Central Europe Hopper
There is something special about central Europe. You feel as though you’ve wandered into a time machine and experience all the secret European history no one else talks about.
The story of Budapest is told in the clatter of horses hoofs, the cafe culture and the Royal Palace of the Habsburg. “The Little Paris of Middle Europe” is famous for its thousand-year history but also for the relics of all the other nations who’ve made their home along this part of the Danube. As one of the great spa destinations of Europe, there are numerous hot springs which gave rise to dozens of ornate thermal spas and Turkish baths.
Hotel Recommendation: K+K Hotel Opera
In Vienna, it’s easy to imagine the coronations of kings. This grand city is a landscape of soaring cathedrals and Baroque palaces, a place where you can hear the clip-clop of horses on cobblestone and Mozart spilling from opera houses. The crown jewel of Central Europe is home to the Spanish Riding School, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the museums of the Hofburg.
Hotel Recommendation: Hotel Royal
Imagine a world where music spills from open windows and an opulent castle dominates the skyline. Where Narrow streets wind round an Old Town Square and the world’s most fascinating clock keeps time with the city. This is Prague, “the City of a Hundred Spires.” A place where travelers come to count the dozens of statues atop an ancient bridge and sip coffee in the cloak-and-dagger world of cafes.
Hotel Recommendation: Hotel Leonardo Prague
How to Get Around
The best way to get around on this itinerary is to take the train. It will take about 2.5-4 hours duration between each city. This gives ample time to see the countryside, and enjoy the views from a leisurely location. First-class and second-class options are available.
Currency: Euro - €