Bohemian Dream Tour - Globus® Central Europe

Bohemian Dream (RF)

9 Day Tour from Budapest to Prague

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This Central Europe tour travels through some of Central Europe's most fascinating countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and the Czech Republic—each with a rich culture, fascinating history, and interesting historical sights. Your tour begins in Budapest, Eastern Europe's most cosmopolitan city, and ends in Prague with overnights also in Bratislava, Vienna, and Ceský Krumlov.

Sightseeing in each city includes the must-see attractions, including a visit to Heroes' Square in Budapest, founded in 1896 and representing 1000 years of Hungarian history; gothic St. Martin's Church in Bratislava, coronation church for the Kingdom of Hungary from the 16th to 19th centuries; St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, dating back to the 12th-century; Jan Žižka Square in Tabor, in honor of the famous Hussite commander and politician Jan Žižka; the Esztergom Basilica and Treasury, the largest church in Hungary; and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and Hradčany Castle Grounds, dating from the 9th century, in Prague. Enjoy the town of Ceský Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a cobbled Old Town and architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque styles constructed during the 13th through the 17th centuries.

Globus has also included some special experiences for you. Enjoy a boat cruise on Europe's largest underground lake in the Vienna Woods. In Prague, visit the magnificent Library of Strahov Monastery. The monastery was founded in the 12th-century and in the library, you’ll see stuccos and paintings dating back to the 1720s. To get an authentic taste of life in Vienna, Globus has included coffee and cake at a historic café founded in 1873 and popular with the locals.

Historical sights, fascinating history, exciting special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides who bring these destinations to life…this Central Europe tour has it all!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

BUDAPEST
Welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion
ESZTERGOM
Guided walking tour, visit the Esztergom Basilica and Treasury
BRATISLAVA
Guided walking tour, visit St. Martin’s Church
VIENNA WOODS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Boat cruise on the underground lake
VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, take pictures of the Hundertwasserhaus and visit Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Kaffee und Kuchen at a local café
CESKÝ KRUMLOV
Guided walking tour; dinner with local specialties at U Dwau Maryi restaurant
TABOR
Guided walking tour to Jan Žižka Square
PRAGUE
Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite exclusive visit to the Library of Strahov Monastery; farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Centre of Vienna
  • Historic Centre of Prague
  • Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov
  • Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, and Andrássy Avenue

Transportation:

Motorcoach; boat cruise. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Budapest, a special dinner in Ceský Krumlov, and a special farewell dinner in Prague

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

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Day 2 Budapest

Your Local Guide takes you through Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world’s second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the lacy lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church and HEROES’ SQUARE. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner can be arranged.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Budapest–Esztergom–Bratislava, Slovakia

Start the day in Esztergom, the capital of Hungary from the 10th through the mid-13th centuries and the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary today. Your guided tour features a visit to the ESZTERGOM BASILICA AND TREASURY, the largest church in Hungary. Continue to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, and explore the historical center of Bratislava on foot with your Local Guide. Marvel at the medieval towers and fortifications, of which St. Michael’s Gate is the oldest, the medieval Town Hall, gothic ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH, and many palaces, like Grassalkovich Palace, built around 1760 and now residence of the Slovak president, and Archiepiscopal Palace, now seat of the Slovak government.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Bratislava–Vienna, Austria

Cross the nearby Austrian border and stop in the Vienna Woods for a special included excursion: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a BOAT CRUISE on Europe’s largest underground lake. Arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing features a stop at the colorful and unusual Hundertwasserhaus, and a drive along the Ringstrasse. Pass the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous HELDENPLATZ, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Vienna

In the morning, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite join the locals at the historic Café Landtmann for Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). Balance of the day at leisure or join our exciting optional excursion to splendid Schönbrunn Palace.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Vienna–Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic

Ceský Krumlov is a small town in southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly for its fine architecture in gothic, renaissance, and baroque style, constructed during the 13th through the 17th centuries. Upon arrival, a guided walking tour shows you the main sights, then, try out local specialties during dinner at the family-owned restaurant, U Dwau Maryi.

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Day 7 Ceský Krumlov–Tabor–Prague

Stop in Tabor, founded as a bastion by Jan Žižka, leader of the Hussites. Follow your Local Guide on a walk through cobblestone streets to JAN ŽIŽKA SQUARE. Continue to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening to explore Prague by night is available.

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Day 8 Prague

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite A unique and exclusive visit has been included to the magnificent LIBRARY OF STRAHOV MONASTERY. This evening, a special farewell dinner with wine awaits you at one of Prague’s fine restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 9 Prague

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PIETER REYNOLDS

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

There are few places on Earth touched by so much history. From the Romans and the Hun invaders to the horrors of fascism and communism, Eastern Europe has seen it all. Here, you can see the scars of history on the countries and buildings. You can bear witness to the effects on the people living here, the same people who survived it all and still had the strength for peaceful revolution. Eastern Europe is a fascinating region, and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Tour Director - PIETER REYNOLDS

 Accommodations

Budapest
Bratislava
Vienna
Cesky Krumlov
Prague

Budapest

Budapest Marriott

Deluxe

Budapest Marriott Apaczai Csere Janos U.4, Budapest,   Hungary

Apaczai Csere Janos U.4
Budapest, Hungary

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This modern 364 room property enjoys a prime downtown location and offers convenience blended with style. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and the hotel has a fitness center with sauna and Jacuzzi. The trendy Mediterranean Grill restaurant serves tasty Hungarian dishes and the stylish lounge bar offers tapas style food and cocktails.

