|Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary|
Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Accommodation: Hotel Wallis or similar, Munich
Accommodation: Hotel Clement or similar, Prague
Accommodation: Na Louzi or similar
Accommodation: Hotel Post or similar, Vienna
Accommodation: Hotel Central Basilica or similar, Budapest
Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.
Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region. We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.Visas and Permits
Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.
Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians, USA and British citizens, do not require a visa to visit Austria for a maximum stay of 3 months. Other nationalities should check with the Austrian Embassy or Consulate in their country for up to date visa information.
Australians and Canadians do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days. New Zealanders and American's do not need a visa for stays up to 30 days. UK nationals can stay for a period of 180 days without a visa. Other nationalities should check with the Czech Embassy or Consulate in their country for up to date visa information.
Visas are currently not required for Australian, New Zealand, US, Canadian or UK/EU passport holders wishing to visit Germany.
Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians, USA and British citizens, do not require a visa to visit Hungary for a maximum stay of 90 days. Other nationalities should check with the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in their country for up to date visa information.
You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.Responsible Travel
Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.
Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.
Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.
Insight Guide Austria This guide is noted for its wonderful photography, superb production and informative short essays. It is a highly recommended introduction to Austrian history and culture. Andrew Wheatcroft The Habsburgs: Embodying Empire Of Europe’s empires, the Habsburgs ruled over more diverse peoples and cultures than any other since the Romans. The history of the family and its eccentric monarchs is fully revealed. ALSO RECOMMENDED Eyewitness Guides Eyewitness Travel Guides: Vienna A superb guide to Vienna, featuring color photos, dozens of excellent maps and district-by-district synopses of the city's attractions. Gordon Brook-Shepherd The Austrians: A Thousand-Year Odyssey Detailed, impressively well researched and readable, this book is a wide-ranging narrative history of the last 1,000 years of Austria and the Austrian character. Alain Erlande-Brandenburg Cathedrals and Castles: Building in the Middle Ages A pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages. Features hundreds of drawings and color illustrations, a brief chronology and more. Germain Bazin Baroque and Rococo Art An excellent illustrated survey of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, this volume in the acclaimed “World of Art” series is a good companion to the golden age of Middle Europe. Michel Parouty Mozart: From Child Prodigy to Tragic Hero This pocket-size, fully illustrated biography of Mozart will enliven any exploration of 18th-century Europe. It follows Mozart from his days as a child genius entertaining the courts of Italy and France to his glory years at the concert halls of Austria. Isabel Fonseca Bury Me Standing The Roma, as the Gypsies call themselves, have a long tradition in Eastern European culture—influencing the music, foods, religious and folk traditions. This is an excellent book about them.Czech Republic
Culture Shock! Czech Republic – Tim Nollen Czech and Slovak Touches: Recipes, History, Travel, Folk Arts. – Pat MartinGermany
One of the best way to learn about a country's culture is a good book: -Im Western Nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front; 1929) Erich Maria Remarque - Kindheitsmuster (Patterns of Childhood; 1976) Christa Wolf -Grimms Marchen (Grimm's Fairy Tales; 1812) - Der Vorleser (The Reader; 2002) Bernhard SchlinkHungary
Living in Hungary – Jean-Luc Soule & Alain Fleischer The Hungarians: A Thousand Years of Victory in Defeat – Paul Lendvai A Concise History of Hungary – Miklos Molnar The Siege of Budapest: One Hundred Days in World War II – Krizstian Ungvary Culture Shock! Hungary: A Guide to Customs & Etiquette – Zsuzsanna Ardo
In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, our local operator Peak Marrakech can be reached on at the following number:- +49 8677 918 66 5+212 (0) 66192 2693
The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!
4 April 2014