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  • Highlights of Prague, Budapest and Vienna rail tour

    Prague

    Budapest

    Vienna

    Highlights of Prague, Budapest and Vienna rail tour

    7 nights/8 days by air and rail
    9 nights/10 days by rail
    Prague – Budapest - Vienna

    This luxury rail touring holiday encompasses a trio of central European cities: Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Each city bears witness to some of the most striking events in the history of Europe and boasts an abundance of fascinating sights and places to visit including imperial palaces, ancient castles and iconic architecture. Each city exhibits its common historic links yet has an incredible character and vibrancy of its own.
    This tour begins with your arrival in Prague, either by air or by overnight sleeper train from Zurich. Explore the exquisite beauty and elegance of Prague’s historic centre, with its cobbled streets and squares, mediaeval architecture, Baroque palaces and churches. Prague is easily explored on foot; Mala Strana and the imposing castle and St Vitus cathedral are linked to the Old Town by Charles Bridge spanning the River Vltava. Not to be missed are the Astronomical Clock dating from 1410, a Laterna Magika show and the old Jewish cemetery. Prague’s rich cultural heritage can be experienced in visits to any number of museums in the city: Czech museum of music, Mucha museum, Frank Kafka museum, Antonin Dvorak museum, the Narodni museum and the City of Prague museum. From Prague you travel for most of the day through Bratislava to Budapest, a fascinating mixture of two settlements: Buda and Pest, dissected by the Danube. On the hill in Buda, there is the 13th Century Matthias Church and the neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque Fishermen’s Bastion. Linking Buda to Pest is the magnificent Chain Bridge built in the mid-19th Century. Pest is a city of wide boulevards, parks and gardens, neo-Gothic buildings such as the Parliament containing the Hungarian Crown Jewels, and the two mile long Andrassy ut., lined with important buildings including the State Opera House and the Museum of Fine Arts. Budapest is also home to the largest medicinal baths in Europe. Your third central European city is the great city of Vienna, on the banks of the River Danube and at the heart of central European history since the Roman times. Vienna never fails to impress and satisfy the visitor eager for historical and cultural references. ‘Dream and reality’ still resonate and your days in Vienna can be filled with a mixture of galleries, museums, opera, concerts or eating and drinking in a ‘Heuriger’ in the Vienna Woods. The history of Vienna can be witnessed in the Roman Museum, the Neidhart frescoes dating from the 1400s, the mediaeval Basiliskenhaus, the Imperial Palace and the numerous Jugendstil buildings, and of course in the City of Vienna museum. At the end of your holiday, fly back to the UK or travel back by rail on the overnight sleeper from Vienna to Cologne, and then back by train and Eurostar to London.

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    Sample Prices
    Out by rail, return by rail

    Rail with overnight EuroNight sleeper train on your outbound journey, return by daytime train.
    Standard class on Eurostar and second class on all other trains included.
    Deluxe double cabin included on the EuroNight Zurich to Prague train.
    Stay in 4-star hotels (Hotel Boho Prague, Hotel Kaiserhof Vienna, Prestige Hotel Budapest and Hotel Torbrau Munich)
    Prices from £2,100 per person
    Stay at 5-star hotels (Hotel Paris Prague, Hotel Bristol Vienna, Aria Hotel Budapest and The Charles Hotel Munich)
    Prices from £2,380 per person
    Supplement: Standard premier on Eurostar and first class on all other trains £250 per person
    Out and back by air, rail in between
    Flights to Prague and back from Budapest and second-class rail travel between cities
    Stay at 4-star hotels (Hotel Boho Prague, Hotel Kaiserhof Vienna and Prestige Hotel Budapest)
    Prices from £1,630 per person
    Stay at 5-star hotels (Hotel Paris Prague, Hotel Bristol Vienna and Aria Hotel Budapest)
    Prices from £1,910 per person
    Supplement: First class rail between cities £90 per person
    What’s included
    Scheduled flights from the UK to Prague and Vienna to the UK OR rail travel London to Prague and back via Cologne (first class can be booked as a supplement).
    First or second-class travel on all trains
    Double sleeper compartment on EuroNight sleeper train from Zurich to Prague and deluxe double sleeper on the Nightjet sleeper from Vienna to Cologne
    2 nights’ bed and breakfast in Prague
    2 nights’ bed and breakfast in Budapest
    3 nights’ bed and breakfast in Vienna
    What’s not included
    Transfers between station and hotels in any cities
    Click the tabs above to view our suggested day-by-day touring itinerary and to find out more about the hotels featured.

    Click the tabs above to find out more, or click here to download a pdf with full details of this rail touring holiday.

    Highlights of Prague, Budapest and Vienna rail tour

    Day-by-Day itinerary
    Prague – Budapest - Vienna
    DAY ONE: Travel from London to Zurich

