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Vienna Parliament building
Prague, Czech Republic
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Overview

Get an insight of the heritage of three incredible countries, the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary and spend 10 days exploring the capitals, castles and palaces. Immerse yourself in the architectural beauty of Prague, Vienna and Budapest, and take day trips to the Bohemian UNESCO-listed Kutna Hora countryside, discover the royal Schonbrunn palace and Vienna woods, as well as the historical town of Eger.
Tour type:
Private 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
    Cruise
  • MEALS
  • 9 buffet breakfasts
    Wine 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 private driver at the airport and transferred to your neat Prague hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

 

Day 2
Prague City Tour

Following breakfast, you embark on a 4-hour voyage of discovery into the Old Town with your private 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, 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.

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

 

Day 3
Kutna Hora Tour

In the morning you enjoy your breakfast, meet your private 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 back to Prague and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

 

Day 4
Train to Vienna

Today after breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your private driver in the hotel lobby. Then you are transferred to the railway station to take a train to Vienna.

  • Note: you may extend your stay in Prague and have optional day-tour to Karlovy Vary. Please, contact your travel specialist for the details.
  • Optional trip: Day Tour to Karlovy Vary
    Explore the town of Karlovy Vary, a charming spa town, is a popular tourist destination, during your 9-hour guided tour.

After about 4 hours of the train ride (1st class train tickets are included), you arrive in the European capital of music. Your private driver picks you up at the station and transfers to the hotel in the very heart of the city.

The rest of the day is free for you to either relax or start exploring glorious Vienna on your own.

 

Day 5
Vienna Sightseeing

Following breakfast at the hotel, your guide takes you on a 3-hour walking tour through the downtown area of Vienna.

You start at the State Opera House and walk through the Kärntnerstrasse, a shopping street in the pedestrian zone of the city center, to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You continue your walk along the Graben and the Kohlmarkt, a very exquisite shopping area, to Imperial Palace Hofburg, the former winter residence of the Habsburgs. It now houses the Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum, Imperial Silver Chamber, Austrian National Library and much more.

The next on your list is Ring avenue with its numerous magnificent buildings, such as the Museums of Fine Art and National History, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater, to name a few. During the tour, you also see Neuer Markt and the Capuchin monastery.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. In the evening you can enjoy optional concert 'Sounds of Vienna'.

  • Optional activity: Concert 'Sound of Vienna', Vienna
    Enjoy world famous Vienna classical music in the very place where Johann Strauss himself used to direct his orchestra! In the evening you are invited to a fantastic music concert performed by the Salonorchester Alt Wien.

 

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.

Day 7
Train to Budapest

Today you check-out from Vienna hotel and your private driver takes you to the station to board a train to Budapest (1st class train tickets are included).

  • Note: you may extend your stay in Vienna and have optional day-tour to Wachau Valley & Wine Tasting. Please, contact your travel specialist for the details.
  • 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.

Upon arrival, after about 2 hours 20 minutes of the train ride, you are transferred to the centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to start exploring the charming capital of Hungary on your own.

 

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. As a highlight of your tour, enjoy a river Danube cruise on a public boat.

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.

Day 9
Eger Sightseeing & Wine Tasting

Today early in morning after breakfast you meet your private guide and driver and start your 8-hour tour. After about 1.5 hours of the car ride, you arrive in magical Eger, a historical town in Eastern Hungary.

During the city tour, you make a visit to a fortress of Eger. The fortress is an important symbol of the heroism of Hungarian defenders who successfully beat back the overwhelming Ottoman army in the 16th century.

After the tour of Eger you have some time for lunch and then proceed to a nearby 'Valley of the Beautiful Women', which keeps more than 600 years old tradition of making the delicious red wines. You learn about the wine-making process and experience a 5-tier wine tasting in one of the 200 family run wine cellars located there.

After the tour, you return to your hotel in Budapest.

 

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!

  • Note: you may extend your stay in Budapest and have optional day-tour to Szentendre. Please, contact your travel specialist for details.
  • Optional trip: Tour to Szentendre
    Embark on a 4-hour trip to the picturesque town of Szentendre, which sits on the bank of the Danube on the north of Budapest. The city is famous for the well-preserved 18th-century Baroque townscape, galleries and museums.

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;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1st class train tickets: Prague - Vienna and Vienna - Budapest;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Prague, Kutna Hora, Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna Woods, Budapest and Eger;
  • Entrance tickets to St. Barbara Cathedral, All Saints Ossuary, Schönbrunn Palace, Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion and Eger Fortress;
  • Wine tasting at Valley of the Beautiful Women;
  • 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
  • Guided city tours of three capitals: Prague, Vienna and Budapest
  • Day tour of Kutna Hora
  • A guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace
  • A visit to Vienna Woods
  • A visit to the Castle District
  • Wine tasting at 'Valley of the Beautiful Women'
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

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
based on double occupancy
$2,989
Deposit $598
Two travelers: double occupancy
based on double occupancy
$3,389
Deposit $678
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
based on double occupancy
$2,989
Deposit $598
Two travelers: double occupancy
based on double occupancy
$3,389
Deposit $678

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We had a top-notch tour to the UK. Even more than top-notch, "ace" as the locals say!

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