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Best of Central Europe

Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews
Private tour to Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary

Get an insight of the heritage of three incredible countries and spend 10 days exploring the architectural beauty of Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. Take day trips to the Bohemian UNESCO-listed Kutna Hora countryside, discover the royal Schonbrunn palace and Vienna woods, as well as the historical town of Eger.

Best of Central Europe

10 days3 cities
Czech RepublicAustriaHungary3 countries
Private tour to Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
From
$2,989
Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews

Get an insight of the heritage of three incredible countries and spend 10 days exploring the architectural beauty of Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. Take day trips to the Bohemian UNESCO-listed Kutna Hora countryside, discover the royal Schonbrunn palace and Vienna woods, as well as the historical town of Eger.

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Day-By-Day

Prague

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Prague
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the fairy-tale capital of the Czech Republic - Prague! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport and transferred to your neat Prague hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Prague City Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you embark on a 4-hour voyage of discovery into the Old Town with your private guide who shows you the most magnificent city sights.

You walk the famous Royal Route, originally used for the king's coronation procession, and see the Municipal House, the Gothic Tyn Cathedral, the Cubist House at the Black Madonna and the Old Town Hall tower with its legendary Astronomical clock. Then you explore Parizska street modeled after a Parisian boulevard, Josefov area - the former Jewish ghetto, the Rudolfinum concert hall and the famous Charles Bridge with the splendid Prague Castle (no entrance included). Fee for public transport to travel between the sites with your guide is included.

After the tour, you return to your hotel. You have the evening free to enjoy Prague at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Kutna Hora Tour
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning you enjoy your breakfast, meet your private guide and driver at the hotel lobby and embark on a 6-hour tour to magnificent Kutna Hora.

Following a 1.5 hour ride through the beautiful Bohemian countryside, you reach the stunning town of Kutna Hora. This UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site gained excessive wealth thanks to its prosperous silver mines and became the second most important town in the Kingdom of Bohemia, after Prague.

During the tour, you see all of the key medieval and Baroque monuments, including the former central royal mint, the interior of St. Barbara’s Cathedral, as well as the nearby All Saints Ossuary (Bone Church) which is famous for its elaborate decorations made of human bones.

After the tour, you return back to Prague and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

 

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Prague

The Czech Republic's capital, Prague is often called the City of a Hundred Spires. It has survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe and was almost untouched by World War II.

train
Prague
Vienna
4 hrs

Discover two countries at once while onboard a train going from Prague to Vienna. During the journey, admire the one-of-a-kind landscapes or simply relax and enjoy the train ride taking you to your next adventure. 

Vienna

second destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Train to Vienna
Transfer
Transfer
Free day
Free day

Today after breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your private driver in the hotel lobby. Then you are transferred to the railway station to take a train to Vienna.

  • Note: you may extend your stay in Prague and have optional day-tour to Karlovy Vary. Please, contact your travel specialist for the details.
  • Optional trip: Day Tour to Karlovy Vary
    Explore the town of Karlovy Vary, a charming spa town, is a popular tourist destination, during your 9-hour guided tour.

After about 4 hours of the train ride (1st class train tickets are included), you arrive in the European capital of music. Your private driver picks you up at the station and transfers to the hotel in the very heart of the city.

The rest of the day is free for you to either relax or start exploring glorious Vienna on your own.

Breakfast is included.

 

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Day 5
Vienna Sightseeing
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast at the hotel, your guide takes you on a 3-hour walking tour through the downtown area of Vienna.

You start at the State Opera House and walk through the Kärntnerstrasse, a shopping street in the pedestrian zone of the city center, to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You continue your walk along the Graben and the Kohlmarkt, a very exquisite shopping area, to Imperial Palace Hofburg, the former winter residence of the Habsburgs. It now houses the Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum, Imperial Silver Chamber, Austrian National Library and much more.

The next on your list is Ring avenue with its numerous magnificent buildings, such as the Museums of Fine Art and National History, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater, to name a few. During the tour, you also see Neuer Markt and the Capuchin monastery.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. In the evening you can enjoy optional concert 'Sounds of Vienna'.

  • Optional activity: Concert 'Sound of Vienna', Vienna
    Enjoy world famous Vienna classical music in the very place where Johann Strauss himself used to direct his orchestra! In the evening you are invited to a fantastic music concert performed by the Salonorchester Alt Wien.

Breakfast is included.

 

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Day 6
Schonbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods Exploration
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast your guide and driver take you on a 4-hour touring program around the most significant sites within the boundaries and in the surrounding area of Vienna.

During the tour you explore the Vienna Woods, which are the most eastern foothills of the Alps. You enjoy a stunning view over the city and Danube River from Kahlenberg, the highest hill in the city.

