McDaniel College Budapest 

Venice-Vienna
Day 1

Leave for Venice. Travel to Venice through Slovenia by bus. Please make sure you have some snacks for the overnight journey and that your passport will be on board.

Arrival in Mestre – Venice. Hotel check-in. Accommodation: Elite Hotel Residence ***

Day 2

After breakfast leave for Venice.

Morning program: walk down from the bus/rain station to San Marco. Getting to know the major points, bridges of the Canal Grande.

Afternoon program: visit the Peggy Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art and Santa Maria della Salute

Peggy Guggenheim
Museum of Modern Art
 
Day 3

After breakfast check-out, packing our luggage into the bus, leave for Venice.

Morning program: visit Ca' Rezzonico, the museum dedicated to Ottocento Venice, a palazzo on the Canal Grande.

Afternoon program: Visit the Accademia. Dinner on your own. The bus collects us in Mestre at 6.00 pm. Leave for Vienna. Please make sure you have some food for the overnight journey.

Day 4

Arrival in Vienna, check-in to our hotel. We' ll have breakfast in the hotel. Accomodation: Hotel Carlton Opera ***

Leaving for downtown Vienna. Visiting Karlsplatz, Kertnerstrasse, Stephansplatz, Jesuit Church.

Leaving for Schönbrunn Palace. Visiting the French Garden and the Palace with audio guides

Dinner together at Franz' s, a traditional pub near our hotel.

Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Palace
 
Day 5

Check out from the hotel, putting our luggage into the bus. Leave to visit the Kunsthistoriches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) with audio guides.

Museum of Fine Arts
Kunsthistoriches Museum

Leave for Budapest.

Practical tips
  • Do not bring Hungarian money in cash to this tour. The exchange rate is much worse than you' d expect and there are very few places where they change forint to Euros.
  • The average standard of prices will be much higher in Italy and a bit higher in Vienna than Budapest. Italy is in fact one of the most expensive places in Europe, especially the Northern part which we shall visit.
  • At the touristy places most people speak some kind of English but especially in Italy do not expect much. You' ll get on more successfully with two or three Italian words than an essay in English
  • Altogether we' ll follow a "European" touring style: with practically no public transport we' ll reach our destinations walking down the streets of Venice and Vienna. It is then mandatory that you have your own maps of the two cities beforehand.
 
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