Imperial Capitals: Prague-Vienna-Budapest

Indulge in the old world charm of the imperial capitals of Europe on this exclusive small group tour of Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Go back in time as you enjoy the sites, beautiful architecture and more!
  • Date

    Multiple Departures
  • Duration

    10 days / 9 nights
  • Highlights

    Old city of Prague, Jewish Quarter Prague, Royal Castle of Hradcany, Hofburg Palace Vienna, evening Mozart concert, Kunsthistorische Museum, Budapest
  • Notes

    Land Only ,Price Based on Double Occupancy
  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

From  $2065
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Imperial Capitals: Prague-Vienna-Budapest 10 Days10D9 Nights9N

This incredible journey to Prague, Vienna and Budapest will introduce you to the charm and beauty of these imperial Capitals on a small group tour. 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 capitals that will whisk you away into an old world charm you won't forget.

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What can you expect as part of your tour?

  • Professional tour manager throughout
  • Local guide in each city
  • Accommodations in First Class hotels
  • Air-conditioned motor coach
  • Transfers and Entrance fees
  • Special opera performance in Prague
  • Strauss and Mozart concert in Vienna
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Day

1

Prague

Welcome to Prague, Czech Republic! Our representative will greet you and you’ll be taken 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.

Overnight:Prague (D).

Day

2

Prague

Prague 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, we’ll visit the old part of the city to enjoy 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.

Overnight:Prague (B).

Day

3

Prague

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll cross the Vltava River to visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany. Dating back to the 9th century, having survived fires and wars, and after many additions and reconstructions, this is considered 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.

Overnight:Prague (B).

Day

4

Vienna

Travel by motor-coach 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.

Overnight:Vienna (B, D).

Day

5

Vienna

Today you’ll see the city! Your tour will be extensive but highlights include the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park, the UN buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and more. After a free afternoon, delve into the deep cultural and artistic history of Vienna with an evening concert of Strauss and Mozart’s music.

Overnight:Vienna (B).

Day

6

Vienna

This morning is dedicated to art. Enjoy 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.

Overnight:Vienna (B).

Day

7

Budapest

After breakfast, journey eastward by motor-coach 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.

Overnight:Budapest (B).

Day

8

Budapest

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 will show you the incredible 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 Solider. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore.

Overnight:Budapest (B).

Day

9

Budapest

Today you'll get to explore 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 last minute shopping and wandering. After relaxing a bit at the hotel, enjoy dinner in a typical “Csarda” restaurant – Hungarian for a village pub or tavern – with entertainment.

Overnight:Budapest (B, D).

Day

10

Departure Day

After breakfast, you'll check out and head to the airport. Your home-bound flight arrives the same day.
Day 1 - Friday
Arrival in Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, twilight, river

Prague

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

 

prague old town hall astronomical clockPrague 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
Prague
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
Prague – Vienna, Austria
Vienna

Vienna

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
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
Vienna
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, Hungary
Budapest night, river, parliament building

Budapest

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
Budapest
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 Solider. The balance of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 9 - Saturday
Budapest
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 last minute shopping and exploration. Enjoy dinner in a typical “Csarda” restaurant – Hungarian for a village pub or tavern – with entertainment. (B, D)

Day 10 - Sunday
Depart Budapest

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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Where you will rest you head...

Majestic Plaza, Prague

Standard Room

4 STARS

About the hotel: A 5-minute walk from Wenceslas Square, this swanky, elegant hotel is perfectly located.

Hilton Statdpark, Vienna

Standard Room

5 STARS

About the hotel: Combining a magnificent location in the heart of the city with great amenities and services, Hilton Vienna is the place to stay when visiting the Austrian capital

Intercontinental, Budapest

Standard Room

5 STARS

About the hotel: Combining contemporary elegance and modern style, the InterContinental Budapest hotel places you a leisurely stroll away from the historic Castle District.

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