Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest

13 Days Leisurely Pace Tour Code: VPB


Relax and enjoy a leisurely discovery of four fascinating, imperial jewels! From the Baroque opulence of Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna to the delightful reality of Budapest on the Danube, you’ll thrill at the sights and experiences on this fascinating 13-day journey!

Start in Vienna – city of castles, music and pastries – where the mix of imperial and modern influences offers the perfect start for your adventure. Next stop is Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace and former home of the singing VonTrapp family. Take High Tea at the famous Sacher Hotel and enjoy a fascinating evening on a local family run farm savoring the tastes of their award-winning homemade schnapps and apple juices as well as fine local cuisine.

On to Prague, the “City of a Hundred Spires” where you’ll explore the grounds of Hradcany Castle and Mathias Church, as well as the Jewish Ghetto and the Old Town Square. After a stop in the medieval Bratislava, arrive in Hungary’s twin cities of Buda and Pest where you’ll learn firsthand form a local resident how it was to grow up during the Communist era.

Stay in our selection of European First Class accommodations and enjoy 17 meals, including Welcome Dinner, 11 Buffet Breakfasts, 1 High Tea, 2 Three-Course Dinner with tea or coffee, 1 Highlight Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner with wine. To ensure a comfortable travel experience, our motorcoaches are equipped with large panoramic windows, reclining seats, air-conditioning and emergency restroom facilities.

Your Price Includes

Professional Travel Director Private Town Car Transfer
First Class Hotels Airport Transfers
17 Meals Transportation
Local Expert Guide: Vienna, Salzburg, Prague and Budapest Travel Documents
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Included Highlights

Vienna Cesky Krumlov
Mondsee Prague
Salzburg Budapest

Optional Excursions

Optional excursions can be purchased upon arrival.
The list below is a sampling of excursions that may be offered by your Travel Director.

Vienna - Hidden Treasures of Old Vienna Walk Prague - Magical Prague By Night
Vienna - Gala Viennese Concert Prague - Traditional Dinner & Folklore Entertaiment
Vienna - Vienna Woods Prague - Day Trip to Dresden with Terezin
Vienna - Heurigen Dinner & Kahlenberg Budapest - Great Market Hall & Opera House
Salzburg - Eagle's Nest & the Bavarian Alps Budapest - Danube Cruise Dinner & Drinks
Salzburg - Austria's Lake District & Sound of Music Budapest - Treasures of Budapest


Day 1 USA - Vienna

Private Town Car Transfer from your home to the airport for your overnight flight to Vienna.

DAY 2 Arrive Vienna

Wilkommen! On arrival at Vienna Airport, your transfer leaves for the hotel at 09:00, 12:00 & 15:00. Your relaxing three-night stay in this imperial capital begins with a Welcome Reception and dinner in a local restaurant with your Travel Director and travel companions.
Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark
Welcome Dinner Included

DAY 3 & 4 Vienna Sightseeing & Free Time

Join a local expert for an included sightseeing that reveals both imperial and contemporary Vienna starting with a special highlight visit to Schönbrunn Palace with its magnificently preserved staterooms and exquisite gardens. Stop for photographs at Emperor Franz Josef ’s Hofburg Palace and view the Cathedral of St. Stephen and the State Opera, then the remainder of your stay in Vienna is completely free. Perhaps join an optional excursion to the Vienna Woods, ride in a Fiaker (a Viennese horse drawn carriage), or enjoy the atmosphere and traditions at one of the many Viennese coffee houses.
Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark
Buffet Breakfast Included Daily

DAY 5 Vienna - Mondsee - Salzburg

Travel along the Blue Danube River pausing to view the castle ruins where Richard the Lionheart was held captive high on a hill in Dürnstein. Drive through the Wachau Gorge, surrounded by quaint villages and vineyards, to the lakeside village of Mondsee. See the famous ‘wedding church’ from the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’, then continue to Salzburg for two relaxing nights. Sightseeing with a local expert shows you the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace, the imposing fortress, the cathedral in the Old Town and Mozart’s Birthplace. End the day with an age old Austrian tradition and a real culinary treat, 'High Tea' in one of Salzburg's cozy pastry shops.
Castellani Parkhotel
Buffet Breakfast and High Tea Included

