Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic

10 days from $4,470 per person*
  • Meander through the Castle District in Budapest, with private guide.
  • Private city tour of historic Prague.
  • With private guide, visit the stunning Bucharest Parliament building, and renowned Bran Castle.
  • Discover four capital cities in one journey, including a visit to Bratislava (Slovakia) en route to Prague.
  • Premium accommodations carefully selected throughout.
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With a private guide, set out to discover Bucharest, Budapest, and Prague, the dazzling capitals of Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Arrive to Bucharest, Romania's prosperous capital, home to a thriving culture and art scene. Explore the nearly 600 year old city with a private guide, visiting the stunning Parliament building decorate in white stone, and venture out of the city to see the famous Bran Castle, of Dracula fame. Once in Budapest, Hungary's marvelous capital split in half by the Danube River, leaving Buda and Pest both separate scenic and cultural entities. Discover the scenic Castle District, with picturesque architecture and magnificent views down over the city below. Continue by private transfer to Prague, renowned capital of the Czech Republic. Founded in 885, over a thousand years of history greets you with its incredible ambience. Tour the city with your own private guide, then set out to explore some of the scenic surrounds. Even enjoy a short visit to a fourth capital city, Bratislavia, as you make a stop in Slovakia en route to the Czech Republic. This journey of capitals will leave you with incredible experiences to hold dear, and brilliant photographs to share.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Bucharest
    Bucharest
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Romania - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Bucharest
    Bucharest
    • Private Tour - City Tour with Parliament, Cotroceni Palace & Village Museum - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Bucharest
    Bucharest
    • Private Tour - Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Prejmer Fortress Tour (12-14 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Bucharest to Budapest
    Bucharest to Budapest
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver
    • Hungary - Welcome Package
  • Day 5 Budapest
    Budapest
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with Saint Matthias Church & Fisherman's Bastion (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 6 Budapest
    Budapest
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Godollo Excursion - Royal Palace (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 7 Budapest to Prague
    Budapest to Prague
    • Private Transfer - Budapest - Prague [via Bratislava Walking City Tour (8 hrs) ] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
    • Czech Republic - Welcome Package
    Grand Majestic Plaza (B) (Standard)
  • Day 8 Prague
    Prague
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Grand Majestic Plaza (B) (Standard)
  • Day 9 Prague
    Prague
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Karlstejn Castle Tour (5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Grand Majestic Plaza (B) (Standard)
  • Day 10 Prague
    Prague
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Bucharest

Enjoy your private airport transfer to your hotel with vehicle and driver. For your added comfort, an English speaking guide will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

A welcome package with  a city map and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Hotel Cismigiu

Conveniently located near Cismigiu Gardens and the most important cultural, historical and entertainment attractions in the Old Town, Hotel Cismigiu is a charming and history-rich hotel in Bucharest, originally opened as the Palace Hotel in 1912 and was reinvented as the Hotel Cismigiu in 2012. Its architecture is very special, blending modern interiors with old classical features: the historical door, Art Nouveau facades, and the original cupola. The 60 suites are complemented by fitness facilities, a bookstore and music store, Wi-Fi, and an on-site rooftop terrace and brewery for dining.

Day 2: Bucharest

Enjoy a full day tour of Bucharest, also known as "Little Paris". Start with The Palace of the Parliament – admire the luxurious display of crystal chandeliers, mosaics, oak paneling, marble, gold leaf, and stained-glass windows. Visit Cotroceni Palace and Museum. Continue to the Village Museum with 50 buildings representing the history and design of Romania’s rural architecture. See Bucharest’s Arc de Triomphe, built in honour of the Romanian soldiers who fought in the First World War. Entrance fees are included

Accommodation: Hotel Cismigiu
Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Palace of Parliament
Palace of Parliament
Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bucharest
Bucharest

