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Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague

Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
11 Days from $2,081 per person

These three capitals, lush with magnificent cathedrals, imperial palaces and majestic castles, stand at the geographical heart of mainland Europe, their history and culture intertwined by the powerful Habsburg dynasty.

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  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).
  2. On arrival at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, there are complimentary transfers to your hotel at 10:00, 13:00 & 15:30. Later, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.
    meal(s):WD
    hotel:Art'otel Budapest (3 nights).
  3. You will be chauffeured along elegant boulevards to Heroes' Square. 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. The rest of the day is free. In the evening, perhaps opt for a glittering dinner cruise along the Danube.
    meal(s):BB
    hotel:Art'otel Budapest.
  4. In the morning head for a Strudel House to see pastry chefs at work stretching the dough and filling the delicious treats that are yours to taste with a rich aromatic coffee. The remainder of the day is at leisure to immerse yourself into the city's history, culture and gastronomy. You could do that literally with a visit to a thermal bath - an institution in Budapest! Or perhaps spend time browsing the boutiques of Vaci Street or relax in sidewalk café. In the evening, you could stop for an aperitif at a typical ‘Pálinka' bar in the old city.
    meal(s):BB, MT
    hotel:Art'otel Budapest.
  5. Set out past the remains of the Roman settlement of Aquincum and along the Danube to the picturesque riverside village of Szentendre. This community has long been the haunt of artists, enchanted by its brightly coloured houses and quaint churches. Then, journey eastward for a stop in the pretty town of Győr, located on the confluence of the Danube, Rába and Rábca rivers. Cross the border and move on to stately Vienna. The Austrian capital boasts a varied culinary landscape so in the evening, you can choose from a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure.
    meal(s):BB, DA
    hotel:Hotel Am Konzerthaus, Vienna (3 nights).
  6. Much of Vienna's present day charm is due to the long reign of the Habsburgs, so in the morning, join a Local Expert for a private visit of Maria Theresa's Schönbrunn Palace and formal gardens. Then get your camera ready for a 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 and Parliament Building. The afternoon is at leisure.
    meal(s):BB
    hotel:Hotel Am Konzerthaus, Vienna.
  7. Take the day to discover the regal grandeur of Vienna at your own pace. Perhaps start with St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of Europe's great Gothic structures? Or browse the shops of the bustling Kärntnerstrasse? Long, warm summer nights offer something for everyone too and your Tour Director will be able to assist with information and ideas. You might like to venture out to the Vienna Woods for for a delicious dinner with local wine. Another alternative is a night at the theatre, attending the opera, to simply have a drink amid the Gemütlich aura of a local tavern.
    meal(s):BB
    hotel:Hotel Am Konzerthaus, Vienna.
  8. Once over the Czech border, continue to picturesque Český Krumlov. Get your bearings with an included orientation before having free time to explore this fairytale vision from the Middle Ages, nestled amid a loop in 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.
    meal(s):BB, DW
    hotel:Lindner Hotel Prague Castle (3 nights).
  9. Join a Local Expert for a guided visit to one of the most beautiful and intact historical centres in Europe. Start with the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, where you can admire the stained glass of St Vitus Cathedral and enjoy amazing views over the Old Town. Finish in the Old Town Square where the mechanical antics of the Astronomical Clock's glockenspiel delight onlookers each hour. The city is then all 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 lagers, along with the Czech cuisine.
    meal(s):BB
    hotel:Lindner Hotel Prague Castle.
  10. No doubt you've anticipated spending quality time among the winding, cobbled lanes so your penultimate day is completely free. With your hotel located in the castle district, enjoy time to experience the real Prague, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. In the evening, tantalise your taste buds with a rousing Celebration Dinner of local specialties at a prized Prague restaurant. Dobrou chuť!
    meal(s):BB, CD
    hotel:Lindner Hotel Prague Castle.
  11. Your tour comes to an end after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Prague Airport at 08:00 & 10:00.
    meal(s):BB
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  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
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INCLUDED QUALITY DINING

9 Buffet Breakfasts (BB) and 1 Morning Tea (MT); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 three-course table d'hôte Dinner (DW) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.

Signature Experiences

Budapest:

  • With a Local Expert, visit the colourful Matthias Church and gaze out over the Danube and giant domed Parliament from the heights of the Fisherman's Bastion.

Vienna:

  • The sheer opulence of Schönbrunn Palace indulges your senses. Stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames where Mozart performed as a six-year-old prodigy.

Prague:

  • Bewitched by the gargoyles of St. Vitus Cathedral and ghosts of Bohemian Kings, experience a private tour through the atmospheric courtyards of Prague Castle.
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $670 p.p.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $88 per person.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering these countries.

  • The currency in the Czech Republic is the Koruna, in Austria is the Euro, and in Hungary is the Forint. While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive on your trip, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • If you like meat and potatoes, chances are you’ll love the food in the Czech Republic.  The country is also known for its long-standing tradition for beer.  Most towns have at least one brewery, so it’s no surprise that the Czech consume more beer per capita than any other country.  In Austria you’ll find more hearty cuisine, but nothing beats the desserts. Try delicious treats like Viennese Sachertorte (dense chocolate cake) and apple strudel. In Hungary you’ll find hearty specialties including goulash, winter salami, pork stew, and chicken paprikash.

  • We suggest packing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. It’s important to bring comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • When dining out it’s appropriate to leave up to 10 percent gratuity for good service at restaurants.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

Reviews

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague
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Service rating : Wonderful service, which is always appreciated.
Vacation : Really enjoyed the easy pace. We got to do the tours we wanted and had enough time to see the things we wanted. Vienna had so many places to visit.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague
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Service rating : Plenty of walking and plenty of free time to see things not on the schedule
Vacation : First time on a tour vacation, but I would recommend it to everyone.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That's fantastic to hear. We look forward to helping you plan your next trip!

Grand European Travel
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague
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Service rating : Excellent tour guide, accommodations, bus and company.
Vacation : Loved being in each city three nights which gave us time to do the planned events and our own exploration without having to pack up each night and get our bags out by 6 am. Excellent local guides.
Response from Grand European Travel:
This is one of most popular trips because of the 3 night stays in each city. We're very happy to see that you enjoyed Budapest, Vienna and Prague. Thank you for your business.

Grand European Travel
Monday, June 13, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague
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Service rating : The communication and service from GET in preparation for our trip was very helpful. We felt comfortable and reassured from our first contact with them that everything was being taken care of for us. Tess was an excellent contact person. She gave us such personal attention that it seemed like we were the only ones for whom she was making arrangements.
Vacation : The trip was exceptionally well-planned and everything went very smoothly. The hotels were deluxe, the transportation and service were excellent, and our tour guide and driver were first-class. We enjoyed our trip immensely.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much! Your feedback means the world to us and we will be sure to share this with Tess and the whole team who made your trip unforgettable.

Grand European Travel
Monday, May 23, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague
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Service rating : I highly approve of the unique adventures into the local life and away from the usual tourist spots. Great job!
Vacation : The three days in each major city was perfect for me; I liked having a headquarters with city and out side tours from this base.
Response from Grand European Travel:
This is a popular trip because of those 3 night stays. It allows more time to really take in each city. We appreciate your feedback and are so glad that you enjoyed your vacation.

Grand European Travel
Monday, May 23, 2016
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague
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Service rating : Would travel with Grand European again! Great customer service!
Vacation : A well coordinated tour with good balance of free time. Our tour guide Karin was a star!

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