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BE MY GUEST
Join the Schieszl family for hearty Hungarian fare and the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place during WWII for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution
Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
For included sightseeing in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg
City tour in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg
Orientation of Munich and Regensburg
View the Marienplatz in Munich, St. Vitus' Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna and Melk Abbey
Visit Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest and the Baroque town centre of Győr
9 Hot Buffet Breakfasts
ABOUT THIS TRIP
Magical cities of bridges, cathedrals, cobbled lanes, and castles - central Europe's capitals put on a stately show in which the leads are played by Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava, and the beautiful Danube river featuring the regal cities of Vienna and Budapest where you'll break bread with a local family and hear of their heart-warming WWII rescue.
Day 1 Arrive Munich
The sophisticated city streets of Munich are your launchpad to an adventure through the capitals of Imperial Europe. Spend time at leisure soaking up the sights and sounds of the Bavarian capital, later join your fellow travellers and Travel Director on an orientation of this fascinating city. View the Marienplatz, the centre of Munich city life since the 12th century, and its enchanting Glockenspiel before a Welcome Reception to kickstart your journey.
Day 2 Munich – Regensburg – Prague
Medieval façades and Bavarian hospitality are yours to explore this morning in the unspoilt Danube town of Regensburg, which you will have an opportunity to visit en route to the Czech Republic. Meandering through the charming Bohemian landscape to the fairy-tale city of Prague, we spend the evening at a local restaurant indulging in traditional flavours and the hearty aromas of Czech cuisine during a Regional Meal.
Day 3 Prague Sightseeing
Delve into centuries of history as you join a Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour of Prague. View the impressive Gothic architecture of St. Vitus' Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle, then cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the magical Astronomical Clock, with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. The afternoon is yours to experience the city on your terms. Savour the delicious chocolate flavours of Trdelník in the old Town Square, pay tribute to the saints that line the Charles Bridge or consider a relaxing lunch cruise on the Vltava.
Day 4 Prague – Bratislava – Budapest
We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the lush landscapes of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Crossing the border into Hungary, we arrive in Budapest, our home for the next two nights. Why not spend the evening meandering along the Danube on an unforgettable river cruise, enjoying a selection of Hungarian specialities and awe inspiring views.
Day 5 Budapest Sightseeing
Take in the iconic sights of Budapest on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the famous Chain Bridge which connects the two ancient settlements that straddle the Danube and the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district. Visit Fisherman's Bastion paying tribute to the seven Magyar chieftains who founded the Hungarian nation, and enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and the Danube below. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty Be My Guest Hungarian dinner and the story of their winery which once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution.
Day 6 Budapest – GyőR – Vienna
A leisurely start to your morning could see you soaking up the relaxing atmosphere in the Szecheyni Spa Baths, enjoying coffee and krémes in the charming Jewish Quarter or joining a guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building. We cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia, arriving in Győr for a visit to explore its Baroque architecture and medieval charm before arriving in Vienna later for an evening at leisure to indulge in the intoxicating melodies, art and architecture of a city that was once home to famous composers - Mozart, Haydn and Strauss.
Day 7 Vienna Sightseeing
Explore the imperial splendour of Vienna at the exquisite Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty - one of the highlights of your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist, which will also include views of the grand State Opera House and Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th century to replace the city walls. Admire the ornate colourful roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of the city's most beloved icons, before spending the afternoon at leisure. Visit the Baroque Schönbrunn Palace with its tranquil gardens or enjoy Vienna's musical talents at one of the performances for which the city is famous.
Day 8 Vienna – Wachau Valley – Salzburg Sightseeing
The enchanting landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley provides a picturesque backdrop for our leisurely drive today past vineyards and fortresses en route to Salzburg. We see the Benedictine Melk Abbey perched on a rocky outcrop above the Danube and learn about its royal connections. Arriving in the fairy-tale Baroque city of Salzburg, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of its magical Old Town with a Local Specialist. Dine in your hotel this evening.
Day 9 Salzburg – Munich
After exploring the surrounds of Salzburg, depart Austria for the sophisticated city of Munich in Germany. Celebrate an unforgettable journey through some of Europe's most magical cities during a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions and Travel Director this evening.
Day 10 Depart Munich
For now it's time to say a fond Auf Wiedersehen to Germany, your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your exhilarating European experience. Transfers to Munich airport are available, conditions apply.
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