On this Escape, experience the rich history of Central Europe’s most popular destinations without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. This Central Europe tour is a magnificent journey through the former Habsburg Empire. Your adventure begins in magical Budapest and you’ll also stay in two of Central Europe’s most popular cities: Vienna and Prague.
Enjoy the vibrant feel of central European cities through organized tours and a guaranteed departure!
DAY 1 - Arrive in Budapest, Hungary.
Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (D)
DAY 2 - Budapest.
Your Local Guide takes you through Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world’s second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the lacy lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church and HEROES’ SQUARE. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner can be arranged. (B)
DAY 3 - Budapest–Vienna, Austria.
Cross the nearby Austrian border and arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing features a drive along the Ringstrasse past the State Opera House, and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous HELDENPLATZ, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL. (B)
DAY 4 - Vienna.
Full day at leisure to further explore this wonderful city. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)
DAY 5 - Vienna–Prague, Czech Republic.
A scenic drive brings you to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening is available to explore Prague by night. (B)
DAY 6- Prague.
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. This evening, a farewell dinner with wine awaits you at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your vacation. (B,D)
DAY 7- Prague.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Starting Price: 759$ p.p