The Bohemian - End Budapest, Small Group

The Bohemian - End Budapest, Small Group

9 Days Starting in Vienna, Austria and ending in Budapest, Hungary

Visiting: Vienna, Český Krumlov, Prague, Kraków, Oravsky Podzamok, Budapest

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Tour code:

SE957ZM19

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

12 - 24

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

History, Music

Activities:

Walking, Wine Tasting

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$3495
$3214 Operator discount: -$130 Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$151

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Tour Overview

Experience the best Europe has to offer with an abundance of Vienna sightseeing and a serving of spicy Polish sausage in Kraków. Fall in love with the fairy tale town of Ceský Krumlov before an exciting Insight Choice in the Czech capital—touring the thousand-year-old castle courtyards or joining a Local Expert for a walk through the Old Town square, to the fortune telling astronomical clock. Journey through Slovakia and across the Tatra Mountains to Budapest for a Celebration Dinner in the exquisite surrounds of the Gundel restaurant. Explore the Old Town of Buda, separated from Pest by the Danube River, and admire the spectacular views from the Fisherman’s Bastion before feasting on the finest local delicacies paired with select Hungarian wines.

Highlights

  • Vienna: Visit a traditional coffeehouse to enjoy Viennese specialities of coffee and Sachertorte.

  • Prague: Stroll through the Jewish Quarter with your Local Expert to hear how the Jewish community has shaped the history of Prague.

  • Kraków: For your Dine-Around Evening, choose your style of dining from a selection of hand-picked local restaurants, unique in Polish flavour.

  • Cesky Krumlov: Your Travel Director will lead you on an orientation of the city as you explore the medieval streets of this fairy-tale town.

  • Explore Budapest with a Local Expert, including a tour of the Liszt Music Academy followed by an enchanting recital.

  • Journey through the Slovakian region of Orava and see the picturesque Oravský Hrad Castle.

  • Visit the memorial and museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau to witness the historical atrocities of the Holocaust.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Vienna

Location: Vienna

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hilton Vienna Park

Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

Welcome to Vienna! Enjoy your afternoon before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers to enjoy a pleasant Welcome Dinner served with wine at a local restaurant.

Day 2 : Stately Vienna And The Habsburgs

Location: Vienna

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hilton Vienna Park

Meals Included: Breakfast

Join a Local Expert for a private tour of Maria Theresa's magnificent Schönbrunn Palace and its formal gardens. Be transported to a time of opulence and extravagance, as you marvel at the intricacies of gilded Rococo frames, frescoed ceilings and crystal chandeliers. Get your camera ready for a drive around the Ring Road, a grand boulevard built along the lines of the old city walls, showcasing many of the capital's architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence, Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche. Explore Vienna by joining a unique MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience, take to the floor in a Viennese Waltz dance workshop and support the visually impaired community. Dancing in the dark, in a specially designed sensory studio, will be a unique experience for all your senses.

Day 3 : Charming Český Krumlov And Golden Prague

Location: Český Krumlov, Prague

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Royal Prague

Meals Included: Breakfast

Once over the Czech border, head for picturesque Český Krumlov, where you'll start with a brief orientation tour of this fairy-tale town, straight out of the Middle Ages. Enjoy some free time to explore and appreciate views of the Vltava River. Wander through the cobblestone, traffic-free streets, past colourful houses that lead up to the finest castle in the land. In the afternoon, continue through the green Bohemian countryside to Golden Prague.

Day 4 : Prague, City Of A Hundred Spires

Location: Prague

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Royal Prague

Meals Included: Breakfast

Explore Prague with Insight Choice. Choose to walk the courtyards of the Castle and visit the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral. Alternatively, join your Local Expert for a walk through the Jewish Quarter and learn about a different side of the history of Prague. Continue to Old Town Square where the mechanical antics of the Astronomical Clock’s glockenspiel delight onlookers each hour. The afternoon is free for you to explore at your leisure.

Day 5 : Reflect On Auschwitz Then Onto Kraków

Location: Prague, Kraków

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Vienna House Andel's Cracow

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Enjoy a drive through the rolling Czech countryside before crossing into Poland where you will stop at Oświęcim, better known by its German name of Auschwitz. Join a guided tour of the memorial and museum, which bore witness to the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust.

