Affordable Central Europe 8 Days - USA Departure


Budapest, Vienna, Prague

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price starts at:
U$1,099.00+ U$1,999.00

  • Tour Code: USCE08
  • Days: 8 Day(s)
  • Departing From: Oklahoma City Detroit Land Only Denver Memphis Dallas Charlotte Atlanta Portland Oregon San Antonio Philadelphia Phoenix Miami Las Vegas Washington, D.C. Houston Chicago Boston Seattle San Jose San Francisco Los Angeles New York (all airports) Milwaukee Sacramento Austin San Diego Fort Lauderdale Orlando New Orleans
  • Highlights: ☆ 2 nights in Budapest, Prague, and Vienna with plenty of free time for exploration.
    ☆ A guided tour along the enthralling Ringstrasse of Vienna.
    ☆ Discover some Vienna’s highlights such as the Hofburg Palace, Votive Church and the monument of Johann Strauss.
    ☆ Explore Prague’s rich culture with stops including St. Vitas Cathedral, Charles Bridge & more.
    ☆ Optional tour of Budapest the “Paris of the East”.
    ☆ Optional Visit to the spa town of Karlovy Vary.

  • Service Language: English
trip map:
Included:

1) Round-trip international flight from New York / Los Angeles / San Francisco / Chicago / Miami.

【San Jose / Washington / Boston/ Las Vegas / Houston / Seattle --Depart Need USD 300 More

【Atlanta / Austin / Charlotte / Dallas / Denver / Detroit / Memphis / Fort Lauderdale / Milwaukee / Orlando--Depart Need USD 500 More

【Oklahoma City / Philadelphia / Phoenix / Portland Oregon / Sacramento / San Antonio / San Diego / New Orleans --Depart Need USD 500 More

  Land tour Only without round trip air ticket: 【-USD700 Minus

2) Ground transportation between the cities ( BY BUS )

3) Hand-picked 4-star hotel accommodations with daily ABF

4) Sightseeing admission fees as listed on the agenda

5) Food as specified on the itinerary (B-breakfast L-lunch D-dinner X-no meal) 

Please note that if the flight for your tour is during the lunch or dinner time, your meal will be served on board by the airline.

6) Special cultural programs as specified in the schedule

7) Professional English speaking local tour expert

8) All tax and fuel surcharge


https://www.utovacation.com/
Telephone:+1 905.597.6882; 1 855.526.1286

ITINERARY

Day 1: Depart from USA/Canada

Depart from the USA/Canada.
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Day 2: Arrive in Budapest

Arrive in Budapest commonly known as the “Paris of the East”, the capital city of Hungary that straddles the Danube River, with the luscious Buda Hills to the west and urban landscape of the Pest to the east.  Find your own transportation to your hotel or you can choose the optional private airport pick up service ($80 / Person--Minimum to 2 ppl ). The balance of the day is at your leisure. 

Your tour guide will be in the hotel lobby to meet you from 5 PM till 8 PM to answer any questions. 

Hotel:Hotel Burgenland / Similar

Day 3: Budapest

Today you have free time to explore Budapest on your own or you may choose to join us on a comprehensive optional guided tour of Budapest during the day and a romantic cruise of the Danube during the evening. 


Optional Tour: The Splendor of Budapest (Day-Tour): USD 79 / Person:

Our optional begins in Pest the Eastern portion of Budapest, known for its rich and lively culture with numerous rustic pubs, historic attractions and unique European distinction. The first stop is the [Heroes' Square]which is home to the Seven chieftains of the Magyars and the Memorial Stone of Heroes. The square itself is often referred to as the center point of Budapest due to its’ historical significance which makes it the ideal first stop for our adventure. The optional tour will then cross the Danube and into the Buda Hills the western portion of Budapest. The UTOvacation's optional tour will focus on highlighting the incredible scenery while discovering some key landmarks. The panoramic views of the city will be on full display with the first stop at[the Royal Palace]followed by a stop at[Matthias Church]and then[the Fisherman's Bastion]. In the afternoon, the tour will journey to[the Parliament], then to the largest church in all of Budapest the legendary[St. Stephen's Basilica]. The Splendor of Budapest’s optional tour will culminate with a walk through the historic[Great Market Hall]where you explore hundreds of unique merchant stalls and endless shopping opportunities. 


