We begin in the Golden City of Prague - the ancient capital of Bohemia and the best-preserved Baroque city in Central Europe. Built on seven hills and spanning the Vltava River, the city is small enough for a good walker to see most of the major sights, including its beautifully preserved Old Town, massive castle, statue-lined bridge, famous city squares and evocative Jewish Quarter, while enjoying the city’s love of music and perhaps the best beer in Europe. In the Czech Republic we’ll also visit the UNESCO World Heritage City of Cesky Krumlov - a fairy-tale town with Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Next is Vienna - one of Europe’s most elegant and historic cities. Vienna boasts opulent buildings, impressive museums and the musical traditions of its famous Opera, Choirs and Orchestras. Vienna’s cultural legacy was shaped by its residents like Mozart, Beethoven, Gustave Klimt and Sigmund Freud. Of course the elegant shops that line the great avenues add to its captivating charm.
We finish off in Hungary’s architecturally stunning capital - Budapest. With over 1000 years of history, Budapest today is perhaps the most exciting commercial, cultural and entertainment centre in Eastern Europe. Majestic bridges span across the Danube River joining “Buda’s” medieval grandeur with “Pest’s” magnificent 19th century buildings, grand boulevards, beautiful Opera house as well as Europe’s oldest and 2nd largest Parliament building. The city is abundant with lively pedestrian streets, squares and cafes and boasts numerous museums, art galleries and Spas – earning its moniker of “Spa City”. 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.