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2011 - Day 3 Vienna

This morning we had an early wake up call, a nice breakfast and said goodbye to the wonderful city of Prague.

We had a nearly-full day of bus riding as we made our way to Vienna. (The highway construction not only caused a bit of delay; but also reminded us of home :) .)

We stopped in Brno to grab lunch and spend the last of our Czech money before crossing the border into Austria. There we checked into our Hilton Hotel - just a short walk from city center. Some began exploring on their own and others caught up on sleep and rest.

We'll head out tonight for a concert of Strauss and Mozart compositions in a Viennese Palace.

On route to Vienna our tour director Robert shared some of his knowledge of the area, including some history of Napoleon. But, the highlight was Professor Kevin Spicer sharing some of his expertise on the area and how its rulers and citizens were involved with the Holocaust. He didn't even make it back to his seat in the middle of the bus before being stopped by travelers looking to chat about his comments and studies. We look forward to hearing from Kevin in a few days when we have more extended time on the bus!

Tomorrow is a FULL day. Wake up call at 6am for a 7:30am departure from the hotel. Robert tells us we have the first reservation of the day to tour Scronnonbrunn Palace - with more than 1,400 rooms, we'll need all the time we can get! We also see a few more of city's sights before getting some free time in the afternoon (which means shopping for many!).


Anonymous said…
Hi to Amanda, Alissa, Percy and the rest of the group. It has rained since you left so enjoy the nice weather. Really enjoyed the group photo. All the animals are well. We look forward to the daily up date. It makes it feel like we are on the trip with you. Have fun and enjoy the concert.

Lov Dad

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