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Prague, Vienna & Budapest

Offer

Price per person
from £1,033

Price based on
London Gatwick
1st Dec 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

There's no better time to book your next adventure, with low deposits of just £49pp for European holidays.

More details
  • 9 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

On this splendid Central Europe tour, you’ll discover the former Habsburg Empire. Your tour starts and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll overnight in some of Central Europe's most exciting cities: Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg.

In Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, join your Local Guides—experts who will share with you the history and secrets in their cities—for sightseeing of the must-see sights. Among the sights you will see in Prague are Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 with a sinister medieval figure of death who emerges to pull the bell cord. In Budapest, see the Parliament building, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the world’s most beautiful parliament buildings, and Fishermen’s Bastion, which overlooks the city. In Vienna, view the Hofburg, the palatial complex and the political focal point for the Hapsburgs. You’ll have time on your own in Vienna to sit in a café with a piece of scrumptious Sachertorte while listening to a legendary waltz, or explore the inside of St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

In Nuremberg, wander through the charming, pedestrian Old Town with its impressive medieval ramparts. In Salzburg, you may want to walk through the quaint streets of the town centre and maybe visit Mozart’s house, or just browse through the typical shops to maybe taste some of the delicious chocolates.

Vibrant cities and historic sights—along with some beautiful scenery of the Alps and the Danube River—make this a comprehensive tour through Central Europe for value-minded travellers.

At a glance

  • Nuremberg Visit
  • Prague Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock
  • Vienna Guided sightseeing
  • Budapest Guided sightseeing
  • Danube River Scenic drive
  • Salzburg Visit
  • Munich Dinner at 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
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

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.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

The holiday was very good and we saw many beautiful...

18th December 2017
Mrs Alison Appleton

The holiday was very good and we saw many beautiful places.I do not rate the holiday as excellent as all the hotels were a long way out of the town centres so it was not possible to go walking out to the historic and tourist locations in the evening. Some of the hotels were very basic. All the other guests on the coach who had booked direct with Cosmos had nice booklets containing all the holiday details (including optional excursions) plus proper luggage labels. We didn't have anything like this and some feedback for Archers is that these touches make the holiday experience so much better. Not Archers fault but we had flights home cancelled/connections missed/taxi pick up missed so a horrendous journey home.

Holiday hectic although we expected this because of the schedule....

19th July 2017
Mrs Mary Richardson

Holiday hectic although we expected this because of the schedule. Did not get to see much of Munich because of the traffic on the way there. If we had done all the optional excursions we would not have had much free time to see Prague, Vienna and Budapest. It would have also added considerably to the cost. Tour guide very good and knowledgeable. A wonderful way to see these cities. Will have to go back to see what we did not have time for.

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14th July 2017
Mr Charles Bath

Trips a bit expensive for what you get...

7th July 2017
Mr Leslie Henry Bartholomew

Trips a bit expensive for what you get

Hotels are too far from city centres....

20th June 2017
Trusted Customer

Hotels are too far from city centres.

Beautiful Cities let down by poor hotel service...

1st June 2017
Trusted Customer

Beautiful Cities let down by poor hotel service

Prague tour guide hated tourists and had a monotone voice,was...

25th May 2017
Mrs Susan Picton

Prague tour guide hated tourists and had a monotone voice,was definitely in the wrong job. Prague hotel was to far from the city. Staff were unfriendly and unhelpful. Included dinner was a poor quality buffet,not good!! Cosmos customers got proper luggage tags and a comprehensive booklet of holiday information given to them. Archers customers got diy a4 luggage labels that were inadequate and a joke, and minimal self printed holiday info.why not treat all customers the same??

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

On this splendid Central Europe tour, you’ll discover the former Habsburg Empire. Your tour starts and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll overnight in some of Central Europe's most exciting cities: Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg.

In Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, join your Local Guides—experts who will share with you the history and secrets in their cities—for sightseeing of the must-see sights. Among the sights you will see in Prague are Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 with a sinister medieval figure of death who emerges to pull the bell cord. In Budapest, see the Parliament building, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the world’s most beautiful parliament buildings, and Fishermen’s Bastion, which overlooks the city. In Vienna, view the Hofburg, the palatial complex and the political focal point for the Hapsburgs. You’ll have time on your own in Vienna to sit in a café with a piece of scrumptious Sachertorte while listening to a legendary waltz, or explore the inside of St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

In Nuremberg, wander through the charming, pedestrian Old Town with its impressive medieval ramparts. In Salzburg, you may want to walk through the quaint streets of the town centre and maybe visit Mozart’s house, or just browse through the typical shops to maybe taste some of the delicious chocolates.

Vibrant cities and historic sights—along with some beautiful scenery of the Alps and the Danube River—make this a comprehensive tour through Central Europe for value-minded travellers.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners

UK - Munich, Germany

Day
1

Fly to Munich where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or discover Munich with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers

Munich - Nuremberg - Prague, Czech Republic.

Day
2

You’ll first visit Nuremberg with its pretty market square and Our Lady’s Church. Next, head east across the border into the Czech Republic. Evening arrival in Prague.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Prague

Day
3

The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. Your included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Prague - Vienna, Austria

Day
4

Travel from Bohemia into Moravia, then into Austria and on to Vienna, where included sightseeing starts with the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Habsburg Imperial Palace. Reserve some energy for an exciting evening optional excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Vienna - Budapest, Hungary

Day
5

A free morning to further explore the city of “waltz” or maybe just to do some shopping on the Kärntnerstrasse. In the afternoon, head for the Hungarian border and its capital city, Budapest.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Budapest

Day
6

Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Nouveau, but also full of history, a food capital and surprisingly rich in thermal waters. Discover all of this and more during the guided city tour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Budapest - Salzburg, Austria

Day
7

Skirt the banks of the Danube back into Austria. Enjoy spectacular alpine scenery on the way to Salzburg.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Salzburg - Munich, Germany

Day
8

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Salzburg or maybe join the optional The Sound of Music excursion. Then, continue past Lake Chiemsee to Munich. Tonight, an included typical Bavarian dinner at a local restaurant is a must to celebrate your wonderful holiday.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Munich - 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

 Special departures on this tour:

Oktoberfest:

2018 dates: 17, 23, 24 October

2019 dates: 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 September

Christmas Markets:

2018 dates: 2, 3, 9, 10 December

2019 dates: 1, 2, 8, 9 December 

New Year in Berlin:

2018 dates: 28 December

Christmas Lunch in Budapest - 20 December 2019

New Year in Vienna including festive dinner - 28 December 2019

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • MUNICH NH Neue Messe or Ibis Parkstadt or Achat Premium South
  • PRAGUE Duo
  • VIENNA Fourside Center or Star Inn Schönbrunn
  • BUDAPEST Ibis Castle Hill
  • SALZBURG Austria Trend Salzburg West

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