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Off the Beaten Path in Central Europe

Has Central Europe won your heart on a previous trip, but it feels like you've seen it all already? We'll give you a dozen reasons to return. This imaginatively assembled itinerary shows you the more local, offbeat facets of the most popular destinations in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary, then takes you to undiscovered gems in Slovakia. You will get your bearings on the history and tradition of beer brewing in Prague, explore sacred, secular, and war sites in Silesia, arguably a fascinating region of Poland. Peek behind the Iron Curtain in Krakow and spend a night in mountainous Zakopane for a hike and some rural flavor. Feel the city vibe in Kosice, a charming gem of Slovakia. Arriving in Hungary, your taste buds will be pleased first. Eger, the center of the homonymous wine region, awaits with gourmet treats. Close your vacation with off the beaten path excursions in Budapest and beyond! Get on two wheels, visit caves, ride cable cars, eat, dance, learn about the most and the least pleasant times of these countries, and feel even more connected to these destinations.

As this two-week itinerary is designed for returning visitors, we included city tours in the new destinations and out-of-city day tours from the cities you'll have seen already. Transportation is included and realized mostly by private transfer, to keep you off the mainstream. Accommodations in classy, boutique-style hotels complement the services of this unique package.

In addition to the tours included we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea of what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide.

One of our team members in the region will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange additional local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon your arrival, we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 star accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our first-hand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.

Route for Prague, Wroclaw, Krakow, Zakopane, Kosice, Eger, Budapest tour

2 Nights in Prague

2 Nights in Prague

3 days in Prague
3 days in Prague

2 Nights in Prague

“The Golden City,” “The City of 100 Spires,” “The Mother of Cities,” Prague has no shortage of nicknames paying homage to its charm and beauty. Prague’s winding cobblestone streets, gorgeous architecture and atmospheric bridges are fabled. Get up early and stroll across the statue-lined Charles Bridge. Soak it from the magnificent Old Town Square with its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring 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. Besides the city’s history, evident on every street, especially in the beautifully preserved former Jewish Quarter, you can delve into the city’s gastronomy. You can literally dive into some of Europe’s best beers by visiting a beer spa, or explore its beloved breweries with walking tours, or enjoy a dinner cruise. Day-trip destinations include scenic castles, the perfect spa town, and Kutna Hora with its “bone church” and gothic cathedral. Prague is a city of history that comes to life for every visitor, no matter their interests.

“The Golden City,” “The City of 100 Spires,” “The Mother of Cities,” Prague has no shortage of nicknames paying homage to its charm and beauty. Prague’s winding cobblestone streets, gorgeous architecture and atmospheric bridges are fabled. Get up early and stroll across the statue-lined Charles Bridge. Soak it from the magnificent Old Town Square with its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring 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. Besides the city’s history, evident on every street, especially in the beautifully preserved former Jewish Quarter, you can delve into the city’s gastronomy. You can literally dive into some of Europe’s best beers by visiting a beer spa, or explore its beloved breweries with walking tours, or enjoy a dinner cruise. Day-trip destinations include scenic castles, the perfect spa town, and Kutna Hora with its “bone church” and gothic cathedral. Prague is a city of history that comes to life for every visitor, no matter their interests.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Prague

A driver will be at the airport to greet you and transfer you to your centrally located Prague accommodations.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Eat (and Drink) Like a Local in Karlin

Suggestion to explore on your own

Our marketing manager Charlie has enjoyed living in Karlin and witnessing its renaissance after the floods happen around him. Now one of the city's trendiest areas, it's packed with cool places to eat and drink. You'll find a selection of them in this article.

