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Insight - Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague - Classic Group, 2023 Classic Group (E705N18)

10 Days From Budapest to Prague 
Tour Style: Easy Pace
Insight Brochure Price from $3,105.00
Brochures: Europe 2022, Europe & Britain Premium 2023, Europe 2022, Europe & Britain Premium 2023
Visits: Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic

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.
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.

Well-being
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 20 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Travel Director
  • : "One thing I really love about showing guests Eastern Europe is the rich history and culture of places that have previously been impossible to visit due to political situations."

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.
  • GyÅ‘r: 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.

Insight Tour Itinerary

Day 1Welcome 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.
Visits: Budapest
Meals: Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery.
Day 2Budapest, 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.
Visits: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea
Accommodation: Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery.
Day 3Free 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.
Visits: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery.
Day 4Along 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.
Visits: Budapest, Aquincum, Esztergom, Győr, Vienna
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier, Vienna.
Day 5Vienna 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.
Visits: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier, Vienna.
Day 6Vienna 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.
Visits: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier, Vienna.
Day 7Charming 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.
Visits: Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: K+K Hotel Central, Prague.
Day 8Prague, 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.
Visits: Prague
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: K+K Hotel Central, Prague.
Day 9Prague 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!
Visits: Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: K+K Hotel Central, Prague.
Day 10Depart Prague
Your journey comes to an end after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Prague airport at 08:00 and 10:00.
Visits: Prague
Meals: Breakfast


Available Room Types: Single, Triple, Twin, Twinshare
Child: ages 5 to 17

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