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Classic Eastern Europe: Budapest, Vienna & Prague

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11 Days
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Classic Eastern Europe - Budapest, Vienna, and Prague


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This 11-day trip follows a classic route through Central Europe’s most beautiful cities, with side trips to the picturesque and historic towns that surround them.

Start in Budapest, a city built to govern a much larger country than Hungary is now. That grandeur is reflected everywhere, from the enormous Parliament building, to the Royal Castle, to Heroes Square. A three hour tour takes you to see the key sights, and includes a walk through the Castle District, from which you can enjoy magnificent city views from the Fisherman’s Bastion. Perhaps end your day with a soak at the opulent Gellert Baths, or down a few cocktails at one of Budapest’s famously ramshackle – but endlessly creative – ruin bars. Continue your exploration of the city’s artsy side on a Danube Bend tour to Visegrad, Estergom and Szentendre, including a cruise on the Danube.

Speed your way to majestic Vienna, where a coach and boat tour awaits to take you through the Vienna Woods. See the Danube Tower, the colourful Kunsthaus and Hundertwasserhaus, and the wine growing village of Grinzing. With your spare time, explore the palaces, museums and coffee houses that define the splendour of Vienna, and discover the capital of what was once one of Europe’s largest and most influential empires. A side trip takes you to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you’ll embark on a tour through the city’s rich musical heritage. You might even see a few familiar sights from the beloved film The Sound of Music. With one last night in the city, why not put that musical inspiration to work with a night at the Vienna State Opera?

Spend your last few days based in one of Europe’s most unique and beautiful cities, Prague. Spared from the bombs of World War Two, the Czech capital evokes a seemingly lost Europe full of medieval charm and quirky innovations. A city tour takes you to Wenceslas Square, the Old Town and the historic Jewish Quarter. Then cross the river to the so-called Lesser Quarter before wandering through Prague Castle, home to incredible St Vitus Cathedral.

The following day, set out for Cesky Krumlov, the UNESCO-listed medieval town to the south of Prague. Visit the chateau and castle, the second largest in the Czech Republic. Finally, a more sombre day trip takes you to Terezin, the former defensive fortress that became a brutal concentration camp under the Nazis. Return to Prague for your departure, or spend an extra day or two in the romantic city of spires.


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Accommodation in Budapest

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    Hotel Palazzo Zichy



    Hotel Palazzo Zichy, the place where history meets present! Satisfy your desire and stay in a historical building that was originally designed and constructed in the 19th century and served as the residence of a famous Hungarian noble, Count Nandor Zichy. Hotel Palazzo Zichy is ...

    Hotel Palazzo Zichy, the place where history meets present! Satisfy your desire and stay in a historical building that was originally designed and constructed in the 19th century and served as the residence of a famous Hungarian noble, Count Nandor Zichy. Hotel Palazzo Zichy is ideally situated near one of the underground lines, an eight-minute walking distance from the pedestrian area, a five-minute walk from the Hungarian National Museum, and just a block from the Grand Boulevard. The Gellert Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool is just 2 kilometres (1.5 miles) away.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Lounge
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Smoke Free Hotel

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Accommodation in Vienna

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    Hotel Austria



    The Hotel Austria lies in the midst of the historical Old City of Vienna, only a short walking distance from St. Stephen's Cathedral, a few minutes away from the Vienna State Opera, the Hofburg and the famous shopping streets. The Imperial Palace Hofburg with its ...

    The Hotel Austria lies in the midst of the historical Old City of Vienna, only a short walking distance from St. Stephen's Cathedral, a few minutes away from the Vienna State Opera, the Hofburg and the famous shopping streets. The Imperial Palace Hofburg with its Congress Centre, the renewed Viennese Museums as well as the exclusive shopping streets Karntnerstrasse and Graben can all be reached easily. Here you are never far away from public transport: on Schwedenplatz you will find two underground lines: U1 and U4. Enjoy our impeccable Viennese Buffet Breakfast and relish to your heart's desire. Be inspired for the best possible start in your day.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Babysitting Service
    • Concierge
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lift/elevator

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    Best Western Premier Kaiserhof Wien



    When the Best Western Premier Kaiserhof Wien was built in 1896 on the former "Glacis Grounds" it was ranked as one of the most modern viennese hotels of its day, offering such novel conveniences (for the time) as a guest elevator, central heating, electricity and ...

