Fall 2017 - Discover the Beauty of Berlin, Prague and Budapest with Piano Maestro Christopher Smith
The price is based on availability and can be influenced by airfare, hotel costs at the time you book with Sonja.
$1950 as of 4/7/17. My friends, this is an unbelievable price....
Discover some of Europe’s most attractive cities – and the fascinating history that shaped them – in one unforgettable journey!
Visit Europe's grand imperial capitals, full of impressive architecture, riverside walks, magnificent palaces & castles, and plenty of leisure time to help you make the most of your adventure. This relaxing look at three historic riverside cities gives you time to get an authentic inside view of their culture and traditions. From the music, architecture, to the dynasties and the idealism of the Velvet Revolution, these remarkable cities have sparked the dangers, hopes, and beauty of Europe — yesterday and today.
27 Sep – Leave the U.S. on an overnight flight
Sep 28 – arrival into Berlin
Sep 28 - Oct 1 -
Transfer to the the hotel, day at leisure to get settle in and relax.
As many of you know, the first part of the trip, Berlin, will be a la carte and I will give you sightseeing options, which many will end up doing as a group. I do this as every person acclimates a bit differentl
y. The main part of the tour, for Prague and Budapest, I will send out the sight-seeing with our local city tour and unique events! The trip descriptions and DELUXE AND FIRST CLASS hotels:
Berlin - Hotel am Steinplatz, RATED #1 in the city according to some ratings!!!
This luxury boutique hotel is situated 1,950 feet from the famous Ku’damm Boulevard in Berlin’s stylish Charlottenburg district. Hotel am Steinplatz, Autograph Collection offers free WiFi and an exclusive top-floor spa with panoramic gym.
The hotel is set in a beautiful Art Nouveau building from 1913 and reopened in winter 2013. Guests receive a complimentary bottle of water at arrival and will enjoy the contemporary interiors which include air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV and an iPod dock.
Berlin founded in the 13th century, Berlin has had an eventful history. Almost no other metropolis has experienced such frequent, radical changes, and the city has risen to the urban and environmental challenges of rebuilding itself. Spreading across two rivers, its buildings and monuments represent layers of history stretching back to the early years of the Middle Ages. In addition to popular destinations such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, the remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall, and the Wall Victims Memorial, visitors can take in the city's contemporary skyscrapers, the numerous urban "green spaces", a large zoo and aquarium, and many art and history museums, as well as Berlin's modern and vibrant cultural scene.
Explore on you own using the hop on hop off pass.
Remains of the Berlin Wall
See Checkpoint Charlie
Visit the Topography of Terror Museum
Optional concert to hear the Berlin Philharmonic or at the Charlottenburg Castle, dba as the program comes out in April at which time our other activities will be confirmed. So for those that want to can enjoy all the activities, can enjoy it all!
We will have a fun evening planned at one of top list night out events in Berlin!
Oct 1 – Train to Prague or your arrival from the U. S.
Oct 1 - Oct 4
Prague - InterContinental Prague
Experience every modern luxury at this Prague hotel overlooking the Vltava River and Prague Castle. Located in the heart of the historical city, the hotel features a salt water indoor pool, full-service spa, and restaurant terrace, where you can see Prague’s skyline illuminate at night. This luxury Prague hotel is ideally placed directly on the most famous shopping boulevard, Parizska Street, lined with art nouveau houses and close to the historic old town.
Prague built between the 11th and 18th centuries; the Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages. The many magnificent monuments, such as Hradcani Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and numerous churches and palaces, built mostly in the 14th century under the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV. Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the WORLD!
Oct 2 – 9:00 Old Car Tour, unique and fun way to learn the history and to take photos and seeing. Let our driver lead you to the most picturesque streets of Prague. You will ride through Prague Old Town, Mala Strana, and the quarter of the Castle while your driver provides you some information about Prague and the Czech history. The tour is geared to our interests and with plenty of time to take photos
Oct 3 – Walking of historic center, walking of historic center, founded more than 1,000 years ago, the Czech capital's center and considered one of the most beautiful cities in the WORLD! Architectural wonders and grand squares were erected in major areas, leaving nooks and crannies scattered around Old Town. Navigate a labyrinth of hidden pathways and intimate courtyards in the enchanting city center, home to hard-to-find gardens and vibrant local hotspots.
While you wander the secret passages connecting Wenceslas Square, Republic Square, and Old Town Square, gets a glimpse of places not listed on tourist maps. Hear fascinating stories and anecdotes about the city's past and get insider tips from your knowledgeable and friendly guide.
Concert with our pianist at a world renowned restaurant!
We will have a special experience at the restaurant of a world famous chef. He has prepared his signature dishes for the King of Sweden, Václav Havel, Sean Connery, Tom Cruise and now us!! Our concert pianist, Christopher Smith will perform. He has performed for the G-8 Summit, at the White House and Carnegie Hall!
Oct 4 – 7
Oct 4 – Train to Budapest
Budapest - Marriott City Center
Located in Budapest City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Claustrophilia and Hungarian National Museum. Hungarian State Opera House and Arena Plaza Shopping Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Budapest—a city of thermal baths, cafés, striking turn-of-the-century architecture, and most of all, a city of the Danube, “whose gentle waves,” according to the great Hungarian poet Attila József, “embrace past, present, and future.” Straddling the wide river, which separates hilly Buda from level Pest, the Hungarian capital is as European GEM! Budapest is a city of music, from the classics of Bartók and Kodály to the contemporary fusion of folk, klezmer, jazz, and Gypsy sounds. Again, listed on many most beautiful places in the world lists from famed travel literature.
Oct 5 – ½ day city tour - Discover the top attractions in Budapest on a half-day sightseeing tour. Our guide will pick us up at our hotel and take you to all the must-see spots in the city. You’ll pass the Hungarian House of Parliament set on the Danube, cross the yellow-hued Margaret Bridge and head over to the Buda side of the city for a peek at the Royal Castle. We visit the two cities, Buda and Pest!
Oct 6- full day at leisure to enjoy Budapest, evening event
Optional Thermal Bath Visit let me know if you are interested!
Today you have a full day in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in the world with an extensive area recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can explore both sides of Hungary's capital which is divided by the meandering Danube - traditional ‘Buda' and the more cosmopolitan ‘Pest'.
Budapest’s Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the largest of its kind in Europe. This sprawling spa surrounds you in romantic Neo-baroque architecture. Relax in the indoor thermal baths or venture to the outdoor swimming pool, where you can play chess with locals on oversized boards. Later, explore nearby Heroes’ Square and City Park’s Vajdahunyad Castle, which features replicas of famous Hungarian landmarks.
Evening cruise, seeing the city lights while cruising.
Picture the fairy tale riverfront panorama of Budapest: the UNESCO World Heritage site (Buda Castle, Hungarian Parlia ment, Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion), floating by Gellert Hill, Gellert Spa, Gresham Palace, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, historical bridges and churches, 19th century universities and contemporary buildings. A real treat.
Airfare and hotels are subject to availability upon booking. Rates are some of the best I have seen in 30 plus years.
Again, the rate is subject to availability at the time of booking.
The sight-seeing and train are additional. We have some fun things planned and will get that out to everyone once we have a few others confirming on if they are attending the trip. I also have some unique events as we currently have a Christopher Smith, a concert pianist attending and he has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall and the G-8 Summit. Details will follow for our special events! He has been on my trips before. Train tickets cannot be booked until closer to travel.
Hours: 8:00A - 4:00P EST M-TH, F 9:00A-1:00P
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