Country
HUNGARY
Duration
9 Days/8 Nights
Travel Type
Tour
 

Visit the most important cities of the great Holy Roman and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and admire the impressive architecture that testifies about their unquestionable power. Meet Budapest, settled on Danube’s banks, explore romantic Prague and admire the stunning Schönbrunn palace in Vienna. Taste Bavarian pretzels in Munich and relax at the alpine lake Bled, known for its natural beauty and special powers believed to help restore wellbeing.

Inclusions

– 8-night accommodation in selected hotel category (2 nights in Budapest, 1 night in Vienna, 2 nights in Prague, 1 night in Munich, 1 night in Villach, and 1 night in Ljubljana)
– Daily breakfast
– Arrival airport transfer in Budapest
– All sightseeing tours and transfers that are included in the itinerary, except those marked as optional excursions
– Entrance to Hallstatt Charnel House
– 1 bottle of water (0.5l) daily for each passenger
– Professional tour guidance throughout the tour

Exclusions

Flights – Return airport transfer in Ljubljana – Meals and beverages unless otherwise mentioned – Gratuities to hotel staff, guides, and drivers – Optional excursions – Any other items not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Additional Information

Note

Tour guaranteed at 1 passenger.

1

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN BUDAPEST

Upon arrival in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, you will be welcomed by your driver and escorted to your hotel. On the short coach ride from the Ferenc Liszt International airport, sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights of Budapest, the city of bridges and thermal baths. Known by its youthful atmosphere and beautiful architecture, Budapest is with good reason nicknamed “Paris of the East”. Check-in at your hotel. Use your free time to rest and prepare for the trip. At 7 p.m. in the hotel lobby, you will be greeted by your guide who will introduce himself and provide you with detailed information about the entire trip.

Accommodation : Budapest for 2 nights

2

DAY 2 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, you will embark on a tour (driving and walking) around Budapest. With a unique, youthful atmosphere, a world-class music scene as well as a pulsating nightlife and, last but not least, an exceptionally rich offering of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe’s most delightful and enjoyable cities. Thanks to their cultural and architectural significance, the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Budapest sightseeing tour will show you all the major landmarks of the city: Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge, the Castle District with Matiass Church, the Fishermen’s Bastion with the beautiful panoramic views, Gellért Hill (Citadel) with the most spectacular view of Budapest, Elizabeth Bridge, the Central Market Hall, the largest synagogue in Europe, the City Park, Heroes Square with statues of the most famous Hungarian kings and dukes, the Opera House, Saint Stephen’s Basilica, the Hungarian Parliament Building and many others.

Meals : Breakfast

3

DAY 3 BUDAPEST – VIENNA

Breakfast. Drive to Vienna with expected arrival around noon. Visiting Vienna is an architectural dream! You cannot help but be impressed by the sheer scale and beauty of some of Vienna’s most iconic landmarks. The sightseeing tour starts with buildings and attractions within Ringstrasse, which are excellent examples of 16th and 17th century architecture. After passing the old university, your attention will be caught by Vienna City Hall, a building in the neo-Gothic style. The Parliament building, Burgtheatre, Naturhistorisches Museum, Kunsthistorisches Museum and Hofburg Imperial Palace all give you the impression that you are travelling through history. Walking along the main pedestrian street, you will see the newer and renovated part of Vienna, before you search for Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, the most important gothic structure in Austria. Continuing along the street from Stephenplatz, right after Hotel Sacher and the famous Albertina museum, you will stumble upon the impressive Vienna State Opera, considered one of the most important Opera houses in the world and the home of the famous Vienna Opera Ball. In the afternoon and the evening, use your free time to explore the city further, or visit some of its great museums, or try the famous Wiener Schnitzel and other local specialties in one of the many traditional restaurants.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Vienna for 1 night

4

DAY 4 SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE – BRATISLAVA - PRAGUE

Breakfast. For visiting the royal city of Vienna one day is not enough! Start your second day in Vienna with a visit to the astonishing Schönbrunn Palace, one of the most important architectural and historical landmarks in all of Austria, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The history of the palace and its gardens spans over 300 years and reflects the changing taste and aspirations of Austria’s monarchy. While you are visiting the former imperial summer residence, you can feel how the imperial family once lived. At the end of the tour, you will have time to stroll through the palace labyrinth gardens or to enjoy a cup of original Viennese coffee and a piece of delicious apple strudel. In the afternoon, Bratislava is waiting for you. Start the tour with a visit to the most important and historical sights of the city, such as the Presidential Palace, Eurovea – the modern city centre, the National Theatre, the Art Nouveau church, and others. The tour will stop at Bratislava Castle for you to take pictures, as well as the Slavin memorial monument, which not only highlights the tragedy of war but also offers fantastic views. Drive to Prague and check in at your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Prague for 2 nights

5

DAY 5 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING

Breakfast at the hotel. Prague – a European city of culture, the Golden City, the City of a Hundred Towers – is a magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold towers, and church domes, situated on the river Vltava. It has the best-preserved medieval town center in Europe and all the attributes of one of the most modern European cities. Start your sightseeing at Prague Castle (Pražský hrad), the most popular attraction and officially the largest ancient castle in the world. Within its walls lies a varied and fascinating collection of historic buildings, museums, and galleries. Listen to interesting stories and walk around Saint Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, the Basilica of Saint George, and other historical gems inside the walls. Before heading down to the old city, you will stop at two viewpoints with amazing views over Prague. Below the castle, cross the amazing Charles Bridge and feel like you are in a medieval storybook. Wander through the small, charming streets of the old town until you arrive at the Old Town Square, the location of the Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, one of the oldest clocks in the world and a symbol of Prague.

