Day 1 Depart for Europe
Jet off to the trip of a lifetime awaiting you in Europe!
Day 2 Arrive Vienna
Check-in to the hotel and head straight out into Vienna to get a feel for the city’s style before meeting up with your Tour Manager and getting to know your Contiki travellers over dinner
Your Tour Manager starts Vienna off by introducing the group to the city’s historical heritage. There’s the imperial grandeur of Schönbrunn Palace, the elegantly ornate State Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral – a Gothic masterpiece. (D)
Day 3 Vienna
There’s free time today to check out magnificent squares and majestic palaces or the city’s art galleries. Take a break in a coffee house like the locals do, chill out in Vienna’s manicured gardens or wander along the Danube River. Cruise down Kärtner Strasse, Vienna’s main shopping spot, and buy some traditional ceramics or materials for gifts back home.
Get schnaps savvy with a behind-the-scenes look into this local liqueur’s production in an optional excursion to the Old Vienna Schnaps Museum.
Tonight, it’s all about the culture at an optional dinner and concert. Up first is a traditional Viennese meal in the stunning grounds of Schönbrunn Palace. Follow this up with a classical music concert with former Vienna locals, Mozart and Strauss. (B)
Day 4 Vienna to Budapest
Cruise through Slovakia and pause for lunch in quaint Bratislava. We’ll then head into the compact, user-friendly old town and check out its medieval castle. Try some of the regional specialties like treska (cold fish salad) or some local cheeses.
Next up: Budapest. With two cities rolled into one, this exotic town has a bit of everything. Buda and Pest sit on different sides of the river, but bring together the stunning buildings and atmosphere that makes Budapest so romantic. (B,D)
Day 5 Budapest
Get an in-depth insight into Budapest on a sightseeing tour with our Local Guide this morning.
On the Buda side of the river, from the Fisherman’s Bastion, you’ll get a full-blown view of the city and learn about Budapest’s history in a nutshell! Check out the colourful Church of St. Matthias, the Royal Palace and the Chain Bridge. Your Local Guide knows all about Budapest’s bumpy history and will tell you more with a visit to the Liberation Monument.
Free time means a chance to treat yourself to a truly local experience: a spa and thermal bath. With outdoor thermal pools, healing waters, art nouveau architecture and spa treatments, this is the perfect way to unwind. For more of Budapest’s outdoor lifestyle, it’s a short bus ride to visit St. Margaret Island, a favourite among the city’s residents with its gardens, fountains, pools and ruins.
Take in a different view of the city from the Danube River on a dinner cruise this evening, past night-time Budapest. Our Local Guide talks about Hungary’s heyday and points out the city’s important buildings from this period, which are lit up for the night. Try some Hungarian specialties, like goulash and caviar, and enjoy some drinks.
Launch into Budapest’s nightlife and live it up like the locals by heading to a beerhouse, a riverside bar or a happening club. (B,D)
Day 6 Depart Budapest
The tour ends after breakfast and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)
- Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road
- See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House
- Visit Bratislava's historic old town
- See St. Martin's Cathedral, & Michael's Gate with its Baroque tower
- Hungarian dinner cruise in Budapest
- Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge and Fisherman's Bastion
All This Included
Take in the atmosphere of cosmopolitan Vienna and surprisingly beautiful Budapest on this tour with two nights in each city. City tours in both capitals as well as a plenty of info on the best museums, shopping and places to eat all come as part of the package. Why not extend your tour by starting in Berlin and spending a few nights in Prague as well by joining our Berlin to Budapest tour?
- 6 meals: 4 continental breakfasts and 2 three-course dinners
- An experienced & professional tour manager and driver team
- Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
- Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations
- Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
Accommodations on this Tour
Hotel (4 nts)
Old Vienna Schnaps Museum - Euro 6.00
Vienna Classical Concert & Dinner - Euro 63.00
Group Photo - Euro 10.00
Parliament Tour - Euro 17.00
- Passports are required.
- Visas may be required; please check with your local embassy.
- Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package, at the price quoted.