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Imperial Europe

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $1,778 per person
Prague old square

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

Munich, Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Gyor, Salzburg ...more Munich, Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Gyor, Salzburg
  1. Day 1 Arrive Munich

    The sophisticated city streets of Munich are your launchpad 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 Arabellapark
  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 Breakfast, Regional Dinner
    hotel Angelo by Vienna House
  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 sweet 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 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 Breakfast
    hotel Hilton City
  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.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  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 Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Danube Waterfront
  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 Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Vienna – Salzburg Sightseeing

    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 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 Arcotel Castellani
  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 Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Sheraton Arabellapark
  10. Day 10 Depart Munich

    For now, it's time to say a fond Auf Wiedersehen to Germany, to your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your exhilarating European experience. Transfers to Munich airport are available, conditions apply.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 9 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
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • 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
  • Festive Celebrations
Price Discount Availability Price
  • Festive Celebrations: Christmas and/or New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures.
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.


Danube Cruise With Dinner

Adult Price: € 61

Enjoy a scenic cruise on our private boat on the romantic Danube. You’ll savor a tasty dinner selection of Hungarian specialties 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. Afterward, 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.


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.


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 mountainside. 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 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".


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.

Independent Reviews
Henry Smithson
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
My wife and I found GTE's customer service very helpful and definitely helped make our tour easy andmemorable.
Our tour met and surpassed our expectations and we thought that James was an excellent tour director.
Luis Alberto Perales
Friday, September 27, 2019
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.
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
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
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
Communication and reminders were timely and excellent.
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
GET service was quick and thorough
Beyond expectations. Fellow travelers were awesome.
Barbara Colmery
Sunday, November 25, 2018
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
It was excellent value for all we experienced
Trusted Customer
Sunday, November 25, 2018
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
Interesting, and fun. Great snapshot of imperial europe
Christina Powaday
Sunday, November 11, 2018
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
Great to see foliage and have comfortable weather while traveling thru countries.
Ross Tierno
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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
Just a great overall experience. Tour guide excellent as well as the local guides
Carolyn Stackhouse
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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!
This was such a fantastic trip! We loved all of it!
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