12 Days Central European Cities Tour: Budapest, Vienna, Prague & Krakow
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12 Days Central European Cities Tour: Budapest, Vienna, Prague & Krakow

This sample 12-day (11 nights) itinerary covers Budapest, Vienna, Prague and Krakow. These cities represent the best of Central Europe. While they do have similarities, each has its own spirit and unique architecture. You'll experience it all, from the winding cobblestone streets of Prague to the imperial avenues of Vienna, the bridges of Budapest and the wide-open squares of Krakow. All lovers of picturesque cities, hearty gastronomy, high culture and history will love it here. The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, transfers and city tours. In addition to the tours included we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. There is also an option to travel between cities by private car or van transfers at an extra cost. Our Destination Manager in the region will provide assistance before and during your travels. They will be available to you leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will be provided with information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, restaurants, entertainment and other insider tips. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our Destination Manager throughout your trip. In all of our destinations we offer a variety of accommodation options, including boutique-style hotels, charming B&Bs and spacious apartments ranging from a three to five-star level. From our first-hand experience we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable and centrally located. We generally discourage chain hotels but provide accommodations with unique features or an authentic feel.

Itinerary


3 Nights in Budapest

Day 1

When you arrive at Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt Airport, a private driver will greet you and take you to your centrally located accommodation.
Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Optional: Evening Sightseeing Cruise

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.

Evening Sightseeing Cruise
Evening Sightseeing Cruise
Duration : 1 hour
Activity level : Easy

Included : Budapest Airport Transfer

Day 2

See Budapest with an Expert Guide, Get Educated and Oriented
Your private guide will meet you at your accommodation, then take you on a three-hour walking (and metro) tour to show you the highlights of both the Buda and Pest sides of the city. You'll start by hopping on the metro to the Opera House, Heroes' Square and City Park at the far end of Andrassy Blvd. Then you'll return to the center, where St. Stephen’s Basilica awaits. From there you'll get a closer look at the Buda side of the city, where your guide will point out Gellert Hill, the Citadel and the Royal Palace before leading you up through the old cobblestone streets to Fisherman’s Bastion and St. Matthias Church, where your tour will conclude.

Budapest Private Walking Tour
Budapest Private Walking Tour
Duration : 3 hours
Activity level : Moderate
Included in your
vacation package
Suggestion to explore on your own: Mix with the Locals
Is there anything more quintessentially Budapest than a visit to one of the legendary baths? With more hot springs than any other capital, the city lets you take your pick of various styles, from the old school Turkish Rudas Baths to the Art Nouveau Gellert Baths on the Buda side of the city, or even the Neo-Baroque Szechenyi Baths with a large outdoor pool in Pest’s City Park.

Included : Budapest Private Walking Tour

Day 3

Optional: Sample Hungarian Food and Wine with an Expert, or on Your Own
The Hungarians have always placed a lot of importance on food, and their cuisine is probably the most interesting in Central Europe. Get familiar with the aromas and flavors of Hungarian cuisine on our Gastro-Budapest Tour, which will introduce you to classic local dishes, wines and spirits as well as show you some of the best places to shop, eat and drink in the city. You can follow in the footsteps of Anthony Bourdain, with lunch in the same butcher's shop, before finishing the tour with a Hungarian wine tasting.

Budapest Food & Wine Tasting Experience - Small Group Tour
Budapest Food & Wine Tasting Experience - Small Group Tour
Duration : 4 hours
Activity level : Light
Optional: Hammer & Sickle Private Tour

This excursion will take you back to the good old days when Big Brother ruled your every move, people drove Trabants, drank spirits at work, lived in block flats, stood in banana lines, had two passports, coupon books, no TV on Mondays and no freedom of speech! Trust us, it's more fun than it sounds. Also included on the tour is a private exhibition room, where you'll be introduced to the real features of a Hungarian home under communism. There's no better way to get in touch with the city's communist past.

