Imperial Escape

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Czech Republic

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

Journey to the heart of the former Habsburg Empire in Central Europe on this grand tour through Budapest, Vienna and Prague. In Budapest, walk the elegant terraces of Fishermen’s Bastion for superb views across the city and pay your respects at the stately Heroes Square. Once the centre of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna is European grandeur at its finest. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour that takes in the lavish Hofburg Palace and iconic State Opera House. With its Gothic churches and medieval Astronomical Clock, Prague is a Bohemian gem. Visit the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle grounds and then wander the charming cobbled streets of its charming Old Town.

At a glance


  • Budapest: Guided sightseeing including Fishermen's Bastion, an ornate viewing terrace which offers the best views of the city
  • Vienna: Guided sightseeing, stop at the Hofburg Palace and visit St. Stephen's Cathedral where Joseph Haydn once sang as a choir boy
  • Prague: Guided sightseeing including the Hradcany Castle grounds; see the Astronomical Clock the 600-year-old medieval treasure in all its mechanical glory

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Excursions
  • Service charges
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

UK - Budapest

Day
1

Fly to Budapest, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Budapest

Day
2

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 ornate lookout towers of Fishermen's Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of this vast city. Then, admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church and Heroes’ Square. Your afternoon is free to further explore the city. Tonight, an appetising optional Hungarian dinner can be arranged.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Budapest - Vienna

Day
3

Cross the nearby Austrian border and arrive in Vienna, once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing tour features a drive along the Ringstrasse past the State Opera House, and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, once the winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous Heldenplatz, and visit the iconic St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vienna

Day
4

A full day at leisure to further explore this wonderful city. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vienna - Prague

Day
5

A scenic drive brings you to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening is available to explore Prague by night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Prague

Day
6

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the Astronomical Clock. Round off your holiday this evening with a farewell dinner with wine at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Prague - UK

Day
7

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Accommodation as stated or similar

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Budapest: Hilton Budapest City or Continental
  • Vienna: Mercure Grand Hotel Wien Biedermier or Hilton Danube Waterfront
  • Prague: Hotel Yasmin or Jury's Inn Prague

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