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Splendors of Budapest, Vienna & Prague 2021-22


10 days from $7,995 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Discover the three most radiant cities in Central Europe and experience the grand architectural, artistic and cultural heritage of the Old World, exploring Baroque-era treasures with the finest local experts.

A&K Advantages

  • Absorb the imperial grandeur of Budapest, a city that has survived the passing of empires and kept its romantic allure, where you savor an exclusive garden lunch at a private villa
  • Take in the dazzling beauty of Budapest illuminated at night, viewing impressive examples of architecture along the way, on a private evening cruise on the Danube
  • Attend an intimate concert at the Mozarthaus in Vienna, which was a mecca for great composers, including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss, for more than a century
  • Savor local wines on a visit to an award-winning winery in Moravia, set on vineyards dating back to the 13th century
  • Privately explore the library of the Strahov Monastery in Prague, gaining access to an area usually closed to the public, on a guided visit exclusively for A&K guests

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Budapest, Hungary
DAY 2
Budapest | Matthias Church & Fisherman’s Bastion
DAY 3
Budapest | Across the Bridge in Pest
DAY 4
Bratislava, Slovakia & Vienna, Austria | Chef's Table
DAY 5
Vienna | Austrian Treasures
DAY 6
Vienna | Visions of the Imperial City
DAY 7
Popice, Czech Republic | Wines of a Unique Terroir
DAY 8
Prague | History Remembered
DAY 9
Prague | Design Your Day
DAY 10
Depart Prague

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Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Hungary, Austria & Czech Republic: Capitals of Central Europe. Contact A&K for more details.

DAY 1
Arrive Budapest, Hungary

Arrive in Budapest, a city occupying both sides of the Danube River and founded in 1873, when right-bank Buda and Obuda joined left-bank Pest. Budapest’s broad avenues and turn-of-the-century architecture have earned it the name, “the Paris of Eastern Europe.” Like Paris, it is a cultural mecca for writers, artists and musicians. Transfer to your hotel, where you join your fellow guests for a welcome dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Budapest | Matthias Church & Fisherman’s Bastion

This morning, cross the Danube River to explore the Buda side of the city. Visit Matthias Church, the 13th-century coronation cathedral of Hungarian kings, and Fisherman’s Bastion, offering spectacular views of the city. Built in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque styles, the bastion is named for the guild of fishermen who defended this part of the city during the Middle Ages. Then, meet a Buda resident for lunch in the gardens of her villa — an experience specially planned for A&K guests. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure, relaxing in your luxurious accommodations or exploring this romantic city on your own, perhaps dining at one of Budapest’s fine restaurants.

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
Budapest | Across the Bridge in Pest

Today, discover Pest, starting with a private visit to the Liszt Academy of Music. Continue exploring the city as you view Heroes’ Square and stop to see the Great Synagogue as well as St. Stephen’s Basilica, whose south tower houses the largest bell in Hungary. Then, visit the Central Market Hall to view the vast array of food and crafts on sale throughout its three floors, including cheeses, sausage and other local specialties, and enjoy time at leisure for lunch on your own. Later, visit the Parliament Building before spending the remainder of your afternoon at leisure. This evening, after dinner, embark on a private cruise of the romantic Danube to watch the glittering lights of Budapest drift by in the night, toasting your journey on a memorable Scenic Sundowner experience.

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4
Bratislava, Slovakia & Vienna, Austria | Chef's Table

Journey overland to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, for a guided walk through its old town, once a jewel of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stop at a local restaurant for a Chef’s Table experience, where the esteemed chef greets you and shares insights into the seasonal dishes you are to enjoy for lunch. Then, Ride Like a Local, embarking by high-speed catamaran for a quick cruise along the Danube River to Vienna, Austria.

Hotel Imperial
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5
Vienna | Austrian Treasures

Join your local guide for a walking tour of marvelous Vienna. At the Hofburg Palace — former seat of emperors and current residence of the president of Austria — visit the Imperial Treasury to admire its glittering collection of imperial regalia. Then, continue to the Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Spend your afternoon at leisure. Dine at a local restaurant before attending a concert at the Mozarthaus Vienna, the historic house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived in the 18th century.