    When the Best Western Premier Kaiserhof Wien was built in 1896 on the former "Glacis Grounds" it was ranked as one of the most modern viennese hotels of its day, offering such novel conveniences (for the time) as a guest elevator, central heating, electricity and water in all rooms. The hotel offers rich tradition, but also a quiet and central location close to the imperial heart of Vienna. The top quality service and loving attention to details lend the hotel a uniquely comfortable and relaxing ambience. The hotel is just a short walk away from numerous sights, such as the Vienna State Opera, the Hofburg, the magnificent Ringstrasse, Konzerthaus, and many more sightseeing places in Vienna.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Flat Screen TV's
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lift/elevator
    • Lobby
    • Lounge
    • Mini Bar

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    Hotel Sacher



    Hotel Sacher Vienna is one of the world's great luxury hotels in one of Europe's most culturally significant cities: the birthplace of psychoanalysis and a city of musicians, artists, philosophers and architects. Famous guests have included John F. Kennedy, Indira Gandhi and Queen Elizabeth. The ...

    Hotel Sacher Vienna is one of the world's great luxury hotels in one of Europe's most culturally significant cities: the birthplace of psychoanalysis and a city of musicians, artists, philosophers and architects. Famous guests have included John F. Kennedy, Indira Gandhi and Queen Elizabeth. The hotel, which opened in 1876, occupies an enviable spot on Philharmonikerstrasse directly across from Vienna's State Opera, and is near the Hofburg Palace, Spanish Riding School, museums and shopping. The staff at Hotel Sacher has an open ear for the unique needs of families. Petit Sacher - that's tailored services and amenities for families, so your holiday experience and relaxation can blend seamlessly.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Business Centre
    • Children's Facility
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Mini Bar
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • TV

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Accommodation in Prague

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    Barcelo Old Town Praha



    The exclusive Barcelo Old Town Praha is located in the heart of the historic city, in the popular Celetna Street next to the famous Powder Tower which is the door to the Old Town of Prague. From there the Kings used to start the coronation ...

    The exclusive Barcelo Old Town Praha is located in the heart of the historic city, in the popular Celetna Street next to the famous Powder Tower which is the door to the Old Town of Prague. From there the Kings used to start the coronation ritual through the Royal Road towards the Prague Castle. Barcelo Old Town hotel is set within a listed and completely renovated 17th-century building and combines a historic facade with modern amenities. The hotel is just a stroll away to some of the city's most popular sightseeing including Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Hradcany Castle and the Astronomical Clock among others. The Palladium Shopping Centre is just a few steps and the luxurious Parizska Street, where all the most prestigious boutiques are, is just 5 minutes walking distance.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Conference Facilities
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Lift/elevator

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    Rott Hotel



    Hotel Rott is situated in the very heart of Prague, just a few steps from the Old Town Square, the main historical point of the city. All essential sights and monuments are within a walking distance of the hotel: Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, Jewish town, ...

    Hotel Rott is situated in the very heart of Prague, just a few steps from the Old Town Square, the main historical point of the city. All essential sights and monuments are within a walking distance of the hotel: Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, Jewish town, Prague Castle with adjoining gardens and palaces of the Little Quarter. Hotel's location is convenient also for shopping: there are numerous large shops and shopping malls within an easy and short reach of the hotel.

