Day 1: Upon arrival into Prague, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private car.
Enjoy 3 nights in Prague at the Hotel Carlo IV (5*) or similar in a standard room
Day 2: Enjoy a half day tour discovering the Castle District and the largest castle complex in Europe. What is called Prague Castle is actually a huge complex containing museums, churches, palaces, and gardens. The immense Gothic cathedral of St. Vitus is dominant on the skyline. The Castle complex, high on its hill above Charles Bridge and the Vltava River, is the focal point of Prague. Highlights of your tour will include the Royal Palace, the Ceremonial Hall, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane. You’ll also visit the 12th Century Strahov Monastery and view the Theological and Philosophical Halls. Entrance fees are included.
Experience an unforgettable private boat trip on Vltava River with an English speaking captain. You will get to sail through the mysterious water underground of the Old Town and see original and so far unseen views of the well-known panorama of the Prague Castle, the seat of the Kings of Bohemia, which, when observed from the river, seem even more royal and noble than an ordinary pedestrian may see them. From all possible angles, the beauties of the noble work of Emperor Charles IV are revealed – the bridge which his faithful master-builder Peter Parler vaulted over the river. The construction of their boats, which faces no obstacles in the river, allows you to observe also the so-called zero arch, which is completely hidden from the sight of pedestrians. And a veritable feast for the eye of the connoisseur and admirer of Czech culture and famous history is sailing underneath the last extant arch of Judith Bridge, the worthy predecessor of Charles Bridge. This wholly unique spot is now completely hidden underneath Křížovnické square, known only by genuine experts on Prague topography. Glass of sparkling wine is included.
Day 3: Enjoy a 4 hours private walking tour accompanied by your English speaking guide. Think of this tour as a pleasant walk with local friends who show you around town, introduce you and let you taste delicious local foods, all while talking about their culture and society, recent history, how they see themselves and others, what is important to them, what makes them different, and what they share with others. This tour is tailor-made to your unique taste and interests. Your guide is a fully-licensed expert not only regarding local food and culture, but also history of art, Prague sights…etc. All food drinks and tips are included.
Day 4: Enjoy a private transfer from Prague to Vienna with a 3-hour stop in Cesky Krumlov with a local guide. You will visit the old town of Cesky Krumlov with its charming, narrow streets and its natural center of Concord Square. Over the fabled Barber´s Bridge, you will enter Latran, a medieval settlement around the castle. The tour will conclude at the Red Gate (the main castle area entrance). Afterward, you will continue your transfer to Vienna.
Enjoy 3 nights in Vienna at the Hotel Sacher Wein (5*) or similar in a standard room
Day 5: Today, you will spend an enjoyable 6 hours with a private tour guide, driver, and vehicle, exploring the city of Vienna. This tour will provide you with an overall impression of the most significant sights of the city. Along the Ringstrasse, admire numerous magnificent buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quarter, the former Habsburg winter residence, the Hofburg, the Parliament, City Hall and the Burgtheater. The highlight of the tour will be a grand tour of as many as 40 rooms of the stunning Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family.
Day 6: Get introduced to the sweet world of Viennese delights on a privately guided tour that will allow you to sample some of the finest in the city’s haute cuisine. Start your exploration with a coffee and a cake at one of Vienna’s most prestigious coffeehouses. Next, make your way to a widely celebrated chocolaterie specializing in the production of miniature confections, lovingly handmade without use of preservatives. Indulge on these temptingly delicious treats and let the endorphin rush brighten your mood. A visit to Vienna would not be complete without stopping at the shop offering the widest selection of the beloved Viennese wafers. Get a taste of these delectable squares before heading to one of the oldest coffeehouses in town, your final stop of the day. Take a seat, unwind, and enjoy a scrumptious dessert before heading back to your hotel.
Day 7: Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Budapest and your transfer to Vienna will begin with a stop in Bratislava. Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour and a 1-hour lunch break, with a local guide discovering Bratislava and its most famous attractions. Your guide will explain the city’s most fascinating history and culture. Learn about the former Hungary Chamber, the historical Academia Istropolitana, and the glamour of the Old Town with Primatial Palace. Continue the drive to your final destination in Vienna. The tour ends at your hotel in Vienna. Entrance fees and lunch not included.
Enjoy 3 nights in Budapest at the Four Seasons Gresham Palace (5*) or similar in a standard room
Day 8: Overlooking the Danube river in the heart of Buda’s Castle District, the neighboring sites of Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion are two of Budapest’s most iconic historic buildings. With your private guide, spend a half day discovering the breathtaking architecture and mesmerizing views of the city. Also known as the Church of Our Lady of Buda, the Roman Catholic Matthias Church was originally constructed in 1015, although the current Gothic style structure dates to the second half of the 14th century. During the 150-year period of Turkish occupation, it served as the city’s main mosque. Named after King Matthias Corvinus, the church was later restored with heavy Baroque influence after the years of Turkish rule. Continue next door to Fisherman’s Bastion, constructed between 1895 and 1902. The seven towers of the bastion represent the seven Magyar tribes that originally settled in the Carpathian Basin in 895, and the terrace’s neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque design features impressive towers, colonnades, and embrasures. The towers offer sweeping vistas over the city and the Danube and are a popular choice for panoramic photos overlooking the Danube.
You will be picked up from your hotel by a private vehicle and driver for a pier transfer to enjoy a nice 50-minute cruise on the Danube River by private water limousine. This boat is equipped with panoramic windows, open-air terrace, closed cabin and an open platform as well. The exterior is covered by mahogany and the interior is stylish, matching the whole appearance of the boat. There are leather seats, mahogany boxes and a mini bar that is complete with quality music and drinking champagne. Feel the breeze on your face and hear the rumbling water during the cruise while enjoying unforgettable views of the city. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Including transfers, the total experience is 2 hours in duration.
Day 9: Spend the morning learning about Hungary’s delicious gastronomy tradition with a fun cooking lesson and a Hungarian wine tasting experience. Meet your guide at your hotel and transfer to the Market Hall of Budapest, and learn how to prepare some famous Hungarian dishes, including goulash soup and Hungarian pancakes. Enjoy a hands-on cooking class that includes a copy of the recipes and a diploma. After the cooking class, enjoy an hour of free leisure time to explore the largest Market Hall of Budapest, the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest lined with stalls offering produce, pastries, spices, spirits and souvenirs.
After lunch, drive to the Domus Vinorum Wine House, located next to St. Stephan’s Basilica. A local guide will join you at Domus Vinorum to provide background information about the rich history of winemaking in Hungary, followed by a tasting of 4 types of Hungarian wine. After the wine tasting, return to your hotel by private vehicle.
Day 10: Depart for home
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