Day 3: Bucharest

Start the tour driving north towards Transylvania. Before reaching Bran, there is an optional stop in Azuga for a snack and wine-tasting (not included). While crossing the Southern Carpathians, stop in Sinaia to visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe - the famous Peles Castle, a masterpiece of German New-Renaissance architecture, commissioned by King Carol in 1873 and completed in 1883. Drive through the village of Bran to Brasov, the largest city in Transylvania. Once arrived in Bran, visit Dracula’s Castle, the place where Dracula was imprisoned before he was taken to Budapest. Bran Castle is home to a rich collection of Romanian and foreign furniture and art items from the XIVth-XIXth centuries. It sits up atop a 200 ft. tall rock, overlooking the picturesque village of Bran. On the grounds below, there is an open-air ethnographic museum of old village buildings with exhibits of furniture, household objects, and costumes. Continue to Brasov with a visit to Prejmer Fortress. At the end of the day, return to Bucharest. Entrance fees are included.

Accommodation: Hotel Cismigiu
Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Peles Castle
Peles Castle

Day 4: Bucharest - Budapest

Airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

To ensure a seamless arrival experience, your English-speaking private driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel by private vehicle. The driver will assist with the check-in process and go through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer any questions you have.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Continental Hotel Budapest

The Continental Hotel Budapest is a green oasis for guests where the stress and the noise of the big city can be left behind upon entering the hotel, enhanced with relaxation and entertainment possibilities. Blending art nouveau, art deco and modern design, the hotel is built on the site of the former legendary Hungária Spa and the historic Continental Hotel in Budapest’s city center. The nearby Jewish Quarter is lined with atmospheric streets, a lively market and rich cultural legacy including Europe’s largest synagogue and the Jewish Museum, together with the area’s restaurants and retro bars evoke a special mood that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. The hotel features a diverse range of rooms, on-site dining focusing on Hungarian gastronomy and the culinary customs of neighboring eastern-European countries, and a large spa that compliments one of the most state-of-the-art wellness and fitness centers among Budapest hotels.

Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Budapest
Budapest
Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Continental Hotel Budapest
Continental Hotel Budapest

Day 5: Budapest

Overlooking the Danube river in the heart of Buda’s Castle District, the neighboring sites of Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion are two of Budapest’s most iconic historic buildings. With your private guide, spend a half day discovering the breathtaking architecture and mesmerizing views of the city. Also known as the Church of Our Lady of Buda, the Roman Catholic Matthias Church was originally constructed in 1015, although the current Gothic style structure dates to the second half of the 14th century. During the 150-year period of Turkish occupation, it served as the city’s main mosque. Named after King Matthias Corvinus, the church was later restored with heavy Baroque influence after the years of Turkish rule. Continue next door to Fisherman’s Bastion, constructed between 1895 and 1902. The seven towers of the bastion represent the seven Magyar tribes that originally settled in the Carpathian Basin in 895, and the terrace’s neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque design features impressive towers, colonnades, and embrasures. The towers offer sweeping vistas over the city and the Danube and are a popular choice for panoramic photos overlooking the Danube.

Entrance fees to Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion are included.

Accommodation: Continental Hotel Budapest
Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Saint Matthias Church
Saint Matthias Church

Day 6: Budapest

Visit the former summer-residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sissi) and Francis Joseph in Godollo, one of the largest baroque palaces in the world. You will have a glimpse of the times under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Take a break to enjoy coffee and cake at the Palace Cafe.

Accommodation: Continental Hotel Budapest
Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Godollo Palace
Godollo Palace

Day 7: Budapest - Prague

Depart Budapest for Prague by private vehicle, and stop for a visit in Bratislava, Slovakia along the way, seeing 3 countries in one day. Make yourself comfortable for the 2-hour drive from Budapest to Bratislava, and on arrival stretch your legs during the 3-hour stop in Slovakia’s capital. Discover the enchanting beauty of the city and its most famous attractions on a walking tour with an English-speaking local guide who will meet you on arrival in Bratislava. Learn about the former Hungary Chamber, the historical Academia Istropolitana, and the glamour of the Old Town with Primatial Palace. Walk past Michael's Gate, Franciscan Church, St. Martin's Cathedral, the Main Square, the Old Town Hall, the Slovak National Theatre, and Reduta. Stop for lunch at your expense, then settle in for the remaining 3-hour drive by private vehicle to Prague in the Czech Republic. Entrance fees and lunch not included. Approximate transfer time is 8 hours, including your stop in Bratislava.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Grand Majestic Plaza (B) (Standard)

