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
€ 1154 (₹84,242) 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: 9 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 into the hotel. Arrival transfer will have to be managed on your own 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 back tonight.
Meals: None

Day 2
Prague - Vienna - Krems 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. Upon arrival at Vienna train station you will be transfer to Kerms. The evening is free to explore Krems on foot and you will enjoy eating at the local cafes.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Kerms – Duernstein, Walking (approx. 12 Kms / 4.5 hrs) Open or Close

Your walk on the first day starts from “Südtirolerplatz” – a little bit outside Krems. The route will take you past vineyards for a view of the Danube, the city Krems and Gottweig, an impressive monastery. 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 4
Duernstein - Weißenkirchen, Walking (approx 12 Kms / 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 through the largest apricot growing area of Austria, continuing on old tracks up to Seekopf from where you can enjoy stunning views of the Alps. You have the option to walk along the Danube through orchards to the ferry if you like. You will arrive at Weißenkirchen on a trail through the vineyards and you will stay tonight at your local style hotel in Weißenkirchen.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5
Weißenkirchen - Spitz, Walking (approx. 12 Kms / 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 the reward when you arrive at the observation platform is worth it - breathtaking panoramic views. An alternate 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 6
Krems - Vienna Open or Close

You have the morning free to explore Spitz. Later, you will be taking the boat cruise from Spitz to Krems. On arrival at Krems you will be transferred to your hotel in Vienna. Rest of the evening is free to explore as you please.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7
Vienna Open or Close

Vienna is a large city to explore so, to make best use of your time, we have added a fun, relaxing way for you to get better acquainted with the Austrian Capital – 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, and City Hall.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8
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. In the evening 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


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 Per per person  Single Room Supplement
 28th Sep, 2017  06th Oct, 2017  Euro 1154  Euro 384
  • 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.
  • This tour operates daily with a minimum participation of 02 people. We reserve the right to cancel the trip up to 30 days before departure if we do not have the minimum number of participants
  • This price exclude 5% GST. 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.
  • GST 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        :Hotel Central or similar
Vienna       : Das Capri or similar
Budapest   : Milford Suites or similar 

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Overall score:

(Based on 3 reviews)

  • Namrata agarwal

    Jul 2017

    Good trip. The hike was very well organised. The maps were documented very well
    Hotels in Durnstein and Wiesenkerchen were very good

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    The wachau valley is beautiful !!

    Other miscellaneous information that can help future travellers

    Few things
    - the hotel names were wrong in 2 places. These are basic mistakes we don't expect
    - hotel in Prague - location was great, but hotel was very average. Should look for better hotels
    - wachau valley - there is a town called Melk which is the most popular town in the valley. That is skipped in the itinerary ! I would highly recommend putting that in or at least recommending a day extra to do it
    - the hotel in Spitz - extremely far from the city centre and lots of ups and downs. Please look for alternate hotels !

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  • Mridula P

    Jul 2017

    Wachau Valley-Vienna-Prague

    A trip that was mostly customized as per our needs, our travels through Wachau Valley, Vienna and Prague was all that it promised to be - a melange of hike, history, party. While the hike wasn't as exhilarating as we expected, it was good fun.

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    Visiting and staying in the little towns in Wachau Valley - Durnstein, Weissenkirchen, Melk on the banks of Danube were real gems and not crowded with tourists.
    Though Melk is not part of the Wachau valley hike we went on, it is a must-see. In fact, it should replace Spitz!

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    Tips for future travellers for this trip

    Its best to have google maps guide you to the hotel. In most places, despite the directions and map screenshot on travel documents provided by tour operator, it is not easy to locate the hotels.

    Other miscellaneous information that can help future travellers

    Das Capri Hotel in Vienna was in perfect area with the metro just few steps away. It made it super easy for us to get around.

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