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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

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Czech Dinner Drive through the "Golden City" to a local restaurant for a 3-course dinner with typical Czech cuisine including drinks and live music.

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person


Moldau Cruise with Lunch Enjoy an aperitif, buffet lunch with drinks, and live music as you cruise down the Moldau River. On your 1 1/2 - hour journey, glide past the historical center of Prague, admire 9th-century Prague Castle, former residence of Czech rulers; St. Vitus Cathedral; famous 14th-century Charles Bridge; Petrin with its Lookout Tower bearing a strong resemblance to the famed Eiffel Tower; the National Theater, built with donations from Prague residents; Vysehrad Castle; and Slavin Cemetery, where many famous Czech personalities are entombed.

Approximate value: €47 EUR per person


Prague by Night On this evening guided tour, learn the legends of this fascinating city while enjoying spectacular views. Stroll along the cobblestone lanes in the Old Town, stopping at a local tavern to taste famous Czech beer and to listen to traditional melodies. The evening highlight is a walk across the illuminated 14th-century Charles Bridge, a popular spot for Czech artists and musicians, and from where you can admire a magnificent view of Prague Castle.

Approximate value: €37 EUR per person


Danube Cruise Cruise along the Danube River, and enjoy snacks and drinks on board. Admire spectacular views such as Margaret Island, a green oasis in the middle of the river; the House of Parliament; Castle Hill with Fisherman's Bastion; the Royal Palace; the Citadel fortress set on the highest point in downtown Budapest; and the university.

Approximate value: €54 EUR per person


Hungarian Dinner The Hungarian cuisine is a prominent feature of the Hungarian culture, just like the art of hospitality. Tonight, spend a pleasant evening in a traditional restaurant and enjoy a typical 3-course dinner with coffee and two drinks. Join your Tour Director for this special evening ...this is your chance to try the famous goulash or to select a dish from the international menu.

Approximate value: €54 EUR per person


Illumination Drive Prepare to be enchanted by Budapest's stunning landmarks beautifully illuminated in the night sky. Enjoy a marvelous drive through this capital city's historic center and admire the floodlit buildings and bridges before stopping on top of Gellert Hill (Citadel), the most spectacular viewpoint of Budapest. You will never forget the beauty of this fascinating city often called 'Paris of the East'.

Approximate value: €26 EUR per person


Best of Mozart and Strauss Attend a concert in one of the most beautiful concert halls in Vienna. The costumed orchestra performs well-known arias composed by Mozart as well as famous pieces like The Blue Danube Waltz and The Radetzky March by Strauss. Opera singers and a soloist add to the ambiance of the evening.

Approximate value: €62 EUR per person


Classical Austrian Dinner Enjoy a delicious Austrian dinner with drinks at a typical local restaurant.

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person


Excursion to Vienna Woods Today, enjoy the fabulous natural scenery of the Vienna Woods. Drive south to Baden, famous for its thermal springs since Roman times. Visit the mystical Cistercian Holy Cross Abbey in the village of Heiligenkreuz, founded in 1133 by St. Leopold III of Babenberg. Also admire Mayerling, a former royal hunting lodge, famous for the commemorative chapel dedicated to the only son of Emperor Franz Joseph, Crown Prince Rudolph, who died there tragically in 1889.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person


Heurigen Dinner Enjoy dinner with music and wine at one of the Heurigen (wine taverns) in the wine-growing area of the Vienna Woods. A Heuriger is a tavern that serves its own wine from the current harvest year and traditional fare such as Wienerschnitzel and Apfelstrudel.

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person


Schoenbrunn Palace One of Europe's most impressive baroque palace complexes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and former summer residence of the imperial family, Schonbrunn was originally built in 1642 and later redesigned from the ground up by Empress Maria Theresa. The dazzling residential apartments and state rooms with their original furnishings and decorations, and the impressive park and gardens surrounding the palace, convey an authentic impression of the imperial lifestyle.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person


Waltz and Operetta Concert An opera house orchestra and soloists perform famous works by Johann Strauss, Lehar, Mozart, and more in one of the city's elegant concert halls.

Approximate value: €52 EUR per person


Famous Hofbrauhaus Enjoy a stein of beer at the famous Hofbrauhaus, where Bavarian musicians never fail to put everyone in a genuine "Oktoberfest" mood.

Approximate value: €25 EUR per person


Excursion to Berchtesgaden On your drive out of Salzburg, the original wedding church of Maria von Trapp from the film the ""Sound of Music"" can be seen in the distance and on arrival in Hellbrunn you can also see the little garden house (gazebo) which featured in this classic film. Cross the border into Germany by way of the Durnberg-Hallein salt-mining area into the Berchtesgaden district in Bavaria to drive up to the scenic "Hohenring Road" (reaching a height of 4,500 ft.), stop to take in the magnificent alpine panorama including a view of the famous "Eagle's Nest". Drive down to Obersalzberg, the compound area of Hitler's second headquarters, to see a model of the area as it was before it was bombed in 1945 and return to Salzburg. Nb. In case of adverse weather conditions, a visit to part of the underground shelter system of the Nazis (security service and state police bunker) will be substituted for the drive up to the Hohenringstrasse.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person


Berlin Full Day Private Guided Tour

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before, a private tour with a professional, fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover more about Berlin. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you. Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system, whether by bus, U-bahn (underground), S-bahn (overground rail), tram or taxi. Visit famous sites, museums, go shopping, take a break in a cafe-the choice is yours!
Approximate value: €289 EUR per group