Eat (and Drink) Like a Local in Karlin

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Prague

Prague Private Walking Tour

Get to Know Prague on a City Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you will be exploring the hidden streets and main sites of Prague's historical center. Your local tour guide will walk you through the medieval Royal Route while showing you the Old Town Square with Astronomical Clock, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and Lesser Town. You will learn a lot about past and present life and also get tips on further activities and places worth visiting. This walking tour is the best way to fall in love with Prague.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Troja Chateau and River Bike Group Tour

Troja Chateau and River Bike Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This is an easy bike tour along the Vltava River to the baroque Troja Chateau. You'll Prague's largest parks, Stromovka and Letna parks, and stop for drinks along the way. Your guide will introduce you to the history of Czech brewing traditions, as well as the country's history and culture, and take you to places beyond the usual tourist routes.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes

Vysehrad Castle, A National Symbol

Suggestion to explore on your own

Built atop a massive rock looming high about the Vltava River, Vysehrad ("Upper Castle") has housed settlements since ancient times. By the late 19th century, the fortress (Prague's original castle) had become a national symbol and the cemetery of the most famous Czechs including famous music composers such as Bedrich Smetana and Antonin Dvorak. Vysehrad is a popular destination for walks, with breathtaking views of the city and a number of major monuments. There are many faces to Vysehrad, and we invite you to discover them all.

Vysehrad Castle, A National Symbol

Day 3

Day 3 - Traveling to Wroclaw by Private Transfer

Today you will be traveling from Prague to Wroclaw. Based on your preferred departure time a driver will pick you up at your accommodation in Prague and take you directly to Wroclaw. The duration of the transfer is approx. 4 hours. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee. If you'd prefer, we can arrange a stop on the way for additional fee. Our recommendation is to visit Kutna Hora or Opocno Castle.

2 Nights in Wroclaw

2 Nights in Wroclaw

3 days in Wroclaw
3 days in Wroclaw

2 Nights in Wroclaw

Wroclaw is a city of colorful culture and a variety of influences in the architecture and cuisine. After all, Wroclaw has gone under five different names, which attests to the volatility of its history. Almost completely destroyed during World War II, the city today is a vibrant place where Gothic churches meet picturesque waterways, and a dozen islands host verdant riverside parks that are perfect for strolling. The Old Town has been perfectly restored and the city square is the second largest such square in Europe, just behind Krakow’s. From nightlife to historical explorations, there’s an abundance of ways to enjoy Wroclaw. The compact historical center can be explored on foot, and there are many fascinating buildings here to appreciate, as well as an abundance of restaurants, bars and cafes. You wil find live concerts and events happening here night and day. Whether you’re looking to enjoy high culture, relax with a cup of coffee, or enjoy fine dining and drinks, you’ve come to right place. Wroclaw is unique in its blend of historic interest and modern culture. You also won’t want to miss Cathedral Island, one of Wroclaw’s most unique features.

Wroclaw is a city of colorful culture and a variety of influences in the architecture and cuisine. After all, Wroclaw has gone under five different names, which attests to the volatility of its history. Almost completely destroyed during World War II, the city today is a vibrant place where Gothic churches meet picturesque waterways, and a dozen islands host verdant riverside parks that are perfect for strolling. The Old Town has been perfectly restored and the city square is the second largest such square in Europe, just behind Krakow’s. From nightlife to historical explorations, there’s an abundance of ways to enjoy Wroclaw. The compact historical center can be explored on foot, and there are many fascinating buildings here to appreciate, as well as an abundance of restaurants, bars and cafes. You wil find live concerts and events happening here night and day. Whether you’re looking to enjoy high culture, relax with a cup of coffee, or enjoy fine dining and drinks, you’ve come to right place. Wroclaw is unique in its blend of historic interest and modern culture. You also won’t want to miss Cathedral Island, one of Wroclaw’s most unique features.

Day 3

Day 3 - Arrival in Wroclaw

When you arrive in Wroclaw, your driver will bring you straight to your centrally located accommodation.

Wroclaw Private Walking Tour

Meet Wroclaw

Included in your vacation package price.

