Budapest | Hungary | Eastern Europe
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From Budapest in Hungary, discover six captivating European countries in just nine days! Discover Vienna's architectural wonders in Austria and explore Czechia's capital, Prague. In Germany, visit Munich and wander through Regensburg's UNESCO World Heritage medieval centre. Pop into Slovakia to take in Bratislava, uncover Salzburg's musical legacy and marvel at Lake Bled in Slovenia, ending your journey in the country's capital, Ljubljana.

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Trip Highlights

Budapest - Explore Budapest's iconic landmarks, including the enchanting Fishermen’s Bastion, set against the backdrop of Gellért Hill
Bratislava - Discover historical Bratislava, from the Presidential Palace to the modern city center of Eurovea
Regensburg - Step into Regensburg's UNESCO World Heritage medieval center
Salzburg - Experience Salzburg, the birthplace of musical legend Mozart
Villach - Take in Villach's mountainous charm and stroll through the Main Square
Ljubljana - Wander through Ljubljana's charming streets, visiting landmarks including the iconic Triple Bridge
Vienna - Marvel at the grand Schönbrunn Palace and the renowned Vienna State Opera
Prague - Uncover the medieval charm of Prague Castle
Munich - Visit Munich's world-famous Hofbrauhaus, Marienplatz, and the vibrant Viktualien market
Hallstatt - Witness the breathtaking beauty of Hallstatt's pastel-coloured houses
Bled - Unearth the enchantment of Bled's alpine lake and indulge in the famous Bled cream cake

Included

Escorted by a local tour leader with local guides for some sightseeing
8 nights in 4 star hotels (5-star upgrade is available)
Airport arrival transfer on Day 1
Entrance to Hallstatt Charnel House
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.
8 breakfasts
Transportation in a mini-bus with air-conditioning & Wi-Fi
Guided sightseeing in Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Villach, Bratislava, Prague, Regensburg, Munch, Bled & Ljubljana
1 bottle of water (0.5l) daily for each passenger VAT, accommodation taxes and city taxes

Not Included

International flights & visas
Entry fees unless specified & optional activities
Departure transfers
Meals not specified in itinerary
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome

Welcome to Hungary! As you arrive in Budapest, you will met and transferred to our hotel. Following check-in, take the opportunity to explore this charming city, celebrated for its iconic bridges and thermal baths, often referred to as the "Paris of the East."

At 19:00, head to the hotel reception for a welcome meeting with your guide. This briefing will provide you with essential information about the upcoming trip.
Overnight: Budapest

Day 2

Magical Hungary

After breakfast, we will head out for a guided tour of Budapest, blending walking and driving to explore the city. With its unique and youthful atmosphere, Budapest stands out as one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities.

The Budapest sightseeing tour will take us to all the major landmarks, including the iconic Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge, the Castle District with Matthias Church, and the scenic Fishermen’s Bastion.

Head to Gellért Hill (Citadel) for the most spectacular view of Budapest, and witness other notable landmarks such as Elisabeth Bridge, the Central Market Hall, the largest synagogue in Europe, City Park, Heroes’ Square, the Opera House, Saint Stephen’s Basilica, and the Hungarian Parliament Building.

Come evening, opt to experience the best of Budapest aboard a 1.5 hour Danube River Cruise, including a welcome drink, glass of wine and traditional Hungarian buffet dinner. This can be booked and paid locally with your guide.
Overnight: Budapest  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Grand Vienna

Budapest - Vienna. Today, we embark on a scenic drive to Vienna, arriving around noon. Vienna, a city of architectural wonders, boasts iconic landmarks that showcase a rich artistic history.

The guided sightseeing tour commences within Ringstrasse, where 16th and 17th-century architecture shines. Highlights include the neo-gothic Vienna City Hall, the Parliament building, Burgtheater, Naturhistorisches Museum, Kunsthistorisches Museum, and the Hofburg Imperial Palace.

Walking along the main pedestrian street, we'll witness the modern and renovated side of Vienna before reaching Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece. Continue on to Stephenplatz, where the magnificent Vienna State Opera takes center stage, recognized globally as a premier opera house and the venue for the prestigious Vienna Opera Ball.

After the tour, enjoy time at leisure. Explore Vienna's renowned museums or try local specialties like the famous Wiener Schnitzel.
Overnight: Vienna  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Schönbrunn Palace & Bratislava

Vienna - Bratislava - Prague. Begin our second day in Vienna with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Schönbrunn Palace, a historical landmark with over 300 years of legacy representing Austria's monarchy. While here, stroll through the palace labyrinth gardens or enjoy cup of original Viennese coffee paired with a piece of apple strudel.

In the afternoon, head to Bratislava in Slovakia. Discover the city's key landmarks, including the Presidential Palace, Eurovea (the modern city center), the National Theatre, and an Art Nouveau church. Stop at Bratislava Castle for photo opportunities, then proceed to the Slavín memorial monument - a poignant reminder of war against a backdrop of panoramic views.

