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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 trip.

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10 Days, 5 Countries, 9 Cities

Imperial Europe

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Munich, Germany

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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 14 April, 26 May, 14 July, 25 August and 13 October 2017 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
    • Festive celebrations: Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations have been arranged for departures 16 December, 23 December and 27 December 2017. Join us in Europe to celebrate the festive season.
    • Departures from 27 October 2017 to 06 April 2018 are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017.
    • 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.
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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.


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 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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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

Budapest, Hungary

Day 4

Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights)

Budapest Parliament, Hungary

Day 5

Budapest Sightseeing

Vienna, Austria

Day 6

Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

St Stephens, Austria, Vienna

Day 7

Vienna Sightseeing

Salzburg, Austria

Day 8

Vienna – Wachau Valley – Salzburg Sightseeing

Munich, Germany

Day 9

Salzburg – Munich

Munich, Germany

Day 10

Depart Munich

Day 1

Arrive 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 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)

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

Andels by Vienna House Prague

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Hotel

Andels by Vienna House Prague

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Optional Experiences

Beautiful Prague By Night

Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city by tram or mini-bus 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

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

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)

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

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: €61.00

Day 4

Day 5

Budapest Sightseeing Day 5 - Budapest Sightseeing

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 Parliament and Danube 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

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)

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

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: €58.00

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: €61.00

Day 6

Day 7

Vienna Sightseeing Day 7 - Vienna Sightseeing

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 dinner with a classical concert.

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: €100.00

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: €42.00

Day 7

Day 8

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

See 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 Specialist for a walking tour of this musical city. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Hubertushof

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Hubertushof

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 8

Day 9

Salzburg – Munich 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 Westpark

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Hotel

Sheraton Westpark

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

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 refreshments! 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: €36.00

Day 9

Day 10

Depart Munich 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

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 10

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    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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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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The Trafalgar Experience

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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.


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    Service rating : Thanks for taking care of all the details!Product : The base trip and all the excursions were great!

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    Service rating : Fantastic organisation, great restaurants and special experiences, first class tour guide, accommodation superb, lots of laughs... I've never done any guided tours in Europe, and have travelled extensively under my own steam in the past, so wasn't sure whether the tour would live

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    Service rating : This was my first trip with Trafalgar. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The hotels, transportation, inclusions, etc... were fantastic. Emmo, our Travel Director, made the experience great for everyone. Thank you!Product : Everything was fantastic!

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    Service rating : The tour director was excellent. The hotels were centrally located for the most part and the extra excursions were very interesting. I would like to see a Sound of Music excursion included in Salzburg. The hot breakfast in the hotels were excellent. I think the whole tour was a

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    Service rating : I am not sure if I would recommend the tour to others or if I would travel with Trafalgar.The hotel in Munich certainly was not not equipped to handle such large group, there were about 3 tours that arrived at the same time and our room was not ready until almost 3, we waited 4

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