Central Europe offers a distinct and varied picture of Europe - one of magnificent castles, majestic palaces, beautiful mountains, rivers, lakes, gardens in addition to the unique variety of friendly people and distinct cultures. This tour provides one with an enriched understanding of the varying cultures, delicious cuisines, rich medieval and post medieval history on offer in Central Europe.
|Tour Duration||:||10 days|
|Min. Tour Size||:||02 persons|
|Avg. Tour Size||:||25 persons|
|Includes international air|
|Tour Price (from)||:||US$|
Day 01: Arrive Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Welcome to Zlata Praha (Golden Prague). We are warmly received and transferred to our hotel. After some rest we enjoy our first cultural insight as we dine with folklore in a local restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel Majestic Plaza, Prague (3 nights) (D)
Day 02: Prague
We start with the best of Prague as we tour the old part of the city to view the Old Town Square, the famous Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter, St. Nicholas Church, Charles Bridge and more. Balance of the day is at leisure. Evening we get yet another cultural experience as we join an opera performance. (B)
Day 03: Prague
Today we cross the enchanting and historical Vltava River to visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany and St. Vitus Cathedral. Evening at leisure to stroll around town and enjoy the many cuisines the city has to offer including Pilsner beer or the Black Beer. (B)
Day 04: Prague/Vienna (Drive) (AUSTRIA)
Travel by motor coach to Vienna, the “City of Waltz”. Dinner tonight will be in a typical local Heurigen restaurant. A typicality of Vienna, a Heurigen restaurant is attached to a vineyard and serves it’s customers the very wine that it produces.
Overnight: Hilton Stadtpark, Vienna (3 nights) (B, D)
Day 05: Vienna
Our morning sightseeing tour includes visit to the incredible Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park, the UN buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral and other vivid reminders of the city's imperial history. Evening, we enjoy another of Eastern Europe’s cultural highlight - concert of Strauss’ and Mozart’s music. (B)
Day 06: Vienna
Across from the Hofburg Palace is the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts). This huge building houses many of the fabulous art collections gathered by the Habsburgs and ranks amongst the richest and most important collections in the world.
The showpiece of the Egyptian-Oriental Collection, one of the largest of its kind in the world is the complete and intact cult chamber of Prince Kaninisut. We enjoy a guided tour of the museum in the morning. Vienna offers a lot of activities of varied interests, hence the evening is free to waltz the way across the streets of this European city. (B)
Day 07: Vienna/Budapest (Drive) (HUNGARY)
We journey eastbound by motor coach or first class train to Budapest, often called “Paris of the East”. Enroute we see the countryside of Eastern Europe before reaching the Hungarian capital, Budapest where we are transferred to our hotel.
Overnight: Intercontinental, Budapest (3 nights) (B)
Day 08: Budapest
Situated on the opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges. Our morning tour includes views of the decorative Parliament building, seat of the National Assembly; Vaci Utca, a pedestrian street lined with shops and restaurants; Heroes' Square with the Millennium Memorial, 118 foot high Corinthian column dedicated to the Roman Catholic Church, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The balance of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 09: Budapest
Our second tour of this lively and historical capital focuses on the Castle Hill area, the 13th century Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion and Royal Palace. Afternoon is free for last minute shopping or independent exploration. Tonight, we enjoy a farewell dinner with entertainment in a typical csarda restaurant. (B, D)
Day 10: Depart Budapest
After breakfast, we bid farewell to the Imperial capitals of Europe as we are transferred to the airport for our departure flight. Opportunity to join one of Bestway’s other tours. (B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).
May 04 & 18; Jun 01, 22 & 29; Jul 13 & 20; Aug 10 & 31; Sep 07 & 28; Oct 12
|Departure(s)||Per Person on Twin Sharing||Single Room Supplement|
|2018||US$ 2195 CA$ 2854||US$ 895 CA$ 1164|
This tour is not part of our small group journeys. Please contact us for other tours within the same region.
Estimated International Airfare
(International airfare is NOT included in this tour)
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.
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.
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