Are you looking for a driver-guide to take you from Budapest to Prague or Prague to Budapest? Choose your own pace and make the most out of your journey by hiring one of our professional English speaking driver-guides, holders of official guide licenses. Along the way, you can stop at places that interest you and explore captivating sights. Driver-guide service – with one person as both the driver and guide– is the most economical way of discovering new places. Don’t wait hours at the airport or train station. Instead, enjoy your sightseeing and lunch at breathtaking and unforgettable places along the way.
2-hour Budapest to Bratislava transfer
30-60 min stop at the Bratislava Castle / in Bratislava
1 hour Bratislava to Lednice-Valtice Chateau transfer
1 hour Lunch at Lednice Chateau
1.5-2 hour tour of Lednice Chateau and gardens
or wine tasting at the Valtice Chateau wine cellars (featuring 100 best Czech wines)
2.5-hour Lednice-Valtice Chateau to Prague transfer
This is a private tour, so the itinerary can be adjusted as you wish.
You can explore the following sights along the journey.
Bratislava Castle, a significant cultural monument, looms over the town and offers spectacular views of the Danube and city. The Coronation Tower used to hold the coronation jewels of Hungarian kings. Stroll along the Main Square with its Old Town Hall that hails from the 15th century. The majestic Slovak National Theatre is home to opera and ballet performances. World-renowned cultural personalities and ensembles have graced its stage. The town is dotted with astounding palaces and churches. In 1762 the 10-year old Amadeus Mozart gave a concert in in Pálffy Palace. The Cathedral of St. Martin dates from the 14th century. Bratislava is no stranger to dazzling art, either. The Slovak National Gallery is home to significant works of art from all periods.
An extensive Baroque complex built for the Liechtenstein family by renowned architects, the area is spread between the small towns of Lednice and Valtice, situated southeast of Brno, and covers 250 square kilometers. The complex includes various chateau buildings, gardens, ponds, woods and decorative sculptures from various periods.
Valtice Chateau, once the residence of princes, is surrounded by a breathtaking natural park sprinkled with many Romantic structures, rare trees and greenhouses with tropical plants. Historical personalities including Emperor Franz Joseph I and his wife Empress “Sisi” as well as Chancellor Metternich once visited the chateau.
Lednice Chateau was rebuilt in the mid-19th century as a summer palace in English Gothic style. It originated as a Gothic fort in 1222. On the premises is an artificial Baroque cave, a Turkish tower, a greenhouse, a romantic artificial ruin called John’s Castle and the Apollo Temple, a small, romantic chateau. The extensive garden includes a large pond and a Chinese pavilion.
The National Wine Center is situated on the historical premises of Valtice Chateau. It is situated in a beautiful location called “the pearl of South Moravia” – the Lednice – Valtice Cultural Landscape, listed in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage index. The “Wine Salon of the Czech Republic” is the most prestigious wine competition in the Czech Republic. Only wines made from grapes grown in the Czech Republic can be entered into the competition. Then the wine samples are assessed by a committee of winetasters, who awards the best 100 wines the right to put the words “Salon vín České republiky” (“Wine Salon of the Czech Republic”) on their label. You can choose different wine tasting programs as you explore the wine cellars (wine tasting is not included in the price).
If you want to go straight from Budapest to Prague or from Prague to Budapest without any sightseeing, you only need to book a driver. See our price list of the Budapest to Prague / Prague to Budapest direct transfers.
|Location||550 km / 5 hour drive southeast of Prague (direction Slovakia and Austria - Vienna)|
|Sights to See||Bratislava historical center, Lednice-Valtice Chateau|
|Interiors||Lednice Chateau, Wine Salon - Valtice Chateau|
|Included||Driver-guide, car / van, toll roads, fuel, parking fees|
|Excluded||Entrance fees, wine tasting, lunch|
|Availability From-To||All year round|
|Departure Time and Location||We will pick you up at the agreed place and time, most likely at the reception of your hotel in Prague. (To be specified in the request form below)|
|Return Location||We will finish the tour anywhere you wish in Prague.|
|Means of Transportation||Walking and/or Driving - Car, Van, Minibus, Bus|
|Required Walking Ability||Low|
|Language||All tours are in English, but exceptions can be made in advance.|
|Additional Info||If you want to start in Budapest please add 1000 CZK surcharge to the prices below because our driver-guide needs to find accommodation near to the Czech / Slovak border along the way to Budapest.|