Imperial Heritage


  • 10 days

  • Austria

  • Steady pace

tour : 6030

From

£1,109pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

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Join us for a royal adventure through the historic sites of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany!

This affordable tour of Europe takes you to some of the continent’s most legendary sites, including a Danube river cruise through Austria’s stunning Wachau Valley from Krems to Spitz.

The tour of Imperial Europe begins in Budapest—called the “Pearl of the Danube.” Explore the Hungarian capital with its treasure trove of architectural wonders with a guided city tour.

Travel through Slovakia, stopping in Old Town Bratislava, on your way to Austria.

Spend two glorious days in Vienna, the “City of Music”—with guided sightseeing of its enchanting city center with its iconic sites.

Enjoy an orientation in Salzburg, the exquisite city of Mozart’s birth.

Experience more stunning sights on your way to Munich, with a visit to the storybook site of King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle. You’ll tour the lavish halls inside this inspiration of Disney’s Magic Kingdom, with stories of the King’s descent into madness.

Your European vacation ends with two fascinating days in Munich. Tour the Marienplatz (Main Square) catch a Glockenspiel performance on the tower of the new Town Hall, or relax in a traditional Biergarten for a stein or two of classic German beer.

Your value-minded tour of Hungary, Vienna, and Germany through some of Europe’s favorite destinations is an imperial experience not to be missed!

Highlights

BUDAPEST
Guided sightseeing
BRATISLAVA Visit
VIENNA Guided sightseeing
DANUBE CRUISE (except departures November 27 & December 4)
SALZBURG Visit
NEUSCHWANSTEIN Guided visit of King Ludwig’s castle
MUNICH Orientation, see Marienplatz

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2020 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY.

Day
1

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

BUDAPEST.

Day
2

Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque; Neoclassical to Art Nouveau, but also full of history, a food capital and surprisingly rich in thermal waters. Discover all of this and more during the guided city tour this afternoon, then maybe join our evening optional excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BUDAPEST–BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA–VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Day
3

Journey northwest and cross the border into neighboring Slovakia. Stop in Bratislava, its intriguing capital on the banks of the Danube, to explore the medieval Old Town. Continue west and enter Austria, arriving in magical Vienna.
Today’s Distance: 191 mi/ 308 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

VIENNA

Days
4 - 5

Enjoy two full days in one of Europe’s most beloved capitals. Join the included city sightseeing tour for a great introduction to the major sights: the State Opera, Parliament, the ornate Rathaus (Town Hall), and views of the Hofburg Imperial Palace from Heroes’ Square. You’ll have plenty time to discover Vienna on your own, or choose from our wonderful selection of optional excursions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

VIENNA–DANUBE RIVER CRUISE–SALZBURG

Day
6

From Krems, situated along the banks of the Danube and surrounded by hills and vineyards, marvel at the stunning scenery as you embark your ship for a delightful DANUBE RIVER CRUISE through the legendary Wachau Valley to Spitz. You might enjoy an optional excursion to visit the magnificent Benedictine Melk Abbey. Upon arrival in Salzburg, see some of the highlights of the historical center, including the Domplatz, the Festival Hall with the former Horse Trough, and, of course, the charming Getreidegasse, where Mozart was born!
Today’s Distance: 202 mi/ 325 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SALZBURG

Day
7

Today is free to do as you please! Whether you’re interested in food, music, or history, your Tour Director can help you arrange independent activities or join one of our exciting optional excursions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SALZBURG–NEUSCHWANSTEIN, GERMANY–MUNICH

Day
8

Depart Salzburg and travel into the heart of the Bavarian Alps for a guided visit of the world’s most famous fairytale castle: King Ludwig II’s incomparable NEUSCHWANSTEIN, inspiration behind Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. Wander through the lavish apartments and staterooms, and hear the legends about what drove King Ludwig “mad.” Afterward, continue to Munich, Germany’s “Secret Capital,” where you’ll spend two nights.
Today’s Distance: 211 mi/ 340 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MUNICH

Day
9

Join the city orientation that includes Marienplatz, the beautiful main square. You might like to do some souvenir shopping, watch the mesmerizing Glockenspiel performance atop the new Town Hall, or relax at one of the many Beergardens to sample Germany’s famous beer!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MUNICH

Day
10

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

November 27 & December 4 Departures – Include visits to Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, and the Munich Christmas markets

Single share option available

Single share option is available on this tour: share a twin room with another traveller of the same gender to get a great deal on a holiday. No one else up for it? You'll enjoy a room to yourself at no extra cost!

Single share option available

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