Also, the night cruise along the Danube in Budapest - beautiful.". It was an excellent experience. In Budapest, my favorite was the visit to the Opera House and our on-our-own visit to the art museum to see the Rembrandt exhibition.". We also had two great local guides - Andrea and George. This afternoon you're free to sample more of the city, including more delicacies in its Great Market Hall (Nagyvásárcsarnok). Breakfast is provided, but there are no group activities today. It was also incredible to see it from the boat while on the Danube river cruise. It was a wonderful way to get to know more of our tour members(working w/o spouse/significant other!).". Budapest was also very pretty -- late September is a great time to see both cities (cool in the morning but perfect by afternoon!) Coming from the US the history and architecture of Europe is so much more varied and fascinating, the details of which were highlighted by our guides. The performance by the opera singer during the tour of the opera house on Budapest was a wonderful surprise.". Denny is right about three most important words in Czech but it is in this order: pivo, prosim, dekuju. This trip surpassed my expectations! The continental breakfast on both hotels are excellent. Loved opera performance. A great 7 days! There were lots of stories that began with "my Grannie always..."", "The live opera performance only for our tour group at the Budapest Opera House was my favorite "wow" moment. From our terrific cooking class, the relaxing afternoon at the Szechenyi Spa, the wonderful Hungarian food and wine, the magical evening cruise on the Danube, the charming Magyar people, to all the sights and history in the city of Budapest, this tour and this city will not be soon forgotten!". We're in Prague — in the Czech Republic. The information is really helpful. I knew about the Velvet revolution but didn't really know. Also, we spent a lot of time talking about history - but nothing past 1989? This one however seemed to be especially gratifying. Monica did such a great job of teaching us how to use the public transportation system that we felt comfortable taking off on our own. We've brought together Eastern Europe's must-see cities — Prague and Budapest — for an eye-opening eight-day adventure. Overall, the book was very informative, fun to read, and offered excellent recommendations. I, however, simply don't have the time to plan a tour like this. "The history of the area and vast architectural beauty of Prague and Budapest was amazing! Thorough city-guidebook-level coverage, including five self-guided walks (Leopold Town, Pest Town Center, Andrássy Út, Heroes' Square and City Park, and Castle Hill), three sight tours (Great Synagogue and Jewish Quarter, House of Terror, and Memento Park), plenty of info on the city's thermal baths, … ,". My only concern is the amount of walking - was a little tough. Group dinners were also nice. The culture and history of these countries is amazing. One wow moment? We appreciated having most afternoons free to pursue our own interests or follow up with suggestions made by the guides. His knowledge of history and the city was amazing. Later tonight we'll regroup and relax with a cruise along the Danube. This topic has been automatically closed due to a period of inactivity. I was blown away by Budapest.". This was the first time going on a Rick Steve's tour and we felt as though we were spoiled rotten from beginning to end. We'll send the notification email when a tour opens within a season (spring, summer, fall, winter) or region. I was wonderstruck that day. A close second would be the private opera session in Prague, beautiful music with beautiful singers at the Bedrich Smetana Museum!". This was my first Rick Steves' Tour. This was my second Rick Steves tour. We also spent some time in Cesky Krumlov via train from Prague. Free: The thermal baths, experience of a lifetime. per person + air, Single This forum is AWESOME! were particularly illuminating. Of course the scenery and history in each of the cities is fascinating and interesting to learn more about. As Vienna's second fiddle, Budapest governed a huge chunk of Eastern Europe. Glad to say I was really happy to see it is now a a vibrant and beautiful place. Prague has been on my bucket list for about 20 years. Thanks a lot everyone. Hungarian Parliament Vast riverside government center with remarkable interior. The daily extra reads were special - snacks, drink samples, etc. Our guide, Peter, was invariably "on top of his game" at all times on every detail. were all excellent. Also, be aware that many of the cheap seats in the upper areas have obstructed views. Katerina was very organized, knowledgable , and caring. I’m wrapping up my time in Central Europe: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, and Berlin — a great itinerary. "I really enjoyed the river cruise in Budapest with all