Czechia·October 3 - 12 2024

Prague, Vienna & Budapest by Train

Explore the Heart of Central Europe: Austria, Czech Republic, and Hungary

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Overview

Explore the Central European trifecta of Vienna, Prague, and Budapest on a remarkable journey through history and culture. Once part of the grand Austro-Hungarian Empire, these cities boast rich legacies of opulence, art, and music. Enjoy a cold beer inside ancient brewery walls and discover the history of the Prague Castle. Prague is the city of a hundred towers. It will transport you back in time with its baroque and medieval charm, complemented by a thriving art scene. Be captivated by the harmonious blend of tradition and modernity in Vienna. The capital of classical music showcases imperial palaces, Art Nouveau treasures, and a vibrant contemporary design scene. In Budapest, explore the Buda Castle area and savor the flavors of Hungary, from paprika-spiced dishes to exceptional wines. A city that bridges cultures, offers rich spa experiences, culinary adventures in bustling markets, and lively nightlife in unique ruin bars awaits you. This three-country escapade promises an unforgettable journey through Europe's cultural gems, where every step reveals a new layer of history and beauty.

Highlights

Watch the famous clock in Prague's Old Town strike noon

Watch the famous clock in Prague's Old Town strike noon

Take an authentic Hungarian cooking class

Take an authentic Hungarian cooking class

Relax in one of the best thermal spas in Hungary

Relax in one of the best thermal spas in Hungary

Visit Prague & Buda castles

Visit Prague & Buda castles

Visit Mozart's apartments in Vienna

Visit Mozart's apartments in Vienna

Enjoy a cold beer at a 500 year old pub in Prague

Enjoy a cold beer at a 500 year old pub in Prague

Itinerary

Here's a day-by-day itinerary of the trip

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Prague

Day 1: Thursday, October 3, 2024

Our driver will pick you up at the Prague airport (most flights from North America land in the morning) and take you to the 5-star BoHo Hotel, a nine-minute walk from the old town square. You'll check into a junior suite. If you suffer from jet lag, come a day early, and we will help you book an extra night. 

This afternoon, we'll take a walking tour of Prague Castle with a private English-speaking guide. 

After another short rest back at the hotel, we'll meet for welcome drinks in the lobby before we head to U Fleku, a pub and restaurant founded in 1499. Beer is a Czech religious right. It matches their rustic traditional food perfectly.

Included

Dinner

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Prague

Day 2: Friday, October 4, 2024

After a scrumptious hotel breakfast, we'll visit the historic Old Town to see its famous astronomical clock chime. We'll tuck into the Baroque Klementium Library with its 20,000 rare books for a guided visit followed by lunch at the Mlýnec Restaurant with a gorgeous view.

After lunch, we're off on an Art Nouveau walk, a visit to the Mucha Museum, and, if time allows, the Art Nouveau Museum. 

We'll stop for a tasty treat at the famous Imperial Cafe.

We'll take a few hours off at our hotel and dine in style tonight at the terribly creative Levitate, followed by an evening visit to the Meet Factory Culture Center for music or theatre, depending on what is playing.

Included

All Meals

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Prague

Day 3: Saturday, October 5, 2024

After breakfast, we'll visit the Loreto Monastery. Then, we'll have an early lunch at the “Blue Wagon.” 

Afterward, we'll have the pleasure of attending a midday classical concert at the Lobkowicz Palace, where we'll learn about the rich history of music at the Music Museum. 

You'll have free time to do your own thing from 5-7 pm, after which we'll visit an ancient, very famous pub - the “Strahov Monastery Brewery.” Built as a monastery in 1142, this is one of the oldest breweries in Prague. It offers several popular Czech brews. 

Dinner is on your own tonight.

Included

Pub crawl

Not Included

Dinner

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Vienna

Day 4: Sunday, October 6, 2024

After breakfast and check-out, your guide will pick you up and take you to the central train station. You're off to Vienna.

The English-speaking guide will be waiting at the central train station to take us all to the 4-star Altstadt Vienna. 

Lunch is at the historic "Zwölf Apostelkeller" (12 Apostles Cellar) in its stunning medieval surroundings. 

After a lunch of delicious traditional dishes, we're off on a tour of the city center. We'll start in the famous museum district and follow with a visit to the Sissi Museum in the Hofburg. 

You'll have time to do your own thing between 5:00 and 7:00 pm, after which we'll have dinner at Mraz & Sohn, one of the best and trendiest restaurants in Vienna. It has a Michelin star.

Included

All meals

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Vienna

Day 5: Monday, October 7, 2024

We'll have breakfast at the hotel. 

You shouldn't miss a tour of the Mozarthaus in the capital of classical music, so we'll head here first. 

We'll have lunch in the "Miznon." Next to the famous landmark Stephansdom, the restaurant offers a variety of Mediterranean delicacies in a chic atmosphere. 

In the afternoon, we'll visit the MUMOK Museum. Then, you'll have free time to explore unique local designer boutiques. 

Tonight's meal is at Zur Herknerin. One of the insider Viennese restaurants, offering traditional dishes in a unique atmosphere. 

Later, we'll relax and imbibe culture as we attend a classical opera at the State Opera House.

Included

All meals

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Vienna

Day 6: Tuesday, October 8, 2024

After a lovely breakfast, immerse yourself in the history of Art Nouveau in Vienna with a visit to the Secession Museum. Afterward, we'll walk along the Karlskirche, with its famous baroque architecture, to the Belvedere, where you will visit the popular exhibition of paintings by Gustav Klimt. 

