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Essential Central Europe - Budapest, Vienna and Prague for Families (10 days)

Exeter International

Budapest, Hungary To Prague, Czech Republic

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Dec 2019


Day 1
Budapest, Hungary
Aria Hotel Budapest None

Arrival into Budapest, where you will find your driver and guide waiting for you outside baggage claim to transfer you to your deluxe hotel in the city center.

On the way to the hotel, your guide will point out sights of historical significance, including St. Stephen’s Basilica, a cross between Neo-Classical and Renaissance-style architecture completed in the late 19th century and one of Budapest’s noteworthy landmarks.

Over the centuries, Budapest flourished as a crossroads where East meets West in the heart of Europe. Ancient cultures such as the Magyars, the Mongols and the Turks, have all left an indelible mark on this magical city. Buda and Pest, separated by the Danube River, are characterized by an assortment of monuments, elegant streets, wine taverns, coffee houses and Turkish baths.

Upon arrival at your hotel, your guide will take your family on an overview walk of your hotel’s neighborhood. In case the kids are a little stir crazy early in the evening, she will show you where you can walk to take one of the Danube one-hour evening sightseeing boats. We like the Danube Legend the best.

Your guide will also show you how to utilize the efficient tram and metro system.

The remainder of your afternoon is at leisure

Day 2
Budapest, Hungary
Aria Hotel Budapest Breakfast

This morning start your day like a local. Prior to visiting the Jewish Quarter, your guide will take you to the Budapest Market Hall. Built by Eiffel in the 19th century, the covered market boasts soaring metal columns, high walkways and beautiful produce shops. More than being a place where one can purchase some handcrafted and typical Hungarian souvenirs, it’s a market where locals go to purchase their produce and meats.

Next, your guide will take you to the Great Budapest Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, and the Holocaust Memorial. Since the 19th century, the Jewish community became well integrated into Hungarian society and three synagogues were built. In 1944, a ghetto was created in Pest, which was later followed by the deportation of thousands of Jews. You can walk through part of the former Jewish neighborhood to see the old synagogue on Rumbach Street. From here, your guide will take you to the Great Synagogue, the largest of the three previously mentioned and impressive in its Byzantine and Moorish style architecture. You can visit the Jewish Museum that is part of the synagogue, and afterwards, walk over to the Holocaust Memorial.

The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. If the weather is nice, walk, taxi or metro to Margaret Island, one of Budapest’s most beautiful parks. The park is filled with exotic gardens, monuments, and statues, even hotels that offer thermal baths from the natural springs. You can easily spend an hour or two walking through the park. This is also the home of Palatinus Beach, one of the largest “beach” complexes in Budapest with several outdoor pools. There are a total of 11 pools here, including two for kids.

Alternatively, you could taxi the short way (or use the tram and railway) to the Children’s Railway. This is about 20 minutes by taxi away from your hotel. This small narrow-gauge railway, located on the hills outside of town, is actually operated by children (with adult supervision). It’s generally around 40 minutes or so to ride the train.

Day 3
Budapest, Hungary
Aria Hotel Budapest Breakfast

Today is a great day to explore the castle district. This morning meet your guide and driver in your hotel lobby for the short journey across the Danube.

Drive across the lovely 19th Century Chain Bridge to the Budapest Funicular (vertical rail car), which will take you up the side of Buda’s historic Royal Palace, the former Hapsburg palace during the 19th Century and rebuilt in the Neo-Classical style after it was destroyed during World War II. You’ll skip the interior of the castle today unless you want to return later on your own.

A stroll through the castle area, known as Varhegy, will take you to Fisherman’s Bastion for the most impressive views over Pest across the Danube. Here you’ll see Matyas Church, a Neo-Gothic reconstruction dating from 1874 and in which many organ and choral concerts can be heard.

Afterward, continue on to Szemlohegyi Cave, located just a few minutes by car from the castle district. Head underground and see some amazing crystals and stalagmites. The walk through the caves lasts around 40 minutes. At that point, you can either return to your hotel or have your guide and driver drop you in the castle district for the remainder of the day on your own

The entire cobble-stoned area, lined with cafés and small shops, is ideal for spending the remaining afternoon.

