Budapest, Vienna and Prague
- Historic Budapest with its elegant spas and magnificent Parliament building
- Elegant Vienna, with its musical pedigree and Imperial palaces
- Czech capital Prague, once the seat of the Holy Roman Emperor
- Enjoy scenic rail travel through Bohemia and Moravia
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Budapest is a beautiful city, spanning both banks of the River Danube. Famous landmarks include the Hungarian Parliament Building and the majestic Chain Bridge (pictured). Fisherman’s Bastion provides unrivalled city views from up on the Buda Hills, and if you fancy something a little different, be sure to visit the Chocolate Museum. Unwind in the various thermal spas that are dotted around the city, and head out for a hearty goulash with paprika, washed down by a glass or two of fabulous Tokay wine.
Your base for your 3-night stay here is the Adina Apartment Hotel (or similar).
Take a late-morning service into Austria today, and in under 3 hours you will be in another capital city, Vienna. On arrival, check in at the well-situated Hotel am Konzerthaus (or similar) for 2 nights. Once you’ve settled in, you have an afternoon and evening to begin your exploration of this grreat city, which was once home to Beethoven, Mozart, and Strauss, as well as the centre of a great empire covering 675,000 square kilometres of Central Europe.
TMR RECOMMENDS: Why not break your journey in the charming Slovakian capital Bratislava with its hilltop castle and lively old town?
Enjoy a full day in regal Vienna and take time to appreciate its full year-round splendour. Head to Ringstrasse to admire the stunning architecture, epitomised by the State Opera House. Stop for Sacher Torte (deservedly famous chocolate cake!) in the grand hotel of the same name, and be sure to visit the impressive St Stephen’s Cathedral in the heart of town.
For some rest and relaxation, head to the famous Prater Park, next to the Danube. In the evening, you might like to explore one of the numerous opera and classical music performances available year round.
Board an Austrian RailJet train today for the 4-hour rail journey that takes you across the border into the Czech Republic. You might like to enjoy lunch in the restaurant car as you weave through the rolling hills of Moravia and Bohemia, arriving into Prague in time for an evening stroll and dinner.
Your base for the next 3 nights is the very comfortable Hotel Botanique (or similar), located in the centre of the city.
Enjoy a full two days at leisure to explore one of Europe’s most popular capitals. Beat the tourist rush and wander around the Old Town in the morning. Later, you can cross the Charles Bridge and take an energetic walk up to the famous castle, where you can treat yourself to a glass of wine from local vineyards and a hearty Czech meal overlooking the Vltava River.
An unmissable stop is the Franz Kafka Museum, which offers a fascinating insight into the complex mind of one of Prague’s most famous sons. The imposing Wenceslas Square also boasts a range of shops, bars and entertainments.
Leave Prague today for your onward journey. Perhaps take in more of the Czech Republic with visits to the fairytale town of Cesky Krumlov (pictured) or the historic spa resort of Karlovy Vary. You can also travel directly from Prague to other European cities such as Berlin, Munich and Warsaw.
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Typical hotels on this itinerary
This Viennese institution is in the heart of the city and staff will make sure your stay is a memorable one. As well as well-appointed and comfortable rooms, the hotel also offers a personal tour of the attached concert hall, a unique experience which you can discuss afterwards in the hotel’s highly-regarded restaurant and bar.
Well located in the heart of historic Budapest, this comfortable hotel is close to many of the main sights and attractions of Hungary’s capital. Guests have access to excellent in-room facilities including cable TV, a mini-bar and air-conditioning whilst the hotel also offers a gym, pool, and massage service.
This is a comfortable and central property within easy walking distance of Prague’s Old Town. The guest rooms are furnished in a contemporary style with free wireless internet and tea & coffee making facilities, and the welcoming on-site restaurant serves a variety of dishes throughout the day.
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Blending the sumptuous decor of royal Budapest with the five star comfort of a modern hotel, the Corinthia Hotel boasts luxurious facilities including a classic spa area with steam baths, hot tubs, mud baths and an indoor swimming pool. There are also three restaurants, a lobby bar and a cafe.
An exquisite hotel from the Rocco Forte group, The Augustine Hotel boasts trademark opulence and attention to detail. The 100 rooms are beautifully decorated and have been recently renovated to provide a true luxury experience in the heart of this great city.
One of Vienna’s historic palace hotels, the Bristol is located opposite the famous State Opera in the heart of the city. Expect personalised service and Viennese flair at this elegant property which boasts antique furnishings, a gourmet restaurant and a fully equipped fitness centre.