Saturday, September 14, 2024 - Saturday, September 21, 2024

Travel & Learn 2024: Prague & Vienna, plus Budapest

The University of Minnesota's Continuing Dental Education program is bringing back the opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic and Austria. This highly anticipated trip was cancelled in 2020 due to the outbreak of the pandemic, and we are excited to offer it once again to our Continuing Education students.





Limited Space Available

Only 2 rooms remain! Register soon if you wish to join us on this custom trip!

Overview

Experience the old-world charm that is synonymous with Europe as you travel through the Czech Republic and Austria with the University of Minnesota's Continuing Dental Education department. This trip was cancelled in 2020 to many people's disappointment, so we are bringing it back with a fresh itinerary and renewed demand. Registration will be capped at a smaller number than normal, permitting for more exclusive access to sites and a more intimate touring experience. Make sure you sign up today to reserve your space!

 

Whether you are a dental provider or a healthcare professional representing one of many fields, you will have the opportunity to attend breakfast seminars presented by experts in the field. A wide variety of topics will be covered, from the latest technologies to managing patient care. These seminars form an important part of your Continuing Education course credits. For more information about this trip's course content, visit https://dentistry.umn.edu/continuing-dental-education/courses/travel-and-learn-2024-prague-and-vienna-optional-extension-bratislava-and-budapest.



Main Program Itinerary

September 13, 2024

  • Depart from your home airport

 

September 14, 2024

  • Arrival at Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG)
  • Private group airport pickup and meet-and-greet with travel staff
  • Check in to your Prague hotel
  • Walking tour of Prague's Old Town
    • Cross the photogenic St Charles' Bridge
    • Marvel at the iconic Astronomical Clock
    • Wander through Wenceslas Square
  • Meet your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner at Grand Cru Restaurant

 

September 15, 2024

  • Half-day tour of Prague's western side
    • Board a vintage tram and be serenaded by a live accordionist while enroute to the Royal Palace
    • Immerse yourself in books at the Strahov Library
    • Feel like royalty at the Prague Castle
  • Group lunch at the Red Stag
  • Afternoon at your leisure to visit sites of personal interest

 

September 16, 2024

  • Day trip to Kutna Hora
    • Explore an ancient silver mining town
    • Get chills at the eclectic Sedlec Ossuary
  • Group lunch at a local restaurant
  • Afternoon at your leisure to visit sites of personal interest

September 17, 2024

  • Check out of your Prague hotel
  • Stop in UNESCO World Heritage village, Cesky Krumlov
    • Walk the town's cobblestone streets
    • Wander through castle halls
  • Group lunch at Krumlovsky Mlyn, a rustic pub
  • Continue driving toward Vienna, stopping in Melk along the way
    • Tour the Melk Abbey
  • Complete your drive to Vienna
  • Check in to your Vienna Hotel and spend the rest of the evening at your leisure

 

September 18, 2024

  • CE morning lecture
  • Board an antique tram tour of the Ringstrasse
  • Half-day walking tour of Imperial Vienna
    • Check Vienna's top sights off your list
    • Immerse yourself in an in-depth tour of St Stephen's Dome
  • Group lunch at Huth’s Gastwirtschaft
  • Choose between one of the following cultural activities:
    • Wine tasting at Palais Coburg
    • Evening performance at the Vienna Opera House
    • Evening concert at the Mozarthaus Museum's concert hall

 

September 19, 2024

  • Half-day walking tour of Vienna's historic city center
    • Watch a Lipizzaner horse training session at the Spanish Riding School
    • Dive into history at one of the world's most important treasuries
    • Admire the National Library
  • Group lunch at the charming Cafe Residenz
  • Tour of the Schöenbrunn Palace
  • Evening at leisure

 

September 20, 2024

  • CE morning lecture
  • Spend a day at leisure to visit places of personal interest

 

September 21, 2024

  • Check out of your Vienna hotel
  • Travelers not extending to Budapest will be transferred to the Vienna International Airport (VIE)

 

Meals Included in the Package

September 14, 2024: dinner

September 15, 2024: breakfast, lunch

September 16, 2024: breakfast, lunch

September 17, 2024: breakfast, lunch

September 18, 2024: breakfast, dinner

September 19, 2024: breakfast, lunch, dinner

September 20, 2024: breakfast, dinner

September 21, 2024: breakfast

 

The above itinerary and meals are subject to change

Optional Trip Extension

Bratislava and Budapest Trip Extension

September 21-25, 2024

 

Check two more countries off your list with a four-day extension that takes you to Slovakia and Hungary. Departing Vienna after the main program ends, you will spend a day in the quaint Slavic capital of Bratislava before driving eastward to Budapest for a couple days of exploring eastern Europe.

 

Please note that there will not be any Continuing Education lectures during the extension. All credits will be earned during the main program.

 

 

Itinerary*

September 21, 2024

  • Check out of your Vienna hotel
  • Brief one-hour drive to the medieval town of Bratislava
  • Explore the town at your leisure
  • Drive onward to Budapest and check in to your hotel

September 22, 2024

  • Half-day tour of Buda
    • Amble through Fishermen’s Bastion
    • Take in the views from Gellert Hill
  • Group lunch
  • Afternoon at leisure

September 23, 2024

  • Half-day tour of Pest:
    • Admire the iconic Parliament building
    • Appreciate Budapest’s synagogues
    • Enjoy a private opera performance
  • Optional visit to Szechenyi Bath House

 

September 24, 2024

  • Day Trip to the Etyek Wine Region
    • Sip through private wine tastings at local vineyards
    • Indulge yourself in local delicacies
  • Evening at leisure

 

September 25, 2024

  • Check out of your Budapest hotel
  • Transfer to the Budapest International Airport (BUD)

 

 

Meals Included In The Optional Extension

September 21, 2024: breakfast, dinner

September 22, 2024: breakfast, lunch

September 23, 2024: breakfast, lunch

September 24, 2024: breakfast, lunch, dinner

September 25, 2024: breakfast

 

*Itinerary and meals are subject to change

Accommodations

BoHo Hotel Prague

Three nights: September 14, 15, 16

Mere steps separate the BoHo Hotel from the heart of Prague's fascinating city center. Nestled in the Old Town neighborhood's quiet streets, this four-star property melds contemporary design with its surroundings' historic charm. A former art-deco post office from the early 1900s, the BoHo Hotel's striking design can be found in every corner. Homages to the city's Eastern European heritage can be found throughout in the form of Matryoshka dolls and original photography. If you're looking for an extra dose of relaxation, you can reserve a signature spa treatment at the hotel's private spa and wellness area.

Looking for a break from the heavier, local European fare? Step inside the Boho Hotel Restaurant for a healthier take on a wide array of international fares.