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Beauty Salon

Room Amenities

  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Bratislava

Radisson Blu Carlton

Superior First-Class

Radisson Blu Carlton Hviezdoslavovo Nam.3, Bratislava,  Slovakia

Hviezdoslavovo Nam.3
Bratislava, Slovakia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Turn-of-the-century-style Hotel with traditional comforts and modern room amenities; located across from the Opera House.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Phone

Vienna

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

Superior First-Class

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront Handelskai 269, Wien,   Austria

Handelskai 269
Wien, Austria

Modern Hotel, Vienna's only hotel located directly on the Danube - 1 km from Giant Ferris Wheel and 2 km from Millennium Tower.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Ice Machine

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone

Cesky Krumlov

Hotel Stekl

First-Class

Hotel Stekl Bezrucova 141, Hluboká Nad Vltavou,  Czech Republic

Bezrucova 141
Hluboká Nad Vltavou, Czech Republic

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

 A delightful family run 44 room hotel set in a Bohemian paradise, this romantic castle style building offers modern Czech cuisine in the restaurant whilst drinks can be enjoyed in the English Club style setting of the bar lounge complete with chesterfield sofas and an open fireplace.

Hotel Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television

The Old Inn

First-Class

The Old Inn Namesti Svornosti 12, Cesky Krumlov,  Czech Republic

Namesti Svornosti 12
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Hotel Old Inn is located in the historic heart of Ceský Krumlov and is an ideal choice among hotels with a friendly and cozy atmosphere.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer

Prague

Yasmin

Yasmin Politickych Veznu 12/913, Prague,  Czech Republic

Politickych Veznu 12/913
Prague, Czech Republic

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This contemporary design hotel has198 modern air-conditioned guest rooms with satellite TV, minibar and safe. The unique Restaurant & Café Bar offers a great choice of noodle orientated cuisine from all over the world along with local specialties, desserts, drinks and cocktails served throughout the day. Other amenities include free internet connection and a small fitness room.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Budapest
Vienna
Prague

Budapest

Danube Cruise and Dinner
Danube Cruise and Dinner

Danube Cruise and Dinner

Cruise along the Danube River, and enjoy a typical Hungarian buffet dinner and drinks on board. Admire spectacular views such as Margaret Island, a green oasis in the middle of the river; the House of Parliament; Castle Hill with Fisherman's Bastion; the Royal Palace; the Citadel fortress set on the highest point in downtown Budapest; and the university.

Approximate value: €68 EUR per person

Flavours of Budapest
Flavours of Budapest

Flavours of Budapest

Start your unique tour of Budapest from Liberty square, center of the financial district and main attraction for tourists who take photos of its picturesque 19th century buildings: the Stock Exchange and the National Bank. Why not take a picture of the newly added statue of Ronald Reagan? Stop at a traditional Coffee House for a cup of coffee and a slice of delicious cake to recharge your batteries. Afterwards move on to the highlight of the tour, the guided visit of the Opera House, one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe, renowned for its acoustics which is second to any of its counterparts in Paris and Milan. Admire the frescos designed by the leading artist of their time in a masterpiece commissioned by the Austrian Emperor Franz-Joseph. Even if you aren't an opera fan, an inside visit is a real must!

Approximate value: €49 EUR per person

Vienna

Classical Austrian Dinner
Classical Austrian Dinner

Classical Austrian Dinner

Enjoy a delicious Austrian dinner with drinks at a typical local restaurant.

Approximate value: €57 EUR per person

Heurigen Dinner
Heurigen Dinner

Heurigen Dinner

Enjoy dinner with music and wine at one of the Heurigen (wine taverns) in the wine-growing area of the Vienna Woods. A Heuriger is a tavern that serves its own wine from the current harvest year and traditional fare such as Wienerschnitzel and Apfelstrudel.

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person

Schoenbrunn Palace
Schoenbrunn Palace

Schoenbrunn Palace

One of Europe's most impressive baroque palace complexes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and former summer residence of the imperial family, Schönbrunn was originally built in 1642 and later redesigned from the ground up by Empress Maria Theresa. The dazzling residential apartments and state rooms with their original furnishings and decorations, and the impressive park and gardens surrounding the palace, convey an authentic impression of the imperial lifestyle.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person

Waltz and Operetta Concert
Waltz and Operetta Concert

Waltz and Operetta Concert

An opera house orchestra and soloists perform famous works by Johann Strauss, Lehar, Mozart, and more in one of the city's elegant concert halls.

Approximate value: €54 EUR per person

Prague

Moldau Cruise with Lunch
Moldau Cruise with Lunch

Moldau Cruise with Lunch

Enjoy an aperitif, buffet lunch with drinks, and live music as you cruise down the Moldau River. On your 1½- hour journey, glide past the historical center of Prague, admire 9th-century Prague Castle, former residence of Czech rulers; St. Vitus Cathedral; famous 14th-century Charles Bridge; Petrin with its Lookout Tower bearing a strong resemblance to the famed Eiffel Tower; the National Theater, built with donations from Prague residents; Vysehrad Castle; and Slavin Cemetery, where many famous Czech personalities are entombed.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person

Prague By Night
Prague By Night

Prague By Night

On this evening guided tour, learn the legends of this fascinating city while enjoying spectacular views. Stroll along the cobblestone lanes in the Old Town, stopping at a local tavern to taste famous Czech beer and to listen to traditional melodies. The evening highlight is a walk across the illuminated 14th-century Charles Bridge, a popular spot for Czech artists and musicians, and from where you can admire a magnificent view of Prague Castle.

Approximate value: €37 EUR per person

 Know Before You Go

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