10 Day Imperial Cities

Collette Tour starting in Prague and finishing in Budapest

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 10 Day Imperial Cities. Bask in the splendor and romance with 3-night stays in each of Europe's Imperial Cities - Prague, Vienna and Budapest. In Prague, walk the Golden Lane, a delightful neighborhood of tiny, medieval houses; then visit a private castle for a tour,...read more
Overview
Operator: Collette
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Classic
Max Group Size: 44
Duration: 10 Days
From: Prague to Budapest
Tour Code: COL43
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic
Our Price From:
$ 2,405
Per Person ($AU)
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1
Prague, Czech Republic - Tour Begins
Arrive in Prague, the "City of 100 Spires." Behold ancient landmarks and medieval architecture. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Stay: Hotel Grandium (3 Nights) (D)
2
Prague
Feel the magic. Your introduction to this fairy-tale city begins with a panoramic tour. Explore the "Castle District," including the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral and the majestic Prague Castle. Next, visit Lobkowicz Palace, the only privately owned building in the sprawling Prague Castle complex, and home to the largest and finest art collection in the Czech Republic spanning over 600 years of family history. A masterpiece of 16th century Baroque architecture, the aristocratic Lobkowicz family lost it under Communist occupation following World War II and regained control only in 2002.The priceless collection also encompasses one of Central Europe's finest libraries of rare books and a musical archive that includes scores by Mozart, Beethoven and Gluck. After a delightful lunch, gather in the palace's elegant Baroque concert hall for a mid-day Classical music concert featuring the likes of Mozart, Bach, Dvorák and Smetana. Later, proceed to the lovely statue-lined Charles Bridge. (B/L)
3
Prague
The day is yours to discover Prague on your own. Shop for famous Bohemian crystal or visit one of the city's many outstanding museums, such as the Lapidarium, home to 11th-century stone sculptures. Stroll to the Old Town square, home to the famous Orloj, which functions as a clock, calendar and primitive planetarium. Perhaps you will join an optional excursion to Prague's Old Jewish Quarter to see its historic Jewish Museum and Europe's oldest surviving Jewish cemetery, founded in 1478. This evening, it's your choice. Enjoy traditional Czech culture at one of Prague's popular restaurants. Or, tip a pint while dining at one of Eastern Europe's oldest breweries and take a tour to see how this famous beer has been brewed for 500 years. (B/D)
4
Prague - Cesky Krumlov - Vienna, Austria
Take a scenic ride through the countryside as we travel from Prague to Vienna. En route, make a stop in the fairy-tale town of Cesky Krumlov to explore the well-preserved streets lined with Baroque architecture before continuing on to the grand city of Vienna. Tonight's dinner is a real treat: a meal showcasing regional wine and the impressive local cuisine of the Grinzing region. Stay: Hotel Am Konzerthaus (3 Nights) (B/D)
5
Vienna
This morning, join a local resident for a visit to magnificent Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Hapsburg dynasty for more than 200 years. Continue on to Vienna's center. Behold the beautiful architecture, scenic parks and gothic spires that fill the city. Tonight, return to Schoenbrunn Palace for an unforgettable Classical music performance featuring the works of Mozart and Strauss. (B)
6
Vienna - Danube River - Melk - Vienna
Travel along the banks of the Danube, immortalized by Strauss, to the medieval town of Durnstein. Embark on a scenic Danube River cruise through the historic Wachau Valley. Later, visit the 11th-century Melk Abbey, famous for its production and collection of manuscripts. A leisurely ride back to Vienna leads to a free evening to enjoy the city. (B)
7
Vienna - Bratislava, Slovakia - Budapest, Hungary
This morning we journey to Bratislava, former Imperial capital of the Hapsburg Empire. Get to know the city's 4000-year-old history on a tour with a local expert. Continue to Budapest, the "Queen of the Danube," truly one of the world's most beautiful cities. Upon arrival we drive through this majestic capital on our way to the hotel. Take some time to relax or explore before gathering for tonight's dinner in the city. Stay: NH Budapest (3 Nights) (B/D)
8
Budapest
Capture the true spirit of Budapest. Join a local expert and discover the incredible Neo-Gothic marvel of Matthias Church atop Buda Castle Hill. Next, be enamored by the Fisherman's Bastion with its white walls, towers and arcades for spectacular views. Continue to historic Old Buda and Gellert Hill, followed by the Parliament. At Heroes Square, admire the imposing Millennium Monument which memorializes the 1000th anniversary of Hungarian dominion. (B)
9
Budapest - Visegrad - Budapest
Begin your day with a visit to a school in Budapest where you will get a glimpse into the daily life of the locals while meeting the young students. In the afternoon, venture outside the city to the former Renaissance capital of Visegrad for a magnificent view of the Danube Bend and the Borzsony Mountains. Travel back in time with a visit to a 14th-century castle where knights with colorful costumes and authentic weaponry recreate the days of chivalry. Then, enjoy a special Renaissance-style dinner at the castle restaurant and re-enact the days of medieval times. Revel in this evening of wine and music. (B/D)
10
Budapest - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. (B)
1
Prague, Czech Republic - Tour Begins
Arrive in Prague, the "City of 100 Spires." Behold ancient landmarks and medieval architecture. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Stay: K+K Hotel Fenix (3 Nights) (D)
2
Prague
Feel the magic. Your introduction to this fairy-tale city begins with a panoramic tour. Explore the “Castle District,” including the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral and the majestic Prague Castle. Next, visit Lobkowicz Palace, the only privately owned building in the sprawling Prague Castle complex, and home to the largest and finest art collection in the Czech Republic spanning over 600 years of family history. A masterpiece of 16th century Baroque architecture, the aristocratic Lobkowicz family lost it under Communist occupation following World War II and regained control only in 2002. The priceless collection also encompasses one of Central Europe’s finest libraries of rare books and a musical archive that includes scores by Mozart, Beethoven and Gluck. After a delightful lunch, gather in the palace’s elegant Baroque concert hall for a mid-day Classical music concert featuring the likes of Mozart, Bach, Dvorák and Smetana. Later, proceed to the lovely statue-lined Charles Bridge. (B/L)
