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Bicycling the Elbe River Valley

Program Number: 12145RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/20/2015 - 7/3/2015; 9/5/2015 - 9/18/2015;
Duration: 13 nights
Location: Czech Republic/Germany
Price starting at: $3,295.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Bicycling Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 24; 12 Breakfasts, 0 Lunches, 12 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

Through enchanting mountains, plains and villages, the Elbe River courses toward the North Sea with relentless but effortless speed. From the modern Bauhaus architecture of Dessau, Germany, to the timeless castles, vineyards and miracles of nature leading to Prague -- pedal alongside this storied river with expert instructors to absorb the full meaning behind your surroundings.




Highlights

• Discussion at the Bauhaus school of design founded in 1925 by architect Walter Gropius.
• A demonstration at the Meissen Porcelain Works.
• Excursion to the Renaissance Lobkowitz Chateau with its 13th-century wine cellar.



Activity Particulars

Bike 15-40 miles per a day in single file at 11 miles per hour, with breaks every 20-25 minutes. Flat to rolling terrain, primarily bike paths, some paved secondary roads. Weather conditions affect biking difficulty. Personal bike helmet required.



Itinerary Summary

Arrival Berlin (Germany); coach to Dessau, 2 nights; bike to Wittenberg, 1 night; bike to Torgau, 1 night; bike to Moritz, 1 night; bike to Dresden, 2 nights; bike to Bad Schandau, 1 night; bike to Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic), 1 night; bike to Roudnice, 1 night; coach to Prague, 2 nights; departure.



Overnight flight from the U.S.A.
1 night
Arrival Berlin (Germany)
Coach to Dessau
2 nights

At the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Masters' Houses, take an in-depth look at the significance of Bauhaus design and the life and work of aircraft designer Hugo Junkers. Walk through the 18th-century, English-style Worlitz park and castle created by Prince Leopold III Friedrich Franz of Anhalt. In the evening, learn “survival” German and sample regional cuisine at village inns.



Bike to Wittenberg
1 night
Bike to Torgau
1 night
Bike to Moritz
1 night
Bike to Dresden
2 nights

Delve into the history of Torgau, life in the former DDR, Meissen porcelain production and the Saxon Switzerland National Park. With local experts, discover the role of Martin Luther at the Luther House and Castle Church in Wittenberg and explore Hartenfels Castle in Torgau, Meissen Porcelain Works and the sandstone Bastei Bridge. Entering Dresden, discover the city’s history and architectural treasures, including the Semper Opera House, the baroque Zwinger Palace and the Frauenkirche.



Bike to Bad Schandau
1 night
Bike to Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic)
1 night
Bike to Roudnice
1 night

Continue on a flat path along the Elbe River to “Saxon Switzerland” -- an area of rugged cliffs and bizarre sandstone rock formations that extends along the Elbe River between Pirna, Germany and the city of Decin in the Czech Republic. Bicycling into the Czech Republic, pay a visit to the former Terezin concentration camp and the Renaissance castle of the venerable Lobkowitz family in Melnik.



Coach to Prague
2 nights
Departure

Amid the ornate Astronomical Clock on Old Town Hall and the dazzling blend of Baroque façades and Gothic spires dotting the skyline, discover the story and lives behind the Czech Republic’s cultural and political center. Explore Josefov, the former Jewish ghetto, and sample local Bohemian cuisine at a unique, Old World Czech restaurant.




Accommodations
Dessau: Hotel near lake. Wittenberg: Hotel in heart of city. Torgau: Quality hotel. Moritz: Hotel in Elbe River countryside. Dresden: Hotel in heart of city. Bad Schandau: Riverside hotel. Usti nad Labem: Four-star hotel. Roudnice: Hotel in town square. Prague: Historic hotel.
Meals and Lodgings
   NH Dessau
  Dessau, Germany 2 nights
   Best Western Stadtpalais Wittenberg
  Wittenberg, Germany 1 night
   Central-Hotel Torgau
  Torgau, Germany 1 night
   Hotel Moritz an der Elbe
  Moritz, Germany 1 night
   Hotel Elbflorenz Dresden
  Dresden, Germany 2 nights
   Parkhotel Bad Schandau
  Bad Schandau, Germany 1 night
   Best Western Hotel Vladimir
  Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic 1 night
   Hotel Vavřinec
  Roudnice, Czech Republic 1 night
   Best Western Plus Hotel Meteor Plaza
  Prague, Czech Republic 2 nights
 NH Dessau
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Located in the heart of the Bauhaus capital, the NH Dessau is a ten-minute walk from the main train station.
  Contact info: Zerbster Straße 29
Dessau,  06844 Germany
phone: +49 0340 25140
web: www.nh-hotels.com
  Room amenities: Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Refrigerator, Telephone, WiFi, Coffee/Tea Maker, Iron, Minibar, TV
  Facility amenities: Rooftop Terrace, Fitness and Wellness Area, Garden lounge bar, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Check in time: 3:00 PM

