Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. Overnight.
10 giorni / 9 notti
Your morning tour begins in Pest with a chance to view the Parliament, Royal Palace and Heroes’ Square. Cross the Danube over the Elizabeth Bridge to the Buda Hills. Visit Mount Gellert, then continue to Castle Hill to see the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church. From Fisherman’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight.
Morning at leisure in Budapest. Depart Hungary, en route stop at Bratislava. Make a sightseeing tour including the Gothic St. Martins Cathedral and the Primates Palace, the neo-Classical residence of the Archbishop of Esztergom and travel through the Austrian countryside to Vienna, former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Overnight.
Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour that begins with a visit to the impressive Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors. View the Belvedere Palace and its gardens. Continue with a drive along the famous Ringstrasse and view the Empress Maria Theresia Monument, Votive Church, City Hall and Parliament. Next, walk through the Hofburg courtyards to the State Opera House. Overnight.
An entire day at leisure to follow the footsteps of your favorite composer. Visit one of countless museums or enjoy the gardens, cafes, and shopping that the elegant Austrian capital has to offer. Overnight.
This morning, depart Austria for the Czech Republic. Begin with a stop in Cesky Krumlov, a fairy-tale town with a maze of narrow cobbled streets. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, Cesky Krumlov has earned an international reputation as a time capsule of the past. Enjoy a short walk through the town and view its Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance houses. Later, continue through Southern Bohemia to the Czech capital, Prague, “The City of a Thousand Spires”. Overnight.
Visit the Castle District including St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George’s Basilica. Admire the views of Charles Bridge and the Lesser Town. Continue past the Jewish Quarter and walk to the Old Town Square to view the famous Town Hall Astronomical Clock. This evening, enjoy dinner cruise on Vlatva River. Overnight.
Today cross Saxony to the Baroque art city of Dresden, also known as “the Florence on the Elbe River”. Enjoy a walking city tour to view sights including Zwinger Palace, the Semper Opera and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche. Visit the stunning Green Vault Museum of Applied Arts. Continue to Berlin, proud capital of reunited Germany. Overnight.
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Berlin. View the major sights of the city, including the Reichstag building, Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, the remaining symbol of the former Berlin Wall. View the Unter den Linden Street and Kurfurstendam, as well as the State Opera House and the cathedral. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.