“First let me say that our tour which started in Prague, cruised down the wonderful Danube and ended in Budapest, was absolutely marvelous!! What a wonderful job you did putting it all together for us! I had a most enjoyable time!!
Wow!!!! Yvonne was amazing! She took care of us and made sure that we enjoyed the trip in every way. Her task was not easy as we have many individual needs,…. which she took care of in a happy and efficient manner.
The itinerary for this trip turned out to be the ultimate and the AMA tour was beyond description! I wanted to let you know that our trip was AMAZING! ”– DEB 2010
Destination: Eastern Europe
The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia; tourism has grown in leaps and bounds in these countries since four decades of communist rule was ended in 1989. [Read More]
The tours listed below are just a few samples of the types of cultural journeys you can take in Eastern Europe – but the possibilities are limitless! We can create a tour around your group’s specific passion and ensure it is enriched by all the unique venues Eastern Europe has to offer!
The Czech Republic is the No. 1 beer drinking nation in the world. At the Beer Museum in Plzen, artifacts and old brewing equipment tell the story of the Czechs’ most prized gastronomic achievement: Pilsner beer. But the history of beer in the modern Czech Republic, historically Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, goes back further than the creation of Pilsner Urquell in 1842. The most widely exported Czech Beer is Budvar (Budweiser in German), unrelated to the well-known American brew. Budvar continues in a 750 year-old tradition of brewing in České Budějovice. Your brewery tour can include these cities as well as perfectly preserved medieval village in the countryside. Whatever you do, don’t forget to book a long soak in a tub of beer at one of the newly opened beer spas! In the Czech Republic, enjoy the local beer, savour the taste of the original Pilsner Urquell, Staropramen, Budweiser and the other Czech beers in the best possible way – fresh & local!
Art and Architecture Tour
The Czech Republic is home to 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites including Prague, one of the best preserved historical cities of Europe, with a wealth of architectural, artistic and cultural treasures. The style, Art Nouveau, was influenced strongly by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, and can be seen throughout Prague. Holašovice is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Central European village. Lednice-Valtice Area is the home to a jewel of landscape architecture of unprecedented proportions. Tugendhat Villa, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s most important European work, is in Brno. The Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora is one of the finest projects by the architect Jan Blažej Santini-Aichl. These are but a few of the options for your tour in the Czech Republic.
Eastern Europe has a strong choral tradition and the audiences are warm and welcoming. Imagine your choir performing in Ljubljana, Budapest, Krakow and Prague. Joining with a local choir to sing for a worship service, performing in a perfectly preserved medieval village, or singing in a Cathedral that is a UNESCO world heritage site. The feel of old Europe is disappearing but can still be found in these cities and the surrounding countryside. Your local tour manager will describe their life under communist rule and the changes that have taken place since. Meet survivors of the atrocities of WWII Eastern Europe. Visit mountain villages where the crafts of the countries are still produced by hand. This is more than a performance tour, it’s a chance to live history and experience different and disappearing cultures.