 Best Western Stadtpalais Wittenberg
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Located in the middle of the historic district of Lutherstadt in Wittenberg close to the Luther House.
  Contact info: Collegienstraße 56
Wittenberg,  06886 Germany
phone: +49 3491 4250
web: http://www.stadtpalais.bestwestern.de/
  Room amenities: Minibar, Satellite Television, Telephone, Hairdryer, WiFi, Alarm Clock, Safe
  Facility amenities: Restaurant, Elevator, Comfortable Lobby with Piano, Outdoor Terrace, Sauna
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes

 Central-Hotel Torgau
Type: Three-Star Hotel
  Description: Located in the historic district of Torgau.
  Contact info: Friedrichplatz 8
Torgau,  04860 Germany
phone: +49 3421 7328 0
web: http://www.central-hotel-torgau.de/
  Room amenities: Television, Telephone, Hairdryer
  Facility amenities: Terrace, Breakfast Restaurant, Elevator
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes

 Hotel Moritz an der Elbe
Type: Three-Star Hotel
  Description: Located in a scenic garden beside the Elbe River.
  Contact info: Dorfstraße 2
Moritz,  01619 Germany
phone: +49 3525 5123 0
web: http://www.hotel-moritz.de/
  Room amenities: Satellite Television, Telephone, Hairdryer, Minibar, WiFi
  Facility amenities: Restaurant, Garden Terrace, Beer Garden
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes

 Hotel Elbflorenz Dresden
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Located in the heart of the capital of Saxony, Dresden.
  Contact info: Rosenstraße 36
Dresden,  01067 Germany
phone: +49 351 8640 0
web: http://www.hotel-elbflorenz.de/
  Room amenities: LCD Television, Telephone, Hairdryer, Radio, Minibar, Safe
  Facility amenities: Restaurant, Lobby Bar & Lounge, Sauna, Solarium
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes

 Parkhotel Bad Schandau
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Set in its own garden by the riverside promenade along the Elbe River. Some accommodations in a former villa.
  Contact info: Rudolf-Sendig-Straße 12
Bad Schandau,  01814 Germany
phone: +49 350 22520
web: http://www.parkhotel-bad-schandau.de/
  Room amenities: Satellite Television, Telephone, Hairdryer
  Facility amenities: Restaurant, Health Spa, Gardens, Terrace, Sauna
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes

 Best Western Hotel Vladimir
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Convenient city location not far from the bike path.
  Contact info: Masarykova 36
Ústí nad Labem,  400 01 Czech Republic
phone: +420 475 235 111
web: http://www.hotelvladimir.cz/
  Room amenities: LCD Television, Telephone, Hairdryer, Air-Conditioning, Minibar, Safe, Coffee/Tea Maker, WiFi
  Facility amenities: Restaurant, Pilsner Pub Terrace, Hotel Sauna, Fitness Center
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes

 Hotel Vavřinec
Type: Three-Star Hotel
  Description: Located on the historic town square of Roudnice nad Labem.
  Contact info: Karlovo náměstí 20
Roudnice nad Labem,  413 01 Czech Republic
phone: +420 416 838 716
web: http://www.hotelvavrinec.cz/
  Room amenities: TV, Telephone, Hairdryer, Internet Access
  Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Tiled Interior Courtyard
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes

