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10 Day | Private Jewish Family Tour of Budapest, Vienna & Prague

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8 nights’ accommodation at select hotels

Budapest: 2 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle with licensed, English speaking local tour guide

Vienna: 1.5 days of touring in Vienna + 1 day of touring en route from Vienna to Prague in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle with licensed, English speaking local tour guide

Prague: 1.5 days of walking tours with licensed, English speaking local tour guide

Bar Mitzvah service in Prague at the Jubilee Synagogue (pending confirmation on particular date, etc.)

1 group transfer and assistance to and from the airport 

All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary

Meals: daily breakfast and 1 lunch

Day One: Wednesday
DEPARTURE

  • Depart the U.S.A. - your journey begins!

Overnight: Flight


Day Two: Thursday
ARRIVAL IN BUDAPEST | no guide

  • Arrive at Budapest International Airport.
  • Meet your driver and transfer to the hotel.
  • Check into the hotel. (Official hotel check-in is from 3:00 p.m., if your room isn't ready upon arrival you can leave your luggage with the concierge.)
  • Remainder of the day at leisure to get acclimated and explore on your own.
  • Enjoy Budapest's vibrant nightlife on your own:
  • Stroll along the fashionable Vaci Utca (Vaci Street) at night, enjoy people-watching and feel the vibe with its many local boutiques, shops, cafes and many local and international cuisine options.
  • See the Jewish Quarter come to life, with an international and current vibe. Enjoy Kazincy Street's restored and renovated warehouses, better known as the Ruin Pubs, transformed into fashionable bars and bistros. Explore Gozsdu Udvar, through its passages and courtyards, featuring a wide range of restaurants and bars. Good food, live music and dance club options are spread throughout the neighborhood.

Overnight: Budapest


Day Three: Friday
EXPLORING BUDAPEST
 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart.
  • From Pest to Buda, drive through the city, cross the river and ascend Castle Hill - where among other historical sites, stands the first royal castle of the city. Enjoy the panoramic views of Budapest from the top of the Fisherman's Bastion, which commemorates the Fishermen who were guarding the city.
  • Visit the largest synagogue in Europe - the Dohany Street Synagogue. Built in 1859, the synagogue holds 3,000 seats and is home to one of the Neolog communities of Budapest.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Take a ride on the Children's Railway, run by children under the supervision of adult railway workers, into the Buda Hills.
  • Visit Challengeland, where you can enjoy zip-lines and rope courses through the woods, explore a large underground labyrinth or go on a canopy walk.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on your own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Budapest


Day Four: Saturday
THE FOLKLORE OF HUNGARY

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Take a panoramic tour along Andrassy Avenue and visit Heroes' Square, one of Budapest's landmarks. Relive the 1,000 years of Hungarian history through the square's impressive statues of kings and leaders. 
  • Take a drive along the Danube Bend to the picturesque town of Szentendre, whose name means "Saint Andrew," where you'll have a chance to wander through the different shops and coffee houses and visit the world's smallest synagogue. The town is known for its well-preserved houses and churches, many built in a Balkan-style, as the area was originally settled by Serb refugees. Today the town's best-known inhabitants are artists, and small galleries can be found on every street corner.
  • Lunch on your own in Szentendre.
  • Return to Budapest and visit the Great Market Hall. This 3-level indoor complex includes vendors of local seasonal produce, spices and handcrafted gifts.
  • Remainder of the afternoon at leisure on your own to explore the sites and scenes of Budapest, with the opportunity to:
    • Stroll along the fashionable Vaci Utca (Vaci Street), enjoy people watching and feel the vibe with its many local boutiques, shops and cafes.
    • Enjoy a romantic walk in Margaret Island, an island in the middle of the Danube, overlooking the center of the city. Stroll along the medieval ruins, through a small zoo, a magical musical fountain, a water tower, pools and a water park, with the local residents. During the summer days you can enjoy a show in the open-air theater and cinema.
    • Visit Budapest's urban City Park (Varosliget). Walk on the grounds of the Vajdahunyad Castle, the 120 year-old castle showcasing the architectural evolution through centuries and styles in Hungary. Stroll through the City Park Lake, which is great for rowing in summer and ice skating in winter, and spend some entertaining time in the Budapest Circus or the 100 year-old Municipal Zoo.
    • Visit the Széchenyi Bathhouse or Gellert Bathhouse, known for their healing waters. Inside and on the grounds of these beautiful palace compounds you can enjoy various styles of indoor and outdoor medicinal and natural pools.
    • Explore one of Budapest's natural treasures - the Szemlohegy Cave. Walk through the cave's several passages and admire the unique mineral formations on its walls.
    • Enjoy a cruise on the Danube River to see Budapest's major landmarks in a different light.

