Winter in the Imperial Cities Small Group Journey


Visit three of the most important European capitals with a unique journey to Prague, Vienna and Budapest in the most romantic time of year. Snow dusted roof tops and icy rivers create a cosmopolitan winter wonderland where history continues to play an important role in modern society. You can enjoy two city tours in Prague and Budapest and a 24-hour hop-on/hop-off bus ticket in Vienna which will take you to the most significant sites around the city. Take in the panoramic views of the countryside as you transfer from city to city by train, observing the charm and whimsy of winter in central Europe.

Daily Departures - 7-day/6-night package visiting Prague, Budapest and Vienna. Package includes accommodations at Superior Tourist Class, daily breakfast, 2nd class train tickets from Prague-Vienna and Vienna-Budapest, private transfers from the train station to your hotel, and a 24-hour hop-on/hop-off bus ticket in Vienna.

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Daily continental or buffet breakfast
  • Train tickets per itinerary

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Local city taxes
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Prague - Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Prague.

Day

2

Explore Prague

After breakfast, join a regular city tour where you will see all of the most interesting historical sights of Prague including the Municipal House, Wenceslas Square, the National Museum and Charles Square followed by a ride along the beautiful riverside, across the River Vltava to Prague Castle. After a walk, you will return to the city center to the Old Town Square where you can admire the Tyn Church, St. Nicholas Church and the Astronomical clock on the Old Town Hall. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this romantic city. Overnight in Prague. (B)

Day

3

Prague - Vienna

Transfer to the train station and travel by train to Vienna. Upon arrival you will have a private transfer to your hotel. The afternoon is free to explore the center of Baroque music at your leisure. Overnight in Vienna. (B)

Superior Tourist Class: Karntnerhof Hotel or similar hotels

Day

4

Explore Vienna

Today you will have the advantage of a 24-hour hop-on/ho-off bus ticket which will take you to the most important and significant sites in the capital of Austria. Spend the day riding around the city in an open-top double decker bus, visiting the sites you want to see most, and avoiding the ones you don’t. The ticket allows you to leave the bus and return at any point throughout the day and picks-up/drops-off at various spots around the city center. (B)

Superior Tourist Class: Karntnerhof Hotel or similar hotels

Day

5

Vienna - Budapest

After breakfast, transfer to the train station to travel to Budapest. Upon arrival you will have a private transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is free to spend at your leisure. (B)

Superior Tourist Class: Promenade City or similar hotels

Day

6

Explore Budapest

After breakfast, join a regular city tour to discover amazing Budapest. You will visit the key sites of the city including the Heroe’s Square, where you will have a closer look at the statues representing the most outstanding figures of Hungarian history. Continue along the elegant Andrassy Avenue, passing by the Opera and the St. Stephen Cathedral. At this point, there will be a short stop before continuing through the finance and administration district to witness the square of the Three Parliaments. Crossing the Daube on Margaret Bridge, passing by Margaret Island, drive to the Buda side, where you will visit the Royal Castle Area with the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Matthias Church before finally admiring the most impressive view point over Budapest, the Gellert Hill. (B)

Superior Tourist Class: Promenade City or similar hotels

Day

7

Budapest - Return

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport at the appropriate time for your return flight home. (B)