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Central Europe: Budapest, Vienna & Prague (2017)
Limited to 24 guests
Days: 10 | From: $4,145 (was $4,395)
Day 1: ARRIVE BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Arrive in Budapest and meet your A&K representative. This evening, gather with fellow guests at a welcome dinner.
Day 2: BUDAPEST / Old World Splendors
Ascend Castle Hill, where the former Royal Palace gracefully towers over the Danube. Visit the Matthias Church, where many Hungarian kings have been crowned, and enjoy the stunning views of the city and river from the Fisherman’s Bastion. After lunch, stop at the Dohány Street Synagogue, Heroes’ Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica.
Meals: B L
Day 3: BUDAPEST / Danube Twilight Cruise
Privately tour the State Opera House and later, visit Pest’s Central Market Hall. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore on your own. This evening, enjoy a relaxing private cruise along the Danube, as your guide shares tales of personalities from Hungarian history.
Day 4: VIENNA, AUSTRIA / Presidential Palace
Travel to Vienna in the morning, enjoying lunch at a historic Viennese café. Embark on a walking tour of this elegant, multicultural city, stopping to visit the Imperial Treasury in the Hofburg Palace, the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria.
The Ring | Meals: B L D
Day 5: VIENNA / Home of the Habsburgs
Start the day with a tour of stunning, glamorous Schönbrunn Palace, followed by a Culinary Connection during which you enjoy an apple strudel baking lesson and tasting with a pastry chef. In the afternoon, explore this fabulous imperial city at your own pace.
The Ring | Meals: B
Day 6: VIENNA / A Moving Musical History
Make an authentic Musical Connection when you join violist Edward Kudlak, former member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, for a lecture on Vienna’s incomparable musical heritage. Later, enjoy a private Viennese waltz lesson in one of the city’s most prestigious dance schools.
The Ring | Meals: B D
Day 7: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC / Český Krumlov
Journey to Prague, stopping en route in Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a short walking tour of the Old Town. Enjoy a traditional lunch before continuing to Prague.
Meals: B L D
Day 8: PRAGUE / Exploring the Old Town
Walk the cobbled streets of the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter, birthplace of Franz Kafka. See the Gothic Town Hall in Old Town Square, famous for its fascinating astronomical clock atop a Gothic tower. Visit the Jewish Museum, which houses the largest collection of Judaica in Europe, along with the Jewish Cemetery. Later, travel to the small hamlet of Nizbor, where you learn how Bohemian crystal is made. Return to Prague.
Meals: B L
Day 9: PRAGUE / Grandeurs on the Hilltop
Rise for a lovely morning tour of Prague’s Castle District and the gloriously Baroque Strahov Monastery, where you take a private tour of the ornate library. Step inside the remarkably storied St. Vitus Cathedral before visiting the Basilica of St. George and Hradcany Castle. See more during an afternoon at leisure, then gather tonight for a farewell dinner.
Meals: B D
Day 10: DEPART PRAGUE
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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