Imperial Highlights

10 days

from $118 pppd

Trip available from Aug 2017 to Oct 2017.
"Saw everything we wanted and more!"
Joseph , Jul 2014

Cathedrals, cobbled lanes, castles and the mighty Danube - this stately sojourn through the imperial capitals of Europe will see you visit Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava, Budapest and Mozart's Vienna and Salzburg.

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 South

  • 2.

    MUNICH – REGENSBURG – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel north to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Regensburg, a medieval gem. Continue into the Czech Republic and it's vibrant capital Prague. Experience this must-see destination steeped in ancient and modern history.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Plaza Alta

  • 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. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    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 building.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 6.

    BUDAPEST – GYŐR – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS)

    Cross the picturesque Transdanubia region dotted with orchards and vineyards. Visit the historical town of Győr, 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, Kärntnerstrasse. You might also like to visit a traditional Viennese café and sample unique pastries. This evening consider an Optional Experience to a local restaurant on the edge 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

    Austria Trend West

  • 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 reaching 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

    Novum 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
  • Győr

    Visit this historical town
  • Munich

    Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz
  • Prague

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

    Orientation includes the old city walls
  • 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

Unbeatable Features

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
    Daily breakfast
    Luxury air-conditioned coach
    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    Variety of Optional Experiences
    An expert Travel Director and separate driver
    All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
    Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to the price panel

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: €39.00 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.
  • Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch Or Dinner

    Adult Price: €49.00 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 of local specialities.

Budapest

  • Danube Cruise With Dinner

    Adult Price: €61.00 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'.
  • Szentendre And Light Lunch

    Adult Price: €49.00 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.
  • Hungarian And Gypsy Folklore Show And Dinner

    Adult Price: €53.00 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.
  • Visit To The Hungarian Parliament And Gundel

    Adult Price: €56.00 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

  • Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

    Adult Price: €61.00 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.
  • Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

    Adult Price: €42.00 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.
  • Dinner And Viennese Concert

    Adult Price: €100.00 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 sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.

Salzburg

  • Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps

    Adult Price: €55.00 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.
  • Lake and Mountain Tour

    Adult Price: €36.00 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".
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