    Begin your holiday by travelling to Zurich by rail. You will catch the Eurostar from London to Paris and after changing stations, carry on to Zurich on a direct service which takes a further 4 hours. Once in Zurich, time to have supper near the station before continuing your journey on the EuroNight overnight sleeper train to Prague.
    DAY TWO: Arrival in Prague
    You arrive in Prague mid-morning if travelling by sleeper train. Check into your hotel in Prague for 2 nights. (If you fly into Prague, this is day one of the holiday)
    DAY THREE: Prague
    Take a stroll across Charles Bridge as it spans the River Vltava and links the old town with the Mala Strana (lesser or little town) and continue uphill towards Prague Castle, one of the city’s most popular sights. St Vitus Cathedral is near to the castle and can be seen from around the city. Spend another day exploring Prague’s old town where you can enjoy Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock (dating from 1410 and the oldest astronomical clock in the world that is still working) and Wenceslas Square. Prague enjoys a cultural reputation of immense stature in Europe and there are numerous opera and concert performances that can be booked. Unique to Prague is the Laterna Magika where classical principles of non-verbal theatre mingle with dance, film images and black light theatre. Prague’s rich cultural heritage can be experienced in visits to any number of museums in the city: Czech museum of music, Mucha museum, Frank Kafka museum, Antonin Dvorak museum, the Narodni museum and the City of Prague museum. Be sure to taste traditional pork or beef and dumplings at a typical Old Town restaurant.
    DAY FOUR: Prague to Budapest by train
    After a leisurely final breakfast in Prague, depart on the direct service from Prague to Budapest via Bratislava in Slovakia.
    DAY FIVE: Budapest
    In Budapest explore the tree-lined boulevards of Pest and the cobbled hilly streets of Buda. The city straddles a curve in the River Danube and is packed with interesting sights to visit on foot but also easily reached by underground. Visit the Castle District in Buda where you can find mediaeval buildings such as the Royal Palace which has been rebuilt several times over the past seven centuries and houses the National Gallery, Budapest Historical Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art. You can also visit the 13th Century St Matthias Church and the neo-Gothic Fishermen’s Bastion nearby. The world-famous Gellért Thermal Baths are highly favoured by locals and tourists alike. Margaret Island is a pretty park situated in the middle of the Danube reachable by tram or bus. It boasts more than 10,000 trees, beautiful gardens and a swimming pool. Linking Buda to Pest is the magnificent Chain Bridge built in the mid-19th Century. On the east of the river, you will find Pest which is home to historical buildings such as the neo-Gothic, vast, Parliament which houses the Hungarian crown jewels. Another building not to miss is the Hungarian State Opera House where you can experience a guided tour or an opera performance. On two-mile long, tree-lined Andrassy ut you will find elegant shops and houses, Heroes Square and the Museum of Fine Arts. The thermal springs of Budapest have been enjoyed since Roman times and baths are to be found in both Buda and in Pest, where the Szechenyi Baths are one of the largest bathing complexes in Europe, with outdoor and indoor pools, built in modern Renaissance style.
    DAY SIX: Budapest to Vienna
    Take the train from Budapest to Vienna in about 3 hours’ enjoying the scenery of the Danube valley.
    DAYS SEVEN AND EIGHT: Vienna
    You have two full days to explore Vienna at leisure. Vienna, on the banks of the River Danube, has been at the heart of central European history since the Roman times. Vienna never fails to impress and satisfy the visitor eager for historical and cultural references. ‘Dream and reality’ still resonate and your days in Vienna can be filled with a mixture of galleries, museums, opera, concerts or eating and drinking in a ‘Heuriger’ in the Vienna Woods. The history of Vienna can be witnessed in the Roman Museum, the Neidhart frescoes dating from the 1400s, the mediaeval Basiliskenhaus, the Imperial Palace and the numerous Jugendstil buildings, and of course in the City of Vienna museum. The Hofburg contains numerous national collections from the Crown Jewels to the Imperial armoury. Take time to listen to the Mozart Orchestra playing in the Musikverein, and to enjoy coffee and cake at Demel’s. A fun way to see the sights of the city is to take a tram around the Ringstrasse, hopping off and on as you want.
    DAY NINE: Leave Vienna
    Either fly back to the UK after your 7-night rail tour or if returning by train, take the overnight sleeper service from Vienna to Cologne, and then a morning train to Brussels and on to London by Eurostar, arriving on what is day ten of the tour.
    Click the ‘Hotel Information’ tab to find out more about the hotels featured in this touring itinerary.

    Click the tabs above to find out more, or click here to download a pdf with full details of this rail touring holiday.

    Hotel information

     These are our personally selected, luxury hotels that are featured in this touring holiday. Alternative hotels are available in some destinations – please contact us for full details.
    Prague
    Hotel Paris Prague – 5-star

    Hotel Paris Prague is situated in the old town of Prague and was built in 1904 in neo-Gothic style with Art Nouveau influences. The hotel was declared a historical monument in 1984 and guests can enjoy elegantly appointed rooms with replicas of original furniture. There is also a restaurant which combines French cuisine with modern Czech specialities and small wellness centre.
    Hotel BoHo – 4-star
    Hotel BoHo is located steps away from the Old Town Square making it an excellent location for exploring Prague, the city of 100 spires. The restaurant offers a range of international dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere and rooms are comfortable and modern.
    Vienna
    Hotel Bristol – 5-star

    Hotel Bristol occupies a fantastic location opposite the State Opera House. Guests can enjoy traditional Austrian grandeur in features such as velvet furnishings and intricate chandeliers and experience the highest standard of luxury in every guest room.
    Hotel Kaiserhof – 4-star
    Hotel Kaiserhof Vienna is situated a few steps away from Naschmarkt and the State Opera House. The hotel is family-owned and enjoys 74 comfortable rooms and suites.
    Budapest
    Aria Hotel Budapest – 5-star

    Aria Hotel Budapest is a superb hotel situated on the Pest side of the river, within walking distance of Parliament building and Váci utca (the pedestrianised shopping street). The hotel enjoys a rooftop bar which offers views of the domes of St Stephen’s Basilica as well a spa area. There are 49 vibrant rooms and suites with contemporary, elegant décor.
    Prestige Hotel – 4-star
    Prestige Hotel is located on a quiet side-street close to Chain Bridge and Parliament. Enjoy the Michelin starred restaurant which has a friendly bistro feel. The 85 rooms are vintage styled with high quality furniture and a pastel and gold colour scheme.

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