Itinerary and reservation information for the 2011 Ballroom Dance Trip to Europe -- May 12 to May 26.
This memorable 16-day custom-designed guided tour is for dancers and non-dancers,
singles and couples alike. The trip features:
The package includes:
- Deluxe spa or castle hotels
- Breakfast & dinner (mostly dinner dances) daily
- Several lunches
- Guided sightseeing tours
- Professional tour directors
- Licensed local guides
- Land travel by deluxe motor coach
- Important dates:
- Departure: May 12
- Return date: May 26
05/12 Thursday, Departure from New York JFK International Airport
05/13 Arrival in Budapest - transfer to our thermal spa hotel Grand Hotel Margitsziget (3 nights). Rest and
enjoy the hot waters bubbling up from hundreds of feet below the earth. Dinner with music and folklore program
05/14 Budapest City tour, “limbo coach” on St. Margaret Island, dinner dance or if we are lucky with the date,
we could attend an international ball again in Budapest (depends on the date of the ball in 2011.)
05/15 Excursion to the castle of Empress Sissy (Queen Elizabeth of Hungary) and to the land of the paloc (a group
of Hungarians who speak an interesting Hungarian dialect). Theatre program, dinner
05/16 Departure to the Orseg – old region of Western Hungary with churches from XIII century; unique outdoor
“village museum” -- a reproduction of a village from the 9th century; visit the baroque church built in 1787 with its
famous painted ceiling, etc.
05/17 Departure to Postojna, Slovenia. With a rapid electric train, visit the world-famous stalactite caves
rediscovered in 1818 (references to it go back to 1213) -- guided tour of the cave’s different halls. Departure to Triest,
in the Friuli-Venice region of northern Italy.
05/18 City tour of Triest. View the palaces by the Piazza Unita d' Italia, Verdi’s opera house, famous cafe houses that
preserved their XIX century charm. Then visit to the XIX century white marble Miramar castle of Maximilian Habsburg (Mexican
emperor) and his wife Charlotte. Now a museum.
05/19 Departure to Italy’s largest (56 km) lake, Garda. Excursion to Sirmione and the Scaligeri castle.
05/20 Excursion to Milan, Italy’s second largest city. Visit the Dome, the Santa Maria delle Grazie church (with the
fresco of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper). Opera lovers, we might get some tickets to the Scala!
05/21 Cruise the Garda lake and visit Limone and Riva, etc.
05/22 Departure to Innsbtuck, capital of Tirol, a cultural center for 800 years. Visit the famous “Goldenes Dachl”,
"Schwarze Mander", the Emperor’s palace and the Ambras castle.
05/23 Departure to Vienna. City tour, excursion to Baden, summer residence of the Emperor -- city of wine, thermal
baths, café houses and Europe’s largest Casino.
05/24 Departure to Western Hungary. Stay at a Castle Hotel – eat, drink, swim and dance!
05/25 Excursion to the city of Pecs, relax and enjoy the farewell night!
05/26 Departure to Budapest International Airport to a flight back to JFK, NY
Rates & Information
- RATES: 2175 EURO* ($2795 as of 07/10) per person, plus airfare, in first class hotels based on two persons
sharing a twin (double) bedded room. All breakfasts and dinners and some lunchesincluded. Single room supplement: $540.
- TRAVEL: round-trip flight on a regularly scheduled airline. As in the past, we will secure a group fare rate.
(Last year it was $795 per person. Regular summer fare is over $980!)
- RESERVATION: Please help us by making your reservation early -- not later than November 30, 2010.
- DEPOSIT: Send your deposit of $500, (payable to Esther Odescalchi) to:
E & B Dance Academy
1020 Freedom Road
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
Tel: 845 635-3341
- BALANCE DUE: March 30, 2011
Enclosed is my deposit of $500 (Checks are payable to E. Odescalchi)
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Rumors from previous trips . . .
. . . and this is what they said:
"We had a fabulous time!" Sharon & David
"Thank you for an experience beyond compare. This trip exceeded our expectations in all respects. This was a trip of a life-time! A dream come true." Pete and Faythe
"The trip was wonderful!" Annie
“When is the next trip? -- Doesn't matter, sign us up again!” Roy
“I tell my friends it (the trip) was like a fairy tale . . .I would like nothing more than to go again.” Jerry.
“It was an amazing trip .. what a wonderful time we had ... That seemed to be the case with fellow travelers.” Bobbie & Al
"I want you to know that of all the trips I have ever taken, your trip to Budapest was one of the most memorable. I have more fond memories that keep returning. What a wonderful hostess you are and what wonderful people I met. I am very grateful." Geri H.
“How many times and ways can we thank you for this wonderful experience. The trip was a BLAST!” Margaret & Sy
“Thank you for giving us the most wonderful and exciting trip of our life!!!” Anita & Bob.
“This trip was wonderful. Many thanks.” Lorraine & Jake
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