Central Europe tour covering - Budapest, Vienna & Prague
Budapest, one of the most beautiful historical capitals in Europe, is situated on the banks of the Danube. The city actually consists of three cities: Óbuda, the oldest section, with Celtic and Roman ruins, Buda in hills on the western bank, famous for its historic Castle Hill and beautiful residential area, and bustling Pest with its shopping, government and commercial districts on the flat plain of the east bank. United in 1873, Budapest is renowned as the location of one of the most beautiful World Heritage sites. Budapest also has a host of Casinos for you to try your hand at some gambling.
Vienna, also described as Europe's cultural capital, is a metropolis with unique charm, vibrancy and flair. It boasts outstanding infrastructure, is clean and safe, and has all the inspiration that you could wish for in order to discover this wonderful part of Europe. It is the capital of Austria, 2 million inhabitants, is situated on the banks of the Danube. The influx of visitors from all over the world has made Vienna the most popular urban tourist destination in Austria.
Prague is a city of unusual beauty. It is a natural Amphitheatre through which the Vltava River flows, filled with a thousand years' worth of manmade structures with aspirations greater than simply satisfying basic human needs. Its prime, yet sensitive, location in the heart of Europe is at the confluence of trade routes, political interests, and cultural influences. While this has never assured the city of a peaceful history, it has certainly guaranteed it an eventful one. Prague's history is one written by fire and sword, as well as by pen, paintbrush, chisel, carpenter's axe, and stonemason's trowel. As a reference point in the classification of cityscapes, Prague is often likened to Rome.
Day 01: Budapest
Arrive at the Budapest airport, clear your immigration and there will be a guide waiting for you outside the airport to greet you and transfer you to the hotel. The evening is free for leisure. Tonight we have our dinner on a River Cruise. You can enjoy the spectacular view of the illuminated city.
Overnight at Hotel in Budapest.
Day 02: Budapest
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we take a city tour. The tour covers Roosevelt Square (Chain Bridge), Academy of Sciences, Parliament, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Opera House, Heroes Square, Millennium Monument, City Park, Szechecnyi Spa, Vajdahunyad Castle, Chain Bridge, Royal Palace, Liberty Statue & the Citadel. Evening is free for shopping & at leisure. Optionally you can visit the Parliament inside (guided tour).
Overnight at hotel in Budapest.
Day 03: Budapest
After breakfast at the hotel, we proceed to Gödöll?. Today we visit the former residence of Sisi (Queen Elisabeth) in Gödöll?, the second largest baroque chateau in the world. Then we proceed to a traditional estate. You are welcomed by local spirit “pálinka” and local (veg.) snacks. Then we see a local horse show by the European carriage champions.
Overnight at hotel in Budapest
Day 04: Budapest – Vienna
After Breakfast, we depart to Vienna. Arrive at the hotel, check-in, freshen up. There is some time for shopping in Vienna here.
Overnight at hotel in Vienna.
Day 05: Vienna
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we proceed on a guided city tour of Vienna. The city tour will take us along the Ringstrasse, the State Opera House, the magnificent Museum of Fine Arts with its world famous art treasures of the Habsburgs and the National History Museum, the cultural district of the Museums Quartier, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall & the Burgtheater. The highlight of this tour will be an optional visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace.
On the way back to the Opera we pass by the Belvedere Palace which houses the largest Gustav Klimt collection in the world. The two magnificent palaces on the Belvedere grounds lie in the middle of a splendid park. They were constructed for Prince Eugene of Savoy by J.L. von Hildebrandt, a famous Baroque architect. Thereafter we provide you with time on the shopping streets of Vienna. Vienna boasts of Porcelain, Glass items, coffee, chocolate, Antiques and collectible items. There is a high density of Souvenir Shops to carry some memories back home.
Overnight at hotel in Vienna.
Day 06: Vienna - Prague
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Prague. We reach Prague in the evening.
Overnight at hotel in Prague.
Day 07: Prague
After breakfast, we take you on a city tour of Prague today. The guided city tour of Prague includes the Golden Prague: State Opera, the National Museum and Wenceslas Square & Charles Square to the Banks of the river Vltava and across the river to Prague Castle. Later in the old town, we see the St. Nicholas Church, the Tyn Church and the Old Town Hall with its Astronomical Clock (horologe) and the 12 Apostles.
You can explore the township on your own or shop around for gifts and other items. One of the Czech Republic's most famous products, Bohemian Crystal, is sold in shops throughout Prague. Post shopping, we enjoy a Fountain Light show where we listen to nice music and at the same time follow a fascinating experience of the singing fountain. Join us for a show of the Krizik’s fountain. It is one of most monumental illuminated fountains with music in Europe.
Overnight at the hotel in Prague.
Day 08: Prague
Breakfast at the hotel. Today morning we take you to the city centre to explore the numerous shopping opportunities. Free time till the evening. In the evening a bus will take you to the Vltava River where an air conditioned pleasure boat awaits you. The 2 hours long cruise along the Vltava with refreshments offers fantastic views of the river, lined with exquisite historic monuments. At the end of the cruise, your guide will take you along Parizska Street, through the former Jewish Quarter to the old town square.
Overnight at hotel in Prague.
Day 09: Departure
After breakfast at the hotel you will have free time till transfer to the airport for your departure flight.