Budapest, Vienna & Prague with Colleen Alsberg

September 23, 2021 to October 3, 2021

Join Colleen Alsberg as she discovers three great European capitals. Lush with magnificent cathedrals, imperial palaces and majestic castles, Budapest, Vienna and Prague stand at the geographical heart of mainland Europe. Their history and culture are majestically intertwined by the powerful Habsburg dynasty.  Join us on this magical journey!


Your journey begins aboard an optional motorcoach transfer from select cities to Chicago O’Hare, where you will board your overnight flight to Europe.

On arrival at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, enjoy a transfer to your hotel. Meet your Travel Director and travel companions this evening. Tonight, you are in for a treat with your Welcome Dinner at Gundel, one of Budapest's most renowned restaurants for over a hundred years. Dine in elegance as you savor hearty, Hungarian delicacies accompanied with specially selected Hungarian wine.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Dinner

After a relaxed start today, drive along the elegant boulevards en route to Heroes’ Square. Across the river in Buda, walk with your Local Expert along the medieval cobblestone streets of the Castle district to visit Matthias Church and admire sweeping views from the Fisherman’s Bastion over the exquisite Parliament building. Make your way to a traditional strudel house to see pastry chefs at work, as they prepare delicious sweet strudel by stretching the dough and readying fillings. Enjoy a delectable taste of this famous delicacy paired with a rich aromatic coffee. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city at your leisure. This evening enjoy your Fox Experience aboard a glittering dinner cruise along the Danube, while viewing the incredible scenery of Buda and Pest.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner Cruise

The day is at leisure to immerse yourself in Budapest's history, culture and gastronomy. Perhaps, visit a thermal bath (an institution in Budapest), spend time browsing the boutiques on Vaci Street or relax in a sidewalk cafe. In the evening, you are invited by your EatWith host to a Dine-at-Home experience. Sit down to a hearty Hungarian meal and learn about life in this enchanting city.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel past the remains of the Roman settlement of Aquincum and along the Danube to the picturesque riverside village of Szentendre. This community has long been the haunt of artists, enchanted by its brightly colored houses and quaint churches. Then, journey westward for a stop in the pretty town of Győr, located on the confluence of the Danube, Rába and Rábca rivers. Cross the border and continue to stately Vienna, known for its elegant coffee houses and lavish architecture steeped in history. This evening enjoy a Dine-Around experience from your choice of specially selected restaurants.

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Vienna (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Much of Vienna’s present-day charm is due to the long reign of the Habsburgs. Join a Local Expert for a private visit of Maria Theresa’s Schönbrunn Palace and its formal gardens. Then ready your camera for a dazzling drive around the famous Ring Road. This grand boulevard, built along the lines of the old city walls, showcases many of the capital’s architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence, Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche. The afternoon is at your leisure.

This evening your special Fox Experience will take you to dinner in a Country Mansion. Tonight, you dine at one of Austria’s most famous restaurants. Former patrons include Napoleon, the Emperor Franz Joseph, and Liz Taylor. Once through the door of this historic country mansion you're transported to a different world! Old memorabilia, autographed photos and other paraphernalia cover the ceilings, walls and even the rest rooms. Choose from traditional Austrian fare, enjoy unlimited drinks and be serenaded by musicians at your table. Bring your cameras! A fun-filled experience never to be forgotten awaits!

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Vienna (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Discover the regal grandeur of Vienna, as you explore at your own pace. Perhaps start at St. Stephen’s Cathedral - one of Europe’s great Gothic structures - or browse the shops of the bustling Kärntnerstrasse? You may wish to add another capital to your travels with a visit across the Slovakian border to Bratislava. Ask your Travel Director to recommend local attractions and restaurants, as you appreciate the long, warm summer evening in European style.

Hotel: Hilton Hotel Vienna (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Once over the Czech border, continue to picturesque Český Krumlov where you'll start with a brief orientation tour of this fairy-tale town, straight out of the Middle Ages. Enjoy some free time to explore and appreciate views of the Vltava River. Wander through the cobblestone, traffic-free streets, past colorful houses that lead up to the finest castle in the land. In the afternoon, continue through the green Bohemian countryside to Prague.

Hotel: K and K Hotel Prague (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Wind along cobbled lanes and discover a treasure-trove of hidden gems, as you explore Prague at your own pace. Perhaps cross the river to the castle district and experience the real Prague, away from the hustle and bustle of the city? This evening tantalize your taste buds with a rousing Celebration Dinner of local specialties at a restaurant offering magnificent views over the city. Dobrou chuť!

Hotel: K and K Hotel Prague (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Join a Local Expert for a guided visit to one of Europe's most beautiful and historic cities. Start with the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, where you can admire the stained glass of St. Vitus Cathedral and spectacular views over the Old Town. Finish in the Old Town Square where the mechanical antics of the Astronomical Clock’s glockenspiel delight onlookers each hour. The city is then yours to explore. Maybe take a river cruise through the heart of the city or walk in the footsteps of kings along the Royal Route? Czechs are passionate about their beer, so be sure to try the local lagers, alongside Czech the cuisine.

Hotel: K and K Hotel Prague (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Alas, you must bid farewell to this beautiful city. After breakfast you’ll transfer from the hotel to the Prague airport for your flight home. Upon arrival at Chicago O’Hare, your (optional) motorcoach transfer will return you to your original pick-up point.

