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9 Day Classic Central Europe - Monday Departure

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Austria , Czech Republic , Hungary , Slovakia

Cities Visited

Budapest , Prague , Vienna

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Hungary
Depart for Hungary

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Budapest
Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner at your hotel. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in no later than 4 PM
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Budapest City Tour
Your morning tour begins in Pest with a chance to view the Parliament, Royal Palace and Heroes' Square. You will cross the Danube River on the Elizabeth Bridge into the Buda Hills. Visit Castle Hill to see the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church. From Fisherman's Bastion, admire a panoramic view of the city. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or join the optional Budapest Opera House & Great Dohany Synagogue*. Begin with a guided tour of the Budapest Opera House, a beautiful 19th century neo-Renaissance building. View the grand staircase along with the magnificent red and gold hall. Later, visit the Great Dohany Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe. Explore the grounds, view the Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial and learn about the Hungarian Holocaust. Tonight perhaps, choose the optional Danube Cruise that includes dinner*For Apr 22 departure, the Great Dohany Synagogue will be closed, therefore the optional will not be available.
Optional: Budapest Opera House & Great Dohany Synagogue (PM)
Optional: Danube Dinner Cruise (PM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Travel to Vienna
Spend the morning at leisure in Budapest or join the optional tour to the Parliament, St Stephen's Basilica and the historic Great Market Hall.* Later, depart Hungary and travel through the Austrian countryside to Vienna, the former center of the Habsburg Empire. Spend the balance of the day at leisure in Vienna. Tonight, perhaps take the opportunity to attend an evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music" at an optional recital performance of the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss*Be advised that you might not be able to book this optional tour locally, due to certain restrictions regarding the Parliament.
Optional: Parliament, St. Stephen's and Great Market Hall (AM)
Optional: Mozart & Strauss Recital (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Vienna City Tour
Today, take a sightseeing tour that begins with a visit to Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors. Continue with a drive along the famous Ringstrasse and view the Empress Maria Theresia Monument, Votive Church, City Hall and Parliament. Next, walk through the Hofburg courtyards to the State Opera House. The rest of the day is at leisure, or join the optional The Glory of the Habsburg Emperors. Journey through over 1,000 years of power, wealth and glory and experience imperial Vienna at the Habsburg Treasury. Afterwards, visit the Imperial Crypt where your local expert makes the days of the great Empire come alive
Optional: The Glory of the Habsburg Emperors (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Bratislava City Tour
This morning, take a half-day excursion across the border to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The beautifully restored Old Town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards is nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. First, explore the historic center on a guided walking tour. After, take time to stroll the lively pedestrian streets of this city where local street vendors offer regional gifts before returning to Vienna. Tonight join the optional dinner at an Austrian Heurigen tavern. Local musicians entertain with traditional melodies while hearty Austrian dishes are served
Optional: Austrian Country Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Travel to Prague
After breakfast this morning, depart Austria for the Czech Republic. Travel through Southern Bohemia to the Czech capital, Prague, "The City of a Thousand Spires". Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, try traditional Czech cuisine at one of the many world-class restaurants in Prague
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Prague City Tour
This morning's sightseeing will include a walking tour of the Lesser Town and the Old Town, viewing the 14th century Charles Bridge, with its 30 Baroque statues of various saints. From here, admire the view of Prague Castle. Continue through the Old Town Square to view the Old Town Hall Tower & Astronomical Clock, the Municipal House, Powder Tower and the Jewish Quarter. The rest of the day is at leisure or join the optional afternoon tour to the hilltop Prague Castle complex, former residence of Bohemian kings and to the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral, where kings were crowned and battles were fought. Experience panoramic vistas of the entire city below. This evening, savor dinner and bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Optional: Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Depart the Czech Republic
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Budapest, Prague-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Budapest
  • 3 nights Vienna
  • 2 nights Prague
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Special Features

  • View Heroes' Square, the largest and most impressive square in Budapest
  • See Matthias Church, that served as the scene of several coronations
  • Stop at Fisherman's Bastion, for enthralling panoramic views of Budapest
  • Visit Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family in Vienna
  • Take a guided walking tour of charming Bratislava, capital of Slovakia
  • Embark on a city tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

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    Accommodations

    Mercure Budapest Korona Hotel
    This first class hotel is located on Kálvin Square across from the Hungarian National Museum.

    Hilton Vienna Park
    This deluxe hotel is situated adjacent to the popular Stadtpark in the heart of Vienna.

    Grand Majestic Hotel Prague
    This first class hotel is situated in the historical and business center of Prague.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

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    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.5
    Accommodations
    3.7
    Itinerary
    5
    Professional Staff
    5
    Repeat with Operator
    5
    Value for Money
    3.7

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    Hotel locations are great, all within city centers. Very convenient with shops, restaurants and sightseeing around. Tour guides are knowledgeable and nice.

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