Pictures from our 2013 Ballroom Dance Trip to Europe -- May 22 to June 3, 2013
This was the Itinerary of Trip 2013.
This memorable 13-day custom-designed guided tour is for dancers and non-dancers,
singles and couples alike. The trip features:
OPERETTA or FOLKLORE PROGRAM
The package includes:
- Deluxe spa or castle hotels
- Breakfast & dinner daily (mostly dinner dances, even if not noted as such in the itinerary).
- Several lunches
- Guided sightseeing tours
- Professional tour directors
- Licensed local guides
- Land travel by deluxe motor coach
- Important dates:
- Departure: May 22
- Return date: June 3
05/22 Thursday, Departure from New York JFK International Airport
05/23 Arrival in Warsaw (Warszawa) Poland. Transfer to our hotel (2 nights). Rest and enjoy the afternoon. Dinner
05/24 Warsaw City tour. Visit the lovely city, painstakingly rebuilt after the extensive damage it suffered from World War II. Visit Chopin’s home and other sites.
After dinner, theatre or operetta program
05/25 Departure to Krakow, the city where Polish kings were crowned. (3 nights). On the way, lunch. Free time at hotel until dinner
05/26 Visit the world heritage inner city with Europa’s largest square and Maria’s church, with Europe’s largest Gothic altar. Free time. After dinner, optional concert,
opera or operetta program.
05/27 Excursion to Czestochowa Poland´s pilgrimage site. Visit the Black Madonna, one of the most famous representations of the Holy Mother. Visit the famous World Heritage site, the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Dinner with Klezmer musicians.
05/28 Departure to Slovakia and northern Hungary. On the way visit Zakopane, a center of Goral (a group of indigenous people found along
southern Poland) culture. The city is “the winter capital of Poland.” Visit Kassa (Kosice), the economic and cultural center of eastern Slovakia. Arrival to our
Castle Hotel, Palota in Lillafured, Hungary (3 nights). The city lies in a picturesque valley, surrounded by the eastern part of the Bükk mountains. Lillafüred is one of
Hungary’s loveliest resorts, with a mild and gentle climate.
05/29 29 Enjoy the magnificent wellness center with its “adventure pool”, Finnish sauna, outdoor plunge pool, salt cave, etc. In the afternoon, walk to the waterfalls
then visit the beautiful
natural scenery via a miniature train. Dinner.
05/30 Excursion to Tokaj, Hungary’s famous wine producing region. Wine tasting in an underground wine cellar. Formal dinner dance.
05/31 Departure to Budapest. On the way, visit the city of Vac and marvel at its newly renovated baroque main square. Luncheon. Arrival at Grand Hotel Margitsziget,
Budapest (4 nights). Dinner
06/01 City tour and, via a funicular railway “libego”, excursion to the mountains of Buda. Free time. Dinner dance
06/02 After a bit of leisure time, excursion to the puszta, Hungary’s great plains. Horse show and farewell dinner with gypsy music. “Budapest by night “ cruise on the Danube.
06/03 Departure to the International Airport of Budapest to a flight back to JFK, NY.
Rates & Information
- RATES: RATES: 1921 EURO ($2500, as of 02/2012), per person, plus airfare, in first class hotels based on two persons sharing a room. All breakfasts and
dinners and some lunches included! Single room supplement: $390
- TRAVEL: round-trip flight on a regularly scheduled airline. (Last year we secured a group fare on British Air for $795 per person. )
- RESERVATION: Please help us by making your reservation early -- not later than November 30, 2012
- 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, 2013
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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