of the bridges and historical sites lite up at night. Wow.". Our local guide in Prague was also amazing. great tour guides. "Touring the Opera in Budepest was my wow moment. Some time up on Petrin Hill among the lilacs and happy Czechs if the weather is fair was a nice "time out". The tour was well organized, with great attention to 'local flavor'. wonderful, great tour guide,loved Prague. Upon arrival this afternoon, we'll meet with a local guide for a tour of Pest, the larger, more sprawling half of the city. Prague Alfonzo Mucha - Learned to appreciate his art, perfected facial expression.". I could not have been happier with the result. I will just mention a few things that were highlights for us. No bus. For more information about transportation options for getting to and from your tour, see your Rick Steves Prague guidebook. "Too many to find just one...the night tour on the Danube, everywhere in prague, our cooking class.". "Among many was the initial walk across Charles Bridge in Prague. Thanks again to all that have replied to my questions. On this tour, you'll explore Prague's mighty castle, swirling Baroque churches, fascinating Jewish Quarter, and sample what may be Europe's most refreshing beers. Join us for the Best of Prague & Budapest in 8 Days! From the very first time we got together for the tour you could tell how much of herself she put into the tour! We originally discovered K + K Opera in a Rick Steves' guidebook - then we found all the positive reviews on Tripadvisor and chose this hotel. We'll then retrace the footsteps of Prague's celebrated Velvet Revolution, following the events of November 17, 1989, through the modern city to Wenceslas Square, where thousands of Czechs held up and rattled their keys, telling their communist leaders, "The time has come for you to go home." Terms of Service | Privacy, Best of Prague & Budapest in 8 Days Tour 2021, Josefov neighborhood (Jewish Quarter) walking tour. Be on your feet, walking and standing, for up to four hours, indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions. Made it very easy to travel and focus on the experience. Both had tremendous knowledge of each country's history. Though I've been to Prague independently with friends twice before, I learned and experienced so much more on this trip. We have been Rick Steves followers for many years. We did that exact trip late April / early May 2016 and loved it! It was everything I had hoped for and more - truly an awesome experience. It was cold (December(, but that was expected. The interior is painted in shapes and colors so out of the ordinary for a gothic church. If you were to change your plans just a little you could witness one of the world's great air shows https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WuAcgHsqLi0. Having grown up in the fifties, I remembered all all the bad news coming out of Eastern Europe so I thought of it as rather dismal. Amazed by it. Leaving Cesky Krumlov, we took the CK Shuttle service to Linz train station where we went on to Salzburg. There was always interesting conversations. The Prague part of the trip was fine, but I could have easily done it on my own. Czechoslovakia's independence was declared from the balcony of the Municipal House in 1918. The tour guides were excellent Despite a major injury to one of us, everything went well. Katarina's knowledge of art, history, and food never ceased to amaze. I loved it. Look at the hotel Dvorak and see if you can get a room with a balcony or at least one facing the castle. "While the history was moving and makes one value our democracy so much more, I really enjoyed the music, art and architecture - especially the Municipal House with all of its Art Nouveau paintings, woodwork, furniture, draperies, ceilings. And with so much to experience in each city, keeping all of those books up to date is no easy task. I also loved the evening boat ride on the danube, with the lights illuminating Buda and Pest at their best. The meal was awesome - really got a good sampling of the local food. December offers the benefits of no tourist crowds, and the Christmas markets and concert season are in full swing. Katerina is an AMAZING guide. We've brought together Eastern Europe's must-see cities — Prague and Budapest — for an eye-opening eight-day adventure. I highly recommend this tour. The group itself was wonderful, meeting many people we will correspond with. It was full immersion into the culture, cuisine, history, and politics of these two grand cities. I really appreciate the balance of the visual beauty with the historical context. "The Cathedral in Budapest on the Buda side of the river on the hill. "A tie: If I had to give constructive criticism I would say that the hotel arrangements were kind of tough. This trip will be a lifelong memory because of her and her passion. It was the trip of a lifetime! I think you have done a fantastic