Hammer & Sickle Private Tour
Hammer & Sickle Private Tour
Duration : 3 hours
Activity level : Moderate

Day 4

The impressive, imperial city of Vienna is waiting for you today. Thanks to the great train connections between Budapest and Vienna, you can choose a convenient departure time; we will have arranged second class tickets with seat reservations for the roughly 3-hour journey. Our driver will take care of bringing you to the Budapest train station. If you'd prefer, first class tickets can be arranged as well. To save time and enjoy a relaxing ride, we recommend door-to-door service with our private transfer option. For an additional fee, a driver will pick you up in Budapest at your convenience and bring you directly to your accommodation in Vienna.
Included : Budapest Train Station Transfer, Budapest - Vienna Train Tickets
Budapest

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.

2 Nights in Vienna

Day 1

A driver will greet you at the Vienna train station and take you to your accommodation.

Included : Vienna Train Station Transfer

Day 2

Get to know Vienna on a walking tour
Today you'll be enjoying an all-in-one group Vienna walking tour of Vienna's historical old town, covering all the best sights and stories. Your guide will recount a wide range of stories spanning from Vienna's medieval, renaissance, WWII, and modern day Vienna on this entertaining & interactive stress free walking tour exposing the city's best kept secrets.

For additional fee, we can also arrange for a private walking or driving tour.

Vienna Group Walking Tour
Vienna Group Walking Tour
Duration : 1 Hour
Activity level : Easy
Included in your
vacation package
Suggestion to explore on your own: Baroque Beauty: Visiting Schonbrunn Palace
Whether you’re a history buff, an architecture lover, or you’re just trying to get a full experience of Vienna, a visit to Schonbrunn Palace is a must. From the palatial gardens to the stunning Baroque architecture, this has long been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vienna. You can get there simply on public transport, then arrange for a group tour, or explore on your own. The castle also hosts numerous short-term exhibitions and classical music concerts throughout the year, so be sure to check the schedule.

Included : Vienna Group Walking Tour

Day 3

The magical capital of the Czech Republic will be your final destination today. The train journey through the Austrian and Czech countryside takes a little under 5 hours. There are several departure throughout the day, and we'll book tickets with seat reservations based on your preferred departure time. We'll also arrange for a transfer from your accommodation to the train station. We can also arrange first class tickets for an additional fee though in our experience there is little difference, other than proximity to the dining car if available, between the two types of carriage. If you'd like a bit more comfortable and flexibility, we suggest a private transfer which can be arranged for an additional fee. This will save a bit of travel time and offers door-to-door service. You would also have the option of stopping to see the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov with its narrow winding streets and beautiful castle.
Included : Vienna Main Train Station Transfer (HBF), Vienna - Prague Train
Vienna

A little about Vienna

Vienna is a timeless city of high culture, grand cafes, breathtaking architecture and more, all set on the banks of the majestic Danube River. The moment you set foot in the city you’ll see why Vienna’s center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Often regarded as the world capital of music, Vienna is the place where Beethoven and Mozart made history. Even today a visit to the opera or a classical music performance at one of the city’s sublime concert halls is an unforgettable experience. The center of Vienna, St. Stephen’s Square, is dominated by the impressive gothic cathedral of the same name. Inside you’ll find a rich collection of artistic treasures, and the view from the tower is well worth the climb, offering amazing views over the city. But the cathedral is only one of the most visible attractions in Vienna. You won’t want to miss the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace and the imperial Hofburg. Explore the city on foot, in a car, or by bike: the choice is yours. If you’d like to go farther afield you can even take a river cruise to nearby Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, or a bike trip to local wineries. But you don’t have to leave Vienna to have a wonderful time. Simply strolling through the pedestrian zones in the city center and stopping for a coffee and a slice of cake make for a truly enjoyable holiday.

3 Nights in Prague

Day 1

When you arrive at Prague's train station, we will have a driver there to meet you and take you to your accommodation.

