Thursday: Check in at your chosen departure airport for your flight to Prague. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time (some flights are late in the evening) you may have the opportunity to explore this beautiful city and perhaps find a nice spot for dinner.
Friday: Today we meet our guide for a walking tour which begins with a look at Prague's Old Town (Staré Město) and continues as we head north over the 14th century Charles Bridge (Karluv Most). After free time for lunch, the tour recommences in the Hradčany district where we will visit magnificent Prague Castle. We will also visit the 10th century St Vitus Cathedral and the Romanesque St George's Basilica, as well as picturesque little Golden Lane (Zlatá ulička). Finally, we descend the Royal Stairs down to the historical quarter of the Lesser Town (Malá Strana). Please note that this tour involves extensive walking and may not be suitable for people with limited mobility. We will return to the hotel in the late afternoon, and the evening is free for you to sample one of the many local restaurants for dinner.
Saturday: This morning we visit the largest brewery in Prague, Staropramen, and naturally get to taste the Staropramen and special Granat beers. Afterwards we will enjoy a traditional lunch, then the afternoon will be at leisure. In the evening we will enjoy dinner and a Folklore Show featuring traditional Moravian music, singing and dancing in a local restaurant. Lunch & dinner included.
Sunday: After an early breakfast we leave Prague and transfer by coach to Vienna (approx. journey time 4 hours), where we expect to arrive in the early afternoon. After time for lunch, we will have a tour of central Vienna including visits to St Augustine's Church, St Stephen's Cathedral, and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. After the tour, we will check in to your hotel.
A hot buffet for dinner is included.
Monday: Today's visit will be to the Schönbrunn Palace with our guide. After a fascinating tour, the afternoon and evening will be at leisure to explore Vienna and enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants.
Tuesday: After breakfast, we transfer from the hotel to Vienna Railway Station for our train to Budapest (approx. journey time 2 hours 40 minutes). On arrival, we will be met and transferred to the hotel to check in and have lunch. In the afternoon we depart for a panoramic city tour. We will pass St Stephen's Basilica (Szent István Bazilika) and admire the beautiful buildings of the Parliament on the way. Once we have crossed the river and climbed the hill we will explore Matthias Church (Mátyás Templom). We will also visit the nearby Fisherman's Bastion (Halászbástya), well known for the panoramic views it provides of the city. We will return to the hotel in good time to freshen up before the hot buffet dinner, which will be in the hotel this evening. Lunch & hot buffer dinner included.
Wednesday: After breakfast, we meet our guide for a visit to The Memento Park (Szoborpark), an impressive public outdoor museum which houses a gathering of monumental Soviet-era statues. After taking a walk among the monuments we will enjoy lunch together, then the rest of the afternoon will be at leisure. In the evening we will reconvene for a Dinner Cruise on the beautiful River Danube. Lunch & dinner included.
Thursday: Breakfast and then the day is at leisure in Budapest.
Friday: Breakfast and then we transfer to Budapest airport for your flight home.
Edinburgh flights September 2017
Please note that due to flight availability during September, the itinerary from Edinburgh only will depart on Wednesday followed by a free day in Prague, and return on the following Thursday.