Day 6 : The Damsels And Dragons Of Kraków

Location: Kraków

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Vienna House Andel's Cracow

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

In the morning why not join an Optional Experience and journey into a glistening subterranean world at the 600-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mine? In a maze of tunnels deep below the surface, witness unique salt sculptures, sunken lakes and even a glorious cathedral carved entirely out of rock salt by the miners. Alternatively, enjoy a morning at leisure before joining your fellow travellers to ascend Wawel Hill and visit the cathedral, with your Local Expert. Walk past the former residence of Pope John Paul II through the Old Town, to Europe’s largest and most beautiful town square. See the medieval Sukiennice Cloth Hall and visit the 14th century St. Mary’s Basilica, the most important church in the city. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the trumpeter in the tower. In the evening, choose from a selection of hand-picked local restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.

Day 7 : Through Sleepy Slovakia To Budapest

Location: Kraków, Oravsky Podzamok, Budapest

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center

Meals Included: Breakfast

Journey into the Slovakian region of Orava and see the picturesque Oravský Hrad Castle before continuing through the breathtaking Low Tatra Mountains to arrive in Budapest.

Day 8 : Budapest, The Queen Of The Danube

Location: Budapest

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Explore Budapest with a Local Expert. Cross the Danube to the Pest district to visit Heroes’ Square and drive down elegant Andrássy Boulevard. Enjoy a tour of the Liszt Music Academy with a student, followed by an enchanting recital. The university was founded by the piano virtuoso and composer Franz Liszt in 1875. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax by the Danube or browse the boutiques of Vaci Street. For your Celebration Dinner, you are treated to mouthwatering Hungarian specialities, accompanied by specially selected wines.

Day 9 : Depart Budapest

Location: Budapest

Accommodation Name: on

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Bohemian journey concludes after breakfast.

What's Included

  • Personal radio headsets

    Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.

  • Hotel and restaurant tips

    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • Baggage handling

    We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.

  • Insight Flourish

    From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

  • Transfers

    If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

What's Not Included

  • International Travel

    International flights to and from the start and end points of the tour are not included.

  • Tipping and Gratuities

    Tipping for guides, drivers, and hotel staff is not included and is at the traveler's discretion.

  • Personal Expenses

    Any personal expenses, such as souvenirs, laundry, and additional drinks/food, are not included.

  • Optional Activities

    Costs for optional activities not included in the tour itinerary are not covered.

Check out our Q&As

  • What are some highlights of The Bohemian tour?

    Some highlights of The Bohemian tour include visiting a traditional coffeehouse in Vienna for Viennese specialties, strolling through the Jewish Quarter in Prague with a Local Expert, choosing from a selection of local restaurants in Kraków for a unique Polish dining experience, and exploring the medieval streets of Cesky Krumlov.

  • What are the exclusions of The Bohemian tour?

    The exclusions of The Bohemian tour are International Travel and Tipping and Gratuities.

  • Where does The Bohemian tour start and end?

    The Bohemian tour starts in Vienna and ends in Budapest.

  • What meals are included in The Bohemian tour?

    Meals as detailed in the itinerary are included in The Bohemian tour.

  • What countries will I visit on The Bohemian tour?

    On The Bohemian tour, you will visit Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.

  • What type of tour is The Bohemian?

    The Bohemian tour is categorized under Luxury, Foodie and Wine Tours, History, Art Galleries & Museums, and Walking tours, with its primary tag being Cultural.

  • What are the pick-up and drop-off times for The Bohemian tour?

    The pick-up times in Vienna are at 10:00, 13:00, and 15:30, and the drop-off times in Budapest are at 07:00 and 11:00.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1978.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Insight Vacations is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative created by the brands within The Travel Corporation (TTC) almost 15 years ago to ensure our impact through tourism is positive. Our ethos to #MakeTravelMatter guides our decision-making at every level of our business.

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

    Yes

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

    You have two options as a solo traveller. Either choose to be matched with a same sex partner for a room share - at no extra cost. Or choose a room of your own with a reduced or even free private room upgrade on select tours.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

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