Prague Vienna Budapest - Leisure Holidays

Prague Vienna BudapestCzech Republic

From RM8,465 / per person for 9 nights
Experience the culture and traditions of three historic riverside cities with Local Specialists.

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Summary

Explore Central Europe's centres of culture and arts At Leisure - three riverside cities straddling mighty rivers and promising centuries of tradition and an exhilarating youthful energy. See Prague's Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square, treat yourself to a slice of Sachertorte and view the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Follow the Danube to Budapest, visiting Buda's Castle District and the Fisherman's Bastion.


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Transfer

On arrival at Prague Airport transfers will operate at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guest arriving later should make their own arrangement to the hotel.

Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Budapest Airport at 7am and 11am.

Accommodation

Day 1-3: Hotel Angelo by Vienna House

Day 4-6: Hotel Arthotel ANA Enzian

Day 7-9: Hotel Hilton City

Day 10: Depart Budapest

Sightseeing

Day 1: Arrive Prague (3 nights)
The gleaming spires of Prague shine brightly on this At Leisure sojourn through the Imperial capitals of Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Admire the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque façades, before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for an unforgettable Welcome Reception to kick off your holiday. 


Day 2: Prague sightseeing and at Leisure
Delve into centuries of history, joining your Local Specialist for a guided walk past the city's iconic sights. Visit the final resting place of Bohemian kings, St. Vitus' Cathedral, set within the precincts of Prague Castle, and admire the Astronomical Clock in the charming Old Town Square with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. See the 14th century Charles Bridge, lined with the Baroque statues of saints before spending the afternoon admiring the spectacular cityscape on your terms.


Day 3: Prague at Leisure
Today is yours to explore the legends, and the castles and palaces of Prague. Follow the Royal Route and discover historic treasures, admire picturesque views of the city from Petrin Hill, or join an Optional Experience to the fascinating village of the Kutná Hora with its bone-bedecked chapel and five-nave St. Barbara Church. Spend your evening at leisure, attending a performance at the exquisite Czech National Theatre or enjoying some of the local beer for which the country is famous.


Day 4: Prague-Bratislava-Vienna (3 nights)
Travel south from Prague through lush Moravian landscapes to Bratislava, passing its Presidential Palace and quaint Old Town before continuing your journey to Austria and the Imperial city of Vienna - our home for the next three nights. Admire the city's musical talents and consider attending a Viennese Concert.


Day 5: Vienna sightseeing and at Leisure
The heritage of one of Europe's most influential royal families is explored this morning during an exclusive Cultural Insight and guided visit to the Habsburgs royal collection of art and wonders before the doors are open to the general public. Visit the spectacular Kunstkammer in this private insider visit and see a treasure trove of valuable objects collected by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg over the centuries. Later, we join an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist to view the Hofburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Habsburg Dynasty. We'll see such sights such as the Parliament Building, the magnificent Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral with its geometrically tiled roof. Spend the afternoon at leisure soaking up the city's kaffee culture with a slice or two of Sachertorte.


Day 6: Vienna at Leisure
Today is yours to explore the City of Music on your terms. Tread in the footsteps of the great sons of Vienna - Mozart, Haydn and Strauss, as you delve into the city's rich musical heritage nurtured by aristocrats throughout the centuries. Consider a visit to the beautiful Baroque Schönbrunn Palace or see the elegant Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School - the choice is yours.


Day 7: Vienna-esztergom-Budapest (3 nights)
Meander along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin, stopping in Esztergom to view its Castle Hill, domed Cathedral, and St. Tamás Hill. We follow the scenic riverine landscape to the romantic city of Budapest where we will spend the next three nights. Enjoy the evening at leisure sipping Hungarian wines or consider gliding along the Danube on a scenic river cruise.


Day8: Budapest sightseeing and at Leisure
Join a Local Specialist this morning for a fascinating walking tour through the winding cobblestone lanes of Buda's Castle District in Buda. Visit the Fisherman's Bastion, view the Matthias Church and drive to Pest to see the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. We pay tribute to the seven chieftains of the Magyars in Heroes' Square before enjoying time at leisure to indulge in coffee and kurtos in the charming Jewish Quarter or shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the Schieszl family and hear the story of their winery which once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution.


Day9: Budapest at Leisure 
Venture up Gellert Hill for spectacular views of the Budapest skyline, relax in the Szechenyi Baths or consider an Optional Experience to Szentendre, a charming riverside village popular with artists and craftworkers. On our last evening together, we toast to a magnificent journey to the Imperial capitals and enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.


Day10: Depart Budapest 
We say a fond farewell to our companions and Travel Director today after an unforgettable At Leisure trip. Transfers are provided to Budapest airport. Conditions apply.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

On-Trip Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys

Meals

12 Meals as per itinerary - 9 buffer breakfast & 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)

Local Specialist

Local specialist to bring locations alive

Travel Director

An expert Travel Director & separate driver

Charges & Taxes

All baggage handling, hotel charges & local taxes

Connect with Locals

Join the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian Be My Guest dinner and the story of their winery. (Day 8)

Dive into Culture

Enjoy a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in Austria, to view the Royal Collection before the general public has access. (Day 5)

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

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