Highlights
  • You’ll also see the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church (Budapest) and the Citadel on Mount Gellert
  • Enjoy the scenic Danube Bend
  • See the beautiful Cathedral of St. Stephen’s (Vienna)
  • See the 14th-century Charles Bridge
  • Explore Helsinki Tour

Explore Germany for massive attractions, Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s most lively cities, Also get an opportunity to scenic Hungarian countryside you will leisure to explore on your own and relax in a charming Viennese café exploring to Prague. While you will see exiting Europe attractions on the tour.

Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport
Rivers & Seas
  • Danube River

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4.9 Activities
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4.9 Meals
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I just returned from this trip a few days ago. The food, guides, history and scenery was wonderful throughout the tour. What a lovely surprise Poland was with its beautiful buildings and interesting history. I took all the optional tours which added greatly to the overall tour and they were a good value for the money. Overall it was a great trip.
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My husband and I just returned from our first trip with smarTours to Ireland. Our tour guide and driver was Paul Kealy. We had such a wonderful experience and it was because of Paul. He is very knowledgeable, he makes the history of the country come alive, his witticism ( My husband and I are smiling as we write this) is infectious, and most of all his care and concern for all of us was always at the forefront He is truly the best guide we have ever had and we hope you know how valuable he is to your organization. We were very pleased with the hotels and in particular their locations. I could go on and on. If all your other tours and tour guides are as good as this trip, we are hooked.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA

Your fascinating journey to Eastern Europe begins this evening with an overnight flight to Budapest.

Day 2: Arrive Budapest (Hungary)

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Beke or similar 

Late morning arrival to start your Budapest tours in this delightful Hungarian capital. You’ll be met and escorted to your centrally located upscale hotel. This evening your Tour Director hosts a welcome dinner and briefing.

Day 3

Meals: Breakfast

Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s most lively cities. On your morning tour, your guide will introduce you to the history and sights of the city. Enjoy a panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion located on Castle Hill. You’ll also see the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church and the Citadel on Mount Gellert. Afternoon at leisure. Perhaps take a leisurely cruise on the romantic Danube River.

Day 4: Danube Bend Excursion.

Embark on a morning excursion to the scenic Hungarian countryside. Voyage to the charming artist’s town of Szentendre, a real gem at the gateway to the picturesque Danube Bend region. Free time to explore before returning to Budapest where you may revel in the fine arts and architecture at your own pace

Day 5: Budapest/Vienna (Austria).

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace or Parkhotel Schönbrunn or similar

Cross the border into Austria and drive to begin your splendid Vienna tours in the center of the Hapsburg Empire. Experience the city’s glorious past on a panoramic tour taking you along the Ring Boulevard, past Emperor Franz Josef’s Hofburg Palace and the ornate State Opera to a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Cathedral of St. Stephen’s. Dinner tonight is at your hotel.

Day 6

Meals: Breakfast

A full day at leisure to explore on your own and relax in a charming Viennese cafe. A must see is the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the baroque summer residence built for the Hapsburgs.

Day 7: Vienna/Prague (Czech Republic).

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

Journey across the Czech border through rich farmlands to Moravia. Visit the quaint towns of Duernstein and Telc en route to Prague, one of Europe’s most vibrant and colorful cities. Occidental Praha Five or similar

Day 8

Meals: Breakfast

The beautiful city of Prague was built on seven hills and served as a former capital of the Roman Empire. On this morning’s tour, visit the impressive Hradcany Castle and the Old Royal Palace, former residence of Bohemian kings. See the 14th-century Charles Bridge and explore the charming Old Town. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 9

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

A day at leisure to relax at an outdoor cafe, shop the bustling markets or explore the fascinating Jewish Quarter on your own. Tonight, celebrate with your fellow travelers at a festive dinner.

Day 10: Prague/Helsinki (Finland)

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Scandic Hotel or similar

After breakfast, bid farewell to the glorious cities of Eastern Europe and board a short flight to Helsinki, the charming capital of Finland, situated on the Baltic Sea. Orientation tour is included on arrival.

(For Land Only package, tour ends on this day in Prague. The flight to Helsinki and the Helsinki hotel is NOT included. )

Day 11: Helsinki/New York

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy your leisure morning in Helsinki to explore on your own or try a real Finnish sauna! Later, transfer to the airport for your non-stop flight back to the USA. Your exciting journey ends as you touch down in New York.

Dates & Pricing
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$ 2,599

Price Per Day:

$ 236 per day
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 300
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 449
Details
Trip Includes
  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) via Finnair
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra- Europe ground transportation
  • Accommodations at superior first class hotels
  • 11 meals: 8 full buffet breakfasts (B) and 3 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • Experienced English speaking Tour Director and local guides
Trip Excludes
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Excess baggage charges, baggage
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Optional tours, beverages, other items and expenses of personal nature
Meals Included:

8 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Start City
Budapest
End City
Helsinki
Cancellation Policy:

Charges per person are:

Up to 90 days before departure: $300

89-60 days before departure: $1000

59-45 days before departure: $1500

44-30 days before departure: $2000

29 days or fewer before departure: No refund.

All cancellations must be received in writing.

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