Budapest, Vienna & Prague

10 Day Package from Budapest to Prague

Erno Rubik, a professor of architecture in Budapest and creator of the Rubik’s Cube, once said “if you are curious, you’ll find the puzzles around you. If you are determined, you will solve them.” At Monograms we couldn’t agree more, which is why we set out to solve the puzzle of making travel easy. And that’s why Monograms has included Budapest, Vienna, & Prague on this 10-day vacation.Like pieces to a puzzle, we want things to be simple for you, so we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing in each city, transportation between the cities as well as transfers to/from the train stations, and daily breakfast. But that’s not all...we’ve also arranged for you to have a Local Host® in each city, an insider who will help you navigate the city, answer questions, give suggestions, and help your vacation run smoothly.

Upon arrival at your hotel, you’ll meet your first Local Host, who will present you with materials on the city and help you get settled. The next morning, after an included breakfast, enjoy sightseeing with an expert local guide. Among the many sights, you’ll see Heroes’ Square, built in 1896 to represent 1,000 years of Hungarian history. No one can tell you about the history of Budapest like a local, and with your Monograms local guide, you’ll hear the inside stories. In Vienna, your sightseeing includes VIP access—and no lines—to Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the Habsburg Dynasty. Prague’s Hradcany Castle, dating back to the 9th century, and Staromestske, dating back to the 12th century, are the focus on your sightseeing. Be sure to ask your Local Host in Prague for the best place to snap a photo of infamous Charles Bridge.

In your spare time, perhaps visit Budapest’s St. Stephen’s Basilica for panoramic views of the city; purchase paprika at the Central Market Hall, an indoors farmers’ market; explore the Buda Castle District; or visit one of the many museums. In Vienna, visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral; explore one of the many art and history museums; ride the giant Ferris Wheel at Prater, a symbol of Vienna; enjoy a Viennese dinner and Strauss concert; take an excursion to nearby Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia; or just relax in a coffee house while savoring Sachertorte. Prague is the only Central European capital to escape bombing in the wars and is, therefore, one of Europe’s best-preserved cities. In your spare time here, consider taking a tour of Prague’s Jewish Quarter; browse the wares offered by vendors on Charles Bridge, Prague’s oldest bridge; take a dinner cruise on the Vltava (Moldau) River; or enjoy a Czech beer tour.

We’ve included first-class train tickets for your travel between each city. And don’t worry…we get you to the train station and even to the right train, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride! Think about all the time and stress you save by letting us handle all the details, from hotels and transportation to included sightseeing. Your travel puzzle has been solved, just give us a call and you’ve got yourself the vacation of a lifetime!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guides with city maps

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

This vacation package to Budapest, Vienna, & Prague includes rides on two high-speed trains—a fun experience itself—plus limitless experiences in three of Central Europe’s most fascinating cities.

DAY
1
Budapest, Hungary

Üdvözöljük—welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you maximize your time in the capital of Hungary.

DAY
2
Budapest

Morning guided sightseeing includes Matthias Coronation Church and impressive HEROES’ SQUARE with the Millennium Monument, built in 1896, at its center. Behind the monument is a semicircular colonnade with statues of famous men who made their marks on Hungary. Statues atop the colonnade symbolize Labor & Wealth, Knowledge & Glory, War, and Peace. Also take a drive up to Fishermen’s Bastion for magnificent panoramas of Buda and Pest on either side of the Danube River.

DAY
3
Budapest

Your Local Host can recommend how best to spend your day at leisure.

DAY
4
Budapest–Vienna, Austria

Journey by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (First class) to Vienna.

DAY
5
Vienna

During your morning guided sightseeing, visit splendid SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, former summer residence of the Habsburg Dynasty. See famous landmarks along the Ringstrasse, including Heldenplatz with nearby Hofburg Palace, the National Theater, the State Opera House, Parliament, City Hall, renowned museums, and the Strauss Monument—a gilded tribute to the great composer.

