Essential Cities of Central Europe

3 countries / 7 cities / 10 days (including Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague) A guided bus tour from Budapest to Prague / 3* and 4* hotels

Day 1

  • Arrival to Budapest, Hungary.
  • Check-in and dinner at the hotel.

Day 2

  • After breakfast Budapest city sightseeing. After the lunch you will go to the Halászbástya (Fishermen’s Bastion) by a tourbus and visit the Matthias Church there. This church contains a Hungarian folklore, art nouveau style and Turkish and other elements.
  • Dinner in the city centre (possible evening program).

Day 3

  • After breakfast you will go uphill to visit Visegrad Castle. It was built after the victory of d’Anjou dynasty. After lunch you will visit Godollo palace which is situated 30 km from the capital city Budapest. This place is famous from 19th century because of Emperor Franz Joseph I. and his wife Elizabeth (Sisi). This palace was built in the years 1735-1749 and in 1867 it was given as a gift to the new king and queen of Hungary. Because Franz Joseph had spent most of the time in Austria, this place was mainly Sisi’s residence.
  • Later you will be transferred to Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Check-in and dinner at the hotel.

Day 4

  • After breakfast you will visit Bratislava’s most interesting sights (Bratislava Castle, historical centre, President’s Palace, St. Martin’s Cathedral etc.). Lunch in the city centre.
  • Evening program with dinner.

Day 5

  • After breakfast you will be transferred to Vienna and visit the Schonbrunn Palace: the Royal Palace with typical French-style gardens, where is a fountain surrounded by trees on the east side. Later after the lunch you will have a free time to shopping or visiting other interesting places in Vienna.
  • Check-in and dinner at the hotel.

Day 6

  • After breakfast you will be transferred to Salzburg. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1996. The musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here and you can see his shadow everywhere. He is also sometimes called as “Salzburg’s son”. You will also visit Hohensalzburg Fortress, Hellbrunn Palace with Trick Fountains and other interesting places.
  • Lunch in the city centre.
  • Check-in and dinner at the hotel.

Day 7

  • After breakfast you will be transferred to the “world cultural and natural heritage“, sometimes called “the world’s most beautiful town” Cesky Krumlov. You can admire ancient buildings and streets filled with rich medieval classical flavour there. In the old town you can try traditional Czech beer and buy some interesting souvenirs.
  • Lunch in the city centre.
  • Check-in and dinner at the hotel.

Day 8

  • After breakfast you will be transferred to the spa town Karlovy Vary. You will be guided from the first to the seventeenth spring, allowing you to try all of them. You can also visit the Moser factory on your own.
  • Lunch in the city centre.
  • In the afternoon you will be transferred to Prague.
  • Check-in and dinner at the hotel.

Day 9

  • After breakfast you will visit Prague Castle with the B pass (St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Church, Golden Lane). Prague Castle, the Czech Republic’s most famous place, was built in the 9th century. After lunch you will go to see the Charles Bridge: it was the first bridge built on the Vltava River, dating back over 650 years of history, on this oldest and longest bridge you can see 39 statues. Next stop will be the Old Town Square with Astronomical Clock which is one of the world’s most famous astronomical clocks. The gothic building was built in 1338. Because the World War II devastated the building, now people can see it in the post-war renovated form.
  • Dinner in the city centre.

Day 10

  • After breakfast you will be transferred to Vaclav Havel Prague Airport.

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