Prague-Vienna-Budapest-Bucharest

Depart:
Escorted Tour-Land Only

13 Days/ 12 Nights

2014 Departures:

April 25
May 9 and 23
June 6 and 20
July 4 and 18
August 1 and 15
September 5 and 19
October 3 and 24


Price per Person:
In a double room $2909
Single supplement $1019

Package Includes:
12 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
5 dinners-drinks not included
Opera performance in Prague
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 Prague
Upon arrival you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel. Remainder of the day is free to begin your exploration for the lovely and historic Czech capital. This evening you will enjoy dinner and a folklore show at a local restaurant. Overnight Hotel Majestic Plaza.

Day 2 Prague
Morning tour of the historic part of the city including the Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Ghetto, St. Nicholas Church and the Charles Bridge. Afternoon at leisure to shop for local products or visit one of the city's excellent museums. This evening you will enjoy an opera performance. Overnight Hotel Majestic Plaza.

Day 3 Prague
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of the Royal Castle Hradcany and St. Vitus Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight Hotel Majestic Plaza.

Day 4 Prague-Vienna
Travel by motor coach to Vienna, the City of the Waltz. The rest of the day is free. Dinner tonight will be enjoyed in a typical local Heurigen restaurant. Overnight Hotel Hilton Stadtpark.

Day 5 Vienna
Morning sightseeing tour features the Hofburg, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Belvedere Palace, views of the Prater amusement park, UN buildings and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure. This evening you will enjoy a Mozart and Strauss concert. Overnight Hotel Hilton Stadtpark.

Day 6 Vienna
This morning you will be taken on a guided tour of the world famous Kunt Historishe Museum housing one of the best collections in the world. Afternoon free to shop or relax in one of the city's famous cafes. Overnight Hotel Hilton Stadtpark.

Day 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 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 Prague and/or Bucharest available

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