DAY
6
Vienna

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day in Austria’s “City of Music,” like the best places to sample Wienerschnitzel and where to shop for Mozartkugeln, a chocolate and marzipan treat.

DAY
7
Vienna–Prague, Czech Republic

Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (First class) to Prague.

DAY
8
Prague

Morning guided sightseeing includes views of 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle and a walk in the CASTLE COURTYARDS. See STAROMESTSKE SQUARE, which dates back to the 12th century and started life as the central marketplace for the city. It is surrounded by historic buildings, beautiful churches, and the Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall tower. Also admire Prague’s famous Charles Bridge, a masterpiece of engineering and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe.

DAY
9
Prague

With a full day at leisure to enjoy the “Golden City,” consider ideas from your Local Host such as a visit to the Strahov Monastery and Library.

DAY
10
Prague

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on July 6, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Budapest
Vienna
Prague

Continental

Dohany utca 42-44
Budapest, Hungary

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 10:00

Set in a grand 19th-century building with a classical façade, this impressive structure was previously home to public baths and has been transformed into a modern, art nouveau style 272-room upscale hotel with Free Wi-Fi access available throughout. The decadent restaurant serves French/Hungarian dishes and there is a relaxed bar area on the mezzanine level above the airy lobby. Leisure facilities include a rooftop swimming pool complete with poolside sun loungers and splendid views, a small indoor infinity pool, whirlpool, saunas and a fitness room.

Location & Highlights

Located in a vibrant area of central Pest, surrounded by shops, traditional coffee houses and restaurants, the Jewish quarter and a metro stop offering easy access to the rest of the city can be found only a few minutes' walk away.

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Parking/Valet
Contemporary air conditioned guestrooms offering complimentary coffee/tea making facilities.

MGallery am Konzerthaus

Am Heumarkt 35-37
Wien, Austria

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

This 211-room upscale property offers Free Wi-Fi access in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A mix of both Viennese and Mediterranean cuisine is offered in the stylish restaurant, whilst drinks can be enjoyed in the nostalgic charm of the lounge bar which has original décor from the Orient Express.

Location & Highlights

Centrally located with the Vienna State Opera, the Belvedere Palace, the City Park and designer shops on Karntner Strasse all within easy walking distance.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
The Art-nouveau inspired guestrooms all have a touch of Gustav Klimt and feature coffee/tea-making facilities, complimentary mineral water on arrival and designer toiletries.

Jurys Inn Prague

Sokolovska 11
Prague, Czech Republic

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

A 214-room stylish property, perfectly located opposite the Florenc underground Metro station. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. There is an on-site gym, casual restaurant, stylish bar and all day coffee shop.

Location & Highlights

The famous Wenceslas square and Old Town square are just 2 stops or a short walk away. The Palladium Shopping Centre, the largest in the Czech Republic, is within easy walking distance from the hotel and local produce can be found at the nearby Havelske Trziste open market.

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
The modern guestrooms are spacious and offer complimentary coffee/tea-making facilities.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Budapest
Vienna
Prague

Budapest Marriott

Apaczai Csere Janos U.4
Budapest, Hungary

Check-in - 16:00
Check-out - 11:00

This modern 364 room property enjoys a prime downtown location and offers convenience blended with style. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and the hotel has a fitness center with sauna and Jacuzzi. The trendy Mediterranean Grill restaurant serves tasty Hungarian dishes and the stylish lounge bar offers tapas style food and cocktails.

Location & Highlights

Set on the banks of the Danube River in the heart of this enchanting city. The famous Chain Bridge, Saint Stephen's Basilica and historical Castle District are all within walking distance and the surrounding area has many shops and restaurants.

Room Amenities

  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Beauty Salon
The sophisticated guestrooms all have a fabulous view of the Danube River, coffee/tea making facilities and iron & ironing board.

Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark

Am Stadtpark 1,A
Wien, Austria

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

A modern 579 room property offering comfortable luxury. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and access in guestrooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). Leisure facilities include a well-equipped gym with sauna and steambath, a contemporary style restaurant with a terrace for al fresco dining during the summer months and a lobby bar & lounge.

