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Imperial Europe

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $2,104 per person
Prague's Old Town Square

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

Munich, Prague, St Vitus Cathedral, Budapest, Chain Bridge, Vienna, Jewish Quarter, Schonbrunn Palace, Salzburg, Melk Abbey ...more Munich, Prague, St Vitus Cathedral, Budapest, Chain Bridge, Vienna, Jewish Quarter, Schonbrunn Palace, Salzburg, Melk Abbey
  1. Day 1 Arrive 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. Later, 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 enchanting Glockenspiel, before a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring
  2. Day 2 Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights)

    This morning visit Regensburg, an unspoilt medieval gem on your way to the Czech Republic. Cross the border to Prague, your home for the next two nights.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
    hotel Vienna House Andels/Vienna Hous Diplomat
  3. Day 3 Prague Sightseeing and Free Time

    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 chocolate 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 Buffet Breakfast
  4. Day 4 Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights)

    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 specialities and awe-inspiring views.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Novotel Danube
  5. Day 5 Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time

    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.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
  6. Day 6 Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

    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.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Renaissance Wien
  7. Day 7 Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

    Explore the imperial splendour 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 colourful roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of the city's most beloved icons, before spending the afternoon at leisure. 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 Buffet Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Vienna – Wachau Valley – Salzburg Sightseeing

    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 Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Hubertushof Anif
  9. Day 9 Salzburg – 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 Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring
  10. Day 10 Depart 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. Transfers to Munich airport are available, conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg
  • ORIENTATION of Munich and Regensburg
  • VIEW the Marienplatz in Munich, St. Vitus' Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna and Melk Abbey
  • VISIT Bratislava, the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest and Győr

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
  • Solo Traveler Discount
Price Discount Availability Price
  • Solo Traveler Discount: This departure includes a 20-100% discount on standard single supplement subject to availability.
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

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. 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.
Adult Price: €39

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 specialities.
Adult Price: €49

Budapest

Danube Cruise With Dinner

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'.
Adult Price: €63

Szentendre And Light Lunch

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.
Adult Price: €49

Visit To The Hungarian Parliament And Gundel

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. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred. When the Parliament is closed, we will visit the exquisite 'Renaissance' Opera House and the optional will be offered at €43.
Adult Price: €61

Vienna

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

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. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: €45

Dinner And Viennese Concert

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. Please note: on occasion a small gift will be offered in place of a glass of sparkling wine.
Adult Price: €103

Salzburg

Berchtesgaden And Hohenringstrasse Excursion

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.
Adult Price: €36

Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps

"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."
Adult Price: €55

Lake and Mountain Tour

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".
Adult Price: €39

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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.
Wayne Hockley
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Service
GET service was quick and thorough
Vacation
Beyond expectations. Fellow travelers were awesome.
Barbara Colmery
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Service
Craig our tour director and our driver Frank did such a professional job Craig made it fun as well as informative our local specialists did an outstanding job as well it was one of my favorite trips and I would definitely recommend you to my friends and family
Response from Grand European Travel:
How wonderful that you enjoyed your tour of Imperial Europe! We very much appreciate your business and your recommendations. We hope to assist you in finding and booking another trip in the future. Thank you for taking the time to write.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Vacation
It was excellent value for all we experienced
Trusted Customer
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Service
Craig ...Our travel director...was outstanding, and the whole trip was informative and lots of fun. Can't imagine anyone doing a better job
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are extremely pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour of Imperial Europe. It is a fascinating part of the world to explore. Thank you for taking the time to write. We appreciate your positive feedback.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Vacation
Interesting, and fun. Great snapshot of imperial europe
Christina Powaday
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Service
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.
Ross Tierno
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Service
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
Carolyn Stackhouse
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Service
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!
Raven Gossweiler
Monday, October 22, 2018
Service
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!
Veronica Gossweiler
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Service
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
William Petti
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Service
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.
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