Discover the history and culture of Prague and Budapest with this amazingly affordable package!
Begin in Prague, which is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is endearingly referred to as the "City of a Hundred Spires." Maybe you will choose to stand in awe at the stunning architecture of the Old Town Square or perhaps relax at a local pub and sample the famous Czech beer. Choose to visit the hourly striking of the Astronomical Clock, which was built in the 14th century and is still entertaining crowds with its animated display. In the evening, perhaps walk to Charles Bridge on the Vltava River and watch the sunset against the beautiful city views.
Continue onto Budapest. Tour the iconic Parliament building, which sits gracefully on the Danube River and is a striking example of Neo-Gothic architecture. Just across the Danube lies Fishermen's Bastion, seven towers that are joined together to honour the tribes that formed the Hungarian nation and today provides the most picturesque panoramic views of Budapest.
Multiple 3-4 star accommodation options available in both cities. Please contact us to learn more.
Lead Price Travel Dates: 13 Feb 2019
Promo Valid for Departures: February - April 2019
DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for the Czech Republic
Depart for Prague, the Czech Republic
DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Prague
Arrive in Prague, considered one of Europe's most attractive cities; its historic city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to your hotel independently. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and adjust to the new time zone
DAY 3, 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 gorgeous views of Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Petrin Hill and the National Theatre, Prague's main cultural attractions. Take a pleasant walk through the Jewish town to the Old Town Square where the tour ends
Optional: Grand City Tour with Cruise (AM)
DAY 4, 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)
DAY 5, Monday - Transfer from Prague to Budapest
This morning bid farewell to Prague and depart for Budapest, one of Europe’s most delightful cities, often called “The Paris of the East”. Arrive in Budapest in the late afternoon and begin exploring this colorful city with its two very distinct sections - Buda and Pest. Once independent cities on opposite banks of the Danube River, the two cities were brought together in the 19th century with the opening of the Chain Bridge
DAY 6, Tuesday - Full Day in Budapest
The day is yours to explore some of Budapest's fine museums, shop to your heart's content at the bustling Covered Market, or perhaps pamper yourself at one of Budapest's well-known spas. Or participate in the optional morning panoramic tour that begins on the Pest side of the city. View the Parliament, City Park and the historical Heroes' Square. Cross to Buda to see the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the graceful medieval architecture along the cobbled streets. Leisure time this afternoon to shop for Hungarian embroidery, fine porcelain and, of course, the renowned Hungarian paprika
Optional: Budapest City Tour (AM)
DAY 7, Wednesday - Full Day in Budapest
Spend another day at leisure to further explore this majestic city. Walk through the lively streets, stopping at an outdoor café in the Town Square to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. You might want to stop and visit the Budapest History Museum that focuses on the turbulent history of the city and the Hungarian National Gallery with its largest collection of Hungarian art, over 100,000 artifacts from the settlement of Magyars to present day. Tonight, try traditional Hungarian cuisine at one of the many world-class restaurants in Budapest
DAY 8, Thursday - Depart Hungary
Transfer to the airport independently for your departure flight
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