Travel From Prague To Budapest Was Our Spring Adventure
For our big spring adventure, we headed to Central Europe for 6 weeks. We started the trip with our first land tour with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) for a great trip to travel from Prague to Budapest. It was a busy 14 days but we saw so much. Days were filled with historic sites and fun activities.
Start Your Visit To Central Europe in Prague
We walked along the Vltava River and enjoyed a river cruise. A trip up to the Prague Castle started our view of the churches and castles of the Czech Republic. Every day we walked this beautiful city and admired the stunning architecture. We walked the Charles Bridge for yet one more iconic stop in this city. Local food kept us nourished as we explored. And a visit to an absinthe bar let us try this local specialty!
It was great to start our visit to the Czech Republic in Prague. This large city gave us a magnificent view to start us on our travel from Prague to Budapest.
A View of Medieval Cesky Krumlov
From Prague we headed to stay in the quaint town of Cesky Krumlov. The castle again dominated the skyline of this town.
Everywhere we walked we found art and beauty in the streets of Cesky Krumlov. Local markets tempted us. Local beers needed to be tried!
A day trip from Cesky Krumlov to the Vyssi Brod Cistercian Abbey let us explore more of the churches and castles of the Czech Republic. Another day trip gave us panoramic views of the countryside from the Lipno treetop walk.
We enjoyed a 3 day stop in Cesky Krumlov on our travel from Prague to Budapest.
Small Towns In The Czech Republic
Our next stay was in the small town of Slavonice. This small quaint town offered another view of the amazing building art we found throughout the Czech Republic.
Our stay at the charming U Ruze Hotel let us enjoy the hospitality of the hosts. We explored the vast underground wine cellars and were entertained by a local band.
Stops in the small town of Trebon gave us yet another view of the small Czech towns. On another travel day we explored the small town of Trebic.
We loved the chance to see the small towns in the Czech Republic on our travel from Prague to Budapest.
Busy Travel Days
When we stayed in a city or town, we spent time exploring the local areas. On our travel days, we often stopped several times to see other interesting sites. One day we got to explore the Budvar Budweiser plant and learned about the beer history of this country.
A stop at thePrimbram Uranium Mine was a sobering look at the country’s history. This forced labour camp was first used by the Germans and then by the Russians. This memorial was a stark reminder of the not too distant past.
One afternoon we were entranced with a visit to the stunning Lednice Palace. This palace was well restored on the outside and inside.
On our travel day from Bratislava to Budapest we took an easy detour into Austria. The Roman ruins at Carnuntum were fascinating to see. This was once a massive Roman city.
Our busy travel days on our travel from Prague to Budapest added another dimension to our education.
A Short Stay in Bratislava
We had only one short day in Bratislava. During the day we walked to explore the old town.
For dinner we headed out of town to the Ludvik Winery for a delicious dinner and wine tasting. We even took a few bottles of wine with us for our travels.
What we saw of Bratislava intrigued us on our travel from Prague to Budapest. We would definitely like to come back to explore more of this city and the countryside of Slovakia. From Bratislava it is a short hop to Prague, Vienna or Budapest. A great place to use as a base for a return visit to Central Europe.
We Finished Up In Budapest
We rolled into Budapest for our final stop. Yet another stunning castle stood high up on the Buda side of the Danube River. We walked around the castle hill grounds, the Matthias Cathedral and the Fisherman’s viewpoint. On another day, we strolled up through the castle gardens.
A day tour around the Budapest Parliament provided us with a first hand view of the history of Budapest. War memorials were found everywhere we walked.
But the image that is burned into my mind is of Budapest at night. We started our evening high on the Gellert Hill to watch the sun set over Budapest. We then went down and did a night Danube River cruise to see the city sparkle before us.
Our final stop in Budapest was a great way to sum up our travel from Prague to Budapest. Stunning architecture surrounded us. Hilltop castle views captivated us. River views gave us yet another perspective.
So Great To Travel from Prague To Budapest
We were so glad we booked a tour to travel from Prague to Budapest. We got to explore so much of the Czech Republic from the cities to the towns and countryside. Each stop added another dimension to our understanding. A short stop in Bratislava showed us another view of what was once Czechoslovakia. Finishing up in Budapest added yet one more sparkling gem to the tour.
From Budapest we headed off on our own to tour through Austria. After Austria we finished with two weeks in Switzerland. We slowed our pace down a little. But added yet more adventures to our spring travel.
Have you done a trip to travel from Prague to Budapest? What was your favourite part?
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