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IMPERIAL CAPITALS: PRAGUE, VIENNA & BUDAPEST

Cultural tour of Czech Republic, Austria & Hungary

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Discover three of Europe’s most stunning capitals on this curated tour. Our journey starts in magnificent Prague, a city on par with great European destinations such as Paris and Rome. Here, we discover a tantalizing mix of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and baroque architecture arising from a history that goes back a millennium. Continue to Vienna, where we explore majestic palaces, witness performances of musical masterpieces, and experience the grand legacy of the Habsburg monarchy, which made its home here for more than six centuries. We end our wonderful adventure with the fairytale beauty of Budapest, where we take in a performance of traditional Hungarian folk dance, experience monuments from the city’s golden age in the late 19th century, and much more.

Want to extend your adventure? This tour can be connected with our Helsinki, the Baltic States & Poland, Jewels of Croatia, and Balkan Trio: Croatia, Montenegro & Albania tours. Contact us for further details.

Tour Information
Duration : 08 days
Minimum : 02 persons
Average : 25 persons
Price (From) : US$ 2146
Includes international air
Day 01: Arrive Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC)
(D)
Day 02: Prague
(B)
Day 03: Prague
(B)
Day 04: Prague/Vienna (AUSTRIA) (Drive)
(B)
Day 05: Vienna
(B)
Day 06: Vienna/Budapest (HUNGARY) (Drive)
(B)
Day 07: Budapest
(B, D)
Day 08: Depart Budapest
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC)

Welcome to Zlata Praha (Golden Prague)*. With a history that stretches back a millennium, Prague was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Bohemia, as well as the residence of several Roman emperors. We are warmly received and transferred to our hotel.  Check in time starts from 1500 hrs.  There’s time to relax or explore the city’s winding and picturesque streets before meeting our tour director for a welcome dinner, which includes a glass of wine, beer or soft drink.  At the reception, we will be introduced to our fellow travelers and the fascinating journey that awaits us.

Overnight: Hotel Mamaison, Prague (3 nights) (D)

Day 02: Prague

Photo of Prague, Czech Republic. One of the most beautiful city in EuropeBuilt on seven hills and both banks of the Vltava River, Prague is one of the most alluring cities in Europe. This morning, we explore the old portion of the city. Our first stop is the historic Old Town Square, featuring Prague’s famous Astronomical Clock. Dating back to 1410, this medieval astronomical clock is the oldest still in operation. It tracks the time, the date, and even the position of the sun and moon! We also explore the Jewish Quarter, St. Nicholas Church, the Charles Bridge and more. The afternoon is at leisure. Don’t forget to enjoy Prague’s world famous Pivo beer! (B)

Day 03: Prague

We start our day by crossing the Vltava River to see the Royal Castle of Hradcany. Also known as Prague Castle, this castle complex was built in the 9th century and is the largest ancient castle in the world! Within the complex, we visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Rest of the day is free. Wander Prague’s inviting streets or just relax at a café and soak in the city’s street views! Prague is historically famous for its more than 40 theatres and their many performances. (B)

Day 04: Prague/Vienna (AUSTRIA) (Drive)

old palace and garden Belvedere in ViennaTravel by motor coach to Vienna*, the “City of Waltz”. The monuments and sites of beautiful Vienna reflect its fascinating history. It served as the centre of the massive Habsburg Empire for centuries, as well as the home of famous classical musicians ranging from Beethoven to Mozart. Here, we have free time to start discovering the city’s delights, from shopping to architecture to pastries. After a free afternoon, enjoy an evening concert of Strauss’s and Mozart’s music.

Overnight: Hotel Imperial Riding School Renaissance, Vienna (2 nights) (B)

Day 05: Vienna

Start the day with a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the most important religious building in Vienna, and the Hofburg Palace, the seat of the Austrian government since 1279. Habsburg kings, emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, and the current Austrian Federal President have all called this palace their seat. We then continue on to view Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park and the UN Buildings. (B)

Day 06: Vienna/Budapest (HUNGARY) (Drive)

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest. Image of the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, capital city of Hungary, during sunrise.Depart for Budapest. In 1873, the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with ancient Obuda to form a new, unified city, named Budapest*. Charming and beautiful, the city was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. The afternoon is free to explore the “Paris of the East”, shop along the Vaci Utca, nibble a delicious slice of apple strudel, sip some Hungarian wine, or perhaps enjoy an optional excursion.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel, Budapest (2 nights) (B)

Day 07: Budapest

Our morning sightseeing tour includes views of all the main attractions, including Parliament, the Royal Palace, Castle Hill area and Fisherman’s Bastion, providing spectacular views of the city and Danube River. We also explore Matthias Church, constructed during the second half of the 14th century, Heroes’ Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel, a fortress dating from 1851 which provides a beautiful panoramic view of the city. Remaining part of the day at leisure to explore this exciting city. In the evening, join our fellow travelers and tour director for a farewell dinner with entertainment at a traditional Csarda restaurant. (B, D)

Day 08: Depart Budapest

After breakfast, we are transferred to the airport for our departure flight. Want to extend your adventure? This tour can be connected with our Helsinki, the Baltic States & Poland, Jewels of Croatia, and Balkan Trio: Croatia, Montenegro & Albania tours. Contact us for further details.(B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates & Prices

We accept payments in US$, CA$ as well as in other convertible currencies like EUR, AUD and GBP. Tour prices have been costed in US$. CA$ price shown below is an indicative amount reached at by using the conversion rate at the time of web posting and will be applicable if there is no change in the conversion rate. Should the currency conversion rate change, the US$ pricing will prevail. Bestway Tours & Safaris offers a conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

2022 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
May 07 & 21; Jun 04 & 18; Jul 02 & 30; Aug 20; Sep 10 & 24; Oct 08        
Tour Price US$ 2146 US$ 867 - -
2022 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
May 07 & 21; Jun 04 & 18; Jul 02 & 30; Aug 20; Sep 10 & 24; Oct 08        
Tour Price CA$ 2790 CA$ 1128 - -


Notes

This tour is not part of our small group journeys. Private departures of this itinerary are also available. For details, please contact us.



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 9 meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, D=Dinner)       
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Museums and sites as mentioned in the itinerary (entrance fees included when sites are bolded)
  • Professional Tour Director and local English-speaking guides
  • Headsets will be provided during included sightseeing tours
  • Classical concert of Strauss’s and Mozart’s music
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and average tour size of 25 participants.
Also please note that this tour is NOT part of our small group journeys.

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.

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