3 Nights Budapest, 3 Nights Vienna, 3 Nights Prague & 3 Nights Berlin (DVG)

The Viennese waltz…it’s graceful, beautiful, and thoroughly enjoyable. Like the dance, we want you to waltz through Vienna—gracefully, beautifully, and with full enjoyment. And it’s not just Vienna…we also want you waltzing through Budapest, Prague, and Berlin. That’s why on this 13-day vacation we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Plus, a one-of a kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, someone who can answer questions, offer suggestions, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly. If they have no rhythm, they may not be able to waltz, but they will help you waltz your way through Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and Berlin.

In each city, your Local Hosts will greet you when you arrive. They will help you get settled and present you with materials to familiarize you with the city and to personalize your vacation. You can begin exploring on your own and the next day, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotels for guided sightseeing with a local expert. In Budapest, hear what it's like to live in this city that has change so much in recent years as you visit Heroes’ Square, built in 1896 to represent 1,000 years of Hungarian history, and take a drive to Fishermen's Bastion, where you’ll see magnificent views of the city. In Vienna, the highlight of your sightseeing includes Schönbrunn Palace, where the Habsburgs spent their summers. Just wait until you see the opulence and luxury in this palace! We’ll also drive you by Prater park with its giant Ferris wheel, as well as other landmarks such as the State Opera House.

Prague’s historical core is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and your guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide will show you some of its highlights. See Prague’s Hradcany Castle courtyards, dating back to the 9th century, and Staromestske Square, dating back to the 12th century. In Berlin, your guided sightseeing will include the Holocaust Memorial and Brandenburg Gate, which has stood at the center of Berlin since its completion in 1791. Your expert Local Guide will also be able to share with you what it is like to live in this country that is now reunited—with insights only a local can reveal.

In each city, you’ll have a full day to explore on your own. In Budapest, you may want to explore the Buda Castle District; purchase local specialties, such as paprika, at the Central Market Hall; or ask your Local Host for the best place to try Hungarian goulash. In Vienna, perhaps visit one of the many museums, take an excursion to the Danube Valley and Melk's Benedictine Abbey, or just relax at a coffee house as you savor Sachertorte. Perhaps shop for souvenirs along Prague’s Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe; explore the Jewish Quarter, dating to 1096 and with Europe’s best complex of Jewish historical monuments; take a cruise on the Vltava River; or grab a Czech beer at a local haunt. Just ask your Local Host for suggestions on the best place to go. In Berlin, perhaps take a tour of Jewish Berlin; shop at KaDeWe, Europe's largest department store; visit one of its many museums; or take an excursion to Potsdam, where the Prussian kings spent their summers.

And don't forget…your vacation includes transportation by high-speed train (first-class) between the cities. We've included transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations, and even make sure you get on the correct train! Between the transfers and transportation we've included, the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, and the hotels we've booked, all you have to do is relax—and maybe brush up on your waltzing skills. Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host in each city to help you feel at home, and you've got the vacation of a lifetime!


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Your Local Host

What is the Role of a Local Host?

Monograms 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.

Local Host Recommendations

Meet One of Your Local Hosts

Edina

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.

Day-By-Day 2019 / 2020

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

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FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms vacation includes four countries and three high-speed trains. You'll have the opportunity for limitless experiences!

Local Host

DAY
1
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

9-Apr-2020

Üdvözöljük—welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you maximize your time in the “Paris of the East.”

No Excursions Available on this day

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DAY
2
BUDAPEST

10-Apr-2020

Morning guided sightseeing includes 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 the Castle District with Matthias Coronation Church, Fishermen’s Bastion, and magnificent panoramas of the city and Danube River.

Excursions Available:

Budapest's Jewish Heritage

Price: Starting From: $65/person

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Budapest's Jewish Heritage

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Eastern Europe's largest Jewish community on this captivating guided tour through Budapest's former Jewish ghetto.

Bites & Highlights of Budapest

Price: Starting From: $64/person

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Bites & Highlights of Budapest

Experience some of Budapest's most famous sights and most delectable foods on this unique guided foodie tour!

Budapest Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $220/party

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Budapest Private Guided Tour

Explore Budapest the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide¿the choice is yours!

