Visiting the Czech Republic is like stepping back in time. Prague is one of Europe’s finest cities with treasures of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and even medieval times. Smaller towns like Cesky Krumlov seem to have barely been touched over the centuries. And walks in the quiet countryside are deeply rural and utterly serene. The visit you pay on this Culture + Walking trip is followed by days on the Austrian banks of the Danube, along with enlightening visits to the lively cities of Vienna and Budapest. A Special Edition Christmas Markets trip offers a truly glorious opportunity to explore the region at the most festive time of year. And a river cruise adventure will take you exploring the Austrian villages and vineyards, Vienna and Budapest, and more while getting the unpack-once ease of a luxury 5-star ship.