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Budapest, Vienna & Prague

September 22 to October 06, 2018

Join us on a tour of the Imperial Capitals. Travel on an excursion focused on art, history, religion and culture. The grandeur of Europe, with all of its pomp and circumstance, has been evident for centuries and to this day continues to evoke images of tradition and history bathed in regal splendor. Under the aegis of the powerful Hapsburg Family, the Austrian Empire historically occupied and dominated territories. Shining examples of this Empire’s culture were the cities and peoples of Prague, the Imperial Capital of Vienna and, of course, beautiful and intriguing Budapest, sets on the banks of the Danube River Budapest is regarded by many as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. In actuality it consists of two very different cities, Buda on the west bank and Pest on the east bank that unite to form one. Visit museums and art galleries, explore castles, stroll along the banks of the river and discover a city that is rich in cultural heritage and architectural treasures. 

Per person sharing in double occupancy (Air and land from JFK): $4,995.00
Single Supplement: $995.00   

Credit for not using our included airfare $600.00

Speaker: Michael Geisler, CRNA, ARNP

Topic: Current Issues in CRNA Practice

This program is prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 CE credits

AANA Code Number: 1035323                               Expiration Date: 10/06/2018

Group Size minimum is 10 participants, maximum is 20 participants          

CRNA registration fees: $300.00 for alumni of STS and $500.00 for new participant

Your tour does not include

  • Visa (currently gratis for US tourists for S. Africa while $30 payable in Cash at Victoria Falls for Zimbabwe’s visa).
  • Airport taxes, fuel surchrges and security charges (estimated $500.00)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Additional transportation, hotel/dayroom necessitated by airline schedule  changes and any additional services not specified
  • Personal expenses such as telephone/internet, laundry, room service, gratuities, beverages, etc..

Your tour includes

  • Airfare from JFK to Cape Town and back from Johannesberg (Air allowance $900.00 for those not using our included air)
  • Internal air within Southern Africa and from/to Victoria Falls.
  • Transport in a luxury air-conditioned coach, 4WD vehicles for the safari, bottled mineral on board vehicles
  • Services of English speaking guides and park rangers
  • Accommodations as specified
  • Meals as specified (B-breakfasts on days 2 - 12, L-lunches on days 2 & 3 and D-dinners on days 1, 5 - 9)
  • Baggage porters at hotels
  • Entrance fees to National Parks and sites visited

Note: While it is possible to obtain the visa for Brazil at the border (falls) it is HIGHLY recommended that you have it in your passport before you leave the US. Not doing so could cause a long delay and cut into your time sightseeing.

View Tour Itinerary

Sat/Sun, Sep 22/23
USA to Budapest

Depart your home town for Budapest arriving the next day, upon arrival meet with your guide and enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour, view Heroe’s’ square with millennium monument photo stop at Parliament, you will also view the National Treasury (The Crown), afterwards head to visit the Opera House. Enjoy your afternoon free at leisure then transfer to Radisson Blu for check in, dinner and overnight. (D)

Monday, Sep 24

After breakfast, enjoy you full day sightseeing of Budapest, exploring the Military History Museum and the Szent Istvan Bazilika Trasury, view of the famous Chain Bridge and also enjoy an outside view of Monuments on Castle (B,L,D)

Tuesday, Sep 25
Budapest - Vienna

Depart Budapest and drive west via coach the charming town of Neusiedle am See for a completely different perspective. Here, life proceeds at a gentler leisurely pace in a hillside of farms and forests. Take a step back into time and relax. Wander the cobbled streets in a mountain town that has endured for centuries. Afterwards transfer to Senator Hotel or similar for check in and overnight. (B)

Wednesday, Sep 26

After breakfast, enjoy your full day sightseeing in Vienna, visit the Stadt Park, St. Stephen’s Cathedral with a tour for Catacombs, and also visit Volksgarten. Afterwards return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Thursday, Sep 27

After breakfast, enjoy a half day sightseeing in Vienna, visiting the Schonebrunn Palace, an opulent tribute to the immense wealth of the Habsburg rulers. As you marvel at its enormity and elaborate design, keep in mind this was only the summer palace. It was birthplace of the last Habsburg rulers. Then transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure. (B)

Friday, Sep 28

Enjoy your second half day sightseeing in Vienna, including a visit to the Hofburg Chapel, home base for the Vienna Boys Choir, then head to visit SISI Museum, afterwards return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure. (B)

Saturday, Sep 29

After breakfast, head to visit Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Mozart and enter Mozart’s house including audio guided tour, afterwards head to visit St. Peters Monastery Catacombs and view of Schloss Leopoldskron. Return to your hotel for overnight. (B)

Sunday, Sep 30

Enjoy your full day free at leisure. (B,D)

Monday, Oct 01
Vienna - Prague

After breakfast, drive to Prague and upon arrival transfer to your hotel for check in, dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Tuesday, Oct 02

After breakfast, enjoy your full day sightseeing tour, visiting The Castle area, Old Royal Palace, St. George Basilica, St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, also head to visit the Old Town Square (Staromest Ske Namesti) and Charles Bridge, afterwards return to your hotel for your overnight. (B)

Wednesday, Oct 03

After breakfast, enjoy a half day excursion of Terezin, and then head to visit the Concentration Camp Memorial and Small Fortredd, Ghetto Museum and Magdeburgbarracks, afterwards return to your hotel for your overnight. (B)

Thursday, Oct 04

After breakfast, enjoy a half day excursion of Kutna Hora and visit The Cathedral of the assumption of our lady then head towards Prague Historical Tram, afterwards return to your hotel for your overnight. (B)

Friday, Oct 05

Enjoy your full day free at leisure. (B,D)

Saturday, Oct 06
Prague - Departure

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)

We (STS) reserve the right to change hotels, restaurants or the order of activities if/as needed