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Walking Tours in Prague and Budapest

Lunch Stop in Bratislava

Diverse Architecture and History Make for an Unforgettable Vegan Tour

Prague and Budapest are two European capitals that rival the likes of Rome, London, and Paris in stunning architecture and multicultural glamour. Our multi day Prague and Budapest tour will take us through all the gorgeous sites across both cities. The cobblestoned streets and centuries-old castles blend with modern galleries and bustling riverside promenades. We will visit the main attractions and also have the opportunity to venture off the beaten path for a more local experience.

Art and history buffs, as well as anyone who loves beautiful scenery and architecture, will have their heads turning and cameras snapping all around. Art nouveau, baroque, neoclassical, cubist – there are spectacular examples of each style and more to wonder at every day of the trip. There will be plenty of walking, but then there is the Fogaskereku, a cog-wheel railway to look forward to in Budapest. And in keeping with the cosmopolitan feel of both cities, we have an incredible range of vegan restaurants to enjoy, including a vegan high tea at one of the most beautiful cafés ever.

Why You’ll Love This Tour!

Get the most of Prague with a two-day walking tour and take in the incredible 14th century Astronomical Clock (the oldest operating clock in the world), one of the largest existing ancient castle complexes, as well as lesser known neighborhoods and sights of the city

Stretch your legs and get a taste of Bratislava, the charming capital of Slovakia, on a lunch stop during our journey from Prague to Budapest

Spend multiple days experiencing the stunning architecture and hallmarks of Budapest, from the Parliament Building and Fisherman’s Bastion, to a ride up the cog-wheel railway and various “Ruin Bars,” pubs converted from dilapidated pre-war buildings

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Essential Info

Essential Info


$3442 USD/per person

*A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the tour cost, along with a registration form, are required in order to join the tour. Your space is not guaranteed until both of these are received.


October 16 – 25, 2022

Tour duration

9 nights/10 days

Group size

7-10 people


  • 9 nights hotel accommodations
  • Based on having your own room
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches (one is a vegan high tea)
  • 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing and activity admissions (except free time)
  • Transit passes in each city
  • Transportation between Prague and Budapest
  • Shared airport to hotel transfer
  • All logistics are taken care of for you

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Wine, beer and drinks
  • Please allow about $20 per dinner at the chosen restaurants.
  • Travel insurance

What to bring

We recommend bringing as little as possible! You will need to manage your luggage for up to a distance of a half mile, or a 10-12 minute walk to and from our hotels. If you need any packing tips, please contact us.

Travel insurance is highly recommended for any unexpected emergency expenses.

About your guide

One tour leader/guide

Trip Overview

Our 10-day vegan Prague and Budapest tour begins with a shared van from the airport in Prague to our hotel where check-in is at 2pm. We’ll have a welcome dinner to get acquainted the first night and our first full day includes a walking tour of the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter, lunch, and free time to explore.

The following days we’ll take the next parts of our walking tour and explore the left bank of the city and the Mala Strana (or ‘Lesser Quarter’) on Day 3. And some hidden gems of the city on Day 4 before we have lunch and the evenings free to pursue what interests you.

Day 5 of our trip, we make our way to Budapest by private van and stop for lunch in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, before arriving in Budapest for an optional group dinner. On Day 6 and 7, we discover Budapest’s two sides, starting with a walking tour whose highlights include Fisherman Bastion, the Parliament building and St. Stephen’s Basilica. The next day we take the city’s cog-wheel railway to the Buda Hills where we’ll ride on a different railway staffed almost entirely by children! A high tea at a beautiful cafe will top off our scheduled time on Day 7.

Day 8 and 9, we continue exploring Budapest and get to know more hidden spots of the city. Lunch, plenty of free time and optional group dinners will follow, before our trip concludes after breakfast on Day 10.

Interspersed with all the sightseeing and activities will be all the most well-loved vegan restaurants in your destination. You will never have to worry about what you’re going to eat on a Veg Jaunts and Journeys tour. All the restaurant research will be done for you, so you can have an interesting and exciting vacation, with some time to relax too.


Our journey begins with a transfer from the Prague airport via a shared van to our hotel. Check-in at the hotel is 2 pm, but for those who show up early, the hotel is centrally located for easy exploring and there’s also a vegan market across the street to check out. Our welcome dinner will be a vegan feast where everyone can get to know each other and also get a brief tour orientation to know what to expect in the coming days.

Our first full day will begin with a four-hour walking tour, The Best of Prague, Part 1. We’ll start at the Old Town, and keep your eye out, you don’t want to miss any details of the intricate astronomical clock or Prague Orloj, attached to the Old Town Hall. The clock was built in the 1380s and features automatons, spinning statues, and other incredible details. It shows the relative position of the Sun, Moon, Earth and constellations, tells the time and date, and the featured statues move when the clock strikes each hour!

