Uncover the gems of Central Europe on this locally hosted vacation.
About the Tour
This locally-hosted vacation combines the Old World splendor of Prague, Budapest, and Vienna for an elegant and eclectic vacation in Central Europe. Take in the ornate architecture and stately elegance of Vienna. Roam Budapest’s wide boulevards and lounge along the banks of the Danube. Indulge in Prague’s free-spirited charm and world-famous beers. Traveling by rail through some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, you’ll be able to relax and take in all the charm and wonder of these magnificent cities.
- Transportation via high-speed rail (first-class)
- 9 nights accommodation in pre-screened, centrally located hotels
- Daily breakfast buffet
- Guided sightseeing and orientation in each city
- Services of friendly, knowledgeable Local Host at each destination
Day 1 - Budapest, HungaryÜdvözöljük-welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you maximize your time in the capital of Hungary.
Day 2 - BudapestMorning guided sightseeing includes impressive Heroes' Square with the Millennium Monument, built in 1896, at its center. Behind the monument is a semicircular colonnade with statues of famous men who made their marks on Hungary. Statues atop the colonnade symbolize Labor & Wealth, Knowledge & Glory, War and Peace. Also, take a drive up to the Castle District with Matthias Coronation Church, Fishermen's Bastion and magnificent panoramas of the city and Danube River.
Day 3 - BudapestYour day is free to discover Budapest as you like. You may wish to visit Memento Park, the historical exhibition at the end of the city featuring communist era statues; explore the Botanical Gardens featuring more than 7,000 plants; or marvel at historic locomotives at the Hungarian Railway Museum. Your Local Host can recommend how best to spend your day at leisure based on your interests.
Day 4 - Budapest-Vienna, AustriaJourney by high-speed train (first class) to Vienna.
Day 5 - ViennaDuring your morning guided sightseeing, visit splendid Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg Dynasty. See famous landmarks along the Ringstrasse, including Heldenplatz with nearby Hofburg Palace, the National Theater, the State Opera House, Parliament, City Hall, renowned museums, and the Strauss Monument-a gilded tribute to the great composer.
Day 6 - ViennaYour Local Host will have many suggestions for your day in Austria's “City of Music,” like the best places to sample Wienerschnitzel and where to shop for Mozartkugeln, a chocolate and marzipan treat.
Day 7 - Vienna-Prague, Czech RepublicTravel by high-speed train (first class) to Prague.
Day 8 - PragueThis morning’s guided sightseeing includes views of 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle and a walk in the Castle Courtyards. See Staromestske Square, which dates back to the 12th century and started life as the central marketplace for the city. It is surrounded by historic buildings, beautiful churches, and the Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall Tower. Also admire Prague's famous Charles Bridge, a masterpiece of engineering and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe.
Day 9 - PragueWith a full day at leisure to enjoy the “Golden City,” consider ideas from your Local Host, such as a visit to the Strahov Monastery and Library.
Day 10 - PragueYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Courtyard by Marriott City Center, Budapest
The Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center is housed in a building that is a combination of contemporary and traditional styles with a beautifully restored historic facade. The hotel features 234 spacious guest rooms and 7 meeting rooms for functions and events.
Mgallery Am Konzerthaus
This 211-room upscale property offers Free Wi-Fi access in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A mix of both Viennese and Mediterranean cuisine is offered in the stylish restaurant, whilst drinks can be enjoyed in the nostalgic charm of the lounge bar which has original décor from the Orient Express.
A modern 80-room hotel located on a quiet side street, right in the heart of Prague's Old Town just a short walk away from the 11th-century Powder Tower and Old Town Square. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the building and there is a breakfast room where a buffet breakfast is served daily. The comfortable, air-conditioned guestrooms provide an ideal place to relax with complimentary coffee/tea-making facilities.
Passport & Visa Requirements
It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.
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