5 CAPITALS TOUR (Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest)
Accommodation: hotels 4*
Food: breakfast and 5 x traditional dinners included
Day 1.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†PRAGUE (-)
Arriving in Prague, Capital of Czech Republic and transfer to the hotel, relax after a long flight to Europe. Overnight in Prague.
Day 2.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† PRAGUE (B, D)
This morning, meet your local guide for a sightseeing tour of Prague, including beautiful Staromestsk√© N√°mesti (probably the most photographed square in the city), the Old Town Hall and the Church of St. Nicholas in the Little Quarter (Mal√° Strana). Following the city tour, consider taking a stroll near the Vltava (Moldau) River and the spectacular Charles Bridge. From higher banks across the river, the enormous Prague Castle overlooks the city, contributing to the mysterious atmosphere that is inescapable in Prague. Dinner in typical Czech restaurant (garlic-heavy soup served with croutons followed by roasted pork served with dumplings and a side of pickled cabbage). Overnight in Prague.
Day 3.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† PRAGUE ‚Äď CZECH KRUMLOV (B)
After breakfast coach transfer from Prague to Czech Krumlov (170 KM, 2,5 hours). Check-in at the hotel. Afternoon we discover the beautiful walled city of Czech Krumlov – the second most popular tourist destination in the Czech Republic after Prague. The center of the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.¬† Our tour includes a number of well-preserved religious sites, including the Minorite Monastery and the exquisite Church of St. Vitus, along with a number of interesting art galleries and museums. Overnight in Czech Krumlov.
Day 4.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† CZECH KRUMLOV – VIENNA ‚Äď BRATISLAVA (B, D)
After breakfast following a 3 hours drive to Capital of Austria ‚Äď Vienna (200 KM, 3 hours).¬† After arrival and independent lunch we will visit Sch√∂nbrunn, the most famous and most monumental palace in Vienna. A half day in Vienna provides the chance to see more of the fascinating landmarks this city has to offer. Take a leisurely stroll along the Ringstrasse to see some of the city‚Äôs magnificent edifices, or venture into one of the museums in the new, highly-touted Museumsquartier (MQ). Dinner in typical Austrian restaurant (Wiener Schnitzel – thin cutlet of veal that’s breaded and then pan-fried in butter or oil with steamed potatoes or French fries followed by chocolate sponge cake made with thin layers of apricot jam that’s topped with a semi-firm chocolate icing). After diner coach transfer to Bratislava, Capital City of Slovakia, overnight in Bratislava.
Day 5.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† BRATISLAVA ‚Äď PARNDORF (AT) – BRATISLAVA (B)
Today is a shopping day. After breakfast we move to the most famous shopping center – Designer Outlet Parndorf (35 KM, 30 min). You will find more than 160 design shops in discounts from 30% to 70% like Michael Kors, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani‚Ä¶ ). Depending on the time of arrival you will have time for your individual city exploring. Overnight in Bratislava.
Day 6.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† BRATISLAVA (B, D)
After breakfast we explore the Bratislava city. The half-day sightseeing tour will include a visit to the Castle overlooking the mighty Danube river and a walk in the Old Town, where we will visit to St. Martin‚Äôs Cathedral ‚Äď where Empress Maria Theresia was crowned, Michael’s Gate and many other sights. The visit to the Archbishop’s Palace will complete our tour. After individual lunch we move by train to the wine tour near Bratislava (20 KM, 20 min) that takes you for wine tasting at local producer in Little Carpathian wine region. Dinner in a typical Slovak restaurant (Cabbage soup, potato dumplings with sheep cheese and Slovak pancakes). Overnight in Bratislava.
Day 7.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† BRATISLAVA – BUDAPEST (B, D)
In the morning public transfer to the train station and transfer to Budapest (2 hours), Capital City of Hungary. In the afternoon, our sightseeing tour of Budapest will start with a drive to the Gel√©rt Hill, offering us a breathtaking view of the City – Buda on the Danube‚Äôs west bank and Pest on its east bank. In Buda, your local guide introduces you to the Castle Hill, with its much-photographed Fisherman‚Äôs Bastion. In Belvaros, the inner city of Pest, your guide points out the romantic concert hall, the Vigado and Gresham Palace, a splendid example of Art Nouveau.¬† This day we will close with typical Hungarian dinner (Fisherman‚Äôs soup and paprik√°s (a stew with a lot of sweet paprika).¬† Overnight in Budapest.
Day 8.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† BUDAPEST ‚Äď BUCHAREST (B, D)
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Bucharest, Capital City of Romania. After arrival meet our local guide for half day sightseeing tour. We will visit the 2nd largest administrative building in the world, discover Revolution Square, where the fall of communism was witnessed in 1989, see Victory Avenue ‚ÄĒ the oldest and longest boulevard of Bucharest and learn about the Romanian countryside in the open air museum. On the evening we will enjoy the typical Romanian dinner (Ciorba de burta (tripe soup), mititei (the most popular Romanian grill dish). Overnight in Bucharest.
Day 9.¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† BUCHAREST ‚Äď BRAN (DRACULA) CASTLE – BUCHAREST (B)
Today we explore the most important castles in Romania on a full day tour of Bran Castle from Bucharest (200 km, 3 hours). Our tour start by driving towards the region of Valahia to discover Peles Castle situated in picturesque Sinaia, known as the Pearl of the Carpathians. We will travel through the mountain scenery to Bran, where we will visit Bran Castle, commonly known as ‚ÄúDracula‚Äôs Castle,‚ÄĚ and learn the legend of the terrifying fictional Count. Our last stop of the day will be Brasov, located in the heart of Transylvania, where a walking tour through the historical center will reveal sights such as the Gothic church of Biserica NeagrńÉ, and the Medieval Catherine’s Gate, the last remaining of the city‚Äôs defensive walls. Overnight in Bucharest.
Day 10.¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†BUCHAREST (B)¬†
After breakfast transfer to the airport. Airport check-in and departure from Europe. End of program.