Insight Vacations Bohemian Rhapsody Journey | ©Tom Palladio ImagesThe late, iconic Freddie Mercury of the British rock band Queen penned a prolific mock opera back in 1975 titled Bohemian Rhapsody. To say it’s a catchy tune would be an understatement.

Since it first tested the strength of my ear drums and radio playlists back when it was released, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head.

How about you?


Come this weekend, I’ll be pinching myself as I start living inside Freddie’s lyrics as I board Insight Vacations‘ business-class legroom motor coach as an imbedded travel writer on its abbreviated Bohemian Rhapsody journey through Prague, Vienna and Budapest.


Insight Vacations Bohemian Rhapsody Journey | ©Tom Palladio ImagesJoin me and my fellow band of merry media — international scribes and photographers — as we experience the “art of touring in style” on this Insight premier-escorted adventure through the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary filled with signature moments, surprising flourishes and restful nights in five-star hotels.


You bet I will, right alongside the Habsburgs, as I cross the Danube, roll through the Wacha Valley and visit — AND SAMPLE — wineries and breweries; stroll through festive open-air markets and climb the rocky paths to centuries-old castles upon high; devour bowls of Gulyás with dumplings covered in paprika and race through plates of sacher torte, strudel and Mozart kugeln; and, sip countless glasses of Tokaji and Becherovka.

Insight Vacations Bohemian Rhapsody Journey | ©Tom Palladio ImagesOH MAMA MIA, MAMA MIA, MAMA MIA LET ME GO…

Czech out my daily dispatches from the cobble right here on TPT, or follow me on Facebook and Twitter, as I get back on Insight Vacations‘ motor coach for a symphony of sights, sounds and savors worthy of Freddie Mercury’s senses.

For complete information on Insight Vacations’ premium and luxury-escorted itineraries, including Bohemian Rhapsody and 100 other journeys throughout Europe, just click HERE, or call toll free 1-888-680-1241, or contact your travel agent.

Look out Bohemia, here I come.

©2014 The Palladian Traveler | ©2014 Tom Palladio Images

Borsalino w/ props | ©Tom Palladio Images


Written by The Palladian Traveler

Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him in and out of 49 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along cobblestone streets that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway somewhere in the Veneto. You can also follow his dispatches from the cobblestone at and


    1. A scarf, yes; and ascot, no way. Doubtful 7 days in Eastern Europe will qualify me as an expert, but I will know more about the area than I do now. I’ll be sharing my impressions along the way. Stay tuned, and stay tuned FM.

      1. Remember Shirley Temple was made ambassador to the Republic of Czech, this trip might qualify you for something similar.

  1. Oh, Tom, try as I might not to be, you’re making me completely jealous!! The good thing is I’ll be able to savor your trip through your posts. And now you have me humming that catchy tune as well. Safe travels and bon voyage!


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