Classic Easter Europe: Austria & Prague | 8 Days / 7 Nights
Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to hotel in Prague.
Day 2: Grand City Tour.
During this excursion we will help you get acquainted with the historical district of the city. First we will show you the New Town (the National Museum, the National Theatre etc.), then our private bus will take you across the Vltava river to the Lesser Town. Next we will continue up towards the Castle district, where you will take approximately an hour long walking tour, during which you will have a chance to see the world-famous Saint Vitus Cathedral.
Day 3: Boat trip with lunch
Enjoy two delightful hours on board of a tour boat. We take you by bus to the pier where our boat will be waiting for you. During this midday cruise you will be served a tasty lunch while admiring marvellous baroque palaces, churches and all the historical buildings on both banks of the Vltava River.
Day 4: Konopiste Chateau
Come with us to visit the beautiful Konopiste chateau, the former seat of the successor to the Habsburg throne, Franz Ferdinand d’Este in 1887 and was used by him and his family until his assassination in Sarajevo, which launched World War I. The chateau preserves not only Ferdinand’s extensive art collection, but also an unending number of hunting trophies, a great collection of statues and paintings on the theme of St Georg, and much more.
Day 5: Transfer to the train station. Ferry to Vienna. Arrival and transfer to hotel.
Day 6: Historical City Tour with Schönbrunn Palace
Ring – Schönbrunn (visit) – Belvedere
This tour will give you an overall impression of the most significant historical sights of Vienna. Along the Ringstrasse we show you numerous magnificent buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts with its world famous art treasures of the Habsburgs and the National History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quartier, the Hofburg (the mformer Habsburg winter residence), the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. The highlight of this tour will be a visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Habsburg family and home of Maria Theresia.
Day 7: Wachau Valley. Wachau with the bus
Through this romantic scenery full of history and legends the Danube winds its way past charming old villages and steep vineyards. The old castles tell us about the former importance of this trade- and traffic way, one of them – Dürnstein During a romantic boat-trip the history comes alive. The heart of the Wachau is the old Wine-merchants town Krems. The highlight of this excursion will be the visit of the Benedictine abbey of Melk, one of Austria’s most famous Baroque buildings, which together with the Wachau area, won the award for “Best Historic Destination of the World” in 2008.
Day 8: Transfer to Vienna airport