Top of the Europe - Grand Tour
HUNGARY – AUSTRIA – GERMANY – SWITZERLAND – ITALY – SLOVENIA
GRAND TOUR – TOP OF THE EUROPE
15 days / 14 nights
Day 1. Budapest
Arrive to Budapest, transfer to the hotel. Free time and relax. Overnight in Budapest.
Day 2. Budapest city tour
Budapest city tour: Citadel, Buda castle district, Fisherman’s bastion, St. Stephen basilica, Heroes’ square, City Park with the Vajdahunyad castle, Andrássy street, Fashion street, Váci street – with the most outstanding historic monuments and sights, mentioning only the most popular places. Afternoon visit the fancy New York Café. In the evening suggested to see the beautiful lighted city! Overnight in Budapest.
Optional program: 1 hour boat tour on the Danube – Budapest by night
Day 3. Vienna – Schönnbrunn
After an early breakfast starting to Vienna, the capital of Austria, where we make a short walk in the historical city centre. St. Stephen church, Museum quarter, Hofburg,- the former imperial palace, the centre of the enormous empire of the Habsburgs. Afternoon we visit the summer residence of Sissi queen, the Schönnbrunn Palace. Overnight in Vienna.
Day 4. Vienna – Bad Ischl – Hallstatt – Gosau
After breakfast we leave Vienna and drive to the Salzkammergut region, to Bad Ischl, the spa town. Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria chose this town for his summer residence. Visit the famous imperial hunting lodge, the Kaiservilla. In 1854, the Emperor's mother, Archduchess Sophie, gave him the Kaiservilla (Imperial Villa) as a wedding present. The villa became the imperial family's summer residence. Afternoon drive to the picturesque Hallstatt. Take a walking tour in this small but wonderful village. The village became world known by its salt mining that were converted to museum in 2002. The village has been declared as world heritage by UNESCO. Afternoon we say goodbye to this lovely place and we drive to the nearby Gosau. Overnight at Gosau.
Day 5. Salzburg – Berchtesgaden
After breakfast depart to Salzburg, to the city of birth of Mozart. Salzburg is called as the city of music and culture, having lot of music programs in every seasons of the year. After arrival take a short city walk: house of birth of Mozart, cathedral district, Mirabell garden and Hohensalzburg castle. Late afternoon drive to Bavaria, to the Berchtesgaden National Park. Overnight in Berchtesgaden.
Day 6. Berchtesgaden – Schönau am Königsee
After breakfast we go for a fantastic boat trip on the lake Königsee. You'll see Saint Bartholoma Church and many other sights. Early afternoon take another wonderful trip to the Eagle’s nest. Visit the amazing mountain cottage, the favourite place of Adolf Hitler can be found on the 1834 m high peak of Alps. We get acquainted with the admirable landscape. Overnight in Berchtesgaden.
The Eagle’s nest can be visited from the midle of may to the end of october depending of the weather.
Day 7. Berchtestgaden – Kufstein – Innsbruck
After breakfast we leave Berchtesgaden and drive towards to Innsbruck. On the way we stop and visit Kufstein fortress in the valley of Inn river. The fortress of Kufstein is one of the most impressive Medioeval constructions in Tyrol and is located on a hill rising above the city of Kufstein. A special attraction on the Kufstein Fortress is the largest open-air organ in the world, the “Heroe’s Organ” (Heldenorgel). It features 4,307 pipes as well as 4 registers. The sound of the organ reminds on the soldiers killed in World War I and II and can be heard in the entire city. Afternoon visit the Swarovski factory in Innsbruck. Overnight in Innsbruck.
Day 8. Innsbruck – Zürich
Innsbruck is the capital of the Alps, headquarters of Tyrol. Innsbruck is an internationally renowned winter sports centre and hosted some Winter Olympics. City adventures and mountain encounters, delights with its unique wealth of wonderful attractions between 574 and 2,350 metres above sea level. Visit the the magnificent and imperial historic buildings in the city centre, the Golden Roof, Hofburg, Hofkirche, Ambras castle and so on. Afternoon drive to the largest city of Switzerland, to Zürich. Overnight in Zürich.
Day 9. Zürich – Lucerne – Interlaken
After breakfast sightseeing by coach and then drive to Lucerne for a shopping tour. Tradition and modernity stand side-by-side with ease in Lucerne, as the town has also earned a reputation for itself with innovative design. After lunch we go to Interlaken. It is an important and well-known tourist destination in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps, and the main transport gateway to the mountains and lakes of that region. Overnight in Interlaken.
Optional program: boat tour on the lake – depending on weather.
Day 10. Interlaken – Lauterbrunnen – Jungfraujoch / Top of the Europe
After breakfast we go for an all day trip to the top of the Europe.
Lauterbrunnen is situated in one of the most impressive trough valleys in the Alps, between gigantic rock faces and mountain peaks. With its 72 thundering waterfalls, secluded valleys, colourful alpine meadows and lonely mountain inns, the Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of the biggest nature conservation areas in Switzerland. Jungfraujoch (3454m) – the Jungfrau railway has been plying its way through a 7-km-long tunnel to the ‘Top of Europe’, the ultimate excursion destination in the Bernese Oberland, since 1912. Up at 3454 m, there are six different restaurants serving European and Asian-style food. The businesses on the Jungfraujoch are open 365 days a year. You eat equally well in the self-service café, the cafeteria or the "Crystal" restaurant. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day 11. Interlaken – Lugano – Como
Today we say ’Goodbye’ to the majestic mountains and drive to the sunny Italy. On the way we still stop at Lugano for a short visit. Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland, in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, which borders Italy. Afternoon we go further to the Lake Como. Lake Como is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy and the third-largest lake in Italy. Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since Roman times. Many famous people have or have had homes and villas on the shores of Lake Como, such as Geoge Clooney, Madonna, Gianni Versace, Sylvester Stallone, Julian Lennon, John Kerry, Ronaldinho and so on. Overnight in Como.
Day 12. Como – Verona – Velence
Early breakfast in the hotel and drive to Venice. On the way we will stop at Verona, the city of love where you can still find the places of the famous tragedy… Made famous by Shakespeare's lovers. Verona is Italy's fourth-most-visited city. Visit Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta). Every year hundreds of thousands of us trek to Verona to see the balcony where Juliet stood while Romeo declared his love. After lunch drive to Venice, the city of lagoons. After arrival walking tour in the gorgeous downtown. Overnight nearby Venice.
Day 13. Venice – Postojna – Ljubljana
After breakfast we drive further to Slovenia. We are going to visit Postojna cave and the Preadjama castle. After that go to Ljubljana, to the capital of Slovenia. Depending on time Ljubljana sightseeing and short walking tour. Overnight in Ljubljana.
Day 14. Ljubljana – Budapest
After breakfast drive back to Budapest. On the way we’ll stop at an authentic Hungarian restaurant for a lunch. Arrival to Budapest at afternoon. Overnight in Budapest.
Day 15. Budapest
Free time. Transfer to the airport. Departure depending on schedule.
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The program includes:
14 nights accommodation
private transfers to the airport
private transportation according to the programme
Price not includes:
international flight tickets
lunch and dinner
other personal cost (tips)
Please note: the basic price may change according to the number of group, seasons or during the holidays and events.
We reserve the right to change the program!