Once Austria-Hungary, a dual monarchy, today, 3 independent countries and their lovely capitals. The Danube river connects them.
Always busy Vienna and its historical Ring, palaces. City of culture, music and art. We start with a Quality City Tour and also out of Vienna trip.
Then, we move to a relaxing capital of Slovakia. Touring Bratislava is easy, comfortable and enjoyable. And our last capital do discover is Budapest, lying on both river banks, we will spend here more time to see Top sights, Jewish Heritage and still have enough free time.
Come to this beautiful tour with us!
We will meet you at the airport’s arrival hall, help you with your luggage, drive you safely and comfortably to your hotel in Vienna and help with the check in process. Maximum comfort, mineral water on board and a pleasant drive. Welcome drink and itinerary introduction. Your lovely holiday has just started. At leisure.
Start a day with a drive on Ringstrasse, more than 5km long, world-famous and most beautiful boulevard in the world built under the reign of emperor Franz Joseph. Admire imperial palaces on the way, Vienna state opera, museums of fine arts and natural history, parliament building with a well-known statue of Pallas-Athene, city hall and other sights.
Afterwards, we continue with the Quality Sightseeing walking tour – famous State’s opera, we enter into the gothic St. Stephan`s Cathedral – the symbol of Vienna. Which of the church towers hide the most famous bell Pummerin? We also enter into the magnificent baroque St. Peter’s church, café Demel, first café house in Vienna, walk through Hofburg palace complex – the winter residence of former Habsburg dynasty, Museum’s quarter, Rathaus and Parliament. Walk on famous shopping streets such as Kartnerstrasse, Am Graben and Kohlmarkt.
Get an overview of Austrian history in easy and understandable way. Glory of the days of Austro-Hungarian empire, Maria Theresa and famous rulers of the Habsburg dynasty, interesting facts, famous musicians, painters, Sigmund Freud and more.
Afternoon – Lunch break – in a traditional restaurant where you can try tasty Austrian delicacies. Will be the Wiener Schnitzel your most favorite?
Vienna is sweet! The innumerable Viennese cafés are favorite spots for both local and international coffee lovers. Why not to take a rest while enjoying the famous Viennese coffee and famous Sacher cake?
Enjoy your free afternoon. Your private guide will give you good advice where to go, what to see. Maybe a concert in the evening? Your guide is your best concierge.
We continue to discover more of Vienna. Drive to Schonbrunn Palace – former summer residence of the Habsburgs with attractive interior exposition. Grand tour offers to see all 40 rooms open for visitors. Afterwards, let’s walk to the gardens. They are breathtaking. Lunch in Vienna and departure to Budapest (2hrs 30min).
Welcome to Budapest. We drive to the Gellert view point to see the lovely panorama of Buda and Pest, Danube river and the famous bridges. The views are fantastic. Take your time for pictures. Drive to hotel and at leisure.
Evening – At your own. Evening concerts? Hungarian Folk music dance?
We are ready to help you and book the tickets
Visit of impressive Buda castle Hill – UNESCO World Heritage – during the 15th century, under the rule of King Matthias, Buda became one of Europe’s most influential cities.Visit of Matthias church – the scene of a big coronation ceremony when emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elizabeth (Sisi) were crowned, and thus the Austro-Hungarian Empire was established. Fishermen’s bastion – only 100 years old – a favorite lookout. In medieval times, the fish market was nearby and the bastion was built to commemorate the fishermen who protected this part of the city.
Enjoy the stunning views on European 3rd largest Parliament.It’s time to cross the Chain Bridge, at the time of its construction, the Chain Bridge was the suspension bridge with the second-largest span in the world.
Continue to see the Andrassy boulevard, Parliament, Liberty square. The Heroes’ square – largest & most impressive – with its millennial monument was built in 1896 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the arrival of Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin.
Evening – At your own
Drive to Bratislava (2hr 15 drive) and start with the tour of Devin castle – situated at the confluence of the Danube & Morava rivers. Its owners could control the important trade route along the Danube as well as one branch of the Amber Road. After admiring the beautiful castle ruin and enjoying views on Austria, we show you where once the “Iron curtain” – the former border between the West and the East used to stand. An overview of the communist history (1948-1989). Devin area is also famous for its current wine. Have you ever tried current wine? Try now, It’s a regional specialty. Drive back and visit Slavin (World War2 memorial) and symbol of the city – Bratislava castle – to enjoy stunning views of the Danube river and know more about its rich history.
After lunch break in the Old town (we will recommend you a great restaurant), continue with the quality sightseeing tour to show you the highlights of the Old town. Walking through the main square (admire a beautiful former town hall), the Primate Palace (outside) – the largest in Bratislava where the Treaty of Pressburg was signed in the Hall of Mirrors. Take pictures of some of our funny statues such as Cumil – the worker. Visit of the St. Martin’s Cathedral – the coronation place of 18 rulers including Austria-Hungarian empress Maria Theresa, walking through the only preserved entrance – Michaels gate. Late afternoon at leisure.
You’ll get tips which museum, gallery is worth to see, where to enjoy coffee & cake, a glass of excellent Slovak wine, where to buy good quality souvenirs.
Your guide is ready to help you.
We drive from Bratislava along Small Carpathian Mountain Range through various former royal towns until we reach Modra, a town famous for viniculture and hand-thrown ceramics. Visiting workshop Slovak Folk Majolik, the major producer of the world-known Majolica ceramics. A piece of ceramics makes an excellent present or souvenir.
Red Stone Castle is our next stop. We look round this magnificent, well-preserved Renaissance/Baroque castle owned by famous families like the Fugger’s or the Pallfy’s. We visit the fully-furnished interior part, the Gentlemen and Ladies` Parlour, the picture gallery, furniture exposition, the library, the chapel, exposition of historic weapons, wine cellars and lot more.
Tasty lunch followed by wine tasting includes a visit of a traditional wine cellar where wine and cheese plates are served, giving you a chance to taste 6 samples of local quality wines. Back to Bratislava and at leisure.
Walk and relax on the Danube promenade. Numerous café’s, great atmosphere, river Danube and Shopping mall Eurovea.
Your memorable holiday comes to an end today.
We are ready to arrange for you an airport transfer for discounted rates.