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Highlights of Hungary and Central Europe

  • Duration: 10N/11D
  • Location: 3N Prague, 2N Vienna, 1N Bratislava, 4N Budapest
  • Available Seat: 10
  • Price: On Request
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Highlights of Hungary and Central Europe

10 Nights/ 11 Days

3N Prague / 2N Vienna / 1N Bratislava / 4N Budapest

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1: PRAGUE image1

Arrive in Prague. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Dinner in the hotel (3 course meal without drinks). (D)

Overnight in Prague.

 

DAY 2 – PRAGUE CITY TOUR

After breakfast, do a full day city tour (6.5 hrs tour) in Prague. You can visit one of the highlights of Prague such as Tyn Church, Wenceslas Square, Prague castle, Charles Bridge, Lesser Town and it also includes a short boat trip for 1 hour. Dinner in the hotel (3 course meal without drinks). (BD)

Overnight in Prague.

 

DAY 3: CESKY KRUMLOV

After breakfast, do a full day tour in Cesky Krumlov (10 hrs tour). It is located in scenic Southern Bohemia along the banks of River Vltava. The Town was founded in 13th century and has retained its former medieval character. Český Krumlov castle is the second largest in the country after Prague castle. It was a seat of the powerful Rozmberk and Schwarzenberg families and now houses rich historical collections. In the castle gardens cannot miss the unique 18th century castle theatre. You will also have time to have a rest in one of the many stylish and cozy pubs. You can also have a guided visit of the city including lunch. Dinner in the hotel (3 course meal without drinks). (BLD)

Overnight in Prague.

 

 DAY 4: PRAGUE TO VIENNA

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station. Board the train to Vienna. Upon arrival in Vienna, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Dinner at the hotel. (BD)

Overnight in Vienna.

 

DAY 5: VIENNA

After breakfast, do a City Tour of Vienna (4 hrs tour) with Panoramic drive passing by the major sites: Ringstrasse with its numerous magnificent buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district – the Museums Quartier, the former Habsburg winter residence – the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. Belvedere Palace (outside) and also, the visit of Schonbrunn Palace. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Overnight in Vienna.

 

 DAY 6: VIENNA TO BRATISLAVA

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station. Board the train to Bratislava. Upon arrival in Bratislava, transfer to the hotel and check-in. In the afternoon, do a SIC (Seat-In-Coach) city tour in Bratislava (3 hrs tour). From the comfortable seat in the Presporacik-Oldtimer tour vehicle, you will see the Old Town Hall rising from a corner of the Main Square; Roland Fountain – the oldest fountain in the city; St. Martin’s Cathedral – the coronation Cathedral of Hungarian Kings; ancient St. Clare’s Church; St. Michael’s Gate – the last remaining well-preserved town gate; the executioner’s house; Venturska Street, center of the rich musical life of the city; palaces from the time of Empress Maria Theresa; the beautiful Slovak National Theatre and Slovak Philharmonic; the Plague Pillar; and a host of other remarkable sites. From the Courtyard of the medieval Castle, you can admire the beautiful view of the entire city and its surroundings. Dinner at the hotel. (BD)

Overnight in Bratislava.

 

 DAY 7: BRATISLAVA TO BUDAPEST

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station. Board the train to Budapest. Upon arrival in Budapest, you will be transferred to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. (BD)

Overnight in Budapest.

 

DAY 8: BUDAPEST

After breakfast, do a Budapest SIC (Seat-In-Coach) city tour including visit of the Parliament (3 hrs tour). The highlights of this tour are the Opera House, Heroes’ Square, the city centre, the Chain Bridge and the Parliament. From the Citadel, you will see the fantastic panorama as the city lies before you. After the Grand City Tour, your guide will introduce you to the Hungarian Parliament’s building from outside, which is famous not only because as the symbol of Hungary, but also as one of the most beautiful and the 2nd largest Parliament in the world. Then, you take a guided tour of 50 minutes through the magnificent Neo-Gothic chambers and staircases of the House. The tour ends at the Parliament. Afternoon is free at leisure. Dinner and cruise on the river Danube includes buffet dinner (1.5 hrs). (BD)

Overnight in Budapest.

