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Some of Europe's most beautiful and legendary sights are tucked away in the hills of Prague, Budapest, and Vienna.

Discover them for yourself with John Shors Travel.

This sweeping itinerary was designed to highlight the picturesque cities of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague. In Prague, tour participants will enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the “Old City”, which includes the famous settings of Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral. The city center of Vienna also boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site distinction, and this small group will visit the Opera House, the Imperial Winter Palace, St. Stephan Cathedral, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Budapest’s “Castle District” has also been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and guests of this tour will explore the Parliament Building, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Chain Bridge, Matthias Church, and Fisherman’s Bastion. A rich cultural experience, other highlights of this tour will include several wine tastings, a “Mozart Orchestra” at Brahms Hall, a carriage ride, a massage, and a river cruise on the Danube. Participants will travel from Prague to Vienna to Budapest by high-speed train, and will stay in award-winning hotels located in the old city centers. For tour dates, and to see a complete itinerary, please contact John.

From our adventures in Eastern Europe:

Here are a few memories that guests of John Shors Travel made while in Eastern Europe.

What our guests say...

“Traveling under the planning and care of John Shors makes for the best trip you can imagine. He does all of the work, making everything appear effortless, all the while paying such close attention to each individual in the group. For our trip to Eastern Europe, John had every detail planned to a T before we set off, but he also stayed fluid during our trip, making minor adjustments to the itinerary based on the needs of our group. One of my favorite things about John’s trip was his openness to serendipity. One night our group ended up singing, dancing, and clasping hands with 17 Iranian veterinarians on a beautiful dinner cruise down the Danube—a step in the direction of world peace. John is a gentle peacemaker—and he loves to have fun!”

Judy Goodwin

“Reading John Shors’ books, and then traveling with him to the places he writes about, brought his stories to life as he shared his insights, knowledge, and passions. It was a life-affirming and exhilarating experience to hear him describe and explain, share and enjoy, his many inspirations. Traveling with him was an adventure and a one-of-a-kind vacation. The variety of activities and the personalized touches John added, as we journeyed together, created memories that I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.”

Roberta Knox

“Traveling with John Shors—who is the most considerate and detail-oriented guide ever—created the most personal, effortless, and worry-free travel experience that I could have asked for. Each day as I enjoyed the land and people around us, I never worried about questions like ‘What will we do tomorrow?’ or ‘Where will we go, or what will we eat, or will we be safe?’ because John had taken care of everything. His knowledge and thoroughness allowed me to appreciate each setting in all of its beauty, and I felt like I was walking through his novels, which added a new and unique dimension to my journey. His presence gave our trip an extra, special meaning that would have been impossible to experience without his guidance.”

Frits Huijskens

“Despite having a well-organized and planned itinerary, John was willing to make several adjustments to accommodate individual requests made by members of our group. He also gave us a nice mix of options and was quite flexible with his plans.”

Dennis Farrell
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