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Imperial Europe

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $2,295 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, Gyor, Vienna, Salzburg ...more Munich, Regensburg, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Gyor, Vienna, Salzburg
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  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 Sheraton 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 Andels
  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
  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. 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

    Admire the iconic 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 over the river towards the imposing parliament building. 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
  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
  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 Sheraton Westpark
  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
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 9 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

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

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Munich, Regensburg, Bratislava, Győr and Innsbruck
  • Visit the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest
  • View the Marienplatz in Munich, St. Vitus' Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague and the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna
  • See Melk Abbey
  • Connect With Locals Join the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian Be My Guest dinner and the story of their winery.

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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Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
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.
Janet Brown
Friday, September 20, 2019
Service
Grand European is fantastic - customer service is beyond belief. Every person I have interacted with is very kind and caring about their customers. The tours I have taken have been superb. I just returned from Imperial Europe and have already started planning my next trip - using Grand European of course. I recommend this group to everyone I meet.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We so appreciate your kind words and your repeat business. We can't wait to help you plan that next trip. Thank you for being part of our travel family!
Friday, September 20, 2019
Vacation
I traveled with Trafalgar. The Tour Director was very knowledgeable and informative without making me feel that I was sitting in a classroom. The couch driver was amazing - how can he drive that huge couch down those narrow winding roads?? Food was unbelievable, hotels were great and the sights out of this world.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Service
Communication and reminders were timely and excellent.
Vacation
The locations visited were all up to expectations. I felt some of the extras were sites that should have been included for everyone. We did all of the extras and might have skipped two in order to have more time to visit some places on our own.
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