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Endless Travel presents

A Custom Small-Group Tour- Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, and Prague
September 27- October 5, 2020

$2,950 LAND ONLY per person based on double occupancy

Single Room Supplement $570


Tour Highlights:

  • One group airport transfer on arrival and departure
  • Gundel Restaurant – At this 125-year-old restaurant, you may want to try one of their signature dishes – the Gundel palacsinta (crepe filled with rum, raisins, walnuts, lemon zest, and served with a chocolate sauce) or the traditional Hungarian goulash soup.
  • Local Expert-led discovery of St. Matthias Church (one of the most unique historical churches in Europe), the Fisherman’s Bastion (offering panoramic views with fairy-tale towers), and Heroes Square which stands in honor and memory of the Magyar conquest of Hungary in the year 895.
  • Central Market Hall – selected by CNN Travel as the best market in Europe (Linda and Susan have souvenirs from this eclectic shopping mecca!).
  • Synagogue at Dohany – Local Expert-led tour of the largest synagogue in Europe (seats 3,000). This beautiful holy site was built in 1859 in the Moorish Revival Style.
  • Dine-at-Home experience in Budapest.
  • Visits in the charming Hungarian towns of Szentendre (known as an artistic cultural hotspot) and Gyor (settled in the 5th century by the Celts).
  • Bratislava – capital of Slovakia with a pedestrian-only 18th century Old Town. Slovakia’s largest city is surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian Mountains.
  • In Vienna, the Local Expert will take you on a private visit of the beautiful Maria Theresa’s Schonbrunn Palace – the summer palace of the Habsburg rulers. No trip to Vienna would be complete with out a traditional Viennese dinner with music.
  • Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic is one of the most picturesque towns in Europe. The Old Town is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site.
  • In Prague (there are actually more than 100 spires, by the way!), you will visit the jaw-dropping beautiful Strahov Monastery Library – Linda’s favorite! The infamous Peklo Restaurant is one of the oldest monasteries in the world with a medieval wine cellar.
  • Custom Book Recommendations List and Book Talks led by Endless Travel Hosts Susan and Linda.
  • This tour is open to women and men! Bring your favorite travel buddy!

To book or for more information contact:
Susan Hammond or Linda Lovin
Endless Travel
303.674.6616
28265 Highway 74
Suite A, Evergreen, CO 80439
Susan@endlesstravel.net

Linda@endlesstravel.net

Day 1
Welcome to Budapest

At Budapest International Airport, a group transfer is provided to your hotel. In the evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner at the elegant Gundel restaurant (availability permitting). Savor mouthwatering Hungarian specialties, accompanied by specially selected Hungarian wine, as you dine in sophisticated style.

Hotel: Corinthia Hotel Budapest or similar, 3 nights
Meal: Dinner with Wine
Day 2
Relaxed Start Budapest, the Queen of the Danube

Venture into the heart of Buda’s medieval Castle District with a Local Expert to visit Matthias Church and  take in the vista from the Fisherman’s Bastion. Cross the Danube to the Pest district to visit Heroes’ SquareHeroes Square and drive down elegant Andrássy Boulevard. Make your way to a traditional strudel house to see pastry chefs at work, as they prepare delicious sweet strudel by stretching the dough and readying fillings. Enjoy a delectable taste of this famous delicacy paired with a rich aromatic coffee. Enjoy time in the foodie’s paradise of the Central Market Hall. Wander across its three levels brimming with aromatic food stalls offering delicious salamis, spicy paprika, Hungarian wines and an array of flavored Palinkas, a traditional Hungarian fruit brandy. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city at your leisure. This evening, perhaps you could stop for an aperitif of Hungarian Pálinka in and elegant cafe in the old city or maybe opt for a glittering dinner cruise along the Danube?

Hotel: Corinthia Hotel Budapest or similar
Meal: Breakfast
Day 3
Free Time in Budapest and Dinner with the Locals

This morning enjoy a guided visit of the Synagogue at Dohany, the largest synagogue in Europe. The rest of the day is at leisure to immerse yourself in Budapest’s history, culture and gastronomy. Perhaps, visit a thermal bath (an institution in Budapest), spend time browsing the boutiques on Vaci Street or relax in a sidewalk cafe. In the evening, you are invited by your Eat-With host to a Dine-at-Home experience. Sit down to a hearty Hungarian meal and learn about life in this enchanting city.

Hotel: Corinthia Hotel Budapest or similar
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Day 4
Along the Danube to Szentendre and Bratislava

Travel past the remains of the Roman settlement of Aquincum and along the Danube to the picturesque riverside village of Szentendre. This community has long been the haunt of artists, enchanted by its brightly colored houses and quaint churches. Then, journey westward for a stop in the pretty town of Gy6r, located on the confluence of the Danube, Rába and Rábca rivers. Enjoy time for lunch at your leisure before continuing on to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Explore the historical center with a Local Expert who will show you the medieval town hall, gothic St. Martin's Church and fortified St. Michael’s Gate.

Hotel: Sheraton Hotel Bratislava or similar
Meal: Breakfast
Day 5
On to Stately Vienna

A short drive over the Austrian border brings you to stately Vienna, known for its elegant coffee houses and lavish architecture steeped in history. Join a Local Expert for a private visit of Maria Theresa’s Schönbrunn Palace and its formal gardens. Then ready your camera for a dazzling drive around the famous Ring Road. This grand boulevard, built along the lines of the old city walls, showcases many of the capital’s architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House,Vienna Opera House magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence, Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche. The remainder of the day is yours to explore Vienna at your leisure.

Hotel: Hilton Vienna or similar
Meal: Breakfast

 

Day 6
Relaxed Start - Vienna at Leisure

Discover the regal grandeur of Vienna, as you explore at your own pace. Perhaps start at St. Stephen’s Cathedral - one of  Europe’s great Gothic structures or browse the shops of the bustling Kärntnerstrasse? Ask your Travel Director to recommend local attractions and restaurants, as you appreciate the long, warm summer evening in European style. As night falls, experience an extraordinary concert of Viennese classical music. The best-loved works of Johann Strauss and Mozart, performed by highly acclaimed soloists and dancers, are complemented with a delicious meal of traditional Austrian fare, accompanied with wine for a wonderful Highlight Dinner.

Hotel: Hilton Vienna or similar
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Day 7
Charming Cesky Krumlov and Golden Prague

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

Hotel: NH Collections Prague or similar, 2 nights
Meal: Breakfast
Day 8
Prague, City of a Hundred Spires

Join a Local Expert for a tour of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Start with the historic Prague Castle where you’ll admire the stained glass of St. Vitus Cathedral and appreciate amazing views of the Old Town. Continue to Old Town Square where the mechanical antics of the Astronomical Clock’s glockenspielAstronomical Clock delight onlookers each hour. Enjoy a guided visit to the enchanting Strahov Monastery Library, considered to be the most beautiful library in the world. The afternoon is free for you to explore at your leisure. This evening, descend inside a rock to get into the renowned Peklo restaurant for dinner (subject to availability), offering one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the city. This is an incredible way to toast your adventures with newfound friends.

Hotel: NH Collections Prague or similar
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Day 9
Depart Prague

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast. A group transfer is provided to Prague International Airport for your onward journey. Private transfers are available at an additional cost.