- 6-night independent rail trip from Prague to Vienna and Budapest with 3-star plus or 4-star hotel accommodation included
- Join an included 3.5-hour sightseeing tour of each city with an expert guide
- See Prague’s Old Town, Prague Castle and Wenceslas Square
- View Vienna’s highlights, including the Ringstrasse, Hofburg Palace and elegant Schönbrunn Palace
- Admire the best of Budapest, including the Buda Castle District, Hungarian Parliament Building and Heroes’ Square
- Get ample free time to explore each city independently, with two nights in each
- Enjoy comfortable, standard class inter-city rail travel
What You Can Expect
Next, cross Charles Square and admire the ornate Charles Bridge spanning the Vltava River. Then, pass the Rudolfinum as you journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Prague Castle. Wander around the treasures inside this enormous walled complex, including St Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace and Golden Lane, whose über-quaint, 15th-century cottages are kitted out to recreate the lives and work of the medieval artisans that resided in them.
Afterward, see the former Jewish quarter and delve into Prague Old Town. Walk around the gorgeous Old Town Square, home to St Nicholas Church and Tyn Cathedral, and admire the world-famous astronomical clock that graces the Old Town Hall.
Once your tour ends, the rest of the day is yours to explore independently. Perhaps dig into some tasty Czech recipes at lunch (own expense), visit some of Prague’s intriguing museums, or dig deeper into the cobbled Prague Old Town. The evening is free for you to do as you wish, too.
Then, continue to the majestic Schönbrunn Palace, the Hapsburgs’ summer residence, and once home to Empress Maria Theresa, mother of Marie Antoinette. Head inside this Baroque masterpiece to witness the opulent state apartments, gilded with paintings, frescos and Rococo furnishings.
This was a great tour! I loved that everything was already set up when we got to Prague in terms of train tickets and hotels. The hotel in Prague was our least favorite as they weren't very friendly and accommodating to our request. Everything else was great though!
There are a couple things I would have liked which would have helped as well. We got a general overview of which hotels we were staying at and what time the tour would start the next morning but it would have helped to have more information about the tours picking us up in the morning. We didn't know the companies names giving the tours which created some confusion. It would have bee nice to know for example that a bus company was picking us up in Vienna then taking us to the bus to start the tour. It would have also been nice to know what sights we were going to see to help us plan the rest of our time effectively.
This tour is not for the faint of heart. It is a lot of walking and sightseeing in a short amount of time. I think it you had 7-8 nights it would have been more fun to stay in each city an extra day.
Prague is wonderful though we had rain during our guided tour. Tour guide was busy with 2 languages and I think it was a second best arrangement. Hotel Axa is good, clean and tidy. Staff are very helpful. Breakfast is wonderful.
Dixon R. Arevalo
United States of America
Viator in Prague through the local tour operator was not good as it was mainly a bus tour going over the same blocks over and over and driving by places quickly. There were no photo stops which is one of the reasons that I travel so much - for the photography. The hotels in Prague, Vienna and Budapest were adequate and the central location was good. The city tour guide in Vienna was better. The train rides were all very good and easy to access. The city tour in Budapest was the worst. To begin with it was supposed to start at 10:40 am and be a 3.5 hour tour which is poor planning since it was over the lunch hour. The taxi picked us up at our hotel and dropped us at another hotel to be picked up for the tour by bus. The bus never came. Anna substituted for the guide and tried to accommodate us, but she did not have a bus with loud speaker to hear her explanation. We had only one photo stop which did not include the Palace district. On being dropped at the Parliament bldg, hungry and frustrated we complained to Anna who arranged a private tour for us back to the Palace district etc. She was accommodating, but the morning was extremely frustrating. VIATOR dropped the ball with this one.