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Discover the Imperial Cities of Budapest, Vienna, and Prague

 

On this program, you will discover the region's best-kept secrets, the must-see Imperial cities of Budapest, Vienna, and Prague, spectacular mountain vistas, breathtaking landscapes, and a wealth of history and art. Explore the stunning city of Budapest and its storied history along the banks of the Danube. Revel in Vienna's baroque architecture, musical history, and romantic atmosphere. Delve into Prague's 11-century past and take in its current allure as the capital of the Czech Republic. Extend and visit world-famous Berlin with landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, and explore the city's rich and diverse past. All this and more await you as you uncover Europe's rich cultural life, history, friendly people, charming medieval towns, and age-old gastronomic delights. Take advantage of this incredible journey and travel with Quest Voyager through the European gems of Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and Berlin!

 

Destinations Highlights

Relaxed three destination stay • Europe’s culture, arts, music, architecture, history, and cuisine • Budapest • Vienna • Prague • Berlin • Heroes Square • modern city of Pest • Castle District in Buda • Baroque-style architecture • Danube River • Visegrad, the former Royal Residence • medieval Szentendre • Coffee in a Viennese cafe • Vienna’s Ringstrasse and its magnificent buildings • Strahov Monastery Prague • St. Vitus Cathedral • Gothic to Art Nouveau architecture • Pilsen and Nizbor • Pilsner Urquell brewery • glass factory in Nizbor • Checkpoint Charlie • Brandenburg Gate • the Berlin Wall Memorial • and more…

 

Program Included Features

  • ROUND TRIP AIR - Air transportation from New York

  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - 7 nights first class hotels

  • MEALS - 12 included meals consisting of 7 buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners.

  • THE PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Half day tour of Budapest, Full day tour including a city tour of Vienna, Full day tour including a city tour of Prague. Optional tours available

  • JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals such as learning about the art of making traditional Czech beer making in Prague and a visit for a coffee to a traditional Café in Vienna and a visit for a coffee to a traditional Café in Vienna

  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director during tours and transfers

  • FIRST-CLASS MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach

  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS – Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport.

 

Berlin extension program - included features

  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - 2 nights first class hotels

  • MEALS - 2 included meals consisting of 2 buffet breakfasts.

  • THE PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: A full day city tour of Berlin.

  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour

  • FIRST-CLASS MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach

  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport.

 

Day 1 Leave the USA Set off on your overnight international trip to Budapest. Meals and beverages are served on board.

Day 2 Arrive in Budapest Upon arrival, you'll be met by your tour director and transferred to your hotel. Welcome to Budapest and the splendor of this remarkable city! Budapest is two cities in one – Buda and Pest, separated by the mighty Danube River. This evening enjoy a dinner at the hotel. Maybe afterward, take a walk to see the ancient city of Buda and the modern city of Pest, connected by several bridges, including the famous Chain Bridge. (D)

 

Day 3 Budapest - City Tour After breakfast, take a guided tour aboard your private motor coach and explore the main attractions of Budapest. See the Hosok Tere (Heroes Square), the Opera House, and the Parliament. Walk through the Castle District in Buda and marvel at the Baroque-style architecture. End the tour at Gellert Hill for a stunning view of the city. Spend the afternoon leisurely, enjoying the stunning views of the Danube River and the bustling city center, with its many cafes, shops, bars, and restaurants. This evening dinner will be served at the hotel.   (B,D)

 

Day 4 Budapest Today relax and discover Budapest on your own. Drink in the city's iconic landmarks, such as the Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion, or visit one of Budapest's famous bathhouses renowned for its legendary healing properties and stunning architecture. Or take an optional tour to discover the River Danube Bend and its Enchanting Towns. Explore three significant settlements along the scenic bend of the Danube River. First, visit Visegrad, the former Royal Residence, and enjoy its fascinating views. Continue to Esztergom to explore its famous cathedral. Afterward, take a guided walking tour of Szentendre, the medieval artists' town. Along the way, enjoy some free time for lunch in a local restaurant. Don't miss out on this incredible journey through the River Danube Bend and its enchanting towns! (B)

 

Day 5 Budapest – Vienna – City Tour After breakfast, depart Budapest and head to Vienna for a full day of touring, including a half-day city tour. Along the way, you'll stop for lunch. Vienna combines beauty and charm with culture, style, and sophistication as a European city. See the Ringstrasse and its magnificent buildings, the Hofburg, the Parliament building, the City Hall, the Burgtheater, and the Belvedere Palace. Then join locals for coffee and dessert at one of Vienna's most famous coffeehouse. Afterward, check into the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure by visiting the bustling city center, with its many cafes, shops, bars, and restaurants. (B,L)

 

Day 6 Vienna. Today explore the great city of Vienna at your own pace. Visit one of the city's famous museums, relax with Viennese Coffee in a cafe, or shop for souvenirs in its vibrant shopping plazas. Learn about Mozart, one of the most famous composers ever, and visit his house. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Vienna and experience the city like a local. With so much to see and do, Vienna is the perfect destination for an unforgettable day. (B)

 

Day 7 Vienna – Prague – City Tour visiting Prague's magnificent sights After breakfast, drive to Prague on a full day of touring, including a city tour. Explore Strahov Monastery, founded in the 12th century, and take in its incredible views from the terrace. Continue on foot to Loreto Monastery, Prague Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral, reflecting various architectural styles from high Gothic to Art Nouveau. Also, visit the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane, and Daliborka Tower. Take advantage of this incredible journey through Prague's magnificent sights! After the tour, check into the hotel and relax. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening. (B,D)

 

Day 8 Prague Discover the hidden gems of Prague and its surrounding areas with a full day at leisure. Consider beginning your day by revisiting the Old Town Square or take an optional tour of Pilsen and Nizbor. Pilsen is known for the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. Here you learn about Pilsen, where beer has been brewed since 1295. Hear the story of this globally renowned beer and visit the Prazdroj brewery to learn more about its history. It is one of the most popular beers in the world, and a glass of it is on your tasting list today! Enjoy lunch at the brewery's restaurant before heading for more discovery to the country's most famous glass factory in Nizbor. This famous factory was established in the 18th century and is still in operation today. It produces a variety of fine glass products, including crystal and art glass. Finally, cap off your day with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

 

Day 9 Prague to the USA or extend your stay with an optional Berlin extension After breakfast, you will be transferred to Prague airport for your return flight home or extend your stay in Berlin. (B)

Optional Berlin Extension

Day 9 Prague – Berlin, City Tour Experience the rich history of Berlin on an unforgettable journey from Prague to Germany's vibrant capital. Travel through the lush countryside and past medieval towns as you travel to Berlin, where you will have a city tour. See iconic sights like Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall Memorial and East Side Gallery, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. Learn about Berlin's fascinating past, from the Prussians to the Imperialists, the Nazis, and the Cold War. Hear the story of the Stasi, the official state security service of old East Germany, and uncover the differences between East and West. After the day of touring, check into your hotel and relax before heading out to explore Berlin's vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene. (B)

 

Day 10 Berlin Today explore Berlin at your own pace and uncover the city's dramatic history. Visit some of the most important historical sites, such as the Berlin State Library, where Albert Einstein once worked, or take an optional tour to Potsdam, once home to Prussian kings and the German Kaiser. Here you enter the stunning Sanssouci Palace, the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. This tour is perfect for history buffs and novices alike, offering an in-depth look into the past.  (B)

 

Day 11 Berlin to the USA Begin your transfer to Berlin Airport for your flight back home with a plethora of memories of your travels to treasure and share. (B)

 

(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Hotel and Itinerary are subject to change.

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