Day 1: Arrival in Budapest
You arrive in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. You will have the option to take an introductory tour of the city. Dinner and overnight stay in Budapest.
Day 2: Budapest – Castle Godollo
After breakfast, you will go on a city tour through the districts of Buda and Pest. Of course, you will not want to miss the castle district, the Matthias church, the Opera and the Fischerbastei (Fisherman's Bastion). Take your time and relax in the famous café Gerbeaud. In the afternoon, your tour guide will show you around Royal Palace of Godollo. This castle – also known as Sisi Castle – was built by Anthon Grassalkovich and is famous for being the Royal Palace, as well as a popular residence of Emperor Franz Josef and his wife Sisi. Dinner and overnight stay in Budapest.
Day 3: Bratislava
After breakfast, you will travel to Bratislava. Once you arrive in the capital of Slovakia, your tour guide will greet you. Explore the 1000 year old city which has a beautiful, well preserved historic centre and many baroque-style palaces, fountains and historic streets. In the 16th century, the Ukrainian kings were crowned in Bratislava. This period was the city’s heyday. Dinner and overnight stay in the Bratislava area.
Day 4: Lake Neusiedler See – Vienna
After breakfast, you travel to Neusiedler See. During a boat trip you will be enchanted by the beautiful countryside. You will also have a chance to taste delicious wine from the region. Afterwards, you will get to see Vienna, the capital of Austria. Dinner and overnight stay in Vienna.
Day 5: Vienna
Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning, start your day with a tour of Viennas famous sights. Admire the magnificent buildings on Ring street – The State Opera, Parliament, the Town Hall, the University and the Castle Theatre. In contrast, there is modern Vienna - the UNO-City and the extraordinary Hundertwasser house. Alternatively, you can take part in a guided coffeehouse tour and experience the age-old tradition of cafés in Vienna. The locals consider their coffeehouse an institution. Whilst walking from the Café Deml to the Café Hawelka, you will learn about the history of the coffee houses through stories and funny anecdotes. In the afternoon, you can choose what you would like to do. For instance, you could visit the Schonbrunn Palace or the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, you can stroll around the city or spend some time at the Prater, a beautiful large park in Vienna. At the end of the day you will have a typical dinner at a “Heurigen” (wine tavern). Overnight stay in Vienna.
Day 6: Prague
Today the trip continues to the capital of the Czech Republic – Prague. Having arrived in Prague, you can get an impression of the city on your own. Dinner and overnight stay in Prague.
Day 7: Prague
After breakfast, your tour guide will show you the beautiful historic city centre. During this tour you will learn about the old city center, the Malá Strana historical district and the Charles Bridge (Czech: Karlův most). You will also learn about the history and the manufacturing of marionettes, this Czech tradition plays a vital part in the ancient Bohemian art. You will also visit a marionette shop and see how the puppets develop their own personalities. In the afternoon, you will visit Prague Castle, the city’s main landmark. In the evening, you will see the city from a different perspective whilst enjoying a boat cruise with dinner and music. Overnight stay in Prague.
Day 8: Dresden – Berlin
Today you’re leaving the golden city of Prague and continuing your trip to Berlin. On your way to the capital of Germany you will stop in Dresden. Visit Dresden and its theatre, the Semper Opera, the Italian village and the Dresden Cathedral etc. If desired, we will also organize a visit of the impressive Semper Opera or the Frauenkirche (a baroque-style church) – a monument in remembrance of the destruction of Dresden and the horrors of the 2nd World War. Trip continues to Berlin. Dinner and overnight stay in Berlin.
Day 9: Berlin
Berlin – a city of contrasts. During a 3-hour city tour you will see impressive buildings like the Brandenburger Tor, the Reichstag and you will learn a lot about the history of Berlin (about Checkpoint Charlie, for example), about life in the Eastern and Western part of Berlin and about the cultural diversity. Afterwards, we invite you to a boat trip, so that you can get another view on the administrative district. We would recommend you visit one of the numerous cabaret theatres in Berlin in the evening.
Day 10: Departure
A wonderful journey comes to an end…
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Closest airport for arrival: Budapest Airport
Closest airport for departure: Berlin Airport
Package price 2022 using 4-star hotels:
Minimum 35 full paying participants:
€ 1,219.00 per person in double/twin rooms (USD: 1,451.00 / CAD: 1,792.00 / BRL 7.522.00)
€ 1,599.00 per person in single room (USD: 1,903.00 / CAD: 2,351.00 / BRL 9,866.00)
Minimum 30 full paying participants:
€ 1,299.00 per person in double/twin rooms (USD: 1,546.00 / CAD: 1,910.00 / BRL 8,015.00)
€ 1,679.00 per person in single room (USD: 1,999.00 / CAD: 2,469.00 / BRL 10,360.00)
Minimum 25 full paying participants:
€ 1,369.00 per person in double/twin rooms (USD: 1,630.00 / CAD: 2,013.00 / BRL 8.447.00)
€ 1,749.00 per person in single room (USD: 2,082.00 / CAD: 2,572.00 / BRL 10,792.00)
Minimum 20 full paying participants:
€ 1,519.00 per person in double/twin rooms (USD: 1,808.00 / CAD: 2,233.00 / BRL 9,373.00)
€ 1,899.00 per person in single room (USD: 2,260.00 / CAD: 2,792.00 / BRL 11,717.00)
Minimum 15 full paying participants:
€ 1,839.00 per person in double/twin rooms (USD: 2,189.00 / CAD: 2,704.00 / BRL 11.347.00)
€ 2,219.00 per person in single room (USD: 2,641.00 / CAD: 3,262.00 / BRL 13,692.00)