3 Capitals on Danube in 3 days, Budapest – Bratislava – Vienna
1.day Vienna sightseeing (only 1 hour from Bratislava)
2.day Bratislava sightseeing (only 2 hours from Budapest)
3.day Budapest sightseeing
Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest – three capitals, laying on Danube, with beautiful architecture, offering charm, royal and imperial history, cosy toverns… You can explore these prety cities within 3 days.
Experience Vienna sightseeings. Along the Ring Boulevard you see numerous sights, such as the State Opera House, the magnificent Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district, the Hofburg – former Habsburg winter residence, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burg Theater. Then you walk through the Karntnerstrasse to the city center, Vienna’s main shopping street. At the end of the street, there is the famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Then you will see the St. Michael’s church built in the first half of the 13th century and where Mozart’s “Requiem” was first performed. Optionally you can enjoy the Vienna Prater amusement park with a worldwide known Giant Ferris Wheel, the biggest in Central Europe. For a Dinner we invite you to the traditional wine tavern village of Grinzing, where you are entertained by selection of famous waltz melodies, polkas and romantic arias & duets from popular operettas. You taste regional specialties including 1/4 l liter of wine together with the unique atmosphere.
Vienna has also surroundings.You can explore beautiful sights of the Vienna Woods. We pass the Roman City of Baden with its famous thermal springs, the romantic valley Helenental. We pass the Höldrichsmühle and arrive to the Seegrotte. After a boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe you return back to Vienna. The highlight of this tour is a visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Habsburg family and home of Maria Theresa. On the way back you pass by the Belvedere Palace, which houses the largest Gustav Klimt collection in the world.
Optional we can take you to the town of Mariazell, the most important pilgrim place in Austria. Mariazell is located in the the delightful alpine scenery of northern Styria, is home to Central Europe’s most famous shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Danube region’s Catholic spiritual centre. The statue of the Virgin Mary carved from linden wood was brought to Mariazell by monk Magnus from the Benedictine Monastery St. Lambrecht. The small chapel or ‘cell’ housing the statue has given Mariazell its name (‘Mary in the cell’).
We will take you also to see the world famous Lipizzaner horses – Spanish Riding School, which is the oldest and last Riding School in the world where classic dressage is still practiced in its purest form. This Institute was founded in 1572 and its very name gives away the fact that the horses were of Spanish origin. Afterwards from the Danube Tower – 150 m high viewing terrace you will experience a magical view over all Vienna. We pass small historical city Hainburg an der Donau, and when there is a mood you can go shopping to Pandorf outletcentrum. And then wait for more to come as this little big city Bratislava surrounded by castles and plenty of sightseeing appiers.
Only 45 minutes from Bratislava you can explotre Red-Stone Castle, where the historical lifestyle of the nobility is preserved. You will see the largest wine cellar in Central Europe as well as a unique collection of arms and paintings. Following with falconry exhibition, you will see the largest collection of birds of prey in the Slovak republic – over 80 birds of prey ranging from some of the smallest owls to the largest eagles. The visit of the falconry will give you remarkable experiences and immediate contact with birds of prey incusive showing of their flying skills directly in the Red-Stone Castle. After coming back to Bratislava you will go to one of the best Indian Restaurants in town. After the lunch, you will discover beauties of historical center along with interesting sights of the Old Town of Bratislava and the Bratislava Castle, all this on the wheels of unique Prešporáčik Oldtimer® buses and by walk.
Other day you can visit the ruins of ancient Devin Castle and see it from a different perspective from a river Danube. The speedboat ride will take care you will enjoy the scenic ride on a beautiful Danube adrenaline or calmer one depends on your preferences. The castle, subject of numerous legends, rises from the top of a cliff at the confluence of the Morava and Danube rivers, and offers one of the best views of the surroundings and Austria.
After the calm sightseeing lets have some adrenaline running through your veins during the rafting ride in Slovak national wild water centre with Olympic standards. Instructors will take care you will be safe and have a fun as well. You have done some exercise so it is time to eat some nice food prepared just for you we have a recommendations for nice Indian restaurant ready for you. After the lunch you can go visit Volkswagen plant in case the time schedule allows it. After busy day enjoy the evening and experience Slovak folk dance with is definitely have to see.
Now we are following to Budapest. You take a part on a Grand City Tour of Budapest with its highlights – Erzsébet Square, Opera House, Heroes Square, Millennium Memorial (Photo stop), Downtown, Elisabeth Bridge, Panorama to the Danube Bank with the famous public buildings, View from Gellért Hill (Photo stop), walk in the castle district, Matthias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion, Panorama to the city, Margaret Bridge, beautiful Parliament. In the evening you can enjoy romantic cruise down the Danube River. After exploring Budapest you can enjoy a delicoious hungarien meals.