8 Days Prague and Budapest Tour: History, Beer & Wine
4 Nights in Prague
|Duration : 3 Hours|
Activity level : Light
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Take a trip to Kutna Hora, the medieval center of silver-mining and once the second richest town in the Czech kingdom. The variety of Kutna Hora's architectural monuments and its well-preserved town center reflects its ancient fame and wealth. During your walk you will visit the gothic cathedral of St. Barbara and the Italian Court. You will also visit one of the most interesting burial places in the world. This chapel is decorated by more than 40,000 human bones, including a bone chandelier and a bone crest of a noble family. Kutna Hora has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1995 and on this excursion you'll see why.
|Duration : 5 Hours|
Activity level : Moderate
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|Duration : 2,5 Hours|
Activity level : Light
Included in your
A little about Prague
“The Golden City,” “The City of 100 Spires,” “The Mother of Cities”... Prague has no shortage of nicknames, and they all pay homage to the city’s charm and beauty. Prague’s winding cobblestone streets, its gorgeous architecture and its atmospheric bridges are fabled, and with good reason: this is a city like no other. From exploring the history and modern culture on foot, to traveling farther afield to take in the picturesque countryside and fairytale villages, you’ll have an itinerary full of adventure and relaxation. This is a very walkable city surrounded by easy-to-reach destinations in the surrounding regions. Besides the city’s history, which is evident on every street, including the beautifully preserved former Jewish Quarter, a rich program awaits. There will be plenty of time to sample the famous Bohemian beer, as we can offer several delightful gastronomic experiences, including a romantic dinner cruise on the Vltava river, and a relaxing afternoon at an actual beer spa! Day-trip destinations include scenic castles, the perfect spa town, and the Renaissance village of Cesky Krumlov. Prague is a city of history that comes to life for every visitor. No matter what your interests, you’ll find yourself intrigued by the inviting magic of the Czech capital in the heart of Europe.
3 Nights in Budapest
|Duration : 3 hours|
Activity level : Moderate
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You're invited for a panoramic boat ride at night, when the city will be beautifully lit up for your pleasure. Glass in hand, you will be able to experience how the legends of Budapest come alive. Look behind the walls of the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the bridges, and other splendid sights all bathed in light. It's a wonderful way to experience the special ambience of the city at night. See everything from a new point of view and just sit back and relax as the sights all float your way.
|Duration : 1 hour|
Activity level : Easy
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|Duration : 4 hours|
Activity level : Light
Included in your
A little about Budapest
The Paris of Central Europe, Budapest is the Queen of the Danube, a sprawling, regal city split in two halves by the mighty river. The city’s two UNESCO-listed halves, ancient Buda and modern Pest both have their charms and are linked by numerous picturesque bridges. From the Buda Castle to the Danube Embankment and the sprawling Andrassy Avenue, with its impressive architecture, there is plenty to keep you busy here, exploring and discovering this atmospheric city. It’s a little too big to explore only on foot, but the Pest side of the city is well laid out with broad avenues of the Parisian system, so it’s hard to get lost, and there is also comprehensive public transport. Budapest has all the charm of Western Europe at a fraction of the price. Here you can taste excellent wines produced throughout the region, and even enjoy Michelin-star dining. We can offer you more than enough exciting activities in the city, from a visit to the incredible Parliament building to a boat cruise with dinner, or an exploration of Budapest’s communist past. The city also has a rich Jewish heritage, so you’ll find the perfect balance of history and modern culture here. Voted Best City in Europe in 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler readers and a regular in their top 3, Budapest really is a special city with activities to cater to every interest.
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The services included in this package are as follows:
- 4 Nights Accommodation in Prague
- Prague Airport Transfer
- Prague Private Walking TourDuration : 3 HoursIncludes : Private English-speaking guide, pick-up from hotelExcludes : Entrance fees, Tip for the Guide
- Kutna Hora Private Day TripDuration : 5 HoursIncludes : English-speaking Driver, Hotel Pick up, Private Transportation, Admission feeExcludes : Meals, Tip for the driver
- Strahov Library and Brewery Private TourDuration : 2,5 HoursIncludes : English-speaking Guide, Hotel Pick-up, Entrance feeExcludes : Meals & Drinks, Tip for the guide
- Prague Train Station Transfer
- Prague - Budapest Train Tickets
- 3 Nights Accommodation in Budapest
- Budapest Train Station Transfer
- Budapest Private Walking TourDuration : 3 hoursIncludes : Private Guide, Hotel pick-up, Public transportation ticketsExcludes : Entry fees to sights and museums, Tip for the guide
- Evening Sightseeing CruiseDuration : 1 hourIncludes : Audio-guide, Welcome drink, One hour river cruise
- Budapest Food & Wine Tasting Experience - Small Group TourDuration : 4 hoursIncludes : English-speaking expert guide, Generous food and drink tastings (enough for lunch!)Excludes : Tip for the guide
- Budapest Airport Transfer
- Pre-trip assistance of the JayWay Destination Manager
- On-trip assistance from local JayWay Representatives
- A pre-paid local cell phone for all destinations
- Excursion booking advice and assistance
- Access to your personalized Guest Page, with detailed destination information and tips on the best these cities can offer
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