Berlin Half Day Private Guided Tour (Afternoon Excursion)

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before, a private tour with a professional, fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover more about Berlin. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you. Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system, whether by bus, U-bahn (underground), S-bahn (overground rail), tram or taxi. Visit famous sites, museums, go shopping, take a break in a cafe-the choice is yours!
Approximate value: €159 EUR per group


Berlin Half Day Private Guided Tour (Morning Excursion)

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before, a private tour with a professional, fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover more about Berlin. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you. Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system, whether by bus, U-bahn (underground), S-bahn (over ground rail), tram or taxi. Visit famous sites, museums, go shopping, take a break in a cafe - the choice is yours!
Approximate value: €159 EUR per group


City-Circle Sightseeing - Full Day (Anytime Excursion) See Berlin's most important and beautiful sites on this half-day hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour. Among the 16 stops are KaDeWe, the second-largest department store in Europe; Potsdamer Platz; the Jewish Museum; Checkpoint Charlie; and Brandenburg Gate. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.

Approximate value: €21 EUR per person


Jewish Berlin: Destruction & Rebirth Berlin's Jewry has a unique and special history, from the days of the Enlightenment movement, through the horrors of the Holocaust, up to the revival of the present day, as Berlin fosters one of the world's fastest-growing Jewish communities. Mendelssohn and Einstein are just two examples of Berliner Jews who have been responsible for some of the most significant events in intellectual and cultural development, changing the way all of us - Jews and non-Jews alike - live and think. Yet their achievements came against a backdrop of anti-Semitic harassment and discrimination, which came to a head in the 20th century, with devastating effect. See the site of the ancient Jewish Cemetery where Mendelssohn is buried, and understand his significance in world philosophy and Jewish history. Walk through the courtyards where working-class Jewish immigrants dreamed of a better world; hear stories of women who aspired to be Rabbis and rich people who wanted to be poor. See the magnificent New Synagogue and hear the amazing story of this building, which reflects the story of Berlin's Jewry before, during and after Nazi persecution. See places where non-Jews risked their lives in order to hide their Jewish neighbors; visit the Workshop for the Blind in which a courageous Berliner deemed one of the Righteous Men of the World's Nations risked his life to save the lives of Jewish neighbors and employees.

Approximate value: €19 EUR per person


Jewish Museum - Ticket (Anytime Excursion) Famed for its innovative use of space and design, the Jewish Museum, opened in 2001, explores Jewish history from Roman times through present day, with particular emphasis on the holocaust. The site is in the shape of a disrupted Star of David, representing the dislocation and exile of Jews in Europe. It consists of two buildings: the old Kollegionhaus, a former courthouse built in the 18th century, and a new addition specifically built for the museum, designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. One of the most moving areas of the museum is the Holocaust Tower, where visitors enter a cold concrete void, where the only source of light, air, and sound comes from small shafts at the top, representing the isolation and fear of the Nazi extermination camps. It is the first Jewish museum in Berlin since the last one was destroyed by the Nazis in 1938.

Approximate value: €10 EUR per person


Pergamon Museum - Ticket (Anytime Excursion) Visit the Pergamon Museum, opened in 1930 as the last of five museums built on Berlin's famed "Museum Island." The museum houses a vast collection of artifacts from the ancient world, including the huge altar from the Zeus Temple in Pergamon and Babylon's legendary Ishtar Gate. The Pergamon is subdivided into the Collection of Classical Antiquities, the Museum of the Ancient Near East, and the Museum of Islamic Art.

Approximate value: €19 EUR per person


Third Reich Berlin: Hitler & WWII - The Final Days Starting in the heart of west Berlin before the cragged spire of the bombed out Memorial Church, get a full description of: the ferocity of the Allied bombing campaign and the defense of the Nazi Reich Capital; the Cross of Coventry and the Madonna of Stalingrad; where the mammoth flak towers stood; and the experiences of those caught in the onslaught of the Soviet forces.

Approximate value: €11 EUR per person


Ticket To Berlin Zoo (Anytime Excursion) Spend time at one of the oldest zoos in Europe with its mix of historical and modern animal houses and its history of 150 years of animal keeping. Learn about its successful animal breeding program, and its efforts at safeguarding endangered species such as black and Indian rhinoceroses, gaurs, and deer. All animals are housed in enclosures that are specially designed to recreate their natural habitat. Enter the zoo through one of the most photographed sights in Berlin-the famous Elephant Gate of 1899, which was completely destroyed during WWII and resurrected in all its original detail in 1984.

Approximate value: €20 EUR per person


Ticket To Berlin Zoo And Aquarium (Anytime Excursion) Spend time at one of the oldest zoos in Europe with its mix of historical and modern animal houses and its history of 150 years of animal keeping. Learn about its successful animal breeding program, and its efforts at safeguarding endangered species such as black and Indian rhinoceroses, gaurs, and deer. All animals are housed in enclosures that are specially designed to recreate their natural habitat. Enter the zoo through one of the most photographed sights in Berlin - the famous Elephant Gate of 1899, which was completely destroyed during WWII and resurrected in all its original detail in 1984. Also visit the Berlin Aquarium, which has been home to a diverse array of fish, reptiles, and amphibians for the past century. See Crocodile Hall, the world's first walk-in animal enclosure for visitors. This building provides terrariums and aquariums for over 9,000 animals of almost 800 species. A special highlight for kids is the petting basin with the popular Japanese koi. This is biodiversity at its best!

Approximate value: €28 EUR per person