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Imperial Cities - Budapest, Vienna & Prague

8 Days from £1,149

Discover a trio of historic destinations in Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic and step back in time as you discover opulent palaces, ancient architecture and magnificent squares.

Departure from: Jun 2019 - Sep 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
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Included holiday highlights

Explore Hungary's capital, Budapest

Visit the historic town of Eisenstadt

Tour of Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace visit

Walking tour of Prague

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 UK/Budapest

You'll fly to Budapest today, where on arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel.

DAY 2 Budapest

Today you'll explore Hungary's capital on an included sightseeing tour. This delightful city is split in two by the famous River Danube, with the historic quarters of Buda on one side and the modern architecture and bustling streets of Pest on the other. They are linked by eight bridges that span the river, so you'll spend today wandering between the two discovering their many highlights. There's the impressive Heroes' Square, one of the most visited spots in the city, which is surrounded by grand buildings and home to a fine collection of monuments and statues. You'll see St Matthias Church, located atop Buda Castle Hill, and nearby Fisherman's Bastion. The lookout towers here were built in the 1800s and now afford spectacular views of the city, the river and Pest's iconic parliamentary buildings.
You can make your own discoveries this afternoon, and maybe choose to end your day with an optional sunset cocktail cruise on the Danube this evening. The city takes on a whole new look as it is beautifully illuminated at night. 

DAY 3 Eisenstadt

​You're heading to Austria today, and its elegant capital, Vienna. On the way here, we'll make a stop at the historic town of Eisenstadt, where you can stretch your legs and soak up the sights. The capital of the Burgenland region sits at the foot of the Leitha Mountains and is one of the smallest capitals in the Austrian federation. It's home to a charming Old Town and one of its main attractions is the Baroque Esterházy Palace, where the composer Haydn was musical director from 1766.

DAY 4 Vienna

Vienna is arguably one of Europe's most ornate and beautiful cities, and you'll see it in all its glory on a morning tour. You'll view St Stephen's Cathedral with its imposing Gothic spire, and the grand Hofburg Palace, which is one of the biggest palace complexes in the world. The oldest parts of the building date back to the 13th century, and this was the residence and seat of government of the Habsburg emperors until 1918.
A highlight this morning is sure to be your visit to the equally impressive Schönbrunn Palace, a 17th century architectural masterpiece built to rival Versailles. Inside there are more than 1,400 rooms, with 40 open to the public, and you'll get to see some of them on your tour.
The city is famous for its café culture, so during free time this afternoon why not relax over a cup of Austrian coffee and indulge in a slice of sachertorte. This rich chocolate cake was invented for Prince Wenzel von Metternich in 1832 and is now a world-famous culinary speciality.

DAY 5 Vienna Woods & Baden

You can spend today making your own discoveries in Vienna, or perhaps you'll choose to join an optional excursion to Vienna Woods. This heavily forested region is a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve, and on a stroll here you'll get to take in its immense beauty. Within this stunning landscape, nestled at the foot of the Austrian Alps, is the Heiligenkreuz Abbey, founded in 1133 and inhabited ever since by Cistercian monks. On your visit, if you're lucky, the silence might be broken by the haunting sounds of Gregorian chant. Your tour ends in the delightful spa town of Baden, where you can explore at your own pace. Its main square boasts historic buildings including the Kaiserhaus, where Emperor Franz I would spend the summer, and there are many museums, shops and cafés to discover.
If you'd like to attend a concert in this city of music, you can enjoy the works of Mozart and Strauss during an optional evening out.  

DAY 6 Telc & Prague

The Czech Republic is your final destination, and you'll head here after breakfast this morning. Your first stop will be the lovely little town of Telc, which is so picturesque its main square is often described as one of the most beautiful in Europe. The homes here were adorned with magnificent gables in a bid to demonstrate the wealth and social standing of the owners, meaning each one is prettier than the next. As you explore at your own pace, be sure to admire the Renaissance chateau on the square, which resembles a castle plucked straight out of the pages of a fairy tale.
We finish the day in Prague, the Czech Republic's largest city and its capital. ​

DAY 7 Prague

​Prague is full of historic highlights and is fascinating to explore, and that's just what you'll do on a walking tour today. Head to the Old Town to see landmarks including Wenceslas Square, which is home to the famous Astronomical Clock. This is one of the most elaborate timepieces ever built, and the 'Walk of the Apostles', when carved figures of Christ and his Disciples are set in motion, really is a delight to watch. You'll also cross the 14th century Charles Bridge, where local artists display their work and musicians will serenade you.
When your tour ends, head off and take in more sights independently. Perhaps head to the Jewish quarter, where you'll find six synagogues and the Old Jewish Cemetery in what was once the largest Jewish ghetto in Europe. Maybe you'll head to a café or a bar, to enjoy a coffee or try one of the Czech Republic's famous beers.
This evening a dinner cruise is included, so enjoy the sights and a feast of Czech specialities as you sail on the Vltava River. 

DAY 8 Prague/UK

We'll transfer you to the airport today for your flight back to the UK.​


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 - 2 :

Achat Premium Hotel
Achat Premium Budapest is located in the district of Pest. The Pest part of the city is the lively business center, with its magnificent boulevards. Stroll through shopping malls and shopping streets. Roam the world famous classic coffee houses, such as Café Gerbeaud, over 100 years old Café New York and enjoy life in modern bistros and cafes. Each room in the property features stylish, modern furniture, air-conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, free WiFi, a mini-bar, a safety deposit box and tea and coffee making facilities. The Bistrorante Restaurant serves Hungarian and international cuisine.

