Imperial Highlights – 10 days land only

Cathedrals, cobbled lanes, castles & 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, Mozart's Vienna & Salzburg.
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Price:
R17 600
DETAILS
Starting fromR17 600
Package Validity

Set departure dates between 27 APR 2018 - 06 JUL 2018

Duration10 days
DestinationEurope (Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary & Austria)
Starts inMunich
Ends inMunich

Description

- Return airport/hotel transfers
- 9 nights hotel accommodation
- Breakfast daily & 4 three course dinners
- Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach
- Assistance of an Expert Travel Director & local specialists
- All hotel service charges & tips, baggage handling & local taxes
- Sightseeing & VIP entry, including Insider Experiences
- Visits: Munich, Prague, Budapest, Vienna & Salzburg

 

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Are you travelling in a group? Book a group of 5-8 travellers & get 5% off per person. Frequent traveller & young traveller discounts also available.



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.

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.

Day 3

Prague sightseeing & 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.

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.

Day 5

Budapest sightseeing & 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.

Day 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.

Day 7

Vienna sightseeing & 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.

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.

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.

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.