Location & Highlights

A downtown city center location adjacent to Vienna's City Park, home to the famous Johann Strauss monument with good transportation links and just a short walk away from the medieval heart of the inner city with St. Stephen's Cathedral, boutiques and famous Viennese coffee houses.

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Climate Control
  • Alarm Clock
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
The modern spacious guestrooms have tea/coffee making facilities and iron & ironing board for added convenience.

Art Deco Imperial Hotel

Na Porici 15, 110 00
Prague, Czech Republic

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

An historic 126-room ornate property oozing old world glamour with architecture dating back to 1913. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. This hotel is home to the famous Cafe Imperial which specializes in traditional Czech cuisine with a modern twist and there is also a fashionable bar for drinks and snacks. The Spa offers a sauna, steam room as well as a fitness center.

Location & Highlights

Centrally located in Prague's beautiful Old Town, just a short stroll away from many of the city's landmarks, shops and restaurants.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
Elegant guestrooms feature marble bathrooms with bathrobes and slippers and complimentary coffee/tea making facilities.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Vienna
Prague
Budapest

Vienna

Celebration package: Dinner at Café Landtmann and Carriage Ride

Experience an exciting ride throughout the city center on Vienna typical carriage, the Fiaker and enjoy a classic Viennese dinner

Price Range: $$$$

Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

Enjoy a visit in the city with the Hop-On/Hop-Off bus tour.

Price Range: $

Private Guided Tour

Half-day private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover Vienna.

Price Range: $$$$

Imperial Vienna Walking Tour

See Vienna's greatest sites and hidden gems on an Imperial Vienna City walking tour.

Price Range: $

Waltz Dancing Lesson in Vienna

Take the opportunity to learn the famous dance steps of Vienna Waltz famous around the world at Vienna´s most famous dance school.

Price Range: $

Private Sacher Cake Decoration Workshop

Master the art of decorating an original Sacher cake by taking part to a decoration workshop in one of Vienna's most famous cafes, The Demel.

Price Range: $$$$

Classical Concert

Enjoy an unforgettable concert in one of the city's elegant concert halls.

Price Range: $$$

Wine Tasting and Austrian Apetizers

Wine tasting experience in a renowned winery in Vienna

Price Range: $

Classic Vienna Bike Tour

Enjoy a bike tour to see Vienna's Inner City and most of the beautiful sights!

Price Range: $

Vienna Woods, Mayerling and Cave Boat Ride

Drive through the fabulous natural scenery of the southern Vienna Woods and the romantic Helenental Valley to Mayerling and enjoy a boat ride at Seegrotte, the largest subterranean lake in Europe.

Price Range: $$

Danube Valley Full-Day Excursion

Drive through the romantic scenery of Danube Valley and enjoy an exciting boat ride from Spitz to Melk and a visit to Melk's Benedictine Abbey.

Price Range: $$

Excursion to Bratislava

Excursion to Bratislava

Price Range: $$

Viennese Cooking Class

A complete culinary adventure awaits you in the center of Vienna. Stroll around the market, taste some typical delights and together with the chef buy the ingredients you will need in order to cook a traditional Viennese meal.

Price Range: $$$$

Excursion to Salzburg

On the way to Salzburg enjoy the view of beautiful Salzkammergut landscapes with its breathtaking mountains and lakes,walk along the narrow streets of Salzburg's Old Town and take a look of the impressive venue and monuments.

Price Range: $$$

Prague

Ghost Walking Tour of Prague

Enjoy a guided tour through the beautiful streets and alleys of Prague, both main drags and city secrets.

Price Range: $

Prague by Night

Enjoy the magic of Prague at night through this guided tour.

Price Range: $

Water Show at Krizik Fountains

Admire the spectacular Krizik Fountai: one of Prague's major attractions.

