We began with a 3-day extension in Prague, one of our favorite cities, so we could
show it off to friends who had never been there before. Once again, we were amazed to find incredible architectural venues we had not previously explored. Prague is bursting with 18th and 19th century architecture, beautifully preserved and restored. It is also a place to hear incredibly good classical music at very good prices. If you are a shopper, go for the rubies and Bohemian glass.
Leaving Prague by bus, we journeyed to Budapest, about a 6-hour drive as I recall (it was a bit longer than expected). Wish we had had more time to see Budapest. The gorgeous Parliament building is closed on Mon., our only day there. We'll be going back to see more of Budapest in the future.