Hotel Imperial
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6
Vienna | Visions of the Imperial City

This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Vienna, viewing the Prater and its Giant Ferris Wheel. See the Secession Building and the famous Hundertwasser House, and then visit the Belvedere Gallery, where you find many works by the brilliant and controversial symbolist artist Gustav Klimt, including The Kiss. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and then visit Schönbrunn Palace, the former residence of Habsburg monarchs. Spend your evening at leisure.

Hotel Imperial
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7
Popice, Czech Republic | Wines of a Unique Terroir

Travel to Prague, stopping en route at the Sonberk winery in the Czech countryside for a tasting of its signature vintages, followed by lunch. Continue to Prague, where you check in to your hotel, and then enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Mandarin Oriental, Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8
Prague | History Remembered

Today, explore the city’s Castle District, starting with the towering, Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, which houses the tombs of Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors, including that of Wenceslas I, Duke of Bohemia — legendary subject of the beloved Christmas carol “Good King Wenceslas.” Stroll the Golden Lane, the last surviving vestige of Prague Castle’s 16th-century architecture, where the castle’s original craftspeople lived and worked. Follow this with a private visit to the Baroque library halls of the Strahov Monastery to view its incredible frescoes, which reside amid detailed stucco ceiling decorations. Stroll in the peaceful quiet, looking up at the mural devoted to the intellectual progress of mankind, and let yourself contemplate a bygone era. Then, admire the religious artifacts at the Loreto Chapel, a remarkable Baroque monument that remains a place of pilgrimage. Cross the famous Charles Bridge, an iconic landmark of Prague completed in 1402, to embark on a walking tour of Josefov, the city’s Jewish Quarter, which remained a walled ghetto until 1848. View the birthplace of Franz Kafka (part of the Jewish Museum complex), best known for his existentialist novel The Metamorphosis. Proceed to visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, site of 12,000 graves, and the Old-New Synagogue, Europe’s oldest active synagogue, completed in 1270. Afterward, enjoy your evening at leisure.

Mandarin Oriental, Prague
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 9
Prague | Design Your Day

This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

Visit Pacinek Gallery for a Glass Painting Workshop, and then explore the collections at the National Gallery.

Set Out on a Foodie Walking Tour, savoring tastes of Czech cuisine, from pastries to goulash to beer.

Relax with a Spa Experience at your hotel, in a haven for the body and spirit, choosing from an array of treatments.

Spend your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, gather for a celebratory farewell dinner at a nearby local restaurant.

Mandarin Oriental, Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10
Depart Prague

Transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Hungary, Austria & Czech Republic: Capitals of Central Europe. Contact A&K for more details.

Warsaw & Krakow Pre-Tour Extension

Tour Warsaw’s highlights, explore Krakow with a local guide, and visit Auschwitz and the former Schindler factory.

Pre-Tour Extension: Warsaw & Krakow

6 days from $3,995 per person

Single Supplement from $895 per person

Available to add to all departure dates. 
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DAYS 1-2

Arrive in Warsaw, Poland, and transfer to your hotel. The next day, enjoy a guided tour of Warsaw highlights.

Hotel Bristol, Warsaw
Meals: Dinner (Day 1); Breakfast (Day 2)
DAYS 3-4

Drive to Krakow, stopping en route in Czestochowa to view the Black Madonna at Pauline Monastery of Jasna Gora. The next day, explore beautiful Krakow with your local guide, visiting Market Square and Oskar Schindler’s former factory.

The Bonerowski Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Day 3); Breakfast (Day 4)
DAYS 5-6

Arrive at infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, now a memorial. Return to Krakow. The next day, depart for Budapest.

The Bonerowski Palace
Meals: Breakfast


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  • 2021
  • May 24 - Jun 02
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  • Jun 07 - Jun 16
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  • Jul 12 - Jul 21
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  • Aug 16 - Aug 25
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  • Oct 04 - Oct 13
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  • Oct 18 - Oct 27
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  • 2022
  • May 23 - Jun 01
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  • Jul 18 - Jul 27
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  • Aug 15 - Aug 24
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  • Aug 29 - Sep 07
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  • Sep 19 - Sep 28
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  • Sep 26 - Oct 05
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  • Oct 03 - Oct 12
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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 6:30 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Day 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Travel Privately with A&K | For a private journey consider Tailor Made Hungary, Austria & Czech Republic: Capitals of Central Europe. Contact A&K for more details.


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