IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR , PRAGUE - VIENNA - BUDAPEST, 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTSDAILY DEPARTURES RESERVATION
These cities are the pillars of Central Europe. Prague is the centerpiece, beautifully preserved, walkable, and full of mysterious cobblestone side streets. Vienna is the stately big brother, officious (this word means meddlesome and has a negative connotation), Hapsburgian, and old-school, from the desserts to the Opera. Budapest is still the scruffy upstart, just 25 years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union it is the most enigmatic of the three. The vibrant nightlife and traditional bathhouses highlight the variety Budapest offers.
DAY 1 PRAGUE
Upon your arrival to Prague, your assistant will meet your group and help guide you to your hotel. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure to relax and explore Prague on your own.
DAY 2 PRAGUE
After breakfast you will enjoy a half day tour of Prague which includes a visit to the Old Town and the New Town of medieval origin, as well as the Prague Jewish Quarter. The city tour starts in the Republic Square where it is possible to see the Powder Gate, which used to function as the main gate to The Old Town. Next door stands the beautiful and stylized Municipal House of Art Nouveau. Later you will admire the Wenceslas Square, known as the place of the "Prague Spring, you will pass by the Estates Theatre, where the world premiere of Mozart opera Don Giovanni took place on 29 October 1787. The tour will continue through the Jewish Quarter, passing around the former Jesuit College, Klementinum. Wrapping up the tour is a stroll along the Charles Bridge paced to admire the 30 famous baroque sculptural groups. Finally, the tour ends at the Old Town Square with its magnificent astronomical clock. The afternoon and evening will be free for your leisure.
In the afternoon you can enjoy the optional tour to Prague Castle, situated on the left bank of the Vltava River, the largest castle in the world. You will discover its courtyards and interiors, such as; St. Vitus Cathedral, rich with art treasures; royal and imperial Gothic palaces; the ancient palace of the kings of Bohemia boasting the magnificent Vladislav Hall, which was the largest civilian hall of Europe at the time; the Basilica of St. George from the year 920; and the Golden Lane, where in the past stayed the castle guards, medieval artisans, goldsmiths and alchemists, even the great writer Franz Kafka enjoyed a stay. Our Prague castle tour will finish at the Church of Our Lady of Victory, which houses the miraculous image of the Infant Jesus of Prague.
Optional Activity: At night you can enjoy the optional program – the show of the famous Black Theatre. The black theater emerged in Prague during the period of communism, when the Czechs did not have the right to express their opinions and ideas. The protest of the artists consists in the creation of a new dramatic form, which expresses fantasy in reality called the black theater.
DAY 3 PRAGUE
Today will be completely free for you, relax, shop or explore Prague on your own. Or join us in the following optional tours:
Optional tour to Karlsbad spa founded by Charles IV in 1358, with numerous buildings of Belle epoque and spas with thermal treatments. In the city there are 12 hot springs with healing properties, which temperature reaches up to 72 degrees celsius. In the past it was an important cultural center and place of rest, this resort has been visited by famous personalities such as Don Pedro II, the Russian Tsar Peter the Great, Maria Theresa of Austria, Goethe, Beethoven, Paganini, Chopin, Wagner or Marx amoung others. Optional possibility of visiting the glass factory of Moser brand. Your afternoon will be at your leisure to relax and explore Karlsbad before you return to Prague.
Optional activity: Enjoy your night with us at the fascinating show "Medieval Night". Held in one of the oldest palaces located in the heart of Prague, this show guarantees a unique experience. Dinner is served, in past tradition, by waiters dressed in period costumes, the sound of the songs and rhythms of medieval dances. Excellent food and unforgettable atmosphere.
Optional Activity: Enjoy your evening at U Fleků, in the oldest and best known brewery in Prague, founded in 1499. The interior retains the original decoration of the old time. You can taste the delicious traditional dishes with a glass of "Flekovské" dark beer brewed in house as you listen to the sounds of a typical Czech band.
DAY 4 PRAGUE – VIENNA
After the breakfast you will depart from Prague to Vienna. In the afternoon you will discover Viena highlights during you sightseeing tour. Passing through the famous Ringstrasse, you will admire the magnificent monuments built in the second half of the nineteenth century, as the State Opera, the Burgtheater, Biology and History Museum, among others. You will explore the Hofburg, the former residence of the royal court, and St. Stephen's Square with the Gothic cathedral of the same name, which is the most important church in Vienna. The evening will be free for your leisure.
Optional Activity: At night you can enjoy the concert of the classical music. The program consists of the most famous waltz and operetta melodies by Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár and arias from operas of Mozart.
DAY 5 VIENNA
Today will be completely free for you, relax, shop or explore Vienna on your own. Or join us in the following optional tours:
Optional activity: Tour to Schönbrunn Palace. Schönbrunn Palace is one of the major historical and cultural monuments in Austria. This architectural monument, surrounded by beautiful gardens, served from the eighteenth century until 1918, as the summer residence of the Habsburgs dynasty. We will visit the rooms of the palace, where the famous Empress Sissi, her husband, Emperor Franz Joseph and his sons, studied and played during the summer months.
Optional Activity: In the evening you can enjoy dinner at the heuriger in Grinzing, while tasting the local wine. Vienna is also known for its vineyards. The heuriger appeared first as a private wine cellar, where they served wine free of the imperial taxes. Today, it is a restaurant with a wide range of wines and a varied menu, complete with live traditional music.
DAY 6 VIENNA - BUDAPEST
After the breakfast you will depart from Vienna to Budapest. Today's highlight will be a half day tour of Budapest .You will enjoy the city divided by the Danube river into two parts: "Buddha", where the old part of the city is situated and filled with the residences of high society and embassies; and "Pest" the commercial and administrative center. During the tour you will admire the Heroes Square with the Millennium Memorial, Szechenyi Park and the Andrássy Avenue. Later you will discover the Buda Castle, with the Cathedral of St. Matthew and the Fishermen's Bastion, from where you can admire the panoramic city views. The tour finishes on Vaci Street, the most popular shopping street of Budapest. The evening will be free for your leisure.
Optional Activity: Illuminations of Budapest. This tour includes a champagne cruise on the Danube River and a visit to Mount of St. Gerard, with its fortress and panoramatic view of illuminated Budapest .
DAY 7 BUDAPEST
Today will be completely free for you, relax, shop or explore Budapest on your own. Or join us in the following optional tours:
Optional Activity: You can enjoy the optional tour of the interiors of the famous Hungarian Parliament located on the banks of the Danube river. With almost 700 rooms is one of the largest governmental buildings in the world. Continuing the tour, you will admire St. Stephen's Cathedral, dedicated to the first king of Hungary.
DAY 8 BUDAPEST
After breakfast will be completly free for you. End of our services.
Hotels for the tour: 4****
PRAGUE 4 **** / 3 NIGHTS
VIENNA 4 **** / 2 NIGHTS
BUDAPEST 4 **** / 2 NIGHTS
|Hotel 4*turistic ||April |
|Person in doble room ||769 ||749 ||799 ||699 |
|Single supplement ||280 ||275 ||285 ||260 |
|Hotel 3* turistic ||April |
|Person in doble room ||739 ||709 ||769 ||585 |
|Single supplement ||260 ||255 ||265 ||240 |
• • 7 nights / accommodation in hotels 4 **** / with buffet breakfast
• • transport according to the program ( bus, train, car )
• • City tour with English speaking guide: Prague, Vienna, Budapest,
• • These prices are LAND-ONLY and are correct at the time of the website going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.TOUR PRAGUENSES
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