8 Day Prague & Budapest Special

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2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Tour Starts Air & Land
Budapest $1089*
Budapest $1019*
Prague $969*
Budapest $1069*
Prague $969*
Budapest $1069*
Prague $1029*
Budapest $1069*
Prague $1009*
Budapest $1029*
Prague $969*
Budapest $889*
Prague $899*
Budapest $889*
Prague $819*
Budapest $869*
Nov 15  (Sold Out) Prague $839*
Budapest $869*
Prague $829*
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*Not Included:
Transfers, optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Transportation between Prague and Budapest will be provided by motor coach or train. The mode of transportation will be stated in your final documents.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program’s unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Independent Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Prague, Budapest-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Prague
    • 3 nights Budapest
  • Transportation between cities via motor coach or rail (approximately 7 hours)
  • Breakfast daily

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program’s unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

Select departures may operate in the reverse direction.


DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for the Czech Republic
Depart for Prague, the Czech Republic

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Prague
Arrive in Prague, considered one of Europe's most attractive cities; its historic city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to your hotel independently. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and adjust to the new time zone
Overnight: Prague

DAY 3, Saturday - Full Day in Prague
This morning, discover Prague, with its over 1000-year-old history and magnificent architecture. On the optional morning tour, travel by coach while learning the history of Prague and its famous neighborhoods (Old Town, New Town, Lesser Town). Continue on foot to view the Prague Castle complex and the many historical buildings therein. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing river cruise with gorgeous views of Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Petrin Hill and the National Theatre, Prague's main cultural attractions. Take a pleasant walk through the Jewish town to the Old Town Square where the tour ends
Optional: Grand City Tour with Cruise (AM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Full Day in Prague
Today is free to further explore this beautiful city independently, or perhaps join the optional, Kutná Hora, a medieval center of silver mining. The variety of Kutná Hora architectural monuments and its well-preserved town center reflect its ancient fame and wealth. Begin with a stroll around Kutná Hora to visit the Gothic cathedral of St. Barbara and Italian Court. Admire the beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque burgher houses within the city center. Continue to Sedlec, where legend has it that a handful of earth from Christ's grave was brought to and scattered over the Ossuary, thus turning it into a pilgrimage site for believers from all over Central Europe. Visit the Ossuary chapel decorated with more than 40,000 human bones, including a chandelier and a crest of the Schwarzenberg noble family
Optional: Kutna Hora (PM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Transfer from Prague to Budapest
This morning bid farewell to Prague and depart for Budapest, one of Europe’s most delightful cities, often called “The Paris of the East”. Arrive in Budapest in the late afternoon and begin exploring this colorful city with its two very distinct sections - Buda and Pest. Once independent cities on opposite banks of the Danube River, the two cities were brought together in the 19th century with the opening of the Chain Bridge
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Full Day in Budapest
The day is yours to explore some of Budapest's fine museums, shop to your heart's content at the bustling Covered Market, or perhaps pamper yourself at one of Budapest's well-known spas. Or participate in the optional morning panoramic tour that begins on the Pest side of the city. View the Parliament, City Park and the historical Heroes' Square. Cross to Buda to see the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the graceful medieval architecture along the cobbled streets. Leisure time this afternoon to shop for Hungarian embroidery, fine porcelain and, of course, the renowned Hungarian paprika
Optional: Budapest City Tour (AM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Full Day in Budapest
Spend another day at leisure to further explore this majestic city. Walk through the lively streets, stopping at an outdoor café in the Town Square to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. You might want to stop and visit the Budapest History Museum that focuses on the turbulent history of the city and the Hungarian National Gallery with its largest collection of Hungarian art, over 100,000 artifacts from the settlement of Magyars to present day. Tonight, try traditional Hungarian cuisine at one of the many world-class restaurants in Budapest
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Depart Hungary
Transfer to the airport independently for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Hungary
Depart for Budapest, Hungary

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Budapest
Arrive in Budapest, one of Europe's most delightful cities, often called "The Paris of the East". Transfer to your hotel independently. This afternoon is free to walk through the lively streets, perhaps stopping at an outdoor café in the Town Square to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. In the evening, Budapest comes alive!
Overnight: Budapest

