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On this three-day extension, explore one of Europe’s — nay, the globe’s! — most impressive capitals. Delve deeper into the urban heart of Hungary as you enjoy plenty of time on your own. Perhaps you’ll indulge in this city’s famous thermal baths and discover what makes this “Pearl of the Danube” so luminous. This is an outstanding opportunity to experience the best of the Hungarian capital.
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Inside Budapest’s Jewish history
Following breakfast at the hotel this morning, embark on a guided tour exploring the city’s Jewish heritage, including a stop at the stunning Great Synagogue (Dohány Street Synagogue). With one of the largest Jewish communities in the middle of eastern Europe, you’ll find that Budapest’s Jewish Quarter is filled with historic and artistic gems.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore Budapest on your own. Dinner is on your own, followed by a pub crawl with your City Host.
Leisure in Budapest
Today you’ll enjoy a second opportunity to explore Budapest on your own. Perhaps you’ll visit a famous confectioner like Gerbeaud, Café Demel or the Sacher Café, and join the perennial argument over who makes the world’s best Sachertorte. Maybe you’ll do some window shopping on Váci Utca, the pedestrian shopping zone, as well. Budapest is also renowned for its famous hot springs and thermal baths, a tradition dating back to the Romans.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Make the most of your included airfare to Europe with a few days in elegant Prague. With its grand castles, unbeatable beer, and cobblestoned treasures, it’s no wonder this magnificent old-world capital is a favorite of travelers worldwide. On this extension, you'll discover the city’s Jewish Quarter and explore its historic center (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), as well as enjoy plenty of time to soak in Prague at its most festive, with myriad Christmas markets!
Czech out of the USA
Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Prague, arriving on Day 2.
Upon arrival to the Czech Republic, a Vantage associate will meet you at the airport and assist in the transfer to your hotel. An Orientation Walk will help you familiarize yourself with the city, and your City Host will also take you on a walk to the local Christmas market, if interested. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers for a Welcome Briefing, Drink, and Dinner at the hotel.
Visit Prague's Jewish Quarter
Today you'll explore Prague's historic Jewish Quarter, including the ancient cemetery, on an included walking tour, giving you keen insight into this city's history. You'll also see Prague's famed Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square and the UNESCO-listed historic center of Prague. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon to pursue your own interests or continue perusing the Christmas markets.
Prague Castle Tour, afternoon at leisure, pub crawl
Don your royal crowns — this morning you’ll enjoy a castle tour of Prague. Explore the majesty of the Prague Castle, an impressive complex of castles, gardens, and halls, where you’ll see gems such as the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace, and the Golden Lane. The rest of your day is at leisure. This evening, join your City Host for a pub crawl, if you wish. Prague is renowned for its beers, and this is a great opportunity for more cultural immersion. Dinner is on your own.
Join the base program
After breakfast, transfer from Prague to Regensburg and join Day 2 of the base program.