3
Prague
The day is yours to discover Prague on your own. Shop for famous Bohemian crystal or visit one of the city’s many outstanding museums, such as the Lapidarium, home to 11th-century stone sculptures. Stroll to the Old Town square, home to the famous Orloj, which functions as a clock, calendar and primitive planetarium. Perhaps you will join an optional excursion to Prague’s Old Jewish Quarter to see its historic Jewish Museum and Europe's oldest surviving Jewish cemetery, founded in 1478. This evening, it’s your choice! Enjoy traditional Czech culture at one of Prague’s popular restaurants -OR- tip a pint while dining at one of Eastern Europe’s oldest breweries and take a tour to see how this famous beer has been brewed for 500 years. (B/D)
4
Prague - Cesky Krumlov - Vienna, Austria
Take a scenic ride through the countryside as we travel from Prague to Vienna. En route, make a stop in the fairy-tale town of Cesky Krumlov. Explore the well-preserved streets lined with Baroque architecture before continuing on to the grand city of Vienna where your arrival leads to a free evening to enjoy the city. Stay: Grand Hotel Wien (3 Nights) (B)
5
Vienna
This morning, join a local resident for a visit to magnificent Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Hapsburg dynasty for more than 200 years. Continue on to Vienna’s center. Behold the beautiful architecture, scenic parks and gothic spires that fill the city. Tonight, return to Schoenbrunn Palace for an unforgettable Classical music performance featuring the works of Mozart and Strauss. (B)
6
Vienna - Danube River - Melk - Vienna
Travel along the banks of the Danube, immortalized by Strauss, to the medieval town of Durnstein. Embark on a scenic Danube River cruise through the historic Wachau Valley. Later, visit the 11th-century Melk Abbey, famous for its production and collection of manuscripts. Tonight’s dinner is a real treat: a meal showcasing regional wine and the impressive local cuisine of the Grinzing region. (B/D)
7
Vienna - Bratislava, Slovakia - Budapest, Hungary
This morning we journey to Bratislava, former Imperial capital of the Hapsburg Empire. Get to know the city’s 4000-year-old history on a tour with a local expert. Continue to Budapest, the "Queen of the Danube," truly one of the world's most beautiful cities. Upon arrival we drive through this majestic capital on our way to the hotel. Take some time to relax or explore before gathering for tonight’s dinner in the city. Stay: NH Budapest (3 Nights) (B/D)
8
Budapest
Capture the true spirit of Budapest. Join a local expert and discover the incredible Neo-Gothic marvel of Matthias Church atop Buda Castle Hill. Next, be enamored by the Fisherman’s Bastion with its white walls, towers and arcades for spectacular views. Continue to historic Old Buda and Gellert Hill, followed by the Parliament. At Heroes Square, admire the imposing Millennium Monument which memorializes the 1000th anniversary of Hungarian dominion. (B)
9
Budapest - Visegrad - Budapest
Begin your day with a visit to a school in Budapest where you will get a glimpse into the daily life of the locals while meeting the young students. In the afternoon, venture outside the city to the former Renaissance capital of Visegrad for a magnificent view of the Danube Bend and the Borzsony Mountains. Travel back in time with a visit to a 14th-century castle where knights with colorful costumes and authentic weaponry recreate the days of chivalry. Then, enjoy a special Renaissance-style dinner at the castle restaurant and re-enact the days of medieval times. Revel in this evening of wine and music. (B/D)
10
Budapest - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. (B)
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Journey Highlights
  • Enjoy a stop in the fairy-tale town of Cesky Krumlov.
  • Tour majestic Prague Castle.
  • Get to know Bratislava's history on a city tour with a local expert.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable Classical music performance featuring the works of Mozart and Strauss.
  • Visit Lobkowicz Palace, home to the largest and finest art collections in the Czech Republic spanning over 600 years of family history.
  • Embark on a Danube River cruise through the historic Wachau Valley.
  • Stop in Melk for a visit to the famous Abbey.
  • Enjoy traditional Czech cuisine at one of Prague's popular restaurants. Or, tip a pint Whilst dining at one of Eastern Europe's oldest breweries and take a tour to see how this famous beer has been brewed for 500 years.
  • Enjoy dinner and sample regional wine in the picturesque Grinzing region.
  • Savour a Renaissance-style dinner at a medieval castle restaurant near Budapest.
Trip Inclusions
  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • 4-star accommodation
  • Private, chauffeur driven return home to airport transfers - up to 40km
  • The services of a professional Tour Manager
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Wi-Fi available on tour
Activity Level
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Prague Airport (PRG) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Budapest Airport (BUD) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 10:00am on the last day
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Journey Highlights
  • Enjoy a stop in the fairy-tale town of Cesky Krumlov.
  • Tour majestic Prague Castle.
  • Get to know Bratislava’s history on a city tour with a local expert.
Trip Inclusions
  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star+ accommodation
  • Skilled and engaging tour managers
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Many meals full of local flavour
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots on tour
Activity Level
  • This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Prague Airport (PRG) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Budapest Airport (BUD) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 10:00am on the last day
Private Airport Transfers
  • Chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Optional Activities
The optional activities below can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