 

DAY 9: LAKE BALATON AND HEREND (Seasonal tour. Please refer the Notes)

After breakfast, your first stop is at Herend which is the centre of the world famous porcelain factory, founded in 1826. Herend porcelain is known worldwide and can be find many of the wealthiest homes including Rothschild Family, Queen Victoria, Pope John Paul II, Lewis Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s home. After the tour in the factory, you can take a coffee break next to the souvenir shop. Next stop is Tihany Peninsula, which is a natural reserved area of the Balaton Lake. From the Abbey Hill, you can see the fantastic panorama of the “Hungarian Sea”. You can have a 3 course lunch and a glass of wine in an inviting restaurant near to the hill. Balatonfüred is one of the traditional spa cities of Balaton, famous for its old streets and historical buildings. You can explore the city centre. After the tour, transfer back to the city centre of Budapest. You can also do a tour to the Palace of Queen Elisabeth in Godollo (4 hrs tour), a lovely small town which is only an hour away from Budapest. Here, you can visit the Grassalkovich Palace, the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth, Sissi. The Palace is one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings and as you walk around inside, you can learn about the Austro-Hungarian Emperor and Sissi. After the tour, transfer back to the city centre of Budapest. Dinner in the hotel. (BLD)

Overnight in Budapest.

 

DAY 10: DANUBE BEND TOUR

After breakfast, depart towards Esztergom which is a historical town where Istvan, the very first King got baptised. Esztergom Basilica is one of the largest basilicas in the world and the tallest building in Hungary. You can take the best photos from the other side of the Danube, so you will be taken over the Maria-Valeria Bridge. Going across the bridge, you will be taken for a short while into Slovakia. Visegrad is the next stop, the heart of the Danube Bend. This village was the home of the Hungarian kings in the 14th century. The Royal Residence is on the top of the hill with a breathtaking panorama on the Danube valley. After a 3 course meal (glass of wine included), continue the journey to Szentendre, where you can have a pleasant walk around the artist’ village with its Mediterranean atmosphere. Transfer back to Budapest. Dinner at the hotel. (BLD)

Overnight in Budapest.

 

DAY 11: DEPARTURE DAY

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport. (B)

 

INFORMATION

INCLUSIONS:

  •  4*/ 5* Accommodation as per itinerary (subject to availability) at the time of booking or similar.
  • 10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 9 Dinners, meals as per itinerary (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner).
  • 2nd class train tickets between the cities
  • Transfers between train stations and hotels
  • SIC tours in English as per program
  • Entrance fees to Prague Castle, Chateau Cesky Krumlov, Schönbrunn Palace, Parliament in Budapest, porcelain factory in Herend
  • Airport transfers
  • Local Taxes

Highlights:

  1. Prague City Tour
  2. Cesky Krumlov
  3. Vienna City Tour
  4. Bratislava City Tour
  5. Budapest City Tour
  6. Lake Balaton and Herend porcelain factory
  7. The Palace of Queen Elisabeth in Godollo
  8. Danube Bend Tour

COST: On Request

 

EXCLUSIONS:

  • All flights, excess baggage fees, airport departure taxes and other relevant taxes
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Drinks, tips, laundry, bottled drinking water and other personal expenses
  • Medical, Travel and Baggage Insurance
  • Holiday Surcharge
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Items of a personal nature (i.e. internet, curio, laundry, beverages, etc.) unless specifically quoted for above
  • Passport and Visa fees
  • International Airfare
  • Optional Tours
  • Anything not specifically quoted in the inclusions
  • GST extra as applicable

NOTES:

  1. Rates are subject to availability and to further terms and conditions.
  2. All prices are correct at the time of printing. Namaste Tourism reserves the right to alter the published price of any tour due to increasing tariffs, costs and entry fees or fluctuation of exchange rates, such amounts shall be determined at the sole discretion of Namaste Tourism.
  3. No reservations have been made and accommodation is subject to availability. In case of non-availability, alternate accommodation will be recommended.
  4. All outdoor activities are weather permitting.
  5. Lake Balaton and Herend tour is available only from May till October on Wednesday and on Friday.
  6. Danube Bend Tour is available from November till March on Wednesday and on Saturday, from April till October on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  7. The Palace of Queen Elisabeth in Gödöllő tour is available between January and March and November to December.
  8. Smoking is not allowed in the vehicles. Comfort stops will be made en route.
  9. All distances and travelling times are approximate.
  10. Peak Season Surcharge may be applicable during Xmas, New Year or during any special events.
  11. Namaste Tourism Terms & Conditions Apply.
  12. Effective November 15, 2015, Swachh Bharat cess in addition to the Service tax will be applicable on all currencies (payable in INR).
  13. All Payments to be made in INR, USD or EUR as per rate of exchange at the time of booking.
  14. Any payments automatically mean adherence to the terms & conditions of Namaste Tourism.
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