Heart of Europe September 2019 | Craig Travel

Heart of Europe September 2019

Heart of Europe
Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague
September 27, 2019 to October 10, 2019
14 Days
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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

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The Austrian Empire, ruled by the Habsburg dynasty into the 19th century, extended across much of the Heart of Europe, including the lands that now form Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Our journey focuses on four great cities, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague, as we explore centuries of religious, political and social change. In Budapest, we learn how Hungarian music and literature became unifying tools in the quest for national identity. Our Prague sojourn reveals a city that has always been a political, intellectual and cultural centre and the wonderful rejuvenation that it has experienced in the last decade. Gracious Salzburg allows us to marvel at the region’s remarkable musical heritage while in Vienna, we shall trace the city’s artistic history back to its roots in folk culture. In each area we will be joined by regional specialists who, supported by History Channel programs such as Treasure: The Habsburgs’ Family Jewels and biographies such as Mozart, will deepen our understanding of Central Europe today by illuminating its rich and eventful past. Do read on but don’t delay, this tour will be limited to 36 members. Call today to reserve your places.

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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

While this is a  relatively leisurely tour, members should be aware that there will be a number of extended walking tours (up to three kilometres), some of which will be over cobblestone surfaces. Good walking shoes are highly recommended and members should have no mobility issues to fully enjoy this itinerary.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Leisurely itinerary with 3 nights each in Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague - enjoy free time in each centre for personal exploration
  • Welcome Dinner in Budapest
  • Danube River dinner cruise
  • Special dinner and concert in Schönbrunn Orangery in Vienna
  • Private guided tour of Melk Abbey
  • Special Mozart dinner and concert in Salzburg
  • Visit UNESCO site Cesky Krumlov
  • Visit Prague Castle
  • Farewell Dinner at Stary Vrch in Prague
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Europe
  • 12 nights at comfortable first class hotels as indicated or similar
  • Travel by modern climate controlled motorcoach
  • 24 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 12 breakfasts, D - 12 dinners) - European buffet breakfast daily and dinner daily
  • All entrance fees where visits are indicated
  • Services of our Canadian tour escort plus local guides in Budapest, Szentendre, Esztergom, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague for sightseeing tours
  • Baggage handling of one suitcase per person
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only* (Join Budapest / Leave Prague)
Ottawa / Montreal
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Saskatoon / Regina
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
Single Supplement

Pricing Details

*Land Only price is based on joining at the hotel in Budapest and leaving at the hotel in Prague. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details.  Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room with a minimum 25 members and on exchange rates, taxes and fees effective August 2018. Prices and itinerary are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.  Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $245 to $348 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $182 to $366 pp plus applicable taxes.  This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions.  Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking.  Refer to terms and conditions for more details. 

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019