Price Range: $

One Hour City Cruise

Admire the picturesque landscape on a 1-hour cruise along the scenic Vltava (Moldau) River

Price Range: $

Celebration Package: Horse Carriage Ride and Dinner Cruise in Prague

Don't miss the unique chance to experience a ride throughout the open air museum of the Old Town. Afterwards enjoy a romantic cruise with a gourmet dinner along Prague's magical Vitava River by night.

Price Range: $$$$

Cycling City Tour

Enjoy an exciting & informative bike tour which takes you through the best of Prague. This tour takes advantage of new Electric Bikes.

Price Range: $

Prague Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a buffet lunch as you cruise down the scenic Vltava (Moldau) River.

Price Range: $$

Typical Czech Lunch and Legendary Visit of Grevin

Enjoy an amazing sightseeing tour followed by a delightful Czech lunch in a typical restaurant close to Old Town Square.

Price Range: $

Czech Beer Tour

Join your local host and enjoy a unique tour with tasting of some of the most important Czech beerhouse in Prague

Price Range: $$

The Castle of Prague

Enjoy the visit to the Castle of Prague, the most significant Czech monument and one of the most important cultural institutions in the Czech Republic.

Price Range: $$

Private Guided Tour

Discover Prague enjoying a Half- or Full-Day private tour with a professional, certified local guide

Price Range: $$$

Terezin Concentration Camp Memorial

Just one hour outside of Prague lies Terezín, a magnificent former 18th century Austrian fortress with a terrible past. Terezín's story is a combination of life and death: the tragedy of the Holocaust contrasts with the prisoners' secret celebrations of culture, politics and faith.

Price Range: $

Czech Cooking Class

If you love Czech food and want to learn how to prepare a traditional meal, this is the excursion for you!

Price Range: $$$$

City Walk of Prague's Jewish History

Learn about Jewish history while enjoying a guided walk along the streets of Prague's Jewish Town.

Price Range: $

Prague Food Tour

Prague's Old and New Towns are right in the heart of the city and offer a rare mix of old world charm and fascinating recent history: enjoy tastes of authentic Czech food while your guide will entertain and educate you with insights into Prague's culture and history.

Price Range: $$

Southern Bohemia

Travel to Southern Bohemia, which calls itself the "pearl of the Czech Republic" and enjoy this unique region visiting their impressive age-old towns full of life and culture and its beautiful countryside.

Price Range: $$

Budapest

Jewish District Tour

Don't miss out this unique tour of the Budapest Jewish quarter where you will discover with your local guide the area of the former Jewish Ghetto of Budapest.

Price Range: $$

Hungarian Culinary Tour

There is no better way to explore Budapest than with its food and drinks. Enjoy a cultural walking and tasting tour and discover the city through the eyes of a local.

Price Range: $$

The Parliament Tour

One of Europe's foremost landmarks, this behind-the-scenes tour will bring to life the history and majesty of Central European history.

Price Range: $

Budapest by Night with Dinner and Folklore Show

Step into the history and tradition of Hungary with this evening of fun, entertainment and the sights of Budapest.

Price Range: $$

Private Guided Tour

Enjoy a Half- or a Full-Day private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover Budapest.

Price Range: $$$

Etyek Wine City Tour

Discover Etyek the nearest wine region to Budapest and learn the secrets of wine making. Thanks to exceptional climatic conditions and tha valuable chalky soil Etyek offers endless opportunities fro growing grapes, wich allow the production of fresh, fragrant and elegant white wines. Smell the fruity grapes and taste the delicious wines of a family winery

Price Range: $$$$

Gems of the City Park

Join your expert local guide for a sneak peak of the historic porcelains and silverware exhibited at the Gundel Restaurant before moving on to the Budapest Zoo and later admire the beautiful mosaics and artworks of the Szecheny Spa.

Price Range: $$

Danube Bend Tour - Visegrád, Esztergom and Szentendre

The Danube Bend-an excursion into Hungary's history. This is an unforgettable tour along the "Blue Danube" with stops in Visegrád, Esztergom and Szentendre.

