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Imperial Europe Summer 2019 - Escorted Tour

Imperial Europe Summer 2019 - Escorted Tour
Duration: 10 Days
Countries: Austria
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: - Europe & Britain 2019
Descriptions: Visit Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava and the Danube river with stops in Vienna and Budapest, where you"ll hear a heart-warming family tale of a WWII rescue.
from €1,925 pp Tour Only

Call 01 2311889 to book

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Munich
The sophisticated city streets of Munich are your launch pad to an adventure through the capitals of imperial Europe. Spend some free time immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the Bavarian capital. Later, join your fellow travellers and Travel Director on an orientation tour. View the Marienplatz, the centre of Munich city life since the 12th century, and its enchanting Glockenspiel, before a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey.

Accommodation at Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring


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 Prague, your home for the next two nights.

Accommodation at Vienna House Andels/Vienna Hous Diplomat


Day 3

Prague Sightseeing And Free Time
Delve into centuries of history as you join a Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour of Prague. View the impressive Gothic architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, then cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock, with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. The afternoon is yours to experience the city on your terms. Savour the delicious chocolate flavours of Trdelník in the old Town Square, pay tribute to the saints that line the Charles Bridge or consider a relaxing lunch cruise on the Vltava

Day 4

Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights)
We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the lush landscapes of Bratislava, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Crossing the border into Hungary, we arrive in Budapest, the Paris of the East. Consider spending the evening on a river cruise along the Danube paired with a dinner of selection of Hungarian specialities and awe-inspiring views.

Accommodation at Novotel Danube


Day 5

Budapest Sightseeing And Free Time
Admire the iconic and unexpected highlights of Budapest on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the famous Chain Bridge which connects the two ancient settlements that straddle the Danube, and the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district. Visit Fisherman"s Bastion, paying tribute to the seven Magyar chieftains who founded the Hungarian nation. Here, you can enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and Danube below. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty Be My Guest Hungarian dinner. "Connect With Locals" and hear the story of their winery that once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution.

Day 6

Budapest – Gyor – Vienna (2 Nights)
A leisurely start to your morning could see you soaking up the relaxing atmosphere in the Széchenyi Spa Baths, enjoying coffee and kurtos in the charming Jewish Quarter or joining a guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building. Cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia, arriving in Gyor to explore its Baroque architecture and medieval atmosphere before arriving in Vienna for an evening at leisure to indulge in the captivating melodies, art and architecture of a city that was once home to famous composers.

Accommodation at Renaissance Wien


Day 7

Vienna Sightseeing And Free Time
Explore the imperial splendour of Vienna at Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty during your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist. Admire the grand State Opera House and Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th-century to replace the city walls. Then, see the ornate colourful roof of St. Stephen"s Cathedral, one of the city"s most beloved icons, before spending the afternoon at leisure. Maybe, visit the Baroque Schönbrunn Palace with its tranquil gardens or enjoy Vienna"s musical talents at one of the performances for which the city is famous.

Day 8

Vienna – Wachau Valley – Salzburg Sightseeing
The enchanting landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley provide a picturesque backdrop for our leisurely drive past vineyards and fortresses en route to Salzburg. We see the Benedictine Melk Abbey perched on a rocky outcrop above the Danube and learn about its royal connections. Arriving in Salzburg, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of its Old Town with a Local Specialist. Dine in your hotel this evening.

Accommodation at Hubertushof Anif


Day 9

Salzburg – Munich
Leave Austria behind, bound for the German city of Munich. This evening we celebrate an unforgettable journey through some of Europe"s most memorable cities during a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions and Travel Director.

Accommodation at Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring


Day 10

Depart Munich
For now, it"s time to say a fond 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.

To book or for more information, please call us on 01 2311889

What's included

Dining Highlights

  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

 

First class travel Highlights

  • 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 Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

 

Not included

  • Flights from Ireland
  • Any internal air unless otherwise stated
  • Meals (not specified)
  • Transfers (not specified)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal items
  • Meals (not specified)

 


Sightseeing Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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 Fisherman"s Bastion in Budapest and Gyor



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Notes
  • *For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey

 

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