Vienna-Budapest-Bucharest

Vienna-Budapest-Bucharest

Depart:
Escorted Tour-Land Only

10 Days/ 9 Nights

2014 Departures:

April 28
May 12 and 26
June 9 and 23
July 7 and 21
August 4 and 18
September 8 and 22
October 6 and 27
Price per Person:
In a double room $2069

Single supplement $789
Package Includes:
9 nights first class accommodation all with private facilities
Round trip airport transfers if arriving and departing on scheduled days
Breakfast each morning
1 lunch-drinks not included
4 dinners-drinks not included
Strauss and Mozart concert in Vienna
Motor coach transportation between cities
Luggage handling at hotels (1 piece per person)
Economy class flight from Budapest to Bucharest
English speaking tour escort
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Vienna
You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Dinner tonight will be in a typical local Heurigen restaurant. Overnight Hotel Hilton Stadtpark.

Day 2 Vienna
On your morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater amusement park, the UN buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral and other vivid reminders of the city's imperial history. After a free afternoon, enjoy an evening concert of Strauss' and Mozart's music. Overnight Hotel Hilton Stadtpark.

Day 3 Vienna
Take a guided visit to the Kunsthistorische Museum this morning. The balance of the day is free. Overnight Hotel Hilton Stadtpark.

Day 4 Vienna-Budapest
Today, journey eastbound by motor coach or first class train to Budapest, often called "Paris of the East". The afternoon is free for independent activities or optional excursions. Overnight Hotel Intercontinental.

Day 5 Budapest
Situated on the opposite banks of the river Danube, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges. Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of the decorative Parliament building, seat of the National Assembly; Vaci Utca, a pedestrian street lined with shops and restaurants; Heroes' Square with the Millennium Memorial, 118 foot high Corinthian column dedicated to the Roman Catholic Church, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight Hotel Intercontinental.

Day 6 Budapest
Sightseeing tour this morning focuses on the Castle Hill area, the 13th century Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion and Royal Palace. Afternoon is free for last minute shopping or independent exploration. Tonight, enjoy dinner with entertainment in a typical csarda restaurant. Overnight Hotel Intercontinental

Day 7 Budapest-Bucharest
After breakfast, free morning. Enjoy a cruise on the Danube river, a magnificent divider and connector of Buda and Pest. Buffet lunch will be served on board. After the cruise you will be taken to the airport for your evening flight to Bucharest. Overnight Hotel Intercontinental.

Day 8 Bucharest
Get acquainted with the Romanian capital, once nicknamed "Little Paris". During the tour you will visit the Parliament Palace, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon and the National Treasure. Listen how the Romanian people finally succeeded to topple the last communist dictator in eastern Europe in the Revolution Square. Your tour will bring you also to the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club, the Military Academy, Triumphal Arch and The Village Museum. Accommodation and dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight Hotel Intercontinental.

Day 9 Bucharest-Sinaia-Bran-Brasov-Bucharest
Your sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the 17th century Sinaia Monastery. Then stop in Peles Castle built as the summer residence of King Carol I. Continue the tour with a visit to the Bran Castle made famous by Bram Stoker's novel as the residence of the vampire count, Dracula. Next, walking tour of Brasov including the visit of the First Romanian School with an impressive collection of rare books. Farewell dinner with folklore show. Overnight Hotel Intercontinental.

Day 10 Bucharest-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport. You can extend your stay in Bucharest or continue to the Painted Monasteries, Black Sea resorts, Danube Delta or Bulgaria.

Additional nights in Vienna and/or Bucharest available.



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