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For classical music and opera aficionados, Vienna, Austria is a must visit. This decadent, beautiful city is full of lovely cafes, art scenes, and impressive palaces. Famous residents in Austria’s capital have included the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms. It is also home to some of the finest Lipizzaner dressage horses in the world. To explore the city is to feel a part of its grand history and culture, as homage to the p ... Read More
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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Great Cities of Eastern Europe

SmarTours
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
15 days
$ 213 / day
$ 3,199
From : $ 4,319
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit the concentration camp at Auschwitz, now a museum honoring the victims of the Holocaust
  • See the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church and the Citadel on Mount Gellert.
  • See historical sights including the Monument of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Voyage to the charming artist’s town of Szentendre
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour taking you along the Ring Boulevard, past Emperor Franz Josef’s Hofburg Palace and the ornate State Opera to a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Cathedral of St. Stephen’s
  • Visit the quaint towns of Duernstein and Telc en route to Prague
  • See the 14th-century Charles Bridge and explore the charming Old Town in Prague
  • Helsinki Tour
  • Danube Bend
Visits:
Auschwitz, Budapest, Helsinki, Krakow, Matthias Church, Prague, Vienna, Warsaw, Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Poland
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Danube Discovery Cruise

SmarTours
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
15 days
$ 233 / day
$ 3,499
From : $ 4,724
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Hofburg Palace (Vienna)
  • St. Martin’s Cathedral (Bratislava)
  • Matthias Coronation Church (Budapest)
  • Gypsy Concert (On Board – Budapest)
  • Old Town with Concert (Osijek)
  • Petrovaradin Fortress (Novi Sad)
  • Kalemegdan Fortress (Belgrade)
  • Iron Gates Gorge
  • Baba Vida Fortress (Vidin)
  • Palace of Parliament (Bucharest)
  • Optional Dracula’s Castle Extension
Visits:
Belgrade, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Croatia, Lucerne, Munich, Prague, Romania, Vienna, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia
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The Austria - Vienna Untour

7 days
$ 154 / day
$ 1,079
From : $ 1,457
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Discover Vienna and Graz
  • Experience the stunning view in Wachau
  • Visit Hofburg imperial palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Explore Lake Neusiedl
  • Discover Belvedere Palace museum and Hapsburg summer palace
Visits:
Bratislava, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna, Wachau, Austria
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The Austria - Salzburg Untour

7 days
$ 140 / day
$ 979
From : $ 1,322
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Discover Salzburg
  • Visit Mirabell Palace
  • Experience the nature in Vienna
  • Visit to the delightful Wachau region
Visits:
Alps, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Wachau, Austria
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A Four Seasons Journey
Group Tour
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A Four Seasons Journey

11 days
$ 137 / day
$ 1,505
From : $ 2,032
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Discover Switzerland
  • City tour of Prague. Visit to Castle, boat tour along the river
  • See the old Town Innsbruck
  • Visit to Swarovski Museum
  • City tour of Rome and Vatican City
  • Admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well known Leaning Tower of Pisa
Visits:
Innsbruck, Milan, Pisa, Prague, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museum, Venice, Zurich, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland
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Prague To Vienna Biking

Butterfield & Robinson
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
6 days
$ 883 / day
$ 5,295
From : $ 5,694
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Enjoy the scenery along the Sazava River
  • Explore rural Czech life with a fascinating adventurous ride through Vysocina highlands
  • Experience cycle the delightfully flat paths along the Danube
  • Discover Austria, bike ride through picturesque Waldviertal region.
Visits:
Prague, Vienna, Austria, Czech Republic
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Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland

14 days
$ 145 / day
$ 2,036
From : $ 2,749
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit Berlin, incredible and thriving capital of Germany
  • Explore Dresde, a city next to the Elbe river where you can admire its palace
  • Visit Salzburg, the city of Mozart, with its Renaissance and Baroque center of great beauty
  • Visit of Prague city, one of the most beautiful in Europe, where the Castle, the Town Hall Square and the beautiful Charles Bridge
  • See Vienna panoramic tour of the city
Visits:
Bamberg, Berlin, Bratislava, Český Krumlov, Geneva, Innsbruck, Munich, Nuremberg, Prague, Salzburg, Vienna, Zurich, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland
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A touch of Europe
Group Tour
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A touch of Europe

10 days
$ 151 / day
$ 1,505
From : $ 2,032
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Discover Italy
  • Florence, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city
  • City tour of Rome
  • See the he Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world
  • Visit and admission to the St Mark´s Basilica, admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass
  • See the Innsbruck, time to stroll in the historic centre
Visits:
Budapest, Florence, Frankfurt, Innsbruck, Kazan, Moscow, Moscow Red Square, Prague, Salzburg, St. Petersburg, Venice, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
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A piece of Europe