DAY 6 Salzburg - Free Day

A whole day free to explore this alpine Austrian gem. Perhaps join an optional visit to the Eagle’s Nest at Berchtesgaden or ride the funicular up to the medieval fortress for unbeatable views of the city. This evening, a truly wonderful Hands-On event! Visit a local organic farm and hear first-hand from an alpine farmer and her son about life in this rural idyll. Sample their award-winning homemade schnapps and enjoy an amazing dinner in the farm’s authentic log cabin.
Castellani ParkHotel
Buffet Breakfast and Highlight Dinner Included

DAY 7 Salzburg - Cesky Krumlov - Prague

This morning, travel through lush farmland and cross the Austrian border. Stop in medieval Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where time has stood still for centuries and there is free time for lunch or exploring the main square and winding cobbled streets. Continue through the rich and historic countryside of Bohemia to beautiful Prague, “City of a Hundred Spires” for a pleasant three-night stay.
President Hotel Prague
Buffet Breakfast and Dinner Included

DAY 8 & 9 Prague Sightseeing & Free Time

A morning of fantastic sights await as you join your local guide and visit the 1,000-year-old Hradčany Castle, Prague’s former residence of Bohemian kings. Have your cameras at the ready as you marvel at the fantastic views of the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Town Square with its Astronomical Clock and admire the many spires and bridges from Castle Hill. At leisure visit the Jewish Quarter, take a romantic walk over Charles Bridge, try a Czech beer in one of the local beer halls or join an optional trip to nearby Dresden.
President Hotel Prague
Buffet Breakfast Included Daily

DAY 10 Prague - Bratislava - Budapest

A scenic drive south today through the vineyards of Moravia to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. After free time to explore the medieval old town, continue across the Hungarian border to Budapest, home for the next three leisurely nights. This evening, join a fascinating Hands-On lecture and hear a firsthand account from a local of Budapest how it was to grow up in the Communist era and the changes in Hungary since ‘the fall of the wall’.
Danubius Hotel Astoria
Buffet Breakfast and Dinner Included

DAY 11 & 12 Budapest Sightseeing & Free Time

The main sights of the twin cities of Buda and Pest are included in our sightseeing tour with your local Hungarian expert. Over in Pest, drive down Andrassy Boulevard and visit Heroes’ Square. Cross the river to Buda and view Gellert Hill, the Royal Palace and visit the 13th century Church of Matthias and the Fisherman’s Bastion. The remainder of your stay in Budapest is free to do as you wish. Perhaps shop with the locals at the Vásárcsarnok (Central Market), indulge in the local pancakes or join an optional evening cruise on the beautiful Danube River. On your last evening, savor local delights at a memorable Highlight Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.
Danubius Hotel Astoria
Buffet Breakfast Daily and 1 Farewell Dinner Included

DAY 13 Budapest - USA

Departure transfers arrive at Budapest Airport at 07:00 and 11:00.
Buffet Breakfast Included

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*2015 Preview Itineraries: Preview itineraries and content are based on selected vacations featured in our 2014 Collection, however, items such as (but not limited to), hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, trip destinations, transfers and transportation, are subject to change. The final composition of your trip will be published in Grand European Travel’s 2015 Collection catalog due out in September. By paying your deposit, you are agreeing to accept the finalized version of your trip itinerary. See Terms and Conditions, or call us, for more details.

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SAVE up to $400 per couple on 2014 departures or 7.5% off the Land-Only price on 2015 departures with our Early Booking Discounts when you book by September 12, 2014.

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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement or you can choose to participate in our room share program.

Single Room Supplement: from $750

At times we offer discounted departures where the price has been discounted to reflect savings. Discounted rates are valid for new bookings only and are not combinable with any other offers.

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2-4 Vienna Hilton Vienna Am Stadpark

Location: Set in the heart of Vienna adjacent to the popular city park “Stadtpark,” St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Vienna State Opera as well as shopping districts just a few minutes walk away.

5-7 Salzburg Castellani Parkhotel Salzburg

Location: This exclusive four star hotel is near to the historic city center of Salzburg. Only a short walk to interesting sights of the city such as Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Domplatz (Cathedral Square) & the Grand Festival Hall.

8-10 Prague President Hotel Prague

Location: Five star hotel located in an ideal location in the heart of Prague within walking distance of the Jewish Quarter, Prague Castle and beautiful Old Town.

11-13 Budapest Danubius Hotel Astoria

Location: The Danubius Astoria was built on the medieval town walls in the heart of the Capital.

Tour Reviews


We hope you enjoy reading the tour reviews submitted by our travelers below. If you are a past traveler we'd love to hear from you! Sharing your stories, experiences and photos are great ways to keep your vacation memories alive. Whether your photo is of an amazing site, mixing with the locals, enjoying a great meal while on tour or even a group shot, we enjoy being able to see the tour through your eyes and share your story with others.

