Imperial Highlights - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

10 days

from $1835 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Oct 2015.
"Saw everything we wanted and more!"
Joseph , Jul 2014

Enjoy the regal air of Munich, Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg on this majestic trip of Europe for less. Find 1000 year old castles, medieval cities and fantastic gilded statues. Listen closely for the sound of music in Vienna or why not relax on a serene cruise on the inspiring Danube River.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
CCOX

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    ARRIVE MUNICH

    Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. After check-in, your afternoon begins with an orientation tour of this exciting city! See the Marienplatz, featuring a Glockenspiel clock and the Town Hall. This evening, you might like to soak up the atmosphere with a stein of beer at one of the beer halls, for which Bavaria is world-renowned!

    Hotel

    Holiday Inn Munich South

  • 2.

    MUNICH – NUREMBERG – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel north to Nuremberg. Much of it was rebuilt following wartime destruction and its old-world charm and history is in evidence during your orientation tour. Cross the border into the Czech Republic and pass Pilsen, renowned for its breweries. Arrive later in Prague, a vibrant and fashionable city steeped in history, and one of Europe's must see destinations since the Velvet Revolution in 1989.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Duo

  • 3.

    PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Admire the sights of Prague with your Local Specialist who gives a superb account of the city's rich history. See St. Vitus Cathedral, which is set inside the 1,000 year old Prague Castle. Your trip continues across the River Vltava into the cobblestoned Old Town Square, where you see the Astronomical Clock. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city on your own and shopping for beautiful Czech crystal. Later, consider a cruise on the river and view the city from a different perspective.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

  • 4.

    PRAGUE – BRATISLAVA – BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS)

    Journey through Moravia in the southern Czech Republic into Slovakia. Enjoy an orientation tour of the capital, Bratislava, which shows you the medieval town hall in the quaint Old Town area. Arrive later in Budapest, a romantic city which straddles the River Danube. This evening, you might like to dine on board a cruise boat, while admiring Budapest from the water.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Mercure Buda

  • 5.

    BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Specialist shows you the sights of the twin cities of Buda and Pest including the Fisherman's Bastion, Heroes' Square and the Church of St. Matthias. Admire panoramic views of the city from Gellert Hill, with free time afterwards to explore on your own. Perhaps take a trip to Szentendre or visit the Parliament buildings.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 6.

    BUDAPEST – GYÖR – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS)

    Cross the picturesque Transdanubia region dotted with orchards and vineyards. Visit the historical town of Györ, which dates back to Roman times and also has an abundance of medieval and Baroque charm. Later, head north into Austria and arrive in Vienna, a dynamic city with a splendid imperial heritage.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Senator

  • 7.

    VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    The Hofburg, State Opera House, Imperial Boulevards, the impressive City Hall – your Local Specialist shows you all these landmarks and more during your sightseeing tour of this elegant city. Later in your free time, explore the pedestrian area around St. Stephen's Cathedral and the main shopping street, Kärntnerstrassse. You might also like to visit a traditional Viennese café and sample unique pastries! This evening, consider an optional experience to a traditional heurigen on the outskirts of Vienna for dinner.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 8.

    VIENNA – SALZBURG

    Follow the Danube Valley past the impressive monastery at Melk. Continue west to the charming city of Salzburg, famous for its musical heritage, and wander through the Mirabell Gardens, which featured in the film ‘The Sound of Music'. Cross the bridge over the River Salzach and explore the Old Town, including the imposing Cathedral Square and Getreidegasse, a narrow street where Mozart was born in 1756.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Scherer

  • 9.

    SALZBURG – MUNICH

    Don't miss the opportunity to take an optional experience to the Eagle's Nest near Berchtesgaden in Germany, with spectacular views across the surrounding valleys. On arrival in Munich, see the Olympic Stadium before arriving at your hotel. This evening celebrate the end of the trip with your Travel Director and fellow travellers with dinner at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel

    Holiday Inn Munich South

  • 10.

    DEPART MUNICH

    This morning, say ‘Auf Wiedersehen' to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable European holiday comes to an end. Transfers to Munich Airport are available. Conditions apply.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Bratislava

    Visit the capital of Slovakia
  • Budapest

    Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Fisherman's Bastion, the Church of St. Matthias and Gellert Hill
  • Györ

    Visit this historical town
  • Munich

    Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Ludwigstrasse
  • Nuremberg

    Orientation includes the old city walls
  • Prague

    Walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square
  • Salzburg

    Visit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart
  • Vienna

    Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the State Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards

Dining

  • 9 buffet breakfasts

  • 4 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your trip
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Prague

  • Beautiful Prague By Night

    Adult Price: €36.00 Join your Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city by mini-bus, tram or on foot. You’ll discover the magical Old Town Square, enjoy a drink and snack in one of the old town’s quaint restaurants while a musician entertains, and see a panoramic view over the city. Optional may be operated in reverse, starting with the viewpoint.
  • Prague By Night - Walking Tour

    Adult Price: €30.00 Join your Local Specialist for a walking tour and evening introduction to this fairy-tale city. We’ll meander through the magical old city, then explore the old town, where you’ll enjoy drinks and music in one of the quaint restaurants.
  • Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch Or Dinner

    Adult Price: €46.00 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.

Budapest

  • Danube Cruise With Dinner

    Adult Price: €58.00 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'.
  • Hungarian And Gypsy Folklore Show And Dinner

    Adult Price: €52.00 Get a taste of traditional music as you enjoy a Hungarian dinner with drinks in a local restaurant, while folk musicians serenade you at your table and reveal real gypsy folklore.
  • Szentendre And Light Lunch

    Adult Price: €47.00 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.
  • Visit To The Hungarian Parliament And Gundel

    Adult Price: €53.00 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.

Vienna

  • Dinner With Traditional Musical Entertainment In A Local Restaurant

    Adult Price: €59.00 Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included.
  • Dinner And Viennese Concert

    Adult Price: €99.00 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.
  • Viennese Concert

    Adult Price: €52.00 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.
  • Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

    Adult Price: €37.00 Enjoy a guided visit to the Palace of Schönbrunn, with its magnificently preserved state rooms and exquisite gardens. You’ll also have time for a walk through the park, perhaps as far as the Gloriette pavilion with its magnificent views.

Salzburg

  • Berchtesgaden And Hohenringstrasse Excursion

    Adult Price: €35.00 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.
  • Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps

    Adult Price: €51.00 Driving deep into the National Park past farmhouses and picturesque villages, we’ll arrive at the ruins of Obersalzburg. Here you’ll transfer to special coaches for the scenic mountain climb to the notorious Eagle’s Nest, with splendid views of the Hohen and snow-capped peaks. This optional is weather dependent, and may not be available on all departures.
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