Enjoy a tour around the most spectacular and picturesque parts of Wroclaw, exploring the city’s cosmopolitan past. You’ll see the influence of the four main states that have held supremacy over the city and its surroundings throughout its history. Gothic churches, medieval passages, baroque architecture, city parks a mysterious holy island, and oodles of dwarves: you’ll see it all during this three-hour walk.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Your First Full Day in Wroclaw

Pearls of Lower Silesia Group Tour

Exploring Lower Silesia

Included in your vacation package price.

The Lower Silesian Voivodeship is arguably one of the most beautiful regions in Poland. During this full-day trip you'll have the chance to visit one of the Churches of Peace. These are the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. After that you'll see the late 13th century Ksiaz Castle, which is located on a cliff overlooking the gorge of the Pelecznica river. The tour will conclude with one of the region's two major World War II sites. You can choose between Complex Osowka, an underground city designed and conducted by the Nazis between 1943 and 1945, or Gross-Rosen in Rogoźnica, the biggest Nazi concentration camp in Lower Silesia.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Krakow by Train

You'll be heading to Krakow today. There are frequent trains between Wroclaw and Krakow, one every two hours or so. We will provide second class train tickets with seat reservations based on your preferred departure time and arrange for a transfer from your accommodation to the train station. The journey takes about 3 hours.


If you'd like to take your time while enjoying more privacy, we can also organize a private transfer.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Krakow By Private Transfer with a Stop in Auschwitz
Krakow By Private Transfer with a Stop in Auschwitz

Upgrade for an additional cost

2 Nights in Krakow

2 Nights in Krakow

3 days in Krakow
3 days in Krakow

2 Nights in 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. 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. Some of the most prominent sites in and around the city are linked with the grim, albeit highly important historical facts, as evidenced by the memorials in the Jewish Kazimierz district and the Auschwitz concentration camp located nearby - chilling and vivid reminders 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.

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. 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. Some of the most prominent sites in and around the city are linked with the grim, albeit highly important historical facts, as evidenced by the memorials in the Jewish Kazimierz district and the Auschwitz concentration camp located nearby - chilling and vivid reminders 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.

Day 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Krakow

Once you arrive at the Krakow train station, we'll have a driver waiting to take you to your accommodation.

Krakow Private Walking Tour

Exploring Krakow

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you’ll be getting a feel for the story of the city with a private tour with a local expert.There's much to discover as you walk the famed Royal Route through the city's heart, on this tour filled to the brim with historical facts and anecdotes. You'll wander from the Barbican and St. Florian's Gate to the spectacular hilltop royal Wawel Castle, visiting the Main Square with its Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica along the way.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Your First Full Day in Krakow

Ojcow National Park and Ogrodzieniec Castle Private Tour

Ojcow National Park and Ogrodzieniec Castle Private Tour

Here's the day tour outside Krakow that's filled with interesting sights! Ogrodzieniec Castle, an iconic medieval castle, the largest stronghold of the Krakow-Czestochowa Upland. Very popular with artists, it became a key location in the filming of the Netflix TV Show "The Witcher".

Poland's smallest national park, Ojcow may also be its most beautiful, representing true Poland and its heritage, from traditional villages to deep forests, unusual rock formations, and a 14th century castle "Pieskowa Skala".


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 7 hours

Nowa Huta Nuclear Bunker Private Tour

Nowa Huta Nuclear Bunker Private Tour

Ride a genuine East German Trabant car to Nowa Huta, a showcase district full of parks, centered around steelworks, and outfitted with enough fallout shelters to host nearly everyone. You'll visit a Cold War command bunker at the former Lenin Steelworkers, then visit the plant's abandoned, palatial Socialist-Realist administrative complex, with its decorative staircases, banquet hall, and secret tunnels. The tour ends with an exquisite Communist-style cold buffet, with beef tartare and a shot of vodka.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours and 30 minutes

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Zakopane by Private Transfer

Today you will head south to visit the mountain town of Zakopane. Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Krakow and take you there. The nonstop journey will take about 2 hours but you will make a small detour and visit the fascinating Open Air Museum in Laskowa. Please note that this is a non-guided transfer.

