Prague, Vienna & Budapest - 10 days land only

Explore Central Europe's centres of culture & arts At Leisure - three riverside cities straddling mighty rivers & promising centuries of tradition & an exhilarating youthful energy. See Prague's Astronomical Clock & Old Town Square, treat yourself to a slice of Sachertorte & view the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Follow the Danube to Budapest, visiting Buda's Castle District & the Fisherman's Bastion.
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Price:
R24 300
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DETAILS
Starting from R24 300
Package ValiditySet departure dates between 13 APR 2018 - 19 OCT 2018.  *** Book & pay by 29 JAN 2018 & SAVE R2700 per person - discount already included in the price ***
Duration10 days
DestinationPrague, Vienna & Budapest 
Starts inPrague
Ends inBudapest

Description

- Return airport/hotel transfers at selected times
- 9 nights hotel accommodation
- Breakfast daily & 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)
- Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach 
- Assistance of a professional Travel Director & local guides
- All hotel service charges & tips, baggage handling & local taxes
- Sightseeing & VIP entry, including Optional Experiences & free time
- Visits: Prague, Vienna & Budapest

 Are you travelling in a group? Book a group of 5-8 travellers & get 5% off per person. Frequent traveller & young traveller discounts also available.

 

The Trafalgar Difference

Be My Guest
Join the Schieszl family for hearty Hungarian fare and the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place during WWII for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution

Cultural Insights
Enjoy a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in Austria, to view the Royal Collection before the general public have access

Hidden Treasures
Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Local Specialists
For included sightseeing in Prague, Vienna and Budapest
Small Group Sightseeing
Enjoy an expert guided walking tour in Prague with a group size of no more than 25 guests

Day 1

Arrive Prague (3 Nights)

The gleaming spires of Prague shine brightly on this At Leisure sojourn through the Imperial capitals of Prague, Vienna and Budapest the springboard to an unforgettable trip. Admire the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque façades along its cobblestone streets before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for an unforgettable Welcome Reception to kick off your holiday.

Day 2

Prague Sightseeing and At Leisure 

Delve into centuries of heritage joining your Local Specialist for a Small Group Sightseeing guided walk past the city's iconic sights. Visit the final resting place of Bohemian kings, St. Vitus' Cathedral, set within the precincts of Prague Castle, and admire the Astronomical Clock in the charming Old Town Square with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. See the 14th century Charles Bridge, lined with the Baroque statues of saints before spending the afternoon admiring the spectacular cityscape on your terms.

Day 3

Prague At Leisure 

Today is yours to explore the fairy-tale legends, and the castles and palaces of Prague. Follow the Royal Route and discover historic treasures, admire picturesque views of the city from Petrin Hill, or join an Optional Experience to the fascinating village of the Kutná Hora with its bone-bedecked chapel and five-nave St. Barbara Church. Spend your evening at leisure, attending a performance at the exquisite Czech National Theatre or enjoying some of the local beer for which the country is famous.

Day 4

Prague – Bratislava – Vienna (3 Nights) 

Travel south from Prague through lush Moravian landscapes to Bratislava, passing its Presidential Palace and quaint Old Town before continuing your journey to Austria and the Imperial city of Vienna - our home for the next three nights. Admire the city's musical talents and consider attending a Viennese Concert.

Day 5

Vienna Sightseeing & At Leisure 

The heritage of one of Europe's most influential royal families is explored this morning during an exclusive Cultural Insight and guided visit to the Habsburgs royal collection of art and wonders before the doors are open to the general public. Visit the spectacular Kunstkammer in this private insider visit and see a treasure trove of valuable objects collected by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg over the centuries. Later, we join an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist to view the Hofburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Habsburg Dynasty. We'll see such sights such as the Parliament Building, the magnificent Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral with its geometrically tiled roof. Spend the afternoon at leisure soaking up the city's kaffee culture with a slice or two of Sachertorte.

Day 6

Vienna At Leisure 

Today is yours to explore the City of Music on your terms. Tread in the footsteps of the great sons of Vienna - Mozart, Haydn and Strauss, as you delve into the city's rich musical heritage nurtured by aristocrats throughout the centuries. Consider a visit to the beautiful Baroque Schönbrunn Palace or see the elegant Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School - the choice is yours.

Day 7

Vienna – Esztergom – Budapest (3 Nights) 

Meander along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin, stopping in Esztergom to view its Castle Hill, domed Cathedral, and St. Tamás Hill. We follow the scenic riverine landscape to the romantic city of Budapest where we will spend the next three nights. Enjoy the evening at leisure sipping Hungarian wines or consider gliding along the Danube on a scenic river cruise.