Optional Tour: Cruise on the Danube with Dinning: USD 89 / Person:

In the evening, you and your fellow passengers are invited to join us as we embark on a dinner cruise on the tranquil Danube river. Here you will not only enjoy a delicious regional meal, but also gain a greater appreciation for the history of Budapest.          

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Day 4: Budapest - Vienna

On the fourth day, you will depart Hungary and enjoy a scenic tour across the countryside of Austria to the “City of Music” Vienna. This metropolitan of nearly 3 million inhabitants is widely considered a cultural epicenter of Europe. UTOvacation is proud to offer an experience in Vienna which is catered to those who are not only interested in the various UNESCO cultural sites but also those who are interested in its’ rich musical history. 

Upon arrival in Vienna, the tour of the city will begin with a drive along the Ringstrasse, also known as the “Lord of the Ring Roads” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As part of your first day in Vienna, you will visit a variety of culturally significant attractions including [Hofburg Palace], [the Opera House], the monument of Empress Maria Theresia, [Votive Church], [City Hall], [Parliament], [St. Charles' Church], the monument of Johann Strauss, [the Natural History Museum], and [Musikverein], the music hall of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The final stop of the day will increase a visit to the [Schonbrunn Palace] the main summer residence of the Habsburg Rulers, located in Hietzing Vienna. 


Optional Tour: The Masterpieces of Strauss & Mozart: USD 79 / Person:

In the evening UTOvacation has organized an unforgettable night of music with a live concert featuring classical masterpieces from two of Vienna’s most famous citizens, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss.

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Day 5: Vienna

On day five, enjoy a day of leisure to explore Vienna independently. Revisit some of the attractions from day four or discover hidden gems of the region on your own. Find out for yourself why Vienna is known for a high quality of life and why it is often regarded as one of the world’s best cities to live in.


Optional Tour: The treasures of Vienna and Bratislava one day tour: USD 99 / Person:

From Vienna, take a bus into the beautiful southern forests of Vienna and take a guided tour of the Mayerling Memorial Church and Heiligenkreuz Abbey, and join us by boat into Europe's largest underground lake the Seegrotte Hinterbrühl. See firsthand the underground aircraft manufacturing facility infamous for building the first jet aircraft (HE162) during World War II. During UTOvacation’s guided tour of the Mayerling hunting site, learn about the tragic love story behind the suicide of the crown prince Rudolph and his lover at the memorial church. Visit the medieval cross-shaped cloisters and graves of the Babenberg family at Heiligenkreuz Abbey.

Your afternoon will begin as the bus crosses the Danube river, connecting the old southern and northern banks to the city of Bratislava, which is the political, cultural and economic center of Slovakia. The tour will pass through the medieval Michael’s Gate which is the only city gate that has been preserved form the town’s original fortifications. The next stop is the Old Town Square, which houses the Roland Fountain which was built in 1527 by Maximilian II. For a touch of contemporary art, the tour will stop by the recently constructed statue of a plumber lying on a manhole cover. Created in 1997 by local artists this statue has become a popular photo opportunity for thousands of tourists year-round. The final stop of the Journey into Bratislava is a visit to the St. Martin's Cathedral: built in the 13th century, the church is a well-preserved example of ancient Gothic architecture. St. Martin’s rich history and stunning interior design especially its breathtaking stain-glass fixtures make for an unforgettable experience.

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Day 6: Vienna - Prague

On the 6th day, you and your party will depart Austria and visit the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, the 13th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia.  Categorized as an “Alpha” global city and ranked 6th by Trip Advisor in 2016 as the world’s Best Destination. In Prague, your first stop will be [the Royal Castle District at Hradcany] the former residence of the Bohemian kings. Your next stop will be the historic [Charles Bridge] constructed in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV. The Charles Bridge crosses the Vltava River in Prague and offers some of the most scenic views in all of Europe.  Following your visit to the Charles Bridge, your journey will continue to [St. Vitus Cathedral]. This cathedral is a shining example of Gothic architecture and is the largest and most prominent church in the country.  The final stop of the day will conclude with a visit to the St.George’s Basilica. This Gothic-style chapel dedicated to Ludmila of Bohemia is the oldest and considered the best-preserved church in Prague. 

