Romantic Germany & Beyond
Germany’s Romantic Road: Follow the Romantic Road as it winds through some of Germany’s most picturesque countryside. Visit Wurzburg, with the spectacular Baroque Bishop’s Palace and enjoy a front row seat for Dinkelsbuhl’s annual observance of the day the children saved the town during the Thirty Years War. Conclude your trip in Rothenburg, the best preserved medieval walled city in Germany.
Germany’s Rhine and Mosel Rivers: Take a scenic cruise down Germany’s Rhine and Mosel Rivers to visit vineyards and ancient castles. In Koblenz, see where Julius Caesar destroyed two Germanic tribes and just downstream, where American troops first crossed the Rhine during World War II. Your trip concludes in Cologne, with its modern art museum.
Prague and Budapest: Marvel at Prague’s beautiful Old Town and tour the labyrinthine castle that haunted writer Franz Kafka. Browse the shops in this former communist country as we witness the scene of the “Velvet Revolution”. Then it’s off to Budapest, where we surrender ourselves to mineral spas, get serenaded by gypsy music and sway to the rhythms of Hungarian dancers.
Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast: Europe’s best-kept secret, the Croatian Coast of Dalmatia dazzles with stunning white stone cities and azure waters. From Dubrovnik, island hop up the coast and revel in the scenery. A highlight of this excursion is a visit to Korcula, an idyllic island retreat that is the most romantic of all Croatian walled beauties.
Music Lover’s Europe: Wherever you’re headed in Europe, music rings out in concert halls, opera houses, local festivals, markets and street corners. Rudy shares his favorite musical moments in destinations that are worth a special trip;from Italy and the French Pyrenees to Ireland’s County Claire and Norway.
Extra DVD Features:
Rudy’s Travel Tips
Train travel, phoning home affordably, theme trips and more.
Fascinating Side Trips:
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, boat ride from Korcula and more.