Magical Triangle - Prague to Budapest, Czech Republic
CURATED HERITAGE COLLECTION
HERITAGE COLLECTION - MAGICAL TRIANGLE: Prague to Budapest
This is a ThirdHome tailored private heritage journey (ideal for 2-6 people) and not a commercial group tour. Our customized journeys allow members to set their own travel dates and include their individual personal interests along with specific excursions, dining and regional opportunities that they may wish to experience for the perfectly-personal journey experience. NO keys are required for this journey. Please refer to fees section in property details below.
Experience 9 nights/10 days inspired by the old-world charm on this classic route of Central Europe, as you wind your way through historic hilltop castles, ornate cathedrals and imperial palaces. Enjoy three nights in each city taking in the sights and sounds of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Prague offers you a glimpse into Europe's history as you stroll along the Vltava River; Vienna offers a beautiful range of palaces, churches and royal residences; whereas Budapest will reveal some of the most stunning Gothic architecture in Europe. With intertwining histories and the perfect blend of antiquity and charm, become enchanted with Prague's cobblestone streets, Hungary's vibrant culture and Budapest's Gothic beauty on this Magical Triangle journey.
MAGICAL TRIANGLE Heritage Journey includes:
* Private Arrival & Departure Transfers in each city
* First-Class Rail Tickets between all cities w/confirmed seat reservations
* One Traditional Three-Course Dinner in each city
* 3 Nights Prague - in 4-star Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
(5-star Luxury option also available) w/Breakfast daily & one Guided Grand City Tour
* 3 Nights Vienna - in 4-star Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
(5-star Luxury option also available) w/Breakfast daily & Guided Historic City and Schonbrunn Palace Tour
* 3 Nights Budapest - in 4-star Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
(5-star Luxury option also available) w/Breakfast daily & Guided City Tour
Journey Itinerary in Brief:
DAY 1 - ARRIVE PRAGUE
Private transfer from the airport to your hotel for check-in. Remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
DAY 2 - PRAGUE
After breakfast, begin your Grand City Tour. The excursion starts along the Vltava River past Manes Palace, Zofin Palace and the National Theatre, with a visit of Prague Castle with a guided courtyard walk. Then visit the historic Charles Bridge before crossing to the Hradčany district with a guided walk to visit Loretto Church, the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Church and Golden Lane. Your tour ends with a visit of Old Town Square and the stunning Astronomical Clock. Afterwards you have the day to yourself for exploration and relaxation. Evening at your leisure.
DAY 3 - PRAGUE
After breakfast you have the day free to explore, or you may elect to take an optional tour - perhaps a Market Visit with Cooking Class; Private Coffeehouses & Historic Walking Tour; or a visit to Kutna Hora, an old mining town founded in the 13th-century and now one of the most important UNESCO Heritage Sites in Europe. This evening, enjoy a 3-Course Dinner at Plzenska Restaurant. Adorned with hand placed ceramic Art Nouveau mosaics, original wood paneling and stained glass windows, this restaurant offers some of the best traditional cuisine in all of Prague.
DAY 4 - PRAGUE TO VIENNA
After breakfast, transfer to the rail station for your 1st class train journey to Vienna. Upon arrival, transfer from the station to your hotel for check-in. Remainder of the evening at leisure.
DAY 5 - VIENNA
This morning after breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Vienna including Schönbrunn Palace. The 3-1/2-hr historical city tour will start at the Ringstrasse to see the Museum of Applied Arts, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural History. Also see the Hofburg, the Parliament, City Hall, the Burgtheater, the University and the Votive Church. The highlight of your day is a visit of Schönbrunn Palace, once a summer residence of the Habsburgs, ending at the State Opera. The afternoon and evening timeframe is at your leisure to relax or explore the charming city further on your own.
DAY 6 - VIENNA
After breakfast, you have the day at leisure for shopping, relaxing or an optional excursion. perhaps consider a concert & dinner at the Schonbrunn Palace; a Musical History Walking Tour or visiting Vienna Woods and the spa city of Baden with an unforgettable underground lake boat ride. This evening, dinner will begin at 8:00PM with reservations at the Royal Piaristenkeller Restaurant where you will experience a menu of traditional Viennese dishes with wine and end with a wine cellar visit with glass of sparkling wine for toasting the spectacular day.
DAY 7 - VIENNA TO BUDAPEST
After breakfast, transfer to the rail station for your train journey to Budapest. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for check-in. Remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
DAY 8 - BUDAPEST
After breakfast, embark on your Budapest city tour with your guide, passing the Parliament, crossing over the Danube on the Margaret Bridge to the Royal Castle on the Buda side, with a memorable walk through Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church and the Citadel, then crossing over the Elizabeth Bridge to Heroes Square, passing the Opera and ending at St. Stephen’s Basilica. The afternoon and evening are free to experience the cuisine and culture of this sophisticated “Paris on the Danube” city on your own.
DAY 9 - BUDAPEST
After a leisurely breakfast, find a sidewalk café for a little people-watching or take advantage of an optional excursion into the scenic Szentendre Village to see the Baroque city famous for its ceramic and confectionery museums. This evening enjoy a 3-Course Dinner at Kaltenberg Restaurant. Here you will taste a vast selection of dishes off the menu, including weekly specialties with organic beer brewed on the premises according to a Bavarian recipe or choose a glass from their excellent wine list. A band of three musicians playing traditional folk music will ensure you end your evening with a happy tune.
DAY 10 - DEPART BUDAPEST
After breakfast, check out of your hotel for transfer to the airport (OR) continue your journey further into Europe if you like.
TO INQUIRE FOR MORE DETAILS & BEGIN PLANNING YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY - please contact:
Liz Bates - Director of Travel & Concierge Services
Single Family Home with 1 level
1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 square feet
1 guest maximum
Prague or Budapest
In lieu of the normal ThirdHome exchange fees, this personally tailored journey is a full-pay travel option and the monetary cost will be quoted to the member based on whatever accommodations are chosen, along with all other itinerary arrangements and inclusions the member requests to be a part of their customized itinerary. This journey does not require a specific number of keys.
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