DAY 3, Friday - Full Day in Budapest
Acquaint yourself with this colorful city with its two very distinct sections - Buda and Pest. Once independent cities on opposite banks of the Danube, the two cities were brought together in the 19th century with the opening of the Chain Bridge. Join the optional morning panoramic tour that begins on the Pest side of the city. View the Parliament, City Park and the historical Heroes' Square. Cross to Buda to see the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the graceful medieval architecture along the cobbled streets. Leisure time this afternoon to shop for Hungarian embroidery, fine porcelain and, of course, the renowned Hungarian Paprika
Optional: Budapest City Tour (AM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Full Day in Budapest
The day is yours to explore some of Budapest's fine museums, shop to your heart's content at the bustling Covered Market, or perhaps pamper yourself at one of Budapest's well-known spas. Or, participate in the optional tour through the charming cities surrounding the Danube. Begin in the medieval town of Visegrad, home of the former royal residence of King Matthias Corvinus, for a spectacular view of the Danube Valley. Continue to Esztergom, one of the oldest towns in Hungary. Upon arrival, visit the Esztergom Basilica, the largest church in Hungary and current seat of the Catholic Church. The tour continues to the Baroque artists' village of Szentendre where you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the town, before returning to Budapest
Optional: Danube Bend Tour (AM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Transfer from Budapest to Prague
This morning bid farewell to Budapest, and depart for the "Golden" city of Prague. Arrive to Prague in the late afternoon and begin exploring this bustling city on your own. The medieval city center is a wonderful mixture of cobblestone lanes, courtyards, and countless spires that lie in the shadow of the majestic 9th century Prague Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prague is also a modern and energetic city, highly regarded as one of Europe's most culturally enriched urban centers. Tonight, mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for local handicrafts and the famous Czech glass, or enjoy one of the many charming cafes and world-class restaurants
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Full Day in Prague
This morning, discover Prague, with its over 1000-year-old history and magnificent architecture. On the optional morning tour, travel by coach while learning the history of Prague and its famous neighborhoods (Old Town, New Town, Lesser Town). Continue on foot to view the Prague Castle complex and the many historical buildings therein. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing river cruise with nice views of Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Petrin Hill and the National Theatre, Prague's main cultural attractions. Continue with a pleasant walk through the Jewish town to the Old Town Square where the tour ends
Optional: Grand City Tour with Cruise (AM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Full Day in Prague
Today is free to further explore this beautiful city independently, or perhaps join the optional, Kutná Hora, a medieval center of silver mining. The variety of Kutná Hora architectural monuments and its well preserved town center reflect its ancient fame and wealth. Begin with a stroll around Kutná Hora to visit the Gothic cathedral of St. Barbara and Italian Court. Admire the beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque burgher houses within the city center. Continue to Sedlec, where legend has it that a handful of earth from Christ's grave was brought to and scattered over the Ossuary, thus turning it into a pilgrimage site for believers from all over Central Europe. Visit the Ossuary chapel decorated with more than 40,000 human bones, including a chandelier and a crest of Schwarzenberg noble family
Optional: Kutna Hora (PM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Depart the Czech Republic
Transfer to the airport independently for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Grand City Tour with Cruise (#1) 10:00 AM

This morning, travel by coach while learning the history of Prague and its famous neighborhoods (Old Town, New Town, Lesser Town). Continue by foot to view the Prague Castle complex and the many historical buildings therein. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing boat tour that views Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Petrin Hill and the National Theatre, Prague's main cultural attractions. Continue with a pleasant walk through the Jewish town to the Old Town Square where the tour ends.

