Package Name: East Europe: Prague, Vienna & Budapest
Day: 9 Day
Night: 8 Night
Starting Month: Jan
End Month: Dec
The rediscovered jewels of Imperial Europe are the focus of this popular vacation. In Prague, see the tolling of the Astronomical Clock, when a sinister medieval figure of death emerges to pull the bell cord, operating for over six centuries. Also enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Vienna—maybe 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. Even more fabulous architecture awaits you in Budapest, a city built along the blue Danube. Breakfast is included daily, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to sample the local cuisine in each city. Sample the sauerkraut in Munich, savor Apfelstrudel in Salzburg, and enjoy the plum dumplings and Pilsner in Prague. You’ll also enjoy the enchanting natural scenery, including the Alps and Danube River Valley—amazing features of a marvelous vacation.
Day 1 Arrive in Munich, Germany.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2 Munich Area–Nuremberg–Prague, Czech Republic.
Drive this morning on the Autobahn directly to Nuremberg for a visit. Next, east across the border into the Czech Republic. Evening arrival in Prague. (B)
Day 3 Prague.
The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. The included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the Astronomical Clock. (B,D)
Day 4 Prague–Vienna, Austria.
This morning, motor from Bohemia into Moravia and continue southeast for a few more miles before crossing into Austria. Arrive in Vienna to enjoy an afternoon at leisure or an optional sightseeing tour. Start with a tour featuring the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg. Reserve some energy for an exciting evening optional excursion. (B)
Day 5 Vienna–Budapest, Hungary.
A morning to see some unexplored corner of this intriguing capital or maybe just to do some shopping down the Kärntnerstrasse. In the afternoon, head for the Hungarian border and, by way of Györ, you’ll reach Budapest for two overnights. (B)
Day 6 Budapest.
Buda Castle dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest, separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube. Heroes’ Square typifies the modern capital, while along the riverbank you find the old inns. Included sightseeing takes in the Parliament building, Margaret Island, Fishermen’s Bastion and the Royal Castle. (B)
Day 7 Budapest–Salzburg, Austria.
Morning departure from Budapest. Travel westwards across the border into Austria to enjoy more Alpine scenery before heading towards the Danube and finally to Salzburg for an overnight. (B)
Day 8 Salzburg–Munich, Germany.
Morning at leisure in Salzburg or maybe join the optional Sound of Music excursion. A comfortable and relatively short drive past Lake Chiemsee to Munich. Tonight, an included typical Bavarian dinner at a local restaurant is a must to celebrate a successful vacation. (B,D)
Day 9 Munich.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS
9 days from Munich to Munich (6050)
Prices based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
No triple room reduction.
View the following dates and prices to find just the right date for your vacation. Below you’ll find the date the vacation starts and date you’ll return.
