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Imperial Europe

10 Days 5 Countries 5 Cities

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

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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. 

      About this trip

      Magical cities of bridges, cathedrals, cobbled lanes, and castles - central Europe's capitals put on a stately show in which the leads are played by Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava, and the beautiful Danube river featuring the regal cities of Vienna and Budapest where you'll break bread with a local family and hear of their heart-warming WWII rescue.


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      Trip code: CEOX

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      14 Meals
      • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg

        • Orientation of Munich and Regensburg

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

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • 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


        Airport Transfers

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


       

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      Munich, Germany

      Day 1

      Arrive Munich

      Prague, Czech Republic

      Day 2

      Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights)

      St Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic

      Day 3

      Prague Sightseeing

      Budapest, Hungary

      Day 4

      Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights)

      Fishermans Bastion, Budapest, Hungary

      Day 5

      Budapest Sightseeing

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 6

      Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Schonbrunn, Vienna, Austria

      Day 7

      Vienna Sightseeing

      Melk Abbey, Austria

      Day 8

      Vienna – Wachau Valley – Salzburg Sightseeing

      Salzburg, Austria

      Day 9

      Salzburg – Munich

      Munich, Germany

      Day 10

      Depart Munich

      Day 1

      Arrive Munich Day 1 - Arrive Munich

      The sophisticated city streets of Munich are your launchpad to an adventure through the capitals of Imperial Europe. Spend time at leisure soaking up the sights and sounds of the Bavarian capital, later join your fellow travellers and Travel Director on an orientation of this fascinating city. View the Marienplatz, the centre of Munich city life since the 12th century, and its enchanting Glockenspiel before a Welcome Reception to kickstart your journey.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Westpark

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Sheraton Westpark

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights) Day 2 - Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights)

      Medieval façades and Bavarian hospitality are yours to explore this morning in the unspoilt Danube town of Regensburg, which you will have an opportunity to visit en route to the Czech Republic. Meandering through the charming Bohemian landscape to the fairy-tale city of Prague, we spend the evening at a local restaurant indulging in traditional flavours and the hearty aromas of Czech cuisine during a Regional Meal.

      Hotel

      Andels by Vienna House

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Andels by Vienna House

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      Beautiful Prague By Night

      Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city on private transport and with a little strolling. You’ll discover the magical Charles Bridge, enjoy a drink in one of the old town’s quaint restaurants while a musician entertains, journey through the Old Town and gaze at the panoramic views of the city.

      Adult Price: €39.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Prague Sightseeing Day 3 - Prague Sightseeing

      Delve into centuries of history as you join a Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour of Prague. View the impressive Gothic architecture of St. Vitus' Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle, then cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the magical Astronomical Clock, with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. The afternoon is yours to experience the city on your terms. Savour the delicious chocolate flavours of Trdelník in the old Town Square, pay tribute to the saints that line the Charles Bridge or consider a relaxing lunch cruise on the Vltava.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch

      Take a relaxing cruise on the beautiful River Vltava and we’ll tell you about the legends, myths, culture and hidden secrets of this enchanting city. During the cruise you’ll enjoy a lunch of local specialities.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights) Day 4 - Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights)

      We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the lush landscapes of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Crossing the border into Hungary, we arrive in Budapest, our home for the next two nights. Why not spend the evening meandering along the Danube on an unforgettable river cruise, enjoying a selection of Hungarian specialities and awe inspiring views.

      Hotel

      Novotel Danube

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Novotel Danube

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Danube Cruise With Dinner

      Enjoy a scenic cruise on our private boat on the romantic Danube. You’ll savour a tasty dinner selection of Hungarian specialities with drinks included and see Budapest's spectacular illuminations, which give it the nickname 'The Paris of the East'.

