More than 30 statues border the cobblestone walkway of the Charles Bridge. Look back at Old Town and see the spires of historic buildings towering over the streets. The Astronomical Clock chimes on the hour. In Budapest, the House of Parliament faces the rushing waters of the Danube River. Ancient thermal pools hide in caves in the quiet district of Pest. The elegance of the Austro-Hungarian Empire continues to adorn elements of the city. Discover extravagance and culture, history and legend during...
City of 1,000 Spires
The city of Prague has a storybook atmosphere cast in its riverside location, looming castle, and countless spires decorating the skyline. The mixture of Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic architecture offer insight into the eclectic ascetics of the city’s history. Your private transfer meets you at Václav Havel Airport and quickly escorts you to your luxurious hotel situated near the Vltava River. Consider learning more about your European tour operator who strives to make this the most memorable trip of your life. Prague has an energetic atmosphere winding around the streets of Old Town. You can hear the river brush against the banks and stone bridges connecting Old Town to the regal district beneath the castle. The Clementinum National and National Library is one of the largest historical complexes in Europe.
The library contains more than six million books. The Astronomical Tower stands 223 feet tall, providing a tremendous view of the city’s Old Town, and collected spires that perforate the sky. Frescoes decorate the ceiling of Library Hall, which date back to the 18th century. The motifs provide allegories for education and numerous Jesuit saints. The aroma of leather-bound books and rich wooden shelves fills the room. Globes of various sizes embellish the center of the library. The beauty of the exterior architecture and grandeur of the interior design embodies the story of the city, rich with adornments, captivating in its antiquity, and bright with modern charms.
Fit for Nobility
The Kafkaesque in Prague
Seeing the Velvet Revolution
On the Banks of the Danube
Searching for the Empire
The City from the Sky
- Stroll across the stunning Charles Bridge in Prague to observe the historic architecture and sensational statues decorating the walkway
- Traverse the exceptional complex of Prague Castle, exploring one of the largest castle grounds by area in all of Europe
- Visit the Jewish District in Prague to witness the unique history and charms of the synagogues and cemetery
- Revel in an evening cruise down the Danube for a spectacular view of Budapest
- Meander along the colorful cobbled lanes of Old Town and Castle Hill in Budapest to discover magnificent architecture and lavish styling
- Indulge in the unique flavors of Hungary with a cooking class that teaches you the celebrated dishes of the exotic country’s cuisine
- Witness the extravagant décor of Budapest’s marvelous Opera House
The cities of Budapest and Prague have always carried a significant allure, steeped in their legendary beauty and coveted by kingdoms and empires for nearly a millennium. Your tour of Prague and Budapest is custom tailored to show you the layers of history and tenacious cultures of the two cities, from their inceptions in the Middle Ages to the falling of the Iron Curtain. When you arrive in Prague, your private transfer greets you at the airport. The heart of Old Town highlights the storybook atmosphere of the entire city.
You can see Prague Castle set on the rocky outcropping overlooking the Vltava River. Begin the first of many European tours by crossing the Charles Bridge to see the elegant walkway connecting the Golden Lane to the historic town center. Once you cross the Vltava River, you explore the ground of Prague Castle, taking in the stunning churches, graceful palace, and the walkway lined with antique homes leading up the hillside, known as the Golden Lane. Visit a local brewery inside a monastery, celebrated for their historic beer.
The Jewish Ghetto was once home to Franz Kafka and continues to charm visitors with the Art Nouveau architecture and one of the largest collections of artifacts about the Jewish faith. Prague proudly displays its heritage, including commemorating its time as a part of the Soviet Union with plaques in Wenceslas Square. Your guide leads you on an enlightening tour of the Velvet Revolution. You depart for Budapest, the capital of Hungary, and enjoy a private guided tour of the city’s extravagant House of Parliament building, along with a look inside the wondrous St. Istváns Basilica.
Discover Castle Hill and the gracefully preserved structures of the Royal Castle and Old Town district. The flavors of the country come to radiant light with a cooking class to showcase the variety of flavors inside every traditional dish. Spend a time relishing the look of the city at night on an evening cruise along the Danube. The opulence of Budapest’s time as the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire remains in the Opera House and continues to shine brightly in the history of the city. After breakfast on your final morning, your private transfer escorts to the airport for your flight home.
$1,691 per person (excluding international flights)
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