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Imperial Europe

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $2,102 per person
APR - OCT 2023
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Countries Visited

Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria ...more Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria

Locations Visited

Munich, Regensburg, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Győr, Vienna, Salzburg ...more Munich, Regensburg, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Győr, Vienna, Salzburg
  1. Day 1 Welcome to 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. 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 iconic Glockenspiel, before a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Holiday Inn Westpark
  2. Day 2 Journey to Medieval Regensburg and Prague

    This morning visit Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an unspoilt medieval gem. Cross the Czech border and head to Prague, your home for the next two nights. You’ll have the evening to spend your way or consider joining an Optional Experience to explore beautiful Prague by night with a Local Specialist.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Vienna House Andel's
  3. Day 3 Discover Colourful Prague

    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 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Vienna House Andel's
  4. Day 4 Onwards to Slovak Bratislava and Budapest

    We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the lush landscapes of Moravia and pass into Slovakia. Stop in Bratislava to admire its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Next, enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at an inclusive café. 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 a selection of Hungarian specialities and awe-inspiring views.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Novotel Danube
  5. Day 5 Explore Riverside Budapest Make Travel Matter Connect with Locals

    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. Here, you can enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and Danube below. Stop for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at an inclusive café. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian dinner at our Be My Guest experience. Connect With Locals and hear the story of their winery.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Novotel Danube
  6. Day 6 Venture to Vienna

    A leisurely start to your morning could see you joining an Optional Experience guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building and a visit to the world-famous Gundel restaurant for pancakes. Cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia stopping in Győr to soak up its medieval atmosphere. Arrive 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Holiday Inn South
  7. Day 7 See the Sights of Vienna

    Explore the imperial splendour of Vienna during your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist. Admire Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty, 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. 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Holiday Inn South
  8. Day 8 Off to Picturesque Salzburg

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Mercure City
  9. Day 9 Return to 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.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Holiday Inn Westpark, Leonardo Royal
  10. Day 10 Farewell 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. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Imperial Europe Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 1 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

Be My Guest

  • Budapest: Join the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian Be My Guest dinner and the story of their winery.

Iconic Experience

  • Munich: During your orientation of the city with your Travel Director, see Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz.
  • Regensburg: Visit Regensburg and explore this enchanting UNESCO-listed town at your leisure.
  • Prague: Led by your Local Specialist, explore the delightful Old Town Square and see the detailed Astronomical Clock that attracts onlookers each hour.
  • Bratislava: Explore Bratislava's city centre. Take a walk through the charming squares and see the iconic Michael Tower.
  • Budapest: Spend the day basking in the iconic views of Budapest.
  • Győr: Absorb the medieval atmosphere of Györ.
  • Vienna: Walk through the first district, Inner Stadt, as your Local Specialist reveals the historic core of the city. Tour the Ring Road to see the Hofburg Imperial Residence, Opera House, Parliament Building and Karlskirche.
  • Melk: Take in the beautiful landscapes of Wachau Valley.
  • Salzburg: Join your Local Specialist to visit the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace and Residence Square - both locations used in 'The Sound of Music.' See the imposing fortress, the immense cathedral and Mozart's birthplace on the lively Getreidegasse.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Bern: Make a stop for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at an inclusive café.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Munich, Regensburg, Bratislava and Győr
  • : View the Marienplatz in Munich, St. Vitus' Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague and the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna
  • : See Melk Abbey

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

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

Available on Day 2

Beautiful Prague By Night

Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city on private transport and with a little strolling. Gaze at the panoramic views of the city of a hundred spires while our Local Specialist brings the magic of the Charles Bridge alive. Enjoy a drink in a quaint restaurant as a musician entertains and discover parts of Prague that we have not seen yet.
Adult Price: € 39

Available on Day 3

Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch

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 specialties.
Adult Price: € 51

Budapest

Available on Day 4

Danube Cruise With Dinner

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet of the delicious food for which Hungary is famous. Gulyás (Goulash), Töltött Káposzta (stuffed cabbage), chicken paprikash, dobostorta and much more. All as you sail along watching the illuminated landmarks of this stunning city.
Adult Price: € 93

Available on Day 5

Szentendre And Light Lunch

Explore more of Hungary and follow our Local Specialist 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. Afterward, perhaps strike a bargain in the shops that sell beautiful Hungarian embroidery, ceramics and paprika.
Adult Price: € 52

Available on Day 6

Visit To The Hungarian Parliament And Gundel

With our Local Specialist, we'll take a 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.
Adult Price: € 64

