Like a rhapsody that enchants the dreams of composers, artists, writers, and romantics, this European escorted tour from Budapest to Prague promises to bring out the Bohemian in you. Hear the bells resound above Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, and Prague; see the cathedral skies and castles rise; taste the tempting foodie delights and spectacular sights of Budapest and feel the charm of Slovakia. Wrap your senses in the stunning beauty of Vienna to the Golden City of Prague on this artful 9-day European vacation that’s nothing short of captivating.
Highlights of Bohemian Dream
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.
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Budapest (including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue)|Historic Centre of Prague|Historic Centre of Vienna
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.
6 guests in a party: $2,409*18 guests in a party: $566*
ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)
BUDAPEST The Pearl of the Danube BUDAPEST Follow a guided sightseeing featuring Heroes Square, a panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion and a visit to the Synagogue. Free afternoon and evening. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTPICTURE PERFECT History suggests Fisherman’s Bastion owes its name to a medieval fishermen’s guild, who lived under the castle walls, and was responsible for preserving this part of the city. A visit to Budapest is not complete without a stop here to take in the most enchanting views of the capital of Hungary.
BUDAPEST–ESZTERGOM–BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA Capital Cities ESZTERGOM Guided walking tour of Hungary’s former capital includes a visit to the Basilica and Treasury.BRATISLAVA Guided walking tour includes a visit St. Martin’s church. Also see the medieval fortifications, Hlavne Namestie square and the Town Hall. (B)127mi / 205kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTCITY SIGHTS Situated on the Danube River with the Little Carpathian Mountains as its backdrop, Bratislava is a real gem, a capital city with a local vibe. Watch out for “Cumil” one the city’s most photographed residents - the bronze statue of a worker peering from a manhole at passersby.
BRATISLAVA–VIENNA, AUSTRIA The City of Music VIENNA Guided sightseeing features a drive along the famous Ringstrasse and a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. This afternoon, [LF] enjoy an exclusive waltz dancing lesson in the city of Strauss. (B)68mi / 110kmLOCAL FAVORITEICONIC STEPS Literally meaning “to revolve,” the waltz has its origins dating back to the 13th century where a form of it was danced by German peasants. Over time it evolved, becoming more widely popular, though considered inappropriate by some, earning the nickname “the forbidden dance,” due to the close hold of the dancing partners. Famous composers such as Johann Strauss II wrote accompanying musical pieces such as the Blue Danube, and today the image of the waltz is one of an elegant and classic ballroom dance.
VIENNA Sweet Traditions VIENNA [LF] Join the locals at an historic local Café for Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). (B)LOCAL FAVORITELOCAL TASTES The Viennese coffee house culture has roots dating back to the end of the Ottoman siege on Vienna and the coffee beans that were left behind. The coffee houses that opened around the city became popular as places to socialize, or as inspiration for literary artists. Famous for their atmosphere, elegant decor, and delicious pastries, the Viennese coffee house culture has been listed by UNESCO as an “intangible Cultural Heritage.”
VIENNA–CESKY KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC Medieval Gem CESKY KRUMLOV Follow your local guide on a walking tour to see the main sights of this medieval town. (B,D) 130 mi / 210 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT The name Cesky Krumlov is thought to mean “crooked meadow” and originates from the town’s location on a bend of the Vitava River. Its most distinct architectural feature is the castle complex, one of the largest in Central Europe, consisting of 40 buildings and palaces. Now a state-owned property, it was owned by different noble families through the centuries and has many fascinating tales to tell.
CESKY KRUMLOV–HLUBOKA CASTLE–CESKE BUDEJOVICE–PRAGUE What’s in a Name? HLUBOKA NAD VLTAVOU Visit Hluboka Castle.CESKE BUDEJOVICE [LF] Visit the Budvar (Budweiser) Brewery followed by a light lunch.PRAGUE Free time this evening. (B,L,D) 112 mi / 180 kmLOCAL FAVORITELOCAL TASTE The town of Ceske Budejovice was once called Budweis, and ever since it was founded in the 13th century beer brewing has been an important industry. In the 16th century this beer became known as the “Beer of Kings.” When Adolphus Busch and Carl Conrad visited Budweis in the 19th century, they decided to produce their own version of the beer back home in the USA and named it “Budweiser” “of Budweis,” and gave it the motto “King of Beers.”
PRAGUE The Golden City PRAGUE Guided sightseeing includes the Astronomical Clock and the Hradčany Castle grounds. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURAL GEM The capital city of the Czech Republic which spans the Vltava River is often called the “City of a Hundred Spires,” or “The Golden City.” See the beautiful Old Town Square, with vibrant Baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and the medieval Astronomical Clock, delighting passers-by each hour. Stroll around the exquisite grounds at Hradčany Castle, considered to be the world’s largest ancient castle complex.
PRAGUE Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Courtyard by Marriott City Center||The Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center is housed in a building that is a combination of contemporary and traditional styles with a beautifully restored historic facade. The hotel features 234 spacious guest rooms and 7 meeting rooms for functions and events.||Budapest||Jozsef Krt. 5||First-Class|
|2||Hotel Lindner||This modern hotel is directly linked to a shopping mall and features an "à la carte" restaurant and a 13th-floor outlook Bar & Lounge with views of Bratislava Castle with Free Wi-Fi access throughout the property. The adjacent Central Shopping Center complex additionally houses an indoor pool, fitness facilities and wellness center with sauna and massage treatments. All of the stylishly decorated guestrooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar, kettle, safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and make-up mirror.||Bratislava||Metodova 4||Superior First-Class|
|3||Zeitgeist Hauptbahnof||The Zeitgeist hotel in Vienna perfectly combines its central location, just 300 meters away from the main train station with top quality overnight stays. The 254 air conditioned rooms offer large windows and Free Wi-Fi access, there is an on-site fitness room, a restaurant-café-bar as well as 24 hour vending machines for snacks & drinks.||Vienna||15 Sonnwendgasse||First-Class|
|4||The Old Inn||The Old Inn is located in the heart of Krumlov's old town square and the 52 air-conditioned rooms are furnished with a flat-screen satellite TV, safety deposit box, a mini-bar and a private bathroom with complentary toiletries and a hairdryer. The hotel offers an on-site Restaurant serving delicious meals and a bar where you can relax and enjoy a drink or two ! All guestrooms are designed to reflect the history, with luxurious elegance and comfort. The Medieval streets, picturesque houses, impressive castle above the Vltava, cafes and medieval pubs of ¿eský Krumlov are all within easy reach.||Cesky Krumlov||Namesti Svornosti 12||First-Class|
|5||Vienna House By Wyndham Andel's Prague||Located in the popular 'Andel' district, this 231-room vibrant hotel has modern architecture and offers bright air-conditioned guestrooms, all furnished with light colors and feature satellite TV, a mini bar and hairdryer. The property is located opposite the Nový Smíchov shopping center, and the surrounding area has many cool shops, boutique stores and trendy restaurants. Most of the city's major sights and attractions are in walking distance or can easily be reached by metro or tram. The Delight restaurant offers a selection of regional dishes and the Oscar's Bar & Brasserie is open daily and serves snacks, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks. Guests have the use of the hotel's gym, sauna, solarium and steam room. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.||Praha 5||Stroupeznickeho 21||First-Class|