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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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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 during your wine tasting, and walking through a barrel which hid the vineyard owners' Jewish friends in the Nazi occupation.


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

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

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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 – Wachau Valley – 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 Westpark/Hilton City

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

andel's by Vienna House Prague

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Optional Experiences

Prague By Night - Walking Tour

Join your Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city by tram or mini-bus and on foot. You'll enjoy a drink and snack in one of the town's quaint restaurants while being entertained by musicians. Then, we'll take in panoramic views of the city. (n.b. Optional may be operated in reverse)

Adult Price: €31.00

Beautiful Prague By Night

Join your Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city by mini-bus, tram or on foot. Enjoy a drink in one of the town’s quaint restaurants while a musician entertains and then experience a panoramic view over the city. Optional may be operated in reverse, starting with the viewpoint.

Adult Price: €37.00

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

Optional Experiences

Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch Or Dinner

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 or dinner of local specialities.

Adult Price: €47.00

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

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: €59.00

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 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

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: €48.00

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

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: €54.00

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: €60.00

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

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 local champagne 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: €39.00

Viennese Concert

You’ll enjoy a wonderful concert of Viennese classical music including some of the most famous works of Strauss and Mozart, performed by some of the most highly acclaimed soloists and dancers in Austria. You’ll receive 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of local champagne during the interval.

Adult Price: €54.00

St Stephens, Austria, Vienna

Day 7

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
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 Westpark/Hilton City

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 refreshments! This optional is weather dependent, and may not be available on all departures.

Adult Price: €52.00

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

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

    • 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 with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • 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

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing


    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.


Unwind

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.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 81 Reviews

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    Service rating : organization of events, promptness, safety, knowledge of tour guide,Product : saw everything that makes a country and its people a culture. Like the night travel options

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    Service rating : There was too much walking that was not fully disclosed in the brochures. I have arthritis in one knee & distance walking can be difficult even with my cane. Bus often had to drop us far from the point of the tour and I had to skip some outings I wanted to see. Also, there was a

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    Service rating : The tour was great . The use of local specialist on city tours was an asset. The Be our Guest dinner was a wonderful experience.Product : It was great. The Be our Guest dinner was fantastic. The optional tour of the river cruise on the Danube in Budapest was amazing. The

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    I am not even sure where to start.... I took a trip last year to Italy with Trafalgar and it was amazing and incredible. This trip I took this year Imperial Europe was so underwhelming - and others on the trip agreed with me. The optional experiences were a waste of money. The tour director

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    Service rating : Craig hill did an outstanding job.Product : Wish hotels were closer to city center....better location.

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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.
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