Budapest to Prague Adventure

Budapest to Prague Adventure

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Budapest to Prague Adventure

7 Days Starting in Budapest and ending in Prague

Visiting: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Lednice, Valtice, Mikulov, Prague

Tour operator:

Explore!

Tour code:

CZP

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 18

Physical rating:

Medium, Full On

Age range:

Adult

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

On this holiday discover the historic European capital cities of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague and travel between them by a combination of rail and road. In Mikulov see the Jewish Cemetery and enjoy a wine tasting. Prague - Uncover the mysteries of the castle, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and the Astronomical Clock Vienna - Travel by train into Austria and see the capital's main sights before having the chance to cruise back along the Danube River Chateau Lednice - Take a scenic walk through the UNESCO-Listed castle grounds known as 'the garden of Europe' Why Not Extend Your Trip? - This trip can be combined with our 'Krakow to Budapest Adventure' (trip code: CZ) to make a two week holiday

Highlights

  • Prague - Uncover the mysteries of the castle, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and the Astronomical Clock

  • Vienna - Travel by train into Austria and see the capital's main sights before having the chance to cruise back along the Danube River

  • Chateau Lednice - Take a scenic walk through the UNESCO-Listed castle grounds known as 'the garden of Europe'

  • This trip can be combined with our 'Krakow to Budapest Adventure' (trip code: CZ) to make a two week holiday

Itinerary

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Day 1: Join Trip In Budapest, Hungary; Orientation Walk Of The City
Location: Budapest
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: No Meals

Our adventure begins in the Hungary's capital city, Budapest, where we spend the night. Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Danube River, the city consists of two parts: Buda and Pest. Buda is the older, more graceful part, with cobbled streets and medieval buildings, whilst the latter is the modern business centre.

For those arriving on time our Leader plans to meet you in the hotel reception at 4:30pm for the welcome meeting and, utilising local transport, they will to take us on an orientation walking tour of the main sights of this impressive city. We'll see the Basilica of Saint Stephen and the Parliament buildings before crossing the Chain Bridge to the Castle District and Watertown. Here lie Buda's most ancient gems - Castle Hill with the Old Town, Fisherman's Bastion and the Royal Palace. After the tour for those that wish there will be the chance to go for dinner.

If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive into Budapest Airport (BUD).

There is a lot to see and do in Budapest; if you can spare the time, we suggest arriving a day early to make the most of this fascinating city. Alternatively, you could consider combining this holiday with the Krakow to Budapest Adventure to make a two-week holiday.

Please note that if you wish to join the orientation tour today, you must arrive at the hotel by 4.30pm. If you are booking your own flights, we recommend giving yourself at least one hour to clear the airport. It's around 45 minutes' drive from the airport to the hotel, so therefore the latest your flight can arrive is 2.30pm. Should you miss the meeting, your Leader will leave you information giving the meeting time for the next day in the hotel reception and will inform you of any essential information as soon as you catch up.

Day 2: Drive To Bratislava, Slovakia With A Walking Tour On Arrival
Location: Bratislava
Accommodation: Hotel

After the journey from Budapest we will spend a nice leisurely afternoon in historical Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. It used to be the capital of the former Hungarian Kingdom and was known as 'Pressburg' and went through tough times at war with the Ottoman Empire. We will walk through the Old Town's maze of pretty Medieval streets and squares surrounded by numerous cafes and trendy bistros. We pass by Michael's Gate which is the only remaining old entrance to the city, the pretty Main Square, Neoclassical Primate's Palace and Cathedral of Saint Martin. After the walk you can continue your discovery by visiting one of the oldest castles in Slovakia or by enjoying a birds eye view from city's most famous landmark, the so-called UFO bridge, which affords views over the 'panelaky' typical communist era blocks of flats and various other fairly radical urban projects.

