Eastern Europe & Russia
Central Europe Discovered: Prague, Bratislava and Budapest
In these cities of rich cultural and social history, discover art, architecture and Old World charm, and build a deeper understanding of the region’s tradition and heritage.
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Program No. 15596RJ
16 days
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Home to Europe's oldest Jewish ghetto, one of its youngest national capitals and the world’s largest medieval castle, these Central European nations have more to offer than mere superlatives. Trace the history, culture, economics, art and architecture that define and unite these nations, and learn about the amiable split between the Czech Republic and Slovakia and the continuing evolution of all three countries.
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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 ...

  • Explore the baroque palace and gardens of Schönnbrunn Palace, and take an expert-led city walk, during a full day excursion in Vienna.
  • Enjoy lunch at the Benedictine Wine Cellar of the Brevnov Monastery.
  • An excursion to the Great Plain, a most typical Hungarian landscape, introduces the traditional village of Ócsa.
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Attila Melegh
Attila Melegh is a sociologist, economist and historian. He is head of the International Studies Program at Tomori Pál College, Budapest, and also associate professor at Corvinus University. He has taught in the United States, Russia, Georgia and Hungary. He also works for the Demographic Research Institute as senior researcher. His personal research focuses on the sociological and historical aspects of globalization as well as international migration. Atilla is author of books in English and Hungarian, and over a hundred scientific publications. He has lectured for Road Scholar since 1992.
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Peter Ivan
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Petra Bidlasová
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Sándor Striker
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Ivana Zimanova
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