job of packaging a ton of activity into a small amount of time, while still giving us some downtime. Guides were especially helpful and knowledgeable. show us how to get around the metro & tram system along the sights and we were off & running. Hello, Sign in. This was only my second tour, but the guides frame your experience. He was a fountain of knowledge, with a great sense of humour. Hello, Sign in. Prague and Budapest are best to visit in the months of May, June, September, and October when the weather is mild, the colors and scents are more powerful, and the crowds are lighter. I always enjoy Rick Steves tours (this was our third). It left an indelible impression on me. Amazon.ca: rick steves budapest - Prime Eligible. Enjoyed the time spent on this tour. That's hard...I liked the free time we had to explore on our own after our introduction to the area. Prague & Budapest were all about history, and recent history at that. A little more information on the art of the city would be helpful with a summary of the museums quickly presented...overall a great use of time. It was very easy to walk or use the transit passes we were given while on our own time! Hello! "The private concert at Smentana Hall. "Chocolate crepes at Gundel in Budapest. "The black light theater Prague was a highlight for me. Danube cruise. This was our first Rick Steve's tour and it was a great experience. And you can also watch a video clip related to this story: Just visit Rick Steves Classroom Europe and search for Vienna.) Have open jaw ticket: fly to Prague and back from Budapest or vice versa whatever has better and cheaper connections. The cooking class was also a delight and a great bonding experience for our whole group. "Wow tour moments and "free" moments. Everything planned worked--the company was good, our guides were good, the bus was good, the walks were too. "One of the moments that stood out for me was walking across the Charles Bridge after our orientation dinner, with dusk setting in and coming across an impromptu choral concert. "Visiting the jewish quarter in Prague. The outside noise (prague) was loud and went on until at least 5 am. We have individual guidebooks for each of these cities (except Bratislava, which is included in both our Vienna and Budapest books). I was worried that right before Christmas I would be distracted, but not so - completely absorbed and engaged in seeing and learning about Prague and Budapest. The tour is a nice balance between "guided immersion" & independent free time. Bus: 7 hours. So appreciated her personal passion and sharing her personal stories of her life in Communist Czech, the era of independence, and the last 30 years in Czech Republic. You can check them out on their website. My trip is beginning to shape nicely thanks to your great suggestions. The musical performances for just our group were unexpected and amazing. As a solo traveler, it was nice to fit in with a group of like minded people. This was our fifth RS Tour, the others being: Best of England (David); Best of Sicily (Sarah); Best of Spain (Helen); Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia/Herzegovina (Amir). A great experience, "Realizing the fact that Budapest is a really great city to tour". Friends of mine travel solo and enjoy that mode of travel. They are so strong and resilient and their cities are beautiful. My only hindsight regret was a day spent going to Kutna Hora and the bone chapel...just not worth the time IMO. The Czech beer was excellent, but the food was better in Hungary. The cathedrals were beautiful as was the synagogue in Budapest. ", Our main guide (Anna) and sub guide Max) were great. We travel extensively and make all of our own arrangements, so this was our first try at being members of a formal tour group. "My "wow" moment was stepping inside of Matthias Church in Budapest. She's amazing. "There were so many. So glad we did. Posted by robinroth1 on 04/04/16 01:28 AM. Boat trip on Danube". To commemorate the Smithsonian Presents Travels with Rick Steves magazine — now on sale online, and at newsstands nationwide — Rick is blogging about the 20 top destinations featured in that issue.One of those destinations is Prague, Czech Republic. Learned a lot about the history and the politics of both countries. So glad I did this tour! !She was very encouraging and helpful in allowing us to travel about on our own after the arranged tours for the day ended. "The review of "history" - the Nazis and Communism were very important to me. I have several images that will stay with me forever. Perhaps using the train would be a better solution. Steve and I went to a blues club in a basement grotto one night. It was a great tour and our guides were fantastic! Strenuous walking: 2–8 miles throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. "Most of the RS tours we've been on have been heavy on art, less so on history. The