Imperial Escape

  • 7 Days

  • Czech Republic

  • Active pace

Journey to the heart of the former Habsburg Empire in Central Europe on this grand tour through Budapest, Vienna and Prague. In Budapest, walk the elegant terraces of Fishermen’s Bastion for superb views across the city and pay your respects at the stately Heroes Square. Once the centre of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna is European grandeur at its finest. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour that takes in the lavish Hofburg Palace and iconic State Opera House. With its Gothic churches and medieval Astronomical Clock, Prague is a Bohemian gem. Visit the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle grounds and then wander the charming cobbled streets of its charming Old Town.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Excursions
Service charges
Free Wi-Fi on coach
All airport taxes
Single share option

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  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

of 7 days

Your detailed itinerary

Meals included: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Overview

At a glance

  • Budapest: Guided sightseeing including Fishermen's Bastion, an ornate viewing terrace which offers the best views of the city
  • Vienna: Guided sightseeing, stop at the Hofburg Palace and visit St. Stephen's Cathedral where Joseph Haydn once sang as a choir boy
  • Prague: Guided sightseeing including the Hradcany Castle grounds; see the Astronomical Clock the 600-year-old medieval treasure in all its mechanical glory

Extensions

  • 2-night hotel stay in Berlin

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - Budapest

Fly to Budapest, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Budapest

Your local guide takes you through Eastern Europe's most cosmopolitan city. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world's second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the ornate lookout towers of Fishermen's Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of this vast city. Then, admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church and Heroes’ Square. Your afternoon is free to further explore the city. Tonight, an appetising optional Hungarian dinner can be arranged.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Budapest - Vienna

Cross the nearby Austrian border and arrive in Vienna, once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing tour features a drive along the Ringstrasse past the State Opera House, and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, once the winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous Heldenplatz, and visit the iconic St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Vienna

A full day at leisure to further explore this wonderful city. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Vienna - Prague

A scenic drive brings you to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening is available to explore Prague by night.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Prague

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the Astronomical Clock. Round off your holiday this evening with a farewell dinner with wine at your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Prague - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Budapest: Hilton Budapest City or Continental
  • Vienna: Mercure Grand Hotel Wien Biedermier or Hilton Danube Waterfront
  • Prague: Hotel Yasmin or Jury's Inn Prague

Notes

Accommodation as stated or similar

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus

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