Photo by Dagmar Veselkova. Courtesy of Czech Tourism.
Three Imperial Sisters – Budapest, Prague and Vienna

Let me tell you about three sisters – three Imperial sisters – different and yet similar: Budapest, Prague and Vienna. Three cities partially connected by a river and overwhelmingly through the centuries by a monarchy – lots of similarities, yet great differences as for example in language: Vienna - Germanic, Prague - Slavic and Budapest - Uralic.


Just listen to this: in cities only four hours driving distances apart you say for please and thank you: in Vienna bitte and danke (Germanic), in Budapest: kerek and köszenöm (Uralic), and in Prague prosim and dekuji (Slavic). Amazing.

And what makes them similar – geography – each city is located on a major river that has been inspiration to composers over the centuries; history that weaves the Habsburg monarchy through all three, think wars and marriages. What separated and then connected them again through the centuries – I said marriages – tu felix Austria nube.

Highlight for 2017 is the 300th anniversary of Empress Maria Theresa of Habsburg – a true “connection” - she was not only the Empress of Austria, she was also Queen of Hungary and Queen of Bohemia while she did all this active ruling she also had sixteen children of which ten lived into adulthood – an amazing woman.

All this makes for an interesting travel experience into history, culture and cuisine. And as the three sisters are geographically fairly close, they can easily be visited in an extended week.

So we have created a tour to visit the three sisters. Yes – I hear you – you have been to Budapest, you have been to Prague and Vienna – That is good because that has prepared you for this tour – a tour created by an Austrian native with Hungarian and Bohemian ancestry - much experience in the “Monarchy”. So now you will not be a tourist – you will be a traveler.

Here are some important details:
Dates: Nov. 05 - 13, 2017
Price: $2,850.00 p/p in a double room, LAND ONLY; single supplement $350.00
We depart from JFK airport on LH airlines to Budapest, two 1/2 days in B., then by private coach to Prague, two 1/2 day in P.; then by private coach to Vienna, two days in V.; depart from Vienna on LH back to the USA.
Some Highlights of the trip: a cruise on the Danube with dinner and operatic music in Budapest, Mathias church in the Buda castle district, a visit to the historic Estate theaters in Prague, a Bohemian folkloric dinner concert, visit to the famous Augarten Porcelain manufacture in Vienna and a concert of the Vienna Boys choir.

Join Herzerl Tours and experience these Imperial Sisters. For contact sms@herzerltours.com or call Susanne S. at 914-771-8558.

In Cooperation with 
Czech Tourism