12 Day Enchanting Central Europe
Air & Land
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
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Escorted Package Includes
- Flights New York-Budapest, Prague-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 10 nights First Class accommodations
- 2 nights Budapest
- 1 night Zagreb
- 2 nights Bled
- 1 night Innsbruck
- 2 nights Munich
- 2 nights Prague
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- 16 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 dinners with wine
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guides in all major cities
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- View Heroes' Square, the largest and most impressive square in Budapest
- Stop at Fisherman's Bastion, for enthralling panoramic views of Budapest
- City tour of Zagreb includes Kaptol Square, Cathedral of Zagreb and St Mark’s Church
- Tour Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital and view Robba Fountain, City Hall and Parliament
- View Bled Castle, a beautiful medieval fortress, perched atop a steep cliff above the Lake Bled
- Stop at the Golden Roof, in the heart of historic Innsbruck
- Highlight tour of Mad King Ludwig’s Linderhof Castle
- Tour Bavarian Munich with its world-famous Glockenspiel clock
- Take a city tour of Prague “The City of a Thousand Spires”
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This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.
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*The Prague Astronomical Clock and Old Town Hall Tower will be undergoing renovations during the first half of 2018 and may not be able to be viewed during the restoration
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This first class hotel is near the city center, a short walk to shopping, historic sights and theaters.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel is located in the center of Zagreb near to the Opera House.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in the center of Bled, on the shore of Lake Bled, near the famous Bled promenade.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located close to the Innsbruck Congress and Exhibition Centre.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is a short walk from Innsbruck’s historic Old Town.Hotel Details
This tourist class hotel has wonderful views of the Tyrolean mountains.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
This comprehensive tour includes three splendid interiors and at the same time provides an insight on local politics, religion and products. The cost of building the Hungarian House of Parliament would have paid for the construction of an entire town for 40,000 people. A stunning interior and the Hungarian Crown Jewels await you there. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit each day. Next tour St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest and most impressive church of Budapest where a relic, the mummified hand of St. Stephen, can be seen. Finally your guide takes you to the historic Great Market Hall where, like a hundred years ago, the locals still do their everyday shopping. At your leisure, absorb the unique atmosphere with over 100 market stalls and an endless choice of regional products.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #3||01 Apr 2018 - 20 May 2018||$63.00|
|22 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$63.00|
Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the Danube on a private boat, accompanied by the commentary of your local expert. The views from the river are magnificent as you admire the skyline from a different perspective of the city after sunset. The buffet dinner features Hungarian specialties and wine. Transportation is included.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #3||01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$83.00|
Enjoy stunning alpine views as you travel to the nearby medieval village of Radovljica. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with local snacks and taste the regional wines, before a memorable Slovenian dinner with music and folklore entertainment.
|Day #6||01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$57.00|
Today enjoy your visit to two UNESCO World Heritage Sights. Travel aboard the specially designed mini train with electric lighting that allows you to observe the splendor of the magnificent Postojna limestone caves. Afterwards, explore the caves on a guided walking tour. Continue on to the impressive Predjama Castle, perched on a towering 403 foot cliff. It is listed as the largest cave castle in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping.
Departs at 8:00 am. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.
|Day #6||01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$77.00|
Enjoy a varied entertainment program including authentic folk music, Tyrolean dances and "shoe-slapping" as well as typical Tyrolean songs and "yodeling." Pick-up details to be advised locally.
Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #7||01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$56.00|
Dachau Concentration Camp was the first of the internment camps opened after Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The camp became a symbol and model of the horrors of the Nazi period, until its liberation by American soldiers in 1945. It serves now as a memorial to the victims of this tragic period in history. The tour will give you the opportunity to reflect on the events that happened here and the more than 40,000 victims who lost their lives under the tyrannical Nazi regime.
|Day #9||01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$32.00|
Leaving the bustle of the new town, drive up the hill to the historical area surrounding the Prague castle, and enter the fairytale complex of cobbled courtyards, churches and administrative buildings, once the court of the Bohemian Kings. Still the political center of the Czech Republic, this is where the Presidential Palace is located, complete with ceremonial guards. Visit the medieval Old Palace and the Cathedral of St. Vitus, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, as well as the St. George Basilica and the Famous “Golden Lane”.
Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.