Price Range: $$

Sisi Tour

Explore the beautiful Baroque Palace in Gödöll¿, the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sisi) and Francis Joseph and be fascinated by the great stories about them.

Price Range: $

Premium Cooking Class in Budapest

If you love food and fun, this is for you! You'll learn how to prepare a 3- course Hungarian meal like an expert.

Price Range: $$$$

Insider

Budapest
Vienna
Prague

Budapest

Budapest Vacation PackagesMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Budapest. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Budapest and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Budapest insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Budapest

Hello, my name is Edina and I look forward with pleasure to welcoming you to Budapest, my home town, and helping you get acquainted with the city. After studying languages, I continued my career in tourism and personally love traveling too. Budapest is a vibrant city today. It is great to meet Monograms guests and help them make the most of their time, with such a wide choice of splendid places to see and enjoy.

Belle Epoque

Ask your Local Host for suggestions of walking routes around the city to see the historic center and the Belle Epoque buildings, many already restored to their former splendor.

The House of Terror

Visit the House of Terror museum for a trip into Hungary’s dark past. It contains exhibits related to the fascist and communist dictatorial regimes in 20th-century and is also a memorial to the victims of these regimes, including those detained, interrogated, tortured or killed in the building.

The Great Synagogue

Visit the World’s second largest synagogue and the adjacent museum with its moving memorial to the Hungarian Holocaust. Guided visits are available, check with your Local Host.

Memento (Statue) Park

See this historical exhibition, at the edge of the city, displaying statues of the communist era: Lenin, Marx, Engels, Dimitrov, soldiers of the Red Army and other communist memorabilia.

Botanical Gardens & Zoo

Plant enthusiasts will love the Budapest Botanical Gardens which nurtures over 7’000 plants and has fine displays in the magnificent Palm House. The adjacent zoo will keep children happy for hours.

Palace of Wonders

A scientific playground for kids and adults! A unique science center, located outside the city, l, with more than 100 hands-on exhibits, mind-blowing science shows, plus a café, and gift shop. Your Local Host has details on how to get there.

Hungarian Railway Museum & Children’s Railway

For railway enthusiasts of all ages, visit the Hungarian Railway Museum to marvel at locomotives in all shapes and sizes; see and experience a railway turntable in action, the machine twisting and turning to finally place locomotives on the right tracks. Take the Children’s Railway for a fun way to explore the Buda Hills. It is managed by young staff under the supervision of adult railway workers. Ask your Local Host for details.

Danube Promenade

Stroll along the Danube Promenade (Dunakorzó) which extends between the Elizabeth Bridge and the Chain Bridge in Pest along the banks of the Danube. This location has always been popular for promenading, especially in the 19th century.

Thermal Baths

Ask your Local Host about the best places to enjoy the thermal baths, some originally built by the Turks, for some relaxing and rejuvenating moments; or to see the natural spectacle of steam rising in the park.

State Opera House

Budapest is proud of possessing one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world. The opening performance was held in 1884 after nine years of construction. Ask your Local Host about daily guided tours of this venue.

Budapest Circus

Located within City Park, the Municipal Circus (Fovárosi Nagycirkusz) traces its origins back to 1783. This is a traditional circus, with clowns, animals, jugglers, acrobats - - great for all ages.

Gerbeaud Pastry Store & Café Central

See Gerbeaud’s rich selection of cakes; founded by Henrik Kugler in 1858, its next owner, Emile Gerbeaud from Switzerland, made it world famous with his inventions, the macskanyelv (‘cat’s tongue’) and cherry cognac. Café Central has the privileged atmosphere of the traditional, great cafés, with modern gastronomy and confectionery.

Hungarian Cuisine

Dig in to a bowl of hearty goulash, Jókai bean soup, or Fisherman's soup. Pörkölts and paprikás are the most popular meat dishes; Pörkölt is a ragout made from pork, beef or mutton or chicken with onions and Hungarian paprika powder as the main spice. Paprikás is similar but sour cream is mixed in the red paprika and onion sauce to add a nice creamy texture to the meal. Try the legendary red wine Egri Bikavér (Bulls Blood) and the white dessert wine Tokaji. The symbol of Hungary's cuisine, paprika is added to countless dishes in Hungary from soups to sauces and stews. In some parts of the country it's used as a filling in a sweet pastry.

