11 Day Crown of Central Europe

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2 Prague, 2 Munich, 1 Salzburg, 2 Vienna, 2 Budapest
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Walking tour of Prague to the picturesque Lesser Town and the Old Town Tour Bavarian Munich with its world-famous "dancing" Glockenspiel clock Visit magical Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and scene of the Sound of Music Take a cruise on St.Wolfgang Lake and admire the beautiful scenery Tour the Imperial Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

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    2 Prague, 2 Munich, 1 Salzburg, 2 Vienna, 2 Budapest

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range18 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
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End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe

Attractions

  • Budapest
  • Munich
  • Prague
  • Salzburg
  • Vienna

Trip includes

    • Flights New York-Prague, Budapest-New York Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices Airline taxes & fuel surcharges 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Prague 2 nights Munich 1 night Salzburg 2 nights Vienna 2 nights Budapest Hotel taxes, fees & service charges Hotel porterage All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates† 14 meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout Services of local guides in all major cities Entrance fees per itinerary Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for the Czech Republic
Depart for the Czech Republic

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Prague
Arrive in the "Golden" city of Prague and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure in Prague, considered one of Europe's most attractive cities; its historic city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour will begin with an orien...
DAY 3, Monday - Tour of Prague
Begin the day with a walking tour of Prague to the picturesque Lesser Town (Malá Strana) also known as the Little Quarter, with its ancient burgher houses and quaint side streets. Enjoy breathtaking views as you cross the Charles Bridge, one of Europe's oldest stone brid...
DAY 4, Tuesday - Morning in Regensburg, Travel to Munich
Morning drive from Prague to Regensburg in Germany. Time at leisure discovering the delights of the pretty town of Regensburg on the Danube, one of Germany's largest and best preserved medieval cities designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at beautiful churches ...
DAY 5, Wednesday - City Tour of Munich
The discovery of Munich begins with a drive past the Olympic Stadium situated in the heart of Olympia Park, the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics. On to breathtaking Nymphenburg Palace and Park, with its gorgeous baroque facade, once the summer residence of the rul...
DAY 6, Thursday - Salzburg City Tour
Drive to magical Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. A guided walking tour takes you to the house where Mozart was born, as well as to the squares and gardens of this beautiful city, crowned by the 11th century Hohensalzburg Fortress. The city, also known as home of the sing...
DAY 7, Friday - Lake Cruise, Vienna
Travel east to the impressive Salzkammergut area (Lake District), with a total of 76 lakes, known as one of the most stunning regions in the heart of Austria. Depart from the village of St. Wolfgang on a peaceful lake cruise, admiring the beautiful villages, breathtaking...
DAY 8, Saturday - Tour of Vienna
This sparkling city on the Danube has captivated travelers for years with its elegant shops, world-class museums, beautiful parks and gardens. Begin today's tour at the impressive Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors. Visit the opulent ...
DAY 9, Sunday - Budapest City Tour
Cross the border into Hungary and continue to Budapest, its capital city. Get acquainted with this diverse city on the afternoon tour that begins on the Pest side. View the iconic Parliament building, Heroes' Square and Városliget, the adjoining city park, created to com...
DAY 10, Monday - Full Day in Budapest
An entire day to enjoy the delights of Budapest independently. Visit one of the unique museums, or pamper yourself at one of Europe's best old-world spas. Perhaps, take the optional half day tour of the richly decorated Parliament building, St. Stephen's Basilica, and Ma...
DAY 11, Tuesday - Depart Hungary
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Activities
