Half of the World Tour: Europe Highlights and South Africa Safaris! – September 9-18, 2013
Get ready for a very unique tour combination that is unheard of! You start by touring European classics – Vienna & Salzburg, Austria and Munich, Germany. Next fly straight to South Africa for a safari package that will leave you in awe! The cheetahs, lions, hippos, zebras & giraffes are waiting for you! Your host will help you discover the gems of Europe and South Africa!
Included is: round trip airfare from Chicago, all hotel accommodations, sightseeing as outlined in itinerary, meals listed in itinerary, ground transportation via deluxe coaches, and excellent English speaking guides.
September 9 – Fly to Chicago and start your trip of a lifetime to Europe and South Africa!
September 10 - Morning arrival in Vienna, Austria. This capital city of Austria is also known as the “City of Music.” Today a half-day city tour of Vienna will get your trip going on the right foot! (D)
September 11 - Sit back during a gorgeous drive through Austria to the city of Salzburg, Austria. With one of the best-preserved cities in the Alps, Salzburg boasts incredible architecture in a quaint mountain setting. Today you will discover this city on another city tour. Later this afternoon, you will cross the border into Germany and overnight in Munich, Germany. (B,D)
September 12 - Munich is the 3rd largest city in Germany. Wake up and venture out on a city tour of this financial and economic hub. Following this city tour you will be able to experience the German countryside as you proceed on to Frankfurt, Germany where you will board a non-stop night flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. Your European taste of Austria and Germany concludes! (B)
September 13 - Arrival in Johannesburg and transfer to Kruger Park Area with a beautiful panoramic tour in route including a view to God’s Window with its beautiful Waterfall. God’s Window majestic cliffs plunge over 1/2 mile to the Lowveld and the game reserves which have made the area one of Africa’s prime wildlife destinations. From this vantage point a 150 mile long rampart of sheer cliffs – opens a vista into a plush forest. On a clear day it is possible to see over the Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains on the border with Mozambique. Late afternoon arrival at Hippo Hollow Country Estate in Hazyview near the Kruger National Park. Check in and at leisure until dinner. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight HAZYVIEW, KRUGER PARK AREA (D)
September 14 - Full day Safari in 4 x 4 vehicles with a professional game ranger. Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. It covers 7,332 sq mi and extends 220 mi from north to south and 37 mi from east to west. All the big five (lion, elephant, water buffalo, leopard, and rhino) are found here. Here we will experience the Africa that we have long dreamed of. Dinner and overnight SKUKUZA REST CAMP , Kruger National Park (B,D)
September 15 - Another full day exploring Kruger with its birds, rhinos, impalas, wildebeest, leopards, hippos and so much more. Dinner and overnight SKUKUZA REST CAMP , Kruger National Park (B,D)
September 16 - Transfer after breakfast to Johannesburg after a wonderful time in the outback of Africa. A scenic transfer will give you some time to relax after being on an exciting safari adventure. Before arriving in Johannesburg, stop at the Lesedi Cultural Village, where we will be introduced to the diverse native tribes of South Africa. The discovery begins at the Ndebele village where the introduction to the cultural experience precedes a multi-media presentation on the history and origins of today’s rainbow nation. This is followed by a guided tour of the other four ethnic homesteads – the Zulu, Basotho, Xhosa and Pedi tribes will be represented. Tribal show is included. Overnight SUNNYSIDE PARK HOTEL, JOHANNESBURG (B,D)
September 17 - Morning tour of Soweto. In the afternoon, attend an optional session at the Johannesburg LDS Temple or explore and shop in the surrounding fun local markets. Evening flight home with incredible memories of Africa and Europe! (B)
September 18 - Arrive in Chicago with plenty of time to connect with flights to your home city.
Your Host: Paul Cardall
Award winning pianist, lecturer, and author Paul Cardall has entertained sold out audiences and inspired people worldwide with Billboard charting albums and various published writings, including his recently released book and memoir, Before My Heart Stops, published by Shadow Mountain. In addition, to the book, his latest studio album titled “New Life” debuted #1 on Billboard Magazine’s top 10 new age chart.
Paul Cardall has a unique perspective on life. His optimistic message combined with powerful instrumental music inspires people and gives them courage, strength, hope, and faith in understanding how to live a more fulfilling and peaceful life.
Full Tour with Airfare from Chicago - Double Occupancy - $3098 (includes tour and air for $2499 and taxes of $599)
Airfare to and from Chicago – Call for Options
Single Occupancy Extra - $599
Credit Card Fee – 3.5% (only applies to final payment-pay by check to avoid it)
Deposit Required - $1400
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