    Facilities

    • Ironing Board
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Babysitting Service
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Room Service

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    Art Deco Imperial Hotel



    A gem of genuine Art Deco architecture, Art Deco Imperial Prague Luxury Hotel provides exclusive accommodation and superior services to business and leisure travelers who prefer intimacy and individual approach of a boutique hotel to busy big brand places. Located in UNESCO-protected historic Prague city ...

    A gem of genuine Art Deco architecture, Art Deco Imperial Prague Luxury Hotel provides exclusive accommodation and superior services to business and leisure travelers who prefer intimacy and individual approach of a boutique hotel to busy big brand places. Located in UNESCO-protected historic Prague city centre, Art Deco Imperial Hotel is an ideal starting point, whether you come to the Czech capital for business, sightseeing in the picturesque Old Town, high street shopping, or exploring Prague's nightlife. Dating from 1914, the timeless elegance of Art Deco Imperial Hotel's unique historical building has been admired by generations of loyal guests.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Business Centre
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Lounge Bar
    • Parking (Valet)

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    Four Seasons Hotel Prague



    Four Seasons Hotel Prague interweaves centuries of remarkable history and architecture with all the conveniences of modern technology. In the middle of vibrant Old Town Prague, experience an enclave at the edge of the Vltava River, just steps from the Charles Bridge. While some cities ...

    Four Seasons Hotel Prague interweaves centuries of remarkable history and architecture with all the conveniences of modern technology. In the middle of vibrant Old Town Prague, experience an enclave at the edge of the Vltava River, just steps from the Charles Bridge. While some cities are renowned for one particular architectural style, the beauty of Prague lies in its incredible mingling of styles and eras. Four Seasons Hotel Prague has achieved a similar marriage of architectural styles, bringing together three historic structures and one new one, to create a unified building that is cohesive while still respecting the unique beauty of each style represented.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Gift Shop
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,734

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Day 1

Budapest Airport to Hotel in Budapest

Duration30 Minutes

Hotel Parlament

This stylish boutique hotel with distinctive elegance is ideally located in the heart of Budapest, only a few steps from the Danube bank, the Parliament and the St. Stephen's Basilica. This family-friendly hotel is also within walking distance of The Glass House, Nagymezo Street, and Bedo House. The main shopping areas such as the Vaci Ut Street as well as excellent restaurants offering international and Hungarian culinary specialities, trendy cafes and bars are close to the Hotel Parlament Budapest. Several tram and metro stations are nearby.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Parlament

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    Hotel Parlament



    This stylish boutique hotel with distinctive elegance is ideally located in the heart of Budapest, only a few steps from the Danube bank, the Parliament and the St. Stephen's Basilica. This family-friendly hotel is also within walking distance of The Glass House, Nagymezo Street, and ...

    This stylish boutique hotel with distinctive elegance is ideally located in the heart of Budapest, only a few steps from the Danube bank, the Parliament and the St. Stephen's Basilica. This family-friendly hotel is also within walking distance of The Glass House, Nagymezo Street, and Bedo House. The main shopping areas such as the Vaci Ut Street as well as excellent restaurants offering international and Hungarian culinary specialities, trendy cafes and bars are close to the Hotel Parlament Budapest. Several tram and metro stations are nearby.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service
    • Lift/elevator
    • Lounge Bar
    • Room Service Limited Hours
    • Sauna
    • Smoke Free Hotel

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Day 2

Grand City Tour

Are you ready to discover Budapest? We are prepared to show you the Hungarian capital in 3 hours so get ready to engage by this city. The Heroes Square, the State Opera House, the Hungarian Parliament, the Royal Palace and the Citadel (photostop) cannot wait for you to see them. The buses are air-conditioned and they all have a live guided. During the Grand City Tour you will also go on a walk in the Castle District to enjoy its unique medieval atmosphere. The tour ends in the city center.