Eagle's Nest Tour Excursion into the surrounding countryside of Salzburg to the ruins of Obersalzberg, once an important mountain retreat for senior Nazi SS officers and top party members. Transfer to special motor coaches adapted for the scenic mountain climb to Hitler’s notorious "Eagle's Nest." Ascending with the original elevator to the Kehlsteinhaus, you’ll see dramatic views of the snowcapped peaks Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. This tour will not operate in April, May, late October and November. In the event of inclement weather, the Eagle's Nest will be closed and the optional will not operate. OnDay : 6 Price : $72 The Glory of the Habsburg Emperors This guided tour takes you on a journey through over 1,000 years of power, wealth and glory. Experience imperial Vienna at the Habsburg Treasury. View precious items collected by the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian Emperors. Amongst many other treasures see the Imperial Crown Jewels, as well as priceless vestments worn by kings and queens. Next, visit the Imperial Crypt where your local expert makes the days of the great Empire come alive. *Please note this tour does not operate on Tuesdays. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours. OnDay : 8 Price : $59 Austrian Country Dinner On the way to one of Austria's most famous restaurants, pass Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel and cross the mighty Danube. Upon arrival, marvel at the restaurant interior with historic memorabilia covering the walls and ceilings. You will feel transported to times past. Former patrons include Napoleon, Emperor Francis Joseph, Liz Taylor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and many others shown on hundreds of autographed photos. Choose from traditional Austrian dishes and enjoy unlimited drinks while being serenaded by musicians. It's an experience not to be forgotten! OnDay : 8 Price : $76 Mozart & Strauss Concert Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours. OnDay : 7 Price : $75 Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral Leaving the bustle of the new town, drive up the hill to the historical area surrounding the Prague castle, and enter the fairytale complex of cobbled courtyards, churches and administrative buildings, once the court of the Bohemian Kings. Still the political center of the Czech Republic, this is where the Presidential Palace is located, complete with ceremonial guards. Visit the medieval Old Palace and the Cathedral of St. Vitus, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, as well as the St. George Basilica and the Famous “Golden Lane”. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours. OnDay : 3 Price : $72 Linderhof Palace Tour A highlight of southern Bavaria is visited during this excursion to the high Alps. Admire the artistically decorated castle Linderhof built by "Mad" King Ludwig II along with a guided tour of the palace. Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours. Due to limited capacity, advance purchase is highly recommended for this tour. Tickets are not available for purchase locally. OnDay : 5 Price : $39 Danube Dinner Cruise Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the Danube on a private boat, accompanied by the commentary of your local expert. The views from the river are magnificent as you admire the skyline from a different perspective of the city after sunset. The buffet dinner features Hungarian specialties and wine. Transportation is included. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. OnDay : 9 Price : $90 Parliament, Great Dohany Synagogue & Market Hall This comprehensive tour includes three highlights of Budapest and provides fascinating insight to local politics, religion and products. Begin at the impressive Hungarian House of Parliament where the Hungarian Crown Jewels await you there. Next visit the Great Dohany Synagogue which ranks among the most significant Jewish sights in Europe. This Moorish style building is the largest synagogue on the continent and the second largest in the world. View the magnificent Tree of Life and the stirring Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Finally your guide takes you to the historic Great Market Hall where, like a hundred years ago, the locals still do their everyday shopping. At your leisure, absorb the unique atmosphere with over 100 market stalls and an endless choice of regional products. *Advance purchase is highly recommended for this tour. Tickets are limited and will not be available for purchase locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours. OnDay : 10 Price : $66 Parliament, St. Stephen's & Great Market Hall This comprehensive tour includes three splendid interiors and at the same time provides an insight on local politics, religion and products. The cost of building the Hungarian House of Parliament would have paid for the construction of an entire town for 40,000 people. A stunning interior and the Hungarian Crown Jewels await you there. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit each day. Next tour St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest and most impressive church of Budapest where a relic, the mummified hand of St. Stephen, can be seen. Finally your guide takes you to the historic Great Market Hall where, like a hundred years ago, the locals still do their everyday shopping. At your leisure, absorb the unique atmosphere with over 100 market stalls and an endless choice of regional products. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. OnDay : 10 Price : $66 Austrian Alps & Sound of Music Tour Enjoy one of the most breathtaking drives to the Bavarian Alps stopping at Obersalzberg. During the Nazi regime, this area around Hitler's Berghof became a second seat of government and headquarters besides Berlin. From your local expert you will hear about Hitler and the Eagle's Nest. Then, continue with a drive on the famous Rossfeld panorama road offering spectacular views of the Bavarian and Austrian Alps. Afterwards, relive your favorite scenes from the Sound of Music movie with stops at various locations including the Anif Castle and Hellbrunn Palace, where the glass gazebo, setting for various scenes is located. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. This tour is offered during April, May, late October and November when Eagle’s Nest Tour is not available due to late opening and early closing. Additionally, in the event of bad weather, this tour can be substituted for Eagle’s Nest Tour during June – September OnDay : 6 Price : $49 Eagle's Nest Tour Excursion into the surrounding countryside of Salzburg to the ruins of Obersalzberg, once an important mountain retreat for senior Nazi SS officers and top party members. Transfer to special motor coaches adapted for the scenic mountain climb to Hitler’s notorious "Eagle's Nest." Ascending with the original elevator to the Kehlsteinhaus, you’ll see dramatic views of the snowcapped peaks Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. This tour will not operate in April, May, late October and November. In the event of inclement weather, the Eagle's Nest will be closed and the optional will not operate. OnDay : 6 Price : $72 The Glory of the Habsburg Emperors This guided tour takes you on a journey through over 1,000 years of power, wealth and glory. Experience imperial Vienna at the Habsburg Treasury. View precious items collected by the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian Emperors. Amongst many other treasures see the Imperial Crown Jewels, as well as priceless vestments worn by kings and queens. Next, visit the Imperial Crypt where your local expert makes the days of the great Empire come alive. *Please note this tour does not operate on Tuesdays. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours. OnDay : 8 Price : $59 Austrian Country Dinner On the way to one of Austria's most famous restaurants, pass Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel and cross the mighty Danube. Upon arrival, marvel at the restaurant interior with historic memorabilia covering the walls and ceilings. You will feel transported to times past. Former patrons include Napoleon, Emperor Francis Joseph, Liz Taylor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and many others shown on hundreds of autographed photos. Choose from traditional Austrian dishes and enjoy unlimited drinks while being serenaded by musicians. It's an experience not to be forgotten! OnDay : 8 Price : $76 Mozart & Strauss Concert Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours. OnDay : 7 Price : $75 Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral Leaving the bustle of the new town, drive up the hill to the historical area surrounding the Prague castle, and enter the fairytale complex of cobbled courtyards, churches and administrative buildings, once the court of the Bohemian Kings. Still the political center of the Czech Republic, this is where the Presidential Palace is located, complete with ceremonial guards. Visit the medieval Old Palace and the Cathedral of St. Vitus, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, as well as the St. George Basilica and the Famous “Golden Lane”. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours. OnDay : 3 Price : $72 Linderhof Palace Tour A highlight of southern Bavaria is visited during this excursion to the high Alps. Admire the artistically decorated castle Linderhof built by "Mad" King Ludwig II along with a guided tour of the palace. Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours. Due to limited capacity, advance purchase is highly recommended for this tour. Tickets are not available for purchase locally. OnDay : 5 Price : $39 Danube Dinner Cruise Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the Danube on a private boat, accompanied by the commentary of your local expert. The views from the river are magnificent as you admire the skyline from a different perspective of the city after sunset. The buffet dinner features Hungarian specialties and wine. Transportation is included. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. OnDay : 9 Price : $90 Parliament, St. Stephen's & Great Market Hall This comprehensive tour includes three splendid interiors and at the same time provides an insight on local politics, religion and products. The cost of building the Hungarian House of Parliament would have paid for the construction of an entire town for 40,000 people. A stunning interior and the Hungarian Crown Jewels await you there. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit each day. Next tour St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest and most impressive church of Budapest where a relic, the mummified hand of St. Stephen, can be seen. Finally your guide takes you to the historic Great Market Hall where, like a hundred years ago, the locals still do their everyday shopping. At your leisure, absorb the unique atmosphere with over 100 market stalls and an endless choice of regional products. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. OnDay : 10 Price : $66
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Additional Information: Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
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