Prague, Vienna, and Budapest Highlights

Have you ever dreamed of living in a castle? Or pretended to be royalty? If so, Eastern Europe is the place to go—Budapest, Prague, Vienna. There are so many wonderful things to do and delicious new foods to try as you travel from Prague to Vienna to Budapest! Here are a few highlights you won’t want to miss!

 Prague Riverbank

Prague Riverbank

Prague

Prague is a fantastic city to visit. It’s perfect for taking a casual walk through culture-rich streets, enjoying a steaming cup of coffee in a café, or visiting historic buildings. You’ll love exploring Prague Castle. Construction on Prague Castle began in the 800s and it boast three beautiful courtyards. The castle sprawls across 18 acres, so you’re sure to find a secret passageway somewhere. It is also home to the Bohemian Crown Jewels, which are exquisite. Just imagine yourself living in Prague Castle and wearing the Bohemian Crown Jewels for royal parties and ceremonies. Oh, what fun!

Make sure you stop for some Trdelniks (yum!) from a street vendor once you have finished exploring Prague Castle.

 Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna

Next stop: Vienna. You’ll love seeing the Viennese markets, art museums, beautiful cathedrals, and taking in the city in a street side café with a steaming cup of coffee.

Of course, you can’t pass up the opportunity to visit another castle, especially one that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 17th Century, the Schönbrunn was initially a hunting lodge and later became the Habsburg’s summer palace. Enjoy strolling through the beautiful gardens and take a look at royal interior design during the 17th and 18th centuries by touring the inside. The Schönbrunn also has a children’s museum, so it’s a great choice for families.

 St. Stephen's Basilica

St. Stephen's Basilica

Budapest

From Prague to Vienna, to Budapest! There are many wonderful things to do in Budapest. The Buda Castle and the surrounding Castle District is a World Heritage site. The exterior grounds of Buda Castle are open night and day. If you want to tour the inside of the castle or see the National Gallery and Budapest History Museum, it is best to visit during the day.

A climb to the cupola of St. Stephen’s Basilica will give you a scenic view of Budapest’s cityscape. Enjoying a meal at one of its terraced cafés is the perfect way to watch the hustle and bustle of Budapest with a bird’s eye view.

Speaking of food, don’t forget to do a culinary tour! Budapest has wonderful cuisine and an interesting culinary history. On a food and wine tour, you’ll have food at the best restaurants and savor the best of Hungarian cuisine.

Another highlight of traveling to Budapest are the Széchenyi Thermal Baths. These baths offer 21 hot spring pools, saunas, and more. It the perfect place to spend the day relaxing and soaking away the strain of all that walking and touring. Ahhh….

 Budapest from the Danube River

Budapest from the Danube River

At the end of the trip, reminisce on the fabulous memories made while traveling through the three enchanting cities of Budapest, Prague, Vienna.

Now that we've used our imagination to travel through Eastern Europe, who wants to come with me on a real trip to visit Budapest, Prague, Vienna?