Tour of Prague, Vienna and Budapest - Cosmos® Budget Tours

Prague, Vienna & Budapest (6050)

9 Day Tour from Munich to Munich

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The rediscovered jewels of Imperial Europe are the focus of this popular vacation. In Prague, see the tolling of the Astronomical Clock, when a sinister medieval figure of death emerges to pull the bell cord, operating for over six centuries. Also enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Vienna—maybe 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. Even more fabulous architecture awaits you in Budapest, a city built along the blue Danube. Breakfast is included daily, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to sample the local cuisine in each city. Sample the sauerkraut in Munich, savor Apfelstrudel in Salzburg, and enjoy the plum dumplings and Pilsner in Prague. You’ll also enjoy the enchanting natural scenery, including the Alps and Danube River Valley—amazing features of a marvelous vacation.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

Individual headsets

Inside visits and special features:
Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Sightseeing:
Visits to Nuremberg, Vienna, Salzburg

Guides:

Local Guides for city sightseeing in Prague and Budapest; professional Tour Director while touring

Scenic Highlights:
Danube River scenic drive

NOTES:
March 21 Departure – Easter Week
September 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 Departures – Oktoberfest
December 4, 5 & 11 Departures – Include visits to Nuremberg, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg Christmas markets
December 20 Departure – Christmas lunch in Budapest

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
  • Historic Centre of Vienna
  • Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
  • Historic Centre of Prague
  • Budapest, banks of the Danube

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 dinners, including a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Munich

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Munich, Germany

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2 Munich Area–Nuremberg–Prague, Czech Republic

Drive this morning on the Autobahn directly to Nuremberg for a visit. Next, east across the border into the Czech Republic. Evening arrival in Prague.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Prague

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

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 4 Prague–Vienna, Austria

This morning, motor from Bohemia into Moravia and continue southeast for a few more miles before crossing into Austria. Arrive in Vienna to enjoy an afternoon at leisure or an optional sightseeing tour. Start with a tour featuring the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg. Reserve some energy for an exciting evening optional excursion.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Vienna–Budapest, Hungary

A morning to see some unexplored corner of this intriguing capital or maybe just to do some shopping down the Kärntnerstrasse. In the afternoon, head for the Hungarian border and, by way of Györ, you’ll reach Budapest for two overnights.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Budapest

Buda Castle 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. Included sightseeing takes in the Parliament building, Margaret Island, Fishermen’s Bastion and the Royal Castle.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Budapest–Salzburg, Austria

Morning departure from Budapest. Travel westwards across the border into Austria to enjoy more Alpine scenery before heading towards the Danube and finally to Salzburg for an overnight.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Salzburg–Munich, Germany

Morning at leisure in Salzburg or maybe join the optional Sound of Music excursion. A comfortable and relatively short drive past Lake Chiemsee to Munich. Tonight, an included typical Bavarian dinner at a local restaurant is a must to celebrate a successful vacation.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 9 Munich

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

TUNDE DALOS

Years of Experience: 13

Many people have ancestors from Central Europe. Maybe you do, as well! Come discover this unique part of the world. I love showing travelers the spirit of these countries-through history, culture, and lifestyle. Born in Hungary, I know this region well, and am sure you'll enjoy each moment. You'll return home with the greatest memories and a little piece of my heart!

Tour Director - TUNDE DALOS

 Accommodations

MUNICH NH Munich Airport (F) at Schweig or Ibis Parkstadt (ST)
PRAGUE International (F) or Ibis Wenceslas Square (ST) or NH Praha (F)
VIENNA Bellevue (F) or Star Inn Schönbrunn (ST)
BUDAPEST Mercure Buda (F) or Ibis Styles Center (F)
SALZBURG Austria Trend Salzburg West (ST)

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Prague
Vienna
Budapest
Salzburg

Prague

Czech Dinner & Music
Czech Dinner & Music

Czech Dinner & Music

If you would like to experience a typical Slavic evening then join this excursion to be taken to a well-known restaurant where one can get both food, drink and at the same time enjoy dancing and singing show in a lovely atmosphere. The 3 course dinner lets you sample typical local dishes and an added plus is unlimited drinks (wine or beer or soft drinks), a glass of sparkling wine and also coffee or tea. During the evening there is folk music from all over the country with songs and dances from Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia plus some gypsy music and dancing. Guests also have the opportunity to see some of the typical folk instruments such as the hammer-dulcimer, fujara and type of bagpipe. Towards the end of the evening there will be some international music - with the chance to dance if one wants to and to round off the evening one can listen to some soothing classical music.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person

