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HUNGARY (Budapest) - AUSTRIA (Vienna) - CZECH REPUBLIC (Prague)  
The Jewels of Eastern Europe - Itinerary

June 3 - 12, 2020
10 Days / 9 Nights

This tour starts in Budapest and ends in Prague

$3,910 per person
$1,280 optional single supplement
Additional nights: $320 per room (single or double) includes airport transfer
Includes all fees and taxes

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This tour starts at 4PM on WednesdayJune 3, 2020 in Budapest.
Your flight should arrive no later than 2:00PM.

Day 1: Budapest - Arrivals and Cruise on the Danube River 

On arrival at the Budapest Ferihegy Airport, you will be met by a private chauffeur for your transfer to our luxury riverside hotel in the center of the city. After some time to rest, we'll meet for welcome drinks and a tour overview meeting, then we'll enjoy a night-time sightseeing cruise on the Danube River. We’ll see the twinkling lights of Budapest on the banks of the river, admire impressive buildings and monuments sitting right on the Danube and listen to famous Hungarian personalities talk about the history of the city. In the evening, we'll attend a welcome dinner at one of the elegant riverfront restaurants of Budapest, get to know the other travelers and enjoy a lighthearted discussion about the city and the adventures that await us.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodations: InterContinental Budapest Hotel

Day 2: Tour of Budapest and Szechenyi Baths 

After a full breakfast at the hotel's restaurant, we'll start the day with a private tour of the Buda Castle District, the historical palace complex of Hungarian Kings. We'll reach the castle by crossing the Széchenyi Chain Bridge and the funicular which will take us to the southern tip of Castle Hill. We'll also tour the Castle District, famous for its medieval, baroque, and 19th-century houses, churches, and public buildings, and afterwards, we'll relax over a lavish lunch at the famous Gundel restaurant. In the afternoon, we'll visit the Széchenyi Baths and Spa to experience one of the quintessential Hungarian pastimes: a relaxing spa visit at the end of a busy day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: InterContinental Budapest Hotel

Day 3: Budapest to Vienna and Tour of Medieval Vienna 

Today, we'll leave Budapest and travel by private bus to Vienna. After checking in to our luxury hotel in the center of the city and taking some time to refresh, we'll enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the medieval heart of Vienna with its highlights of St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Imperial Courts of the Habsburgs who ruled the Austro-Hungarian Empire for over six centuries. The walk will end at a traditional beisl, a 500-year-old inn and a favorite of Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Strauss and Mark Twain's, now a gourmet Viennese restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Hotel Le Meridien Vienna

Day 4: Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna Opera House and Mozart Concert 

Following a lavish breakfast at the hotel, we'll continue our exploration of Vienna with a tour of Schonbrunn, the Habsburg summer palace, which along with its enchanting gardens has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll enjoy an extended tour of the palace, followed by a walk through its gardens. For lunch, we'll have a chance to savor the original Sacher torte and other flavors of Vienna at the opulent Sacher Coffeehouse. In the afternoon we will take a docent-led tour of the Vienna State Opera, one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, and in the evening we'll experience the quintessential Viennese pleasure: a Mozart music concert.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Hotel Le Meridien Vienna

Day 5: Danube River's Wachau Valley: Krems and Melk 

After all the history and all the pastries of Vienna, today we'll venture out of the city to Vienna Woods and the picturesque Wachau Valley. In the morning, we'll take a scenic train ride to the baroque town of Melk on the Danube River, visit Melk's Benedictine Abbey, then enjoy a leisurely lunch aboard the riverboat, as we cruise along the Danube River lined with castles, vineyards and monasteries, before arriving in the beautifully preserved Gothic town of Krems. We'll explore this perfect medieval town with a local guide, stopping at one of the atmospheric Heurigens, a rustic wine tavern, where we can taste locally made wines and sample freshly prepared Austrian specialties. In the evening, we'll take the train back to Vienna.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Hotel Le Meridien Vienna

Day 6: Kunsthistorisches Museum and Belvedere Palace 

Today, we'll get to know the many aspects of Viennese art. We'll start with a docent-led tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, renowned for the works of Bruegel, Rubens and its celebrated Durer collections. We'll have free time for lunch at the elegant museum cafe amidst works of Gustav Klimt and other fin-de-siecle artists. In the afternoon, we'll take a street car along the famous Viennese boulevards and the Ringstrasse, stopping to tour the beautiful Belvedere Palace and its gardens and to view the most celebrated works of Gustav Klimt. The evening will be free to pursue our individual interests in Vienna.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel Le Meridien Vienna

Day 7: Vienna to Prague and Prague's Old Town 

This morning, we'll leave Vienna and travel by a private bus to Prague. After checking in to our boutique hotel in the center of Prague and taking some time to refresh, we'll enjoy a leisurely walk around Prague's Old Town, which will introduce us to the magic of the city, its stunning architecture, its history and its most celebrated sights. In the evening, we'll celebrate the city's artistic spirit with dinner at a rooftop restaurant famous for its Moravian wines and its view over the city of a thousand spires.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Hotel Pod Vezi, Prague

Day 8: Jewish Josefov Quarter 

Today, we'll enhance our appreciation of Prague with a private tour of the poignant Josefov Jewish District, including the Spanish Synagogue, the Old-New Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery. After the tour, we'll enjoy a light lunch at an Art Nouveau cafe serving traditional Bohemian specialties. The evening today will be free to explore Prague according to our individual interests.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Hotel Pod Vezi, Prague

Day 9: Hradcany Castle and Chamber Music Concert 

This morning, we will continue our discovery of Prague with a tour of the Prague Castle. We'll visit St. Vitus Cathedral and learn about medieval crafts involved in building a cathedral, admire the varied styles of the Old Royal Palace and the Basilica of St. George, full of dazzling masterpieces of Gothic and Renaissance art. We'll watch the artisans perfecting their crafts as we walk along the enchanted Golden Lane, then top the experience with a classical music concert at the Lobkowicz Palace. After the concert, we'll stroll down to the Old Town through the Castle Gardens, the Wallenstein Gardens and Palace and the fairytale Little Quarter neighborhood. In the evening, we'll celebrate our Eastern European adventure with an elegant dinner at a traditional Czech restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: Hotel Pod Vezi, Prague

Day 10: Prague - Departures 

After breakfast, depending on your flight's time, you may have some free time for individual exploration of the city before your private transfer to the airport according to your departure time.
Meals: Breakfast

The tour ends after breakfast on FridayJune 12, 2020 in Prague.

Itinerary specifics subject to change.

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