Imperial Europe: Prague, Vienna, Budapest | Small Group Tour
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Overview

Explore the cradle of Europe and discover the history and beauty of the capitals of Czechia, Austria and Hungary in a petite group of travelers. Immerse yourself in top-notch sightseeing as you enjoy the gems of the Kingdom of Bohemia, Prague and Kutna Hora. See the best of Vienna, including the royal Schonbrunn Palace, and attend a Strauss and Mozart Concert in the world's music capital. As a grand finale have a great time in Budapest which you explore not only on foot but on a cruise too!

Tour type:
Small group tour
Tour rating:
4.87 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    9 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport-hotel transfers
    2 train rides
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 6 guided city tours
    Strauss & Mozart Concert
    Danube public boat cruise
  • MEALS
  • 9 buffet breakfasts
    Beer tasting

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Prague

Welcome to the fairy-tale capital of the Czech Republic - Prague! Upon arrival you are met by your driver at the airport and transferred to your neat Prague hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

No meals included.

  • Recommended pre-extension: If you would like to extend your trip,  join a group pre-extension to the most exhilarating city of Poland: Krakow - contact your specialist for details.
Day 2
Prague City Tour & Beer Tasting

Following breakfast you embark on a 5-hour voyage of discovery into the Old Town with your guide who shows you the most magnificent city sights.

You walk the famous Royal Route, originally used for the king's coronation procession, and see the Municipal House, the Gothic Tyn Cathedral, the Cubist House at the Black Madonna and the Old Town Hall tower with its legendary Astronomical clock. Then you explore Parizska street modeled after a Parisian boulevard, the Josefov area - the former Jewish ghetto, the Rudolfinum concert hall and the famous Charles Bridge with the splendid Prague Castle (no entrance included). Fee for public transport to travel between the sites with your guide is included.

Then you are invited for a unique experience - a guided beer tour. You visit a typical local beer tavern in the city center to learn about the history of Czech beer and to understand how this drink has become a part of the national heritage.

After the tour you return to your hotel. You have the evening free to enjoy Prague.

  • Optional activity: Viltava River Cruise, Prague
    This romantic sightseeing cruise is one of the most delightful ways to see the beauties of Prague.

Breakfast, snacks and drinks are included.

Day 3
Kutna Hora Tour

In the morning you enjoy breakfast, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and embark on a 6-hour tour to magnificent Kutna Hora.

Following a 1.5-hour ride through the beautiful Bohemian countryside, you reach the stunning town of Kutna Hora. This UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site gained excessive wealth thanks to its prosperous silver mines and became the second most important town in the Kingdom of Bohemia, after Prague.

During the tour you see all of the key medieval and Baroque monuments, including the former central royal mint, the interior of St. Barbara’s Cathedral, as well as the nearby All Saints Ossuary (Bone Church) which is famous for its elaborate decorations made of human bones.

After the tour you return to Prague and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional activity: Beer Spa, Prague
    The one-of-a-kind experience is ideal for couples and beer lovers in general as alongside multiple health benefits the SPA.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Train to Vienna & Sightseeing

Today after breakfast you check out from the hotel and meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby. Then you are transferred to the railway station to take a 4-hour train to Vienna (1st class train tickets are included).

Upon arrival to the European capital of music, you meet your guide and driver at the station and start exploring Vienna's attractions with a short panoramic ride. You see Prater with the Giant Ferris Wheel, drive through Ring avenue with its numerous magnificent buildings such as the Parliament and the Vienna State Opera, and drive along the bank of Danube River to see the Vienna International Center.

After a short ride, you arrive at your hotel located in the very heart of the city to leave your baggage and continue exploring the downtown area of Vienna on foot.

You walk through the Karntnerstrasse, a shopping street in the pedestrian zone of the city center, to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, one of Vienna's main landmarks. Continue your walk along the Graben und the Kohlmarkt, a very exquisite shopping area, to the Imperial Palace Hofburg which is the former winter residence of the Habsburgs that now houses the Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum, the Imperial Silver Chamber, the Austrian National Library and much more.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Free Day in Vienna & Strauss and Mozart Concert

Today is reserved for you to explore and enjoy Vienna on your own.

  • Optional tour: Tour to Wachau Valley & Wine Tasting
    Together with your private guide and driver embark on a fascinating 8-hour day tour to the Wachau Valley, a wine area with vineyards on terraces.

In the evening you are transferred to the fascinating Kursalon Vienna to enjoy a Strauss & Mozart Concert. After the concert, you are transferred back to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Schonbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods Exploration

After breakfast your guide and driver take you on a 4-hour touring program around the most significant sites within the boundaries and in the surrounding area of Vienna.