Next we’ll head to the Jewish Quarter which lays out the poignant history of this community through the centuries. The tour ends in the New Town and a visit to Wenceslas Square, where the Velvet Revolution in 1989 brought about the end of communist rule in Czechoslovakia. After lunch, we’ll have the rest of the day free to explore the city. Feel free to join in for an optional group dinner later in the evening.

Meals Included
Day 1: Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast and lunch

On Day 3 of our tour, we’ll complete the Best of Prague walking tour with an exploration of the left bank sights. Beginning at the Library of Strahov Monastery, which has protected volumes of knowledge for centuries, we head through Castle Town. This is one of the largest ancient castle complexes in the world, covering almost seven football fields. Then we head over to the baroque Lesser Quarter and wander across Charles Bridge. After lunch, you can continue your exploration, and join the group for an optional dinner later if you wish.

Day 4 is the time to go deep into Prague and mine for the city’s hidden gems. Our walk will take us far into side streets and passageways less traveled. The sights are just as fabulous, if not more so, especially since you will see artworks and more that are just as monumental, but not usually open to visitors. The intrigue ends with lunch, after which you’ll have free time to spend as you wish. We’ll have an optional dinner arranged for our last night in Prague.

Meals Included
Day 3: Breakfast and lunch
Day 4: Breakfast and lunch

Day 5 of our trip will be a travel day as we make our way from Prague to Budapest by private van. For lunch, we will stop in Bratislava, Slovakia – so you really get three countries instead of just two on this tour! We’ll stretch our legs with a short tour around this delightful city. Keep an eye out for the quirky bronze statues that adorn Bratislava’s public spaces. Upon arrival in Hungary’s capital, you’re welcome to check in and call it a night or join the group for an optional late dinner.

Meals Included
Day 5: Breakfast and lunch

On our first day in Budapest we’ll discover the two cities that created it – Buda and Pest. Separated by the Danube River, the hillier Buda features Buda Castle, Matthias Church, and Fisherman’s Bastion. Don’t let the name fool you, this UNESCO world heritage site is an awe-inspiring medieval fortification with amazing river views. Across the river, in the flatter plains of Pest, we’ll visit Parliament, Heroes’ Square, and St. Stephen’s Basilica, which features a relic from its patron, St. Stephen’s mummified hand. After our tour, you can check out the many museums and other sights in the city or relax by the Danube after lunch. We’ll enjoy an optional group dinner in the evening.

The 7th day of our adventure will feature less walking, as we experience a truly memorable series of rides. First, we’ll ride the Fogaskereku, Budapest’s cog-wheel railway, up to the Buda Hills which goes almost 870 feet high in around two miles. Then we’ll take a short walk through a quaint town to the Children’s Railway. And it is what it says – a leftover from the Soviet era, this full-sized train is operated by children (with adult supervision). After a jaunt on this railroad, a chairlift ride takes you back down. To top off this unique day, enjoy a vegan high tea at a breathtakingly elegant café.

Meals Included
Day 6: Breakfast and lunch
Day 7: Breakfast high tea

Day 8 of our tour we will dedicate to Art Nouveau, or Secession, as the movement is known in Hungary. During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, Budapest was thriving, and the city showed it off in their architecture – from homes to post offices to theaters, you will see glorious examples of design creativity in curves, floral designs, and structured decorations and ornaments. Some will be famous, and others will be delightful surprises. You can keep the discoveries going after lunch. Or you can enjoy some people watching over an excellent coffee at one of the many cafés. Then you can join us for an optional group dinner.

For our final full day, we’ll take a walk off the beaten track. Revealing hidden enchantments of Budapest, wonders will appear in the unlikeliest places. In particular, discover Budapest’s ruin bars, where creative entrepreneurs converted abandoned buildings and structures, many pre-war, into cool drinking spots. After lunch, the rest of the day is yours. Catch some more sights or perhaps take a dip in one of the many historic baths and enjoy the natural hot springs.

Join the group for a last optional dinner together to share our experiences as our tour ends after breakfast the next day.

Meals Included
Day 8: Breakfast and lunch
Day 9: Breakfast and lunch
Day 10: Breakfast

Good to Know

Amount of walking: 8-10 miles per day (approximate)

Your tour cost includes hotel (based on single occupancy; no need to share a room unless you are traveling with a partner, family member, or friend); meals indicated in the itinerary; all sightseeing and activities mentioned above; all bus and train transportation between cities; city bus and/or subway transportation; all logistics taken care of for you.

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