Vienna, Prague and Budapest
|Resort:||Vienna, Prague and Budapest|
|Destination:||Austria, Czech Republic, Europe, Hungary|
Wonderful architecture spanning the centuries, vast imperial palaces, ancient castles and churches and a fascinatingly rich cultural heritage. This trio of fine central European cities is brimming with delights. We begin by exploring Prague, including the famous 14th-century Charles Bridge, adorned with baroque statues. In Vienna, we visit treasures including the world-renowned State Opera and Schnbrunn Palace. Finally, in Budapest, we tour both sides of the Danube, including the immense Buda Castle and beautiful Parliament buildings.
8 excursions and visits
Day 1 UK – Prague
Titans VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Prague.
Day 2 Prague
Youll become convinced that Prague is one of Europes most attractive cities on our guided tour this morning. Prague Castle is a fantastic monument to Czech history, displaying its story through the complex of architectural styles thats accumulated within its walls since the 9th century. This afternoon is at leisure for further sightseeing.
Day 3 Prague
Today is at leisure. Perhaps admire the citys magnificent baroque and Romanesque architecture or simply enjoy the views from the banks of the River Vltava. Youll also notice the city has a fine cultural tradition going back centuries – Haydn, Beethoven, Liszt and Mozart all spent time in Prague; and it was here that Figaro was first acclaimed and Don Giovanni received its first performance.
Day 4 Vienna
We journey through endless rolling vistas and dense forest today as we travel to the imperial grandeur of Vienna.
Day 5 Vienna
Soak up the sights of Vienna on a sightseeing tour. Renowned for its fine buildings, our tour includes views of the lavish, terraced gardens of Prince Eugenes Belvedere Palace, the State Opera, the sprawling Hofburg residence of Emperor Franz Joseph, and the Parliament buildings.
Day 6 Vienna
This morning we visit Schnbrunn Palace, a building of architectural splendour, commissioned as a summer residence by Emperor Leopold I for his son Josef I. Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, spent her childhood there; and its said that Mozart astonished the court with his musical performance at the tender age of six.
Decorated in the Rococo style of the 18th century, the apartments are adorned with frescoes, crystal chandeliers, priceless tapestries, and furniture. In the courtyard stands the Wagenburg Museum, showing numerous coaches and sleighs from the Imperial era.
We return to the city centre, where the remainder of the day is free to further explore this fascinating and historic city.
Day 7 Vienna – Bratislava – Budapest
We journey to Bratislava for free time in Slovakias capital. It has many fine buildings – its baroque and rococo palaces are as elegant as any in Vienna.
Late afternoon, we arrive in the beautiful city of Budapest. The plains of Pest are divided from the hilly area of Buda by the scenic River Danube, which inspired writers, artists and musicians for centuries. In Buda, Gellert Hill affords a wonderful view of the city, river and mountains. On the Pest side are the Parliament buildings and the National Museum, which contain remarkable treasures including the oldest skull yet found in Europe and Liszts gold baton.
Day 8 Budapest
Join our local guide this morning for a tour of Budapests fascinating sights and history. Well take the funicular to visit the Fishermans Bastion, Matthias Church and the Royal Castle on the Buda side, before crossing the Danube at the Margarete Bridge. In Pest, well see St Stephens Basilica, the Parliament buildings, City Park and Heroes Square. The afternoon is at leisure to explore further.
Day 9 Budapest
Explore the city independently today. Perhaps visit the bustling market hall, or relax and people watch with a coffee in Vrsmarty Square. The city takes on a different perspective at night, so weve arranged a wonderful cruise along the River Danube, regarded locally as the main thoroughfare.
Day 10 Budapest – UK
We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.