Via-67 A visit to Vienna, AUSTRIA, at the end of 1967
Date of travel: Dec 29, 1967 – Jan 1, 1968
A train trip from Prague (Czechoslovakia) to Vienna (AUSTRIA) and 4 days individual sightseeing of the city at winter weather. Late the last day a train trip back to Prague.
Travel office: No travel office used, but an invitation letter from my relative in Austria was needed to receive a permission from the Czechoslovakian government to travel to Western countries. We traveled by train and slept at my grandfather sister’s apartment in Vienna.
Who took part: I travelled with my childhood friend Frank Z. (Aramis)
Vie-01 A 3 day stop in Vienna on my flight from Prague to San Diego
Date of travel: Aug 27 – Aug 30, 2001
On Aug 27 afternoon flight from Prague, Czech Republic to Vienna, AUSTRIA.
On Aug 28 a whole day sightseeing of the city mostly its historical center with the Hofburg and the Kaisergruft (the Habsburg Tomb) and in the evening Prater (the entertainment center).
On Aug 29 the sightseeing of the Schonbrunn Palace with its gardens in the morning hours and the Schatzkammer and the Natural History Museum and other places in the rest of the day.
On Aug 30 I left Vienna on the plane for Washington, DC and San Diego and in a rented car drove home to Vista.
Travel office: I changed my plane schedule to fly to Vienna 3 day earlier and arranged a hotel there.
Who took part: I traveled alone.
AS-19 AUSTRIA, GERMANY (Berchtesgaden only), SWITZERLAND
Date of travel: May 22 – June 3, 2019
On May 22, 2019 before noon I take a train for four-hour ride from Prague, Czech Republic to Vienna, AUSTRIA. A taxi brings me to my hotel, where I join the group of travelers from USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Next day we sightsee Schonbrunn and Vienna.
On May 24 we drive to Krems to take a riverboat on Danube River to Weissenkirchen lasting one hour. Then we drive on our bus to Salzburg and take a tour of the city. The following day we make a side trip to Berchtesgaden in GERMANY. In the day after we visit Innsbruck, cross the border to SWITZERLAND and end up in a hotel in St. Moritz.
On May 27 we use the Glacier Express (6 hrs. train ride) to bring us to Zermatt. Here, the next day, we take a cable car to Klein Matterhorn to see Matterhorn, but there are clouds. On May 29 going on the bus we see Lake Geneva, take a tour of Chillon Castle, cross the city of Montreux and come to Switzerland capital, Bern. After sightseeing the city, the following morning, we continue to Interlaken and the Valley of 72 Waterfalls. An impressive place. For next two nights we settle in Lucerne. We explore the city and go by a cable car to Mount Pilatus.
On June 1 our bus takes us to Zurich. Some people fly home. I spend next three days wondering through the city I have lived in 7.5 months in 1968-69. In the evening on June 3 I board a plane for one-hour flight back to Prague, Czech Republic.
Travel office: Globus Tours
Who took part: Total of 44 tourists, British tour director, driver and local guides