Central Europe & an Iconic Trail (HEH40)

Country Visited: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary
Days Grading Style Activities Price from
9
Semi-Guided
  • Cycling
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Multi-activity
  • Local & Cultural
€ 989 (₹75,164) Value
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Experience

Literally get off the beaten track on this fantastic three country adventure of Central Europe that will take you not just to the beautiful cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest but also on the backroads of the Wachau region where you will walk along the ridges of the Danube valley, walking on the World Heritage Trail as you pass by orchards and vineyards. The wonderfully mild climate makes it incredibly comfortable to soak in the magnificent views of one of Austria's oldest cultural landscapes. Little hamlets dot the route as you get to sample excellent wines and delicious apricot delicacies on your 3 day walking tour and add to that the fun and frolic of the lovely big cities completing your experience.

Minimum Age: 8 Years

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TRIP

  • Visit 3 Amazing Central European Countries - Austria, Hungary & Czech Republic
  • 3 days easy hiking on the Wachau World Heritage Trail through villages, woods, orchards & vineyards
  • Pub hopping tour in Prague
  • Cycling tour of Budapest
  • Hop-on Hop-off bus tour of Vienna
  • Wine tasting on one of the vineyards in Wachau
  • Spitz to Krems boat tour
  • Small group tour with like-minded travellers


Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Prague Open or Close

Arrive at Prague airport and head to the city center to check in to the hotel. Arrival transfer is by own arrangement but our travel documents will make it simple for you to find your way to your well located boutique hotel. Later this evening, experience the Czech passion for beer first hand on a small group beer-tasting tour. Accompanied by a local guide, you will explore four of Prague’s best-loved pubs and bars. We suggest that you make a trip to Charles Bridge before you head home tonight.
Meals: None

Day 2
Prague - Vienna Open or Close

After an early breakfast, check out of the hotel to reach the main rail terminal in time to take your train to Vienna. After arrival head to your centrally located B&B hotel. Vienna can be pretty big to explore and so to make best use of your time we have added a fun, relaxing way for you to explore the Austrian capital city – a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Hop off at any of the 15 stops around the city including Hofburg Palace, the Vienna State Opera, City Hall.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Vienna – Krems Open or Close

Your day is free to explore Vienna on your own. Check out of the hotel and leave your luggage with the hotel before you leave on your adventures for the day. There are many choices and an inside visit of the Shonbrunn Palace is definitely one of them. Return to the hotel in time to take your transfer to Kerms. The evening is free to explore Krems on foot and you will enjoy eating at the local cafes.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
Kerms – Duernstein, Walking (approx. 4.5 hrs) Open or Close

Danube. Don’t miss the impressive monastery of Göttweig. Cross the hills or take the picturesque route from Talgrabensteig via Talweg to Dürnstein. Today you will enjoy a lovely locally run B&B as your home for the night.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5
Duernstein - Weißenkirchen, Walking (approx 3.5 to 5 hrs) Open or Close

After you enjoy a leisurely breakfast you will head to the jetty to take the ferry from Dürnstein to Rossatz. Hike past the largest apricot growing area of Austria, continuing on old tracks up to Seekopf from where you will enjoy stunning views of the Alps. You have the option to walk along Danube through orchards to the ferry if you like. You will arrive at Weißenkirchen through a theme trail led through the vineyards and you will stay tonight at your local style hotel in Weißenkirchen.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6
Weißenkirchen - Spitz, Walking (approx. 4 to 5 hrs). Open or Close

After breakfast we leave Weißenkirchen via the wine trail, walking past picturesque wine cellars to the climb up to Seiber. The walk through the forest to Buschandlwand can feel quite steep but you will feel rewarded when you arrive at the observation platform that offers breathtaking panoramic views. An alternative route takes you through vineyards to the famous wine growing community Spitz an der Donau. You will retire in Spitz today at the end of your hiking tour of the Wachau region.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7
Vienna – Budapest Open or Close

Check out of the hotel and transfer to Vienna to reach the main rail terminal in time to take your train to Budapest. Budapest surprises many with its size and beauty. You can walk across the numerous bridges that connect the twin cities of Buda and Pest and explore on your own. There are many street cafes to enjoy and maybe you would want to eat in one of the fancy cruises floating along the Danube to end your day. Overnight stay at your centrally located hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8
Budapest Open or Close

Enjoy a good breakfast and then join a cycling tour to explore the city sights in an intimate way through grand roads and bike pathways. Your guide will lead you across Budapest and its history, full of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Today would be your chance to look for souvenirs, pack up, and definitely hit some great bars!
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9
Departure from Budapest Open or Close

Your trip ends today and you will need to find your way to the airport. How about extending to another city before you say good-bye to Europe?
Meals: Breakfast

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Dates & Prices


 Start Date  End Date  Per per person  Single Room Supplement
 24th Apr, 2017  02nd May, 2017  Euro 989  Euro 439
 22nd May, 2017  30th May, 2017  Euro 999  Euro 439
 19th Jun, 2017  27th Jun, 2017  Euro 999  Euro 439
 17th Jul, 2017  25th Jul, 2017  Euro 1189  Euro 599
 14th Aug, 2017  22nd Aug, 2017  Euro 1019  Euro 439
 18th Sep, 2017  26th Sep, 2017  Euro 999  Euro 439
 02nd Oct, 2017  10th Oct, 2017  Euro 1019  Euro 439


 

  • Prices are per person on twin share basis. Hotels in Europe collect nominal taxes directly from travellers.
  • Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation is mandatory for all travellers.
  • Prices exclude 4.5% service tax applicable to Indian travellers or Indian trips. Credit Card charges are additional

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • 8 Nights accommodation in local B&Bs or boutique hotels.
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 3 days self-guided walking tour in Wachau Valley
  • Luggage transfer between hotels during the hiking tour 
  • Wine tasting during the Walking Tour
  • Boat cruise Spitz – Krems
  • Prague Beer Hopping Guided Walking Tour
  • Vienna Hop-on-Hop-off bus tour
  • Budapest Guided Cycling City Tour
  • Train travel in seond class (reserved) from Prague – Vienna and from Vienna - Budapest
  • Private group transfers from Vienna – Krems and from Krems – Vienna
  • Detailed itinerary and elaborate route information including maps, route description, tourist attractions and important telephone numbers
  • Local service hotline in Europe

Exclusions

  • Airfare, Visa, Insurance, Excess Baggage,Taxes.
  • Hotels in Europe collect nominal taxes directly from travellers.
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Single room and hotel upgrade supplement.
  • Entrance fees to attractions not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tips for hotel or restaurant staff, local guides and tour crew.
  • Personal expenditure (Laundry, telephone bill, minibar, shopping)
  • Extra Nights at the beginning or the end of the trip.
  • Any compulsory dinner or peak season surcharge.
  • Service Tax of 4.5% applicable for Indian tours and Indian Residents.
  • Optional Tours.

FAQs

Please note that most hotel check in timings are post 2 pm in the afternoon and checkout timing is 10 am. Should you want to secure your room upon arrival earlier than this, we recommend that you take an extra night or check on early check-in or late check-out charges with us.

Terms & Conditions

Detailed Registration Form is required to confirm services. Full payment is needed for travel documents to be sent.  Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Group travel is subject to minimum participants. All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking. Active Holiday Company and supplier terms and conditions apply, as applicable. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with our conditions as these are deemed accepted by you when you book a tour with us. Please read our detailed conditions here.

Accommodation

Prague        :Old Prague hotel or similar
Vienna       : Prinz Eugen or similar
Budapest   : Hotel Clement or similar 

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