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The Wines of Eastern Europe (11 Days)

Dotted with hilltop castles, ornate cathedrals and imperial palaces, Budapest, Vienna and Prague will captivate you. Discover some of Europe’s best wines in these regions, including at the Budapest International Wine Festival, an annual event bringing together Hungarian winemakers as well as international vintners. You will also have an opportunity to try more local flavors in the wine regions of Lake Balaton and Wachau, and at Vienna's magnificent Château Sychrov.
Your Edventure includes:
  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price may vary based on choice of additional gateways)
  • 9 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 three-course dinners with wine or beer
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Select admissions with priority entry
  •  Kurim Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only) 

Budapest Parliament

Lake Balaton Vineyards

Csopak Vineyards

Viennese Heurigen

Prague-City of 100 Spires

Chateau Sychrov

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Price: $4,927.00 (2019) based on double occupancy, plus optional $409.00 premium travel protection*

Next Departure Dates: 

August 2021 (HUCZ0821)
September 2021 (HUCZ0921)
August 2022 (HUCZ0822)
September 2022 (HUCZ0922)
Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights

~ Welcome Dinner

~ The major landmarks of both Buda and Pest, including stops at Heroes Square, the Parliament building, Castle Hill, Fisherman’s Bastion, and the medieval Matthias Church

~ The Budapest International Wine Festival in Buda Castle, including samples of the region’s best vintages while a local sommelier guides visitors  through various tastings, live performances and a wine auction (September departures only)

~ Meeting Hungarian winemakers while trying their world-famous tokaji wines and pezsgo, a Champagne-like sparkling white

Lake Balaton wine region to explore the Benedictine Abbey in the lakeside town of Tihany, before taking a scenic train ride to board a ferry and cruise across the lake to the charming town of Balatonfüred

~ A wine-tasting in the beach town of Csopak

~ A stop in Szentendre, a picturesque artists’ colony nestled on the banks of the Danube, known for chocolates, cakes, parks and pastries

~ Vienna, home of chocolates, cafes, parks and pastries, including a guided tour highlighting the Opera House, the majestic monuments of the Ringstrasse and the Hofburg

~ An evening that begins atop Vienna's Prater Ferris Wheel, then heads to the picturesque village of Grinzing where a festive night of music, food and entertainment at a traditional Austrian Heurigen, or wine tavern, will be held

~ A stop in Melk for a guided tour of the town’s Baroque abbey, where Benedictine monks have lived and worked for over 900 years, viewing its impressive interior frescos and impressive library, and tasting samples of their wines and liqueurs

~ A cruise down the famous Danube River to the Wachau wine region, where you will sample the region’s culinary fare and wines during an included lunch

~ Travel through the pastoral landscapes of Bohemia to the Moravia wine region, stopping in the town of Valtice for a guided tour of an underground cellar and a tasting of Grüner Veltliner, a typical Moravian white wine

~ A stop in Brno, the second-largest city in the Czech Republic, for a brief tour and shopping (this stop will be included only when a visit to Kurim Prison is scheduled)

~ Kurim Prison in Brno (Correctional/law enforcement officials only)

~ Prague, known as the City of One Hundred Spires, and a guided tour that takes vistors to Prague Castle, the Gothic vaults of St. Vitus Cathedral, the medieval lanes of the Old Town,Wenceslas Square, and the elegant Charles Bridge

~ A walking tour of Prague’s Jewish Quarter, featuring a visit to Europe’s oldest synagogue, nestled between the Vltava River and Old Town Square, the Golem myth, and the Quarter’s remains, which survived devastation during World War II and oppression during the Communist era

~ A visit to Château Sychrov, a 17th-century Baroque estate for a tour, including the gallery of French kings and the château’s manicured grounds, before a dinner and private recital of classical Czech music

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 3 Hours
Average Activity Level: Easy to Moderate (mostly flat terrain, including paved and unpaved roads, cobblestone streets, and some hills and stairs)

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