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Europe Trip

April 18 @ 7:00 am - May 1 @ 10:00 am

Dear Buddies,

Pre-booking started for our upcoming Europe trip in April’18, this will be our 5th trip to Europe.

Pictures from our last Europe Trip

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This time we will be visiting Austria also, which is famous for its mesmerizing castles.

Dates: 18th April to 1st May

Countries :Amsterdam-Prague-Austria-Switzerland-France

Amsterdam:

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

Delve into the past of the city at the Amsterdam Museum (formerly the Amsterdam Historisch Museum), which maps the last eight centuries of urban evolution using quirky found objects like 700-year-old shoes. Next, hop over to the Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder (‘Our Lord in the Attic’), a charming hidden church in the Red Light District that has been recently restored to its 17th century glory. Round off your day with a trip to the Joods Historisch Museum in the old Jewish quarter. Housed in four former synagogues, it’s crammed with photos, painting and artefacts exploring the history of Judaism in the Netherlands. There is an excellent children’s wing, full of interactive exhibits and, predictably, the cafe does a mean bagel

Rijksmuseum Designed by PJH Cuypers and opened in 1885, the Rijksmuseum holds the country’s largest collection of art and artefacts, including 40 Rembrandts and four Vermeers. After a decade-long closure, it’s currently basking in the favourable response to a multimillion Euro facelift at the capable hands of Spanish architects Cruz y Ortiz. The collection was started when William V began to acquire pieces just for the hell of it, and has been growing ever since: it includes Dutch paintings from the 15th century until 1900, as well as decorative and Asian art, which has its own newly-build pavilion. But the biggest draw is the collection of Golden Age jewels such as Rembrandt’s Night Watch and Vermeer’s Kitchen Maid and Woman Reading a Letter, plus a selection from the likes of Frans Hals, Jacob de Wit and Ferdinand Bol. There’s also be a wealth of decorative arts on display, including 17th-century furniture and intricate silver and porcelain, 17th- and early 18th-century dolls’ houses, plus furnishings to give a glimpse of how the interiors of canal houses looked. Eighteenth- and 19th-century paintings, art objects from Asia, statues, lacquer work, paintings, ceramics, jewellery, weaponry and the textile and costume collection are also visible; the accessible garden, filled with Golden Age gateways and architectural fragments on the west side, is an oasis of rest once you’ve had your fill.

Cycling Cycling is a quintessentially Dutch means of getting around Amsterdam. Bicycles have long been part of a thriving democracy in the Netherlands. They played a vital role in the early-20th century campaign to secure women the vote and the absurd 1960s happenings of the Provos art group, when artists used them as a Socialist symbol. So, by getting on your bike, you’ll prove yourself a free spirited citizen. There are plenty of places to hire them such as MacBike and Rent-A-Bike, while clear cycle lanes stitch the city together.  Bear in mind some golden rules. Never cycle next to your friend, put your lights on at night and lock your bike up.

Eat street food, Amsterdam-style You simply must try raw herring. We don’t want to hear any excuses. The best time to try one is between May and July when the new catch hits the stands, because this doesn’t require any extra garnish such as onions and pickles, since the fish’s flesh is at its sweetest. There’s a quality fish stall or store around most corners. There are stalls all over town, but the best places to buy a herring include the family-run Stubbe’s Haring on the Singel Haarlingersluis near Centraal Station. This fish is a bargain snack and makes for an authentic Dutch eating experience.

Tour the Red Light District for sex shops and bars Amsterdam’s Red Light District has cultivated a notorious reputation on the international stage. But when you visit, you’ll discover that the reality is a bit different. It’s like a small, cutesy version of Las Vegas, with cheesy sex shops selling blow-ups, massive dildos and other outrageous toys. Situated in a rough triangle formed by the Central Station, it’s the oldest part of the city. But its historical significance has been largely obscured by the popularity of window-shopping in the area. Along its streets, the multi-cultural community of prostitutes, junkies, clerics, carpenters and cops freely intermingle, exhibiting a strange kind of social cosiness. As a tourist, of course, you’ll be a mere voyeur.

Explore Amsterdam’s parks and canals (on skates) If you enjoy skating, you’ll love Amsterdam. Traditionally in winter, the frozen canals provide a playground for ice-skating locals. Fearless skaters whoosh along narrow city canals at the marathon-style event of Elfstedentocht – a 200km race around Friesland. But due to warm conditions, the race hasn’t been held since 1997. In summer, you’ll find locals and tourists alike skating through the park.

All year round, at 9pm on a Friday night, a group of skating enthusiasts meet opposite in the the Vondelpark to join a 20km, three-hour tour through the night streets. It’s called, imaginatively enough, Friday Night Skate and its final destination is the pub.

