The Experience

Take an evening cruise along the Danube, learn the art of apple strudel baking and taste a sample, enjoy a lecture by a former member of the Vienna Philharmonic, and tour Strahov Monastery in Prague. Day 1: ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Arrive in Budapest and meet your A&K representative. This evening, gather with fellow guests at a welcome dinner.

InterContinental Budapest | Meals: D
Day 2: BUDAPEST / Old World Splendors
Privately tour the State Opera House and later Pest,™s Central Market Hall. Visit the Dohány Street Synagogue, Heroes,™ Square and St. Stephen,™s Basilica.

InterContinental Budapest | Meals: B L
Day 3: BUDAPEST / The Danube by Twilight
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. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore on your own. This evening, enjoy a relaxing private cruise along the Danube, as your local guide shares tales of personalities from Hungarian history.

InterContinental Budapest | Meals: B
Day 4: VIENNA, AUSTRIA / Pannonhalma
Depart for Vienna, stopping along the way at Pannonhalma, where your local guide leads you on a tour of the 1,000-year-old Benedictine abbey. Enjoy lunch in the abbey,™s restaurant while sampling a range of their wines. Arrive in Vienna this afternoon.

The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna | Meals: B L
Day 5: VIENNA / Home of the Habsburgs
Discover fabulous Vienna on a walking tour today. Stroll along the famous Ringstrasse with its 19th-century buildings, and visit the Hofburg Palace, former home of the Habsburgs. Visit Gothic St. Stephen,™s Cathedral, whose soaring structure enshrines this city,™s heart. Then make a Culinary Connection at Schönbrunn Palace, enjoying an apple strudel baking lesson and tasting with a professional pastry chef.

The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna | Meals: B L
Day 6: VIENNA / A Musical History
Make an authentic Musicial Connection when you join violist Edward Kudlak, former member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, for a private 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 Ritz-Carlton, Vienna | Meals: B D
Day 7: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC / Medieval Telc
Journey to Prague, stopping en route at the medieval Czech town of Telc, famous for its fine Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Visit its abbey at your leisure. Continue to Prague for an afternoon at leisure, or join your Tour Director for a brief orientation walking tour.

InterContinental Prague | Meals: B D
Day 8: PRAGUE / Exploring the Old Town
Walk 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 astronomical clock. Visit the Jewish Museum, which houses the largest collection of Judaica in Europe, along with the Jewish Cemetery. Enjoy a tour to Prague,™s Castle District and visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus. Visit Strahov Monastery, with its glorious Baroque decorations, for a private tour of the ornate library.

InterContinental Prague | Meals: B
Day 9: PRAGUE / Czech Favorites
Take an in-depth look at two of the Czech Republic,™s best-known products: Bohemian crystal and Pilsner Urquell beer. Gather tonight for a farewell dinner.

InterContinental Prague | Meals: B D
Transfer to the airport for your flight home

Meals: B

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