K507 - Vienna & Budapest 7 Days / 6 Nights
You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Then, your time is free to start discovering the city’s delights, from shopping to parks to pastries. Later, enjoy dinner in typical Heurigen, or wine tavern, in Grinzing, just outside of Vienna.
On a morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Next, view the Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral and other reminders of the city's imperial history. After a free afternoon, enjoy an evening concert of Strauss’ and Mozart’s music.
Visit the Kunsthistorische Museum this morning for a guided tour. The museum houses outstanding collections of art, sculpture, coins, armor, musical instruments, and more. The balance of the day is free to enjoy Vienna at your own pace.
Travel into Hungary and on to Budapest. The afternoon is free to explore the “Paris of the East,” browse in the shops, snack on a tasty slice of cherry strudel, sip a fine Hungarian wine, or perhaps join one of the optional excursions available.
Set on opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges. A morning sightseeing tour includes views of the Parliament building, seat of the National Assembly; Vaci Utca, a pedestrian street lined with shops and restaurants; Heroes' Square with the Millennium Column, a 118-foot-high Corinthian column topped with a statue of the archangel Gabriel, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The balance of the day is at leisure.
Your sightseeing tour this morning focuses on the Castle Hill area. You’ll visit the 13th-century Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion, then see the Royal Palace. Your afternoon is free to do some last-minute shopping, explore more of the city or just relax. Tonight, relish dinner and entertainment in a typical Csarda, or tavern, restaurant.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
B: Breakfast; D: Dinner