Budapest, Vienna, and Prague
This itinerary is completely customizable
Days 1 - 3
Your trip starts in beautiful Budapest, which is divided by the Danube river. The Danube separates the hilly area of the old town of Buda from the bustling flat Pest. A 19th-century chain bridge connects the two sides of the city. You will notice a distinct difference between the two with Buda being home to beautiful viewpoints like the Citadella and Fisherman’s Bastion, as well as Buda Castle and the cobblestone streets of the old town. Buda is more lively during the day, whereas Pest comes to life at night.
Pest is home to the Hungarian Parliament, Central Market Hall, the more modern hotels and of course the world-famous ruin pubs. Szimpla Kert was the first of these ruin pubs to emerge and started when several friends bought a condemned, crumbling building in 2004. They started serving affordable drinks there without renovating the building instead, they have just added vintage mismatched furniture and decorations to add to the unique vibe of the bar. After enjoying a few drinks at Szimpla Kert or one of the other ruin pubs head to the river for a late-night walk because the city lights up at night.
Days 4 - 7
A short train ride west and you will end up in Vienna, the capital of Austria. It is located on the Danube River and is known for its large imperial palaces and rich intellectual history. The Vienna State Opera is one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world and arguably the most famous. Whether you want to see one of the many operas or ballets that are performed each week or just go for a guided tour to enjoy the beautiful architecture the Vienna State Opera is a must-visit.
The architecture throughout Vienna is magnificent and no trip to Vienna would be complete without visits to Schonbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace, and the Hofburg to enjoy the ornate interiors, as well as the perfectly manicured gardens. As beautiful as the architecture is in Vienna, there is much more to this city. You can admire the Lipizzaner Horses as they dance to classical music at the Spanish Riding School and then enjoy a sunset from the Ferris wheel in Vienna’s popular amusement park, which dates back to 1897.
At night a visit to a Heuriger (Wine Tavern) is always popular. These taverns are special because they serve Viennese wines, which are still produced within the city limits, along with local food in a great atmosphere. Two-day trip options are Bratislava and the Lower Carpathian wine region that surrounds Bratislava. Red wines, white wines, and roses are all produced in this region.
Days 8 - 11
Last but certainly not least will be your stay in the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. Prague’s nickname is the “city of a hundred spires” and it is easy to see why as you gaze across the city’s magical skyline. Prague may be the most beautiful city in Central Europe and the local beer here is often to be considered some of the best in Europe, if not the world. You can try beer from the larger breweries like Pilsner Urquell or Staropramen or pop into the local craft brewpubs to try the smaller Czech craft brews.
Beer has been brewed in what is now the Czech Republic since 993 AD and the craft has certainly been perfected. Outdoor cafes and restaurants line the winding cobblestone streets and squares of the Old Town. The local Czech dishes are delicious, but you can find any type of food here as the culinary scene is very diverse. In the Old Town Square, you will find the Prague Astronomical Clock, which sounds every hour on the hour. This clock was installed in 1410 AD and it is the oldest astronomical clock still in operation today.
After wandering around the Old Town you can head to Charles Bridge, which was completed in 1402, to cross from the Old Town into the Lesser Town Area. The Charles Bridge has sweeping views of the Vltava river and both banks of Prague. The Lesser Town Area leads up into the hills above Prague, which will give you a great view over the Old Town and the Vltava river.
After you contact us, we will build you and your group a custom itinerary based on your interests. We have traveled through all three of these countries and we can give you insight into these countries and recommend many places and activities along the way.
Once you decide to go on the trip, we will book everything and guide you through the process of preparing for your trip. We will make sure that all of your travel documents are in order and will answer any questions you might have.
Szimpla Kert (One of Budapest's Famous Ruin Pubs)
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