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Day 7: Prague

Today you are free to explore Prague on your own, or you can partake on an optional day tour of the spa town of Karlovy Vary.


Optional Tour: The Town of Spas (Karlovy Vary) excursion: USD 99 / Person:

After breakfast, drive to Karlovy Vary, a spa city in the Bohemian region of western Czech. The city was established in 1370. Historically known for its hot springs, there are 13 main hot springs and about 300 smaller hot springs throughout the town. In the 19th century, Karlovy Vary became a popular tourist destination, especially known for international celebrities who visited for spa treatments. 

Karlovy Vary has 13 main hot springs, 5 of which are on the hot spring promenade called the Mill Colonnade. This neo-Renaissance building has 2 walkways, 132 meters long and 13 meters wide. There are 124 Corinthian cylinders. The 12 sculptures on the colonnade represent 12 months of the year. 

As part of your tour, you will visit the Park Hot Spring Corridor which is located next to the Dvorak Gardens. This cloister, which appeared in 1881, is a two bronze dome gazebo connected to each other by a white cast iron promenade. 

One of the truly remarkable elements of Karlovy Vary is the incredible therapeutic qualities of the water. The Karlovy Vary, Hot spring water contains as many as 35 kinds of minerals that are beneficial to the human body. The water temperature ranges from 41.2-72.2 ° C. Unlike typical hot springs, which are mainly based on baths, the hot springs here are also drinkable. Tourists often purchase hand made Glass containers during their stay in Karlovy Vary to use and commemorate their stay. 


Optional Tour: Cruise on the Vltava with Dinner: USD 89 / Person:

On the final night of your Central European tour, enjoy a dinner and a cruise on the River of Vltava. 

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Day 8: Depart from Prague

After Breakfast, make your own transfer to the airport for your departure flight or you can choose the optional private airport drop off service ( $80 / Person--Minimum to 2 ppl ). Please note: the Hotel room check-out time is 11:00 AM, later check out is available for an additional cost. 

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Optional Features

[Excluded:]

1) Travel insurance.

2) Any personal expenses.

3) A Mandatory Service Charge & Tipping USD 80 per person.

4) Tour Extensions and Optional programs.

5) Single supplement USD 500 ( If you travel by yourself ).

6) This package doesn't include any checked baggage allotments, you can purchase baggage allotments directly with airline after receive your ticket information.


Optional Programs-(Choose before the trip):    Click here for more details 

☆ Private Airport Pick up / Drop off Service: USD 80 / Person (Minimum To 2 PP).

☆ Day3: The Splendor of Budapest (Day-Tour): USD 79 / Person (Minimum To 10 PP).

☆ Day3: Cruise on the Danube with Dinning: USD 89 / Person (Minimum To 10 PP).

☆ Day4: The Masterpieces of Strauss & Mozart: USD 79 / Person (Minimum To 10 PP).

☆ Day5: The treasures of Vienna and Bratislava one day tour: USD 99 / Person (Minimum To 10 PP).

☆ Day7: The Town of Spas (Karlovy Vary) excursion: USD 99 / Person (Minimum To 10 PP).

☆ Day7: Cruise on the Vltava with Dinner: USD 89 / Person (Minimum To 10 PP).


Stay Like A Local-Extensions: 

1) Return Flight Extension-3 DAYS (Drop Off Service Not included )

                 Price: USD 299 /person

                 Included:

                 *Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary


2) Return Flight Extension-5 DAYS (Drop Off Service Not included)

                 Price: USD 399 /person

                 Included:

                 *Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary


3) Budapest 3 Nights Hotel and Flight Extension (NO PICK UP SERVICE)

                   Price: USD 699 /person

                 Included:

                 *Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary

          *3 Nights Hotel in Budapest with breakfast


4) Prague 3 Nights Hotel and Flight Extension (NO DROP OFF SERVICE)

            Price: USD 699 /person

                   Included:

                 *Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary

         * 3 Nights Hotel in Prague with breakfast

Eastern/Central Europe DOES NOT REQUIRE A VISA FOR USA & CANADA PASSPORT HOLDERS.