Departs 10:00 a.m. from Na Príkope, 23. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off at Old Town Square. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #3 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $38.00
01 Nov 2018 - 01 May 2019 $39.00
Grand City Tour with Cruise (#1) 10:00 AM Thumbnail
Kutna Hora (#18) PM

This afternoon depart for Kutná Hora, a medieval center of silver-mining. The variety of Kutná Hora architectural monuments and its well preserved town center structure reflect its ancient fame and wealth. Begin with a stroll around Kutná Hora to visit the Gothic cathedral of St. Barbara and Italian Court. Admire the beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque burgher houses within the city center. Continue to Sedlec, where legend has it that a handful of earth from Christ's grave was brought to and scattered over the Ossuary, thus turning it into a pilgrimage site for believers from all over Central Europe. Visit the Ossuary chapel decorated by more than 40,000 human bones, including a chandelier and a crest of noble family Schwarzenberg.

Departs at 1:00 p.m. Apr - Oct, 12:30 p.m. Nov - Mar from Na Príkope, 23. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off at Na Prikope 23. Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #4 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $50.00
01 Nov 2018 - 01 May 2019 $51.00
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Budapest City Tour (#3) 10:00 AM

Today, enjoy a comprehensive panoramic city tour of Budapest. Beginning in Pest, view the Hungarian Parliament Building before crossing the Danube via the Margaret Bridge. The tour continues to the Royal Castle on the Buda side. Once there, visit the Fisherman's Bastion on Castle Hill and view the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church. Following a photo stop at the Citadel on Mount Gellert, which offers one of the most spectacular views of the city, cross the Elisabeth Bridge and drive toward Heroes' Square, the central site of the Millennium Memorial and the statesmen sculptures. Upon your return to the city center, enjoy views of the Opera House and St. Stephen's Basilica in passing

Departs at 10:00 am. Pick-up from hotel 30 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at city center. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #6 21 Aug 2018 - 22 Oct 2018 $27.00
24 Oct 2018 - 23 Dec 2018 $27.00
27 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $27.00
02 Jan 2019 - 14 Mar 2019 $27.00
16 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $27.00
01 Apr 2019 - 01 May 2019 $28.00
Budapest City Tour (#3) 10:00 AM Thumbnail
Budapest City Tour (#3) 10:00 AM

Today, enjoy a comprehensive panoramic city tour of Budapest. Beginning in Pest, view the Hungarian Parliament Building before crossing the Danube via the Margaret Bridge. The tour continues to the Royal Castle on the Buda side. Once there, visit the Fisherman's Bastion on Castle Hill and view the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church. Following a photo stop at the Citadel on Mount Gellert, which offers one of the most spectacular views of the city, cross the Elisabeth Bridge and drive toward Heroes' Square, the central site of the Millennium Memorial and the statesmen sculptures. Upon your return to the city center, enjoy views of the Opera House and St. Stephen's Basilica in passing

Departs at 10:00 am. Pick-up from hotel 30 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at city center. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #3 21 Aug 2018 - 22 Oct 2018 $27.00
24 Oct 2018 - 23 Dec 2018 $27.00
27 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $27.00
02 Jan 2019 - 14 Mar 2019 $27.00
16 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $27.00
01 Apr 2019 - 01 May 2019 $28.00
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Danube Bend Tour 9:00 AM

Today, journey into the history of Hungary on a tour of the famous Danube Bend. Visit the Esztergom Basilica, the largest church in Hungary and current seat of the Catholic Church. Then continue to the medieval town of Visegrad, home of the former royal residence of King Matthias Corvinus, for a spectacular view of the Danube Valley and time at leisure for lunch on your own. The tour continues to the Baroque artists' village of Szentendre where you will enjoy a walking tour of the town and time at leisure to browse the artisan shops. Afterward, return to Budapest by motor coach*.

Departs at 9:00 am. Pick-up from hotel 30 minutes prior to departure time. Drop off at the pier in the city center. Approximate tour duration is 8.5 hours.
* Boat service between Szentendre and Budapest is available from May to September. In the case of low water and during winter time, return to Budapest is by coach.

Day #4 01 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $61.00
01 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019 $61.00
01 Apr 2019 - 01 May 2019 $62.00
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Grand City Tour with Cruise (#1) 10:00 AM

This morning, travel by coach while learning the history of Prague and its famous neighborhoods (Old Town, New Town, Lesser Town). Continue by foot to view the Prague Castle complex and the many historical buildings therein. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing boat tour that views Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Petrin Hill and the National Theatre, Prague's main cultural attractions. Continue with a pleasant walk through the Jewish town to the Old Town Square where the tour ends.

