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Gems of Central Europe Program Details

A Privately Guided Tour - Budapest, Vienna & Prague

The Chain Bridge in Budapest spans the Danube River

Gem of Central Europe Route Map
Gem of Central Europe Route Map


Day 1 - Budapest
Check-in to your choice of hotel, handpicked for great service and a central location. Your choice of accommodations

Day 2 - Budapest
Your private car, driver and guide await to take you on a tour of this wonderful city. You’ll see the Opera House, Heroes’ Square and the lovely Danube Embankment. Cross the river to the Buda side of the city to see the Citadel and visit Matthias Church. From the Fishermen’s Bastion, you’ll have a great view of the impressive Hungarian Parliament. You’ll also visit the Central Market Hall, a favorite with culinary aficionados. Meals B

Day 3 - Budapest
The rest of your stay in Budapest is free to explore at your own pace. Be sure to pause for a relaxing afternoon of coffee, tea and pastries at the fashionable Cafe Gerbeaud, located on Vorosmarty Square for over 125 years. Meals B

Day 4 - Budapest / First class train to Vienna
After breakfast, transfer to the rail station for your trip across the border to Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Upon arrival, your car and driver will bring you to your choice of hotel, carefully chosen for charm, service and a great city-center location. Meals B Your choice of accommodations

Day 5 - Vienna
Your private sightseeing tour begins along the city’s famed boulevard, the Ringstrasse. See the Hofburg, the former Imperial Palace; City Hall; the Parliament; National Museum; the famous Vienna State Opera House; and the Baroque Belvedere Palace. Then drive through Vienna to the Schönbrunn Palace on the western outskirts of the city and stroll the surrounding gardens and parks. Meals B

Day 6 - Vienna
The rest of your Vienna stay is at leisure to spend as you please. Meals B

Day 7 - Vienna / First class train to Prague
Journey by rail through the countryside of Bohemia to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic - proclaimed by Goethe as “the most precious stone in the crown of the world.” Indeed, it’s a delight to discover the wonderful Gothic and Baroque architecture of the city. Check-in to your choice of hotel, close to dining, shopping and entertainment. Meals B Your choice of accommodations

Day 8 - Prague
The cobblestone streets of the “city of a hundred spires” wind over seven hills and up both banks of the Vltava River. Prague’s renowned beauty is little-changed over the centuries, thanks to this city’s escape from the destruction of the last World War. Your private sightseeing tour brings you up to the Hradcany area for wonderful views of the city and the statue-lined Charles Bridge. You’ll walk the Golden Lane and visit Prague Castle, the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Loretto Church. Continue with your guide into Old Town to see the Town Hall and its famous Astronomical Clock. Meals B

Day 9 - Prague
The rest of your stay is at leisure; our local staff is on-hand to assist with additional sightseeing, dining recommendations and tickets for a night out of theater, music or dance. Meals B

Day 10 - Prague
Your program with us finishes after breakfast. Or, discover more of Europe with our FreeStyle Travel. Meals B


Carefully Selected Hotel

  First Class Superior First Class Deluxe
Budapest K&K Hotel Opera Korona Marriott Budapest
Vienna K&K Maria Theresia Biedermeier Hilton Vienna
Prague Mövenpick Renaissance Hotel Grand Bohemia


Departures & Pricing

Call (800) 990-3454 for reservation