Imperial Highlights - 2016

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.

 

DAY 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

DAY 2   MUNICH - REGENSBURG - PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS)
Travel north to Regensburg, listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Old Town an unspoilt Medieval gem. From here continue into the Czech Republic. 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: Park Plaza Alta

DAY 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

DAY 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

DAY 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

DAY 6    BUDAPEST - GYOR - 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

DAY 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 local restaurant on the edge of Vienna for dinner.

Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast

DAY 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

DAY 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: Holiday Inn South

DAY 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
- Munich Orientation
includes the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz

Regensburg
Orientation includes the old city walls

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

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

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

Salzburg
Visit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart

Dining
9 buffet breakfasts
4 three course dinners

Travel Highlights
- Luxury air-conditioned coach;
- Hand-picked 3 and 4 star accommodation
- All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
- Variety of Optional Experiences
- An expert Travel Director and separate driver
- Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day
- Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

 

 

Please note fares are listed per guest and are based on double occupancy. The fare shown includes any available savings which are applied before the APC and any Air and/or Sea Fuel Supplement is added.