Budapest by Night with Dinner & Folklore Show

Price: Starting From: $71/person

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Budapest by Night with Dinner & Folklore Show

Enjoy the sights, bites, and lights of Budapest on this incredible evening featuring a 3-course dinner with wine, folklore entertainment, and an illumination tour of the city's main landmarks!

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DAY
3
BUDAPEST

11-Apr-2020

Your Local Host will have many recommendations for your day in the capital of Hungary, such as where to try spicy Hungarian goulash.

Excursions Available:

Budapest Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $220/party

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Budapest Private Guided Tour

Explore Budapest the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide¿the choice is yours!

Budapest by Night with Dinner & Folklore Show

Price: Starting From: $71/person

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Budapest by Night with Dinner & Folklore Show

Enjoy the sights, bites, and lights of Budapest on this incredible evening featuring a 3-course dinner with wine, folklore entertainment, and an illumination tour of the city's main landmarks!

Discover the Hungarian Puszta

Price: Starting From: $74/person

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Discover the Hungarian Puszta

Travel into the heart of the Puszta to an authentic horse ranch, where a breathtaking equestrian show, carriage ride, and hearty Hungarian lunch with Gypsy music await!

Danube Bend Discovery

Price: Starting From: $64/person

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Danube Bend Discovery

Enjoy a sight-packed excursion to Visegrád, Esztergom, and Szentendre along the scenic Danube Bend, where Europe's second-longest river meets the surrounding mountains.

Budapest Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $25/person

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Budapest Bike Tour

From monumental cathedrals and castles to elegant shopping streets and historic squares, this exciting guided bike tour shows you the best of Budapest's people, places, and culture!

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DAY
4
BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA/SPANSPAN CLASS=Location

12-Apr-2020

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

Excursions Available:

Vienna Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing

Price: Starting From: $36/person

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Vienna Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing

Experience Vienna's main attractions the easy way on this fun and flexible hop-on/hop-off city sightseeing tour.

Classical Concert

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Classical Concert

Enjoy a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe's prettiest venues.

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DAY
5
VIENNA

13-Apr-2020

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.

Excursions Available:

Vienna Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing

Price: Starting From: $36/person

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Vienna Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing

Experience Vienna's main attractions the easy way on this fun and flexible hop-on/hop-off city sightseeing tour.

Classical Concert

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Classical Concert

Enjoy a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe's prettiest venues.

Vienna Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $339/party

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Vienna Private Guided Tour

Explore Vienna the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Learn to Decorate Sachertorte Experience

Price: Starting From: $452/party

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Learn to Decorate Sachertorte Experience

Become an expert cake-decorator at this private workshop that teaches you the fine art of decorating an original Sachertorte!

Discover Vienna

Price: Starting From: $54/person

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Discover Vienna

Walk in the footsteps of the Habsburgs on this fascinating walking tour featuring Hofburg Palace, Spanish Riding School, St. Stephan's Cathedral, the Kohlmarkt, Vienna State Opera, and more!

Austrian Wines & Appetizers

Price: Starting From: $42/person

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Austrian Wines & Appetizers

Wine tasting experience in a renowned winery in Vienna

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DAY
6
VIENNA

14-Apr-2020

Your Local Host has lots of ideas for your day in the “City of Music.”

Excursions Available:

Vienna Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing

Price: Starting From: $36/person

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Vienna Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing

Experience Vienna's main attractions the easy way on this fun and flexible hop-on/hop-off city sightseeing tour.

Classical Concert

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Classical Concert

Enjoy a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe's prettiest venues.

Vienna Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $339/party

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Vienna Private Guided Tour

Explore Vienna the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Learn to Decorate Sachertorte Experience

Price: Starting From: $452/party

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Learn to Decorate Sachertorte Experience

Become an expert cake-decorator at this private workshop that teaches you the fine art of decorating an original Sachertorte!

Austrian Wines & Appetizers

Price: Starting From: $42/person

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Austrian Wines & Appetizers

Wine tasting experience in a renowned winery in Vienna

Vienna Woods, Mayerling

Price: Starting From: $65/person

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Vienna Woods, Mayerling

Nature is front and center on this inspiring half-day guided tour to the Vienna Woods, Mayerling royal hunting lodge.