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Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest — June, 2013
My wife and I had a wonderful time and are pleased we went on this tour and chose GET. The best part were the GET Tour Director (Frank) and the local city guides. They were all knowledgeable and kept us amused with...

Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest — June, 2013
Excellent experience from the time I left until I returned. Organized with extra tours, flight, places to be on a certain date. My favorite experiences included visiting the countries & learning about them through the...

Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest — April, 2013
This was an amazing trip - we loved every minute of it! We loved the leisure days, and the guided days. It was the perfect combination! Every experience was fantastic! Having Salzburg to visit in between the big cities...

Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest — September, 2012
The tour was very well organized. I really appreciated the 3 night stays in each city and the free time allowed. The locations of the hotels allowed us to explore each city either by walking or using public...

Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest — September, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Eastern Europe. Fascinating history, culture, and scenery. The grand cities of Vienna, Prague, and Budapest provided the trip of a lifetime. Austria was absolutely beautiful. We...

Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest — September, 2012
The Tour Directors are very knowledgeable of history. We just like the set up and the itinerary was perfect. Not very tiring for most people. Keep up the great job. We share our experiences with friends so they can...

Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest — May, 2011
We most often arrange our own trips. But in the past few years we have taken escorted tours with several of the top tour companies. We were in the process of making arrangements for a trip of our own to Vienna with side...

Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest — September, 2011
Overall this tour was fantastic! We are remembering the sights, foods and new friends. Breakfasts were a highlight because the rolls and cheeses etc. are so much better in Europe. Having a guide to take one to the...

Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest — July, 2011
We were well taken care of. I thought the trip well planned and organized. I especially appreciated the occasions when out tour guide arranged for us to be the first or last group so as to avoid a horde of tourists. ...

Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest — July, 2011
This was a trip with many different venues and cultures. Our tour director was extremely well organized and kept us entertained throughout the 2 week tour. Our favorite experience was the lake cruise around St....

Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest — May, 2011
My wife and I both had a great time. Everything ran smoothly from pick up to drop off. 3 of 5 included dinners were good, and all the local guides were excellent. Franco kept everything moving on time, and we both...

Vienna, Salzburg, Prague & Budapest — April, 2011
Hassle free tour, good optional trips, full agenda but appropriate free time, good local meals, Interesting and engaged tour director.

Terms and Conditions

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After selecting your itinerary and departure date, call 1-800-552-5545 and a Travel Specialist will take your reservation over the phone. You can pay your $350.00 deposit by credit card, or you can mail a check made payable to Grand European Travel to the following address: GRAND EUROPEAN TRAVEL 6000 Meadows Road, Suite 520 Lake Oswego, OR 97035 USA.

Final Payment:

For all Land Vacations final payment is due in our Oregon office 60 days before departure. We accept the following types of payment: VISA, MASTER CARD, American Express, DISCOVER CARD, personal check and cashier’s check. If reservations are made less than 60 days prior to departure, payment in full is required at the time of booking. If final payments are not received on time, Grand European Travel may cancel the reservation and invoke the cancellation fee. For all River Cruises final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.


Land prices printed in this catalog are per person based on double occupancy. The Operator reserves the right to adjust prices due to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, imposed fuel surcharges, taxes, charges and levies imposed by any third party including government and its agencies. Should these change the price of your tour by more than 10% you may cancel without penalty within 7 days after we notify you of the increase.

2015 Preview Prices:

All prices shown are per person based on Twin Room occupancy. Preview itineraries and content are based on selected vacations featured in our 2014 Collection, however, items such as, (but not limited to), hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, trip destinations, transfers and transportation, are subject to change. The final composition of your trip will be published in the Grand European Travel’s 2015 Collection catalog due out in September. By paying your deposit, you are agreeing to accept the finalized version of your trip itinerary. In return, Grand European Travel will honor the Preview prices, even if the final vacation prices increase. In the event that your finalized vacation price is lower, Grand European Travel will refund you the difference. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. The offer is for a strictly limited period and can be withdrawn at any time.

