Optional Excursions

Our tours are carefully planned to offer a comfortable balance of sightseeing, entertainment, and leisure time. Optional Excursions provide the flexibility to choose between leisure time or additional sightseeing activities. The optional excursions we offer are listed alphabetically below along with approximate prices and times. Detailed descriptions and current pricing of the specific excursions for your tour will be included with your Trip Documents Packet.

• Unless otherwise noted, optional excursions must be booked with and paid to your tour manager in Europe.

• Prices are in U.S. Dollars. VISA®, MASTERCARD®, or DISCOVER® (no other credit cards are accepted) are recommended to avoid carrying excessive cash and exchange rate fluctuations. You must be able to present the actual card to your tour manager. If you bring a DISCOVER® card, also bring a VISA® or MASTERCARD® as DISCOVER® is not widely accepted in Europe.

• Cash payments during the tour must be in Euros.

• Personal checks and traveler’s checks are not accepted.

• The operation of all excursions is subject to sufficient participation, and some excursions are subject to favorable weather conditions. Your tour manager reserves the right to make changes to or cancel these excursions at his/her sole discretion.


1:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
from Krakow, US $60

Travel to Auschwitz for a guided visit of the Memorial at the former concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.


7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
in Budapest, US $110

Glide down the beautiful blue Danube on a private boat. A local guide will accompany you to point out interesting sights and to identify Budapest’s architectural masterpieces. While on board, enjoy a lavish buffet dinner including champagne. Slip out on the deck to watch the sun set while you savor dessert and coffee.


3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
from Krakow, US $90

In the neighboring town of Wieliczka, descend into salt mines which have been worked for over 900 years. A guide will take you on a two-kilometer walk through passages, giant caverns, underground lakes and chapels. Afterwards, enjoy a dinner of Polish specialties at a nearby restaurant.

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
in Budapest, US $45

A local guide will take you on a tour through the impressive and beautiful Hungarian Parliament buildings while explaining the country’s history and government.



5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
in Vienna, US $115

Experience one of Vienna's historical treasures without the crowds, during a private after-hours tour of the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace with a local guide. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at a nearby restaurant.

7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
in Prague, US $70

The small castle of the Folklore Gardens has fashioned its dining hall into a lively medieval village atmosphere. Staff in traditional costumes serve Czech specialties while you are entertained with Czech history, song, dance, and folklore. You are invited to join the singing and dancing.