Bask in the splendor, history, and romance of Europe's regal capital cities of Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. Your journey starts in Budapest with a visit to a 14th-century Hungarian castle where knights recreate the days of the past. The adventure continues in Vienna, where you'll delight in the Baroque marvels of the Schonbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty for more than 200 years. Listen to the lineage of Vienna's history and indulge in a performance featuring the works of Mozart and Straus, two former Viennese residents. Take a cruise along the iconic Danube River, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Wachau Valley. In Prague, the noble capital of the Czech Republic, take a bite of Czech cuisine while you enjoy a traditional folklore show. Enjoy traditional entertainment, local cuisine, and a glimpse into this region's eminent past.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2019
Duration
10 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1BudapestOvernight Flight: Set out on a grand cultural adventure through the Imperial Cities of Central Europe - Budapest, Vienna and Prague. Along the way, enjoy traditional entertainment, local cuisine, and a glimpse into this region's eminent history.
Day 2BudapestBudapest, Hungary - Tour Begins: Welcome to Budapest, the "Queen of the Danube," truly one of the world's most beautiful cities. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3BudapestBudapest: Choose how you capture the spirit of Budapest because today, it's your choice! Join a local expert for a panoramic tour of the city, where you'll discover the incredible Neo-Gothic marvel of Matthias Church atop Buda Castle Hill, the Fisherman's Bastion, the historic Old Buda and Gellert Hill, and the Parliament House -OR- hit the streets of the city with a local expert and see the iconic highlights from a different perspective on a walking tour, taking in the House of Parliament, the Imre Nagy statue, St. Stephen's Basilica, and more. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore Budapest on your own. Perhaps you will head to the city's famous thermal pools for an afternoon of relaxation.
Day 4BudapestBudapest - Visegrad - Budapest: This morning, sit with a local Hungarian and engage in a personal conversation, listening to captivating stories about his life in the former communist area. Enjoy some free time before heading out of the city to the former Renaissance capital of Visegrad for a magnificent view of the Danube Bend and the Borzsony Mountains. Step into the past at a 14th-century castle, where knights with authentic weaponry recreate the times of chivalry and kingdoms. Then, embrace the lifestyle yourself and enjoy an exclusive Renaissance-style dinner in the castle.
Day 5BudapestBudapest - Bratislava, Slovakia - Vienna, Austria: Today, you'll connect with the villagers of Dunaalmas and join local residents for a community hosted lunch. Learn how to make a traditional strudel, a favorite in this region, before continuing to Bratislava, the former Imperial capital of the Habsburg Empire. Get to know the city's 4000-year-old history on a tour with a local expert. Then you'll arrive in the grand city of Vienna, your home for the next three nights. Enjoy the rest of the evening on your own.
Day 6ViennaVienna: This morning, join a local guide at the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty for more than 200 years. Continue on to Vienna's city center and behold the beautiful architecture, scenic parks, and gothic spires that fill the city. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure where perhaps you will partake in the city's famous cafe culture as you walk the streets, watching locals take a moment out of their day for a hot coffee and bite of cake. Tonight, hear Vienna's past come alive through music and experience a classical performance featuring the works of Mozart and Strauss.
Day 7ViennaVienna - Danube River - Melk - Vienna: Immortalized by Strauss, the Danube serves as your passageway to the medieval town of Durnstein. Embark on a scenic Danube River cruise* through the historic Wachau Valley. Later, visit the 11th-century Melk Abbey, famous for its production and collection of manuscripts. This evening, relish in a chance to explore Vienna on your own.
Day 8ViennaVienna - Cesky Krumlov - Prague, Czech Republic: Travel through the scenic countryside on your way to Prague. En route, make a stop in the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov. Lined with towering Baroque architecture, explore the quaint preserved streets before continuing on to Prague, the "City of 100 Spires."
Day 9PraguePrague: Feel the magic and wonder of Prague. Your introduction to this fairy-tale city begins with a panoramic tour. Explore the 'Castle District,' including the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral and the majestic Prague Castle. Next, take in the iconic, statue-lined Charles Bridge, a picturesque structure stretching over the Vltava River. This evening, perhaps you will take an optional tour and join a local expert to discover the city through its craft beer and food scene.
Day 10PraguePrague: The day is yours to discover Prague on your own. With your free time, consider shopping for famous Bohemian crystal or visiting one of the city's many outstanding museums, such as the Lapidarium, home to 11th-century stone sculptures. Stroll to the Old Town square, home to the famous Orloj which functions as a clock, calendar, and primitive planetarium. Perhaps you will join an optional excursion to Prague's Old Jewish Quarter to see its historic Jewish Museum and Europe's oldest Jewish cemetery, founded in 1478. This evening, toast your fellow passengers and enjoy traditional Czech culture at a folklore show in one of Prague's popular restaurants.
Day 11PraguePrague - Tour Ends: Say goodbye to these regal cities as your tour comes to a close today.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/03/2020$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/27/2020$2,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
K+K Hotel Fenix Prague, Czech Republic
The Aquincum Hotel Budapest Budapest, Hungary
K+K Hotel Maria Theresia Vienna, Austria
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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