Vienna

Available on Day 6

Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

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.
Adult Price: € 63

Available on Day 7

Dinner And Viennese Concert

A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! We'll enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. With your 'A Class' tickets, you will experience works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in a classic, sumptuous setting and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the concert. Please note: on occasion, a small gift will be offered in place of a glass of sparkling wine.
Adult Price: € 103

Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

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 to make the most of your time.
Adult Price: € 47

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Leticia Matiga
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Service
It was great and everything was presented to me clearly!
Response from Grand European Travel:
It is great to hear that you enjoyed your Imperial Europe tour. We hope you came back with memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback. Happy Travels!
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Vacation
We enjoyed Jonathan's company and the local guides!
Trusted Customer
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Service
Decided within a month of travel & all was smooth & enjoyable
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your Imperial Europe tour. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback. Take care!
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Vacation
Jonathan & our driver Duson weregreat
Darius Mcclintock
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Service
Low Priced - Good Knowledgeable Tour Directors on Site. Local "Specialists" Like to hear themselves talk. Most Hotels were Marginal with very small rooms for North American Customers. The Hotels except for the Holiday Inn in Vienna didn't have face cloths (washcloths). The Coach (Bus) had no footrest and the air conditioning was less than average but the tour directors didn't care much probably because they couldn't do anything about it. Breakfast was ok except somebody needs to teach Centra Europeans how to make scrambled eggs. The tours in the various cities were very good but there was more walking on cobblestones than advertised. Not a tour for those out of shape.
Vacation
Subpar Hotels and Bus. Good tours in Munich, Prague, and Budapest. Vienna - not so much. Food on dinner cruises was not very good.
Kathy
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Service
I was able to book at the last minute without any problems.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad we were able to help you book your Imperial Europe trip. We hope you came back with many wonderful memories. Thank you for leaving a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Vacation
There was. So much to see it would have been nice to spend more time in a city; and maybe go to fewer cities.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Service
A guided tour is only as good as its Tour Director. Emmo Laing delivered a wonderful travel experience.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It certainly sounds like you had a wonderful and exhausting (in the best way!) vacation. So many interesting things to see and do in that part of the world! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback and hope we can help you plan your next adventure when you are ready. Happy Travels!
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Vacation
Excellent itinerary. Many wonderful sights and experiences. The optional experiences allow the traveler to tailor the pace of travel to his/her liking. I booked myself on all the optional excursions which provided for a non-stop, action-packed, thoroughly exhausting trip. Loved every minute.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Service
Very professional and informative. Knowledeable about the trips. Always answered the phone calls quickly When my trip was cancelled, they were able to book me on a trip that was similar at the times I needed.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad you enjoyed your Imperial Europe tour. Thank you for letting us help you plan and book your tour. It sounds like you had a fabulous time. Thank you for leaving a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Vacation
Wonderful cities we explored. Tour Director was excellent The excursions were great but they weren't included. Need to budget about $600 to cover the additions
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Service
Most of my questions I had for the travel specialist (prior to trip) were answered.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Imperial Europe tour. It sounds like your Tour Director was top-notch. Thank you for leaving a review. Your feedback is appreciated.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Vacation
Mostly because of our tour guide, Emmo. His level of service, responsiveness & expertise greatly exceeded my expectations!!
Bambi Marien
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Service
I had such a wonderful time with my family that I will do this again! My director Eve was amazing, our wellness ambassador Sam was very thoughtful knowledgeable. Even our driver was friendly professional.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your adventures in Europe! It sounds like you made lifelong memories. We would love to help you plan your next journey when you are ready to travel again. Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your feedback.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Vacation
The whole trip was smooth and delightful. We had a great time and learned so much from our traveling team. The areas we went were fun and amazing. Great memories were made and it felt like we were traveling with family. This team really took the uncertainties out of traveling to foreign lands. They communicated with staff and with us every step of the way. I am looking forward to my next trip.
Henry Smithson
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Service
My wife and I found GTE's customer service very helpful and definitely helped make our tour easy andmemorable.
Vacation
Our tour met and surpassed our expectations and we thought that James was an excellent tour director.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We love it when expectations are surpassed! Thank you for your confidence in booking with GET and we hope to be able to help you plan another trip very soon.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Luis Alberto Perales
Friday, September 27, 2019
Service
The Travel Director (Arne Smichdt) was very knowledgeable and professional. Hotels and food were good, clean and tasty. The cities and places we visited were fantastic. The coach and the driver were excellent.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your suggestions which we will be sure to pass along to our team in London. We are so pleased that you enjoyed this trip.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Vacation
In general, it was what we expected from GET. Again, more time at the Melk Monastery in Austria. We needed 4 hours at least to have a good idea of the place. You should include, as an optional, a visit to the Neuchstein (?) castle.
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