Imperial Splendors (RS)

10 days from Munich to Munich

2019 Tour Details

This Central Europe tour is a magnificent journey through the former Habsburg Empire. Your tour starts and ends in Munich. Along the way, you will overnight in some of Central Europe's most exciting cities: Prague, Budapest, Vienna, and Salzburg.

You will enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see sights with a Local Guide in Prague, and visit the 1000-year-old Hradčany Castle grounds, the largest castle complex in the world, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 and once the envy of all Europe; in Budapest, enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Fishermen's Bastion and visit 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs; and in Vienna, where, among the many sights you will see, you’ll visit St. Stephen's Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna. In Salzburg, your walking tour includes beautiful Mirabell Gardens.

Spectacular scenery also awaits you on this Central Europe vacation. You'll drive through the lovely Salzkammergut Lakeland to picturesque Salzburg. Additionally, you'll enjoy a leisurely Danube cruise (departure 1202 Christmas markets instead of Danube cruise) along the most scenic section of the river. During your cruise, enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). This special experience—along with a visit to the famous Hofbräuhaus (Munich’s best known beer hall dating back to 1589) followed by a farewell dinner at the lively Ratskeller restaurant—is included by Globus to ensure your vacation is unique.

From the vibrant cities and historical sights to the special experiences, this Central Europe tour 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:

MUNICH
Welcome dinner; orientation including Marienplatz; [LF] visit the famous Hofbräuhaus; a special farewell dinner at the Ratskeller restaurant

PRAGUE
Guided sightseeing, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds, see the Astronomical Clock

BRATISLAVA
Visit the capital of Slovakia

BUDAPEST
Guided sightseeing, a panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion, visit Matthias Coronation Church

VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral

DANUBE CRUISE
[LF] Enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) on board

SALZBURG
Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square; a special dinner at St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour

Notes:

NOTE:

  • December 2 Departure–Christmas Markets instead of Danube Cruise

Transportation:

Motorcoach; boat cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner and special farewell dinner in Munich and a special dinner in Salzburg

 Itinerary

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

Day 1

Arrive in Munich, Germany. Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

Munich–Prague, Czech Republic. Germany’s “Secret Capital” comes alive during an orientation, featuring the Olympic Stadium, 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, and MARIENPLATZ in the historic heart of the city. Later, head for the Czech border in the Bohemian Forest and travel to Prague, the “Golden City.” This evening, why not join an optional outing to explore Prague by night?
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

Prague. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive capitals. Visit the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS. Also see St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. Exciting optional excursions are available to make the most of your stay.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

Prague–Bratislava, Slovakia–Budapest, Hungary. Into Moravia, where Napoleon established his headquarters during the Battle of Austerlitz and arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, for an orientation of this town. Then, follow the course of the Danube River to Budapest.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

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 lacy lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, visit the 13th-century MATTHIAS CORONATION CHURCH and Heroes’ Square. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner can be arranged.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

Budapest–Vienna, Austria. This morning, drive through the Hungarian plains to Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Meet your Local Guide and start your afternoon sightseeing with a drive along the elegant Ringstrasse. Pass the impressive State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and 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 7

At Leisure in Vienna. Today is your chance to join exciting optional excursions, such as to the Vienna Woods, historic Schönbrunn Palace, a concert in one of Vienna’s concert halls, or to just explore this magnificent city on your own.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

Vienna–Salzburg. Enjoy a leisurely [LF] DANUBE CRUISE along the most scenic section of the river and have Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). Then, drive through the lovely Salzkammergut Lakeland to picturesque Salzburg. On arrival, meet your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historical center. Admire MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter’s Monastery, and magnificent RESIDENZ SQUARE, where some scenes of the Sound of Music movie were filmed, and take pictures of Mozart’s Birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse. A special dinner at St. Peter Stiftskeller awaits you.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

Salzburg–Munich, Germany. This morning, you may wish to join the optional excursion to Berchtesgaden before returning to Munich. The best way to say auf Wiedersehen is a [LF] visit to the famous HOFBRäUHAUS, Munich’s best-know beer hall, dating back to 1589, followed by a special farewell dinner at the lively Ratskeller restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 10

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

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PIETER REYNOLDS

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"There are few places on Earth touched by so much history. From the Romans and the Hun invaders to the horrors of fascism and communism, Eastern Europe has seen it all. Here, you can see the scars of history on the countries and buildings. You can bear witness to the effects on the people living here, the same people who survived it all and still had the strength for peaceful revolution. Eastern Europe is a fascinating region, and I look forward to sharing it with you."

Tour Director -  PIETER REYNOLDS

 Accommodations

BUDAPEST

RADISSON BLU BEKE HOTEL

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

MUNICH

HILTON MUNICH CITY

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

PRAGUE

RAMADA PRAGUE CITY CENTER

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

SALZBURG

IMLAUER HOTEL PITTER SALZBURG

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

VIENNA

LINDNER HOTEL AM BELVEDERE

Hotel as shown or similar
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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