Imperial Cities; Prague, Vienna and Budapest
October 28-November 7, 2013
Credit and Non-credit
* Please look below for information on the companion course we are offering. This course can help prepare you for the trip.
Related Course: Budapest, Prague, Vienna; Crown Jewels of the Habsburgs, a non-credit course is being offered at CCBC Hunt Valley to compliment this trip.
Topics will include: An overview of the history and culture of Budapest, Prague and Vienna, with an emphasis on extant architecture and museums that highlight the historical periods of the cities. There will be some emphasis on the Gothic and Early Modern eras and famous inhabitants of these cities; Celtic origins in Budapest and Vienna; emigration; Holy Roman Empire; Habsburg/Austro-Hungarian Empire; Ottoman Occupation of Budapest; Treaty of Karlwitz; the Dark Ages; Museums, and geography of the modern cities of Budapest, Prague and Vienna.
CRN # 37339
Course #: HIT 212 A
Dates: June 1, 2013 and June 8, 2013, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Hunt Valley Campus, Room 129 A
Instructor: Terry Wynn
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 p.p. *Registration is made on a first come, first served basis.
Reservations made after the seat reduction date of 5/22/2013 are based upon
Final payment: Due 8/29/2013
Round trip air fare from BWI, air taxes and fees/surcharges of $150 (subject to change until paid in full)
Three and four star hotels
14 meals, 8 Breakfasts, 5 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary
Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
Cancellation Waiver Insurance $220 P.P.
Ingrid L. Bortner, 443-840-1933
Coordinator of International Travel Studies, Essex campus
Terry Walter. 443-840-1717
Coordinator of Domestic Travel Studies, Essex Campus