4-Star accommodations: 

Budapest

Vienna

Prague

Lion's Garden hotel / Verdi Grand Hotel / Similar

Austria Trend Hotel Bosei / Austria Trend Hotel Schloss Wilhelminenberg / Similar

Hotel Golf Prague / Similar

International Air:(*UTOvacation reserves the right to confirm the airlines below)

☆ United Airline:

☆ American Airline:

☆ Delta Airline:

☆ Air Canada:

☆ Lufthansa Airlines

☆ Jet Airways

☆ Lot Polish Airlines

 Tap Air Portugal

☆ Austrian Airlines

☆ KLM Airlines

 Alitalia

 Air France

 French Bee Airline

 Virgin Atlantic

 Vueling Airlines   

 Air Caraibes   

 Level Airline

 Norwegian Air Shuttle

 Iberia

 Air Italy

 Aeroflot

 Aer Lingus

 Finnair

 Swiss International Air Lines

 Scandinavian Airlines

 Brussels Airlines

 British Airways

 Turkish Airlines

 Ukraine Intl Airlines


Remark:

1) We reserve the right to modify the itinerary if necessary subject to the local conditions.

2) Guaranteed departure with minimum of 10 travelers.

3) Price subject to change at the time of reservation.

4) For travelers under 12 years old are as follow:

Child between 2-11 
years old with bed
Infant under 2 years old
100% of 
adult tour fare

We don't suggest people bring Infants under 2 years old to participate on this tour 

5) Tour fare is based on American/Canadian adults (non-student group), twin share.

6)THE HOTELS LISTED IN THE ITINERARY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MAY BE SUBSTITUTED WITH A SIMILAR CATEGORY HOTEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, IF UNAVAILABLE. MULTI-CARRIERS/AIRLINES ARE USED FOR THE GROUP TOUR AIRFARE. ONCE THE GROUP TICKETS ARE ISSUED THE AIRLINE INFORMATION MAY BE RELEASED BY THE GROUP TICKETING DEPARTMENT ABOUT 30 DAYS PRIOR TO TRIP DEPARTURE. UTO VACATION CAN RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ISSUE TICKETS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

7) For Travel Visa service: 

* If you choose UTO’s Visa Application Service with your booking, we will contact you by email about 60-120 days prior to trip departure for your visa application. Please call 1-855-526-1286 for more information. 

* Please note: A final trip confirmation will be sent to the main contact passenger via email one month prior to departure that includes a day-by-day itinerary, hotel information, and flight information. If acquiring a visa on your own, the supporting documents will be provided from UTOvacation one month prior to the trip departure date. Supporting documents requested early are subject to a $50 administration fee.

8) ANY DEVIATIONS TO OTHER DESTINATIONS AND/OR EXTENSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A $150 CHANGE FEE, PLUS ANY AIR FARE DIFFERENCE---PLEASE CALL 1-855-526-1286 FOR DETAIL INFORMATION.

9) Reservation changes: changes to an existing reservation, whatever the cause, will incur a $100 per person charge plus any additional supplier fees. This includes name changes* and removal of any services such as optional tours and transfers. *Please note that name changes to airline reservations are subject to full cancellation and re-booking. See the airline name changes section for specific information. Replacing a traveling passenger with another traveling passenger constitutes a cancellation, subject to cancellation penalties, and is not covered by this reservation change policy. Changes or additions after departure are subject to local rates at the time of amendment and must be paid directly by the passenger to the service provider. There are no refunds for unused services.

10) Please note that if the flight for your tour is during lunch or dinner time, your meal will be served on board by the airline.

11) All tour extension & optional programs require a minimum of 10 participants to commence. UTOvacation reserve the right to cancel the tour extension without prior notice. In the instance of cancellation, the tour extension or optional tours shall be refunded.

12) This tour requires some walking during sightseeing. Handicap facilities are not up to the North American standard. We ask all passengers to be careful of the small steps in the old shrines and temples.