Discovering Romance in Europe’s Bohemian Heartland: The Journey of a Honeymoon

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Ankit’s enthusiasm for travel led him to a honeymoon trip to Europe. The realization of a dream to explore the undiscovered treasures of Eastern Europe with his spouse makes this journey even more special. It cost them a total of INR 121000 which included their lodging, transfers, meals, and sightseeing.

Europe always intrigued me and to go there with my spouse was one of the things in my list of things to do. I selected Eastern Europe because it had numerous underrated and unexplored places.

Ankit sightseeing in Austria

I came across Fred and Fuzzys while I was researching on the internet for companies that could offer me a tour to the countries I desired. I was enticed by the option of customizing my own package.

I submitted an inquiry on their website and subsequently, a representative from Fred and Fuzzys contacted me and understood my requirements. I was connected to a few agents who sent me various quotations according to our needs, and I selected the best one that suited our travel plan.

Monuments in Europe

After meticulously planning each and every final detail, my dream was about to become reality. A new phase of my life was about to commence on such a enchanting note.

Day 1: Arrival in Budapest, Hungary.

Boat cruise in Hungary

We boarded the flight from Mumbai and arrived in Budapest at 1.30pm. Upon our arrival, a taxi was available to pick us up and transport us to the hotel. After checking in, we had lunch and began exploring the city by walking. In the evening, we embarked on a river cruise on the Danube River.

After the delightful cruise concluded, we went to a local restaurant for some dinner. Since we were exhausted from the travel, we decided to call it an early night and catch up on some sleep.

Day 2 & 3: Discovering Budapest

Budapest in Summer

We enjoyed an early morning meal and proceeded for the city bus tour with the option to get on and off at various stops. We began with the “Buda” part of the city which contained all the castles and medieval architecture.

Later on in the afternoon at 2pm, we explored the “Pest” part of the city. We visited all the prominent landmarks such as the the Hungarian Parliament, Heroes’ Square and Andrassy Avenue. After completing the tour of the sights, we went to some bars that were constructed within city ruins.

Visiting Monuments around Budapest

It was a one-of-a-kind experience for us to enjoy the nightlife in that manner. After visiting these bars, we retired for the night.

The third day began with breakfast and then a visit to the thermal baths close to Budapest called Szechenyi Baths. Around 4pm, we made our way to the Szimpla Kert Ruin pub to have some drinks and food.

Exploring the Buda part of the city

I admired the concept in Hungary of creating trendy places for people to hang out from ruins and debris. A unique approach to utilizing a city’s own resources. After visiting the pub, we returned to the hotel and slept for the night.

Day 4: Train To Vienna

Ankit and his wife capturing moments

We checked out of Budapest early in the morning and got on a train to Vienna. We arrived in Vienna at 1.30 pm and checked into the hotel. We began exploring Vienna with a bus tour which was scheduled for us at 3pm. First up was the famous Schönbrunn Palace and the State Opera.

The tour finished by 6pm and the guide dropped us off at a restaurant where we had some dinner. Later on, we returned to the hotel for the night.

Day 5 & 6 : Exploring Vienna

Amusement Park in Austria

The day commenced at the Ringstrasse. A circular road that encompasses significant landmarks of Vienna. We visited the Museum of Fine Arts, Parliament, National Theater, Prater Amusement Park, and Belvedere Palace. In the evening, we stopped by a local market to discover various culinary options.

As night fell, we dined at a local restaurant and indulged in a few beverages. Luckily, we also had the opportunity to witness the final match of the European Football Championships.

Austrian Castles

On the sixth day, we were greeted with pleasant weather. After breakfast, we embarked on our visit to the zoo. Later on, we proceeded to the charming Schonbrunn palace playgrounds. Subsequently, we explored a local farmers market renowned for its dried fruits, vegetables, and spices.

Day 7 & 8 : Breathtaking Beauty in Cesky Krumlov

Picturesque view of Cesky Krumlov

In the morning, we checked out of Vienna and boarded a train to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. It was an exquisite, picturesque, and untarnished town. Due to its small size, the town did not have a transportation system.

Therefore, upon arriving at our hotel in Cesky Krumlov, we decided to explore the town on foot. After lunch, we visited the City Castle. Later, we visited a local craft beer factory.

Sightseeing in Czech Republic

On our ultimate day in Cesky, we set aside the day for relaxation to admire the beauty and charming atmosphere of the city.

Day 9 & 10 : Journeying to Prague

Sightseeing in Prague

We bid farewell to Cesky after breakfast and embarked on a train voyage to Prague. We reached Prague at 1pm and checked into the hotel. Afterward, we had a meal at a local eatery. Following our meal, we explored the Charles Bridge which links the two main sections of Prague.

Subsequently, we went to the Old Town Square to revel in the local artistic displays in the streets by local artists.

Graffiti on Lenin Wall

On the tenth day, we had the Prague Castle Tour planned for us. The tour commenced at 10 am and concluded at 2 pm. We eventually discovered a good Indian restaurant for our midday meal. After eating, we visited the St. Vitus Cathedral and Lenin Wall to wrap up our visit to Prague.

Day 11 : Flight back home

Ankit and his wife on a sunny day

On the ultimate day, we checked out of the hotel and caught a flight to Mumbai.

I never envisioned that a honeymoon excursion to Europe could be as splendid as this one. For my spouse and me, this marked our flawless fairy tale commencement.

Highlights :

  • The two-day sojourn in Cesky Krumlov was extraordinary.

Tips for Travelers :

  • Reserve accommodations near railway stations or city centers. It will help you economize significantly.

Think you possess the urge to explore these concealed gems? Reserve your honeymoon excursion to Europe NOW!

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