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Budapest, Vienna, Prague for my next trip?

Budapest, Vienna, Prague for my next trip?

Jan 9th, 2007, 11:00 AM
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Budapest, Vienna, Prague for my next trip?

We had a great time in Venice, Florence, and Rome in December. I could do that trip again!!!

But now I'm thinking I'd like to spend 9 nights doing a rail trip to Budapest, Vienna, & Prague. I love walking around old cities viewing beautiful architecture (Baroque!), markets, art, concerts--that kind of stuff. The photos in travel catalogs look fabulous.

Thoughts? Spain instead? More Italy instead? Other ideas?
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Jan 9th, 2007, 05:21 PM
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Our family went to Prague and Vienna a few years ago (we've also been to the same locations you mentioned in Italy).
We loved Prague and Vienna. We especially found Prague enchanting and my daughter still raves that it is one of her favorite places. It is a very charming city, fabulous architecture, great culture, good food, and excellent history. Vienna is a really elegant city.
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Jan 9th, 2007, 05:26 PM
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Budapest, Vienna and Prague are a perfect combination. All are wonderful yet very different cities. They would also provide a nice contrast to the Italian cities you visited in December.

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Jan 10th, 2007, 05:56 AM
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Thank you for your encouragement!
It's possible to do the three cities as a river cruise (Grand Circle) but in early March. I'd rather go during spring break so I miss only a couple of days work (I'm a substitute teacher).

I'm thinking I should save river cruises for when I'm older (I'm 62 now and still energetic).
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Jan 10th, 2007, 06:59 AM
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You will love this trip! All three cities are beasutiful. i would not take a cruise; last year, at end of March we were in Budapest and the Danube was so high, all the cruises were cancelled.
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Jan 14th, 2007, 07:08 AM
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Hi Judy,

I am wondering where you ended up staying in Rome! We're going to June and have booked the Cesari, but I'm not sure I'll be happy with the hotel after reading TA reviews. I know you went around and around with your thoughts too! Thanks in advance for any suggestions!!

Glad you're getting to plan another trip so soon!!
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Jan 14th, 2007, 07:10 AM
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Oops, meant to say,"We're going in June"!
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Jan 16th, 2007, 11:40 AM
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Jayneann, I took the advice from some forumers and booked the Hotel Ponte Sisto through reservationitaly.com. The rate was terrific and we were thrilled with the hotel and its location close to Campo di Fiore. The hotel is beautiful and the breakfast is excellent, with scrambled eggs and meat in addition to the multitude of other stuff. Good coffee and capuccinos, too. Also there's a market a couple doors away where you can buy bottled water and anything else you need.

I realize the rates will be much higher in June. We paid an average of 130 Euros per room per night, three rooms for four people.
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Jan 17th, 2007, 07:05 PM
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Thanks for the info Judy!! Unfortunately
when I plugged in our dates, the cost is over 400 Euros!!! Oh well, glad you got to enjoy the hotel at a great rate!!!!
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Jan 17th, 2007, 09:06 PM
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Judy -
That's so funny - we were in Paris and Rome for Christmas and now I'm thinking Vienna and Budapest next. That's if we go away for Christmas next year - way too far away for me to plan that now! But I think it would be magical and I've never been to Budapest.
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Jan 17th, 2007, 09:21 PM
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Praque is the most beautiful city in Eastern Europe and virtualy untouched by war over the centuries. Increadible architecture.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 05:02 AM
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Agree with the other forumers. Prague for me is one of the most beautiful and enchanting places that I have ever visited. My friends and I were there last September 2006. Spent a total of 6 days there and for me it was not even enough to explore the city. We also went to Cesky Krumlov, a picturesque town in southern Bohemia. You may want to consider visiting this place as it is only a few hours away from Prague by public transportation. My husband and I visited Vienna and Salzburg some years back and we also thoroughly enjoyed both cities. Prague, for me though, is still the best so far.
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