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Explore Central Europe

Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary

RESERVE
MY SPOT
RSVP:
Friday, July 27, 2018
Member Fees:
$5,900.00
NonMember Fees:
$6,100.00

Join President of People to People International Mary Jean Eisenhower on a journey through Central Europe. Tour the enchanting cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Your visit to Prague will include a tour of Castle Prague, a visit to Old Town and a humanitarian event to help the people of Prague. Take a trip through time as you walk the streets of the captivating city of Vienna where you’ll see Schonbrunn Castle and participate in a charity event. Finally, your memory will never forget the sights of Budapest on a tour of the city. Enjoy authentic food, cultural experiences and humanitarian work while you experience the trip of a lifetime in Central Europe. 

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Itinerary

Day 1, September 10 | Prague

Come together at the hotel and be introduced to your tour manager. Enjoy a welcome dinner with your delegation.

 

Day 2, September 11 | Prague  

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Then take part in a Half-Day City tour of Old Town Prague including the following sites:
  • Monument of Czech Legions
  • Municipal House
  • Art Nouveau Buildings in Old Town
  • Wenceslas Square
  • Dancing House
Take a break and enjoy lunch with the delegation. After lunch, the delegation will do a city tour of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, an optional activity of a cultural performance (State Opera Prague – not included) will be offered. Join the delegation for dinner.

 

Day 3, September 12 | Prague 

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, the delegation will do a half day City tour of Castle Prague. Take a break and enjoy lunch with the delegation. Participate in an afternoon Charity/Humanitarian Event which is to be determined. Following the Charity/Humanitarian Event the delegates will enjoy their evening/dinner on their own.

 

Day 4, September 13 | Prague-Cesky Krumlov-Salzburg  

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Following breakfast, the delegation will leave Prague for Cesky Krumlov. On the way to Cesky Krumlov the delegation will make a visit to Konopiste Castle. Take a break and enjoy lunch with the delegation in Cesky Krumlov. After lunch, the delegation will continue traveling to Salzburg. Upon arrival to Salzburg, the delegation will enjoy a one hour walking tour of city square. Join the delegation for dinner.

 

Day 5, September 14 | Salzburg 

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Delegates will have fun on the “Sound of Music” tour. Take a break and enjoy lunch with the delegation. Then delegates will continue the “Sound of Music” tour and enjoy dinner together.

 

Day 6, September 15 | Salzburg  

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Following breakfast, the delegates will tour Castle Salzburg. Take a break and enjoy lunch with the delegation then take part in an afternoon Charity/Humanitarian Event that is to be determined. Following the Charity/Humanitarian Event, the delegates will enjoy their evening/dinner on their own.

 

Day 7, September 16 | Salzburg-Vienna

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, the delegates will leave Salzburg for Vienna. En route to Vienna delegates will stop for lunch. After lunch, on the way to Vienna, stop in Melk (Danube Valley) and visit the abbey. In Danube Valley the delegates will enjoy the Danuve River Cruise from Melk to Krems. Delegates will continue to Vienna. Upon arrival to Vienna, delegates will enjoy dinner.

 

Day 8, September 17 | Vienna

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Following breakfast, delegates will take part in a city tour of Vienna. Take a break and enjoy lunch with the delegation. Delegates will enjoy the rest of the day/dinner on their own. 

 

Day 9, September 18 | Vienna

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, the delegation will take part in a tour of Schönbrunn Castle. Take a break and enjoy lunch with the delegation then take part in an afternoon Charity/Humanitarian Event  that is to be determined. Following the Charity/Humanitarian Event, the delegates will enjoy dinner together. 

 

Day 10, September 19 | Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, the delegation will depart Vienna for Bratislava. Upon arriving in Bratislavam the delegation will enjoy a city walking tour. 

Take a break and enjoy lunch with the delegation. After lunch, the delegation will continue traveling to Budapest. Upon arrival to Budapest, the delegates will tour the Hospital in the Rock and enjoy dinner. 

 

Day 11, September 20 | Budapest  

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, the delegates will take a city tour of Budapest. After the city tour, the delegates will enjoy lunch and then an afternoon Charity/Humanitarian Event that is to be determined. Delegates will enjoy the afternoon on their own to explore the city. Then the delegates will meet back up to enjoy the final evening at a farewell dinner.

 

Day 12, September 21 | Budapest  

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast the delegates will be transferred to the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD). Bon voyage!  


Note: This itinerary is subject to change and does not necessarily include all meetings and events that will be in the final program.

Additional Information

Leader

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Mary Jean Eisenhower was born in Washington, D.C. during her grandfather, Dwight D. Eisenhower's, first term in office as President of the United States. She was christened in the Blue Room of the White House and grew up in nearby Gettysburg, PA, in a home with property abutting the Eisenhower Farm, where President Eisenhower eventually retired. 

She attended several schools in Pennsylvania until her father, John, was named as US Ambassador to Belgium. She lived in Brussels with her family from shortly after her grandfather's death in 1969 through 1972.