Meal: Breakfast

Air-Inclusive Package Transportation Inclusions

  • Optional round-trip motorcoach transportation to Chicago O’Hare airport from select locations
  • Round-trip air from Chicago O’Hare to Budapest, Hungary and return from Prague, Czech Republic including current air taxes and fees
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers in Budapest and Prague

Hotel Accommodations

  • Nine nights in 4-star hotels
    • Three nights in Budapest at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel (or similar)
    • Three nights in Vienna at the Hilton Hotel Vienna (or similar)
    • Three nights in Prague at the K and K Hotel Prague (or similar)
 Hotel accommodations includes hotel service charges, taxes and luggage handling. Similar hotels may be substituted.

Sightseeing and Services

  • A luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach with extended leg room and an onboard restroom, for transportation and sightseeing
  • Premium experiences including:
    • Budapest: In new town Pest, visit Heroes’ Square and spend some time in the popular pedestrian shopping street of Váci utca.
    • Budapest: With a Local Expert, visit the colorful Matthias Church in the heart of Budapest’s Castle District.
    • Budapest: Gaze out over the Danube and giant domed Hungarian Parliament Building from the heights of the Fisherman’s Bastion.
    • Szentendre: Explore the maze of lanes, churches and colorful houses in this pleasant riverside village.
    • Győr: Stop in this pretty town known for its Baroque charm.
    • Vienna: The sheer opulence of Schönbrunn Palace indulges your senses. Stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames where Mozart performed as a six-year-old prodigy.
    • Vienna: Tour the Ring Road seeing the Hofburg Imperial Palace, Opera House, Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche.
    • Český Krumlov: Roam the cobbled streets of the picture-postcard town as you discover views of the famous castle.
    • Prague: Bewitched by the gargoyles of St. Vitus Cathedral and ghosts of Bohemian Kings, experience a private tour with a local historian through the atmospheric courtyards of Prague Castle.
    • Prague: Visit the Old Town Square and see the Astronomical Clock that delights onlookers every hour.
    • Scenic Drives: Relax and admire the scenery as you travel through the Vienna Woods and Bohemia.
  • Handset for guided sightseeing visits and walking tours


  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Five (5) dinners including a Welcome Dinner, Dine-at-Home meal experience, Dine Around dinner, and a final evening Celebration dinner in Prague
  • Additional – Two Fox World Travel dinner experiences:
    • Dinner Cruise Along the Danube in Budapest ~ Dine as you cruise along the Danube and view the beautiful Houses of Parliament, Castle Hill, the Royal Palace and Margaret Island while enjoying a lavish gourmet meal of Hungarian specialties and drinks.
    • Dinner in a Country Mansion in Vienna ~ You’ll never forget dinner in this unique country mansion. Once inside you are transported to a different world.  Choose from traditional Austrian fare, with music and fun throughout the evening.


Additional Inclusions

  • Professional tour manager from Fox World Travel*
  • Insight Vacations professional local tour director
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information

Not Included:Travel Insurance, gratuities for airport porters, tour guides, motorcoach drivers, meals (other than those included in the package), optional excursions that may be offered, trip cancellation insurance, and any items of a personal nature.

Note: This package includes air that has not yet been assigned, the identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s code-share partner, will be assigned and disclosed at a later date.

* A minimum number of passengers are required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany this group. If the minimum is not met, the tour will still include a professional local guide in the destination.  Hotels, tour itinerary and tour inclusions are subject to change.

Land Only

Land Only
Arrange your own airfare
Based on double occupancy


Tour and air included
Airfare from Chicago
Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: $890.00
Initial Deposit: $400.00 per person.
Final Payment Due:
No later than June 21, 2021

Above base pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All air taxes and fees of $352.86 per person are included and subject to change. 

Available Discounts:

Early Booking Discount:  $250.00 per person booked and deposited by September 4, 2020

Insight Past Passenger Discount: Additional $100 off per person*

*Must have traveled with Uniworld, Brendan Vacations, Trafalgar or Contiki within the last five years to qualify for past passenger discount.

Discounts are subject to change at any time.

Flights from Chicago O’Hare are currently TBD.

Flight schedules are subject to change and FWT has no control over flight changes, delays or cancellations.  Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply. A minimum number of passengers is needed for the group air. Checked baggage fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Colleen Alsberg

Colleen’s career with Fox World Travel began in 1995. After escorting her first tour, a motorcoach group to Canada, she fell in love with the job and hasn’t stopped since. In her 20 plus years of being a tour manager, Colleen’s travels have taken her throughout the world. “I’ve met so many wonderful people and shared a multitude of experiences with them,” said Alsberg. You can travel with Colleen on Fox Group Vacations to destinations like Europe, the Mediterranean and Scandinavia, the Caribbean & Mexico, Hawaii, and so many more!

Alaska is where her true expertise lies, and where she says her heart is, having traveled there over 30 times. You can also catch Colleen on the road presenting destination travel shows, educating our clients on the many amazing group tours we offer, along with the occasional on-air radio promotions and webinars.

Her personal travels include visits to Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Russia, South America, the South Pacific, India, Egypt and the Middle East. Alsberg said, “I’ve been truly blessed and hope to continue exploring new destinations!” Outside of work, she can be found volunteering at many of the events at EAA and working with our veterans, always finding her way back to an airplane!

Optional Motorcoach Transfer:

Group motorcoach transfer to and from Chicago O’Hare from select pick-up points are $45 per person each way ($90 per person roundtrip).

Optional Insurance

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Fox World Travel offers several plans with Travel Guard Insurance. Details and rates can be obtained from your travel consultant.

Cancellation Penalties

  • From date of deposit to June 21, 2021: Initial deposit of $400.00 per person
  • June 22 – July 19, 2021: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • July 18 – August 18, 2021: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • August 19, 2021 to 0 days prior to travel: No refunds

Air is non-refundable once ticketed.

NOTE: Hotels and Daily Itinerary are subject to change.

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