Overnight: Budapest


Day Five: Sunday
ONWARD TO VIENNA - THE CITY OF MUSIC AND CULTURE

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Depart Budapest and drive to Vienna, the capital of Austria.
  • Arrive in Vienna and drop your bags off at the hotel.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart on a panoramic orientation tour along the Ringstrasse, the main avenue circling the city center, for a view of the city's main landmarks, including:
    • The ancient Hofburg Palace. This grand complex of a Capella and castles was once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
    • Prater Amusement Park. This 120-year-old park contains old and new attractions for all ages.
    • The impressive architecture of the UN Buildings, which are the 3rd built after New York and Geneva.
    • St. Peter's Cathedral, the oldest church in Vienna.
    • View St. Stephen's Cathedral (also known as Stephansdom), one of the city's most iconic symbols, located in the city's geographic center.
    • Visit the collection of Klimt paintings at the Belvedere Palace, an impressive baroque-style building which holds a remarkable collection of Austrian and International art.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner on own, with an opportunity to enjoy the well-known Viennese and European culinary delights the city has to offer. 

Overnight: Vienna


Day Six: Monday
THE AUSTRIAN EMPIRE

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart.
  • Visit the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, the former imperial summer residence of the Habsburg monarchs.
  • Enjoy the best of Vienna's delights, while strolling through the Naschmarket, the city's most popular food market.
  • Lunch on your own at the Naschmarket.
  • Free afternoon to explore the city on your own, with the opportunity to:
    • Visit Prater Amusement Park and ride Vienna's famous Giant Ferris Wheel for great views of the city.
    • Visit Haus der Musik, an interactive sound museum which provides a new approach to music on a playful as well as scientific level.
    • Take a stroll in the music themed Stadtpark, a park stretching on both sides of the river. Walk along statues of various composers (Strauss, Schubert, Bruckner, etc.) scattered throughout the park.
    • Take a bike ride with Citybike public rental service and ride through the city. Pedal through popular locales such as: the Prater, along the Donaukanal and around the Alte and Neue Donau, on the Donauinsel, or a panoramic circle on the Ring bike path.
    • Immerse yourself in culture at one of Vienna's many famous art museums. Options include the Belvedere Palace, which includes the largest collection of Klimt paintings in Vienna, the Kunsthistorisches Museum (the city's world renowned Museum of Fine Arts, closed on Mondays from September to May), the Albertina Museum, housing one of the largest print collections in the world, and many more.
    • Stroll through the Golden Quarter and Kohlmarkt in the old city, the city's most elegant shopping streets, and enjoy the vibrant life that Vienna has to offer.
    • Explore the Museums Quartier, an art complex comprising the Leopold Museum, with its numerous works by Schiele, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Kunsthalle, an exhibition hall for contemporary art, and various artist workshops.
    • Take a boat ride on the Danube River. With a glass of a local drink in hand, you can appreciate a new perspective of the capital of Austria.
    • Take a glimpse into the life of the famous psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud at the museum in his name, located in the apartment where he lived and worked till he was forced into exile by the Nazis. In the museum you will be able to view photos, personal belongings and rare footage.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on your own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Vienna


Day Seven: Tuesday
FROM VIENNA TO PRAGUE

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Depart Vienna and drive to the Czech Republic.
  • Visit Cesky Krumlov, a fairytale town with a maze of narrow cobbled streets. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.
  • Enjoy a bike ride through the picturesque town and view the houses built in Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance styles.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • Continue to Prague.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Remainder of the evening at leisure. We recommend taking a walk towards Prague's Old Town Square to enjoy the architecture and atmosphere of Prague's busiest square. Make sure to take a look at the Astronomical Clock on the southern wall of the Old Town City Hall building. This medieval 600-year-old astronomical clock is the third-oldest clock of its kind in the world and the oldest one still working.

Overnight: Prague


Day Eight: Wednesday
THE GRANDEUR OF PRAGUE | walking tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart.
  • Transfer to the Prague Castle for a guided tour of the Castle, an overview of the City of 100 Spires, a walk along the Golden Lane and a visit to the Toy Museum.
  • Walk through the Lesser Town and over the Charles Bridge, a famous historic bridge crossing the Vltava River that was once the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style, originally erected around 1700 but now all replaced by replicas.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Guided visit through Jewish Prague, including the Old Ghetto and the Precious Legacy Exhibit at the Jewish Museum, which encompasses the Altneu Shul, the Maisel Synagogue, the Pincus Synagogue, the Old Cemetery and the Spanish Synagogue.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on your own and evening at leisure, with the possibility to see a performance of Black Light Theatre, cruise on the Vltava River, or see a concert on your own (cost not included).

