Central Europe & an Iconic Trail

Central Europe & an Iconic Trail

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.


Day 1 : Arrive Prague

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

After an early breakfast, check out of the hotel to reach the main rail terminal in time to take your train to Vienna. After arrival head to your centrally located B&B hotel. 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 3 : Vienna - Krems

Your day is free to explore Vienna on your own. Check out of the hotel and leave your luggage with the hotel before you leave on your adventures for the day. There are many choices and an inside visit of the Shonbrunn Palace is definitely one of them. Return to the hotel in time to take your transfer to Kerms. The evening is free to explore Krems on foot and you will enjoy eating at the local cafes.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 4 : Krems - Dürnstein , Walking (approx. 4.5 hrs)

Danube. Don’t miss the impressive monastery of Göttweig. 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 5 : Dürnstein - Weißenkirchen, Walking (approx. 3.5 to 5 hrs)

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 6 : Weißenkirchen - Spitz, Walking (approx. 4 to 5 hrs)

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 7 : Vienna - Budapest

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. You can walk across the numerous bridges that connect the twin cities of Buda and Pest and explore on your own. There are many street cafes to enjoy and maybe you would want to eat in one of the fancy cruises floating along the Danube to end your day. Overnight stay at your centrally located hotel.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 8 : Budapest

Enjoy a good breakfast and then 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 : Departue from Budapest

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


  • 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:
Any airfare, train fare, travel insurance, airport taxes & visa. Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary. All items of personal nature & tips. Hotels in Europe collect nominal taxes directly from travellers. Entrance fees to attractions not specified in the itinerary. Extra nights at the beginning or the end of the trip. Any compulsory dinner or peak season surcharge. Any natural calamity which is beyond the control of the tour operator. Anything not mentioned in "Package Includes". Rooms are subject to availability. GST 5%. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms & conditions apply.
Disclaimer:
Prices are per person on twin share basis. Hotels in Europe collect nominal taxes directly from travellers. Operates daily. 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. Travel Insurance covering medial and evacuation expenses is mandatory for all travelers. Package valid till 10th October 2017. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.