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Prague to Budapest Walking Tour

Czech Republic, Hungary, Europe

from $3,995* per person 8 Days June, August-October
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Classic Journeys 12 people max
  • Prague airport, czech republic
  • Active & Adventure trips
If you've ever wondered how it would be to time-travel, this compact visit to the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary is for you. Powder-blue cathedrals leap up from the heart of valley towns. Incredibly intact villages are so perfectly preserved that the U.N. recognizes them as World Heritage Sites. Strolling through wide open farmland, you’ll be forgiven if you feel you’ve stepped back into feudal times. Of course, the gems of this journey are Prague and Budapest, and you'll enjoy expertly guided walking tours that explore these one-time capitals of the Habsburg Empire whose spires and castles create the continent’s most inspiring skylines. Whether you’re sipping wine from the terraced vineyards along the Danube valley or hitching a ride on a friendly farmer’s tractor, you’ll marvel that these places still exist. And you’ll bring home with you a rich slice of Europe’s life and history that most travelers never see.

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Czech Republic, Hungary, Europe

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Imperial Prague (1 night) is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, and after meeting we’ll spend an easy afternoon discovering its bridges, cobblestone alleyways and magnificent Old Town. The next morning we marvel at local glassblowers as they ply their craft. Telc and Cesky Krumlov (2 nights) are remarkably preserved villages now recognized as historic sites. We’ll explore both and take a beautiful walk through the rolling grasslands to Rozmberk Castle.

Following the old Habsburg trade routes we enter Austria and the lush Wachau region along the Danube River. Through fields of flax, we walk to a paper mill and the serene monastery of Zwettl. The castle where Richard the Lionhearted was held hostage during the Crusades towers over baroque Durnstein (2 nights), one of Austria’s finest villages. Of course we explore the ruins. After a farmhouse lunch, we cruise the beautiful Danube.

Passing through fertile farmland, we enter Hungary en route to Budapest (2 nights). Our first afternoon there's time for a promenade along the Danube. In a fascinating daylong exploration, we ramble from the Royal Palace in Buda to Europe's largest synagogue and a district overflowing with cafes and musicians in Pest. On our final morning, we part company after breakfast with time for you to shop or explore on your own.

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