Departure Date: 10/04/2020
Explore the history and culture of Munich, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Salzburg on this trip. Book your 2020 holiday at 2019 prices PLUS save an extra 10%. Explore the history and culture of Munich, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Salzburg on this Regional Explorer trip. Visit Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava and the Danube river with stops in Vienna and Budapest, where you'll hear a heart-warming family tale of a WWII rescue.
Day 1 Arrive Munich
The sophisticated city streets of Munich are your launch pad to an adventure through the capitals of imperial Europe. Spend some free time immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the Bavarian capital. Later, join your fellow travellers and Travel Director on an orientation tour. View the Marienplatz, the centre of Munich city life since the 12th century, and its enchanting Glockenspiel, before a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey. Hotel - Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring. Included Meals - Welcome Reception.
Day 2 Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights)
This morning visit Regensburg, an unspoilt medieval gem on your way to the Czech Republic. Cross the border to Prague, your home for the next two nights. Hotel - Vienna House AndelsVienna Hous Diplomat. Included Meals - Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal.
Day 3 Prague Sightseeing And Free Time
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 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. Included Meals - Buffet Breakfast.
Day 4 Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights)
We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the lush landscapes of Bratislava, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Crossing the border into Hungary, we arrive in Budapest, the Paris of the East. Consider spending the evening on a river cruise along the Danube paired with a dinner of selection of Hungarian specialities and awe-inspiring views.
Hotel - Novotel Danube. Included Meals - Buffet Breakfast.
Day 5 Budapest Sightseeing And Free Time
Admire the iconic and unexpected highlights 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. Here, you can enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and Danube below. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty Be My Guest Hungarian dinner. 'Connect With Locals' and hear the story of their winery that once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution. Included Meals - Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine.
Day 6 Budapest – Gyor – Vienna (2 Nights)
A leisurely start to your morning could see you soaking up the relaxing atmosphere in the Szechenyi Spa Baths, enjoying coffee and kurtos in the charming Jewish Quarter or joining a guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building. Cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia, arriving in Gyor to explore its Baroque architecture and medieval atmosphere before arriving in Vienna for an evening at leisure to indulge in the captivating melodies, art and architecture of a city that was once home to famous composers. Hotel - Renaissance Wien. Included Meals - Buffet Breakfast.
Day 7 Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time
Explore the imperial splendour of Vienna at Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty during your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist. Admire the grand State Opera House and Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th-century to replace the city walls. Then, see the ornate colourful roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of the city's most beloved icons, before spending the afternoon at leisure. Maybe, visit the Baroque Schonbrunn Palace with its tranquil gardens or enjoy Vienna's musical talents at one of the performances for which the city is famous. Included Meals - Buffet Breakfast.
Day 8 Vienna – Wachau Valley – Salzburg Sightseeing
The enchanting landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley provide a picturesque backdrop for our leisurely drive 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 Salzburg, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of its Old Town with a Local Specialist. Dine in your hotel this evening. Hotel - Hubertushof Anif. Included Meals - Buffet Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 9 Salzburg – Munich
Leave Austria behind, bound for the German city of Munich. This evening we celebrate an unforgettable journey through some of Europe's most memorable cities during a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions and Travel Director. Hotel - Sheraton Westpark/Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring. Included Meals - Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner.
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. Included Meals - Buffet Breakfast.
Return airport transfers on first and last day of the trip*, 10 nights’ 4 and 5*hotel accommodation, 10 hot buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch (including Be My Guest), 4 dinners, sightseeing tour included in each major city, travel by luxury air-conditioned coach, services of a professional Travel Director, all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes, must-see sights with VIP entry and queue jump, unique insider experiences and free time included.
9 Nights from R27,450 pps
Valid for travel: Selected departures between 10 April 2020 and 29 September 2020. Must be booked by 3 October 2019. *For a limited time only. Trafalgar’s 2020 Europe & Britain Pre-sale pricing is available on select itineraries identified as "Pre-sale 2020" only, and is valid for bookings until 3 October 2019. A non-refundable deposit of R3000 per person is required per standard booking conditions to lock in this price. If the holiday price is higher once the main brochure is released in early October, Trafalgar will honour the lower Pre-sale rate; if it is lower, Trafalgar will refund the difference. Final payment for early payment discounts will be 18 December 2019. The 5% VIT discount is combinable, final payment for VIT discount will be 2 December 2019. Not combinable with Costsaver, custom groups or any other offers. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Please note additional products such as (but not limited to) extra nights, pre-paid gratuities or transfers cannot be added to the booking until the 2020 itineraries are on sale in early October. Note that itineraries, hotels and prices are subject to change until the release of the 2020 Europe brochures. Where there are any major itinerary changes (number of days, cities visited or number of overnight stays in each city location) Trafalgar will advise you accordingly. Flights, visas, travel insurance, spending money and items of a personal nature are excluded. These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages are subject to availability, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements, increases and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.