      Adult Price: €63.00

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Budapest Sightseeing Day 5 - Budapest Sightseeing

      Take in the iconic sights of Budapest on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the famous Chain Bridge which connects the two ancient settlements that straddle the Danube and the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district. Visit Fisherman's Bastion paying tribute to the seven Magyar chieftains who founded the Hungary nation, and enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and the Danube below. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty Be My Guest Hungarian dinner and the story of their winery which once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Optional Experiences

      Szentendre And Light Lunch

      Explore more of Hungary and follow our guide out of bustling Budapest to the picturesque medieval town of Szentendre, set on the banks of the Danube and awash with ancient walls, cobbled streets and beautiful vistas. Here we'll enjoy a Goulash cooking demonstration before sampling this essential Hungarian dish during lunch, which also includes cake and drinks. Afterwards, perhaps strike a bargain in the shops that sell beautiful Hungarian embroidery, ceramics and paprika.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights) Day 6 - Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

      A leisurely start to your morning could see you soaking up the relaxing atmosphere in the Szechenyi Spa Baths, enjoying coffee and kurtos in the charming Jewish Quarter or joining a guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building. We cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia, arriving in Győr for a visit to explore its Baroque architecture and medieval charm before arriving in Vienna later for an evening at leisure to indulge in the intoxicating melodies, art and architecture of a city that was once home to famous composers - Mozart, Haydn and Strauss.

      Hotel

      Hilton Danube

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Hilton Danube

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Visit To The Hungarian Parliament And Gundel

      Take a guided tour of this magnificent Gothic Revival building, the most ornate state parliament in Europe. You’ll also have time to relax with a visit to the world famous Gundel restaurant for pancakes and drinks. When the Parliament is closed, we will visit the exquisite 'Renaissance' Opera House and the optional will be offered at €43.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

      Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.

      Adult Price: €62.00

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Vienna Sightseeing Day 7 - Vienna Sightseeing

      Explore the imperial splendour of Vienna at the exquisite Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty - one of the highlights of your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist, which will also include views of the grand State Opera House and Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th century to replace the city walls. Admire the ornate colourful roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of the city's most beloved icons, before spending the afternoon at leisure. Visit the Baroque Schönbrunn Palace with its tranquil gardens or enjoy Vienna's musical talents at one of the performances for which the city is famous.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Viennese Concert

      A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.

      Adult Price: €103.00

      Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

      The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and VIP entrance to make the most of your time.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Vienna – Wachau Valley – Salzburg Sightseeing Day 8 - Vienna – Wachau Valley – Salzburg Sightseeing

      The enchanting landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley provides a picturesque backdrop for our leisurely drive today past vineyards and fortresses en route to Salzburg. We see the Benedictine Melk Abbey perched on a rocky outcrop above the Danube and learn about its royal connections. Arriving in the fairy-tale Baroque city of Salzburg, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of its magical Old Town with a Local Specialist. Dine in your hotel this evening.

      Hotel

      Hubertushof Anif

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Hubertushof Anif

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Salzburg – Munich Day 9 - Salzburg – Munich

      After exploring the surrounds of Salzburg, depart Austria for the sophisticated city of Munich in Germany. Celebrate an unforgettable journey through some of Europe's most magical cities during a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions and Travel Director this evening.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Westpark

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Westpark

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Berchtesgaden And Hohenringstrasse Excursion

      Join us for a scenic tour in the Bavarian Alps to Berchtesgaden, within sight of Hitler's Bavarian Redoubt. Via the Hohenringstrasse, we'll ascend 5,000 ft along one of the most beautiful mountain roads of Europe.

      Adult Price: €36.00

      Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps

      In Berchtesgaden National Park drive past farmhouses and picturesque villages as we ascend the Obersalzberg. We transfer to special buses for the second leg of the journey: a spectacular road and great engineering feat blasted out of the mountain side. Finally we take an elevator up to the Eagle's Nest, intended as a mountain retreat for Hitler and his inner circle. Once at the top learn its fascinating history and take in the awe inspiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks whilst enjoying a local refreshment! This optional is weather dependent and subject to seasonal closures, therefore it may not be available on all departures.

      Adult Price: €55.00

      Lake and Mountain Tour

      Marvel at the Alpine beauty of the Salzburg lake district, with its 76 glacier lakes and picturesque towns like Sankt Gilgen. We will also have the chance to see some of the major backdrops for the film "The Sound of Music".

      Adult Price: €39.00

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Depart Munich Day 10 - Depart Munich

      For now it's time to say a fond 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

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 10

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        Join the Schieszl family for hearty Hungarian fare and the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place during WWII for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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

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        • City tour in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg

        • Orientation of Munich and Regensburg

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

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


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      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • 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


        Airport Transfers

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


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