Past international trip: Prague, Vienna and Budapest
October/November 2013(completed)

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* Please see below for information on the companion course we are offering. This course can help prepare you for the trip.

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Thailand: History, Culture, Cuisine, a non-credit course is being offered at CCBC Hunt Valley to compliment this trip.

Topics will include: History and culture of Thailand, including bustling Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Discover the beautiful temples, palaces, and visit the Hill Tribe people, Jim Thompson's Museum, Elephant camps, Bazaars, Temple of Dawn, solid gold Buddha and Thai staples/sauces/spices/herbs used in Thai cuisine. Create and sample fresh spring rolls with shrimp, spicy peanut sauce and green papaya salad. You will also learn about food stores and resources for Thai ingredients in Maryland and the U.S. Materials/food cost of $12.00 payable to Ang Robinson on 10/26/13.

CRN: 37339
Course: HIT 212A
Dates: June 1, 2013 and June 8, 2013
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Hunt Valley Campus, Room 129 A
Instructors: Irv Donick and Ang Robinson
Cost: $75.00, (Tuition:$40 and Fees:$35)
Call to register with a credit card: 443.840.4700

Overview of trip

Join us for a fabulous trip to Central Europe to visit the old cities that once made up the major part of the Habsburg Dynasty- Prague, Vienna and Budapest. On this 11-day excursion, you will spend three days in each of these wonderful cities. We will fly to Prague, in the Czech Republic, where we will begin our tour. Highlights will include the Hradcany Castle, the famous Charles Bridge with its beautiful statues, the Jewish Quarter, and St. Vitus Cathedral, the beautiful and large square which houses the famous Orloj. A marvel of medieval engineering, the Orloj acts as a clock, calendar, and planetarium and showcases a group of the apostles. 

After leaving Prague, we will continue on to Vienna to visit the beautiful Schoenbrunn Palace and St. Stephan's Cathedral. We'll enjoy a lovely evening in the wine-making village of Grinzing and cruise the Danube River, with a stop at the Melk Abbey. The tour also includes a ride through the Vienna Woods and a classical music concert featuring works by famous composers Mozart and Strauss. There is also an optional trip to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, which was also a former Imperial City. We will continue on to Budapest, a beautiful city divided into two towns- Buda and Pest. Some highlights there, are the optional Hungarian horse show, which traces its lineage back 1000 years, The Mattias Church, the seat of many coronations of Kings, the Fisherman's Bastion, Gellert Hill, the Parliament and Heroes Square. We will end the trip with a Renaissance style dinner in a castle complete with wine, music, and a Medieval reenactment. 


Book before April 28, 2013 and save $250- $3,306 p.p. double occupancy; single $4,006; Triple $3,526
*After April 28, 2013, $3,556 p.p. double occupancy; single $4,256; triple $3,526 

Registration fee: $250 per person 

*Registration is made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the seat reduction date of 5/22/2013 are based upon availability. 

Final payment: Due 8/29/2013


  • Round trip airfare from BWI, air taxes and fees/surcharges of $150 (subject to change until paid in full)
  • Hotel transfers
  • Professional guide
  • Three and four star hotels
  • 14 meals, 8 Breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach

Not included

  • Lunches
  • Tips
  • Cancellation waiver insurance ($220 per person)