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Imperial Europe

10 Days 5 Countries 9 Cities

Explore the history and culture of Munich, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Salzburg on this Regional Explorer trip.

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About this trip

Intriguing cities of central Europe are brought together as locals share their insight on the history and culture of Prague, Budapest and Vienna, with a pause in musical Salzburg too.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... shivering as you hear of the bravery of two families in wartime Hungary and walking through a barrel which hid the vineyard owners' Jewish friends during the Nazi occupation.


Trip type: Regional Explorer i

Trip code: WEOX

9 Nights

accommodation

14 Meals
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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Your Itinerary

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Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

Day 1

Arrive Munich

Prague, Czech Republic

Day 2

Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights)

Astronomical Clock, Prague, Czech Republic

Day 3

Prague Sightseeing and Free Time

Budapest, Hungary

Day 4

Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights)

Budapest Parliament, Hungary

Day 5

Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time

Vienna, Austria

Day 6

Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

St Stephens, Austria, Vienna

Day 7

Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

Salzburg, Austria

Day 8

Vienna – Salzburg Sightseeing

Munich, Germany

Day 9

Salzburg – Munich

Munich, Germany

Day 10

Depart Munich

Day 1

Arrive Munich

Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. View the Marienplatz with its fascinating Glockenspiel clock during your orientation tour. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

Hotel

Sheraton Arabellapark

Meals

  • Welcome Reception
Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

Day 1

Day 2

Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights)

This morning visit Regensburg, an unspoilt medieval gem on your way to the Czech Republic. Cross the border to exciting Prague, your home for the next two nights. This evening join your fellow companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

Hotel

International

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal
Prague, Czech Republic

Day 2

Day 3

Prague Sightseeing and Free Time

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 Specialist. View 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.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Astronomical Clock, Prague, Czech Republic

Day 3

Day 4

Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights)

Visit the Slovak capital Bratislava with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Entering Hungary you arrive in Budapest. This evening why not enjoy a scenic river cruise along the Danube?

Hotel

Marriott Courtyard City Center

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Budapest, Hungary

Day 4

Day 5

Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist 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 Danube overlooking the Parliament and city below. Later why not enjoy a visit and lunch in a quaint village outside Budapest before a special Be My Guest dinner of Hungarian specialties.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining
Budapest Parliament, Hungary

Day 5

Day 6

Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

Before departing Budapest why not consider a guided tour of the magnificent Parliament building? Then cross the Transdanubia region to Győr. 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.

Hotel

Hilton Danube

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Vienna, Austria

Day 6

Day 7

Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

Admire the Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty during your enthralling sightseeing tour of Vienna with your Local Specialist. 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 Habsburgs. The afternoon is yours to explore the city's many attractions. Later you might like to attend a classical concert.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
St Stephens, Austria, Vienna

Day 7

Day 8

Vienna – Salzburg Sightseeing

This morning travel to Salzburg, a city with close ties to the film 'The Sound of Music'. Meet your Local Specialist for a walking tour of this musical city. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Castellani Park

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner
Salzburg, Austria

Day 8

Day 9

Salzburg – Munich

After exploring the surrounds of Salzburg, cross back into Germany and return to beautiful Munich. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your holiday.

Hotel

Sheraton Arabellapark

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner
Munich, Germany

Day 9

Day 10

Depart Munich

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.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
Munich, Germany

Day 10

Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 32 Reviews

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    Service:

    Service rating : Good service - tour director Kurt Schwarz was professional n meticulous. Hotel rooms always ready on time. Local guides were fantastic - knowledgeable; humorous; absolutely awesome for all citiesProduct : 2 nights per city is a good arrangement. Optional tours were well

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    Received excellent service from both the travel director and coach driver. However, I felt that the hotels in Prague and Salzburg were second rate.

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    Service rating : Kurt did a wonderful job of looking after us. The Coach was first class, well maintained by Frank and very well driven. A safe and considerate driver. We have been on many Trafalgar Tours. A couple of times now we have had problems with overcrowding at breakfast because a number

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    Service rating : The hotel accommo was great, and the tour leader very effectiveProduct : Lots of great things to see

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and 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.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

Budapest Parliament, Hungary
    • City tour in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg

    • Orientation of Munich and Regensburg

    • Visit Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest and the Baroque town centre of Győr

    • View the Marienplatz in Munich, St. Vitus' Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna and Melk Abbey


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 5 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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Love... Travel

"Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


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    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 17 December 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Munich. The 23 December 2016 departure will celebrate Christmas in Prague and toast New Year's Eve in Munich. The 28 December 2016 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Budapest. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 04 November 2016 and 06 January 2017 include 40-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
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  • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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