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Prague Vienna and Budapest Preview 2014

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Austrian Parliament Building at dusk in Vienna, AustriaParliament, ViennaHungarian Parliament Building in Budapest, HungaryBratislava Town Hall
Austrian Parliament Building at dusk in Vienna, Austria
Parliament, Vienna
Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest, Hungary
Bratislava Town Hall
  • Duration: 11 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe Preview 2014
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  • Style: At Leisure
  • Description: Golden spires, enchanting castles, imperial history, magnificent monuments, majestic cathedrals and churches, old town squares and picturesque landscapes. Take an inspiring and memorable journey through the culture and history of Prague, Vienna and Budapest.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    DEPART CANADA

    Overnight flight to Prague.

  • Day 2

    ARRIVE PRAGUE (3 NIGHTS)

    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 evening drive with your travelling companions and Travel Director.


    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

  • Day 3

    PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

    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

    PRAGUE AT LEISURE

    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

    PRAGUE - BRATISLAVA - VIENNA (3 NIGHTS)

    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 a walk through Prater Park with a ride on the big wheel immortalised in the film The Third Man.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 6

    VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

    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.


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

  • Day 7

    VIENNA AT LEISURE

    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

    VIENNA - ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST (3 NIGHTS)

    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)

  • Day 9

    BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

    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 dinner)

  • Day 10

    BUDAPEST AT LEISURE

    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

    BUDAPEST - CANADA

    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.

Dining

  • 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.

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 on-board restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your tours to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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