Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest

September 30 – October 13, 2024

Travac’s passage to Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest is a journey into the very cultural centre of Europe. It is an adventure into a land carved by the music of Kings and Courtesans inspired by the music of Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and Strauss. It is an odyssey along the romantic Danube River from Vienna with its Opera Houses and fine arts museums to the bridges and bastions of Budapest.

Your pilgrimage will be filled with the charm and vibrancy of the Danube valley. It is here that you will experience impressive orchards tumbling from hills along its banks to postcard villages that dot the way throughout your journey. Each city you visit will offer you a different cultural insight and experience that will be both awe inspiring and revealing. Join us as we travel into the heart of Europe and follow a trail through the Imperial Cities.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Today you will depart Ottawa on your overnight flight to Berlin.

Day 2

Berlin (3 nights)

Upon your arrival in Berlin you will be transferred to the hotel, with a few stops along the way. After checking into our hotel, the balance of your day will be free. This evening, you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers at the included welcome dinner. (B, D)

Hotel (3 nights):

Hamton by Hilton Berlin City West (or similar)

Day 3

This morning, you will be met by our local guide and taken on a city tour. The tour will take you into both the east and west sections of the city. Included are the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the German State Opera House, the Tiergarten as well as the shopping and entertainment district.

Your afternoon will be free to explore some of the great sights that the city has to offer. Berlin is famous for its “Island Museums.” Your guide will explain how to easily get to and from the museum complex. You may also want to visit the bustling “KU damm”. This shopping district was once the “shop window of the west”. Today it remains a vibrant shopping and dining experience. (B)

Day 4

Today you will have another leisurely chance to explore and discover the spirit of Berlin. Join your host on an early morning walk. This captivating city has plenty of opportunity for a new adventure. (B)

Day 5

Prague (3 nights)

From Berlin we will travel through Germany and into the Czech Republic Our destination is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe- Prague. After checking into our hotel, the remainder of your day will be free. (B)

Hotel (3 nights):

Hilton Prague Old Town (or similar)

Day 6

This morning you will join a local guide for a complete city tour. The tour will start with a visit to the 1000-year-old Prague Castle. The castle offers an amazing view of the old city. Your tour will also take you to the old town square, a hub of activity in the city since medieval times. Your afternoon is at leisure. Prague has a rich musical history, so some may wish to explore all the musical events and experiences this city has to offer. (B)

Day 7

Today is a free day.  A few options are to visit Prague’s version of the Eiffel tower, or the Jewish Museum. No matter what you choose to do with your free time the majesty of the city is always there. Your tour director will be happy to help you with suggestions to make the most of your day. (B)

Day 8

Vienna (3 nights)

Leaving Prague, we will make a stop in the charming town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO world heritage site, before we reach Vienna. This medieval town is nestled on the Vltava River. While in Český Krumlov you will have a chance to wander through its traffic-free cobblestone streets, shop and enjoy a light lunch before heading on to Vienna. Your afternoon and evening will be at your leisure in the beautiful city of Vienna. (B)

Hotel (3 nights):

Austria Classic Hotel Wein (or similar)

Day 9

Your sightseeing of Vienna will begin with a guided tour of this great metropolitan centre led by a professional local guide. You will have a chance to see Hofburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria and a former home of the Hapsburg Dynasty. You will also see the famous Opera House, St Stephen’s Cathedral and Schönbrunn Palace. Your afternoon will again be at your leisure. (B)

Day 10

Your last day in Vienna will be on your own. Your Travac Tours Director will be happy to offer some suggestions for sightseeing, dining or shopping. (B)

Day 11

Budapest (3 nights)

Leaving Vienna we will travel along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the stunning Carpathian Basin. Along the way we will make a stop in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, before arriving in Budapest. This evening you will be free to enjoy the magical city of Budapest. (B)

Hotel (3 nights):

Danubius Hotel Astoria (or similar)

Day 12

Your city tour of Budapest will consist of both a walking tour of old Buda taking in a good part of the city’s rich heritage, and a drive to Pest to visit Heroes’ Square featuring the Millennium Memorial. On your free time you may wish to visit one of the city’s Thermal Pools. (B)

Day 13

A free day in Budapest is sure to be nothing short of invigorating. You will have time to shop, explore and enjoy the boundless heritage that has made the city so awe inspiring. This evening, you will enjoy recounting amazing stories with your new-found friends at tonight’s included farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 14

This morning, you will bid farewell to Europe and fly back to Ottawa. (B)

To avoid disappointment please book early. Our last similar trip sold out in a matter of weeks.

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Hotel Information


Berlin- Hampton by Hilton Berlin City West

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Hotel Address
Uhlandstraße 188-189
Berlin, Germany
1062
+49 30 4050270


Prague- Hilton Prague Old Town

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Hotel Address
V Celnici 2079/7, 110 00 Nové Město
Prague, Czech Republic

+420 221 822 100


Vienna- Austria Classic Wien Hotel

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Hotel Address
Praterstraße 72
Vienna, Austria
1020 Wien
+43 1 211 30-0


Budapest- Danubius Hotel Astoria

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Hotel Address
19-21. Kossuth Lajos u.
Budapest, Hungary
1053
+36-1-889-6000



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