Prague, Vienna & Budapest

  • 9 Days

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Active pace

Journey through Europe’s imperial riverside capitals: stand in front of Prague’s 15th century Astronomical Clock and stroll the elegant boulevards of Vienna, visit the birthplace of Mozart and explore both sides of the 'Pearl of the Danube' in Budapest.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
Individual audio system
All airport taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

of 9 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 20th November 2017

Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Overview

Journey through Europe’s imperial riverside capitals: stand in front of Prague’s 15th century Astronomical Clock and stroll the elegant boulevards of Vienna, visit the birthplace of Mozart and explore both sides of the 'Pearl of the Danube' in Budapest.

At a glance

  • Nuremburg Explore the city’s restored Gothic churches in the Altstadt.
  • Prague Home to the treasured Astronomical Clock, which has been keeping time since the 15th century.
  • Vienna See grand boulevards and an imperial palace on a sightseeing tour. 
  • Budapest Wander the narrow lanes and medieval architecture of Buda, home to the city's Royal Castle.
  • Salzburg Visit the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for 'The Sound of Music'.
  • River Danube Trace the Danube back into Austria and to Melk.
  • Munich Enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner.

Day 1

UK - Munich area

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

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Munich area - Nuremberg - Prague

This morning, we set off to Nuremberg, Bavaria's second largest city and site of the 1945 war trials when Nazi leaders were held to account for war crimes. Guarded by medieval walls, its old quarter has been largely reconstructed after the bombings of World War II. Admire its Gothic churches, cobbled squares and half-timbered houses, all crowned by a massive castle that was home to Germany's Holy Roman Emperors. Afterwards, continue to the Czech capital, Prague, for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Prague

Spend the day getting to know UNESCO-protected Prague, often described as the 'City of a Thousand Spires'. Founded around 400 BC, its golden age came in the 14th century, when Charles IV was crowned Holy Roman Emperor. Today, your local guide will show you its highlights pointing out the handsome National Theatre and vast Old Town Square, home to the city's famous Astronomical Clock. The story goes that its maker, Master Hanus, was blinded after crafting it to ensure he could never create another. This afternoon make the most of this magical city by joining an interesting optional excursion.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Prague - Vienna

Travel through beautiful Bohemia and Moravia on your way to the Austrian capital, Vienna. Baroque splendour meets the eye everywhere in this great city, which was the seat of the Hapsburg Empire for centuries and boasts an unparalleled musical heritage. After lunch, join our included city sightseeing tour and travel the city's Ringstrasse boulevard to see its beautiful Baroque buildings, including the State Opera House, Heldentor and Parliament. Admire the Hofburg, the imperial palace until 1918 and marvel at St. Stephen's, the soaring cathedral. Tonight, round everything off on our optional Viennese evening, which includes a classical music concert in a spectacular setting.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Vienna - Budapest

Explore Vienna under your own steam this morning, perhaps shopping on bustling Kärntner Strasse or sampling the city's famously rich Sachertorte chocolate cake and apple strudel in a classic coffee house. Later, drive to Budapest, Hungary's capital, for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Budapest

Spend this morning discovering the 'Pearl of the Danube', which is divided into two halves - cobbled Buda to the west and bustling, commercial Pest to the east - by the great river. Today, soak up the delights of both of these very different districts on our included sightseeing tour with a local guide. Explore the narrow lanes and medieval architecture of Buda, home to the city's Royal Castle, Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. And marvel at Pest's Gothic-style Parliament building, its intricate facade reflected in the Danube's waters. You'll also see Margaret Island, a lush island laid out with beautiful parks and gardens.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Budapest - Salzburg

Sit back and enjoy the scenery today as you trace the Danube back into Austria and to Melk. This delightful town is dominated by a huge, hilltop Benedictine Abbey. Originally a castle, this sparkling monastery is one of Europe's largest and commands sweeping views over the town and river. Keep your camera handy later as you travel through glorious mountain scenery to Salzburg for one night.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Salzburg - Munich

Straddling the Salzach River, Salzburg is a Baroque gem and the birthplace of Mozart. But its fame as the setting for 'The Sound of Music' often rivals these illustrious claims to fame. This morning, take our optional 'Sound of Music' tour to see some of the Old Town landmarks that featured in the legendary film. This afternoon, journey along the shores of Lake Chiemsee on your way to Munich for a traditional Bavarian farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Munich - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Munich area:NH Messe or Ibis Parkstadt
  • Prague: International
  • Budapest: Mercure Buda or Ibis Styles
  • Vienna: Fourside Vienna City Centre
  • Salzburg: Austria Trend West
  • Munich area: NH Messe or Ibis Parkstadt

Notes

 Special departures on this tour:

Oktoberfest:

2017 dates: 10, 17, 18, 24 October 

2018 dates: 17, 23, 24 October

Christmas Markets:

2017 dates: 3, 11 December

2018 dates: 2, 3, 9, 10 December

New Year in Berlin:

2017 dates: 28 December

2018 dates: 28 December

Accommodation as stated or similar.

Latest customer reviews

23rd July 2017

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

23rd June 2017

Some aspects were good others need improvement.

26th May 2017

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.

15th September 2016

Overall the holiday was good. The hotels on my particular tour were not as stated online or of a similar standard and were situated too far from the city centres.

15th September 2016

Good

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