Dobos Cake

Be sure to sample the famous 5-layer cake invented by Joseph Dobos. Legend has it that his assistant added salt to the butter cream instead of sugar, accidentally creating a masterpiece. Dobos presented the cake for the first time in 1885 at the General National Exhibition and Empress Elisabeth and Franz Joseph I were the first to taste it.

Shopping - Vaci Utca & Souvenirs

Váci utca (Váci street) is one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares and perhaps the most famous street of central Budapest, with exclusive boutiques, restaurants, cafés, and inspiring architecture. The street starts from Vörösmarty Square and ends opposite the Central Market Hall at the Pest end of Liberty Bridge. Souvenirs such as paprika and Tokaji are popular, as well as folk art, porcelain, embroidered felt and linen.

St Margaret's Island

Take a walk on St. Margaret’s Island, a peaceful hideaway from hectic downtown Budapest with large green areas, flowery gardens, old trees, and lots of entertainment. It is a pleasure, especially during the summer heat, to enjoy the cooler air of the island. It is 2.5 km/1.55 miles long and 500 m/0.31 miles wide and stretches between Árpád Bridge and Margit Bridge in the embrace of the Danube.

Vienna

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Vienna, Austria and learn about fun, insider things to see and do while in Vienna. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Vienna and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Vienna insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Vienna

My name is Jale. I was born in Istanbul and have been living in Vienna for the past 36 years. I obtained my Masters in History and Geography from the University here and have been working in tourism for 30 years. I love sharing my passion for this city, including its music history (I spent 8 years training as a pianist), art and literature with Monograms guests.

Traditional “Heurigen” Wine Tavern

Visit one of the traditional Viennese “Heurigen” (wine taverns) located in the north of the city, right where the slopes of the Vienna Woods end and the vineyards begin. Enjoy top Viennese wines and delicious food. Ask your Local Host for the most typical taverns - - one is still housed inside a former residence of Beethoven.

Old City Walk, Imperial Walking Route

Ask your Local Host about a walking route to discover the fascinating older parts of Vienna´s historic city center with its legends and paths; or the Imperial Route to see classic architecture, elegant boulevards, the Hofburg Palace and other memorable sites.

Belvedere

Walk up to the Belvedere for splendid views over Vienna and visit its museum with the beautiful painting “the Kiss” by Gustav Klimt. A must if you are in Vienna!!!

The Sigmund Freud Museum

Make your own analysis of the famed psychological pioneer in the place where he lived and worked for nearly 50 years. See Freud's personal possessions as well as the largest psycho-analysis library in Europe.

Fine Arts Museum

Thanks to the acquisitions by and the patronage of the House of Habsburg, the Museum of Fine Arts has an unrivaled collection of old masters, including a vast selection of works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

Imperial Crypt

Visit the Imperial Crypt for a fascinating glimpse into the past. It is located beneath the Capuchin Church and members of Austria’s former Habsburg dynasty have been entombed there since 1633.

Spanish Riding School

Equestrian buffs will find this Viennese institution irresistible. Founded in 1572, it's the oldest and last riding school in the world where classic dressage is still practiced in its purest form. See world-famous Lipizzaner stallions go through their steps.

House of Music

What better place than Vienna to walk the halls of music and peek into its future. Listen to what an unborn child hears in the womb, paint a picture with a palette of tones, or steer a note through a musical landscape.

The Vienna Naschmarkt

A Viennese institution in the city center, this colorful market dates back to the 16th century. There are small restaurants and cafés nearby for lunch and dinner.

Spittelberg

Also know as the “village in the city,” Spittelberg is the city’s second largest pedestrian zone with well preserved historical buildings, cobble-stone streets, and idyllic squares. A great place to relax, just a few minutes walk from the city center.

