This tour highlights three night stays in three amazing cities. Arrive on day two in Prague, Czech Republic. This evening join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Day three begins with a panoramic tour of the city. Visit and tour the Hradcany Castle, including the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. Discover the lovely statue-lined Charles Bridge. This afternoon is at leisure. Tonight enjoy Czech food, beer, wine and dancing. Day four either explore Prague on your own or choose an optional excursion to Prague’s Old Jewish Quarter to see its historic Jewish Museum and Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery. Day five depart for Vienna, Austria, former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. En route, stop at the fairytale town of Cesky Krumlov. Enjoy some free time to explore before arriving in Vienna. Tonight enjoy local entertainment and sample locally-produced wine in the picturesque wine-making village of Grinzing. Day six join a local resident for a visit to Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty for more than 200 years. This evening, you may choose to join an optional dinner followed by a classical music concert. Day seven travel to the medieval town of Durnstein where you embark on a scenic Danube River Cruise. Later, visit the 11th-century Melk Abbey. Day eight journey to Bratislava, former coronation city and Imperial capital of the Hapsburg Empire. Enjoy a city tour with a local expert. Continue to Budapest, Hungary, the “Queen of the Danube”. Enjoy leisure time before having dinner tonight in the city. Day nine includes a tour with a local expert. Discover Matthias Church, site of many coronations of kings. Next, see the Fisherman’s Bastion with its white walls, towers, and arcades. Continue to historic Old Buda and Gellert Hill, followed by the Parliament. At Heroes Square, admire the Millennium Monument, which memorializes the 1,000th anniversary of Hungarian dominion. Day ten visit the Baroque town of Szentendre and the former Renaissance capital of Visegrad. Visit a 14th century castle where knights with costumes and weaponry recreate the days of chivalry. Then, enjoy a special Renaissance-style farewell dinner at the castle restaurant and re-enact the days of medieval times. Day eleven the tour ends and you head home.