This Central Europe escorted tour travels through some of Central Europe’s most fascinating countries — Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and the Czech Republic — each with a rich culture, fascinating history, and interesting historic sites. Your tour begins in Budapest, Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city, and ends in Prague with overnights also in Bratislava, Vienna, and Hluboká nad Vltavou.
Sightseeing in each city includes the must-see attractions, including a visit to Heroes’ Square in Budapest, founded in 1896 to represent 1000 years of Hungarian history; gothic St. Martin’s Church in Bratislava, coronation church for the Kingdom of Hungary from the 16th to 19th centuries; St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, dating back to the 12th century; the Esztergom Basilica and Treasury, the largest church in Hungary; and in Prague, the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and Hradčany Castle Grounds, dating from the 9th century. Enjoy a guided walking tour in the town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a cobbled Old Town and fine architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque styles, constructed between the 13th and 17th centuries.
Enjoy a boat cruise on Europe’s largest underground lake in the Vienna Woods. En route to Prague, enjoy a guided visit of Hluboká Castle and an overnight stay on the grounds; visit the Budvar (Budweiser) Brewery in České Budějovice. To get an authentic taste of life in Vienna, Globus has included coffee and cake at a historic café founded in 1873 and popular with the locals.
Historic sites, fascinating history, exciting special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides who bring these destinations to life… this guided tour of Central Europe has it all!
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• Arrive in Budapest and enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. While staying in Budapest you’ll have a guided sightseeing tour that includes a visit to the synagogue, and experience panoramic views from Fishermen’s Bastion.
• Next journey to Esztergom where you’ll have a guided walking tour that visits the Esztergom Basilica and Treasury before heading to Slovakia.
• Arrive in Bratislava for the evening, enjoy a guided walking tour and visit St. Martin’s Church.
• Take a boat cruise on the underground lake in Vienna Woods on your way to Vienna.
• In Vienna take a guided sightseeing tour including a drive along the Ringstrasse, take pictures of the Hundertwasserhaus and visit Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral; enjoy a Kaffee und Kuchen at a local café.
• After Vienna journey to Cesky Krumlov for a guided walking tour on your way to Hluboka nad Vltavou for your overnight and a visit to the castle.
• Transportation on a temperature controlled motorcoach with wi-fi.
• 8 nights at 4-star accommodations
• Full breafkast daily
• 4 – three course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Budapest and a special farewell dinner in Prague
• All guided sightseeing listed in Itinerary including headsets for specific tours.
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DAY 1 ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 2 BUDAPEST
Your Local Guide takes you through Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world’s second-largest Jewish SYNAGOGUE. From the lacy lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church and HEROES’ SQUARE. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner can be arranged. Breakfast
DAY 3 BUDAPEST–ESZTERGOM–BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Start the day in Esztergom, the capital of Hungary from the 10th through the mid-13th centuries and the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary today. Your guided tour features a visit to the ESZTERGOM BASILICA AND TREASURY, the largest church in Hungary. Continue to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, and explore the historical center of Bratislava on foot with your Local Guide. Marvel at the medieval towers and fortifications, of which St. Michael’s Gate is the oldest, the medieval Town Hall, gothic ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH, and many palaces, like Grassalkovich Palace, built around 1760 and now residence of the Slovak president, and Archiepiscopal Palace, now seat of the Slovak government. Breakfast
DAY 4 BRATISLAVA–VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Cross the nearby Austrian border and stop in the Vienna Woods for a special included excursion: enjoy a BOAT CRUISE on Europe’s largest underground lake. Arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing features a stop at the colorful and unusual Hundertwasserhaus, and a drive along the Ringstrasse. Pass the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous HELDENPLATZ, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL. Breakfast
DAY 5 VIENNA
In the morning, join the locals at the historic Café Landtmann for Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). Balance of the day at leisure or join our exciting optional excursion to splendid Schönbrunn Palace. Breakfast
DAY 6 VIENNA–ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC–HLUBOKÁ NAD VLTAVOU
Český Krumlov is a small town in southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly for its fine architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque style, constructed between the 13th through the 17th centuries. A guided walking tour shows you the main sites, then continue to your hotel, beautifully located on the Hluboká Castle grounds, for dinner and an overnight stay. Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 7 HLUBOKÁ NAD VLTAVOU–ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE–PRAGUE
Start with a guided visit of the CASTLE, then continue to České Budějovice for an exciting visit to the BUDVAR (Budweiser) BREWERY. Arrive in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening is available to explore Prague by night. Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 8 PRAGUE
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. This evening, a special farewell dinner awaits you at one of Prague’s fine restaurants. Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 9 PRAGUE
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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