|Day #11||01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$66.00|
We had a fantastic time on our trip to the Christmas Markets. It was everything a Christmas Market trip should be. It was cold and we had snow a few times and got snowed on in the markets in Munich as well. We only had one day of rain so we were very happy about that. We had lots of hot mulled wine, bratwurst, sauerkraut, gingerbread and all things yummy at the markets and local restaurants plus enjoyed some of the beer halls along with museums, art galleries, shopping and history. Europe does Christmas so well with all the lights and the atmosphere, everywhere was lovely. Our tour guide Noel was fantastic and we also had a great group and everyone got on really well even though there were 42 of us. We will keep an eye out for other tours and expect we will also not receive Gate1 emails with tour info, specials etc.Janet C. Kingsley, WA
Just returned to Sydney. Everything went very well. Excellent trip. I believe I will be getting a letter from Gate 1 soon. At that time I will highlight the most impressive things about the trip - the crew. The guides, the food and the sights we saw.Robert S. NSW, Australia
We couldn't be more pleased. The itinerary was great; the hotels were convenient and comfortable. And best of all, our tour guide, Neira, was professional, thorough, and knowledgeable. The BEST!!! Our bus driver Carbo was excellent too. This is our first Gate 1 trip. We will come back for more in the future.Joseph H. Sherwood Frst, CA
Our trip was amazing! Gate 1 provides superior customer service which includes our tour guide, Dean, and our driver, Laszlo; both of these gentlemen were courteous, polite and knowledgeable. Our local guides were also knowledgeable and entertaining, we could not have asked for any better attention to personal needs or information. Our tour group was comprised of people of different nationalities and cultures who got along very well. We made friends we hope to see again. I would recommend Gate 1 to all of my friends and look forward to my next tour.Kathleen D. Portage, IN
Marvelous!!!! We travel a lot, both with organized trip companies like Gate 1 and with our own planned itineraries. Each of our trips has been unique and never once turned into a bad idea. In short we'd do them all again. Gate 1 has evolved over time to be our favorite travel company. Well done Gate 1 for each and every time. Great value with excellent staff, hotels and excursions. Keep up the great work. We currently have two more trips planned with Gate 1 in the not too distant future and are looking forward to your usual level of excellence. However the Danube River with Prague and Budapest is no doubt our favorite trip ever. Gate 1 has done a superb job and your staff must be complimented. Thanks for your effort it was appreciated greatly. While special notice is not something I usually do since the whole package takes a team effort I must compliment Sabi our tour director and Judith at reception on the Sound of Music. This is not to say that all the rest were not fantastic as each and every one can be singled out as just perfect, but these two just seemed to be there each time we talked and we talked with them a lot. I worked for a pharmacy chain in my previous life that prided itself on it's people skills. These two we got to know and enjoyed every moment with them. Exceptional people pleasers as that chain would say.
Way to go Gate 1!!!!Thomas H. Murrells Inlt, SC
The trip was very pleasant and everything was, as usual, well organized, planned and executed to our complete satisfaction.
We were lucky to have Robert, again, as our guide in this trip (we had him two years ago in another trip with Gate 1 Travel) his outstanding knowledge of European history was a plus and made the trip even more enjoyable. His English sense of humor added also a lot of good and laughing moments.
I would like to mention, also, the professionalism of our driver Michael that made our trip safe and relaxed. Worth to mention also his positive attitude to help and be of service to everyone in the group. Congratulations to the Company management for having such good and dedicated professionals within its staff. Needles to mention our preference favoring always Gate 1 Travel when it comes to our traveling plans, year after year. Gentlemen this is our eleventh trip with Gate One travel (there is one missing in the records of your company)!!!.Francisco A. Guttenberg, NJ
Our trip was a real success. Both airport and hotel shuttles were ready for us when we needed them. The hotel accommodations were top notch, with welcoming staff and excellent breakfasts, and conveniently located to historical downtown shopping areas. The tour itself was well organized, and we appreciated all the planned lunches and dinners. Our tour director--Radu--was an amazing guide, probably the BEST we will ever experience. The sites were all interesting, but Radu's accompanying commentaries were unbelievably good! He was truly a great leader/director for us, always the life of our party, bubbling with enthusiasm and overflowing with cultural information during the entire tour. He was always prepared to handle every unexpected incident. We are so lucky to have had him and will never forget him.
Thanks Gate1.Ronald D. Houston, TX
Gate 1 Travel did an excellent job coordinating this trip. All our guides were well informed and interesting and our co-travelers were a wonderful group. Thanks for the great experience.Alison R. Orlando, FL
The trip to Budapest, Vienna and Prague was wonderful. Dean, our tour manager was fabulous. He was knowledgeable, intelligent, funny and patient. His personality was great! Every detail was taken care of by Dean. He went out of his way to make each city easily navigable for everyone. When we arrived in a city, he walked us around so we knew where we were. He was attentive to everyone's particular needs. The tours of each city, as well as all of the optional tours were terrific! The local tour guides were excellent. They had a wealth of knowledge about their city and incredible outgoing personalities! The hotels were perfect! Many areas of interest were within walking distance to the hotels. This was our second tour with Gate 1 and we are looking forward to our next one! Thanks Gate 1 for an incredible experience.Helen B. Scarsdale, NY
The trip was very good. Bogdan, our primary guide paid attention to every detail and made everything work smoothly. He also provided a lot of information about where we were at any point in time and a good history of life in that part of the world based on personal experience.
Our various guides for specific places we visited were also very good. The remote speakers in which we used an earphone meant that we didn't have to stay extremely close to our guides when walking through often crowded places. Some of the special events were particularly outstanding, especially the Danube River cruise in Budapest and the concert in Vienna. Both my wife and I were well satisfied with all aspects of this trip.David D. Santa Fe, NM
I like to inform you my travel experience was pleasant one through out entire course. I believe it was possible due to our tour manager, Mr. Bogdan who is humorous and given precise explanation. I do thank him about well arranged schedules, hotels and excellent services.Choong W. Long Beach, CA
Words cannot describe the total satisfaction I am with Gate 1 Travel. The itinerary, Bob tour guide, Tomas our bus driver, local guides and optional tours made this trip a success. (the hotels/meals included were also a plus)
I am looking forward to my next trip with you. You offer a wide variety to choose from, therefore my bucket list is overflowing.
May Gate 1 Travel continue to make dreams come true.Shirley S. Pleasanton, CA