Budapest, Vienna, Prague & Berlin
From the capital of Hungary to the capital of Germany, visit four of Europe’s Imperial Cities on this 14-day vacation.
This tour combines the Old World splendor of Prague, Budapest, and Vienna with the gritty alt-scene and imperial glamour of bustling Berlin for a thrilling, 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. Explore both sides of Berlin’s captivating split personality. 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.
Highlights and Inclusions
- First-class transportation by high-speed train
- Hotel accommodations for 12 nights
- Budapest city tour, including Matthias Coronation Church
- Vienna city tour, including a visit to Schonbrunn Palace
- Berlin city tour, including a visit to Hradcany Castle courtyard
- Prague city tour, including a walk in the Charlottenburg Palace
- Local Host service in each city
- Sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation per itinerary
Day 1 - International Flight to Budapest
Embark on your transatlantic flight to Budapest from your U.S. gateway. (International flight not included)
Day 2 - Budapest, Hungary
Üdvözöljük—welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you make the most of your time in the “Paris of the East.”
Day 3 - Budapest
Morning guided sightseeing includes Matthias Coronation Church and 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 colonnades symbolize Labor & Wealth, Knowledge & Glory, War, and Peace. Also take a drive up to Fishermen's Bastion for magnificent panoramas of Buda and Pest on either side of the Danube River.
Day 4 - Budapest
Your Local Host will have recommendations for your day in the capital of Hungary, such as where to try spicy Hungarian goulash.
Day 5 - Budapest-Vienna, Austria
This morning, journey by high-speed train (first-class) to Vienna.
Day 6 - Vienna
During your morning guided sightseeing, visit splendid Schonbrunn Palace, 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 7 - Vienna
Your Local Host has many ideas for your day in the “City of Music.” You may want to join an excursion to the Danube Valley, which includes Melk's Benedictine Abbey; take in a Strauss concert after a Viennese dinner; visit a traditional Heurigen wine tavern; or explore the Fine Arts Museum.
Day 8 - Vienna-Prague, Czech Republic
Travel by high-speed train (first-class) this morning, to Prague.
Day 9 - Prague
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes views of 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle and a walk in the Castle Courtyard. 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 10 - Prague
Full day at leisure to explore the “Golden City”—your Local Host will have suggestions for you, like a dinner cruise along the Vltava River, the Krizik Fountain water and light show, or where to enjoy a concert.
Day 11 - Prague-Berlin, Germany
This morning, journey by high-speed train (first-class), to Berlin.
Day 12 - Berlin
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, remains of the Berlin Wall that once divided the city, Checkpoint Charlie, and Museum Island. Also see the Siegessäule (Victory Column) and the famous Ku'damm shopping area. Time for a picture stop at the Holocaust Memorial, and Brandenburg Gate, a classical 12-column gateway that has stood roughly at the center of Berlin since its completion in 1791, originally constructed as a grand entrance to Unter den Linden boulevard, leading to the palace of the Prussian monarchs.
Day 13 - Berlin
Today, maybe visit the Jewish Museum, catch the hop-on/hop-off bus, discover "Berlin's Hidden Past", or see Charlottenburg Palace. Your Local Host can help you plan your day.
Day 14 - Berlin
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Set in a grand 19th-century building with a classical façade, this impressive structure was previously home to public baths and has been transformed into a modern, art nouveau style 272-room upscale hotel with Free Wi-Fi access available throughout. The decadent restaurant serves French/Hungarian dishes and there is a relaxed bar area on the mezzanine level above the airy lobby. Leisure facilities include a rooftop swimming pool complete with poolside sun loungers and splendid views, a small indoor infinity pool, whirlpool, saunas and a fitness room.
MGallery Am Konzerthaus, Vienna
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.
Jury's Inn Prague
A 214-room stylish property, perfectly located opposite the Florenc underground Metro station. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. There is an on-site gym, casual restaurant, stylish bar and all day coffee shop.
A 558-room luxury hotel conveniently located in a parkside central Berlin setting. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A comprehensive award-winning spa offers an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and 24-hour gym. Dining options include a 14th-floor gourmet restaurant serving creative Michelin starred cuisine with impeccable views and the casual lobby Café serves up an extensive breakfast buffet. The refined Marlene Bar, named after Berlin-born singer and actress Marlene Dietrich, serves a great selection of local and international dishes and has a suave cocktail list with occasional live music.
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The accommodations were great and the local hosts took the stress out of things.
Hosts were all good. Bernard in Berlin was superlative with his broad knowledge base of history and pleasant manner
Everything was so well organized. the hotels were excellent. The local hosts who guided us through each of our stays were outstanding.
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|24th July 2019||$2,763||Please call for availability.|
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