8-Day Venice to Budapest Express
Product Code: 1113-77128
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Venice
  • • Bled
  • • Salzburg
  • • Vienna
  • • Budapest
Tour Code
1113-77128
Duration
8 days
Departure City
Venice
End City
Budapest
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: UNESCO, Backpacker

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who wants to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Venice

Venice

Hotel: Hotel Alloggi Agli Artisti or similar

Today you may arrive in Venice at anytime and transfer to your hotel. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting at 6:00pm. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, the local representative will review the details of your tour.

Tips:
Upon arrival to the city on day 1, please make your way to Hotel Alloggi Agli Artisti (check-in time will be in the afternoon).

Hotel address: Calle Priuli dei Cavalletti, 99, Venice

More specific meeting information and the rest of accommodation will be revealed after your booking is confirmed.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Ljubljana

Venice - Lhuljana - Bled

You'll begin your tour with a train ride to Ljubljana in Slovenia. Enjoy the eastern charm of the city before continuing on to Bled.

Here your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will provide an orientation walk of the lakeside town. Afterwards you'll be free to explore the town at your leisure. You may opt to visit the castle or relax beside the lake.

Day 03
Bled

Bled

Today you can enjoy the lovely region surrounding Bled and Julian Alps. There are plenty of outdoor activities for you to partake in, including biking, hiking, and canoeing. Your CEO will help you book whatever activity you wish to partake in.

Optional Activities

Hiking - Head into the Julien Alps for a spectacular day of hiking. There are many trails in the area that cut through the scenic forests, meadows and follow around the lake, ranging in level of difficulty. This excursion will last 4-6 hours (own expense).

Canoeing - Paddle around the crystal clear waters of Lake Bohinj in a canoe. Floating on the lake while surrounded by dark green trees covering the base of the mountains is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery (own expense).

Mountain Biking - Jump onto two wheels and spend a day enjoying the trails around the Julien Alps. This excursion will last 3-6 hours (own expense).

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Salzburg

Bled - Salzburg

You'll begin today with a train ride to Salzburg, a charming town across the Austrian border. Enjoy a quick orientation walk on arrival before making the most of a free afternoon.

Spend time in the UNESCO-listed Old Town or visiting the nearby salt mines. The birthplace of Mozart has enough of history and charm to keep you busy for weeks.

Optional Activities

Salzburg Old Town Visit - Explore the Old Town of Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most charming areas in Europe. Set on a river with picturesque bridges and diverse architecture, the pedestrian-only area is perfect for wandering and window shopping. Opt to walk the mountain paths to a fortress for panoramic views of the region. This excursion will last 1.5-2 hours (own expense).

Salzburg Salt Mines Visit - Visit the mines that give Salzburg its name. Suit up in overalls and learn more about the salt production of the area. Take the big slide and journey on Mirror Lake. This excursion will last 1.5-2 hours (own expense).

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Vienna

Salzburg - Vienna

Enjoy a free morning to explore a little more. You may enjoy an optional Sound of Music tour stopping at famous venues tied to the movie (own expense, subject to availability). Even if you aren't a fan, the tour heads out to different venues from the movie showing off the best of Salzburg and the surrounding area.

In late afternoon, travel to the capital city of Vienna. Take a short orientation walk before heading out for an optional dinner in the 'City of Music' (own expense).

Optional Activity - Sound of Music Tour

Join the Sound of Music tour to visit venues from the movie as well as an opportunity to see the landscapes of the surrounding areas. Listen to the soundtrack as you visit historical and architectural landmarks of the city and Lake District.

The route of the tour includes stops at Morabell Gardens, Leopoldskron Palace, Hellbrunn Palace (the gazebo), Nonnberg Abbey, Salzburg Lake District Area (from the picnic scene with wonderful views of St Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang), and Mondsee (the wedding chapel).

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Vienna

Vienna

Today you'll be free to explore Vienna at your leisure. You can join an optional tour to the Vienna State Opera House or the Belvedere Museum (own expense). While in the city make sure the try the local delicacies like schnitzel, apple strudel, or the Sacertorte.

Optional Activities

Vienna State Opera House - Visit the famous Vienna Opera House and soak in its exceptional architecture. You can enjoy a guided tour to see the opera house's main features and learn about the history of the building (own expense, subject to availability).

Belvedere Visit (1-2 hours) - Learn some of the history of this beautiful palace and grounds and explore the impressive art collection. Of particular note, the museum's collection of 24 pieces by Gustav Kilmt, including his famous 'Kiss.' This excursion will last 1-2 hours (own expense, subject to availability).