cooking class in Budapest wss a favorite memory. Jana, Jana, and Monika put a face on a people most of us only had known as the population of occupied countries. Absolutely fabulous tour - the itinerary, tour leader and Budapest local guide and Prague local guide, the hotels, the bus and the tour group. Or vice versa: Budapest, Vienna, Prague. Budapest Hospital in the Rock - The courageous people who did everything they could to save every person that they could, and again the senseless deaths. Katka was a wonderful guide and we had a great group of people. After orientation and transportation lessons, be able to navigate towns and cities on your own. We stayed at Pension Hotel Suzanne for 5 days within the Ringstrasse, from RS book, a few yards from the Opera House and it 5 to 10 minute to St. Stephens directly on Karntner Strasse. Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders. Class for very participative with great facilities, food and drink were awesome and we even left with a cookbook of some of the recipes. This was our first Rick Steves tour and I think it was a great fit for us. Very helpful, friendly and kind. By spending the night you get to be there when most of the crowds are gone. Prague, Rottenburg, Nuremburg, Vienna and Budapest. It met every expectation and more. I had high expectations, but you exceeded them in every way. The tour was everything I hope it would be. Now all the other foreign tourist, that another matter. Meals fun. The singing was phenomenal and I enjoyed looking around at all the familiar tour group faces to see their reaction to the opera singing. All were fascinating tours. I was disappointed with the set up of first night orientation. My mother was an amazing musician and loved classical music. In an age of increasing demagoguery, nationalism and xenophobia, both cities provided teaching moments as to the perils of heading down that path.George was masterful in delivering that message.On a free afternoon, George arranged for a guide to take me to Terezin for a tour(5 others quickly joined).At the risk of sounding disrespectful that was my wow moment.". There was so much to learn and experience and Monika and Andrea did a fabulous job of sharing their cities! We found Michael & Brigitte (the owners) to be excellent hosts and VERY helpful in giving us suggestions in all our sightseeing plans, restaurants etc. Great staff. One day we spent with a canoe on the river that was great fun. Our fellow travelers were a delight. We had wonderful, knowledgeable guides who took very good care of us. Simply put I loved it. As always, we're sampling the local culture. often you wont get the info you need until she has said lots of nonessential stuff. Hotel there not typical Rick charm, out dated, good location. We'll start our day with tales of Prague's past struggles with communist occupation, the significance of the Prague Spring and the emergence of Václav Havel. Very beautiful and memorable. And with so much to experience in each city, keeping all of those books up to date is no easy task. Published by: Anonymous User Prague, Rottenburg, Nuremburg, Vienna and Budapest We also enjoyed the local people with whom we came in contact.". Our group was inclusive, ready to share experiences and willing to stay in touch. The tour guide is so efficient. Im impressed with ourselves maneaveering through all of the old streets and not getting very lost ! We love our tour guides. "The synagogue tours in Prague were amazing. Just the right blend of planned activity and free time. We might have a better world.". It was a great time with great beer. this is a great website for deciding what to see and do in Prague,even a section on intinaries , some of the info is a little out of date in regards to entry prices and opening times but still good info and you can double check prices and times of any place you want to go to. This was our first tour experience. It's an essential part of the Rick Steves tour experience. Carry/roll your luggage over uneven pavement (possibly several blocks) and up stairways to reach your hotel, then up several flights of stairs to reach your room. Used public transport infrequently enough, would have been fine to have a few 30 or 90 minute passes. ""Wow" moment in Prague was seeing the Charles Bridge and the Castle Complex all lit up at night for the first time. "Hah! "Introductory tours in Prague and Budapest at dusk with the magnificent buildings and lighting were special moments.". Compared to the my last 2 tours I rate the guide as well as the special guides below the last tours. The cooking class was great fun.". Our cooking class in Budapest was a wonderful learning experience.". this link is excellent to find some great places to drink beer, might not be your type of thing but in Prague you just have to try the beer and this website gives lots of suggestions, if the weather is nice when you visit you may want to try Letna beer garden, stunning place for a drink (Not just beer) the views from there are just wonderful.info on how to get there is on the Beer garden website. What about 1989-the present? This was my 5th RS tour and the guides are always really good but George bumped it to the next level. 