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  • The Highlights of Budapest-Vienna-Prague

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    Hungary

    10 Nights - 11 Days - Budapest - Vienna - Prague



    Day 1/ Budapest    

     Arrival at Budapest

    Airport-Hotel transfer by taxi or by English speaking guide

    Check in in the hotel

    Free afternoon, overnight in Budapest

     Day 2/ Budapest    

     After breakfast in the hotel meeting with the English speaking driver guide,

    Private half day Budapest sightseeing tour

     A 4-hour tour of the capital will take the guests to all must to see monuments and sights of Budapest. Those includes Heroes Square with Millenary Monument, Vajdahunyad Castle (o), the Opera House (o), the Basilica (i), the Synagoge (i), and the Parliament (o). After that the group will visit the Buda side, with the castle district with Matthias Church (i) and to the Picturesque Fishermen’s Bastion. (i = inside, o = outside)

     In the afternoon free time for shopping

     Evening program suggestion:

    Dinner&Cruise on the Danube – guaranteed program (2 hours)

     Overnight in Budapest

     Day 3/ Budapest and its surroundings

     After breakfast meeting with the English speaking driver guide,

     Private Full day excursion to the Danube bend
    Day 4 / Vienna

    After breakfast check out, transfer to the train station by taxi or by English speaking driver guide

    In the morning travel by train from Budapest to Vienna (3 hours)

    Meeting with the driver or driver-guide at the train station

    transfer to the hotel, check in

     In the afternoon half day city tour in Vienna with English speaking driver-guide

     This tour will give you an overall impression of the most significant historical sights of Vienna. You are shown the Ringstraße with its magnificent buildings, such as the Museum of Applied Arts, the State Opera, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural History. You will also see the Hofburg (Imperial Winter Palace), the Parliament, the City Hall, the Burgtheater, the University as well as the Votive Church. The highlight of the tour will be a visit to the showrooms at Schönbrunn Palace. In this former summer residence of the Habsburg family lived e. g. Maria Theresia.

    The baroque Schönbrunn palace was built in 1713 and was used as the summer residence of the Habsburgs. Emperor Franz Joseph (ruled 1848-1916) was born here in 1830 and spent the last years of his life entirely at Schönbrunn. In 1918 along with the park and zoo the palace became the property of the new republic. Ths palace is considered the top sight in Vienna due to its historical importance (world cultural heritage site since 1996), beautiful location, magnificent architecture and the splendid layout of its gardens. Forty rooms out of a total of 1141 are open to visitors. A special gem is the 1.6 m² baroque style park surrounding the Palace.

     Transfer back to the hotel, overnight in the hotel

     Day 5/ Vienna and its surroundings      

     Breakfast in the hotel

    After breakfast meeting with the English speaking driver-guide, and

     Half day private Vienna Woods tour (4 hrs)

    This excursion will show you some of the beautiful scenery to the south of Vienna. Drive through the Vienna Woods and romantic Helenental to the former hunting lodge at Mayerling, today a commemorative chapel, where Crown Prince Rudolph, the only son of Emperor Franz Joseph, committed suicide (or was it murder?) with his lover, Baroness Vetsera, in 1889. Continue to the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, which is still a living monastery after 900 years. Enjoy a guided tour through the complex, highlights of which include the gothic fountain house and the magnificent abbey church. The journey will take you past the Höldrichsmühle to the Seegrotte, a former gypsum mine in the Hinterbrühl. An exciting and memorable visit is guaranteed, but please do not forget to take warm clothing with you as the temperature in the mine is only 9°C throughout the year. Following a boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe you will leave the Vienna Woods and return to Vienna.

    In the afternoon free time for shopping

    Evening program offer:

    Viennese Wine Tavern (Grinzing Evening) – guaranteed evening program in Vienna (4 hours)

    Vienna is one of the few capital cities in the world to produce its own wine. Enjoy an informal evening in Grinzing or Neustift, the wellknown wine growing villages on the northern outskirts of the city. A typical rustic dinner, for example a warm meat platter, salads and apple strudel, will be served in one of the traditional wine taverns or “Heuriger”, where you will also be able to sample a glass (1/4 l) of the newly produced wine. Return transfer to the hotel.

