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Prague Vienna & Budapest - 10 Nights

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Discover the storybook cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest and revel in the splendour of past centuries on this 10-night holiday. 

Sitting amid gentle landscapes of cascading mountains, Prague is a magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold tipped towers, church spires and gardens. Marvel at the city's stunning architecture, when crossing the Charles Bridge to explore the wonders of the Old Town.

Vienna is home to some of the finest palaces in Europe, including Schönbrunn Palace and Hofburg, which was previously the centre of the Habsburg Empire.

Known as the 'Pearl of the Danube', it is easy to see why Budapest is considered one of Europe's most magnificent cities. The glorious architecture of Hungary's parliament building, the magnificent beauty of Crown Bridge and the gothic castle of Buda are some of the fabulous sights that this truly amazing city boasts.

Relax in one of Vienna's elegant old coffee houses, take in the sights and grandeur of Prague and savour the opulence of Budapest.

 

Coach transfer to and from Belfast (Glengall Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Prague
Currency
Czech Koruna (CZK, Kc)
Local Time
GMT +1 hour
Flight Duration
Approx. 2.5 hours. Prague Ruzyne airport is located 20km (12 miles) northwest of Prague. Journey time to the city centre is approximately 30 minutes. Passport: A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check with their embassy.
Climate
Summers are warm and can be damp, and winters are quite cold. April is an ideal time to visit Prague, as the climate is warm and dry, which is pleasant for walking and viewing.
Food & Drink
Prague is famous for inexpensive beer and warm, comforting food such as dumplings, goulash and pork knuckles.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: 39CZK
  • Beer: 29CZK
  • Glass of wine: 45CZK
  • Meal: 100CZK
  • Soft Drink: 29CZK
  • Bottled Water: 14CZK
  • (1 CZK = 0.36 EUR)
Vienna
Currency
Euro €
Local Time
GMT +1 hour.
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check with their embassy.
Climate
Vienna has a temperate, transitional climate. The weather is generally very pleasant. January is the coldest month; June, July and August are the hottest.
Food & Drink
When visiting Vienna try the schnitzel, knödel (Austrian dumplings), apple strudel and of course the world famous chocolate!
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €2.70
  • Beer: €3.50
  • Glass of wine: €4.00
  • Light meal: €8.00
  • Soft Drink: €1.20
  • Bottled Water: €.50
Budapest
Currency
Forint (Ft)
Local Time
GMT +1 hour.
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check with their embassy.
Airport
Budapest Ferihegy Airport is located 24km southeast of Budapest, approx. 30 minutes from the hotel.
Climate
Budapest has a temperate, transitional climate. The weather is generally very pleasant. January is the coldest month; June, July and August are the hottest.
Food & Drink
Hungarian food is hearty and comforting with stews, goulashes, dumplings and cheeses common features on the menus. Meals are usually washed down of course with one of the cool refreshing beers that Hungary is famous for. There are also numerous international restaurants throughout the city, whatever your food preference you won't go hungry in Budapest.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: 356.00 Ft
  • Beer: 370.00 Ft
  • Glass of wine: 450.00 Ft
  • Light meal: 1,500.00 Ft
  • Soft Drink: 259.00 Ft
  • Bottled Water: 150.00 Ft
  • (1Ft - €0.003)
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A small backpack
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading
  • Budapest Noir by Vilmos Kondor
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  • The Third Man by Graham Greene

Holiday highlights

Prague: Old Town Square
The centrepiece of Old Prague is the huge 1.7 hectare Old Town Square. It has been Prague's working heart since the 10th century, and was the host of its largest market until the beginning of the 20th century. It's surrounded by a maze of alleys and is home to some of Prague's most famous monuments.Prague Castle has a magnificent cliff-top outlook. Over 1000 years old, it is the biggest ancient castle in the world.
Vienna: Imperial Palace
Known as the Hofburg, the Imperial Palace is an enormous monument to Habsburg culture and heritage. The Habsburgs set up house here for more than six centuries, periodically adding new sections to the palace. Schoenbrunn Palace - This 18th baroque palace is one of Vienna's most popular attractions. It has 2000 luxurious rooms, complete with a classically landscaped garden. Additional attractions include a maze and the world's oldest Zoo.
Budapest: Castle Hill
Is the premier destination for many visitors, and it contains many of Budapest's most important monuments and museums. There are great views of Pest across the river Danube. The walled area consists of the Old Town and the Royal Palace.
Budapest: Turkish Baths
There are numerous Turkish Baths throughout Budapest and with their thermal waters reputed for their healing qualities, are an ideal setting for relaxing in and letting the city's charming atmosphere soak in.
Budapest: Royal Palace
The Royal Palace has been burned, bombed, razed, rebuilt and redesigned at least six times over the past seven centuries. It's now an 18th and early 20th century amalgam reconstructed after the last war. Take a walk through Ferdinand Gate or under Mace Tower to the Turkish cemetery, or relax in the palace gardens behind the Budapest History museum.

