History enthusiasts and music lovers are invited by Insight Vacations to discover the old world charm and melodic past of the former eastern bloc region on its 16 day European Rhapsody.
Guests will take in the highlights of the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria on this tour which includes a seven night river cruise on board the luxurious River Empress.
Insight Vacations' 16 day European Rhapsody including Danube Cruise is priced from $4,850 per person, twin share, land only. Departures are available from 29 March to 25 October, 2008.
Highlights of the tour include a visit to Prague Castle to view St Vitus Cathedral, a tour through the stunning landscape of Saxon in Switzerland and witness the historic heart of Dresden, restored from war time destruction. There is also a tour of Wroclaw where guests can take in the immense Raclawicka Panorama, a visit to the 'Black Madonna' in Czestochowa's 14th Century Pauline monastery. In Budapest the tour takes guests to the city's Castle Hill district to see the Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church, plus the Freedom Square, Peace Square, Mirbach Palace and Primatial Palace in Bratislave.
There is a luxurious seven night cruise from Budapest to Passau where guests receive a captain's welcome and farewell dinners on-board, and also get the opportunity to enjoy a concert of the world's largest pipe organ in Passau.
This tour also includes in-depth sightseeing tours in Prague, Wroclaw, Krakow, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg and Passau, plus an orientation tour in Dresden.
Insight Vacation's escorted tours include premium highlights with many included meals, quality hotels and sightseeing experiences.