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Prague Vienna and Budapest (Winter 2013/2014)

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Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
Austrian Parliament Building at dusk in Vienna, Austria
Parliament, Vienna
Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic
Christmas time in Prague, Czech Republic
Winter snow in Prague, Czech Republic
Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest, Hungary
Bratislava Town Hall
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Rating: Read Reviews
  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2013-2014
  • Style: At Leisure
  • Description: In Czech Republic's capital, Prague, sightseeing is a dream. Golden spires, ancient structures and an enchanting castle are yours to explore. In Vienna, Austria, visit its old quarters, grand opera houses and cathedrals. Visit Budapest, Hungary's capital, to lose yourself in the synagogues, churches, war monuments and Turkish baths.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Overnight flight to Prague.

  • Day 2


    Welcome to the Golden city of Prague, renowned for its gleaming spires. Relax or take a leisurely stroll through this magnificent metropolis. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception and scenic drive with your travelling companions and Travel Director.

    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Crowne Plaza Prague

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 3


    Explore Prague’s rich cultural and economic history during your Small Group Sightseeing guided walk. Visit the monumental St. Vitus’ Cathedral in the precincts of Prague Castle. Admire the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. See the atmospheric Charles Bridge, lined with Baroque statues. Discover the city at your own pace this afternoon.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4


    Plan your day and see the sights of your choice. You might like to spend time relaxing with a spa treatment or exploring the shops for Bohemian crystal. In the evening, you may want to consider dinner followed by the opera or a theatre show.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 5


    Travelling south from Prague you see Brno, site of Napoleon’s headquarters for the Battle of Austerlitz, his greatest victory. Pass the Presidential Palace and the quaint Old Town in Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic. Crossing into Austria you arrive in the imperial city of Vienna. Tonight, you might consider an evening at a concert of classical Viennese music by composers such as Strauss and Mozart.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Hilton Vienna Danube

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 6


    View the Hofburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Hapsburg Dynasty on your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. View the Parliament Buildings and the magnificent Opera House, dating from the mid-19th century. View St. Stephen’s Cathedral, its ornately patterned roof bearing the imperial emblem of the Hapsburgs. Spend the afternoon exploring the city. Tonight, experience a Highlight Dinner featuring Viennese specialities at a Heurigen, a local wine tavern near Vienna.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

  • Day 7


    Organise your day to reflect your interests. Consider visiting the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace. Or splash out on the Kärntnerstrasse, Vienna’s most famous shopping street. Don’t forget to treat yourself to coffee and Sachertorte in a typical Viennese coffee house!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 8


    Drive along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin. View the cathedral, Castle Hill and St. Tamas Hill in Esztergom before you follow the river to Budapest. Tonight why not experience a scenic cruise with views of the city.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Centre

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 9


    Your Local Guide takes you on a fascinating walking tour of old Buda. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion. View the Matthias Church. See the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. Drive to Pest to visit Heroes’ Square, featuring the Millennium Memorial. Enjoy free time shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. Tonight, enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of authentic cuisine at a local family-run restaurant and winery on the outskirts of the city.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest)

  • Day 10


    Arrange your free day to suit yourself. Laze in one of the city’s Thermal Pools or take a leisurely lunch in the town square. This evening, celebrate the end of your trip with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 11


    Say goodbye to your companions and Travel Director after an unforgettable trip. Transfers are provided to Budapest airport. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Receive a warm welcome from a local family who have lived on the outskirts of Budapest for many generations. Involved in the production of wine, the family will share some of their history and you will be served delicious food and enjoy fantastic hospitality.
  • Local Guide in Vienna and Budapest.
  • Small Group Sightseeing In Prague, enjoy an expert guided walking tour with a group size of no more than 25 guests.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • PragueVisit St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle and the Old Town Square. See Charles Bridge.
  • BratislavaView the Presidential Palace and the quaint Old Town.
  • ViennaGuided tour to see the Parliament, Hofburg Palace, the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
  • EsztergomSee the cathedral, Castle Hill and St. Tamas Hill.
  • BudapestView the Chain Bridge and visit the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and Fisherman’s Bastion.


  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 4 evening meals including:
    • Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Prague including Welcome Drinks and a light meal.
    • Highlight Dinner with wine in Vienna at a traditional ‘Heurigen’ wine tavern.
    • Be My Guest Dinner of seasonal Hungarian specialities and regional wine in a family-run restaurant near Budapest.
    • Farewell Dinner with wine in Budapest.
  • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights:

    • The 19 December 2013 departure
      Celebrate Christmas in Vienna. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings on this special day. A Christmas to remember forever in this magical capital city!
    • The 26 December 2013 departure
      Celebrate New Year's Eve in the enchanting city of Vienna. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialties at a regional restaurant.

      Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Travel Highlights

  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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