     Overnight in Vienna

     Day 6/ Vienna and its surroundings      

     Breakfast in the hotel

    Meeting with the English speaking driver-guide, and start the

     Wachau- Romantic Danube Valley full day private tour (8 hrs)

     This full day excursion will take you to the Wachau, the most picturesque stretch of the Danube Valley with its sprawling vineyards, apricot orchards and romantic ruins. Drive past the charming old villages and the old castles, evidence that this was once a very Breakfast in the hotel, check out

    important trade route. The village of Dürnstein is particularly famous, as it was here the King Richard the Lionheart of England was held prisoner until rescued by his faithful minstrel Blondel. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the magnificent Benedictine abbey of Melk, a stunning example of Baroque architecture. Enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant, then enjoy a relaxing boat trip down the Danube from Melk to Dürnstein. Return by car to Vienna.

     
     Overnight in Vienna

     Day 7/ Prague        

    Travel by train to Prague (5 hours)

    Arrival in Prague

    Meeting with the taxi driver at the train station, Transfer to the hotel

    Free time for shopping

    Overnight in Prague

    Day 8/ Prague

     Breakfast in the hotel

    Meeting with the guide at the hotel,

     Half day Prague sightseeing tour by foot with English speaking guide (4 hours)

     In the course of this particular sightseeing tour we will introduce Prague (UNESCO) as a historical and architectonical jewel of Central Europe.  Our guide will be whole time with you explaining the history of Prague and its neighbourhoods (Old Town, New Town, Lesser Town, Hradčany) during the trip. The other part of the tour our guide will take you to Prague Castle where you together will visit the interior of this most important sight of Prague, the St. Vitus Cathedral. After approx. 75 minutes of guided walking tour you will go on to the bank of the Vltava River to get on board of a boat where you will   take a rest and relax admiring the beauties of Prague from a different view.  Besides other bridges connecting both the river banks you will see the well-known Charles Bridge from the boat. Relaxed, you will continue with a pleasant walk through the Jewish Town to the Old Town Square (Prague Astronomical Clock – Orloj, Týn Church) where the tour ends.
     Free time in the afternoon

    Evening program suggestion (guaranteed program for individual guests):

    Evening river cruise with buffet dinner on the Vltava

     Pickup from the hotel, we will drive you by bus to the boat where you will spend 3 pleasant hours.

     Cold and warm buffet as dinner is included. You are accompanied by our guide and you also listen to live music aboard. The best thing is to see Prague monuments from again a different perspective! This evening programme includes about 30 minute bus sightseeing when our guide will show you the greatest historical highlights of Old Town, Jewish Town, and New Town. In the end of this tour we will drive you back to your hotel.

    Dinner as buffet and welcome drink is included

     Overnight in Prague

     Day 9/ Karlovy Vary          

     Breakfast in the hotel, meeting with the guide in the hotel

    Full day tour with English speaking guide to Karlovy Vary

     Karlovy   Vary is the   most famous town spa in the Czech Republic. Its history goes back to 14th century, the time of Charles IV. Such celebrities as Russian tsar Peter the   Great or world-famous poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe praised healing effects of   the town's local mineral springs. This town and spa has been popular also with the production of world-famous Bohemian crystal Moser,
     with a local china   production known as Karlovarský porcelán (porcelain of Karlovy Vary) and with production of delicious herb spirit Becherovka. After the arrival you'll visit Moser Glass Factory and then our guide will accompany you for   a walk in the town centre. You will see e.g.  Vřídlo (Giant Spring) which is the   most famous spring in Karlovy   Vary. It spews into the height of almost   17 meters. After lunch you can choose from two programme   alternatives - either to enjoy your free time and go for another walk in this   beautiful town or you can have a swim in an outdoor swimming  pool. If so, then please do not forget your swimming costumes and towels!

     Day 10/ Cesky Krumlov

     Full day tour with English speaking guide and car to Cesky Krumlov

     Český Krumlov, a medieval town in Southern Bohemia, has kept its almost fairy-tale charm until today and by right is registered on the UNESCO heritage list. Historical centre is created by narrow and bended little lanes with number of Gothic, renaissance and baroque houses that originated as mansions of noblemen families - the Rosenbergs, the Schwarzenbergs and the Eggenbergs. You will walk through the town accompanied by our guide and you also will have a lunch in a medieval tavern.

     Transfer back to the hotel, overnight in Prague

     Day 11/ Departure

     Breakfast in the hotel, check out

    Transfer by taxi or English speaking driver+car to the train station/airport

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