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Emperors and Archdukes

Explore Budapest, Vienna, Prague and more

Learn about the emperors and archdukes of Central Europe with a 10-day trip through Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Nuremberg, and Munich with your students. See castles and cathedrals while learning about the Europe’s rich history and culture.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from United States
  • Enjoy your overnight flight to Germany
Day 2 Welcome to Hungary!
  • Arrive in Budapest Begin exploring Hungary's capital.
Day 3 Budapest
  • Discover Budapest with a Local Guide See one of Central Europe's major capitals. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, Castle Hill and the Danube bridges. Then explore the Royal Palace and Matthias Church.
Day 4 Bratislava-Vienna
  • Travel through Bratislava En route to Vienna, make a stop in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
Day 5 Schonbrunn Palace
  • Explore Vienna with a Local Guide Follow in the footsteps of the imperial Habsburgs as a local guide shows you the Hofburg, the Belvedere, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. As you enter Schonbrunn Palace, imagine Emperor Karl I’s abdication in this building, ending 640 years of his family’s rule.
  • Add On: Step Out with Strauss Step, two, three - waltz away at Vienna's famous Elmayer Dancing School and discover the nineteenth century dance trend! Master the moves and social graces of this Austrian tradition, including the handkuss and heel-click greeting.
Day 6 Cesky Krumlov-Prague
  • Visit Cesky Krumlov En route to Prague, walk the 13th century streets of Cesky Krumlov (open seasonally, April-October), situated on the banks of the Vltava River in the Czech Republic. Explore its medieval castle and see how its architecture evolved over the centuries through Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
  • Continue to Prague
Day 7 Hradcany
  • Discover Prague with a Local Guide A local guide brings you to the sights, including the artists’ homes in the Golden Lanes, somber Tyn Church, Charles Bridge, and the grand astronomical clock.
  • Visit Hradcany Explore this wonderful castle with sharp spires and jagged rooflines.
Day 8 Nuremberg-Munich
  • Travel to Germany, Stop in Nuremberg Visit Nuremberg en route to Munich.
  • LEAP Debate the Great
Day 9 Munich
  • Explore Munich with a Local Guide A local guide shows you the highlights of the city, including the Frauenkirche, the Glockenspiel, and the 1972 Olympic stadium.
  • LEAP Bask in Bavarian Arts
Day 10 Return Home OR Extend Your Trip
  • Depart from Germany Board your flight home or extend your stay in Europe and explore Berlin.
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