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Five Countries of Central Europe: An Easy-Paced River Voyage

Sail through time along the Danube River at a relaxed pace to the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary to study their fascinating political and cultural histories.
Program No. 23686RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
3,499
Flights start at
950
Europe

Five Countries of Central Europe: An Easy-Paced River Voyage

Sail through time along the Danube River at a relaxed pace to the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary to study their fascinating political and cultural histories.
Length
10 days
Starts at
3,499
Flights start at
950
Program No. 23686 RJ
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Sep 14 - Sep 23, 2021
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At a Glance

Transport yourself back in time to Central Europe, where even the small towns and large cities harken back to a past era, with cobbled streets and historic architecture. As you sail along the Danube River, journey through authentic Europe with local experts eager to show you the secrets of their cities. On easy-paced explorations of Vienna’s music history, Budapest’s architectural history and Prague’s political history, delve deep into the past while experiencing these cities like a local. Then, learn about the cities’ modern developments to understand fully the progression of time along the Danube and immerse yourself in these beautiful countries that seamlessly blend old traditions with contemporary culture.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking and standing for up to 2 hours, including on stairs, uneven surfaces and cobblestones.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Learn about classical music in Vienna during a lecture with the talented musicians from the Vienna Philharmonic.
  • Sail through the beautiful Wachau Valley and learn about the region’s connection with Richard the Lionheart.
  • Study the beautiful architecture of Prague at the Charles Bridge alongside local experts.

General Notes

Some departures sail in reverse. Go online or call for details.
Featured Expert
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Balázs Füzesi
Balázs Füzesi was born and raised in the city of Pécs, in southwestern Hungary. He has earned bachelor’s degrees in communications and in business administration and has also completed a license for leading educational excursions in his native country. He has pursued study and work with members of other nationalities whenever possible, spending a high school year in Denmark and working abroad in Greenland, London and the U.S. He credits his grandmother for his love of travel and exploration; she was an avid traveler throughout her entire life.

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

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Balázs Füzesi View biography
Balázs Füzesi was born and raised in the city of Pécs, in southwestern Hungary. He has earned bachelor’s degrees in communications and in business administration and has also completed a license for leading educational excursions in his native country. He has pursued study and work with members of other nationalities whenever possible, spending a high school year in Denmark and working abroad in Greenland, London and the U.S. He credits his grandmother for his love of travel and exploration; she was an avid traveler throughout her entire life.
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Hana Kundratova was born in Ostrava, Czech Republic. She graduated with a degree in education from Charles University and then moved permanently to Prague. Having formerly worked as a teacher, Hana has been an educational group leader and program coordinator throughout the Czech Republic and its neighboring countries since 1992.
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Vladan Zmijanovic View biography
Vladan was born in Belgrade, Serbia. During the wars of the 1990s in Yugoslavia, he immigrated to the Czech Republic — now splitting his time between Belgrade and Prague. He has been working as a group leader for almost 30 years and is fluent in Serbian, Czech and English. Recently, Vladan has been leading travelers off the beaten paths through countries of Central and Eastern Europe. In his free time, Vladan is interested in art, food, reading and history.
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Balázs Szász View biography
Balázs Szász studied in Cheltenham, England, followed by law school at the University of Pécs in Hungary. His education abroad helped inspire his interest in languages and travel, and he started working as a travel leader at the age of fourteen. He has also worked as a cultural program organizer and translator in addition to his work as a volunteer and reporter in Nepal and India. Balázs loves to travel but also loves to show other travelers all the wonders Hungary has to offer.
Meals
22 Meals
8 Breakfasts
7 Lunches
7 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Salt, Vegetarian
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Sep 14, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021
  • Sep 14, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021
3 nights
Prague
Vienna House Andel’s is located in the popular Andel district. The hotel is known for it’s design and modern architecture. While it is surrounded by trendy shops and restaurants, it is still located within walking distance of the Old Town.
5 nights
Strasbourg
Set sail along the Rhine and Danube Rivers aboard CroisiEurope's five-star MS Symphonie. Built in 1997 and renovated in 2017, this premium two-deck ship accommodates 106 guests in 55 cabins. Each elegant cabin features a large window, en suite bathroom, independent air conditioning, a safe and TV. During your voyage, enjoy delicious French cuisine in the restaurant, relax in the lounge-bar or enjoy the scenery on the sun deck, equipped with recliners and deck chairs.





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