Budapest to Prague Adventure

Budapest Parliament
Sunrise over Prague
Tuck in to tempting cuisine
Mikulov
Bustling streets of Prague
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On this holiday discover the historic European capital cities of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague and travel between them by a combination of rail and road. In Mikulov see the Jewish Cemetery and enjoy a wine tasting. Prague - Uncover the mysteries of the castle, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and the Astronomical Clock Vienna - Travel by train into Austria and see the capital's main sights before having the chance to cruise back along the Danube River Chateau Lednice - Take a scenic walk through the UNESCO-Listed castle grounds known as 'the garden of Europe' Why Not Extend Your Trip? - This trip can be combined with our 'Krakow to Budapest Adventure' (trip code: CZ) to make a two week holiday

Highlights
  • Chateau Lednice - Take a scenic walk through the UNESCO-Listed castle grounds known as 'the garden of Europe'
  • This trip can be combined with our 'Krakow to Budapest Adventure' (trip code: CZ) to make a two week holiday
  • Prague - Uncover the mysteries of the castle, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and the Astronomical Clock
  • Vienna - Travel by train into Austria and see the capital's main sights before having the chance to cruise back along the Danube River
Why Book this Tour
On our new 7 day trip you can experience four countries including historic cities and beautiful winelands scenery. We travel in true Explore style by using a range of different public transport as well as charter buses. If you'd like to experience more, then you can combine this trip with our 'Krakow to Budapest' (trip code: CZK), to make a two week adventure.
Destinations
  • Parliament
  • Budapest
  • Bratislava
  • Mikulov
  • Prague
  • The Danube
  • Nice
  • Sarajevo
  • Chain Bridge
  • Danube
  • Castle Hill
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia
  • Vienna
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Rail
  • Ruins-Archaeology
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Scenic
  • Small Group
  • 50 plus
  • Couples
  • Singles
  • Museum
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking

Location: Budapest

Our adventure begins in the Hungary's capital city, Budapest, where we spend the night. Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Danube River, the city consists of two parts: Buda and Pest. Buda is the older, more graceful part, with cobbled streets and medieval buildings, whilst the latter is the modern business centre. For those arriving on time our Leader plans to meet you in the hotel reception at 4:30pm for the welcome meeting and, utilising local transport, they will to take us on an orientation walking tour of the main sights of this impressive city. We'll see the Basilica of Saint Stephen and the Parliament buildings before crossing the Chain Bridge to the Castle District and Watertown. Here lie Buda's most ancient gems - Castle Hill with the Old Town, Fisherman's Bastion and the Royal Palace. After the tour for those that wish there will be the chance to go for dinner. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive into Budapest Airport (BUD). There is a lot to see and do in Budapest; if you can spare the time, we suggest arriving a day early to make the most of this fascinating city. Alternatively, you could consider combining this holiday with the Krakow to Budapest Adventure to make a two-week holiday. Please note that if you wish to join the orientation tour today, you must arrive at the hotel by 4.30pm. If you are booking your own flights, we recommend giving yourself at least one hour to clear the airport. It's around 45 minutes' drive from the airport to the hotel, so therefore the latest your flight can arrive is 2.30pm. Should you miss the meeting, your Leader will leave you information giving the meeting time for the next day in the hotel reception and will inform you of any essential information as soon as you catch up.

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Location: Bratislava

After the journey from Budapest we will spend a nice leisurely afternoon in historical Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. It used to be the capital of the former Hungarian Kingdom and was known as 'Pressburg' and went through tough times at war with the Ottoman Empire. We will walk through the Old Town's maze of pretty Medieval streets and squares surrounded by numerous cafes and trendy bistros. We pass by Michael's Gate which is the only remaining old entrance to the city, the pretty Main Square, Neoclassical Primate's Palace and Cathedral of Saint Martin. After the walk you can continue your discovery by visiting one of the oldest castles in Slovakia or by enjoying a birds eye view from city's most famous landmark, the so-called UFO bridge, which affords views over the 'panelaky' typical communist era blocks of flats and various other fairly radical urban projects.

Accommodation: Hotel

Location: Vienna

This morning we take a short train ride (about 1 hour) to Austria's capital, Vienna, where we enjoy a walking tour of the Old City with a local guide. This should offer a good initial overview of the history and the structure of the city. Sights during the walk will include the Karlsplatz, Heroes Square, Hofburg (Imperial Palace Complex), Imperial Treasury, National Library, Spanish Riding School, Vienna's ancient housing estates, Saint Stephens Church and the Opera. We won't have time to enter any of these places on our tour but afterwards you will be free to return to visit any that you wish. You can choose to return to Bratislava by train at your leisure (we will provide a return ticket) or you may prefer to book a boat trip back along the Danube River (taking approximately 2 hours).

