This weekend trip covers a lot of ground: three cities, two countries, two capitals. Get ready to marvel at the magnificence of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Times may have split the empire, and these countries, but fun, beauty, and culture still resonate through these unique Eastern European capitals. Budapest is the jewel of post-Communist Europe, epitomizing the nightlife, art, and quirky spirit embodied by the new individualism found in much of Eastern Europe. Vienna is the intellectual home of Europe, with famous museums and Operas. Don't worry, it's not just the intellect that wins Vienna, they know how to have fun too. In Salzburg, sing along with the Von Trapps on the Sound of Music tour, admire the Hohensalzburg Castle, and feast on Wiener Schnitzel at the Augustiner. *Please note that the itinerary is subject to change.* Included: Luxury coach transportation from Budapest to Salzburg (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top-rated hostels Breakfast each morning Budapest walking tour Vienna walking tour Exclusive discounts on Caving, Danube Dinner cruise, Sound of Music tour and other activities Bus2alps trip leader Optional Activities: -Budapest: • Danube River Dinner Cruise- approximately €50 • Szechenyi Thermal Baths- approximately €18 -Vienna: • Original Vienna Pub Crawl- approximately €20 with 1 hour open bar, €12 without -Salzburg: • Sound of Music Tour- approximately €42 Please note: This tour starts at 10:00am Friday, but you may arrive in Budapest anytime after Thursday evening and check in to our accommodation. The trip ends in Salzburg on Sunday. Flights should be booked as ''Multi-City' and arrive in Budapest anytime after 16:00 on Thursday and depart from Salzburg on Sunday afternoon or evening.