Adventure - Art - Culture - Juniors Abroad at George Fox

Prague to Budapest - JUNE

Faculty: Adam Puckett, Craig Inglesby
Meeting Time: Tuesday 6:30-9:00pm

Student Cost: $2,200

This tour will highlight the beauty of Central and Eastern Europe while understanding how the Romans, Austro-Hungarians, and Soviets have helped shape the region. We will start our trip in the culturally, historically and artistically-rich city of Prague where we will visit castles, cathedrals, drink heavenly coffee, interact at town markets and take in a concert.

Moving east, we will take a train ride to Hungary and stay in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Budapest. While there we will see incredible architecture, visit thermal baths, shop at markets, and visit castles and cathedrals.

We will work our way back west as we work our way through Austria, beginning with a stay in Vienna and working our way through the Austrian Alps and to the stunning town of Salzburg. While here we will take a bicycle ride through the story of the Von Trapp family, hike up to the Eagle’s Nest, visit sites of Mozart, and enjoy the mountain air.

Moving north, we will enter the Czech countryside and stay in the quaint, beautiful walled city of Cesky Krumlov. The center of the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. We will step back in time to the 14th century as we stroll the perfectly preserved labyrinth of laneways with numerous renaissance homes and buildings. We will tour the Minorite Monastery and the exquisite Church of St. Vitus. We will complete our circle as we head back to Prague and prepare for our flight home.

Preliminary Itinerary:

Day 1

June 1

Fly from PDX to Prague

Day 2

June 2

Hotel in Prague

Arrive in Prague (around 1:35pm), settle into the hotel and then take a City Tour.

Day 3

June 3

Hotel in Prague

Tour Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge

Day 4

June 4

Hotel in Prague

Anthropoid, Free Time

Day 5

June 5

Hotel in Budapest

Travel from Prague to Budapest (shy of 7 hours by train). Bike tour of city

Day 6

June 6

Hotel in Budapest

Tour Charles Bridge, Buda Side

Day 7

June 7

Hotel in Budapest

Tour Pest Side, Szechenyi Bath and Pools

Day 8

June 8

Hotel in Vienna

Travel from Budapest to Vienna (2.45 hrs by bus); tour of city

Day 9

June 9

Hotel in Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace; Vienna Classical Concert at St. Peter’s Church

Day 10

June 10

Hotel in Vienna

Museum Choice Day (choose from 1 or 2 of the many museums available throughout Vienna

Day 11

June 11

Hotel in Salzburg

Travel from Vienna to Salzburg (3.25 hrs by bus); Bike Tour of the City

Day 12

June 12

Hotel in Salzburg

Hike the Lammerklamm Trail in the morning; free afternoon

Day 13

June 13

Hotel in Salzburg

Sound of Music Tour

Day 14

June 14

Hotel in Cesky Krumlov

Travel from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov (2.5 hrs by bus)

Day 15

June 15

Hotel in Cesky Krumlov

Tour Minorite Monastery and the Church of St. Vitus; tour the Cesky Krumlov Castle.

Day 16

June 16

Hotel in Cesky Krumlov

Climb Mt. Klet; free afternoon to visit one or two of the many museums.

Day 17

June 17

Hotel in Prague (by airport)

Travel from Cesky Krumlov to Prague (2.25 hrs by bus)

Day 18

June 18

Fly from Prague to PDX