Prague, Vienna, and Budapest

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During this escorted Prague, Vienna, and Budapest tour package from the U.S., we’ll visit three UNESCO World Heritage-listed capital cities (of the 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.

Extend Your Trip! Enjoy our Prague, Vienna & Budapest with Poland tour visiting the same three classic cities plus Poland including Krakow, and Warsaw.

Itinerary at a Glance

2024 Tour Itinerary:

  • 3 nights in Prague
  • 3 nights in Vienna
  • 3 nights in Budapest

Tour Highlights

  • Prague city tour – Hradčany castle, Old Royal Palace, Charles Bridge, Old Town historic core
  • Walking tour of Prague's Jewish Quarter
  • Moravia & Telč (Czech Republic)
  • Dürnstein (Austria)
  • Vienna city tour – Ring Boulevard, Hofburg, Vienna State Opera, Saint Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Strudel-making demonstration & tasting
  • Heuriger (wine tavern) tasting & dinner
  • Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Budapest city tour – Fisherman’s Bastion, Castle Hill, Matthias Church, Citadel
  • Széchenyi thermal bath
  • Danube Bend river region, Szentendre (Hungary)

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York (JFK) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • 12 meals: 9 breakfasts, and 3 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking Tour Director and local guides

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

2024 Tour Itinerary


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

Note: Flights are not available on departures.

You must book your own flights to the tour destination and you are responsible for making your own way to the tour starting point, where you will meet your Tour Director. This is normally the first hotel in your itinerary.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive in Prague

Welcome to Prague, the "City of a Hundred Spires," and the capital of the Czech Republic. Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive program will be met and transferred to our centrally located hotel. This evening our tour director hosts an orientation followed by a welcome dinner.

Accommodations: Adria Hotel or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Prague

Day 3: Prague

Day 4: Prague – Telč – Dürnstein – Vienna

Day 5: Vienna

Day 6: Vienna

Day 7: Vienna – Bratislava – Budapest

Day 8: Budapest

Day 9: Budapest

Day 10: Depart Budapest

Guided Tour Pricing

Plan ahead to maximize your savings!

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA.

2024 Tours Tour Only  
Sep 19–28
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or 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. Full payment is due days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours

Enhance your trip with these optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Morning Vienna Woods Excursion

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 2

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More

Pacing Level: Balanced

Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More

New in 2025: ETIAS Visa Waiver Required for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Effective for travel in 2025, U.S. passport holders are required to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.

Some of the walking tours cover long distances and encounter uneven surfaces and stairs.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.


Yin W

1 year ago
Good arrangements and services.

Ilya Y

1 year ago
The trip to Budapest, Viene and Prague May 18 to May 27 was very nicely composed by SmarTours
Although, on some day tours the walking portion was a bit excessive, but overall spirit of the group
was remained very positive only!
It should be specifically highlighted the work of our Tour Director Renata Mikulowska, whose every day energy and very high professional knowledge made this trip even more enjoyable.
Renata Mikulowska were able to manage all timing issues, including transportation and overall schedule challenges.
Thanks to SmartTours with Very Good overall rating!

Louis R

1 year ago
The tour exceeded my expectations. Our tour director, Renata, was extremely personable & knowledgeable. The hotels in each of the locations were modern & for the most part located in convenient locations within the cities.

There was a good balance between guided touring and free time to explore on my own. I highly recommend SmarTours for an exceptional travel experience and would definitely book future trips with them.

Wallace H

1 year ago
Great trip. Great tour guide. Met some wonderful people on our tour

Karen G

4 years ago
Wonderful tour through Eastern Europe. Pavel was an excellent tour director/guide as were the individual guides we had in each city. We received comprehensive overview of each stop on our itinerary and had time to experience sites on our own. Highly recommend

karen g

4 years ago
Wonderful tour through Eastern Europe. Pavel was an excellent tour guide as were the individual guides from each city we visited.

Karen B

4 years ago
If you are lucky enough to have Pavel Cernos as your tour director and guide on this great tour, you will go deep into the history, life and people of the countries that you think you know. My sister chose this tour and I was not excited about it but I am so glad I went because I would have missed out on so much on many levels. This tour is walking history and for Americans who did not experience the War or Communism, it is eye opening in a moving way. All of the cities visited are beautiful, the people welcoming, the sites a feast for the eyes, the optional tours great value and fun. And I have to give a shout out to our fabulous bus driver Marion, who never missed a turn and always offered a hand.

Susan G

I am never sure is SmarTours can take credit for the group on their tours. I travel alone; yet I never feel that way. This group was wonderful; the best from the three tours I have taken. And I know that I have made many new friends with whom I would love to meet on future destinations.

Our Tour Manager was Renata Mikulovska. She was sublime. Professional, patient, organized, funny, compassionate. And most important, she shared her knowledge as if it was her first tour… she imparted information to a group of adults who were seeing the treasures of each city as novices. I am sure that she’s done this trip tens of times; yet her delivery was never stale. A true talent.

For the actual tour itself: hotels good, food good. For me, I was unhappy that we spent a day each to travel from one capital to the other. It meant that we had less time in each city. This was particularly evident in Vienna, where were really had only one full day, so I had little time to see the museums. [I would suggest travelling at night and arriving in each city in the morning].

Jack A

Another great SmarTours adventure. The hotels were great, the people we traveled with became friends quickly and our Tour Director, Renata, made the whole trip educational and entertaining. Could not have asked for more (maybe better weather) Food was to die for, and the architecture superb. Well done!

Jack A

Just another of Smartours fantastic adventures. From start to finish, an amazing trip. Renata, our tour director, was so compassionate, so personable, and abpove all so knowledgable about our destinations. Our 5th trip with Smartours...can't wait for the next one.