Stedelijk Museum The Stedelijk Museum, with its incredibe bath-shaped extension, is Amsterdam’s go-to institution for modern and contemporary art, with an extraordinary pre-war collection that includes works by Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, plus a collection of paintings and drawings by Malevich. Post-1945 artists represented include De Kooning, Newman, Ryman, Judd, Stella, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Nauman, Middleton, Dibbets, Kiefer, Polke, Merz and Kounelli

Grey Area Run by two blokes living the modern American dream: get the f*@k out of America. They did so by opening this stellar coffeeshop, which offers some of the best weed and hash on the planet (try the Bubble Gum or Grey Mist Crystals). Also on offer are large glass bongs, a vaporiser and free refills of organic coffee. The owners are highly affable and often more baked than the patrons: sometimes they stay in bed and miss the noon opening.

Madame Tussauds Museum:

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is a wax museum situated in Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands. It is located in the centre of the city on Dam Square, near the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. Founded in 1970, it was the first Madame Tussauds that was opened in mainland Europe as well as being the first foreign branch of the British institution. The collection of Madame Tussauds Amsterdam consists of a collection of wax figures of famous celebrities in different categories such as the Golden Age of Dutch history,music, sport & movie.

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank is a Jewish girl who has to go into hiding during World War Two to escape from the Nazis. Together with seven others she hides in the secret annex at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam. After more than two years in hiding they are discovered and deported to concentration camps. Anne’s father, Otto Frank, is the only one of the eight people to survive. After her death Anne becomes world famous because of the diary she wrote while in hiding.

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum displays over 200 of his works, including landscapes, still lifes and drawings and letters. By displaying them alongside works from Van Gogh’s contemporaries, viewers get real insights into his life and work.The museum itself is made out of two buildings. The main building, designed by Gerrit Rietveld, Joan van Dillen and J. van Tricht, opened in 1973. The second building, designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa was added in 1999. Located on Amsterdam’s Museumplein (along with the Stedelijk and Rijksmuseum), the Van Gogh is one of the most visited museums in the Netherlands.

Efteling

In the Netherlands, Efteling is often called the ‘Keeper of fairytales’. After all, many fairytales come together in Efteling. The Fairytale Forest is the heart of Efteling; it is the place where fairytales have been coming alive for almost 65 years. In 1952 Efteling started with ten fairytales, and in the meantime there are 29 already! For all new developments in Efteling Theme Park Resort the enchanting core always remains the starting point. Fairytales, sagas, legends and stories continue to form the basis for the attractions.

Science Centre NEMO:

NEMO Science Museum (from latin Nobody) is a science center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located in the Oosterdokseiland neighborhood in the Amsterdam-Centrum borough, situated between the Oosterdokseiland and the Kattenburg. The museum has its origins in 1923, and is housed in a building designed by Renzo Piano since 1997. It contains five floors of hands-on science exhibitions and is the largest science center in the Netherlands. It attracts annually over 500,000 visitors, which makes it the fifth most visited museum in the Netherlands.

Prague:

Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it’s known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.

Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge is an 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

Prague astronomical clock The Orloj is mounted on the southern wall of Old Town Hall in the Old Town Square. The clock mechanism itself is composed of three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; “The Walk of the Apostles”, a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures—notably a figure of Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months. According to local legend, the city will suffer if the clock is neglected, and its good operation is placed in jeopardy and a ghost, mounted on the clock, was supposed to nod his head in confirmation. According to the legend, the only hope was represented by a boy born on New Year’s night

St. Vitus Cathedral The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert is a Roman Catholic metropolitan cathedral in Prague, the seat of the Archbishop of Prague

Josefov

Josefov is a town quarter and the smallest cadastral area of Prague, Czech Republic, formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town. It is completely surrounded by Old Town.

Vyšehrad

Vyšehrad is a historical fort located in the city of Prague, Czech Republic. It was built, probably in the 10th century, on a hill over the Vltava River.

Prague Castle Prague Castle is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, dating from the 9th century. It is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic

Nuclear Bunker Tour

If there is one thing you must do in Prague, it is this. This ex-Soviet bunker, made during the Cold War, is located 5 stories under the ground. It is crammed with paraphernalia including gas masks, medical kits, and uniforms. The ambience is evocative of the paranoia and violence of the Cold War years and it is bound to send a chill down your spine.

The Dancing House

The Fred and Ginger Building, or the Dancing House, as it is known, is a perfect example of Noveau- Baroque architecture. It is historically significant because it is built at the location of a house destroyed by the U.S. bombing of Prague in 1945. The fluid curves of the Dancing House reminded us of some of Gaudi’s buildings in Barcelona. We would suggest visiting The Dancing House at night – get off at the Karlovo Namesti (line B) metro station and walk along the river to the Dancing House. The lights make it special.



Austria: Vienna

St. Stephan’s Cathedral

St. Stephen’s Cathedral, an impressive Catholic church located in Stephansplatz, right at the center of Vienna. As the most important and most recognizable church in Austria’s capital, along with the recognizable colorful roof, it is seen and easily recognized practically from almost anywhere

 Hofburg Palace The Hofburg Palace in Vienna provides an authentic view into the daily life of what was once the center of the powerful Hasburg dynasty, a family that once ruled the Austria-Hungry empire. The house of Hasburg was one of the most important dynasties in Europe

Spanish Riding School The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is a world famous riding school and a major tourist attraction in Vienna. The performances of for Lipizzan horses take place to the sound of baroque music in the Winter Riding School which is located near the Hofburg Palace

Naschmarkt Nachmarkt is Vienna’s largest, most famous and most busiest market. It is conveniently located in the city center near many of the city tourist attractions just between Karlsplatz and Kettenbrückengasse and provides many of Vienna’s and international goods.

