Description: Prague, Vienna & Budapest
On this splendid Central Europe tour, you’ll discover the former Habsburg Empire. Your tour starts and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll overnight in some of Central Europe’s most exciting cities: Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg.
In Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, join your Local Guides—experts who will share with you the history and secrets in their cities—for sightseeing of the must-see sights. Among the sights you will see in Prague are Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 with a sinister medieval figure of death who emerges to pull the bell cord. In Budapest, see the Parliament building, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the world’s most beautiful parliament buildings, and Fishermen’s Bastion, which overlooks the city. In Vienna, view the Hofburg, the palatial complex and the political focal point for the Hapsburgs. You’ll have time on your own in Vienna to sit in a café with a piece of scrumptious Sachertorte while listening to a legendary waltz, or explore the inside of St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its Romanesque and gothic architecture.
In Nuremberg, wander through the charming, pedestrian Old Town with its impressive medieval ramparts. In Salzburg, you may want to walk through the quaint streets of the town center and maybe visit Mozart’s house, or just browse through the typical shops to maybe taste some of the delicious chocolates.
Vibrant cities and historic sights—along with some beautiful scenery of the Alps and the Danube River—make this a comprehensive tour through Central Europe for value-minded travelers.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or discover Munich with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2 MUNICH–NUREMBERG–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
The first city visited on this tour is Nuremberg with its pretty market square and Our Lady’s Church. Next, head east across the border into the Czech Republic. Evening arrival in Prague.
Day 3 PRAGUE
The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. Your included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK.
Day 4 PRAGUE–VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Travel from Bohemia into Moravia, then into Austria and on to Vienna, where included sightseeing starts with the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Reserve some energy for an exciting evening optional excursion.
Day 5 VIENNA–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
A free morning to further explore the city of “waltz” or maybe just to do some shopping on the Kärntnerstrasse. In the afternoon, head for the Hungarian border and its capital city, Budapest.
Day 6 BUDAPEST
Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Nouveau, but also full of history, a food capital and surprisingly rich in thermal waters. Discover all of this and more during the guided city tour.
Day 7 BUDAPEST–SALZBURG, AUSTRIA
Skirt the banks of the Danube back into Austria. Enjoy spectacular alpine scenery on the way to Salzburg.
Day 8 SALZBURG–MUNICH, GERMANY
Enjoy a morning at leisure in Salzburg or maybe join the optional The Sound of Music excursion. Then, continue past Lake Chiemsee to Munich. Tonight, an included typical Bavarian dinner at a local restaurant is a must to celebrate your wonderful vacation.
Day 9 MUNICH
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock
VIENNA and BUDAPEST
Dinner at local restaurant
Headsets throughout the tour.
September 15, 16, 22, 23 & 29 Departures – Oktoberfest
December 1, 2, 8 & 9 Departures – include visits to Nuremberg, Prague, Vienna, Budapest & Salzburg Christmas markets
December 20 Departure – Christmas lunch in Budapest
December 28 Departure – New Year’s Eve in Vienna, including festive dinner
Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 dinners, including dinner at a local restaurant in Munich
Achat Premium Muenchen Sud
Despite its quiet location in southern Munich-Obersendling, the 4-star ACHAT Premium offers easy access to the A95, A96 and A99. And it’s just a few minutes on the metro to the city center and central station.
The ibis München Parkstadt Schwabing is located in Schwabing, the most popular district in Munich, between the English Garden and Leopoldstraße. Both attractions are just a short distance away. Our hotel has good public transport links. It is a ten-minute journey to the Allianz Arena and Olympiazentrum, and Marienplatz is just 2.5 miles (4 km) away. All 147 rooms are air conditioned and have 24/7 WIFI. WIFI is available free of charge in the lobby, bar and restaurant.
NH Muenchen Neue Messe
n a modern building with a striking mirrored entrance, this modest hotel off the A94 Bundesautobahn is 1.2 km from the München-Berg am Laim S-Bahn station, and 4 km from the International Congress Center.
Hotel Duo Praha
Situated only 12 minutes by metro from the city center, this 649-room property offers a wide range of services for leisure and business. Indulge in modern Czech and International cuisine and its dishes of the finest flavours served in the stylish Formanka Restaurant. There is also a sports center which includes a swimming pool and a sauna.
Fourside Vienna City Center
The Ramada Encore Vienna City Center offers 122 spacious rooms.
Star Inn Schoenbrunn
The Star Inn Hotel “Wien Schönbrunn” is conveniently situated near the west gateway of Vienna. The underground lines U4 and U6 can be accessed in the direct vicinity of the hotel. It will only take you 7 minutes to travel to Vienna’s city centre and just 5 minutes to get to the world-renowned “Schloss Schönbrunn”.
Ibis Castle Hill
This property is next to the Buda Castle Hill and offers a restaurant, bar and Free Wi-Fi access.
Austria Trend Salzburg West
Business-oriented Modern Hotel situated 1 km from airport & 7 km from city center.
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