Uncover the history of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire on this 10-day rail vacation to Prague, Vienna and Budapest.
About the Tour
Uncover the history of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire on this 10-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.
- 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
- One traditional 3-Course Dinner in each city
- Private transfer from Václav Havel Airport Prague to Prague Hotel
- Hotel taxes and service charges
Scenic highlights of your trip include:
- Manes Palace
- Prague Castle
- St. Vitus Cathedral
- The Hofburg
- Schonbrunn Palace
- Heroes Square
- Fisherman's Bastion
- Matthias Church
Day 1 - Arrive in PragueArrive 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 2 - Prague SightseeingThis 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 3 - Prague at Your LeisureThe 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. This evening, you have an included 3-course dinner at Plzenska Restaurant. Adorned with hand placed ceramic Art Nouveau mosaics, original wood panelling and stained glass windows, this restaurant offers some of the best traditional cuisine in Prague. Overnight K+K Hotel Central or similar. (B, D)
Day 4 - Train to ViennaAfter 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 5 - Vienna SightseeingAfter 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 6 - Vienna at Your LeisureThe entire day is free for shopping, people-watching or an optional excursion like a visit to the Vienna Woods and Mayerling hunting lodge. Tonight's traditional Viennese dinner is at the Royal Piaristenkeller Restaurant and includes a wine cellar visit with glass of sparkling wine. Overnight K+K Hotel Maria Theresia or similar. (B, D)
Day 7 - Train to BudapestAfter 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 8 - 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 9- Budapest at Your LeisureAfter 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. Enjoy the final dinner of your trip at Kaltenberg Restaurant. In addition to a vast selection of dishes on the standard menu, they offer new specialties every week with organic beer brewed on the premises according to a Bavarian recipe and excellent wines. A band of three musicians entertains guests every evening. Overnight K+K Hotel Opera or similar. (B, D)
Day 10 - Farewell BudapestYour vacation through the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria comes to an end after breakfast today. (B)
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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