This private luxury tour is one of our favorites in Central Europe—a great combination in a week. It features in-depth private touring and special insider experiences in two of Central Europe's most fascinating, beautiful and historically significant cities-Budapest and Vienna.
Begin in Budapest. Tour the city with one of Hungary's most knowledgeable guides and experience our favorite places and activities. Browse local food and antique markets. Drive through hidden backstreets to see Budapest's most beautiful buildings and learn the role they played in the city's history. Explore the Castle District and take a tour of Buda's most exclusive residential districts. Experience the local bathing culture, and see indoor and outdoor baths that remain central to daily life. Tour museums according to your interests, such as decorative arts, Jewish history or music. Take an exclusive private tour of Parliament, a fascinating building crucial to the city's identity. Learn about the city's rich Jewish history and tour important synagogues (active and in ruins) including one designed by Otto Wagner. One day, take an excursion to the Roman ruins in Aquincum and the galleries and folk art museums in the pretty artist village of Szentendre. One evening, enjoy a romantic cruise on the Danube River. Also enjoy reservations at the city's leading restaurants-an excellent opportunity to experience Hungary's superb wines. Stay at one of Europe's most luxurious and beautiful hotels--a true work of art--and enjoy the spa and views over the Danube River from your room.
Next, transfer by private car to Vienna. During private touring, your expert local guide will take you to the most interesting neighborhoods, cultural attractions, upscale shops and food markets, and help you navigate the overwhelming wealth of spectacular art, architecture and history in this former imperial capital. Visit the Spanish Riding School to see the Lipizzaner Stallions during a training session. See the highlights of world-renowned palaces and museums such as the MuseumsQuartier, Kunsthistorisches, Albertina, Liechtenstein, Schönbrunn and Freud Museum. Tour architectural monuments that exemplify the best in Vienna's Gothic, Baroque and Secessionist styles. Visit our favorite shops selling exquisite linens, crystal, chocolates, gourmet foods and antiques. Visit up-and-coming neighborhoods known for their designers and chefs. Taste local culinary specialties at our favorite stalls in the enormous Naschmarkt food market. We'll also ensure you have daily opportunities to visit Vienna's leading coffee houses. Also, enjoy a memorable afternoon drive through residential districts in the hills surrounding Vienna. Tour local vineyards and stop at one of our favorite heurigen (wine taverns).
This tour can be fully customized according to your interests and schedule.
Private airport transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Private afternoon tour
Full-day private tour. Evening Danube River cruise
Budapest & Szentendre
Half-day private excursion to Aquincum and Szentendre. Afternoon private city tour
Budapest – Vienna
Private transfer to Vienna for 3 nights
Full-day private tour including visit to heurigen
Full-day private tour. Evening performance at Vienna State Opera
Private airport transfer
Four Seasons Gresham Palace
Hotel Bristol or Hotel Sacher
Per person (double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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