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Bohemian Dream

New for 2019

Price per person
from £1,686

Price based on
London Heathrow
10th Aug 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 9 days

  • Europe

  • Comfortable pace

  • Globus escorted tours

Travel through some of Eastern Europe's most fascinating countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and the Czech Republic—each with a rich culture, fascinating history, and interesting historical sights. Your tour begins in Budapest, Eastern Europe's most cosmopolitan city, and ends in Prague with overnights also in Bratislava, Vienna, and České Budějovice.

Sightseeing in each city includes the must-see attractions, including a visit to Heroes' Square in Budapest, founded in 1896 to represent 1000 years of Hungarian history; gothic St. Martin's Church in Bratislava, coronation church for the Kingdom of Hungary from the 16th to 19th centuries; St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, dating back to the 12th-century; the Esztergom Basilica and Treasury, the largest church in Hungary; and in Prague, the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and Hradčany Castle grounds, dating from the 9th century. Enjoy a guided walking tour in the town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a cobbled Old Town and fine architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque styles, constructed between the 13th and 17th centuries.

Globus has also included some special experiences for you. On the way to Prague, enjoy a guided visit of Hluboká Castle; visit the Budvar (Budweiser) Brewery in České Budějovice and enjoy a light lunch; and to get an authentic taste of life in Vienna, Globus has included an exclusive waltz dance class and coffee and cake at a historic local café.

Historical sights, fascinating history, exciting special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides who bring these destinations to life… this Eastern Europe tour has it all!

At a glance

Budapest Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the synagogue, panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion

Esztergom Guided walking tour, visit the Esztergom Basilica and Treasury

Bratislava Guided walking tour, visit St. Martin’s Church

Vienna Guided sightseeing, take pictures of the Hundertwasserhaus and visit Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral; waltz dancing lesson; Kaffee und Kuchen at a local café

Ceský Krumlov Guided walking tour

Hluboká Castle A guided visit to the castle

České Budějovice Visit the Budvar (Budweiser) Brewery and enjoy a light lunch

Prague Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Travel through some of Eastern Europe's most fascinating countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and the Czech Republic—each with a rich culture, fascinating history, and interesting historical sights. Your tour begins in Budapest, Eastern Europe's most cosmopolitan city, and ends in Prague with overnights also in Bratislava, Vienna, and České Budějovice.

Sightseeing in each city includes the must-see attractions, including a visit to Heroes' Square in Budapest, founded in 1896 to represent 1000 years of Hungarian history; gothic St. Martin's Church in Bratislava, coronation church for the Kingdom of Hungary from the 16th to 19th centuries; St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, dating back to the 12th-century; the Esztergom Basilica and Treasury, the largest church in Hungary; and in Prague, the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and Hradčany Castle grounds, dating from the 9th century. Enjoy a guided walking tour in the town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a cobbled Old Town and fine architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque styles, constructed between the 13th and 17th centuries.

Globus has also included some special experiences for you. On the way to Prague, enjoy a guided visit of Hluboká Castle; visit the Budvar (Budweiser) Brewery in České Budějovice and enjoy a light lunch; and to get an authentic taste of life in Vienna, Globus has included an exclusive waltz dance class and coffee and cake at a historic local café.

Historical sights, fascinating history, exciting special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides who bring these destinations to life… this Eastern Europe tour has it all!

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

UK - Budapest, Hungary

Day
1

On arrival in Budapest you will be transferred to your hotel.

Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Budapest

Day
2

Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city comes to life during your guided sightseeing. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and visit the world’s second-largest Jewish SYNAGOGUE. From the lacy lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city, and admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church and HEROES’ SQUARE. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner can be arranged.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Budapest - Esztergom - Bratislava, Slovakia

Day
3

Esztergom was the capital of Hungary from the 10th through the mid-13th centuries and is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary today. Your guided tour includes a visit to the ESZTERGOM BASILICA AND TREASURY, the largest church in Hungary. Continue to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, and explore the historical center of Bratislava on foot with your Local Guide. Marvel at the medieval towers and fortifications, of which St. Michael’s Gate is the oldest. See the medieval Town Hall, gothic ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH, and many palaces, like Grassalkovich Palace, built around 1760 and now residence of the Slovak president, and Archiepiscopal Palace, now seat of the Slovak government.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bratislava - Vienna, Austria

Day
4

Cross the nearby Austrian border and arrive in Vienna, once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing features a stop at the colorful and unusual Hundertwasserhaus, and a drive along the famous Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings. See the Vienna State Opera House; the Jewish quarter; and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous HELDENPLATZ, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL. This afternoon, in the city of Strauss, a special highlight: an exclusive WALTZ DANCING LESSON has been included.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Vienna

Day
5

In the morning, join the locals at the historic Café Landtmann for Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). Balance of the day at leisure. Why not join an exciting optional excursion to splendid Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Vienna - Cesky Krumlov - Czech Republic - Ceske Budejovice

Day
6

Český Krumlov is a small town in southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly for its fine architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque style, constructed between the 13th through the 17th centuries. A guided walking tour shows you the main sites, before arriving at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Ceske Budejovice - Hluboka Castle - Prague

Day
7

Start today with a visit to magnificent HLUBOKÁ CASTLE, a national cultural monument of the Czech Republic. Return to České Budějovice for an exciting visit to the BUDVAR (Budweiser) BREWERY, followed by a light lunch. Arrive in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening is available to explore Prague by night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Prague

Day
8

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS, which afford lovely views of St. Vitus Cathedral, and the castle’s walls and bastions. Originally laid out in the 16th-century, the grounds reached the present park-like form in the early 20th-century. Also see the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at one of Prague’s fine restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Prague - UK

Day
9

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

On certain days, the Jewish synagogue in Budapest will not be open to the public.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Budapest - Courtyard by Marriott City Center

The Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center is housed in a building that is a combination of contemporary and traditional styles with a beautifully restored historic facade. The hotel features 234 spacious guest rooms and 7 meeting rooms for functions and events.

  • Location

    Jozsef Krt. 5 Budapest, Hungary

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Bratislavia - Radisson Blu Carlton

Turn-of-the-century-style Hotel with traditional comforts and modern room amenities; located across from the Opera House.

  • Location

    Hviezdoslavovo Nam.3 Bratislava, Slovakia

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Vienna - Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

Modern Hotel, Vienna's only hotel located directly on the Danube - 1 km from Giant Ferris Wheel and 2 km from Millennium Tower.

  • Location

    Handelskai 269, Wien, Austria

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Ceské Budejovice - Clarion Congress

A modern 16-storey, 205 room hotel that offers comfortable rooms, excellent gastronomy, sleek lobby bar and Free Wi-Fi access all in a convenient location right in the heart of the city.

  • Location

    Prazská trída 2306/14 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Prague - Park Inn

Originally built in 1907, Park Inn Prague exterior's shows impressive Art Deco design, while the interior offers all modern comforts. The hotel is just a short distance from Vltava River and Vysehrad Castle. Other Prague's historic and artistic attractions, including the National Theatre and Charles Bridge, are all within walking distance. Free WiFi throughout the hotel is available. Keep up with your exercise routine at the well-equipped fitness centre on the rooftop then indulge in flavourful grilled fare and international favourites at the RBG Bar & Grill.

  • Location

    Svobodova 1961/1 Prague, Czech Republic

  • Facilities

    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board