Your Guide to Eight Days in Central Europe: Prague to Budapest

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Four cities in just eight days. It can be done. Oh yes, it can be done.

Day 1: Arrive in Prague

Arrive in Prague, check into your accommodations and spend the rest of the evening exploring the city on foot.

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Day 2: Prague

Wake up early and head to Old Town Square to pick up a SANDEMANs Free Walking Tour which will take you throughout the Old Town and provide you with a great overview of the city, it’s history and it’s many legends.

Following the tour, make your way to Prague Castle. Climb the steps and take in the views of Prague’s iconic red roofs.

Back down the mountain, take a quick beer and lunch break, indulging in delicious knedlíčky. Bellies full, cross the Charles Bridge and walk along the Danube River until you find yourself at the Dancing House.

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Day 3: Travel – Prague to Vienna

Travel from Prague to Vienna via Flixbus. The journey takes approximately four hours and takes you through the Czech countryside.

Arrive mid-afternoon, check into your accommodations and explore the city on foot, enjoy a delicious dinner of Wienerschnitzel and beer, topped off with Viennese Apple Strudel (Apfelstrudel).

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Day 4: Vienna

Spend the day wandering Vienna, from Naschmarkt to St. Stephen’s. After a late lunch, make your way to the Opera House, where you can purchase standing room only tickets for that night’s presentation (€3-€4 depending on your section). This is the perfect opportunity to see the inside of the stunning and iconic opera house at a fraction of the price.

For further details, read the following blog posts:

Day 5: Travel – Vienna to Bratislava

Travel from Vienna to Bratislava via Flixbus. In less than an hour, you’ll find yourself crossing Most SNP and at the foot of Bratislava Castle. Start your afternoon by climbing the hill to the castle and taking in the bird’s eye view of the city.

From the castle, walk back down the hill and straight into the Old Town. Spend the afternoon exploring the streets and alleyways, taking your picture with Napoleon’s Soldier and climbing Michael’s Gate.

Once the sun sets, tuck into one of Bratislava’s many restaurants and test out the national dish of bryndzové halušky, boiled potato dumplings topped with bryndza (soft sheep cheese) and bits of smoked bacon, washing it down with a delicious pilsner.

For further details, read the following blog posts:

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Day 6: Travel Bratislava to Budapest

Walk to Bratislava hlavná stanica and board the train to Budapest. Arrive mid-day at Budapest Keleti railway station. Check into your accommodations and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring Budapest on foot.

In the evening, take in a different perspective of Budapest by taking a Danube River cruise and marvelling at the illuminated buildings.

For further details, read the following blog posts:

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Day 7: Budapest

Up bright and early, catch the Giraffe Hop On Hop Off Tour bus and let it squire you around the city, exploring the sights of both Buda and Pest.

For further details, read the following blog posts:

Day 8: Budapest

**Please note, this would have been our plan had our flight not been bumped up nine hours**

Spend the day exploring Budapest’s famous House of Terror, or lounging and relaxing in the Szechenyi thermal baths before heading home.

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