Day 4
Vienna, Austria
Budapest, Hungary
Park Hyatt Vienna Breakfast

This morning your driver and assistant will meet you at your hotel for the transfer to the station to meet the 2.5 hour train to Vienna. Train tickets are not included in your trip cost and average $125 per person for first class tickets. Children are generally 50% off. This route may also be covered via private car and driver with stops en route at additional cost.

Early afternoon arrival into Vienna, where your private driver will welcome you for transfer to your deluxe hotel in the center of the city. The rest of the day will be yours to enjoy at leisure.

Vienna is a city whose history stretches back over 2,000 years. Originally a Celtic Settlement, Vienna became part of the Roman Empire in 15 BC. The Romans were forced to leave the region during the fourth century as northern tribes regained their foothold in Central Europe. By 1155, the Babenbergs declared Vienna a “civitas” indicating that it was developing into a well-ordered community.

Vienna is great for kids and much of what you can do can be explored independently using the clean and efficient metro and tram system. If the kids need some distinctly kid-time, take the metro to the Prater – Vienna’s oldest amusement park. It’s most known for its huge ferris wheel, but the park offers nostalgic activities for kids of all ages.

You are in Vienna – the city of music – so you might want to take the children to the Haus der Musik. This is a modern and interactive museum located right in the historic city center. It has six floors dedicated to music and sound.

Day 5
Vienna, Austria
Park Hyatt Vienna Breakfast

This morning your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby at 9AM for a stroll through central Vienna. Your walk will lead you into the Hofburg Palace Complex and the Spanishe Hofreitschule – the Spanish Riding School (approximately 15 minutes on foot from your hotel). This is the oldest and last Riding School in the world where classic dressage is still practiced in its purest form.

This morning, schedule permitting, you can visit a practice session of the Spanish Riding School. You may depart at your leisure and continue with your tour. Afterwards, continue on your walking tour of the Hofburg Palace complex.

When you exit the Hofburg, your guide will point out several of the most famous coffeehouses of Vienna, including Demel, located near the Hofburg. Demel is the perfect place to stop to recharge and enjoy Vienna’s famous coffee and pastries. This, as you can imagine, is always a big hit with kids!

You will have this afternoon to explore on your own in Vienna.

If you want to explore more of Vienna’s pedestrian area, it’s an easy walk to see the soaring St. Stephens Cathedral (Stephansdom) with its unusual colored ceramic tile roof. You can step inside the cathedral and, if you have the energy, you can climb to the top of the steeple for a spectacular view over central Vienna!

Bordering the pedestrian area is the fantastic Albertina Museum (also a great place to stop for lunch in their outpost of DO & CO). Since May, 2009, the Albertina has had a permanent exhibition consisting of the Batliner Collection (covering Monet to Picasso) along with major works from the collection of Eva and Mathias Forberg. The collection spans Classical Modernism to the present.

One of the top museums in this quarter is also one of the finest art museums in Europe, the Museum of the History of Art (Kunsthistorisches Museum) in the Museum quarter. Here you will find a vast array of paintings including Bruegel, Vermeer, Velazquez, Rubens and Rembrandt.

Across from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, you will find the Natural History Museum. This collection features dinosaur skeletons and the famous Venus of Willendorf. This one is especially popular with children and all of the museums noted are very kid-friendly.

Day 6
Vienna, Austria
Park Hyatt Vienna Breakfast

This morning your driver and guide will take you to Belvedere Palace and Gardens. This palace, built as the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy, is situated on a gently sloping hill. The two main palaces (upper and lower) are linked by formal French gardens and both now house wonderful art collections. Upper Belvedere holds a wonderful collection of 19th and 20th century art, including the world’s largest collection of Klimt, while the lower palace houses a fine collection of art and sculpture from Vienna’s Golden Age (approx. 1683 to 1780).

After your visit, your driver and guide will take you to the famous Schönbrunn Palace, the summer home of the Hapsburgs. The design of Schönbrunn is bound largely to the personality of Maria Theresa, one of the Hapsburg’s greatest Empresses. Originally designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer Von Erlach, Maria Theresa gave Nikolaus Pacassi the contract to expand the summer palace. The palace stands today as a combination of Austrian Rococo and Classic Baroque symmetry.