Sights Include: Parliament, Margaret-Bridge (Margaret-Island), Royal Castle on the Buda side, Fishermen's Bastion (Castle Walk), Matthias Church, Gellert Hill (Photostop), Heroes' Square, the Opera, and St. Stephen's Basilica.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Danube Bend Tour

Take an excursion into Hungary's history on this popular Danube Bend full day trip. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, you'll visit the gorgeous old towns of Visegrad, Esztergom and Szentendre, enjoy a three-course lunch and take a River Danube cruise - a highlight of any trip to Hungary!

Sights and elements include: The Danube Bend, Visegrad, Royal Residence, 3-course lunch menu, Esztergom, interior visit of the Cathedral, Slovakia (photostop), Artists' Village Szentendre (guided walk), and return by boat (Boat trip May 1 - September 30)

Duration9 Hours
Day 4

Budapest Hotels to Budapest Train Station

Duration30 Minutes

Train Station or Port to Vienna Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen

Take the former Austrian State Printing House, revitalise it with international hotel flair and dedicate it to the noble Prince Eugene of Savoy, who once used to reside at Schloss Belvedere - voila: you have an impressive blend of tradition and modernity - an extraordinary lifestyle experience in 21st century style. Situated in the heart of Vienna's diplomatic district, Hotel Savoyen is the ideal starting point for business appointments in the city centre or for discovering the old town of Vienna. The concierge service is available to help you organise trips, visits to the theatre or anything your heart desires.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen

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    Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen



    Take the former Austrian State Printing House, revitalise it with international hotel flair and dedicate it to the noble Prince Eugene of Savoy, who once used to reside at Schloss Belvedere - voila: you have an impressive blend of tradition and modernity - an extraordinary ...

    Take the former Austrian State Printing House, revitalise it with international hotel flair and dedicate it to the noble Prince Eugene of Savoy, who once used to reside at Schloss Belvedere - voila: you have an impressive blend of tradition and modernity - an extraordinary lifestyle experience in 21st century style. Situated in the heart of Vienna's diplomatic district, Hotel Savoyen is the ideal starting point for business appointments in the city centre or for discovering the old town of Vienna. The concierge service is available to help you organise trips, visits to the theatre or anything your heart desires.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Child Care
    • Conference Centre
    • Daily Housekeeping
    • Gym/ Fitness centre
    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Self Parking

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Day 5

Historical City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Morning

This tour will give you an overall impression of the most significant sight of Vienna. Along the Ringstrasse you will see numerous magnificent buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quartier, the former Habsburg winter residence, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. The highlight of this tour will be a visit of the showrooms of Schonbrunn Palace. In this former summer residence of the Habsburg family lived e.g. Maria Theresia. The MAK shows applied and contemporary art in temporary exhibitions as well as in its unique permanent and study collections. On the way back to the opera you pass by the Belvedere Palace, the former summer residence of Prince Eugen.

Duration3 Hours
Day 6

Salzburg - Mozart Festival Town and Sound of Music

Traveling to Mozart's town of birth you'll be enchanted by the beautiful Salzkammergut landscape with its mountains and lakes, and where the Emperor Franz Joseph and his family used to spend their holidays. Skirting the Lake Fuschl and Lake Wolfgang you will reach Salzburg, where you will have free time for lunch.

Discover Salzburg with an afternoon walking tour through the old city. Your guide will show you the most important sights of the old Bishop's Seat including the Cathedral, the Festival Hall, St Peter's Abbey Church and its graveyard (the tomb of Mozart's sister Nannerl). Among the busy shopping streets you'll see no. 9 Getreidegasse, where the famed Wolfgang Mozart was born and lived until he was 17 years old.

While passing through the gardens of Mirabell Palace you will see the statue of the Pegasus, the winged horse and perhaps here, the song 'Do-Re-Mi' from the movie Sound of Music will come to mind? On your return journey to Vienna, enjoy great views as your coach passes through Fortress Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. Your tour concludes with a drop off at Vienna State Opera or your selected hotel.

