Prague, Vienna & Budapest

From €1965 per person
  • Depart From:
  • Depart Date:
    12 Apr 2019
  • Return Date:
    22 Apr 2019
  • Duration:
    10 Days

Explore Central Europe"s centres of culture and arts At Leisure - three riverside cities straddling mighty rivers and promising centuries of tradition and an exhilarating youthful energy. See Prague"s Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square, treat yourself to a slice of Sachertorte and view the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Follow the Danube to Budapest, visiting Buda"s Castle District and the Fisherman"s Bastion.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Prague, Vienna and Budapest
  • View the Presidential Palace and Old Town of Bratislava, the Hofburg Palace and Imperial Boulevards of Vienna
  • 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, Fisherman"s Bastion in Budapest

What's included

  • 9 hot buffet 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
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Not included

  • Flights from Ireland
  • Any internal air unless otherwise stated
  • Meals (not specified)
  • Transfers (not specified)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals (not specified)

Trip Itinerary

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, the springboard to an unforgettable trip. Admire the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque façades along its cobblestone streets before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for an unforgettable Welcome Reception to kick off your holiday.Welcome Reception

Accommodation at Angelo


Day 2

Prague Sightseeing And At Leisure 
Delve into centuries of heritage joining your Local Specialist for a Small Group Sightseeing 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, and admire the Astronomical Clock in the charming 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 terms. Buffet Breakfast

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.Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

Prague – Bratislava – Vienna (3 Nights) 
Travel south from Prague through lush Moravian landscapes to Bratislava, passing its Presidential Palace and quaint Old Town before continuing your journey to Austria and the Imperial city of Vienna - our home for the next three nights. Admire the city"s musical talents and consider attending a Viennese concert.Buffet Breakfast

Accommodation at Hilton Danube Waterfront


Day 5

Vienna Sightseeing And At Leisure 
The heritage of one of Europe"s most influential royal families is explored this morning during an exclusive Cultural Insight and guided visit to the Habsburgs royal collection of art and wonders before the doors are open to the general public. Visit the spectacular Kunstkammer in this private insider visit and see a treasure trove of 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 such as the Parliament Building, the magnificent Opera House and St. Stephen"s Cathedral with its geometrically tiled roof. Spend the afternoon at leisure soaking up the city"s kaffee culture with a slice or two of Sachertorte.Buffet Breakfast

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 or see the elegant Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School - the choice is yours.Buffet Breakfast

Day 7

Vienna – Esztergom – Budapest (3 Nights) 
Meander 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 riverine landscape to the romantic city of Budapest where we will spend the next three nights. Enjoy the evening at leisure sipping Hungarian wines or consider gliding along the Danube on a scenic river cruise.Buffet Breakfast

Accommodation at Art"otel


Day 8

Budapest Sightseeing And At Leisure 
Join a Local Specialist this morning for a fascinating walking tour through the winding cobblestone 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 charming Jewish Quarter or shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the Schieszl family and hear the story of their winery which once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

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 charming riverside village popular with artists and craftworkers. On our last evening together, we toast to a magnificent journey to the Imperial capitals and enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

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.Buffet Breakfast

Price includes flight ex Dublin, 1 x 20kg bag pp,  taxes, scheduled airport transfers, 9 nights twin share, 4 & 5* Hotels, meals and tours as per itinerary. Price is subject to availability and change. Reduction of €177pp is included in above cost. Tour must be paid in full by 28/2/19. Subject to availability and change

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