations received less than 30 days (June 15, 2011) to departure. Airline tickets are not refundable after being ticketed, unless a written reason from your doctor of your illness is shown to the airlines. After completion of the tour, claims for refund must be in writing within 30 days.

INSURANCE: While flight insurance is being provided as part of your airline ticket, some of you have expressed interest in trip cancellation, luggage or medical insurance. Please contact us for a list of travel insurance companies.

GROUP SIZE: To pass along the best prices and savings to you, each group must have a minimum of 20 travelers. If less than the minimum number of travelers are interested in a tour by 100 days prior to the departure of a tour and if there is no further interest in the tour, Orsak Adventures reserves the right to cancel the tour. At which time a FULL refund of all paid deposits will be returned to the tour members. Deadline for July 15th departure will be March 1st.


RESPONSIBILITY: Tim Orsak, 1333 N. Grossman Street, Seymour, Texas 76380 {Ph # (940) 889 - 8466}, and my agents act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, sightseeing, transportation or any other service in connection with the itineraries of individual tour members who by acceptance, thereof, acknowledge that the sponsoring organization and/or its agents and suppliers shall not be liable for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity, liability or expense to person or property due to act or default of any hotel, carrier or other company or person providing or rendering of services included in the tour. Further, the sponsoring individuals and/or its agents accept no responsibility for any sickness, pilferage, labor disputes, machinery breakdown, government restraints, wars (whether declared or not), riots, thefts, weather conditions, terrorist activity, defect in any vehicle or transportation or for any misadventure or casualty or any other causes beyond their control. Tim Orsak reserves the right to cancel, change, and/or substitute any service and to decline to accept or retain any tour member at any time for any reason including insufficient number of participants. The sole responsibility of any airline used in any tour is limited to that set out in the passenger contract evidenced by the ticket. Airlines and other carriers are not responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances.

LUGGAGE: Each person traveling is allowed TWO pieces of luggage (50 lbs. each-NEW) for the trip plus everyone is allowed ONE piece of carry-on luggage (40 lbs.). Luggage service (bellhop) will be available at most hotels but you may have to transport your own at some time (through U. S. Customs). Definitely mark your luggage for easy identification. I will send neon green tags at a later date but any identification you provide will aid in locating your luggage. Please attach a card with your name, address & phone number to the interior of your luggage. Pack lightly as you are not expected to be in a fashion show. Take your personal items medication, a wash cloth; all are purchasable but more expensive. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR NAME ON EACH PIECE OF LUGGAGE!

PHYSICAL CONDITION: The Czech Republic is not a flat country! You must be able to walk at a comfortable pace. Some of the walking tours may cover a distance of two to three miles in a day with inclines and stairs. I would highly recommend that you develop your physical condition to be able to walk two miles and climb ten flights of stairs a day. Remember that most castles were built on the tops of hills and did not include elevators in their construction 300 years ago! But you are NOT required to participate in any or all activities on the tour; only those in which you are interested!!


TOUR PRICE: Final tour price is subject to change if the exchange rates between the US Dollar and foreign currencies involved in transactions fluctuate more than 5% from the rates established at initial bookings of hotels and airlines as of January 2, 2011.

SMOKING: As a policy of our tour, smoking will not be allowed on the tour bus, and anytime the group is together as a whole (meals, entertainment, interior tours, etc.). The Trans-Atlantic and U.S. based segments of the airline flights are also non-smoking by airline regulation. All hotel rooms will be requested as non-smoking unless specified otherwise. All bus trips will not exceed three hours in length between stops or breaks.

WARDROBE: Travel light. No need to purchase new clothes. It is mid- summer in Europe during our tour so expect a variety of weather conditions. As temperatures can vary between 70 to 95 degrees during the warm days to a cool 40 to 50 degrees in the evening, a variety of clothing is recommended. Shorts, short sleeve shirts, pants, long sleeve shirts, sweater, windbreaker, etc. The most important item you can bring is GOOD, COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES!! Cobble stone streets can be difficult and painful in ill fitting shoes.

Women: Suggest 1 or 2 dresses, 3 to 5 sets of outfits, one of which is a very nice dress outfit for an elegant evening/dinner.
Men: Suggest 4 to 5 sets of shirts and jeans or shorts. One suit or sports jacket for an elegant evening/dinner.
All: A money holder or money belt is highly suggested! One should never carry money, billfold, or anything of importance in the back pocket or where visible as tourists are known by pickpockets to carry a significant amount of money.
Laundry is available at all hotels though it can be expensive ($10 to $20).

CURRENCY / TRAVELER’S CHECKS / CASH: American currency is suggested. Credit Cards (MasterCard, VISA, and American Express) are becoming widely used in the larger cities and some smaller towns. Traveler’s Checks can be time consuming (up to 5 minutes for each person) as each must be verified at a large bank to authenticity and requires your passport.

FREQUENT FLYER MILES: As this will be a Trans-Atlantic tour, I highly recommend everyone to enroll in the Airline’s frequent flyer program. You will earn approximately 11,400 miles with a DFW departure to apply to a future free airline ticket.

The LANGUAGE: One does not need to be fluent, or even understand the Czech language to enjoy the beauty and history of the Czech Republic. Several individuals have expressed concern about their lack of the Czech language and their reluctance to join the tour because of this. PLEASE, PLEASE, do not worry about not knowing the Czech language. You will enjoy the tour! We will have an interpreter with us at all times.

Passports / Visas: A visa is not required to visit the Czech Republic. You MUST have a current passport to visit each country. If your passport is not current or you do not have a passport, please visit your local postoffice to obtain the necessary form to apply. As soon as you have a passport number, please send it to me!  Please allow 60 days to receive your passport.

If you have any other questions or comments, please contact Tim Orsak at (940) 889-8466.

Hope to hear from you soon,


Tim H. Orsak
Orsak Adventures
1333 N. Grossman Street
Seymour, Texas 76380
Ph # (940) 889 - 8466
e-mail: tim@orsakadventures.com


 

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