Day 1 & 2 - Welcome to Prague
On arrival in Prague, enjoy a guided panoramic tour of the city with a local guide stopping to view sights such as the Charles Bridge and Old Town Square. Stop to explore the vast Prague Castle complex before checking into your hotel and heading out to explore the city’s wonderful bars and restaurants. On your first morning, view the city from the Vltava River on a sightseein gcruise. This afternoon is a glimpse into the Jewish history in the city. The torrid history of the former Jewish Ghetto began in the13th century when Jewish people were ordered to vacate their disparate homes and settle in this one area.
Day 3 - Let’s Talk About Brno...
You’ll depart Prague today and head towards the city of Brno, where you’ll check in for the next 2 nights. Explore Czechia’s second city Brno this morning, a bustling university town full of history and a thriving bar and restaurant scene on an afternoon walking tour.
Day 4- Cave Adventures
Today you’ll take a short journey north of the city to Moravsky Karst. An aerial tramway will take you to a guided tour of the spectacular limestone caves, explored by foot and boat. The scenery is stunning from all angles and an insight into another aspect of Czechia’s diverse landscape.
Day 5 -South Moravia – Czechia’s Wine Region
You’ll head through the South Moravia region today, en route to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. This region straddles 3 countries, Austria, Czechia and Slovakia, and is most famous for its wine and castles. You’ll geta taste of both today, with a guided visit to Lednice and an afternoon at Valtice, where you’ll enjoy a tasting at the Czech Wine Salon in the castle cellars. Here the top 100South Moravian wines are chosen annually, and on this visit you can learn more about the wines of the region and samples as many as you would like. This evening you’ll arrive in Bratislava.
Day 6 -Bratislava to Budapest
Explore the Slovakian capital this morning on a walking tour of the old town. Formerly Pressburg at the turn of the last century, this city has gone from being part of the Austro-Prussian empire, to part of Czechoslovakia (both independent and under communist rule) to finally becoming part of the independent Slovakia 30 years ago. The influence of this is apparent throughout this unique city, no more so than atop Bratislava Castle where you can spot the borders of Austria and Hungary just a few miles away. This afternoon, travel to Budapest where you’ll check in for the next 2nights followed by an evening cruise on the Danube, enjoying the nighttime view of the city.
Day 7 & 8 - Grand Budapest & Depart
The name Budapest is a merging of two cities, Buda and Pest. Head to the Buda side this morning to Fisherman’s Bastion, high on Castle Hill and serving as a look out for the many invasions of the city throughout history. In the afternoon, enjoy some relaxation atone of the city’s iconic thermal baths, with waters famed for their healing qualities. Full relaxed after a week of travelling, enjoy a farewell dinner with your group. On your final day say goodbye to your group and head back to the airport for the journey home.