Duration13 Hours
Day 7

Vienna Hotel to Train Station or Port

Duration1 Hour

Prague Train Station to Prague Hotels

Duration30 Minutes

Jurys Inn Prague

Jurys Inn Prague is a modern hotel, located in Prague City Centre, just a short walk from Prague's Old Town Square. Our city hotel offers 214 contemporary, spacious rooms clearly designed around our guests' comfort. Fast speed Wi-Fi is offered for free throughout the property. The hotel boasts a stylish bistro style restaurant offering seasonal cuisine as well as a quick bite on the run, lively bar serving innovative cocktails, fitness centre and secure onsite garage. Business travelers can also make use of the 2 state-of-the-art conference rooms which are fully equipped with modern amenities. Jurys Inn Prague is a non-smoking hotel.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Jurys Inn Prague

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    Jurys Inn Prague



    Jurys Inn Prague is a modern hotel, located in Prague City Centre, just a short walk from Prague's Old Town Square. Our city hotel offers 214 contemporary, spacious rooms clearly designed around our guests' comfort. Fast speed Wi-Fi is offered for free throughout the property. ...

    Jurys Inn Prague is a modern hotel, located in Prague City Centre, just a short walk from Prague's Old Town Square. Our city hotel offers 214 contemporary, spacious rooms clearly designed around our guests' comfort. Fast speed Wi-Fi is offered for free throughout the property. The hotel boasts a stylish bistro style restaurant offering seasonal cuisine as well as a quick bite on the run, lively bar serving innovative cocktails, fitness centre and secure onsite garage. Business travelers can also make use of the 2 state-of-the-art conference rooms which are fully equipped with modern amenities. Jurys Inn Prague is a non-smoking hotel.

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    • Coffee Bar
    • Fitness Centre
    • Gym
    • Restaurant

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Day 8

Prague Unlimited

This is a combined, comprehensive city tour of Prague. Start your tour with 60-minutes bus ride around the Old Town and the New Town to the Prauge Castle, followed by a walking tour and a short break for lunch. The walk tour continues along Nerudova Street, through the Lesser Town to the Charles Bridge, where you can enjoy a short Vltava river cruise on a boat. After the boat cruise cross the Charles Bridge and complete this unique Prague excursion with a walk through the Old Town, which includes the unique Jewish part.

Duration6 Hours
Day 9

Cesky Krumlov - UNESCO

On this all-day excursion you will have a chance to admire the beautiful south Bohemian countryside, with its picturesque villages and many ponds. Cesky Krumlov is a city on the UNESCO heritage list. The unique urban complex, comprising three hundred historic houses and the National Castle and Chateau, the second largest after Prague Castle, draws many visitors every year and is rightly called the RENAISSANCE PEARL.

Duration10 Hours
Day 10

Terezin - A Tragic Chapter in European History

Take an excursion to the place where the Nazi occupation during the Second World War resulted in a tragic chapter in the history of a town, and the catastrophic fate of many innocent victims. As Hitler transported tens of thousands of communal objects to Prague, their owners were rounded up and shipped first to a city built northwest of Prague in 1780 by Joseph II. Ironically, this city served as a fortress to protect Prague from invaders to the north. Joseph II named this village after his mother, Maria Teresia, calling it Terezin. You will be taken on a walking tour of the entire complex of the former Nazi ghetto and concentration camp. Entering through the famous arch, marked with the slogan, "Work Makes One Free", you will then be transported back in time with authentic personal memories, chilling experiences and other episode's from the fortresses grim history.

Duration6 Hours
Day 11

Prague Hotels to Prague Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Departs Mondays (subject to availability)

PRICE INCLUDES:

Transfers from/to train stations, 10 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, and sightseeing as per the itinerary.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

All other meals and beverages, train tickets between cities, items of a personal nature and gratuities. Subject to availability at the time of booking.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Not exactly what you are looking for? Let us know! We can customize this itinerary. This can also be done on a private basis (please enquire).

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*Prices are "from", per person, based on twin/double share and include all taxes. Subject to availability.

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