Cancellations, Changes & Refunds:

If a cancellation in writing is received by Grand European Travel 30 days or less after your reservation has been made your $350.00 deposit will be FULLY REFUNDED. *See Air Reser va tions section for specific change fee information for air reservations. For cancellations or changes thereafter but more than 61 days prior to departure there will be a $350.00 per person fee assessed. If you must withdraw or make a change 60 days or less prior to departure (90 days or less for all River Cruises), the following fees will apply:

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Number of Days Prior to Departure Cancellation/Change Land Tours – Per Person
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Less than 15 Days100% of tour cost
Number of Days Prior to DepartureCancellation/Change River Cruises – Per Person
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In addition, no refunds are made for unused portions of a tour or cruise including, but not limited to, missed meals or sightseeing, motorcoach travel and the non-use of hotel rooms.

Air Reservations:

Air Add-On prices listed in this catalog were effective on June 18, 2014 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher. Air Add-On prices shown include September 11th Security fee, government fees, taxes and airline fuel surcharges based on destination and routing. The total price at time of purchase may vary slightly due to fluctuations in currency exchange. For the most competitive and up to date pricing from your departure city call our toll free number at 1-800-552-5545. Air transportation is in economy class by scheduled airlines. Business class is avail able upon request. Some tours are not available from all of the airports. Requests for specific airlines, non-stop or direct flights and/or seat assignments are accepted as pref erences only and cannot be guaranteed. Some airlines do not accept advance seat assignments. Frequent flyer programs are under the control of the respective airlines. Your airline tickets will be electronically issued in lieu of paper tickets. Please note that your airline tickets and other tour documentation must bear your FULL name as it appears on your passport; and airline reservations can only be made for dates less than 331 days out.

Airline Tickets Issued by Grand EuropeanTravel:

The following charges apply for cancellations or changes to airline arrangements made by Grand European Tours: • Prior to Airline Ticketing: service fee of $50 per person • After Airline Ticketing: service fee of $75 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the airline ticket value.

DOT Advisory:

The Department of Trans - portation requires us to inform you of the following conditions. The package price is sub - ject to change as a result of increases in fuel surcharges and/or government taxes until it has been paid in full. You must consent to the possibility that, until you pay for your package in full, your price could go up. Once you have paid in full we would only pass along increases in government taxes if applicable at that time. You have 7 days from receipt of the first invoice to revoke your consent and request a refund, at which time we would cancel your booking.

Passports and Visas:

A valid U.S passport is required for traveling outside of the U.S., including to Canada & Mexico. Pass port application forms may be obtained from your local post office. All passports must contain at least 3 blank visa pages and must be valid for 6 months after the completion of your tour. Entry visa application forms will be sent prior to your departure for U.S. passport holders visiting the following countries: Russia ($233*), China ($198*), Brazil ($248*) and Vietnam & Cambodia ($301*). An entry fee is required upon arrival at the airport in Egypt ($15*), and Zimbabwe ($30*). These countries prefer payment in U.S. dollars rather than local currency. A per person Departure Tax is required in Costa Rica ($28*) and Peru ($31*) paid at the airport. A one time Reciprocity Tax is required upon entry at the airport in Santiago, Chile ($140*). The fee can be paid in local currency, US Dollars, credit card or traveler check; the tax is valid for multiple entries for 10 years or until your passport expires. Proof of a pre-paid reciprocity fee of $160* is required to enter Argentina. Payment can be made at (select “tasa de reciprocidad”). Australia requires an electronic visa ($0*) which is obtained at the time of airline ticket purchase. Turkey requires that you obtain an electronic entry visa ($20) prior to arrival. Cambodia Airport Departure Tax ($25*) is included in the cost of the airfare. *All visa costs and entry/ exit requirements can change at any time. Please visit for current information. Individuals who do not hold a U.S. passport should contact VisaCentral at 1-866-788-1100 to see if visas are required.

Travel Documents:

Approximately 15 days prior to the departure date you will receive a travel information package that will include your airline itinerary, travel tips, hotel list, baggage tag, travel wallet, etc. Visas, when required, will be distributed as soon as they are issued by the countries involved. Please note that your airline tickets and other tour documentation must bear your FULL name as it appears on your passport.


Guided Vacations require a blend of adventuresome spirit, physical fitness, walking ability, mental alertness, and a capacity for accepting situations as they exist and not, necessarily, as we would find them in America. If you have health concerns, we suggest that you contact your physician to help determine the suitability of one of these tours for you. We regret that we are unable to accept requests for special diets or itinerary variations. Disabled travelers requiring special attention or treatment on any tour must be reported when reservations are made. A companion who is able to provide the required assistance must accompany any person who is unable to travel independently or who needs any type of assistance.