The Best of Medieval Prague
The Best of Medieval Prague

The Best of Medieval Prague

An afternoon of architectural beauty and a chance to see around the castle district for an in-depth look at Prague's history. With a local guide you will be taken up the hill to Prague Castle to have a tour of the interior to see St. Vitus' Cathedral with the crypt of the Czech kings and perhaps the tower, plus the new part of the Cathedral, the old Royal Palace and St. Georges' Basilica. (As this is a walking tour please wear suitable shoes).

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person

Vienna

City Sightseeing
City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing

Either a morning or afternoon guided city sightseeing tour of Vienna lasting approx. 2 and a half hours and done mostly by coach. See various sites including the famous Ringstrasse, Opera, Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Natural History, Town Hall, National Theatre. Get off the coach at Maria Theresian Square to begin the walking tour across Heroes' Square, Michaeler Square and pedestrian area. The tour will include either an inside visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral or Strauss House, depending on the day of operation.

Approximate value: €30 EUR per person

Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens
Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens

Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens

A guided tour lasting approx. 3 and a half hours with first a visit of the actual Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs, where one can see approximately 35 of well over 1000 rooms of the Palace with all of them containing their original furniture. Afterwards a visit of the beautiful gardens will leave an unforgettable impression. Free time to explore the gardens on ones own.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

Typical Viennese Evening
Typical Viennese Evening

Typical Viennese Evening

An unforgettable evening in one of Vienna's most beautiful palaces. The Vienna Residence Orchestra gives concerts daily in large and small instrumentations, with famous opera singers, ballet dancers and musical delicacies that are geared to the relevant motto of the season. During the interval you will be offered a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice. The concert starts around 8:15 pm and ends at approx. 9:45 pm.

Approximate value: €50 EUR per person

Budapest

Artist Village Szentendre
Artist Village Szentendre

Artist Village Szentendre

Drive to the picturesque village of Szentendre, the home of many famous Hungarian artists at the turn of the century. Proceed with a visit to the Marzipan Museum. Finally enjoy coffee and cake at a typical inn.

Approximate value: €30 EUR per person

Evening On A Boat
Evening On A Boat

Evening On A Boat

The banks of the Danube at Budapest illustrate the various periods of the capital's history and the city claims one of the world's most beautiful urban cityscapes. Take a cruise along the River Danube lasting about 2 hours, with a local guide on board, to enjoy a wonderful view of the city at night. After a welcome glass of champagne you will be served a 3 course traditional dinner of Hungarian and international dishes , including also dessert, plus wine, mineral water and coffee. At the end of the cruise you will be taken back to the hotel by coach.

Approximate value: €60 EUR per person

Hungarian Night
Hungarian Night

Hungarian Night

Treat yourself to a typical Hungarian evening in a traditional local restaurant situated in a beautiful forest among the hills just outside Budapest. At the entrance you will be welcomed with music and a homemade Hungarian spirit served in Miska jugs, which can then be taken home as souvenirs. This will be followed by a 3 course local specialties dinner with unlimited wine, mineral water and coffee. During the evening you will be entertained with live gipsy music and folk-show; the latter giving you an overall picture of the Hungarian folklore, starting from the dances of Kalocsa up to the gipsy dancing. At the end of the evening drive back to the hotel in Budapest.

Approximate value: €50 EUR per person

Salzburg

Sound of Music Scenes
Sound of Music Scenes

Sound of Music Scenes

A fascinating excursion with local guide lasting approx. 3 hours to show you the scenes that have become immortal through the "Sound of Music" film. First a walking tour to the Green Market, past University Church and Festival Hall up to Nonntal convent to see the church. 160Then rejoin the coach and proceed direction Anif to see the "Hollywood" house of the Von Trapps, Hellbrunn Palace with views over to the Untersberg. 160Afterwards return back to the center of Salzburg.

Approximate value: €27 EUR per person

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