Easy Pace Budapest Vienna and Prague (Summer 2017)
About Prague, Czech Republic
ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
- Budapest: Enjoy panoramic views over the city from Gellért Hill. Walk through the cobbled streets of the medieval Castle Hill district. Visit Heroes' Square in Pest. Spend some time in the popular pedestrian shopping street of Váci utca. See the ruins of the Roman settlement of Aquincum.
- Szentendre: Explore the maze of lanes, churches and colourful houses in this pleasant riverside village.
- Gyor: Stop in this pretty town known for its baroque charm.
- Vienna: Tour the Ring Road seeing the Hofburg, Opera House, Parliament building and St Charles' Church.
- Cesky Krumlov: Explore the medieval streets and see the castle overlooking the town.
- Prague: Enjoy views over the Old Town and Vltava River. Visit the Old Town Square and see the Astronomical Clock.
AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS
- Budapest: Visit a Strudel House for a taste and to learn the art of this Hungarian delicacy.
- Vienna: For your dining pleasure, you are offered a selection of Vienna's vibrant restaurants. With drinks, a delicious three-course dinner and Gemütlichkeit in abundance, your Dine-Around evening is a culinary experience not to be missed.
- Prague: Your Celebration Dinner encapsulates the very essence of the Golden City.
- 9 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Morning Tea (MT); 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 three-course table d'hôte Dinner (DW) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.
- Budapest: With a Local Expert, visit the colourful Matthias Church and gaze out over the Danube and giant domed Parliament from the heights of the Fisherman's Bastion.
- Vienna: The sheer opulence of Schönbrunn Palace indulges your senses. Stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames where Mozart performed as a six-year-old prodigy.
- Prague: Bewitched by the gargoyles of St. Vitus Cathedral and ghosts of Bohemian Kings, experience a private tour through the atmospheric courtyards of Prague Castle.
STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES
- Budapest: Situated in the centre of Budapest, right on the banks of the Danube river, the Art'otel Budapest offers panoramic views of the Danube, Fisherman's Bastion, Parliament and other key sights.
- Prague: Stay in the quiet and breathtakingly beautiful Castle district near the aristocrats and Heads of State. Next to the famous Strahov Monastry, the Linder Hotel Prague Castle is set in a historic building dating to the 16th century.
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