UNCOVER CENTRAL EUROPE
Fairytale Villages, Quaint Seaside Towns, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Wine Trails & Castles
Central Europe is beautiful year round, for different reasons.
In my opinion, one of the best ways to see the highlights of Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary is by cruising the Danube. Pack your bags once and board your floating hotel. You won’t believe your eyes as you cruise past Fairytale Castles and stunning landscapes, stopping along the way to visit iconic cities including Vienna, Budapest and Prague.
Central Europe has so much more to offer than just the highlights. Each country can be visited individually or combined to suit your tastes and needs. History, music, culture, art, stunning architecture – the list goes on.
Explore UNESCO World heritage like Cesky Krumlov, or hop on a bike and spin through Wachau Valley for sensational views and wine tastings. Enjoy concerts, waltzes, after hours tours of famed palaces and castles…What more could you want?
There is plenty on offer for a family-friendly holiday. Visit Prague Zoo or Budapest Zoo, one of the oldest in the world, or treat the family to a day out at the thermal baths. Explore cities and towns by rail to entertain young train enthusiasts, or book a walking tour customised to the kids.
After something more exclusive? Enjoy canapes and a glass of champagne ‘after hours’ at the beautiful baroque Belvedere Palace in Vienna. Here you can admire (in quiet) the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection – including the famous masterpiece ‘Kiss by Gustav Klimt’ – without all the usual hustle and bustle.
Book a private visit to the most ornate library of the Middle Ages, Strahov Monastery, in Prague. Thanks to my connections you can also gain exclusive access to the Philosophical Hall and Theological Hall, not accessible to the public. Here you can walk among ancient books and fascinating artifacts.
Travelling with kids?
Central Europe is a fantastic place to take the kids. With all the modern kid-friendly amenities that you are used to plus an abundance of well-established attractions geared towards children, as well welcoming friendly locals you can’t go wrong.
Besides, what kid doesn’t love unique, beautiful fairytale castles and narrow cobbled streets to explore? I can help you decipher the best accommodations to suit you and your family.
How to get there
Most major airlines fly from the USA to any of these cities via Frankfurt or London.
When to go
Truly year round. If you don’t mind the cold and snow you can go for a magical fairytale Christmas or Winter Vacation and take advantage of the vibrant Christmas Markets.
Spring and Fall are probably the best times to visit for the most mild weather. Summer can be very hot in the cities.
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