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Make the most of your included airfare to Europe by spending a few days in magnificent Prague, an elegant, Old World capital boasting many grand castles. You'll discover the unique Jewish Quarter of Prague and explore its historic city center (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), as well enjoying the luxury of time to peruse the Christmas Markets here.
Arrival in Prague, complete with Christmas markets
Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a Vantage Representative who will assist with the transfer to your hotel. Check in to the hotel, then gather with your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner and drink. You'll also get a chance to visit one of the city's Christmas markets.
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 a keen insight into this city's history. You'll also see Prague's famed Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square. Enjoy the afternoon to pursue your own interests.
Inside Prague Castle, and an afternoon at leisure
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. Tonight, rejoin your fellow travelers for drinks and a Farewell Dinner.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
On this three-night extension, explore one of the most impressive capitals on the continent. Delve deeper into the urban heart of Hungary as you enjoy a walking tour of the city, where you’ll soak in incredible city views from the famous Fisherman’s Bastion (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), learn about its captivating history – from the Romans to the Huns – and appreciate its modern vibrancy. You’ll also have plenty of time on your own to discover what makes this “Pearl of the Danube” so luminous. This is an outstanding opportunity experience the best of the Hungarian capital.
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Disembark your Vantage Deluxe river cruise ship, and transfer to your Budapest hotel. Enjoy a guided tour of Budapest's highlights today, including the picturesque Fisherman’s Bastion and the regal Mattias Church, followed by refreshments at the fabulous Gerbeaud Café. Spend the evening at leisure.
Inside Budapest's Jewish history
Following breakfast at the hotel this morning, we’ll embark on a guided tour exploring the city’s Jewish heritage, including a stop at the stunning Great Synagogue (Dohány Street Synagouge). With one of the largest Jewish communities in middle-eastern Europe, you’ll find that Budapest’s Jewish Quarter is filled with historic and artistic gems. After returning to the hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Take a Hungarian culinary tour, or enjoy Budapest at your leisure
Enjoy a day at leisure; or, if your inner “foodie” is inspired, join us on an optional Hungarian culinary tour, complete with a visit to colorful Market Hall. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner.
If you ask a Hungarian what some typical Hungarian products are, you will very likely hear of the Hungarian paprika, Tokaj wine, salami, goose liver, and the bittersweet liqueur known as Unicum. Join us on this afternoon tour, and you'll discover the culinary treats offered by this wonderful country! Your tour begins with entrance to the Zwack Unicum Museum, where your English-speaking guide will introduce the secrets of liquor production that have been passed from one generation to the other in the Zwack family since the 18th century. Your visit includes a short film about the history of Unicum, a museum tour, entrance to the cellars, and a tasting of Unicum.
Your tour continues to the Central Market Hall, the largest and most beautiful market in the city. This three-story hall offers plenty to do and see, and with the help of your guide, you'll have a great experience at the market! You'll see the local housewives’ shopping habits as well as the colorful Hungarian products — including strings of red paprika and garlic, Hungarian salamis, sausages, hams and other meat products, fresh pastries, dairy products, Hungarian wines and palinka, and more. As you walk row by row to get ideas for souvenirs, you'll take in the vibrant atmosphere of this exceptional hall. Following your market visit, you'll transfer back to your hotel and your tour will come to an end.
After breakfast, you'll check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.