Prague, Vienna & Budapest
Discover Prague, Vienna, Bohemia & the Danube Valley and experience the rich legacy of imperial splendour, which lives on in the architecture and atmosphere of these gracious cities.
DAY 1: UK - Munich area.
Fly to Munich where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for one night.
DAY 2: Munich area - Nuremberg - Prague.
This morning, take a trip to Nuremberg, Bavaria's second largest city and site of the 1945 war trials when Nazi leaders were held to account for war crimes. Girded by medieval walls, its old quarter has been largely reconstructed after the bombings of World War II. Admire its Gothic churches, cobbled squares and half-timbered houses, all crowned by a massive castle that was home to Germany's Holy Roman Emperors. Afterwards, continue to the Czech capital, Prague, for two nights. (B)
DAY 3: Prague.
Spend the day getting to know UNESCO-protected Prague, often described as the 'City of a Thousand Spires'. Founded around 400 BC, its golden age came in the 14th century, when Charles IV was crowned Holy Roman Emperor. Today, let your guide lead you round its highlights. Check out bustling Wenceslas Square, the handsome National Theatre and vast Old Town Square, home to the city's famous Astronomical Clock. The story goes that its maker, Master Hanus, was blinded after crafting it to ensure he could never create another. This afternoon make the most of this magical city by joining an interesting optional excursion. (B, D)
DAY 4: Prague - Vienna.
Travel through beautiful Bohemia and Moravia on your way to Austria’s capital, Vienna. Baroque splendour meets the eye everywhere in this great city, which was the seat of the Hapsburg Empire for centuries and boasts an unparalleled musical heritage. After lunch, join our optional city sightseeing tour and travel the city’s Ringstrasse boulevard to see its beautiful Baroque buildings, including the State Opera House, Heldentor and Parliament. Admire the Hofburg, the imperial palace until 1918 and marvel at St. Stephen’s, the soaring cathedral. Tonight, round everything off on our optional Viennese evening, which includes a classical music concert in a spectacular setting. (B)
DAY 5: Vienna - Budapest.
Explore Vienna under your own steam this morning, perhaps shopping on bustling Kärntner Strasse or sampling the city’s famously rich Sachertorte chocolate cake and apple strudel in a classic coffee house. Later, drive to Budapest, Hungary’s capital, for two nights. (B)
DAY 6: Budapest.
Spend this morning discovering the 'Pearl of the Danube', which is divided into two halves - cobbled Buda to the west and bustling, commercial Pest to the east - by the great river. Today, soak up the delights of both of these very different districts on our included sightseeing tour. Explore the narrow lanes and medieval architecture of Buda, home to the city's Royal Castle, Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. And marvel at Pest's Gothic-style Parliament building, its intricate facade reflected in the Danube's waters. You'll also see Margaret Island, a lush island laid out with beautiful parks and gardens. (B)
DAY 7: Budapest - Salzburg.
Sit back and enjoy the scenery today as you trace the Danube back into Austria and to Melk. This delightful town is dominated by a huge, hilltop Benedictine Abbey. Originally a castle, this sparkling monastery is one of Europe's largest and commands sweeping views over the town and river. Keep your camera handy later as you travel through glorious mountain scenery to Salzburg for one night. (B)
DAY 8: Salzburg - Munich.
Straddling the Salzach River, Salzburg is a Baroque gem and the birthplace of Mozart. But its fame as the setting for 'The Sound of Music' often rivals these illustrious claims to fame. This morning, take our optional 'Sound of Music' tour to see some of the Old Town landmarks that featured in the legendary film. This afternoon, journey through Lake Chiemsee on your way to Munich for a traditional Bavarian farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)
DAY 9: Munich - UK.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)
Accommodation on Tour
Munich area: NH at Schweig (4*); Prague: Barcelo or Clarion or La Villa (4*); Vienna: Kavalier (3*) or Austria Trend Bosei or Bellevue (4*); Budapest: Mercure Buda (3*) or Leonardo (4*); Salzburg: Ramada or Austria Trend Salzburg West (4*); Munich area: Ibis Parkstadt (3*).
Hohensalzburg Castle, Salzburg
View over the Marienplatz and Frauenkirche, Munich
Timber-framed houses, Nuremberg
Kaiserburg Castle, Nuremberg
Vltava River, Prague
Isn't it time you discovered Prague?
Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna
Art History Museum, Vienna
The Budapest parliamentary building along the Danube River
Salzburg's historic centre
To help you plan and make the most of your holiday, below is a list of optional excursions available to you.
THE BEST OF MEDIEVAL PRAGUE
An afternoon full of history and architectural beauty - an intensive visit of the entire Castle District with entrance to the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Crypt of the Bohemian Kings. You will also see inside the St. George Basilica.
CZECH DINNER & MUSIC
A typical Czech meal in a famous wine restaurant not far from Prague Castle including unlimited drinks with wine served from special glass pipes. During the meal enjoy folklore music from different parts of the country.
Enjoy a guided city sightseeing tour of Vienna to see the best sights both by coach and also walking. Finish the morning with a visit either of Cathedral of St. Stephen or Strauss House.
TYPICAL VIENNESE EVE & DINNER
An unforgettable evening in Vienna. First a Viennese dinner and then a concert in a beautiful palace - Palais Auersperg. The programme consists mainly of works by Mozart and Johann Strauss.
SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE & GARDENS
A guided tour of part of the magnificent palace of Schönbrunn, which was the summer residence of the Austrian Emperors for nearly 150 years. End the tour with free time in the beauiful main gardens.
A typical Hungarian evening. After an aperitif, enjoy dinner with some fine local specialties and unlimited wine, followed by a programme of Hungarian folklore and Gypsy music.
EVENING ON A BOAT
Cruise along the River Danube admiring the beauty of the twin cities Buda and Pest whilst dining on Hungarian and international dishes.
SOUND OF MUSIC SCENES
A fascinating excursion taking you to the scenes that have become immortal through the "Sound of Music" film. See where the Von Trapp family lived and "the hills that are alive with the sound of music"!
Please note that optional excursions and prices are subject to change.
Monday 25 March 2013.
Christmas in Budapest
Special departures Thursday 20 December 2012 and Friday 20 December 2013 will include Christmas lunch in Budapest.
Special departures Sunday 1 & 8 December and Monday 2 & 9 December 2013 will include visits to Nuremberg, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Salzburg Christmas Markets.
Special departures Sunday 15, 22 & 29 September and Monday 16, 23 & 30 September 2013.
Prague, Vienna & Budapest 8 nights
Availability and our best prices for all dates
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Prague, Vienna & Budapest
Price from £709
Just the tour £579
Prices are per person
- Flights UK - Munich - UK
- Accommodation on tour in twin room with private facilities
- Meals on tour 8 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D)
- Services of a tour director
- Porterage at hotels during tour (for one suitcase per person)
- Individual Audio System You will be given headphones and a receiver so you can clearly hear the tour director/local guide during your visits.
- Transfers between overseas airport and hotels
- All local and airport taxes/service charges
- Single share option no supplement to pay
All this included
- Nuremberg Visit
- Prague City sightseeing
- Vienna Visit
- Budapest City sightseeing
- Salzburg Visit
- River Danube Scenic drive
- Munich Bavarian dinner at local restaurant
- Kent Int. - Manston
- London Heathrow
- London Gatwick
- London Stansted
- Sundays - 2013
- Mondays - 2013
- Fridays - 2013
02 Jun 2013 to 20 Dec 2013