Splendors of Budapest, Vienna & Prague

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Splendors of Budapest, Vienna & Prague

Tour Description:

Discover the three most radiant cities in Central
Europe and experience the grand architectural, artistic
and cultural heritage of the Old World, exploring
Baroque-era treasures with the finest local experts.

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Dates & Pricing

Monday 24 Jun 24 — Wednesday 03 Jul 24Starting at $9,995 Get a Quote
Monday 01 Jul 24 — Wednesday 10 Jul 24Starting at $9,795 Get a Quote
Monday 12 Aug 24 — Wednesday 21 Aug 24Starting at $9,795 Get a Quote
Monday 26 Aug 24 — Wednesday 04 Sep 24Starting at $9,795 Get a Quote
Monday 02 Sep 24 — Wednesday 11 Sep 24Starting at $9,995 Get a Quote
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Monday 30 Sep 24 — Wednesday 09 Oct 24Starting at $9,995 Get a Quote
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Monday 28 Apr 25 — Wednesday 07 May 25Starting at $10,995 Get a Quote
Monday 26 May 25 — Wednesday 04 Jun 25Starting at $10,995 Get a Quote
Monday 09 Jun 25 — Wednesday 18 Jun 25Starting at $10,995 Get a Quote
Monday 07 Jul 25 — Wednesday 16 Jul 25Starting at $10,995 Get a Quote
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Monday 01 Sep 25 — Wednesday 10 Sep 25Starting at $10,995 Get a Quote
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Day 1 - Budapest, Hungary
Arrive in Budapest, a city occupying both sides of the Danube River and founded in 1873, when right-bank Buda and Obuda joined left-bank Pest. Budapest’s broad avenues and turn-of-the-century architecture have earned it the name, “the Paris of Eastern Europe.” Like Paris, it is a cultural mecca for writers, artists and musicians. Transfer to your hotel, where you join your fellow guests for a welcome dinner.

Day 2 - Budapest
This morning, cross the Danube River to explore the Buda side of the city. Visit Matthias Church, the 13th-century coronation cathedral of Hungarian kings, and Fisherman’s Bastion, offering spectacular views of the city. Built in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque styles, the bastion is named for the guild of fishermen who defended this part of the city during the Middle Ages. Then, meet a Buda resident for lunch in the gardens of her villa, an experience specially planned for A&K guests. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure, relaxing in your luxurious accommodations or exploring this romantic city on your own, perhaps dining at one of Budapest’s fine restaurants.

Day 3 - Budapest
Today, discover Pest, starting with a private visit to the Liszt Academy of Music. Continue exploring the city as you view Heroes’ Square and stop to see the Great Synagogue as well as St. Stephen’s Basilica, whose south tower houses the largest bell in Hungary. Then, visit the Central Market Hall to view the vast array of food and crafts on sale throughout its three floors, including cheeses, sausage and other local specialties, and enjoy time at leisure for lunch on your own. Later, visit the Parliament Building before spending the remainder of your afternoon at leisure. This evening, after dinner, embark on a private cruise of the romantic Danube to watch the glittering lights of Budapest drift by in the night, toasting your journey on a memorable Scenic Sundowner experience.

Day 4 - Bratislava, Slovakia & Vienna, Austria
Journey overland to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, for a guided walk through its old town, once a jewel of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stop at a local restaurant for a Chef’s Table experience, where the esteemed chef greets you and shares insights into the seasonal dishes you are to enjoy for lunch. Then, Ride Like a Local, embarking by high-speed catamaran for a quick cruise along the Danube River to Vienna, Austria.

Day 5 - Vienna
Join your local guide for a walking tour of marvelous Vienna. At the Hofburg Palace — former seat of emperors and current residence of the president of Austria — visit the Imperial Treasury to admire its glittering collection of imperial regalia. Then, continue to the Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Spend your afternoon at leisure. Dine at a local restaurant before attending a concert at the Mozarthaus Vienna, the historic house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived in the 18th century.

Day 6 - Vienna
This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Vienna, viewing the Prater and its Giant Ferris Wheel. See the Secession Building and the famous Hundertwasser House, and then visit the Belvedere Gallery, where you view many works by the brilliant and controversial symbolist artist Gustav Klimt, including The Kiss. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and then visit Schönbrunn Palace, the former residence of Habsburg monarchs. Spend your evening at leisure.

Day 7 - Moravia, Czech Republic
Travel to Prague, stopping en route at the Stary Vrch winery in the Czech countryside for a tasting of its signature vintages, followed by lunch. Continue to Prague, where you check in to your hotel, and then enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 8 - Prague
Today, explore the city’s Castle District, starting with the towering, Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, which houses the tombs of Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors, including that of Wenceslas I, Duke of Bohemia, legendary subject of the beloved Christmas carol “Good King Wenceslas.” Stroll the Golden Lane, the last surviving vestige of Prague Castle’s 16th-century architecture, where the castle’s original craftspeople lived and worked. Follow this with a private visit to the Baroque library halls of the Strahov Monastery to view its incredible frescoes, which reside amid detailed stucco ceiling decorations. Stroll in the peaceful quiet, looking up at the mural devoted to the intellectual progress of mankind, and let yourself contemplate a bygone era. Then, admire the religious artifacts at the Loreto Chapel, a remarkable Baroque monument that remains a place of pilgrimage. Cross the famous Charles Bridge, an iconic landmark of Prague completed in 1402, to embark on a walking tour of Josefov, the city’s Jewish Quarter, which remained a walled ghetto until 1848. View the birthplace of Franz Kafka (part of the Jewish Museum complex), best known for his existentialist novel The Metamorphosis. Proceed to visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, site of 12,000 graves, and the Old-New Synagogue, Europe’s oldest active synagogue, completed in 1270. Afterward, enjoy your evening at leisure.

Day 9 - Prague
This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities. Attend a Traditional Puppetry Workshop, and then visit the National Gallery Prague in the Schwarzenberg Palace. Set Out on a Foodie Walking Tour, savoring tastes of Czech cuisine, from pastries to goulash to beer. Relax with a Spa Experience at your hotel, in a haven for the body and spirit, choosing from an array of treatments. Spend your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, gather for a celebratory farewell dinner at a nearby local restaurant.

Day 10 - Prague
Transfer to the airport to board your flight home.