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Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna and Prague

Operated by: Insight Vacations

10 Days from $2,316 per person
Schonbrunn Palace gardens in Vienna, Austria

Countries Visited

Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic ...more Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic

Locations Visited

Budapest, Esztergom, Vienna, Prague ...more Budapest, Esztergom, Vienna, Prague
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Budapest

    On arrival at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, enjoy a complimentary transfer to your hotel at 10:00, 13:00 or 15:30. Meet your Travel Director and travel companions at 18:00. Tonight you are in for a treat with your Welcome Dinner at Gundel, one of Budapest's most renowned restaurants for over a hundred years. Dine in elegance as you savour hearty, Hungarian delicacies accompanied with specially selected Hungarian wine.(Dinner with Wine)

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery.
  2. Day 2 Budapest, Queen of the Danube

    Drive along the elegant boulevards en route to Heroes’ Square. Across the river in Buda, walk with your Local Expert along the medieval cobblestone streets of the Castle district to visit Matthias Church and admire sweeping views from the Fisherman’s Bastion over the exquisite Parliament building. Make your way to a traditional strudel house to see pastry chefs at work, as they prepare delicious sweet strudel by stretching the dough and readying fillings. Enjoy a delectable taste of this famous delicacy paired with a rich aromatic coffee. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city at your leisure. This evening, perhaps you could stop for an aperitif of Hungarian Pálinka in an elegant café in the old city or maybe opt for a glittering dinner cruise along the Danube?(Breakfast / Morning Tea)

    meals Breakfast, Morning Tea
    hotel Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery.
  3. Day 3 Free Time in Budapest

    The day is at leisure to immerse yourself in Budapest's history, culture and gastronomy. Perhaps, visit a thermal bath (an institution in Budapest), spend time browsing the boutiques on Vaci Street or relax in a sidewalk café. This evening, enjoy a Dine-Around experience from your choice of specially selected restaurants.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery.
  4. Day 4 Along the Danube to Esztergom and on to Stately Vienna

    Travel along the Danube to the picturesque city of Esztergom, home to the largest Catholic church in Hungary. Then, journey westward for a stop in the pretty town of Győr, located on the confluence of the Danube, Rába and Rábca rivers. Cross the border and continue to stately Vienna, known for its elegant coffee houses and lavish architecture steeped in history. In the evening, you are invited to a Dine-at-Home experience. Sit down to a hearty meal and learn about life in this enchanting city.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier, Vienna.
  5. Day 5 Vienna and the Habsburgs

    Much of Vienna’s present-day charm is due to the long reign of the Habsburgs. Join a Local Expert for a private visit of Maria Theresa’s Schönbrunn Palace and explore its formal gardens at your own pace. Then ready your camera for a dazzling drive around the famous Ring Road. This grand boulevard, built along the lines of the old city walls, showcases many of the capital’s architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence, Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche. The afternoon is at your leisure.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier, Vienna.
  6. Day 6 Vienna at Leisure

    Discover the regal grandeur of Vienna, as you explore at your own pace. Perhaps start at St. Stephen’s Cathedral - one of Europe’s great Gothic structures - or browse the shops of the bustling Kärntnerstrasse? You may wish to add another capital to your travels with a visit across the Slovakian border to Bratislava. Ask your Travel Director to recommend local attractions and restaurants, as you appreciate the long, summer evening in one of Europe's most elegant cities.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier, Vienna.
  7. Day 7 Charming Český Krumlov and Golden Prague

    Once over the Czech border, continue to picturesque Český Krumlov, where you'll start with a brief orientation tour of this fairy-tale town, straight out of the Middle Ages. Enjoy some free time to explore and appreciate views of the Vltava River. Wander through the cobblestone, traffic-free streets, past colourful houses that lead up to the finest castle in the land. In the afternoon, continue through the green Bohemian countryside to Prague. In the evening, savour a traditional meal at a local restaurant.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel K+K Hotel Central, Prague.
  8. Day 8 Prague, City of a Hundred Spires

