Tours & activities by Historvius from Viator

  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration: 5 days/4 nights
From USD $430.01

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Travel the picturesque route from Vienna to Budapest and marvel at beautiful landmarks along the Danube River on this round-trip, five-day tour of Austria's and Hungary's capital cities. You will stay in comfortable 3-star or 4-star hotels including breakfast, while you explore these historical cities full of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Start in Vienna, known as the City of Dreams, and finish in Budapest, called the Pearl of the Danube. On your journey, discover the best of these cities, full of history and Baroque architecture.


  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Breakfast included
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Round-trip train fares
During your tour of Budapest and Vienna, gain an insight into the Gothic, medieval, Baroque and Renaissance features of the cities and discover many impressive monuments. Renowned architects and artists worked throughout the centuries to create these architectural jewels, many of which today are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

You have the choice of staying your four nights at either 3- or 4-star hotels, both options including breakfast.

Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

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After arrival at Vienna airport, your included private transfer will take you to your hotel for check-in. Tour package and all vouchers will be delivered to your Vienna hotel free of charge; it contains information on departure points and times for all included tours and attractions.
5 days/4 nights
Return Details:
Returns to Vienna on day 5

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3-Star Hotel
Code: 3STAR

4 nights accommodation in 3-star hotels including breakfast

USD $430.01
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4-Star Hotel
Code: 4STAR

4 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels including breakfast

USD $494.51
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5-Day Sightseeing Tour from Vienna to Budapest

5-Day Sightseeing Tour from Vienna to Budapest

  • 4 nights accommodation in 3-star or 4-star hotels including breakfast
  • Private transfer from/to Vienna airport
  • 2nd-class return train tickets Vienna-Budapest
  • City tours in Vienna and Budapest
  • Service charges and local taxes
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Train seat reservation
  • Transfers from hotel to train station, where applicable
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Day 1

When you arrive at Vienna airport, your included private transfer will take you to your centrally located Vienna hotel. After checking in, the rest of the day is free to explore Vienna on your own.

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is a city of culture, music and classical architecture, and is known for being the home of infamous psycho-analyst Sigmund Freud.

Day 2
After your buffet breakfast (included), you'll go on a 3.5-hour guided tour of Vienna, which will give you a thorough overview of the city’s most significant historical sights. You'll see the State Opera House, Parliament, City Hall, the Burgtheater, Votive Church and a few museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts. Schonbrunn Palace is another highlight of your sightseeing tour; it was the residence of Empress Elizabeth, affectionately known as ‘Sisi’ to the Austrians.

Day 3
After breakfast, make your way to the train station (own expense) to depart Vienna for Budapest by train (departures every hour). During the 2.5-hour train ride to Budapest, enjoy the beautiful Austrian and Hungarian landscape.

When you arrive in Budapest, check in to your centrally located hotel, and then enjoy free time for the rest of the day to explore the city on your own.

Full of World Heritage Sites like Buda Castle, Andrássy Avenue and Heroes' Square , Budapest is an enchanting city, known as The Pearl of the Danube.

Day 4
After a delicious buffet breakfast (included), you'll be picked up at your hotel to embark on a panoramic and informative 1.5-hour guided tour of Budapest. See the main sights in both Buda and Pest, the two districts of the city. Pass by examples of some of Budapest's finest architectural achievements, such as the magnificent neo-Gothic Parliament building, home of the Holy Hungarian Crown.

Be impressed by the old Jewish “Golden Triangle” quarter, and then visit Matthew’s Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion, from where you’ll enjoy a spectacular view over the whole city!

After your tour, have free time for the rest of the day to see more of Budapest at your own pace.

Day 5
After your included breakfast, head back to Vienna by train. From the train station, your included private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight back home or elsewhere.
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Laura Brehm, USA, November 2012

It was a whirlwind of a trip, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The four star hotels we stayed in were comfortable and clean, and staff were very accommodating. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and insightful. We got to see the highlights of the city and were able to figure out which areas we wanted to further explore on our own. A great way to spend a few days in both cities. The tour company also worked with our travel schedule and allowed us to have some freedom with planning the trip. I would love to return to Vienna for another look at the city if have more time, as well as BudaPest. It was a very pleasant surprise from what I expected.

Reviewed by: Priscilla B, December 2013

Tour guide was great!