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Imperial Europe

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

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      • International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included.
      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 19 April, 10 May, 05 July, and 18 October 2019 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
      • Why not extend your stay in Munich and explore this exciting city on your own? Ask your Trafalgar Specialist for accommodation and private transfer prices.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Double-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • 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 traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      About this trip

      Visit Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava and the Danube river with stops in Vienna and Budapest, where you'll hear a heart-warming family tale of a WWII rescue.


      Trip type: Regional Explorer i

      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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      Highlights

      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 Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest and 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 Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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 and Free Time

      Budapest, Hungary

      Day 4

      Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights)

      Budapest, Hungary

      Day 5

      Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 6

      Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Schonbrunn, Vienna, Austria

      Day 7

      Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

      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 launch pad to an adventure through the capitals of imperial Europe. Spend some free time immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the Bavarian capital. Later, join your fellow travellers and Travel Director on an orientation tour. View the Marienplatz, the centre of Munich city life since the 12th century, and its enchanting Glockenspiel, before a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights) 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 Prague, your home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Vienna House Andels/Vienna Hous Diplomat

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Vienna House Andels/Vienna Hous Diplomat

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Prague Sightseeing and Free Time Day 3 - Prague Sightseeing and Free Time

      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 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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Crossing the border into Hungary, we arrive in Budapest, the Paris of the East. Consider spending the evening on a river cruise along the Danube paired with a dinner of 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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time Day 5 - Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time

      Admire the iconic and unexpected highlights 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 Hungarian nation. Here, you can enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and Danube below. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty Be My Guest Hungarian dinner. 'Connect With Locals' and hear the story of their winery that once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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 Széchenyi Spa Baths, enjoying coffee and kurtos in the charming Jewish Quarter or joining a guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building. Cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia, arriving in Győr to explore its Baroque architecture and medieval atmosphere before arriving in Vienna for an evening at leisure to indulge in the captivating melodies, art and architecture of a city that was once home to famous composers.

      Hotel

      Renaissance Wien

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Renaissance Wien

      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. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred. 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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time Day 7 - Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

      Explore the imperial splendour of Vienna at Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty during your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist. Admire the grand State Opera House and Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th-century to replace the city walls. Then, see 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. Please note: on occasion a small gift will be offered in place of a glass of sparkling wine.

      Adult Price: €103.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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 to make the most of your time. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.

      Adult Price: €45.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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 provide a picturesque backdrop for our leisurely drive 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 Salzburg, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of its 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

      Leave Austria behind, bound for the German city of Munich. This evening we celebrate an unforgettable journey through some of Europe's most memorable cities during a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions and Travel Director.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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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      • Connect with Locals
        Join the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian Be My Guest dinner and the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place during WWII for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution. (Day 5)

      • Local Specialist
        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 Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest and 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 Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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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      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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