TourStart Date Return Date Land/Cruise Price
01-May-2016 09-May-2016 $1399 Please Call
02-May-2016 10-May-2016 $1399 Not Available
08-May-2016 16-May-2016 $1399 Not Available
09-May-2016 17-May-2016 $1399 Not Available
15-May-2016 23-May-2016 $1399 REQUEST QUOTE
16-May-2016 24-May-2016 $1399 Not Available
22-May-2016 30-May-2016 $1399 Please Call
23-May-2016 31-May-2016 $1399 Not Available
30-May-2016 07-Jun-2016 $1399 REQUEST QUOTE
06-Jun-2016 14-Jun-2016 $1399 Not Available
13-Jun-2016 21-Jun-2016 $1399 Please Call
20-Jun-2016 28-Jun-2016 $1399 Not Available
27-Jun-2016 05-Jul-2016 $1349 REQUEST QUOTE
04-Jul-2016 12-Jul-2016 $1349 REQUEST QUOTE
11-Jul-2016 19-Jul-2016 $1349 REQUEST QUOTE
18-Jul-2016 26-Jul-2016 $1349 REQUEST QUOTE
25-Jul-2016 02-Aug-2016 $1349 REQUEST QUOTE
01-Aug-2016 09-Aug-2016 $1349 Not Available
08-Aug-2016 16-Aug-2016 $1349 Please Call
15-Aug-2016 23-Aug-2016 $1349 Not Available
22-Aug-2016 30-Aug-2016 $1349 REQUEST QUOTE
28-Aug-2016 05-Sep-2016 $1349 Please Call
29-Aug-2016 06-Sep-2016 $1349 REQUEST QUOTE
04-Sep-2016 12-Sep-2016 $1379 REQUEST QUOTE
05-Sep-2016 13-Sep-2016 $1379 REQUEST QUOTE
11-Sep-2016 19-Sep-2016 $1379 REQUEST QUOTE
12-Sep-2016 20-Sep-2016 $1379 REQUEST QUOTE
18-Sep-2016 26-Sep-2016 $1379 REQUEST QUOTE
19-Sep-2016 27-Sep-2016 $1379 REQUEST QUOTE
25-Sep-2016 03-Oct-2016 $1379 Please Call
26-Sep-2016 04-Oct-2016 $1379 REQUEST QUOTE
02-Oct-2016 10-Oct-2016 $1289 Please Call
03-Oct-2016 11-Oct-2016 $1289 REQUEST QUOTE
09-Oct-2016 17-Oct-2016 $1289 REQUEST QUOTE
10-Oct-2016 18-Oct-2016 $1289 Not Available
17-Oct-2016 25-Oct-2016 $1289 REQUEST QUOTE
24-Oct-2016 01-Nov-2016 $1249 REQUEST QUOTE
31-Oct-2016 08-Nov-2016 $1249 REQUEST QUOTE
07-Nov-2016 15-Nov-2016 $1179 REQUEST QUOTE
14-Nov-2016 22-Nov-2016 $1179 REQUEST QUOTE
21-Nov-2016 29-Nov-2016 $1099 REQUEST QUOTE
28-Nov-2016 06-Dec-2016 $1099 REQUEST QUOTE
04-Dec-2016 12-Dec-2016 $999 REQUEST QUOTE
05-Dec-2016 13-Dec-2016 $999 REQUEST QUOTE
11-Dec-2016 19-Dec-2016 $999 Not Available
20-Dec-2016 28-Dec-2016 $999 REQUEST QUOTE
2017 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2016.
INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE
MUNICH NH Munich Airport (F) at Schweig or Ibis Parkstadt (ST)
PRAGUE International (F) or Ibis Wenceslas Square (ST) or NH Praha (F)
VIENNA Bellevue (F) or Star Inn Schönbrunn (ST)
BUDAPEST Mercure Buda (F) or Ibis Styles Center (F)
SALZBURG Austria Trend Salzburg West (ST)
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach
Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 dinners, including a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Munich
NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP PRICE
The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it’s a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.
Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).
Czech Dinner & Music If you would like to experience a typical Slavic evening then join this excursion to be taken to a well-known restaurant where one can get both food, drink and at the same time enjoy dancing and singing show in a lovely atmosphere. The 3 course dinner lets you sample typical local dishes and an added plus is unlimited drinks (wine or beer or soft drinks), a glass of sparkling wine and also coffee or tea. During the evening there is folk music from all over the country with songs and dances from Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia plus some gypsy music and dancing. Guests also have the opportunity to see some of the typical folk instruments such as the hammer-dulcimer, fujara and type of bagpipe. Towards the end of the evening there will be some international music – with the chance to dance if one wants to and to round off the evening one can listen to some soothing classical music.
Approximate value: €48 EUR per person
The Best of Medieval Prague An afternoon of architectural beauty and a chance to see around the castle district for an in-depth look at Prague’s history. With a local guide you will be taken up the hill to Prague Castle to have a tour of the interior to see St. Vitus’ Cathedral with the crypt of the Czech kings and perhaps the tower, plus the new part of the Cathedral, the old Royal Palace and St. Georges’ Basilica. (As this is a walking tour please wear suitable shoes).
