Prague, Vienna & Budapest


  • 9 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

tour : 6050

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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 center and maybe visit Mozart’s house, or just browse through the typical shops to 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 travelers.

Small Group Discovery

Select Cosmos 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 1 dinner

ARRIVE IN MUNICH AREA, GERMANY

Day
1

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 travelers.

MUNICH AREA–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.
Today’s Distance: 298 mi/ 480 km

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

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 Hofburg Imperial Palace. Reserve some energy for an exciting evening optional excursion.
Today’s Distance: 242 mi/ 390 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

VIENNA–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Day
5

A free morning to further explore the city of “the Waltz” or maybe just to do some shopping on the Kärntnerstrasse. In the afternoon, head for the Hungarian border and its capital city, Budapest.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BUDAPEST

Day
6

Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque; Neoclassical to 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.
Today’s Distance: 354 mi/ 570 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SALZBURG–MUNICH, GERMANY

Day
8

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 vacation.
Today’s Distance: 96 mi/ 155 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MUNICH

Day
9

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

September 13 Departure – Oktoberfest
November 28, 29, December 5 & 6 Departures – include visits to Nuremberg, Prague, Vienna, Budapest & Salzburg Christmas markets
December 20 Departure – Christmas lunch in Budapest
December 26 Departure – New Year’s Eve in Budapest, including festive dinner

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