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Imperial Europe with Trafalgar

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10 days
10 Jul 24 to 07 Jan 25
Book by 30 May 24
While the lofty spires of Imperial Europe may appear to reach for the heavens, it's essential to stay firmly rooted in the captivating experiences that await you during your travels to Prague, Salzburg, Budapest, and Vienna. These destinations are brimming with travel highlights and heartwarming surprises, best enjoyed with both feet on the ground.

Includes

  • 10 Day Trafalgar Guided Holiday
  • 9 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 9 Breakfasts, & 4 dinners
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Optional Experiences at an additional cost during your free time
  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Munich, Regensburg, Bratislava and Győr
  • View the Marienplatz in Munich, St. Vitus' Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague and the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna
  • See Melk Abbey
  • and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Optional Experiences available at an additional cost
  • Not all departure dates are definite at time of loading, please enquire with one of our agents

Highlights

  • 9 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 13 Meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Munich

The sophisticated city streets of Munich are your launch pad to an adventure through the capitals of Imperial Europe. Join your fellow travellers and your Travel Director this afternoon on an orientation tour., and spend some free time immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the Bavarian capital. View the Marienplatz, the centre of Munich city life since the 12th century, and its iconic Glockenspiel, before a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey. Arrival Transfer: Depart the airport at 10:00, 13:00 Accommodation: Holiday Inn Munich Westpark Included Mealso: Dinner

Day 2: Journey to Medieval Regensburg and Prague

This morning visit Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an unspoilt medieval gem. Cross the Czech border and head to Prague, your home for the next two nights. You’ll have the evening to spend your way or consider joining an Optional Experience to explore beautiful Prague by night with a Local Specialist. Accommodation: Vienna House by Wyndham Andel's Prague Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Discover Colourful Prague

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 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. Accommodation: Vienna House by Wyndham Andel's Prague Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Onwards to Slovak Bratislava and Budapest

We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the lush landscapes of Moravia and pass into Slovakia. Stop in Bratislava to admire 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 a selection of Hungarian specialities and awe-inspiring views. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: Novotel Budapest Danube/Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Explore Riverside Budapest

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. 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 Hungarian dinner at our Be My Guest experience. Connect With Locals and hear the story of their winery. Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Venture to Vienna

A leisurely start to your morning could see you joining an Optional Experience guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building. Cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia stopping in Győr to soak up its medieval atmosphere. Arrive 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. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront/Holiday Inn Vienna South Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: See the Sights of Vienna

Explore the imperial splendour of Vienna during your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist. Admire Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty, 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. 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. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront/Holiday Inn Vienna South Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Off to Picturesque Salzburg

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 impressive 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. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: Hotel Mercure Salzburg City/Arcotel Castellani /Hunertushof in Anif Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Return to Munich

Leave Austria behind, bound for the Bavarian Capital, 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. Accommodation: Holiday Inn Munich Westpark Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Farewell 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. Departure Transfer: Arrive at the airport at 07:00, 09:00 Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and can be requested. Excludes flights, transfers, visas, travel insurance and anything not mentioned. Savings are not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn/changed at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Trafalgar reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. All savings / discounts mentioned have already been included in the advertised price. Pentravel and Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw or amend promotional offers at any time. Other conditions may apply. 2024 Travel Sale, book by 30 May 2024. Advertised price is based on 1 November 2024 departure. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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Valid on 1 Nov 2024
Stay
10 days
Dates
10 Jul 24 to 07 Jan 25
Book by
30 May 24
Experience ID
179
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