7-Day Central Europe Tour Package: Vienna to Frankfurt

8 Days

Join our 7-day tour of Central and Eastern Europe from Vienna, with city tours of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague. Ends in Frankfurt.

7-Day Central Europe Tour Package: Vienna to Frankfurt

Highlights

  • Enjoy a journey to four amazing European countries
  • Explore Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Bratislava, and more!
  • Cruise along the Vltava River through Prague, and the Danube River through Budapest

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Vienna

Welcome to Vienna!

Upon entering the arrivals hall at Vienna International Airport, a driver will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Your guide will be there to give you an overview of the tour. If you arrive later in the evening you may pick up your travel kit at the front desk.

Day 2 – Vienna

We’ll begin with a scenic tour of Vienna with a local expert, experiencing the broad avenues, majestic palaces, and vibrant city center. Directly afterward, we’ll head to Schonbrunn Palace where visitors may perambulate through the lovely palace gardens.

In the evening we’ll go to City Hall Square to enjoy the beautiful lights and the nightlife. There you can dine at your preferred restaurant at your own expense.

Day 3 – Vienna – Budapest

In the morning we’ll say farewell to Austria and depart for Hungary, ultimately arriving in Budapest.

Here we’ll discover the Queen of the Danube on a scenic tour of Budapest: historic Buda on one side of the river, and cosmopolitan Pest on the other.

Afterward, we’ll have free time to stroll along the Danube River and dine at one of the many restaurants found here (own expense).

Day 4 – Budapest – Bratislava – Prague

In the morning we’ll venture out of Budapest and make our way to Bratislava, the Slovakian capital with an attractive historic center.

After free time for exploration and lunch (own expense), we’ll make our way to Prague.

In the early evening, we’ll provide transfers to Old Town Square for dinner (own expense).

Day 5 – Prague

Today we’ll introduce you to the capital of the Czech Republic and the Baroque jewel of Europe. Our local expert will lead you on an informative city tour, the highlight of which is a visit to Prague Castle, admission included. Afterward, we’ll explore another side of the city on a river cruise.

In the afternoon you’ll have free time to explore Prague on your own.

Day 6 – Prague – Lauf – Wurzburg – Frankfurt

Today we’ll cross the border into Germany and explore the stunning region of Bavaria where we’ll visit Lauf an der Pegnitz, a picturesque village characterized by its lively Market Square and towering Castle.

From here we’ll continue to Wurzburg, where you’ll have ample time for lunch (own expense) and a stroll through this Bavarian city. A former bishopric center, Wurzburg is now a bustling college town.

Our journey takes us next to Frankfurt, where you’ll be given ample time to explore the city center and avail yourself of the fine ethnic cuisines (own expense).

Day 7 – Frankfurt

Our stunning Central Europe tour sadly must come to an end today. Enjoy one final breakfast at the hotel before checking out and saying farewell.

Attractions on this trip

Germany Attractions

Austria Attractions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Vienna

Vienna is not that expensive and you can fit a full day in the city, including meals, attractions, and transport within $120 per person. More info in our post about Vienna travel budget.

Vienna is rich in history and culture and has dozens of attractions and landmarks to see and many things to do. You can see general info in this post, some more info here, and the proposed itinerary in this post.

Anything from one full day is good enough for Vienna. You can see many things during a day visit, but we recommend a minimum of two days and ideally three full days in order to see everything that is a must-see in Vienna.

If you have more time, it is recommended also to visit other cities in Austria, such as Linz, Graz, and Salzburg, which can be visited ob a day trip each.

Your lodging decision should depend on several things: your budget, your preferences, and what you want to do while you are in Vienna. Whatever your needs are, Vienna is surely capable of fulfilling them, since it is very developed in the hospitality sector. More info in our post about Vienna lodging tips.

Vienna is a city that can offer you something all year round, just look at the list of events in our other article here. However, if you consider the weather, how crowded are the main attractions, the prices of airline tickets and accommodation, and other elements, the decision on when to visit might be influenced by those factors. Here are our recommendations.

Top attractions in Vienna

Here are some top attractions in Vienna you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Vienna worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.

St. Stephen's Cathedral

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

St. Stephen's Cathedral, or Stephansdom, as it is known locally (also affectionately called Steffi by Viennese), is a central landmark of Vienna, Austria.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace was the Habsburg rulers‘ primary summer residence in Hietzing, Vienna. It’s one of the country’s most significant architectural, cultural and historical landmarks, built in Rococo style. It is...

The Hofburg

The Hofburg

The Hofburg is the former Habsburg dynasty rulers‘ main imperial palace and today serves as the Austrian President’s official residence and workplace. Located in the middle of Vienna, it was...

Vienna and Austria travel guides

Here are handy travel guides about Vienna and Austria so you can learn a thing or two about these destinations. For a comprehensive list of our travel guides, please visit our travel guides page.

Visit Austria: 14 things you need to know

Visit Austria: 14 things you need to know

Austria is a Central European country with stunning nature, rich history, and amazing cultural heritage. Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, are notable famous composers born in Austria and are just a small...

Top hotels in Vienna

Vienna has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.

Radisson Blu Palais Vienna

Radisson Blu Palais Vienna

Radisson Blu Palais Vienna is a 5 star hotel located in the city centre of Vienna and was established in 1872. It is close to the St Stephens Cathedral and...

The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

In 4 historic palaces in the middle of Vienna, the Ritz-Carlton, Vienna combines luxury with modern architecture. There is a 24-hour room service. Within a few minutes walk you can...

Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Stop at Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Hotel to discover the wonders of Vienna. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. Property...

Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna

Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna

Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna is a 5-star hotel originally built for the World Exhibition in Vienna in 1873. It is a luxurious hotel on a Ringstraße boulevard and just a...

Melia Vienna

Melia Vienna

Located in Austria’s highest skyscraper, the DC Tower, the Melia Vienna offers luxurious, modern rooms and a rooftop terrace with a cocktail bar with stunning views of the Danube River...

Grand Ferdinand Vienna

Grand Ferdinand Vienna

Grand Ferdinand Vienna is conveniently located in the popular 01. Innere Stadt area in Vienna, Austria. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property...

Cheap flights and hotels discounts for Vienna

The peak season for flights to Vienna is January, March and December. The low season for purchasing tickets is May, June and July.

Vienna is served by Vienna International Airport. Direct flights to Vienna are offered by 68 airlines. Most flights are with Austrian Airlines. Direct flights from Vienna, United States are airlines: United Airlines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines from New York and Miami.

Vienna and Austria attractions and landmarks

Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Vienna and in Austria.

Last Updated on November 12, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com