Your custom family vacation to Central Europe takes your family through the storybook villages and majestic landscapes from Prague to Vienna, where fairy tales were created, castles are real, and the majesty of daily life continues to grow. You feel the soft dough between your fingers, before twisting it into a pretzel and placing it on a sheet. The cave walls around you are covered in ice, and it looks like you have stepped inside a glacier....
Prague – A Storybook Land
Prague’s skyline is over 1,100 years old. The spires tower over the old city, higher than the church domes. The castle stands atop the hillside overlooking the historic reaches of the city and the Vltava River. A mixture of Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, and Art Nouveau buildings create an architectural gem, encompassing the preserved city center. The cobblestones pave the laneways, winding in and out of antique buildings. The alleyways become narrow, before opening to a view of the famous clock tower in Old Town Square.
The statues on the Charles Bridge decorate the centuries old edifice standing above the gentle current of the river. The family arrives at the Václav Havel Airport, where your private transfer is waiting. The aroma of fresh dumplings and beef stew drift out of restaurant doors blending into the buildings. Locals walk around with cups of fresh ice cream from Mysak, with tempting flavors topping delicious cakes. Your family settles into the city that the kids say looks like a place fresh out of their storybooks.
Prague – Magic of the Past
Berchtesgaden – Inside Telltale Walls at Cesky Krumlov Castle
Berchtesgaden – Too Unique to be Real
Salzburg – The Hills Are Alive
Vienna – Surrounded by Earth
Vienna – Same Palace, Different Visions
Vienna – Experiencing Grace
Vienna – Fairytale Farewell
- Experience the marvels of the Bavarian Alps inside the Eishole Ice Cave
- Wander through the stunning Salt Mines of Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden for a unique family adventure
- Enjoy a private after-hours guided tour of the world famous Vienna Zoo to see the nocturnal animals come to uproarious life
- Witness the equestrian grandeur and history of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, located inside the Hofburg Castle
- Revel in the wonderment of grand European history with the kids as they absorb the beauty and grandeur of Hohenwerfen Castle
- Traverse the streets and countryside around Salzburg, Austria following the footsteps of The Sound of Music
Jade and emerald trees drape the landscape in the summer, and pristine snow casts a cozy glow on the mountains in the winter. History and elegance continue to shine in the wake of imperial majesty. Your 9-day family vacation to Central Europe shows the entire family the marvelous streets and charming rivers, lavish castles and sensational theater filling the cities, villages, and landscape with premier European luxury tours. The adventure begins in Prague, where your private transfer awaits your arrival at the airport. The city emanates its Gothic architectural past, which provides beauty and an undeniable storybook quality.
The following day, your guide meets you after breakfast to lead you on a walking tour and river cruise exploration of the city. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the pleasures of Prague at your leisure, from visiting the castle to wandering along the narrow antique alleyways. Travel outside of Prague en route to Berchtesgaden, where you come to the charming town of Český Krumlov. Your guide shows you around the historic homes that resemble a postcard or painting. The following day, you venture into the mountains on a guided exploration of the sensational Eishole Ice Cave.
After lunch, you continue the splendid adventure wandering through the Hohenwerfen Castle on a private tour. In the enchanting town of Salzburg, you have a musical introduction to the city with The Sound of Music tour, taking in the sights and scenes from the award winning musical, and providing the afternoon at your leisure to enjoy the city at your preferred pace. In the evening, you can enjoy dinner in a historic restaurant dating back to the 9th-century, with the classical works of Mozart serenading the family. Venture deep into the Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden Salt Mine, where a glimmering salt lake lingers in the caves, before having fun learning to make pretzels.
Your first day in Vienna takes you to the Schonbrunn Palace, where the kids find the magnificent children’s museum as you explore the palace grounds and gardens. Delight in the entertaining and delicious art of strudel making, before taking in a private marionette show. In the evening, your guide leads you to the world famous Vienna Zoo, for a private after-hours tour of the oldest zoo in Europe. After breakfast, you make your way to Hofburg Castle to visit the Royal Spanish Riding School. Enjoy an amusing dance around the room with a family private waltz lesson. On the final day, your private transfer will meet the family at your hotel after breakfast, and escort you to the Vienna International Airport.
$3,064 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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