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Imperial Europe (Winter Season)

11 Days from $1,686 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Comfortable

Magical cities of bridges, cathedrals, cobbled lanes, and castles—central Europe's capitals put on a stately show in which the leads are played by Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava, and the beautiful Danube river featuring the regal cities of Vienna and Budapest, where you'll break bread with a local family and hear of their heart-warming WWII rescue.

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Magical cities of bridges, cathedrals, cobbled lanes, and castles—central Europe's capitals put on a stately show in which the leads are played by Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava, and the beautiful Danube river featuring the regal cities of Vienna and Budapest, where you'll break bread with a local family and hear of their heart-warming WWII rescue.

This page shows Winter Season departures and itinerary; click here to see the main season version of this tour!

  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).
  2. Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. On arrival at Munich Airport, transfers will operate at 10am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. The sophisticated city streets of Munich are your launchpad to an adventure through the capitals of Imperial Europe. Spend time at leisure soaking up the sights and sounds of the Bavarian capital, and later join your fellow travelers and Travel Director on an orientation of this fascinating city. View the Marienplatz, the center of Munich city life since the 12th century, and its fascinating Glockenspiel before a Welcome Reception to kickstart your journey.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Sheraton Arabellapark
  3. Medieval faҫades and Bavarian hospitality are yours to explore this morning in the unspoiled Danube town of Regensburg, which you will have an opportunity to visit en route to the Czech Republic. Meandering through the charming Bohemian landscape to the fairy-tale city of Prague, we spend the evening at a local restaurant indulging in traditional flavors and the hearty aromas of Czech cuisine during a Regional Meal.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
    hotel:Angelo
  4. 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 magical 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
  5. We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the lush landscapes of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Crossing the border into Hungary, we arrive in Budapest, our home for the next two nights. Why not spend the evening meandering along the Danube on an unforgettable river cruise, enjoying a selection of Hungarian specialties and awe-inspiring views?

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Art'otel
  6. Take in the iconic sights 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, and enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and the Danube below. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty Be My Guest dinner and the story of their winery which once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dinner
  7. A leisurely start to your morning could see you soaking up the relaxing atmosphere in the Széchenyi Spa Baths, enjoying coffee and 'krémes' in the charming Jewish Quarter or joining a guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building. We cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia, arriving in Győr for a visit to explore its Baroque architecture and medieval charm before arriving in Vienna later for an evening at leisure to indulge in the intoxicating melodies, art and architecture of a city that was once home to famous composers—Mozart, Haydn and Strauss.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Hilton Danube Waterfront
  8. Explore the imperial splendor of Vienna at the exquisite Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty—one of the highlights of your sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist, which will also include views of the grand State Opera House and the Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th century to replace the city walls. Admire 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
  9. This morning we travel to Salzburg, en route we see the Benedictine Melk Abbey perched on a rocky outcrop above the Danube and learn about its royal connections. Arriving in the fairy-tale Baroque city of Salzburg, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of its magical Old Town with a Local Specialist. Dine in your hotel this evening.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Arcotel Castellani
  10. After exploring the surrounds of Salzburg, depart Austria for the sophisticated city of Munich in Germany. Celebrate an unforgettable journey through some of Europe's most magical cities during a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions and Travel Director this evening.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel:Sheraton Arrabellapark
  11. For now it's time to say ‘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 9:30am. Conditions apply.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
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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.

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 breakfasts, 5 dinners.

Included Highlights

Be My Guest

  • Join the Schieszl family for hearty Hungarian fare and the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place during WWII for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution

Local Expert

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

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Sightseeing Highlights

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

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.

Budapest

Danube Cruise With Dinner

Adult Price: € 61

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'.

Szentendre And Light Lunch

Adult Price: € 49

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.

Visit To The Hungarian Parliament And Gundel

Adult Price: € 56

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.

Prague

Beautiful Prague By Night

Adult Price: € 39

Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city by 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.

Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch

Adult Price: € 49

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.

Salzburg

Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps

Adult Price: € 55

"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 refreshments! This optional is weather dependent and subject to seasonal closures, therefore it may not be available on all departures."

Lake and Mountain Tour

Adult Price: € 36

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".

Vienna

Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

Adult Price: € 61

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.

Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

Adult Price: € 42

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.

Dinner And Viennese Concert

Adult Price: € 100

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.

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Reviews

Monday, October 8, 2018
Andrea Higgins
Service:
Vacation:
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
Trusted Customer
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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.
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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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  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

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