Lunch is at the renowned Michelin-starred Steirereck. 

If time allows we'll make a stop into the Loos Bar to view the work of the famous architect Adolf Loos and why not order a small dijestif or an espresso.

Take time for yourself this afternoon. Later, we'll visit a local biodynamic winery in Grinzing for a special night of wine tasting and dinner. 

Included

All Meals

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Budapest

Day 7- Wednesday, October 9, 2024

Check out after breakfast. Your guide will pick you up and take you to the central train station for departure to Budapest. 

An English-speaking guide will pick you up at the central train station in Budapest and take you to the 5-star Hotel Clark Budapest, overlooking the Danube. 

Lunch is at the Kollazs Brasserie after which, we'll explore the Buda Castle area. 

We'll visit the Rudas Thermal Baths in the evening, admiring the magnificent city view while relaxing in a unique atmosphere. 

Let's enjoy a fine meal of Hungarian specialties in the Tati.

Included

All meals

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Budapest

Day 8 - Thursday, October 10, 2024

We'll visit the Jewish Monument on the banks of the Danube and then the majestic Hungarian Parliament in the morning, along with a guide. 

Lunch is at St. Andrea Restaurant, followed by an afternoon visit of the House of Terror. The guided tour will immerse you in Hungary's distinctive history. 

Dinner is at Bestia, with a trendy industrial atmosphere, is one of the best BBQ restaurants in Budapest . 

Anyone who wants to continue the adventure after dinner can discover the young and lively Budapest nightlife in the famous ruin bars with a stop at Szimpla Kert, possibly the world's most fascinating bar!

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Budapest

Day 9 - Friday, October 11, 2024

After a delicious breakfast, take a guided tour of the Great Market Hall and shop for groceries for your hands-on cooking class.

Together, we'll prepare a unique Hungarian meal and then we'll feast on our labors! 

Take free time in the afternoon for last-minute shopping and touring.

Our farewell dinner is at Spago. Then, a special surprise -  we'll board an evening sunset cruise on the Danube and toast the glorious ten days we've had together.

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Budapest

Day 10 - Saturday, October 12, 2024

Sadly, all trips must end, but what an adventure to remember. Trade information as you'll surely want to keep in touch with your new travel buddies.

Your guide will organize transport to the airport. Safe trip home!

Included

Breakfast

You'll Be Staying Here

Boho Hotel Prague

Boho Hotel Prague

The 5-star BoHo Hotel in Prague is an Icon of exclusiveness and luxury in the Heart of Prague. It stands as a symbol of excellence in the golden city where culture, elegance, wellbeing, and hospitality define their commitment. You'll be staying in a Junior Suite.

Altstadt Hotel Vienna

Altstadt Hotel Vienna

The rooms and suites in the Boutique Hotel Altstadt, Vienna, are diverse and unique. Designed by world-famous architects like Matteo Thun or contemporary fashion stars such as Atıl Kutoğlu, no living space is like another. You'll enjoy their living room and salon as well as the easy to navigate location.

Hotel Clark Budapest

Hotel Clark Budapest

The five star Hotel Clark boasts rooms with extraordinary views. It also has an elegant design lobby, a panoramic rooftop bar, a fitness room with Finnish spa, and an á'la carte restaurant. It's situated in the heart of the city close to many famous sites.

Hosts

Doni Belau

Doni Belau

Doni is the owner and founder of Girls' Guide to the World and she only picks a few trips to do each year. She has traveled to 80 countries and counting and her favorite thing about guiding tours is meeting the amazing women who join her. She is half Czech so she is excited to get back to her roots.

 

Price

Private Room

Private Room

Everyone gets their own fabulous room!

FROM$9,995

Shared Room

Shared Room

Share a room with a friend or family member!

FROM$8,995

Add Ons

Arrive one night early in Prague

Arrive one night early in Prague

Includes one night and breakfast at the BoHo Hotel

PRICE$515.00

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What's Included

What's Included

Everything stated in itinerary above including all meals (except one) plus 2 glasses of wine with dinner

All guides, experts and tastings

Your stay at unique highly rated hotels

All Museum or other entry fees

All in-country transport including airport transfers

Any spa treatment desired

Any personal souvenirs or purchases

Additional wine, beer or spirits beyond what is offered at meals.

Travel and Medical Insurance (required)

International Round Trip Airfare

FAQs

You should fly into the Prague Airport. Be aware that most flights from North America land in the morning.

The trip officially starts on the morning of October 3rd. If you are traveling across an ocean to get to Prague, consider arriving a day early so you have time to relax and adjust to the local time zone. If you do decide to arrive early, please let us know and we will book your room for you and make sure that you stay in the same room as you will be in when the trip starts.

All First Class Train Tickets are included.

We will have a Zoom call about 6 weeks before the trip starts to discuss all that information and give you a packing list. Here is a great website that we love that will help you with packing and travel trips.

Doni is the owner and founder of Girls' Guide to the World and she only picks a few trips to do each year. She has traveled to 80 countries and counting and her favorite thing about guiding tours is meeting the amazing women who join her. She is half Czech so she is excited to get back to her roots.

Traveling through Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary in October means enjoying the pleasant autumn weather with mild days and cooler nights. The temperature range is from 6°C to 11°C (43°F to 52°F). Be prepared for occasional rain showers and pack for a fantastic fall trip through Central Europe.

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Prague, Vienna & Budapest by Train

Czechia· October 3 - 12 2024· 9 nights