    Explore Prague with Insight Choice. Choose between walking the courtyards of the Castle and visit the imposing St Vitus Cathedral or alternatively, join your Local Expert for a walk through the Jewish Quarter and learn about a different side of the history of Prague. The city is then yours to explore. Maybe take a river cruise through the heart of the city or walk in the footsteps of kings along the Royal Route? Czechs are passionate about their beer, so be sure to try the local pilsners, alongside the Czech cuisine.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel K+K Hotel Central, Prague.
  9. Day 9 Prague at Leisure

    Wind along cobbled lanes and discover a treasure-trove of hidden gems, as you explore Prague at your own pace. Perhaps cross the border to Germany and explore Dresden?This evening, tantalise your taste buds with a rousing Celebration Dinner of local specialities at a restaurant offering magnificent views over the city. Dobrou chuť!(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel K+K Hotel Central, Prague.
  10. Day 10 Depart Prague.

    Your journey comes to an end after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Prague airport at 08:00 and 10:00.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times
  • If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport

Authentic Dining

  • Budapest: Your Welcome Dinner is a treat of mouthwatering Hungarian specialties, accompanied by specially selected Hungarian wine, as you dine at the famous and elegant Gundel Restaurant.
  • Budapest: Visit a traditional strudel house for a taste of sweet strudel and learn about the art of making this Hungarian delicacy.
  • Budapest: Choose your own ambience and cuisine from a handpicked selection of restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Vienna: Enjoy a Dine-at-Home experience as you are welcomed into the home of a local for a freshly-prepared meal, typical of the region. Dine with the family for dinner and learn more about their life.
  • Prague: Your Celebration Dinner at a specially selected Prague restaurant, encapsulates the very essence of the Golden City.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfast (B), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), 1 Morning Tea (MT)

Insight Choice

  • Prague : Choose between joining a Local Expert to explore the courtyards of Prague Castle and visit the imposing St Vitus Catherdal or alternatively, stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague.

Insight Experiences

  • Vienna: A private, guided exploration of Schönbrunn Palace will have all your senses tingling. Stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames where Mozart performed as a child prodigy.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Scenic Drives: Relax and admire the scenery as you pass Wachau Valley and travel through Bohemia.
  • Budapest: Gaze out over the Danube and giant domed Hungarian Parliament Building from the heights of the Fisherman's Bastion.
  • Esztergom: Visit the city of Esztergom home to the Catholic church in Hungary
  • Gyor: Stop in this pretty town known for its Baroque charm.
  • Cesky Krumlov: Your Travel Director will lead you an orientation of the city as you explore the medieval streets of this fairy-tale town.
  • Vienna: Travel along the Ring Road to see the Hofburg Imperial Residence, Opera House, Parliament Building and Karlskirche.