There is quite a bit to do here for children, so when your guide and driver’s time is up, if you want to stay on your own (and metro back to your hotel) simply let them know. There is a small children’s museum in the castle and the gardens and labyrinth are also popular.

There are several restaurants on site and the court bakery shows how the famous apple strudel is made several times per day (with samples, of course!)

Day 7
Prague, Czech Republic
Vienna, Austria
Four Seasons Hotel Prague Breakfast

This morning your driver and assistant will meet you for your transfer to the station to your five-hour train to Prague. Train tickets are not included in the program cost and average $250 per person for first class tickets. Tickets for children are generally 50% off. This route may also be covered via private car and driver with stops en route at additional cost.

Late afternoon arrival into Prague, where you will be met by your driver and assistant for the short transfer to your deluxe hotel in the center of the city and in the heart of the historic district.

Perhaps more than any other city in Europe, Prague has kept its pre-modern charm. Spared the destruction of the Second World War, the ancient structures of the city still exist in their original state. Prague is a walking city as it was designed over many centuries for the pedestrian and the horse. The inner city lacks major avenues as found in Paris or Rome, giving the city its unique character.

One of the best things to do with kids in Prague is walk. Your hotel is in the center of all the activity, but kids love water. We recommend a walk to the Vltava River and across the pedestrian-only Charles Bridge. If the weather is nice, there are also a variety of river boats doing cruises along the river. An early evening cruise to see all the monuments, including the imposing Prague Castle, all lit, is a beautiful experience.

There is also a nice playground and park located near Wenceslas Square, just a short walk from your hotel.

Day 8
Prague, Czech Republic
Four Seasons Hotel Prague Breakfast

This morning your guide will meet you for a half day of touring the extraordinary museums of the Castle District and Hradcany.

The original castle (called Hradcany, pronounced Hra-tcha-nee) was founded in the early 14th Century, but it was rebuilt countless times over the ages. As it is much easier to walk down the steep Castle Hill, you will want to start at the top of the hill at the extraordinary Strahov Monastery. When you first arrive at the monastery you will almost certainly be taken by the sweeping views it has to offer over all of Prague and the Vltava River. The monastery was founded in 1140 and was one of the wealthiest and most prestigious of its time. This wealth enabled the monks to create the greatest and most ornate library of the Middle Ages and it remains completely intact today.

Exeter International Extraordinary Experience

VIP Visit to the Strahov Monastery: Here, you will be invited into the two main halls of the library (the Philosophical Hall and the Theological Hall). These two halls are always viewed by the public through the narrow doorways at the end of each room, but you will be allowed to enter the rooms to walk alone among the ancient books and artifacts.

Included today will also be a visit to the Prague Castle complex. Here Maria Theresa commissioned the famous architect of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Nicholas Pacassi, to design the interior of the complex. This castle, designed with courtyards inside of courtyards, is a fascinating view into the lives of the Czech monarchy. You will almost certainly want to step into the towering and wonderfully Neo-Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral inside the complex.

The kids will love exploring the Golden Lane in the castle complex. This ancient street dates to the 15th century and features 11 historic houses with period scenes inside.

Inside the castle complex you may also visit the Toy Museum. This is the second-largest exposition of toys in the world and features toys from ancient Greece to the present.

Your day will end in the Malá Strana or Little Quarter, which is best known for the Wallenstein Palace and Church of St. Nicholas. Also, it is here in the Malá Strana that you will find many charming restaurants and unique shops full of Bohemian glass and the marionettes that are so famous in Prague.

The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 9
Prague, Czech Republic
Four Seasons Hotel Prague Breakfast

Today your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby will and take you through Prague’s famous Jewish Quarter and the Old Town. You will tour the historic synagogues, including the stunning Spanish Synagogue and the ancient Old-New Synagogue, which was built in the late 13th Century, making it the oldest synagogue still in use in Europe.

After your tour of the Jewish Quarter, your guide will take you into the famous Old Town Square, where you can see the Astronomical Clock that has become the symbol of Prague. Be sure not to miss the fairytale-like Old Town Hall Tower (1364) that stands above Old Town Square- you can even go to the top of the tower for a splendid view over the district.