2 Nights in Zakopane

2 Nights in Zakopane

3 days in Zakopane
3 days in Zakopane

2 Nights in Zakopane

Three million visitors can’t be wrong. That’s how many people come to Zakopane every year, making it Poland’s most popular holiday destination. Many come for skiing, but this is a natural paradise all year round. You’ll find hiking trails and ski slopes, and opportunities for climbing, ice skating, rafting and paragliding. Even just walking through the hills and into the charming little town of Zakopane is an enchanting experience in itself. It will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The center of the city is where the most commercial shops are, and it can be a bit hectic compared to the surroundings. But besides enjoying nature, there are numerous cafes and bars to help you get into the spirit of the nightlife. Zakopane also has several museums as well as villas and mansions that are built in the unique local style. If you’re looking for authentic Polish cuisine, you’ve come to the right place, as you’ll find several themed restaurants serving up classic dishes.

Three million visitors can’t be wrong. That’s how many people come to Zakopane every year, making it Poland’s most popular holiday destination. Many come for skiing, but this is a natural paradise all year round. You’ll find hiking trails and ski slopes, and opportunities for climbing, ice skating, rafting and paragliding. Even just walking through the hills and into the charming little town of Zakopane is an enchanting experience in itself. It will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The center of the city is where the most commercial shops are, and it can be a bit hectic compared to the surroundings. But besides enjoying nature, there are numerous cafes and bars to help you get into the spirit of the nightlife. Zakopane also has several museums as well as villas and mansions that are built in the unique local style. If you’re looking for authentic Polish cuisine, you’ve come to the right place, as you’ll find several themed restaurants serving up classic dishes.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Zakopane

Your driver will take you directly to your accommodation upon arrival in Zakopane.

Ride a Funicular up Gubalowka

Suggestion to explore on your own

Gubalowka (1123 meters above sea level) is an easy accessible mountain rising above Zakopane. Ride a modern funicular to its summit, enjoying breathtaking views of the Tatra, Pieniny, and Beskid mountains on the way up. After you've taken in in the views, enjoy an easy three-kilometer walk back down.

Ride a Funicular up Gubalowka

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Zakopane

Kuznice And Kasprowy Private Walking and Cable Car Tour

Close to Nature

Included in your vacation package price.

Zakopane has much more to offer than its main promenade, Krupowki Street. This tour will take you first to the Kuznice district, where you will visit former ironworks, which have become the gateway to the Tatras National Park. After that, it's time for an exciting cable car ride all the way to the top of Mt. Kasprowy. At the summit, you'll enjoy a short walk, and great panoramic views, with your guide.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Museum Day: the Tatra Museum & the Museum of Zakopane Style

Suggestion to explore on your own

Today you could visit two most famous museums in Zakopane. The Tatra Museum which is a great place to get familiar with local folk culture and art as well as alpine nature. The Museum of the Zakopane Style is the only place in Poland acquainting the visitor with the history of the achievements of the first theoretically wrought and successfully effected concept of a Polish national style based on the architecture and decorative art of the inhabitants of the region of Podhale.

Museum Day: the Tatra Museum & the Museum of Zakopane Style

Day 9

Day 9 - Traveling to Kosice by Private Transfer

Today you will leave Zakopane and arrive in Kosice. Based on your preferred departure time a driver will pick you up at your accommodation in Zakopane and take you directly to Kosice. The duration of the transfer is approx. 2,5 hours. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee. If you'd prefer, we can arrange a stop on the way for additional fee. Our recommendation is to visit the monumental Spis Castle on the way.