Approximate value: €38 EUR per person
City Sightseeing Either a morning or afternoon guided city sightseeing tour of Vienna lasting approx. 2 and a half hours and done mostly by coach. See various sites including the famous Ringstrasse, Opera, Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Natural History, Town Hall, National Theatre. Get off the coach at Maria Theresian Square to begin the walking tour across Heroes’ Square, Michaeler Square and pedestrian area. The tour will include either an inside visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral or Strauss House, depending on the day of operation.
Approximate value: €30 EUR per person
Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens A guided tour lasting approx. 3 and a half hours with first a visit of the actual Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs, where one can see approximately 35 of well over 1000 rooms of the Palace with all of them containing their original furniture. Afterwards a visit of the beautiful gardens will leave an unforgettable impression. Free time to explore the gardens on ones own.
Approximate value: €45 EUR per person
Typical Viennese Evening An unforgettable evening in one of Vienna’s most beautiful palaces. The Vienna Residence Orchestra gives concerts daily in large and small instrumentations, with famous opera singers, ballet dancers and musical delicacies that are geared to the relevant motto of the season. During the interval you will be offered a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice. The concert starts around 8:15 pm and ends at approx. 9:45 pm.
Approximate value: €50 EUR per person
Artist Village Szentendre Drive to the picturesque village of Szentendre, the home of many famous Hungarian artists at the turn of the century. Proceed with a visit to the Marzipan Museum. Finally enjoy coffee and cake at a typical inn.
Approximate value: €30 EUR per person
Evening On A Boat The banks of the Danube at Budapest illustrate the various periods of the capital’s history and the city claims one of the world’s most beautiful urban cityscapes. Take a cruise along the River Danube lasting about 2 hours, with a local guide on board, to enjoy a wonderful view of the city at night. After a welcome glass of champagne you will be served a 3 course traditional dinner of Hungarian and international dishes , including also dessert, plus wine, mineral water and coffee. At the end of the cruise you will be taken back to the hotel by coach.
Approximate value: €60 EUR per person
Hungarian Night Treat yourself to a typical Hungarian evening in a traditional local restaurant situated in a beautiful forest among the hills just outside Budapest. At the entrance you will be welcomed with music and a homemade Hungarian spirit served in Miska jugs, which can then be taken home as souvenirs. This will be followed by a 3 course local specialties dinner with unlimited wine, mineral water and coffee. During the evening you will be entertained with live gipsy music and folk-show; the latter giving you an overall picture of the Hungarian folklore, starting from the dances of Kalocsa up to the gipsy dancing. At the end of the evening drive back to the hotel in Budapest.
Approximate value: €50 EUR per person
Sound of Music Scenes A fascinating excursion with local guide lasting approx. 3 hours to show you the scenes that have become immortal through the “Sound of Music” film. First a walking tour to the Green Market, past University Church and Festival Hall up to Nonntal convent to see the church. 160Then rejoin the coach and proceed direction Anif to see the “Hollywood” house of the Von Trapps, Hellbrunn Palace with views over to the Untersberg. 160Afterwards return back to the center of Salzburg.
Approximate value: €27 EUR per person
Not Included In Your Vacation Price (Land-Only or Cruise-Only)
Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.50 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed fees between $200 – $375 per person; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); optional excursions; airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; airport transfers with cruise only, porterage at airports and train stations; Trip Protection; baggage fees; and all other items of a personal nature.
Inside visits and special features:
Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
Visits to Nuremberg, Vienna, Salzburg
Danube River scenic drive
Local Guides for city sightseeing in Prague and Budapest; professional Tour Director while touring
March 21 Departure – Easter Week
September 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 Departures – Oktoberfest
December 4, 5 & 11 Departures – Include visits to Nuremberg, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg Christmas markets
December 20 Departure – Christmas lunch in Budapest
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