Discover & Explore: Imperial Splendors

At-a-Glance


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Highlights:

  • Round trip scheduled airfare
  • Round trip transfers between airports and hotel while overseas
  • Hotel luggage handling
  • 2 nights Budapest
  • 2 nights Vienna
  • 2 nights Prague
  • Breakfast Daily
  • City tours of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague
  • Prague's amazing old town
  • Charles Bridge
  • Discovery Program guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Air-Conditioned Motor coach
  • English Speaking tour Manager

Preferred Hotels

  • Mercure Korona
  • Vienna Renaissance
  • Majestic Prague

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Transatlantic flight to Hungary
  • Day 2: Arrive in Budapest
    • Transfer to hotel
  • Day 3: Breakfast at your hotel
    • Sightseeing tour of Budapest, including Millennium Monument, Matthias Church, and Fishermen's Bastion.
  • Day 4: Breakfast at your hotel
    • Sightseeing tour of Vienna
    • Afternoon at leisure
  • Day 5: Breakfast at your hotel
    • Day at leisure Optional tour to Bratislava
  • Day 6: Breakfast at your hotel
    • Travel through the Czech Republic
    • Tour Cesky Krumlov
    • Arrive in Prague
  • Day 7: Breakfast at your hotel
  • City tour of Prague including Hradcany Castle, the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of St. Vitus

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DAY 1 & 2, DEPART THE USA
Depart the USA to Hungary. Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and orientation meeting with your Adelman Discoveries progam guide at your hotel. (In-Flight)

DAY 3, BUDAPEST
Enjoy a city tour of Budapest. Begin in Pest and continue to view the Parliament, and Heroes' Square to admire the imposing Millennium Monument that was completed in 1904, which memorializes the 1000th anniversary of Hungarian Domination. Then we will see the Market Hall before crossing the Danube to the Buda Hills. There, we will see the Royal Palace, visit Matthias Church the site of many coronations of kings. Continue on to the Fishermen's Bastion with its white walls, towers and arcades for enthralling panoramic views of the city. (B)

DAY 4, VIENNA CITY TOUR
Depart Hungary and travel through the Austrian countryside. Enjoy quaint Austrian Villages as we make our way to Vienna, former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Upon arrival in Vienna, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city that begins with a drive along the Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard, to view Hofburg Palace, the Opera House, the monument of Empress Maria Theresia, Votive Church, City Hall, Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Afterwards, continue to Schonbrunn Palace for a highlight tour (B)

DAY 5, DAY AT LEISURE IN VIENNA
Enjoy a full day to explore Vienna on your own. As a European cultural capital, Vienna abounds with stunning palaces, historical monuments, fascinating museums, and some of the world's best concert performances, ranging from classical masterpieces to lively jazz fusion. (B)
Optional Tour: Half Day in Bratislava.

DAY 6, CESKY KRUMLOV
Depart Austria for the Czech Republic. Begin with a stop in Cesky Krumlov, a fairy-tale town with a maze of narrow cobbled streets. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, Cesky Krumlov has earned an international reputation as a time capsule of the past. Enjoy a short walk through the town and view its Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance houses. Later, continue through Southern Bohemia to the Czech capital, Prague - "The City of a Thousand Spires" (B)

DAY 7, PRAGUE CITY TOUR
A morning sightseeing tour of Prague includes a visit to the Royal Castle District at Hradcany, former residence of the Bohemian kings. Enjoy magnificent views of the city and Charles Bridge below as well as a visit to St. Vitus Cathedral. Following your visit, view St. George's Basilica, the oldest church in the Castle complex and best preserved Romanesque basilica in Prague. (B)

DAY 8, RETURN TO THE USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight (B)