2 Nights in Kosice

2 Nights in Kosice

3 days in Kosice
3 days in Kosice

2 Nights in Kosice

Slovakia's second largest city, Kosice (pronounced "Kosh-eet-sa") features a well-preserved Old Town, rich with Art Nouveau, Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic exemplars. Literally standing above it all is the Gothic St. Elisabeth Cathedral, the country's largest church, which reflects 15th century Kosice's brief but glorious time as one of Europe's largest cities. Fought over by a confusing array of armies and kings, cosmopolitan Kosice's many inhabitants are reflected in its architecture and culture, with traces of the Jews, Germans, Turks, and Hungarians who have called this "City of Peace" home, helped make the place a European Capital of Culture, and given it more protected historical monuments than anywhere else in the country. Spend a day strolling the Old Town, then an evening indulging in its lively arts scene, and you won't leave disappointed.

Slovakia's second largest city, Kosice (pronounced "Kosh-eet-sa") features a well-preserved Old Town, rich with Art Nouveau, Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic exemplars. Literally standing above it all is the Gothic St. Elisabeth Cathedral, the country's largest church, which reflects 15th century Kosice's brief but glorious time as one of Europe's largest cities. Fought over by a confusing array of armies and kings, cosmopolitan Kosice's many inhabitants are reflected in its architecture and culture, with traces of the Jews, Germans, Turks, and Hungarians who have called this "City of Peace" home, helped make the place a European Capital of Culture, and given it more protected historical monuments than anywhere else in the country. Spend a day strolling the Old Town, then an evening indulging in its lively arts scene, and you won't leave disappointed.

Day 9

Day 9 - Arrival in Kosice

Upon your arrival the driver will take you to your centrally located accommodation.

The Singing Fountain

Suggestion to explore on your own

Nestled between the imposing Cathedral of St. Elisabeth and the State Theater, the Singing Fountain adds some liveliness to Kosice's main street. If you time your visit right, you can watch the fountain's jets shoot water illuminated by lights into the air, synchronized with the 22 chimes of a neighboring carillon.

The Singing Fountain

Day 10

Day 10 - Your First Full Day in Kosice

Cave and Castle Private Tour

Cave and Castle Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Follow a fairytale forest path to the Zla Diera cave, which offers an authentic tour of its underground beauties, lit by traditional carbide lamps. You will taste traditional Slovak dishes at a shepherd's hut and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Siva Brada nature preserve, with its mineral spring and pond. Finally, you'll visit the region's former capital and current UNESCO-listed pride - Spis, one of Europe's largest castles.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 6 hours

Traditional Slovak Folk Dance Private Class

Traditional Slovak Folk Dance Private Class

Slovakia's folk dances are as varied and as beautiful as the countryside in which they developed, and as interesting as the people who invented them. From the simplicity of village dances to the elaborate stage choreographies of today's ensembles, they mirror the history and culture of a people who have clung tenaciously to their folk traditions and maintained a strong identity despite centuries of subjugation. Enjoy a unique Slovak folk dance lesson based on your preferences.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 11

Day 11 - Traveling to Eger by Private Car

Today you'll visit the town of Eger, located in the middle of Hungary's most famous wine region. After being picked up from your accommodations in Kosice by a private driver, you'll enjoy a 2.5-hour non-guided drive. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.

1 Night in Eger

1 Night in Eger

2 days in Eger
2 days in Eger

1 Night in Eger

Eger is a picturesque and wonderfully unique little city, complete with perfectly preserved baroque architecture and a hilltop castle overlooking the Old Town and the surrounding countryside, which is filled with 10,000 acres of bountiful vineyards. This is the perfect destination for feel-good relaxation, as you can readily sample the local vintages and also indulge in the thermal baths that date from the 1600s. You’ll have a wonderful time exploring the city and the gastronomic culture of the surrounding region. Dobo Ter is Eger’s main square, and it is high up on the list of must-see sights. Here you’ll find lovely restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as wine and music festivals, depending on the time of year. A trip to the castle is also highly recommended. Here you can take a tour and explore Eger’s rich past. You’ll definitely want to explore the nearby Valley of the Beautiful Women, which houses numerous vineyards and wine caves carved into the hillside. Here you can sample numerous local vintages and mingle with the friendly locals. Eger is quaint and quiet, the heart of wine country and a wonderful place to enjoy a timeout from the busier cities of Hungary.

