Vienna and Prague Getaway by Rail

8 days  •  from $1319
per person, double occupancy, including airfare*
Based on a November 15, 2017 departure from NYC staying 3 nights at Hilton Vienna Plaza & 3 nights at the Hilton Prague

Overview

Featuring Discover the musical city of Vienna & old-world Prague; travel independently on flexible dates with flights, hotel & rail 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
  • Meals
  • Round-trip flights from your desired departure city to Vienna, Austria and returning from Prague, Czech Republic including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • 6 nights hotel accommodations (can be extended for up to 8 nights)
  • Breakfast daily at select hotels
  • First Class Rail from Vienna to Prague with reserved seating
Optional
  • Arrival airport transfers in Vienna
  • Departure airport transfers in Prague
  • Choice of sightseeing excursions
Themes History & Culture
What to Expect Our independent packages offer you maximum freedom to see what you like, when you like during your vacation. We offer optional airport transfers as well as your choice of sightseeing excursions.

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Vienna and Prague Getaway by Rail itinerary

Vienna and Prague are considered to be two of the most beautiful capital cities in all of Europe.; Friendly Planet Travel brings you both in one package along with a first clss rail ticket and optional transfers and sightseeing.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA

  • Your exciting trip to Vienna begins today as you depart for Austria on an overnight flight.

Day 2: Arrive Vienna, Austria

Full Day Itinerary:Schonbrunn CastleUpon arrival in Vienna, transfer independently to your centrally located hotel or choose our optional airport transfer. 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.

Days 3-5: Vienna

Full Day Itinerary:Vienna Opera HouseEnjoy a full day to explore at leisure or choose one of our optional sightseeing excursions.

While in Vienna don't miss a chance to see the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the Rococo Belvedere Palace or Schönbrunn Palace featuring 1,440 rooms surrounded by vast and verdant gardens.

Before you leave the city, you may spend your last night in Vienna enjoying what the city is world renowned for… music. The grand Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Chamber Opera, or the Volksoper – the People’s Opera - no matter what your choice, you will surely be delighted. Be sure to book in advance with your theater of choice as space is often limited.

Day 6: Vienna / Prague

Full Day Itinerary: Bridges of PragueThis 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.

Days 6-7: Prague, Czech Republic

Full Day Itinerary:Mala StranaEnjoy two full days to explore Prague at your leisure or choose from several versions of our optional Hop On/Hop Off excursions.

Discover the attractions that draw people from around the globe to this inspiring city. Prague has a significant historical past and there is so much to see. Be sure to visit the National Museum, the oldest museum in the Czech Republic as well as the Josefov (Jewish Quarter) where you will find many historical monuments marking the torrid history and perseverance of the Jewish inhabitants of the city, dating back to the 13th century.

You’ll certainly enjoy the romance of this picturesque city when you stroll across Charles Bridge. You’ll have magnificent views of Prague Castle, the Vltava River, and many of Prague’s famous riverside attractions. If you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Prague, we suggest taking the Prague Funicular Railway, running from Prague’s Lesser Town to the top of Petrin Hill where you can enjoy the natural beauty of Petrin and have a bird’s eye view of Prague and its surroundings.

Day 8: Return to the USA

  • This morning, transfer to the airport independently or select our optional transfer.
  • Later, return to the USA.

Recommended Activities

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.

Vienna Woods and Mayerling

Travel from Vienna to the southern portion the the Vienna Woods passing the spa town of Baden on they way to Mayerling.

You will see the chapel built on the site of Mayerling, the former imperial hunting lodge. Learn of the tragedy of crown Prince Rudolf and his mistress Baroness Vetsera.

Then, visit the Abbey Heilegenkreuz; an active monastery which was founded in 1133. Continue on to Holdrichsmuhle where Schubert once composed and also to Seegrotte Hinterbruhl which is home to Europe's largest underground lake.

Hop On / Hop Off tour of Prague

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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