Many of our guests enjoy reading about their destination – either in advance of their trip or while traveling – as a way of adding context to their visit. Whether reading a traditional guide book, learning about the history and culture, or simply enjoying a fictional novel set in the destination, a good book can add greatly to your experience. We asked our Tour Managers and staff to recommend books and films which past guests may have enjoyed. The following does not constitute an endorsement of any authors, books or films listed, it is merely a collection of guests’ recommendations.


The Eclipse of the Crescent Moon or Slave of the Huns by Géza Gárdonyi

A Modern Midas: A Romance by Mór Jókai

Fatelessness by Imre Kertész

How to be an Alien or How to be Poor by George Mikes

Csardas by Diane Pearson

Who Loves You Like This by Edith Bruck

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

Kasztner’s Train by Anna Porter

Imprimatur or Secretum or Veritas by Monaldi & Sorti

Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler by Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw

The Bridge at Andau by James A. Michener

I Served the King of England or Bambini di Praga 1947 by Bohumil Hrabal

Franz Kafka and Prague by Harald Salfellner

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Old Czech Legends by Alois Jirásek

The Golem by Gustav Meyrink

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hašek

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