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Imperial Highlights

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10 Days from $1,555 per person
APR - OCT 2022
Rooftops of Salzburg, Austria

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
  1. Day 1 Arrive Munich (1 Night)

    Say Prost to Germany's beer capital and hello to a glorious encounter with the imperial capitals of central Europe. After settling in to your hotel, meet up with your Travel Director and hit the streets with an orientation tour of the city. Munich's church spires tower over the rest of the city, a nod to an age-old custom that places the city's history and artistry above modernity and you’ll love soaking up Munich’s old-world Bavarian charm. See the elegant Marienplatz featuring the Old and New Town Halls and watch the famous performance of the Glockenspiel which shares the stories of a royal wedding, jousting knights and the dance of the coopers. With the rest of the day free to explore Munich your way, why not head to an outdoor Biergarten for a stein and plenty of good times in the buzzing atmosphere.

    hotel Leonardo City South
  2. Day 2 Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights)

    Your first stop today is in the UNESCO-listed town of Regensburg with its beautifully preserved medieval centre and gothic cathedral which overlooks the town's historic façades and Danube river. Crossing the border into the Czech Republic, we’ll visit Prague later, famed as the 'Golden City of a Hundred Spires'. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a Brothers Grimm fairy tale and you can turn up the magic even more with a stroll through the illuminated city at night on an Optional Experience. This evening's Optional Experience will reveal all the highlights of its Old Town, followed by a drink at a favourite local beer hall celebrating the crisp brews for which Prague is so famous.

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    hotel Ibis Praha Mala Strana
  3. Day 3 Prague sightseeing and free time

    Today you’ll travel back in time as we dive into Prague's history – a city whose iconic beauty spared it from destruction in World War II when the rest of Europe's capitals lay in ruins. Your Local Specialist will lead the way on your sightseeing tour featuring the stunning Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Old Town Square. With the rest of the afternoon free to explore Prague your way, why not head back to the Old Town Square to watch the Astronomical Clock's magical hourly Walk of the Apostles with a baked trdelník in hand. Or see another beautiful side of the city from the water, with an optional lunch cruise along the Vltava that will reveal the legends, myths and hidden secrets of this enchanting city.

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  4. Day 4 Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights)

    Your journey through the medieval kingdom of Moravia leads to Slovakia where you’ll stop briefly in its capital, Bratislava. See the Old Town and its 15th-century Town Hall before continuing to Budapest, whose two halves straddle the beautiful Danube River. Perhaps, begin your exploration of this 'Paris of the East’ on the water with an optional scenic cruise on a private boat this evening. Against an enchanting illuminated backdrop, you’ll enjoy a dinner of Hungarian specialities while you sail underneath the famous Chain Bridge and past Budapest’s majestic Parliament building.

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    hotel Ibis Castle Hill
  5. Day 5 Budapest sightseeing and free time

    Today is all about unearthing the multicultural melting pot that shaped this European crossroads. You’ll kick things off with a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist, visiting highlights including the Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square. Take a trip up Gellért Hill to see the Statue of Liberty, the towering symbol of Budapest you can see from almost anywhere in the city. With the rest of the day to explore as you please, the question is really where to start? Perhaps join an optional tour to the medieval town of Szentendre, set on the banks of the Danube, or choose an Optional Experience this evening that will have you kicking up your heels with a traditional Hungarian dinner and colourful folklore music.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

    You'll be grateful for your leisurely start to the day after a lively evening of music and dance. Let the fun continue and consider a delicious 'second breakfast' at Gundels with an optional visit to the Hungarian Parliament. Your imperial Europe tour then continues across the hilly Transdanubia region bound for Győr, set halfway between Budapest and Vienna. Next stop is the Austrian capital itself where art, architecture and, above all, music hit all the right notes for an inspiring evening.

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    hotel Ibis Wien Mariahilf
  7. Day 7 Vienna sightseeing and free time

    Perhaps you'd like to join an Optional Experience guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs, one of the most influential royal families in Europe. Vienna has held on to her regal roots as you'll come to discover when you meet a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour around the city, including stops at the Hofburg, the State Opera House and City Hall. Continue your love affair with the music of Vienna this evening with an Optional Experience that will see you enjoying dinner and the symphonies and sonatas of Mozart and Strauss at the grand State Opera House.

    meals Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Vienna – Salzburg (1 Night)

    Today we’ll follow the Danube Valley, passing the impressive Benedictine monastery at Melk perched on top of a rocky bastion overlooking the river. Snap some gorgeous shots then continue to Salzburg, where it’s all about uncovering the city’s rich history and musical past. Your Local Specialist will lead the charge as you go in search of 'The Sound of Music' and you’ll take a stroll through the Mirabell Gardens, where the von Trapp children once sang 'Do-Re-Mi'. This afternoon, continue your exploration of this gorgeous city your way. Perhaps treat your cultural side to a few hours spent wandering through the Baroque-filled Old Town to see the Cathedral where Mozart was baptised. You can even visit his nearby birthplace on Getreidegasse, which has been turned into a museum documenting his incredible life.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Austria Trend Mitte
  9. Day 9 Salzburg – Munich (1 Night)

    Wave goodbye to Austria this morning as Bavaria beckons once again. You’ll have plenty of chances to explore the spectacular alpine region with an Optional Experience on your Europe value tour. Get out there on a scenic drive through the Bavarian Alps to Berchtesgaden, climbing over 1,500 metres along one of the most beautiful mountain roads in Europe for a visit to Hitler's retreat at Eagle's Nest, learn about its infamous history as you admire the stunning mountain views. Later you'll return to Munich and enjoy a final dinner together.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Leonardo City South
  10. Day 10 Depart Munich

    With the wonderful hospitality of your Bavarian hosts still fresh in your mind, you'll spend your final moments in Munich reminiscing over a journey filled with Europe's imperial capitals and all their incredible history, culture and nature. Say a fond pfiat di to your new friends and prepare for your onward journey home. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Imperial Highlights
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 3 Dinners
  • 9 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Bratislava Visit the capital of Slovakia
  • Budapest Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Fisherman's Bastion, the Church of St. Matthias and Gellért Hill
  • Győr Visit this historical town
  • Munich Orientation includes the Marienplatz
  • Prague Walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square
  • Regensburg Orientation includes the old stone bridge
  • Salzburg Visit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart, with your Local Specialist
  • Vienna Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the State Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards

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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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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Service was top notch and the whole process was very smooth and efficient. I would use them again for my travel needs.
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Thursday, October 24, 2019
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The Imperial Highlights tour had a great itinerary and our Tour Director Maja and bus driver Frank did a wonderful job. We had a great group of travelers from all over and everyone got along well. The trip went by so quickly - that is how well we enjoyed it.
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