Day 1 Arrive in Budapest, Hungary.
Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)
Day 2 Budapest.
Your Local Guide takes you through Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world’s second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the lacy lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church and HEROES’ SQUARE. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner can be arranged. (B)
Day 3 Budapest–Vienna, Austria.
Cross the nearby Austrian border and arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing features a drive along the Ringstrasse past the State Opera House, and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous HELDENPLATZ, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL. (B)
Day 4 Vienna.
Full day at leisure to further explore this wonderful city. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)
Day 5 Vienna–Prague, Czech Republic.
A scenic drive brings you to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening is available to explore Prague by night. (B)
Day 6 Prague.
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. This evening, a farewell dinner with wine awaits you at your hotel to celebrate the success of your vacation. (B,D)
Day 7 Prague.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)