Included : Prague Train Station Transfer

Day 2

Get to Know Prague on a City Walking Tour
Prague's main historic sights are situated on the so-called Royal Route between the Old Town and Prague Castle, crossing the river on the Charles Bridge. To make the most of your visit, we will book a private walking tour to put you in touch with all the history and romanticism of this wonderful city. As the tour ends in the courtyard of Prague Castle, you might want to continue the day by following one of the tour routes in the castle.

Prague Private Walking Tour
Prague Private Walking Tour
Duration : 3 Hours
Activity level : Light
Included in your
vacation package
Optional: Experience the Life Monastic
One of the most breathtaking interiors in the city is to be found at the Strahov Monastery. The halls of the library here have featured in several Hollywood films. After feasting your eyes you'll have the chance to feast on some Czech classics and brewed on-site beer at the monastery brewery.

Strahov Library and Brewery Private Tour
Strahov Library and Brewery Private Tour
Duration : 2,5 Hours
Activity level : Light
Included : Prague Private Walking Tour

Day 3

Optional: Taste Prague's Exciting Food Scene
Since 2008 or so the foodie scene in Prague has developed at a rapid pace. There are farmer's markets on most days and the city's large expat population has provided both customers and restauranteurs to create a cosmopolitan restaurant scene that most cities would envy if only they knew about it. As well as a massive influx of foreign cuisines the standard of Czech gastronomy has been on the increase too and the best way to find out just how things have changed is to take a food tour. We've tried a few of them and weren't too impressed so we designed one ourselves. Your guide will lead you through your choice of either the city center or a less touristy neighborhood, depending on your preferences, helping you discover the tastiest dishes and specialties of Czech cuisine and telling you some interesting and off-beat facts along the way.

Private Food Tour
Private Food Tour
Duration : 3-4 Hours
Activity level : Light
Optional: Explore Bohemia on a Day Trip from Prague
Take a break from the city and get out into the Bohemian countryside. Head east or west on your pick of two very different day trips. Two hours to the north, close to the German border is the ornate spa town of Karlovy Vary, or Carlsbad to its neighbors. With elegant colonnades, luxury and medicinal spas, a local herbal liquor distillery and a crystal factory, there's plenty to fill your day here! If you'd prefer a shorter journey and a more traditional Bohemian town then we'd recommend UNESCO-listed Kutna Hora. It's best-known for its "bone church," the Sedlec Ossuary, but is actually listed for its beautiful historic Old Town, St. Barbara's cathedral and the Italian court, once the royal mint, due to the now-exhausted silver mines in the area.

Karlovy Vary Private Day Trip
Karlovy Vary Private Day Trip
Duration : 9 Hours
Activity level : Light
Kutna Hora Private Day Trip
Kutna Hora Private Day Trip
Duration : 5 Hours
Activity level : Moderate

Day 4

Today you'll be leaving Prague behind as you head to Poland's cultural and historic capital, Krakow. We'll arrange for a driver to take you to Prague's Main Station and from there you'll be whisked eastwards across the Czech countryside to Bohumin in the lap of luxury. You will be seated in Premium Class, with a steward serving you complimentary drinks and snacks. From Bohumin the final 2 hours of the journey are aboard the train company's dedicated bus service to Krakow Bus Station.

If a visit to Auschwitz was in your travel plans, we'd like to make a suggestion. For an additional fee, en route to Krakow we can arrange for a stop there. As a traveling to and from Auschwitz typically takes an entire day, this option can save you significant time on your itinerary.
Included : Prague Train Station Transfer, Prague - Krakow Premium Class Train then Bus
Prague

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 Krakow

Day 1

A driver will be waiting to greet you and bring you from the Krakow bus station to your centrally located accommodation.

