Vienna/Budapest Easter Package from $621

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Vienna/Budapest Easter Package from $621

(Libertyville, IL, February 2012)—The best deal around is TourCrafters’ one-week Vienna and Budapest Easter Package  valid from March 23 to April 12.  The price is $621 from March 23 to 31, $793 from April 1 to 12, including airport transfers; six nights hotel accommodation; daily breakfast; a train ticket; and a sightseeing tour, snack and dinner in each city.  Air fare, city tax and gratuities are not included.   In Vienna accommodations are at the 3-star Hotel Post, just a five-minute walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral.  A 72-hour...

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Wiener Wiesn: Vienna’s Own Oktoberfest

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Wiener Wiesn: Vienna’s Own Oktoberfest

The Wiener Wiesn will make its debut in the Prater park this fall in a premiere overflowing with beer, wine and music. In Fall 2011 the first ever Wiener Wiesn will put four giant marquees on the Kaiserwiese meadow, directly in front of the Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater Park. In addition to the VIP Kaiserzelt marquee and two traditional beer tents for 1,600 and 2,000 guests, there is a Wiener Weinzelt with a wine tavern atmosphere. The new event will have a strong Austrian flavor, with Wiener Schnitzel, sausage, roast pork and crispy pork...

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Vienna, Wine & Design

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This fall Vienna will be given over to wine and design – two areas in which the city has a fine pedigree. Today they are at the heart of a modern and lively scene in the capital. Creative spirits have always felt at home in Vienna. The mix of different peoples and cultures has traditionally provided a fertile breed ground for art and design. From footwear to porcelain, furniture to graphics, jewelry to architecture – Vienna has plenty to shout about when it comes to design. These are just some of the highlights of the Vienna Design Week and...

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2010 European River Cruises

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New York, June 2009 — Offering consumers and travel agents a head start on planning next year’s vacations, Peter Deilmann EuropAmerica Cruises will begin accepting bookings on August 1, 2009 for its 2010 schedule of European river cruises; full details and pricing are currently available on the company’s web site, Both hardcopy and downloadable versions of the 2010 Deluxe “Great Rivers of Europe” brochure will be available this fall. Deilmann, known for its seven luxury river ships that are small floating...

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A True Taste of Tyrol

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Devouring the last morsel of my Kaminwurzan, I can safely say that it is the most delicious smoked sausage I have ever tasted. It’s probably the best bit of food I ever tasted. No. I’m lying. The absolute best is what I’m about to stuff my face with now. The flakiest, sweetest, made-with-the-ripest-apples-ever, piece of divine apfel strudel. I’m sitting at kreuzjochhutte, a pretty alpine hut, and the mountain air has given me a voracious appetite. Well, granted, not just the mountain air. I’ve only just sat down after a day of serious...

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Combine Prague, Vienna & Budapest

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Combine Prague, Vienna and Budapest Into One Escorted Tour Vacation – Introductory Prices in January-March from $1,399 Long known for vacation programs to Ireland and Britain, CIE Tours International is branching out to Eastern Europe in 2008, combining the historic and popular cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest into one new 11-day escorted tour vacation, with introductory prices in January through March from $1,399 land-only or from $2,072 from New York or Boston, or from $2,153 from Chicago. Higher rates, from $1,958 land-only,...

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Central Europe with Simplon-Orient

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New York- July 3, 2007:- The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE) is forging a new route this Sunday, July 8th as it departs Venice en route to Krakow. The Central European Grand Tour is an exciting and enriching seven-night tour taking the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express across five countries, unveiling Slovakia’s picturesque countryside and Poland‘s diverse cities. Highlights include Vienna, Krakow and Warsaw and a journey through the magnificently scenic High Tatras Mountains. This new itinerary into Eastern Europe will...

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Four Romantic Rivers in Europe

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ST. LOUIS, MO, June 25, 2006 – INTRAV’s 14-night cruise exploring the Danube, Main, Rhine and Mosel rivers is, above all, a voyage of great cultural and scenic diversity. From bustling Budapest and grand Vienna to medieval Passau and Regensburg, majestic Bratislava and romantic Koblenz, beautiful landscapes and historic towns appear around every bend on “Europe’s Four Romantic Rivers” September 21 and October 6 Sound of Music sailings. Guests on this unique itinerary, sailing through the picturesque countrysides of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria,...

