Day 1 :
Depart from United States
- Enjoy your overnight flight to Hungary :
Day 2 :
Welcome to Hungary!
- Arrive in Budapest:
Begin to explore one of Central Europe's major capitals, Budapest.
Day 3 :
- Tour Budapest with a Local Guide:
Discover the wonders of Budapest with a local guide this morning. See the Fisherman's Bastion, Castle Hill, and the Danube bridges.
- Visit Mattias Church:
Explore the church where two kings of Hungary were crowned.
Day 4 :
- Explore Vienna with a Local Guide:
Follow in the footsteps of the imperial Habsburgs as a local guide brings you to the Hofburg, the family's 2,600-room palace that is now home to the Vienna Boys Choir. View the Belvedere Museum and Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and Stephansdom.
- Prater Amusement Park:
This evening, enjoy the vast Prater Amusement Park, originally built as a private hunting ground by the Viennese aristocracy and now home to the Giant Wheel with 200-foot high observation cars.
Day 5 :
- Visit Schonbrunn Palace:
This morning, explore Schonbrunn Palace, where six-year-old Mozart's talent shined for Maria Theresa.
- LEAP Step Out with Strauss:
LEAP Activity | Step Out with Strauss
Step, two, three—waltz away at Vienna’s famous Elmayer Dancing School and discover the 19th century dance trend! Master the moves and social graces of this Austrian tradition, including the Handkuss and heel-click greeting.
Day 6 :
- Visit Cesky Krumlov:
En route to Prague, walk the 13th century streets of Cesky Krumlov, situated on the banks of the Vltava River in the Czech Republic. Explore its medieval castle (open seasonally, April-October) and see how its architecture evolved over the centuries through Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
- Continue to Prague:
Day 7 :
- Tour Prague with a Local Guide:
A local guide brings you to the sights, including the Charles Bridge, the grand astronomical clock, the artists' homes on the Golden Lanes and the somber Tyn Church. Enjoy a visit to the Hradcany, a wonderful castle and palace with sharp spires and jagged rooflines.
Day 8 :
- Visit Hrad in Karlstejn :
Surround yourself in 14th century Czech history today in the Hrad in Karlstejn, originally built by Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV as a place for safekeeping of the royal treasures.
- Add On: Prague Dinner:
Reflect on the journey you've experienced and the memories you've created over an appetizing dinner in Prague.
Day 9 :
Return Home to the United States