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Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Your Local Guide takes you through Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world’s second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the lofty lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church and HEROES’ SQUARE. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner is available.
Cross the nearby Austrian border and arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing features a drive along the Ringstrasse past the State Opera House, and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous HELDENPLATZ, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km
Enjoy a full day at leisure to further explore this wonderful city. Choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay.
A scenic drive brings you to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening activity is available to explore Prague by night.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all of Europe. This evening, LF dine at a local restaurant.
A pleasant drive brings you to Dresden, the former capital of Saxony. Badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, the city has since been restored to its baroque splendour. During your orientation, visit Zwinger Palace COURTYARD with its impressive architecture; the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, originally built in 1841-first destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985. Also see the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche. Continue to the once-divided metropolis of Berlin.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi / 410 km
Guided sightseeing includes the elegant Ku'damm, the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, a photo stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, and the Holocaust Memorial, and the 210 foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten park. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged tower, drive along Unter den Linden boulevard, and pass the State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to say "Auf Wiedersehen" to your travelling companions.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
The Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center is housed in a building that is a combination of contemporary and traditional styles with a beautifully restored historic facade. The hotel features 234 spacious guest rooms and 7 meeting rooms for functions and events.
An elegant 309 room hotel, dedicated to Prince Eugene of Savoy and housed in the former State Austrian Printing House with a modern, glassy atrium. Amenities include a fitness area, sauna and steam room, two restaurants and a jazzy bar.
The Zeitgeist hotel in Vienna perfectly combines its central location, just 300 meters away from the main train station with top quality overnight stays. The 254 air conditioned rooms offer large windows and Free Wi-Fi access, there is an on-site fitness room, a restaurant-café-bar as well as 24 hour vending machines for snacks & drinks.
NH Prague City is situated in the modern buzzing district of Andel, bordering the historic city centre and right next to a large entertainment and shopping centre. The hotel consist of two separate buildings connected by a cable car, and offers panoramic views over the city of Prague. Free WiFi is available in both buildings free of charge. The entire hotel is non-smoking. Gastronomy services are provided by four restaurants and bars. The Costa Praga restaurant and the Red bar are situated in the main hotel building. The recently renovated Ristorante Il Giardino Toscano with a large outside terrace and the Sky Lounge bar overlooking the city of Prague are located in the second building. The in-house health centre features sauna and steam bath facilities, massage treatments (against a fee), and a fitness centre as well. A jogging path, tennis courts and a volleyball court are close by, on Mrazovka Hill.
A 214-room stylish property, perfectly located opposite the Florenc underground Metro station. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. There is an on-site gym, casual restaurant, stylish bar and all day coffee shop.
This upscale 346-room contemporary property is housed in a former Police Station with an Art Deco-style lobby located just a short walk away from the bustling Alexanderplatz transportation hub and Alexa shopping center. Amenities include an on-site restaurant, lobby bar, 24 hour rooftop fitness center and Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Modern air conditioned guest rooms all have lap top safes, coffee/tea-making facilities.
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