Explore Hungary, Austria & The Czech Republic at Your Pace On This 10-Day Guided Tour

See the iconic capital city sights of Budapest, Vienna and Prague as your local Travel Director takes the reins on this 10-day adventure. Starting with a spot of Budapest sightseeing, your introduction to Hungary’s capital tracks through the cobblestone streets of the Castle district to the sweeping city views from the Fisherman’s Bastion. A strudel tasting paired with rich, aromatic coffee precedes a journey along the Danube to Vienna—the home of the Habsburg royals. The regal grandeur of Schönbrunn Palace gives way to an abundance of local dining in Vienna and the chance to taste Austria’s most delectable dishes. In the Czech Republic, the fairytale town of Český Krumlov delights with its ageless charm and in Prague, your Local Expert guides you through the city of a hundred spires.

Travel: 10 days, 7 cities, 3 countries
Authentic Dining: 1 Morning Tea, 9 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners with Wine
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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® EXPERIENCES

Viennese Waltz Dance Lesson

Listen to the musical masterpiece of Mozart and learn the Viennese Waltz, in an inclusive workshop designed to support the visually impaired community. Unique to Insight Guests, ‘Dancing without Barriers’ takes place in the dark, in a specially designed sensory studio, and will be a unique experience for all your senses.

Alternatively, visit a traditional Viennese café to enjoy local specialties of coffee and sachertorte.

UNIQUE INSIGHT EXPERIENCES

Private Recital at Budapest’s Liszt Academy of Music

Enjoy a tour of the Liszt Music Academy with a student, followed by an enchanting recital. Producing incredible musical talent, the university was founded by piano virtuoso and composer Franz Liszt in 1875.

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Budapest Orientation
  • Esztergom Orientation
  • Vienna Schönbrunn Palace Private Tour
  • Budapest Matthias Church Visit
  • Győr Orientation
  • Scenic Drive Along Vienna’s Ring Road
  • Český Krumlov Orientation
  • Prague Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
  • Prague Castle District Walking Tour

Itinerary

Welcome to Budapest

Welcome to the wonderful Hungarian Capital of Budapest. Enjoy your day before meeting your Travel Director and travel companions this evening. Tonight you are in for a treat with your Welcome Dinner. Dine in elegance as you savor hearty, Hungarian delicacies accompanied with specially selected wines.

Hotel Nemzeti Budapest – MGallery

Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Budapest, Queen of the Danube

Enjoy a tour of the Liszt Music Academy with a student, followed by an enchanting recital. Producing incredible musical talent, the university was founded by piano virtuoso and composer Franz Liszt in 1875. Drive along the elegant boulevards en route to Heroes’ Square. Across the river in Buda, walk with your Local Expert in the Castle District area.

Hotel Nemzeti Budapest – MGallery

Included Meals: Breakfast, Morning tea

• Budapest Orientation
• Private Recital at Budapest’s Liszt Academy of Music
• Budapest Matthias Church Visit

Free Time in Budapest

The day is at leisure to immerse yourself in Budapest’s history, culture and gastronomy. Perhaps, visit a thermal bath, 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.

Hotel Nemzeti Budapest – MGallery

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

• Budapest Dine-Around Evening

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, sit down to a meal of authentic Viennese cuisine, a perfect complement to this enchanting city.

Hotel Am Konzerthaus Vienna MGallery by Sofitel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

• Esztergom Orientation
• Győr Orientation

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. Explore Vienna with Insight Choice. Choose to visit a traditional Viennese café to enjoy local specialties of coffee and Sachertorte. Alternatively, join a unique MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience, take to the floor in a Viennese Waltz dance workshop and support the visually impaired community. Dancing in the dark, in a specially designed sensory studio, will be a unique experience for all your senses. 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.

Hotel Am Konzerthaus Vienna MGallery by Sofitel

Included Meals: Breakfast

• Vienna Schönbrunn Palace Private Tour
• Scenic Drive Along Vienna’s Ring Road
• Choose between two carefully selected activities: Vienna Traditional Coffeehouse Visit or Viennese Waltz Dance Lesson

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.

Hotel Am Konzerthaus Vienna MGallery by Sofitel

Included Meals: Breakfast

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 colorful houses that lead up to the finest castle in the land. In the afternoon, continue through the green Bohemian countryside to Prague. Prior to your arrival in ”The Golden City” you are invited to a Dine-at-Home experience to savor a traditional meal with a local family.

K+K Hotel Central

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

• Český Krumlov Orientation
• Dine at Home near Prague

Prague, City of a Hundred Spires

Explore Prague with Insight Choice. Choose to walk the courtyards of the Castle and visit the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral. 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 together with hearty Czech cuisine.

K+K Hotel Central

Included Meals: Breakfast

Choose between two carefully selected activities:

• Prague Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
• Prague Castle District Walking Tour

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 specialties at a restaurant.
K+K Hotel Central

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

• Prague Celebration Dinner

Depart Prague

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast