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Imperial Europe

10 Days from $2,050 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Comfortable

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 World War II rescue.

Imperial Europe also has winter departures; click here to see the Winter Season version of this tour!

Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

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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 World War II rescue.

Imperial Europe also has winter departures; click here to see the Winter Season version of this tour!

Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

  1. The sophisticated city streets of Munich are your launchpad to an adventure through the capitals of imperial Europe. On arrival at Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10 am and 1 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Spend some free time immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the Bavarian capital. Later, join your fellow travelers and Travel Director on an orientation tour. View the Marienplatz, the center of Munich city life since the 12th century, and its enchanting Glockenspiel, before a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring
  2. This morning visit Regensburg, an unspoiled medieval gem on your way to the Czech Republic. Cross the border to Prague, your home for the next two nights.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
    hotel:Vienna House Andels/Vienna Hous Diplomat
  3. 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. Savor 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.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  4. 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 specialties and awe-inspiring views.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Novotel Danube
  5. 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.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  6. 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 Győr 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.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Renaissance Wien
  7. Explore the imperial splendor 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 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.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  8. 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.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Hubertushof Anif
  9. Leave Austria behind, bound for the German city 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.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel:Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring
  10. 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. Return transfers will arrive at Munich Airport at 9:30 am. Conditions apply.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
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  • Festive Celebrations: Christmas and/or New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures.
  • Solo Traveler Discount: This departure includes a 20-100% discount on standard single supplement subject to availability.
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $540 per person

Triple Room Discount: $10 per person

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $97 per person.

Airport transfers: On arrival at Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 9:30 am.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips

Meal Summary

14 meals: 9 hot buffet breakfasts, 5 dinners. 

Insider Experiences

Connect With Locals

  • Join the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian Be My Guest dinner and the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place during World War II for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg

Sightseeing Experiences

  • City tour in Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg
  • Orientation of Munich, Regensburg
  • Visit Bratislava, the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Győr
  • View the Marienplatz in Munich, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna, Melk Abbey
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Reviews

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Christina Powaday
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Service rating : This tour was awesome! Our travel director set the mood for a fun positive experience. Each city's local travel guide contributed in such a great way of sharing personality, history and set the mood. The cities we visited gave us a good taste, enough to want to come back.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip and we hope to have the opportunity to help you plan another in the near future.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Vacation : Great to see foliage and have comfortable weather while traveling thru countries.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Ross Tierno
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Service rating : Excellent communication and organization
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are glad you enjoyed your Imperial Europe adventure. Thank you for sharing your comments.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Vacation : Just a great overall experience. Tour guide excellent as well as the local guides
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Carolyn Stackhouse
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Service rating : Our trip was so well planned and everything we saw or visited were grand experiences. We learned so much and had so much fun. We would definitely take another trip with GET and would recommend their trips to our friends and family!
Vacation : This was such a fantastic trip! We loved all of it!
Monday, October 22, 2018
Raven Gossweiler
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Service rating : Trip was coordinated very well which made travel fun and easy for me. Loved my tour director and driver on the Trafalgar trip as well. All hotels were clean, beautiful, and close to the tourist hotspots. Extra excursions were enriching and worth the additional fees.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are thrilled you had such a fantastic time on your Imperial Europe tour. "Fun and easy" travel is our goal, so we are glad to hear you describe your experience in that way. Thanks so much for taking the time to write!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Vacation : Wonderful trip- fantastic hotels, knowledgeable tour director, comfortable travel bus. Would definitely do again!
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Veronica Gossweiler
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Service rating : Answered all questions, courteous and very helpful
Response from Grand European Travel:
How wonderful that you enjoyed your tour of Imperial Europe! We are so happy we were able to assist you with planning and booking this trip. Thank you for your comments!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Vacation : The best time with the best people
Sunday, October 21, 2018
William Petti
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Service rating : Everything went well with the exception of GET following up with me on a request to bring a companion along. Granted it was a late request and the GET rep said that the tour was fully booked unless someone dropped out at the last minute.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry that we could not accommodate your request to add another person. Unfortunately when the tour is full, we have no way of adding another traveler. Hopefully you enjoyed yourself on the trip and came home with some happy memories.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Vacation : Reasonably-priced package.
Monday, October 8, 2018
Andrea Higgins
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Service rating : I've used GET for all four of my international trips. Response to questions has always been prompt and helpful. I gave 4 stars because they were not able to give me the best price on airfare for this trip, so I had to make my own arrangements.
Vacation : On previous Trafalgar trips, tour directors have shared lots of what I call "fascinating facts" - learned lots of history on this trip but also really like to know things like the national color or info about the country's flags, everyday customs, etc. I also missed learning some phrases in the different languages and having these phrases printed out for reference. We did have the friendliest motor coach driver. The countries and cities we visited were fabulous and of course the local specialists were great.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Eden Domingo
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Service rating : Everything was excellent ... tour guide- Rob was magnificent, the sights & dinners were so enjoyable and the scheduling was just perfect. Looking forward to my next travel with you . thanks for the memories.
Response from Grand European Travel:
You are so welcome and thank you for choosing us to help you plan your vacation!
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Vacation : The price was worth it all.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Reuben Abraham
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Service rating : from the moment i bought the ticket until i climb into the plane on the way back it seemed like everyone did everything possible to make us happy .exceptionally organized, great hotels, great restaurants , great director and specialists.
Vacation : already wrote why. very pleased from the beginning to the end.
Monday, August 6, 2018
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Service rating : this trip exceeded my expectation. Tour director and driver are excellent. They really made the trip enjoyable.
Vacation : wish that some of the optionals would become the included ones
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Rebekah Vodak
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Service rating : Well from the time I made the reservation to the actual tour, I say it was grand experienced! This was my husband and I 36th wedding anniversary. On our 25th anniversary, we took the Baltic sea cruise. So this time I told him since I recently retired after working for 36 years will celebrate our anniversary and take our last trip by bus. We never expected to travel and see all these wonderful places with expert tour director. We sure appreciated the professionalism and his full knowledge of the places we visited of Mr Uli Hagen. Also our driver George [sorry didn't get his last name] was such an expert driver. It seemed like he didn't tired out of driving. The other tour guides they were sure wonderful and knowledgeable also.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It doesn't get any better than that! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience. Happy Anniversary!
Monday, July 30, 2018
Vacation : Worth the price on the places we'd tour along with restaurants for breakfast and dinner and hotels. They were superb!
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Service rating : Excellent customer service,the booking was handled well,questions and concerned were answered .
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for sharing your experience! We're happy to know we could help make your vacation as hassle-free as possible.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Vacation : Wonderful experience,meeting people from other countries as far as South Africa,Australia, Learned a lot of history of that part of the world.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Paul Kalashian Iii
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Service rating : we had a wonderful time on our recent Imperial European vacation with GET travel service. We also wanted to express our gratitude to Mr.John Miller for assigning Paul W. and his bus driver George for their outstanding performance in providing us an added experience throughout our travels during the vacation. it was entirely enjoyable. We can not express how much we enjoyed our travels. With this being said we look forward to using GET Travel Agency on our next vacation. Again, our Thanks to all who made this happen!! Sincerely, Paul Kalashian and Kate Reichert.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience. We're delighted to know you had a wonderful time on your journey through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. We'll extend your thanks to Mr. Miller, the Travel Directors and drivers certainly do know how to make a trip that much more enjoyable. Again, thank you for sharing and for being a part of our Travel Family!
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Vacation : nothing to add at this time
Monday, June 18, 2018
Katherine Reichert
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Service rating : From the first call to set up airline tickets to the overnight receipt of our travel documents, everything went without a single hiccup! The GET agents were very helpful, honest and even reminded me to check with our Guide before our return to insure that we got to the airport on time.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We love it when everything goes according to plan. So happy that you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you on another trip very soon!
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Vacation : The value received was worth the price. All of the hotels were very nice and comfortable with porter service that made travel very easy. The coach was brand new, comfortable and the driver, George, was excellent.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
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Service rating : Wonderful trip!! So glad that I took the trip- even at 85!!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for sharing your experience. We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time on your European vacation. What an amazing trip to take at 85-years-young! We're glad to have you as a part of our travel family!
Monday, June 4, 2018
Vacation : It was a wonderful tour. Cities of wonderful beauty!
Sunday, May 27, 2018
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Service rating : The entire tour was well put together, the guides + the local guides were very informative, friendly & helpful.
Response from Grand European Travel:
So glad you had such a wonderful experience on your vacation! Eastern Europe is beautiful and we're happy to hear you've shared your experience with friends. Thank you for sharing with us as well, we'll be sure to let the team know you had a great time. Happy Travels!
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Vacation : I thought the tour was well thought out to see as much of the area as possible. I've also recommended this special tour to others.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
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Service rating : GET provided excellent service starting with planning and organizing our trip, continued through pre-trip itinerary, trip registration, and ended with a superior trip lead by a most competent tour director. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for more time in wonderful European cities than you get with a river cruise.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you! We're so pleased you were happy with the service, vacation, and Eastern Europe. We're also happy to have you as a part of our travel family. We'll be sure to share your comments with the team, thank you for writing in and letting us know how we did. Happy travels!
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Vacation : While this trip was exceptional, we spent more on this than any previous trip. I also had an issue with the bus/airport transfers that required us to sit in our departure airport for over eight hours because there was only one post trip bus scheduled. That little fact should have been made really clear so that I could have made other arrangements without the adding extra costs.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Kenneth Fry
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Service rating : Perfect trip, perfect itinerary, perfect guide and driver
Vacation : Good value .............
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Lynna Coretana Tobiassen
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Service rating : This is the first time I booked with Grand European Travel and I had a great time with our Imperial Europe Tour. The associate who booked us by the name of Randy Fay was so helpful that he even arranged us a private transfer in our flight home. He overlooked an original booking that me and my friend have to leave early thus he gave us a complimentary transfer. For sure I will use again GET for my next travel.
Vacation : The experience and the places we've been is exceptional. Price of the tour is fair enough to have this kind of experience.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Eugenia Hoenack
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Service rating : Our tour director Rob Early did a great job. He made our trip amazing. This was my third trip with Trafalgar. This one was marvelous. Rob is knowledgeable in history, geography, he really takes his job seriously, great personality, good sense of humor. I dad a great time. My next trip will be with Trafalgar by sure.
Vacation : I had a wonderful time. My tour director Rob Early did a great job. He really takes his job seriously. He's knowledgeable in history, geography and has good sense of humor. He made my trip amazing, This was the third time a travel with Trafalgar. This one was the best. I will travel again with Trafalgar by sure.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Dorothy Cookwalter
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Service rating : Coordinating activities, excellent tour director and amazing coach driver. First European trip and will definitely like to do again.
Vacation : Pricing and timing was perfect
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Jack Weiss
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Service rating : TOUR WAS GREAT IN ALL ASPECTS AND I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO TAKING MORE TRAFALGAR TOURS IN THE FUTURE
Vacation : WELL WORTH THE PRICE CHARED ESPECIALLY THE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT IN MY CASE
Monday, October 30, 2017
Filomena Morabito
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Service rating : Acommodition ,food, sight seeing,guide derector our drivers are excellent so I'm looking forward to use another trip with trafalgar tour agency thank you
Vacation : I'm been so place with all the personnel in European tour they did tried to work it out my trip I'm really place. They are excellent.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Richard Zobel
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Service rating : This was the best guided tour ever. Are guide along with the driver did a outstanding job. I will be recommending Grand European to my friends.
Vacation : Worth every penny. Just outstanding. The guide was exceptional and went overboard to help my wife with every little detail to make her feel comfortable.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Ellen French
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Service rating : Itinerary and travel director excellent. Was not satisfied with booking agent.
Vacation : Good locations and accommodations.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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Service rating : GET phone assistance pre-tour was uneven. This tour was great but I made the mistake of following GET's written insistence that my sole carry-on must not exceed 10x11x6 inches. Not enough room for bottled water, a hat, a full-size camera, an essential umbrella. We needed carried-on toiletries when we would reach our hotel rooms before our suitcases and we were due back on the bus in 1/2 hour -- but they did not fit into my 10x11x6 bag. Everyone else on the tour had carry-ons far exceeding that size with no problems. They had not seen this fine print and thought the rule ridiculous. What saved the trip for me was the free, much larger Trafalgar-logo bag that the tour guide gave us on the second or third day.
Vacation : Excellent quality pastries.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Thomas Hinders
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Service rating : Andy Major made this a 10+
Vacation : Everything went according to plan.....
Monday, September 18, 2017
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Service rating : I loved the tour and thought the itinerary was excellent. I personally would have like a smaller tour of 15-16 people though the 44 on this tour all traveled cohesively. I think in large measure that was due to our fabulous tour director, Arne Schmidt. As I recommendation, I would have like to have most of if not all the 'optional' excursions added onto the regular tour. This added amount added a significant amount to the tour--after I had already booked it at what I thought was a good price. Also would have like more directed 'touring' rather than long stretches of exploring the city on my own. Though landmarks were pointed out before our 'release' time, please remember that I am touring because I do not know the particular city so that most of the time spent looking in churches or shopping, does not reveal its history. I can understand an hour or so of free time for a regional meal, but not 2-3 hours in a strange city. I travel to learn about things I do not know, not to shop. I felt this particularly in Vienna when I would have loved to have a more in-depth tour of the Ringstrasse which figures prominently in history but which we were on for a very short time with little of significance pointed out during that very short time. When I asked about certain blogs I was told they were far away, on the other side, etc. When we were given free time, I was uncertain about how to navigate the Ringstrasse and still get back to my starting place in time to meet the bus. Hotels and selection of restaurants where we dined together as a group, were excellent. In summary, loved the tour overall with the above mentioned exceptions. Thank you also for the travel adaptor that came in very handy, as well as the wi-fi on the bus. And again, kudos to Arne who is exceptional....and very patient.
Vacation : Not sure what you mean by this section. Does this mean purchase of souvenirs--which were insignificant. Or do you mean the purchase of the tour, which I have covered in my comments above. If this is for the trip, I feel that the cost of the optional tours, which I was not aware of before booking the trip, were unexpected and made the trip much more expensive. I did purchase every optional tour and they were excellent and did add much to the trip, but in my opinion should have been either declared in the description of the trip or just included as part of the trip with the amount added to the base price.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Susan Novelli
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Service rating : Arne was an amazing Travel Guide. His knowledge, humor and charm made the trip. There were great sights, food and a lovely group. Could not ask for more.
Vacation : Danube Cruise amazing for and sights Eagles Nest just can't miss Night tour of Prague what a sight
Response from Grand European Travel:
Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing them.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Jennie Hinders
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Service rating : Our guide Andy Major with Trafalger was incredible. Our driver Frank was superb and very safety minded. Would appreciate 3 nights in big cities and no one night stops.
Vacation : Excellent for the price..
Monday, August 28, 2017
Trusted Customer
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Service rating : The trip was very informative, but the Easy Pace wasn't so, as I had to keep asking for the director Carolyn to slow down. There were a few Senior that had canes and did have a difficult time keeping up. I did speak out to make Carolyn aware. Also, the Farwell Diner at the selected Restaurant was not very pleasing. The food was cold the staff appearred to not know what they were doing. They scurried around looking as tho they were sure what to do. The food was dropped off and never ask did we need something else. They did come back to the table to clear it but service WAS VERY POOR. FOOD WAS not even hot. I am sorry to write this but, another thought is the travelors, should not fill out the questionaire til the trip is completed.
Vacation : The Customer service people were FANTISTIC, I called several times and always felt that I was important. Alyissa R, went above and beyound to help me.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Shahnaz Gohari
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Service rating : Your guide was wonderful ( Kate) We were on scadual to visit every where we went . Her timing to manage our group was great .
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thanks for your comments.  We're really proud of our guides, and sounds like Kate lived up to our high standards!
Friday, August 25, 2017
Vacation : We had wonderful guide Kate was really knowledgeable and lead the tour perfectly.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
James Carruthers
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Service rating : They were very accommodating to our needs
Vacation : The price was right for all we saw.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Service rating : We were lucky to have the best tour director and the best bus driver. I have travelled with other tour guides and drivers, but Dean (Wonderful) Smart and Milan (bus driver) are the best team!!!
Vacation : It was the best planned trip. However, a couple of optional palace tours should be included in the tour. Isn't this the purpose of the tour to see important sights? Instead of charging for every historical sight we want to see, great historical sights should be included!!!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Thomas Vaccaro
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Service rating : Emerson was the main reason the experience was wonderful. He was fun, entertaining, professional and most important a logistic genus because he handled all the administrative tasks in an outstanding/efficient manner. We were always on time and in the know of everything that was going on and what was to occur next.
Vacation : Prices for everything were reasonable. The hotel accommodations exceeded the value of the tour, the breakfast and dinners provided to us were exceptional and a memorable experience. The Tour Director was by far the best and stood heads and shoulders above the other tour guides around us. 100% better than doing the logistics myself because we did not have the broad experience that the Tour Director bought to the adventure. Most important, we meet new wonderful friends that will last a lifetime!
Sunday, July 16, 2017
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Service rating : My 3rd GETour program. Consistently excellent from accommodations to travel ******, to local guides, to educational component.
Vacation : Excellent program details and planning. Should provide more info for more senior travelers of the amount of walking involved. One of our group had a pedometer that totaled 50-miles walking during the trip. 3-of our group used canes, so an advance warning of the amount of walking plus the amount of cobble-stone and uneven surfaces should be provided to avoid post-trip complaints for any lack of notice.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Karen Knapp
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Service rating : this was my sixth tour in europe-AND THE ONLY TOUR WHERE I HAD TO FIND MY OWN WAY TO AIRPORT(RETURNING HOME) AND PAY MY OWN WAY FOR THE TRANSPORTATION TO THE AIRPORT WHICH I DO NOT ACCEPT AS REASONABLE ALSO WHENEVER WE STOPPED FOR LUNCH WE ALL FELT RUSHED AND DID NOT ALWAYS HAVE TIME TO EAT OUR LUNCH WE ORDERED.
Response from Grand European Travel:
The transfers to and from your hotel are included int he price of your trip, however, they are at designated times. If you arrived prior to the set pick up time there may have been a wait at the airport fo the transfer to arrive. We're sorry if that was the case. We'll be happy to reimburse your taxi cost if you can provide us with a receipt. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Vacation : AS ALREADY MENTIONED TOO LITTLE TIME TO HAVE LUNCH WHEN STOPPING TO EAT ALSO NO TIME TO LOOK AROUND OR EVEN PURCHASE A POSTCARD. ALSO WE WERE NEVER TAKEN INTO ANY MUSEUMS WHICH I BELIEVE SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN EVERY TOUR-ALSO TOO MANY OPTIONAL TOURS MOST OF THE OPTIONAL TOURS SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED WITH THE COST OF THE TRIP-I DO NOT BELIEVE I RECEIVED MY MONEY'S WORTH NOR DO I BELIEVE I WILL EVER TRAVEL WITH TRAFALGA AGAIN-TOO MANY PEOPLE ON THE TOUR WHICH TAKES UP TOO MUCH TIME TO DO ANYTHING THERE ARE ALWAYS PEOPLE RUNNING LATE.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Arthur Israel
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Service rating : We had a great trip. I thank GET for offering the itinery at an affordable price.
Vacation : Very affordable. The accommodations were 4 & 5 star.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Antonio Martinez
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Service rating : Everythin was perfect.Well coordinate. The Director excelente. Sure I will travel again and will recomende to every vary.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you very much for traveling with us.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Vacation : We enjoy the trip very much,after 9/11 we took a braek,but we found out we fill safe to travel again.The hotel servicewas excellent,the group was good we all got alone.The tour director was excellent very knowlegeble,thecity tours guides very knowleble,Nathasha has wounderfull sence of humor she keep the people alert.Food good .We think the price of thefood and concert were over price,because the waitres were serving in a horry,plus the food was not what we pecteverybody were unsatisfaite.the bus driver was respectful and courteous.thanks
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Vasanti Deshpande
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Service rating : Quick response and accuracy were appreciated
Vacation : Excellent organization. Great job by the tour director and the driver. Well paced. Interesting places. Always on schedule. Meals were great. Lots of fun. Enjoyed it.
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  • U.S. citizens traveling to the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Hungary must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering these countries.

  • The currency in the Czech Republic is the Koruna, in Austria is the Euro, and in Hungary is the Forint. The currency in Germany is the Euro (€).  While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive on your trip, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • Traditional German cuisine is rich and delicious.  Try specialties including a variety of bratwurst with sauerkraut, cold cuts, spätzle and potato dumplings.  For dessert you cannot miss the world famous Black Forest Gateau.   Beer is a big part of German culture; sample a variety of German offerings including pilsner, Kölsch and sour beers.  In Frankfurt, try the local cider (Apfelwein).   Wine is also popular throughout Germany, and world-class whites are produced in the Rhine and Mosel regions. 

    If you like meat and potatoes, chances are you’ll love the food in the Czech Republic.  The country is also known for its long-standing tradition for beer.  Most towns have at least one brewery, so it’s no surprise that the Czech consume more beer per capita than any other country.  In Austria you’ll find more hearty cuisine, but nothing beats the desserts. Try delicious treats like Viennese Sachertorte (dense chocolate cake) and apple strudel. In Hungary you’ll find hearty specialties including goulash, winter salami, pork stew, and chicken paprikash.

  • We suggest packing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. It’s important to bring comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List

  • Service and VAT are typically included in the price of food at restaurants in Germany.  When leaving a tip, it is appropriate to simply round up your bill or leave up to 10 percent.   Rather than leaving your money on the table, be prepared to leave it with your waiter when you pay your bill.  If you are expecting change, simply tell them how much you will need back after gratuity.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Prague

Beautiful Prague By Night

Adult Price: €39.00

Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city by private tram or mini bus and with a little strolling. You’ll discover the magical Charles Bridge, enjoy a drink in one of the old town’s quaint restaurants while a musician entertains, journey through the Old Town and gaze at the panoramic views of the city.

Prague

Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch

Adult Price: €49.00

Take a relaxing cruise on the beautiful River Vltava and we’ll tell you about the legends, myths, culture and hidden secrets of this enchanting city. During the cruise you’ll enjoy a lunch of local specialities.

Budapest

Danube Cruise With Dinner

Adult Price: €63.00

Enjoy a scenic cruise on our private boat on the romantic Danube. You’ll savour a tasty dinner selection of Hungarian specialities with drinks included and see Budapest's spectacular illuminations, which give it the nickname 'The Paris of the East'.

Budapest

Szentendre And Light Lunch

Adult Price: €49.00

Explore more of Hungary and follow our guide out of bustling Budapest to the picturesque medieval town of Szentendre, set on the banks of the Danube and awash with ancient walls, cobbled streets and beautiful vistas. Here we'll enjoy a Goulash cooking demonstration before sampling this essential Hungarian dish during lunch, which also includes cake and drinks. Afterwards, perhaps strike a bargain in the shops that sell beautiful Hungarian embroidery, ceramics and paprika.

Budapest

Visit To The Hungarian Parliament And Gundel

Adult Price: €61.00

Take a guided tour of this magnificent Gothic Revival building, the most ornate state parliament in Europe. You’ll also have time to relax with a visit to the world famous Gundel restaurant for pancakes and drinks. When the Parliament is closed, we will visit the exquisite 'Renaissance' Opera House and the optional will be offered at €43.

Vienna

Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

Adult Price: €62.00

Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.

Vienna

Dinner And Viennese Concert

Adult Price: €100.00

A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.

Salzburg

Berchtesgaden And Hohenringstrasse Excursion

Adult Price: €36.00

Join us for a scenic tour in the Bavarian Alps to Berchtesgaden, within sight of Hitler's Bavarian Redoubt. Via the Hohenringstrasse, we'll ascend 5,000 ft along one of the most beautiful mountain roads of Europe.

Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

Adult Price: €45.00

The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and VIP entrance to make the most of your time.

Salzburg

Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps

Adult Price: €55.00

"In Berchtesgaden National Park drive past farmhouses and picturesque villages as we ascend the Obersalzberg. We transfer to special buses for the second leg of the journey: a spectacular road and great engineering feat blasted out of the mountain side. Finally we take an elevator up to the Eagle's Nest, intended as a mountain retreat for Hitler and his inner circle. Once at the top learn its fascinating history and take in the awe inspiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks whilst enjoying a local refreshment! This optional is weather dependent and subject to seasonal closures, therefore it may not be available on all departures."

Salzburg

Lake and Mountain Tour

Adult Price: €39.00

Marvel at the Alpine beauty of the Salzburg lake district, with its 76 glacier lakes and picturesque towns like Sankt Gilgen. We will also have the chance to see some of the major backdrops for the film "The Sound of Music".

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