Splendors of Budapest, Vienna and Prague

September 22, 2022 to October 2, 2022

Join Fox World Travel to the three capitals of Budapest, Vienna and Prague hosted by Insight Vacations Travel Director Philip Orna. Explore the magnificent cathedrals, imperial palaces and majestic castles. Stand at the geographical heart of mainland Europe and take in the rich history and culture that are majestically intertwined by the powerful Habsburg dynasty. You will dine in local elegance along the way with our added dinners and see sights like never before! It’s sure to be a wonderful journey.

Your journey begins with an overnight flight from Chicago O’Hare to Budapest, Hungary.

On arrival at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport take a group transfer to your hotel and meet your Travel Director and travel companions this evening. Tonight you are in for a treat with your Welcome Dinner at Gundel, one of Budapest’s most renowned restaurants for over a hundred years! Dine in elegance as you savor hearty, Hungarian delicacies accompanied with specially selected Hungarian wine.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Hotel (or similar) 3 Nights
Meal: Dinner with Wine

Enjoy a relaxed start to your tour and drive along the elegant boulevards en route to Heroes’ Square. Across the river in Buda, walk with your Local Expert along the medieval cobblestone streets of the Castle district to visit Matthias Church and admire sweeping views from the Fisherman’s Bastion over the exquisite Parliament building. Make your way to a traditional strudel house to see pastry chefs at work, as they prepare delicious, sweet strudel by stretching the dough and readying fillings. Enjoy a delectable taste of this famous delicacy paired with a rich aromatic coffee. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city at your leisure. This evening enjoy a glittering dinner cruise along the Danube.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Dinner with Wine

The day is at leisure to immerse yourself in Budapest’s history, culture and gastronomy. Perhaps, visit a thermal bath (an institution in Budapest), spend time browsing the boutiques on Vaci Street or relax in a sidewalk cafe. In the evening, availability permitting, you are invited by your EatWith host to a Dine-at-Home experience. Sit down to a hearty Hungarian meal and learn about life in this enchanting city.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Travel past the remains of the Roman settlement of Aquincum and along the Danube to the picturesque riverside village of Szentendre. This community has long been the haunt of artists, enchanted by its brightly colored houses and quaint churches. Then, journey westward for a stop in the pretty town of Győr, located on the confluence of the Danube, Rába and Rábca rivers. Cross the border and continue to stately Vienna, known for its elegant coffee houses and lavish architecture steeped in history. This evening, enjoy a Dine-Around experience from your choice of specially selected restaurants.

Hotel: Intercontinental Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Much of Vienna’s present-day charm is due to the long reign of the Habsburgs. Join a Local Expert for a private visit of Maria Theresa’s Schönbrunn Palace and its formal gardens. Then ready your camera for a dazzling drive around the famous Ring Road. This grand boulevard, built along the lines of the old city walls, showcases many of the capital’s architectural masterpieces, including the Opera House, magnificent Hofburg Imperial Residence, Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Tonight, cross the Danube, passing the famous Prater Park en route to one of Austria’s most famous restaurants. Former patrons include Napoleon, the Emperor Franz Joseph, Liz Taylor and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Once through the door of this historic country mansion you are transported to a different world! Old memorabilia, autographed photos and other paraphernalia cover the ceilings, walls and even the rest rooms. Choose from traditional Austrian fare, enjoy unlimited drinks, and be serenaded by musicians at your table. A fun-filled experience never to be forgotten!

Hotel: Intercontinental Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Discover the regal grandeur of Vienna, as you explore at your own pace. Perhaps start at St. Stephen’s Cathedral - one of Europe’s great Gothic structures - or browse the shops of the bustling Kärntnerstrasse? You may wish to add another capital to your travels with a visit across the Slovakian border to Bratislava. Ask your Travel Director to recommend local attractions and restaurants, as you appreciate the long, warm summer evening in European style.

Hotel: Intercontinental Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Once over the Czech border, continue to picturesque Český Krumlov where you’ll start with a brief orientation tour of this fairy-tale town, straight out of the Middle Ages. Enjoy some free time to explore and appreciate views of the Vltava River. Wander through the cobblestone, traffic-free streets, past colorful houses that lead up to the finest castle in the land. In the afternoon, continue through the green Bohemian countryside to Prague.

Hotel: K and K Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Enjoy a day at leisure and wind along cobbled lanes and discover a treasure-trove of hidden gems, as you explore Prague at your own pace. Perhaps cross the river to the castle district and experience the real Prague, away from the hustle and bustle of the city?

Hotel: K and K Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

Join a Local Expert for a guided visit to one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities. Start with the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, where you can admire the stained glass of St. Vitus Cathedral and spectacular views over the Old Town. Finish in the Old Town Square where the mechanical antics of the Astronomical Clock’s glockenspiel delight onlookers each hour. The city is then yours to explore. Maybe take a river cruise through the heart of the city or walk in the footsteps of kings along the Royal Route? Czechs are passionate about their beer, so be sure to try the local lagers, alongside Czech cuisine. This evening, tantalize your taste buds with a rousing Celebration Dinner of local specialties at a restaurant offering magnificent views over the city. Dobrou chuť!

