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Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague - Classic Group, 2023 Classic Group
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Insight Vacations

Tour Code: E705M18
Vacation Type: Easy Pace
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Duration: 10 Days
Countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary

See the iconic capital city sights of Budapest, Vienna and Prague as your local Travel Director takes the reins on this 10-day adventure. Starting with a spot of Budapest sightseeing, your introduction to Hungary’s capital tracks through the cobblestone streets of the Castle district to the sweeping city views from the Fisherman’s Bastion. A strudel tasting paired with rich, aromatic coffee precedes a journey along the Danube to Vienna—the home of the Habsburg royals. The regal grandeur of Schönbrunn Palace gives way to an abundance of local dining in Vienna and the chance to taste Austria’s most delectable dishes. In the Czech Republic, the fairytale town of Český Krumlov delights with its ageless charm and in Prague, your Local Expert guides you through the city of a hundred spires.



Easy Pace Budapest Vienna Prague Guided Tour Map

Transfer Airport

  • Arrival Transfer Budapest Airport to Hotel
  • Departure Transfer Prague Hotel to Airport

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Vienna: Visit a traditional coffeehouse to enjoy Viennese specialities of coffee and Sachertorte.
  • Vienna: Listen to the musical masterpiece of Mozart and learn the Viennese Waltz, in an inclusive workshop designed to support the visually impaired community. Unique to Insight Guests, ‘Dancing without Barriers’ takes place in the dark, in a specially designed sensory studio, and will be a unique experience for all your senses. Alternatively, visit a traditional Viennese café to enjoy local specialties of coffee and sachertorte.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Prague: Stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague.
  • Prague: Visit the imposing St Vitus Cathedral and explore the atmospheric courtyards of the historic Prague Castle with your Local Expert.

Authentic Dining

  • Budapest: Your Welcome Dinner is a treat of mouthwatering Hungarian specialties, accompanied by specially selected Hungarian wine, as you dine at the famous and elegant Gundel Restaurant.
  • Budapest: Visit a traditional strudel house for a taste of sweet strudel and learn about the art of making this Hungarian delicacy.
  • Budapest: Choose your own ambience and cuisine from a handpicked selection of restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Vienna: Enjoy a Dine-at-Home experience as you are welcomed into the home of a local for a freshly-prepared meal, typical of the region. Dine with the family for dinner and learn more about their life.
  • Vienna: Visit a traditional coffeehouse to enjoy Viennese specialities of coffee and Sachertorte.
  • Prague: Your Celebration Dinner at a specially selected Prague restaurant, encapsulates the very essence of the Golden City.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfast (B), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 1 Morning Tea (MT)

Insight Experiences

Budapest: Enjoy a tour of the Liszt Music Academy with a student, followed by an enchanting recital. Producing incredible musical talent, the university was founded by piano virtuoso and composer Franz Liszt in 1875.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Budapest: See Heroes' Square and Andrássy Boulevard. Spend time in the popular pedestrian shopping street of Váci utca and see the mighty Danube with its many bridges linking Buda and Pest.
  • Budapest: With a Local Expert, visit the colourful Matthias Church in the heart of Budapest's Castle District.
  • Budapest: Gaze out over the Danube and giant domed Hungarian Parliament Building from the heights of the Fisherman's Bastion.
  • Esztergom: Visit the city of Esztergom, home to the Catholic church in Hungary.
  • Győr: Stop in this pretty town known for its Baroque charm.
  • Vienna: A private, guided exploration of Schönbrunn Palace will have all your senses tingling. Stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames where Mozart performed as a child prodigy.
  • Vienna: Travel along the Ring Road to see the Hofburg Imperial Residence, Opera House, Parliament Building and Karlskirche.
  • Cesky Krumlov: Your Travel Director will lead you on an orientation of the city as you explore the medieval streets of this fairy-tale town.
  • Prague: Stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague.
  • Prague: Visit the imposing St Vitus Cathedral and explore the atmospheric courtyards of the historic Prague Castle with your Local Expert.

Make Travel Matter

Vienna: Listen to the musical masterpiece of Mozart and learn the Viennese Waltz, in an inclusive workshop designed to support the visually impaired community. Unique to Insight Guests, ‘Dancing without Barriers’ takes place in the dark, in a specially designed sensory studio, and will be a unique experience for all your senses. Alternatively, visit a traditional Viennese café to enjoy local specialties of coffee and sachertorte.

  • Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery.
  • Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier, Vienna.
  • K+K Hotel Central, Prague.
Day 1 Welcome To Budapest

On arrival at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, enjoy a complimentary transfer to your hotel at 10:00, 13:00 or 15:30. Meet your Travel Director and travel companions at 18:00. Tonight you are in for a treat with your Welcome Dinner at Gundel, one of Budapest's most renowned restaurants for over a hundred years. Dine in elegance as you savour hearty, Hungarian delicacies accompanied with specially selected wines.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery.

Day 2 Budapest, Queen Of The Danube Relaxed Start

Drive along the elegant boulevards en route to Heroes’ Square. Across the river in Buda, walk with your Local Expert along the medieval cobblestone streets of the Castle district to visit Matthias Church and admire sweeping views from the Fisherman’s Bastion over the exquisite Parliament building. Make your way to a traditional strudel house to see pastry chefs at work, as they prepare delicious sweet strudel by stretching the dough and readying fillings. Enjoy a delectable taste of this famous delicacy paired with a rich aromatic coffee. Enjoy a tour of the Liszt Music Academy with a student, followed by an enchanting recital. Producing incredible musical talent, the university was founded by piano virtuoso and composer Franz Liszt in 1875.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery.

Day 3 Free Time In Budapest Relaxed Start

The day is at leisure to immerse yourself in Budapest's history, culture and gastronomy. Perhaps, visit a thermal bath, spend time browsing the boutiques on Vaci Street or relax in a sidewalk café. This evening, enjoy a Dine-Around experience from your choice of specially selected restaurants.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery.

Day 4 Along The Danube To Esztergom And On To Stately Vienna

Travel along the Danube to the picturesque city of Esztergom, home to the largest Catholic church in Hungary. Then, journey westward for a stop in the pretty town of Győr, located on the confluence of the Danube, Rába and Rábca rivers. Cross the border and continue to stately Vienna, known for its elegant coffee houses and lavish architecture steeped in history. In the evening, you are invited to a Dine-at-Home experience. Sit down to a hearty meal with a local family and learn about life in this enchanting city.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier, Vienna.

Day 5 Vienna And The Habsburgs

Much of Vienna’s present-day charm is due to the long reign of the Habsburgs. Join a Local Expert for a private visit of Maria Theresa’s Schönbrunn Palace and explore its formal gardens at your own pace.Explore Vienna with Insight Choice. Choose to visit a traditional Viennese café to enjoy local specialties of coffee and sachertorte. Alternatively, join a unique MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience, take to the floor in a Viennese Waltz dance workshop and support the visually impaired community. Dancing in the dark, in a specially designed sensory studio, will be a unique experience for all your senses.Then ready your camera for a dazzling drive around the famous Ring Road. This grand boulevard, built along the lines of the old city walls, showcases many of the capital’s architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence, Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier, Vienna.

Day 6 Vienna At Leisure Relaxed Start

Discover the regal grandeur of Vienna, as you explore at your own pace. Perhaps start at St. Stephen’s Cathedral - one of Europe’s great Gothic structures - or browse the shops of the bustling Kärntnerstrasse? You may wish to add another capital to your travels with a visit across the Slovakian border to Bratislava. Ask your Travel Director to recommend local attractions and restaurants, as you appreciate the long, summer evening in one of Europe's most elegant cities.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier, Vienna.

Day 7 Charming Český Krumlov And Golden Prague

Once over the Czech border, continue to picturesque Český Krumlov, where you'll start with a brief orientation tour of this fairy-tale town, straight out of the Middle Ages. Enjoy some free time to explore and appreciate views of the Vltava River. Wander through the cobblestone, traffic-free streets, past colourful houses that lead up to the finest castle in the land. In the afternoon, continue through the green Bohemian countryside to Prague. In the evening, savour a traditional meal at a local restaurant.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: K+K Hotel Central, Prague.

Day 8 Prague, City Of A Hundred Spires

Explore Prague with Insight Choice. Choose to walk the courtyards of the Castle and visit the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral. Alternatively, join your Local Expert for a walk through the Jewish Quarter and learn about a different side of the history of Prague. The city is then yours to explore. Maybe take a river cruise through the heart of the city or walk in the footsteps of kings along the Royal Route? Czechs are passionate about their beer, so be sure to try the local pilsners, alongside the Czech cuisine.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: K+K Hotel Central, Prague.

Day 9 Prague At Leisure Relaxed Start

Wind along cobbled lanes and discover a treasure-trove of hidden gems, as you explore Prague at your own pace. Perhaps cross the border to Germany and explore Dresden?This evening, tantalise your taste buds with a rousing Celebration Dinner of local specialities at a restaurant offering magnificent views over the city. Dobrou chuť!

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: K+K Hotel Central, Prague.

Day 10 Depart Prague

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Prague airport at 08:00 and 10:00.

Duration: 1 Day

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