Prague, Czech Republic
This was a great trip to Vienna for the day. It is a long bus trip, 4 plus hours each way. Our trip started out fine until several people on the tour forgot their passports and then the tour guide (who we would be with for the next 14 hours) began to berate people in English and Russian for the next twenty minutes. Be sure to take your passports along to avoid this!
After a long bus ride with one stop for a break we finally arrived to Vienna. After a drive through town you have about an hour at the Schonbrunn palace to explore the gardens. There is no time to explore inside the palace, but the ground are beautiful. There is a little snack bar inside the palace grounds where you can get large Pretzels and Apple Strudel to sustain your tour. The bus then takes you on a tour of the famous Ringstrasse where you get to see all the great sites of Vienna. Our guide then provided a walking tour through the downtown from the Hofburg to St. Stephens cathedral and then gave us about two hours of free time. While downtown we visited the gift shops, had Vienna iced coffees, and soaked up the essence of Vienna. We got back to Prague after eleven. Overall it is a long trip, but if you have limited time it a great taste of the city.