Finally, you will enter New Town- which is new because it was only founded in 1348! Here you can visit Wenceslas Square, where over the many centuries demonstrations of civil discontent have taken place. At the top of the square you will see the imposing building of the National Museum and the Monument to St Wenceslas, the patron of the Czech lands, by sculptor Josef Myslbek. Next you may want to walk the coronation route of Czech kings, the Royal Way, now a bustling pedestrian street lined with buildings from many different architectural periods.

Exeter International Extraordinary Experience

Private marionette Experience: Today you will have a wonderful opportunity to wake your inner artist and participate in a marionette workshop. Puppetry has a long tradition in the Czech Republic as you will learn from the manager of Prague’s National Marionette Theater. You will tour the theater, see how the stage is prepared and how the antique marionettes are handled during the performance.

Performers from the evening show will give you a ten minute preview of what the audience experiences during a performance. Then, step backstage and try your hand on the marionettes from Don Giovanni.

Finally, you will have a chance to create your own marionette under the guidance of an experienced marionette artist. There is no better gift to bring home from your travels to Prague!

Day 10
Prague, Czech Republic
None Breakfast

Today your driver will meet you in your hotel lobby for your transfer to the airport to meet your departing flight.

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A sample itinerary for FIT touring in Budapest, Vienna and Prague.

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For 25 years, Exeter International has established itself as the leading deluxe specialist operator to Central and Eastern Europe, Russia & Central Asia. We use our intimate regional knowledge and expertise to create unique, often limited access travel experiences. Our multi-national, multi-lingual specialists craft authentic insider experiences, created with imagination. When you book with Exeter International you can expect the top guides in each city pre-reserved weeks in advance, matched to your preferences. Our specialists have also been recognized by the Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure top agent list since their inception.

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Highly recomended

By: KandeeB

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2013

Exeter International was staffed with first class personnel from the drivers to the EXTRAORDINARY guides through out the trip. The vehicles used to transport us were luxurious. The hotels were commensurate with the level of quality expected by the cost and located in the most advantageous sites. Totally organized and stress free experience.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg
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Great high-end travel company

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2013

Does superb job for demanding high-end travel Customized travel with excellent guides and programs. You pay but you get what you pay for.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner
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Highly recommend

By: Jean

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2013

Exeter was very well organised with very good guides and drivers. Our requests were responded to with professional speed. Some of our hotels could have been better. But we understand that they were the best available. We would have no hesitation using this agency again and recommending them to others.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale
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Pampered Travel

By: KandeeB

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Exeter provides luxury travel with all the hassles and worries removed. The quality of their drivers and guides is first rate. From the minute you arrive until your final departure you are in excellent hands. The itinerary is well thought out and provides many special visitations not offered to other tourists. I have heartily recommended Exeter to several people without any reservation.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg


By: Jean

Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2014

We have used Exeter on a prior trip and were equally happy with them this time. We did have a Russian Visa situation which could have been serious, but was resolved quickly.The guide spoke very good English and was knowledgable in history and art along with the local architecture. The driver was also very safe in a chaotic traffic system.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

highly recommend

By: BB

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2014

Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Highly recommended

By: Mkt123

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2014

We were connected with local English speaking guides and drivers that gave us an inside view of each country we traveled to. The experience was priceless.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

Oustanding Guides

By: J & W

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2014

All of the services provided by Exeter were truly outstanding. The hotel accommodations were excellent. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and well organized. The drivers were prompt and courteous. The suggestions for restaurants and additional things to do and see were very good. The printed booklet of helpful hints and language support was a nice bit of support for travelers who are visiting countries for the first time.
Travel Advisor:  Sara Krutsinger

Across the Russian Far East

By: Judee 544

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2015

Everything was perfectly planned and resulted in a wonderfully exciting trip with all of our interests and needs taken into account. going on such an adventurous and challenging trip, so far away when one is no longer young could have been quite difficult, but instead was nothing but a fabulous experience. Wonderful guides and wonderful experiences on the Trans-Siberian Express and the cities of the Russian Far East, and a lovely hotel at the end in Moscow.
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Rubenstein