 Best Western Plus Hotel Meteor Plaza
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Located in the center of Prague near the Powder Gate.
  Contact info: Hybernska 6
Prague,  110 00 Czech Republic
phone: +420 224 192 559
web: http://www.hotel-meteor.cz/
  Room amenities: Satellite Television, Telephone, Hairdryer, WiFi, Safe, Minibar, Coffee/Tea Maker
  Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Wine Cellar, Whirpool, Sauna, Room Service
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights after: Contact IBT for rates. Please refer to the OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS section of your preparatory materials for rates.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
10:30 AM - group meets at Berlin Tegel Airport You will be staying at NH Dessau that night.
  End of Program:
Early morning group transfer to Prague Airport based on flight departure times. You will be staying at Best Western Plus Hotel Meteor Plaza the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. International Bicycle Tours, Inc., the entity that will provide the bicycling activity during this program requires signed liability release waivers from all customers. Participants will be required to sign IBT's liability release waiver to participate in the program's bicycling activity. That waiver will be included in the preparatory material participants will receive after enrolling in the program and must be returned prior to the program's commencement.
  Parking availability:
Parking is not available.
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
  Train or bus availability: Taxi, bus and train available. Refer to the Deutsche Bahn (DB) and České dráhy (Czech Railways) websites for specifics and to review schedules and fares: http://www.bahn.com/ and http://www.cd.cz/.
To Start of Program
  Location:  Dessau
  Nearest airport:  Berlin
  Transportation to site: Directions to the Days Inn Dessau: take the No. X9 JetExpress Bus or 109 airport bus to Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten train station. The transfer time is 20 minutes; bus fare is €2.60. From the station, take a train to Dessau. The transfer time is 90 minutes; train fare is approximately €24. On arrival in Dessau, take a taxi to the Days Inn Dessau. If you are departing the U.S. prior to the group departure and plan to connect with the group at the airport on the day the program commences, be sure to be at the meeting point at the time indicated. If you plan to meet the group at the Days Inn Dessau, please notify our office prior to your departure: (860) 767-7005 or info@internationalbicycletours.com.
  From End of Program
  Location:  Prague
  Transportation from site: Take a taxi from the hotel in Prague to Prague Airport; approximate travel time is 25 minutes. Taxi will cost about Kč 750.
Equipment Requirements: Participants must bring and wear their own bicycle helmet.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Overnight Flight
(Saturday, June 20)
   
 Afternoon: Board an overnight flight.

Day 2: Arrive in Berlin / Transfer to Dessau / Orientation / Bike Fitting / Welcome Dinner
(Sunday, June 21)

Note: Biking distance: There will be no biking today which provides an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate after your international flight. Please note that daily biking distances are approximate and may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.



   
 Arrive To: Berlin Tegel Airport.
 Morning: We proceed to Dessau by motorcoach and check into our hotel.
 Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy the food of your choice
 Afternoon: Orientation: The Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and will review the up-to-date daily program schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Following the orientation, bicycles will be fitted to the participant and skill testing will take place.

Please be aware that indicated times are approximate and that program activities and schedules could change due to local circumstances such as weather, traffic conditions, etc. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

During free time, the Group Leader will often be available to guide informal excursions, activities, or meals not included in the program. You are welcome to join if you wish, with associated costs (if any) on your own, or explore independently.

The remainder of the afternoon is free for you to settle into and relax or explore independently.
 Dinner: The group meets for the welcome dinner in the hotel dining room. Daily dinners consist of three-course meals featuring tasty local cuisine: appetizer, entrée and dessert plus water; other beverages available for purchase.
 Evening: At leisure. The evening is free to continue becoming acquainted with your fellow participants or take a stroll. Get a good night's sleep for the full day tomorrow.
   
Accommodations: NH Dessau
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 3: Bauhaus Foundation / Hugo Junkers Museum / Group Introductions
(Monday, June 22)

Note: Biking distance: 15 miles



   
 Breakfast: In the hotel dining room, choose from a buffet with meats, cheeses, yogurts, cereals, breads, juices and hot beverages.
 Morning: After a hearty breakfast, we will present a lecture on safety, rules of the road and the IBT Corner System. We’re ready to bicycle and our destination is the Bauhaus Foundation, where we’ve arranged a lecture on the Bauhaus School of Design. The Bauhaus design movement began here in 1925 by architect Walter Gropius.
 Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy the food and cuisine of your choice in Dessau. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions. You may also join the Group Leader at your own cost if you like.
 Afternoon: Having renewed our energies with lunch, we’ll continue by bike to the Hugo Junkers Aircraft Museum for a lecture and field trip. The museum will give us insight into the versatility of Junker’s works, from home construction to aircraft. Following our visit to the museum, we’ll enjoy an excursion to the old town of Dessau before returning to the hotel.
 Dinner: Hotel dining room.
 Evening: At leisure. Your evenings are free to spend time with new Road Scholar friends, relax, or go exploring on your own.
   
