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European Winter Escape

European Winter Escape

7 days & 6 nights, Private Journey

Prague, Vienna & Budapest

Experience Central Europe during wintertime with Cox & Kings and make memories to last a lifetime. Watch snowflakes fall on Charles Bridge in Prague, and icicles hanging from the eaves of a Gothic Cathedral. Soak in steaming mineral waters in Budapest, attend a classical concert in Vienna; explore romantic and historic markets inviting you to dabble in cute stalls selling everything from gingerbread to sleigh bells, and toast to your vacation with a glass of warming Glühwein.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Prague

    Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings local representative and transferred to your hotel. Situated just steps from Charles Bridge, the Four Seasons Prague interweaves centuries of remarkable history and architecture with all the conveniences of modern technology. In the middle of vibrant Old Town Prague, experience an enclave at the edge of the Vltava River, with views of Prague Castle.

    Four Seasons, Prague - 2 Nights (B)
  • Day 2
    Prague

    After breakfast, join your private guide for a full-day private in-depth tour of Prague. See Prague Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral; walk the cobbled lanes of Mala Strana, cross Charles Bridge, and admire the Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Square while learning about the city’s Habsburg heritage and ancient roots. In the evening, attend a fascinating Black Light Theater performance.

    Four Seasons, Prague (B)
  • Day 3
    To Vienna

    Cross Southern Bohemia and head into Austria with your private car and driver. En-route, visit stunning Melk Abbey perched high above the river Danube, then arrive in Austria’s capital Vienna. During your evening at leisure, share the holiday spirit with locals at one of the city’s Christmas Markets. Then enjoy a classical concert and sumptuous dinner at one of Vienna’s prime concert venues.

    Park Hyatt Vienna - 2 Nights (B, D)
  • Day 4
    Vienna

    Enjoy exclusive city sightseeing in Vienna with your private guide and driver including Schonbrunn Palace, summer residence of the Habsburg family until 1916 and former home of Empress Maria Theresa. In the afternoon you are invited to explore Vienna’s famous coffee houses. Once upon a time favored by great minds like Sigmund Freud, Karl Kraus and Arthur Schnitzler, “Viennese Coffee House Culture” is listed as “Intangible Cultural Heritage” in the Austrian inventory of the “National Agency for the Intangible Cultural Heritage”, a part of UNESCO.

    Park Hyatt Vienna (B)
  • Day 5
    To Budapest

    Drive east this morning, and stop in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Then follow the Danube downstream to Hungary, and its appealing capital Budapest. Officially recognized as a spa town, Budapest boasts more than twenty natural underground hot springs. Why not spend the remainder of the afternoon soaking in one of the city’s traditional baths?

    Four Seasons Gresham Palace - 2 Nights (B)
  • Day 6
    Budapest

    Breakfast will be served at the hotel’s stylish café; then head out for a day of sightseeing with your private art expert. View the city from Gellert Hill, explore the castle district including Matthias Church, once the coronation chapel for numerous Hungarian kings, as well as Fisherman’s Bastion. Then continue to the Pest side of the city, and admire wonderful art deco architecture and countless remnants of the 1896 World Fair. Should you wish to continue exploring the city on your own, at your disposal is the oldest electrified underground railway system on the European continent, and the second-oldest in the world. Its totemic Line 1, completed in 1896, was declared a World Heritage Site in 2002.

    Four Seasons Gresham Palace (B)
  • Day 7
    Depart Budapest

    Bid farewell to Hungary today. Conclude your vacation with a stroll across Chain Bridge, or down elegant Andrássy Avenue before being escorted to the airport for your onward flight.

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