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Vienna, Prague & Budapest at winter

Awesome trip to Europe during winter

lina cifuentes
by lina cifuentesAbout Me:Mom of two, our favorite hobby is traveling, discover new flavors and live experiences ! read more

EuropeAustria, Czechia, Hungary7 days / January 2015

Highs & Lows

Architecture is incredible.

The weather was very cold.

Itinerary Overview

My family and I wanted to do this trip as the countries we visited were different from the typical countries everyone visits when they go to Europe, our first and main stop was Vienna, we traveled from Bogotá to Frankfurt the trip was about 13 hours and then from Frankfurt to Vienna which was around hour and a half, at Vienna we stayed for four days, in a hotel near the center, which was a good option as we could go walking to many of the tourist spots, we did a main tour with a tour guide, I totally recommend the tour guide as Vienna is a city with a very interesting history, you can learn and get to know the culture from its background. From Vienna we took a car to Prague one of our favorite cities in the world, its like a fairytale, we´ve been in summer and now in winter and in both season is incredible, has it´s magic. We stayed at a hotel in the center of the city which was also good for walking, that way we didn’t had to take buses. We only stayed there for 2 days, and after Prague we went back to Vienna and next day in the morning went to Budapest by car which was around 3 hours long, we went just for a day, at Budapest we decided to buy tickets for the hop on hop off buses as we didn’t had much time to go by ourselves to the main touristic attractions. This buses are for tourist and they take you to each spot, it is a good alternative when you are only staying for the day in the city, the cost is around 30 euros per person, inside the bus they have headphones for listening to the story of each place you visit.

  • 4 Nights: Vienna
    The imperial architecture
  • 2 Nights: Prague
    Fairytale city
  • 1 Night: Budapest
    Romantic architecture

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Nothing, but we would like to do the trip again in summer. Visiting and walking during winter is quite hard.

  • How was the food?

    Café Sacher at Vienna

  • Packing tips?

    Warm clothes

  • Transportation Tips?

    Stay in the center of the cities so you don´t have to take buses or metro.

  • Booking details?

    We stayed at Hotel Konzerthaus in Vienna, breakfast was really good and we could walk to the center, In Prague we stayed at Lippert hotel, it was really good as it was near the old city. And in Budapest at the Danubius Hotel, we just stayed for one night but we liked it, wasn´t expensive.