Accommodations: NH Dessau
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm / Coswig Ferry / Luther House / Castle Church
(Tuesday, June 23)

Note: Biking distance: 20 miles



   
 Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
 Morning: Our bicycling route will take us to the tranquil Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, created over 200 years ago by Prince Leopold III Friedrich Franz of Anhalt, a social reformer and champion of the Age of Enlightenment. We’ll take a field trip to this beautiful 18th-century English-style park for a lecture on Wörlitz Castle before boarding a ferry to continue onto Lutherstadt-Wittenberg.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: We’ve scheduled a lecture and field trip to the Luther House and Castle Church to acquaint you with this town known as the cradle of the Reformation. It was in Wittenberg that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the castle church door, attacking the Roman Catholic Church’s policy of selling indulgences.
 Dinner: Hotel dining room.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Best Western Stadtpalais Wittenberg
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Elbe Radweg / Bicycle to Torgau / GDR Lecture
(Wednesday, June 24)

Note: Biking distance: 38 miles



   
 Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
 Morning: Our cycling continues along the scenic Elbe Radweg (bicycle path) through picturesque countryside. We’re never far from the river as we follow the winding paths through pastures and tiny villages. Along the way, we’ll pass a restored grain mill that is seemingly standing guard over an out-of-service cable drawn ferry near the village of Elster.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own in Elster.
 Afternoon: We should arrive in Torgau late afternoon. Before dinner, we have arranged a lecture on life in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR).
 Dinner: We have dinner at a local restaurant. Dinner will be a plated three-course meal featuring hearty German cuisine: appetizer, entrée, and dessert plus water; other beverages available for purchase.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Central-Hotel Torgau
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Torgau / Hartenfels Castle / Belgern / Mühlberg Ferry
(Thursday, June 25)

Note: Biking distance: 36 miles



   
 Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
 Morning: Before departing this morning, we’ve arranged a lecture and field trip of the historic Renaissance town center of Torgau. In the 16th century, Torgau was the political center of the Reformation and the favored residence of the electors of Saxony. Today, it is home to Hartenfels Castle with its famed spiral staircase, the Grosser Wendelstein.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own in Belgern.
 Afternoon: Our route takes us south to the village of Moritz, where our hotel has a picturesque view of the river. We cross the river (along with our bikes) on the Mühlberg Ferry.
 Dinner: Hotel dining room.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Moritz an der Elbe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Saxon Wine Road / Meissen Porcelain Works
(Friday, June 26)

Note: Biking distance: 37 miles



   
 Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
 Morning: The Elbe is to our right as we continue along the bike path to the beautiful city of Meissen, known the world over for its porcelain bearing the trademark of crossed blue swords. We’ll be bicycling through an area known as the Saxon Wine Road, with vineyards lining the slopes of the valley.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own in Meissen.
 Afternoon: Following lunch, you'll have time to explore Castle Hill, Meissen Cathedral and the old market square. Then we're off for a lecture at Meissen Porcelain Works, where we shall visit the demonstration workshop and exhibition hall. We continue to Dresden, the capital of Saxony and our home for the next two nights.
 Dinner: Hotel dining room.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Elbflorenz Dresden
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Dresden / Independent Exploration of Dresden
(Saturday, June 27)

Note: Biking distance: no biking



   
 Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
 Morning: Often referred to as “Florence on the Elbe," Dresden is a city of Baroque architecture, music and culture. We’ve planned a lecture and walking field trip with a local historian to introduce you to this marvelous city.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own in Dresden.
 Afternoon: Free for independent exploration of the many architectural treasures of the Old Town such as the Semper Opera House, the Zwinger Palace, the Green Vault or the reconstructed Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady).
 Dinner: Hotel dining room.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Elbflorenz Dresden
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Dresden Bombing / Saxon Switzerland / Pirna / Bad Schandau
(Sunday, June 28)

Note: Biking distance: 30 miles



   
 Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
 Morning: Before departure, we'll enjoy a lecture on the World War II Bombing of Dresden. We are entering one of the most scenic areas of the Elbe River Valley as our journey continues southeast of Dresden into "Saxon Switzerland," where the scenery is almost as dramatic as the Alps. This area of rugged cliffs and bizarre sandstone rock formations extends along the Elbe River between Pirna, Germany and the city of Dìèin in the Czech Republic. The stone formations are at least 100 million years old and the soft stone has been sculpted over time by wind and water into dramatic columns of stone. Don’t worry about bicycling up mountains; however, as our route follows the flat bicycle path along the Elbe River.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own in Pirna.
 Afternoon: Our destination for the night is the spa resort of Bad Schandau. On arrival, you may want to enjoy a ride on the unique 50-meter high freestanding elevator, built in 1904, for a wonderful panoramic view of the Elbe River Valley.
 Dinner: Hotel dining room.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Parkhotel Bad Schandau
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Transfer to Saxon Switzerland National Park / Decín / Arrive in Ustí nad Labem
(Monday, June 29)

