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We can’t thank you enough, Heather, for all of the help you provided in making this such a pleasurable experience and a memorable holiday.

My Travel Consultant: Heather Hines, CTM, ACC

Trudy and Bob, London, ON - (trip to Vienna Austria)

We are just back from our trip to Israel, Vienna and Prague by Monograms tours. We had an amazing time. Our time in Israel with our family was wonderful.  The trip from Tel Aviv through Istanbul and on to Vienna with Turkish Air was great. The planes were very nice, the service was great and the food wasn’t bad for airplane food.  The first flight left 20 minutes early and the second was right on time.  I’d fly Turkish air again.

The Monogram tour of Vienna and Prague was really good.  Both of the hosts in each city were very knowledgeable, helpful and fun. We had great planned tours of the city but the best part was that the hosts were able to give us ideas of great places to eat, things we should try, optional things to see and do and the best way to get about the cities.  They were at the hotel for specific hours each day to help us plan our days to our advantage but could be reached by phone at any time if needed. They were not just trying to promote the optional trips that Monogram advertised but suggested other interesting and perhaps more economical options.  We really felt we were their priority not just the promotion of the tour company.

Because it was so early in the season there were just 4 of us on the tours (the other couple was from Michigan) so instead of the hosts doing the tours we were sent on a tour with another company but in both cases we were very happy with what we saw and did.

The Am Konzerthaus Hotel in Vienna was very nice, well situated so you could walk most places or go one block to the closest subway stop and have access to the whole city. The restaurant and included breakfast was very, very, nice.  The hotel had a kind of old world charm.

The Andel’s Hotel in Prague was also nice but very modern with lots of white, chrome and glass.  The room was lovely but just a different style.  We were in a non-smoking room but the lobby was often smokey, something that we forget about here in North America. The breakfast buffet was very extensive and in both places open from 6:30 am to 10:30 am. The location was a little out of the centre and across the river from the "old town”. It was walkable but also a half block from both subway and street car connections. It was 4 subway stops right to the centre of town.

The first class travel by train between the 2 cities was very easy and comfortable.  It was about 4 1/2 hours on the train but lots of landscape to see along the way.

Because we were there just before Easter there were big Easter Markets in both cities that afforded us the opportunity to sample local crafts, foods and music.  That certainly was a bonus. We also went to a Folklore evening in Prague that included transportation there and back, dinner, drinks and entertainment in the form of folk dance, music and song. This was all for 39 Euros per person which we thought was very reasonable.

We would recommend this Monogram tour to others and would take a Monogram tour again.

We can’t thank you enough, Heather, for all of the help you provided in making this such a pleasurable experience and a memorable holiday.


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