Hotel accommodation with full buffet breakfast; Local Host service in each city; Destination Guides; sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary (inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE); transfers to/from train stations.
Day #1 Budapest, Hungary. Üdvözöljük–welcome! Time to relax or to begin exploring. Your Local Host provides you with a Destination Guide, full of useful city information, and is on hand to help you create lasting memories.
Day #2 Budapest. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes Matthias Coronation Church and impressive HEROES’ SQUARE. Drive up to Fisherman’s Bastion for magnificent panoramas of Buda and Pest on either side of the Danube River.
Day #3 Budapest. Full day to enjoy the capital of Hungary at your own pace.
Day #4 Budapest–Vienna, Austria. This morning, journey by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN to Vienna (first-class) with early-afternoon arrival.
Day #5 Vienna. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes a visit to SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, former residence of the Habsburg Dynasty. Also see Prater Park with the giant Ferris wheel and famous monuments along the Ringstrasse, such as the Fine Arts and Natural History Museums and Heldenplatz with Hofburg Palace.
Day #6 Vienna. Enjoy a full day at leisure.
Day #7 Vienna–Prague, Czech Republic. Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first-class) this morning to Prague with mid-afternoon arrival.
Day #8 Prague. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes views of 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle and the CASTLE COURTYARDS. See STAROMESTSKE SQUARE with the Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall Tower. Also admire Prague’s famous Charles Bridge.
Day #9 Prague. Full day at leisure to explore the “Golden City.
Day #10 Prague–Berlin, Germany. This morning, journey by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN to Berlin (first-class) with late-afternoon arrival.
Day #11 Berlin. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Checkpoint Charlie, Museum Island, Unter den Linden Boulevard, and a picture stop at the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL and BRANDENBURG GATE.
Day #12 Berlin. Full day to enjoy Germany’s capital at your own pace.
Day #13 Berlin. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.