8 Day Budapest & Prague Special

$279
Land Only
$799*
Air & Land
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8 Day Budapest & Prague Special
Ibis Heroes Square Budapest
Ibis Styles Budapest Center Budapest
Leonardo Hotel Budapest Budapest
NH Prague Prague

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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Sep 13  (Sold Out) $1239* $399
$909* $399
$959* $449
Oct 18  (Sold Out) $909* $399
$959* $339
$809* $279
$829* $289
$809* $279
$839* $309
2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
$819* $289
$839* $289
$819* $289
$809* $289
$799* $289
$859* $349
$909* $399
$909* $399
$909* $399

*Not Included:
Transfers, optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Transportation from Budapest to Prague will be provided by motor coach or train. The mode of transportation will be stated in your final documents.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program’s unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Hungary
Depart for Budapest, Hungary

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Budapest
Arrive in Budapest, one of Europe's most delightful cities, often called "The Paris of the East". This afternoon is free to walk through the lively streets, perhaps stopping at an outdoor café in the Town Square to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. In the evening, Budapest comes alive!
Overnight: Budapest

DAY 3, Friday - Full Day in Budapest
Acquaint yourself with this colorful city with its two very distinct sections - Buda and Pest. Once independent cities on opposite banks of the Danube, the two cities were brought together in the 19th century with the opening of the Chain Bridge. Join the optional morning panoramic tour that begins on the Pest side of the city. View the Parliament, City Park and the historical Heroes' Square. Cross to Buda to see the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the graceful medieval architecture along the cobbled streets. Leisure time this afternoon to shop for Hungarian embroidery, fine porcelain and, of course, the renowned Hungarian Paprika
Optional: Budapest City Tour (AM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Full Day in Budapest
The day is yours to explore some of Budapest's fine museums, shop to your heart's content at the bustling Covered Market, or perhaps pamper yourself at one of Budapest's well-known spas. Or, participate in the optional tour through the charming cities surrounding the Danube. Begin in the medieval town of Visegrad, home of the former royal residence of King Matthias Corvinus, for a spectacular view of the Danube Valley. Continue to Esztergom, one of the oldest towns in Hungary. Upon arrival, visit the Esztergom Basilica, the largest church in Hungary and current seat of the Catholic Church. The tour continues to the Baroque artists' village of Szentendre where you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the town, before returning to Budapest
Optional: Danube Bend Tour (AM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Transfer from Budapest to Prague
This morning bid farewell to Budapest, and depart for the "Golden" city of Prague. Arrive to Prague in the late afternoon and begin exploring this bustling city on your own. The medieval city center is a wonderful mixture of cobblestone lanes, courtyards, and countless spires that lie in the shadow of the majestic 9th century Prague Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prague is also a modern and energetic city, highly regarded as one of Europe's most culturally enriched urban centers. Tonight, mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for local handicrafts and the famous Czech glass, or enjoy one of the many charming cafes and world-class restaurants
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Full Day in Prague
This morning, discover Prague, with its over 1000-year-old history and magnificent architecture. On the optional morning tour, travel by coach while learning the history of Prague and its famous neighborhoods (Old Town, New Town, Lesser Town). Continue on foot to view the Prague Castle complex and the many historical buildings therein. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing boat tour with nice views of Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Petrin Hill and the National Theatre, Prague's main cultural attractions. Continue with a pleasant walk through the Jewish town to the Old Town Square where the tour ends
Optional: Grand City Tour with Cruise (AM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Full Day in Prague
Today is free to further explore this beautiful city independently, or perhaps join the optional, Kutná Hora, a medieval center of silver mining. The variety of Kutná Hora architectural monuments and its well preserved town center reflect its ancient fame and wealth. Begin with a stroll around Kutná Hora to visit the Gothic cathedral of St. Barbara and Italian Court. Admire the beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque burgher houses within the city center. Continue to Sedlec, where legend has it that a handful of earth from Christ's grave was brought to and scattered over the Ossuary, thus turning it into a pilgrimage site for believers from all over Central Europe. Visit the Ossuary chapel decorated with more than 40,000 human bones, including a chandelier and a crest of noble family Schwarzenberg
Optional: Kutna Hora (PM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Depart the Czech Republic
Transfer to the airport independently for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Today, enjoy a comprehensive panoramic city tour of Budapest. Beginning in Pest, view the Hungarian Parliament Building before crossing the Danube via the Margaret Bridge. The tour continues to the Royal Castle on the Buda side. Once there, visit the Fisherman's Bastion on Castle Hill and view the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church. Following a photo stop at the Citadel on Mount Gellert, which offers one of the most spectacular views of the city, cross the Elisabeth Bridge and drive toward Heroes' Square, the central site of the Millennium Memorial and the statesmen sculptures. Upon your return to the city center, enjoy views of the Opera House and St. Stephen's Basilica in passing

Departs at 10:00 am. Pick-up from hotel 30 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at city center. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #3 21 Aug 2017 - 22 Oct 2017 $25.00
24 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017 $25.00
27 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $25.00
02 Jan 2018 - 14 Mar 2018 $25.00
16 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018 $25.00
Budapest City Tour (#3) 10:00 AM Thumbnail

Today, journey into the history of Hungary on a tour of the famous Danube Bend. Visit the Esztergom Basilica, the largest church in Hungary and current seat of the Catholic Church. Then continue to the medieval town of Visegrad, home of the former royal residence of King Matthias Corvinus, for a spectacular view of the Danube Valley and time at leisure for lunch on your own. The tour continues to the Baroque artists' village of Szentendre where you will enjoy a walking tour of the town and time at leisure to browse the artisan shops. Afterward, return to Budapest by motor coach*.

Departs at 9:00 am. Pick-up from hotel 30 minutes prior to departure time. Drop off at the pier in the city center. Approximate tour duration is 8.5 hours.
* Boat service between Szentendre and Budapest is available from May to September. In the case of low water and during winter time, return to Budapest is by coach.

Day #4 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $55.00
01 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018 $55.00
01 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018 $55.00
Danube Bend Tour 9:00 AM Thumbnail

This morning, travel by coach while learning the history of Prague and its famous neighborhoods (Old Town, New Town, Lesser Town). Continue by foot to view the Prague Castle complex and the many historical buildings therein. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing boat tour that views Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Petrin Hill and the National Theatre, Prague's main cultural attractions. Continue with a pleasant walk through the Jewish town to the Old Town Square where the tour ends.

Departs 10:00 a.m. from Na Príkope, 23. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off at Old Town Square. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #6 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $29.00
01 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018 $30.00
Grand City Tour with Cruise (#1) 10:00 AM Thumbnail

This afternoon depart for Kutná Hora, a medieval center of silver-mining. The variety of Kutná Hora architectural monuments and its well preserved town center structure reflect its ancient fame and wealth. Begin with a stroll around Kutná Hora to visit the Gothic cathedral of St. Barbara and Italian Court. Admire the beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque burgher houses within the city center. Continue to Sedlec, where legend has it that a handful of earth from Christ's grave was brought to and scattered over the Ossuary, thus turning it into a pilgrimage site for believers from all over Central Europe. Visit the Ossuary chapel decorated by more than 40,000 human bones, including a chandelier and a crest of noble family Schwarzenberg.

Departs at 1:00 p.m. Apr - Oct, 12:30 p.m. Nov - Mar from Na Príkope, 23. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off at Na Prikope 23. Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $39.00
01 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018 $40.00
Kutna Hora (#18) PM Thumbnail