7 days
$ 105 / day
$ 738
From : $ 908
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • City tour in: Vienna, Budapest, Prague
  • Boat: Danube River in Budapest, Vltava River in Prague
  • Discover Austria and its exciting attractions
  • Explore Frankfurt the historic center
  • Explore Bratislava
Visits:
Bratislava, Budapest, Budapest History Museum, Frankfurt, Prague, Vienna, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
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Artistic Mosaic
Group Tour
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Artistic Mosaic

22 days
$ 132 / day
$ 2,903
From : $ 9,750
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore Madrid city tour, stroll through the Retiro Park. Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring
  • City tour of Barelona
  • City tour of Rome, we have a scenic tour of the city
  • Visit and admission to the St Mark´s Basilica, admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass
  • City tour of Budapest, cruise on the Danube river
  • Explore Prague and many other exciting attractions to cherish the moments
Visits:
Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bratislava, Budapest, Cologne, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Innsbruck, Lucerne, Madrid, Milan, Pisa, Prague, Rhone Rhine Canal, Rome, Salzburg, Venice, Vienna, Zurich, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland
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A Fantastic Route
Group Tour
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A Fantastic Route

16 days
$ 140 / day
$ 2,242
From : $ 2,758
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • City tour of Vienna, Vienna gardens of the immense Schönbrunn Palace
  • Explore Girona, Provenzal region in France
  • Explore Madrid city tour stroll through the Retiro Park
  • Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring
  • Discover Austria
Visits:
Barcelona, Florence, Grindelwald, Innsbruck, Lucerne, Madrid, Milan, Rome, Salzburg, Vatican Museum, Venice, Zurich, Austria, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
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Danube River Cruise Biking

Butterfield & Robinson
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 999 / day
$ 7,995
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Enjoy riding along the Danube Bike Path
  • Discover the Old City in Passau
  • Visit 'Donau Auen' National Park
  • Enjoy a casual bike tour of the main sights and explore Budapest
Visits:
Bratislava, Budapest, Linz, Munich, Vienna, Wachau, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
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The Best of Central Europe

Indus Travels
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 178 / day
$ 1,345
From : $ 1,545
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria
  • Explore Salzburg, birthplace of the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Discover the musical city of Vienna; home to many famous composers
  • Admire the incredible architecture and experience a warm welcome in Budapest
  • Get to know the captivating history of Bratislava, capital of Slovakia
  • Appreciate the architectural diversity in Prague 
Visits:
Bratislava, Budapest, Munich, Prague, Salzburg, Vienna, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
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The Blue Danube Discovery

13 days
$ 253 / day
$ 3,289
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Enjoy wine tasting in Melk and beer tasting in fascinating Regensburg
  • Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by local chefs, entertainers, artisans, and experts
  • Visits cities in four European nations
  • Enjoy the beauty of river Danube.
Visits:
Nuremberg, Prague, Vienna, Wachau, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
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A Cycling Journey: Vienna to Budapest along the D ...

Road Scholar
Premier
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12 days
$ 300 / day
$ 3,599
From : $ 4,319
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Cycle along the scenic paths of the Danube River Valley for an immersion into the cultures of Austria, Slovakia and Hungary
  • Discover the ancient history of Arabian horse breeding during a visit to an equestrian museum and stud farm
  • With a local historian, embark on a walking field trip of the Old Town Bratislava to learn about its history and landmarks
Visits:
Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
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Vienna Trip Reviews

149 Vienna Tour Reviews - Summary 97% Recommend

4.5 out of 5
Excellent 93
Great 47
Average 6
Disappointing 2
Terrible 1
Value
4.5
Guide
4.5
Activities
4.5
Lodging
4.5
Transportation
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Meals
4.5

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Eastern Europe top trip with great company!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 5.0

Did a long break trip (or fall break) with Euroadventures on their "Best of the East" adventure. I had always wanted to travel to the destinations (especially Prague, Krakow & Budapest) and the trip and organization did not disappoint. Everything really was top notch from the itinerary and pace of the trip to the accommodations to the trip leader. By the end of the trip our group went from strangers (there were some traveling together as groups of friends) to all great friends. Highly recommend this trip, especially for those looking for something slightly off the beaten path (especially Krakow) and this company.

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Operator Euroadventures LLC

highlights of central europe

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

An excellent introduction to the countries visited.
The tour leader, Peter, plying and explaining the flute.


Very pleasant knowledgeable man, with a good sense of humour.


No, everything was as expected. In my case

Not a critiscm but a personal choice. I like to make early morning tea, only
2 hotels had a kettle and 2 had coffee machines in the rooms, so a kettle
could be handy.