Our journey continues to Prague, where we will stay for the next two nights.
Overnight: Prague  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Perfect Prague

Dive into the enchanting Prague today. Recognised as the 'City of a Hundred Spires,' Prague is gracefully nestled along the Vltava River, and is renowned for having the best-preserved medieval town center in Europe.

Begin our sightseeing adventure at Prague Castle (Pražský hrad), officially recognised as the largest ancient castle globally. Within its walls, explore a diverse collection of historic buildings, museums, and galleries, including Saint Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, and the Basilica of Saint George. Then, descend to the old city, stopping at two viewpoints for breathtaking views of the city.

Below the castle, traverse the fairytale-like Charles Bridge and wander through the quaint, enchanting streets of the old town. Eventually, we reach Old Town Square, home to the Town Hall and the Astronomical Clock – one of the world's oldest clocks and a symbol of Prague.

At night, you can opt to join our Vltava Cruise with dinner - sip a glass of Moravian plum brandy and enjoy the views of Prague’s illuminated attractions during a leisurely 3-hour cruise. This can be booked and paid locally with your guide.
Overnight: Prague  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Journey to Germany

Prague - Regensburg - Munich. Today, we drive to Regensburg in Germany, where the medieval center of the city is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical prominence during the Middle Ages. Explore key landmarks such as the old stone bridge over the Danube, the cathedral, Krauterermarkt square with the Collegiate Church of Saint John, the Cathedral Treasury Museum, Heuport house, and the historic Adler Pharmacy.

As the evening approaches, we continue our exploration to Munich, celebrated for its captivating architecture and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Munich, home to pretzels, BMW, and the Bayern Munich football club, boasts the title of the most liveable city in Germany. Roam through the city center, witnessing iconic sights including the Pinakotheken art museums, the legendary Hofbrauhaus, the National Theatre with the Royal Palace, Marienplatz, and the vibrant Viktualien market.
Overnight: Munich  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Amazing Austria

Munich - Salzburg - Hallstatt - Villach. After breakfast, we return to Austria to explore Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A guided walk takes us through the picturesque old town, featuring landmarks like Mirabell Gardens, Mozarteum, Marionette and Regional Theatres, Markart Square, and Mozart’s Square. Enjoy a stroll along the Salzach River or visit the Hohensalzburg fortress. Don't forget to try the iconic Mozartkugeln, chocolate-covered marzipan balls inspired by the renowned composer.

Next, venture to the village of Hallstatt with its pastel-coloured houses. Explore key attractions, including the Kalvarienberg Church, Market Square, Hallstatt Museum, and the Charnel House in Michael’s Chapel, featuring a display of 1200 skulls, among other archaeological artifacts.

Our day ends in Villach, the second-largest Austrian city, renowned for its legendary carnival. Explore the city's highlights, including Villach Main Square with the Trinity Column, Holy Cross Church, and the Parish Church of Saint Jacob.
Overnight: Villach  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Stunning Slovenia

Villach - Bled - Ljubljana. Get ready for Slovenia, beginning with a visit to Bled. This alpine lake, featuring a beautiful island, has captivated visitors for centuries with its natural beauty. Why not try the famous Bled cream cake while soaking in the breathtaking views?

Continue to Ljubljana, the enchanting capital of Slovenia, known for its genuine charm and vibrant cultural scene. Stroll along the riverfront to explore the city's cultural landmarks, including the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the baroque Town Hall, the medieval town square "Mestni Trg," Robba’s Fountain, the central open-air market, and the iconic Triple Bridge. Following the tour, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Ljubliana  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Goodbye

Your European adventure comes to an end! After breakfast and hotel check-out, make your own way to the airport. Safe travels!
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 1 traveller. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
15 Jul - 23 Jul 25% off G
£2,515
£1,886
£3,205
£2,404
02 Sep - 10 Sep 25% off G
£2,515
£1,886
£3,205
£2,404
20 Sep - 28 Sep 25% off G
£2,515
£1,886
£3,205
£2,404
07 Oct - 15 Oct 25% off G
£2,515
£1,886
£3,205
£2,404
21 Oct - 29 Oct 25% off G
£2,515
£1,886
£3,205
£2,404

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 1 traveller. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
15 Jul - 23 Jul 25% off G
£2,815
£2,111
£3,765
£2,824
02 Sep - 10 Sep 25% off G
£2,815
£2,111
£3,765
£2,824
20 Sep - 28 Sep 25% off G
£2,815
£2,111
£3,765
£2,824
07 Oct - 15 Oct 25% off G
£2,815
£2,111
£3,765
£2,824
21 Oct - 29 Oct 25% off G
£2,815
£2,111
£3,765
£2,824

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Budapest
Ends
Ljubljana
Departs
Mondays
Group Size
Min 1 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 8
Countries
Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia
Minimum Age
No minimum age
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
No
An arial view of the islet in the centre of Lake Bled
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