8 Days / 7 Nights
Prague - Vienna - Bratislava – Budapest
DAY 01 : PRAGUE (D)
Arrival to the airport Ruzyne, meeting with the local guide. Transfer to the hotel, check in 19.00 - Dinner at the Indian restaurant
DAY 02 : PRAGUE
(B,L, D) Breakfast at the hotel 10.00 - 14.00 Half day tour of Prague.
Half day city tour
The coach brings tourists up to the Prague Castle. Tourists will see the Prague castle - residence of Czech kings; St. Vitus cathedral - one of the biggest and the most beautiful in the world; Golden Lane - small ancient street with fairy small houses and Franz Kafka' house.
The tour includes the visit of the Royal Palace, famous with its huge Wladislav Hall. After the Prague castle tour proceeds along the Kings' road to the Lesser town area. In this area everybody will admire the St. Nikolas church - the best sample of Baroque in Prague. Then tour proceeds to the world famous Charles Bridge. During the tour of the bridge travelers will hear lot of mystic, fantastic, but real stories that came from the depth of the centuries. Continue of the tour: Old town, Jewish quarter, Wenceslas square. The Old town square with famous Astronomical clocks is the historical center of the city and site of many significant events; there is a monument to the reformer Jan Hus by Ladislav Saloun. Old Town square is unique complex of architectural and historic monuments. Jewish quarter is remarkable with seven synagogues remain from this old settlement which includes the Jewish Town Hall and the Old Jewish Cemetery - the oldest in Europe. Wenceslas square is the shopping center of Prague. In the upper part of the square is the statue of St. Wenceslas with four patron saints of Bohemia. A neo-Renaissance building of the National Museum is the main landmark of the square.
14.00 - 16.00 Tour ends with the boat cruise on Vltava river with lunch
Free time for shopping and leisure in the centre.
20.00 - Dinner at the Indian restaurant
23.00 - visit of the Dancing fountains show
DAY 03 : PRAGUE (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel 09.00 - 17.00 Full day tour to Karlovy Vary (120 km, 1,5 hrs driving)
Karlovy Vary full day tour.
A full day sightseeing tour to the most famous spa town in the Czech Republic, Karlovy Vary, located to the west of Prague, near the German border. The way to Karlovy Vary from Prague takes 2 hours. The spa town was built during the Middle Ages after the discovery of hot mineral springs. It is a clean, elegant town with gracious colonnades and picturesque boulevards, surrounded by forest. The invigorating waters are used to treat all kinds of disorders and for general well-being. Among famous past visitors are Russian tsar Peter the Great and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who both praised the healing effects of the mineral springs. 12 hot springs are in use. The best-known spring is Vridlo, which belches its curative water to a height of 17m. Morning walking tour of Karlovy Vary includes a taste of the waters. Those that wish can take a swim in the thermal swimming pool - bring your swimming costume and a towel.
For the rest, there is free time to explore the cafes and small shops in Karlovy Vary, including the
Moser glass shop.
Lunch at the local restaurant in Karlovy Vary
Dinner at the Indian restaurant upon return to Prague
DAY 04 : PRAGUE - VIENNA (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out 08.00 - Morning departure to Vienna, capital of Austria (350 km, 4 hrs driving) 13.00 - Lunch and check in the hotel upon arrival to Vienna 3 hours sightseeing tour of Vienna Half day city tour including visit of Schonnbrunn Palace.
This tour gives an overall impression of the most significant sights of Vienna. Along the Ringstrasse guide shows numerous magnificent buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the MuseumsQuartier, the former Habsburg winter residence, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. The highlight of this tour is a visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace. In this former summer residence of the Habsburg family lived e.g. Maria Theresia. On the way back to the opera bus will pass by the Belvedere Palace, the former summer residence of Prince Eugen, which houses the largest and the most precious Gustav Klimt collection in the world.
