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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 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
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.

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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.

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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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Description

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

About Us

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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Terms & Conditions

Visas & Passports

 –Russia requires visas of United States citizens and Exeter International will arrange for the invitation required for a visa upon

booking. Each traveler will be responsible for one passport photo, a completed visa form, one photo copy of the information pages of his/her passport, the invitation, and the visa processing fee. If the traveler would like, Exeter International will obtain all visas at additional cost. Each traveler is responsible for his/her own passport, which must be valid for six (6) months after the completion of the participant’s tour. Exeter International is not responsible for the refusal of a visa to any traveler by any consulate. In the event of visa refusal, any and all expenses/cancellation fees shall be borne by the traveler.


Payment Policies - Deposit Requirements

Small Group Tours - Deposits ($500) per person, for group tours are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and are non-refundable and nontransferable. We will hold your reservation for one week after you book your tour without a deposit. Some special programs (cruises and trains) may have different deposit policies.


Independent Programs -

 A 10% or $250 per person (whichever is greater) non-refundable deposit is required to confirm an independent travel program. No Services are confirmed prior to deposit being received.


Payment Policies – Final Payment

Final payment is due 60 days prior to the commencement of travel. If final payment is not received 60 days prior to departure, your reservation will automatically be canceled. Some special programs (cruises and trains) may have different final payment policies.


Prices and Services – All taxes are included in program prices.


Payments –

Payments must be made in Tampa, FL to Exeter International at least eight weeks prior to departure and are accepted by check, cash or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card for credit card payment. Please note that payment for any services a traveler wishes to add once travel commences must be made in United States Dollars to the Exeter International local representative. We cannot accept personal checks or travelers checks overseas.


Hotels –

The tour cost assumes double occupancy in all hotels. Single supplements will be calculated based on exact dates of travel. We reserve the right to substitute hotels of equal or superior quality.


Transfers & Vehicles –

Exeter International will supply its travelers with personal transportation to and from all train stations, airports and ports, as described in the tour description. Baggage assistance is included for one piece of luggage per person, but tour participants should be prepared to handle their own bags at certain times during the tour. Please read carefully the Exeter International Travel Tips publication. We cannot guarantee air-conditioned vehicles in some cities. Touring and transfers will be by regular 4 passenger cars unless you have specifically ordered a

luxury car for your tour.


Scheduling –

Please note that due to circumstances beyond the control of Exeter International, the tour may not be deliverable exactly as described (i.e. theater scheduling, hotel occupancy, etc.), BUT Exeter International will substitute scheduled or advertised events, hotels, and restaurants with alternatives of equal or greater value and quality. All hotels, restaurant and airline space is subject to their management’s approval. Exeter International will make every effort to guarantee this package as is, but conditions will sometimes mandate minor changes to the program. Reservations are nontransferable.


Expedited Services

Expedited Bookings –

All bookings confirmed less than six weeks before departure will require expedited procedures. The cost for expedited

bookings is $250 per booking.


Expedited Documents –

If final travel documents are required more  than four (4) weeks in advance of the departure date, a $50 expedited documents fee applies to the booking. If overnight delivery of documents is required at any time, a fee of $35 will be applied to the booking.


Itinerary Changes –

Once a group or individual travel itinerary has been confirmed, an amendment fee of $100 per revision will be charged. The traveler will also be responsible for any additional expenses that may be incurred due to a voluntary itinerary change.


Cancellation Policies –

Up to 8 weeks prior to departure: Deposit is nonrefundable 8 weeks to 14 days prior to departure: 50% cancellation fee 13 days or less prior to departure: 100% cancellation fee Reservations made at Russian and non-Western hotels are nonrefundable within 30 days of departure. Travelers are liable for airline and hotel cancellation fees as stated in their agreements. For all cruise and train bookings, please refer to the cancellation policies outlined in the specific Terms & Conditions for that program. All cancellations must be received in writing. If Exeter International must cancel your trip, you will be fully refunded.


Guaranteed Departures and Small Groups -

All Exeter International tours are guaranteed departures unless specifically noted with a minimum group size in the tour description. In small groups (less than 8 guests), the guides will act as the tour mangers in each of the cities. For all groups larger than 8 guests a tour manger will meet the group upon arrival in the first city of the tour and travel with this group throughout the duration of the tour. Certain events and meals may be changed slightly for small groups, as described in the brochure.


No Smoking –

 For the enjoyment of all passengers, smoking is not allowed on Exeter International buses and cars or while the group is together on tour or at meals.


Insurance –

Exeter International highly recommends that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. This may be purchased directly through Exeter International or through your travel agent.


What is included –

Your tour includes everything that is specifically stated in the tour description. Breakfast (usually buffet) is usually provided daily; lunch and dinner will be provided only as stated in the tour description. Meals always include tea and coffee. Alcoholic beverages and mineral water are not included in meals, unless specifically noted. Visa fees are not included in tour prices.


Exeter International’s Responsibility –

Exeter International reserves the right, but is not obligated, to not accept or retain as a tour passenger any member whose

condition or physical needs or conduct impede the operation of the tour or affect the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of the tour’s other participants. A refund of the unused portion of the tours is the limit of Exeter International’s liability if such a person is asked to leave the tour.

Exeter International acts only on behalf of hotels, restaurants, train lines, boat lines, its owners, operators or contractors (all herein called contractors) providing services in connection with Exeter International’s tours. In the absence of negligence on Exeter International’s part, Exeter International is not responsible for personal injury or property damage or loss arising out of the act or negligence of any direct air carrier, hotel or other person rendering any of the services or accommodations offered herein. The traveler agrees to the foregoing, and also agrees that Exeter International will not be or become liable or responsible for any loss, default, or injury of any person, company, or other legal entity engaged to supply the same. Exeter International accepts no responsibility for losses or expenses due to delays or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, hotel overbooking, social and labor unrest, terrorist activities, war, quarantine, or any other causes, actions or omissions, or conditions over which it has no control.


Additional Terms – Venue for all claims or disputes shall be exclusively in Hillsborough County, Florida, whose Courts, using Florida Law, shall have exclusive jurisdiction. Damage claims against Exeter International shall be limited to the value of the particular item in dispute and not for any incidental, consequential, or special damages. Exeter International assumes responsibility for representations it makes, but not for those made by others and including, but not limited to, any employee of Exeter International or independent travel agent. Payment for reservations on any Exeter International tour shall constitute consent to all the provisions in the General Information and Conditions published herein and is binding on all tour and travel participants.


All tour prices include the cost of planning and operations and are based on the tariffs, fuel costs and exchange rates in effect November 1, 2009 and are subject to change without notice at any time prior to payment in full of tour services.


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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

Recommended

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
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Germany

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

Uzbekistan

By: Podge84@aol.com


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

Guide

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