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Prague city view

Prague city view

Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera House

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Treasures of the Empire – Prague and Vienna

May 20 to June 2, 2014

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Prague and Vienna. The flowers are in bloom and delicious white asparagus is available in every restaurant. We begin our tour in one of the most architecturally beautiful cities in the world, Prague and then journey to Vienna, the capitol of the historic Hapsburg empire. Included are day trips to the medieval UNESCO preserved city of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, and a one day excursion to Melk Abbey followed by a visit to Duernstein in the Wachau wine region of Austria.

The tour includes personalized sightseeing and concerts, as well as visits to major art galleries. We will dine on a river cruise in Prague, visit Cafe Landtmann (where the fin de siecle musicians, artists and writers met) and have dinner at Waldschencke Staar tucked in the Vienna Woods. There will be plenty of free time in each city for travelers to explore according to their own wishes. Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the historical capital of Bohemia proper and has been a political, cultural and economic center of central Europe. The city of Prague has existed for over 1,100 years has diverse examples of beautiful architecture.

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. Said to be "The City of Dreams" because it was home to the world's first psycho-analyst, Sigmund Freud. It has also retained the flavor of past glory. Vienna has also played an essential role as a leading European Music Centre, from the great age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century. The center of Vienna is filled with charming cafes and is encircled by the late 19th century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.

Join us and a small group of travelers for an educational and fun trip led by University of Colorado Professor Emeritus, Dennis Jackson, who has led tours for over 25 years and his wife Chris, who lived in Vienna for 25 years. Contact Dennis Jackson for more information.