Prague - Vienna - Braislava - Budapest
Welcome to Prague! After clearing Customs and Immigration make your way through the terminal. our local representative will greet you at the ‘meeting point’ at the exit and transfer you comfortably to your hotel check-in and enjoy Enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure exploring the sights and sounds of Prague.
Breakfast at the hotel proceeds for the half day city tour of Prague. 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 – a 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 a 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. Later Boat cruise on Vltava River. Evening at leisure, Visit of the Dancing fountains Show.
Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, Full day tour to Karlovy Vary (120 km, 1,5 hrs driving) 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 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. Return back day at leisure.
Overnight Stay at the hotel.
After breakfast check out and drive to Vienna capital of Austria (350 km, 4 hrs driving) on arrival check in at the hotel.
We proceed for Half day sightseeing tour of Vienna including a 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 Museums Quartier, the former Habsburg winter residence, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall, and the Burgtheater. The highlight of this tour is a visit to 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.
Enjoy your comfortable stay in Vienna.
Breakfast at the hotel, we move for Half day tour to Vienna Woods, including a visit of the underground lake Seegrotte 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 boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe tourists leave the Vienna Woods and return to Vienna. Return back day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Vienna.
Breakfast at the hotel and check out and Departure to Budapest via Bratislava (Vienna – Bratislava – 80 km, 1 hr driving; Bratislava – Budapest – 200 km, 2,5 hrs driving) on the way we do a tour of Bratislava. 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 pedestrianized, is characterized 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 the Ottoman rule. The city also boasts a number of copper-domed churches, palaces, and, just outside the walls, the dominant landmark of Bratislava Castle. We move ahead to Budapest. On arrival Check in the hotel free time and enjoy your stay…
After breakfast at the hotel, we start our half day city tour. It starts from the Chain bridge, passes the Parliament (the most picturesque building in 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.
Later in the day tour to the handicraft village Sczentendre. Szentendre is 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. A day is free at leisure to enjoy your stay overnight at the hotel.
After the breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer to the airport with the sweet memories and an experience of the vacation which you can share with your family and friends and cherish all your life.