This relaxing look at three historic riverside cities gives you time to get an authentic inside view of their culture and traditions – an alternative to more obvious European capitals.
You'll enjoy Insider moments like... exploring Vienna's masterpiece-filled Museum of Fine Arts before it opens to the general public, on an exclusive private visit to admire works by the old masters.
Today is free for you to explore your interests. Consider visiting the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace, or splash out on the Kärntnerstrasse, Vienna's most famous shopping street. Don't forget to treat yourself to coffee and Sachertorte in a typical Viennese coffee house.
9 nights' accommodations, 9 hot buffet breakfasts, 3 dinners.
|Depart Date||Return Date||Price||Discount||AvailabilityPrice|
|6 Apr 17||16 Apr 17||$1,795pp|
Christmas Market Departures: Please note that guests on departures during Advent (which starts November 27th, 2016 and ends December 24th, 2016) will experience the festivities of the Christmas Markets in Prague, Vienna and Budapest.
Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 40-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Single Room Supplement: from $110.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $77 per person.
Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The December 17th, 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Budapest. The December 23rd, 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Prague. The December 28th, 2016 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Vienna. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
Airport Transfers: On arrival to Prague Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11am and 1:30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Budapest Airport at 7am and 11am.
Early Payment Discount: Pay in full to save the amount listed above. For details, click here.
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Past Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the Land Only price of the vacation..
U.S. citizens traveling to the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering these countries.
The currency in the Czech Republic is the Koruna, in Austria is the Euro, and in Hungary is the Forint. While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive on your trip, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination. The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling. It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.
If you like meat and potatoes, chances are you’ll love the food in the Czech Republic. The country is also known for its long-standing tradition for beer. Most towns have at least one brewery, so it’s no surprise that the Czech consume more beer per capita than any other country. In Austria you’ll find more hearty cuisine, but nothing beats the desserts. Try delicious treats like Viennese Sachertorte (dense chocolate cake) and apple strudel. In Hungary you’ll find hearty specialties including goulash, winter salami, pork stew, and chicken paprikash.
We suggest packing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. It’s important to bring comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.
When dining out it’s appropriate to leave up to 10 percent gratuity for good service at restaurants.
At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director. Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit. A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.
30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.
You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions. All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers. In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group.
If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.
We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.
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