Budapest, Vienna & Prague with Dave Spano

September 21, 2019 to October 1, 2019

Discover three great European capitals with Dave Spano from Annex Wealth Management and host of “Money Talk” on 620 WTMJ.

We invite you to join us on this premium escorted tour through Hungary, Austria and Czech Republic.  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.  Come join us on this magical journey!

Book by March 15 and save!

 

Your journey begins aboard a 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: Eurostars Danube Budapest (or similar)

Meals: Dinner with Wine

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: Eurostars Danube Budapest (or similar)

Meals: Dinner with Wine

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: Eurostars Danube Budapest (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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: Intercontinental Hotel Vienna (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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: Intercontinental Hotel Vienna (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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: Intercontinental 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: Intercontinental Hotel Prague (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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: Intercontinental 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: Intercontinental Hotel Prague (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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 motorcoach transfer will return you to your original pick-up point.

Meal: Buffet Breakfast


Air-Inclusive Package Transportation Inclusions

  • 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

9 nights in 4-star hotels
  • Three nights in Budapest at Eurostars Danube Budapest (or similar)
  • Three nights in Vienna at Intercontinental Hotel Vienna (or similar)
  • Three nights in Prague at Intercontinental Hotel Prague (or similar)
 Hotel accommodations for 9 nights include hotel service charges, taxes and luggage handling. Similar hotels may be substituted.

Meals

  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Five (5) dinners including a Welcome Dinner, Dine-at-Home meal experience, Dine Around dinner, Three course meal 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.

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.
    • 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. Headset for guided sightseeing visits and walking tours
  • Handset for guided sightseeing visits and walking tours
  • Professional tour manager from Fox World Travel*
  • Insight Vacations professional local tour director
  • Customized, informative travel documents

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

Air-Inclusive

Tour and air included
Airfare from Chicago
Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: $1,215.00
Initial Deposit: $400.00 per person.
Final Payment Due:
 No later than June 18, 2019

*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 if paid by March 15, 2019

Past Passenger Discount: $100 off per person – Past Passengers of Insight Vacations or sister companies receive an additional discount per person. Call agent for more information.

**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

Please note: 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.

Host – Dave Spano, Host of Money Talk on 620 WTMJ

Dave Spano, CEO of Annex Wealth Management, hosts the Saturday morning radio show “Money Talk” on 620 WTMJ.  Spano has over 25 years of experience in the financial planning profession, where he has the designation of Certified Financial Planner® professional.

Spano has served as the Chairman of the Board of the Financial Planning Association of Southern Wisconsin, where he has also served as President and Director of Government Relations. A prominent figure in the community, he is also the President of the Italian Community Center, Festa Italiana and The United Ethnic Festivals.

In his personal time, Spano is an avid musky fisherman and spends as much time as possible in Wisconsin’s north woods. He and his wife, Kim, are raising their children in Elm Grove, Wisconsin.

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 18, 2019: Initial deposit of $400.00 per person
  • June 19 to July 17, 2019: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • July 18 to August 21, 2019: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • August 22, 2019 to 0 days prior to travel  No refund

Air is non-refundable once ticketed.

NOTE: Hotels and Daily Itinerary are subject to change.