By: Derek Miller, Travel Consultant
Arriving early in Budapest served me and my cousin well. We got a chance to see the city before starting our Avalon Waterways river cruise the next day.
Once we began our adventure with Avalon Waterways, we started with a short tour on the Pest side. There are two sides of Budapest. The Buda side and the Pest side. The Buda side with started back in the 1200’s and the Pest side in the 1850’s. The Buda side is made up of large hillsides and is primarily residential. The Pest side is more commercial and the landscape is flat. Many of the city’s best hotels are on the Pest side.
By: Candace Renee Bettini, Travel Consultant
Our Sightseeing on the Danube with Ama Waterways river cruise journey started at Houston Intercontinental Airport, Air France, on a nonstop flight to Paris. Expecting knees to my chin, an eight hour flight in a sardine can, WOW! Comfortable seats, legs stretched out and I was out in three minutes, comfy with my pillow and blanket that was already on the seat when we boarded. It was a full service flight, complete with meals, drinks, etc.
By: Christine Whittle, Travel Consultant
From astonishing history to lavish accommodations, much of central Europe is a dream of many to someday see. The Bohemian Highlights with Trafalgar was an insightful journey through the continent’s richest historical locations in comfort and luxury with Trafalgar. The tour started in Frankfurt and went down into Prague and eventually looped back around to where we started.
By: Hue Nguyen, Travel Consultant
In recent years, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest are three European capital cities that have gained popularity with travelers and I can see why. If you are looking for a tour that is not fast paced and that has plenty of time to explore, the Prague, Vienna, Budapest with Trafalgar tour is the perfect option. I really enjoyed spending 3 nights in each city because I did not have to pack and unpack every day. All the hotels on this trip were centrally located in the town centers and breakfast was made to feed a king! My touring experience in each city was an eye opener and I truly appreciated learning about their culture and cuisine.
When travelers visit the capital cities in central Europe, they’ll experience a tumultuous history and have ample time to celebrate the tapestry of their differences. The distinct diversity of central Europe is subtlety revealed in its art, cafes and cultures that span over centuries. Read about the capital cities of Berlin, Prague, and Vienna and how to appreciate their famous landmarks.