Due to limited motorcoach storage capacity, each guest is permitted one large suitcase not to exceed 50 pounds in weight nor 30"x22"x10" in dimension on European programs. Handling of this bag by hotel porters is included in the price. In addition, each person is allowed one small piece of carry-on size luggage that does not exceed the dimensions of 12"x11"x6" and is the complete responsibility of the guest and must be taken on the motorcoach with you. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and therefore cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage for safety reasons. Other destinations have smaller baggage dimensions which are noted in your pre-tour documentation. Grand European Travel. does not assume any responsibility for loss or damage to baggage or passengers’ belongings. Please note: It is your responsibility to verify the baggage weight restrictions for the individual airlines that you will be traveling on as in some instances baggage is restricted. Airline baggage charges collected at check-in are not included and are at passengers own expense.

Private Town Car Transfer Service:

The Private Town Car Transfer service is available on all 2014 departures for all guests departing from the 41 airports highlighted on page 12 and living within a 25 mile radius from point of departure to your chosen airport. It is an outbound service only. Mileage is based on journey information from Should you not use the Private Town Car Transfer we will deduct $50 per person from your tour price (this must be advised at time of booking). Cancellation of service or changes must be made 72 hours before scheduled pick-up. This service is not included on 2015 Preview departures but can be purchased at an additional cost.

Early Departure or Extended Stay:

If you wish to depart early or extend your stay in Europe, flight and hotel arrangements can be made by contacting our office. Airport transfers are not included but may be purchased through GET. On most programs you can reserve up to 3 additional nights at the hotel where your itinerary starts and ends, however space may be limited and is subject to availability. Please call for our low cost rates and availability. Luggage handling and breakfast is not included on North American program extensions.

Land Tour Only:

If you wish to make independent flight arrangements, you may still reserve the land portion. Hotel-airport transfers are subject to availability and flight details must be provided in writing at least 45 days prior to departure. See tour page for specific transfer times.

Airport Transfers:

Complimentary airport arrival and departure transfers are in cluded in the itinerary price when you purchase our land/air package and operate at fixed times on the first and last day of your itinerary. See the individual itinerary pages for details. Airport transfers are not included on Independent Vacations. For those making their own flight arrangements or extending at GET hotels, transfers can be purchased; please call for details. London Heathrow Airport Arrivals: For tours commencing in London, we have included a free group shuttle to/from LHR for clients that have booked our combined land/air packages (Excluding Indepen dent Vacations). For clients that have made their own flight arrangements GET has negotiated special rates for shuttle transfers from LHR to your London hotel (which must be booked through GET) at a price of $40 per person per single trip to/from LHR. London Gatwick Airport Arrivals: Clients arriving at LGW who have booked our combined land/ air packages are provided with a Gatwick Express train voucher to Victoria Station, and will need to make their own way from Victoria Station to the tour hotel (Excluding Independent Vacations). For clients that have made their own flight arrangements we suggest you visit for transfer information. To purchase airport transfers for Independent Vaca tions please call 1-800-552-5545.


Please note that we do not permit smoking on our motorcoaches, however, frequent stops are made while traveling.

Surface Travel & Sightseeing:

Ground arrangements are provided by Grand European Operations Ltd., a separate company, and include inter-city travel by private motorcoach with air-conditioning and an emergency restroom*, ferry, train, and ship as per the itinerary. Activities on days indicated in the itinerary as being “at leisure or optional” are left to your discretion. *Some exceptions apply.


During local or national holi days some museums, restaurants or sightseeing may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered wherever possible. At times, some itineraries may be operated in reverse; you will be advised at the time of booking.


The hotels reserved for our programs are rated as European Standard First Class. All hotel rooms provide a private bath (and/or shower) and toilet. These hotels are clean, comfortable and located so as to best facilitate guided sightseeing of the area. Hotels reserved for each program are indicated in the Day-By-Day Itinerary. If, for any reason, it becomes necessary to use other hotels, they will be of a similar standard, where possible. We only contract non-smoking rooms. All accommodations, meals and services have been designated as first class in Russia, Eastern Europe and provincial areas though some tourism facilities are less developed than what might normally be expected in this category. Tours in North and South America use Standard First Class hotels.

Single Rooms:

A limited number of single rooms are available at a supplement. While single rooms provide privacy, they are often smaller than twin-bedded rooms. We do offer the option to join our nonsmoking Room Share Program (subject to availability). The Room Share Program is not available on programs to Greece, Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Peru, South America, China, Indepen dent Vacations, European River Cruises, Small Groups and all pre or post extensions.