Wachau Valley with Danube Cruise

Price: Starting From: $96/person

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Wachau Valley with Danube Cruise

Discover one of Austria's most stunning regions--the famed Wachau Valley--on this full-day guided excursion featuring a delightful Danube River cruise and a visit to baroque Melk Abbey.

Discover Salzburg

Price: Starting From: $135/person

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Discover Salzburg

See nature and architecture at their inspirational best on this day trip featuring the breathtaking Salzkammergut region and the wonders of Sound of Music Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart!

Discover Bratislava

Price: Starting From: $84/person

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Discover Bratislava

Step off the beaten path to discover the beauty and allure of Bratislava during this enriching day trip to the charming Slovakian capital.

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DAY
7
VIENNA–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

15-Apr-2020

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

Excursions Available:

Discover Prague at Night

Price: Starting From: $39/person

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Discover Prague at Night

Discover the magic of Prague at night during this delightful guided walking tour featuring the city's most famous icons and monuments-all lit up and dressed to impress!

Vltava River Dinner Cruise

Price: Starting From: $113/person

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Vltava River Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing dinner aboard a beautiful floating restaurant for an unforgettable dining and cruising experience on Prague's majestic Vltava River.

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DAY
8
PRAGUE

16-Apr-2020

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.

Excursions Available:

Vltava River Dinner Cruise

Price: Starting From: $113/person

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Vltava River Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing dinner aboard a beautiful floating restaurant for an unforgettable dining and cruising experience on Prague's majestic Vltava River.

Czech Beer-Tasting Tour

Price: Starting From: $56/person

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Czech Beer-Tasting Tour

Venture beyond the traditional pilsner on this exciting guided introduction to some of Prague's most delicious beers!

Prague Foodie Walking Tour

Price: Starting From: $101/person

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Prague Foodie Walking Tour

Discover the Golden City of Prague through its food! This delightful guided foodie walking tour includes a whole host of tastings of authentic Czech foods and drinks.

Prague Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $135/party

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Prague Private Guided Tour

Explore Prague the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide-the choice is yours!

Vltava River Lunch Cruise

Price: Starting From: $39/person

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Vltava River Lunch Cruise

Enjoy your lunch floating down the Vltava River and be enchanted by the beauty of Prague and its most famous sights

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DAY
9
PRAGUE

17-Apr-2020

Full day at leisure to explore the “Golden City.” Your Local Host has many suggestions.

Excursions Available:

Vltava River Dinner Cruise

Price: Starting From: $113/person

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Vltava River Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing dinner aboard a beautiful floating restaurant for an unforgettable dining and cruising experience on Prague's majestic Vltava River.

Prague Foodie Walking Tour

Price: Starting From: $101/person

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Prague Foodie Walking Tour

Discover the Golden City of Prague through its food! This delightful guided foodie walking tour includes a whole host of tastings of authentic Czech foods and drinks.

Prague Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $135/party

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Prague Private Guided Tour

Explore Prague the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide-the choice is yours!

Vltava River Lunch Cruise

Price: Starting From: $39/person

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Vltava River Lunch Cruise

Enjoy your lunch floating down the Vltava River and be enchanted by the beauty of Prague and its most famous sights

Jewish Prague

Price: Starting From: $57/person

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Jewish Prague

Discover a thousand years of Jewish tradition, culture, and history on this captivating guided walking tour through Prague's vibrant Jewish quarter.

The Terrible Tragedy of Terezin

Price: Starting From: $65/person

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The Terrible Tragedy of Terezin

Prepare for a moving encounter with Terezin, a magnificent 18th-century Austrian fortress with a terrible past. This guided excursion reveals the tragic suffering that took place under the brutal Nazi regime at what became the Terezín Concentration Camp.

Ceský Krumlov

Price: Starting From: $90/person

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Ceský Krumlov

You'll feel like you've stepped right into the Middle Ages on this full-day excursion to Cesky Krumlov, the "Pearl of the Bohemian Forest".

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DAY
10
PRAGUE–BERLIN, GERMANY

18-Apr-2020

Journey by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first class) to Berlin.

