Discover Europe's magnificent cities

This hosted vacation allows for the freedom of independent exploration during your stay, coupled with the insight and helping hand of a local City Ambassador in each location. Meet your City Ambassador during check in at each hotel and he or she will share some of the secrets of your destination as well as offer suggestions for touring and dining. Travel by first class train from Prague to Vienna and onto Budapest. Enjoy a walking tour of Prague, hop on/hop off sightseeing in Vienna and Prague and a cruise to Margaret Island while in Budapest.

Highlights

  • Insight and helping hand of a local City Ambassador in each location
  • Enjoy a historic walking tour in Prague
  • Travel by first class rail from Prague to Vienna & Budapest
  • Explore Vienna and Budapest with a hop on/hop off pass
  • Cruise to charming Margaret Island while in Budapest

Itinerary for Discover Prague, Vienna & Budapest

Day 1: ARRIVE PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 

 You’ll be greeted upon arrival in Prague by your driver and escorted to your hotel, centrally located in the “Golden City.” Once you have settled in, meet with your local City Ambassador, whose expertise will guide you in planning your personalized sightseeing itinerary to make your visit to Prague both memorable and exciting. Tonight you will enjoy a traditional Czech dinner at a local restaurant. Today’s included amenities: airport arrival transfer and traditional Czech dinner.

Day 2: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

 Discover the beautiful city of Prague this morning with an expert guide on a private sightseeing tour. Learn why the great city is called the “Golden City” or the “City of 100 Spires.” Admire the city’s unique culture and architecture with a visit to the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, whose two spires of this church can be seen from all points in the city. Continue with your guide into Old Town to see the Town Hall, famous for its Astronomical Clock, which in the Middle Ages was considered one of the Wonders of the World. Enjoy the remainder of your day at your own pace. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast and guided city tour.

Day 3: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Today is yours to explore Prague at your leisure. You may choose to visit the St. Vitus Cathedral, originally built in 1344. Among its many treasures is the Chapel of St. Wenceslas, the walls of which are inlaid with more than 1,300 semiprecious gems and stained glass windows created by early 20th century Czech artists. Or, simply wander the city stopping into a local café for lunch. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast.

Day 4: VIENNA, AUSTRIA

After breakfast, transfer to the train station and head to Vienna on a first-class train ticket. After transferring to your hotel, you will be greeted by your local City Ambassador to discuss your visit to the “Imperial City.” This afternoon you are free to explore the city on your own. Perhaps head over to the Danube tower, built in 1964 for the Vienna International Garden Festival; it offers an unforgettable view of Vienna’s Danube landscape from a height of 170 meters. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast, train station transfers and first-class train ticket.

Day 5: VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Spend today discovering Vienna’s striking landmarks with a hop-on/hop-off bus ticket. You may choose to visit impressive landmarks such as Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera. Hop on and off as often as you would like and explore all Vienna has to offer. Other sites not to be missed include the MuseumsQuartier, Burggarten Court Garden and the House of Music Museum. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast and hop-on/hop-off bus ticket

Day 6: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

After breakfast, transfer to the train station and depart for Budapest on a first-class train ticket. Transfer to the hotel and meet your City Ambassador for an introduction to the city known as the “Queen of the Danube.” This afternoon is yours to explore the city. Take a stroll along the riverside streets of the majestic Budapest, visit one of the many museums, sample local cuisine or simply relax. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast, train station transfers and first-class train ticket.

Day 7: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 

 Today enjoy a hop-on/hop-off tour of Budapest. With your pass, you may choose to explore famed attractions such as Castle Hill; Heroes’ Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; or the remarkable Budapest City Park, home to the Szechenyi Baths. This incredible city provides endless options to discover. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast and hop-on/hop-off bus ticket.

Day 8: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 

 Today, embark on your AAA complimentary inclusion, a relaxing daytime sightseeing cruise on the Danube River. Pass the many historic bridges that join Buda and Pest, stopping along the way to visit Margaret Island. Now a stunning park boasting beautiful gardens and fountains, one can still see the historic ruins of the Middle Ages.Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast and sightseeing cruise to historic Margaret Island.

Day 9: FAREWELL

Say farewell to Budapest as you prepare to return home after a fabulous time spent in Europe’s magnificent cities. Today’s included amenities: hotel breakfast and airport transfer.

9 days, from $2,249 USD