BUDAPEST, VIENNA, PRAGUE, SZENTENDRE, MORAVIA, TELC
During this escorted Prague, Vienna and Budapest tour package from the U.S., we’ll visit three UNESCO World Heritage listed capital cities (of Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, respectively), and awe-inspiring towns and areas along the way. It’s a popular combination of some of Eastern Europe’s most enthralling destinations, rich in centuries of history, arts and culture. You can relax and simply appreciate the best of these awe-inspiring stops, as the smarTours® guide by your side imparts context, dining ideas and customized tips for spending free time.
- Overnight international flight to Budapest
- 3 nights in Budapest
- 3 nights in Vienna
- 3 nights in Prague
- Return flight to U.S.
- Budapest city tour – Fisherman’s Bastion, Castle Hill, Matthias Church, Citadel
- Danube Bend river region, Szentendre (Hungary)
- Vienna city tour – Ring Boulevard, Hofburg, Vienna State Opera, Saint Stephen’s Cathedral
- Moravia (Czech Republic)
- Dürnstein (Austria)
- Telč (Czech Republic)
- Prague city tour – Hradčany castle, Old Royal Palace, Charles Bridge, Old Town historic core
- Round-trip flight from the New York (JFK)
- Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- Accommodations at superior, first-class hotels
- 11 meals: 8 full buffet breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
- Experienced English-speaking Tour Director and local guides
- Intra-Europe ground transportation
Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.
Depart from the U.S.
Your fascinating journey to Eastern Europe begins this evening with an overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary. Your tour includes round-trip airfare from the U.S.
Arrive in Budapest, Hungary
Landing late morning in this delightful Hungarian capital, we’ll be met and escorted to our centrally located, upscale hotel. This evening, our Tour Director hosts a welcome dinner and briefing.
Up Hotel Budapest or similar | Dinner
Budapest City Tour and Budapest at Leisure
This morning, your guide will introduce you to Budapest’s fascinating history and sights. Enjoy a breathtaking, panoramic view from the lookout terraces of the Fisherman’s Bastion, located on Castle Hill. We’ll also see the Citadel on Gellért Hill and Matthias Church, which was used for centuries for the coronations of Hungarian kings. In the afternoon, set sail with a leisurely 1-hour cruise on the romantic Danube River to take in city views from the water. Two drinks per person included.
Danube Bend Excursion and Budapest at Leisure
Embark on a morning excursion to the scenic Hungarian countryside. We’ll journey to the artist’s town of Szentendre, a gem at the gateway to the picturesque Danube Bend river region. You’ll have free time to explore its cobblestoned streets and Baroque charms. Then, return to Budapest, where you can revel in its fine arts and architecture at your own pace.
Next, we bring you across the border into Austria and drive to Vienna for sightseeing in the heart of the Habsburg Empire. Tour along the Ring Boulevard, encircling the city center, past the Hofburg (official residence of the President of Austria), Vienna State Opera, and Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Finish your day with dinner at the hotel.
Parkhotel Schönbrunn or similar | Breakfast, Dinner
Today brings us to the Imperial Palace of Schönbrunn—with its 18th-century architecture, interiors, and vast gardens, it’s among the most impressive baroque structures in Europe. In the afternoon, Vienna is yours to explore with some free time.
Embrace all the Vienna has to offer with a full day of independent exploration—you can discover more popular attractions and even take in some of the culture with stops at cafes and shops along the way.
Vienna/Prague, Czech Republic
Today, take a leisurely scenic drive through rich farmlands to the rolling hills of Moravia. You’ll first visit the quaint town of Dürnstein before continuing over the Czech Republic border, stopping to see the charming buildings and beautiful surroundings of Telč along the way. Later in the day, we’ll reach Prague, one of Europe’s most vibrant and colorful cities.
Vienna House Diplomat or similar | Breakfast
Beautiful Prague, the “City of a Hundred Spires,” once served as the capital of the Holy Roman Empire and is now the Czech Republic capital. This morning, tour the impressive Hradčany castle and the Old Royal Palace, one of the oldest parts of Prague Castle, dating from 1135. You’ll also see the 14th-century Charles Bridge, Old Town, and more. The afternoon is at leisure to explore more.
Enjoy a day of free time to unwind at an outdoor cafe, shop the bustling markets, or delve into more of Prague’s intriguing sights. You might also opt to book a tour of the fascinating Jewish Quarter. See Optional Tours for details. Tonight, celebrate this great trip with your fellow travelers at a festive farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
| Breakfast, Dinner
Depart Prague/Arrive in the U.S.
