Places Covered: Budapest, Hungary, Prague
Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Tour Cost: € 3,100 onwards per person on twin sharing basis.
Your Local Host is on hand to help you maximize your time in the capital of Hungary.
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes Matthias Coronation Church and impressive Heroes' Square with the Millennium Monument, built in 1896, at its center. Behind the monument is a semicircular colonnade with statues of famous men who made their marks on Hungary. Statues atop the colonnades symbolize Labor Wealth, Knowledge Glory, War, and Peace.
Also take a drive up to Fishermen's Bastion for magnificent panoramas of Buda and Pest on either side of the Danube River.
Your Local Host can recommend how best to spend your day at leisure.
You might want to join an excursion to Visegrád, Esztergom, and Szentendre; take a guided visit of the Parliament building; try a Hungarian culinary tour; visit the Jewish Quarter; or shop along elegant Váci utca.
This morning, journey byhigh-speed train (first-class), with early afternoon arrival in Vienna.
During your morning guided sightseeing and orientation, visit splendid Schonbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the Habsburg Dynasty.Drive by Prater park with its giant Ferris wheel, and see the famous landmarks along the Ringstrasse, including Heldenplatz with nearby Hofburg Palace, the National Theater, the State Opera House, Parliament, City Hall, renowned museums, and the Strauss Monument—a gilded tribute to the great composer.
Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day in Austria's “City of Music,” like an excursion to Vienna Woods; a Viennese dinner and Strauss concert; the best place to sample Apfelstrudel; and where to shop for Mozartkugeln, a chocolate and marzipan treat.
Vienna-Prague, Czech Republic
Travel by high-speed train (first-class) this morning, with mid-afternoon arrival in Prague.
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes views of 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle and a walk in the Castle Courtyards. See Staromestske Square, which dates back to the 12th century and started life as the central marketplace for the city. It is surrounded by historic buildings, beautiful churches, and the Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall Tower.
Also admire Prague's famous Charles Bridge, a masterpiece of engineering and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe.
With a full day at leisure to enjoy the “Golden City,” consider ideas from your Local Host, like a city walk recalling Prague's Jewish history, a water show at Krizik Fountain, a Czech beer tour, or a visit to the Strahov Monastery and Library.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Highlights and Inclusions
Dates: 27th May 2015 onwards
Prices: EURO 1,875 onwards per person on twin sharing basis. Prices are subject to the availability of the seats.