Jewels of Eastern Europe
October 3rd-12th, 2019 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
As scintillating and sparkling as jewels in a Hapsburg crown, the magnificent combination of Budapest, Vienna, and Prague brings you deep into the heart of old-world Eastern Europe. While the Czech Republic and Hungary are two of Eastern Europe’s more recent success stories, much of their charm lies in the history and cultural wealth of their ancient positions in Europe—the former as the capital of the Holy Roman Empire; the latter as the seat of the Hapsburg Empire that stretched around the world, encompassing Austria and the legendary city of Vienna. Their legacies are embodied in grand architecture and fabulous museums. With a mix of city time and train travel through beautiful countryside, you’ll experience both rural charm and urban sophistication. From Hungary’s twin cities of Buda and Pest, on either side of the Danube, we continue to the Austrian capital, Vienna, where imperial palaces meet towering Gothic cathedrals. We then cross from Austria into the Czech Republic, and end our journey in Prague, the “city of a hundred spires”.