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On this splendid Central Europe tour, you’ll discover the former Habsburg Empire. Your tour starts and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll overnight in some of Central Europe's most exciting cities: Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg.
In Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, join your Local Guides—experts who will share with you the history and secrets in their cities—for sightseeing of the must-see sights. Among the sights you will see in Prague are Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 with a sinister medieval figure of death who emerges to pull the bell cord. In Budapest, see the Parliament building, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the world’s most beautiful parliament buildings, and Fishermen’s Bastion, which overlooks the city. In Vienna, view the Hofburg, the palatial complex and the political focal point for the Hapsburgs. You’ll have time on your own in Vienna to 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.
In Nuremberg, wander through the charming, pedestrian Old Town with its impressive medieval ramparts. In Salzburg, you may want to walk through the quaint streets of the town center and maybe visit Mozart’s house, or just browse through the typical shops to maybe taste some of the delicious chocolates.
Vibrant cities and historic sights—along with some beautiful scenery of the Alps and the Danube River—make this a comprehensive tour through Central Europe for value-minded travelers.
Please note: 2021 itinerary is based on 2020 and is subject to change, but by booking today you will lock in your price. Full details will be confirmed in September 2020.
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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or discover Munich with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
You’ll first visit Nuremberg with its pretty market square and Our Lady’s Church. Next, head east across the border into the Czech Republic. Evening arrival in Prague.
Today’s Distance: 298 mi/ 480 km
The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. Your included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK.
Travel from Bohemia into Moravia, then into Austria and on to Vienna, where included sightseeing starts with the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Reserve some energy for an exciting evening optional excursion.
Today’s Distance: 242 mi/ 390 km
A free morning to further explore the city of “waltz” or maybe just to do some shopping on the Kärntnerstrasse. In the afternoon, head for the Hungarian border and its capital city, Budapest.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km
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.
Skirt the banks of the Danube back into Austria. Enjoy spectacular alpine scenery on the way to Salzburg.
Today’s Distance: 354 mi/ 570 km
Morning at leisure in Salzburg, or maybe join the optional The Sound of Music excursion. Then, continue past Lake Chiemsee to Munich. Tonight, an included typical Bavarian dinner at a local restaurant is a must to celebrate your wonderful vacation.
Today’s Distance: 96 mi/ 155 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
The ibis München Parkstadt Schwabing is located in Schwabing, the most popular district in Munich, between the English Garden and Leopoldstraße. Both attractions are just a short distance away. Our hotel has good public transport links. It is a ten-minute journey to the Allianz Arena and Olympiazentrum, and Marienplatz is just 2.5 miles (4 km) away. All 147 rooms are air conditioned and have 24/7 WIFI. WIFI is available free of charge in the lobby, bar and restaurant.
Set in a modern building with a striking mirrored entrance, this modest 253-room hotel is located in the Zamdorf area of the city with excellent public transport links. Contemporary style guest rooms are decorated with lime-green feature walls and smart furniture, flat screen TVs and a pillow menu are standard. A selection of European and regional cuisine is served in the restaurant and the stylish lobby bar serves wine, cocktails, beer and soft drinks with an outdoor terrace for warmer months. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and there is also a compact fitness center.
Despite its quiet location in southern Munich-Obersendling, the 4-star ACHAT Premium offers easy access to the A95, A96 and A99. And it's just a few minutes on the metro to the city center and central station.
The Hotel offers variable conference rooms with high-tech equipment in all spaces and guest rooms. It also offers various restaurants, bars, a wellness and fitness center and a shopping mall right next to the Hotel.
This trendy modern property is situated in a lively residential area close to the National Art Gallery and Prague's largest park. All 238 rooms feature modern design and amenities such as free Wi-Fi, smart TVs with digital channels, bathrooms with rainfall shower, hairdryers, and safes. The hotel offers two restaurants with fine cuisine, two bars, and a terrace.
Next to the Gasometer City shopping and entertainment center and only a 2-minute walk from the subway station (U3), this contemporary hotel offers easy access to the city center and has free Wi-Fi connection. The stylishly furnished guestrooms are all air-conditioned and soundproofed with wooden flooring and flat-screen cable TVs.
The Star Inn Hotel "Wien Schönbrunn" is conveniently situated near the west gateway of Vienna. The underground lines U4 and U6 can be accessed in the direct vicinity of the hotel. It will only take you 7 minutes to travel to Vienna's city centre and just 5 minutes to get to the world-renowned "Schloss Schönbrunn".
This property is next to the Buda Castle Hill and offers a restaurant, bar and Free Wi-Fi access.
Business-oriented Modern Hotel situated 1 km from airport & 7 km from city center.
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