Day 8

Budapest Sightseeing & At Leisure 

Join a Local Specialist this morning for a fascinating walking tour through the winding cobblestone lanes of Buda's Castle District in Buda. Visit the Fisherman's Bastion, view the Matthias Church and drive to Pest to see the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. We pay tribute to the seven chieftains of the Magyars in Heroes' Square before enjoying time at leisure to indulge in coffee and kurtos in the charming Jewish Quarter or shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the Schieszl family and hear the story of their winery which once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution.

Day 9

Budapest At Leisure 

Venture up Gellert Hill for spectacular views of the Budapest skyline, relax in the Szechenyi Baths or consider an Optional Experience to Szentendre, a charming riverside village popular with artists and craftworkers. On our last evening together, we toast to a magnificent journey to the Imperial capitals and enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 10

Depart Budapest 

We say a fond farewell to our companions and Travel Director today after an unforgettable At Leisure trip. Transfers are provided to Budapest airport. Conditions apply.

 
Arrive Prague (3 Nights) 
The gleaming spires of Prague shine brightly on this At Leisure sojourn through the Imperial capitals of Prague, Vienna and Budapest the springboard to an unforgettable trip. Admire the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque façades along its cobblestone streets before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for an unforgettable Welcome Reception to kick off your holiday.
 
Day 2 Prague Sightseeing and At Leisure 
Delve into centuries of heritage joining your Local Specialist for a Small Group Sightseeing guided walk past the city's iconic sights. Visit the final resting place of Bohemian kings, St. Vitus' Cathedral, set within the precincts of Prague Castle, and admire the Astronomical Clock in the charming Old Town Square with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. See the 14th century Charles Bridge, lined with the Baroque statues of saints before spending the afternoon admiring the spectacular cityscape on your terms. 
 
Day 3 Prague At Leisure 
Today is yours to explore the fairy-tale legends, and the castles and palaces of Prague. Follow the Royal Route and discover historic treasures, admire picturesque views of the city from Petrin Hill, or join an Optional Experience to the fascinating village of the Kutná Hora with its bone-bedecked chapel and five-nave St. Barbara Church. Spend your evening at leisure, attending a performance at the exquisite Czech National Theatre or enjoying some of the local beer for which the country is famous.
 
Day 4 Prague – Bratislava – Vienna (3 Nights) 
Travel south from Prague through lush Moravian landscapes to Bratislava, passing its Presidential Palace and quaint Old Town before continuing your journey to Austria and the Imperial city of Vienna - our home for the next three nights. Admire the city's musical talents and consider attending a Viennese Concert.
 
Day 5 Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure 
The heritage of one of Europe's most influential royal families is explored this morning during an exclusive Cultural Insight and guided visit to the Habsburgs royal collection of art and wonders before the doors are open to the general public. Visit the spectacular Kunstkammer in this private insider visit and see a treasure trove of valuable objects collected by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg over the centuries. Later, we join an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist to view the Hofburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Habsburg Dynasty. We'll see such sights such as the Parliament Building, the magnificent Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral with its geometrically tiled roof. Spend the afternoon at leisure soaking up the city's kaffee culture with a slice or two of Sachertorte.
 
Day 6 Vienna At Leisure 
Today is yours to explore the City of Music on your terms. Tread in the footsteps of the great sons of Vienna - Mozart, Haydn and Strauss, as you delve into the city's rich musical heritage nurtured by aristocrats throughout the centuries. Consider a visit to the beautiful Baroque Schönbrunn Palace or see the elegant Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School - the choice is yours.
 
 
 
Day 7 Vienna – Esztergom – Budapest (3 Nights) 
Meander along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin, stopping in Esztergom to view its Castle Hill, domed Cathedral, and St. Tamás Hill. We follow the scenic riverine landscape to the romantic city of Budapest where we will spend the next three nights. Enjoy the evening at leisure sipping Hungarian wines or consider gliding along the Danube on a scenic river cruise.
 
Day 8 Budapest Sightseeing and At Leisure 
Join a Local Specialist this morning for a fascinating walking tour through the winding cobblestone lanes of Buda's Castle District in Buda. Visit the Fisherman's Bastion, view the Matthias Church and drive to Pest to see the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. We pay tribute to the seven chieftains of the Magyars in Heroes' Square before enjoying time at leisure to indulge in coffee and kurtos in the charming Jewish Quarter or shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the Schieszl family and hear the story of their winery which once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution.
 
Day 9 Budapest At Leisure 
Venture up Gellert Hill for spectacular views of the Budapest skyline, relax in the Szechenyi Baths or consider an Optional Experience to Szentendre, a charming riverside village popular with artists and craftworkers. On our last evening together, we toast to a magnificent journey to the Imperial capitals and enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.
 
Day 10 Depart Budapest 
We say a fond farewell to our companions and Travel Director today after an unforgettable At Leisure trip. Transfers are provided to Budapest airport. Conditions apply.