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Imperial Highlights with Costsaver

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10 days
19 Apr 24 to 28 Sep 24
Book by 28 Mar 24
Embark on a 10-day European tour through Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria. Explore cathedrals, castles, and cobbled lanes, tracing the majestic Danube. Visit Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, and Salzburg for a cultural journey enriched by multicultural Budapest, medieval Regensburg, and the harmonies of 'Do-Re-Mi' in Salzburg's Mirabell Gardens.

Includes

  • 10 Day Costsaver Guided Holiday
  • 9 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 9 Breakfasts & 3 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
  • In Prague, join a walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square.
  • In Salzburg, visit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart, with your Local Specialist 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
  • 12 Meals
  • Must-see sightseeing

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Munich

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. Accommodation: Leonardo Hotel Munich City South

Day 2: Munich – Regensburg – Prague

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 '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. Your introduction to Prague will reveal all the highlights of its historic streets, followed by a drink at a favourite local pub celebrating the crisp brews for which Prague is so famous. Accommodation: Ibis Praha Mala Strana Prague Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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 perhaps with a toasty 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. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: Ibis Praha Mala Strana Prague Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Prague – Bratislava – Budapest

Your journey through the medieval kingdom of Moravia this morning leads through the southern Czech Republic into Slovakia where you’ll stop briefly in its capital, Bratislava. See the Old Town and its 15th-century Old Town Hall before continuing to Budapest, whose two halves straddle the beautiful Danube River. With your evening free, why not begin your exploration of the 'Paris of the East' on the water with an optional private dinner cruise featuring Hungarian specialties and unforgettable views of the illuminated city. Accommodation: Ibis Budapest Castle Hill Included Meals: Breakfast

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 of Budapest with your Local Specialist. 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 and music. Accommodation: Ibis Budapest Castle Hill Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Budapest – Győr – Vienna

Perhaps take the opportunity to join our pre-reserved morning visit to the most expensively built Parliament in Europe, and home to the legendary Hungarian Crown. Continue the decadence at the Imperial Gundel Cafe for a taste of their signature pancakes. Cross the hilly Transdanubia region bound for Győr, located midway 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. Accommodation: Senator Hotel Vienna Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Vienna Sightseeing And Free Time

This morning, perhaps 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. 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. Accommodation: Senator Hotel Vienna Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Vienna – Salzburg

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. Accommodation: Austria Trend Salzburg Messe Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Salzburg – Munich

Wave goodbye to Austria this morning as Bavaria beckons once again. You’ll have plenty of chances to explore the spectacular alpine region with a morning 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. Or visit Hitler's retreat known as the Eagle's Nest and learn about its infamous history as you admire the stunning mountain views. Later you'll return to Munich and enjoy a final dinner together. Accommodation: Leonardo Hotel Munich City South Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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. 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 may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn 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). Tour operator reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. The Big Tour Sale (15 - 20% Savings): New bookings only made with deposit between December 15, 2023 and March 28, 2024. Full payment due 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure; whichever comes first. R3000 per person deposit required at time of booking for Level 1 tours to hold space; some trips require payment in full at time of booking. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure, please contact a travel consultant for more info. Other conditions may apply. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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R32,200
R27,370
per person sharing
Details
Valid on 3 May 2024
Stay
10 days
Dates
19 Apr 24 to 28 Sep 24
Book by
28 March 24
Experience ID
359
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