Eastern Europe: Imperial Cities 2016

10 days / 9 nights

From $1,965

(land only per person)

Europe Tour Highlights: Prague, Vienna, Budapest

This incredible journey is unlike any other. On your tour of Prague, Vienna and Budapest you will be overwhelmed by the myriad of sights we meticulously selected just for you. Throughout your journey you will see each city’s most famous sites. In Prague, you will visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany, which dates back to the 9th century. In Vienna, enjoy the Kunsthistorische Museum, which houses one of the world’s greatest collections of the old masters. In Budapest, discover the charming and beautiful city that once was the twin cities, Buda and Pest in 1873. This tour offers the best of these incredible Imperial cities that will leave you with a lifetime of memories.

A weekly guaranteed tour of Prague, Vienna and Budapest
10 days | 9 nights | 9 touring days

Contact a travel agent about airfare for this tour: 1-800-223-3855

Included services in our tour rates:

  • Professional tour manager/guide in each city
  • 9 nights accommodations, choice of Deluxe or First-Class hotel plans
  • All meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Sightseeing per itinerary by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Private transfers and entrance fees per Itinerary
  • Hotel taxes & service charges
  • Special features: opera performance, Hradcany Royal Castle, Hofburg Palace, Strauss and Mozart concert, Kunsthistorische Museum, Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Private tours available by request

Not included services in our tour rates:

  • Airfare
  • Tips to guide/driver and hotel staff
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, souvenirs, toiletries, etc.)
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended)

Terms and Conditions

Why Gil Travel?

  • Experienced Travel Agents: Over 40 years of experience in the travel industry!
  • 5 Star Treatment: Enjoy private transfers to and from the airport and hotel.
  • Guaranteed Tour: Your trip will never be canceled, no minimum of passengers.
  • Europe Experience: Our Europe tours are packed with exciting opportunities to explore, learn and enjoy.

Note: No credit/refund for any unused services.


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Day 1 - Friday
Prague, twilight, river


Welcome to Prague, Czech Republic! After clearing customs you will be met by our local representative at the first exit outside the customs area. Any claims for lost/stolen baggage should be made to the airline representative at the airport. Our representative will show you to your transportation. You will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to begin exploring on your own. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant and a folklore performance. (D)

Day 2 - Saturday

prague old townPrague has a long and colorful history, from its early days as a bishopric, to becoming the residence of the Bohemian kings, and later the capital of both Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire. The city today is a wonder to behold, with beautiful architecture, lush green hills, and graceful bridges spanning the Vltava River. Sightseeing in the “Golden City” reveals why Prague is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Today, visit the old part of the city to view the Old Town Square, the famous Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter, St. Nicholas Church, Charles Bridge and more. The afternoon is free to relax, shop or explore on your own. Tonight, enjoy an opera performance. (B)

Day 3 - Sunday
St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral

Cross the Vltava River to visit Royal Castle of Hradcany. With a history dating back to the 9th century, having survived fires and wars, and after many additions and reconstructions, this is considered to be the largest inhabited fortress in the world. Within the castle grounds stands gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. It took almost six centuries to build this magnificent edifice, the largest church in Prague and its spiritual heart. The cathedral holds the tombs of St. Wenceslas, St. Vitus, and St. Adalbert, the country’s patron saints, as well as Czech kings, princes and noblemen. After sightseeing here, your afternoon and evening are at leisure to shop or relax. (B)

Day 4 - Monday


Travel by motorcoach or first class train to Vienna, the romantic “City of Music.” The balance of the day is free. Dinner tonight is in a typical Heurigen restaurant – a “pub” where local wine-growers sell their wares. (B, D)

Day 5 - Tuesday
Vienna Imperial Palace

Vienna Imperial Palace

See the city on a sightseeing tour featuring Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park, the UN buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and more. After a free afternoon, enjoy an evening concert of Strauss and Mozart’s music. (B)

Day 6 - Wednesday
Kunsthistorische Museum

Kunsthistorische Museum

Take a guided visit to the Kunsthistorische Museum this morning. This museum houses one of the world’s greatest collections of the old masters. The balance of the day is free to explore delightful Vienna on your own. (B)

Day 7 - Thursday
Vienna | Budapest
Budapest night, river, parliament building


Journey eastward by motorcoach or first class train to Budapest, often called “the Paris of the East.” This afternoon is free for independent activities or optional excursions. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you plan your time. (B)

Day 8 - Friday
Heroes Square, Tour to Europe

Heroes Square

In 1873, the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with ancient Óbuda to form a new, unified city, Budapest. Charming and beautiful, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Morning sightseeing includes views of the decorative Parliament building, seat of the National Assembly; Váci Utca, a pedestrian street lined with shops and restaurants; Hero’s Square with the millennial monument, 118 foot high Corinthian column dedicated to the Roman Catholic Church, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The balance of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 9 - Saturday
Castle Hill, tour to Europe

Castle Hill

Sightseeing this morning focuses on the Castle Hill area, the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church, Fisherman’s Bastion and Royal Palace; Gellért Hill with the imposing Citadel at its peak. Your afternoon is free for shopping and exploration. Enjoy dinner in a typical “Csarda” restaurant – Hungarian for a village pub or tavern – with entertainment. (B, D)

Day 10 - Sunday

After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Your homebound flight arrives the same day. (B)

(B) Breakfast     (L) Lunch     (D) Dinner

Note: All itineraries are subject to change
* No minimum of passengers is required for regular tour service.
All tours are subject to availability and should be confirmed within 72 business hours.

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Valid: April – October 2016

Please contact a travel agent about airfare for this tour: 1.800.223.3855

APR 22 – MAY 1JUL 22 – JUL 31
MAY 6 – MAY 15AUG 12 – AUG 21
MAY 20 – MAY 29SEP 2 – SEP 11
JUN 3 – JUN 12SEP 16 – SEP 25
JUN 17 – JUN 26SEP 30 – OCT 9
JUL 1 – JUL 10OCT 21 – OCT 30


  • Twin/Double Occupancy Rate: $1,965 (land only rates per person)
  • Single Occupancy Rate: $2,750 (land only rates per person)
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Hotel Info

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* If the above hotels are not available, comparable hotels will be confirmed. Additional cost may apply.
* Transfers are included if arrival and departure dates match the tour dates. Tour has a local escort with a minimum of 10 participants. With fewer than 10, a local guide and driver/escort will be provided. Please inquire about special airfares in conjunction with this tour.

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