Prague, Vienna & Budapest
From $3,500.00 CAD per person (Ground Only), based on Double Occupancy
About Prague, Czech Republic
Experience the old-world charm of Central Europe, including several visits to art galleries and live music concerts in historic locations!
Take in some of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe, with Total Advantage Travel & Tours's exclusive custom tour of Prague, Vienna and Budapest! In Prague, visit an authentic local brewery and take in a concert at St. Nicholas Church in Old Town Square. Spend three days in Vienna, where you'll enjoy a visit to the morning exercise of the Spanish Riding School. During your time in Vienna, you'll even have a guided visit to the Kunt Historisches Museum, home of the Habsburgs Royal Collection of Art, before it opens to the public! Admire the natural beauty during a scenic drive along the Danube Bend. Complete your journey in Budapest, where you'll attend a performance of the Budapest Opera. Then, take an excursion you'll never forget, to Hortobagy National Park in the Puszta prairie, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So much more to see and do, including walking tours in central Prague, Vienna and Budapest, and PLENTY of free time.
- 9 nights accommodation in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities in First Class hotels (European standards)
- 10 buffet breakfasts (cold and/or hot) and 3 dinners including a welcome reception in Prague and a farewell dinner in Budapest. (Beverages other than coffee are not included with hotel dinners)
- All hotel service charges, local taxes, baggage handling (One (1) bag per person) & hotel tips
- Services of a professional, English-speaking Travel Director throughout and local specialists in Prague, Vienna and Budapest
- Entrance/admission to attractions: Concert at St. Nicholas Church, Prague Brewery tour, Kunt Historisches Museum, Spanish Riding School, excursion to the Puszta
- Group Photo Memento
- Personal travel wallets
- Hidden Treasure – Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- AIRFARES, air departure & security taxes and any airport fees
- Tips to the Travel Director, Driver and Local Specialists. (Suggested guideline, 4.00 Euro per person, per day for the Travel Director, 2.50 Euro per person, per day for the Driver and 1.00 Euro per person for Local Specialist)
- Meals other than stated per itinerary
- Travel Insurance
- Any optional experience not specifically stated
Day 0 – Travel to Prague
Tonight, we depart our trans-Atlantic overnight flight to Prague from Canada or the United States.
Day 1 – Arrival Prague (A)
Welcome to the Golden city of Prague, renowned for its gleaming spires. Relax or take a leisurely stroll through this magnificent metropolis. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception and evening drive with your travelling companions and Travel Director.
Day 2 – Prague Sightseeing
Explore Prague's rich cultural and economic history during your Small Group Sightseeing guided walk with a Local Specialist. Visit the monumental St. Vitus' Cathedral in the precincts of Prague Castle. Admire the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. See the atmospheric Charles Bridge, lined with Baroque statues. Discover the city at your own pace this afternoon.
Day 3 – Prague – Brewery visit & at Leisure
This morning, we visit a Prague Brewery and afterwards, plan your day and see the sights of your choice. You might like to spend time relaxing with a spa treatment or exploring the shops for Bohemian crystal. In the evening, we attend a concert at St. Nicholas Church on the Old Town Square.
Day 4 – Prague – Bratislava (B) – Vienna (C)
Travel south from Prague past Brno, which was the site of Napoleon's headquarters for the Battle of Austerlitz, his greatest victory. Pass the Presidential Palace and the quaint Old Town in Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic, where you'll spend a couple of hours. Crossing into Austria you arrive in the imperial city of Vienna. Tonight you might consider a visit to a Viennese Concert.
Day 5 – Vienna Sightseeing
This morning we visit Schonbrunn Palace before enjoying an exclusive Cultural Insight with a guided visit to the Habsburgs royal collection of art and wonders, before the doors are open to the general public. The spectacular Kunstkammer will be revealed in this private insider visit. Later, view the Hofburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Habsburg Dynasty, on your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See other sites such as the Parliament Building, the magnificent Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Spend the afternoon exploring this beautiful city.
Day 6 – Vienna Spanish Riding School and Free Time
Today we attend the morning exercise of the Spanish Riding School before enjoying the rest of your day at leisure. Perhaps splash out on the Kärntnerstrasse, Vienna's most famous shopping street. Don't forget to treat yourself to coffee and Sachertorte in a typical Viennese coffee house.
Day 7 – Vienna – Esztergom (D) – Budapest (E)
Drive along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin. View the Cathedral, Castle Hill and St. Tamás Hill in Esztergom before you follow the river to Budapest. In the evening, we enjoy a performance at the Budapest Opera.
Day 8 – Budapest Sightseeing
Your Local Specialist takes you on a fascinating walking tour of the Castle District in Buda. Visit the Fisherman's Bastion. View the Matthias Church. Drive to Pest see the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. Visit Heroes' Square featuring the Millennium Memorial. Later, we visit the National Art Gallery. Tonight enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 9 – Budapest – Puszta Excursion
Today we enjoy an excursion to Pustza, one of Europe’s largest expanses of protected prairie. We visit Hortobagy National Park, a World Heritage site since 1999, which stretches over an area of 200,000 acres. Later, we return to Budapest. In the evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner to celebrate our European journey together.
Day 10 – Depart Budapest
This morning after breakfast, we are transferred to the airport for our return flight to Canada.
Itinerary subject to change
A professional, knowledgeable, English-speaking LGBT travel director accompanies you throughout your tour.
First-class accommodations will be booked at all destinations.
Contact Total Advantage Travel for specific hotels.
Total Advantage Travel will have a return flight option available for purchase.
Group pick up from the Prague airport on May 24, 2017 and return group transfer to the Budapest airport on June 2, 2017. If individual transfers are required, a supplement will apply. Please inquire with Total Advantage Travel & Tours.
Travel by a 48 seat luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats, on board facilities, and wi-fi throughout the tour
This group trip is designed for shared accommodation. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. A single supplement IS available for single travellers who do not wish to share (limited availability).
- Passport (with photocopies) - passport must be valid for at least three months after your return home
- If your passport is not Canadian or American, please contact us for Visa information
- Vouchers, pre-departure information and Trip Document
- Travel insurance (with photocopies)
- Airline tickets (with photocopies)
Travel insurance is highly recommended whenever you travel, and may be compulsory in order to participate on some trips. We will offer the most appropriate policy for your trip, taking into consideration coverage for minimum medical coverage, personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
Total Advantage Travel & Tours: 25-2011 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M9N 3V3
Local: 416-240-7700, Toll Free: 1-800-419-1635
While it is our intention to adhere to the product description and itinerary described above, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the trip and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. Travel can be unpredictable. Your Trip Document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations, activities or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited, undertaken or encountered.
Product code: TATT_PR17
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You will visit the following 3 places:
Budapest is the capital of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary, it serves as the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre. In 2010, Budapest had 1,721,556 inhabitants, down from its 1980 peak of 2.06 million. The Budapest Commuter Area is home to 3,271,110 people. The city covers an area of 525 square kilometres (202.7 sq mi) within the city limits. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with a unification on 17 November 1873 of right (west)-bank Buda and Óbuda with left (east)-bank Pest. Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities. Due to its scenic setting and its architecture it is nicknamed "Paris of the East".
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and, with a population of about 431,000, also the country's largest city. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia on both banks of the Danube River. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two independent countries. Bratislava and Vienna are two of the closest European national capitals to each other, at less than 37 miles apart. Bratislava is the political, cultural, and economic centre of Slovakia. It is the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament, and the executive branch of the government. It is home to several universities, museums, theatres, galleries and other important cultural and educational institutions.