Budapest, Vienna & Prague Getaway by Rail

8 days  •  from $1399
per person, double occupancy, including airfare*
Based on a October 19, 2017 departure from NYC staying 2 nights each at the City Hotel Unio, Ibis Wien Mariahilf and Hilton Prague


Featuring An Eastern European jaunt: Budapest, Vienna & Prague; explore independently with flights, hotel & rail tickets included
Style Independent PackageThese un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
Departures Flexible Dates: Choose your departure date and how many days you'd like to stay
Price Includes
  • Flights
  • Train
  • Hotel
  • Round-trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) via scheduled carriers, including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • 6 nights accommodations in Superior Hotels
  • Breakfast daily at selected hotels
  • First Class Rail from Budapest to Vienna & Vienna to Prague with reserved seating
  • Option to extend your stay to three nights in any of the cities
  • Arrival airport transfers in Budapest
  • Departure airport transfers in Prague
  • Choice of sightseeing excursions
Highlights Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria & Prague, Czech Republic
Themes History & Culture
What to Expect This leisurely-paced tour requires minimal walking and is suitable for most levels of physical fitness.

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Budapest, Vienna & Prague Getaway by Rail itinerary

See three of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe in one package, all brimming with culture, history, and architectural wonder! Stay two nights in each city and view the scenery in-between from your first class rail car.


Day 1: Depart USA/Overnight flight

  • Board your overnight flight for Budapest

Day 2: Budapest

  • Optional transfer to your hotel
  • Balance of the day at leisure

Full Day Itinerary:St. Stephen's BasilicaUpon arrival in Budapest, transfer independently to your centrally located hotel or choose our optional airport shuttle service. The balance of the day is at leisure so you can relax, unwind, and enjoy the facilities of the hotel or venture out for your first exploration of the city.

Day 3: Budapest

  • Full day at at leisure

Full Day Itinerary:Chain Bridge Enjoy a full day at leisure in Budapest or choose our optional tour of this city that was originally settled by the Celts prior to 1 AD. Learn about its past and understand how it became the political and cultural center that it is today.

Day 4: Budapest & Vienna

  • Travel via First Class rail to Vienna
  • Balance of the day at leisure

Full Day Itinerary:This morning, independently make your way to the Budapest Keleti rail station, and travel by train from Budapest to Vienna. Upon arrival, make your own way to your hotel. Once you’ve settled in, start your exploration of the city by visiting some of the numerous grandiose historical buildings and monuments. Of course, you also have to sample the famous Viennese coffee and Sacher torte (cake).

Day 5: Vienna

  • Full day at leisure

Full Day Itinerary:Schönbrunn Garden, ViennaEnjoy a full day at leisure to explore Vienna on your own or select our optional tour of Vienna visiting sites such as Vienna State Opera, the Hofburg Palace, Parliament, the Burg Theatre and City Hall.

Day 6: Vienna & Prague

  • Travel via First Class rail to Prague
  • Balance of the day at leisure

Full Day Itinerary:This morning, independently make your way to the Wien Meidling Rail Station, and travel by train from Vienna to Prague. Upon arrival, you will have the remainder of the day to enjoy the historical capital of Bohemia at your leisure.

Day 7: Prague

  • Full day at leisure

Full Day Itinerary:Prague, Czech RepublicDelight in a full day at leisure or choose one of our optional Hop On/Hop Off tours to see all that this beautiful city has to offer. Stops on this tour include Prague Castle, Old Town Square, Mala Strana and the Strahov Monastery.

Day 8: Prague/USA

  • Transfer to the airport independently or choose our optional airport shuttle

Recommended Activities


Ideal City Tour of Budapest - 4 hours

This 4hour tour provides all of the sights of the base City Tour in a small friendly group. This tour features several pleasant walks to see things not typically covered in the base tour. View the Chain Bridge, Matthias Church, Fishermans Bastion, Gellert Hill (Citadel), the Heroes' Square, the Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica and the largest Synagogue in Europe. Tour departs at 10am & 230pm daily. Pickup at your hotel 1/2 hour prior to tour start time. Tour ends in the city centre with return to your hotel independently.


Vienna city tour including Schonbrunn Palace

Your tour begins at Sudtiroler Platz and take you past the impressive Vienna State Opera, home of the famous annual "Opera Ball". Not far from the Opera is the Hofburg Palace; the former winter residence of the imperial family. Other sights on your tour are the Museum of Art History, the Museum of Natural History, Parliament, the acclaimed Burg Theater and City Hall.


Discover Prague on an open top bus tour of this beautiful city!

Explore Old town, the heart of Prague, with its well preserved 13th century houses and churches. Here, you’ll find the Old Town Hall, the Municipal House and the Estates Theatre.

The Old Town Square is home to the famous Astronomical Clock which draws onlookers who gather to observe the skeleton ringing the bell and the other figurines which appear. When the bell chimes the hour, a trumpeter sounds a fanfare from the top of the tower.

You can also hop off and see The Metronome monument, which is situated where the Stalin memorial statue once stood, and enjoy stunning views of the city.

Map of the tour route

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