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Reviews
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Cynthia Haynes
Monday, September 23, 2019
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I didn't think it was an Easy Pace tour, but I managed to keep up. Yes, i would recommend GET in the future. This trip was my second with Insight. Both trips went smoothly without any hitches. The Vienna Concert was wonderful. Loved Cesky Krumlov. I would visit there again on my own!
Response from Grand European Travel:
It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed yourself and that we were able to help you find some hidden gems along the way that you may want to revisit. Thank you for sharing.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Vacation
Trip met my expectations!
Trusted Customer
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Service
I liked the optional choices and free time
Vacation
I liked the fact that I didn't have to do everything with the group, that we could choose to go with the group or have time to ourselves
Steven Leahy
Sunday, May 19, 2019
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Excellent customer service from start to finish. Our hotel & flight reservations we're handled perfectly. The trip itself was fascinating & our Travel Director was warm, knowledgeable and fun.
Vacation
Excellent service & friendly & professional staff.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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Promotion was good and booking was smooth. Agent was thorough and responsive. Tour guide was very personable, knowledgeable and organized. Driver was outstanding, Some hotels were better than others, group dinners were very good. Overall very satisfied with GET product and personnel.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Budapest, Vienna & Prague. Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We appreciate your comments.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Vacation
Cities were interesting, local guides were great, tour guide was very reliable and personable. Crowds were large and sometimes hampered enjoyment, but scheduling was adjusted to try to mitigate impact.
Laura Dolfi Butler
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Trip started out wonderful....hotel beautiful dining experience great. Our second hotel was nothing in comparison to the first. The in home dining was ok but nothing to write home about. Our last hotel while clean and modern was "Goth" in style with black dark walls poor lighting and was not close to downtown. Everything was supposed to be premium and only the time in Budapest was. Our tour guide INSISTED on keeping the air conditioning cold on the bus to the point that we were putting on whatever coat or jacket we had. As a result I was thrown into a horrific upper respiratory asthma attack which has not subsided two weeks at home and I've had to see the doctor twice already. The dining experiences were interesting but the meal was virtually the same menu every time.
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See the comments in the first section.
Trusted Customer
Friday, October 5, 2018
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This was my 5th trip in 6 years and while the locations we visited delivered all the “WOW” I expected, the tour “director” sadly missed some key opportunities for our group to become cohesive. Name tags were not available at the welcome event which is where we first meet each other...actually I believe it was day 2 or 3 when we got them and were not enthusiastically encouraged to wear them, so the next day some did and some didn’t and he didn’t even know our names by the end of the tour. We did not rotate coach seats so people stayed in their little groups and same seats, it was just not the same as previous tours. The accommodations in city #1 were fabulous as usual, city #2 were satisfactory, and city #3 were dark and way out of town, not up to par with what I’ve come to know with your trips. The weather was wonderful and the places we saw were historic and memorable. We arranged for ourselves a trip to Melk Abbey and it remains the most outstanding memory for me, but we did that on our own. If the trip were reversed, beginning in Prague and ending in Budapest, I would have left the tour happier. I have more thoughts on the TD but this is not the place to post them.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. We will be sure to share them with Insight Vacations for immediate review. Happy to see that the trip was memorable overall.
Friday, October 5, 2018
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Marilyn Faber
Monday, October 1, 2018
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The trip over all was wonderful and the 5th time we have used insight travel (GET) Our disappointment was with the tour guide Peter DeVrise. It took 3 days to get name tags and he was not interested in starting on the bus a seat rotation so we could get to know everyone better. Therefore some people we never spoke to even though we are outgoing people by nature. He seemed burned out and repeated non essentials frequently on his opinion of things.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We understand that the Travel Director often sets the mood for the entire trip and we are sorry to hear that you were disappointed. We will be sure to share this information with Insight Vacations for immediate review
Monday, October 1, 2018
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cites we wanted to see and the leisure time to do part of our exploring on our own.
Robert Bergad
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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First time we used the service. Booking was flawless. Liked the fact that we had ample free time to do what we wanted to do and not be bound to the group for the whole trip.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're so happy to hear that our booking process was "flawless", that's what we aim for! We'll pass on your comment about the hotel in Prague, our team strives to give you the best possible experience and will be glad for your input. Thank you for sharing!
Monday, September 24, 2018
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Choice of hotel in Prague was a bummer.
Lorraine Cox
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Didn"t inform us of the hotels we stayed in. Two out of three of the Hotels were just to small and accomodations were lacking.
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They should have brought us to see museums and art galleries . The tour got to be boring at times and the endless walking and mostly passing places I would have loved to see.The hotels were atrocious to say the least. The people on this tour could not stand the hotels we stayed in esp Prague and Vienna. I couldn't believe the amount paid for this trip and to tell us we stayed in 4 or 5 star hotels was a bad joke. The people in all the cities we stayed in worked hard and were friendly to our tour group. Another concern was having to buy bottled water to brush our teeth. The cost of that added on to our bill was just to much for me. Grand European should tell its customers the truth about these hotels before any other people book this trip or change hotels to the Hilton,which I thought we would be in.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your honest feedback. We strive to provide clean, comfortable and convenient accommodations for all our trips, and appreciate hearing when these expectations are not met. We will share this with our Quality Control team for immediate review and improvement. Unfortunately, hotels are always subject to change which is why we do not guarantee specific hotels for any departure. We hope there were some happy memories made despite the issues you mention.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Trusted Customer
Sunday, July 15, 2018
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Kaitlin was great. We tried to join in with relatives on an already set up tour. There was still space. Kaitlin got us into the same tour group and better round trip air fare than we could find on our own.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your kind words! We're so happy to know we could be there for you to help make your trip go as smoothly as possible (if we could control the weather, we would!). We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Kaitlin, we're very glad to have her as a part of our team. Thank you again for sharing your experience and happy travels!
Monday, July 16, 2018
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Perfect in every way including the weather, which of course is out of the control of GET.
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