After breakfast, end this captivating European adventure with a transfer to the airport for your non-stop flight back to the U.S.
Price includes round-trip airfare from the U.S. (Land-only pricing available on request.) Request Info
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $399.
For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 800-337-7773.
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Pricing is subject to change. Payment (non-refundable) should be made by cash (Euros). Subject to a minimum number of participants and availability.
- From approx. 55 Euro Per Person
Transfer from your hotel to a local restaurant, where you are greeted with a welcome drink (Hungarian brandy) and Gypsy music. Savor a sumptuous dinner of local specialties while being entertained by Hungarian folk dancers and listening to typical folk songs.
Morning Vienna Woods Excursion
- From approx. $55 Per Person
Drive outside the city to the Vienna Woods, passing the Liechtenstein Castle, family seat of the Prince of Liechtenstein. Visit the Heiligenkreuz Abbey (the oldest continuously active and inhabited Cistercian monastery) and the former Mayerling hunting lodge (where Austrian crown prince Rudolf executed a murder-suicide with his lover that set off a chain of events, changing Europe’s fate). Return to Vienna via Helenental and Baden.
Afternoon Tour of the Jewish Quarter
- From approx. $43 Per Person
A local guide will show you around Prague’s Jewish Quarter, also known as Josefov. Characterized by a dramatic, centuries-long heritage, today it remains an evocative testimony to the history of Jews in Prague. Your entrance fee to the Jewish Museum is included.
Terezín Memorial Tour
- From approx. 65 Euro Per Person
Step into a tragic time in Czech history with a 5-hour, guided tour of the Terezín Memorial from Prague, and explore the legacy of Nazi occupation in a former concentration camp. Learn the history of the area through personal memories and experiences and get a glimpse of life inside the Terezín ghetto at a remarkable museum. Remember the victims of Nazi persecution, visit the memorials to their lives and hear inspiring stories of local resistance, courage and self-sacrifice.
- From approx. 40 Euro Per Person
Unwind during a two-hour, mid-day cruise on the scenic Vltava River, luxuriating in Prague’s beauty from a unique vantage point. Lunch on board is included.
Up Hotel Budapest
Csengery Street 31.
Experience imperial Vienna on a truly personal level: The hotel is located in the restored former guest house of Emperor Franz Joseph I. Among its amenities are restaurants, a café and a bar.
Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 10-14 • 1130 Vienna, Austria
Vienna House Diplomat
Evropská 370/15, 160 41 Praha 6, Czechia
Flights from the U.S. and back are on the following schedules. Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing customs and immigration if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least three-and-a-half hours. Please note that flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
|2021: Jun. 30, Sep. 22, Oct. 13||Swiss Airlines||9:00PM||4:00PM|
|2021: Aug. 25||KLM Airlines / Delta Airlines||5:30PM||2:30PM|
|2022: All Dates||TBA||TBA||TBA|
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
The above airlines do not assign seats in advance. Seat assignments can only be arranged at the airport upon check-in. If you have a preferred seating choice, please make sure you check-in for your flight as early as possible.
Please note that smarTours is not involved in either your seat assignment or in the crediting of miles. Also note, mileage accrual eligibility is subject to change without prior notice.
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging the entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour: Land-only services start upon independent check-in at your Budapest hotel on Day 2 of the itinerary and end after breakfast at your Prague hotel on Day 11.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. No visa is required for U.S. passport holders. Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations.
Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets along with final instructions and additional travel tips will be sent to you 7–10 days before the scheduled departure of your tour. Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.
Immunizations are not currently required; however, you should consult your personal physician, local public health authorities or the Center of Disease Control (CDC) as to their suggestions.
You may expect daytime temperatures averaging in the 60s in May and September, the 70s from June through August, the 50s in April and October and the 40s in March and November.
CULTURE AND DRESS
Certain religious sites require a dress code—specifically, long-sleeve shirts and long pants or floor-length skirts.
NON-INCLUDED MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING
The hotels used on this tour offer several dining choices, ranging from coffee shops to specialty restaurants. The average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the coffee shop is about $20-25 per meal, per person. Optional sightseeing tours and evening activities will be offered. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping,” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars. Your hotels will be able to exchange cash for local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase) max. 44 pounds, and one carry-on not exceeding 18″x10″x8″. We recommend that you do not overpack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.