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Prague to Budapest by Train

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People sitting overlooking bridges in Prague

The one that makes tracks through three of Eastern Europe's coolest cities

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  • Duration

    7 days

  • Places

    3 places

  • Meals

    6 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

  • Transport Style

    Train

  • Group Size

    Maximum 24 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager and Local Guides

Prague, Vienna, Budapest

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About this trip

Want to discover through Eastern Europe's top three coolest cities by rail, complete with scenic views? Starting in the bohemian city of Prague, we'll have time for a guided walking tour through the cobbled streets & traditional craft beer tasting, before making tracks for Vienna to hang at the local 'beach bars', drink Viennese coffee and take thrill rides at one of the world's oldest theme parks. Gliding on to Budapest, we'll have the chance to learn to cook authentic Hungarian dishes with the locals & take a dreamy cruise down the Danube, uncovering a whole new side to Eastern Europe as we go.

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 2 2 nights

    Prague

  2. 2 2 nights

    Vienna

  3. 2 2 nights

    Budapest

DAY 1 - Start Prague

Prague

Your European train adventure begins here. Starting in Prague, we'll explore the cobblestones, cathedrals and castles on a walking tour, before refuelling with a traditional Czech dinner in an spectacular converted wine cellar. Believe us when we say that the beer here is the best in Europe.

Stay

Meet Me 23 (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a guided walking tour through the winding cobbled streets of Prague and the grand Prague Castle District

  • Enjoy an included traditional Czech dinner in a converted wine cellar

DAY 2 - Prague

Prague

Make the most of your free day today by signing up for a morning bicycle tour, the perfect way to navigate the narrow alleyways and quaint corners of the city otherwise forgotten. Afterwards, maybe catch the tram to one of Prague's outer neighbourhoods like hipster Vršovice, boasting art nouveau buildings, offbeat coffee haunts and streets lined with communal pianos. Prague is a paradise for beer lovers and in the afternoon you have the chance for a local expert to take you on a tour of some of Prague's coolest and best micro-breweries.

Stay

Meet Me 23 (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Explore the cobbled streets of Prague on two wheels with a city bike tour (Summer Only)

    EUR 23.50

  • Taste beers & Czech out some of Prague’s best beers on a craft beer tour

    EUR 29.00

DAY 3 - Prague to Vienna

Prague

We're jumping on another train today and making our way to Austria.

Vienna

Ah Vienna! We'll kick things off in this grand capital with a walking tour and explore the opulent classical architecture and wide streets. Summer evenings can be spent like a local, watching the sun set over the Donaukanal at a gorgeous beach bar. In the winter, cosy up in a classic Viennese coffee house.

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A&O Hauptbahnhof (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Sightseeing walking tour of Vienna

  • Check out Vienna's 'beach bars' where the locals like to hang

DAY 4 - Vienna

Vienna

Waking up in the stunning capital of Vienna, a city known for its coffee culture and baroque architecture, we'll have plenty of adventures to pursue today. Opt to take a Kick Bike tour to explore the city's heritage-rich streets and buildings on two wheels. Finish your day at one of the world's most historic theme parks: Prater, and eat some schnitzels in the leafy surrounding park.

Stay

A&O Hauptbahnhof (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Explore the spectacular city of Vienna on two wheels with a Kick Bike tour

    EUR 34.00

  • Eat Schnitzels & take thrill rides at one of the world's oldest theme parks, Prater in Vienna

    EUR 34.00

DAY 5 - Vienna to Budapest

Vienna

Today we're making our way to Hungary!

Budapest

Another scenic train ride will take us into the grandeur of Budapest. Tonight, something a bit different, as we have the option to escape the masses and cook dinner with the locals. This immersive, fully interactive experience will bring us closer than ever before to Hungary’s rich history and culinary culture.

 

 

 

Stay

Maverick City Lodge (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Learn how to make authentic Hungarian dishes and dine with the locals with an immersive cooking class

    EUR 43.50

DAY 6 - Budapest

Budapest

This morning choose to learn about the past & present of Hungarian history and culture culminating at Budapest's most famous thermal baths - Szechenyi - enjoying the most traditional spa experience in the world. The water here is supplied by 2 thermal springs to make up the largest medicinal baths in Europe. Tonight we'll enjoy the best way to experience the city's flamboyant architecture, as we take a dreamy nighttime cruise down the Danube, getting to see all of Budapest's historical buildings from the water as we enjoy an authentic feast.
 

Stay

Maverick City Lodge (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a step back into Budapest’s dark history with a guided tour & soak your worries away in the famous Széchenyi traditional thermal baths

    EUR 32.00

  • Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast

    EUR 43.00

DAY 7 - End Budapest

Budapest

Today we say farewell to our Contiki family and our European adventure, but we'll stay in touch, and we'll no doubt be back soon enough.

Top Experiences

4 included & 7 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Explore the spectacular city of Vienna on two wheels with a Kick Bike tour

    EUR 34.00

    Vienna

  • Learn how to make authentic Hungarian dishes and dine with the locals with an immersive cooking class

    EUR 43.50

    Budapest

  • Szechenyi Baths and Walking Tour

    EUR 32.00

    Budapest

Prague to Budapest by Train

4 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Take a guided walking tour through the winding cobbled streets of Prague
  • Enjoy an included traditional Czech dinner in a converted wine cellar
  • Sightseeing walking tour of Vienna
  • Check out Vienna's 'beach bars' where the locals like to hang (Summer Departures Only)

7 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Explore the cobbled streets of Prague on two wheels with a city bike tour (Summer Departures Only) EUR 23.50
  • Microbrewery Tour EUR 29.00
  • Explore the spectacular city of Vienna on two wheels with a Kick Bike tour EUR 34.00
  • Eat Schnitzels & take thrill rides at one of the world's oldest theme parks, Prater in Vienna EUR 34.00
  • Learn how to make authentic Hungarian dishes and dine with the locals with an immersive cooking class EUR 43.50
  • Szechenyi Baths and Walking Tour EUR 32.00
  • Take in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise down the Danube River & dine on a feast EUR 43.00

Where You'll Stay

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  • 6 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    6 nights in Hotel

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