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Melk AbbeyCharles Bridge in Prague, Czech RepublicMunich, GermanyFisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
Melk Abbey
Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic
Munich, Germany
Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration: 10 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Enjoy the regal air of Munich, Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg on this majestic trip of Europe for less. Find 1000 year old castles, medieval cities and fantastic gilded statues. Listen closely for the sound of music in Vienna or why not relax on a serene cruise on the inspiring Danube River.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. After check-in, your afternoon begins with an orientation tour of this exciting city! See the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz, featuring a Glockenspiel clock. This evening, you might like to soak up the atmosphere with a stein of beer at one of the beer halls, for which Bavaria is world-renowned!

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich South

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    Travel north to Nuremberg, which for centuries was the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Much of it was rebuilt following wartime destruction and its old-world charm and history is in evidence during your orientation tour. Cross the border into the Czech Republic and pass Pilsen, renowned for its breweries. Arrive later in Prague, a vibrant and fashionable city steeped in history, and one of Europe's must see destinations since the Velvet Revolution in 1989.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Diplomat

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 3


    Admire the sights of Prague with your Local Guide who gives a superb account of the city's rich history. See St. Vitus Cathedral, which is set inside the 1,000 year old Prague Castle. Your trip continues across the River Vltava in the cobblestoned Old Town Square, where you see the Astronomical Clock. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city on your own and shopping for beautiful Czech crystal. Later, consider a cruise on the river and view the city from a different perspective.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 4


    Journey through Moravia in the southern Czech Republic into Slovakia. Enjoy an orientation tour of the capital, Bratislava, which shows you the medieval town hall in the quaint Old Town area. Arrive later in Budapest, a romantic city which straddles the River Danube. This evening, you might like to dine on board a cruise boat, while admiring Budapest from the water.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Mercure Buda

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    Your Local Guide shows you the sights of the twin cities of Buda and Pest including the Fisherman's Bastion, Heroes' Square and the Church of St. Matthias. Admire panoramic views of the city from Gellert Hill, with free time afterwards to explore on your own. Perhaps take a trip to Szentendre or visit the Parliament buildings.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 6


    Cross the picturesque Transdanubia region dotted with orchards and vineyards. Visit the historical town of Györ, which dates back to Roman times and also has an abundance of medieval and Baroque charm. Later, head north into Austria and arrive in Vienna, a dynamic city with a splendid imperial heritage.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Senator Vienna

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 7


    The Hofburg, State Opera House, Imperial Boulevards, the impressive City Hall – your Local Guide shows you all these landmarks and more during your sightseeing tour of this elegant city. Later in your free time, explore the pedestrian area around St. Stephen's Cathedral and the main shopping street, Kärntnerstrassse. You might also like to visit a traditional Viennese café and sample unique pastries! This evening, consider an optional experience to dine at a heurigen or tavern in a wine village on the outskirts of the city.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 8


    Follow the Danube Valley past the impressive monastery at Melk. Continue west to the charming city of Salzburg, famous for its musical heritage, and wander through the Mirabell Gardens, which featured in the film ‘The Sound of Music'. Cross the bridge over the River Salzach and explore the Old Town, including the imposing cathedral square and Getreidegasse, a narrow street where Mozart was born in 1756.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Arena City

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 9


    Don't miss the opportunity to take an optional experience to the Eagle's Nest near Berchtesgaden in Germany, with spectacular views across the surrounding valleys. This evening in Munich – your final night – celebrate the end of the trip with your Travel Director and fellow travellers with dinner at your hotel.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Munich South

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 10


    This morning, say 'Auf Wiedersehen' to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable European holiday comes to an end. Transfers to Munich Airport are available. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • MunichOrientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Ludwigstrasse.
  • NurembergOrientation includes the old city walls.
  • PilsenSee this beer-brewing town.
  • PragueWalking tour with a Local Guide includes views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square.
  • BratislavaVisit the capital of Slovakia.
  • BudapestSightseeing with a Local Guide includes Fisherman's Bastion, the Church of St. Matthias and Gellert Hill.
  • GyörVisit this historical town.
  • ViennaSightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the State Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards.
  • SalzburgVisit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart.


  • 9 buffet breakfasts
  • 4 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

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