Eger is a picturesque and wonderfully unique little city, complete with perfectly preserved baroque architecture and a hilltop castle overlooking the Old Town and the surrounding countryside, which is filled with 10,000 acres of bountiful vineyards. This is the perfect destination for feel-good relaxation, as you can readily sample the local vintages and also indulge in the thermal baths that date from the 1600s. You’ll have a wonderful time exploring the city and the gastronomic culture of the surrounding region. Dobo Ter is Eger’s main square, and it is high up on the list of must-see sights. Here you’ll find lovely restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as wine and music festivals, depending on the time of year. A trip to the castle is also highly recommended. Here you can take a tour and explore Eger’s rich past. You’ll definitely want to explore the nearby Valley of the Beautiful Women, which houses numerous vineyards and wine caves carved into the hillside. Here you can sample numerous local vintages and mingle with the friendly locals. Eger is quaint and quiet, the heart of wine country and a wonderful place to enjoy a timeout from the busier cities of Hungary.

Day 11

Day 11 - Arrival in Eger

Upon arriving in Eger, you'll be driven directly to your accommodation.

Eger Wine and Food Private Walking Tour

Eger Wine and Food Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Taste the best wines in town, visit family vineyards and cellars, and wow your taste buds during this exceptional wine and food tour. Your expert local guide will take you to two wineries, where you'll learn more about the prestigious history of Eger's wines, and the winemakers themselves. Enjoy electrifying whites and full-bodied reds, get a glimpse behind the scenes, and get acquainted with different stages of wine making and bottling. The crown on this jewel tour is a degustation menu at one of Eger's finest restaurants.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours 30 minutes

Explore Turkish Relics

Suggestion to explore on your own

Eger has preserved many relics from its Turkish era. One of them is a 40-meter high minaret built in the early 17th century, Europe's northernmost remaining Ottoman minaret from that period. Of the three minarets remaining in Hungary (Pécs, Érd, Eger), this is the tallest and best preserved one. The tower is open daily all year and provides wonderful views of its surroundings.

Explore Turkish Relics

Day 12

Day 12 - Traveling to Budapest by Private Transfer

Today you will leave the famous wine region Eger and travel to Budapest to explore the amazing capital of Hungary. Based on your preferred departure time, you will be picked up at your accommodation for the less than two-hour journey to the capital. A short distance outside of Budapest there's a potential stop we can arrange for you: Godollo, a Baroque Royal Palace might just pique your interest. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.

3 Nights in Budapest

3 Nights in Budapest

4 days in Budapest
4 days in Budapest

3 Nights in 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 the public transportation, including the world's second oldest subway system, works well. 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 in various locations. 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.

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 the public transportation, including the world's second oldest subway system, works well. 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 in various locations. 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.

Day 12

Day 12 - Arrival in Budapest

Upon your arrival the driver will take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Had a Long Day of Exploration? Enjoy the Night with Locals

Suggestion to explore on your own

Tiredness, sore leg muscles, and a real thirst. Sounds familiar, right? If you enjoyed a long day of walking around Budapest, what else could be a good finish of the day than a drink with the locals in one of the ruin bars of Budapest? Go out and discover these down-to-earth local hangouts located in the center-adjacent neighborhoods. You don't even need to think hard about which to visit, since we have a list of the very best ruin bars in Budapest.

Had a Long Day of Exploration? Enjoy the Night with Locals

Day 13

Day 13 - Your First Full Day in Budapest

Pest Private Walking Tour

Pest Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

When arriving at a new capital for the first time, it's best to have a knowledgable local show you around. On this tour, an expert local guide will take you around the Pest side of Budapest, home to most of the city's landmarks and history, showing you not just the big-name sights, but introducing you into the everyday lives of the city's citizens.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Budapest Caving Adventure Small Group Tour

Budapest Caving Adventure Small Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

The caves under Budapest created by subterranean thermal waters are more than 100 km long and the Caving Adventure tour will show you part of this exciting multi-level labyrinth. A qualified and experienced caving guide will take you to the longest Pál-völgyi-Mátyás-hegyi cave located in the Duna-Ipoly National Park with many of its chambers located right under the residential districts of Budapest. You'll often have to climb walls and crawl through narrow passages, and all deep underground, so be prepared for unique experience.


