Czech Republic, Austria & Hungary in 9 Days
Cities of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
The perfect trip for lovers of history, delve into the cultural heritage of three of the most enchanting capital cities in Europe as you train by train through Prague, Vienna and Budapest!
Get to know the magical cities and charming culture of Central Europe on a journey through three incredible capital cities by train! In Prague, stroll through the fairytale streets of this 'City of a Hundred Spires' before discovering the artistic legacy of enchanting Vienna. Finally, explore the Hungarian capital of Budapest, on the banks of the River Danube.
9 days trip including flights*
8 days and 7 nights in destination
NYC - PRG
NYC - PRG
BUD - NYC
* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.
Set off for your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to the Czech capital of Prague*. Night on board.
* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.
Arrive in Prague, known for its fairytale old town, lively nightlife and nicknamed the 'City of a Hundred Spires'. Transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. Overnight stay in Prague.
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a city tour of Prague, nicknamed the 'Golden City'. See the famous Powder Tower and explore the Old Town. Reach Old Town Square home to the famous Astronomical Clock, one of the most popular sights in Prague, and the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn. Finish the tour at the iconic Charles Bridge. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure to explore the sights and sample the local cuisine at your own pace. Overnight stay in Prague.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day exploring Prague at your leisure. Get to know its atmospheric old town, people-watch from the cafe terraces or explore Prague's various museums and art galleries. Overnight stay in Prague.
After breakfast at the hotel self-transfer to the train station to catch a train to Vienna, a journey of around 5.5 hours. Travel through the beautiful landscapes of Bohemia and Moravia towards Austria and its capital, Vienna. Arrive in Vienna, an imperial city famed for its artistic legacy and for being the home town of Mozart and Beethoven. Self-transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. We recommend heading to the historic centre to enjoy the charming atmosphere. During the summer the riverbanks come alive with lively bars and restaurants, so be sure to check this out if the weather is pleasant. Overnight stay in Vienna.
Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the 'City of Dreams' today on a Vienna city tour. Take the Ringstrasse ring road to see some of the capital's most important buildings including the State Opera House, the Museums of Art History and Natural History, the Museumquartier, the Imperial Palace (the former winter residence of the Emperor), the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy Vienna at your leisure. Overnight stay in Vienna.
Breakfast at the hotel. Catch a train this morning to travel to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, a journey of around 2 hours 50 minutes. After enjoying the changing landscapes of the Danube Delta arrive in Budapest and self-transfer to the hotel. The city is famously divided in two by the River Danube Buda and Pest, each with its own distinctive atmosphere. Spend the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight stay in Budapest.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on an enthralling guided tour of Budapest, beginning with Heroes Square, the largest and most impressive in the city and an emblem of Pest's Golden Era. Next, see the National Opera Theatre and the amazing Parliament building, a true icon of the city on the banks of the Danube. Continue the tour across the river, in the Castle District, where you can enjoy the sweeping views from Castle Hill and the amazing architecture of the Fisherman's Bastion. Cross Margaret Bridge to visit the Király Baths before ending the tour at the oldest and most photographed bridge in the city, the glorious Chain Bridge. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Budapest.
Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bring your journey through Central Europe to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.*
* Depending on your flight schedule, you may arrive in the US on the following day.
Accommodation: 7 Nights
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Residence Bene.
Included activity for day 3
Pick up time: info at destination
Prague City Tour
Take a city tour of Prague. See the famous Powder Tower and explore the Old Town. Reach Old Town Square home to the famous Astronomical Clock, one of the most popular sights in Prague, and the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn. End the tour at Charles Bridge.
Included activity for day 6 in Vienna
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
Vienna City Tour
Discover the best-known sights of Vienna as you take a city tour around the Ringstrasse, the circular boulevard that borders the historic heart of the city. Discover Vienna's most emblematic landmarks and architectural treasures.
Included activity for day 8 in Budapest
Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx
Budapest City Tour
Set off on a city tour of Budapest to see the city's most emblematic sights such as Heroes Square and the amazing Parliament building. Cross the river to the Castle District to enjoy sweeping views from Castle Hill and visit Fisherman's Bastion.
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departures from main US airports.
- International flights: US - Prague, Budapest - US
- 2nd Class Train Journeys: Prague - Vienna, Vienna - Budapest.
- 7 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.See hotels included
- 7 breakfasts.
- Airport-hotel-airport transfers included.
- Visits and entrance fees as is indicated in the itinerary.See itinerary
- All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- Panoramic tours of Prague, Vienna & Budapest.
- Guide/s during the excursions.
Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included. Transfers to and from train stations.
- Entry requirementsPassport required.
- VisaNo advance visa is required.
- CurrencyCzech Koruna.
- LanguageCzech, English.
- Electricity220 V. No adapter required.
- HealthThere are no mandatory vaccinations required.
- Time zoneUTC + 01:00.
- Other useful informationYou should leave between 5% and 10% of the total bill as a tip.
- Tourist Office websitehttp://www.czechtourism.com/
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
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