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Imperial Europe (Winter 2013/2014)

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Melk Abbey, AustriaSalzburg, AustriaHofburg Palace in Vienna, AustriaCharles Bridge in Prague, Czech RepublicWinter snow in Prague, Czech RepublicMunich, GermanyFisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
Melk Abbey, Austria
Salzburg, Austria
Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic
Winter snow in Prague, Czech Republic
Munich, Germany
Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Rating: Read Reviews
  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2013-2014
  • Style: Central and Eastern Europe Regionals
  • Description: Be amazed by the architecture of the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany. Enjoy sightseeing in Prague, the lively capital of Czech Republic, and visit medieval Bratislava in Slovakia. Tour Budapest in Hungary, catch an opera show in Austria's capital, Vienna, and follow the Danube Valley past the impressive Melk monastery. An imperial experience to treasure forever!

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. Stop and view the stadium built for the 1972 Olympics and the Marienplatz, with its fascinating Glockenspiel clock. Meet this evening for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Sheraton Munich Arabellapark

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    Visit Regensburg, an unspoilt medieval gem on your way to the Czech Republic. Across the border see Pilsen, renowned for its breweries, before reaching Prague. This exciting city is your home for the next two nights! This evening, join your fellow companions for a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Hotel: Crowne Plaza Prague

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 3


    Prague has prospered since the fall of Communism, and its new-found status and affluence is evident during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with your Local Guide. See the impressive St. Vitus’ Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Explore the city on your own, or consider a relaxing lunch cruise on the River Vltava.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4


    Visit the Slovak capital Bratislava with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Entering Hungary you arrive in Budapest on the banks of the River Danube.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Centre

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Budapest featuring views of the famous Chain Bridge, the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and a visit to the Fisherman’s Bastion. From there enjoy superb views across the Parliament and Danube below. Later, spend time exploring on your own or consider a guided tour of the Parliament. Tonight, experience a Be My Guest Hungarian dinner with local specialities.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest)

  • Day 6


    Crossing the Transdanubia region to Györ is a pleasant drive through beautiful countryside. Stroll through this quaint city, which stands at the confluence of three rivers and features charming Baroque architecture. Later arrive in imperial Vienna where you stay for the next two nights.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Hilton Vienna Plaza

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 7


    Admire the Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Hapsburg Dynasty during your enthralling sightseeing tour of Vienna with your Local Guide. See the grand State Opera House, and the Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th century to replace the city walls. View St. Stephen’s Cathedral, its ornate roof bearing the imperial emblem of the Hapsburgs. The afternoon is yours to explore the city’s many attractions. Later, you might like to attend a classical concert.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 8


    Travel through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe. See the magnificent Melk Abbey, a masterpiece of baroque architecture, before reaching Salzburg. Meet your Local Guide for a walking tour of this musical city before sampling the delicious Local Speciality of Austrian cakes. Dine tonight at your hotel in the beautiful city of Salzburg.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Salzburg City

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 9


    Your holiday ends in the Bavarian capital, Munich. On your return to this fascinating city you will have time to enjoy the numerous museums and beautiful gardens. This evening, join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your holiday.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

    Hotel: Sheraton Munich Arabellapark

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 10


    Say ‘auf wiedersehen’ to Germany, your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your exhilarating European experience! Transfers to Munich airport are available, conditions apply.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Local Speciality Enjoy Austrian cakes and coffee in Salzburg.
  • Be My Guest Receive a warm welcome from a local family who have lived on the outskirts of Budapest for many generations. Involved in the production of wine, the family will share some of their history and you will be served delicious food and enjoy fantastic hospitality.
  • Local Guide in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • MunichSee the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Ludwigstrasse.
  • RegensburgOrientation of this medieval town.
  • PilsenSee the town famed for beer making.
  • PragueSee St. Vitus’ Cathedral, Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square and view Prague Castle on your walking tour.
  • BratislavaVisit the capital of the Slovak Republic.
  • BudapestView the Chain Bridge and visit the UNESCO listed Castle Hill District and Fisherman’s Bastion.
  • GyörVisit the Baroque town centre.
  • ViennaView the Hofburg, City Hall, Imperial Boulevards and State Opera House.
  • MelkSee the 900 year old Benedictine Abbey.
  • SalzburgSee Mozart’s birthplace and the Mirabell Palace and gardens on your walking tour.


  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 5 evening meals including:
    • Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Munich including Welcome Drinks and a light meal.
    • 1 three-course dinner.
    • Highlight Dinner in Prague.
    • Be My Guest Dinner of seasonal Hungarian specialities and regional wine in a family-run restaurant near Budapest.
    • Farewell Dinner with wine in Munich.
  • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights:

    • The 20 December 2013 departure
      Celebrate Christmas in Vienna. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings on this special day. A Christmas to remember forever in this magical capital city!
    • The 27 December 2013 departure
      Celebrate New Year's Eve in the enchanting city of Budapest. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialities at a local restaurant.

      Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Travel Highlights

  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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