Bohemian Dream (RF) - 2016

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9 Day Tour from Budapest to Prague


Bohemian Dream
The Belvedere gardens in Vienna, Austria
The Belvedere gardens in Vienna, Austria
The Vltava River spans the west bank of Prague
View the Romanesque and Gothic architecture of St. Stephen’s Cathedral
Beautifully sculpted figures mounted on the Astronomical Clock
Budapest
The historic Astronomical Clock in Prague has been operating for over six centuries
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge spanning the River Danube in Budapest
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic
A church on an Austrian mountaintop

Vacation Overview

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!


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.


DAY 1Arrive 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. (Dinner)

Visit the monumental Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest The Széchenyi Chain Bridge spanning the River Danube in Budapest Budapest 
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DAY 2Budapest

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)

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DAY 3Budapest–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)

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DAY 4Bratislava–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)

The Museum of Natural History in Vienna is one of the important museums of the world The Belvedere gardens in Vienna, Austria The Hundertwasser House Vienna The Vienna City Hall 
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DAY 5Vienna

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)

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DAY 6Vienna–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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 7Ceský 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Beautiful Prague in the Czech Republic Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic Overlooking "the Golden City" of Prague The Vltava River spans the west bank of Prague 
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DAY 8Prague

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, Dinner)

Czech capital of Prague The historic Astronomical Clock in Prague has been operating for over six centuries Beautifully sculpted figures mounted on the Astronomical Clock St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague contains the tombs of many Bohemian kings 
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DAY 9Prague

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

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



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


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

Years of Experience: 18 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.

Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles

VIP Access
Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.

Perfect Hotels
We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.

Tour Directors
Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

Transportation
Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride. Learn how Globus is reducing transportation-related energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Bohemian Dream:

  • 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