Belvedere Palace

The Belvedere Palace is one of the best examples of baroque architecture in Europe. It also serves as a good museum. The place is actually made of two palaces. The upper palace is the more visited one that displays the richness of the architectural invention of that time.

Leopold Museum

The Leopold museum, with more than 5000 works, is one the largest museums of modern Austrian art. It is located in the Museumquartier alongside other impressive museums.


Switzerland:

Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

Swiss Alps

The Alpine region of Switzerland, conventionally referred to as the Swiss Alps (German: Schweizer Alpen, French: Alpes suisses, Italian: Alpi svizzere, Romansh: Alps svizras), represents a major natural feature of the country and is, along with the Swiss Plateau and the Swiss portion of the Jura Mountains, one of its three main physiographic regions. The Swiss Alps extend over both the Western Alps and the Eastern Alps, encompassing an area sometimes called Central Alps. While the northern ranges from the Bernese Alps to the Appenzell Alps are entirely in Switzerland, the southern ranges from the Mont Blanc massif to the Bernina massif are shared with other countries such as France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein.

Mount Jungfrau

The Jungfrau at 4,158 metres is one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps, located between the northern canton of Bern and the southern canton of Valais, halfway between Interlaken and Fiesch.

Pilatus

Pilatus is a mountain massif overlooking Lucerne in Central Switzerland. It is composed of several peaks, of which the highest is named Tomlishorn and is located about 1.3 km to the southeast of the top cable car and cog railway station.

Zürich

The city of Zurich, a global center for banking and finance, lies at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland. The picturesque lanes of the central Altstadt (Old Town), on either side of the Limmat River, reflect its pre-medieval history. Waterfront promenades like the Limmatquai follow the river toward the 17th-century Rathaus (town hall)

France: Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

The Louvre

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world’s largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city’s 1st arrondissement.

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.

Montmartre

Montmartre is a large hill in Paris’s 18th arrondissement. It is 130 metres high and gives its name to the surrounding district, part of the Right Bank in the northern section of the city.

Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera

Les Invalides

Street lights, Esplanade, and Les Invalides by night. Paris, 

France

Les Invalides, commonly known as Hôtel national des Invalides, or also as Hôtel des Invalides, is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France, containing museums and monuments.

Rue de Rivoli

Rue de Rivoli is one of the most famous streets of Paris, a commercial street whose shops include the most fashionable names in the world.

Paris Panorama from the Montparnasse Tower What’s better than a panorama of Paris from the top of the Eiffel tower? A panorama of Paris WITH the Eiffel Tower in it. It’s something of a ritual to go atop the Eiffel on visiting Paris, but it’s the view from the Montparnasse Tower, one of Europe’s tallest buildings, that is a stunner.

What’s more, there are no queues and tickets cost half as much. We suggest visiting the Montparnasse Tower at night- the sight of Paris skyline, with lights twinkling all over the place, is unforgettable.

Packing List

Packing List for Europe in Summer

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European weather in April

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Package:80000 INR

Includes

15D/14N stay in double occupancy rooms

Breakfast (9)

Airport Transfers

Excludes

Air fare

Visa

Lunch/Dinner

Anything which is not included in includes

FAQs:

Q.Package Includes Airfare ?

No

Q.What is includes in 80000 p.p package

15D/14N stay in double occupancy rooms

Breakfast (14)

Airport Transfers

Q. Whats would be the cost for Lunch/dinner in Europe, any idea?

1800-2000 Per day

Q What is the visa process?

This will start the process for scheduling your appointment. You must schedule two appointments, one for the Visa Application Center (VAC) and one for the visa interview at the Embassy or Consulate. First, schedule your appointment at an Visa Application Center.

Q. How can i book this trip?

You need to whatsapp on 8976028167 to provide a confirmation for the trip and than you need to check flight for the following timings & date, after booking your trip you need to pay a booking amount of 10000 INR.

Q.Will i get any group discount?

Yes, bring a buddy and get 2000 INR discount on your trip OR Bring two buddies and get 4500 INR discount on your tripl.

Q Do you have any website?

Yes,

www.travelbuddiestalk.com

Q. Which all countries this group has done so far?

Singapore

Thailand

Bali

Sweden

Norway

Iceland

Prague

Amsterdam

Switzerland

Germany

Netherlands

Team

Travel Buddies

Details

Start:
April 18 @ 7:00 am
End:
May 1 @ 10:00 am
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Travel-Buddies-New-Age-Solo-Backpacker/events/245439485/

Venue

Europe
Europe
Europe, CZ
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Organizer

Travel Buddies – New Age Solo Backpacker
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Travel-Buddies-New-Age-Solo-Backpacker/