Included : Krakow Bus Station Transfer

Day 2

Exploring Krakow: Private City Walking Tour
Today you’ll be getting a feel for the story of the city with a private tour hosted by a local tour guide. This is the best way to discover little known historical facts and anecdotes while wandering around the heart of the Krakow. You will begin your tour by visiting the Jewish District of Kazimierz. The next stop is a short walk up to the Wawel Hill. Atop it is the Royal Castle and a 14th-century cathedral. Having descended the hill, you’ll stroll along Kanonicza and Grodzka Streets to reach Collegium Maius (Great College). The tour continues to the Main Market Square, making for the perfect place to pick up souvenirs, especially in the Cloth Hall. The tour is completed with a visit to St. Mary’s Church. Your guide knows all the secrets of the city and will give you insight into the historical events that have made Krakow the special place it is today. The guide will pick you up at your accommodation and will drop you off there after the tour, or can provide suggestions for further exploration.

Krakow Private Walking Tour
Krakow Private Walking Tour
Duration : 3 hours
Activity level : Light
Included in your
vacation package
Suggestion to explore on your own: Quirky Quarter: Exploring Kazimierz
Kazimierz is Krakow’s most unique neighborhood, combining its heritage as the Jewish Quarter with a more recent reinvention as the city’s bohemian headquarters, with great cafes and galleries, markets, museums and more. Today we recommend exploring the neighborhood at your leisure. The historical side of Kazimierz includes five synagogues and the New Jewish Cemetery. We definitely recommend visiting the Old Synagogue, one of the country’s oldest surviving examples of Jewish religious architecture. Beyond that, you should plan to explore the neighborhood’s hipper enclaves, especially the cafes and bars around the square called Plac Nowy, where you’ll also find numerous markets. Excellent restaurants also abound, including the kosher restaurant Olive Tree, French bistro Zazie and the delicious restaurant Szara Kazimierz.

Included : Krakow Private Walking Tour

Day 3

Optional: Dark History: An Excursion to Auschwitz
A visit to Krakow isn’t truly complete without an excursion to the Auschwitz concentration camp, the biggest Nazi death camp in Europe. 70 kilometers from Krakow, the camp has been turned into a monument and museum, testifying to the atrocities that took place here. Today we recommend exploring this dark chapter of history with a six-hour guided tour. You will be picked up at your hotel and you’ll be driven to Auschwitz, where you’ll join a tour of the camp and the Auschwitz Memorial Museum given by one of the museum's expert guides. Onboard the bus, you can watch historical documentaries, to give you more insight into these events. At the end of the day you’ll be driven back to your accommodation.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour
Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour
Duration : 6-7 hours
Activity level : Light
Optional: Out of Town: Salt Mine Excursion
One of the day trips from Krakow we recommend most is the Wieliczka Salt Mines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just outside the city. You’ll be picked up at your hotel and driven by bus to the salt mines, where you’ll get a fascinating glimpse into history. This amazing 800-year old sat mine is full of monuments, carvings and altar pieces. It feels like entering a vast subterranean city. You’ll explore underground with an experienced guide, then stop at the souvenir shop and gift bar before heading back to the city.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour
Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour
Duration : 4 hours
Activity level : Moderate

Day 4

Today, a driver will pick you up at your accommodation and bring you to the Krakow airport for your departing flight.
Included : Krakow Airport Transfer
Krakow

A little about Krakow

Krakow may not be the largest city in Poland, but it is by far the most popular with travelers. Less industrial than Warsaw, Krakow was once Poland’s royal capital, and unlike the rest of the country, came out of World War II with its gorgeous architecture mostly unscathed. One glance at the city’s perfectly preserved and restored Old Town and it will be abundantly clear why Krakow is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This compact historical district houses the largest square in Europe, where you can stroll, shop from the market and sample some tasty Polish delicacies. And, if you’re in the mood you can also sip some of Poland’s famous vodka infused with tangy buffalo grass. Krakow’s cultural life is rich and there are more than enough classical and jazz concerts to attend during your stay. Just walk through Old Town any evening and you’ll find warmly lit cafes, restaurants and bars. Of course, not all of the city’s history is happy, and both the Jewish Heritage in Krakow as well as nearby Auschwitz concentration camp are a chilling and vivid reminder of World War II. You can also explore Poland’s natural wonders from Krakow, with visits to the atmospheric Wieliczka Salt Mine, and the Tatra Mountains all comfortable day trips.