Practical Information for this holiday

Prague
Currency
Czech Koruna (CZK, Kc)
Local Time
GMT +1 hour
Flight Duration
Approx. 2.5 hours. Prague Ruzyne airport is located 20km (12 miles) northwest of Prague. Journey time to the city centre is approximately 30 minutes. Passport: A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check with their embassy.
Climate
Summers are warm and can be damp, and winters are quite cold. April is an ideal time to visit Prague, as the climate is warm and dry, which is pleasant for walking and viewing.
Food & Drink
Prague is famous for inexpensive beer and warm, comforting food such as dumplings, goulash and pork knuckles.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: 39CZK
  • Beer: 29CZK
  • Glass of wine: 45CZK
  • Meal: 100CZK
  • Soft Drink: 29CZK
  • Bottled Water: 14CZK
  • (1 CZK = 0.36 EUR)
Vienna
Currency
Euro €
Local Time
GMT +1 hour.
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check with their embassy.
Climate
Vienna has a temperate, transitional climate. The weather is generally very pleasant. January is the coldest month; June, July and August are the hottest.
Food & Drink
When visiting Vienna try the schnitzel, knödel (Austrian dumplings), apple strudel and of course the world famous chocolate!
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €2.70
  • Beer: €3.50
  • Glass of wine: €4.00
  • Light meal: €8.00
  • Soft Drink: €1.20
  • Bottled Water: €.50
Budapest
Currency
Forint (Ft)
Local Time
GMT +1 hour.
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check with their embassy.
Airport
Budapest Ferihegy Airport is located 24km southeast of Budapest, approx. 30 minutes from the hotel.
Climate
Budapest has a temperate, transitional climate. The weather is generally very pleasant. January is the coldest month; June, July and August are the hottest.
Food & Drink
Hungarian food is hearty and comforting with stews, goulashes, dumplings and cheeses common features on the menus. Meals are usually washed down of course with one of the cool refreshing beers that Hungary is famous for. There are also numerous international restaurants throughout the city, whatever your food preference you won't go hungry in Budapest.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: 356.00 Ft
  • Beer: 370.00 Ft
  • Glass of wine: 450.00 Ft
  • Light meal: 1,500.00 Ft
  • Soft Drink: 259.00 Ft
  • Bottled Water: 150.00 Ft
  • (1Ft - €0.003)
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A small backpack
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading
  • Budapest Noir by Vilmos Kondor
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  • The Third Man by Graham Greene

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Prague

Full Day

Travel to Prague

Upon arrival in Prague, you will be met by our local representative in the airport before being transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 - Prague

Morning

Tour of Prague

Begin your holiday with a half day guided tour of Prague.  Admire the impressive Baroque architecture while walking across the famous Charles Bridge to Old Town Square. This bridge showcases some of Prague’s exquisitely crafted statues and towers, while the Old Town is home to the most beautiful clock tower in Eastern Europe. 

Afternoon

Leisure

You will have the afternoon to explore this beautiful city at your leisure, your guide will be happy to advise activities to suit your interests. 

Day 3 - Český Šternberk Castle

Morning

Český Šternberk Castle

Today, enjoy a half day guided excursion to Český Šternberk Castle. A bohemian castle of the mid-thirteenth century, it sits perched on a hill and gives panoramic views of the surrounding city.

Day 4 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Enjoy a day in Prague to shop, sightsee or relax. Your guide will be able to suggest activities to suit your interests.

Day 5 - Depart for Vienna

Morning

Depart for Vienna

Travel by coach from Prague to Vienna, with guide assistance (three hours and 50 minutes approx).

Afternoon

Vienna

Spend an afternoon at leisure experiencing Vienna. Find your feet in the hotel and take a stroll around Belvedere Park.

