Tour: 6050 - 2013 (6050) - 2013 / 2015


Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Czech Dinner & Music If you would like to experience a typical Slavic evening then join this excursion to be taken to a well-known restaurant where one can get both food, drink and at the same time enjoy dancing and singing show in a lovely atmosphere. The 3 course dinner lets you sample typical local dishes and an added plus is unlimited drinks (wine or beer or soft drinks), a glass of sparkling wine and also coffee or tea. During the evening there is folk music from all over the country with songs and dances from Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia plus some gypsy music and dancing. Guests also have the opportunity to see some of the typical folk instruments such as the hammer-dulcimer, fujara and type of bagpipe. Towards the end of the evening there will be some international music - with the chance to dance if one wants to and to round off the evening one can listen to some soothing classical music.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person

The Best of Medieval Prague An afternoon of architectural beauty and a chance to see around the castle district for an in-depth look at Prague's history. With a local guide you will be taken up the hill to Prague Castle to have a tour of the interior to see St. Vitus' Cathedral with the crypt of the Czech kings and perhaps the tower, plus the new part of the Cathedral, the old Royal Palace and St. Georges' Basilica. (As this is a walking tour please wear suitable shoes).

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person

City Sightseeing Either a morning or afternoon guided city sightseeing tour of Vienna lasting approx. Two and a half hours and done mostly by coach. See various sites including the famous Ringstrasse, Opera, Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Natural History, Town Hall, National Theatre. Get off the coach at Maria Theresian Square to begin the walking tour across Heroes' Square, Michaeler Square and pedestrian area. The tour will include either an inside visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral or Strauss House, depending on the day of operation.

Approximate value: €30 EUR per person

Schonbrunn Palace & Gardens A guided tour lasting approx. Three and a half hours with first a visit of the actual Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs, where one can see approximately 35 of well over 1000 rooms of the Palace with all of them containing their original furniture. Afterwards a visit of the beautiful gardens will leave an unforgettable impression. Free time to explore the gardens on ones own.

Approximate value: €42 EUR per person

Typical Viennese Evening An unforgettable evening in one of Vienna's most beautiful palaces. The Vienna Residence Orchestra gives concerts daily in large and small instrumentations, with famous opera singers, ballet dancers and musical delicacies that are geared to the relevant motto of the season. During the interval you will be offered a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice. The concert starts around 8:15pm and ends at approx. 9:45pm.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person

Evening On A Boat The banks of the Danube at Budapest illustrate the various periods of the capital's history and the city claims one of the world's most beautiful urban cityscapes. Take a cruise along the River Danube lasting about 2 hours, with a local guide on board, to enjoy a wonderful view of the city at night. After a welcome glass of champagne you will be served a 3 course traditional dinner of Hungarian and international dishes , including also dessert, plus wine, mineral water and coffee. At the end of the cruise you will be taken back to the hotel by coach.

Approximate value: €60 EUR per person

Hungarian Night Treat yourself to a typical Hungarian evening in a traditional local restaurant situated in a beautiful forest among the hills just outside Budapest. At the entrance you will be welcomed with music and a homemade Hungarian spirit served in Miska jugs, which can then be taken home as souvenirs. This will be followed by a 3 course local specialities dinner with unlimited wine, mineral water and coffee. During the evening you will be entertained with live gipsy music and folk-show - the latter giving you an overall picture of the Hungarian folklore, starting from the dances of Kalocsa up to the gipsy dancing. At the end of the evening drive back to the hotel in Budapest.

Approximate value: €50 EUR per person

Sound of Music Scenes A fascinating excursion with local guide lasting approx. 3 hours to show you the scenes that have become immortal through the "Sound of Music" film. First a walking tour to the Green Market, past University Church and Festival Hall and then through St. Peter's cemetery, where the family hid from the Nazis and were betrayed by Rolf, up to Nonntal convent to see the church. Then rejoin the coach and proceed direction Anif to see the "Hollywood" house of the Von Trapps, Hellbrunn Palace with views over to the Untersberg. Afterwards return back to the centre of Salzburg.

Approximate value: €27 EUR per person

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