8 Day Vienna & Prague Special (Chicago)

8 Day Vienna & Prague Special (Chicago)

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Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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Destination & Sightseeing

  • Flights Chicago-Vienna, Prague-Chicago
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Vienna
    • 3 nights Prague
  • Transportation between cities via motor coach
  • Breakfast daily

ITINERARY

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Austria
Depart for Vienna, Austria

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Vienna
Arrive in Vienna, Austria's capital city and former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Transfer independently to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure Overnight: Vienna

DAY 3, Wednesday - Full Day in Vienna
Today, is at leisure in Vienna. Spend the day exploring Imperial Vienna on you own or, join the optional city tour. Perhaps head to the Spanish Riding School, a traditional riding school for Lipizzan horses and watch the morning exercise of these legendary horses. Or, visit the Kumsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) across from the Hofburg Palace, one of Europe's greatest art museums.  This afternoon, join the optional tour to the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, once summer residence of the Hapsburgs. Visit the gorgeous baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured gardens. Be sure to stop at a café to sample the famous Viennese Sacher Torte before returning to your hotel Optional: Vienna City Tour (AM) Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Tour (PM) Overnight: Vienna Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Full Day in Vienna
Today, is at leisure in Vienna. Perhaps head to the Spanish Riding School, a traditional riding school for Lipizzan horses and watch the morning exercise of these legendary horses. Or, visit the Spend the day at leisure in Vienna or, join the full day optional tour to Bratislava. This morning head across the border to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. For centuries, this city has been famous for its charm and beauty. It has undergone a major revitalization and now flourishes as one of Europe's newest capitals. The beautifully restored old town with its winding lanes and medieval courtyards, nestled between the steep Castle Hill and the Danube River. First, explore the historic center on a guided walking tour. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, spend time at leisure. Stroll along the lively pedestrian streets of this charming city before returning to Vienna Optional: Full Day Bratislava Tour with Lunch Overnight: Vienna Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Travel to Prague
This morning, bid farewell to Vienna and depart for the "Golden" city of Prague. Arrive to Prague in the late afternoon and begin exploring this bustling city on your own. The medieval city center is a wonderful mixture of cobblestone lanes, courtyards, and countless spires that lie in the shadow of the majestic 9th century Prague Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prague is also a modern and energetic city, highly regarded as one of Europe's most culturally enriched urban centers. Tonight, mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for local handicrafts and the famous Czech glass, or enjoy one of the many charming cafes and world-class restaurants Overnight: Prague Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Full Day in Prague
This morning, discover Prague, with its over 1000-year-old history and magnificent architecture. On the optional morning tour, travel by coach while learning the history of Prague and its famous neighborhoods (Old Town, New Town, Lesser Town). Continue on foot to view the Prague Castle complex and the many historical buildings therein. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing river cruise with nice views of Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Petrin Hill and the National Theatre, one of Prague's main cultural attractions. Continue with a pleasant walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Old Town Square where the tour ends Optional: Grand City Tour with Cruise (AM) Overnight: Prague Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Full Day in Prague
Today is free to further explore this beautiful city independently, or perhaps join the optional, Kutná Hora, a medieval center of silver mining. The variety of Kutná Hora architectural monuments and its well preserved town center reflect its ancient fame and wealth. Begin with a stroll around Kutná Hora to visit the Gothic cathedral of St. Barbara and Italian Court. Admire the beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque burgher houses within the city center. Continue to Sedlec, where legend has it that a handful of earth from Christ's grave was brought to and scattered over the Ossuary, thus turning it into a pilgrimage site for believers from all over Central Europe. Visit the Ossuary chapel decorated with more than 40,000 human bones, including a chandelier and a crest of the Schwarzenberg noble family Optional: Kutna Hora (PM) Overnight: Prague Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Depart the Czech Republic
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast