12259
Eastern Europe

The Best of Central Europe: Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Prague

Immerse yourself in the exquisite artistry of four of Europe’s great cities, gaining a comprehensive understanding of historical monuments, cultural treasures and world-class art.
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Program No. 12259RJ
Length
18 days
Starts at
5,399
Flights start at
875

At a Glance

From the elegance of a Chopin polonaise in Krakow to the grandeur of the Habsburg’s summer palace in Vienna, embark on an exquisite journey to learn about Central Europe’s most artistically rich cities and the great thinkers and creative geniuses who called them home. Private concerts, viewings of world-class art collections and in-depth discussion of some of Europe’s leading intellectuals create a detailed portrait of these royal capital cities.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Please note that although the activity level of this program is Keep the Pace, it is a long program, traveling to four different countries over the span of 18 days. Terrain includes cobblestones, city streets, and uneven ground; short uphill walks; standing at museums; many unavoidable stairs; use of public transportation.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy a private concert at the Strahov Monastery and visit the monastery library.
  • Admire the illuminated city of Budapest on an evening river cruise along the Danube, passing such important sights as Parliament, Chain Bridge and Castle Hill.
  • Explore Schonbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence and one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria.
Featured Expert
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Pavla Peterova
World traveler and lifelong learner Pavla Peterova grew up in Prague and completed her master’s degree in teaching there. She went on to teach at the Czech Technical University before her thirst for knowledge drew her back to school where she studied theology and philosophy. In her free time, Pavla can be found reading books, jogging in the woods, cooking or meditating.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Vladan Zmijanovic
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