No Excursions Available on this day

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DAY
11
BERLIN

19-Apr-2020

Morning guided sightseeing includes the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, remains of the Berlin Wall that once divided the city, Checkpoint Charlie, and Museum Island. Also see the Siegessäule (Victory Column) and the famous Ku’damm shopping area. Time for a picture stop at the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, and BRANDENBURG GATE, a classical 12-column gateway that has stood roughly at the center of Berlin since its completion in 1791, originally constructed as a grand entrance to Unter den Linden boulevard, leading to the palace of the Prussian monarchs.

Excursions Available:

Berlin Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $192/party

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Berlin Private Guided Tour

Explore Berlin the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide-the choice is yours!

Berlin Zoo

Price: Starting From: $23/person

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Berlin Zoo

From African Penguins to Zebras, encounter nearly 20,000 animals from 1,400 species on this fun, family-friendly outing to the world-famous Berlin Zoo!

Berlin Jewish Museum

Price: Starting From: $17/person

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Berlin Jewish Museum

Learn about two millennia of German Jewish history on this intriguing visit to Berlin's Jewish Museum.

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DAY
12
BERLIN

20-Apr-2020

Your Local Host can help you plan your day at leisure.

Excursions Available:

Berlin Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $192/party

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Berlin Private Guided Tour

Explore Berlin the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide-the choice is yours!

Berlin Zoo

Price: Starting From: $23/person

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Berlin Zoo

From African Penguins to Zebras, encounter nearly 20,000 animals from 1,400 species on this fun, family-friendly outing to the world-famous Berlin Zoo!

Berlin Jewish Museum

Price: Starting From: $17/person

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Berlin Jewish Museum

Learn about two millennia of German Jewish history on this intriguing visit to Berlin's Jewish Museum.

Berlin Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing

Price: Starting From: $31/person

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Berlin Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing

Experience Berlin's main attractions the easy way on this fun and flexible hop-on/hop-off city sightseeing tour.

Berlin Third Reich Tour

Price: Starting From: $51/person

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Berlin Third Reich Tour

From SS headquarters and the bunker where Hitler committed suicide to Checkpoint Charlie and more, this guided walking tour reveals Berlin's dark history as WWII epicenter of the Third Reich.

Berlin Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $28/person

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Berlin Bike Tour

Pedal your way through 800 years of history on this exhilarating guided bike tour around Berlin!

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DAY
13
BERLIN

21-Apr-2020

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

No Excursions Available on this day

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Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.

Hotels

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.

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Budapest

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, 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.

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 visits of this venue. Please note: The Opera House is under construction at the moment, therefore during a guided tour you will still see the decorated staircase and the buffet area and instead of a visiting the auditorium, a mini concert and a free ticket for taking photographs will be included.

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.

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.

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.

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

Hello, my name is Annie. Vienna has a very long and interesting history, and is known as one of the cultural centers of Europe. I look forward to welcoming Monograms guests to my hometown and sharing my knowledge of this beautiful city.

Belvedere and Klimt

At Lower Belvedere, the exhibition “Klimt is not the end. Awakening in Central Europe” shows 80 works by artists including Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Moser and Egger-Lienz. Walk up to the Upper Belvedere for splendid views over Vienna and/or visit its museum and see the beautiful painting “the Kiss” by Gustav Klimt. A must if you are in Vienna!!!

Kunsthistorisches Museum (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. And until Sep 2nd, the "Klimt bridge" will again be installed in the stairway of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. At a height of 40 ft, visitors have a direct view of, among others, the picture cycle of 13 paintings designed by Klimt, which was created between the pillars and arcades. These so-called spandrel and intercolumnar paintings are among the most important of Gustav Klimt's early works.

The Sigmund Freud Museum

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

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.

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.

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.

Wiener Schnitzel, Apfelstrudel

Sample the classic Wiener Schnitzel or Tafelspitz, and try apricot Schnaps. Treat yourself to Apfelstrudel, coffee and chocolate cake, or other sweet delicacies in the grand and 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.

Servitenviertel

Located in Vienna´s 9th district, a few blocks away from Sigmund Freund Museum, you find the so called Servitenviertel. The heart of the “Viertel” are Servitengasse and Servitenplatz - a cosy and neat little churchsquare with benches and huge trees. Enjoy village feeling with a mixture of pubs, restaurants, coffeebars, visit a chocolate manufactory or shop at tiny stores for flowers, toys, gifts, books, fashion, vintage and more.