20.00 - dinner with unlimited wine consumption at the world famous wine village Grinzing, located in the Vienna' suburbs
DAY 05 : VIENNA (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel 09.00 -13.00 Half day tour to Vienna Woods, including visit of the undeground lake Seegrotte Half day tour Vienna woods. It's a half-day excursion, which demonstrates the most beautiful sights of the southern part of Vienna Woods. Passing the Roman City of Baden which is famous for its thermal springs, the bus drives through the romantic valley Helenental to the former Mayerling hunting lodge, (visit of memoral chapel), where Crown Prince Rudolph together with Baronesse Vetsera died tragically in 1889. In the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (1133) travelers visit the Medieval cloister, which houses the remains of last the Babenberger. Then the tour proceeds via the Höldrichsmühle and arrives at the Seegrotte. After a boatride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe tourists leave the Vienna Woods and return to Vienna.
13.00 - Lunch at the Indian restaurant Free afternoon 19.00 - Dinner at the Indian restaurant
DAY 06 : VIENNA - BRATISLAVA - BUDAPEST (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out 08.00 - Departure to Budapest via Bratislava (Vienna - Bratislava - 80 km, 1 hr driving; Bratislava - Budapest - 200 km, 2,5 hrs driving) 10.00 -12.00 tour of Bratislava.
2 hours city tour
Bratislava is neatly divided by the Danube River. On the north bank are the less attractive high-rise blocks erected under Communist occupation (1968-89). On the north bank is the comparatively tiny but beautifully restored historic quarter of the Old Town (Stare Mesto), now devoted almost entirely to tourism.
Bratislava Old Town, much of which is pedestrianised, is characterised by its charming Hapsburg baroque architecture, including many former palaces. Hlavne Square sits at its heart, containing the Old City Hall, and parallel, running north to south, the old Michalska and Venturska streets lead past a number of historical sites.
The town has a rich musical pedigree and includes the childhood performance venues of Mozart and Franz Liszt. Zelená Ulica runs off Michalska and is one of the narrowest streets in the city, home to Academia Istropolitana, the first university in the Hungarian Kingdom. Don't miss a stroll along the charming pedestrian promenade which begins at the National Theatre (and MacDonalds!), with its statuary, fountains and many cafés.
At the other end of the Old Town is St Martin's Cathedral, which hosted the coronation of exiled Hungarian kings during the period when most of Hungary was under Ottoman rule. The city also boasts a number of copper-domed churches, palaces, and, just outside the walls, the dominant landmark of Bratislava Castle.
13.00 - Lunch at the Indian restaurant
14.00 - Continue of driving to Budapest
16.00 - Check in the hotel in Budapest.
19.00 - Dinner at the Indian restaurant
DAY 07 : BUDAPEST (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel 09.00 - 13.00 half day city tour Half day city tour
It starts from the Chain bridge, passes the Parliament (the most picturesque building of the city) and leads to the Castle. Walk of the castle district, visit of the Firshermen bastion and Matthias church. Then drive to the Gellert Hill (Citadel) for the amazing view of Budapest, after that - Central Market hall with the largest synagogue of Europe. Tour continues with the photo stop at Heroes square. And it finishes at the downtown Pest.
13.00 - Lunch at the Indian restaurant
14.00 - 17.00 -Half day tour to the handicraft village Sczentendre
After lunch bus continues to Szentendre, a historical artists' village. Szentendre has been populated for over a thousand years. During the Romans' reign until the 4th century A.D., it was called Ulcisia Castra (Wolf Castle in Latin). The town is situated on a series of small slopes right along the River Danube. The colorful Baroque buildings, cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways leading to hilltop churches amaze children and their parents alike _ there is something for everyone in this town! Speaking of kids, highlights include the Marzipan Museum, where Hungary's former rulers_ statues will greet you with a sweet smile , as they are all made of marzipan and chocolate. Wine connoisseurs will certainly appreciate the Hungarian National Wine Museum, set up in an ancient wine cellar below the water level of the Danube. ?Since the 1500s Szentendre is the center of the Serb community in Hungary, the Holy Trinity Monument, the Belgrade Church and the Blagovestenska Church are important historical sights. The Margit Kovacs Museum is an extensive collection of Margit Kovacs's ceramic works featuring a unique synthesis of folk and Byzantine motifs. ?
20.00 - Dinner with the unlimited wine consumption and Gipsy show at the historical wine cellar Borkatakomba
DAY 08 : BUDAPEST - DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at the hotel
Check out and transfer to the airport for a return flight