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The Bohemian

Operated by: Insight Vacations

9 Days from $2,205 per person
Horse and carriage outside Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

Budapest ...more Budapest
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Vienna

    At Vienna airport, transfers to your hotel will leave at 10:00, 13:00 and 15:30. The Austrian capital is famous for coffee and delicious pastries, so why not stroll to a local cafe?At 17:30, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a drink, followed by a pleasant Welcome Dinner served with wine at a local restaurant.(Dinner with Wine)

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Hilton Vienna.
  2. Day 2 Stately Vienna and the Habsburgs

    Join a Local Expert for a private tour of Maria Theresa's magnificent Schönbrunn Palace and its formal gardens. Be transported to a time of opulence and extravagance, as you marvel at the intricacies of gilded Rococo frames, frescoed ceilings and crystal chandeliers. Then get your camera ready for a drive around the Ring Road, a grand boulevard built along the lines of the old city walls, showcasing many of the capital's architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence, Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Vienna.
  3. Day 3 Charming Český Krumlov and Golden Prague

    Once over the Czech border, head for 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 Golden Prague.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hotel Royal Prague.
  4. Day 4 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.Continue to Old Town Square where the mechanical antics of the Astronomical Clock’s glockenspiel delight onlookers each hour.The afternoon is free for you to explore at your leisure.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hotel Royal Prague.
  5. Day 5 Reflect on Auschwitz then on to Krak��w

    Enjoy a gentle drive through the stunning Czech landscapes before crossing into Poland where you will stop at Oświęcim, better known by its German name of Auschwitz.Join a guided tour of the memorial and museum of Auschwitz and stop at Birkenau, which bore witness to the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Vienna House Andel's Cracow, Krakow.
  6. Day 6 The Damsels and Dragons of Kraków

    In the morning why not join an Optional Experience and journey into a glistening subterranean world at the 600-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mines? In a maze of tunnels deep below the surface, witness unique salt sculptures, sunken lakes and even a glorious cathedral carved entirely out of rock salt by the miners. Alternatively, enjoy a morning at leisure before joining a Local Expert to ascend Wawel Hill and visit the cathedral. Walk past the former residence of Pope John Paul II through the Old Town, to Europe’s largest and most beautiful town square. See the medieval Sukiennice Cloth Hall and visit the 14th century St. Mary’s Basilica, the most important church in the city, keep your eyes and ears peeled for the trumpeter in the tower. In the evening, choose from a selection of hand-picked local restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Vienna House Andel's Cracow, Krakow.
  7. Day 7 Through Sleepy Slovakia to Budapest

    Journey into the Slovakian region of Orava and see the picturesque Oravský Hrad before continuing through the breathtaking Low Tatra Mountains to arrive in Budapest.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Barceló Budapest.
  8. Day 8 Budapest, the Queen of the Danube

    Venture into the heart of Buda’s medieval Castle District with a Local Expert, to visit Matthias Church and take in the vista from the Fisherman’s Bastion. Cross the Danube to the Pest district to visit Heroes’ Square and drive down elegant Andrássy Boulevard. Enjoy time in the foodie's paradise of the Central Market Hall. Wander across its three levels brimming with aromatic food stalls offering delicious salamis, spicy paprika, Hungarian wines and an array of flavoured Pálinkas, a traditional Hungarian fruit brandy. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax by the Danube or browse the boutiques of Vaci Street. For your Celebration Dinner you are treated to mouthwatering Hungarian specialities, accompanied by specially selected Hungarian wines, as you dine at the elegant Gundel restaurant.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Barceló Budapest.
  9. Day 9 Depart Budapest

    Your Bohemian journey concludes after breakfast with transfers arriving at Budapest airport at 07:00 and 11:00. The 07:00 transfer continues to Vienna airport arriving at midday and offers a final stop at the post-trip hotel.(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

Top Rated Highlights

  • Vienna: Travel along the Ring Road to see the Hofburg Imperial Residence, Opera House, Parliament Building and Karlskirche.
  • Cesky Krumlov: Your Travel Director will lead you an orientation of the city as you explore the medieval streets of this fairy-tale town.
  • Auschwitz: Experience a powerful and moving visit, with a Local Expert. See the Auschwitz memorial and museum and stop at Birkenau, which bears witness to the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust.
  • Krakow: Visit the 14th century St. Mary's Basilica, the most important church in the city.
  • Budapest: Stroll through the alleys of the Old Town of Buda and admire sweeping views from the Fisherman's Bastion with a Local Expert. Drive along the beautiful Andrassy Avenue to Heroes' Square. Stand atop Gellert Hill where the colossal Liberty Statue stands in front of the Citadella watching over the city. Marvel at extensive panoramic views as you look out over the famous river dividing Buda and Pest - the two sides linked by the mighty Chain Bridge and the newer, elegant Elizabeth Bridge.

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Reviews
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Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Service
I think they did a marvellous job and the Tour Guides and Local Experts were very informative and helpful. The BIG issue was the distance between bathroom stops and the crowds at each stop. Also, I suggest the Tour Guides have exact moneys to distribute to passengers who don't have the change. I found it extremely stressful trying to get change at various places and hurrying through turn stiles in time allotted. A petty cash box for such emergencies should be provided and no more than one hour between rest stops. Or, passengers should be made comfortable using the bus bathroom, if needed. We were told only for emergencies and everyone felt obliged to not use it.
Vacation
see above. My criticism was due to the management of rest stops between locales. Very stressful and unsatisfactory.
Thomas Beebe
Monday, September 17, 2018
Service
We had a great trip. It was well organized, wonderful trip guide (Judith Surjan), 1st class accommodations, terrific supplemental excursions, just a wonderful experience. The bus was clean and comfortable. The driver (John) was very good, safe and courteous. The included meals and activities were also very good. The meals were largely to sample the "local cuisine", but included several wonderful special meals. The night with the Vienna House Orchestra was a real treat to top off a wonderful trip. My wife and I will certainly use Grand European Travel again.
Vacation
See comments above for our thoughts son the purchase. Terrific!
Alba Parise
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Service
Everything was perfect for our Eastern European Tour. It was informative and fun we learned and appreciated the different cultures and countries by learning about their history. Amazing scenery and food along the way.
Vacation
It was expensive however very memorable
Deborah Iemmiti
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Service
Always available and responsive to any questions and. Concerns.
Vacation
Great trip. Very fast paced. Beautiful cities.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Service
I think they could come up with places with better food for dinner.
Vacation
Good
Trusted Customer
Friday, June 17, 2016
Service
All good. Communications were clear and value was excellent
Vacation
Excellent vacation with an exceptional tour director. Would have like one more day of touring Vienna sites.
Trusted Customer
Friday, May 13, 2016
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The team at Grand European Travel was extremely helpful and professional.
Vacation
The hotels were first rate and the tour guide kept the trip interesting with excellent commentary. I was pleased that we were able to visit so many places.
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