Reviews from past guests

Overall rating:
(4.9/5 based on 46 reviews)

Reviews from guests who have traveled with us to at least half the destinations in this itinerary


A genuinely restful travel adventure offering flexibility and freedom without worrying about the nitty gritty details which can be stressful.

- Traveled to Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Krakow and Budapest in June 2018 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"Everything worked beautifully and everything was completely and efficiently handled from start to finish. All we had to do is show up and have fun."

- Traveled to Prague, Munich, Salzburg, Ljubljana, Vienna, Krakow, Budapest, Sibiu, Brasov, Bucharest in April 2016 - rating:
(4.8/5)

Our trip involved 33 days total. Jayway arranged for all but our flights. Every aspect of our trip was well taken care of and wonderful. The guides, excursions and transfers were well arranged without exception. Every question before the trip was answered promptly and thoroughly. During the trip when a few issues arose, our contact Darja, was readily available and helpful. We had a wonderful time.

- Traveled to Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Munich, Berlin, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow in September 2015 - rating:
(5/5)

"JayWay took a lot of hassle out of the trip and gave excellent guidance & suggestions in finalising the individual cities on our trip. This was clearly based on considerable experience with each of the countries. We particularly loved the transfer service at each location. It was most welcome when arriving somewhere tired and not knowing where to go! The local contacts also provided outstanding help and guidance on the road and the mobile phone was a great idea."

- Traveled to Krakow, Wroclaw, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Budapest, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Dubrovnik in September 2013 - rating:
(5/5)

"Jay and the team responded promptly to my requests, with complete information. Their in-depth local knowledge, unique hotel choices, recommendations on things to do, tours, scheduling all added up to a great vacation."

- Traveled to Prague, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow in June 2013 - rating:
(5/5)

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- Traveled to Budapest, Vienna, Prague in May 2018 - rating:
(5/5)

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- Traveled to Prague, Vienna, Budapest in May 2018 - rating:
(5/5)

As a solo traveler I always felt that was truly taking care of me and my plans throughout the journey. So very impressed with how seamless the trip was. It is the most wonderful and comfortable way to travel and see the world while not having to worry about huge tour groups or hiccups along the way. Food, history, education, confidence in travel and feeling safe the entire time...a wonderful global vacation.

- Traveled to Budapest, Vienna, Prague in May 2018 - rating:
(5/5)

Jayway stuff provided us with everything we needed and more. We loved being able to be in contact with them and we appreciated hearing from each throughout our trip, making sure all was well. Knowing we had these contacts was reassuring. Your activities were amazing! All JayWay staff worked wonderfully well with my wheelchair needs to ensure that I saw all that I could and taking Molly to do some things I couldn't. Your selection of choices was excellent, and we truly loved everything we did. JayWay provided an amazing experience, covering all aspects with expertise, to make an outstanding trip and taking care of us so well the whole way through. Thank you!

- Traveled to Berlin, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Krakow, Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik in May 2018 - rating:
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- Traveled to Munich, Prague, Budapest, Krakow, St. Petersburg in April 2018 - rating:
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"The most professional boutique travel agency. This is my second trip with JayWay and I cannot overemphasize the excellence of its customer service! Loved their site and how they provide information and pictures about all the tours and services they provide. The additional information on each destination is very helpful and if you do your homework and read it before arrival, you feel like you've already been at destination. Love love love the professionalism."

- Traveled to Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna & Budapest in September 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"Simply AMAZING! All accommodations were fantastic! All of our tour guides were excellent. I would like to note that Anita and Barbara, both guides in Budapest were AMAZING!  Norbert was our local representative and I cannot say enough good things about him. He was absolutely wonderful! We will 100% book again through JayWay. "

- Traveled to Budapest, Vienna & Prague in August 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"Great staff to work with. Everything went perfectly, drivers on time, hotels were just what we were looking for with great locations. Guides were fantastic. Everything went smoothly and it was nice to talk to someone rather than just email. Our driver in Budapest was wonderful. He took us to the train and showed us where the platform was and how to read the board. He went above and beyond when he saw my husband was nervous about it and actually showed us our car and seats. That is such special service."

