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Budapest, Vienna & Prague

11 days |  14 days with Salzburg extension
11 days |  14 days with Salzburg extension
Group size1538 travelers
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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Spire-studded skylines and fascinating histories are just the beginning.

Dotted with hilltop castles, ornate cathedrals, and imperial palaces, Vienna, Budapest, and Prague will captivate you. Spend a few days getting to know each of these dynamic cities­—you’ll discover their vivid World War II history, radical art movements, and unique local cultures.

Special departures of this itinerary

Christmas Market

Your tour package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 3 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • Hungarian State Opera House
  • Danube River
  • Matthias Church
  • Bratislava
  • Belvedere Palace
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Budapest today.

Budapest3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Budapest
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Hungary! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Budapest
Included meal: Breakfast

Discover the major landmarks of the city that straddles east and west.

  • Trace this nation’s stormy history at Heroes' Square
  • View the Gothic Hungarian Parliament Building located on the banks of the Danube
  • Step inside the recently restored Hungarian State Opera House for a guided tour of the incredible new-Renaissance style masterpiece
  • Cross the Danube and ascend Castle Hill and take in the breathtaking views from Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Visit the medieval Matthias Church, once the site of Hapsburg coronations

Enjoy free time in Budapest or add an excursion.

Please note: The Budapest: A Walk Behind the Iron Curtain optional excursion may be offered on day 4.

Budapest: A Walk Behind the Iron Curtain

From $99 per person

Day 4: Free day in Budapest
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Budapest or add excursions.

Please note: The Wine Cellar Dinner & Unicum Tasting optional excursion may be offered on day 3.

Budapest Cooking Class & Lunch

From $169 per person

Wine Cellar Dinner & Unicum Liqueur Tasting

From $135 per person

Vienna3 nights
Day 5: Vienna via Bratislava
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Make several stops as you travel west through the Danube basin en route to Vienna, Austria.

  • Visit Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia
  • Enjoy free time to stroll through the charming Old Town and eat lunch

Continue to Vienna and settle into your hotel. Later, sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Vienna
Included meal: Breakfast

Get transported back to the Age of Empires on a guided tour of Vienna.

  • Step inside Belvedere Palace, home to the world's largest collection of paintings by artist Gustav Klimt, and admire the palace's impressive gardens
  • Travel down the Ringstrasse, passing the Parliament building, Vienna State Opera, and Kunsthistorisches Museum
  • See the grand Hofburg Palace, the Hapsburg’s preferred winter residence

Enjoy a free afternoon in Vienna or add an excursion.

Traditional Viennese Heurigen Evening

From $119 per person

Day 7: Free day in Vienna
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Vienna or add an excursion.

Danube River Cruise & Melk Abbey

From $139 per person

Prague3 nights
Day 8: Transfer to Prague
Included meal: Breakfast

Drive through the pastoral landscapes of Bohemia on your way to Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Prague
Included meal: Breakfast

Discover why Prague is known as the City of One Hundred Spires on a guided tour.

  • Visit Prague Castle, from which Charles IV governed the Holy Roman Empire
  • Admire the soaring Gothic vaults of St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Walk down to the Malá Strana district to sip a coffee at a local cafe
  • Cross the elegant Charles Bridge for breathtaking views of the city
  • Stroll through Old Town Square to view the 15th-century Astronomical Clock

Enjoy free time in Prague or add an excursion.

Brandýs Castle & Concert

From $189 per person

Day 10: Free day in Prague
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Spend a free day in Prague or add an excursion.

Then, celebrate your trip during a farewell dinner this evening.

Walking Tour of Prague's Jewish Quarter

From $115 per person

Flight Home
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to visit Salzburg, Austria.

Extension to Salzburg
It’s the birthplace of Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music, but that’s not all that makes Salzburg sing. Join your Tour Director and spend a couple days exploring this Austrian city, where Baroque churches and a UNESCO-listed old town will leave you in awe.
Salzburg3 nights
Day 11: Salzburg via Český Krumlov
Included meal: Breakfast

On the way to Salzburg, stop in the village of Český Krumlov for a tour of its UNESCO World Heritage-protected medieval quarter.

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Salzburg
Included meal: Breakfast

Head to Salzburg, a city famed for its churches and musical history, where a local guide leads you on a walking tour of the Old Town.

  • View the University of Salzburg and the churchyard of St. Peter
  • See the Kapitelplatz, Residenzplatz, and age Market
  • Enter the 17th-century Salzburg Cathedral, built in the Baroque style
  • Pass through scenery from the beloved film The Sound of Music
  • Enter the 17th-century Salzburg Cathedral, built in the Baroque style

Enjoy a free evening in Salzburg or add an excursion.

Mozart Concert & Dinner

From $149 per person

Day 13: Free day in Salzburg
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Salzburg or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Eagle's Nest & Salt Mines

From $135 per person

Berchtesgaden: Salt Mines & Village Visit

From $85 per person

Flight Home
Day 14: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the Munich airport for your flight home.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5

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    9/22/23 by 7th-time traveler Maria

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    10/27/23 by 1st-time traveler Anonymous

    Awesome tour! Tour guides were great. They were engaged, knowledgeable, on top of every detail and insured that the trip was seamless. Thank you Constantin

    5 out of 5 stars

    I’ll be back!!!
    9/22/23 by 1st-time traveler Alicia

    This was my fourth trip to Europe and the first time doing it as a tour. I would absolutely do it again because I’ve met so many wonderful people, saw so many beautiful places and had an amazing tour guide . It was reasonably priced, but the only thing I would do different would be to book my own ...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Radisson Blu Beke Hotel
    Radisson Blu Beke Hotel

    This elegant, traditional hotel is located in Terézváros. Guests enjoy an indoor swimming pool, laundry services, and a restaurant. Nearby, you'll fin...

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    MAXX by Steigenberger Hotel Vienna
    MAXX by Steigenberger Hotel Vienna

    This convenient hotel is located in the city center of Vienna, Austria. Guests enjoy the fitness area, on-site bar and restaurant, and spa. Nearby you...

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    NH Prague City
    NH Prague City

    This modern hotel is located in the Smíchov district of Prague. Guests enjoy a gym and sauna, restaurants with terraces, and tennis court. Nearby, you...

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    Arcotel Castellani
    Arcotel Castellani

    This contemporary hotel is located in Salzburg city center. Guests enjoy the large garden, fitness center, and restaurant. Nearby, you'll find the Sal...

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    Flights

    Round-trip flights are one more thing we handle to make your journey as smooth as possible. Our team of travel experts will find the best flight itinerary for you at a competitive rate, thanks to our partnerships with top airlines.
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    • Options for arriving early, staying longer, or requesting an upgrade
    • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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