Prater's Giant Ferris Wheel & Madame Tussauds

The heart of the Prater amusement park with more than 250 attractions is the Giant Ferris Wheel which, by taking a ride, offers a breathtaking view of the city. Another highlight is the world-famous waxworks museum Madame Tussauds with over 80 wax figures – among them Austrian and historic personalities and also international celebrities. Well known and loved by Viennese is the traditional inn “Schweizerhaus” with a huge beer garden and famous for its trademark, the roasted pork leg. Next to the amusement park the Green Prater is a paradise for walkers, runners, bicyclists and horseback riders, and is highly appreciated as a large leisure area within the city limits.

Prague

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 15th century Hussite wars.

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.

Berlin

Charlottenburg Palace

Originally built in 1695 as the summer residence of Sophie Charlotte, the first queen of Prussia, it is one of the landmarks of Berlin. Subsequent generations of the royal family expanded and remodeled the palace according to the taste of their time. As a result, the palace contains interior decoration reflecting several architectural styles: the old palace, with its magnificent baroque state rooms and the famous porcelain cabinet, and the new wing built by Frederick the Great in 1742.

Reichstag Roof Terrace & Dome

In 1894, after ten years of construction, the Reichstag was completed and its dome towered above the City Castle. The Parliament building has reflected the turbulence of German history since that time. The dome and the roof terrace are only open for registered visitors (Pre-registration is required). Your Local Host will have details.

Holocaust Memorial

Close to the Brandenburg Gate in the heart of Berlin, find the Holocaust Memorial. It is a stele-field which can be walked through from all sides, serving as a central place for remembering and reminding people of the Holocaust.

Boat Ride

Relax and enjoy the scenery on a peaceful boat ride through the city. Your Local Host has more information.

Unter den Linden, Nikolai Quarter, Gendarmenmarkt

Stroll along the famed Unter den Linden avenue to the old town, known as Nikolai Quarter, then continue to the Gendarmenmarkt, considered Berlin's most beautiful square. Ask your Local Host about this and other walking routes around town.

Picture Gallery – Gemäldegalerie

You'll be hard-pressed to find a better painting collection than the offerings in the Gemäldegalerie (Picture Gallery) by such luminaries as Van Dyk, Hals, Rubens, and Rembrandt. Designed by Munich architects Hilmer & Sattler, the building is a work of art in its own right.

Berlin Museums

Ask your Local Host about Berlin's amazing collections. Museum Island includes the Alte Nationalgalerie (19th centery sculptures and paintings), the Altes (collection of classical antiquities), Neues (includes the 3000 year old bust of Egyptian queen Nefertiti) and Bode (with a Numismatic collection) Museums. Visit the German History Museum on Unter den Linden Avenue. At Checkpoint Charlie see the Assisi Panorama of the Divided City, and Museum. To learn more about Berlin during the Third Reich, visit the Stasi Exhibition or the Topography of Terror. The Story of Berlin Interactive Museum is equipped with multimedia technology for experiencing everyday life during different eras.

Madame Tussauds

Millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds around the world since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity. The third European site was Berlin in 2008, where the attraction opens in ‘Unter den Linden’.

Shopping and Markets

Take advantage of great shopping and fine restaurants on the Kurfurstendamm, or stroll along the Tauentziennstrasse. You might find just what you're looking for at the Europa Center or at the Kadewe, Europe's largest department store. Drop in on the Türkenmarkt overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh-baked breads, and culinary wonders.

Olympic Stadium

Built for the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, the stadium now hosts football matches including the German Cup final and other sports events.

Prater

Prater is Berlin’s oldest beer garden (since 1837). Relax beneath large trees, with beer or wine, and enjoy home-made Berliner cuisine and seasonal specialities.

Riesling wine, Beers, Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Sauerbraten, Dumplings

Try some or all the above German specialties! The Berliner Weisse beer is brewed locally and typically offered with raspberry (red) or woodruff herb (green) flavoring.

Berlin Nightlife

Stroll the Oranienburger Strasse, an in-place at night and an artists meeting point with cafes and restaurants. Or take in a show, your Local Host will have suggestions to pass the time while in Berlin.

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