The tour ran Saturday to Sunday, I think an extra day would be useful,
possibly in Vienna or a small place not easily accesible by 'weekend flights'


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Operator Exodus Travels

Brilliant ... but

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

I will deal with the 'but' first. This is definitely not a 1; leisurely;
more a 2, moderate. The distances to walk are comparatively large and the
surfaces (cobblestones mainly) are not conducive to fast walking even if you
can, and, of course, as always, the speed of the group is governed by the
speed of the slowest person.
That said, it's a wonderful introduction to the cities and towns visited,
their history and how their infrastructure works. The Tatra mountains are
beautiful and welcome break. I will definitely go back to most of the cities.
Each has a feel and charm of its own and, except Vienna, are cheap (for a
Londoner) to stay, eat and travel in. This trip is great if you want to get a
feel for central Europe; you see loads albeit the pace and itinerary don't
allow time to dwell and ponder what you are looking at. You are in a region
of wonderful and gory history and there are massive amounts to take in.
No particular inspirational moment, but the feel of the central market area
in Krakow and the salt mines do stand out.


Peter our guide was brilliantly knowledgeable (much more than the usual
excellent Exodus guides), very personable, was always there to resolve the
inevitable issues but not firm enough on timing leading to people wandering
off to the shops etc. thus delaying the group.


Take a couple of good comfortable walking shoes; there's a lot of it, and a
good water bottle. The tap water is fine and freely available.

Its difficult to work out what cash you'll need; and there are several
currencies. If you travel abroad check out the right debit card with no
commissions and commercial rates and credit card for the same reasons. There
are lots of ATMs and that way you can pull cash as you need it (always use a
'bank' atm to avoid the 3rd party charges) and decline 'their' exchange rate;
and/or use your CC where you can (charged in local currency). It'll save you
sizeable amounts and not leave you with unnecessary cash you have to swap
around.


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Operator Exodus Travels

Not a vacation and adventure

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Incredible journey through forests, farms, hamlets and cities! Truly the
greatest way to experience a new culture.
Spending 10 quality days with my daughter exploring this beautiful part of
the world.


We were self guided


Make sure your GPS is up to date and your phone is charged. Maps and
directions can be challenging at times, many roads have no signs and
kilometer markers on your bike will be off as soon as you make a single side
trip or wrong turn. GPS got us back on track multiple times.


Research the towns along the way. Many are spectacular and we didn't leave
enough time to explore them.


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Operator Exodus Travels

Cycling the Danube???

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

My son and I cycled from Vienna to Budapest in early June. We had a great
time. The accommodation was fabulous all the way and the cycles were high
quality. The map and other information was very helpful and although we
didn't need it, help would have been at hand if anything had gone wrong. Most
of the cycling we did was on quiet roads or cycle lanes which made us feel
fairly safe. My only warning to prospective cyclists on this holiday is just
to point out that not much of it is actually along the Danube, probably
because there just isn't a decent path going along it I guess. Our highlight
was Gyor. Never heard of it? We hadn't either but it's a real gem.
Bratislava is really charming and Budapest is a city built on a grand scale.
Vienna? We weren't so impressed. Just a little bit too la di dah for our
taste but a city you have to see especially if like us you are big fans of
"The Third Man." Yes, the wheel is still there and yes we did go on it. You
have to, right?

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Operator Exodus Travels

Beautiful scenery, safe cycling

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

The vast majority of this trip is in cycle paths separated from road traffic
with some lightly trafficked roads and only very occasional roads with
significant traffic, and even then you are usually separated from them by a
barrier of some type: in fact, if none of the above applies, you're probably
'lost' although that, too, is really difficult to do as the river is hard to
lose and the signage is excellent! A large proportion is on a Euro cycle path
from the Black Sea to the Atlantic and it is very well maintained: UK
councils could learn a thing or two about maintaining safe cycling
environments from the Austrians. The scenery is at times spectacular and
varies from day to day as the river meanders across Austria. The
accommodation we got was generally very good and there was usually somewhere
good to have dinner in the evening. Lunch stops were a bit thin on the ground
but we usually found somewhere. The bicycles were heavy but in very good
nick: the route is mostly flat and any slight downhills outnumber the uphills
- which often related to gaining the altitude required to cross over the
bridges over the river rather than anything else. There are churches in
abundance, from big to small and most towns have a schloss (castle). There
are some spectacular monasteries and when you get to Vienna, it is clear that
it was the centre of the world for quite a long time with monuments and
buildings to show for it! The distances are manageable - on the last day, you
can get a train to cut the distance down to about 50 km but we decided to
cycle from Krems to Vienna (about 90 km) and we survived!
The abbey at Melk is very impressive, and the old castle (ruins) at
Hinterhaus are worth a visit for the view (takes about 30-40 minutes off
saddle to walk up to it just before Spitz).


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