Welcome to Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. Looking out over the haze of the Czech capital from the gates of Prague Castle, high above the city, it’s easy to see why Prague has been named as “City of a Hundred Spires.” Centuries of Bohemian kings, classical composers, invading Nazis, Soviet tanks and Velvet Revolutionaries have passed over Prague’s cobblestones, and the spires survived it all, creating one of Europe’s most romantic and beautiful skylines. Upon arrival check into your hotel.
Later in the evening, we recommend you to go for a boat ride on the Vltava River where you can admire the beautiful architecture of Prague. Overnight stay in Prague.
After a continental breakfast at the hotel, we recommend you to join a guided city tour of Prague. The guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the Astronomical Clock. Later visit of the entire Castle District. The package lets you in to the Royal Prague Castle, definitely the highlight of your trip.
After this, you will also visit St. Vitus Cathedral, the Crypt of the Bohemian Kings and the St. George Basilica, which houses a fascinating collection of 19th-century Czech painting and sculpture that is especially strong on landscapes and pieces from the Czech national revival period. The collection shows the progression of the Czech lands from a largely agrarian province at the start of the century to a highly developed cultural and industrial space by the end. Finally proceed to the Golden Lane where the acclaimed author of works like ‘Metamorphosis’, Franz Kafka lived for a short while.
At the end of the day, we suggest you enjoy home-style dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight stay in Prague.
After breakfast, proceed to Vienna. A whirl of gilded Hapsburg palaces and regal parks on the banks of the blue Danube, Vienna is a fine romance of a city. Tradition and innovation walk hand in hand. The Viennese love Gemütlichkeit (relaxation), so this city is to be savored, not rushed, whether you’re indulging in a dark chocolate Sachertorte in a chandelier-lit coffee house or rising gently above the twinkling Prater in the Riesenrad Ferris wheel. Upon arrival in Vienna transfer to the hotel, the rest of the day is at your own leisure. On this day we suggest you to proceed for the guided tour of Vienna. See the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg. Later visit the famous Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens. You can also have a guided tour of part of the magnificent palace of Schonbrunn, which was the summer residence of the Austrian Emperors for nearly 150 years. Overnight stay in Vienna.
After continental breakfast, proceed to the town of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Slovakia’s youthful capital has transformed itself from a relatively unappealing sprawl of postwar, Communist-era buildings into a relaxed and pleasant medium-size capital in the span of little more than a decade. The city’s compact Old Town has been completely and stunningly renovated. Most of the area is restricted to car traffic, and in the evenings, it seems, the whole town converges on the center for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Plan on being thoroughly charmed, and you might even consider extending your stay.
Upon arrival in Bratislava, visit Bratislava Castle, St. Martin’s Cathedral, Grassalkovich Palace – Slovakia’s White House, Old Town Hall, Novy Most (New Bridge) and Observation Deck. Transfer to the Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Upon arrival in the city, transfer to your hotel in Budapest for overnight stay.
Architecturally stunning Budapest is a tour de force of Hapsburg splendor, best appreciated over rich cream cakes in a chandelier-lit Gerbeaud coffee house or a sumptuous steam in a Gellért thermal bath. Beyond the grandeur of the Royal Palace and the Hungarian State Opera House, the city has its head very much in the progressive, party-loving present. Free of its communist shackles, a dynamic cultural undercurrent once again flows freely down the Danube and across the city’s grandly designed boulevards.
After a continental breakfast, we recommend you to join one of the guided city tour of Budapest. See the Parliament Building, Margaret Island, Fishermen’s Bastion, the Royal Castle, and Matthias Coronation Church. In the afternoon, visit the famous Buda Castle that dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest, separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube. Heroes’ Square typifies the modern capital, while along the riverbank you find the old inns and wine cellars.
Later proceed on a guided tour to Szentendre- near Budapest. The picturesque town of Szentendre sits at the foot of the Pilis Hill, on the banks of the Danube, north of Budapest, famous for its Skanzen (open-air ethnographical museum).
In the evening take a cruise along the River Danube admiring the beauty of the twin cities Buda and Pest. Overnight stay in Budapest.
After a continental breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Budapest Airport to board your flight back home.