If you’ve ever wondered how it would be to time-travel, this compact visit to the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary is for you. In Prague, Vienna and Budapest, you’ll enjoy expertly guided walking tours that explore these one-time capitals of the Habsburg Empire whose spires and castles create the continent’s most inspiring skylines. Out in the countryside, the sights are just as amazing. Powder-blue cathedrals leap up from the heart of valley towns. Incredibly intact villages are so perfectly preserved that the U.N. recognizes them as World Heritage Sites. Strolling through wide-open farmland, you’ll be forgiven if you feel you’ve stepped back into feudal times. Whether you’re sipping wine from the terraced vineyards along the Danube valley or hitching a ride on a friendly farmer’s tractor, you’ll marvel that these places still exist. And you’ll bring home with you a rich slice of Europe’s life and history that most travelers never see.
Prague to Budapest
Cultural Walking Adventure
8 Days / 7 Nights
Picture yourself...
  • Strolling through the imperial capitals of Prague, Vienna and Budapest
  • Sitting down to a farmhouse lunch as the finale of a vineyard walk
  • Watching the Danube flow by from a deckchair
  • Viennese Walks
    From the imperial boulevards to Vienna’s local market, you’ll experience local life with your guide who’s a proud native of the city.
    Inns that are out of this world
    As on every Classic Journey, our Prague to Budapest tours treat you to leisurely stays in the region’s most distinctive lodgings.
    Itinerary at a glance
    Imperial Prague (1 night) is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, and after meeting we’ll spend an easy afternoon discovering its bridges, cobblestone alleyways and magnificent Old Town. The next morning we marvel at local glassblowers as they ply their craft. Telc and Cesky Krumlov (2 nights) are remarkably preserved villages now recognized as historic sites. We’ll explore both and take a beautiful walk through the rolling grasslands to Rozmberk Castle.

    Following the old Habsburg trade routes we enter Austria and the lush Wachau region along the Danube River. Through fields of flax, we walk to a paper mill and the serene monastery of Zwettl. The castle where Richard the Lionhearted was held hostage during the Crusades towers over baroque Durnstein (2 nights), one of Austria’s finest villages. Of course we explore the ruins. After a farmhouse lunch, we cruise the beautiful Danube.

    Passing through fertile farmland, we arrive in Vienna. Our local guide Martin is a native of the city, and he loves showing off its great sights like the circular boulevard known as the Ring and colorful, flavorful Naschmarkt where you can graze through the food and produce stands to construct a typical lunch. Later, we proceed to Budapest (2 nights) where the day ends with a promenade along the Danube. In a fascinating daylong exploration, we ramble from the Royal Palace in Buda to Europe’s largest synagogue and a district overflowing with cafes and musicians in Pest. On our final morning, we part company after breakfast with time for you to shop or explore on your own.
    Prague to Budapest
    Cultural Walking Adventure
    8 Days / 7 Nights
    Starting Point: Prague, Czech Republic - 1:00 pm
    Ending Point: Budapest, Hungary - 9:00 am
    Let us create a special departure or itinerary just for you.
    Go a little off the grid
    The ultimate luxury in Czech Republic, Austria and Budapest walking tours is escaping the crowds. On all of our tours we get to the places the turisti don’t go.
    Our small groups offer more options
    Fewer guests give us more flexibility on our Czech Republic, Austria and Budapest walking tours. We offer alternate walks, time off for relaxing, and other options at no extra cost.
    Tour Dates & Prices
    Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
    June 5-12, 2016$4295.00$595.00
    August 7-14, 2016$4395.00$595.00
    September 4-11, 2016$4395.00$595.00
    October 2-9, 2016$4295.00$595.00
    • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
    • Support vehicle(s)
    • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
    • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
    • Trip literature
    • All land transportation during the trip
    • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 6 dinners
    Prague to Budapest
    Cultural Walking Adventure
    8 Days / 7 Nights
    Arrange for 6-full paying friends to travel together and receive 25% off one trip.
    Hotel Paris Prague

    A landmark Art Nouveau structure, this beautifully restored hotel is located in the heart of Prague's Old Town. From the generously proportioned rooms, guests are just steps away from the gothic Powder Tower and the premier arts and shopping district.

    Ruze Hotel

    This beautifully renovated hotel is a stunning example of 16th century architecture. Its panoramic terrace offers views of the River Moldau below. Charming rooms maintain the spirit and style of the Renaissance while offering modern amenities.

    Richard Lowenherz Hotel

    On the banks of the Danube, this hotel is nestled between an ancient monastery and a soaring, sky blue Rococo church. The hotel, known for its extremely hospitable hosts, is just one quiet block from the village center.

    Corinthia Hotel Budapest

    Behind its distinguished façade in the heart of Budapest, this 5-star hotel is one of the finest in the city. Newly renovated, it offers spacious guest rooms as well as a wealth of architectural detailing in the lobby.

    Prague to Budapest
    Cultural Walking Adventure
    8 Days / 7 Nights
    Bohemia and northern Austria have a temperate climate. The temperature is generally very comfortable and does not have very significant temperature extremes during the summer months. Temperatures in Hungary are warmer during the peak summer months due to the hot and arid Pannonian climate in the central Hungarian plains.
    • The group was great, the trip was fun. The whole idea of not having to worry about anything was awesome. Our guide told us what to do and we did it, happily!
    • Our guides were the best! They made the whole trip interesting, fun, exciting and a very unique experience. They also gave great insight into the character, history and culture of the region.
    • Martin was EXTREMELY knowledgeable and was more than willing to share information. I think our group had a particular desire to learn the history and culture, so this was a perfect match. By far the most well-informed guide I have had on any trip (we have done several trips with competitors in the past).
    • As always, the variety of walks, cultural visits and geography combined with excellent food and wine and extremely knowledgeable guides were the high points. Good weather and a good group of people made it even more enjoyable.
    • Overall, beauty and charm of places visited coupled with Martin's wonderful walks historical talks and music. Particularly enjoyed day in Wachau region - quaint villages, beautiful countryside and wonderful walk in the vineyards and woods.

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