Prague, Vienna & Budapest 10 Days 9 Nights(2015)[RKS]Tour Code:RKS

Visiting:Prague(3 nts) - Vienna(3 nts) - Budapest(3 nts) 

Come discover the richly woven history and cultures of Eastern Europe on this mesmerizing 10-day journey around three of its greatest cities — Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Experience the wondrous Bohemian ancestry of Prague, a treasure trove of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Hear the lilting notes of the classics in Vienna, one-time home of Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven, and step back in time in Hungary’s capital of Budapest, with its cobbled hills and castles overlooking the romantic Danube River.

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Day 1   |  Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic  (D)

Arrive in Prague, the exquisite, 1,000-year-old capital of the Czech Republic. Meet your tour representative at the airport and enjoy a convenient transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day in this wondrous city is at leisure for you to spend doing as much or as little as you wish. Perhaps enjoy your first glimpses of the cobbled alleyways and churches of the Old Town or drink in the bustle of Wenceslas Square. In the evening, sit down to a convivial Welcome Dinner and colorful folklore show.

Day 2   |  Prague  (B)

After breakfast, look forward to a full day to experience the architectural riches, vibrant ambience and artistic glories of Prague, often considered Europe’s most beautiful city. Dating back 1,000 years and sprawled over seven hills on both sides of the River Vltava, this exceptional city never fails to win visitors over. Your sightseeing starts as you cross the Vltava to visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany and admire the wonders within its walls, including the mighty Cathedral of St. Vitus*, Old Royal Palace*, St. George's Basilica* and charming Golden Lane with its Daliborka Tower*. After your tour, you have the rest of the day to explore independently or simply relax. Tonight, sit down to enjoy a glittering Opera Performance*.

Day 3   |  Prague  (B)

Following breakfast at your hotel, set off on a walking tour with your guide to the old quarter of Prague. Stroll along its quaint cobbled streets and brace yourself for your first glimpse of the spectacular Old Town Square – a vast space steeped in medieval charm. Take snaps of the colorful Baroque houses ranged around its perimeters and view its world-famous Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter and St. Nicholas Church. A stroll across the statue-lined Charles Bridge provides a fitting finale to your explorations. This afternoon and evening are at leisure for to do as you wish.

Day 4   |  Prague – Vienna, Austria  (B, D)

Bid goodbye to Prague after breakfast and drink in the beautiful scenery as we drive to Vienna, otherwise known as the “City of Music” for once being home to the geniuses of Strauss, Beethoven and Mozart. On arrival, the balance of the day is free for you to begin getting to know this graceful imperial city. Tonight, get a genuine flavor of authentic Austrian cuisine and folk music at dinner at one of Vienna’s typical “heurigen” restaurants, which specialize in local, homemade delicacies.

Day 5   |  Vienna  (B)

Today is dedicated to experiencing the history, music and beauty of the Austrian capital, once the hub of the all-powerful Hapsburg Empire. Join us for a fascinating morning tour that includes a visit to the opulent Hofburg Palace*, the former residence of the mighty Austro-Hungarian emperors, and once home to Marie Antoinette. Other top sights include the Belvedere Palace, considered the finest Baroque palace in the world; the Prater Amusement Park with its famous giant ferris wheel, and the impressive UN Complex and towering St. Stephen's Cathedral*. Spend this afternoon at leisure and later, accept our invitation to enjoy a rousing Evening Concert showcasing the wonderful music of both Strauss and Mozart.

Day 6   |  Vienna  (B)

After breakfast this morning, head out for a guided tour of the palatial Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna. Built in 1891 to house the priceless imperial art collections, this magnificent building is now one of the foremost art museums in the world. See its grand stairway and roam its halls as your expert guide provides illuminating commentary on its stunning pieces of art. Admire works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Raphael, Vermeer, Velazquez and Titian, as well as an unrivalled collection of paintings by Pieter Bruegel the elder. Afterward, the rest of the day is yours to spend as you please.

Day 7   |  Vienna – Budapest, Hungary  (B)

This morning, following breakfast, discover the lush scenery of the Transdanubian region as we travel by motor coach or by 1st class train to Budapest, often called “Paris of the East”. On arrival in this splendor-filled city, you have the balance of the day to enjoy as you wish.

Day 8   |  Budapest  (B)

Straddling both banks of the romantic Danube River, Hungary’s beautiful capital charms all who visit. Originally grown from two cities – ancient Buda on the right bank and commercial Pest on the other – today’s Budapest is steeped in lore and Old World grace. On a morning sightseeing tour, admire some of the seven bridges linking the two sides of the city, including the Chain and Elisabeth bridges, and marvel at the views over the monumental Parliament Building, the seat of the National Assembly. Other highlights include Vaci Utca, a pedestrian street lined with shops and restaurants; Heroes' Square with the Millennium Memorial, a soaring Corinthian Column dedicated to the Roman Catholic Church; and the poignant Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After your tour concludes, spend the rest of the day leisure, perhaps exploring other great sights, shopping for souvenirs or relaxing at one of the city’s many restaurants and cafes.

Day 9   |  Budapest  (B, D)

This morning, join us as we discover the other side of Budapest—the charm-laden, UNESCO-listed Buda Castle District. Dating back to the 13th century, this lovely ensemble of cobbled lanes and historic buildings is a joy to explore and this morning’s sightseeing covers its highlights. Led by your guide, admire the imperious Matthias Church*, parts of which were built in the 13th century, and take snaps of the picturebook Fisherman’s Bastion* and Royal Palace, also known as Buda Castle. This afternoon, use your free time for some last-minute shopping or sightseeing at your own pace. In the evening, meet up with your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner in a typical “csarda”restaurant serving traditional Hungarian cuisine, accompanied by entertainment.

Day 10   |  Depart Budapest  (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a convenient transfer to Budapest airport for your return flight to the US.
AB = Full American Breakfast  B = Breakfast at hotel or on cruise
L = Lunch  LH = Lunch at hotel
D = Dinner at Local Restaurant  DH = International Buffet Dinner at Hotel  DP = Special Dinner Party  
DS = Dinner and show