Departure from Philadelphia for an overnight flight to Vienna, via London with British Airways. Flight # 66 leaves Philadelphia at 7:25 PM. Check-in at BA counter by 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 8th, 2020
Arrival London Heathrow at 7:30 AM. Connection with flight # 700 leaves LHR at 9:25 AM and arrives Vienna at 12:50 PM. Assistance and transfer to hotel. Check in for 3 nights.
Guided orientation city tour to see the main landmarks of the Austrian capital.
4:30 PM Entrance to Haus der Musik
6:00 PM Entrance to Vienna State Opera for an inside visit of the building
Monday, March 9th, 2020
Day in Vienna for academic studies. Evening performance at the Vienna Opera: the tonight show is Turandot by Puccini Tickets at minimum price are included.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
Day in Vienna for academic studies.
Evening departure from the hotel to go to the vineyards overlooking the city. Typical dinner with two Viennese musicians playing traditional folk music with violin and accordion. Viennese menu with the typical Weiner Schneizel (turkey).
VIENNA - BUDAPEST
Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
Departure by coach. Morning drive to Gussing. (163 miles, 21/2 hour drive).
Time for lunch before visiting the center
2:00 PM Technical visit at the European center for Renewable energy for 2 hours.
4:00 PM Continuation to Budapest (164 miles, 3-hour drive).
Check-in at the hotel on arrival for 3 nights.
Thursday, March 12th, 2020
Morning guided city tour
31/2 hour guided tour. This tour includes a roundtrip funicular ride to go to Buda Castle Hill and the entrance to the Museum of Music History
Afternoon in Budapest for academic studies.
You cannot be in Budapest without experiencing one of many famous spas. Bubbling up through the city’s limestone foundations are 118 natural thermal springs that deliver 70 million liters of therapeutic waters each day. No wonder they call Budapest the “City of Spas.” The Turkish baths of Budapest are exquisite, an everlasting memory of Ottoman rule during the 16th and 17th centuries, renowned the world over for their relaxing and medicinal purposes.
Friday, March 13th, 2020
Day in Budapest for academic studies
Dinner and show at Spinoza Restaurant including a Klezmer show.
Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Early transfer to the airport for your return home.
Flight BA# 865 leaves Budapest at 8:15 AM, and arrives London at 10:10 AM
Connecting flight BA#67 leaves at 2:10 PM and arrives Philadelphia at 6:25 PM
Round-trip flight between Philadelphia and Vienna / Budapest with British Airways
Six nights hotel accommodations
Daily breakfast & 2 dinners
All visits with entrance fees as per itinerary
Services Not Included
Single room supplement + $350
Passport and visa fees
Optional travel insurance in case of trip cancellation or delays
Additional excursions or activities not mentioned in itinerary or reserved in advance
Transportation except where noted in the itinerary
Tips for drivers and guides
Upgrade to hotel accommodations and activities
Cost of personal items: phone, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
Any services not listed above as “included”
Course registration for Vienna/Budapest opens in October 2019
AMST 105/ENGL 105 European Roots in Popular Culture, Patricia Hillen
INART 50 The Science of Music, Evan Bradley
PSYCH 144Z Climate Change: Individual Behaviors and Group Attitudes, Joshua Marquit
Everyone needs a passport valid until September 14, 2020. If you are not an American citizen, a visa may be required. A Green Card or equivalent is compulsory.
All academic arrangements are made with PSU Brandywine campus and agreement to abide by Penn State University’s stipulated rules of conduct.
Passports and Visas
Everyone needs a passport valid until June 4, 2020. If you are not an American citizen, a visa may be required. A Green Card or equivalent is compulsory.
All academic arrangements are made with PSU Brandywine campus and confirm agreement to abide by Penn State University’s stipulated rules of conduct.
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Post Mail: You could also mail a paper check or a money order. Checks should be made payable to “Celestial Voyagers” and mailed to the address in the “Contact Us” section.
Francoise is the president and founder of CelestialVoyagers. She graduated with a tourism degree at Nice University in France and has worked as a tour director and operation manager in France, Australia and Mexico. Returning to New York City, she founded CelestialVoyagers with the aim of creating uniquely curated group travel for Universities, Schools and other communities having special interests.