Tour Members Rave About Central and Eastern Europe
|"Hiking in Plitvice National Park was an 'Ahh' moment! The beauty that surrounds you with multiple waterfalls and clear blue water is just amazing — really a must-do!"|
We love our tour itineraries that crisscross Central and Eastern Europe. But why take our word for it? Here are some recent tour member raves...
"Although we had many memorable moments on our trip — laughing together in the Caracala Spa, screaming like children down the luge run, seeing beautiful castles (ruined and otherwise) and scenery beyond imagination — we loved our hotel in Hallstatt. We had planned our usual 'hike and explore' type of day, but the view from our own balcony was so breath-taking, we just sat there and soaked it in."
— Linda in Westerville, OH — Germany, Austria & Switzerland in 14 Days Tour
"The whole tour was filled with WOW moments, but the Swiss Alps elicited the most 'WOWs' as we hiked down the mountain from Murren to Lauterbrunnen. I thought it couldn't get any better, but then the next day we hiked across the other mountainside with views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfraujoch and it was breathtaking. A hike accompanied by musical cowbells is the best!"
— Christine in Olympia, WA — My Way: Germany, Austria & Switzerland in 12 Days
"There were so many 'wow' moments: starting in Prague, where the architecture, food, beer and overall atmosphere was very breathtaking. The city is overwhelmingly beautiful! Hiking in Plitvice National Park was an 'Ahh' moment! The beauty that surrounds you with multiple waterfalls and clear blue water is just amazing — really a must-do! Meeting the school kids and all of the locals throughout the trip really made you appreciate the history and culture of each town/city. The local people really are what make the tour a success. Having your own local guide in each city really helps you capture the true essence of each city."
— Brant in Buffalo, NY — Eastern Europe in 16 Days Tour
"Every day was accompanied by a 'wow' moment — even if it was the simple experience of tasting yet another wonderful regional beer! However, the visit to the rooms of the Hofburg Treasury in Vienna that contain the coronation regalia of the Holy Roman Emperor resonated with 900 years of European history. To a history buff, that realization was startling and unmatched."
— Colin in Calgary, AB — Berlin, Prague & Vienna in 12 Days Tour
"Some of the most meaningful and memorable experiences involved the various synagogues and walks in the old Jewish quarters of the cities. Strolling around Budapest's Central Market was utterly fascinating; the boat ride on the Danube was a lovely experience; and the group meals were delightful. The tour of the Budapest Opera House was amazing — not to be missed. And it was really a rare privilege to be taken step-by-step through the unfolding of Prague's Velvet Revolution via our guide's personal involvement."
— Deborah in New York, NY — Prague & Budapest in 8 Days Tour
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