Explore European cities: Budapest, Moscow and Prague
Europe is rich in culture, history and fun, so take time to travel. Get out of your comfort zone and venture beyond your community. Head to one of these incredible cities!
The hilly landscape, unforgettable buildings and hospitable people of Budapest will make you feel like you’re in a different kind of European city. The Buda Castle sits on a huge hill above the Danube River, providing an impressive view of the city, the Hungarian State Opera and Parliament. Parliament’s Gothic Revival-style is stunning, especially at night. To rejuvenate, visit a Turkish bath to soak in mineral water sourced from Budapest’s thermal springs. Stroll Market Hall to sample paprika and purchase Tokaj, the local sweet wine.
The Kremlin fortification dates back to the 12th century and is the center of Moscow’s history with several royal palaces, cathedrals and museums. From Cathedral Square, you can see nine cathedrals towering skyward, and in Red Square you’ll find St. Basil’s Cathedral; its colorful, whimsical domes, porches and spires appear as from a dream. See a ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre or check out trendy nightclubs and gastronomic restaurants. Plan ahead because a visa is required for travel to Russia.
Prague, Czech Republic
Truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague has been called “the land of a thousand spires.” Many of those spires are found within the walls of the Prague Castle, identified as the largest castle complex in the world. Many palaces, buildings and gardens give Prague Castle its splendor, but none so much as the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral. Take a stroll along Charles Bridge, bustling with local musicians, artists and merchants during the day and offering incredible city views at night. Prague is a great place for porcelain, marionettes and Bohemian crystal, so save time for shopping.