Excellent Russian Trip

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2016

Exeter provided all of our guides and support for a 9 day family trip to Russia - very well informed, personable guides and smooth transportation. We were a bit hesitant to go to Russia but highly recommend - the trip of a lifetime !
Travel Advisor:  Tony Huffman
Not Recommended


By: TheGrapevine

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2017

Take out trip insurance - not going to bash - but you get the idea.....
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1st Class

By: Carlos Gavidia

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2017

From the beginning to the end this organization really surprised me! From getting our travel visas for Moscow to every detail of the tour pick up transfers and tours through the city were perfectly executed
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale



Reviewed on: 14 May 2017

Exeter was excellent with tour logistics and great guide. Seamless trip.
Travel Advisor:  Britt Gerber

Great planning and service

By: WWII And Cold War History

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Exeter planned an excellent two week trip for me and my three teenagers. We went to Poland, Germany and Amsterdam. We focused on WWII and Cold War history. The plan was thoughtful and well paced. When I had questions Exeter staff responded promptly. A very good experience.
Travel Advisor:  Josh Friedman

St. Petersburg Tour

By: B Snead

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Our driver and guide could not have been better. Polite and accommodating for the three days we were in St. Petersburg. We saw a lot of attractions, got some behind the scenes tours and were able to access some sights prior to the general public. I would use Exeter again without hesitation!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth


By: Hodges

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Exceeded all expectation. Super cost effective to compared to Oceania.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth

Germany & Russia

By: Oz

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2017

I strongley reccomend Exeter for shore excursions. Their staff and vehicles were first class, and the value was tremendous. We never felt uncomfortable or worried about being back to the ship on time. True professionals.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth

Great tour

By: mt

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2017

Knowledgable, efficient and friendly tour operators!

Baltic Cruise

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Fantastic tour service. Their guides and drivers were outstanding. Guides all had an excellent knowledge of the city and the history. We are very pleased that Ralph recommended Exeter. When comparing notes with others that had used the tours supplied by the ship, we learned that we had seen and accomplished much more than they had. Our guides were able to make special arrangements that others could not. Will always use Exeter when it is available
Travel Advisor:  Ralph Iantosca

Great tour

By: Ann

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

Everything was wonderful. Very nice guide and well informed about the places we visited.

Exeter International

By: Goodwitch

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

All guides were great and expedited airport service was fantastic
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Smith

St Petersburg

By: Swan

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

Absolutely fabulous
Travel Advisor:  Sherrie Coffey

Custom Guided Tour

By: JJ

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2017

The tour guides and drivers were outstanding plus. They were very personable, always early, and their local knowledge was excellent. All of them were eager to please and all adapted to the changing crowd situation caused by weather, national holiday, or political meeting.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

Well run independent travel to Russia

By: Susan and Murray Morrison

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

From getting visas for us to planning a private visit to Russia for us, Exeter International was top notch. No detail was overlooked. The guides that Exeter provided were outstanding, spoke fluent English, had a good grasp of Russian history and were willing to accommodate our every interest. The guides were truly experts about their cities: museums, palaces, and surroundings. In addition, the guides were friendly and helpful. Exeter ran a well organized, well thought-out tour of Russia for the two of us.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

Family time and fun

By: Jane

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2018

My experience with Exeter was positive. The drivers were on time and very courteous. There was water in the cars for us. They had information to offer as we drove to destinations. They were accommodating to our schedules and were very helpful if we had questions. We missed walking around the interior of a famous church due to the day the tour was scheduled. There were services going on and we could not enter. Another tour was partly taken up by a long walking tour to get to a castle. I would have rather spent time inside the castle. We had to exit with the guide and missed a lot of interesting things. Too bad we were not allowed to stay inside on our own to see more.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Miller Murphy

less common places tour

By: ssunsfanatic

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

good tour to less visited places in Bergen. We had been to the more common tourist sites.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Central Europe

By: Tour of Central Europe and QM2 to NYC

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

Vienna, Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Hamburg. Wonderful hotels, wonderful guides, wonderful restaurants. Not one single mistake or hiccup. Exeter does an outstanding job.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg

St. Petersburg

By: SandStar

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

We had a wonderful trip. Hotel was excellent. They were able to accommodate our special requests and schedule. We highly recommend the local guide, Anya, who was extremely knowledgeable about local and Russian history.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Zelisko

Exeter tour guides

By: smcknight

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

We had basically positive experiences both days we toured with Exeter guides. The first day there was a little too much emphasis placed on taking us to "gift shops" and expecting us to buy tourist trinkets. The heat and the crowds may have been easier to bare if we had gone to the Hermitage in the early morning instead of wasting 45-50 minutes in a trinket shop. The second guide was very professional and led us seamlessly through Catherine's palace and the palaces on the canal in St. Petersburg.
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer

Every detail was perfect!

