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Connections Boutique Group Journeys

Central Europe: Budapest, Vienna & Prague 2017


10 Days from $4,595

Limited to 24 guests

Experience the charms of Central Europe, privately touring Budapest's State Opera House, cruising the Danube by twilight, enjoying a lecture with a former member of the Vienna Philharmonic, exploring the Old Town of Ceský Krumlov and visiting the Prague Jewish Museum.

A&K Advantages

Explore three great Central European cities, discovering rich heritage, extravagant empires and romantic riverside locales

Learn the art of apple strudel baking at a demonstration by a professional pastry chef on a sweet, tasty Culinary Connection

Enjoy Musical Connections when you practice your waltz in a Viennese dance school and attend a private lecture by violist Edward Kudlak, formerly of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Visit the Old Town in Prague, to make a Neighborhood Connection with its deeply traditional Jewish roots

Take a private tour of the Strahov Monastery library in Prague

18 meals, with 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
ARRIVE BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
DAY 2
BUDAPEST | Old World Splendors
DAY 3
BUDAPEST | Danube Twilight Cruise
DAY 4
VIENNA, AUSTRIA | Presidential Palace
DAY 5
VIENNA | Home of the Habsburgs
DAY 6
VIENNA | A Moving Musical History
DAY 7
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC | Český Krumlov
DAY 8
PRAGUE | Exploring the Old Town
DAY 9
PRAGUE | Grandeurs on the Hilltop
DAY 10
DEPART PRAGUE
DAY 1
ARRIVE BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Arrive in Budapest and meet your A&K representative. This evening, gather with fellow guests at a welcome dinner.

Meals: 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: Breakfast, Lunch
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.

Meals: Breakfast
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.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

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Meals: Breakfast
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.

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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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: Breakfast, Lunch
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: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10
DEPART PRAGUE

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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