425-608-4217, from $2,595 Her passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm impacted our group, and, as a result, we experienced the beauty and history of Prague and Budapest in a very emotional and dynamic way. Andrea and George were our local guides and they shared so much of their beautiful cities as well as their own personal stories which made the history and cultural experiences so much more memorable. I had no idea what I was going to see. It did not disappoint! Spend the day walking around and have a great lunch, maybe see a museum or two. Cooking class was fun. In both Prague and Budapest the tour covered the highlights and allowed free time to go to places we were interested in that weren't covered. I didn't expect to like Budapest as much as I did. The members of the tour were a compatible group who seemed to relish the balance between group and individual activities. were special touches I associate with Rick Steves tours.". What an amazing city, bursting with interesting sites.". Thanks again for all your recommendations. It had the balance between group activities/meals and free time I wanted. "There were several 'wow' moments - including the private opera concert in Prague and the Jewish Town and Velvet Revolution Tours with Andrea. ©2020 Rick Steves' Europe, Inc. | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WuAcgHsqLi0. It was nice to have something good to eat at midnight after a day of frustrating air travel. I just loved it and learned things that I could not get this information from other sources. Anna added the same perspective with a different, yet equally effective, approach. What brings me back are the great guides. One of my top 2 cathedrals in Europe.". The hotels were lovely and right near everything! "Hard to pick just one from a tour filled with WOW moments, but the "wowest" moment for me was the tour of the Jewish quarter in Prague, especially our visit to the old Jewish cemetery.". The air in the room did not work so we had to leave the windows open. Prague was gorgeous! Sleep with street noise and no (or weak) air conditioning. I learned so much, every day, about the history of both cities, that I previously knew very little about. I feel that I have a much broader understanding of the recent history of these two countries, which seemed so valuable to me! We enjoyed the private performances. the guides were so knowledgeable and had some first-hand experience to share. •the thermal pools in Budapest". Like Ilja said, the day ducks show up mid morning and leave mid afternoon. Everyone of our travel companions was pleasant and cheerful. I wholeheartedly would recommend anyone to take this tour! We have individual guidebooks for each of these cities (except Bratislava, which is included in both our Vienna and Budapest books). Vienna has the most big "attractions," Prague is the most stunningly beautiful, and yet Budapest was probably my favorite of the three cities. Logistically the most sense would make to fly open jaw to Prague then by train to Vienna again by train to Budapest and fly back to US from Budapest. This morning we'll board our coach for the drive to Budapest. Very nice and not something that an independent traveler is likely to be able to arrange. We had great accommodations close to sights of interest. But that's on me. In Prague, especially, the tour included all the most important sites and experiences one could hope to have in that beautiful city. Jana was outstanding! Tonight we'll rendezvous for a farewell dinner together, sharing travel memories and toasting new friends. En route we'll pass through the rolling hills of ancient Moravia and modern Slovakia, catching our first glimpse of the wide, blue Danube as we approach Hungary's capital city that straddles both banks of the river. Great tour guide with excellent local guides during the entire tour. The choice of emphasis in each city was helpful and the pacing was perfect, with enough free time to revisit or find other areas of interest. Also visiting the Szechemyi thermal baths.". Just the right time in Prague. So much suffering in the 20th century. Katerina and Jana were very enjoyable and knowledgeable. A more cheerful "wow" was the lively folk-dance performance at the Duna Palota.". All the activities in both were wonderful and it was quite a learning experience for my wife as far as the Nazi and Communist occupations. And of course, the final dinner together is always a celebratory culmination of a week together touring and learning. Educational and fun! 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