Secession

Visit the Art Nouveau building famous for its leaf-work dome (“golden cabbage”) and for the 34 meter long Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt. The artists’ motto found about the entrance: ”To each time its art. To art its freedom.”

Wiener Schnitzel, Apfelstrudel

Sample the classic Wiener schnitzel or Tafelspitz, and try apricot Schnapps. Treat yourself to Apfelstrudel, coffee and chocolate cake, or other sweet delicacies in the traditional Viennese coffee houses.

Shopping

Walk along the Kärntnerstrasse and/or Mariahilferstrasse … shop for concert music DVDs, crystal glass, enamel jewelry or ornaments, wool lodenware, Viennese wafer biscuits, and Mozart chocolate.

Prague

Meet one of your Local Hosts in PragueMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Prague and learn about fun, insider things to see and do while in Prague. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Prague and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Prague insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Prague

My name is Richard, and I was born in Prague. I am keen on European medieval history and began my career working in the medieval section of Prague's metropolitan museum. Being a Local Host allows me to share my love of Prague’s beauty with Monograms’ guests, and I enjoy helping them get to know my city according to their individual interests.

World Heritage Site

The historic center of Prague, built between the 9th and 19th centuries, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Old Town, the Lesser Town and the New Town speak of the great architectural and cultural influence enjoyed by this city since the Middle Ages. See the many magnificent monuments, including Hradcany Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and numerous churches and palaces, built mostly in the 14th century during the reign of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV. Ask your Local Host for more information.

Hussite Sites

The Hussites were a Christian movement following the teachings of Czech reformer Jan Hus (c. 1369–1415), who became one of the forerunners of the European Reformation. The massive Jan Hus Monument, completed in 1915 on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death, dominates the Old Town square. Ask your Local Host about a walking route related to the Hussite wars of the 15th century.

Concerts in Prague

Enrich your trip to this historic city with a visit to one of its beautiful churches or cathedrals and enjoy a classical concert while there. Your Local Host will have more details.

Prague Museums

Lapidárium contains priceless original sculptures collected from their former locations throughout Prague - from the 11th-19th century - including original statues from the Charles Bridge. Artbanka Museum of Young Art (AMoYA) opened in June 2011and presents its vision to the public by offering a very bold program in the unique atmosphere of a Baroque palace where visitors can familiarize themselves with the world of contemporary Czech and international art. Prague Public Transport Museum (Muzeum mestské hromadné dopravy v Praze) houses a unique collection of exhibits illustrating the history of public transport in Prague, including over 40 historical vehicles and many other exhibits. Mucha Museum (Muchovo muzeum) is dedicated to the life and work of Alphonse Mucha, a Czech-French art nouveau painter. It has over 100 exhibits including paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, pastels, lithographs and personal memorabilia. Ask your Local Host for more information about museums and galleries to suit your interests.

Strahov Monastery and Library

Before the Age of Enlightenment, monasteries carefully guarded their treasures. Now visitors are may stroll the halls and marvel at the contributions of history's greatest minds. Catch the breathtaking view of the city from the monastery garden.

Lucerna Gallery – Classic Souvenirs

Enjoy this classic art nouveau mall boasting wonderful shops, theaters, and cafés. Check out the sculpture Wenceslas Riding an Upside Down Horse. Classic Czech souvenirs include Bohemia crystal, Spa Wafers, porcelain with Blue Onion Pattern, Bohemian garnet, beads from Jablonec, classical music CDs, and Czech marionettes.

Cuisine

Local dishes to try include beef sirloin with cream sauce and dumplings, roast pork/duck/goose meat with red or white cabbage and dumplings, as well as Czech beer and the special Becherovka (herbal liquor) or Slivovice (plum brandy).

Prague Nightlife

From traditional beer halls with accordion players to sleek modern dance clubs, Prague nightlife is all encompassing. Ask your Local Host for more information.

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