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Imperial Splendors Central Europe Escorted Coach Tour from Munich, Germany

Discover the enchanting beauty of Central Europe with our extraordinary escorted coach tour! Your journey will start in the picturesque city of Munich. You will then travel to Prague and Budapest, where you'll witness stunning landmarks and immerse yourself in the culture like never before. Afterward, you'll enjoy an orientation walk of the charming city of Bratislava, followed by a magnificent sightseeing tour of Vienna and Salzburg and a Krems Danube cruise with a Kaffee und Kuchen.

Imperial Splendors Central Europe Escorted Coach Tour from Munich, Germany

DEPARTURE DATE: April 28, 2024
Countries Visited: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary

OVERVIEW

The over-the-top homes. The complicated relationships. The relentless quest for power. Ruling Austria—and later the Austro-Hungarian Empire—for nearly 650 years, the Habsburgs formed one of history’s greatest, yet often overlooked, European dynasties. This fascinating tour of Central Europe traces the family’s steps—and missteps—as you enjoy the imperial sights of Prague, Budapest, and Vienna with additional overnights in melodious Salzburg and lively Munich. Ornate castles and cathedrals, stunning palaces and parks, and gorgeous gardens and grounds provide glimpse into the intriguing lives and lavish lifestyles of one of history’s most powerful and controversial families. In-depth sightseeing and a cruise along the legendary Danube offer varied vantage points to witness the magnificent marks this royal family left on Central Europe.

Highlights:

MUNICH Orientation tour

PRAGUE Guided sightseeing

BUDAPEST Guided sightseeing

BRATISLAVA Orientation walk

VIENNA Guided sightseeing

KREMS Danube cruise

SALZBURG Guided walking tour

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
April 28, 2024from $3,999 CAD - (compared to $4,199 CAD)Per Person
April 28, 2024from $4,989 CAD - (compared to $5,189 CAD)Per Person

What's Included

  • 9 night escorted coach tour round trip from Munich Germany
  • 9 breakfast, 5 dinner
  • Included sightseeing
  • Taxes

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sun Apr 28MUNICH, GERMANY
2Mon Apr 29MUNICH–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
3Tue Apr 30PRAGUE
4Wed May 1PRAGUE–BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
5Thu May 2BUDAPEST
6Fri May 3BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA
7Sat May 4VIENNA, AUSTRIA
8Sun May 5VIENNA–SALZBURG
9Mon May 6SALZBURG–MUNICH, GERMANY
10Tue May 7MUNICH, GERMANY

DAY 1 – MUNICH, GERMANY

Welcome to Munich!
At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Dinner

DAY 2 – MUNICH–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

The Heart of a City

MUNICH Orientation tour includes the Marienplatz. Free time before continuing to Prague.

Breakfast & Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Experience the geographical and cultural heart of Munich at its Marienplatz, the town square since 1158. Stroll through the home of historic buildings, including the Old and New Town Halls in the picturesque heart and soul of the city.

While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Illuminated Prague with Tavern Visit
Discover the magic of Prague on this guided walking tour featuring the city’s illuminated icons, Czech beer and music at a local tavern, and a stroll across the world-famous Charles Bridge!

DAY 3 – PRAGUE

The Golden City

PRAGUE Guided sightseeing features the Astronomical Clock and the Hradčany Castle grounds. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

CULTURAL GEM The capital city of the Czech Republic which spans the Vltava River is often called the “City of a Hundred Spires,” or “The Golden City.” See the beautiful Old Town Square, with vibrant Baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and the medieval Astronomical Clock, delighting passers-by each hour. Stroll around the exquisite grounds at Hradčany Castle, considered to be the world’s largest ancient castle complex.

While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Vltava River Lunch Cruise
Take a break from traditional sightseeing without sacrificing a moment of your time in the Golden City on this incredible 1.5-hour lunch cruise along the magnificent Vltava River.

DAY 4 – PRAGUE–BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Serenity in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA Orientation walk and free time before continuing to Budapest.

Breakfast & Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS Situated on the Danube River with the Little Carpathian Mountains as its backdrop, Bratislava is a real gem, a capital city with a local vibe. Whilst hearing about the historic area, look out for “Cumil” one the city’s most photographed inhabitants- the bronze statue of a man climbing out of a manhole.

While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Illuminated Budapest
Discover the magic of Budapest at night during this enchanting sightseeing tour featuring the city’s illuminated icons.

DAY 5 – BUDAPEST

The Pearl of the Danube

BUDAPEST Guided sightseeing includes the Matthias Coronation Church and Heroes’ Square. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Since the wedding of King Matthias I, the church bearing his name has continued to host royal weddings and coronation ceremonies within its grand Neo-Gothic walls. From Matthias Coronation Church, you’ll also take in the perfect view of Fisherman’s Bastion with its seven towers overlooking the Danube River.

While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Danube Cruise
Discover the magic of Budapest on this enchanting Danube River cruise past the city’s most famous landmarks!

Tastes of Hungary Dinner & Wine Pairing
Explore the piquant flavors of traditional Hungarian cuisine during this fun and delicious dinner excursion.

DAY 6 – BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA

The City of Music

VIENNA Free time for lunch. Guided sightseeing features a drive along the famous Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the magnificent mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. A sight to behold, the cathedral features the massive Romanesque “Giant’s Door” – adorned with dragons, birds, lions, monks, and demons.

While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Traditional Austrian Dinner
Travel to the outskirts of Vienna to a local restaurant or Viennese Heurigen (wine tavern) for a traditional dinner complete with music, entertainment, and wine from the latest harvest!

DAY 7 – VIENNA

City of Dreams

VIENNA Enjoy free day in beautiful Vienna.

Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Fall in love with the Austrian city that has played a key role throughout history. It is easy to see how musical geniuses such as Mozart and Strauss were inspired by this captivating city.

Schönbrunn Palace, Cultural Gem of Austria
Visit magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former summer residence of the Habsburg imperial family.

Classical Concert
Enjoy a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe’s prettiest venues.

DAY 8 – VIENNA–SALZBURG

Austrian Accents

KREMS Globus Local Favorite Danube cruise with a Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) tasting.

SALZBURG Guided walking tour features Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square. Dinner at St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant.

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE Sit back and relax for a leisurely cruise along one of the most scenic sections of the Danube River. Whilst watching the world pass by, indulge in another Austrian tradition- a cup of Kaffee and a delicious piece of Kuchen. Wunderbar!

DAY 9 – SALZBURG–MUNICH, GERMANY

Mozart’s Birthplace & Mugs of Beer

SALZBURG Enjoy free time this morning.

MUNICH Join a farewell dinner at the Ratskeller restaurant followed by a visit to the Globus Local Favorite Hofbräuhaus.

Breakfast & Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES If steins and suds are on your mind, then Munich is the place to sip and socialize at the legendary Hofbräuhaus. Raise a glass to your fantastic European vacation and the new and wonderful friends you’ve made along the way. Prost!

While we include many excursions and must-see sights on your trip, you may wish to explore other options to enhance your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

Spectacular Berchtesgaden with Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest*
Travel through fresh mountain air and unbelievable scenery to Berchtesgaden for a visit of Adolph Hitler’s infamous Eagle’s Nest command post. (*Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest available from mid May to October).

The Sound of Music’s Salzburg Sites & Scenes
This unforgettable excursion offers a look at both Salzburg and its majestic surroundings as you follow in the footsteps of The Sound of Music’s Maria von Trapp to see many of the movie’s most famous filming locations!

DAY 10 – MUNICH

Safe travels until we meet again!

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

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