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Driving/Touring Itinerary - Vienna to Prague

Old Feb 9th, 2003, 07:19 AM
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Driving/Touring Itinerary - Vienna to Prague

We are flying to Vienna in late June and 14 days later, flying out of Prague, driving from Vienna to Prague, stopping along the way at various locations. I am looking for a place to stop in the middle somewhere in the countryside which will allow possible for biking, hiking, seeing beautiful sites -- This is what we have planned, and I'm looking for suggested alternatives in the midsection:<BR><BR>Days 1, 2, 3 Vienna<BR><BR>Days 4, 5 Durnstein, biking along Danube, visiting Melk<BR><BR>Days 6, 7, 8 (this is where I need help) Presently thinking about driving to Bad Ischl, hiking, canoeing, sightseeing. Concerned that this is taking us too far west/south and not giving us enough time in Czech Republic<BR><BR>Days 9, 10 - Cesky Krumlov and environs (if only two days here, will we not have enough time to do Cesky Budejovice, Trebon and other great places in Bohemia before moving on to Prague. I tend to think this is not enough time for the area.<BR><BR>Days 11, 12, 13 Prague<BR><BR>Also, other postings here indicate (1) if we rent a car in one city/country and drop off in another, drop off fees will be exhorbitant -- is that the common experience? (2) will we have trouble renting a good car for 4 adults if we rent in Vienna to drive into Czech Republic?<BR><BR>Thanks for your comments<BR>
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Old Feb 9th, 2003, 08:18 AM
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I'll be curious if you succeed in finding a good rate for pickup in Vienna and dropoff in Prague. I have rented from www.affordablepoland.com with pickup AND return in Vienna to avoid exactly what you mention. The &quot;trusted standby&quot; www.autoeurope.com could not rent me a car in Vienna for entry into the CR regardless of dropoff location. I did not pursue it a whole lot further.<BR><BR>Best wishes,<BR><BR>Rex<BR>[email protected]<BR>
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Old Feb 9th, 2003, 12:05 PM
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Thanks, Rex. I will post whatever information I find regarding drop off fee, and also who will rent us a car for travel into Czech Republic. Someone in a post earlier said they did indeed rent through autoeurope, so there seems to be some inconsistency. Someone else got a car through budget. <BR><BR>If you have any thoughts about alternative overnight stop for days 6, 7 or 8 of my itinerary, I'd appreciate it.
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Old Feb 9th, 2003, 12:40 PM
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I think you are right - - Maira? mentioned renting from autoeurope - - a German car, from Munich, maybe?<BR><BR>Not saying it can't be done - - just not sure about from Austria.<BR><BR>
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Hi Barbara: We have a similar trip planned for April - arrive Vienna, spend 4 days, off to the Hungarian countryside for 2 days, visiting Sopron and Koszeg, back to Austria including Wachau Valley, up to CZ for two days in Cesky Krumlov and on up to Prague for 4 days. We did rent thru Auto Europe, picking up downtown Vienna, dropping downtown Prague, which will avoid the airport charges. We will have the car for the middle 7 days of the trip. We do have to pay an extra $10 per day &quot;security fee&quot; to go into Hungary and CZ. Our One way drop off fee is $95 if I remember correctly. We have A VERY SMALL car, like a GEO Metro - I am thinking with 4 you will want a bigger one. It is do-able.
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I wonder if it was(is) because we're going into Poland that Autoeurope told us they could not accommodate us. Or maybe because we want/need a larger vehicle?<BR>
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Rex, to follow up on this, one of our group didn't find any trouble locating a suitable car through Autoeurope, 8 days, with pick up in Vienna and drop off in Prague -- $435.
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