Day 3: Train To Vienna, Austria; Chance To Travel Back By Boat
Location: Vienna
Accommodation: Hotel

This morning we take a short train ride (about 1 hour) to Austria's capital, Vienna, where we enjoy a walking tour of the Old City with a local guide. This should offer a good initial overview of the history and the structure of the city. Sights during the walk will include the Karlsplatz, Heroes Square, Hofburg (Imperial Palace Complex), Imperial Treasury, National Library, Spanish Riding School, Vienna's ancient housing estates, Saint Stephens Church and the Opera. We won't have time to enter any of these places on our tour but afterwards you will be free to return to visit any that you wish. You can choose to return to Bratislava by train at your leisure (we will provide a return ticket) or you may prefer to book a boat trip back along the Danube River (taking approximately 2 hours).

Day 4: Visit To Lednice-Valtice And Wine Tasting In Mikulov, Czech Republic
Location: Lednice, Valtice, Mikulov
Accommodation: Hotel

We start our day with a train trip (taking around 1 hour), followed by a short bus journey to the beautiful town of Mikulov. Filled with history embodied in architectural monuments, this small town offers something for everyone. Situated in the very heart of the wine region, it has plenty of walking paths with local and family run wine cellars or wine tasting centres along the way. En route to Mikulov we stop at Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's one of the largest artificial landscapes in Europe and here we will take a walk around the castle park of Chateau Lednice.

In the afternoon we visit the Jewish Cemetery in Mikulov with centuries old tombs and it is the final resting place of many prominent rabbis. Following our visit we'll enjoy a wine tasting of Mikulov's local produce.

Day 5: Train To Prague And Explore On Foot
Location: Prague
Accommodation: Hotel

A train journey takes us to our final destination of Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Our train travel today will involve a change of trains and take approximately 4.5 hours in total. Twelve centuries have adorned it with a labyrinth of old streets and wonderful palaces and bridges. We enjoy a guided city tour, which will take in some of the main highlights including the Old Town Square and City Hall, set amid antique houses and arcades. Other sites include the Astronomical Clock, Powder Tower and Prague Ghetto, which includes the Jewish Cemetery and Synagogues. We also see Charles Bridge, the most handsome bridge over the Vltava River and the area of Hradcany which contains the castle of the Bohemian Kings.

Day 6: Free Day In Prague With The Option To Visit Konopiste Castle
Location: Prague
Accommodation: Hotel

On our second day in Prague you are free to enjoy the city at your leisure. You may wish to head by local train to the 700 year old Konopiste Castle. The castle was once owned by Archduke Ferdinand, whose assassination in Sarajevo triggered the start of World War I. A boat trip on the Vltava River is another possibility. There are also many classical music concerts to be found. If the timing is right, you may be lucky to see a performance in one of the old atmospheric churches. There the option of visiting the Bunker Museum, where a range of Cold War relics are on display from an age when paranoia and spying was at an all-time high, which is housed in a former communist bunker underneath the city.

Day 7: Trip Ends In Prague
Location: Prague

The trip ends after breakfast at our hotel in Prague.

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart from Prague at any time. If your flight is departing later in the day, luggage storage facilities are available at our hotel. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you need to depart from Prague Airport (PRG).

What's Included

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

    Breakfast: 6

  • Accommodation

  • Fully Guided

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Train Tickets

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Country Entry Visas

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

Why Book this Tour

On our new 7 day trip you can experience four countries including historic cities and beautiful winelands scenery. We travel in true Explore style by using a range of different public transport as well as charter buses. If you'd like to experience more, then you can combine this trip with our 'Krakow to Budapest' (trip code: CZK), to make a two week adventure.

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  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

  • What is the maximum group size?

    18

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    6 nights comfortable hotel

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Trasnfers are included on the first and the last day of the trip

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Transfers are included on the first and the last day of the trip

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Moderate

  • I'm going on a walking/cycling trip-do I need to train?

    It will depend on the grade and how fit you already are. Check the trip page for details of the walking or cycling grade and how far you’ll be walking/cycling each day. For moderate or challenging trips in particular we’d recommend doing some walks or cycles before you leave to build up your fitness and prepare you for the distances being covered.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    We have a wide range of ages nationalities on our small group trips and they come from all walks of life.

  • Should I get travel insurance?