Mary Jean Eisenhower is President of People to People International, which was founded September 11, 1956 by her grandfather, then U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mary says that she joined PTPI hoping to carry on her grandfather's dream. In 1961, President Eisenhower brought PTPI into the private sector, with the financial backing of his friend Joyce Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards. 

Mary Eisenhower established the PTPI Friendship Fund in 1999 following an inspirational visit to an orphanage in Morocco. The fund is designed as a way for people to help the friends and communities they visit throughout the world and to help the PTPI Chapter network assist each other in humanitarian and educational endeavors. To date, the fund has provided assistance to causes such as the Global Humanitarian Eradication of Landmines; Children's Mercy Hospital in London, England; earthquake relief in India; disaster relief to victims of September 11, 2001 and their families; support of schools for the underprivileged in China and Sri Lanka; a home for leukemia victims and their families in Cuba; Operation International Children; New Horizons (a library project in Vietnam); The Survivors of Rwanda; Japan Tsunami Relief, Haiti, and Friends of Egypt, among others. 

Following September 11, 2001, Mary's focus intensified toward getting young people from around the world together to learn about each other and conflict management. Her vision resulted in "Peace Camp 2003: An Evolution of Thought and Action" and the "The Global Peace Initiative." Both efforts have brought people from diverse areas, more than 30 nationalities, together in Egypt, Jordan and Turkey, to discuss issues, how they are each affected by these issues and to reach a better understanding of their unique and individual cultures. The program remains active today. In total, Mary Jean has visited or established programing in over 74 countries, multiple times. 

Highlighted awards of Mary's are: the Knight of Peace Award from the International University in Assisi, Italy; the Medal of Honor from Slovak Republic; The Consular Corps Award of Excellence; The Harry S. Truman Award for Public Service; Friendship Ambassador from The Peoples' Republic of China, Friend of Foreign Service Award, Taiwan, among others. Eisenhower has received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Schiller International University, Park University and William Jewel College; and an Honorary Doctorate of Law from York College. She has served as a Fellow at Stanford University and The Churchill Foundation at Westminster College. 
 

"Peace like hostility is a learned behavior, teach peace."

Faqs

Inclusions

The following is included with your registration fee:

  • Full Itinerary 
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Motor Coach Transportation
  • All the admissions for the sights stated in the program
  • 12 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Bilingual Tour Manager
  • Gratuities
The following is NOT included with your registration fee:
  • International flights 
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance

Airfare

International airfare is not included in the cost of the program. We kindly ask that you please note the following instructions when booking your international flight to Prague, Czech Republic and from Budapest, Hungary:
  • The delegate must book flight arrangements for arrival to Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG) on the afternoon of Monday, September 10, 2018.
  • The delegate must book flight arrangements for late morning departure out of Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) to their final destination on Friday, September 21, 2018.
 

Hotels

September 10-13
PRAGUE
Design Hotel Metropol Prague

September 13-16
SALZBURG
ATH Hotel Europa

September 16-19
VIENNA
ATH Hotel Rathauspark

September 19-21
BUDAPEST
Mercure Budapest City Center
 

Single room supplement is available upon request and is an additional $700 USD.

Terms and Conditions

Balance due Friday, July 27, 2018.

People to People International reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a program participant. Should any person’s health, physical infirmity, or general deportment, in the judgment of the delegation leader, impede the operation of the program or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of other participants, the leader has the right to terminate that person(s) participation, and a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators, is the limit of the sponsor’s responsibility should such person be required to depart the program. In arranging for transportation or conveyance, hotel accommodations, or other services and in carrying out the program, neither the sponsors nor their agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, cost, damage, injury, delay, irregularity, or expense of any kind whatsoever arising from the use of any conveyance, accommodations, or services, or from thefts, pilferage, government restrictions, or regulations and any loss or expense resulting from the above contingencies shall be borne by the participant. Neither the sponsors nor the agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury, damage, or expense suffered or incurred by the participant in respect of any acts, or omissions of any third parties, the participant hereby expressly waiving any such responsibility or liability, and services are subject to the laws of the countries visited. People to People International shall not be responsible in any way for loss or damage to baggage or personal effects. INSURANCE FOR LUGGAGE, PERSONAL EFFECTS, ACCIDENTS, AND TRIP CANCELLATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If the program must be canceled prior to travel, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to refund of monies received by People to People International or its agents for delegates currently registered. The sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to withdraw the program (in which case a refund will be made) or to make such alterations in the schedule as they may deem necessary or desirable. No refund shall be made for services not taken in case of sickness, accident, or emergency resulting in omission of service for less than three consecutive days. Refund will be made on the basis of such amount, if any, as is actually recovered on unused accommodation and service, less all expenses and charges incidental to effecting cancellations. Refund for unused transportation tickets will be made in accordance with the respective carrier regulations. If the program must be canceled after travel has begun, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators. All parties must be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Enrollment in a program allows People to People International the right to use any photos or videos taken during the program.