Day 1 Budapest, Hungary
. Üdvözöljük—welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you maximize your time in the capital of Hungary.
Day 2 Budapest.
Morning guided sightseeing includes Matthias Coronation Church and impressive HEROES’ SQUARE with the Millennium Monument, built in 1896, at its center. Behind the monument is a semicircular colonnade with statues of famous men who made their marks on Hungary. Statues atop the colonnade symbolize Labor & Wealth, Knowledge & Glory, War, and Peace. Also take a drive up to Fishermen’s Bastion for magnificent panoramas of Buda and Pest on either side of the Danube River.
Day 3 Budapest.
Your Local Host can recommend how best to spend your day at leisure.
Day 4 Budapest–Vienna, Austria.
Journey by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first class) to Vienna.
Day 5 Vienna.
During your morning guided sightseeing, visit splendid SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, former summer residence of the Habsburg Dynasty. See famous landmarks along the Ringstrasse, including Heldenplatz with nearby Hofburg Palace, the National Theater, the State Opera House, Parliament, City Hall, renowned museums, and the Strauss Monument—a gilded tribute to the great composer.
Day 6 Vienna.
Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day in Austria’s “City of Music,” like the best places to sample Wienerschnitzel and where to shop for Mozartkugeln, a chocolate and marzipan treat.
Day 7 Vienna–Prague, Czech Republic
. Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first class) to Prague.
Day 8 Prague.
Morning guided sightseeing includes views of 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle and a walk in the CASTLE COURTYARDS. See STAROMESTSKE SQUARE, which dates back to the 12th century and started life as the central marketplace for the city. It is surrounded by historic buildings, beautiful churches, and the Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall tower. Also admire Prague’s famous Charles Bridge, a masterpiece of engineering and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe.
Day 9 Prague.
With a full day at leisure to enjoy the “Golden City,” consider ideas from your Local Host such as a visit to the Strahov Monastery and Library.
Day 10 Prague.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.