Bohemian Rhapsody

  • 13 Days

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Comfortable pace

Discover Old Europe at its grandest: the castle districts and medieval squares of Bratislava and Budapest, the domes and turrets of Salzburg, and the grand boulevards of Vienna.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Porterage
Individual audio system
All airport taxes
Single share option
VIP private home pick-up
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

of 13 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 26th August 2017

Meals included: 12 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Overview

Discover Old Europe at its grandest: the castle districts and medieval squares of Bratislava and Budapest, the domes and turrets of Salzburg, and the grand boulevards of Vienna.

At a glance

  • Nuremberg A northern Bavarian city of cobbled medieval squares and an imperial castle. 
  • Prague Gather for a performance from the Middle Ages of its famous Astronomical Clock. 
  • Bratislavia Explore the extensive museum collections of Bratislava Castle. 
  • Budapest Wander the Castle District and cobblestone streets of this elegant city.
  • Vienna Woods Enjoy a scenic drive through the romantic Helenental Valley.
  • Vienna See the grand State Opera, the impressive Parliment building and the ornate Town Hall. 
  • Danube Valley Take a cruise along the River Danube through the Wachau region. 

Day 1

UK - Munich

Fly to Munich where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Munich - Nuremberg - Prague

Today, visit Nuremberg, Bavaria's second largest city. Carefully restored to its former glory after the bombings of World War II, the stately Old Quarter is enclosed within the town's 13th century city walls and contains a patchwork of cobbled squares, half-timbered patrician houses and ornate Gothic churches such as St Sebald, St Lorenz and the Frauenkirche. Later, cross the border into the Czech Republic and continue to the glorious Czech capital, Prague, for three nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Prague

With its splendid skyline of intricate spires and historic monuments, Prague is a truly impressive city, renowned for its wonderful Baroque and Romanesque architecture. Today's included sightseeing tour, with local guide, includes highlights such as the Baroque Church of St Nicholas, Charles Bridge and the Town Hall with its famous astronomical clock.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Prague

Make the most of a day at leisure in the Czech capital either exploring on your own or by joining an optional excursion.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Prague - Bratislava - Budapest

Journey by way of Brno into Slovakia for a visit to Bratislava, a charming capital city dissected by the Danube and overlooked by the imposing Bratislava Castle. Later, continue across the border into Hungary for a visit to the country's beautiful capital, Budapest, your base for three nights. Tonight enjoy authentic dining at a local restaurant.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Days 6 - 7

Budapest

Budapest comprises the two cities of Buda and Pest, set facing each other across the mighty Danube River. Buda is home to historic attractions such as the Castle District, with its medieval houses, inns, antique shops, museums and restaurants, dotted along cobblestone streets. Across the river, Pest also houses many fantastic attractions such as the Parliament and Heroes Square. The included guided sightseeing tour takes in Parliament, Margaret Island, Fisherman's Bastion, the Royal Castle and Matthias Church. You also have plenty of time to explore the city at your own pace.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Budapest - Vienna Woods - Mayerling - Vienna

Drive through the beautiful scenery of the Vienna Woods today and stop in Mayerling to visit the former hunting lodge where the suicide of lovers Crown Prince Rudolf and Baroness Maria Vetsera took place in 1889. Later, continue to Europe's music capital, Vienna, for three nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Vienna

The swirling strains of a Strauss waltz are never far away in the Austrian capital, which abounds with elegance and sophistication. This was the seat of the Habsburg dynasty for over 600 years, and their influence is apparent everywhere - from the genteel coffee houses to the Hofburg Palace, a monument to Austria's glorious past and home of the Spanish Riding School. Today's included sightseeing tour introduces you to the many delights of this historic 'city of music', once home to great composers such as Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven and also famed for its grand architecture. See the grand State Opera, the impressive Parliament building and the ornate Town Hall. Stroll in Heroes' Square to view the Hofburg Palace. The afternoon is free for you to explore at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Vienna

The day is yours to discover more of the delights of the Austrian capital. Alternatively, you could join one of the exciting optional excursions on offer.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Vienna - Danube River Cruise - Salzburg

Today's first stop is Krems on the banks of the Danube, a beautiful town surrounded by hills and vineyards. Boarding in Krems and disembarking in Spitz, enjoy an included cruise on the mighty River Danube, taking in the beautiful Wachau region. Continue to the beautiful alpine city of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Tonight enjoy your evening meal at a local restaurant.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Salzburg - Munich

Mozart's birthplace is full of Italian-influenced Baroque splendour and its skyline is dotted with picturesque medieval spires, domes and turrets. The most famous landmark is the splendid 11th-century Hohensalzburg Castle, which stands on a hill above the city. Today's included sightseeing tour with a local guide introduces you to the many highlights in Salzburg's historic centre. Later, leave for Munich and tonight, why not join the optional Bavarian evening and farewell dinner?

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Munich - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Munich: NH Messe 
  • Prague: Clarion Congress 
  • Budapest: Novotel Centrum or Mercure
  • Vienna: NH Belvedere 
  • Salzburg: Austria Trend Salzburg West
  • Munich: Achat Premium Munchen Sued

Notes

Special Departures:

Oktoberest: 15th & 22nd September 2018

Christmas Markets: 1st & 8th December 2018

 

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

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