- Traveled to Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg & Prague in May 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"Jayway people really listen to their clients' needs and respond effectively. Personal service backed up by deep knowledge of Central Europe. Kevin Axe effectively listened to me and created the perfect trip for us. Friendly face to face service especially Marek and Nataly were outstanding. Each hotel was high quality and perfectly located. Right in the heart of each old city. Wonderful choices! On time, excellent English, clean vehicles, friendly drivers."

- Traveled to Prague, Salzburg, Vienna & Budapest in May 2017 - rating:
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"We were so happy to have found JayWay during our research. We have traveled through other countries in Europe where we coordinated the logistics, but with little knowledge of Central Europe and the language and money differences we were uncomfortable going it alone on this trip. The idea of a group type tour was very unappealing so finding a tour company that would handle the logistics without having to travel with 40 other people was great. It allowed us to have the style of trip we wanted and relax and enjoy it without having to be concerned with the details. We learned so much from the local support personnel that assisted us and it really enriched the trip. Thank you!!!"

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"Everyone at JayWay was very responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. Our trip was fabulous and exactly as I had hoped and pictured. JayWay provided the right mix of a planned tour without being on a tour! Our accommodations were fabulous, restaurant recommendations were good, the itinerary info was perfect. Thanks so much!"

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"Everything was seamless. That's the way we like it. Also, we prefer to explore on our own, and JayWay provided the information we needed to do that. Everyone responded when we needed them, including Jay."

- Traveled to Prague, Vienna, Budapest in September 2015 - rating:
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"JayWay Travel was exactly what we needed in planning our vacation. Other travel agencies offered tours that included most of the places that we wanted to see, but we were not able to fit into their fixed time schedules and routes. JayWay offered us the flexibility that we needed. We had the secure feeling of being on an organized tour, and JayWay's scheduling allowed us plenty of free time to explore the cities as we liked."

- Traveled to Bucharest, Sighisoara, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Cesky Krumlov, Prague in January 2015 - rating:
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"You exceeded our expectations on all fronts with professional, friendly and courteous service and the phone is a very good idea, nice to have that lifeline when needed. Great apartments everywhere we stayed. I loved having the freedom to move around but always having the transportation planned, the transfers saved so much time. Great from start to finish."

- Traveled to Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Krakow in September 2013 - rating:
(5/5)

"The folks at JayWay are very friendly and knowledgeable. They offered us some great recommendations in terms of places to see and restaurants to eat at. The tour guides are excellent and provided us with a fascinating overview of the cities that we visited. The boutique hotels that we stayed at were very unique and nice, and they were all within close proximity of the city squares. Their expertise and assistance allowed us to travel with ease and experience Prague, Krakow and Budapest to the fullest extent. We enjoyed our trip immensely and would definitely recommend JayWay to anyone considering traveling to Central Europe!"

- Traveled to Prague, Krakow, Budapest in August 2013 - rating:
(4.75/5)

"I would describe working with Jayway as a reliable, trustworthy and intelligent way to travel. This was one of our best travel experiences ever. Everything worked seamlessly. Great staff and all of our expectations were met and exceeded. Prague, Vienna, and Budapest are also awesome cities to visit."

- Traveled to Budapest, Vienna, Prague in March 2013 - rating:
(5/5)

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- Traveled to Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw in May 2018 - rating:
(5/5)

"I had a great experience, all the accommodations and recommendations were thoughtful and convenient and everyone was so friendly, helpful and knowledgable. All our transfers were very on time and comfortable and all our drivers were polite and friendly. Special thanks to all the knowledgable and friendly tour guides who helped make this trip a memorable one. You really made the trip special, Thank you JayWay travel!"

- Traveled to Prague, Salzburg & Budapest in September 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"Jayway makes traveling stress free. They handled everything so all I had to do was enjoy my vacation. Kevin was my planner and he was on top of everything. He responded to my emails quickly, any time we made changes to my itinerary he sent me the updated version the next day! Martina was my contact person and she was very friendly & helpful. I also liked having a local cell to contact her, it was nice having that security if I needed help."