Day 6 - Vienna

Morning

Tour of Vienna

Enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour of Vienna, to see sights such as the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of Empress Sisi. You will also see Hofburg Palace, the former Imperial winter residence and scene of the Vienna Congress, and the Ringstraße, home to magnificent buildings such as the Vienna State Opera House and the Votive Church.

Day 7 - Depart for Budapest

Morning

Depart for Budapest

Today, you will travel by coach from Vienna to Budapest, with guide assistance (two hours and 40 minutes approx.).

Afternoon

Budapest

Arrive in Budapest. Get familiarised with your hotel and maybe take stroll down by the Danube.

Day 8 - Budapest

Morning

Tour of Budapest

Today, enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour of Budapest. Stroll up to Castle Hill and take in stunning views of Pest and the river Danube, gaze upon the impressive Buda Castle and take in many more sights in this city. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Day 9 - Danube boat trip & lunch

Morning

Danube boat trip & lunch

Depart your hotel for a boat trip on the river Danube, which glides right between the hills of Buda and Pest. Sail down the serene river and take in sights of some of the city’s most beautiful buildings, before enjoying a group lunch.

Day 10 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Enjoy a day for shopping, relaxing or sightseeing at your own pace. Visit the City Park to see Hero’s Square, the largest square in Budapest or visit the beautiful 18th century Royal Palace.  After a day of sightseeing, relax and unwind in one of the many Turkish Baths dotted around the city.

Day 11 - Return Home

Morning

Return Home

Transfer to Budapest Airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Clarion Congress Hotel 4

The Clarion Congress Hotel is situated in a modern part of Prague – Vysočany. Just 15 minutes from the historic city centre, it has excellent transport links and shopping on site. With comfortable rooms and attentive service, this hotel has been welcoming Travel Department custom... read more read more read more

The Clarion Congress Hotel is situated in a modern part of Prague – Vysočany. Just 15 minutes from the historic city centre, it has excellent transport links and shopping on site. With comfortable rooms and attentive service, this hotel has been welcoming Travel Department customers since 2008. 

Hotel address
Clarion Congress Hotel
Freyova 33 - 190 00
Prague,
Czech Republic
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Arcotel Wimberger Wien 4

Located just a 5 minutes’ walk from Westbahnhof Train Station, this hotel offers easy connections to Vienna’s major attractions and landmarks. With its comfortable rooms, welcoming decor and attentive staff, it is ideal for exploring the city.... read more read more read more

Located just a 5 minutes’ walk from Westbahnhof Train Station, this hotel offers easy connections to Vienna’s major attractions and landmarks. With its comfortable rooms, welcoming decor and attentive staff, it is ideal for exploring the city.

Hotel address
Arcotel Wimberger Wien
Neubauguertel 34-36
1070 Wien
Austria
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Hotel Novotel Budapest City 4

Located on the Buda side of the Danube, the Novotel Budapest City is within walking distance to many of Budapest's top sights including Buda Castle and the National Museum.  ... read more read more read more

Located on the Buda side of the Danube, the Novotel Budapest City is within walking distance to many of Budapest's top sights including Buda Castle and the National Museum.  

Hotel address
Hotel Novotel Budapest City
Alkotas utca 63-67
1123 Budapest
Hungary
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Best Western Plus Amedia Wien 4

Located in Vienna’s third district and only a few minutes’ walk from Kardinal-Nagl-Platz Underground Station, this hotel is an ideal base for exploring the city and its surrounding attractions. The hotel has a modern design and its guest rooms are comfortable and well equipped.... read more read more read more

Located in Vienna’s third district and only a few minutes’ walk from Kardinal-Nagl-Platz Underground Station, this hotel is an ideal base for exploring the city and its surrounding attractions. The hotel has a modern design and its guest rooms are comfortable and well equipped.

Hotel address
Best Western Plus Amedia Wien
Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 155
1030 Wien
Austria
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Hotel Museum Budapest 4

Hotel Museum Budapest is ideally situated, only a few steps from the National Museum and with many more cultural, historic and entertainment attractions close by. With a stylish and practical design, this hotel is a great choice for a stay in the heart of the city.    ... read more read more read more

Hotel Museum Budapest is ideally situated, only a few steps from the National Museum and with many more cultural, historic and entertainment attractions close by. With a stylish and practical design, this hotel is a great choice for a stay in the heart of the city.

 

 
Hotel address
Hotel Museum Budapest
1088 Budapest,
Trefort UTCA 2,
Hungary
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*Some hotel facilities are seasonally operated and may not be available at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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