Meals : Breakfast

6

DAY 6 PRAGUE – REGENSBURG – MUNICH

Breakfast and check out. Drive to Regensburg, one of the top 10 sights and travel attractions in Germany. The medieval centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a testimony of the city’s status as the cultural centre of southern Germany in the middle ages. The old stone bridge over the Danube, the cathedral, and the Krauterermarkt Square with the Collegiate Church of Saint John, the Cathedral Treasury Museum, Heuport house and the historic Adler Pharmacy are Regensburg’s most significant architectural landmarks. The evening is reserved for Munich, famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Germany’s unofficial southern capital, proud of its pretzels, BMW, and football club Bayern Munich, is considered one of the most livable cities in Germany. Walking around the centre of the city, you will see some world-class sights and typical Munich architecture with alpine influence. Sights on your tour include the Pinakotheken art museums, the world famous Hofbrauhaus, the National Theatre with the Royal Palace, Marienplatz and the Viktualien market with its colorful outdoor stalls and many others. Hotel check-in and overnight.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Munich for 1 night

7

DAY 7 MUNICH – SALZBURG – HALLSTATT - VILLACH

Breakfast. Continue your journey with a visit to Salzburg, a cultural hub of Austria, famous as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Its picturesque old town with its world-famous baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centers in the German-speaking world and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a relaxing walk with your guide, listen to unheard stories, and see the Mirabell Gardens, Mozrteum – a music academy, the Marionette, and Regional Theatre, Markart Square, Blasius Church, Mozart’s Square… and many more! Make the most of your time in the city by taking a walk along the Salzach River or climbing up to the Hohensalzburg fortress, and don’t forget to try the popular Mozartkugeln, a chocolate-covered marzipan ball inspired by the famous composer, Salzburg’s most famous son, Mozart. The next stop in Austria will be the breathtaking village of Hallstatt. With pastel-colored houses that cast shimmering reflections onto the glassy waters of the lake and with towering mountains on all sides, Hallstatt’s beauty alone would be enough to guarantee its fame. Boats chug tranquility across the lake form the train station to the village, situated precariously on a narrow stretch of land between mountain and shore. Until the 19th century, the beautiful Austrian village of Hallstatt was accessible only by boat or mountain trail. Today, this beautiful village is easily accessible and willing to show its main attractions: the Kalvarienberg Church, Market Square, numerous archaeological artefacts, Hallstatt Museum, the Charnel House in Michael’s Chapel with 1200 skulls, among others. The small Austrian tour will be finished with an evening visit to Villach, the second largest Austrian city, well known for its legendary carnival. Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, close to one of the crossroads of central Europe, the city attracts many visitors. In this so-called walker’s paradise, you will see Villach’s Main Square with Trinity Column, Holy Cross Church, the Parish Church of Saint Jacob, and many others. Hotel check-in and overnight.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Villach for 1 night

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DAY 8 VILLACH – BLED - LJUBLJANA

Breakfast at the hotel. Start the Slovenian daily tour with a visit to Bled. This alpine lake with its beautiful island (the most photographed sight in Slovenia) has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries, impressing visitors with its natural beauty, wealth of legend and reported special powers believed to help restore wellbeing. You will get to try the famous Bled cream cake and rest your soul looking at the picture-postcard in front of you – emerald, green mountain lake that is decorated with an island and a church in the center of it, and the medieval castle on top of the rocky cliff, which reflects in the lake in order to complete this lifelong memory. Proceed to Ljubljana, the magical capital of Slovenia that boasts of real charm and a great cultural scene. You will be led along the riverfront to the city’s beautiful cultural landmarks, including the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the baroque Town Hall, the medieval town square “Mestni Trg” and Robba’s Fountain, as well as the picturesque central open-air market and the Triple Bridge. After the tour, you will have free time to have lunch on the banks of the romantic Ljubljana River. Check-in at the hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Ljubljana for 1 night

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DAY 9 DEPARTURE

Breakfast and hotel check out. End of services.

Meals : Breakfast

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

Standard Hotels:
Budapest: Hotel Expo Congress / Hotel Danubius Arena / Hotel Hungaria City Center 1F
Vienna: Hotel Renaissance Wien / Hotel Austria Trend Doppio / Hotel Best Western Plus Amedia
Prague: Hotel Clarion Congress / Hotel Dorint Don Giovanni / Hotel Union
Munich: Hotel Residence Inn by Marriott City East / Hotel Leonardo Munich City Olympiapark / Hotel Courtyard by Marriott City East
Villach: Hotel City / Hotel Mosser / Globo Plaza
Ljubljana: Hotel Austria Trend / M Hotel / Hotel Exe

Superior Hotels:
Budapest: Hotel Ambra / Hotel Continental Budapest / Art’otel Budapest by Park Plaza
Vienna: Hotel Grand Ferdinand / Hotel Kaiserhof / Hotel Austria Trend Savoyen
Prague: Hotel Grandium / Hotel Grandior
Munich: Hotel Westin Grand / Hotel Hilton Munich City / Hotel Holiday Inn City Centre
Villach: Hotel Voco Villach / Hotel City
Ljubljana: Hotel Grand Union / Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza / U Hotel

Price in $CAD, per person, starting from, in double occupancy

2024 Departure Dates 

Standard Hotels Superior Hotels

March 4, 18, 31
April 15, 28
May 6, 20
June 3
July 15, 29
August 19
September 2, 20
October 7, 21

3289

3755

Supplements

Single

on request

Return airport transfer

on request

Pre night in Budapest

+165

+205

Post night in Ljubljana

+155

+210

Tour Code: BM

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Imperial Cities of Europe – 6 Countries – Detailed itinerary
Imperial Cities of Europe – 6 Countries – Detailed itinerary