We begin in the “Golden City” of Prague - the ancient capital of Bohemia and now the capital city of the Czech Republic. The City of a Hundred Spires is built on seven hills and spans the River Vltava, yet is small enough for a good walker to see most of the major sights, including the soaring cathedrals and lavish palaces. Prague's lively squares and avenues give the city a festive air and its museums, concert halls, ballet and opera performances are world class.
Our next stop is Vienna, one of Europe's most elegant and historic capital cities. Vienna boasts magnificent old buildings, museums full of treasures and the musical traditions of its famous opera, choirs and orchestras. Of course the elegant shops that line the great avenues add to the charm.
We finish off in Budapest, the architecturally stunning and historic capital of Hungary. With well over 1000 years of documented history, Budapest today is perhaps the most exciting commercial, cultural and entertainment centre in Eastern Europe. Majestic bridges span across the Danube river linking “Buda’s” medieval grandeur with “Pest’s” magnificent 19th century buildings, grandly designed boulevards and one the world’s most famous and beautiful Opera Houses. The city is abundant with lively pedestrian streets, squares and cafes, and boasts numerous museums, art galleries and spas. While in Budapest we will stay in a lovely spa hotel.
*** Those joining any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.