Prague, Vienna & Budapest
Uncover the history of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire on this 11-day rail vacation to Prague, Vienna and Budapest.
Uncover the history of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire on this 11-day rail vacation to Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Get a glimpse into Europe's history as you stroll along the Vltava River in Prague; visit Vienna's beautiful palaces, churches and royal residences; and, see the largest Gothic structure in Europe—Budapest's Parliament.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Hotel accommodations for 9 nights
- First class rail tickets (Prague-Vienna and Vienna-Budapest), including seat reservations
- City sightseeing in Prague, Vienna and Budapest
- Breakfast daily
- Private transfers in Prague, Vienna and Budapest as specified in itinerary
- Hotel taxes and service charges
- Manes Palace
- Prague Castle
- St. Vitus Cathedral
- The Hofburg
- Schonbrunn Palace
- Heroes Square
- Fisherman's Bastion
- Matthias Church
Day 1 - Depart USA for Prague
Embark on your international flight to Prague from your U.S gateway (International flight not included in tour price.)
Day 2 - Arrive in Prague
Arrive in Prague and meet your driver for your private transfer to your centrally-located hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight K+K Hotel Central or similar.
Day 3 - Prague Sightseeing
This morning embark on a grand tour of the city, beginning along the Vltava River past Manes Palace, Zofin Palace and the National Theatre. Visit Prague Castle and enjoy a guided courtyard walk. Continue on to the historic Charles Bridge, crossing to the Hradcany district for a guided walk to visit Loretto Church, the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Church and Golden Lane. Your tour ends with a visit to Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight K+K Hotel Central or similar. (B)
Day 4 - Prague at Your Leisure
The entire day is free to explore Prague on your own. Revisit some of the incredible sights from yesterday's city tour, or set out to discover new ones in this historic city. You may elect to take an optional excursion to nearby Cesky Krumlov, the first UNESCO listed town in the Czech Republic. Overnight K+K Hotel Central or similar. (B)
Day 5 - Train to Vienna
After breakfast, your private transfer will take you to the train station for your first-class rail journey to Vienna. After the relaxing first-class trip, transfer on your own to your centrally-located hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight K+K Hotel Maria Theresia or similar. (B)
Day 6 - Vienna Sightseeing
After breakfast enjoy a city orientation tour highlighting all of Vienna's must-see landmarks including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural History, the Hofburg, Parliament, City Hall, the Burgtheater, the University and Votive Church. The highlight of the day will be a visit to Schonbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Habsburgs. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to shop Vienna's stylish shops or discover more historic monuments. Overnight K+K Hotel Maria Theresia or similar. (B)
Day 7 - Vienna at Your Leisure
The entire day is free for shopping, people-watching or an optional excursion like a visit to the Vienna Woods and Mayerling hunting lodge or an evening drive along the Ringstrasse to the Prater for a ride on the Ferris Wheel followed by folk songs and traditional Viennese cuisine at a local tavern. Overnight K+K Hotel Maria Theresia or similar. (B)
Day 8 - Train to Budapest
After breakfast, your private transfer will take you from your hotel to the railway station for your first-class train trip to Budapest. Upon arrival, you'll be met by your driver for your private transfer to your centrally-located hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight K+K Hotel Opera or similar. (B)
Day 9 - Budapest Sightseeing
After breakfast, embark on a morning sightseeing tour for an overview of this historical city. Pass the Parliament, cross the Danube on the Margaret Bridge to the Royal Castle on the Buda side. Enjoy a guided walk through Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church and the Citadel before crossing the Elizabeth Bridge to Heroes Square, passing the Opera and St. Stephen's Basilica. The afternoon is free for you to experience the cuisine and culture of this sophisticated “Paris on the Danube.” Overnight K+K Hotel Opera or similar. (B)
Day 10- Budapest at Your Leisure
After a leisurely breakfast, find a sidewalk café for a little people-watching or take advantage of an optional tour, like an excursion to the wine district or a visit to the Herend porcelain factory and the spa town of Balatonfured. Overnight K+K Hotel Opera or similar. (B)
Day 11 - Farewell Budapest
Your vacation through the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria comes to an end after breakfast today. (B)
Click here to view testimonials for Prague, Vienna & Budapest.
Fabulous way to travel as all the travel and accommodation is looked after. We stayed at K + K in each city. Highly recommended as they are small, clean, friendly and most importantly to us centrally located in the old parts of the city. We walked everywhere.
Everything about the trip went very well. The hotels were comfortable and in good locations. The various transfers went very smoothly and I really enjoyed talking to the drivers. The train rides were quite relaxing. The city tours included in the package gave enough of an overview that I could decide what areas to return to and explore on my own. I especially liked the walking part of the Prague tour at the Castle. I would most definitely contact Vacations By Rail when I decide to travel by train again.
Dates & Prices
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|Departs Daily between 1st November 2014 and 15th February 2015||$1697||
|Departs Daily between 16th February 2015 and 30th April 2015||$2340||
|Departs Daily between 1st May 2015 and 15th September 2015||$1929||
|Departs Daily between 16th September 2015 and 31st October 2015||$1849||
|Departs Daily between 1st November 2015 and 15th February 2016||$1727||
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: Departs daily between 1st November 2014 and 15th February 2015 from $1697, daily between 16th February 2015 and 30th April 2015 from $2340, daily between 1st May 2015 and 15th September 2015 from $1929, daily between 16th September 2015 and 31st October 2015 from $1849, daily between 1st November 2015 and 15th February 2016 from $1727
Prices are land-only, per person based on double occupancy. Single prices are available upon request. Prices are correct at the time of this web page going live; however are subject to confirmation at time of booking. Rail pricing is subject to change until paid in full and ticketed. Seat assignments are not guaranteed and subject to change