Breakfast daily, Lunch and Dinners as specified
10 Nights Accommodations of your choice of hotels
Upon arrival in Budapest you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the city.
A morning panoramic tour features the impressive House of Parliament, medieval Castle District, Fishermen’s Bastion, Matthias Church, Heroes’ Square and Gellert Hill with its magnificent panoramic views of the city. This afternoon is yours to explore, shop or simply relax at one of Budapest’s charming cafés. (B)
This morning you’re off to Szentendre, the charming artists’ colony. Walk through the quaint, winding streets lined with shops and galleries. Visit the Margit Kovacs Museum (if open). After a stop for coffee at a local café, return to Budapest for afternoon at leisure. In the evening, cruise on the Danube River enjoying the magnificent views of the city (weather permitting). (B)
Depart for Vienna. Remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. (B)
This sparkling city on the Danube has captivated travelers for years with its elegant shops, world-class museums, beautiful parks, gardens and magnificent historic sites. Your morning sightseeing tour includes the Parliament building, City Hall, the prestigious State Opera House and the majestic Hofburg. This exciting morning will be followed by a visit to the imperial Schonbrunn Palace, known as the “Versailles of Austria.” The balance of the day is at leisure. (B)
Today, drive past the Roman spa resort of Baden which brings you to the romantic Helenental and the former hunting lodge at Mayerling. After a visit to the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Europe’s largest subterranean lake. Return to Vienna for an afternoon at leisure. (B)
Depart for Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Drive through the lush, picturesque landscape of Southern Bohemia, stopping at the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov.
Meet your local guide for a walking tour. The town Cesky Krumlov is often called as a pearl of South Bohemia. Since 1992 it has been registered on the UNESCO list of World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites. The castle and the church of St. Vitus are dominant in the town. The state castle from 13th century is one of the largest chateau complexes in Central Europe.
After lunch, continue to the Bohemian metropolis of Ceske Budejovice (time permitting), home of Budweiser Beer, with its medieval homes and unique historical square. Arrive in Prague this evening. (B.L)
Morning tour of historical Prague includes Hradcany Castle, seat of Bohemian kings and Roman emperors, with its St. Vitus Cathedral and vaulted halls of the Royal Palace. Then, on to quaint and picturesque Golden Lane with Franz Kafka’s house. You’ll pass the enchanting Charles Bridge before returning to your hotel. An afternoon walking tour to the old Jewish Quarter includes the Jewish State Museum, which is comprised of a vast network of buildings and synagogues. Continue along the winding cobblestone lanes to the Gothic Town Hall and the incredible Astronomical Clock, built in 1490. (B)
A morning drive to the Renaissance Chateau of Konopiste, formerly owned by the Archduke Franz Ferdinand d’Este, whose assassination in 1914 led to the start of World War I. View extraordinary hunting collections, paintings, china and other treasures from the Hapsburg Empire. The Chateau is set amidst a large park with a beautiful Rose Garden. After the tour, return to Prague for an afternoon at leisure. (B)
A full day at leisure is yours to enjoy in this “golden city” of Central Europe. (B)
Transfer to the airport for departure flight. (B)