During the tour you explore the Vienna Woods, which are the most eastern foothills of the Alps. You enjoy a stunning view over the city and Danube River from Kahlenberg, the highest hill in the city.

Then you drive through the wine area in the foot of the Vienna Woods, the town of Grinzing, and learn why Vienna is called the 'Wine-Growing Capital of the World'.

Next on your list is the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer royal residence, that gives you a historical impression of the glorious imperial times. A highlight is a guided inside visit to the showrooms of the Palace.

After the tour you return to your hotel in Vienna. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Train to Budapest

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your guide and driver take you to the station for a 2.5-hour train ride to Budapest (1st class train tickets are included).

Upon arrival, you meet your guide and driver at the station. You are then invited for a short panoramic ride, during which your guide gives you essential information and an introduction to the city and the country.

Finally, you are transferred to the centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to have a good rest after your journey.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Budapest City Tour

After breakfast, you enjoy a 4-hour guided walking tour around the main Budapest attractions.

At first, you see the Opera House and take a short ride on the Millennium metro. You walk through Heroes' Square and City Park to see the splendid Vajdahunyad Castle, stroll through Andrassy Boulevard and enjoy the beauty of the St. Stephen's Basilica. Then you head down to the Danube River embankment, which offers breathtaking views of Gellert and Buda Hills. Finally crossing the Chain Bridge you appear at the Buda Castle District, where you have some time to wander through its cobbled streets and explore the exteriors of Royal Castle. Fee for public transport to travel between the sites with your guide is included. During the tour, you enter to the amazing attractions of the Castle District - the Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion.

The highlight of your tour is a river Danube public boat cruise.

After the tour, you return to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to stroll down the streets of this magnificent city at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Free Day or Optional Tours

Today is free for you to enjoy and explore Budapest on your own. Alternatively, you can take one of our carefully planned optional tours.

  • Optional tour: Eger Sightseeing & Wine Tasting
    During the city tour, you visit the fortress of Eger and proceed to a nearby 'Valley of the Beautiful Women', which keeps more than 600 years old tradition of making the delicious red wines.
  • Optional tour: Tour to Szentendre
    Embark on a 4-hour trip to the picturesque town of Szentendre, which sits on the bank of the Danube on north of Budapest.
  • Optional tour: Danube Evening Boat Cruise, Budapest
    In the evening your guide-driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you on a public boat ride on Danube river to get a unique perspective of the city at night.

Breakfast is included.

Day 10
Departure from Budapest

This is the final day of your tour. Today your driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you enjoyed your European tour and the charming cities you have explored!

Breakfast is included.

  • Recommended extension: If you would like to extend your trip, join a 6-day group extension to Poland towns - contact your specialist for details.

Included

9 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

What's included
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Prague, Vienna and Budapest; 
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Other meals and drinks according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1st class train tickets: Prague - Vienna and Vienna - Budapest;
  • Sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides in Prague, Kutna Hora, Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods and Budapest;
  • Entrance tickets to St. Barbara Cathedral, All Saints Ossuary, Schönbrunn Palace, Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion;
  • Beer tasting with a guide in Prague;
  • Strauss & Mozart Concert in Kursalon Vienna;
  • Danube cruise in Budapest by public boat;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratitudies.

Tour highlights
  • Day tour of Kutna Hora
  • A guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods
  • Strauss & Mozart Concert in Kursalon Vienna
  • Danube cruise in Budapest by public boat
What to Know
  • It's always best to withdraw some cash in local currency before your departure. You will need Hungarian Forints for your time in Budapest, Czech Koruna for Prague and Euros for Vienna
  • Tipping in all of the capitals is commonly expected. Visitors are often expected to tip at least 10% in Prague, 5-15% in Vienna and 10-15% in Budapest
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes

Dates & Rates

Dates
Jun 15
Jun - 24, 2019
Aug 10
Aug - 19, 2019
Sep 14
Sep - 23, 2019
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$2,798
deposit
$560
$2,798
deposit
$560
$2,798
deposit
$560
Two travelers: double occupancy
$2,998
deposit
$600
$2,998
deposit
$600
$2,998
deposit
$600
Single traveler
$4,898
deposit
$980
$4,898
deposit
$980
$4,898
deposit
$980
Dates
Jun 15
Jun - 24, 2019
Aug 10
Aug - 19, 2019
Sep 14
Sep - 23, 2019
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$2,798
deposit
$560
$2,798
deposit
$560
$2,798
deposit
$560
Two travelers: double occupancy
$2,998
deposit
$600
$2,998
deposit
$600
$2,998
deposit
$600
Single traveler
$4,898
deposit
$980
$4,898
deposit
$980
$4,898
deposit
$980

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