Triple Rooms:

Triple room accommodations are available on a limited basis at a reduced price. Triple rooms usually consist of a twin-bedded room with an additional folding bed or cot for the third person. They may not be comfortable for three adults. Triple rooms are not available on cruises.


Complimentary Wi-Fi service is available in many Grand European Travel hotel guestrooms. When such a service is not available complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary Wi-Fi is also provided onboard the coaches. The Wi-Fi on the coaches uses the mobile phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. In some countries this service will not be available. Please note that it is not available on Hosted Tours or on local transfer/relief coaches when the main Grand European Travels coach is not being used. For further information please refer to


Please note in cases of early morning departures, FB (full breakfast) may not be available. We are unable to accept requests for special menus to meet dietary or religious requirements.

Price Does Not Include:

Beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary. Personal expenses including passport and visa fees, alcoholic beverages, optional sightseeing tours, laundry, phone calls, traditional end of the trip gratuity to your Travel Director and Motorcoach Driver, tips to local city guides, crew tips and all other items of a personal nature, airport tax, service & security charges and port taxes. (Subject to change.) Travel Insurance is also not included but is highly recommended.

Consumer Disclosure Notice:

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully, as your deposit and payment for a trip constitutes consent to all conditions and general information contained in this catalog.


These trips are arrang ed by Grand European Operations Ltd. (“Operator”) in conjunction with Grand European Tours (2003) Inc. It has made the travel arrangements as agent for the transportation carriers and other suppliers of services connected with the tour (“suppliers”) all of which are independent contractors. The Operator in no way owns or operates the vehicles or facilities to be used during the trip, and does not guarantee or assume responsibility for the acts and/or omissions of suppliers, their employees, agents, etc. Transportation com panies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Con ven tion for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a program shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this catalog which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. All bookings are accepted subject to the conditions imposed by suppliers and Operator, including airline, cruise line, rail, coach, hotel, restaurants, insurance and other companies, firms or persons concerned with the trip, and the Operator will make no refund in the event of their delay, cancellation, overbooking, strike, force majeure or for elements of the package not used by customer.

If there is a difference between the Operator’s Con di tions and those published by a supplier, the conditions of supplier shall apply. The Opera tor reserves the right to cancel a trip or change the itinerary whenever in its sole judgment conditions warrant, or if the Operator deems it necessary for your comfort, convenience or safety. Trips outside the USA require a valid passport. You are responsible for, and release the Opera tor from, passport, visa, vaccination requirements, and safety conditions in travel destinations. The Operator strongly recommends you purchase appropriate cancellation/medical/baggage insurance for the trip, which is available from the Operator. For medical information, call the Center for Disease Control at 1-800- 232-4636 or visit, and for U.S. State Department travel advisories, call 1-202-647-5225. The Operator reserves the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the trip at any time who presents a significant risk to the health or safety of himself or others which cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by the Operator’s reasonable accommodation. The Operator reserves the right to correct an error in the advertised price prior to your departure. Prices in this catalog are accurate at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice due to changes in market factors including but not limited to foreign currency and supplier cost fluctuations. Prices set forth in future catalogs shall supersede the prices in this catalog. Airfare quotes, and Air Add-ons in this catalog are subject to airline capacity limitations and higher airfares may apply depending on seat availability at the time of reservation. A contract is made when your reservation and payment are accepted by the Operator at its office, and any dispute shall be governed by Oregon law and subject to the jurisdiction of Portland, Oregon. In calculating the cost of your trip, Operator has relied on your consent to these terms and in the absence of this release, the trip cost would have been higher. Operator reserves the right to substitute hotels of similar quality at any time or to make changes in itinerary of similar quality. Operator will not be responsible to any person for expense, loss of time, money or other circumstance resulting from a change in itinerary or change of tour arrangements. Operator also reserves the right to cancel a departure, and in such cases all payments made to date will be refunded and shall constitute full settlement. If you purchase an airline ticket separately, ensure that your travel agent explains the conditions under which the ticket is issued, as the Operator assumes no responsibility for such airline ticket cancellation fees. Please understand that not all museums and attractions are open every day of the year. Operator reserves the right to vary the sequence of sightseeing and/ or to re-route the order of cities if that will enable you to visit all listed excursions. In either case, the itinerary content will be maintained to the extent possible and there are no refunds for any unused or unavailable excursions. Promotional offers subject to change. This catalog supersedes any other current catalog in the market.

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