Until Rick Steves has a similar tour, I am so excited about this one. Classical music overload with doctoral music candidates on board, seminars, piano mfr. tour, dinner and entertainment in 2 palaces in Vienna, folk music at welcome dinner in Budapest, tours of Liszt studio in Budapest and others in Bratislava too numerous to mention etc. etc. I am now negotiating the Oct. 2014 river cruise tour. Kudoes to Rick. I spoke to him in 2002 before my visit to unknown cousins in Germany. Rick immediately said "You won't have any trouble." I didn't. I was treated like a princess. The British royals don't carry money. I did, but I didn't need it. I stayed at cousins' homes, was given a gift certificate to shop at Seiffen and if we stopped for coffee or dinner I understood that I was not even to offer to pay!