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!


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.

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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!

DAY
1
Budapest, Hungary

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

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

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

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

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

DAY
10
Prague–Berlin, Germany

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

DAY
11
Berlin

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.

DAY
12
Berlin

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

DAY
13
Berlin

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Transportation

Travel by high-speed train (first class) between cities; transfers to/from train stations

Included Hotels

Budapest
Vienna
Prague
Berlin

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.

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
Berlin

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.

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)

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Vienna
Prague
Berlin

Budapest

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.

Price Range: $$

Bites & Highlights of Budapest

Experience some of Budapest's most famous sights and most delectable foods on this unique guided foodie tour at the city's famed Central Market Hall!

Price Range: $$

Hungarian Parliament Tour

Discover one of Europe's premier landmarks on this behind-the-scenes guided tour of Budapest's epic Hungarian Parliament Building.

Price Range: $

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!

Price Range: $$

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!

Price Range: $$$$

Etyek Wine Discovery

Travel into the beautiful Hungarian countryside for an enriching half-day discovery of the Etyek wine region, including a visit to a family winery with wine tasting.

Price Range: $$$$

Budapest's City Park

From the Zoo & Botanical Garden to the thermal waters of Széchenyi Spa, discover treasures galore on this fun, family-friendly excursion to Budapest's famed City Park.

Price Range: $$

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.

Price Range: $$

Gödöllo Palace Visit

Visit lavish Gödöllo Palace, favorite residence of Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Sisi during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, on this guided excursion fit for royalty!

Price Range: $

Hungarian Cooking Class

Learn to prepare authentic dishes from a real Hungarian chef at this fun and interactive cooking class!

Price Range: $$$$

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!

Price Range: $

Vienna

Celebration package: Vienna Dinner & Carriage

Don't miss this incredible celebratory evening featuring a horse-drawn Fiaker carriage ride, and a delectable dinner of traditional Viennese fare at the historic Café Landtmann.

Price Range: $$$$

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.

Price Range: $

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!

Price Range: $$$$

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!

Price Range: $

Vienna Waltz Lesson

Put on your dancing shoes and learn to waltz at this fun, interactive dance lesson in the waltz capital of the world!

Price Range: $

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!

Price Range: $$$$

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.

Price Range: $$$

Austrian Wines & Appetizers

Wine tasting experience in a renowned winery in Vienna

Price Range: $

Vienna Woods, Mayerling & Underground Lake Cruise

Nature is front and center on this inspiring half-day guided tour to the Vienna Woods, Mayerling royal hunting lodge, and Seegrotte for a magical cruise across the subterranean cave lake!

Price Range: $$

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.

Price Range: $$

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.

Price Range: $$

Learn to Cook Experience

A complete culinary adventure awaits in Vienna. Join an expert chef to stroll around the Naschmarkt, taste some typical delights, buy the fresh ingredients, and prepare a traditional Viennese meal. Then, afterward, relax and savor the delicious results!

Price Range: $$$$

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!

Price Range: $$$

Prague

Celebration Package: Prague Dinner Cruise & Carriage

Don't miss this incredible celebratory evening featuring a horse-drawn carriage ride and delightful dinner cruise past the city's illuminated landmarks.

Price Range: $$$$

Ghosts of Prague Walking Tour

When the sun goes down on the Golden City, this thrilling walking tour reveals its deepest, darkest, spine-tingling secrets.

Price Range: $

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.

Price Range: $$

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!

Price Range: $

Vltava River Cruise

Get a unique water-level perspective of the Golden City during this hour-long sightseeing cruise along Prague's scenic Vltava River.

Price Range: $

Discover Prague by eBike

Pedal your way past some of Prague's exceptional monuments and architecture on this fun guided eBike tour that includes a Czech beer at one of the city's best beer gardens!

Price Range: $$

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.

Price Range: $$$

Czech Beer-Tasting Tour

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

Price Range: $$

Prague Castle

Explore the crown jewel of Prague-magnificent Prague Castle-on this remarkable guided walking tour through the world's largest self-contained castle complex.

Price Range: $$

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!

Price Range: $$$

Terezin Concentration Camp Visit

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.

Price Range: $$

Learn to Cook Experience

Join an expert chef and learn how to create a meal of authentic Czech specialties, then savor the delicious final product afterward!

Price Range: $$$$

Jewish Prague

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

Price Range: $

Southern Bohemia

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

Price Range: $$

Prague Lunch Cruise

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

Price Range: $

Berlin

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!

Price Range: $

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!

Price Range: $$$$

Berlin Jewish Museum

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

Price Range: $

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.

Price Range: $$

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.

Price Range: $

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Vienna
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Berlin

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, 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.

Theme of the year 2018: “Beauty and Abyss”

Numerous exhibitions at various museums like Kunsthistorisches Museum (Fine Arts Museum), Leopold Museum, Belvedere, MAK (Museum of Applied Arts) etc. will illustrate how artists, scientists, architects and many others had a lasting impact on Vienna in the years around 1900.

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.

Spittelberg

Also known 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.

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.

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 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

Meet Vivienne, one of your Local Hosts in Berlin, GermanyMonograms provides traveler's access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Berlin and Germany. 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 Berlin and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Berlin, Germany 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 Berlin

Born and bred in Berlin, Vivienne is the daughter of Local Guides Christabel and Bernd. She works with her parents and shares their passion for Berlin with its unique history. She has lived through so many changes that the city has undergone. Vivienne looks forward to welcoming Monograms guests and sharing amazing Berlin with you. There simply is never a dull moment in this exciting city.

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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