Note: Biking distance: 33 miles



   
 Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
 Morning: Following a healthy breakfast, we’ll take a motorcoach to the Saxon Switzerland National Park for a lecture and field trip to the Basteibrücke, (a bastion cliff formation), high above the Elbe River with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. After returning to the hotel, we’ll mount our bicycles once again and say “Auf Wiedersehen” (goodbye) to Germany and “Dobrý den” (hello) to the Czech Republic. You might want to practice your Czech language before the tour so that you are able to converse with the natives along the way!
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own in Decín.
 Afternoon: We’ll encounter a few “undulations” in this part of the Czech Republic as we make our way to Decin, where the castle overlooking the Elbe dominates the city. The basic unit of currency in the Czech Republic is the koruna (Kc) and it is a good idea to have a few in your pocket. At lunch today, we can exchange your remaining Euros or Dollars into koruna.
 Dinner: Hotel dining room.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Best Western Hotel Vladimir
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Litomerice / Camp Terezín
(Tuesday, June 30)

Note: Biking distance: 32 miles



   
 Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
 Morning: Our journey continues as we make our way along the Elbe to Litomerice, where we’ll visit the town square to view the variety of well-maintained buildings from the Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance periods.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own in Litomerice.
 Afternoon: Just outside the city is the village of Terezín. We’ve arranged a lecture and field trip to the notorious camp Terezín (Theresienstadt in German), the "model" Jewish ghetto, where a cruel trick by Heinrich Himmler duped the world and left thousands to die. Built originally as a fortress in 1780 by Joseph II to defend Bohemia from Prussian incursions, it never served its original purpose. Instead, it was taken over during World War II by the occupying Nazi forces as a transit camp for political prisoners, Jews, Gypsies and homosexuals. Today, it is the site of two fortresses, numerous memorials, a ghetto museum and a Jewish cemetery.
 Dinner: Hotel dining room.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Vavřinec
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: Melník / Lobkowitz Château / Transfer to Prague
(Wednesday, July 1)

Note: Biking distance: 15 miles



   
 Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
 Morning: Our last day on the bicycle! Our morning ride will take us to the town of Melník, situated at the confluence of the Elbe and the Moldau rivers, for an excursion to the Renaissance Lobkowitz Château with its 13th-century wine cellar.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own in Melník.
 Afternoon: After lunch (and an emotional farewell to the bicycles), we board a bus for Prague (or Praha, as the Czechs call it). We arrive late afternoon with time to explore this magnificent city before dinner.
 Dinner: Hotel dining room.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Best Western Plus Hotel Meteor Plaza
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13: Prague / Independent Exploration of Prague / Farewell Dinner
(Thursday, July 2)

Note: Biking distance: no biking



   
 Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
 Morning: We take you on a walking field trip for a lecture on the history of Prague. To describe the capital of the Czech Republic would take a lot of pages. We suggest you obtain a guide book to read about Prague before getting there. It is a city perfectly suitable for walking around.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own in Prague.
 Afternoon: This afternoon is free to explore the many different points of interest of Prague with its countless narrow streets full of unique architecture and historic buildings.
 Dinner: Recap your adventures and share your favorite memories with your fellow participants tonight at our farewell dinner in a local restaurant. Get a good night's sleep and prepare for departure in the morning.
   
Accommodations: Best Western Plus Hotel Meteor Plaza
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14: Program Concludes / Departures
(Friday, July 3)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast provided by the hotel. This concludes our program.
 Morning: Transfer to Prague Airport for onward travel.

We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you return on more rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Description: With a chapter each on Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague, this eyewitness account by an astute journalist and historian shows these vibrant cities during a time of great change.



The Unbearable Lightness of Being


Author: Milan Kundera


Description: Kundera's intriguing novel, praised for its meditations on the nature of men and women, and on the fearful emptiness of life in Prague under Communist rule. We also carry Kundera’s collection of short stories The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.





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