Upon arrival you will meet your guide outside the baggage claim of the airport. Transfer to your hotel. Enjoy free time to explore Budapest. Often compared with Paris, this glamorous city has something to offer every visitor. Dinner and overnight.
Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg & Prague
22 giorni / 21 notti
After breakfast we will tour the older section of the city. Visit the 13th century Matthias Church, we will see the Citadel on Mount Gellert, the Royal Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, the Parliament, Heroes’ Square, and the St. Stephen’s Basilica. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we motor through the lush Austrian countryside to Vienna, Austria’s capital. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, an imposing structure dating to the 13th century. We’ll have time for Viennese pastry and coffee before seeing the State Opera House, home to the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and Schonbrunn Palace. This sprawling, royal ‘summer house’ has 1,441 rooms including a Hall of Mirrors where Mozart performed at the age of six before a young Marie Antoinette. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we visit Prince Eugene’s Belvedere Palace and the seemingly endless Hofburg Palace. Later we’ll get a different look at Vienna, from the seat in the Prater’s enormous ferris wheel. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we motor west through Austria, but, just before, we’ll make a curve via Mariazell, the most important pilgrimage place in Austria. We will stop and see the miraculous statue, which is housed in the Lady Chapel or Chapel of Miracles, built directly over the place where Magnus established his monastic cell in 1157. Next drive to the lovely birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg the city of great houses, mansions, Festival Hall, and the Mirabelle Gardens. Hear the bells of the great Glockenspiel Tower, performed to a melody of Mozart’s. Dinner and overnight.
Salzburg is compact and best explored on foot. Narrow, winding lanes and secluded passageways are evidence of its medieval roots. The heritage of the Catholic Church is evident in the Archbishop’s Residence and the decoration of the State Rooms, available for viewing. Visit the mighty Romanesque Cathedral, the Nonnberg Convent of Benedictine nuns, and the Fortress Hohensalzburg. We stop at Hellbrunn Palace to enjoy its gardens and hidden trick fountains. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we depart for our scenic motorcoach ride to the enchanting city of Prague, a city of domed rooftops, soaring steeples, and countless spires. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, we begin our tour of beautiful Prague. Visit the Church of Our Lady Victorious and see there the renowned statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. We visit Old Town by way of Golden Lane and then go to the Lesser Town to see the medieval Charles Bridge that is adorned with many baroque statues. We will also see St. Nicholas Church, the Astronomic Clock, and the Prague Castle district where we tour St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica, Loreto Church, Strahov Monastery, and Wenceslas Square. Dinner and overnight.
We depart from Prague airport for our return flight home.