Imperial Escape (KCA)

7 Day Tour from Budapest to Prague

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On this guided vacation of Central Europe, experience the rich history and most popular destinations without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. This Central Europe escorted tour is a magnificent journey through the former Habsburg Empire offering romantic castles, churches, villas and modern architecture, vineyards, breweries, first-class shopping, art, and culinary delights. Both vibrant and relaxing, your adventure begins in magical Budapest, and you’ll also stay in another two of Central Europe’s most popular cities: Vienna and Prague.

Enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights with a Local Guide in all cities: in Budapest, enjoy the treasures of the city with a panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion and admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs; in Vienna, among the many sights you will see, you’ll visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna; and in Prague, visit the 1000-year-old Hradčany Castle grounds, the largest castle complex in the world. And marvel at the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and once the envy of all Europe. From the exciting cities and historical sights to the special experiences, this Central Europe escorted vacation has something for everyone, including a low-season price that you won’t want to miss! Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy this amazing Imperial Escape!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

BUDAPEST
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion, visit Heroe’s Square
VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, visit Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral
PRAGUE
Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Hotels listed may occasionaly be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.

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

  • "Budapest (including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue)
  • Historic Centre of Prague
  • Historic Centre of Vienna

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in Budapest and a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Prague

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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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 lofty 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. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner is available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Cross the nearby Austrian border and arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing features a drive along the Ringstrasse past the State Opera House, and a 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 4 VIENNA

Enjoy a full day at leisure to further explore this wonderful city. Choose from our optional excursions to help you make the most of your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 VIENNA–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

A scenic drive brings you to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening activity is available to explore Prague by night.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 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 of Europe. This evening, a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner awaits at a local restaurant to celebrate your Imperial Escape.

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Day 7 PRAGUE

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Budapest
Vienna
Prague

Budapest

Danube Cruise

Danube Cruise

Discover the magic of Budapest on this enchanting Danube River cruise past the city's most famous landmarks!

Price Range: $$

Vienna

Traditional Austrian Dinner

Traditional Austrian Dinner

Travel to the outskirts of Vienna to a local restaurant or Viennese Heurigen (wine tavern) for a traditional dinner complete with music, entertainment, and wine from the latest harvest!

Price Range: $$

Schönbrunn Palace, Crown Jewel of Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace, Crown Jewel of Vienna

Visit magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former summer residence of the Habsburg imperial family.

Price Range: $$

Classical Concert

Classical Concert

Enjoy a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe's prettiest venues.

Price Range: $$

Prague

Illuminated Prague with Tavern Visit

Illuminated Prague with Tavern Visit

Discover the magic of Prague on this guided walking tour featuring the city's illuminated icons, Czech beer and music at a local tavern, and a stroll across the world-famous Charles Bridge!

Price Range: $

Vltava River Lunch Cruise

Vltava River Lunch Cruise

Take a break from traditional sightseeing without sacrificing a moment of your time in the Golden City on this incredible 1.5-hour lunch cruise along the magnificent Vltava River.

Price Range: $$

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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