Imperial Escape with Berlin (KCB)

9 days from Budapest to Berlin

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This Central Europe guided tour is a magnificent journey through the former Habsburg Empire. Experience the treasures and rich history of this part of the world, including a once-in-a-lifetime visit to Berlin—and all during the low season, which makes it the perfect time for you to travel to get unbeatable prices and experiences without the crowds! Your tour begins in magical Budapest and then you’ll stay in another two of Central Europe’s most intriguing cities, Vienna and Prague, before ending your adventure in fascinating Berlin!

You will enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights with a Local Guide in all cities: in Budapest, enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Fishermen’s Bastion and admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs; in Vienna, among the many sights you will see, you’ll visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna; and in Prague, visit the 1000-year-old Hradčany Castle grounds, the largest castle complex in the world, and marvel at the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and once the envy of all Europe. Complete your fascinating tour in Berlin with guided sightseeing including the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and picture stops at the Brandenburg Gate and Holocaust Memorial. From the vibrant cities and historical sights to the special experiences, this Imperial Escape is sure to delight all of your senses. Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy this amazing experience.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

BUDAPEST
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion

VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral

PRAGUE
Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds; [LF] dinner at a local restaurant

DRESDEN
Orientation, visit the Courtyard of Zwinger Palace

BERLIN
Guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church; farewell dinner

Notes:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Hotels listed may occasionaly be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in Budapest and a farewell dinner in Berlin

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

BUDAPEST. Your Local Guide takes you through Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world’s second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the lofty lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church and HEROES’ SQUARE. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner is available.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Cross the nearby Austrian border and arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing features a drive along the Ringstrasse past the State Opera House, and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous HELDENPLATZ, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

VIENNA. Enjoy a full day at leisure to further explore this wonderful city. A choice of optional excursions are available to help you make the most of your stay.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

VIENNA–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. A scenic drive brings you to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening activity is available to explore Prague by night.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

PRAGUE. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all of Europe. This evening, [LF] dine at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

PRAGUE—DRESDEN—BERLIN. A comfortable drive brings you to Dresden, the former capital of Saxony. Badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, the city has since been restored to its baroque splendour. During your orientation, visit Zwinger Palace COURTYARD with its impressive architecture; the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, originally built in 1841-first destroyed by fire, then destroyed by bombing, and finally restored in 1985. Also see the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche. Continue to the once-divided metropolis of Berlin.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

BERLIN. Guided sightseeing includes the elegant Ku'damm, the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, and the Holocaust Memorial, and the 210 foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten park. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged tower, drive along Unter den Linden boulevard, and pass the State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to say "Auf Wiedersehen" to your travelling companions.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

BERLIN. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

BERLIN

CROWNE PLAZA BERLIN - POTSDAMER PLATZ

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

BUDAPEST

HILTON BUDAPEST CITY

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

PRAGUE

BOTANIQUE HOTEL PRAGUE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

VIENNA

MERCURE GRAND HOTEL BIEDERMEIER

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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