Imperial Escape (KCA)

7 days from Budapest to Prague

 2020 Tour Details »2019 Tour Details

On this guided vacation of Central Europe, experience the rich history and most popular destinations without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. This Central Europe escorted tour is a magnificent journey through the former Habsburg Empire offering romantic castles, churches, villas and modern architecture, vineyards, breweries, first-class shopping, art, and culinary delights. Both vibrant and relaxing, your adventure begins in magical Budapest, and you’ll also stay in another two of Central Europe’s most popular cities: Vienna and Prague.

Enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights with a Local Guide in all cities: in Budapest, enjoy the treasures of the city with a panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion and admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs; in Vienna, among the many sights you will see, you’ll visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna; and in Prague, visit the 1000-year-old Hradčany Castle grounds, the largest castle complex in the world. And marvel at the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and once the envy of all Europe. From the exciting cities and historical sights to the special experiences, this Central Europe escorted vacation has something for everyone, including a low-season price that you won’t want to miss! Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy this amazing Imperial Escape!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

BUDAPEST
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion

VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral

PRAGUE
Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds; [LF] farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Notes:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Hotels listed may occasionaly be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in Budapest and a farewell dinner in Prague

 Itinerary

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

Day 1

ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

BUDAPEST. Your Local Guide takes you through Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world’s second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the lofty lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church and HEROES’ SQUARE. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner is available.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Cross the nearby Austrian border and arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing features a drive along the Ringstrasse past the State Opera House, and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous HELDENPLATZ, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

VIENNA. Enjoy a full day at leisure to further explore this wonderful city. A choice of optional excursions are available to help you make the most of your stay.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

VIENNA–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. A scenic drive brings you to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening activity is available to explore Prague by night.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

PRAGUE. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all of Europe. This evening, a [LF] farewell dinner awaits at a local restaurant to celebrate your Imperial Escape.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

PRAGUE. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

BUDAPEST

HILTON BUDAPEST CITY

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

PRAGUE

BOTANIQUE HOTEL PRAGUE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

VIENNA

MERCURE GRAND HOTEL BIEDERMEIER

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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