Splendors of Budapest, Vienna & Prague

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
10 days
From: $ 7,495 $ 750 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Discover three of the most radiant cities in Central Europe, experiencing their architectural, artistic and cultural heritage firsthand, alongside the finest local experts
  • Privately visit Budapest’s State Opera House, as well as the library of the Strahov Monastery in Prague
  • Enjoy a private evening cruise on the Danube
  • Stop at the lively Central Market Hall in Budapest on an engaging market visit and enjoy a tasting experience
  • Share lunch with a local chef, who offers insights into seasonal dishes, on a Chef’s Table culinary experience

Short Description

Explore the great cities of Central Europe, enjoying a private evening cruise through Budapest on the Danube, a Chef's Table experience in Bratislava; a tour of Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace and a visit to the Jewish Quarter in Prague.

Style Small group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury (5*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Budapest
End City Prague

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Budapest, Hungary

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Arrive in Budapest, a city occupying both sides of the Danube River and founded in 1873, when right-bank Buda and Óbuda joined left-bank Pest. Transfer to your hotel, where you join your A&K Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a welcome dinner. 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.

Day 2: Budapest | Matthias Church & Fisherman’s Bastion

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace 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. Choose one on your own or ask your Resident Tour Director for a list of recommendations by A&K.

Day 3: Budapest | Across the Bridge in Pest

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest  

Today, explore Pest, starting with a private visit to the beautiful, neo-Renaissance Hungarian State Opera House, which was commissioned by Emperor Franz Joseph and opened in 1884. Continue your city tour 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.

Day 4: Bratislava, Slovakia/Vienna, Austria | Chef’s Table

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Sacher Wien

Journey overland to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, for a guided walking tour of its Old Town, once a jewel of the Austro- Hungarian empire. Stop at a local restaurant where you enjoy a Chef’s Table experience, having lunch with its esteemed chef, who shares insights into seasonal dishes and his life as a restaurateur. Embark on a high-speed catamaran for a quick cruise along the Danube River to Vienna, Austria. Enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight.

Day 5: Vienna | Hofburg & Schönbrunn Palaces

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Sacher Wien

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 Treasury to admire its glittering collection of Imperial regalia. Continue to the Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, before lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon, tour Schönbrunn Palace, the former residence of Habsburg monarchs.

Day 6: Vienna | Visions of the Imperial City

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Sacher Wien

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 find many works by the brilliant and controversial symbolist artist Gustav Klimt, including The Kiss. Lunch and the afternoon are at your leisure to shop and explore independently.

Day 7: Prague, Czech Republic | Testaments to Tolerance

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Mandarin Oriental, Prague

Travel to Prague, visiting Trebic en route, a town that dates to at least 1101, when the Benedictine Order founded their monastery here. Visit the ensemble of the Jewish Quarter, the old Jewish cemetery and the 13th-century Basilica of St. Procopius, a remarkable example of the influence of Western European architectural heritage. Together, these sites comprise a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serve as reminders of the co-existence of Jewish and Christian cultures here, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Significantly, Trebic’s Jewish Quarter is the only Jewish monument outside of Israel specifically placed on the UNESCO List. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, before continuing to Prague.

Day 8: Prague | Synagogues & Remembrance

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Mandarin Oriental, Prague

Today, 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 State Jewish Museum complex). Best known for his existentialist novel, The Metamorphosis, Kafka is widely considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. 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. After lunch, enjoy a private visit to the Estates Theater, a refreshing glass of fine sparkling wine and a mini-concert (subject to rehearsal schedules). Built in 1783, this theater represents one of the finest examples of neoclassical architecture in Prague and it was here, in October of 1787, that Mozart conducted the premiere of Don Giovanni. At the end of the afternoon, meet a local Czech artist, Tony Manto, at his gallery and learn about the art of glassblowing for an unforgettable artisan visit. Manto’s creations, made from local Czech iron, glass, porcelain and wood, are designed to inspire by appealing to all five senses.

Day 9: Prague | Private Monastery Library Visit

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Mandarin Oriental, Prague

Privately visit the Baroque library halls of the Strahov Monastery, and 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. Also, view 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. Cross the famous Charles Bridge, an iconic landmark of Prague completed in 1402. Walking past its statues of saints makes for a fitting conclusion to your visit to the historic central European capital, and sets the tone for a celebratory farewell dinner at a nearby local restaurant.

Day 10: Depart Prague

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

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Optional Activities

Pre-Tour Extension: Warsaw & Krakow

Days: 6 | From: TBA

Available to add to select departure dates. See Dates & Prices tab for details.

Days 1-2: 

Meals: Dinner (Day 1); Breakfast (Day 2)

Accommodation: MaMaison Hotel Le Regina Warsaw  

Arrive in Warsaw, Poland, and transfer to your hotel. The next day, enjoy a guided tour of Warsaw highlights.

Days 3-4: 

Meals: Breakfast L D (Day 3); B (Day 4)

Accommodation: Sheraton Grand Krakow  

Drive to Krakow, stopping en route in Czestochowa to view the Black Madonna at Pauline Monastery of Jasna Góra. The next day, explore beautiful Krakow with your local guide, visiting Market Square and Oskar Schindler’s former factory.

Days 5-6: 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Sheraton Grand Krakow

Arrive at infamous Auschwitz prison camp, now a memorial. Return to Krakow. The next day, depart for Budapest.


Post-Tour Extension: Berlin & Dresden

Days: 5 | From: TBA

Available to add to select departure dates. See Dates & Prices tab for details.

Day 1: 

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel de Rome

Arrive in Dresden, Germany, for a walking tour, visiting the Old Green Vaults. Travel to Berlin and check in to your hotel, where you enjoy dinner.

Days 2-3: 

Meals: Breakfast (Day 2); Breakfast and Lunch (Day 3)

Accommodation: Hotel de Rome

Tour Berlin, visiting the Reichstag. Drive through Potsdamer Platz to Checkpoint Charlie. The next day, have lunch in the home of a local resident and hear a former East German tell of her mother’s role in the World War II resistance.

Day 4: 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel de Rome

Drive to Potsdam to view the Glienicke Bridge, site of Cold War spy exchanges. Enjoy a guided tour of Sanssouci Palace, visit a former KGB prison and tour Cecilienhof Palace. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 5: 

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport to depart.

Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 18

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fees per person

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions

  • If 91 days prior to departure or more cancellation fee is $500
  • Is 90-61 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 20% of program price
  • If 60-31 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 50% of program price
  • If 30 days prior to departure or less cancellation fee is 100% of the program price

Age Notes :

Min. Age: 10

Additional Information

Extend Your Journey | Enhance your journey with a pre-tour extension to Warsaw & Krakow (6 days, from $3,395) and a post-tour extension to Berlin & Dresden (5 days, from $3,495).

Take This Journey Private | This itinerary is also available as an independent journey, Signature Budapest, Vienna & Prague, with A&K local guides.

Customize This Journey | If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.

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What's excluded

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included

9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 5 Dinners

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