What to Expect
PACING: You'll visit 4 of the main cities of this region during your 13-day tour: Berlin, Dresden, Prague, and Vienna. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the wonders of the these locales, with their history, old-world charm, and many cultural highlights.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: This is a moderate to active itinerary with many included walking tours. The walking on tours may take you on uneven terrain, cobblestone walkways, and flagstone paths. Motorcoaches are used whenever possible to bring you as close to the pedestrian centers as the historic preservation of these older towns and cities allow. Castle visits often require climbing flights of stairs. Panoramic city tours use air-conditioned private motorcoaches.
CULTURAL FOCUS: The fairytale nature of the region is enchanting, and the historic heritage of Germany and the Czech Republic are evident as well. Vantage's exclusive "Cultural Connections" activities, which include lectures, demonstrations, concerts, and a few meals in local restaurants (or lunch money for meals on own), provide you with opportunities to truly experience the cultures and traditions of the places you visit. As is evident in the title, music is a focus on this itinerary, but it's far from the only focus. In addition to the sheer enjoyment of exploring some of Europe's most beautiful, interesting, and historic cities, you'll find that the itinerary delves in some of the most significant events in world history and religious history, from the Protestant Reformation to the fall of the Berlin Wall.