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Prague, Vienna and Budapest

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $1,650 per person

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest ...more Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest
  1. Day 1 Arrive Prague (3 Nights)

    The gleaming spires of Prague shine brightly on this At Leisure sojourn through the imperial capitals of Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Admire the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque façades, before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for an unforgettable Welcome Reception to kick off your holiday.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Angelo by Vienna House
  2. Day 2 Prague Sightseeing and At Leisure

    Delve into centuries of history, joining your Local Specialist for a guided walk past the city's iconic sights. Visit the final resting place of Bohemian kings, St. Vitus Cathedral, set within the precincts of Prague Castle. Then, admire the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square, with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. See the 14th-century Charles Bridge, lined with the Baroque statues of saints, before spending the afternoon admiring the spectacular cityscape on your own.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Prague At Leisure

    Plan your day and see the sights of your choice. You might like to take an Optional Experience to the historical German city of Dresden. Alternatively, take time to explore the small streets and shops of Prague and spend the evening at your leisure.

    meals Breakfast
  4. Day 4 Prague – Bratislava – Vienna (3 Nights)

    Travel south from Prague through lush Moravian landscapes to Bratislava, passing its quaint Old Town, before continuing your journey to Vienna - our home for the next three nights. Admire the city's musical talents and consider attending a Viennese concert.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Danube Waterfront
  5. Day 5 Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure

    The heritage of one of Europe's most influential royal families is explored this morning as we 'Dive Into Culture' during a Small Group Sightseeing guided visit to the Habsburg's royal collection of art and wonders before the doors are open to the general public. Visit the spectacular Kunstkammer and admire the valuable objects collected by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg over the centuries. Later, we join an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist to view the Hofburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Habsburg Dynasty. We'll see such sights as the Parliament Building, the magnificent Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral with its geometrically tiled roof. Spend the afternoon on your own, indulging in the city's Kaffee culture with a slice or two of Sachertorte.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Vienna At Leisure

    Today is yours to explore the City of Music on your terms. Tread in the footsteps of the great sons of Vienna - Mozart, Haydn and Strauss, as you delve into the city's rich musical heritage nurtured by aristocrats throughout the centuries. Consider a visit to the beautiful Baroque Schönbrunn Palace to see the former imperial summer residence.

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  7. Day 7 Vienna – Esztergom – Budapest (3 Nights)

    Journey along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin, stopping in Esztergom to view its Castle Hill, domed Cathedral, and St. Thomas Hill. We follow the scenic landscape to the romantic city of Budapest where we will spend the next three nights. Enjoy a free evening sipping Hungarian wines or consider cruising along the Danube.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hilton City
  8. Day 8 Budapest Sightseeing and At Leisure

    Join a Local Specialist this morning for a walking tour through the winding lanes of Buda's Castle District in Buda. Visit the Fisherman's Bastion, view the Matthias Church and drive to Pest to see the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. We pay tribute to the seven chieftains of the Magyars in Heroes' Square before enjoying time at leisure to indulge in coffee and krémes in the Jewish Quarter or shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. Tonight, we 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner with the Schieszl family and hear the story of their winery.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  9. Day 9 Budapest At Leisure

    Venture up Gellert Hill for spectacular views of the Budapest skyline, relax in the Szechenyi Baths or consider an Optional Experience to Szentendre, a riverside village popular with artists and craftworkers. On our last evening together, we toast to a magnificent journey to the imperial capitals of Europe and enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  10. Day 10 Depart Budapest

    We say a fond farewell to our companions and Travel Director today after an unforgettable At Leisure trip. Transfers are provided to Budapest airport. Conditions apply.

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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Prague, Vienna and Budapest
  • SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING enjoy an expert guided tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna with a group size of no more than 25 guests
  • VISIT St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna for a private visit, the old Hungarian capital of Esztergom, the UNESCO-listed Castle District and Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest
  • VIEW the Presidential Palace and Old Town of Bratislava, the Hofburg Palace and Imperial Boulevards of Vienna

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
Price Discount Availability Price
Start Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2020
Return Date: Sun, Apr 5, 2020
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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Budapest

Danube Cruise With Dinner

Adult Price: € 61

Enjoy a scenic cruise on our private boat on the romantic Danube. You’ll savour a tasty dinner selection of Hungarian specialities with drinks included and see Budapest's spectacular illuminations, which give it the nickname 'The Paris of the East'.

Budapest's Heritage

Adult Price: € 52

Enjoy a delicious light lunch at the renowned Gundel restaurant before visiting St. Stephen’s Basilica, an impressive neo-classical landmark where the “incorruptible” right hand of Hungary’s first king is kept. We'll also visit the enchanting Moorish synagogue, the largest in Europe, with a Local Specialist.

Hungarian Parliament Visit

Adult Price: € 41

Take a guided tour of this magnificent Gothic Revival building, the most ornate state parliament in Europe. When the Parliament is closed, we’ll visit the exquisite 'Renaissance' Opera House and the optional will be offered at €31.

Szentendre And Light Lunch

Adult Price: € 49

Explore more of Hungary and follow our guide out of bustling Budapest to the picturesque medieval town of Szentendre, set on the banks of the Danube and awash with ancient walls, cobbled streets and beautiful vistas. Here we'll enjoy a Goulash cooking demonstration before sampling this essential Hungarian dish during lunch, which also includes cake and drinks. Afterwards, perhaps strike a bargain in the shops that sell beautiful Hungarian embroidery, ceramics and paprika.