Departs 10:00 a.m. from Na Príkope, 23. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off at Old Town Square. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #6 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $38.00
01 Nov 2018 - 01 May 2019 $39.00
Grand City Tour with Cruise (#1) 10:00 AM Thumbnail
Kutna Hora (#18) PM

This afternoon depart for Kutná Hora, a medieval center of silver-mining. The variety of Kutná Hora architectural monuments and its well preserved town center structure reflect its ancient fame and wealth. Begin with a stroll around Kutná Hora to visit the Gothic cathedral of St. Barbara and Italian Court. Admire the beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque burgher houses within the city center. Continue to Sedlec, where legend has it that a handful of earth from Christ's grave was brought to and scattered over the Ossuary, thus turning it into a pilgrimage site for believers from all over Central Europe. Visit the Ossuary chapel decorated by more than 40,000 human bones, including a chandelier and a crest of noble family Schwarzenberg.

Departs at 1:00 p.m. Apr - Oct, 12:30 p.m. Nov - Mar from Na Príkope, 23. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off at Na Prikope 23. Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #7 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $50.00
01 Nov 2018 - 01 May 2019 $51.00
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Thank you so much! Il have you know my trip exceeded my expectations and I did not regret one thing. It was a life changing experience and I will certainly be back with more people.

Louis D. Dobson, NC
6 Day Belgrade, Serbia Value Vacation , January 2017
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My trip to Belgrade was wonderful! I was delighted to find the Christmas markets still up! The Hotel Moskva is a fabulous hotel. The location is perfect and so worth the upgrade!! Our guide ( I'm sorry I don't know his name) was very informative, prompt, polite and friendly. I mostly enjoyed the wine tasting as we were treated like family at the winery! I will highly recommend this trip to my co-travelers! Belgrade is a beautiful city! Air Serbia is a great airline..a lot of room in economy..I signed up for their miles program with Etihad and was upgraded to Business class on my return! The best service I've ever had!

Linda G. Bloosmburg, PA
7 Day Prague Value Vacation, November 2016
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My trip was WONDERFUL! I have used Gate 1 on many Escorted trips and always been very happy, but this was my first Independent trip. As always Gate 1 did a perfect job of setting everything up. The plane connections, the drivers picking me up from the airport and returning me on time, the hotel location and services, everything was perfect! Thank you Gate 1 for another wonderful adventure with absolutely no worries or concerns. Can't wait for my next trip!

Billie G. Dallas, TX
8 Day Budapest & Prague Special, October 2016
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We had a great time. Our host Sabi was wonderful in explaining tours extra, and just so pleasant. We loved Hungary and hotel staff were great. The Hotel in Prague was very nice also. We are very pleased with with Gate 1.

Karen M. Denver, CO
8 Day Budapest & Prague Special, April 2015
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We thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip. Connecting flights brought us to Budapest on time where we soaked our bones in the Thermal Pools by Heroes Square on day one. The hotel accommodations were adequate and the side tours very informative in both Budapest and then Prague. Food and beverages were grrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeaaaat. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and spoke good  English. We would arrange our international travels with Gate1Travel again and have already recommended  you to 3 of our traveling friends here in the USA.

Terrance W. Pensacola, FL
8 Day Budapest & Prague, March 2014
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The trip was wonderful! This was my first trip with Gate 1 and will not be my last. KLM service and crew were friendly, professional, and welcoming. Both hotels and breakfasts were four star all the way. The locations made for getting out to explore each city easy and affordable.

The bus ride from Budapest to Prague was more than first expected. The coach was clean, comfortable, and our driver and guide, Kate, were both very professional, informative and she has a great sense of humor. The ride gave us the chance to meet others on the trip as well as learn more about the history of the area and both countries.

Thank you for helping with the arrangements, your patience while booking, and your guidance with choices.

Diane M. Tacoma, WA

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