Day 3 - 5 :

Arcotel Wimberger
The ARCOTEL Wimberger provides direct connections to Vienna''s main sights, thanks to its location close to tram stops and the Burggasse-Stadthalle Metro Stop. On-site facilities include a wellness and fitness area with a hot tub, sauna, and views of the city. The air-conditioned rooms are spacious and fitted with modern furnishings. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a work desk and private bathroom with a bathtub and selected shower products are also featured. Wi-Fi is available free of charge. The ARCOTEL Wimberger''s restaurant, WIMBERGERs wia z''Haus, serves traditional and current Viennese specialties. Food and drinks can be enjoyed in the dining area, which features furnishings from the 19th century. Drinks are available until late in the evening at Joe''s Bar, which serves over 200 types of whisky. During the summer, guests can enjoy drinks and light snacks in the courtyard. ARCOTEL Wimberger is only a 5-minute walk from the Mariahilfer Straße shopping street and the newly renovated Western Train Station, which features many shopping possibilities.

Day 6 - 7 :

Orea Pyramids - Prague
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Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

 
TOUR DURATION
DEPARTURE DATE
DEPARTURE
PRICE FROM
STATUS
 

8 days

Thursday 20 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£979

Available

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8 days

Thursday 19 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£949

Available

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DEPARTURE
DATE
DEPARTING
FROM
DEPARTURE
WAS
NOW
STATUS
 

THU 20 JUN 19

Edinburgh

GUARANTEED

£1,328

£1,278

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Thursday 20 June 2019

Departs

07:20 Edinburgh

Arrives

11:20 Budapest (Ferihegy)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Ryanair - FR

Thursday 27 June 2019

Departs

17:55 Prague (Ruzyne Intl)

Arrives

19:10 Edinburgh

Operated by

Ryanair

THU 20 JUN 19

London (Stansted)

GUARANTEED

£1,328

£1,278

Available

Outbound
Ryanair

Thursday 20 June 2019

Departs

08:30 London (Stansted)

Arrives

11:55 Budapest (Ferihegy)

Operated by

Ryanair

Inbound
Ryanair - FR

Thursday 27 June 2019

Departs

17:10 Prague (Ruzyne Intl)

Arrives

18:10 London (Stansted)

Operated by

Ryanair

THU 20 JUN 19

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£1,328

£1,278

Available

Outbound
Ryanair

Thursday 20 June 2019

Departs

08:45 Manchester

Arrives

12:15 Budapest (Ferihegy)

Operated by

Ryanair

Inbound
Easyjet (Groups) - EZY

Thursday 27 June 2019

Departs

17:00 Prague (Ruzyne Intl)

Arrives

18:15 Manchester

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

THU 20 JUN 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,229

£1,179

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Thursday 20 June 2019

Departs

12:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:20 Budapest (Ferihegy)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Thursday 27 June 2019

Departs

17:15 Prague (Ruzyne Intl)

Arrives

18:20 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

THU 19 SEP 19

Edinburgh

GUARANTEED

£1,298

£1,248

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

07:20 Edinburgh

Arrives

11:20 Budapest (Ferihegy)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Ryanair - FR

Thursday 26 September 2019

Departs

17:55 Prague (Ruzyne Intl)

Arrives

19:10 Edinburgh

Operated by

Ryanair

THU 19 SEP 19

London (Stansted)

GUARANTEED

£1,298

£1,248

Available

Outbound
Ryanair

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

08:30 London (Stansted)

Arrives

11:55 Budapest (Ferihegy)

Operated by

Ryanair

Inbound
Ryanair - FR

Thursday 26 September 2019

Departs

17:10 Prague (Ruzyne Intl)

Arrives

18:10 London (Stansted)

Operated by

Ryanair

THU 19 SEP 19

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£1,298

£1,248

Available

Outbound
Ryanair

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

08:45 Manchester

Arrives

12:15 Budapest (Ferihegy)

Operated by

Ryanair

Inbound
Easyjet (Groups) - EZY

Thursday 26 September 2019

Departs

17:00 Prague (Ruzyne Intl)

Arrives

18:15 Manchester

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

THU 19 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,199

£1,149

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

08:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:15 Budapest (Ferihegy)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Thursday 26 September 2019

Departs

17:15 Prague (Ruzyne Intl)

Arrives

18:20 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Vienna - Mozart and Strauss Concert

FROM £65

Whilst in Vienna, why not treat yourself to our pre-bookable Mozart & Strauss Concert? One of the best orchestras of Vienna's music world will take you on a journey through time back to the days of Imperial Vienna. Your evening at the concert is sure to be a highlight of your holiday. This memorable experience includes return transfers to and from the venue.

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Vienna Woods, Heilgenkreuz Abbey and Baden

FROM £49

This heavily forested region is a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve, and on a stroll here you'll get to take in its immense beauty. Within this stunning landscape, nestled at the foot of the Austrian Alps, is the Heiligenkreuz Abbey, founded in 1133 and inhabited ever since by Cistercian monks. On your visit, if you're lucky, the silence might be broken by the haunting sounds of Gregorian chant. Your tour ends in the delightful spa town of Baden, where you can explore at your own pace. Its main square boasts historic buildings including the Kaiserhaus, where Emperor Franz I would spend the summer, and there are many museums, shops and cafés to discover.

ADD TO TOUR AT CHECKOUT