Budapest by Night

Location: Budapest. Cost: $117.
Local culinary specialties await as you start a fantastic evening out in Budapest at one of the most popular local restaurants. Sit down to a dinner of creative Hungarian cuisine in a traditional Hungarian setting. After dinner, embark on a romantic evening...read more

Prague's Old Jewish Quarter

Location: Prague. Cost: $70.
Prague's Jewish quarter, the historic Josefov, tells the moving and powerful stories of a community with roots in Prague dating back to the 10th century. This history comes alive on a guided tour of the neighborhood where Jewish residency was confined...read more

Musical Side of Vienna

Location: Vienna. Cost: $79.
Meet a local expert in central Vienna near St. Stephen's Cathedral to begin your walk through the musical history of the city. Our first stop is at Mozart's former residence. Go inside and be transported to the days when he composed his musical works...read more

Optional Activities
The optional activities below can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

Budapest by Night

Location: Budapest. Cost: $120.
Local culinary specialties await as you start a fantastic evening out in Budapest at one of the most popular local restaurants. Sit down to a dinner of creative Hungarian cuisine in a traditional Hungarian setting. After dinner, embark on a romantic evening...read more

Prague's Old Jewish Quarter

Location: Prague. Cost: $65.
Prague's Jewish quarter, the historic Josefov, tells the moving and powerful stories of a community with roots in Prague dating back to the 10th century. This history comes alive on a guided tour of the neighborhood where Jewish residency was confined...read more

Musical Side of Vienna

Location: Vienna. Cost: $81.
Meet a local expert in central Vienna near St. Stephen's Cathedral to begin your walk through the musical history of the city. Our first stop is at Mozart's former residence. Go inside and be transported to the days when he composed his musical works...read more

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