Prague

Beautiful Prague By Night

Adult Price: € 39

Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city by tram or mini-bus and with a little strolling. You’ll discover the magical Charles Bridge, enjoy a drink in one of the old town’s quaint restaurants while a musician entertains, journey through the Old Town and gaze at the panoramic views of the city.

Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch

Adult Price: € 49

Take a relaxing cruise on the beautiful River Vltava and we’ll tell you about the legends, myths, culture and hidden secrets of this enchanting city. During the cruise you’ll enjoy a lunch of local specialities.

Kutna Hora Bohemian Experience

Adult Price: € 48

Visit one of the most fascinating locations in the Czech Republic, Kutna Hora. First, our Local Specialist takes us to the engaging Silver Museum and the castle, where we'll learn the history of this unique town. Then, enjoy the spectacular Gothic church of St. Barbara and the Sedlec Ossuary, both UNESCO listed, before time to enjoy lunch in this Bohemian Town.

Traditional Dinner In Prague

Adult Price: € 58

If you appreciate great food and music, join us for an evening at one of our favorite local restaurants where the rich and famous also dine. A wonderful opportunity to say goodbye to glorious Prague.

Vienna

Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

Adult Price: € 61

Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.

Vienna Woods Excursion

Adult Price: € 45

Accompanied by your Local Specialist, you’ll travel through charming wine villages to visit the Romanesque Abbey of the Holy Cross at Heiligenkreuz, before stopping at Mayerling and the Carmelite convent, which marks the spot where the tragic events of 1889 took place. This and much more will be revealed on this fascinating tour.

Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

Adult Price: € 42

The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and VIP entrance to make the most of your time.

Dinner And Viennese Concert

Adult Price: € 100

A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.

Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Viola Mahan
Monday, October 14, 2019
Service
Too many expensive optionals in what was supposed to be I thought part of the tour.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry for your disappointment. Our brochure and web site does list all the sightseeing that is included for each individual tour. We d apologize if there was a misunderstanding or if this was not effectively communicated to you when booking.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Service
Fun efficient management , shared relevant background info of each country and site, always patient, clear and most helpful.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your trip. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we hope to be able to help you plan another trip very soon.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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Trusted Customer
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Service
Made booking arrangements easy along with discount offer. Also took the time to get best airline reservations for trip.
Vacation
Fabulous itinerary and just the right amount of free time providing flexibility. Tours and guides were wonderful.
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Service
Everything was handled efficiently and accurately.
Vacation
Great trip. Lots of new, interesting and unique places to see and things to do.
Helen Turnquist
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Service
Welcoming social and supper was a disaster. Hotel changed plans at last minute and it turned into a disorganized mess. Plans should have been cemented down, type of drinks were not inclusive of simple beer, have meal at same hotel meeting room so introductions of tour guests could be made. Have enough paper itineraries for everyone. Enough chairs for people to sit down.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your honest feedback. We do apologize for the shortcomings at the Welcome Reception and the condition of some of the hotels. We will be sharing your comments with Trafalgar's quality control team so they can take a closer look.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Vacation
The hotels in Prague and Vienna were less than great. Small, shower head kept falling off holder, shower flooded bathroom, no bath tub in Vienna, Metal plug in Vienna didn’t work. Hotel luggage workers were not careful with luggage as they ran into wall and laughed as stacked luggage on cart fell to floor. Meals were not that great in Prague and Vienna— including the fly in my wine. Budapest was awesome. I would rather spend more for vacation deal and have great food! Better explainaton of how to get around by train, taxi, etc would have been helpful.n
Bonnie Jones
Monday, October 15, 2018
Service
Best tour ever! Had a fun, knowledgeable tour guide in Craig, respectful and safe bus driver in Gabor. We saw and learned so much! Would repeat the tour in a heartbeat! We really saw the highlights!!
Vacation
Worth every penny! Got to see and learn so much. Great places, great tour choices and so much fun!
Joanne Damelio
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Service
The trip was beautiful. Tour guides were great. Only negative, some of the optional trips could have been eliminated
Vacation
Countries were beautiful and hotels were good
Trusted Customer
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Service
It was great! Our tour director, Matt Bauer was amazing as was our driver, Kamal Acs. All were very professional, easy to work with and accommodating. Matt has a great sense of humor which added to the. Local specialists added an amazing touch and knowledge to each city. Would certainly book through GET-Trafalger again!
Vacation
All went smoothly! Staff was very easy to work with. Would certainly book through them again.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Service
Joshua, once again, helped me work all the details of this trip, leaving no questions. Everything went as planned. GET remains my preferred tour coordinators. Thank you.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for such a glowing review of our services. Joshua is most certainly is a wonderful asset to our team and we'll be sure to pass along your compliment! As well, we'll share your comments on the trip itself to the Quality and Planning teams for future Prague, Vienna & Budapest trips. We're glad to have you as a part of our travel family. \nHappy travels!\n
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Vacation
Just some little things that I noticed thru the trip, lowered the rating for 5 to 4 stars. Checking in to the hotel in Prague, the schedule had not been posted and the hotel desk staff gave out the wrong info about the welcome dinner, I almost missed it. In Vienna, the hotel shower stall was about the size of a phone booth, and as a big and tall man, made that process a bit confining. And in Budapest, the hotel elevators were the slowest ones I'd seen in a long time, due to one of three being down for parts of each day, and the number of other tour groups in the hotel. Stairs became the best option when not moving luggage. And, it would be nice if someone could teach the Europeans that American breakfast buffets should include scrambled eggs cooked firm - not soupy. These are small pet peeves, the trip was great, but the little things tend to add up.
Suresh Bhat
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Service
They did everything well.
Vacation
Had a great time on this tour..
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