Activity Level : Strenuous
Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes

Day 14

Day 14 - Your Second Full Day in Budapest

Szentendre Artist's Village Private Tour

Out of Budapest - Szentendre Artist's Village Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Szentendre is always referred to as a picturesque artistic town along the river, Danube, quite close to Budapest. If you feel you have had enough of Budapest, hop into a car with a professional guide and see this cool and charming town for yourself. It is going to be a nice change of pace after all of the big capitals for sure.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

From Streets to Museums - The Artists of Budapest

Suggestion to explore on your own

Budapest has the rich art scene you'd expect of a large capital city. Fortunately, you don't have to visit museums to quench your thirst for excellent art. If you walk through the Seventh and parts of the Eighth districts, you'll find that the local street art scene is quite vibrant. If you prefer museums, we recommend the Koller Art Gallery near Buda Castle, or the Deak Erika Gallery, which focuses on the best works of modern and contemporary Hungarian artists.

From Streets to Museums - The Artists of Budapest

Day 15

Day 15 - Departure Day

A driver will meet you at your accommodation to take you to the airport for your departing flight.

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Prague

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Prague Airport Transfer
Prague Private Walking Tour
Troja Chateau and River Bike Group Tour
Prague - Wroclaw Private Transfer

Wroclaw

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Wroclaw Private Walking Tour
Pearls of Lower Silesia Group Tour
Wroclaw Train Station Transfer
Wroclaw - Krakow Train

Krakow

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Krakow Train Station Transfer
Krakow Private Walking Tour
Krakow - Zakopane Private Transfer with a Stop in an Open Air Museum in Laskowa

Zakopane

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Kuznice And Kasprowy Private Walking and Cable Car Tour
Zakopane - Kosice Private Transfer

Kosice

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Cave and Castle Private Tour
Kosice - Eger Private Transfer

Eger

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Eger Wine and Food Private Walking Tour
Eger - Budapest Private Transfer

Budapest

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Pest Private Walking Tour
Budapest Caving Adventure Small Group Tour
Out of Budapest - Szentendre Artist's Village Private Tour
Budapest Airport Transfer
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • 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 for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

5 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Donna & Frank

Donna & Frank

Pennsylvania

JayWay Travel was able to take all of our interests and destination ideas and craft a custom itinerary for us that was perfect. More importantly, they created a dream vacation for us that was well within our budget.

JayWay Travel was able to take all of our interests and destination ideas and craft a custom itinerary for us that was perfect. More importantly, they created a dream vacation for us that was well within our budget.

Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Poland
Itinerary : Budapest, Balatonfured, Budapest, Zakopane, Krakow, Eger, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Poland
Itinerary : Budapest, Balatonfured, Budapest, Zakopane, Krakow, Eger, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Sharon & Brenton

Sharon & Brenton

Texas

JayWay Travel makes travel easy and takes away all the things that give you heartburn, like where to turn in the rental car, how to buy tickets for the train and transfers. We love being just a phone call away from solving any problem we might have!

JayWay Travel makes travel easy and takes away all the things that give you heartburn, like where to turn in the rental car, how to buy tickets for the train and transfers. We love being just a phone call away from solving any problem we might have!

Year : 2018
Visited : Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland
Itinerary : Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Eger, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland
Itinerary : Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Eger, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Chris & Norma

Chris & Norma

Melbourne, Australia

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.

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.

Year : 2013
Visited : Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia
Itinerary : Krakow, Wroclaw, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Budapest, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2013
Visited : Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia
Itinerary : Krakow, Wroclaw, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Budapest, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
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