Hotel: K and K Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast. Your group is transferred to Prague airport. Individual transfers available at additional charge upon request.

Meal: Breakfast

Hotels and Itinerary are subject to change

Air-Inclusive Package

  • Round-trip air from Chicago O’Hare to Budapest, Hungary and return from Prague, Czech Republic including current air taxes and fees
  • Round-trip airport/hotel motorcoach transfers including baggage handling when purchasing the air-included package

Hotel Accommodations

9 nights 4-star hotel accommodations:

  • Begin with three nights Budapest
  • Three nights Vienna
  • Three nights Prague

Hotel accommodations include hotel service charges, taxes and luggage handling

Included Meals

  • Daily Breakfast
  • Seven Dinners with wine including a Dinner Cruise in Budapest and a Country Mansion Dinner in Vienna

Fox Flourish!

  • Added Dinner Cruise Along the Danube in Budapest – Dine as you cruise along the Danube and view the beautiful Houses of Parliament, Castle Hill, the Royal Palace and Margaret Island while enjoying a lavish gourmet meal of Hungarian specialties and drinks.
  • Added Dinner in a Country Mansion in Vienna – You’ll never forget dinner in this unique country mansion! Once inside you are transported to a different world. Dine on a variety of traditional Austrian fare with music and fun throughout the evening.
  • Professional tour manager from Fox World Travel*
  • Premium Fox World Travel Gift given with your travel documents.

Premium Tour Experiences

  • In new town Pest (Budapest), visit Heroes’ Square and spend some time in the popular pedestrian shopping street of Váci utca.
  • In Budapest with a Local Expert, visit the colorful Matthias Church in the heart of the Castle District.
  • Gaze out over the Danube and giant domed Hungarian Parliament Building from the heights of the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest.
  • Explore the maze of lanes, churches and colorful houses throughout the pleasant riverside village of Szentendre.
  • Along the way stop in the pretty town of Győr known for its Baroque charm.
  • The sheer opulence of Schönbrunn Palace indulges your senses in Vienna! Stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames where Mozart performed as a six-year-old prodigy.
  • In Vienna tour the Ring Road seeing the Hofburg Imperial Palace, Opera House, Austrian Parliament Building and Karlskirche.
  • Roam the cobbled streets of the picture-postcard town of Český Krumlov as you discover views of the famous castle.
  • The city of Prague is bewitched by the gargoyles of St. Vitus Cathedral and ghosts of Bohemian Kings! Experience a private tour with a local historian through the atmospheric courtyards of Prague Castle.
  • In Prague visit the Old Town Square and see the Astronomical Clock that delights onlookers every hour.
  • Relax and admire the scenery as you travel through the Vienna Woods and Bohemia

Tour Services

  • Professional Insight driver and guide for transfers and included excursions
  • Luxury air-conditioned 40 -seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom for transportation and sightseeing
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.

*Minimum of 30 travelers required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany the group. In the event the minimum number is not reached, the tour may still include a professional, local guide in the destination.

Tour Only

Tour Only
Arrange your own airfare
Based on double occupancy

Air Inclusive

Tour and air included
Airfare from Chicago
Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: $1,050.00
Initial Deposit: $200.00 per person at time of booking
Final Payment Date: June 6, 2022

Single availability is limited and upon request. 

All current air taxes and fees of $521.03 per person are included and subject to change.

Available Discounts

Early Booking Discount: Book and deposit by March 1, 2022 and receive a $250.00 discount per person

Insight Past Passenger Discount: Receive $100.00 per Insight past passenger*

*Must have traveled with Insight Vacations, Uniworld, Brendan Vacations, Trafalgar or Contiki within the last five years to qualify.

Discounts are subject to change at any time.

Roundtrip flights from Chicago O’Hare

  • September 22, 2022: Depart Chicago O’Hare at 10:30pm, arrive Frankfurt, Germany at 2:10pm (September 23)
  • September 23, 2022: Depart Frankfurt, Germany at 4:35pm, arrive Budapest Hungary at 6:10pm
  • October 2, 2022: Depart Prague, Czech Republic at 2:10pm, arrive Frankfurt, Germany at 3:20pm
  • October 2, 2022: Depart Frankfurt, Germany at 5:20pm, arrive Chicago O’Hare at 8:00pm

Flight schedules are subject to change and Fox World Travel has no control these changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations. Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply. Checked bag fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities are available upon request.

Optional Motorcoach Transfer

Group motorcoach transfer to and from Chicago O’Hare from select pick-up points are $45 per person each direction ($90 per person roundtrip) is available to add to the tour package.

Optional Insurance

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Details and rates can be obtained from your Fox World Travel advisor.

Cancellation Penalties

  • From date of deposit to June 6, 2022: Initial deposit of $200.00 per person
  • June 7, 2022 – July 7, 2022: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • July 8, 2022 – August 8, 2022: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • August 9, 2022 – day of travel: No refunds

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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