Then you drive through the wine area in the foot of the Vienna Woods, the town of Grinzing, and learn why Vienna is called the 'Wine-Growing Capital of the World'.

Next on your list is the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer royal residence, that gives you a historical impression of the glorious imperial times. A highlight is a guided inside visit to the showrooms of the Palace.

After the tour you return to your hotel in Vienna. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Vienna

Often referred to as the City of Music, Vienna is indeed a many-sided capital with an extremely rich legacy. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert are among the many luminaries that have worked there.

train
Vienna
Budapest
2 hrs 20 min

Travel from Austria to Hungary in just a couple of hours while onboard a modern comfortable train. It provides with amenities, such as electric sockets, luggage compartments and air conditioning, as well as beautiful views of the area throughout the whole journey.

Budapest

third destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Train to Budapest
Transfer
Transfer
Free day
Free day

Today you check-out from Vienna hotel and your private driver takes you to the station to board a train to Budapest (1st class train tickets are included).

  • Note: you may extend your stay in Vienna and have optional day-tour to Wachau Valley & Wine Tasting. Please, contact your travel specialist for the details.
  • Optional tour: Tour to Wachau Valley & Wine Tasting​
    Together with your private guide and driver embark on a fascinating 8-hour day tour to the Wachau Valley, a wine area with vineyards on terraces.

Upon arrival, after about 2 hours 20 minutes of the train ride, you are transferred to the centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to start exploring the charming capital of Hungary on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Budapest City Tour
City tour
City tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

After breakfast you enjoy a 4-hour guided walking tour around the main Budapest attractions. At first you see the Opera House and take a short ride on the Millennium metro. You walk through Heroes' Square and City Park to see the splendid Vajdahunyad Castle, stroll through Andrassy Boulevard and enjoy the beauty of the St. Stephen's Basilica.

Then you head down to the Danube River embankment, which offers breathtaking views of Gellert and Buda Hills. Finally crossing the Chain Bridge you appear at the Buda Castle District, where you have some time to wander through its cobbled streets and explore the exteriors of Royal Castle. Fee for public transport to travel between the sites with your guide is included.

During the tour you enter to the amazing attractions of the Castle District - the Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. As a highlight of your tour, enjoy a river Danube cruise on a public boat.

After the tour you return to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to stroll down the streets of this magnificent city at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Eger Sightseeing & Wine Tasting
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Today early in morning after breakfast you meet your private guide and driver and start your 8-hour tour. After about 1.5 hours of the car ride, you arrive in magical Eger, a historical town in Eastern Hungary.

During the city tour, you make a visit to a fortress of Eger. The fortress is an important symbol of the heroism of Hungarian defenders who successfully beat back the overwhelming Ottoman army in the 16th century.

After the tour of Eger you have some time for lunch and then proceed to a nearby 'Valley of the Beautiful Women', which keeps more than 600 years old tradition of making the delicious red wines. You learn about the wine-making process and experience a 5-tier wine tasting in one of the 200 family run wine cellars located there.

After the tour, you return to your hotel in Budapest.

Breakfast and tasting are included.

 

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Day 10
Departure from Budapest
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your tour. Today your driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you enjoyed your European tour and the charming cities you have explored!

  • Note: you may extend your stay in Budapest and have optional day-tour to Szentendre. Please, contact your travel specialist for details.
  • Optional trip: Tour to Szentendre
    Embark on a 4-hour trip to the picturesque town of Szentendre, which sits on the bank of the Danube on the north of Budapest. The city is famous for the well-preserved 18th-century Baroque townscape, galleries and museums.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Budapest

The capital of Hungary has a lot to offer: museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools - there is something for everyone here.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Prague, Vienna and Budapest; 
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1st class train tickets: Prague - Vienna and Vienna - Budapest;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Prague, Kutna Hora, Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna Woods, Budapest and Eger;
  • Entrance tickets to St. Barbara Cathedral, All Saints Ossuary, Schönbrunn Palace, Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion and Eger Fortress;
  • Wine tasting at Valley of the Beautiful Women;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Guided city tours of three capitals: Prague, Vienna and Budapest
  • Day tour of Kutna Hora
  • A guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace
  • A visit to Vienna Woods
  • A visit to the Castle District
  • Wine tasting at 'Valley of the Beautiful Women'

What To Know

  • It's always best to withdraw some cash in local currency before your departure. You will need Hungarian Forints for your time in Budapest, Czech Koruna for Prague and Euros for Vienna
  • Tipping in all of the capitals is commonly expected. Visitors are often expected to tip at least 10% in Prague, 5-15% in Vienna and 10-15% in Budapest
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes
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