The Grand Majestic Plaza is located in the heart of historical and business center of Prague, just a few steps from the famous Municipal House, Gothic Powder Gate, Republic Square, and the shopping center Palladium. When entering Grand Majestic Plaza Hotel, you will be captivated with a special atmosphere crowned with a fountain. The hotel features 196 rooms, including 6 luxury suites with a balcony. The Atrium Restaurant serves fine Czech and international cuisine and guests can enjoy delicious cocktails, a glass of good wine and other drinks that are offered throughout the day at the Grand Lounge Lobby Bar. The Wellness Center offers Thai massages, a sauna and a whirlpool to ensure that guests are fully relaxed during their stay.

Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bratislava National Theatre
Bratislava National Theatre
Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Prague
Prague

Day 8: Prague

Discover Prague on a private half-day city tour. Your guide and driver will show you the town's famous sights providing you with insight knowledge and information about this old city. View the Golden Prague's historic monuments - the State Opera, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, Charles Square, and Prague Castle. Take a walk around the castle’s courtyards to view the grand St. Vitus Cathedral. Your private guide will take you across the Vltava River to the Old Town, St. Nicholas Church, the Týn Cathedral, and the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock and apostles.

Accommodation: Grand Majestic Plaza (B) (Standard)
Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Vltava River
Vltava River

Day 9: Prague

Enjoy a half day tour with a private guide and driver to Karlstejn Castle which was built in the 14th century by the Czech King and Roman Emperor, Charles IV. At the time, the castle held the treasure of the Holy Roman Empire, including the imperial coronation jewels.

Accommodation: Grand Majestic Plaza (B) (Standard)
Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Karlstejn Castle
Karlstejn Castle

Day 10: Prague

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hotel Cismigiu: Bucharest

Conveniently located near Cismigiu Gardens and the most important cultural, historical and entertainment attractions in the Old Town, Hotel Cismigiu is a charming and history-rich hotel in Bucharest, originally opened as the Palace Hotel in 1912 and was reinvented as the Hotel Cismigiu in 2012. Its architecture is very special, blending modern interiors with old classical features: the historical door, Art Nouveau facades, and the original cupola. The 60 suites are complemented by fitness facilities, a bookstore and music store, Wi-Fi, and an on-site rooftop terrace and brewery for dining.

Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Cismigiu Exterior
Hotel Cismigiu Exterior

Continental Hotel Budapest: Budapest

The Continental Hotel Budapest is a green oasis for guests where the stress and the noise of the big city can be left behind upon entering the hotel, enhanced with relaxation and entertainment possibilities. Blending art nouveau, art deco and modern design, the hotel is built on the site of the former legendary Hungária Spa and the historic Continental Hotel in Budapest’s city center. The nearby Jewish Quarter is lined with atmospheric streets, a lively market and rich cultural legacy including Europe’s largest synagogue and the Jewish Museum, together with the area’s restaurants and retro bars evoke a special mood that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. The hotel features a diverse range of rooms, on-site dining focusing on Hungarian gastronomy and the culinary customs of neighboring eastern-European countries, and a large spa that compliments one of the most state-of-the-art wellness and fitness centers among Budapest hotels.

Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Continental Hotel Budapest
Continental Hotel Budapest
Capitals of Romania, Hungary & Czech Republic Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Continental Hotel Budapest Pool
Continental Hotel Budapest Pool

Grand Majestic Plaza (B) (Standard): Prague

The Grand Majestic Plaza is located in the heart of historical and business center of Prague, just a few steps from the famous Municipal House, Gothic Powder Gate, Republic Square, and the shopping center Palladium. When entering Grand Majestic Plaza Hotel, you will be captivated with a special atmosphere crowned with a fountain. The hotel features 196 rooms, including 6 luxury suites with a balcony. The Atrium Restaurant serves fine Czech and international cuisine and guests can enjoy delicious cocktails, a glass of good wine and other drinks that are offered throughout the day at the Grand Lounge Lobby Bar. The Wellness Center offers Thai massages, a sauna and a whirlpool to ensure that guests are fully relaxed during their stay.

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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