    Yes–it is a condition of booking that you are fully insured when travelling with us

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    At Explore, we're the experts in adventure travel. Our small group adventure holidays have been running since 1981. Today, Explore is one of the most trusted travel companies in the UK with over 500 trips to more than 120 countries.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes, but there are no concessions for doing so, and we must have a record in your booking advising as such before the trip departs.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Being a responsible company is a large statement, something that has to be entwined within the very fibre of a company. Discover the charities and partnerships we support as part of this at https://www.explore.co.uk/about/sustainability/charities-and-partners

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    We want to be as clear as and as honest as possible about what happens if you decide to that you no longer wish to travel on your trip. Our booking conditions have details of the costs you’ll incur when you cancel-these charges depend on how long it is before your planned departure.

  • What is the accommodation like?

    We choose comfortable accommodation in the best locations possible. We opt for small, local and family-run accommodation where we can, as opposed to large chain hotels. We typically use hotels that are the equivalent of European 3-star, and you’ll usually have an en suite room. Occasionally, where we want to get off the beaten trail we may stay in more basic accommodation.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Sustainability is embedded within the fibre of Explore, it emanates from the inside out. But as we enter a new decade it is clearer than ever that our world needs help, and Explore has created a sustainability strategy based on the 2015 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Our flexible booking and safety policies mean you're protected before and during your travels with us. Receive a full refund if your trip is cancelled, transfer your trip free of charge up to 10 days before departure minus any irrocoverable costs.

  • Do I need to be very fit to book with you?

    All our trips require some level of active participation. This could be on a cultural trip, trek, safari, expedition or voyage. It is in the interests of all members of the group that everyone should be capable of fully participating in the activities of their chosen trip.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Final documents will include a comprehensive trip itinerary, climate and country information, budgeting and packing advice visa and passport information and details on optional activities available.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes on most of our trips. Most trips are based on customers sharing twin-bedded rooms. If you book a group trip as an individual, you will share a room with someone of the same sex. However, on many trips we offer the opportunity to pay a supplement to pre-book a single room, known as our single room option. On some trips a single room will be provided every night, on others it will be provided o

  • Do we have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel

    It’s now a condition of booking a trip with us that customers should have one of the following before they travel - — Be vaccinated against COVID, having received the full recommended course, and allowing enough time for immunity to take effect. Full vaccination includes any booster required to keep the vaccine valid. — Have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR) within 72hrs of departure.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Explore will only offer hotels that have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with local government guidelines. We will ensure these measures include; enhanced room cleaning, ventilation, social distancing, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in public areas, food safety, staff re-training and minimising contact within the properties.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Windsor  

Budapest to Prague Adventure

06-Aug-2018

Clare clerici,was the best tour leader I’ve travelled with since coming on Explore holidays

Harriet  

Budapest to Prague Adventure

30-Oct-2019

Considering this was my first Explore trip, I was very impressed with the tour and it exceeded my expectations. Again, considering this was my first trip, perhaps, you could havene out of your way to ensure I was onboarded sufficiently and efficiently.

Anne  

Budapest to Prague Adventure

30-Aug-2019

Fab holiday would recommend. Just the right sized group.

Lynne  

Budapest to Prague Adventure

12-Feb-2017

This was a busy tour which gave aod overview of the places visited and a reassuring idea of how easy it is to get around in case of future visits. Following walking tours in each location, sometimes with a local guide, there was quite a lot of free time to back and visit places of particular interest - this could have meant spending a lot of time alone as the majority of the group were travelling solo and were happy to explore on their own. I am pleased that I managed to 'team up' with a couple of others who had the same interests as me. The tour leader provided maps and written instructions for getting around and arranged group meals most evenings which was great and extremely helpful in terms of orientation. The reason I come on Explore tours is that I know everything will be well managed and organised and there is very little stress or planning that I need to do myself. The tour leader, as well as travelling with a friendly and easying group, really did make the trip as enjoyable as possible.

David  

Budapest to Prague Adventure

07-Aug-2018

Holiday was exactly as an Explore trip should be.

Steve  

Budapest to Prague Adventure

29-Oct-2019

The trip was great and made better by having Miro as a guide

Mark  

Budapest to Prague Adventure

16-Jul-2018

Miro was excellent leader

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    Explore! allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    Explore! requires a minimum deposit of 10% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of explore! charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 41 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 27 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 13 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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