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Experience Budapest, a magnificent city of baroque splendor aptly named "Queen of the Danube." What's more, this three-night extension is a terrific value, with a stay at a well-located hotel and breakfast daily, and a tour of the historic and visually impressive Pest side of the city. Take advantage of this outstanding opportunity experience the best of the Hungarian capital.
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Disembark your ship and discover the Pest side of the city
Disembark your Vantage Deluxe River Cruise ship, and transfer to your Budapest hotel. You’ll then set off on a tour of the Pest side of this city. Spend the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Enjoy a day at leisure or embark on an optional tour to Hollókő
After breakfast, the day is yours to do as you please. Take it easy, explore more of Budapest, or join an optional tour to the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage village of Hollókő.
A scenic journey back in time, into the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, takes you to the medieval UNESCO World heritage village of Hollókő. Here life follows the same patterns it did centuries ago — the houses are built in a medieval style with whitewashed walls and red-tiled roofs, and the locals still honor age-hold customs and dress in traditional embroidered clothing on special occasions — such as your arrival! You'll be greeted with singing, dancing, and a snack of Hungarian cheesecake. Then, in small groups, we'll be invited into a home for lunch — a truly wonderful way to meet people of Hungary. Afterwards, you'll take a walking tour through the village's cobbled streets.
A day at leisure in a grand capital
You'll have another full day to explore this charming city on your own. Your hotel, set in the heart of Budapest, is the perfect launching point for discovering the city. This evening, enjoy a delicious Farewell Dinner, during which you can reflect on an unforgettable journey.
After breakfast, you'll check out of your hotel and 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 captivates 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 uncover this city’s riches on your own.
Fly overnight to Prague
Fly to Prague, arriving on Day 2.
Arrive in Prague, the "City of a Hundred Spires"
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 Briefing and drink. You can also embark on an orientation walk if you wish.
Get to know the Czech capital's Old Town on a city tour
You’ll explore Prague’s Old Town during a wonderful city tour, where you'll also get insights into the city's rich Jewish history. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, or join our Kutná Hora optional tour. Later, enjoy the evening to pursue your own interests.
Following an hour-long motorcoach ride through the beautiful Bohemian countryside, you will reach the stunning town of Kutná Hora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Established near the area’s rich silver mines, the town ultimately became the second most important town in the Kingdom of Bohemia after Prague. During this great excursion, you will see all of the key medieval and baroque monuments, including the former central royal mint, the interior of St. Barbara’s Cathedral, and the nearby Ossuary — famous for its elaborate decorations made out of human bones!
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. After some free time this afternoon, get a taste for city life as you join your fellow travelers for a pub-crawl. Dinner is on your own this evening.
Transfer to Regensburg to begin your base tour
After breakfast at your hotel, you'll take a motorcoach to Regensburg, Germany, where you'll transfer to your Vantage river ship for the base tour.