- Traveled to Prague & Budapest in August 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

“Perfect organization and execution. Great services and well chosen tours that are interesting and exciting. Comfortable, reliable, fulfilling and stress-free travel. Great balance between touring and free time in each place. One of the best trips that we will always remember.”

- Traveled to Krakow & Prague in August 2017 - rating:
(5/5)

"I've been organizing travel for my friends and family for years and I've never come across a company that put so much effort into details. We always felt like we had a lifeline in places that were all very foreign to us. I have the highest regard for Jayway. They treat their family right and the result is top notch quality. Everyone went above and beyond any expectations!"

- Traveled to Split, Hvar, Trogir, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Vienna & Budapest in May 2017 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"We appreciated being able to talk to a "live" person when needed. Kevin was very helpful and patient. Wonderful treatment for a reasonable price! Logistics being pre-arranged made the trip enjoyable without worry. Guides and drivers were very prompt and helpful. Beautiful hotels and the locations were perfect and the cell phone was a great idea to assure trouble free travel."

- Traveled to Budapest, Vienna in October 2016 - rating:
(4.8/5)

"Another amazing JayWay journey. My wife and like to enjoy our travels and Jayway with your knowledge of hotels, restaurants, sights, along with appropriate transfers take away the stresses that can so often dimish the joy of seeing new, far away places. Darja was most helpful and has a genuine sense of responsibility and was great to meet and share lunch with.

Dear Jay, my wife and I will remain grateful for the wonderful experiences we had because of your efforts and those of your staff. It is hard to imagine a more proficient and concerned tour company."

- Traveled to Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow, Vienna, Berlin in May 2016 - rating:
(4.6/5)

"Best traveling experience ever. Everyone was very helpful, we did not feel like tourists at all, never would have experienced everything we did without JayWay Travel. How wonderful it was that you helped me find my grandmother's village where she was born, and also finding a cousin of mine, and translated our conversation. It was a highlight seeing a relative of my grandfather, this man had pictures of my father as a young child in Czechoslovakia. Who knew that I would meet the grandson of my Grandfather's brother. This was priceless, and a cherished memory."

- Traveled to Prague, Vienna in April 2013 - rating:
(4.9/5)

With JayWay it is a very simple and easy process. They do a great job responding to our questions and needs. All of the people we met were fabulous, very responsive and flexible. The entire process took very little time to put together

- Traveled to Prague, Krakow, Warsaw in - rating:
(5/5)

What's Included

The services included in this package are as follows:


  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Budapest
  • Budapest Airport Transfer
  • Budapest Private Walking Tour
    Duration : 3 hours
    Includes : Private Guide, Hotel pick-up, Public transportation tickets
    Excludes : Entry fees to sights and museums, Tip for the guide
  • Budapest Train Station Transfer
  • Budapest - Vienna Train Tickets
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Vienna
  • Vienna Train Station Transfer
  • Vienna Group Walking Tour
    Duration : 1 Hour
    Includes : English-speaking Guide, Full-day tickets for hop on/off bus
    Excludes : Entrance fees, Tip for the guide
  • Vienna Main Train Station Transfer (HBF)
  • Vienna - Prague Train
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Prague
  • Prague Train Station Transfer
  • Prague Private Walking Tour
    Duration : 3 Hours
    Includes : Private English-speaking guide, pick-up from hotel
    Excludes : Entrance fees, Tip for the Guide
  • Prague Train Station Transfer
  • Prague - Krakow Premium Class Train then Bus
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Krakow
  • Krakow Bus Station Transfer
  • Krakow Private Walking Tour
    Duration : 3 hours
    Includes : Private guide, Entrance fees
    Excludes : Tip for the guide
  • Krakow 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


- Flights to and from Europe.
- Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
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Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions (unless explicitly stated otherwise)).
- Parking fees unless otherwise indicated.
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