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Prague, Vienna & Budapest

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Price per person
from £1,033

Price based on
London Gatwick
1st Dec 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 9 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

On this splendid Central Europe tour, you’ll discover the former Habsburg Empire. Your tour starts and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll overnight in some of Central Europe's most exciting cities: Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg.

In Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, join your Local Guides—experts who will share with you the history and secrets in their cities—for sightseeing of the must-see sights. Among the sights you will see in Prague are Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 with a sinister medieval figure of death who emerges to pull the bell cord. In Budapest, see the Parliament building, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the world’s most beautiful parliament buildings, and Fishermen’s Bastion, which overlooks the city. In Vienna, view the Hofburg, the palatial complex and the political focal point for the Hapsburgs. You’ll have time on your own in Vienna to sit in a café with a piece of scrumptious Sachertorte while listening to a legendary waltz, or explore the inside of St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

In Nuremberg, wander through the charming, pedestrian Old Town with its impressive medieval ramparts. In Salzburg, you may want to walk through the quaint streets of the town centre and maybe visit Mozart’s house, or just browse through the typical shops to maybe taste some of the delicious chocolates.

Vibrant cities and historic sights—along with some beautiful scenery of the Alps and the Danube River—make this a comprehensive tour through Central Europe for value-minded travellers.

At a glance

Nuremberg Visit

Prague Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock

Vienna Guided sightseeing

Budapest Guided sightseeing

Danube River Scenic drive

Salzburg Visit

Munich Dinner at local restaurant

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private 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.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Very full schedule but enjoyed it. Saw a lot and...

17th August 2018
Miss Elizabeth Curnock

Very full schedule but enjoyed it. Saw a lot and met some lovely fellow travellerd. Tour guide was very well-organised, friendly and helpfulet. Optional excursions were enjoyable.

Excellent. Lots of sightseeing and lots of information. tour director...

15th June 2018
Mr Roy Lucas

Excellent. Lots of sightseeing and lots of information. tour director was very knowledgeable and fun. Very fast pace but we knew that when we booked. Would just like to know why uk customers don't receive the red book and luggage labels that customers from the rest of the world do!!

The holiday was very good and we saw many beautiful...

18th December 2017
Mrs Alison Appleton

The holiday was very good and we saw many beautiful places.I do not rate the holiday as excellent as all the hotels were a long way out of the town centres so it was not possible to go walking out to the historic and tourist locations in the evening. Some of the hotels were very basic. All the other guests on the coach who had booked direct with Cosmos had nice booklets containing all the holiday details (including optional excursions) plus proper luggage labels. We didn't have anything like this and some feedback for Archers is that these touches make the holiday experience so much better. Not Archers fault but we had flights home cancelled/connections missed/taxi pick up missed so a horrendous journey home.

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9th September 2017
Trusted Customer

Well worth the money. Will definitely try another trip next...

23rd July 2017
Trusted Customer

Well worth the money. Will definitely try another trip next year.

All the cities came up to my expectations. The hotel...

26th May 2017
Trusted Customer

All the cities came up to my expectations. The hotel International in Prague was very disappointing, dining was very disorganised, lack of cups, bowls and cutlery. The food was also disappointing. I think they need training in Customer Service. The highlights were the Mozart and Strauss music concert with ballet in Vienna and the cruise down the Danube. All in all an enjoyable holiday.

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10th March 2017
Mrs Judith Paylor

Overview

On this splendid Central Europe tour, you’ll discover the former Habsburg Empire. Your tour starts and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll overnight in some of Central Europe's most exciting cities: Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg.

In Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, join your Local Guides—experts who will share with you the history and secrets in their cities—for sightseeing of the must-see sights. Among the sights you will see in Prague are Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 with a sinister medieval figure of death who emerges to pull the bell cord. In Budapest, see the Parliament building, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the world’s most beautiful parliament buildings, and Fishermen’s Bastion, which overlooks the city. In Vienna, view the Hofburg, the palatial complex and the political focal point for the Hapsburgs. You’ll have time on your own in Vienna to sit in a café with a piece of scrumptious Sachertorte while listening to a legendary waltz, or explore the inside of St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

In Nuremberg, wander through the charming, pedestrian Old Town with its impressive medieval ramparts. In Salzburg, you may want to walk through the quaint streets of the town centre and maybe visit Mozart’s house, or just browse through the typical shops to maybe taste some of the delicious chocolates.

Vibrant cities and historic sights—along with some beautiful scenery of the Alps and the Danube River—make this a comprehensive tour through Central Europe for value-minded travellers.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners

UK - Munich, Germany

Day
1

Fly to Munich where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or discover Munich with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers

Munich - Nuremberg - Prague, Czech Republic.

Day
2

You’ll first visit Nuremberg with its pretty market square and Our Lady’s Church. Next, head east across the border into the Czech Republic. Evening arrival in Prague.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Prague

Day
3

The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. Your included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Prague - Vienna, Austria

Day
4

Travel from Bohemia into Moravia, then into Austria and on to Vienna, where included sightseeing starts with the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Habsburg Imperial Palace. Reserve some energy for an exciting evening optional excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Vienna - Budapest, Hungary

Day
5

A free morning to further explore the city of “waltz” or maybe just to do some shopping on the Kärntnerstrasse. In the afternoon, head for the Hungarian border and its capital city, Budapest.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Budapest

Day
6

Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Nouveau, but also full of history, a food capital and surprisingly rich in thermal waters. Discover all of this and more during the guided city tour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Budapest - Salzburg, Austria

Day
7

Skirt the banks of the Danube back into Austria. Enjoy spectacular alpine scenery on the way to Salzburg.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Salzburg - Munich, Germany

Day
8

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Salzburg or maybe join the optional The Sound of Music excursion. Then, continue past Lake Chiemsee to Munich. Tonight, an included typical Bavarian dinner at a local restaurant is a must to celebrate your wonderful holiday.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Munich - UK

Day
9

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
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Things to note

Special departures on this tour:

Oktoberfest:

2019 dates: 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 September

Christmas Markets:

2018 dates: 2, 3, 9, 10 December

2019 dates: 1, 2, 8, 9 December 

New Year in Berlin:

2018 dates: 28 December

Christmas Lunch in Budapest - 20 December 2019

New Year in Vienna including festive dinner - 28 December 2019

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Munich - Achat Premium Muenchen Sud

Despite its quiet location in southern Munich-Obersendling, the 4-star ACHAT Premium offers easy access to the A95, A96 and A99. And it's just a few minutes on the metro to the city centre and central station.

  • Location

    Perchtinger Strasse 3, Munich, Germany

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Prague - Hotel Duo Praha

Situated only 12 minutes by metro from the city centre, this 649-room property offers a wide range of services for leisure and business. Indulge in modern Czech and International cuisine and its dishes of the finest flavours served in the stylish Formanka Restaurant. There is also a sports centre which includes a swimming pool and a sauna.

  • Location

    Teplická 492, Prague, Czech Republic

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Vienna - Fourside Vienna City Center

The Ramada Encore Vienna City Center offers 122 spacious rooms.

  • Location

    Grieshofgasse 11, Vienna, Austria

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

Budapest - Ibis Castle Hill

This property is next to the Buda Castle Hill and offers a restaurant, bar and Free Wi-Fi access.

  • Location

    Krisztina Korut41-43, Budapest, Hungary

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Salzburg - Austria Trend Salzburg West

Business-oriented Modern Hotel situated 1 km from airport & 7 km from city centre.

  • Location

    Bundesstrasse 4, Salzburg, Austria

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

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