Overnight: Prague


Day Nine: Thursday
CELEBRATING MILESTONES | walking tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart.
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah service at the Jubilee Synagogue.
  • Celebratory lunch at a restaurant.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore Prague on your own, with the opportunity to:
    • Take the funicular up to Petrín Hill for great views of the city from Petrín Tower and a stroll through the Rose Garden.
    • Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city in Stromovka Park, the city's largest park. The park features many grassy fields, weeping willows, duck ponds and lakes and is great for walking, biking and roller-blading. The park also houses the historic exhibition hall Vystavište, a planetarium, fairgrounds with a fair in full swing in the spring and summer, an indoor swimming pool, and the Tesla Arena with hockey games and concerts. The Prague Zoo is also accessible from the park.
    • Visit the Prague Zoo, open since 1931 and home to about 4,400 animals, representing more than 690 species from all around the world. The zoo also features a Children's area and the Children's zoo, a specially built farm where children are allowed to enter some enclosures and play with different domesticated animals (rabbits, sheep, pigs, ponies, hens, ducks and geese).
    • Take a boat ride on the Vltava River.
    • Bike along the river.
    • Visit art galleries.
    • Catch a show of water, light and music at Križík's Fountain (best after dark).

Overnight: Prague


Day Ten: Friday
RETURN HOME | no guide

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and transfer to the Prague International Airport.
  • Departure flight to the U.S.A., arriving the same day.


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Flight Details


Accommodation Details



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Zara Continental
Budapest

The hotel is located in the heart of Budapest (5th district, city centre), a few meters from the world famous Vaci pedestrianized shopping street (váci utca). 

MGallery Am Konzerthaus Image

MGallery Am Konzerthaus
Vienna

The hotel is just  5-minutes walk from the Karlsplatz and Stadtpark subway station. Many Art Nouveau attractions, such as Belvedere Palace with works by Gustav Klimt, the Stadtpark designed by Otto Wagner, and the Secession building are within a short walk of the Konzerthaus Hotel.

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Century Old Town
Prague

The Century Old Town hotel is located right in the centre of Prague, next to the old town square and the famous astronomical clock.


  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 4 full paying participants per vehicle. Should the number of participants drop below the minimum listed above, we will adjust the cost of the trip to reflect the additional expense of operating the program.
  • Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services of local guides, drivers, and the Expedition Educator are included.
  • Hotel Accommodations: The tour price includes all hotel accommodations, in hotel rooms with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of the accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort. Two-bed rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are two-bed rooms with a rollaway cot where available and are not recommended when considering the comfort of those in the room. King-size beds are not available in most hotels; what is considered king-size usually consists of two single beds pushed together and made up separately, but with one headboard. Some two-bed rooms may have two twin - not full- or queen-size - beds.
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
  • Expedition Educator: All trips are conducted by our Expedition Educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.
  • Luggage Responsibility: All tour packages allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to charge of up to $100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to your insurance company.
  • Escorted tour packages are based upon a minimum number of participants. Cancellation of any tour for lack of participation will be advised at least 30 days prior to the tour's departure, and all money will be refunded. Landmark Cultural Expeditions will not be held responsible for any costs relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or visa fees. Voluntary cancellations due to political instability, acts of terrorism, government intervention or US State Department warning will be subject to the above fees, provided the program is deemed (by Landmark Cultural Expeditions) able to continue. Should Landmark Cultural Expeditions elect to cancel a departure for any of these reasons, every effort will be made to obtain refunds from suppliers, however no guarantees can be provided on their behalf.  

Not Included

  • Airfare to the tour departure point and from the tour ending point is not included. 
  • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as: laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls and postage are not included.
  • Tips to the tour educator and driver (recommended guidelines vary based on number of participants)
    • For a group of 4-9 passengers in a mini-van with a separate driver:
      $100 per day for the tour guide & $50 per day for the driver
    • For a group of 10 – 19 passengers:
      $10 per participant per day for the tour guide & $5 per participant per day for the driver

Additional Information

  • Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
  • If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S, you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is required for that particular airport.
  • Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov to obtain more information on acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
  • Holidays and Museum Closures - Museum visits and personal shopping time may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances or the many religious, state and local holidays locally observed in the destinations being visited.
  • Photography During Tours: We will occasionally use photographs taken by fellow guests or your trip director for promotional purposes. If you prefer that your photo not be used in any marketing activities, please notify us at the start of your tour.