The Great Market Hall of Budapest

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The Great Market Hall of Budapest

Also known as the Central Market Hall The Hungarian Fell of the Great Market Hall Built in 1897, the Budapest Grand Market resembles a gigantic Victorian Railway Station. For a real Hungarian feel, its 200-plus stalls are worth the visit even if you are not a shopper offer plenty to see and do for at least a couple of hours. Located at the end of the pedestrian shopping street, Váci Utca, on the Pest side of the Liberty Bridge, it is a five-minute walk from the center of Budapest. And a feel for the world Traditional Hungarian Cuisine A...

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Emerald Waterways Lauches in 2014

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Emerald Waterways Lauches in 2014

NEW RIVER CRUISE LAUNCHES FOR 2014 EMERALD WATERWAYS TO OFFER HIGH QUALITY EUROPEAN SAILINGS AND EXCEPTIONAL VALUE – AND THE INDUSTRY’S NEWEST SHIPS Boston, MA, August 2013 – The rumors of a new river cruise line have been floating around for a number of months – and now they are confirmed. Emerald Waterways is the first new European river cruise company to set sail in more than six years and aims to make a big splash in the fast-growing market. With the industry’s newest ships, custom-built to exceed guest’s expectations and offering such...

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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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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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Eger, The Jewel of Hungary’s Wine

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Being one of life’s great cheapskates, I decided against hiring a car and took a two-hour €6 bus ride out of Budapest to Eger, the historic wine region of Hungary. This was a decision I would later regret. A formidable Neanderthal lumbered onto the already full bus. He could easily have been the world’s most terrifying human. He lunged passed, grunted then looked back at the empty seat beside me. I felt a stab of despair when he returned and oozed himself into it. Immediately he sat down he began thrusting biscuits into his beard, which...

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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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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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“Wine and Bike” Through Hungary

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Chattanooga, TN, April 2007 — Culture, history, great food and wine, stunning scenery, and interaction with local residents are all highlights of the new “Wine and Bike in Balaton Uplands” tour, where cyclists set off on an eight-day exploration of one of Europe’s oldest wine regions, the most picturesque areas of Balaton Uplands National Park and many of the historic towns and villages that make up Western Hungary. Operated by Hungary-based Vinociped and offered in North America through BikeToursDirect, the tour prides itself on its...

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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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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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Epicurean Expeditions

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Toronto, Ontario (Jan 7, 2006) – Horizon & Co., one of Canada’s leading boutique travel companies, has launched its new 2007 Epicurean Adventures, a series of culinary journeys built around some of the hottest food destinations and emerging culinary trends for 2007. “Now that the excesses of Christmas are over, meals featuring creative uses of turkey leftovers are a thing of the past, and New Year resolutions have been made (and in some cases, discarded), we felt that people would be ready to turn their thoughts to...

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Uniworld’s Grand River Cruises

Posted by on 11:12 am in Announcements, Austria News, Belgium News, France News, Germany News, Holland News, Hungary News, Portugal News, Spain News, Switzerland News | 0 comments

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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New Bike Tour Packages for 2007

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Chattanooga, TN, December 2006 — BikeToursDirect, the one-stop resource for bicycle tours in Europe, has announced its 2007 roster of more than 200 guided and self-guided cycling programs in 30 countries. The line-up includes expanded programs in popular regions such as the Danube, Tuscany and Provence and up-and-coming bike tour destinations such as Slovenia and Croatia. New family-friendly tours, multi-sport programs, and bike/boat packages have also been added. Rather than offer its own tours, BikeToursDirect represents more than 40...

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New Eastern Bloc Walking Tours

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Waterbury, VT (March 28, 2006) – Forget about the sound of music – just north of Austria, where the Von Trapp family singers cemented their fame, the undulating hills of Slovakia and the Czech Republic are alive and well with exceptional beauty, storybook settings and rhythms all their own. Snug in the geographic heart of the European Continent, the cultures and splendors of these undiscovered Eastern Bloc treasures are just waiting to be experienced on extraordinary walking adventures from Country Walkers of Waterbury, Vermont....

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Deilmann Expands Golf Program

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NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2006 – Peter Deilmann Cruises is offering an expanded program of golf theme cruises this year on both its European river cruises and ocean sailings on the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Baltic and around the British Isles. Golf enthusiasts can sail the inland waterways of the Danube, Rhine, Rhone and Seine rivers, visit historic cities and towns and golf on some of Europe’s most renowned courses. Departures are between April and September. Deilmann river cruises feature golf in the Danube regions of Austria, Hungary and Germany,...

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