Accommodation: Hotel

Location: Mikulov

We start our day with a train trip (taking around 1 hour), followed by a short bus journey to the beautiful town of Mikulov. Filled with history embodied in architectural monuments, this small town offers something for everyone. Situated in the very heart of the wine region, it has plenty of walking paths with local and family run wine cellars or wine tasting centres along the way. En route to Mikulov we stop at Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's one of the largest artificial landscapes in Europe and here we will take a walk around the castle park of Chateau Lednice. In the afternoon we visit the Jewish Cemetery in Mikulov with centuries old tombs and it is the final resting place of many prominent rabbis. Following our visit we'll enjoy a wine tasting of Mikulov's local produce.

Accommodation: Hotel

Location: Prague

A train journey takes us to our final destination of Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Our train travel today will involve a change of trains and take approximately 4.5 hours in total. Twelve centuries have adorned it with a labyrinth of old streets and wonderful palaces and bridges. We enjoy a guided city tour, which will take in some of the main highlights including the Old Town Square and City Hall, set amid antique houses and arcades. Other sites include the Astronomical Clock, Powder Tower and Prague Ghetto, which includes the Jewish Cemetery and Synagogues. We also see Charles Bridge, the most handsome bridge over the Vltava River and the area of Hradcany which contains the castle of the Bohemian Kings.

Accommodation: Hotel

Location: Prague

On our second day in Prague you are free to enjoy the city at your leisure. You may wish to head by local train to the 700 year old Konopiste Castle. The castle was once owned by Archduke Ferdinand, whose assassination in Sarajevo triggered the start of World War I. A boat trip on the Vltava River is another possibility. There are also many classical music concerts to be found. If the timing is right, you may be lucky to see a performance in one of the old atmospheric churches. There the option of visiting the Bunker Museum, where a range of Cold War relics are on display from an age when paranoia and spying was at an all-time high, which is housed in a former communist bunker underneath the city.

Accommodation: Hotel

Location: Prague

The trip ends after breakfast at our hotel in Prague. There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart from Prague at any time. If your flight is departing later in the day, luggage storage facilities are available at our hotel. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you need to depart from Prague Airport (PRG).

Included
  • Train Tickets
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)
  • Fully Guided
  • Meals – Breakfast Only
    -Breakfast: 6
  • Accommodation

Not Included
  • Country Entry Visas
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  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day
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  • Tipping and Gratuities
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5* Budapest to Prague Adventure
The trip was great and made better by having Miro as a guide
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4* Budapest to Prague Adventure
Miro was excellent leader
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Date: 16-Jul-2018

5* Budapest to Prague Adventure
Considering this was my first Explore trip, I was very impressed with the tour and it exceeded my expectations. Again, considering this was my first trip, perhaps, you could havene out of your way to ensure I was onboarded sufficiently and efficiently.
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Date: 30-Oct-2019

5* Budapest to Prague Adventure
This was a busy tour which gave aod overview of the places visited and a reassuring idea of how easy it is to get around in case of future visits. Following walking tours in each location, sometimes with a local guide, there was quite a lot of free time to back and visit places of particular interest - this could have meant spending a lot of time alone as the majority of the group were travelling solo and were happy to explore on their own. I am pleased that I managed to 'team up' with a couple of others who had the same interests as me. The tour leader provided maps and written instructions for getting around and arranged group meals most evenings which was great and extremely helpful in terms of orientation. The reason I come on Explore tours is that I know everything will be well managed and organised and there is very little stress or planning that I need to do myself. The tour leader, as well as travelling with a friendly and easying group, really did make the trip as enjoyable as possible.
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Date: 12-Feb-2017

5* Budapest to Prague Adventure
Holiday was exactly as an Explore trip should be.
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Date: 07-Aug-2018

5* Budapest to Prague Adventure
Clare clerici,was the best tour leader I’ve travelled with since coming on Explore holidays
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Date: 06-Aug-2018

5* Budapest to Prague Adventure
Fab holiday would recommend. Just the right sized group.
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Date: 30-Aug-2019

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Start:Budapest
Finish:Prague
Group size:4 - 18
Suitable for: Adult
Accommodation:Standard
Physical rating:Medium, Full On
Meals:Breakfast: 6
Diets:Vegetarians, Vegans
Tour operated in: English
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