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The Magic of Central Europe

In this journey through Central Europe view the stunning architecture, fascinating folk traditions, distinctive cuisine and rejuvenating thermal spas, that Hungary has to offer. One of its major draw cards is Budapest. The city has their own distinct personalities which you will get to explore on foot while devouring delicious Hungarian dishes and learning about the country’s rich history and culture. With stays in Vienna and Salzburg, enjoy a private city tour of the former Imperial capital, explore the Wachau Valley (Austria's most famous wine region), tour some of the most popular Sound of Music film locations and marvel at one of the most beautiful lake side villages in the world – Hallstatt. Explore Prague, the country’s capital, taking in sights like Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and the oldest working Astronomical clock in the world.

This journey outline is by no means fixed. As the traveller takes centre stage in our planning – from the type of lodging to daily activities – your journey will be crafted to suit you.

Day by Day Highlights

Day 1
Arrival in Budapest

Upon arrival at Budapest international airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. 

Free at leisure for the rest of  the day after a long flight.

Day 2

After a hearty breakfast, meet your guide and explore the city of Budapest by foot. Conquer the Buda Castle district which is not only among the most vivid and striking landmarks of Budapest but the city’s most visited attractions as well. Stroll between the seven bastions (representing the seven tribes who founded Hungary) and be awarded with the most stunning panorama of Pest including the Margaret Island, the House of Parliament, the Basilica, Gresham Palace, the four historical bridges and of course our mighty river Danube which runs through the whole city. 

Day 3

Enjoy a leisure breakfast at the hotel. Join your guide for a culinary walk in the city.

Better and better restaurants, street food places, confectioneries and pastry shops keep opening every day, and the city is abounding in lovers of gastronomy and passionate gastronomists. Your guide will introduce you to classic Hungarian dishes within the diverse culinary traditions of Central and Eastern Europe.

Explore the city at your own leisure in the afternoon.

Day 4
Budapest / Vienna

After a sumptuous breakfast, transfer from Budapest to Vienna. The car journey is about 2.5hours. 

Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5

After breakfast, go for a beautiful private city tour of the former Imperial capital - Vienna. Roam around the city's most famous street - the Ringstrasse - and on the way you will see the palaces that make Vienna one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Marvel at the amazing Hofburg and Belvedere palaces in person. Another highlight is the Hundertwasser house, built in a unique fashion with extravagant architecture!

Day 6
Schönbrunn / Wachau Valley

Marvel at Schonbrunn Palace with its vast gardens used to be the imperial summer residence for the ruling Habsburg family. Visit the magical place with more than 300 years of history inside and outside its walls. Then get familiar with the Austrian nature - Wachau Valley. The images of the Wachau are famous around the world, with the Danube river and its cruise ships winding through the vineyards and the hills on either bank. Perched high above at strategic points are the famous Wachau castles from the Middle Ages, like the Dürnstein Castle and ruins and Schloss Aggstein, not forgetting two of the most historic abbeys in Austria at Melk and Göttweig.

Day 7
Wachau Valley

Take this leisure day to explore the region on your own. Or simply, laze by the pool and chill at the spa or take a river cruise down the Danube river. If you are wine lover, go for wine tasting at one of the wine taverns or nearby wineries. 

Day 8
Wachau Valley / Salzburg

Enjoy a leisure breakfast this morning and transfer from Wachau Valley to Salzburg (about 2h 50m drive). Free at leisure for the whole afternoon to explore the city on your own.

Day 9

Another adventure day awaits you today. Meet your guide and begin the exploration of the picturesque World Heritage City of Salzburg as well as the breathtaking landscape. Follow the traces of the Trapp family and see the film locations like the famous Gazebo and the pond mirroring the palace of Leopoldskron. Continue your tour with a most spectacular drive with breath-taking views through the opening scenes of "The Sound of Music" were filmed. 

Continue your journey while passing many picturesque villages en route until you arrive at Hallstatt the ‘Pearl of the Salzkammergut’. Well-known by its breath-taking beauty, Hallstatt is considered by many visitors as one of the most beautiful lake side villages in the world.

Day 10
Salzburg / Prague

After a hearty breakfast, say goodbye to Salzburg and begin your next adventure in Prague. Meet your driver for a private transfer from Salzburg to Prague with a lunch stop at Cesky Krumlov.

Day 11

After breakfast, meet your guide and be transferred to the Prague Castle district and then begin exploring the city of Prague on foot with your guide (8 hours).

Visit the best sites in Prague on both banks of the Vltava river. See the Prague Castle (largest castle complex in the world!) from which you will also have the best view of the city. Here you can also find the St. Vitus Cathedral and Golden Lane. Furthermore, you will see the Lesser town and Lennon wall, walk across the very famous Charles Bridge to the Old town - home of the oldest working Astronomical clock in the world, visit the nicely preserved Jewish quarter. 

Day 12

Free and easy day to explore at your own leisure.

Day 13
Depart Prague

Take one more opportunity to roam the crooked streets of Prague before departing.

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Austria, Czechia

Practical Information

Locations covered

Budapest, Vienna, Wachau, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Prague

Recommended months to travel

All year round destinations. The best time to travel is spring (March - May) and autumn (September - November).  

Level of difficulty


Indicative price

Pricing upon request.

As we’ll customise your journey based on your preferences and needs, please note that this indicative price is just a rough estimate. Prices can fluctuate depending on season, type of accommodation and activities/experiences chosen (private vs. shared) etc.

This journey outline is by no means conclusive. It is just a guideline and can be tailored according to your comfort level, interests and preferences for every detail from accommodation to activities.

This journey outline is by no means conclusive. It is just a guideline and can be tailored according to your comfort level, interests and preferences for every detail from accommodation to activities.

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