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Trip Overview

Discover the highlights of Vienna and Budapest on this cultural vacation by rail. Spend two nights in Vienna admiring the stunning baroque architecture before continuing on to Budapest and discovering the fascinating sights, or perhaps simply relaxing at the one of the city's famous thermal baths.

Highlights

  • Marvel at theSchönbrunn and Belvedere Palaces, the Vienna State Opera, and museums in Vienna
  • Catch your sleeper train from Vienna to Budapest
  • Enjoy the thermal baths and seeing the Parliament, Buda Castle, and Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest
  • Sleeper train between Vienna and Budapest
  • PACKAGE INCLUDES:

    • Rail travel in standard class as specified in the itinerary
    • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Vienna
    • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Budapest
    • Sleeper train between Vienna and Budapest
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Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN VIENNA
Upon arrival in Vienna, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Perhaps spend the afternoon indulging in some delicious Sachertorte or head to the Gothic St Stephen's Cathedral, one of the city's most famous landmarks. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 3 - OVERNIGHT IN VIENNA
After breakfast this morning, spend the day exploring beautiful Vienna. Much of Viennese cultural life can be found in the Museumsquartier, home to an array of museums, cafes and restaurants within a former imperial stable building. Why not enjoy an operatic experience to remember at the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), or view the works of famous painters such as Rubens and Raphael at the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts). Take in a performance at the Spanish Riding School - one of the oldest riding schools in the world and home to the famous Lipizzaner horses. Vienna also sits on the banks of the Danube, the perfect spot for a scenic boat cruise! And if you are interested in history, follow in the footsteps of the Habsburgs with a visit to the baroque Belvedere and Schönbrunn Palaces. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 4 - VIENNA TO BUDAPEST
Enjoy a morning at leisure in Vienna, then continue your journey south east on the high speed “Railjet” route, crossing the border into Hungary and finally arriving into Budapest. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Budapest) B

DAY 5 - BUDAPEST
Explore the “City of Spas” at your leisure. Why not spend a relaxing day at the Szechenyi Baths, 15 indoor and three outdoor pools are kept at a constant warm temperature to enjoy year-round. Take in the views from the Szechenyi Chain Bridge or perhaps learn about the harrowing history of the House of Terror, now a museum. Marvel at the magnificent frescoes at the Inner City Franciscan Church or maybe view the Roman remains at the Aquincum Museum. Why not explore Budapest's fascinating underground caves or perhaps take the Funicular up to the top of Castle Hill for fantastic views of the River Danube and the city. After a busy day sightseeing, treat yourself to a local beer and some fine food in the Old Town. (Overnight in Budapest) B

DAY 6 - DEPART BUDAPEST
Check out of your hotel after breakfast today and continue with your travels. If you would like to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Vacation Specialists would be happy to help you with all the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

The hotel boasts 40 sq. meter guest rooms, proximity to a metro train station and a pool alongside the Danube. Enjoy wine or hearty local beer on the terrace at the Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront. Austrian dishes sourced from the river and the sea make regular appearances here.

Hilton Vienna

Combining a magnificent location in the heart of the city with great amenities and services, Hilton Vienna is the place to stay when visiting the Austrian capital. Walk to all of the main attractions with ease and reach the international airport in only 16 minutes via direct link.

Hilton Vienna Plaza

Experience a part of Vienna’s rich heritage at Hilton Vienna Plaza. With a 1920s Art Deco flair, our unique Vienna hotel offers the perfect combination of historical splendor and modern comfort. We are proudly located on the famous Ringstrasse, home to Vienna's most important sites and architectural masterpieces - the State Opera, Art History Museum, City Hall, the Burgtheater, and Vienna Stock Exchange. Heritage hotel with Art Deco, Golden Era design on the famous Ringstrasse. Decorated with 1,000 art works and Carrara marble floor in lobby.

Hotel Zeitgeist Vienna Hauptbahnhof

Situated just a stone’s throw from Vienna’s main train station, the Hotel Zeitgeist offers the perfect base for exploring the city. The hotel’s 254 rooms all boast modern decor, flat screen TVs and large windows. Guests can dine in ‘Lokal-Café-Bar Pergola’ restaurant, relax in the rooftop sauna, workout with a game of badminton or make use of the fitness suite.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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