Vienna and Prague
Day 1 Arrival to Vienna
Arrival transfer from the airport or train station to your hotel. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Day 2 Vienna
In the morning, panoramic city Tour of Vienna, approx. 3h.
Vienna’s most famous sights are waiting for you! Today you will see Vienna’s most important sights. Along the Ringstrasse Avenue you will see magnificent buildings like the Museum of Applied Arts, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the MuseumsQuartier, Hofburg Palace (former winter residence of the imperial family), the Parliament, the City Hall, the university and the National Theater. Crossing the Danube River we will see the UN headquarters in Vienna and the so called “modern Vienna”, where you can find the House of Colors “Hundertwasser” built by the famous architect / painter “Friedensreich Kunterbunt Regentag Hundertwasser”. Before the tour ends, we will take you to Belvedere Palace (exterior visit) and its beautiful gardens.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant.
In the Afternoon – Imperial Vienna Tour through the historic city centre and Schönbrunn Palace, approx. 3h.
You will take a walk through Vienna’s Imperial history and learn about the beautiful streets, squares and places hidden in the heart of the city. We start with a walk through Volksgarten Park, where the statue of the Empress “Sisi” is located. Then we continue to Heroes Square and Hofburg Palace (exterior visit). One of the highlights of your stay in Vienna will be the interior visit of Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Imperial family and also known as the palace of Empress Sisi, where we will admire the rooms and salons (interior visit). A walk through the magnificent gardens will give you an idea of the imposing dimensions of this palace. After the tour transfer back to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Day 3 Vienna
Full day excursion to the Vienna Woods + Danube Valley, approx. 8h.
South of Vienna, we will visit the Höldrichsmühle area, where Franz Schubert, a famous composer, used to spend his summer holidays. At the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz we will see the medieval cloister which houses the remains of the last Babenberger. Afterwards we will travel through the romantic Helenental to the former Mayerling hunting lodge, which is today a memorial chapel where Crown Prince Rudolf met his tragic end together with Baroness Mary Vetsera in 1889.
Our next stop and highlight of this excursion is an interior visit of the Benedictine Abbey of Melk built on a rock close to the Danube and famous by Umberto Eco’s novel “The name of the Rose”.After lunch we’ll take you through the beautiful landscapes along the Danube to Dürnstein, where you will see the ruins of the castle where King Richard Lionheart was locked up. On our way back to Vienna we’ll pass by Krems – Austria’s wine capital. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel.
Day 4 Vienna – Prague
Departure to Prague by private bus. Arrival in Prague- the capital of the Czech Republic.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant. After lunch start of the first part of the city tour: Classic Prague Tour, approx. 3,5h. We will start with the Prague Castle area. Here we will admire the Cerninsky Palace, the Loreto Sanctuary and finally we will access the Prague Castle, former seat of royalty since the 9th century and current residence of the President of the Republic. Then we will continue to the picturesque neighborhood of Malá Strana “Little Town”, from where we will reach the Old Town crossing Charles Bridge.
After lunch transfer to the hotel. Check in and rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Day 5 Prague
Prague Old Town, approx. 3h.
This morning we continue visiting of the center of Prague – the old town: Old Town Square, where you can admire the monumentality of Prague with the Old Town Hall, the Church of Our Lady of Tyn, the monument to Jan Hus, the Baroque Church of St. Nicholas and the famous Astronomical Clock. Lunch in a typical restaurant / city center. Afternoon at leisure. Individual transfer to the hotel. In the evening transfer in private bus to the farewell dinner in a typical Czech brewery.
After dinner, transfer back to the hotel by private bus. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 6 Budapest
Check out and free time until transfer by private bus the airport.