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“Grand Tour” of the Balkans

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Los Angeles, April 2007 — Continental Journeys introduces the off-the-beaten-track countries of Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia, combined with Croatia, in its 13-day “Grand Tour of the Balkans” for experienced travelers seeking affordable new destinations. Tour prices of $1,859 to $1,929 per person, double occupancy, provide first-class and superior tourist-class hotels, breakfast daily, eight dinners and extensive sightseeing with an English-speaking tour escort. Eight departures from May 22 to September 18 start in...

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European Discovery, Sail Basel/Vienna

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\Fourteen glorious days sailing onboard the Grand River Countess – one of the ships voted in the 2007 Conde Nast Poll for Best Small Ship. The Grand River Countess’s European Discovery itinerary sails the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers through Switzerland, France, Germany and Austria. Port stops – to name just a few – include Strasbourg with its fairytale-like Petite France; Aschaffenburg, once deemed the “Bavarian Nice” owing to its Mediterranean flair; the architectural gem of Bamberg with its Renaissance...

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Smithsonian European Immersion

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Washington, DC, February 21, 2007 – Smithsonian Journeys casts new light on the Old World this year with unusual itineraries that venture beyond Europe’s urbane capitals to delve deep into the heartland of Austria, England, France, Russia and Spain. Recapture the romance of Europe’s medieval villages and bucolic landscapes; imbibe with locals at pubs and cafés; savor regional specialties prepared by outstanding chefs; and celebrate Guggenheim Bilbao’s 10th anniversary. Led by engaging study leaders who share their insights into the fine arts,...

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The Wayfarers Walk Eastern Europe

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ROMAN LEGIONS AND OTTOMAN TURKS, THE WAYFARERS’ WALKING HOLIDAYS CHART A COURSE ACROSS EASTERN EUROPE Newport, Rhode Island, February 2007– The Wayfarers, the world’s premier purveyor of walking adventure vacations, returns to Eastern Europe for a series of four magical walks spanning six countries: Croatia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and, for the first time ever, Slovenia. Once isolated by the Iron Curtain, Eastern Europe has emerged with the beauty and traditions of Old World Europe well-preserved, yet...

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The SalzburgerLand – Facts & Figures

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Fact Sheet – Summer 2007 General Numbers Land Area 7,154 km² Population 526,000 Guest Beds 192,000 Campgrounds 60 Lodging Establishments 14,000 Mountains & Nature Numbers Marked Hiking Paths 7,200 km Climbing Walls 12 Alpine & Mountaineering Schools 11 Mountain, Hiking & Ski Guides ~150 Cable Lifts & Chair Lifts with Summer Service 53 National Parks 1 Nature Preserves & National Parks 2,192 km² (30.6% of the state’s land area) Wildlife Parks 13 Caves with guided Tours 5 Historic Mines with guided Tours 7 Water Numbers...

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Uniworld’s Grand River Cruises

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Save . . . Save . . . Save “January Sale” has taken on a whole new meaning. Uniworld Grand River Cruises – the premiere river cruise company – is making their Grand River Cruises even grander!! Book an Air-Inclusive Uniworld Grand River Cruise Package to Europe and deposit by January 31, 2007 and save up to $1,000 per couple. Choose from 15 expertly planned Europe Grand River Cruise Air-Inclusive Packages that include roundtrip airfare, transfers, all meals and entertainment onboard, the services of a Uniworld Cruise...

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Austrian Airlines to Add Iraq

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New York- November 10, 2006: Austrian Airlines will become the first European airline to fly to Iraq, it was announced today by Paul Paflik, General Manager the Americas, with its commencement of flights to the northern Iraqi city of Erbil on December 11. Erbil is Iraq’s fourth largest city and a burgeoning industrial center — providing rapid and safe access to the cities of Mosul, Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah. “Our new route to Erbil,” commented Paflik, “comes in the tradition of pioneering that has made Austrian the airline with one of the...

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