Three cities, two countries, one weekend. These three cities are a winter wonderland, perfect to explore at the beginning of your semester abroad. Get off the beaten path and check out the Eastern European hotspot of Budapest, where you can relax (and warm up) in the renowned outdoor thermal baths, heated by naturally warm spring waters. When the sun sets, dine while cruising past the glowing monuments on the banks of the Danube River, then check out the local ruin bar scene. Next, head west to Vienna to indulge in the mother of all chocolate cakes, Sachertorte. Marvel at the palaces of the Habsburg Empire and feast on Wiener Schnitzel, an Austrian delicacy. In Salzburg, sing along with the Von Trapps on the Sound of Music tour while winding your way through the rolling green Alps, or adventure off on your own to admire the view from the Hohensalzburg Fortress. 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 Danube Dinner cruise, Sound of Music tour and other activities Bus2alps trip leader Optional Activities: -Budapest: • Danube River Dinner Cruise- €49 • Szechenyi Thermal Baths- €18.00 -Vienna: • Shade Tours -Salzburg: • Sound of Music Tour- €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.