September 8 - September 21, 2024

Heart of Europe

Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, & Prague

Escorted By: Cathy Semler

14 Days

24 Meals


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Heart of Europe

Our expedition focuses on four extraordinary cities, each bearing witness to centuries of religious, political, and social transformation. In Budapest, we delve into the unifying power of Hungarian music and literature in the quest for national identity. Prague, a perennial hub of politics, intellect, and culture, will unveil its recent rejuvenation, breathing new life into its storied past. Gracious Salzburg offers a glimpse into the region’s remarkable musical heritage, while in Vienna, we shall trace the city’s artistic history back to its roots in folk culture.

While this is a relatively leisurely tour, members should be aware that there will be a number of extended walking tours (up to three kilometers), some of which will be over cobblestone surfaces. Good walking shoes are highly recommended and members should have no mobility issues to fully enjoy this itinerary.

Tour Highlights

  • Leisurely itinerary with 3 nights each in Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague - enjoy free time in each city for personal exploration
  • Welcome Dinner in Budapest
  • Danube River dinner cruise
  • Special dinner and concert in the Schönbrunn Palace Orangery in Vienna
  • Private guided tour of Melk Abbey
  • Special Mozart dinner and concert in Salzburg
  • Visit UNESCO site Cesky Krumlov
  • Visit Prague Castle
  • Farewell Dinner at Cicovice Court in Prague
  • Visit the historical Eagle’s Nest, Berchtesgaden and the Salt Mines

Inclusive Features

  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Europe
  • 12 nights at comfortable first class hotels as indicated or similar
  • Travel by modern climate controlled motorcoach
  • 24 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 12 breakfasts, D - 12 dinners)
  • All entrance fees where visits are indicated
  • Services of our Canadian journey leader plus local guides in Budapest, Szentendre, Esztergom, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague for sightseeing tours
  • Baggage handling of one suitcase per person
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


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Tour Cost in Canadian Dollars Per Person

Land Only* (Join Budapest / Leave Prague)
Ottawa / Montreal
St. John’s
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Saskatoon / Regina
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
Single Supplement

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Final payment is due June 5, 2024. Deposit is $700 per person.

*Land Only price is based on joining at the hotel in Budapest and leaving at the hotel in Prague. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details.

Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room with a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective July 2023. Prices and itinerary are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Insurance is NOT INCLUDED but is highly recommended. Premiums are calculated based on the individual’s age, destination (country), trip length, and trip booking window – please contact our staff to receive a quote. Your coverage starts on the effective date of your confirmation of coverage. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Check our website for the most current information. Refer to the enrollment form for terms and conditions.

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What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.