By: Beth

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2018

Exeter was a joy to work with. Our drivers and tour guides were helpful, friendly, and very knowledgeable. I traveled with my 13-year-old daughter, and our tours were uniquely tailored to interest her. I had heard horror stories about obtaining Russian visas. Not for us! Exeter took care of everything, and quickly. I loved the custom packet that they sent me in advance of the trip. It listed our itinerary in detail, helpful phone numbers, restaurant recommendations, and travel tips that were specific for our destinations. I would enthusiastically recommend Exeter for travel planning.
Travel Advisor:  Andre Koester

St. Petersburg tour

By: Rocky Mountain Flier

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2018

Becky recommended Exeter International for my party of four. We all agreed after two full days of touring with our guide and driver that we would not have wanted to see St. Petersburg any other way. Our guide was excellent and very informed and we liked the driver too. We were able to avoid the long lines and were admitted to areas of the palaces that other visitors would never have the opportunity to see. We invited her to join us for lunch on both days whereby we learned even more about St. Petersburg.
Travel Advisor:  Becky Sullivan

Exeter/Norwegian Tour

By: Lien

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2018

Exeter (Jody Ricottone) coordinated my recent sole tour of Norway. This involved guides in three cities, hotels in those cities and in two fjordside locations, trains and ferry, rental car and other transfer arrangements. I was very pleased with everything, including that Jody paid close attention to what I wanted and was responsive to my requests. Her recommendations and examples of somewhat similar sole tours really assisted me in my planning. The entire trip went off without a scheduling hitch, and introduced me, as I had wished, to Norwegian sites and experiences I never would have seen or had without Jody's good work.
Travel Advisor:  Wanda Worsley

Russia St. Petersburg

By: Jay Johnson

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

The guide and driver were both wonderful and full of knowledge and professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone. They also had great suggestions for lunch venues, during our stay in and about St. Petersburg.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

Russia Private Tour

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

We engaged Exeter to provide a private tour in St Petersburg, Russia. Exeter was outstanding!! We had a guide, Anya Smirnova, and driver for 3 days and it was a fabulous experience. Anya spoke perfect English and was able to relate the sites we saw to Russian history and culture in a fascinating manner. We asked her many, many questions that she readily answered. Her knowledge was extensive. We had special entry to the exhibits, bypassing the long normal entry lines. We had the flexibility to see what was of interest to us, and the ability to visit sites that the ship tours did not include. For lunch we stopped at wonderful restaurants that served authentic Russian food at reasonable prices, which was far better food than on the ship. The day at Peterhof Palace, with the extravagant fountains and grotto, was especially memorable. Our experience with Exeter was outstanding and I would highly recommend them for future private tours.

Great Tour Group

By: Tommy

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

We had a four day touring experience with Exeter in Prague and both my wife and myself could not be happier. Peter, our driver met us for the transfer from our ship to Prague right on time and throughout our tour. He was extremely professional and made sure we were where we needed to be and was always pleasant. We felt very comfortable while being driven. Lucie, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable in all areas that we visited and made sure we got to see everything we were supposed to see and more. She worked things out while we were with her to ensure things went like clockwork and we were not disappointed. I can't say enough how using Exexter made our time in Prague a wonderful experience and I would not hesistate using them again.
Travel Advisor:  Ourisman Travel


By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2018

The quality of the tours and the guides was great. Some of the guides were exceptional. The tours were informative and we enjoyed them very much.
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Smith

russian guides

By: Toni

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

Exeter was all you could ask for. We were always met on time and the guides were terrific.
Travel Advisor:  Jamo Ladd