Day 07
Budapest

Vienna - Budapest

Today you'll journey by train to Budapest, the 'Pearl of the Danube.' The city, split into Buda and Pest by the river, retains its eastern charm with Buda Castle and Turkish-style thermal baths.

Depending on arrival time, you may visit some city sights, soak in one of the famous baths or sign up for a city tour by bike.

Optional Activities

Buda Castle Visit - Set on Castle Hill overlooking the Danube River and Pest, Buda Castle was once home to the Hungarian kings of Budapest. Admire the gorgeous architecture and visit its two museums; the National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. Permanent collections depict the past 500 yrs of Hungary's art history, including Medieval and Renaissance stonework, Gothic wood sculptures, and Gothic altars. This excursion will last 3-4 hours (own expense, subject to availability).

Thermal Baths Visit - Bring two towels, your bathing suit and an aching body and prepare to be healed in the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Built in 1913, you can test the waters of 18 different pools (15 of which are spring fed) amidst stunning neo-Baroque architecture. Play chess on floating chessboards, relax in the whirlpools and explore the wonderful mosaic domes of these historic thermal steam rooms. This excursion will last 1-4 hours (own expense, subject to availability).

Day 08
Budapest

Budapest

Today you'll depart at anytime.

Visiting Attractions

Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) led orientation walks in Bled, Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Breakfasts from Day 2-8
  • Accommodation - 7 nights in standard hotels

Package Excludes

  • Service fee
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Personal expenses
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Additional food and drink
  • Optional activities (availability and prices subject to change, please discuss with local operator):

  • - Venezia Concerto: EUR 30.00
    - Gondola ride - EUR 80-100 for up to 5 people
    - Accademia Gallery: EUR 6.50
    - Campanile San Marco: EUR 8.00
    - Museum Pass: EUR 18.00 ( includes Doge's Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Ca’ Rezzonico - Museum of 18th-Century Art, Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo, Carlo Goldoni's House, Ca’ Pesaro, Internazional Gallery of Modern Art + Oriental Art Museum, Glass Museum - Murano, Lace Museum - Burano)
    - Guggenheim Museum: EUR 12.00
    - Clock tower: EUR 12.00
    - Scuola Grande di San Rocco: EUR 7.00 (ind. audioguide)
    - Vaporetto Day Pass (12 hours): EUR 16.00
    - Hofburg Palace: EUR 12.00
    - Schoenbrunn Palace: EUR 13.00
    - Leopold Museum: EUR 9.00
    - Prater Ferris Wheel: EUR 8.00
    - Spanish Riding School Practice: EUR 12.00
    - Vienna Boy's Choir: EUR 40.00-70.00
    - Belvedere Gallery: EUR 12.00
    - St. Stephen's Tower: EUR 4.00
    - Sissi Museum: EUR 2.00
    - Albertina: EUR 9.00
Special Notes
  • Service level: standard. Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • Physical grading: light. Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Travel style: classic. All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can't-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • Trip type: small group. Group trips average 12 travelers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16.
  • In Italy, shoulders should be covered while visiting churches and cathedrals.
  • Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on the tour. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your leader, who will take note of your insurance details. A minimum coverage of USD 200.00 is required.
  • While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
  • Luggage - In Europe it is very rare to find elevators in train stations, hotels or other public places. We use public transport on this trip, which means you will need to carry your luggage from platform to platform, in and out of trains and buses etc. and also possibly up several flights of stairs. You will also need to be able to stow your luggage safely on trains and buses. It is therefore essential that you pack light and bring luggage which is compact and lightweight, and which you can easily transport. The carrying of your luggage remains your responsibility at all times. We highly recommend travelling with a backpack or duffel bag over any wheeled luggage options.
  • Accommodation - On this trip you can expect to stay in small family-run hotels or pensions (with the exception of the start and finish hotels, which are often larger city hotels), which will vary a little in standard and facilities: some may not have elevators, air-conditioning or English-speaking staff, but most importantly all are locally-run, with some traditional character, and in excellent central locations to give you maximum time for exploring the sights. You can expect to find clean, safe, simple accommodation in convenient locations.
  • To protect your own property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction, restaurant, etc. Tours4fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Child: 12-17 years old. Travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
* Children younger than 12 are not permitted.
* Single occupancy price applies when one people stays in one standard hotel room.
* Double occupancy price applies when two people stay in one standard hotel room.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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