Imperial Europe Winter 2019 - Leisure Holidays

Imperial Europe Winter 2019Germany

From RM7,418 / per person for 9 nights
Explore the history and culture of Munich, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Salzburg on this Regional Explorer trip.

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Summary

Magical cities of bridges, cathedrals, cobbled lanes, and castles - central Europe's capitals put on a stately show in which the leads are played by Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava, and the beautiful Danube river featuring the regal cities of Vienna and Budapest where you'll break bread with a local family and hear of their heart-warming WWII rescue.



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Transfer

On arrival at Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. 

Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 9.30am

Accommodation

9 nights hotel accommodation.

Sightseeing

Day 1: Arrive Munich
The sophisticated city streets of Munich are your launchpad to an adventure through the capitals of Imperial Europe. Spend time at leisure soaking up the sights and sounds of the Bavarian capital, later join your fellow travellers and Travel Director on an orientation of this fascinating city. View the Marienplatz, the centre of Munich city life since the 12th century, and its enchanting Glockenspiel before a Welcome Reception to kickstart your journey.  Hotel: Sheraton Arabellapark


Day 2: Munich - Regensburg - Prague (2 Nights)
Medieval façades and Bavarian hospitality are yours to explore this morning in the unspoiled Danube town of Regensburg, which you will have an opportunity to visit en route to the Czech Republic. Meandering through the charming Bohemian landscape to the fairy-tale city of Prague, we spend the evening at a local restaurant indulging in traditional flavors and the hearty aromas of Czech cuisine during a Regional Meal. Hotel: Angelo


Day 3: Prague Sightseeing
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 magical Astronomical Clock, with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. The afternoon is yours to experience the city on your terms. Savour the delicious chocolate flavors 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, the capital of Slovakia, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Crossing the border into Hungary, we arrive in Budapest, our home for the next two nights. Why not spend the evening meandering along the Danube on an unforgettable river cruise, enjoying a selection of Hungarian specialties and awe inspiring views.
Hotel: Art’otel


Day 5: Budapest Sightseeing 
Take in the iconic sights 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, and enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and the Danube below. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty Be My Guest Hungarian dinner and the story of their winery which once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution. 


Day 6: Budapest - Győr - Vienna (2 Nights)
A leisurely start to your morning could see you soaking up the relaxing atmosphere in the Szecheyni Spa Baths, enjoying coffee and krémes in the charming Jewish Quarter or joining a guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building. We cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia, arriving in Győr for a visit to explore its Baroque architecture and medieval charm before arriving in Vienna later for an evening at leisure to indulge in the intoxicating melodies, art and architecture of a city that was once home to famous composers – Mozart, Haydn and Strauss. Hotel: Hilton Danube Waterfront


Day 7: Vienna Sightseeing
Explore the imperial splendor of Vienna at the exquisite Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty - one of the highlights of your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist, which will also include views of the grand State Opera House and Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th century to replace the city walls. Admire the ornate colorful roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of the city's most beloved icons, before spending the afternoon at leisure. 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. Hotel: Arcotel Castellani


Day 8: Vienna - Wachau Valley - Salzburg Sightseeing
The enchanting landscapes of the UNESCO designated Wachau Valley provides a picturesque backdrop for our leisurely drive today 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 the fairy tale Baroque city of Salzburg, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of its magical Old Town with a Local Specialist. Dine in your hotel this evening. Hotel: Arcotel Castellani


Day 9: Salzburg - Munich
After exploring the surrounds of Salzburg, depart Austria for the sophisticated city of Munich in Germany. Celebrate an unforgettable journey through some of Europe's most magical cities during a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions and Travel Director this evening. Hotel: Sheraton Arabellapark


Day 10: Depart Munich
For now it's time to say a fond Auf Wiedersehen to Germany, your fellow travelers and Travel Director at the end of your exhilarating European experience. Transfers to Munich airport are available, conditions apply. 

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

On-Trip Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach

Meals

14 meals as per itinerary - 9 buffet breakfast & 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

Local Specialist

Local Specialist to bring locations alive

Tour Director

An expert Tour Director & a separate driver

Charges & Taxes

All baggage handling, hotel charges & local taxes

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

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