Cooking class was fun. "Sorry, but there were two for me: The group itself was wonderful, meeting many people we will correspond with. This was our 4th RS Tour, heavier on history and architecture than previous trips. The history behind each was special as well". Supplement $625. No bus. To recognize one of the musicians (handle bar mustache) from the Rick Steves' Prague TV Show was a fun wow for me! were all excellent. For coronavirus (COVID-19) travel information, Thanks a lot everyone. My mother was an amazing musician and loved classical music. While Prague was beautiful and charming, Budapest was on a whole different level. The cathedrals were beautiful as was the synagogue in Budapest. Also in Budapest, there is a museum called the House of Terror or something like that that is housed in the building where they used to jail people in the Cold War. Our cooking class in Budapest, touring the Municipal House and other Art Nouveau beauties in Prague, a coffee break at Lobkowicz Palace. It was a great tour and there were so many outstanding experiences. There were definitely no grumps. Because of this heritage, Budapest feels more grandiose than you'd expect for the capital of a relatively small country. I loved seeing the "hidden" art in the streets and hearing about the Velvet Revolution from our local guide. Prague was gorgeous! "the series of beautiful manhole covers i photographed.". They're clearly knowledgeable, passionate and fun people who love what they're doing. A little more information on the art of the city would be helpful with a summary of the museums quickly presented...overall a great use of time. "Introductory tours in Prague and Budapest at dusk with the magnificent buildings and lighting were special moments.". We love our tour guides. "The Municipal House in Prague. It was a special intimate performance of exceptional quality singing. Enjoy your stay in beautiful Prague. They are truly passionate about their countries, and gave us great suggestions about what to do in our free time. I learned so much and had so many experiences of being surrounded by great beauty. This afternoon you're free to sample more of the city, including more delicacies in its Great Market Hall (Nagyvásárcsarnok). The cities were the best. I wish everyone could afford to travel and see other cultures, countries etc. And outside St. István's elaborate basilica we'll learn why, once a year, locals parade the saint's millennium-old fist around the city. Tonight we'll rendezvous for a farewell dinner together, sharing travel memories and toasting new friends. I highly recommend this tour. I absolutely loved it.". I have participated in other tours (Trafalgar and Collette), but the Rick Steves would be the one I would recommend. Max our city guide in Prague really clicked with our group. "In Budapest, our local guide Elemer was a "wow" moment all by himself. I have to say it was one of the best nights we had there. great tour. I even have begun working on my Czech words! Seeing the cities during the day as well as lit up at night with the Christmas markets were such a contrast. And everyone was nice, but no special friendships. We'll return to the present in time to enjoy dinner together and catch a cultural performance, perhaps a classical concert or the quirky and uniquely Czech Black Light Theater. Monika was so fun and knowledgeable as was Sharka in Prague. The other bonus were the many cultural additions, IE musician's from the Prague Orchestra at dinner our first night, and a private, amazing concert at the Dvorak museum. I had never been to Eastern Europe before and this multi-faceted tour was captivating from beginning to end. I truely enjoyed the whole experience. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. "The food class & lunch was exceptional - the chefs were amazing, patient, & had a great sense of humor. Hello, Sign in. We originally discovered K + K Opera in a Rick Steves' guidebook - then we found all the positive reviews on Tripadvisor and chose this hotel. Complete and utter gratitude for what we have in the United States. As Vienna's second fiddle, Budapest governed a huge chunk of Eastern Europe. Prague and Budapest are such interesting cities. Since getting older we thought we would try the Rick Steve's company and it did not disappoint. It was a wonderful way to get to know more of our tour members(working w/o spouse/significant other!).". great food at good prices. I will probably plan to take another in the future. The boat tour in Budapest was also amazing.". 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